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Fiscal 2024 spending finale starts to take shape

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House and Senate leaders rolled out a $467.5 billion, six-bill appropriations package Sunday afternoon, revealing where negotiators landed on a bevy of hot-button issues in final fiscal 2024 spending talks.

The package includes the Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science, Energy-Water, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-VA and ...Read more

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Congress reveals plan to fund parts of US government through September

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U.S. congressional leaders revealed a detailed agreement to keep large parts of the government operating through Sept. 30 as they sprint to avert another shutdown deadline at the end of the week.

The $436 billion package, covering about a quarter of funding for government agencies, represents the first real progress toward resolving ideological...Read more

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California has no shortage of key House races on Tuesday

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From the farming communities of the Central Valley to the beaches of Orange County, California is home to a number of competitive House races whose outcomes could determine which party controls the chamber.

Despite its deep blue leanings, the Golden State has emerged as a House battleground where politicians from both parties are hitting ...Read more

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Supreme Court to issue opinion Monday with Trump's ballot case pending

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The U.S. Supreme Court indicated it will issue at least one opinion Monday in a sign the justices might rule on efforts to bar Donald Trump from the presidential election ballot in Colorado just as voters prepare to head to the polls there.

The court never says in advance which opinions it will issue on particular days. But it has handled the ...Read more

When lesbians led the women’s suffrage movement

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In 1911, a team of three women with “lesbian-like” relationships – Jane Addams, Sophonisba Breckinridge and Anna Howard Shaw – took control of the suffrage movement, leading the nation’s largest feminist organization. They promoted a diverse and inclusive women’s rights movement.

My research suggests that the personal ...Read more

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Iran's parliamentary election turnout slumps to historic low

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Iran’s parliamentary elections saw a decline in voter participation to historic lows, according to estimates published by state-run media, in a vote hailed by authorities as a triumph for the ruling establishment regardless of its outcome.

Roughly 25 million Iranians, or 41% of eligible voters, went to the polls on Friday, the official ...Read more

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Trump endorses beleaguered Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert in bid for different congressional seat

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Former President Donald Trump endorsed beleaguered Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert’s bid to be elected to Colorado’s 4th Congressional District in an otherwise tough week for the congresswoman.

“Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is a Proven Conservative and Effective Leader who delivers for Colorado, and our America First agenda,” Trump wrote...Read more

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Trump vows to boost reciprocal tariffs on imports if reelected

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Donald Trump said he will impose tit-for-tat tariffs if he is elected president, reiterating one of his isolationist policy goals that has already raised concern at home and overseas.

“I will pass the Trump Reciprocal Trade Act,” Trump said Saturday at a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina. “If China or any country makes us pay a 100 or ...Read more

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At NC rally, Trump endorses Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson in governor's race

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RALEIGH, N.C. — An expected endorsement from former President Donald Trump for Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson in the North Carolina governor’s race came on Saturday during a Trump rally in Greensboro.

Trump said Robinson had his “complete and total endorsement.”

Trump was campaigning in North Carolina ahead of Super Tuesday, March 5...Read more

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Campaigning in NC, Trump promises 'largest domestic deportation operation' in history

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Campaigning in North Carolina just days before Super Tuesday, former President Donald Trump vowed to launch “the largest domestic deportation operation in American history” if he returns to the White House.

Addressing thousands of supporters in Greensboro on Saturday afternoon, Trump said the southern border was an “...Read more

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Commentary: Donald Trump is ruthlessly transactional to the detriment of our nation

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President Joe Biden may be old and forgetful of some dates and details. But about some really big and critical issues facing America and the world, he has been sharp as a tack and consistently focused and engaged.

He has been a most consequential president in pushing significant money to tackle the mounting threat of climate disruption. ...Read more

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Commentary: Is Biden about to close the border in the name of election year politics?

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Multiple news sources report that President Joe Biden is considering implementing executive action to try to close the U.S.-Mexico border, including to asylum seekers. It would be an extreme move, and a violation of the Refugee Act of 1980 and the country’s international obligation to protect those fleeing persecution. Only one other president...Read more

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A better border battle: Biden, not Trump, has real immigration solutions

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In dueling visits to the Texas-Mexico border, President Joe Biden and Donald Trump each tried to make the case that they’re the person best positioned to handle immigration amid polls showing voters trust the latter more despite his chaotic and sadistic tenure presiding over the nation’s enforcement infrastructure.

Biden should use this as ...Read more

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AMLO's influence looms over kickoff of Mexico campaign to replace him

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Mexico kicked off its official presidential campaign season Friday, with leading candidates taking center stage as popular outgoing President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s overwhelming influence hangs over the country’s future.

Former Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum is the comfortable frontrunner in the June 2 election: She held a 17-...Read more

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President Joe Biden will visit Philadelphia area following his State of the Union address

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PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden will return to the Philadelphia area next Friday, the day after his State of the Union address in Washington.

The speech, eight months ahead of the election, is a high-profile chance for Biden to argue his case for staying in office, and comes two days after Super Tuesday when former President Donald Trump ...Read more

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Trump's Florida documents trial to be postponed with no date set

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Former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial for allegedly taking sensitive documents from the White House is likely to be postponed beyond May, putting his legal schedule in further limbo as he campaigns to return to the White House.

At a hearing Friday in Florida, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon indicated that the May 20 trial start ...Read more

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Here's how the Supreme Court can doom Trump's Jan. 6 trial

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court’s handling of Donald Trump’s criminal immunity bid has cast new doubt over efforts to put the former president on trial for 2020 election interference before voters go to the polls again in November.

The court’s decision to hear Trump’s arguments in late April hints that the justices — three of ...Read more

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First lady Jill Biden visits Atlanta to launch 'Women for Biden' initiative

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ATLANTA — Four years ago, Georgia voted in favor of then-presidential candidate Joe Biden by about 12,000 votes, helping cement the former vice president’s path to the nation’s highest office.

On the first day of Women’s History Month, first lady Jill Biden visited Atlanta on a rainy Friday to thank female voters in the state for their ...Read more

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Alabama, Arkansas races to watch on Super Tuesday

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Tuesday night will be the beginning of the end of either Rep. Jerry Carl or Rep. Barry Moore’s House career, after redistricting pushed them into a faceoff for Alabama’s 1st District.

Alabama adopted a new congressional map last year after the Supreme Court said the state needed to give African American voters a second district where they ...Read more

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California has no shortage of key House races on Tuesday

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WASHINGTON — From the farming communities of the Central Valley to the beaches of Orange County, California is home to a number of competitive House races whose outcomes could determine which party controls the chamber.

Despite its deep blue leanings, the Golden State has emerged as a House battleground where politicians from both parties are...Read more