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Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday called on the United Nations to send a clear message to Russia’s Vladimir Putin demanding an end to his “reckless nuclear threats.” Blinken, addressing a U.N. Security Council meeting, said Putin has “doubled down” on the conflict despite concerns from the […]

Mark Kerrison/In Pictures/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Twenty years ago, Tallie Ben Daniel was a college student wandering the campus of the University of California, Santa Cruz, when she came across a bumper sticker that read “Free Palestine.” Born to an Israeli family in Los Angeles, Ben Daniel had never heard the phrase before. “I […]

Tetra Images – Henryk Sadura/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — House Democrats, hoping to notch another major legislative win before the midterm elections, will vote Thursday on a long-delayed package of changes to policing and public safety. Moderate and progressive Democrats hammered out a deal on Wednesday after frenetic negotiations — and on one of the House’s […]

Creativeye99/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A federal prosecutor on Wednesday accused Thomas Barrack, a one-time fundraiser for Donald Trump, of leveraging his “unique access” to the former president to illegally act as a foreign agent on behalf of the United Arab Emirates in a trial that may illuminate some of the ways that foreign governments […]

Photo by Mike Kline (notkalvin)/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the National Archives and Records Administration faced lawmakers Wednesday in an unusually contentious hearing for a position not typically involving political fanfare. During the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing, Republican senators raised questions about the records dispute that resulted […]

ABC News (WASHINGTON) — As the November midterm elections quickly approach, all eyes are on the latest efforts by both parties to gain control of the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-M.D.) spoke with GMA 3 Wednesday to discuss his outlook on the Democrats’ chances of keeping their majority. […]

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has agreed to voluntarily speak with the House Jan. 6 committee, according to her lawyer. “I can confirm that Ginni Thomas has agreed to participate in a voluntary interview with the Committee,” her attorney Mark Paoletta said in a statement […]

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images (MADISON, Wisc.) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday that he is calling a special session of the state legislature in his latest attempt to repeal a criminal abortion ban dating back to 1849 which suspended some abortion services in the state after the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade […]

Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A panel of judges on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a request from the Justice Department to stay portions of a ruling by district Judge Aileen Cannon that had effectively paused the government’s investigation into former President Donald Trump’s potential […]

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The House on Wednesday approved a post-Jan. 6 election reform bill intended to blunt future challenges to presidential elections. The Presidential Election Reform Act, crafted largely by Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., passed by a 229-203 vote, with nine Republicans joining the Democratic majority in favor of […]

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