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First US evacuation flight since November leaves Afghanistan
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First US evacuation flight since November leaves Afghanistan

A flight chartered by the US government left Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, marking the first evacuation departure since November, according to two sources familiar with the matter. An unknown number of Americans were on board the plane, which was a Qatar Airways flight paid for by the US government, the sources said. A defense official…MORE

Federal judge allows state investigations of WinRed’s fundraising tactics to proceed
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Federal judge allows state investigations of WinRed’s fundraising tactics to proceed

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by WinRed that had attempted to block attorneys general in four states from investigating its fundraising practices. WinRed, which processes political donations for Republican candidates, faced inquiries by the attorneys general of New York, Connecticut, Maryland and Minnesota over the use of pre-checked donation boxes to…MORE

2020 sore losers look to run the 2024 vote
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2020 sore losers look to run the 2024 vote

Glen Duppenthaler walked into Paisan’s Old World Deli in Reno, Nevada, clutching a red notebook. The monthly Republican Women of Reno meeting was holding an “Election Integrity Workshop” and the retiree was prepared to take notes. Attendees were promised, “We will discuss next steps to prevent 2022 election from being stolen. You will go away…MORE

Inside Biden’s calculated silence on Breyer’s retirement
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Inside Biden’s calculated silence on Breyer’s retirement

President Joe Biden received a much-needed political opening on Wednesday. But neither he, nor anyone close to him, appeared ready to celebrate it. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement plans were publicly revealed before the White House or the justice himself was expecting it, leading to a muted response from Biden and his aides. The…MORE

Judge orders Oath Keepers leader to remain in jail pending trial
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Judge orders Oath Keepers leader to remain in jail pending trial

Stewart Rhodes, the Oath Keepers leader accused of seditious conspiracy to overthrow the Biden presidency, will remain in jail as he awaits trial, a judge ruled on Wednesday. “It is the totality of the evidence showing Defendant’s leadership and strategic involvement in and advocacy for armed and violent actions against the federal government, combined with…MORE

Manchin and Sinema have hurt Biden’s agenda, but haven’t voted against a court nominee
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Manchin and Sinema have hurt Biden’s agenda, but haven’t voted against a court nominee

Whatever issues Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have caused for President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda, their records on Biden’s judicial confirmation efforts are a positive signal for the President as he seeks to replace the retiring Justice Stephen Breyer. Neither Manchin nor Sinema has voted against any of Biden’s lower court nominees so…MORE

Bogus election claims in Michigan end up in draft order to seize voting machines nationally, state official says
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Bogus election claims in Michigan end up in draft order to seize voting machines nationally, state official says

Debunked election fraud claims made in Michigan by former President Donald Trump’s legal team ended up in a draft executive order directing the military to seize voting machines nationally, the state’s top election official said on Wednesday. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said that she shared the information with the House select committee investigating…MORE

Biden signs executive order making sexual harassment an offense in military’s judicial code
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Biden signs executive order making sexual harassment an offense in military’s judicial code

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order designating sexual harassment as an offense in the US military’s judicial code. Biden took the step after it was included in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. A provision in the NDAA required that the President take this step to make sexual harassment an “offense punishable,”…MORE

Justice Stephen Breyer’s most notable opinions and dissents
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Justice Stephen Breyer’s most notable opinions and dissents

During his nearly three-decade tenure, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has authored a number of important opinions. His style is straightforward, without rhetorical flourish and marked by a tendency toward numbered points. A former law professor, he readily delves into the intricacies of federal statutes. But he also has demonstrated a pragmatism and tried to…MORE

Why Biden is keeping Trump’s China tariffs in place
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Why Biden is keeping Trump’s China tariffs in place

President Joe Biden reversed a number of the Trump administration’s policies during his first year in office — but he has left tariffs in place on $350 billion of Chinese goods that were imposed by his predecessor. Some of those tariffs, which are paid by American importers, have been in place for nearly four years.…MORE

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