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Biden decries the ‘unconscionable’ Hamas attack and warns Israel’s enemies not to exploit the crisis

President Joe Biden has condemned what he says is the “unconscionable” assault by Hamas militants and his administration is pledging to ensure Israel has “what it needs to defend itself.”

Will the motion to vacate be vacated?

In the aftermath of McCarthy’s toppling, many more mainstream Republicans have demanded that the chamber dump the single-member motion to vacate, as Democrats did when they controlled the House.

Under pressure, Biden administration to send team to assess migrant situation in Massachusetts

As places like Massachusetts, New York, and Illinois struggle to provide housing and services to an increasing number of arriving migrants, some officials in those blue states are going public with their frustration with the White House.

Man who attacked Capitol with tomahawk and now promotes Jan. 6 merchandise gets 7 years in prison

A Texas man who attacked the U.S. Capitol and now promotes the sale of Jan. 6-related merchandise from jail has been sentenced to seven years behind bars.

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Despite Trump’s endorsement, the House speaker race is up for grabs. Here’s why.

House Republicans have precious little time to choose a new speaker and devise a plan to keep the government open.

Iowa Democrats plan January caucus with delayed results to comply with new party primary calendar

The Iowa Democratic Party on Friday announced it plans to hold a caucus on Jan. 15 but won’t release the results until early March, retaining its state’s leadoff spot on the presidential nominating calendar without violating a new national party lineup that has South Carolina going first for 2024.

Donald Trump’s lawyers seek to halt civil fraud trial and block ruling disrupting real estate empire

Donald Trump’s lawyers asked a New York appeals court Friday to halt his Manhattan civil fraud trial while they fight a court ruling that calls for dissolving companies that control some of his most prized assets.

Report of fatal New Jersey car crash fills in key gap in Menendez federal bribery investigation

New details about a 2018 car crash involving Senator Bob Menendez's wife match an auto “accident” that prosecutors cite in their sweeping federal indictment of the pair as a pivotal motivation for one of the senator’s alleged bribes.