Trump Will Settle for an August Trial Date in Classified Docs Case

Donald Trump is once again asking a federal judge to delay the trial over his alleged mishandling of classified documents until after the 2024 presidential election—but, if he must, he can stomach an Aug. 12 start date. The surprise admission by the former president’s lawyers comes as a response to a request by special counsel…

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Testy Exchange Between Hunter Biden, Matt Gaetz Revealed in Transcript

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Hunter Biden had a tense exchange Wednesday during the latter’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee, with the president’s son taking issue with Gaetz’s line of questioning. In the closed-door session, Biden called the impeachment probe into his father a “partisan political pursuit” being pushed by “MAGA-motivated conspiracies,” according to…

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Congress Approves Yet Another Short-Term Funding Deal

The House and Senate both voted to pass yet another stopgap funding measure Thursday, staving off the threat of a looming government shutdown until at least next month while buying themselves more time to hash out a deal that would cover the full year. Washington is now looking at a partial shutdown that would take…

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Trump’s Appeal Could Be Short-Lived for a Simple Reason

Donald Trump is working hard to get an appeal of the $464 million judgment levied against him for committing bank fraud. But if he does fork over the cash and get that appeal, he may find that it doesn’t take the higher courts long to swat it down. That’s because the 92-page opinion issued by…

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Monolingual Trump Slams Migrants Who ‘Don’t Speak Languages’

Monolingual former President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday at immigrants to the United States who, as he put it, “don’t speak languages.” While speaking at the U.S.–Mexico border in Eagle Pass, Texas—the same day that President Joe Biden visited the border in Brownsville—Trump echoed his increasingly angry and pessimistic approach to describing immigration to the…

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Pentagon Leaker Expected to Plead Guilty for Spilling Military Secrets

The young Massachusetts Air National Guardsman accused of leaking classified military documents to an online server is poised to plead guilty to federal charges in the case next week, according to prosecutors, who signaled the incoming change of plea in a court motion filed Thursday. Jack Teixeira previously pleaded not guilty to six charges of…

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Trump Has Seemingly Picked His Favored Successor to Mitch McConnell

Former President Donald Trump has quietly been encouraging Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) to mount a campaign to succeed Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as the Senate’s Republican leader, Daines confirmed to POLITICO Thursday following reports that he had gained the former president’s support. Daines said he thanked Trump for the vote of confidence but wouldn’t say…

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Rep. Mark Green Decides Not to Retire After Trump Promises Endorsement

Only two weeks after announcing his retirement, Rep. Mark Green (R-TN), the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, made a surprising reversal at the beckoning of former president Donald Trump. “While my strong desire was to leave Congress at the end of this year, since my announcement, I have received countless calls from constituents,…

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Accused Iranian Agent Sues Tehran for Ruining His Life

An Iranian political scientist accused by the feds of covertly working for Tehran while lobbying the U.S. government is blaming the Islamic Republic for roping him into a situation that ultimately threatened to put him behind bars for a decade. Lotfolah Kaveh Afrasiabi, who was, among other things, an adviser to Iran’s nuclear negotiation team,…

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Alabama Legislature Passes Bills Protecting IVF Providers

Two bills protecting IVF providers passed the Alabama House and Senate on Thursday—the latest development in a saga that began when the state’s Supreme Court declared that frozen embryos should be considered children under the law, forcing many providers to suspend service amid fears that they could be sued or prosecuted for causing the “death”…

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