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California man pleads guilty to making threats to journalist’s family over 2020 election
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California man pleads guilty to making threats to journalist’s family over 2020 election

A California man who was accused of sending threats to a congressman and multiple journalists has pleaded guilty to one count of making threatening interstate communications. At his change of plea hearing Friday, Robert Lemke pleaded guilty to the count related to a threat he made to a family member of a New York City-based…READ MORE

Democratic Senate candidates display fundraising might in third quarter
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Democratic Senate candidates display fundraising might in third quarter

Democratic Senate contenders in some of the most competitive races announced big fundraising hauls this week — as they prepare for a costly battle to preserve their party’s razor-thin majority in next year’s midterm elections. Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock, considered one of the Democrats’ most vulnerable incumbents, raised more than $9.5 million during the third…READ MORE

Biden gives some clues on potential compromises to his social safety net plan
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Biden gives some clues on potential compromises to his social safety net plan

President Joe Biden laid out areas of potential compromise to his massive 10-year spending plan during a speech on Friday at a childcare center in Connecticut. “I’m convinced we’re going to get this done,” Biden said of the ongoing negotiations during the first stop of his trip in Hartford. “We’re not going to get $3.5…READ MORE

Jill Biden makes high-stakes campaign appearances for the first time as first lady
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Jill Biden makes high-stakes campaign appearances for the first time as first lady

Jill Biden on Friday afternoon will flex her considerable campaigning muscle for the first time as first lady of the United States when she travels to New Jersey and Virginia. The first lady will be appearing alongside two Democratic gubernatorial candidates who are both locked in contentious battles with their Republican opponents. For Biden —…READ MORE

Biden speaks with Bill Clinton after former President’s hospitalization
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Biden speaks with Bill Clinton after former President’s hospitalization

President Joe Biden spoke with former President Bill Clinton on Friday after Clinton had been hospitalized for an infection, the White House confirmed Friday. “President Biden spoke by phone with President Clinton this afternoon,” White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told the pool traveling with the President in Connecticut Friday. “President Biden and President…READ MORE

US Capitol Police officer indicted on obstruction of justice charges in connection with January 6
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US Capitol Police officer indicted on obstruction of justice charges in connection with January 6

A US Capitol Police officer was indicted on obstruction charges in connection to the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, the DC US attorney announced on Friday. According to the indictment, Michael A. Riley told a contact online to remove posts showing the person was in the Capitol building that day. Riley was arrested…READ MORE

Justice Department says it will ask Supreme Court to block Texas’ 6-week abortion ban
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Justice Department says it will ask Supreme Court to block Texas’ 6-week abortion ban

The Department of Justice will ask the Supreme Court to step in and block a controversial Texas law that bars most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy while legal challenges play out, a department spokesperson said Friday. The petition will once again place the justices in the center of a firestorm created by the law…READ MORE

Police officer attacked by woman carrying a baseball bat near US Capitol
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Police officer attacked by woman carrying a baseball bat near US Capitol

A US Capitol Police officer was attacked on Friday morning by a woman carrying a baseball bat along First Street SW in Washington, Capitol Police said in a statement. The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. ET. When police approached the woman, she became agitated and raised her bat. Officers tried to take the bat from…READ MORE

Marine forced to forfeit $5,000 in pay following conviction related to his videos criticizing the US withdrawal from Afghanistan
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Marine forced to forfeit $5,000 in pay following conviction related to his videos criticizing the US withdrawal from Afghanistan

A Marine who was found guilty after posting a series of videos on social media criticizing top military leaders’ handling of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan received a sentence of one month forfeiture of $5,000 in pay and a direction to receive a letter of reprimand from a military judge on Friday. Marine Corps Judge…READ MORE

Obama to travel to Glasgow for UN climate summit
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Obama to travel to Glasgow for UN climate summit

Former President Barack Obama will travel to Glasgow next month for a UN climate summit and will meet with young activists and deliver remarks putting the threat of the climate crisis into broader context, an Obama spokeswoman tells CNN. “He will lay out the important progress made in the five years since the Paris Agreement took…READ MORE