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DHS looking for increased authority to investigate drug crimes

400tmax/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — It would only take a small change in legislation to allow more Homeland Security Investigations agents to investigate drug crimes without first getting the authority to do so from the Justice Department, a top Immigration and Customs Enforcement official told ABC News Thursday. At the heart of the issue is law enforcement agencies’ Title 21 authority …

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Biden faces criticism from Johnson, progressives for weighing executive action on asylum

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden on Thursday faced criticism from Republicans and some progressive Democrats over reports that he is considering executive action to tighten asylum restrictions. One potential course of action, an administration official told ABC News, would be to prohibit migrants from seeking asylum if they cross into the U.S. illegally between ports of entry. …

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DeSantis rules out being Trump’s VP, blames ex-aides with ‘ax to grind’ for attacks

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis this week quashed speculation about being Donald Trump’s vice president, blamed bitter ex-staffers for attacks he’s weathered from Trump’s allies, and criticized conservative media’s coverage of the the former president. DeSantis made the remarks in a 30-minute Zoom call with supporters on Wednesday, audio of which was obtained …

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Biden meets with widow, daughter of Alexei Navalny

@POTUS/X (SAN FRANCISCO) — President Joe Biden met with the widow of Alexei Navalny, Yulia Navalnaya, and his daughter, Dasha, on Thursday during the president’s trip to California. Navalny, the longtime Russian opposition politician and critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, died in prison last week at 47 years old. After her husband’s death, Yulia Navalnaya accused Putin of being …

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Biden blasts Alabama Supreme Court’s ‘outrageous and unacceptable’ frozen embryo ruling

Eric Thayer/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden on Thursday blasted the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that said frozen embryos are considered children in the state, calling it “outrageous and unacceptable.” “Today, in 2024 in America, women are being turned away from emergency rooms and forced to travel hundreds of miles for health care, while doctors fear prosecution …

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Meghan McCain rejects Kari Lake’s appeal to ‘work together’ after disparaging her family

Former Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake announces her bid for the seat of U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) at JetSet Magazine on Oct. 10, 2023 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Rebecca Noble/Getty Images) (NEW YORK) — John McCain’s daughter Meghan McCain rejected Kari Lake’s offer on Wednesday to meet one-on-one after Lake claimed that disparaging comments she previously made about the …

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Three things to watch at this year’s CPAC gathering of Republicans in DC

Former President Donald J. Trump speaks at the CPAC Conference in Washington, Mar. 4, 2023. (Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) — This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, an erstwhile cross section of the GOP that has turned into a major staging ground for the party’s MAGA grassroots, is set to kick off in full force on Thursday. The …

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Trump team insists RNC funds wouldn’t cover his legal bills, as party leadership change looms

Lara Trump, daughter-in-law to former President and 2024 presidential hopeful Donald Trump, speaks at a VFW Hall in Beaufort, S.C., Feb. 21, 2024. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) — “Absolutely none” of the Republican National Committee’s funds will be used to pay former President Donald Trump’s multimillion-dollar stack of legal bills, a senior Trump campaign adviser insisted to …

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Biden calls Putin a ‘crazy SOB,’ hits Trump for Navalny comparison

President Joe Biden announces the cancellation of an additional $1.2 billion in student loan debt for about 153,000 borrowers, at meeting with community at Culver City Julian Dixon Library in Culver City, CA. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) (SAN FRANCISCO) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “crazy SOB,” while also …

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Raskin says FBI informant revelations ‘destroy’ Biden impeachment case; GOP downplays impact

Tetra Images – Henryk Sadura/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The indictment of Alexander Smirnov, a former FBI informant, is roiling the ongoing impeachment inquiry being led by House Republicans against President Joe Biden. Smirnov, once touted as a star witness by Republicans, was charged last week for allegedly making false statements about Biden and his son Hunter, including a story about …

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