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Senate reauthorizes warrantless spy powers just after midnight deadline

The Senate passed a controversial extension of the federal government's warrantless spying powers just after a midnight deadline on Friday over objections from Democrats and Republicans who opposed the incidental...

House Democrat introduces bill aimed at Trump that would strip Secret Service protection from felons

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) on Friday introduced legislation that would strip Secret Service protection from convicted felons sentenced to prison, a bill clearly aimed at former President Donald Trump.  “Unfortunately,...

Trump's 'hush money' trial set for opening arguments on Monday following dramatic end to jury selection

Opening arguments are set to start in Donald Trump's hush money trial Monday after a dramatic end to jury selection.

Rep. Ilhan Omar's first remarks since 21-year-old daughter arrested at Columbia anti-Israel protest

"I am enormously proud of my daughter @israhirsi," the far-left "Squad" member wrote on X the day after the 21-year-old was arrested at the Columbia protest.

FBI found it ‘alarming’ that Fauci-funded virus research at Wuhan lab would leave no trace of ‘human manipulation’

The FBI was tipped off in April 2020 to gain-of-function virus research in China, funded by the agency formerly headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, that “would leave no signature of...

Ex-Fauci adviser shared 'confidential' NIH info with EcoHealth about COVID biosafety levels: docs

“Peter, the below CONFIDENTIAL email went to Tony,” Morens wrote on June 5, 2021, “so that Tony will be prepared to speak to the subject of BSL,” an abbreviation for...

White House scolds 'we should not make jokes' about Biden claim cannibals ate uncle

Jean-Pierre made the scolding comment during a back-and-forth with Fox News reporter Peter Doocy during her regular briefing — while New Guinea residents expressed a mix of outrage and amusement...

NYC Dem lawmaker pushes council to back Albany's proposed ban on 'cruel' migrant shelter stay limits

Manhattan Dem Gale Brewer proposed a resolution Thursday that would have the City Council back a state bill that would do away with caps on shelter stays, allowing asylum seekers...

Third House Republican backs move to oust Johnson, leaving speaker needing Dem support

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) will need Democratic votes to save his job after a third Republican lawmaker came forward on Friday and threatened to oust him.

Biden floats tax hikes for all, says Trump cuts will ‘stay expired’ if re-elected — prompting WH walk-back

President Biden vowed Friday that former President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax cuts would lapse next year if he’s re-elected and “stay expired” — meaning higher taxes for middle class and low-income Americans...

Rep. Claudia Tenney unveils bill to defund 'partisan propaganda machine' NPR

Rep. Claudia Tenney unveiled legislation Friday to prohibit federal funding for National Public Radio in the wake of a veteran business editor resigning over complaints alleging liberal bias at the...

Republicans eye ex-DNC chair, Biden adviser Tom Perez over 'unprecedented' Floyd Bennett Field migrant camp

Former Democratic National Committee chairman and current White House senior adviser Tom Perez took an "integral role" in settling thousands of migrants at Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field, according to House...

Environmentalist ex-colleagues demand RFK Jr. drop out of 2024 race to 'honor our planet' -- fear he'll help Trump win

Dozens of independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s former colleagues at an environmental advocacy group have demanded he drop out of the 2024 race to "honor our planet" --...

House readies Saturday vote on $95B in Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan aid

The House teed up a weekend vote on $95 billion in US military aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, as well as other humanitarian funding, after Democrats helped Republicans overcome...

Pot inmates call out Biden for saying he'd free them ahead of another 4/20 in prison

WASHINGTON — Federal marijuana prisoners are calling out President Biden ahead of the annual 4/20 cannabis holiday for not yet honoring his campaign promise to free "everyone" behind bars for...

Gold Bar Bob Menendez's wife tells friends she will go to prison because of cash crisis

Nadine Arslanian, 57, denies being part of a bribery and corruption plot with the New Jersey Democrat. Her husband nicknamed her "bubbles."

Ultra-rich put off buying yachts, jets in hope of massive Trump tax break if he wins

The very wealthiest believe Trump will let them claim 100% of the cost on their returns. "I can save millions by waiting a few more months," one said.

House committee advances bipartisan $95B foreign aid package for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan

In a rare move, Democrats in the minority on the House Rules Committee joined with Republicans in the majority to vote 9-3 on the passage of further military assistance funding...

Trump leads Biden in Michigan and Georgia; razor-close in 2 other battleground states, new poll finds

In a head-to-head matchup, the presumptive Republican nominee received 49% support in Michigan compared to the president’s 46% backing. 

Ukraine in danger of losing war by end of year, CIA director warns: 'running out of ammunition'

CIA Director William Burns warned Thursday that without additional US military aid, Ukraine could lose the war with Russia by the end of the year, a scenario he called "dire."