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Trump backs Adams and Cuomo after they're hit with sex suits like him

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NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on New York City Mayor Eric Adams and former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to join him in fighting the state law that allowed women to sue all three leaders for long-ago alleged sexual assaults.

Trump called New York's Adult Survivors Act “totally unfair and unconstitutional” ...Read more

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Wall Street wants anyone but Biden and Trump for 2024

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Wall Street leaders are looking past President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, the presumed major party nominees, for long-shot candidates to shake up the 2024 election less than two months before primary voting starts.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said Wednesday that voters should support former South ...Read more

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At Colorado wind tower factory, President Joe Biden cites economic progress: “We're investing in Americans. And it's working.”

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PUEBLO — President Joe Biden, surrounded by American flags and standing against a backdrop of massive steel tubes destined for wind turbines, attempted to pound home the economic benefits of his signature big-spending legislation during his second visit to Colorado this year.

“We’re investing in America (and) investing in Americans. And ...Read more

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Congress weighs proposals to renew key surveillance authority as deadline looms

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WASHINGTON — With just over a month until a key spy authority expires, lawmakers face conflicting proposals about how far Congress should go in providing privacy protections to American information collected under the program.

Discussions about reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act this year have centered on ...Read more

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Arizona election officials who refused to certify 2022 results charged with conspiracy

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Two rural Arizona election officials who attempted to block the 2022 results have been charged with crimes, Arizona’s attorney general announced Wednesday.

Peggy Judd, 61, and Tom Crosby, 64, were charged with conspiracy and interfering with an election officer.

“The repeated attempts to undermine our democracy are unacceptable,” ...Read more

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Recreation bill aims to support biking, target shooting on public lands

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WASHINGTON — Leaders of the House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday unveiled a bipartisan bill intended to support the outdoor recreation movement that has boomed since the pandemic.

Chairman Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., introduced the bill with ranking member Raúl M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., as a co-sponsor. It includes portions of 15 ...Read more

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Newsom vs. DeSantis is also California vs. Florida. Who's got the better place to live?

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California's Gov. Gavin Newsom and Florida's Gov. Ron DeSantis love to brag about how their state is the best place to live, work and enjoy life.

Newsom, a second-term Democrat, and DeSantis, a Republican presidential nominee, will debate Thursday for 90 minutes in Alpharetta, Georgia, starting at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Fox News Channel ...Read more

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'Red vs. blue': Why DeSantis and Newsom are facing off in Georgia

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ATLANTA — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and California Gov. Gavin Newsom aren’t political rivals for the same office, but when they meet in metro Atlanta on Thursday for a televised debate they could be previewing a clash that goes beyond typical electoral politics.

Their debate will take place in a largely empty studio in Alpharetta and be ...Read more

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Supreme Court casts doubt on agency enforcement actions without juries

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appeared ready Wednesday to disrupt the process that federal agencies use to police federal law violations, in a case that challenges enforcement actions at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Conservative justices expressed skepticism during oral arguments about the constitutionality of the current process ...Read more

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Trump backs Adams and Cuomo after they're hit with sex suits like him

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Former President Donald Trump Wednesday called on Mayor Eric Adams and ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo to join him in fighting the New York law that allowed women to sue all three leaders for long-ago alleged sexual assaults.

Trump called the state Adult Survivors Act“totally unfair and unconstitutional” because it extended until last week the ...Read more

White House goes at 'MAGA' Boebert over opposition to Biden agenda in Colorado

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The White House is going directly at Rep. Lauren Boebert over the Colorado Republican’s opposition to President Joe Biden’s agenda, holding an event in Pueblo to tout job creation on her home turf — credited to a law she opposed.

A fact sheet released Wednesday morning ahead of the president’s event at wind tower manufacturer CS Wind ...Read more

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Idaho girl went out of state for an abortion. Why her boyfriend faces a criminal charge

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BOISE, Idaho — On May 18, a pregnant 15-year-old Idaho girl joined her 18-year-old boyfriend and his mother in a rental car for an eight-and-a-half hour drive west to Bend, Oregon. According to court documents, the girl had an abortion at a Bend Planned Parenthood clinic before returning home to Pocatello a few days later.

The trip soon ...Read more

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Anti-abortion groups shrug off election losses, look to courts, statehouses for path forward

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Anti-abortion groups are firing off a warning shot for 2024: We’re not going anywhere.

Their leaders say they’re undeterred by recent election setbacks and plan to plow ahead on what they’ve done for years, including working through state legislatures, federal agencies, and federal courts to outlaw abortion. And at least one prominent ...Read more

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Biden attacks Trump, treating him as de facto Republican nominee

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden directly targeted Republican front-runner Donald Trump at a campaign event Tuesday, treating him as the de facto nominee and warning of the consequences for voters if his political rival is returned to the White House.

“Donald Trump and extreme MAGA Republicans are determined to destroy American democracy,�...Read more

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Biden campaign attacks Trump's Obamacare threat with help from Nancy Pelosi

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WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s campaign seized on Donald Trump’s call to overturn Obamacare, using it to cast the Republican as a threat to Americans’ health benefits ahead of a likely rematch with the president.

“The former president reminded us that he is hellbent on destroying the Affordable Care Act,” former House Speaker Nancy ...Read more

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Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador wants court to let state enforce its abortion 'trafficking' law

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BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador has asked a court to allow the state to enforce its ban on out-of-state travel for abortions while a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality proceeds.

In a Tuesday court filing, Labrador’s office asked the U.S. District Court of Idaho to allow him to enforce the state’s law after a ...Read more

US Supreme Court weighs double jeopardy in Georgia murder case

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Several U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared doubtful Tuesday that a Georgia man can be retried for malice murder in the stabbing death of his mother after being found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Damian McElrath’s attorney, Richard A. Simpson, urged the court to find that McElrath’s 2017 acquittal of malice murder bars his retrial on ...Read more

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Georgia prosecutors in election interference case won't consider plea deals for Mark Meadows, Rudy Giuliani or Trump

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Georgia prosecutors in former President Donald Trump’s election interference racketeering case reportedly say they will not consider plea deals for codefendants Mark Meadows, Rudy Giuliani — or Trump himself.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has decided to proceed to try Trump and his two top lieutenants as the alleged ...Read more

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Newsom vs. DeSantis debate: A battle between 2 Disney governors

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TAMPA, Fla. — There are many ways to view this week’s unusual debate between Govs. Ron DeSantis of Florida and Gavin Newsom of California: Red State vs. Blue. A presidential candidate vying for attention in the 2024 cycle vs. an ambitious governor possibly setting ground work for the next one.

It’s also a battle of the two Disney ...Read more

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Hunter Biden agrees to testify at panel hearing, but not closed-door deposition

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An attorney for Hunter Biden told a House panel Tuesday that the president’s son is willing to testify at a public hearing, setting up a clash with Republicans who demand he also sit for a closed-door deposition.

House Republicans subpoenaed Hunter Biden earlier this month and instructed him to appear for a deposition on Dec. 13 as part of an...Read more