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Deep South Primaries a Test of Conservative Credibility
Elections
Deep South Primaries a Test of Conservative Credibility
2022-05-21 15:26:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — If any common themes are emerging from the primaries being held on Tuesday in Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas, it is that the voters in each state appear to be highly motivated and they’re looking for candidates — in... Read More

Bipartisan Lawyers’ Coalition Raps Cruz on 2020 Election Efforts
Law
Bipartisan Lawyers' Coalition Raps Cruz on 2020 Election Efforts
2022-05-20 15:15:01
by Dan McCue

AUSTIN, Texas – A bipartisan coalition of attorneys asked the Texas State Bar this week to sanction Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for regularly repeating “demonstrably false and misleading statements to the public” in an effort to keep former President Trump... Read More

Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas McCarthy, Four Other GOP Lawmakers
Jan. 6
Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas McCarthy, Four Other GOP Lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel issued subpoenas Thursday to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers in its probe into the violent Jan. 6 insurrection, an extraordinary step that has little precedent and is certain to further... Read More

Call Pence or Trump? It’s Decision Time for Jan. 6 Panel
Jan. 6
Call Pence or Trump? It's Decision Time for Jan. 6 Panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection has interviewed nearly 1,000 people. But the nine-member panel has yet to talk to the two most prominent players in that day’s events — former President Donald Trump and former Vice... Read More

Questions Abound as Musk Poised to Take Twitter
Social Media
Questions Abound as Musk Poised to Take Twitter
2022-04-26 21:02:56
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — Skepticism is in the air the day after Twitter announced Elon Musk would purchase the company and turn it private. “The scariest thing is we have an ultra-wealthy individual taking control of this without regulations in place,” said... Read More

High Court Could Free Biden to End Trump Asylum Policy
Supreme Court
High Court Could Free Biden to End Trump Asylum Policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned lower-court orders that have blocked the Biden administration from ending a controversial Trump-era immigration program for asylum-seekers. Questions from conservative and liberal justices during nearly two hours of arguments suggested that... Read More

New York Judge Finds Former President Trump in Contempt
Law
New York Judge Finds Former President Trump in Contempt
2022-04-25 19:45:45
by Dan McCue

New York, N.Y. — Former President Donald Trump is in contempt of court for failing to comply with a subpoena issued by N.Y. Attorney General Letitia James, a New York judge has ruled. The order, handed down by Judge Arthur... Read More

DC Trump Hotel Will Be Waldorf Astoria by End of April
Business
DC Trump Hotel Will Be Waldorf Astoria by End of April
2022-04-22 13:07:23
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Control of the Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C., will be sold to Miami-based investment firm CGI Merchant Group by the end of April when it will become a Hilton-affiliated hotel. The historic building is currently the... Read More

AP Source: Kimberly Guilfoyle Meets with Jan. 6 Committee
Jan. 6
AP Source: Kimberly Guilfoyle Meets with Jan. 6 Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kimberly Guilfoyle, the fiancée of former President Donald Trump’s eldest son, met with the House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection Monday — more than a month after she abruptly ended a voluntary interview with lawmakers — according to... Read More

ACLU Reaches Settlement With Justice Dept. Over Police Clearing Lafayette Square Protest
Justice
ACLU Reaches Settlement With Justice Dept. Over Police Clearing Lafayette Square Protest
2022-04-18 21:46:26
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union and the Justice Department announced a settlement last week in four lawsuits resulting from police forcibly expelling protesters from Washington, D.C.'s, Lafayette Square in June 2020. The confrontation was a prelude to former... Read More

AP Sources: Trump Aide Stephen Miller to Speak to 1/6 Panel
Jan. 6
AP Sources: Trump Aide Stephen Miller to Speak to 1/6 Panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Miller, who served as a top aide to President Donald Trump, will appear Thursday before the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to two people familiar with the matter. Miller was a senior adviser for policy... Read More

Jury Deadlocked on Some Charges in Whitmer Kidnap Plot Trial
Michigan
Jury Deadlocked on Some Charges in Whitmer Kidnap Plot Trial

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A jury said Friday it has reached decisions on “several” of the 10 charges but was deadlocked on others in the trial of four men accused of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. U.S. District Judge... Read More

Ex-Police Officer Faces Jury Trial on Capitol Riot Charges
Jan. 6
Ex-Police Officer Faces Jury Trial on Capitol Riot Charges

Over a year ago, two off-duty police officers from a small town in Virginia were charged with storming the U.S. Capitol together. A trial for one of them starts this week. The other could be a key prosecution witness. The trial of former... Read More

FEC Sued for Failing to Act on Complaints Against Trump Campaign
Litigation
FEC Sued for Failing to Act on Complaints Against Trump Campaign
2022-03-29 23:03:25
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The Campaign Legal Center filed a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission for its failure to act on a campaign spending disclosure complaint made against the campaign committee of former President Donald Trump. The CLC filed its complaint... Read More

Jan. 6 Panel Missing Roughly Eight Hours of Trump’s Phone Calls
Jan. 6
Jan. 6 Panel Missing Roughly Eight Hours of Trump's Phone Calls

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol has identified a roughly eight-hour gap in official records of then-President Donald Trump's phone calls as the violence unfolded and his supporters stormed the building, according to... Read More

Some GOP States Seek New Police Units for Election Probes
Voting
Some GOP States Seek New Police Units for Election Probes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republicans responding to the myth of widespread voter fraud are turning to a new tactic to appease voters who believe the claims: election police. The efforts to establish law enforcement units dedicated to investigating election crimes... Read More

Trump Endorses Arrington, Fry Before Shivering Crowd of Hundreds
Political News
Trump Endorses Arrington, Fry Before Shivering Crowd of Hundreds
2022-03-13 22:01:37
by Dan McCue

FLORENCE, S.C. — Former President Donald Trump has certainly drawn bigger crowds, but those who gathered to see him at Florence Regional Airport Saturday night quite possibly made up in enthusiasm what they lacked in numbers. Trump, still popular in... Read More

Jan. 6 Panel Sees Evidence of Trump ‘Criminal Conspiracy’
Jan. 6
Jan. 6 Panel Sees Evidence of Trump 'Criminal Conspiracy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol said Wednesday for the first time that its evidence suggests crimes may have been committed by former President Donald Trump and his associates in the... Read More

Many Capitol Riot Cases Could Hinge on 1st Trial’s Outcome
Jan. 6
Many Capitol Riot Cases Could Hinge on 1st Trial's Outcome

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department launched one of the largest and most complex criminal investigations in its history after a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol over a year ago. Now it's time for a jury to hear... Read More

House Panel Requests Trump WH Records from National Archives
Congress
House Panel Requests Trump WH Records from National Archives

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional oversight committee sought additional documents Friday from the National Archives related to former President Donald Trump's handling of White House records as the panel looks to expand its investigation into his handling of sensitive and... Read More

<strong>New York Prosecutors Leading Trump Business Probe Resign </strong>
In The States
New York Prosecutors Leading Trump Business Probe Resign 
2022-02-24 16:58:47
by Reece Nations

NEW YORK — Two prosecutors leading the Manhattan district attorney’s investigation into former President Donald Trump’s business practices suddenly tendered their resignations on Wednesday. While the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has been examining Trump and his business dealings since 2018,... Read More

Justices Reject Trump Appeal Over Jan. 6 Panel Doc Request
Supreme Court
Justices Reject Trump Appeal Over Jan. 6 Panel Doc Request
2022-02-22 18:31:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review former President Donald Trump’s challenge to the release of some of his White House documents to a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol. The justices... Read More

<strong>Judge Reinstates DC Lawsuit Against Trump Organization</strong>
Litigation
Judge Reinstates DC Lawsuit Against Trump Organization
2022-02-18 22:31:06
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — In a week of legal crises for Donald Trump, a judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday set Sept. 26 for the trial date in a lawsuit the District of Columbia's attorney general filed against the former president's 2017... Read More

Maloney, Connolly Urge GSA to Void Trump Lease on Old Post Office Building
Congress
Maloney, Connolly Urge GSA to Void Trump Lease on Old Post Office Building
2022-02-18 21:52:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The chairs of the House Oversight and Reform Committee and its Subcommittee on Government Operations are urging the General Services Administration to terminate the Old Post Office Building lease held by former President Donald Trump and the Trump... Read More

<strong>Judge Rules NY AG Can Question Trump, Children Under Oath</strong>
Litigation
Judge Rules NY AG Can Question Trump, Children Under Oath
2022-02-17 21:13:00
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James can question former President Donald Trump and two of his adult children as part of a civil inquiry into his business practices, a state Supreme Court judge ruled Wednesday afternoon. The... Read More

Biden Orders Release of Trump White House Logs to Congress
Political News
Biden Orders Release of Trump White House Logs to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is ordering the release of Trump White House visitor logs to the House committee investigating the riot of Jan. 6, 2021, once more rejecting former President Donald Trump's claims of executive privilege. The committee... Read More

Report: Conspiracy Theorists Fuel Bump in Extremist Killings
Conspiracy
Report: Conspiracy Theorists Fuel Bump in Extremist Killings

Newer strains of far-right movements fueled by conspiracy theories, misogyny and anti-vaccine proponents contributed to a modest rise in killings by domestic extremists in the United States last year, according to a report released Tuesday by a Jewish civil rights group. Killings... Read More

Biden Administration to Lift Trump’s Tariff on Japanese Steel
Trade
Biden Administration to Lift Trump's Tariff on Japanese Steel
2022-02-09 19:02:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has struck a deal with Japan to remove Trump-era tariffs from roughly 1.25 million metric ton of Japanese steel imports annually. The new deal, which excludes aluminum, will take effect on April 1. In return... Read More

States Seek to Protect Election Workers Amid Growing Threats
In The States
States Seek to Protect Election Workers Amid Growing Threats

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Lawmakers in a handful of states are seeking greater protections for election officials amid growing concerns for their safety after they were targeted by threats of violence following the 2020 presidential election. Widespread threats against those... Read More

<strong>Former Defense Dept. Leader Claims Right to Book Publication</strong>
Books
Former Defense Dept. Leader Claims Right to Book Publication
2022-01-28 22:25:57
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper told a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Thursday that he is close to reaching an agreement with the Biden administration on redacting parts of his upcoming memoir. Defense Department officials are concerned it... Read More

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