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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

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Supreme Court rules against LA couple denied visa in part over husband's tattoos

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday ruled 6-3 against a Los Angeles woman who argued her constitutional rights were violated when the federal government denied a visa to her Salvadoran husband, in part because they viewed his tattoos as gang-related.

The broad ruling is a major setback for Americans with foreign spouses because it ...Read more

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Roe v. Wade ended two years ago, but it's a factor in 2024's elections

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ATLANTA — Monday will mark two years since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, sending decisions about abortion back to the states.

Melita Easters, founding chair and executive director of Georgia Win List, a political action committee that backs Democratic women seeking office who support abortion rights, joined “Politically ...Read more

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Battle of the experts: Trump legal backers facing off against government over special counsel's 'legitimacy'

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FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Proceedings before U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon in the U.S. government’s classified documents case against former President Donald Trump Friday morning sounded more like a law school colloquium than a defense-prosecution hearing on a motion to dismiss.

Emil Bove, a former prosecutor in the U.S. attorney’s office ...Read more

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Commentary: Why next week's Biden-Trump faceoff is so novel -- and what it means for future presidential debates

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Next week’s debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump will be novel for many reasons. It will be the first debate between a current and a former U.S. president. It will be the first featuring a convicted felon. It will be the first conducted before either major party has formally picked a nominee. But perhaps most importantly, it harks to an ...Read more

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Supreme Court rules against Los Angeles couple denied visa in part over husband's tattoos

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday ruled 6-3 against a Los Angeles woman who argued her constitutional rights were violated when the federal government denied a visa to her Salvadoran husband, in part because they viewed his tattoos as gang-related.

Luis Asencio Cordero, who lived in the U.S. until 2015, has been separated from his wife...Read more

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Supreme Court rejects gun rights for people charged with 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. Only Justice ...Read more

Why Donald Trump is coming to North Philadelphia for his first-ever rally in the city

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PHILADELPHIA — Former President Donald Trump is holding his first-ever rally in Philadelphia on Saturday at Temple University.

The Republican presidential candidate is expected to speak at the Liacouras Center on Temple's campus in North Philadelphia at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 3 p.m. And protesters are expected.

Temple University's ...Read more

These are the protests lined up for Trump's rally at Temple

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PHILADELPHIA—Former President Donald Trump is making his Philadelphia campaign rally debut at Temple University's Liacouras Center Saturday night and he can expect Philadelphians of all political persuasions to be there to greet him.

Out in full force will be young Republicans from the Temple community who will be there to support their ...Read more

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Nonstop attacks about Trump, Biden's mental acuity loom over the first presidential debate

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For those with questions about the leading 2024 presidential candidates' mental acuity, or those involved in stoking the increasingly heated spin online around such questions, Saturday night was a bonanza.

President Joe Biden appeared to "freeze up," as the New York Post put it, as he walked offstage at a downtown Los Angeles fundraising ...Read more

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'Hospital at home' gains bipartisan support but questions remain

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WASHINGTON — Congress is looking to extend a Medicare program that pays hospitals to provide acute inpatient care in patients’ homes, even as questions remain about how that program impacts health outcomes and health care costs.

Hospitals are seeking at least a five-year extension of the Acute Hospital Care at Home program, which was ...Read more