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Judge rejects Trump’s claim of immunity in election interference case: A federal judge has rejected Donald Trump’s effort to throw out his 2020 election ...
Quick Glance: Judge Rejects Trump's Immunity Claim
- Former US President Donald Trump attends civil fraud trial at New York State Supreme Court.
- Judge Tanya Chutkan rules that Trump has no immunity from criminal charges.
- Chutkan's ruling is the first in the US affirming that presidents can be charged with crimes like any other citizen.
- Trump's lawyers claimed he is 'absolutely immune' from charges, which was rejected by Judge Chutkan.
Federal judge prohibits separating migrant families at US border for 8 years: A federal judge is prohibiting the separation of families at the border for ...
Quick Glance: Federal Judge Blocks Family Separation at US Border for 8 Years
- A federal judge has prohibited the separation of families at the border for eight years to deter immigration.
- A court settlement in October between the Justice Department and families represented by the American Civil Liberties Union was tentatively approved.
Joe Biden ‘not sure’ he would seek re-election if Trump were not running: Comments at fundraising event show US president wrestled with decision to seek second ...
Quick Glance: Former Ukrainian Lawmaker Killed Near Moscow
- Ilya Kiva, accused of treason, was assassinated near Moscow by Ukrainian special forces.
- Kiva, a supporter of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, fled to Russia after facing treason charges.
- Two Ukrainian officials confirmed that the SBU carried out the operation to kill Kiva.
- His death is the latest in a series of assassinations of Ukrainian defectors and Russians involved in Moscow’s invasion.
In The Atlantic’s January/February 2024 special issue, 24 writers imagine what a second Trump term would look like. Read Jeffrey Goldberg's editors note: theatln.tc/T1QyJIbY
Quick Glance: Trump's Potential for Authoritarian Rule
- There is a realistic threat for Trump to achieve authoritarian rule in the United States.
- Trump allies are openly developing a plan to transform a second term into full-blown autocracy.
- Election officials, Republican lawmakers, and former Trump advisors testified with exceptional courage, mobilizing many voters against election deniers in 2022.
- The national response to the antidemocratic threat of the Trump years was surprisingly positive - not only in terms of elections but also institutionally.
Ousted former Speaker Kevin McCarthy endorses Trump for president in 2024: The ousted speaker said he and Trump are "very honest with one another."
Quick Glance: Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to Leave Congress
- Former Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, is leaving the House of Representatives in Washington
- McCarthy, 58, announced in a Wall Street Journal column that he will be leaving Congress after holding and then losing the role of speaker for nine months
- His departure could hamper the party's hopes of retaining the majority next year, as he played a significant role in helping Republicans take control of the House in 2022
- Although representing a safe Republican district in California, his departure will further narrow the already slim Republican majority early next year as Congress tries to avert a partial government shutdown in mid-January
President Joe Biden said he wasn’t sure if he’d be running for reelection if Donald Trump wasn’t also in the race, warning democracy is “more at risk in 2024” ... Show more
Quick Glance: Biden Contemplates 2024 Run, Cites Trump as Motivation
- Biden mentioned that he might not run again if not for the unique threat posed by Donald Trump to the United States.
- Biden stated that he would not drop out of the race if Trump stopped seeking his own second term.
- During his 2020 presidential campaign, Biden often cited Trump's handling of issues as part of his decision to run.
- Biden faces limited competition for his party's nomination and is positioning Trump as a danger to democracy itself.
6 'fake electors' for Trump are indicted in Nevada: A Nevada grand jury indicted six individuals who submitted documents falsely attesting that they were the ...
Quick Glance: Charges Against 6 'Fake Electors' in Nevada
- The chair of the Nevada Republican Party, Michael McDonald, announces Donald Trump before his speech at the party's convention in Las Vegas.
- A grand jury in Nevada has indicted six individuals for submitting documents falsely claiming that Donald Trump won Nevada in the 2020 election.
- Criminal charges have been brought against the so-called 'fake electors' in three swing states: Nevada, Michigan, and Georgia.
- A legal settlement regarding false electors in Wisconsin has also been announced.
Former president Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would not be a dictator upon returning to office “except for Day One,” as he largely deflected questions at ... Show more
Quick Glance: Trump Doesn't Rule Out Power Abuse
- Trump declines to rule out abusing power upon return to the White House
- Biden warns that Trump is determined to destroy American democracy
- Trump refuses to promise he would never abuse power to seek retribution
- Hannity solely questions Trump in an interview differing from the typical town hall format with audience questions
Haley looks to secure staying power as an ascendant Trump rival: Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s ascendancy in the GOP presidential race has brought new ...
Biden used to keep quiet about Trump. Now Biden's invoking his name to raise alarms
Quick Glance: Trump's Fascist Rhetoric Against Biden
- Trump compares President Biden to a fascist tyrant and distributes signs reading 'BIDEN ATTACKS DEMOCRACY'.
- He uses fascist rhetoric in his speeches in Iowa to rally his supporters and portray opponents as enemies.
- Since leaving the White House, Trump has stated he would have an expansive view of executive branch authority in a second term.
- The speech marked a striking rhetorical escalation of themes that Trump has consistently hammered as he racked up 91 criminal charges in four separate cases this year.
Six fake Donald Trump electors, indicted by Nevada grand jury: A Nevada grand jury has indicted six Nevada GOP members who submitted a document to Congress ...
Quick Glance: Nevada Indicts 6 Republicans as Fake Trump Electors
- A Nevada investigation led to the indictment of six Republicans who falsely declared Donald Trump the winner of the 2020 presidential election in their state.
- The fake electors, involved in the state GOP or Clark County GOP, have been charged with offering a false instrument for filing and uttering a forged instrument.
- The indictments in Nevada are just the latest in a series of investigations in several states into the activities of Republican electors.
- Democratic attorneys general in New Mexico and Arizona are also examining the role of fake electors in their states.
Hunter Biden indicted on 9 tax charges as special counsel investigation continues
Quick Glance: Hunter Biden Indicted on 9 Tax Offenses
- Court documents reveal: Hunter Biden indicted on nine tax offenses, including three felony counts.
- Charges include allegations of failure to pay taxes, failure to file tax returns, evasion of assessments, and submission of fraudulent forms.
- Indictment claims defendant spent millions on an extravagant lifestyle instead of paying taxes. Charges brought by special counsel David Weiss.
- White House declined to comment, referred NBC News to Hunter Biden's attorneys and the Justice Department.
Taylor Swift vs. MAGA? Trump toadies get mad and dumb over Time's new Person of the Year.
Nevada grand jury indicts 'fake electors' who backed Trump in 2020: A Nevada grand jury on Wednesday indicted six fake electors as part of a probe into the 2020 ...
Biden job approval hits new low, Trump takes lead in hypothetical 2024 matchup: WSJ poll
Trump gag order is partially upheld in Jan. 6 case: A federal appeals court panel has preserved most of a gag order on former President Donald Trump in his ...
Quick Glance: Court Preserves Trump Speech Restrictions
- A federal appeals court has preserved most of a speech restriction on former President Donald Trump in his election interference case.
- The court ruling would allow Trump to make public statements about the special counsel in the case, but not about other prosecutors, court staffers, or their family members if those remarks aim to interfere with their work.
- The appeals court ruling preserves the restrictions on Trump and other parties in the case from disparaging likely witnesses in the election interference case because of their expected testimony.
- The court stated that Trump does not enjoy unfettered rights to free speech like other criminal defendants.
Former police chief turned yoga teacher sentenced to 11 years over Jan. 6 riot: A retired police chief, who led pro-Trump protests and called for "traitors" in ...
Quick Glance: Former Police Chief Turned Yoga Teacher Sentenced to 11 Years Over Jan. 6 Riot
- Retired police chief Alan Hostetter sentenced to 11 years for obstructing the 2020 presidential election results certification.
- Hostetter led pro-Trump protests and was convicted for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
- Alan Hostetter was found guilty of obstructing Congress' certification of Joe Biden's electoral victory and disorderly conduct.
- Although joining the mob at the Capitol, Hostetter did not enter the building or assault police officers during the riot.
Federal prosecutors reveal evidence they want to use against Trump — his own words
Donald Trump Faces Legal 'Hurricane': The former president's 14th Amendment case in Colorado could have wide ranging political and legal consequences.
Quick Glance: Colorado Supreme Court to Decide on Trump's Ballot Removal
- Oral arguments set for Wednesday afternoon before Colorado Supreme Court regarding Trump's role in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol
- Denver district court judge ruled Trump not disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment despite involvement in insurrection
- Trump also appealed judge's finding of culpability in Capitol attack
- Dozens of lawsuits filed this year to prevent Trump from running for president again
Opinion | Ben Rhodes: Henry Kissinger, the Hypocrite: He was as much a creation of the American national security state as he was its author.
Quick Glance: The Legacy of Henry Kissinger's Diplomacy
- Understanding the subtle interplay between interests, values, and the use of force remains relevant
- Many perceive him as the foremost advocate of an amoral realism that stains America
- However, Mr. Kissinger was distinguished not only by his Realpolitik, but also by the idealism that permeated his diplomatic practice
- Today, this means preserving peace between China and America
Democracy is at stake if Trump is reelected, Liz Cheney warns in her new book: Liz Cheney's book Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning slams Trump's efforts to ...
Quick Glance: Liz Cheney Considers Third Party, Warns of Trump-led Threat
- Liz Cheney, once a rising GOP leader, is ready to create a new third party or run for president with one.
- She hopes to play a role in establishing a new conservative party, as restoring the current Republican Party seems impossible.
- Cheney is open to joining a bipartisan ticket in the next election to include both Republicans and Democrats.
- She warns of Trump as an existential threat and suggests that a third party could provide voters with an alternative.
Fake Trump electors settle civil lawsuit in Wisconsin, agree Biden won: Ten Republicans who posed as fake electors for former President Donald Trump in Wisconsin ...
Quick Glance: Pro-Trump Electors Indicted in Nevada
- A Nevada grand jury charged six Republicans claiming to be presidential electors in 2020, submitting false certificates to Congress asserting Trump's win in their state.
- Nevada AG Aaron D. Ford (D) launched an investigation earlier, making it the third state after Georgia and Michigan to seek charges against pro-Trump activists.
- In total, Trump electors met in seven states won by Biden, with investigations also underway in Arizona and New Mexico.
- The Nevada indictment has limited charges to the electors themselves so far, with the possibility of additional charges still unknown.
Appeals court largely upholds Trump’s federal gag order: A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Trump’s complaints about free speech ...
Key takeaways from the fourth Republican debate: As the 2024 GOP primary field narrows, four contenders sparred on gender-affirming care for minors, fentanyl ...
Liz Cheney says she "won't do anything" to help Trump in 2024: The former vice chair of the House Jan. 6 committee has been outspoken against a second ...
Liz Cheney warns Trump will never leave office if he's elected president again: WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., warned Monday that if Donald Trump ...
Quick Glance: Liz Cheney's Warning About Trump's Re-election
- Cheney warns that Trump will attempt to stay in power if elected for a second term.
- She believes the U.S. could become a dictatorship under Trump's leadership.
- Cheney emphasizes the danger of Trump trying to overturn the election again.
- She stresses that voting for Trump would be a vote against the Constitution.
Seven delusions plaguing the mind of the Trump base voter: My safe 2024 prediction: The losing party will believe it is “the end of America.”
Republicans threaten contempt proceedings if Hunter Biden refuses to appear for deposition
Quick Glance: Comer, Jordan Threaten Hunter Biden with Contempt of Congress
- Comer and Jordan threaten contempt of Congress as Biden's counsel rejects public hearing.
- Committees will initiate contempt of Congress proceedings if Biden doesn't appear on Dec. 13.
- The letter represents an escalation of the conflict between House GOP and Biden.
- Republicans seek Biden's testimony as part of an impeachment inquiry into the president.
Wisconsin Trump electors settle lawsuit, agree Biden won in 2020: The civil settlement in Wisconsin marks the first time pro-Trump electors have agreed to revoke ...
Quick Glance: Wisconsin Trump Electors Admit Biden Victory
- 10 Republican electors retract false claims and admit Biden won the presidency.
- First agreement by pro-Trump electors to revoke their false claims and not repeat them.
- Investigations and criminal charges against Republican electors in other states are ongoing.
- Attorneys who assisted the Republican electors continue to be sued.
Appeals court rules Donald Trump is not immune from Jan. 6 civil lawsuits - UPI.com
Quick Glance: Court Allows Lawsuits Against Trump for Inciting Jan. 6 Violence
- Trump’s sweeping claims of presidential immunity rejected by the circuit court.
- Expected rejection of the same claim by judge in Capitol riot criminal trial.
House Republicans unveil resolution to authorize Biden impeachment inquiry: Multiple House Republicans said the chamber is expected to vote to authorize the ...
Quick Glance: US House Republicans Move Toward Biden Impeachment Inquiry
- Republican House members take step to authorize an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden.
- Allegations involve business irregularities by Biden and his family during his time as vice president.
- Republican Representative Kelly Armstrong introduces a resolution that would allow a vote on authorizing the inquiry.
- The Senate is unlikely to convict the president if the House passes articles of impeachment.
Trump’s vow to only be a dictator on ‘day one’ follows growing worry over his authoritarian rhetoric
Liz Cheney would rather see Democrats win in 2024: She warned of the "threat" from within her own party.
Trump hits Christie after strong debate showing: ‘Not fit to run for President’: Former President Trump took a swing Friday at former New Jersey Gov ...
Republicans fret about shrinking majority as McCarthy plans exit: "Hopefully there is no one else that steps down," said one GOP lawmaker.
Cheney goes after Ramaswamy ‘inside job’ remarks: Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) slammed Vivek Ramaswamy over his claims during the fourth GOP presidential ...
Trump's campaign is distancing him from allies who have sketched out plans for a second term
Trump rips De Niro after awards speech: ‘He has become a total loser’: Former President Trump lashed out at Robert De Niro in a social media post Sunday ...
Exclusive: Pro-Trump lawyer Kenneth Chesebro cooperating in multiple state probes into 2020 fake electors plot
‘Other than day one’: Trump supercharges concerns of dictatorship in second term: Former President Trump has supercharged concerns that he would lead an ...
Battenfeld: Will Democrats accept 2024 election results if Trump wins?: While Democrats launch their latest attack on Donald Trump – calling him a dictator who ...
Federal judge prohibits Trump-era migrant family separation policy for 8 years: The federal government still can not confirm if more than 1,000 children have ...
Billionaire GOP donor endorses Haley, says Trump’s time has ‘come and gone’: Home Depot co-founder and billionaire Ken Langone put his support behind GOP hopeful ...
The House will vote next week on formalizing its Biden impeachment inquiry, Speaker Johnson says
Quick Glance: House to Vote on Formalizing Biden Impeachment Inquiry
- House Republican leaders plan to vote next week to formalize their impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
- Republicans lack the votes to pass the impeachment inquiry on the floor, so they plan to vote to officially launch the investigation.
- Republicans argue that the vote is necessary to challenge the White House in court, despite no evidence of wrongdoing by the president.
- Some moderate Republicans now support the impeachment inquiry due to the White House's refusal to provide requested information.
Liz Cheney's 'Oath and Honor' spotlights dangers of a potential 2nd Trump presidency
New Trump admin would try to prosecute journalists, former Trump adviser says: A former Trump administration official who remains close to Donald Trump warned on ...
Trump's Capitol Hill allies push part of his 2025 agenda: Trump's MAGA loyalists on in Congress aim to turn many of his campaign-rally talking points into law.
Biden says he's 'not the only one who can defeat' Trump : President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he didn't think he was the only Democrat who could prevail over ...
George Santos will say just about anything on Cameo for $500: Admitting a lie, recommending OnlyFans 'twinks,' and congratulating a furry on coming out are all ...
Elon Musk recently weighed in on his preferred candidates for the 2024 election (neither Donald Trump nor Joe Biden). On this episode of the Elon, Inc ... Show more
Deciphering Elon Musk's Politics - Elon, Inc.: This time we assess the aftermath of an especially gonzo week in the life of Elon Musk—one in which the ...
Press: Donald Trump is the biggest loser in American politics : “We are going to win so much, you may even get tired of winning,” presidential candidate Donald ...
House Speaker Mike Johnson said Tuesday he was blurring the complete surveillance footage from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S ... Show more
Quick Glance: GOP Blurs Jan. 6 Footage to Protect Rioters
- House Republicans are intentionally blurring faces in Jan. 6 footage to avoid DOJ charges against the individuals involved.
- Johnson emphasizes the importance of the American people forming their own conclusions rather than relying on elected officials' narratives.
- Johnson is releasing the footage to counter the Jan. 6 Committee's depiction of the riot.
- A spokesman for Johnson explains that blurring faces aims to protect private citizens from retaliation by non-governmental actors.
Trump takes center stage at Biden fundraisers: Former President Trump is not yet the Republican nominee for 2024, but he’s the main character at President ...
US election campaign: Joe Biden justifies his candidacy with concerns about Donald Trump
Trump lawyer says he will take stand in fraud trial regardless of gag order: Former President Trump’s attorney Alina Habba claimed Friday that her client would ...
Bowen Yang’s George Santos Was a “Scandal in the Wind”: ‘SNL’ broke out the “Hallelujah” piano for George Santos’s swan song. But instead of Leonard Cohen ...
Quick Glance: George Santos Expelled from Congress
- House vote: New York Republican George Santos expelled.
- Santos, sixth member expelled in a Congress vote.
- Over 100 Republicans voted with Democrats for Santos' expulsion.
- Santos to be replaced in special election, date not set.
“In the party of Donald Trump, the nominee was always going to be, well, Donald Trump.” In a guest essay, @TheRickWilson explains why America’s Republican primary is ... Show more
Quick Glance: Unusual Times: Why the Republican Primary is a Referendum on Joe Biden, Not Donald Trump
- The Republican primary should focus on Donald Trump, but candidates are reluctant to attack him to avoid alienating voters.
- Republican candidate Chris Christie, who has criticized Trump, has little support in the polls.
- Fear of a political backlash is preventing challengers from attacking Trump.
- So far, attacks on Trump have strengthened him politically.
Donald Trump should remain barred from speaking publicly about court staff in his civil fraud trial, the New York attorney general's office said
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Putin seems to be winning the war in Ukraine—for now: His biggest asset is Europe’s lack of strategic vision
Tucker Carlson: ‘God would have to yell at me very loud’ to be Trump running mate
Wharton letter adds pressure on Penn president to resign: The governing body of the University of Pennsylvania's influential Wharton business school has joined a ...
Trump will hold a fundraiser instead of appearing at next week's GOP presidential debate
Quick Glance: Trump's Fundraiser Choice Over GOP Debate
- Former President Donald Trump will not participate in the GOP presidential debate next week but will instead attend a fundraiser in Florida.
- Trump has opted to skip his party's previous primary debates, citing his dominant lead in early state and national polls.
- During the last debate, Trump held a rally in Hialeah, a Miami suburb, which felt like the main event in many ways.
- Instead of participating in the second debate, he traveled to Michigan to speak out against President Joe Biden at an auto-parts manufacturing plant during an autoworkers' strike.
Donald Trump Says Undercover Agents Should Have Stopped Jan. 6 Happening: Trump is seeking disclosure of all undercover agents within five miles of the Capitol ...
Quick Glance: Trump's Request for Disclosure of Covert Investigators
- Trump is demanding the disclosure of all covert investigators within a five-mile radius of the Capitol during the events on January 6.
- According to Donald Trump's lawyers, undercover agents hiding among Trump supporters should have stopped the events on January 6.
- Trump's lawyers are requesting information on undercover agents to demonstrate that it was the security forces, not Trump, who could have stopped the Capitol invasion.
- The presence of undercover agents or informants would indicate a failure of controls and/or covert operations, as argued by Trump's lawyers.
How to interview Trump while avoiding the mistakes of the past: The challenge with interviewing Trump is that his way of talking is fundamentally incompatible ...
Biden hits Trump over travel ban threats on anniversary of ‘Muslim ban’ proposal: President Biden on Thursday took aim at former President Trump’s travel ban ...
Conundrum of Covering Trump Lands at Univision’s Doorstep: When the U.S.’s largest Spanish-language network ran a friendly interview with the former president ...
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