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Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future

Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future

Palawan, Philippines CNN — Vice President Kamala Harris is sticking close to her script when responding to what Democrats hope will once again be their greatest electoral mobilizer: Donald Trump and his third White House bid. “The president said he intends to run and if he does, I will be running with him,” she told …

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Katie Hobbs says White House isn't "doing enough" about the border

Katie Hobbs says White House isn’t “doing enough” about the border

Washington CNN — Democratic Arizona governor-elect Katie Hobbs said on Tuesday she doesn’t think the Biden administration is “doing enough” to address the situation at the southern border. Hobbs told “CNN This Morning” that her state bore “the brunt of decades of inaction from both parties in Washington.” “We need real action on immigration reform. …

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GOP states seek to defend Covid-19 migrant expulsion policy in case where court struck policy down

GOP states seek to defend Covid-19 migrant expulsion policy in case where court struck policy down

CNN — Several Republican-led states asked a court to let them intervene in a case striking down Title 42 rule, so that the states could defend the Trump-era policy, which has allowed for the expulsion of more than 1 million migrants at the US-Mexico border. The 15 GOP states filed the request to intervene on …

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Oath Keepers: Jury deliberations begin in seditious conspiracy trial

Oath Keepers: Jury deliberations begin in seditious conspiracy trial

CNN — In Washington, DC, jury will begin deliberating Tuesday in the criminal trial of five alleged leaders of the right-wing Oath Keepers militia group charged with seditious conspiracy. The Justice Department alleges that the five defendants conspired to forcibly stop the peaceful transfer of presidential power from then President Donald Trump to Joe Biden. …

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US Capitol Police assistant chief who oversaw intelligence operations for the department will retire

US Capitol Police assistant chief who oversaw intelligence operations for the department will retire

CNN — US Capitol Police Assistant Chief Yogananda Pittman, who oversaw the department’s operations in the days leading up to the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, is retiring from the agency, according to an internal announcement shared with CNN. Her last day with US Capitol Police will be February 1, 2023. Pittman …

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Dueling probes into Trump and Biden could define the 2024 campaign

Dueling probes into Trump and Biden could define the 2024 campaign

CNN — A storm of investigations targeting leaders of both political parties will shape the 2024 campaign, but risks angering voters who just showed their frustration with their priorities being ignored. Republicans wasted no time after finally crawling last week to the 218 seats needed to win the House to promise relentless investigations of President …

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Senate Democrats restart talks to try to help DACA recipients during lame-duck session

Senate Democrats restart talks to try to help DACA recipients during lame-duck session

CNN — Senate Democrats are racing against the clock to try to strike an agreement with Republicans to provide a pathway to citizenship for recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The program, launched in 2012, allows undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children to live and work in the United …

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Kinzinger says he doesn't think McCarthy will 'last very long' if he becomes House speaker

Kinzinger says he doesn’t think McCarthy will ‘last very long’ if he becomes House speaker

CNN — GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois lambasted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Sunday, saying he does not think the California Republican will last long if he’s elected House speaker next year. “I think he has cut so many deals with bad people to get to this position that I think he’s not …

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2 men arrested, 1 with Nazi arm-band, accused of making threats to attack New York synagogue, NYPD says

2 men arrested, 1 with Nazi arm-band, accused of making threats to attack New York synagogue, NYPD says

CNN — Two men arrested in connection with online threats to attack a New York City synagogue were arraigned on multiple charges over the weekend, court documents show. Christopher Brown, 21, from Aquebogue, New York, was charged with making a terrorist threat, criminal possession of a weapon and other weapons charges, according to court documents. …

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6 takeaways from former Vice President Mike Pence's CNN town hall

6 takeaways from former Vice President Mike Pence’s CNN town hall

CNN — Former Vice President Mike Pence in a CNN town hall on Wednesday refused to commit his support to former President Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign and left the door open to seek the Republican nomination himself. Speaking a day after the release of his memoir, “So Help Me God,” Pence was mostly coy when …

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