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Dec 09, 2023

Haley surges, DeSantis stumbles. That's the narrative. Is it that simple?
Nikki Haley has a clearer path to be Donald Trump's chief opponent, but in Iowa, where the first votes will be cast on Jan. 15, Ron DeSantis is digging in.

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Dec 09, 2023

Republican Party frees candidates to organize own presidential debates
This decision could lead to more debates before the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary.

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Dec 09, 2023

Biden's primary challenger steps up attacks, prompting Trump comparisons
Long-shot Dean Phillips has called Biden a threat to democracy. It is exasperating to some Democrats who rebuke similar criticism from Trump, who has tried to deflect from his own embrace of authoritarian stances.

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Dec 09, 2023

Republican Party frees candidates to organize own their presidential debates
This decision could lead to more debates before the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary.

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Dec 09, 2023

Ukraine's Zelensky appears increasingly embattled as U.S. backing wavers
The Senate's blocking of aid for Ukraine and the stalled counteroffensive comes as Zelensky seems to be facing more internal criticism.

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Dec 09, 2023

Texas Supreme Court temporarily halts order that allowed pregnant woman to have abortion
The case involves Kate Cox, who asked the nonprofit Center for Reproductive Rights for help in obtaining an abortion after she learned her fetus had a genetic syndrome.

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Dec 09, 2023

Iowa GOP says only residents can caucus after Casey DeSantis urges others to ‘participate'
Casey DeSantis urged mothers and grandmothers from around the country to "descend upon the state of Iowa to be a part of the caucus," and added, "you do not have to be a resident of Iowa to be able to participate in the caucus."

Washington Post Politics
Dec 08, 2023

Defense policy bill stripped of most GOP culture war demands
If it passes, as appears likely, the National Defense Authorization Act will symbolize a defeat for the House GOP's raucous right flank.

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Dec 08, 2023

Biden privately meets with UNLV community after deadly shooting
President Biden met with University of Nevada-Las Vegas community members after a shooting there earlier this week that left three people dead.

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Dec 08, 2023

Trump camp escalates attempt to limit second-term talk from outside allies
Trump campaign officials sought to quell discussions of his possible second term amid alarms about authoritarianism and reports about personnel.

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Dec 08, 2023

DeSantis's views on untimely death depend on whom he gets to scapegoat
The Florida governor likes to saber-rattle about fentanyl, though covid-19 kills more Floridians.

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Dec 08, 2023

DeSantis's views on untimely death depend on who he gets to scapegoat
The Florida governor likes to saber-rattle about fentanyl, though covid-19 kills more Floridians.

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Dec 08, 2023

Nearly half of GOP say the U.S. is giving too much to Ukraine, poll finds
The Pew Research Center's finding shows a big partisan divide on the issue and comes as the latest aid package is stuck in Congress.

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Dec 08, 2023

Republican Party frees candidates to organize their own presidential debates
The decision opens the door to joint cable news appearances by the candidates and more frequent debates in advance of the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary.

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Dec 08, 2023

Trump gag order reinstated but narrowed in Jan. 6 case
In new gag order, Donald Trump cannot comment on the testimony of likely witnesses, but he can single out Special Counsel Jack Smith, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said.

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Dec 08, 2023

Police chief turned yoga teacher sentenced for role in Jan. 6 attack
Alan Hostetter defended himself in court by claiming the riot was instigated by federal agents.

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Dec 08, 2023

J.D. Vance tried to troll Trump critics. He helped make their point.
The Ohio senator's letter to the Justice Department was meant to be a thought exercise. But his arguments reinforce the concerns to which he's responding.

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Dec 08, 2023

Furor over the Ivies — and crickets about Florida
The week's conversation about higher education both reflects the salience of the war in Israel — and the right's success in how it frames higher education.

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Dec 08, 2023

George Santos's expulsion, by the numbers
Santos's tenure, the vote itself, and where it all leaves us.

Washington Post Politics
Dec 07, 2023

Hunter Biden indicted on federal tax evasion charges in California
It is the second indictment of Hunter Biden by special counsel David Weiss in three months. Biden was charged with gun violations in Delaware in September.

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Dec 07, 2023

The ‘Great Red vs. Blue State Debate' that wasn't
A debate that was billed as a chance for Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom to compare their governing philosophies really wasn't about that, thanks in large part to the host.

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Dec 07, 2023

Texas judge allows abortion in Cox case as AG Paxton threatens legal action
Kate Cox, a 31-year-old mother of two from the Dallas area, was 20 weeks pregnant when she found out her fetus had a severe anomaly.

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Dec 07, 2023

Hunter Biden indicted on tax evasion charges in California
Special counsel David Weiss has filed a second indictment against the president's son, Hunter Biden, this time on tax charges.

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Dec 07, 2023

CNN, ABC to host GOP presidential debates in Iowa and New Hampshire
The debates offer some contenders additional opportunities to sway voters after Wednesday night's debate in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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Dec 07, 2023

Our Republican debate poll finds Ron DeSantis won but gained little support
Most candidates saw little movement after the debate in the share of GOP debate viewers considering supporting them.

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Dec 07, 2023

Texas judge grants woman emergency abortion despite state ban
Kate Cox, a 31-year-old mother of two from the Dallas area, was 20 weeks pregnant when she found out her fetus had a severe anomaly.

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Dec 07, 2023

States where abortion is legal, banned or under threat
More than a dozen states have laws that criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Here's a look at abortion laws by state.

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Dec 07, 2023

Feds calling for Gaza cease-fire face Rubio's ‘insubordination' ire
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) disparages federal employees who sent an open letter urging an Israel/Hamas cease-fire, while offering no evidence for his accusations.

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Dec 07, 2023

House censures New York Democrat Jamaal Bowman for pulling fire alarm
The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Lisa C. McClain (R-Mich.), secretary of the House Republican conference, who said that Bowman had "knowingly pulled a fire alarm to cause chaos."

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Dec 07, 2023

CNN to host GOP presidential debates in Iowa and New Hampshire
The debates offer some contenders additional opportunities to sway voters after Wednesday night's debate in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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Dec 07, 2023

After skipping GOP debate, Donald Trump shows up at N.Y. fraud trial
With less than six weeks until the first nominating contest, former president Donald Trump is the dominant polling leader in the GOP presidential race.

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Dec 07, 2023

New research undercuts Republican views of racism
Polling and lived experiences diverge.

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Dec 07, 2023

The biggest jabs and most memorable lines from the Republican debate
Nikki Haley said responding to yet another insult from Vivek Ramaswamy wasn't "worth" her time.

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Dec 07, 2023

The winners and losers of the fourth Republican debate
Nikki Haley and a non-participating Donald Trump were among the winners. The Ron DeSantis comeback attempt and civility were among the losers.

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Dec 07, 2023

Key takeaways from the fourth Republican debate
As the 2024 GOP primary field narrows, four contenders sparred on gender-affirming care for minors, fentanyl, military aggression toward China and more.

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Dec 07, 2023

Fact-checking the fourth Republican presidential debate
Here's our roundup of fishy claims in the fourth GOP debate of the 2024 election cycle.

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Dec 06, 2023

Analysis, key moments from Republican presidential debate
Four Republican candidates take the stage Wednesday night in Alabama for the fourth GOP primary debate, once again without former president Donald Trump.

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Dec 06, 2023

Christie slams Ramaswamy as ‘most obnoxious blowhard in America'
Christie held nothing back at the fourth Republican presidential primary debate.

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Dec 06, 2023

Analysis, key moments from the third Republican presidential debate
Republican presidential candidates, minus former president Donald Trump, compete in the third GOP debate on Wednesday in Miami at 8 p.m.

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Dec 06, 2023

Live updates: Analysis, key moments from Republican presidential debate
Four Republican candidates take the stage Wednesday night in Alabama for the fourth GOP primary debate, once again without former president Donald Trump.

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Dec 06, 2023

Why new Ariz. indictments are key in the fight against election subversion
Refusing to certify election results has emerged as an unpredictable anti-democratic weapon. Now it's leading to accountability.

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Dec 06, 2023

White House, lawmakers criticize university leaders' answers on antisemitism
"It's unbelievable that this needs to be said: calls for genocide are monstrous," White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates said in a statement

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Dec 06, 2023

Trump ‘dictator' comment reignites criticism his camp has tried to curb
In recent days, Trump and his allies are pushing back more forcefully on comments that a second term would be more extreme and autocratic than his first.

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Dec 06, 2023

No previous primary debates centered on such unpopular candidates
There have been debates without a frontrunner. There's never been an entire debate season focused on people earning less than 50 percent of national support.

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Dec 06, 2023

Senate Republicans block procedural vote for Ukraine aid package
Senate Republicans blocked a procedural vote to advance a bill that includes billions of dollars in Ukraine aid.

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Dec 06, 2023

Supreme Court appears likely to ease process for workplace discrimination claims
Supreme Court justices seems to agree with a St. Louis, Mo., police sergeant that a separate determination of harm is not required for discrimination claims.

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Dec 06, 2023

Live updates: Four presidential candidates to compete in Republican debate
Four Republican candidates will take the stage Wednesday night in Alabama for the fourth GOP primary debate, once again without former president Donald Trump.

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Dec 06, 2023

Hunter Biden and House GOP spar over possible testimony
The president's son has offered to appear in public next week, but Republicans want him to testify privately.

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Dec 06, 2023

White House, political leaders criticize answers on antisemitism from university presidents
"It's unbelievable that this needs to be said: calls for genocide are monstrous," White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates said in a statement

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Dec 06, 2023

Pro-Trump electors indicted in Nevada, the third state to issue charges
Nevada is the third state after Georgia and Michigan to seek charges against the pro-Trump activists who met and cast ballots for the then-president on Dec. 14, 2020, despite Joe Biden's victory.

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Dec 06, 2023

Biden appeals for Ukraine aid, calls reluctance of Congress ‘stunning'
President Biden made an urgent plea to congressional lawmakers on Wednesday to pass billions of dollars in Ukraine aid.

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Dec 06, 2023

Federal government is using data from push notifications to track contacts
Apple and Google had been told to keep the practice secret until Sen. Ron Wyden revealed it in a letter Wednesday.

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Dec 06, 2023

Former speaker Kevin McCarthy will retire from Congress at end of year
"I have decided to depart the House at the end of this year to serve America in new ways," McCarthy said in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. "I know my work is only getting started."

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Dec 06, 2023

Wisconsin Trump electors settle lawsuit, agree Biden won in 2020
The civil settlement in Wisconsin marks the first time pro-Trump electors have agreed to revoke their false filings and not repeat their actions in the next presidential election.

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Dec 06, 2023

The House votes to condemn antisemitism — with some partisan edges
Tuesday's vote was an excellent example of offering one's political opponents two unhappy choices.

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Dec 06, 2023

Trump says he wouldn't be a dictator ‘except for Day One'
Former president Donald Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity that, if elected, he would only be a dictator on the first day he returns to the White House.

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Dec 06, 2023

Sean Hannity demonstrates how to help an authoritarian gain power
The Fox News host welcomed Donald Trump for a conversation heavily centered on Trump's authoritarian impulses.

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Dec 06, 2023

Senate Democrats press Biden for more oversight over civilian deaths in Gaza
In a letter, the senators argued that the U.S. should ensure weapons it is transferring to Israel are not being used in a way that violates international law.

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Dec 06, 2023

Four GOP candidates set to debate as Haley seeks a breakout moment
With just six weeks left before the Iowa caucuses, expect clashes on abortion messaging and an opening for critique on Trump's authoritarian language

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Dec 06, 2023

Young conservatives want the Republican Party to make space for them
Ahead of the Republican debate at the University of Alabama, young conservatives differed over candidates but were united in calling on the party to pay more attention to their generation.

Washington Post Politics
Dec 05, 2023

Biden says he might not be running if Trump weren't in the race
"We cannot let him win," Biden said of Trump at one of three fundraisers he attended in the Boston area on Tuesday.

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Dec 05, 2023

Sanders: ‘Absolutely irresponsible' to give Israel unconditional aid
The Vermont independent is the first member of the Senate Democratic Caucus to come out against a $110 billion national security spending bill that includes $14 billion in military aid for Israel.

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Dec 05, 2023

Senate lawmakers careen toward failed vote on Ukraine
Billions in additional aid to Ukraine stuck as Republicans push border, walk out of classified briefing.

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Dec 05, 2023

New York special election to replace Santos scheduled for Feb. 13
Whoever wins the special election will serve the rest of Santos's term

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Dec 05, 2023

Biden says he might not be running for reelection if Trump wasn't in the race
"But we cannot let him win," Biden said at one of three fundraisers he attended in the Boston area on Tuesday.

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Dec 05, 2023

House Republicans are coming up with innovative ways to avoid scrutiny
From hiding the faces of Jan. 6 rioters to skipping questions from reporters, House Republican leaders are pushing the boundaries of self-protection.

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Dec 05, 2023

For $350, George Santos will congratulate, cheer or troll you
Santos joined the video messaging platform Cameo days after he was expelled from the U.S. House of Representatives for alleged criminal and ethical breeches.

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Dec 05, 2023

Supreme Court seems inclined to narrowly uphold Trump tax provision
The challenge by a Washington state couple is widely viewed as an effort to preemptively block Congress from creating a wealth tax.

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Dec 05, 2023

LinkedIn co-founder and Democratic donor gives $250,000 to Nikki Haley super PAC
LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, a top Democratic donor, is taking the unusual step of donating to a super PAC backing 2024 GOP presidential hopeful Nikki Haley.

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Dec 05, 2023

Justice O'Connor to lie in repose at Supreme Court on Dec. 18
There will be an invitation-only funeral for O'Connor on Dec. 19 at Washington National Cathedral.

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Dec 05, 2023

How the surge in post-pandemic shootings has unfolded in the U.S.
Relative to population, mass killings surged more in rural areas than in urban ones.

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Dec 05, 2023

Special counsel alleges Trump ‘sent' supporters on path to Jan. 6 violence
Special counsel Jack Smith accused the former president of a history of election lies and threats, tying Donald Trump to ‘encouragement of violence' more closely than in D.C. indictment.

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Dec 05, 2023

Tommy Tuberville announces end to blanket military holds
"We fought hard," he said after telling his Republican colleagues he was lifting his holds.

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Dec 05, 2023

Vice President Harris casts record-setting vote in Senate
Her 32nd tiebreaking vote on the Hill breaks a mark that stood for almost 200 years.

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Dec 05, 2023

The Nikki Haley boomlet reaches … double digits
The purported threat to former president Donald Trump would be more credible if he weren't leading by 50 points.

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Dec 05, 2023

Supreme Court dismisses case of hotel discrimination tester, says it's moot
The case asked if disability rights activists may sue hotels they don't plan to visit, if the hotels fail to put accessibility information on their websites.

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Dec 05, 2023

Rep. Patrick McHenry, who briefly served as acting House speaker, will not seek reelection
For several weeks, the North Carolina Republican served as acting House speaker while Republican lawmakers struggled to unite behind a permanent speaker.

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Dec 05, 2023

Fewer young Americans plan to vote in 2024, Harvard youth poll finds
A new poll shows fewer voters under the age of 30 plan to vote in the upcoming 2024 presidential election than did at this point in the 2020 election cycle.

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Dec 05, 2023

Lawmakers question Harvard, Penn and MIT presidents on antisemitism
Three university presidents, called to Capitol Hill, are being pushed to do more to protect Jewish communities after the outbreak of war in Israel and Gaza.

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Dec 05, 2023

Supreme Court case could spark rush of reverse-discrimination claims
Attorneys and some conservatives say Muldrow v. St. Louis could lead to a flood of legal complaints against workplace diversity, equity and inclusion programs.

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Dec 05, 2023

Liz Cheney, outspoken Trump critic, weighs third-party presidential run
The former congresswoman says she is determined to stop Trump. Other Trump critics believe a third-party candidacy could help him.

Washington Post Politics
Dec 04, 2023

Four GOP presidential candidates qualify for fourth primary debate
Former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy will face off on Dec. 6 in the fourth GOP presidential primary debate.

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Dec 04, 2023

Defending his 2020 fraud claims, Trump turns to fringe Jan. 6 theories
Trump's lawyers have pressed the Justice Department for information on far-right conspiracy theories, further blurring the line between his campaign and his court battles.

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Dec 04, 2023

Trump loses chance to challenge N.Y. gag order before trial ends
A New York appellate court declined to quickly consider a request by lawyers for Donald Trump to file a higher court challenge to a gag order against him

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Dec 04, 2023

Opponents of No Labels and other third-party presidential bids launch ads
One ad casts Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Cornel West and Jill Stein as campaigns that are likely to help Donald Trump win a second term in the White House.

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Dec 04, 2023

James Comer's Biden claims do not deserve the benefit of the doubt
The chairman of the House Oversight Committee again gets out way over his skis.

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Dec 04, 2023

Comer mischaracterizes Hunter Biden car payment reimbursement to his dad
The three payments of $1,380 that occurred in 2018 were actually for a 2018 Ford Raptor truck that President Biden had purchased and Hunter Biden was using.

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Dec 04, 2023

Top Democrat in Westchester files to challenge Rep. Jamaal Bowman
Westchester County Executive George Latimer previously said the race could be a "proxy argument" between "the left and the far left."

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Dec 04, 2023

The lure of the partisan refugee
A news story concluded that Idaho is seeing an influx of blue-state Republicans. Sort of.

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Dec 04, 2023

Supreme Court appears torn during Purdue opioid settlement arguments
The Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan would allocate billions of dollars to help ease the nation's opioid crisis, but shield the Sackler family from future lawsuits.

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Dec 04, 2023

Doug Burgum | 2024 presidential candidate
Doug Burgum is governor of North Dakota and a wealthy tech entrepreneur. Here's what to know about the 2024 presidential candidate.

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Dec 04, 2023

Doug Burgum suspends long-shot presidential campaign
Long-shot Republican presidential candidate and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum suspended his campaign after failing to gain momentum with voters in a crowded field.

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Dec 04, 2023

How Donald Trump uses dishonesty
The 2024 Republican front-runner has a robust record of deploying misinformation and lies. It's useful to understand how he does so and why it works.

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Dec 04, 2023

Tracking Biden administration political appointees to fill top roles
Follow the president's progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.

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Dec 04, 2023

White House warns Congress of urgent need for Ukraine funding
The Biden administration told Congress that it is "out of money to support Ukraine in this fight" and that inaction could "kneecap" Ukraine in its war with Russia.

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Dec 04, 2023

Kari Lake struggles to court moderates, imperiling GOP Senate pickup
On a mission to flip a Senate seat from Arizona back to red, Lake is courting some of the same Republicans she recently denounced as "RINOs."

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Dec 04, 2023

Ousted propaganda scholar Joan Donovan accuses Harvard of bowing to Meta
Donovan is seeking probes into her dismissal as Harvard received a record $500 million pledge from Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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Dec 04, 2023

‘Everybody's daughter': The rape victim behind Kentucky's viral abortion ad
Hadley Duvall's ad about abortion rights helped Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear win reelection — and she's ready to campaign again in 2024.

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Dec 04, 2023

Protesters now chant and challenge Biden over Gaza at every chance
From holiday events to memorial services, demonstrators now show up at almost all President Biden's appearances.

Washington Post Politics
Dec 03, 2023

Florida GOP chairman under fire as more details emerge in rape inquiry
Christian Ziegler is at the center of an investigation over a sexual assault allegation from a woman who previously had an encounter with him and his wife.

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