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 2022-08-14 15:48 

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Sen. Klobuchar says Trump " isn't king" after Mar-a-Lago raid...

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) emphasized on Sunday that "the law is king" and not the president, as the FBI raid of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home raised questions about whether the former president committed crimes. The big pi...

 2022-08-14 15:31 

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Scoop: White House to circulate Afghanistan memo defending U.S. withdrawal...

The White House is planning to circulate a new memo on Capitol Hill defending President Biden's decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and claiming the move strengthened national security by freeing up critical military and intelligence agents, ...

 2022-08-14 12:40 

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Rand Paul calls for repeal of Espionage Act after Trump FBI search...

Less than a week after the FBI's search of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called for the repeal of the Espionage Act on Saturday, saying it was an "egregious affront to the 1st Amendment." Driving the news...

 2022-08-14 11:30 

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Afghanistan: A day in the life, one year later — in photos...

One year after the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan , the Taliban has remained in power with a promise, so far undelivered, to govern differently than it did before the American invasion in 2001. In focus: These photos offer a glimpse into how life has ch...

 2022-08-13 15:46 

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Florida judge who approved FBI search warrant for Trump's home hit with threats...

The Florida magistrate judge who approved the search warrant on former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home has been targeted with anti-semitic comments and insults in the days since the raid happened, according to multiple reports. Why it matters: On Fr...

 2022-08-13 12:35 

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Marjorie Taylor Greene calls to impeach Merrick Garland...

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) said Friday night that she has drafted articles of impeachment against Attorney General Merrick Garland. Why it matters: The drafted articles of impeachment, which likely won't go too far, come in response to the FB...

 2022-08-13 11:00 

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Cracks emerge in GOP's Mar-a-Lago response...

Republicans are dividing over how or whether to defend former President Trump after the FBI's search of Mar-a-Lago — and what to do about some members' heated rhetoric toward law enforcement. Why it matters: Documents released Friday bolster...

 2022-08-12 20:54 

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National Archives rejects Trump's claim that Obama took classified documents...

The United States National Archives and Records Administration on Friday rejected former President Donald Trump's claims that former President Barack Obama took classified documents from the White House. The big picture: After the FBI searched Trump&#...

 2022-08-12 18:21 

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WSJ: FBI seized a series of "top-secret" materials in Mar-a-Lago search...

The FBI agents who searched Mar-a-Lago on Monday removed 11 sets of classified information from the Trump property, including some marked as "top secret," the Wall Street Journal reports . Why it matters: The inventory — which was reviewed b...

 2022-08-12 18:00 

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Judge denies Trump Organization attempt to dismiss tax fraud case...

A judge on Friday reportedly denied a request to dismiss the Manhattan tax fraud case against the Trump Organization and its longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg. Why it matters: Friday's denial allows the case to move forward to a tria...

 2022-08-12 04:09 

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Trump says he won't oppose Mar-a-Lago search warrant release...

Former President Trump said in a statement late Thursday he would not oppose the release of a warrant for the FBI to search his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida. What he's saying: "Not only will I not oppose the release of documents related to the ...

 2022-08-11 19:41 

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Garland says he "personally approved" search warrant at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence...

Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday that the Department of Justice is filing a motion to unseal parts of the search warrant for former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence . Driving the news: Garland also said that he "personally appr...

 2022-08-11 16:21 

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FBI says armed person tried to breach Cincinnati office...

An armed person tried to break into the FBI building in Cincinnati Wednesday, leading to a lockdown in the nearby area. Driving the news: The FBI in Cincinnati confirmed the person tried to breach the visitor screening facility at the building. They fled ...

 2022-08-11 01:37 

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FBI Chief: Threats to law enforcement after Mar-a-Lago search "dangerous"...

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday condemned threats to law enforcement made in the wake of the agency's search of former President Trump's Florida home, calling the rhetoric "deplorable and dangerous. The big picture: Trump and his su...

 2022-08-10 18:32 

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Alleged Iranian plot to assassinate John Bolton also targeted Pompeo...

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was told by the Justice Department that he was a second target of a plot, revealed Wednesday , by an Iranian operative to murder former Trump administration national security adviser John Bolton. Driving the news: A s...

 2022-08-10 15:04 

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DOJ charges Iranian national in alleged plot to assassinate John Bolton...

The Justice Department unsealed charges Wednesday against a member of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate former Trump national security adviser John Bolton. Why it matters: Bolton has for decades...

 2022-08-10 10:21 

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Trumpworld speculates about "flipped" aide after FBI search...

Trumpworld is abuzz with speculation about which close aide or aides has "flipped" and provided additional sensitive information to the FBI about what former President Trump was keeping at Mar-a-Lago , sources tell Axios. Why it matters: Trump'...

 2022-08-10 01:29 

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Democrat Mandela Barnes to take on Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson in November...

Wisconsin's lieutenant governor Mandela Barnes is looking ahead to November's Senate election against Sen. Ron Johnson (R) after clinching the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. Why it matters: Barnes' victory tees...

 2022-08-09 23:49 

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2024 GOP hopefuls condemn FBI over Mar-a-Lago search, boosting Trump comeback bid...

Former President Trump's top prospective rivals for the 2024 GOP nomination are fiercely defending him over the FBI's search of Mar-a-Lago, alleging — without evidence — that he's the victim of political persecution by a rogue Bide...

 2022-08-09 19:28 

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Presidential Records Act and FBI search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home explained...

The FBI on Monday executed a search warrant at former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence in what one former federal prosecutor called the "most important search warrant in the history of the United States." The big picture: The search appe...

 2022-08-09 16:07 

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Appeals court rules House committee can obtain Trump's tax records from IRS...

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the House Ways and Means Committee can obtain former President Trump's tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service. Why it matters: Trump has been fighting the release of his tax returns to the co...

 2022-08-09 11:52 

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What we know — and don't know — about the Trump raid...

Hours after the FBI searched former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, his supporters gathered outside in an impromptu rally: Trump flags flew, pickups roared and "We're Not Gonna Take It" blared . Why it matters: Trump and the American ri...

 2022-08-09 09:10 

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Pizzagate promoter tapped for Kremlin-backed propaganda campaign...

Russia's state-backed media apparatus is financing four new TV programs produced by a U.S. conspiracy theorist and aimed in large part at undercutting America's image and interests in the developing world, records show. Why it matters: The campaig...

 2022-08-09 02:45 

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GOP leader Kevin McCarthy vows probe of DOJ over raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago home...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Monday the House would investigate the Department of Justice if Republicans took the majority. Why it matters: McCarthy's pledge was the crescendo to widespread Republican condemnations of the DOJ a...

 2022-08-08 23:08 

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Trump says Mar-a-Lago raided by FBI...

Former President Trump in a statement Monday said his Mar-a-Lago resort has been raided by FBI agents. Why it matters: The former president is tied up in several legal matters, including the Justice Department's investigation into efforts to overturn ...

 2022-08-07 20:33 

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Trump gives House a break as McCarthy boosts more electable Republicans...

Former President Trump has been paying a lot less attention to House races than he has to statewide races — and lots of Republicans don't mind a bit. Why it matters: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and his allies are boosting the fortunes o...

 2022-08-07 11:30 

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Celebrity candidates threaten GOP's hopes of a Senate majority...

Inexperienced Republican candidates are threatening to cost Mitch McConnell a long-anticipated Senate majority in this year's midterms. The big picture: The GOP roster is filled with Trump-endorsed celebrities who've never run political campaigns ...

 2022-08-05 12:02 

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Russia "ready to discuss" prisoner swap for Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan...

Moscow is "ready to discuss" a prisoner swap for WNBA star Brittney Griner and Marine Corps veteran Paul Whelan , Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday . Why it matters: Lavrov's comments come a day after a Russian court found Gri...

 2022-08-04 15:34 

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DOJ charges 4 Louisville officers over Breonna Taylor shooting...

The Department of Justice charged four current and former Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers involved with drafting the "no-knock" search warrant that led to the March 2020 shooting of Breonna Taylor , Attorney General Merrick Garl...

 2022-08-04 01:51 

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DOJ sues former Trump adviser Peter Navarro, accusing him of "wrongfully retaining" emails...

The Department of Justice is suing former White House adviser Peter Navarro for emails from a private account he used while working for former President Trump and for allegedly "wrongfully retaining" those communications, according to court docume...

 2022-08-04 01:31 

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Report: DHS inspector general previously accused of misleading investigators...

The Homeland Security inspector general overseeing a probe into deleted Jan. 6 Secret Service messages was previously accused of misleading investigators, according to a 2013 report released Wednesday. Why it matters: Joseph Cuffari, a Trump appointee, ha...

 2022-08-03 11:58 

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Pelosi leaves Taiwan, ending controversial visit...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi departed Taiwan on Wednesday, concluding a highly-watched visit to the self-governing island that the senior Democrat said underscored the U.S.' " commitment to democracy ," even as it angered China. Why it matters: ...

 2022-08-03 10:40 

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Former Treasury secretaries push Manchin bill...

Five former Treasury secretaries — including Hank Paulson, who served under President George W. Bush — signed a statement strongly backing the " Inflation Reduction Act " brokered by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Ma...

 2022-08-02 23:45 

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Senate eyes changes to gay marriage bill to win over 10 Republican votes...

Senators are working behind the scenes on changes to a House-passed bill codifying marriage equality to get it across the finish line, Axios has learned. Why it matters: The legislation has been mired in uncertainty since landing in the upper chamber, wit...

 2022-08-02 18:26 

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Biden's DOJ sues Idaho over near-total abortion ban...

The Justice Department on Tuesday filed a challenge to Idaho's "trigger" near-total abortion ban — the Biden's administration's first abortion lawsuit against a state since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade . Driving the n...

 2022-08-02 06:08 

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Read: Top Democrats accuse DHS inspector general's office of Secret Service texts cover-up...

Two top House Democrats alleged Monday that there's evidence of a cover-up in the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general investigation into deleted U.S. Secret Service messages related to the Capitol riot. Driving the news: House Over...

 2022-07-29 21:17 

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Man charged with attempting to murder Kavanaugh spoke of killing other justices...

A California man charged with attempting to murder Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh also spoke of killing other justices, according to an FBI affidavit filed this week in court. The big picture: Nicholas John Roske, 26, told police that he traveled t...

 2022-07-29 17:43 

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Blinken urged Russia to accept proposal for release of Griner and Whelan...

Secretary of State Tony Blinken said Friday that he spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and urged him to accept a "substantial proposal" on the release of two detained Americans in Russia, Paul Whelan and Brittney Griner . Driving th...

 2022-07-28 19:17 

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Congress sends chip funding bill to Biden's desk...

The House of Representatives voted 243-187 Thursday to pass a $280 billion package for the domestic chip-making industry and scientific research, sending the long-awaited legislation to President Biden's desk. Why it matters: The bill, approved by the...

 2022-07-27 14:05 

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WNBA star Brittney Griner testifies at Russian drug trial...

WNBA star Brittney Griner testified Wednesday during her trial in Russia over drug charges that carry up to 10 years in prison. Driving the news: Griner said Wednesday that her rights were not read to her when she was arrested at a Moscow airport in Febru...

 2022-07-27 06:14 

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DOJ investigators asking witnesses about Trump and examining aides' phone records, reports say...

Department of Justice investigators are asking witnesses questions about former President Trump's conduct and examining his conversations with aides concerning the 2020 election as part of their criminal investigation, the Washington Post first report...

 2022-07-26 18:30 

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Russia's blow to the International Space Station...

Russia is planning to pull out of the International Space Station after 2024, potentially closing the book on the nation's close relationship with the U.S. in space. Why it matters: During times of high tension on Earth — like during Russia'...

 2022-07-26 13:39 

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Russia to pull out of International Space Station in 2024...

Russia is set to pull out of the International Space Station in 2024, according to the Associated Press and a report from state-run news agency TASS . Why it matters: The ISS has tied Russia and the U.S. together in space for decades, and the end of the s...

 2022-07-26 11:47 

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EU agrees to curb gas consumption...

European Union countries on Tuesday approved a plan to curb their natural gas consumption this winter in preparation of expected supply cuts by Russia. Driving the news: EU energy ministers approved a proposal to reduce 15% of gas from August to March. Th...

 2022-07-26 10:30 

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Russian economy bitten by sanctions...

Sanctions have been effective at crippling the Russian economy. That's the conclusion of a new 118-page paper from Yale's Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and 18 c0-authors. Why it matters: The big question about Russia sanctions is whether they have teeth, if ...

 2022-07-25 16:21 

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Russia's Gazprom slashes Nord Stream 1 gas flow to Europe...

Russia's Gazprom said Monday it will halt another turbine engine in the Nord Stream 1 pipeline this week, which will further reduce natural gas flows to Germany. Why it matters: The halt, which will reduce natural gas flows to only 20% of the pipeline...

 2022-07-22 09:30 

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GOP senators weigh supporting bill protecting birth control access...

Some Republican senators say they are open to reviewing a House-passed bill protecting access to birth control, potentially teeing up another surprising bipartisan response to fallout from the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Between the lines: Democrats are e...

 2022-07-21 23:49 

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DHS watchdog launches criminal investigation into deleted Secret Service texts...

The Department of Homeland Security's agency watchdog has launched a criminal investigation into the erasure of Secret Service messages that may have contained evidence about key events related to the Capitol insurrection. Why it matters: The Secret S...

 2022-07-21 18:58 

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Putin and MBS discuss oil in phone call less than week after Biden visit to Saudi Arabia...

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone on Thursday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and discussed oil production and his latest visit to Iran, according to the Kremlin. Why it matters: The phone call took place less than a week aft...

 2022-07-21 06:52 

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Key Russian gas pipeline resumes supply to Europe...

The Russian Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline resumed sending natural gas to Europe on Thursday after a 10-day shutdown for maintenance, its operator said, per multiple reports . Why it matters: European governments had been concerned the Kremlin wouldn't re...

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