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Editorial: Gov. DeSantis' missed opportunity on the Mar-a-Lago raid

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“The raid against MAL (Mar-a-Lago) is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves. Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic.” — Gov. Ron DeSantis in a recent tweet ...Read more

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Editorial: Memo to Merrick Garland: If no one is above the law, prove it

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Attorney General Merrick Garland has insisted that “no person is above the law in this country,” and it appears that he meant it. The FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach home, Mar-a-Lago, could not have happened without Garland’s knowledge and approval.

The concept that no one is above the law has been the theme of ...Read more

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As AG Daniel Cameron doubles down, Trump looms large for Kentucky's GOP candidates for governor

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Former president Donald Trump shook up the Kentucky political scene when he endorsed Attorney General Daniel Cameron in his run for governor in the 2023 GOP primary.

But how closely does Cameron back Trump, given the continual cycle of news surrounding the former president’s attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 ...Read more

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Commentary: Kansans' abortion decision upholds true will of the people, regardless of Supreme Court ruling

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My sister lives in Connecticut and is a devout Catholic. When Roe v. Wade was overturned, we had a very heated discussion about the topic. I argued that more than 60% of the U.S. population was in favor of keeping Roe. She countered that all those polls were wrong. If you really were to ask everyone in the country, most people would prefer to ...Read more

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Commentary: Gambling, special interests could spend half a billion dollars to buy your vote in November

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Brace yourselves, Californians.

The onslaught of political advertising that will fly at us this election season is shaping up to be more intense than ever, with most of it trained on two dueling measures to permit sports betting. Gambling interests have already anted up roughly $350 million to wage campaigns for and against Propositions 26 and ...Read more

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Editorial: Next up for Congress? Fixing the Electoral Count Act

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As former President Donald Trump desperately clung to power last year, and his agitated supporters violently invaded the Capitol, a number of flaws in the U.S. election system became all too clear. Thankfully, one of them may soon be fixed.

After months of negotiations, a bipartisan group of senators has released a set of reforms to the ...Read more

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Trump calls for release of search warrant documents used in search

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WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump said he supported the release of documents related to the FBI’s search of his Mar-a-Lago home earlier this week, including a copy of the search warrant and a receipt of items that agents took from the property.

Trump made the announcement late Thursday on his social media site, Truth Social, ...Read more

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Attorney General Garland 'personally approved' Mar-a-Lago search, moves to unseal Trump records warrant

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice is moving to unseal the search warrant and itemized receipt of what was taken from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence earlier this week, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday in his first public comments since the FBI search was conducted.

It is extraordinarily unusual for ...Read more

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Scott Perry says he's 'not a target' of FBI probe amid reports of subpoenas for other Pa. GOP lawmakers

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PHILADELPHIA — Details remained scarce a day after a news report that several Republican lawmakers in Harrisburg had been subpoenaed this week as part of the federal inquiry into efforts to organize a slate of pro-Trump electors in the 2020 presidential election.

But at least one figure whose name has emerged prominently sought to clarify his...Read more

Biden plots a 2024 presidential run -- and a Trump rematch

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is preparing to launch his re-election bid in the months after November’s midterm congressional elections, according to multiple aides and allies, setting up a potential 2024 re-match with former President Donald Trump.

Biden’s resolve to mount a second White House bid is hardening even with polls showing ...Read more

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Trump's 'planted evidence' claim unlikely to stand up in court

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Donald Trump and his supporters are ratcheting up their baseless claim that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents may have “planted” evidence when they searched his Mar-a-Lago home for missing White House records. But those claims are unlikely to stand up in court.

In an effort to calm the outcry from Trump allies about the Monday search ...Read more

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Attorney General Garland 'personally approved' Mar-a-Lago search, moves to unseal Trump records warrant

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice is moving to unseal the search warrant and itemized receipt of what was taken from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence earlier this week, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday in his first public comments since the FBI search was conducted.

It is extraordinarily unusual for ...Read more

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Who is Rep. Scott Perry, the Trump ally from Pa. whose phone was seized by the FBI?

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PHILADELPHIA — You may have been hearing a lot about U.S. Rep Scott Perry in the days since the FBI seized the Pennsylvania Republican’s phone in connection with the investigation into former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election. He also was a central figure in the prime-time hearings of the House panel ...Read more

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Biden administration announces new projects from bipartisan infrastructure law

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced 166 new federal grants Thursday for transportation projects from the bipartisan infrastructure law.

“One thing I think you’ll see come across as we speak to communities that are receiving grant awards is how passionate they are about the need for their project,” Transportation Secretary ...Read more

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Attorney General Garland 'personally approved' Mar-a-Lago search, moves to unseal Trump records warrant

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice is moving to unseal the search warrant and itemized receipt of what was taken from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence earlier this week, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday in his first public comments since the FBI search was conducted.

It is extraordinarily unusual for ...Read more

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Attorney General Garland 'personally approved' Mar-a-Lago search, moves to unseal Trump records warrant

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice is moving to unseal the search warrant and itemized receipt of what was taken from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence earlier this week, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday in his first public comments since the FBI search was conducted.

It is extraordinarily unusual for ...Read more

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Trump hires Atlanta attorney Drew Findling to represent him in Fulton County grand jury probe

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ATLANTA — Former President Donald Trump has retained noted Atlanta lawyer Drew Findling to represent him in the ongoing criminal investigation by the Fulton County special purpose grand jury examining what happened in Georgia after the 2020 presidential election.

Trump’s hiring of Findling, along with Atlanta lawyer Jennifer Little, was ...Read more

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Vice President Kamala Harris: 'Health care crisis' after Supreme Court strikes down Roe

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Vice President Kamala Harris excoriated the Supreme Court’s recent decision peel back of five decades of federal abortion protections, calling its precedent-busting shift a “health care crisis” during a visit Thursday to her old San Francisco Bay Area stomping grounds.

Harris slammed the Supreme Court for taking away the right to abortion...Read more

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Former Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer joins National Constitution Center board as co-chair

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PHILADELPHIA — Recently retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has been named the honorary co-chair of the of the National Constitution Center’s board of trustees, where he joins Justice Neil Gorsuch, who has served in that position since 2019.

“I am honored to join the National Constitution Center in its efforts to educate ...Read more

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Attorney General Merrick Garland says DOJ will move to unseal Trump records search warrant

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice is moving to unseal the search warrant and the itemized receipt of what was taken from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence earlier this week, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday, his first public comments since the FBI search took place.

It is extraordinarily unusual for the...Read more