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Wife of JD Vance, Usha, makes spotlight debut at RNC convention: If you were to build a member of the American elite from scratch, she might look something like ...
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Wife of JD Vance, Usha, makes spotlight debut at RNC convention
Judge dismisses classified documents case against Donald Trump: Judge Aileen Cannon has dismissed the classified documents case against Donald Trump.
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Judge dismisses classified documents case against Donald Trump
Quick Glance: Judge Dismisses Trump's Classified Documents Case
  • A Florida federal judge dismissed the US Justice Department's case against Donald Trump due to the unconstitutional appointment of special prosecutor Jack Smith.

  • The former president faced charges related to mishandling classified documents, including lying to investigators.

  • The indictment against Trump included 37 felony counts for his alleged actions with classified files.

  • Questions arise regarding the constitutionality of appointing special counsels in other cases following the judge's ruling.
U.S. begins dropping Jan. 6 obstruction charges against Proud Boys, others: The Supreme Court’s June ruling narrowing use of an obstruction charge for Jan ...
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U.S. begins dropping Jan. 6 obstruction charges against Proud Boys, others
Justice Department to appeal after judge dismisses Trump's classified documents case - UPI.com
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Justice Department to appeal after judge dismisses Trump's classified ...
Quick Glance: Judge Dismisses Trump's Indictment in Classified Documents Case
  • A federal judge dismissed the indictment against former President Donald Trump in his classified documents case, ruling that the appointment of special counsel Jack Smith by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland was unconstitutional.

  • Political pundits immediately speculated that President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, could also have his case dismissed based on Cannon's ruling.

  • Cannon referenced Thomas multiple times in her ruling. The response to her decision was positive among Republicans and garnered criticism from Democrats.

  • Michael Waldman, a constitutional lawyer and president of the Brennan Center for Justice, compared Cannon's handling of the case to that of 'an eager member of Donald Trump’s defense team,' as reported to The New York Times.
Federal judge averts biggest legal threat to Trump by dismissing documents case: U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon on July 15 sided with defense lawyers of ...
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Federal judge averts biggest legal threat to Trump by dismissing documents ...
After Clarence Thomas questioned Jack Smith’s appointment as special counsel, will others follow?
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After Clarence Thomas questioned Jack Smith’s appointment as special ...
Many Judges Don't Recuse in Cases Involving Their Families’ Interests: Ambiguous — and unenforced — recusal standards mean few checks and balances for top judges ...
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Many Judges Don't Recuse in Cases Involving Their Families’ Interests
JD Vance's wife Usha has deep SCOTUS ties : Usha Vance has clerked for Supreme Court justices John Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh, who are both known for their ...
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JD Vance's wife Usha has deep SCOTUS ties
Judge Aileen Cannon Dismisses Trump Classified Docs Prosecution: ‘Unconstitutional’
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Judge Aileen Cannon Dismisses Trump Classified Docs Prosecution: ...
Support rising for access to abortions for any reason: Survey: Americans are increasingly likely to say they support abortion access “for any reason ...
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Support rising for access to abortions for any reason: Survey
Aileen Cannon’s nuking of the Trump documents case continues her trend of embracing long-shot legal theories
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Aileen Cannon’s nuking of the Trump documents case continues her trend of ...
Smith presses Cannon to leave Thomas’s opinion on special counsels out of Trump case
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Smith presses Cannon to leave Thomas’s opinion on special counsels out of ...
The Gunman and the Would-Be Dictator: Violence stalks the president who has rejoiced in violence to others.
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The Gunman and the Would-Be Dictator
AOC Files Articles of Impeachment Against Thomas and Alito: Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez filed articles of impeachment against Supreme Court Justices ...
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AOC Files Articles of Impeachment Against Thomas and Alito
Gunman Appears to Have Acted Alone, but Motives Remain Unclear: The 20-year-old man from Pennsylvania who wounded former President Donald Trump left behind ...
nytimes.com/2024/07/14/us/politics/trump-gunman-investigation.html
Gunman Appears to Have Acted Alone, but Motives Remain Unclear
A preview of government of, by and for a subset of ‘the people’: That Judge Aileen M. Cannon’s dismissal of the classified documents case wasn’t surprising tells ...
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A preview of government of, by and for a subset of ‘the people’
Swalwell says electing Biden only way to fix Supreme Court issues: Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) said Friday that if Americans want to fix issues with the ...
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Swalwell says electing Biden only way to fix Supreme Court issues
Wife of Trump running mate JD Vance resigns from S.F. law firm job: Usha Vance’s departure from the firm came just hours after her husband, Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance ...
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Wife of Trump running mate JD Vance resigns from S.F. law firm job
Trump, after assassination attempt and a string of wins, makes his entrance: Trump’s emotional entrance to the Republican National Convention was a fitting ...
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Trump, after assassination attempt and a string of wins, makes his ...
On the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett is unafraid to ‘go her own way’: At a time when a majority of Americans believe the high court makes decisions based on ...
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On the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett is unafraid to ‘go her own way’
Who is Usha Vance, the wife of Trump’s running mate?: Usha Vance has been by JD Vance’s side through all his introductions to the American people – as a ...
cnn.com/2024/07/15/politics/who-is-usha-vance/
Who is Usha Vance, the wife of Trump’s running mate?
Democrats react to dismissal of Trump classified documents case: ‘breathtakingly misguided’
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Democrats react to dismissal of Trump classified documents case: ...
US weapons in Germany: What do US missiles bring us, Mr. Scholz?: Friedrich Merz is right: The Chancellor needs to better explain the stationing of US weapons in ...
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US weapons in Germany: What do US missiles bring us, Mr. Scholz?
Live Updates: Judge Dismisses Classified Documents Case Against Trump: Judge Aileen Cannon ruled that the entire case should be thrown out because the ...
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Live Updates: Judge Dismisses Classified Documents Case Against Trump
Trump classified documents case is dismissed by Judge Aileen Cannon: Judge Aileen Cannon Monday dismissed the classified documents case against former President ...
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Trump classified documents case is dismissed by Judge Aileen Cannon
Democratic lawmakers seek criminal investigation of Justice Thomas: Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse and Ron Wyden want a special counsel to investigate Supreme Court ...
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Democratic lawmakers seek criminal investigation of Justice Thomas
Quick Glance: Pressure Mounts for Justice Thomas Under Criminal Investigation
  • Two Democratic U.S. senators have called for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to undergo a criminal investigation due to gifts, a loan for a recreational vehicle, and other benefits from wealthy benefactors.

  • The senators are requesting the appointment of a special counsel to examine potential violations of ethics, false statement, and tax laws by Thomas. This signifies a significant escalation in efforts to address ethics controversies surrounding Thomas and the court in recent years.

  • The Department of Justice has declined to provide a comment on the matter. The special counsel is tasked with investigating various gifts, travel, and payments that Thomas failed to disclose in his annual financial reports, as well as whether Thomas and his benefactors fulfilled their tax obligations.

  • The senators also aim to determine if the $25,000 payment to Thomas' wife, Virginia 'Ginni' Thomas, from conservative judicial activist Leonard Leo raises ethical concerns and if Thomas should have recused himself in specific cases. A violation of disclosing gifts and payments may have infringed upon a federal law requiring government officials to disclose benefits.
Clarence Thomas Just Hit With 'One-Two Punch'—Legal Analyst: The conservative justice this week was hit with articles of impeachment and a request for the DOJ to ...
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Clarence Thomas Just Hit With 'One-Two Punch'—Legal Analyst
The US is now in a period of political violence and faces an important choice: The motivations of the gunman who opened fire at former President Donald Trump in ...
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The US is now in a period of political violence and faces an important ...
AOC Launches Impeachment Effort Against Justices Thomas and Alito: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led a group of House Democrats in introducing articles of impeachment ...
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AOC Launches Impeachment Effort Against Justices Thomas and Alito
A judge invalidated the special counsel probing Trump. How could it impact other cases?
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A judge invalidated the special counsel probing Trump. How could it impact ...
The US is now in a period of political violence and faces an important choice: The motivations of the gunman who opened fire at former President Donald Trump in ...
cnn.com/2024/07/14/politics/political-violence-analysis/
The US is now in a period of political violence and faces an important ...
Cannon suggests Special Counsel should have taken her more seriously : In her shock decision, Cannon wrote that Special Counsel Jack Smith "submitted nothing" to ...
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Cannon suggests Special Counsel should have taken her more seriously
Texas man facing execution for 1998 killing of elderly woman for her money: A Texas man who has long sought DNA testing claiming it would help prove he was not ...
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Texas man facing execution for 1998 killing of elderly woman for her money
Trump wants hush money conviction dismissed after Supreme Court's immunity ruling - UPI.com
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Trump wants hush money conviction dismissed after Supreme Court's ...
Trump's extraordinary run sets up RNC for the ages: The toughest case he faced was just thrown out.
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Trump's extraordinary run sets up RNC for the ages
Who is Trump’s vice president pick, JD Vance?: The junior senator from Ohio shot to fame writing about his hard upbringing and morphed from a 'never-Trumper' ...
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Who is Trump’s vice president pick, JD Vance?
Quick Glance: Fight, Fight, Fight! Donald Trump Returns with Full Force of Republicans After Assassination Attempt
  • The Republican National Convention showcases the strength of Donald Trump, who appears for the first time after an assassination attempt. Delegates cheer and chant 'We love Trump' and 'Fight, fight, fight'.

  • The convention hall is filled with 'Fight, fight, fight!' chants while outside various civil rights groups protest. Despite an assassination attempt, Trump shows himself as a fighter who perseveres and hopes for a re-nomination.

  • The formalities of the convention begin with prayers for Trump and praises from the states on him as a candidate. His son announces his official nomination as tension builds for his speech the next day.

  • J.D. Vance is announced as Trump's vice presidential candidate to reclaim lost states. The event concludes with speeches advocating for Trump's election, igniting the arena in cheers.
Hiltzik: America's gun culture and a near miss: America isn't polarized about guns — most Americans want more gun control.
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Hiltzik: America's gun culture and a near miss
Dismissal of Trump classified documents case was goal of conservatives: The Supreme Court's conservatives are likely to agree with the judge's ruling in ...
latimes.com/world-nation/story/2024-07-15/justice-clarence-thomas-called-for-throwing-out-special-prosecutor-in-trumps-case
Dismissal of Trump classified documents case was goal of conservatives
Israeli military says it will begin drafting ultra-Orthodox men. That could rattle the government
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Israeli military says it will begin drafting ultra-Orthodox men ...
Schumer leaves room to maneuver on Biden: The Senate majority leader has left himself plenty of room to maneuver as he faces immense pressure to convey a message ...
washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/12/chuck-schumer-joe-biden-drop-out-senate-democrats/
Schumer leaves room to maneuver on Biden
OPINION | A long-game strategy to fix our broken Supreme Court: Republicans excelled at the long game, finally succeeding in a decades-long campaign to take full ...
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OPINION | A long-game strategy to fix our broken Supreme Court
Trump transformed the federal judiciary. He could push the courts further right in a second term
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Trump transformed the federal judiciary. He could push the courts further ...
America’s grievance-fueled politics poised to continue after Trump shooting : There were few signs that calls for greater understanding across party lines had ...
washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/14/american-political-violence-rhetoric-trump-shooting/
America’s grievance-fueled politics poised to continue after Trump ...
Judge Tosses Trump’s Classified Docs Case: Judge Aileen Cannon has dismissed the Justice Department's classified documents case against Donald Trump.
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Judge Tosses Trump’s Classified Docs Case
Supreme Court wrests powers from regulatory agencies : The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that courts may not defer to an agency interpretation of the law simply ...
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Supreme Court wrests powers from regulatory agencies 
The ‘QAnon Shaman’ wants his helmet and spear back but the Justice Department objects
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The ‘QAnon Shaman’ wants his helmet and spear back but the Justice ...
Trump shares update after being shot at rally: "Much bleeding took place, so I realized then what was happening," Trump wrote on Truth Social.
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Trump shares update after being shot at rally
Project 2025 is a summer must read. Dangerous plan would dismantle America.: Letters to the editor: 'We the people' are in a ridiculously difficult position ...
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Project 2025 is a summer must read. Dangerous plan would dismantle America ...
Christian nationalism is emerging as an overt threat to democracy: A new documentary, 'Bad Faith,' explores the racist, reactionary movement driving the success ...
latimes.com/opinion/story/2024-07-14/christian-nationalism-democracy-republican-robin-abcarian
Christian nationalism is emerging as an overt threat to democracy
Supreme Court pushes back on 5th Circuit’s conservative breeding ground: In case after case this term, the Supreme Court rejected decisions from the federal ...
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Supreme Court pushes back on 5th Circuit’s conservative breeding ground
10 Ways to Unite As a Nation After the Attempted Assassination of Trump | Opinion
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10 Ways to Unite As a Nation After the Attempted Assassination of Trump | ...
Will Trump’s Florida Documents Case Relocate Itself to D.C.?: Is this an unlikely way to revive it, or the next obvious step?
slate.com/news-and-politics/2024/07/florida-documents-case-aileen-cannon-move-to-dc.html
Will Trump’s Florida Documents Case Relocate Itself to D.C.?
Man Gets 226 Years in Prison in the Alaska Killings of 2 Native Women: The man was arrested in 2019 after a woman turned over images and a video of one of the ...
nytimes.com/2024/07/13/us/brian-smith-sentence-killing-alaska-native-women.html
Man Gets 226 Years in Prison in the Alaska Killings of 2 Native Women
Where efforts to ban guns like the one used in Trump shooting stand: Legal challenges to assault weapons bans have mounted since a 2022 Supreme Court ruling that ...
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Where efforts to ban guns like the one used in Trump shooting stand
Letters: Judge President Joe Biden on his accomplishments, not his age: Judge Joe Biden on his accomplishments, or lack thereof, and his plans ...
chicagotribune.com/2024/07/12/letters-071224-joe-biden-presidential-race/
Letters: Judge President Joe Biden on his accomplishments, not his age
The Supreme Court’s Billionaire Buddies Just Made Your Life Worse: The assault by the six right-wing justices on the Chevron doctrine is an assault on everyday ...
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The Supreme Court’s Billionaire Buddies Just Made Your Life Worse
Trump asks to dismiss New York charges after Supreme Court immunity ruling: Former President Trump made his formal push to toss his criminal conviction in the ...
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Trump asks to dismiss New York charges after Supreme Court immunity ruling
The Trump criminal cases: How they compare: The dismissal of the classified documents case has roiled the legal landscape.
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The Trump criminal cases: How they compare
Mitch McConnell Booed at Republican Convention: The Senate minority leader has previously clashed with former President Donald Trump.
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Mitch McConnell Booed at Republican Convention
Quick Glance: McConnell Faces Boos at Republican Convention
  • During the roll call of state delegations at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the GOP Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, was booed by some members of the crowd.

  • McConnell, hailing from Kentucky, announced his state's selection of former President Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee, resulting in loud boos.

  • Past conflicts between McConnell and Trump have led to criticism. The Senator announced that he will step down as the Senate Republican leader in November.

  • In March, McConnell publicly endorsed Trump for president and spoke directly with him last month for the first time since December 2020. McConnell described the encounter as 'really positive'.
For the first time in 40 years, Republicans drop national abortion ban from party platform
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For the first time in 40 years, Republicans drop national abortion ban ...
Project 2025 is a direct assault on democracy | Letters to the editor: Readers are deeply alarmed about "Project 2025," a pro-Trump manifesto to remake ...
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Project 2025 is a direct assault on democracy | Letters to the editor
Ohio Mother Killed Trying to Stop a Carjacking With Her Son Inside: The woman, 29, was struck by her own vehicle after the suspects began driving away ...
nytimes.com/2024/07/14/us/ohio-mother-killed-carjacking.html
Ohio Mother Killed Trying to Stop a Carjacking With Her Son Inside