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This week's GOP primary debate could put NewsNation on the map

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When the candidates for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination meet in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Wednesday, there are likely to be millions of first-time viewers for the network carrying the event.

NewsNation, the cable news channel launched in 2020 by Nexstar Media Group, landed the first national debate in its short history after months of...Read more

Denver City Council corrects Fair Elections Fund “rounding error” to save city over $4 million

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The Denver City Council on Monday unanimously approved a handful of tweaks to the voter-approved Fair Elections Fund, including a change that will save the city an estimated $4.4 million over four years.

That doesn’t mean there will be less to go around when candidates next line up to run for City Council, mayor and other municipal offices in...Read more

Democrats divided over Biden's move on digital trade

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The Biden administration’s decision to withdraw U.S. support for digital trade provisions at the World Trade Organization and the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, a move that has riled the tech industry, has congressional Democrats taking opposite sides over the issue.

In late October the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative informed the ...Read more

Topline appropriations talks at a standstill

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​Negotiations among congressional leaders over spending limits for fiscal 2024 appropriations are moving at a glacial pace, sources familiar with the talks say, calling into doubt lawmakers’ ability to enact final bills early next year without another stopgap spending measure.

While staff-level meetings between leadership aides have been ...Read more

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Will Missouri vote on abortion rights in 2024? As deadline looms, it's getting complicated

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the clock ticking to get a measure enshrining the right to an abortion on a statewide ballot in 2024, Missouri abortion rights supporters appear to be split on strategy and have not unified behind one version of the proposal.

The lack of a campaign, as well as a series of legal battles with anti-abortion Republican ...Read more


Commentary: Does Biden benefit if foreign policy dominates the 2024 campaign?

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Conventional wisdom suggests Americans know little about foreign policy and care about it even less. Opinion polls regularly show that international issues take a back seat to topics more prosaic (economics, education) or provocative (culture wars, gun control).

Next year’s presidential election, however, might be a bit different. Continued ...Read more

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Commentary: Biden's struggle among Latino voters is real. Here's why and what he can do about it

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It’s often noted that the Latino vote is “not monolithic,” and Latino voters do in fact come from an array of countries, generations, regions, races, faiths and classes. But with a few exceptions, this loosely connected group has voted strongly Democratic, meeting all conventional definitions of a voting bloc.

Until recently.

The Latino ...Read more

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Billionaire tax rests on a disputed $14,729 refund at the Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON — Democratic dreams of imposing a wealth tax on the richest Americans risk being snuffed out by the U.S. Supreme Court in a dispute over a $14,729 bill.

Calls to tax assets in addition to income have grown since Senator Elizabeth Warren ran for the White House on the issue in 2020, with President Joe Biden’s 2024 budget ...Read more

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Congress passes Colorado Rep. Yadira Caraveo's bill to tackle abuse of an animal tranquilizer often mixed with fentanyl

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A bill spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Yadira Caraveo, D-Colo., to combat the rising drug scourge of xylazine, a powerful animal tranquilizer that users mix with fentanyl and other substances, passed the House Monday and now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature.

Xylazine, also known by its street names “tranq” and “zombie drug...Read more

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House Democrats urge probe of LA hotels for 'potentially predatory behavior' toward migrant workers

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A group of federal lawmakers is urging the U.S. Department of Labor and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to investigate some prominent Los Angeles hotels and their contracted staffing agencies for possible labor violations in their treatment of migrant workers.

Local hotels — or staffing agencies operating on their behalf — may have ...Read more

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Supreme Court leans in favor of Purdue Pharma deal with $6 billion from Sacklers

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court justices sounded Monday as if they will uphold a huge bankruptcy deal that includes $6 billion from the Sackler family to help the nation and tens of thousands of victims recover from the opioid crisis.

Most of the justices said the deal looked to be the best possible outcome, even though it gave the Sacklers a ...Read more

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Would a Trump trial during election be interference or due process?

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ATLANTA — On Election Day next year, the Fulton County jurors sitting in judgment of Donald Trump may have some decisions to make: should they take time off from court to cast a vote in the presidential election? And, if they do, will they vote for the defendant or against him?

The unheard-of, almost unimaginable scenario is entirely possible...Read more

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Legal experts say Trump defendant in Fulton County could be jailed over threatening comments

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ATLANTA — The Fulton County District Attorney’s office has grounds to seek jail time for a Chicago publicist after she posted a video which seems to target an ex-poll worker at the center of Georgia’s election subversion case, according to legal experts.

Trevian Kutti made the remarks recently in an Instagram Live video about Ruby Freeman...Read more

Supreme Court to weigh 2017 tax on overseas earnings

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WASHINGTON — A dispute over a roughly $15,000 tax bill could shape the future of the U.S. tax system in a case set for Supreme Court oral argument Tuesday.

A couple, Charles and Kathleen Moore, have challenged the constitutionality of their tax bill for their shares of a company in India under a provision of a 2017 tax law meant to initiate a...Read more

Supreme Court leans in favor of Purdue Pharma deal with $6 billion from Sacklers

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The Supreme Court justices sounded ready on Monday to uphold a huge bankruptcy deal that includes $6 billion from the Sackler family to help the nation and tens of thousands of victims recover from the opioid crisis.

Most of the justices said the deal looked to be the best possible outcome, even though it gave the Sacklers a shield from future ...Read more

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Freshman Jackson offers bill to boost USDA civil rights efforts

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Agriculture Department employees found to have engaged in discriminatory actions would be subject to discipline ranging from a letter of reprimand to dismissal under a bill filed Thursday by Rep. Jonathan L. Jackson, the son of civil rights activist Jesse L. Jackson.

The bill by Jackson, D-Ill., a House Agriculture Committee member, would ...Read more

Betting odds show Haley now Trump's top GOP challenger in 2024

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis squared off against California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday in what was billed as “The Great Red vs. Blue State Debate” on Fox News.

But former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley has much better betting odds than DeSantis to win the Republican nomination over former President Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential...Read more

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In face of threats, election workers vow: 'You are not disrupting the democratic process'

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Hundreds of election workers in Washington state’s second-largest county were busy opening mail-in ballots earlier this month when one of them came across a plain white envelope. As she cut it open, white powder leaked out.

She carefully took off her gloves, put them down, backed away and called her supervisor. Workers evacuated the building ...Read more

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Biden hosts artists from opera to disco at Kennedy Center honors

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President Joe Biden spotlighted the arts as shaping “the very soul of the nation” as he celebrated the latest group of Kennedy Center honorees at the White House on Sunday.

Comedian Billy Crystal, rapper Queen Latifah, and singer Dionne Warwick were among the group honored for their contributions. Soprano Renee Fleming and Bee Gees frontman...Read more

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India's state election results to test Modi's support

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India will begin releasing results of recent state elections on Sunday, providing important clues about voter support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party as he seeks a third term in office.

Three northern states — Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh — will be key to watch, since they are spread across what’s known as...Read more