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Carter and the Kings: A friendship and alliance — but after MLK's assassination

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Wisconsin Republicans look for rebound, Democrats stay on offensive as 2024 fights loom

Wisconsin Republicans still reeling from an April election that saw conservatives lose majority control of the state Supreme Court hope to use their upcoming state convention to unify and refocus on the looming presidential race in which Wisconsin will once again be a battleground More »


Biden signs debt ceiling bill that pulls US back from brink of unprecedented default

With just two days to spare, President Joe Biden has signed legislation that lifts the nation’s debt ceiling More »


Debt deal imposes new work requirements for food aid and that frustrates many Democrats

Democrats are deeply conflicted about the food aid requirements that President Joe Biden negotiated as part of the debt ceiling deal More »


DeSantis signs Bible, Pence hops on motorcycle at 'Roast and Ride' event in Iowa

Amid plates of sliced pork, statement-making leather ensembles and piles of political T-shirts, eight Republican presidential hopefuls descended on Iowa to pitch themselves to voters and, in Mike Pence’s case, hop on a motorcycle More »


Haley says US forces 'need to align' with countries including Russia; campaign says she misspoke

Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley has suggested that United States forces “need to align” with non-European countries including Russia to enhance global security, a remark that comes amid the Biden administration’s approval for millions more in military aid to assist Ukraine in fending off Russia’s invasion More »


US defense secretary says Washington won't stand for 'coercion and bullying' from China

American Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin says Washington would not stand for any “coercion and bullying” of its allies and partners by China, while assuring Beijing that the United States remains committed to maintaining the status quo on Taiwan and would prefer dialogue over conflict More »


Justice Department says it won't charge Pence over handling of classified documents

The Department of Justice has informed former Vice President Mike Pence’s legal team that it won't pursue criminal charges related to the discovery of classified documents at his Indiana home More »


DeSantis wraps up 1st early states tour as candidate with more personal touch in South Carolina

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is wrapping up his first tour of early voting states as a presidential candidate, showcasing his personal side in South Carolina with a lighthearted sit-down with his wife and an emotional moment with a military spouse More »


Donald Trump’s lawyers ask judge to exit criminal case, echoing claims of political bias

Donald Trump’s lawyers are demanding that the judge in his New York City criminal case step aside, echoing the former president’s complaints that he’s “a Trump-hating judge” with a family full of “Trump haters.” More »


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