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Biden announces hundreds of debate watch parties while Trump hits the trail

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With just days to go before the pair of participants mount an Atlanta stage, the Biden-Harris 2024 campaign has announced it will host over 300 debate night watch parties and hold 1,600 organizing events in the days leading up to the event while President Joe Biden prepares for the meeting at Camp David.

Former President Donald Trump and ...Read more

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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to rally Biden supporters in Minneapolis

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat and onetime presidential candidate, will speak at a rally for President Joe Biden's campaign in Minneapolis on Tuesday.

Warren is expected to speak about the damage to democracy she believes Donald Trump could pose in a second term. The campaign has yet to finalize the time and location of the ...Read more

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Trump campaign to open new field offices in Minnesota

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Former President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is investing resources in Minnesota this summer in preparation for the fall election, according to a memo from his national campaign director.

The campaign will open field offices in Minnesota and Virginia, two states that campaign officials see as battlegrounds following recent polling, ...Read more

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New polls show French National Rally forging ahead of Macron

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France’s National Rally continued to cement its lead in opinion polls a week before the country’s snap parliamentary election, largely at the expense of President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist bloc.

Support for Marine Le Pen’s far-right party was pegged at 36% in a survey by Elabe published Sunday in La Tribune Dimanche. That’s ahead of ...Read more

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Will latest Supreme Court decision affect California bans on assault weapons, magazines?

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A long-awaited U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding a federal law barring domestic abusers from possessing firearms will have a narrower impact than some had hoped, but it will nonetheless play an important role in reshaping gun laws in California and across the country, legal experts said.

Among the laws Friday's decision could affect are ...Read more

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Out-of-state residents drove an increase in abortions in Pennsylvania in 2022

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The phones at one of the Pennsylvania abortion clinics closest to the Ohio border started ringing off the hook two years ago, after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned decades-old national abortion protections.

Ohio quickly enacted a near total abortion ban. And at the Allegheny Reproductive Health Center in Pittsburgh, just over 40 miles from ...Read more

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Biden campaign launches pre-debate offensive across Georgia

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President Joe Biden’s campaign will hold more than 200 events across Georgia the week of his debate against former President Donald Trump, part of a mobilization effort aimed at rebuilding the coalition that powered his 2020 win.

The Democrat’s campaign said Sunday the spate of events ranges from watch parties for Thursday’s CNN debate, ...Read more

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Minnesota GOP candidate Steve Boyd wants to make America Christian again

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Steve Boyd wants to lead Americans back to God.

Not through church, but through the halls of Congress. The Republican running in deep-red western Minnesota is mounting a campaign that's as religious as it is political. He says the country needs to be steered back to its Christian roots. He's suggested that Democrats have "evil" ideologies, ...Read more

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Trump rallies in North Philly as he tries to win over voters in Pennsylvania's bluest city

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PHILADELPHIA — Former President Donald Trump stood in the heart of North Philadelphia Saturday and described it as a “wild time” in the city, saying violent crime has surged and vowing to send “federal resources” if he’s elected.

In an 85-minute speech that included multiple appeals to Hispanic and Black voters, he slammed his ...Read more

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Trump implores Christians to boost turnout, courts Black voters

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Former President Donald Trump told evangelical voters they needed to boost their turnout at the polls as he sought in a pair of Saturday campaign events to shore up – and expand – his base.

Trump spoke Saturday afternoon to the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, a gathering of evangelical conservatives who have provided a...Read more

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Trump says he's chosen a vice president nominee - but hasn't told the candidates

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Former President Donald Trump said he’s made up his mind on who he’ll select as his vice presidential nominee — but hasn’t told the Republicans vying for the position his decision yet.

Trump said during a stop Saturday at a cheesesteak restaurant in Philadelphia that his running mate would be attending next Thursday’s presidential ...Read more

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Trump implores Christians to turn out just one more time for him

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Former President Donald Trump told evangelical voters they needed to boost their turnout at the polls as he sought in a pair of Saturday campaign events to shore up – and expand – his base.

Trump spoke Saturday afternoon to the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, a gathering of evangelical conservatives who have provided a...Read more

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Macron courts coalition of rivals to block 'extremes' from power

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French President Emmanuel Macron said opposing political groups could govern together to block the path to power of the “extremes,” as polls indicate his centrist party and its allies are set for an election defeat.

With just a week to go until voting starts, Macron trails well behind Marine Le Pen’s National Rally and a hastily ...Read more

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Trump is 'broke Don' no more as fundraising race shifts his way

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Donald Trump’s fundraising surge, which threatens to overwhelm President Joe Biden’s carefully stockpiled cash advantage, was powered largely by an explosion of online donations immediately following his felony convictions.

Biden, who had no major primary rivals nor an army of attorneys to pay, has built up a $212 million war chest, a ...Read more

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Judge presses prosecutor over special counsel's 'legitimacy' in Trump classified documents case

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FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Defense lawyers for Donald Trump on Friday launched a three-day bid to derail the Justice Department’s classified documents case against the former president by effectively placing the legitimacy of special counsel Jack Smith’s appointment and suggesting at one point that the department may be close to operating a “...Read more

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Billboard comparing Trump to Castro coming down -- to be featured on the side of a truck

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A billboard that compared former President Donald Trump to the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro is coming down near the Palmetto Expressway.

Now, it’ll be rolling down the road alongside South Florida drivers instead.

The billboard, which went up on Monday, drew backlash from some members of Miami’s Cuban community for likening Trump to a ...Read more

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At Aspen conference, a call to prioritize stopping gun violence

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ASPEN, Colo. — Leading experts on the gun violence crisis called for expanding data collection, increasing federal research funding and prioritizing community building as critical next steps to stem firearm deaths and improve public health.

Gregory Jackson, deputy director of the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention, speaking at ...Read more

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Joint session of Congress at Independence Hall proposed for nation's 250th anniversary

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PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, D.-Pa., will propose a bill next week to hold a commemorative joint session of Congress at Independence National Historical Park in 2026 as part of the nation’s 250th anniversary celebrations.

If the bill succeeds, it will be only the third time a joint session of Congress has been held outside of ...Read more

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Key players return to Congressional Softball Game, this time at the microphone

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WASHINGTON — Now in its 16th year, the annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game has taken on historic importance — at least according to Jane Campbell.

“It’s a moment of bipartisan collaboration,” the CEO of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society said during a webinar Thursday about the upcoming game. “It is a time when the women ...Read more

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Supreme Court rejects gun rights for people accused of domestic violence

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday put new limits on the 2nd Amendment, ruling that dangerous people who have threatened a domestic partner may be denied their right to have guns.

The 8-1 decision upholds federal and state laws that take away guns from persons who are subject to domestic violence restraining orders.

"Since the founding...Read more