Hogan convenes meeting with supporters to discuss possible White House run
Gov. Larry Hogan continues to take tentative steps toward seeking the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. On Thursday evening, Hogan convened a meeting of about 50 supporters and donors in an Annapolis hotel ballroom and served them cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, to discuss his prospects and his timetable for making a decision, according to several […]
Biden administration finalizes end to Trump-era rule on immigrant benefits
The Biden administration finalized a new public charge rule on Thursday that would eliminate Trump-era policies that penalized low-income immigrants seeking health benefits and other services. The new rule from the Department of Homeland Security will roll back the types of assistance immigration officers can consider when evaluating immigrants for a green card and deciding […]
Nationwide exam for 9-year-olds in math shows hefty drop in scores amid COVID pandemic
A nationwide assessment for 9-year-olds in math for the first time showed a significant drop in scores compared to the progress from the late 1970s to 2020. By 2022, as the COVID-19 pandemic swept into the nation’s schools, math performance plummeted. The average scale score in 2020 for 9-year-olds in a sampling of schools across […]
Sounding the alarm on extremism, Biden says ‘MAGA Republicans’ pose threat to democracy
PHILADELPHIA – President Joe Biden on Thursday issued a warning against what he described as “MAGA Republicans” and extremist threats to the nation, reminding Americans that democracy is not guaranteed. “We have to defend it. Protect it. Stand up for it. Each and every one of us,” Biden said in his remarks, delivered outside Philadelphia’s […]
Q&A with Ali Alexander, organizer of ‘Stop the Steal’ protests before Jan. 6
He sat down with the Nebraska Examiner on Sunday and said he remains an ardent supporter of former President Donald Trump and a believer in efforts to deny results of the 2020 presidential election.
How election-denying GOP governors could tilt the 2024 presidential election
Republican candidates who claim that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump have been nominated for governor in four critical swing states, raising concerns that if elected they could try to sway election results in 2024 and beyond. In Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, Republican primary voters elected a candidate who has denied the […]
Court releases partially redacted affidavit for Mar-a-Lago search
WASHINGTON — A judge granted the Federal Bureau of Investigation a search warrant for former President Donald Trump’s home earlier this month after agents found 184 documents with classified markings had been kept at Mar-a-Lago. The property — which hosts Trump’s private residence, a golf club and other housing — is not authorized to store […]
Former VP Mike Pence talks about FBI, Jan. 6 panel at Iowa State Fair
DES MOINES, Iowa — There weren’t many Iowans on the concourse as former Vice President Mike Pence made his way around the Iowa State Fair Friday. Most visitors were staying indoors during an afternoon downpour that hit Des Moines, but Pence and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley braved the weather. They stopped at favorite fair locations […]
Search warrant shows Trump under investigation for possible Espionage Act violations
WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Friday unsealed the warrant that allowed the Federal Bureau of Investigation to search former President Donald Trump’s property at Mar-a-Lago in Florida earlier this week, revealing he’s under investigation for possibly violating the Espionage Act and obstruction of justice. The seven-page document, which includes a brief description of everything […]
U.S. attorney general says DOJ asked for public release of search warrant for Trump estate
Garland’s comments echoed the department’s motion itself, which cited the public interest in the matter and that Trump had already publicized the search.
GOP lines up behind Trump after he says FBI searched Mar-a-Lago
Democrats had little to say Tuesday about the apparent search, though some defended the execution of justice regardless of a person’s political power.
Trump ‘chose not to act’ as U.S. Capitol underwent attack, Jan. 6 panel says
Instead, Trump sat in the White House dining room for hours watching the Fox News coverage of the assault, committee leaders said.