News: Politics

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 ...
Read: DOJ’s response to Trump’s special master request
NPR Washington Desk | August 31, 2022
The Justice Department on Tuesday responded to former President Donald Trump's request for a special master to review documents the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago earlier this month. Xinhua News Agency | Xinhua News Agency via Getty Ima The Justice Department has responded to former President Donald Trump's request for a ...
Experts say a Trump-backed charity is pushing the boundaries of tax law
Tom Dreisbach | August 31, 2022
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, right, and former Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, left, attend a summit organized by the America First Policy Institute on July 25. Meadows and DeMint have both been involved with the Conservative Partnership Institute, a nonprofit raising concerns among tax experts. Oliver Contreras ...
Republicans have invested millions in nonwhite voter outreach ahead of the midterms
Stephen Fowler | August 31, 2022
Rey Martinez, a candidate for Georgia's House of Representatives, kicks off the opening of the Republican National Committee's new Hispanic Community Center in Suwanee, Ga., on June 29. Ben Gray | AP In the heart of Atlanta's rapidly diversifying suburbs, Democrats have become a dominant force in local politics. But ...
Garland tightens the reins on Justice Dept. employees’ political activities
Washington Desk | August 30, 2022
Attorney General Merrick Garland has set new restrictions on the political activities of some Justice Department employees. Kent Nishimura | Los Angeles Times via Getty Imag Attorney General Merrick Garland has set new restrictions on the political activities of some Justice Department employees, while also strongly reminding them of already ...
Biden’s goal to end hunger by 2030 and his new food conference, explained
Ximena Bustillo | August 29, 2022
A volunteer loads a local resident's vehicle at a drive-up produce giveaway organized by a Des Moines food pantry on Aug. 28, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall | AP The Biden administration wants to end hunger and food insecurity in the U.S. in eight years, an ambitious goal ...
Beto O’Rourke turns to virtual campaigning due to a bacterial infection
Ayana Archie | August 29, 2022
Texas Democrat and gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks during a campaign event in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. O'Rourke said Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, that he had cleared his campaign schedule after receiving treatment at a San Antonio hospital for an unspecified bacterial infection. LM Otero | AP ...
20 were charged for voter fraud in Florida. Advocates say a broken system is to blame
Ashley Lopez | August 27, 2022
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during an Aug. 18 press conference in Fort Lauderdale, where he announced that the state's new Office of Election Crimes and Security was in the process of arresting 20 individuals for voter fraud. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Many of the individuals recently charged by ...