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A raised fist, a march among the protests of Biden's Morehouse speech

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Several dozen demonstrators marched to Morehouse College Sunday to protest President Joe Biden’s position on the ongoing war in Gaza and to air grievances on other topics.

The displays of disagreement with Biden were clear as the presidential motorcade entered the Atlanta campus at 8:37 a.m. A lone protester held a handwritten sign that said ...Read more

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President Biden in Detroit says Trump 'not your typical Republican'

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DETROIT — Democratic President Joe Biden told a group of his supporters in Detroit Sunday his general election opponent, Republican Donald Trump, would reverse efforts his administration has made to protect the environment and expand health insurance coverage.

Biden made the comments during a brief four-minute speech at a private campaign ...Read more

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Biden faces pro-Palestinian silent protest at Morehouse graduation

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President Joe Biden renewed his call for a temporary cease-fire in Gaza in a speech at Morehouse College’s graduation ceremony, where some participants donned Palestinian colors in protest at Israel’s military incursion.

Biden’s address at the historically Black school in Atlanta brought him face to face with some of the campus unrest set...Read more

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President Joe Biden returns to Michigan ahead of NAACP speech

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President Joe Biden has landed back in Michigan, where he'll campaign in Detroit and deliver a Sunday keynote address at an annual NAACP dinner.

Biden, a Democrat who's being challenged by Republican former President Donald Trump in the November election, is spending much of the day reaching out to Black voters. On Sunday morning, before ...Read more

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Biden gives high-stakes commencement address at Morehouse College

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President Joe Biden gave a high-stakes commencement speech to hundreds of young Black men at Morehouse College on Sunday, delivering a direct address to the constituency his campaign worries is shifting against him as he runs for reelection against former President Donald Trump.

The Democrat used parts of his 25-minute speech to lay out the ...Read more

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Democrats seek to make GOP pay for threats to reproductive rights

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Democrat Lucas Kunce is trying to pin reproductive care restrictions on Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, betting it will boost his chances of unseating the incumbent in November.

In a recent ad campaign, Kunce accuses Hawley of jeopardizing reproductive care, including in vitro fertilization. Staring straight into the camera, with tears in her ...Read more

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'Georgia is the reason I'm president right now,' Biden tells backers

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ATLANTA — President Joe Biden reminded Georgia supporters at a fundraiser at the Arthur M. Blank Foundation Saturday afternoon of just how important the state is to his reelection bid.

“If you ever doubt the power of the vote, I say come to Georgia. You are the reason I won. Georgia is the reason I’m president right now,” Biden told the...Read more

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Joe Biden's Atlanta trip highlights duel for Black voters with Donald Trump

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ATLANTA — President Joe Biden told party loyalists in Georgia that they’re critical to his reelection, signaling the state’s importance as he steps up efforts to reach Black voters.

“Georgia is the reason I’m president of the United States,” Biden said at a campaign reception Saturday in Atlanta. “Our freedoms and democracy are at...Read more

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Just how long should a Supreme Court justice stay around?

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WASHINGTON — In late June, around the time the U.S. Supreme Court wraps up its current term, Justice Sonia Sotomayor will turn 70.

Is that old enough to retire?

For most Americans, that’s a simple question: More than 80% of Americans age 70 or older have left the labor force. Among those still working, a large share say they would retire ...Read more

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Donald Trump talks inflation, Iron Dome, Biden and bacon at Minnesota GOP dinner

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MINNEAPOLIS — Former President Donald Trump headlined the state Republican Party's annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner on Friday in St. Paul, repeatedly ripping President Joe Biden, promising to fight to turn Minnesota red and return to one-day voting and paper ballots.

"We want a landslide in your state and we want a landslide in our nation that is...Read more

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Joe Biden's Atlanta trip highlights duel for Black voters with Donald Trump

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President Joe Biden is stepping up a push to reach Black voters with weekend trips to students in Atlanta and business leaders in Detroit, signaling his need to lock in a bloc that’s critical to his reelection chances in November.

While overwhelming support from Black voters was key to Biden’s victory in 2020, there’s concern among his ...Read more

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Maduro Bets He Can Crush Venezuela's Opposition in an Open Vote

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CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro is convinced he can win July’s presidential elections without resorting to fraud.

But, if he’s wrong, he also has backup plans to cling on to power, according to people who are in contact with the administration, who asked not to be identified discussing sensitive political strategy....Read more

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Donald Trump talks inflation, Biden and bacon to Minnesota GOP donors, leaders and activists

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Former President Donald Trump headlined the state Republican Party's annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner on Friday in St. Paul, repeatedly ripping President Joe Biden and promising to fight to turn Minnesota red for the first time since 1972.

"This is an official expansion of the electoral map," Trump said of his appearance in ...Read more

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Colorado voters will decide abortion rights question after constitutional amendment qualifies for ballot

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DENVER — Colorado voters in November will decide whether to make abortion a state constitutional right after the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office announced Friday that backers of a ballot initiative had gathered enough signatures.

Advocates for the measure turned in 159,930 valid signatures last month — more than enough to place the ...Read more

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Donald Trump's claim in New Jersey that Democrats want to 'execute babies' is one of many GOP abortion falsehoods

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Former President Donald Trump recently told a crowd of thousands in Wildwood, New Jersey, the baseless claim that Democrats want to pass an abortion law that enables doctors to “execute” newborns.

“If the radical Democrat extremists get their way,” Trump said during his May 11 rally, “they will have a federal law — an abortion in ...Read more

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Biden twice makes false claim that inflation was 9% when he took office

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President Joe Biden erroneously said twice in one week that inflation was at 9% when he took office in 2021.

In reality, inflation stood at 1.4% when Biden assumed the presidency in January of 2021.

Biden made the false statements in interviews with CNN on May 8, and with Yahoo Finance on Wednesday.

“No president has had the run we’ve had...Read more

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Voters prefer Trump over Biden on economy. This data shows why

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Americans give Donald Trump the edge over Joe Biden on the economy in poll after poll.

That’s even as the Biden years have been the best time to find work since the 1960s, and the U.S. has bounced back from the pandemic with stronger growth than international peers such as the European Union, United Kingdom and Japan and stronger growth ...Read more

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President Biden plans to travel to Boston next week

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BOSTON — President Biden plans to travel to Boston next week after making a stop in New Hampshire, according to a schedule released Friday morning.

Exact details of what Biden will do in the hub were not immediately available but he is expected to head to New Hampshire on Tuesday. It will be the president’s second trip to the Granite State ...Read more

Republicans sue Georgia's DeKalb County over outside election funding info

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ATLANTA — The Republican National Committee has filed a lawsuit claiming DeKalb County violated state open records laws by failing to turn over documents related to its acceptance of an election grant.

Last year the county accepted a $2 million grant from the Alliance for Election Excellence, a nonprofit group. Republicans say the grant ...Read more

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Harvard University slammed by Republican House committee for not addressing 'explosion of virulent antisemitism'

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BOSTON — A Republican-led House committee that has put Harvard University under the microscope is calling out university leadership for not addressing “the explosion of virulent antisemitism” on campus.

The House Education and the Workforce Committee — which grilled the Harvard, MIT and Penn leaders over their handling of antisemitism ...Read more