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5th Circuit orders Texas to remove buoys from Rio Grande 

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling Friday ordering Texas to remove a series of buoys installed in the waters of the Rio Grande, finding the state violated laws governing navigable waterways by placing the barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Biden is heading to Hollywood for a major fundraiser featuring Steven Spielberg and Shonda Rhimes

President Joe Biden will head to Los Angeles next week for a big-dollar event that will be his first since strikes by writers and actors effectively ground his fundraising to a halt in the heart of the entertainment industry.

Nevada Sen. Rosen, Democrats push for investigation into Big Oil mergers, high gas prices

Nevada Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen is pushing for the federal government to investigate how big oil companies are merging and reducing competition.

Appeals court says Trump isn't immune from Jan. 6 riot lawsuits

The ruling stems from several lawsuits brought by Capitol Police officers and Democratic members of Congress seeking civil damages from Donald Trump related to the events of Jan. 6, 2021.

House Republicans push to impeach Homeland Security Secretary

Several House Republicans are pushing to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, yet again.

Federal judge denies Trump's claim of presidential immunity in Special Counsel Jack Smith's Jan. 6 case

A federal judge denied a request from Former President Trump to dismiss the case relating to Jan. 6, 2021, stating that he doesn't have presidential immunity.

Nevada assemblywoman running for Las Vegas City Council seat

Nevada Assembly Democrat Shondra Summers-Armstrong is running for a spot on the Las Vegas City Council, according to a Tuesday announcement.

Candidates launch campaigns for City Council District 4 seat

The special election race to replace Monica Montgomery Steppe on the San Diego City Council is already underway, with the first candidates confirming their intention to run.

DeSantis: Newsom's father-in-law told me he moved to Florida from California

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) took a personal shot at California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), saying the Democrat's father-in-law told him he moved to Florida from California because of high taxes and the cost of living.

Ron DeSantis vs. Gavin Newsom showdown on Fox drew nearly 5M viewers

The event likely won’t do much to budge either governors’ trajectory, but the number is a healthy total nonetheless.

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Judge rejects Trump’s claim of immunity in his federal 2020 election prosecution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is not immune from prosecution in his election interference case in Washington, a federal judge ruled Friday, knocking down the Republican's bid to derail the case charging him with plotting to overturn the 2020 presidential election. U.S.

5 takeaways from AP's Black attorneys general interviews about race, justice and politics

BOSTON (AP) — At a moment of record visibility and influence for Black attorneys in the United States, debates over race, criminal justice and democracy are increasingly at the center of the public conversation.

A Texas politician wants to provide emergency services to constituents who don’t have them. Will they let him?

In unincorporated West Odessa, residents relish their freedom. And they also go without basic services. Ector County Judge Dustin Fawcett, a young Republican with Ronald Reagan good looks and politics, wants to change that.

'We still need to do the business of the city': Chula Vista mayor reacts to council holdup

Embattled city councilmember Andrea Cardenas has missed the last two city council meetings and now, city leaders are calling for her to step down.

How much have 2024 presidential candidates raised, spent?

The 2024 presidential election so far has garnered nearly $269 million in fundraising for candidates across the board.

Nikki Haley wins backing from powerful Koch network as she aims to take on Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans for Prosperity, the political arm of the powerful Koch network, formally endorsed Nikki Haley's presidential campaign on Tuesday, promising to commit its nationwide coalition of activists — and virtually unlimited funds — to helping Haley defeat former President Donald Trum

Court suspends federal grant policy for abortion providers in Ohio

A federal appeals court has halted the enforcement of a regulation that would allow abortion providers to receive federal family planning grants — but exclusively in Ohio.

Trump attorney says trial during campaign would be 'election interference' if he is GOP nominee

ATLANTA (AP) — An attorney for former President Donald Trump said Friday it would amount to “election interference” if his client is the Republican nominee for president while on trial in Georgia in the months running up to the general election.

White House Christmas tree shines bright at lighting ceremony

President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden kicked off the unofficial start of the holiday season at the lighting ceremony for the White House Christmas tree Thursday.

Senate GOP stages hearing walkout to protest Supreme Court-related subpoenas 

Tempers exploded at a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting Thursday before Democrats voted to subpoena a major conservative donor and a prominent conservative activist linked to the Supreme Court’s ethics scandals.

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Florida appeals court sides with DeSantis, reverses ruling on congressional map

A circuit court judge back in August said the map violated Florida’s constitution and ordered that legislators redraw it.

How to watch DeSantis-Newsom debate

Govs. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) and Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) will face off in a debate hosted by Fox News this week. Here is what to expect during what the network is calling "The Great Red vs. Blue State Debate" between the two governors: When is the debate? The event will be held at 9 p.m.

The personal Sandra Day O'Connor: A backstage force and front stage star

Whether the subject was affirmative action, states’ rights, campaign finance, national security or abortion, hers was often the voice that spoke for the court.

Newsom-DeSantis debate: Analysts on who won, 2024 impact

The California and Florida governors squared off in a fiery debate that featured many insults and some policy discussion.

Washington state Democrat Rep. Adam Smith says cease-fire activists vandalized home

Washington Democrat Rep. Adam Smith said his house was vandalized by cease-fire activists on Thursday night at his Bellevue home, he posted on X.

Santos won't resign ahead of expulsion vote

Time is running out for Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), as he is sure there are enough votes to expel him from Congress. However, he still refuses to resign.

Rio Grande buoys installed by Texas ordered to be removed as overwhelmed Arizona border crossing closes

CBP shut an increasingly clogged port of entry in Arizona as an appeals court ordered Texas to remove floating barriers from an equally busy part of the Rio Grande.

Sandra Day O'Connor, first woman on the Supreme Court, dies

Sandra Day O'Connor was called "the most powerful woman in America" during her quarter of a century as a Supreme Court justice.

DeSantis and Newsom will face off in a Fox News event featuring two governors with White House hopes

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis are meeting in a nationally televised event on Thursday night that will feature two young, high-profile leaders with presidential aspirations who may have to wait for future cycles to realize them.

Lawmakers push to make December 1st a national holiday named after Rosa Parks

The effort to create "Rosa Parks Day" is being spearheaded by Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) and the Congressional Black Caucus.