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What a special master does, as told by a special master
Rachel Treisman | September 2, 2022
Law enforcement officers stand outside of the federal courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Aug. 18. Lynne Sladky | AP Updated September 5, 2022 at 12:41 PM ET The first legal step that former President Donald Trump took after FBI agents executed a search warrant at his home last ...
Biden’s speech walks a fine line in its attack on MAGA Republicans
Domenico Montanaro | September 2, 2022
President Biden delivers a prime-time speech Thursday night at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. Alex Wong | Getty Images Democrats have picked up some momentum this election cycle with wins in multiple special elections, following the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade. And the FBI search of former ...
Oath Keepers attorney has been charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice
Deepa Shivaram | September 1, 2022
Insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump scale the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Jose Luis Magana | AP An attorney for the far-right, anti-government group the Oath Keepers has been indicted in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Kellye SoRelle, ...
Biden attacks Trump, saying his wing of the Republican party is a threat to democracy
Franco OrdoƱez | September 1, 2022
President Joe Biden speaks outside Independence Hall on Sept. 1, in Philadelphia. Evan Vucci | AP Updated September 1, 2022 at 9:31 PM ET President Biden on Thursday warned Americans that democracy is under attack from a faction of the Republican party led by former President Donald Trump, and called ...
Why Biden is reviving his ‘soul of the nation’ argument for the midterm elections
Tamara Keith | September 1, 2022
President Biden will give a prime-time speech on Thursday about "the battle for the soul of the nation," a rally cry he and Democrats will use leading up to November midterm elections. Jim Watson | AFP via Getty Images President Biden has been speaking in increasingly dire terms about threats ...
There aren’t enough young farmers. Congress is looking to change that
Ximena Bustillo | September 1, 2022
New farmer Bobbi Wilson stands on land in southern Oregon where she is prepping the land to grow vegetables. Bobbi Wilson Bobbi Wilson is about to kick off her first farming season, prepping the soil to yield ripe tomatoes and potatoes next year. Her plan: to start a small farm ...
A federal judge says she will rule later on Trump’s special master request
Deepa Shivaram | September 1, 2022
A security officer guards the entrance to the Paul G. Rogers Federal Building and Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Thursday, where a federal judge presided over arguments at a hearing on former President Donald Trump's request for a special master to review classified documents the FBI seized from ...
Trump files a response to the DOJ filing about his request for a special master
Washington Desk | August 31, 2022
Mar-a-Lago is seen Aug. 16, 2022, a week after the FBI searched the home of former President Trump in Palm Beach, Fla., for classified documents. Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Former President Donald Trump's legal team has filed a response to the Justice Department's filing last night, which had revealed ...
Democrat Mary Peltola tops Sarah Palin to win U.S. House special election in Alaska
Deepa Shivaram | August 31, 2022
Mary Peltola, a Democrat, speaks during a forum for U.S. House candidates on May 12 in Anchorage, Alaska. Mark Thiessen | AP Updated September 1, 2022 at 7:45 AM ET Democrat Mary Peltola will represent Alaska's lone U.S. House seat, after winning a special election that was determined by a ...
In filings, Justice Department rebuts Trump’s claims on Mar-a-Lago search
Carrie Johnson | August 31, 2022
This image contained in a court filing by the Department of Justice on Aug. 30, and redacted by in part by the FBI, shows a photo of documents seized during the Aug. 8 search by the FBI of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Department of Justice Updated ...