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Commentary: Beware efforts to snatch the people's presidential vote

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When Americans vote for a presidential candidate, they are actually voting for a slate of people to represent their state in the Electoral College. What few Americans realize is that their state legislature could legally exercise the power to select the electors without holding a popular vote – or it could even ignore the people’s choice. ...Read more

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New rule brought protections to poultry farmers. Congress may gut them

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For more than a decade, poultry farmers across the U.S. fought for financial protections from the big agriculture companies that they not only rely on but sometimes fear.

Less than a month after those protections went into effect, some members of Congress and agricultural trade groups are pushing to take them away.

They support inserting ...Read more

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Commentary: For the second time in days, the Supreme Court helped make another Trump presidency possible

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The Supreme Court held Monday that a single state such as Colorado can’t prohibit Donald Trump from running for president as an insurrectionist under the 14th Amendment. It was the second time in less than a week that the court provided a crucial boost to the former president’s campaign to return to the White House.

The court’s strong ...Read more

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Trump falsely claims he won Minnesota in 2020, then contradicts himself

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MINNEAPOLIS — Former President Donald Trump appeared on a Minnesota conservative talk radio station on Monday and suggested he won the state four years ago, before moments later seeming to acknowledge he lost in 2020.

"I thought we won it last time, I'll be honest, and I think we did win it. It's very interesting, bad things happened with ...Read more

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US asks Supreme Court to stop Texas immigration law

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration asked the Supreme Court on Monday to halt implementation of a Texas law that would allow state officials to deport immigrants on their own.

The application, the latest in the slew of ongoing court fights over Texas policies targeting undocumented immigrants, said lower court decisions last week mean the ...Read more

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What's next in the Fani Willis case

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ATLANTA — Six attorneys — five for the defense and one for the prosecution — summed up their arguments on Friday about whether Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and her office should be — or should not be — disqualified from prosecuting Donald Trump and his 14 remaining codefendants.

The defense said that Willis benefited ...Read more

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5 takeaways in Supreme Court's ruling to keep Trump on 2024 ballot

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The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that former President Donald Trump cannot be kept off the 2024 presidential ballot in Colorado — or any other state.

The justices voted 9-0 that Colorado did not have the right to act on its own to bar Trump for violating the 14th Amendment’s so-called insurrection clause.

But they split along ...Read more

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Responding to US, France enshrines abortion access in constitution

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VERSAILLES, France — French lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to codify abortion access in their constitution Monday — a move directly inspired by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“I was inspired by the fact that in the U.S. abortion rights were not in the Constitution,” French Senator Mélanie Vogel, the ...Read more


Dueling visits: Biden and Trump are both set to campaign in Georgia on Saturday

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ATLANTA — Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden are both set to campaign in Georgia on Saturday with dueling visits that underscore the intense competition to capture one of the nation’s premier battleground states in November.

The event will be Trump’s first appearance in Georgia since he surrendered to authorities at the...Read more

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FAU poll shows 1 in 7 Republicans don't plan to vote for Trump in November

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Polling released on the eve of voting in 15 states with Super Tuesday primaries shows former President Donald Trump remains the overwhelming choice of likely Republican primary voters as he continues cruising toward his party’s 2024 presidential nomination.

Still, the poll Monday from Florida Atlantic University shows more than a quarter of ...Read more

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Analysis: In shift, Biden gives Trump a tongue-lashing

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has sharpened his campaign message, more and more often calling out his likely general election foe, Donald Trump, by name.

This pivot includes calling out the former commander in chief and GOP presidential front-runner for spearheading efforts to block a bipartisan border security and immigration package on ...Read more

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Ex-Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg pleads guilty to perjury in fraud case

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NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s former finance chief Allen Weisselberg copped to new criminal charges in a lower Manhattan courtroom on Monday — admitting he told lies to the New York attorney general concerning what he knew about the actual size of Trump’s Fifth Avenue penthouse, and when.

In the latest legal setback for the former president...Read more

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Supreme Court ruling on Trump likely dooms legal push to boot Scott Perry from Pa. ballot

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PHILADELPHIA — Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling protecting former President Donald Trump from ballot disqualification was good news for him — and U.S. Rep. Scott Perry.

The ruling, which overturned a Colorado court decision and found Trump can’t be removed from the ballot, is likely to doom challenges to Trump’s ballot eligibility ...Read more

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Can Trump finally win Miami-Dade County? An early poll highlights Democratic worries

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MIAMI — Democrats in Miami-Dade County face the kind of unsettling possibility they hoped had died with the Ron DeSantis presidential campaign: Joe Biden losing a county that’s gone blue by a comfortable margin since the 1980s, and dragging local Democrats down with him.

A November poll by the reelection effort for Democratic Mayor Daniella...Read more

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Supreme Court tosses Colorado's decision to bar Trump from ballot

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court cleared the way on Monday for Donald Trump to appear on 2024 presidential ballots, rejecting a legal attempt to bar the Republican front-runner from the Colorado primary ballot over his push to undercut American democracy after his 2020 election loss.

In a unanimous ruling, the justices struck down a Colorado ...Read more


US Supreme Court rejects Donald Trump ballot challenge in Colorado, blocking state efforts to keep him out of election

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Donald Trump’s position on Colorado’s ballot is secure ahead of Tuesday’s primary, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday morning, overturning the Colorado Supreme Court’s earlier finding that the former president engaged in insurrection and was ineligible to run.

The federal justices’ 9-0 ruling puts to rest questions about whether ...Read more

The Constitution sets some limits on the people’s choices for president - but the Supreme Court rules it’s unconstitutional for state governments to decide on Trump’s qualifications

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When the Supreme Court ruled on March 4, 2024, that former President Donald Trump could appear on state presidential ballots for the 2024 election, it did not address an idea that seemed simple and compelling when Justice Brett Kavanaugh raised it during the Feb. 8, 2024, oral arguments in the case:

“What about the idea that we ...Read more

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U.S. Supreme Court ruling allows Donald Trump to remain on Illinois primary ballot

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states including Illinois lack the authority to remove former President Donald Trump from the ballot under the “insurrection clause” of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The court’s ruling was a direct reversal of a December order by the 4-3 Democratic majority of the ...Read more

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Ex-Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg pleads guilty to perjury in fraud case

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Donald Trump’s convicted former finance chief Allen Weisselberg pleaded guilty to new perjury charges in a Manhattan court on Monday.

The retired chief financial officer pleaded guilty to two counts of perjury at a brief hearing in Manhattan Criminal Court stemming from his testimony in the attorney general’s investigation of the former ...Read more

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Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson endorses US Rep. Danny Davis in crowded primary

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Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson on Monday endorsed U.S. Rep. Danny Davis over City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin and three other candidates in the 7th Congressional District Democratic primary.

The endorsement from Johnson, like Davis a West Side resident, came three days after Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ...Read more