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Biden calls Putin a 'crazy SOB' and takes aim at Trump during fundraiser for 2024 election

Feb. 21, 2024 21:03 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — During a fundraiser for his reelection campaign Wednesday night, President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “crazy SOB” and took aim at former President Donald Trump's comments comparing himself to the Russian opposition leader who died last week in an...

Biden says too many Americans are saddled with school debt as he cancels federal loans for 153,000

Feb. 21, 2024 20:50 PM EST

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that while a college degree was still a ticket to a better life, that ticket is often too expensive, as he announced he was canceling federal student loans for nearly 153,000 borrowers. Biden, who is in the midst of a...

Lara Trump says she thinks GOP voters would like to see RNC pay Donald Trump's legal fees

Feb. 21, 2024 20:12 PM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump's daughter-in-law and handpicked choice to help lead the Republican National Committee said she thinks Republican voters would support having the political organization pay the former president's ballooning legal fees. Lara Trump said...

How is an ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens allegedly linked to Russian intelligence?

Feb. 21, 2024 20:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The explosive allegations at the center of an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden were false, federal prosecutors said, and came from an ex-FBI informant who said he was in touch with Russian intelligence. The informant, Alexander Smirnov, is “actively...

Kentucky Senate supports constitutional change to restrict end-of-term gubernatorial pardon powers

Feb. 21, 2024 18:21 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The GOP-dominated Kentucky Senate endorsed a proposed constitutional change Wednesday to limit a governor's end-of-term pardon powers, reflecting the outrage still burning over pardons granted by the state's last Republican governor on his way out of office in 2019. ...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Feb. 21, 2024 18:07 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. February 19, 2024. Editorial: Legislative maps obscure instability Gov. Tony Evers’ signature on the new legislative maps was hardly a surprise. The maps the Legislature passed were his own proposal, after all. Failing to sign in hopes of...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Feb. 21, 2024 17:54 PM EST

Cullman Times. February 20, 2024. Editorial: Don’t trust the process? Volunteer as a poll worker When you think “politics” in America, words such as “dissent,” “contentious” and “fragmented” can immediately come to mind. There’s no...

Pennsylvania's high court throws out GOP lawmakers' subpoena in 2020 presidential election case

Feb. 21, 2024 17:40 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court ruled Wednesday that Republican state lawmakers can no longer try to enforce a subpoena for election records they issued in 2021 in a quest inspired by former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election....

Trump faces warning signs that his fundraising prowess may have limits in 2024 campaign

Feb. 21, 2024 16:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's legendary ability to raise massive sums of political cash may be on a collision course with a new and unpleasant reality. Campaign finance reports released this week flashed bright warning lights, showing two key committees in his political...

It's an election year, and Biden's team is signaling a more aggressive posture toward the press

Feb. 21, 2024 16:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Occupants of the White House have grumbled over news coverage practically since the place was built. Now it's Joe Biden's turn: With a reelection campaign underway, there are signs that those behind the president are starting to more aggressively and publicly challenge how he is...