Iran's president says US should ease sanctions to demonstrate it wants to return to nuclear deal
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi says that relations with the United States can move forward if the Biden administration demonstrates it wants to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, and a first step should be easing sanctions.
Trump's New York hush-money criminal trial could overlap with state's presidential primary
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed a bill setting the state’s presidential primary for April 2, potentially putting former President Donald Trump on the ballot as he stands trial in Manhattan for a hush-money criminal case.
Iran's president urges US to demonstrate it wants to return to the 2015 nuclear deal
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi says that his country will never give up its right “to have peaceful nuclear energy” and urged the United States “to demonstrate in a verifiable fashion” that it wants to return to the 2015 nuclear deal.
Lawyers say 3 Republicans who falsely said Trump won Georgia were 'contingent' electors, not fake
Lawyers for three Georgia Republicans who signed a certificate falsely claiming that then-President Donald Trump won the state are arguing that their clients were not fake electors but rather a “contingent” slate in case the 2020 election results were tossed out.
Ray Epps, ex-Marine targeted by a Jan. 6 conspiracy theory, is charged with a misdemeanor in riot
Ray Epps, a former Marine who became the target of a Jan. 6, 2021, conspiracy theory, has been charged with a misdemeanor in connection with the U.S. Capitol riot and is expected to plead guilty.
Judge rejects defense effort to throw out an Oath Keeper associate's Jan. 6 guilty verdict
A federal judge in Washington has upheld an obstruction conviction against a Virginia man who stood trial with members of the Oath Keepers extremist group in one of the most serious cases brought in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack.
Political divide emerges on Ukraine aid package as Zelenskyy heads to Washington
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s visit to Washington this week comes at a critical time as Republican leadership in the House and Senate diverge on the best way to get more military and humanitarian aid over the finish line.
Most Americans view Israel as a partner, but fewer see it as sharing US values, AP-NORC poll shows
A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that while Americans generally view Israel as a partner or ally, many question whether its far-right government shares American values.
Rudy Giuliani sued by former lawyer, accused of failing to pay $1.36 million in legal bills
Rudy Giuliani’s former lawyer has sued him, alleging the ex-New York City mayor has paid only a fraction of nearly $1.6 million in legal fees he’s racked up from investigations into his efforts to keep Donald Trump in the White House.
Trump plans to meet with striking autoworkers in Michigan instead of attending second GOP debate
Former President Donald Trump will travel to the battleground state of Michigan next week to meet with striking autoworkers instead of participating in the second Republican presidential debate.
Judge will hold hearing on ex-DOJ official’s request to move Georgia election case to federal court
Former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark was acting within the scope of his official duties when he wrote a letter expressing concern about alleged concerns with the 2020 election in Georgia, his lawyer said as he sought to move charges against Clark to federal court.
North Carolina Republicans seek control over state and local election boards ahead of 2024
Republicans who control the North Carolina legislature with veto-proof majorities are close to wresting supervision of elections from the governor and the governor’s party — almost always the Democrats for over a century.
Biden aims to beef up safeguards for government workers as GOP hopefuls vow to slash workforce
The Biden administration is taking steps meant to strengthen protections for government employees as leading Republican presidential candidates, including Donald Trump, campaign on shrinking and remaking the federal workforce.
Prosecutors seek narrow gag order on Trump in federal election case after ‘inflammatory’ comments
Federal prosecutors in the case charging Donald Trump with scheming to overturn the 2020 presidential election are seeking an order that would restrict the former president from “inflammatory” and “intimidating” comments about witnesses, lawyers and the judge.
Gov. DeSantis did not disclose private flights, round of golf at Augusta National with wealthy donor: report
After Gov. Ron DeSantis was elected in 2018 but before he was sworn in, Florida’s governor took at least six undisclosed trips on private jets and accepted lodging and dining, according to a report by the Washington Post released on Thursday.
Biden administration restores the power of states and tribes to review projects to protect waterways
States and Native American tribes will have greater authority to block energy projects such as natural gas pipelines that could pollute rivers and streams under a final rule issued Thursday by the Biden administration.
Trump won’t be tried with Powell and Chesebro next month in Georgia election case
Donald Trump won't face trial next month in Georgia after a judge ruled Thursday that the former president and 16 others accused of illegally trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election will be tried separately from two lawyers in the case.
Appeals court to quickly consider Trump's presidential immunity claim in sex abuse case
A federal appeals court plans to quickly consider former President Donald Trump's claim that presidential immunity protects him from a New York writer's assertion that he defamed her by saying she fabricated her claim that he sexually attacked her in the 1990s.
Argentine inflation keeps soaring, putting the government on the defensive as elections near
Consumer prices in Argentina have soared 12.4% in August, compared to the previous month, a number that puts the government on the defensive a little more than a month before presidential elections in which a right-wing populist who admires Donald Trump appears the favorite to win.
Man who threw flagpole at police during Jan. 6 riot gets more than 6 years in prison
A Tennessee man who wrote on social media about wanting to “take over the Capitol building” before the Jan. 6, 2021, riot, where he threw a flagpole at a police officer’s head, has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.
Trump, legal team must use secure facility to review classified evidence in documents case
A federal judge in the case charging Donald Trump with illegally hoarding top secret documents at his Florida estate has directed the former president to use a secure facility to review classified evidence and has sharply restricted his ability to discuss that information with others.
Vivek Ramaswamy proposes mass federal layoffs as more GOP hopefuls look to slash US government
Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy says he wants to reduce the federal employee headcount by half in his first year in office and by 75% during his first term if he makes it to the White House.
Trump waives right to speedy trial as Georgia prosecutor seeks to try him with 18 others next month
Former President Donald Trump and several other defendants are waiving their right to seek a speedy trial in the Georgia case in which they are accused of participating in an illegal scheme to overturn his loss in the 2020 presidential election.
New Hampshire secretary of state won't block Trump from ballot in key presidential primary state
New Hampshire’s top election official says he will not invoke an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to block former President Donald Trump from the ballot in the state that will hold the first Republican presidential primary next year.
Georgia election case prosecutors cite fairness in urging 1 trial for Trump and 18 other defendants
Prosecutors who have accused former President Donald Trump and 18 others of participating in an illegal scheme to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia maintain that all of the defendants should be tried together, citing efficiency and fairness.
Harris, DeSantis and Giuliani are among politicians marking Sept. 11 terror attacks at ground zero
Vice President Kamala Harris, Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined New York politicians and mourners at a 9/11 memorial ceremony at ground zero Monday.
Prominent activist's son convicted of storming Capitol and invading Senate floor in Jan. 6 riot
The son of a prominent conservative activist has been convicted of charges that he stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, bashed in a window, invaded the Senate floor and helped a mob disrupt the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory.
Georgia special grand jury report shows Graham and others spared from charges, and more new details
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis pursued charges against roughly half of the people recommended to her by a special grand jury tasked with investigating efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 presidential election.
A UN envoy has made his first visit to Western Sahara. He pledged to advance the political process
The United Nations has doubled down on its pledge to revive stalled negotiations over the disputed Western Sahara in a visit to the region this week in which its top negotiator met with officials on all sides.
Georgia special grand jury recommended charges against 39 people, including Sen. Lindsey Graham
A special grand jury investigating efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 presidential election results recommended indictments against a much larger group than prosecutors ultimately charged, including one current and two former U.S. senators.
Congressional watchdog describes border wall harm, says agencies should work together to ease damage
Congress' official watchdog says in a report that the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border under former President Donald Trump toppled untold numbers of saguaro cactuses in Arizona, put endangered ocelots at risk in Texas and disturbed Native American burial grounds.
Fani Willis accuses Rep. Jim Jordan of 'partisan misrepresentations' over inquiry of election case
The Georgia prosecutor who has brought charges accusing former President Donald Trump and others of illegally trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election has sent a scathing letter to a congressman leading an inquiry into her investigation.