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Judge refuses to dismiss Hunter Biden's gun case, rejecting claim it's politically motivated

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Delaware refused Friday to throw out a federal gun case against Hunter Biden, rejecting the president's son's claim that he is being prosecuted for political purposes as well as other arguments. U.S.

7 more states sue over Biden student loan plan

Seven states announced Tuesday they were suing the Education Department over President Joe Biden's SAVE income-driven repayment student loan plan, adding to a previous lawsuit by numerous other states.

Biden administration finalizes lightbulb efficiency rules

The final rule will more than double the required efficiency level for the most common lightbulbs, from 45 lumens (the unit of measurement for light intensity) per watt to more than 120 lumens per watt

A Pittsburgh congressional race could test Democrats who have criticized Israel's handling of war

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An election this month in Pittsburgh and some of its suburbs is emerging as an early test of whether Israel’s war with Hamas poses political threats to progressive Democrats in Congress who have criticized how the conflict has been handled. U.S. Rep.

NewsNation joins networks in calling for Biden, Trump to debate

The nonprofit CPD was established in 1987 and has sponsored every general election presidential and vice presidential debates since.

Trump mocks judges in legal battles, asks who is the 'worst' or 'most evil'

“Who is the WORST, most EVIL and most CORRUPT JUDGE? Would it be Judge Arthur Engoron, Judge Lewis Kaplan or, could it be that my current New York disaster, Judge Juan Merchan, is the WORST?” Trump said in a Truth Social post.

Republicans slam Biden’s ‘Don’t’ deterrence: ‘Every time he says Don’t, they do’

Republicans chastised President Biden's "don't deterrence" following an attempted Iranian strike on Israel Saturday, arguing the president's "weakness" led to the attack.

Trump’s criminal hush money trial to collide with 2024 campaign

Former President Trump’s legal troubles and his 2024 White House campaign are fully colliding this week, with Trump’s trial in New York City over an alleged hush money scheme set to begin Monday.

San Diego County GOP chair resigns after endorsement switch-up

The chair of the Republican Party of San Diego County has been ousted amid controversy surrounding an attempt to withdraw their endorsement of Andrew Hayes in the race for California's 75th State Assembly District in favor of Carl DeMaio.

Trump calls hush money jury selection 'largely luck,' offers to testify at trial

Former President Trump described the upcoming jury selection in his first criminal trial as “largely luck” on Friday. Trump was asked about his hush money trial that begins on Monday in New York at a press conference alongside Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) at Mar-a-Lago.

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Trump attacks judge and prosecutors in his hush money case in last rally before trial

Former President Donald Trump on Saturday lit into New York prosecutors and the criminal hush money case they brought against him during his last rally before his trial begins Monday.

Biden wins more delegates in Wyoming and Alaska as he heads toward Democratic nomination

President Joe Biden has nudged further ahead in the Democratic nomination for reelection by winning the party contests in Wyoming and Alaska.

Siena poll: Trump favored by 1% over Biden

Siena College released a national poll with the New York Times on Saturday surveying registered voters.

A jury of his peers: A look at how jury selection will work in Donald Trump's first criminal trial

Donald Trump’s history-making criminal trial is set to start Monday with a simple but extraordinary procedural step that is vital to American democracy.

US helps Israel shoot down 'nearly all' Iran-launched attack drones as Biden pledges support

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden lauded American forces who helped Israel down “nearly all” of the drones and missiles fired by Iran and vowed to coordinate a global response to Tehran's unprecedented attack. The Pentagon said U.S.

Suburban women are more complicated than ‘soccer moms’

President Biden and former President Trump are both fighting for the suburban woman voter, but she’s no longer the “soccer mom” caricature that gained traction in the '90s. The label connotes a stereotypical picture of a white, college-educated woman, married with a couple of kids.

DeSantis signs bill stripping local citizen oversight boards from investigating police

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a bill curtailing citizen oversight of police misconduct by requiring civilian oversight boards to be made up of members appointed by a sheriff or police chief.

News organizations urge Biden and Trump to commit to presidential debates during the 2024 campaign

Twelve news organizations have issued a joint statement calling on presumptive presidential nominees Joe Biden and Donald Trump to agree to debates during the White House campaign.

Iran's attack on Israel raises fears of a wider war, but all sides have also scored gains

The unprecedented attack by Iran on Israel early Sunday ratcheted up regional tensions. It confirmed long-held fears about the Israel-Hamas war spiraling into a broader conflagration.

Austin tells Congress Israel is taking steps to boost aid to Gaza as lawmakers question US support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress Tuesday that pressure on Israel to improve humanitarian aid to Gaza appears to be working, but he said more must be done, and it remains to be seen if the improvement will continue. “It clearly had an effect.

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News organizations urge Biden and Trump to commit to presidential debates during the 2024 campaign

Twelve news organizations have issued a joint statement calling on presumptive presidential nominees Joe Biden and Donald Trump to agree to debates during the White House campaign.

Lombardo letter cites inflation, barriers to homeownership under Biden's leadership

Gov. Joe Lombardo implored President Joe Biden in a letter Thursday to halt excessive government spending that is producing inflation and keeping Nevadans from buying homes.

Trump's next rally arena: a Manhattan courthouse

The presumptive GOP nominee will stand trial Monday in the first criminal trial of a former president. At this point, Trump is used to trying to leverage his appearances as part of his campaign.

Safer Communities Act on agenda as VP Kamala Harris heads to Las Vegas on Monday

Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to travel to Las Vegas on Monday, April 15, according to the White House.

Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham are again at odds, now over abortion. The strife could help both men

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The long and occasionally quixotic relationship between Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham has again turned negative after the South Carolina senator criticized the former president for refusing to support a federal abortion ban.

Trump blames Biden for Iran strike on Israel: 'It would not have happened if we were in office'

Former President Trump on Saturday ripped into President Biden over Iran's recent attack against Israel, arguing it would not be occurring if were still in the Oval Office.

Judge declines to delay Trump's NY hush money trial after Trump complains of pretrial publicity

The judge in Donald Trump's hush money criminal case on Friday turned down the former president's request to postpone his trial because of publicity about the case.

Whitmer remains silent on protesters' 'Death to America' chants while weighing in on war in Israel, election

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has remained silent on whether she condemns a recent anti-Israel protest where chants of "Death to America" broke out.

House tees up 17 bills related to Iran/Israel for this week

Congress must act to address the foreign policy nightmare due to global tensions flaring up as Iran attacked Israel over the weekend.

Biden visits Chicago for fundraiser

CHICAGO — Once again Chicago is in the national political spotlight with President Joe Biden visiting the city to fill up his campaign coffers and supporters stepping up work on this summer’s nominating convention. On Monday, Biden touched down in Chicago for a high-dollar fundraiser.