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Gag order on Trump in civil fraud case reinstated by NY appeals court prohibiting comments about judge's staff

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NEW YORK — A mid-level appeals court on Thursday reinstated a gag order prohibiting Donald Trump and his attorneys from commenting on the staff of the judge presiding over his civil fraud trial.

In a brief ruling, the First Department appellate division reinstated an order barring him and his attorneys from public remarks about the civil ...Read more

Judges block GOP revamp of NC election boards, for now

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A panel of judges on Thursday temporarily blocked a new elections law from taking effect which would have stripped Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper of all his appointments to election boards and given them to lawmakers instead.

The law, which was enacted in October as Senate Bill 749, overhauls the structure of state and local election boards, ...Read more

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Former San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo files paperwork to run for Congress

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Former San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo filed the official paperwork today to run for U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo’s open congressional seat, but said he hasn’t made a decision on whether he’s running.

Last week, Eshoo, 80, announced she’d be retiring after more than three decades in Congress. She was last re-elected in 2022 and...Read more

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Former employee sues Trump's New Jersey golf club over sexual harassment

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NEW YORK — A young woman who worked at Donald Trump’s golf club in New Jersey was sexually harassed and tricked into signing a nondisclosure agreement by one of the former president’s top lawyers, according to a lawsuit she filed Wednesday.

Alice Bianco worked as a server at Trump National in Bedminster for a few months in 2021. Shortly ...Read more

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Maryland state Sen. Clarence Lam joins large field in race for John Sarbanes' congressional seat

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BALTIMORE — State Sen. Clarence Lam of Howard County on Thursday became the fifth Democratic state lawmaker to declare their candidacy for the congressional seat being vacated by the retirement of Democrat John Sarbanes.

Lam, 43, a physician, joins Democratic delegates Vanessa Atterbeary and Terri Hill, both from Howard County, and state Sen...Read more

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Poll finds most Florida voters back adding abortion rights, marijuana legalization to state Constitution

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A majority of Florida voters — including more than half of Republicans surveyed — told pollsters they support a proposed amendment that would add a right to abortion to the state Constitution.

The poll from the University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab, released Thursday, found 62% of state voters said they would vote “...Read more

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Six ways Gavin Newsom will have to defend California in debate against Ron DeSantis

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Imagine if the country became as much of a mess as California, says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

That’s the sort of broadside likely to be coming Gov. Gavin Newsom’s way Thursday night as he engages DeSantis in a 90-minute debate on Fox News Channel.

They’re primed to fight over which state is safer, has better schools, deals most ...Read more

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POINT: Supreme Court's 'ethics code' is a failed attempt to gaslight America

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The Supreme Court’s new code of ethics is little more than a naked attempt to gaslight our nation after a year of disturbing reports showing that the justices have been engaged in what would be considered highly unethical conduct in any other branch of government.

Chief Justice John Roberts would have Americans believe that the justices’ ...Read more

'Shrugged off and ignored': Lawmakers disagree on how to ease pain of election churn

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Chuck Edwards decided to try to meet his constituents where they’re at when he came to Congress earlier this year. Literally.

The North Carolina Republican took the unusual step of creating a mobile office, a van that travels around the state’s 11th District to help with veterans and Social Security issues. Questions about passports, ...Read more

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COUNTERPOINT: Supreme Court shows its integrity with new code of ethics

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Saying that public officials should be “ethical” is like saying that sunshine and puppies are good things. The tougher questions are what “ethical” means, how to tell if public officials meet that standard and what to do if they don’t.

So, we should be wary of the current campaign to exert control over the Supreme Court by creating a ...Read more


'A brilliant move': How the Newsom-DeSantis debate offers major upsides for the governors

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Gavin Newsom and Ron DeSantis took parallel paths from opposite ends of America's political spectrum to the front lines of the high-stakes battle between progressives and conservatives over the future of the nation.

But when they finally meet on stage Thursday in Georgia, the stakes are low for both politicians in a debate about their vastly ...Read more

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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