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Editorial: Biden cover-up mirrors previous Dem efforts to deceive

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The year was 1919. President Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat with another 16 months left in his second term, collapsed in Colorado during a speaking tour. Upon returning to the White House, he suffered a major stroke.

“At this point, a cover-up began,” one historian wrote, led by his doctor and his wife, Edith. Edwin Weinstein, a Wilson ...Read more

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Commentary: France avoids a far-right government -- for now

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France is having a big summer. The Tour de France is in progress, and the Olympic torch has almost reached Paris. While we wait for the Olympic Games to begin later this month, it’s worth keeping an eye on the political games underway already. As a core European and NATO power, should France swing further right, it could accelerate the ...Read more

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Fact check: GOP's Tim Sheehy revives discredited abortion claims in pivotal Senate race

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“Elective abortions up to and including the moment of birth. Healthy, 9-month-year-old baby killed at the moment of birth. That’s what Jon Tester and the Democrats have voted for.”

Tim Sheehy, Montana GOP candidate for U.S. Senate, said in a June 8 debate

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Tim Sheehy, the Republican candidate seeking to unseat Democratic Sen. Jon ...Read more

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Editorial: One casualty of the 2024 campaign? Budgetary sanity

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Somewhat lost in this turbulent election season, America’s bipartisan experiment in budgetary fantasy is racing ahead. Both 2024 presidential candidates seem content to carry on with the charade.

Restraint is not among Donald Trump’s virtues, and when it came to government spending, he never even tried. After pledging to eliminate the ...Read more

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Editorial: Congress can still do the right thing on bump stocks

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A recent Supreme Court decision striking down the Trump administration’s ban on bump stocks was a setback for public safety, but only a temporary one — provided Congress still has the courage to do the right thing.

Bump stocks are attachments that allow a semiautomatic rifle to simulate an automatic one. There is no purpose to owning one ...Read more

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Commentary: Even the toughest fighters eventually lose the battle with time. Biden is no exception

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A flashbulb memory from the archives of my life: It is the summer of 1997, and we are moving my disabled sister, Wendy, into a care home. She is in her bedroom in my parents’ house. She is a woman in her 30s who requires 24-hour care, and my aging parents can no longer provide it. Her life is being dismantled around her — her ornaments ...Read more

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Whether it's Biden or Trump, Europe knows it must stand alone

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NATO’s European members have long thought they would prefer an ailing Joe Biden to an unpredictable Donald Trump. But now they’re coming to terms with the fact that — whoever wins the election — U.S. priorities are increasingly going to shift elsewhere.

At the same time as their summit in Washington was overshadowed by speculation on ...Read more

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Trump invokes 'The Apprentice' as rollout of running mate looms

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Donald Trump on Friday likened the upcoming announcement of his vice presidential pick to his onetime reality show "The Apprentice," saying he was still weighing as many as five potential contenders with just days until the start of the Republican National Convention.

The presumptive GOP nominee said he had changed his mind as he considered the...Read more

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Biden opens two-front fight in bid to save 2024 campaign

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President Joe Biden is forging ahead with a political war on two fronts: against skeptics from his own party and against Republican challenger Donald Trump.

A high-stakes press conference Thursday evening that began with a major gaffe — his second in as many hours — saw the incumbent 81-year-old Democrat flatly insist he was keeping his ...Read more

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UAW chief suggests Trump is headed for victory over Biden

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United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain suggested Donald Trump is on track to defeat Joe Biden in November, warning that Democrats risk a catastrophic repeat of their 2016 election loss unless they confront “hard truths.”

“We’re speaking truth to those who need to hear it most and that’s the Democrat Party,” Fain said Friday at the...Read more

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Musk donates to Trump, tapping vast fortune to swing 2024 race

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WASHINGTON — Billionaire Elon Musk has donated to a super political action committee working to elect Donald Trump to the White House, a major gambit by the world’s richest person to make his imprint on the U.S. political landscape.

Musk has contributed to a low-profile group called America PAC, according to people familiar with the matter,...Read more

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Biden goes on attack against Trump, media in Detroit amid calls to drop out

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DETROIT — President Joe Biden rejected speculation about the future of his reelection campaign and criticized the media for giving Republican Donald Trump what he labeled a "free pass" during a raucous rally Friday night in a Detroit high school gymnasium.

As some members of the Democratic Party have argued that Biden should step aside as ...Read more

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Democratic challenger calls for probe into NY Rep. Malliotakis' financial dealings

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NEW YORK — Andrea Morse, the Democratic challenger running against Rep. Nicole Malliotakis for her Staten Island congressional seat, formally demanded Friday that the House of Representatives launch an investigation into a “highly suspicious” stock purchase Malliotakis made in 2023.

As reported last year in The Wall Street Journal, ...Read more

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Old Rubio confidante accused of acting as Venezuela agent can go to RNC, judge says

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A federal judge is allowing beleaguered former U.S. Rep. David Rivera to travel to Wisconsin for the Republican National Convention. The question is: Does U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio want him there?

Rivera, who’s charged with acting as an unregistered foreign agent for Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro’s government, has a decades-long personal ...Read more

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Musk donates to Trump, tapping vast fortune to swing 2024 race

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WASHINGTON — Billionaire Elon Musk has donated to a super political action committee working to elect Donald Trump to the White House, a major gambit by the world’s richest person to make his imprint on the U.S. political landscape.

Musk has contributed to a low-profile group called America PAC, according to people familiar with the matter,...Read more

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California Democratic Rep. Mike Levin tells President Biden directly he should exit race

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SANTA ANA, Calif. — Rep. Mike Levin, D-Calif., joined the growing chorus of Democrats who are asking President Joe Biden to forgo his reelection bid and told Biden how he felt directly in a virtual meeting Friday.

Levin said Friday after that meeting that he was “naturally concerned” following Biden’s debate performance last month, and ...Read more

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Biden's campaign held an event at a Philly church. Was that allowed?

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PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden chose to hold one of first public appearances after his disastrous June debate performance at a Philadelphia church. There, he received a much-needed and widely broadcast morale boost as part of his campaign's media offensive.

But the Internal Revenue Service, which provides tax exemptions to houses of ...Read more

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Rep. Jeffries tight-lipped after meeting Biden to convey concerns

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House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries on Friday said he met with President Biden to convey Democratic lawmakers’ concerns about him continuing in the race for the White House.

In a letter to Democratic colleagues, the Brooklyn lawmaker said little about what he told Biden at the face-to-face closed doors meeting after the president’s press ...Read more

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President Biden promises crowd in Michigan he's 'OK'

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NORTHVILLE, Mich. — President Joe Biden promised a crowd during a stop at a restaurant in suburban Detroit on Friday that he was "OK" amid attempts to find new momentum for his reelection campaign and some in his own party say he should step aside as the Democratic nominee.

Biden is expected to speak Friday evening at Renaissance High School ...Read more

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The Philly DA's office is building a team to target serious election interference crimes

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PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's office is in the beginning stages of creating an "elite team" to target election interference crimes surrounding the 2024 election, should they occur.

Matthew Stiegler, senior adviser to the DA, has been tasked with launching, building, and leading a team that aims to identify and ...Read more