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Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Sen. Mitch McConnell on Wednesday was comfortably reelected as the GOP leader in the upper chamber despite a challenge — his first in 15 years — and despite intraparty finger-pointing over the GOP’s disappointing performance in the midterms last week. McConnell had faced opposition from Florida Sen. Rick Scott, who […]

JNI/Star Max/GC Images (WASHINGTON) — Ivanka Trump said Tuesday that she does not plan to join dad Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign to return to the White House. In a statement, Ivanka Trump cited a desire to spend time with the three kids she shares with her husband, Jared Kushner. “I love my father very much. […]

Creativeye99/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Trump-era policy of rapidly expelling migrants from the border in the name of pandemic health precautions. The order relied on a decades-old public health law known as Title 42 and was implemented by Donald Trump’s administration at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Spencer Platt/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Former President Donald Trump’s onetime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen can sue the Trump Organization to cover millions of dollars in legal fees, a New York appeals court ruled Wednesday. The unanimous opinion from the Appellate Division, First Department said the trial judge erred when he dismissed Cohen’s […]

Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — As Donald Trump announced Tuesday he is running again for the White House, two groups are already working behind the scenes to mount a national push to get elections officials to stop him from being on the ballot because of Jan. 6 — even as similar such […]

Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Donald Trump announced a third presidential campaign on Tuesday evening in a speech at his Mar-a-Lago resort, setting off the 2024 cycle just days after the midterm elections. “In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the […]

Photo by Mike Kline (notkalvin)/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Senate is poised this week to pass landmark legislation to federally enshrine both same-sex and interracial marriage rights, amid what Democrats call a worry that the Supreme Court’s conservative majority could overturn protections for both. The first key test vote is set for Wednesday in the […]

Mint Images/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — With the party’s midterm wins, Senate Democrats have officially clinched control of their chamber for the next Congress, but it’s now in the hands of Georgia voters to determine just how powerful their majority will be and how much difference Democrats can make in furthering President Joe Biden’s agenda. When […]

Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and other GOP leadership hopefuls will go before their caucus on Tuesday afternoon in a vote to determine who will head the Republican conference next year as the party looks to win a razor-thin majority. McCarthy is seeking the speakership and has the backing of […]

Octavio Jones/Getty Images (FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla.) — Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis responded for the first time to former President Donald Trump’s escalating criticism, telling the press: “All that’s just noise.” As he spoke at Fort Walton Beach High School on Tuesday morning, DeSantis was asked by a reporter to comment on “some of […]

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