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Biden begins California fundraising swing after $42 million haul

President Joe Biden raised $42 million for his reelection campaign and the Democratic Party in January and now heads to the West Coast for events with deep-pocketed donors, including billionaire Haim Saban and entertainment mogul Casey Wasserman. 

Trump faces March 25 trial in hush-money criminal case

A judge in New York ruled Donald Trump’s trial over alleged hush-money payments to a porn star to influence the 2016 election will start as planned on March 25, making it the first of four criminal cases against the former president to go before a jury.

Haley risks humiliation at home despite a flood of spending

Nikki Haley has spent far more money and time on the upcoming South Carolina Republican primary than her rival Donald Trump, yet still trails the former president by a wide margin there, despite it being her home state.

Haley backs bill to seize Russian assets as Trump threatens NATO

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley is throwing her support behind legislation that would let the U.S. seize sovereign Russian assets to pay for Ukraine’s reconstruction, as she steps up her foreign-policy attacks on GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

RFK Jr. apologizes to his family for an allied group’s Super Bowl ad

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. apologized Sunday night after a well-funded super political action committee backing his independent presidential campaign ran an ad during the Super Bowl that closely resembled a spot supporting John F. Kennedy, his uncle, during his 1960 bid for the White House.

Who is running for McMorris Rodgers’ open seat, and who won’t say

The floodgates have been thrown open following Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ surprise announcement that she will not run for re-election this year, with rampant speculation about who might enter the race from the Republican side and whether any Democrat could flip a seat that has eluded the party for three decades.

Shocking opposition victory throws Pakistan into chaos

The party of the imprisoned former prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, won the most seats in parliamentary elections this past week, delivering a strong rebuke to the country's powerful generals and throwing the political system into chaos.

‘Hair on fire’: Democratic worries grow over Biden memory claims

President Biden arrived in the Diplomatic Reception Room on Thursday evening aiming to demonstrate that what the special prosecutor had written about him in a report released earlier that day – that Biden was a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory” – was false.