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Republicans torn over Sam Brown, the nominee in key Nevada Senate race

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sam Brown stands for a photo at his campaign office on June 14, 2022 in Reno, Nevada. (Josh Edelson/Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) — Nevada Republican Sam Brown cruised to victory in the GOP Senate primary earlier this week. Now, he’ll have to compete against a well-heeled incumbent — and Republicans are nervous. Brown, an Army veteran with …

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Supreme Court invalidates Trump-era ban on bump stocks

Ryan McGinnis/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court on Friday invalidated a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, ruling the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives exceeded its authority in creating the regulation. The 6-3 opinion was authored by Justice Clarence Thomas. The court’s three liberal justices, led by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, dissented. The court ruled a semiautomatic rifle equipped …

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Biden, Zelenskyy sign new 10-year security agreement

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (ITALY) — President Joe Biden touted on Thursday several new major U.S. commitments for Ukraine that were announced this week, including a 10-year bilateral security agreement, sanctions to disrupt Russia’s war machine, and a sign-off from the G7 on a $50 billion loan backed by frozen Russian assets. Biden, in during a press conference in Italy with …

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Biden says he would not commute potential sentence for son Hunter Biden

Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden said Thursday he would not issue a presidential sentence commutation for Hunter Biden following his conviction earlier this week on federal gun charges. ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Selina Wang reported that Biden was asked about the issue following his press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Italy, where the …

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Biden says the ‘fight for reproductive freedom continues’ despite SCOTUS mifepristone ruling

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden reminded voters that the fight for women’s reproductive freedom is not over despite the Supreme Court’s decision on regulation of the abortion pill mifepristone on Thursday, which preserved access to the medication nationwide. “Today’s decision does not change the fact that the fight for reproductive freedom continues,” Biden said in a statement. …

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Bill to protect IVF access fails in Senate as Democrats, GOP spar over the 2024 issue

Nathan Howard/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Senate Democrats on Thursday continued a series of election-year votes on reproductive rights with a bill that would protect access to in vitro fertilization, or IVF. The attempt to advance the legislation fell well short of the 60 votes needed to advance, the final tally being 48-47. The vote was largely symbolic as Democrats seek …

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Trump yet to clarify his abortion pill policy as SCOTUS rules on mifepristone

Spencer Platt/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Even as the U.S. Supreme Court upheld access to the abortion pill mifepristone in a unanimous decision on Thursday, former President Donald Trump has yet to disclose his own abortion pill policy. For months, Trump has teased that he’d release policy details pertaining to the issue soon, but that moment has yet to come. Trump …

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Supreme Court unanimously strikes down legal challenge to abortion pill mifepristone

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled a group of doctors lacked legal standing to challenge the Food and Drug Administration’s regulation of the abortion pill mifepristone, preserving access to the medication nationwide. The unanimous opinion was authored by Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The case put abortion access back in the spotlight for the court after …

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Families of Marines killed in V-22 Osprey crash demand answers as Pentagon officials testify before Congress

An MV-22 Osprey aircraft is used during the annual Steel Knight training exercise, Dec. 5, 2022 at Camp Pendleton, Calif. (Mindy Schauer/MediaNewsGroup/Orange County Register via Getty Images, FILE) (WASHINGTON) — After a congressional hearing on Wednesday on safety concerns over the V-22 Osprey, during which a military leader said the aircraft will remain under safety restrictions until 2025, grieving families …

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Trump, McConnell to meet face-to-face for first time in nearly four years

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a news conference following a Senate Republican party policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol Building on May 08, 2024 in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) — When Donald Trump meets with Republican senators Thursday in Washington, he will come face-to-face with Mitch McConnell for the first time in three-and-a-half years. In …

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