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The Bidens' first state dinner features butter-poached lobster with a side of hospitality

President Joe Biden is hosting French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House on Thursday, using the very first state dinner of his presidency to shore up relations with a key American ally whose friendship has until recently been on the rocks.

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CNN's Don Lemon speaks with Sen. Herschel Walker and Sen. Raphael Warnock supporters ahead of the Georgia Senate race to hear what's on voters' minds.

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Paul Whelan calls home from Russia after more than a week without contact

Paul Whelan, an American detained in Russia, was able to call home Friday after more than a week without contact with his family, his brother David said.

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Former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone enters US District Courthouse

Former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone was seen entering the grand jury area at the US District Courthouse in Washington Friday morning, indicating the Justice Department has compelled him to answer more questions in the January 6 criminal investigation despite challenges from Donald Trump's legal team.

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White House sees stronger than expected jobs report following string of promising economic data

The Biden White House had hoped to see continued moderation in US jobs growth in the November jobs report to bolster what it sees as growing evidence that inflation is starting to slow -- but newly released data Friday morning defied the Federal Reserve's aggressive efforts to cool down the economy.

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Final sprint to the Georgia Senate runoff election

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP challenger Herschel Walker are making their closing arguments to voters ahead of the Dec. 6 runoff Senate election. Follow here for the latest live news updates on the race.

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Biden proposes South Carolina as first primary state in drastic shake up of presidential nominating calendar

President Joe Biden has asked Democratic National Committee leaders to drastically reshape the 2024 presidential nominating calendar and make South Carolina the first state to host a primary, followed by Nevada and New Hampshire on the same day a week later, Georgia the following week and then Michigan, a source confirms to CNN.

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GOP tension builds over House speaker race as McCarthy and critics prep for floor fight

House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and his critics are gearing up for a potential floor fight over the speakership in January, raising the possibility of a messy intraparty showdown that could bring uncertainty and chaos just as Republicans prepare to enter their new majority.

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Hawley says GOP missed opportunity to say 'we are for workers' with rail strike vote

1 hour, 55 minutes ago

Sen. Josh Hawley was among six Republicans who voted for giving rail workers seven extra days of paid sick leave amid a threat of a strike on Thursday.

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Warnock supporters divided on whether Biden should seek a second term in 2024: 'Time for someone new'

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President Biden is making early moves towards launching a 2024 re-election campaign, but not all Democrats attending a Barack Obama rally for Raphael Warnock in Atlanta want him to run

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Georgia early voting hits new record in Senate runoff

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Georgia officials announced Friday that the state had set a new record with absentee ballots as voters continue to head to the polls before the Dec. 6 runoff.

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Biden admin education panel stacked with critical race theory-supporting activists, GOP senators say

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GOP senators are alleging that the Education Department may be breaking the law with an advisory panel it commissioned that is stacked with liberal activists.

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DeSantis explains what GOP missed in 'huge underperformance' for election

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called the GOP's midterm election results a "huge underperformance" and shared some thoughts on his successful re-election bid in Florida.

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Biden admin won't say if non-binary official charged with stealing woman's luggage still getting paid

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The Department of Energy wouldn't clarify whether it is still paying Sam Brinton, the non-binary official overseeing nuclear waste policies, after Brinton was charged with theft.

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Jordan threatens to subpoena ex-FBI official after she backs out of interview before House Judiciary Committee

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EXCLUSIVE: House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan is threatening to subpoena former FBI official Jill Sanborn who backed out of a scheduled interview before the committee Friday.

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Obama takes aim at Walker as he rallies with Warnock ahead of Georgia Senate runoff election

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Former President Barack Obama campaigns with Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in Atlanta, Georgia on the eve of the final early voting day in Warnock's runoff election with Herschel Walker

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Stefanik campaign mail stolen while in USPS custody, $20,000 in donor checks allegedly lost

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New York GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik's campaign alleged that U.S. Postal Service workers stole hundreds of donor checks totaling over $20,000 and shared photos of the alleged theft.

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Mar-a-Lago probe: Federal appeals court halts special master review in setback for Trump’s legal team

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In a setback for former President Donald Trump, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has halted an independent review of documents seized in the FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago.

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Biden signs legislation to avert rail strike

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President Joe Biden signed legislation Friday to avoid a potentially catastrophic rail strike after Congress approved the measure this week.

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Immigrant advocates challenge constitutionality of DeSantis' migrant flights

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The Southern Poverty Law Center and immigrant advocacy groups filed a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over his flights of migrants from Texas to Massachusetts in September.

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Herschel Walker's campaign desperately pleads for cash

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Outgunned financially as Democrats dominate early voting, Herschel Walker’s Georgia Senate campaign Thursday begged donors to pony up more money.

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Border crossings are near record highs and may go up more on Dec. 21

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Daily crossings at the southern border have stayed near record highs as the Biden admin braces for even higher totals when the Title 42 Covid ban ends Dec. 21.

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White House sparks primary firestorm by pushing South Carolina for top spot

13 hours, 38 minutes ago

President Joe Biden is recommending that South Carolina kick off the 2024 presidential nominating contest, a move that immediately sparked internal divisions.

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Closing arguments get underway in the Trump Organization's tax fraud trial

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Closing arguments began in the tax fraud trial of the Trump Organization, which is accused of a 15-year scheme to compensate top executives off the books.

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Arizona county that balked at certifying election results finalizes tally after court order

14 hours, 25 minutes ago

A Republican-led county in Arizona that flouted a statutory deadline for election certification ended up certifying its results following a court order to do so.

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In major setback for Trump, appeals court ends special master's review of seized Mar-a-Lago records

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A federal appeals court ruled that a judge’s order appointing a special master to review documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort should be dismissed.

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Biden's student loan plan will stay blocked as Supreme Court decides to hear arguments

17 hours, 11 minutes ago

The Supreme Court delayed a decision on allowing President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan, announcing it will hear oral arguments on an expedited basis.

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Senate approves deal to avoid rail strike

17 hours, 29 minutes ago

As President Biden prepares for his first state dinner with a foreign leader, French President Emmanuel Macron, the Senate approved a deal to avoid a crippling railroad strike. NBC News’ Peter Alexander has more details from Washington.

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Women prime ministers hit back at sexist question during historic visit

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"Because two women meet, it's not simply because of their gender," New Zealand's prime minister said after a reporter questioned if her "common stuff" with Finland's leader was the reason for the historic visit.

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Bidens' first White House state dinner a star-studded affair

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The White House had not held a state dinner since September 2019, largely because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Appeals court orders end to special master review process in Trump documents case

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"We cannot write a rule that allows any subject of a search warrant to block government investigations after the execution of the warrant," the judges wrote in the opinion.

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U.S. to unveil B-21 Raider, its new stealth bomber new stealth bomber

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The first new American bomber aircraft in 30 years is making its public debut after years of secret development.

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Warnock, Walker make final push in Georgia runoff vote

3 hours, 57 minutes ago

Friday is the final day of early voting in Georgia for the state's razor-thin Senate runoff race. Sen. Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger Herschel Walker will make their final pleas to voters this weekend ahead of Tuesday's runoff. Nikole Killion reports from Sandy Springs, Georgia.

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The Takeout: A CBS News original political podcast

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"The Takeout" is a weekly podcast about politics, policy and pop culture hosted by CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett.

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Michigan's top election official still facing threats from 2020 election

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In her reelection last month, Benson comfortably defeated her Trump-backed opponent by14 percentage points.

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Democrats hope to address debt ceiling before GOP takes over House

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But Congressional leaders have neither scheduled nor planned a vote on the debt ceiling before the end of the year.

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Senate votes to block railroad strike, impose contract rejected by unions

10 hours, 56 minutes ago

The Senate voted to block a railroad strike, forcing rail companies and union workers to accept the proposed settlement the White House helped negotiate in September. The bill's passage averts a nationwide disruption of rail service ahead of the holiday season. Scott MacFarlane has the latest.

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Post Politics Now: Biden to meet with royal couple during Boston swing

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The meeting with Prince William and Catherine, Princess of Wales, comes during a trip that also includes a union event and a fundraiser for Senate Democrats.

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School dress codes can discriminate against many students, report finds

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The government should push equal access to education by helping school districts design clothing standards that better consider equity and safety for students, a new report finds.

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Biden seeks a Democratic primary that looks like the Democratic Party

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The top two primary states have long been much whiter than the party.

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Why you should care about what just happened in Cochise County

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It's unlikely it'll truly happen in Arizona, as some have speculated. But we're also in uncharted territory, and the situation there provides a big test of an increasingly embattled certification process.

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Why you should care about what just happened in Cochise County

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It's unlikely it'll truly happen in Arizona, as some have speculated. But we're also in uncharted territory, and the situation there provides a big test of an increasingly embattled certification process.

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Herschel Walker is a very bad candidate. Could he still win?

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A new poll reinforces his liabilities. But Georgia also leaned Republican on Election Day.

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Herschel Walker is a very bad candidate. Could he still win?

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A new poll reinforces his liabilities. But Georgia also leaned Republican on Election Day.

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Rapper Ye draws fresh denunciation for Hitler praise in Alex Jones interview

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Alex Jones's Infowars aired an interview with a fully masked Ye, formerly Kanye West, in which the rapper praised the Nazi leader.

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Trump expresses solidarity with Jan. 6 rioters who stormed the Capitol

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Former president Donald Trump, in a fundraising video, made clear that he stands with the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, to stop Congress from counting the electoral votes for Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 presidential election.

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Obama returns to Georgia to rally support for Warnock in tight runoff race

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With early voting underway in the Georgia runoff, Obama's mission on Thursday was to energize Democratic base voters for Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D).

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Alex Jones Files for Bankruptcy

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The Infowars broadcaster has been ordered by courts to pay about $1.5 billion in damages to Sandy Hook families hurt by his promotion of conspiracy theories.

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Biden Signs Legislation to Avert Nationwide Rail Strike

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President Biden had called on Congress to act, saying a rail strike would “devastate our economy.”

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Iowa Democrats Question Their Identity Without First-in-the-Nation Caucuses

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President Biden’s push to start the Democratic presidential nominating process in South Carolina has inspired a rush of wistful memories and soul searching in the Hawkeye State.

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Biden and Macron Toast Their Alliance With Lobster and American-Made Cheese

1 hour, 8 minutes ago

The black-tie state dinner marked a return of diplomatic pomp and an effort by the United States and France to display the strength of their alliance after a trans-Atlantic dust-up.

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How Steny Hoyer, Pelosi’s No. 2, Decided It Was Time to Step Aside

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The decision by the Maryland Democrat, who has served in Congress for four decades — two of them in leadership — reflected a generational and demographic shift afoot in his party.

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How Army Bases Were Named for Defeated Confederates

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Most Confederates were ultimately pardoned for the crime of treason against the United States. Decades later, the Army began honoring them in southern states.

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Biden Says He Is Willing to Talk to Putin About Ukraine, With Conditions

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Showing a united front during a state visit, President Biden and President Emmanuel Macron of France affirmed their support for Ukraine ahead of a cold winter that will test the alliance.

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Biden, Demoting Iowa and Prizing Diversity, Wants S.C. as First Primary

13 hours, 35 minutes ago

Michigan would become the fifth primary. The plan came as the president asked that “voters of color have a voice in choosing our nominee much earlier in the process.”

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Trump Embraces Extremism as He Seeks to Reclaim Presidency

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As he gets his presidential campaign underway, Donald J. Trump has aligned himself with forces that used to be outside the mainstream of American politics.

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Teenager Shot While Campaigning For Sen. Raphael Warnock In Georgia

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“At this point, there is no indication the shooting was politically motivated,” the Savannah Police department said in a statement.

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Dozens Of Lawmakers Urge Banks To Stop Discriminating Against Muslims

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In a letter exclusively shared with HuffPost, lawmakers led by Rep. Ilhan Omar and Sen. Elizabeth Warren urged the Treasury Department to “modernize” policies.

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Mandatory Recount Ordered In Rep. Lauren Boebert's Colorado Race

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Democratic rival Adam Frisch has already conceded defeat, saying that he believes a new count will not change the election's outcome.

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Alex Jones Files For Bankruptcy After Massive Sandy Hook Lawsuit Defeat

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The Infowars host has been ordered to pay some $1.5 billion for lying to his audience about the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre.

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Arizona County Certifies Election After Judge's Order

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The vote allows the statewide certification to go forward as scheduled on Monday.

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Joe Biden Drops Iowa, Pushes South Carolina As 1st 2024 Primary State

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The president’s choice is likely to rule the day with DNC members and disappoint New Hampshire and Nevada.

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Larry Hogan Is Not Giving Up On The GOP

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Maryland's term-limited Republican governor is fueling speculation that he's likely to run for president in a growing anti-Trump lane.

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Rep. Annie Kuster Defeats Pharma-Friendly Lawmaker In Bid To Lead Moderate Democrats

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Her opponent, Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), drew scrutiny for helping water down a bill that empowered Medicare to negotiate lower prescription prices.

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Elon Musk Sends Cryptic Reply After Ye Tries To Subvert Alex Jones Twitter Ban [UPDATE]

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During a disturbing interview with Alex Jones, Ye said he would give the Infowars host the reins to his Twitter account.

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Jim Jordan Demands Ex-Spies Divulge Information About Pushing Hunter's Laptop as Russian Disinformation

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Top Republican member of the Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jim Jordan (D-OH), on Thursday demanded former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan divulge information related to their attempt to discredit the Hunter Biden laptop story in 2020.

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Poll Shows Democrat Raphael Warnock Leading in Close Georgia Runoff Race

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Democrat Raphael Warnock has a slight edge in the Georgia runoff race, where he will, again, face off against Republican Herschel Walker, a SurveyUSA poll released this week found.

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Election Interference: TikTok Accounts Operated by Chinese Communist Party Push Divisive Videos About U.S. Politicians

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The propaganda arm of the Chinese Communist Party is operating accounts on China-owned TikTok that have millions of followers and push divisive videos about U.S. politicians.

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Hunter Biden Attends White House State Dinner with Celebrities, Foreign Dignitaries, Politicians 

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Hunter Biden, under investigation for tax fraud and gun-related violations, attended the state dinner at the White House on Thursday with more than 300 influential guests celebrities, foreign dignitaries, and politicians.

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Joe Biden Pushes for South Carolina to Displace Iowa as First State in Presidential Nomination Primary

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The president sent a letter to party leaders detailing his preference for South Carolina to be first, citing the racial diversity of the state.

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America Created 263,000 Jobs in November

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Economists had expected the economy to add 200,000 jobs and the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 3.7 percent.

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Ron DeSantis Hammers Disney as CEO Bob Iger Regrets Anti-Groomer Bill Fight: 'They Brought This on Themselves'

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has returned serve at the Walt Disney Company’s returning CEO, Bob Iger, who lamented the brand was unwillingly “dragged” into a political fight in the Sunshine State over the "Parental Rights in Education" bill.

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Democrat Lawmakers in Illinois Push 'Assault Weapons' Ban, Mag Ban, Increased Minimum Age for Gun Purchases

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Democrat lawmakers in Illinois are pushing an "assault weapons" ban, a minimum age requirement of 21 years to buy a firearms, and a ban on ammunition magazines holding more than ten rounds. 

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Kanye West Suspended by Elon Musk's Twitter for 'Incitement of Violence'

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Twitter has suspended rapper Kanye West after he used the platform Thursday to share an image of a swastika merged with the Star of David.

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J.K. Rowling Sends Champagne After Woman Heckles Sturgeon over Trans Self-ID Law

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Author J.K. Rowling sent a crate of champagne to a feminist activist who heckled Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, claiming changes to gender laws would allow paedophiles and rapists to self-identify as women.

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