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Trump campaign releases location where he'll appear Wednesday in Michigan

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DETROIT — Amid the United Auto Workers strike against the Detroit Three automakers, former President Donald Trump will visit Clinton Township on Wednesday, according to his campaign.

Trump, who's the leading Republican presidential candidate for the 2024 election, will deliver remarks at Drake Enterprises, an automotive supplier, at 8 p.m. on...Read more

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Biden gets updated COVID-19 shot and urges Americans to follow

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President Joe Biden received an updated COVID-19 shot, as well as his annual influenza vaccine, on Friday.

“As we enter the cold and flu season, the President encourages all Americans to follow his example and to check with their healthcare provider or pharmacist to assure that they are fully vaccinated,” physician to the president Kevin O�...Read more

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Biden allies seize on impeachment as weapon against Republicans

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s allies are bracing for a possible impeachment by House Republicans and looking to turn it into a liability for GOP candidates in the 2024 elections.

They are tapping a deep bench of Democratic veterans of Donald Trump’s two impeachments and a team of two dozen White House aides to paint the impeachment ...Read more

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Commentary: As Rupert Murdoch resigns from News Corp., Biden should count his blessings

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President Joe Biden was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2021. Imagine if someone could go back in time and inform him and his communications team that a few pivotal changes in the media would occur during his first three years in office.

There’s the latest news that Rupert Murdoch, 92, stepped down as the chairman of Fox Corp. and News Corp. on ...Read more

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Biden urges voters to elect more lawmakers who back gun control

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden called on voters to elect more members of Congress who support strengthening controls on firearms as he announced the creation of a White House office dedicated to preventing gun violence.

“Let me be very clear. If members of the Congress refuse to act, then we’ll need to elect new members of Congress,”...Read more

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Rudy Giuliani owes $236,000 and counting in Georgia election worker defamation case

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WASHINGTON — Rudy Giuliani owes more than $236,000 — and may be on the hook for more — for failing to turn over evidence and meet deadlines in a civil suit brought by two 2020 Georgia election workers he falsely accused of conspiring against Donald Trump.

The sum doesn’t include money damages that Giuliani may be ordered to pay the ...Read more

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Trump stopped wearing medical masks during COVID because they smeared his bronzer, White House aide says in book

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A former White House aide claims Donald Trump stopped wearing medical masks during the COVID-19 pandemic because they messed up his signature makeup.

Cassidy Hutchinson, a senior assistant to former chief of staff Mark Meadows, writes in her memoir “Enough” that the former president once selected a white mask to wear during a May 2020 visit...Read more

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Voters in Colorado's 3rd District assess Lauren Boebert in wake of 'Beetlejuice' controversy

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PUEBLO, Colo. — U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s removal from the audience at a performance of “Beetlejuice” at Denver’s Buell Theatre last week for inappropriate behavior caught the attention of voters in her district.

But whether the incident will be a deciding factor at the ballot box a little more than 13 months from now is uncertain. ...Read more

How Biden plans to counter Trump and the GOP debate

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden's reelection campaign is mounting an aggressive outreach campaign in California as Republican presidential candidates prepare to face off for their second primary debate in Simi Valley on Wednesday.

Top Democratic surrogates including California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime ...Read more

War in Ukraine is contributing to the erosion of global consensus over the spread of dangerous weapons

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When Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with President Joe Biden, on Sept. 21, 2023, the topic of weapons supply was on the agenda. That same issue almost certainly came up between Russia’s Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un when the pair met earlier in September.

The fact is, with the conflict in Ukraine having now...Read more

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Commentary: What Trump's assistant told investigators about classified records -- and why it's so damning

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Donald Trump has successfully made up his own rules in the political arena, but in the legal arena, he will have to adhere to the rules that apply to all. That’s why a witness such as Molly Michael is so dangerous to him.

We just learned the broad strokes of what Michael, an assistant to the former president at Mar-a-Lago, told special ...Read more

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Editorial: Texas GOP 'civil war' after Paxton verdict isn't good for state, party

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The Texas Republican Party has been at war with itself for years, waging battles large and small, consequential and petty. The split over Attorney General Ken Paxton spilled it all into the open.

But just because the House voted to impeach Paxton and the Senate voted to acquit him, it doesn’t follow that the GOP, which runs everything at the ...Read more

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Commentary: I teach Constitutional Law. Supreme Court oral arguments have gotten way too long

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Supreme Court oral arguments have gotten too long. How do I know this? It used to be that during one of my longer morning runs, I could listen to an entire Supreme Court oral argument. Now, that’s getting harder and harder to do. I end my run, and the argument is still going. So I listen to it while I make breakfast. Then I listen to it on my ...Read more

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch resigns − extending Joe Biden's ongoing good luck streak with the media

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Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States of America on Jan. 20, 2021.

Imagine if someone could go back in time and inform him and his communications team that a few pivotal changes in the media would occur during his first three years in office.

There’s the latest news that Rubert Murdoch, 92, ...Read more

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Ex-Trump lawyer Kenneth Chesebro moves to suppress key evidence in Fulton County election case

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ATLANTA — Lawyers for one of the two defendants scheduled to stand trial Oct. 23 in the election interference racketeering case in Georgia are seeking to keep out key evidence the state intends to present to the jury.

In a motion filed Thursday, attorney Kenneth Chesebro’s lawyers sought to exclude five legal memos and emails Chesebro wrote...Read more

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Indicted pastor requests to have case severed from Trump, other defendants in Georgia

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The Rev. Stephen Cliffgard Lee, the Orland Park, Illinois-based minister who was named last month along with 18 others in a criminal indictment that includes former President Donald Trump, is awaiting word on if his case will remain linked to those of Trump and most of his fellow defendants as two others named in the indictment prepare to begin ...Read more

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NY AG James asks appeals court to deny Trump's delay bid in fraud case

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NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James has asked an appeals court not to “wreak havoc” on Donald Trump’s teeming trial schedule and deny his latest bid to blow up her fraud case.

In papers filed late Wednesday, James’ deputy solicitor general, Judith Vale, described Trump’s recent request to the 1st Department appellate ...Read more

Rupert Murdoch: His Fox News legacy is one of lies, with little accountability, and political power that rose from the belief in his power − 3 essential reads

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Rupert Murdoch, 92, one of the world’s most influential modern media figures, announced on Sept. 21, 2023, that he is stepping down as chair of Fox Corp. and executive chairman of News Corp. By mid-November, he will no longer be at the helm of the multibillion-dollar media empire that has stirred so much controversy over decades.

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Analysis: One of these 5 people will (probably) be Trump's running mate

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WASHINGTON — Even though the Republican presidential primary isn’t over, former President Donald Trump is the clear front-runner. So speculating about his vice presidential nominee is a natural next step.

Republicans don’t prioritize diversity like Democrats do, but it’s hard to believe the Republican Party is going to march into the ...Read more

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Congress is arguing about a Washington airport. Some worry it could affect KC flights

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On a recent Southwest flight from Washington to Kansas City, as some passengers see-sawed their carry-on bags out of the overhead compartment, several stayed put in their seats for the next leg of the trip — Las Vegas.

The flight originated at Washington’s Reagan National Airport, which is subject to federal rules limiting how many planes ...Read more