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Month: May 2023

After sailing though House on bipartisan vote, Biden-McCarthy debt ceiling deal now goes to Senate

By LISA MASCARO, KEVIN FREKING, STEPHEN GROVES and FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Veering away from a default crisis, the House overwhelmingly approved a debt ceiling and budget cuts package, sending the deal that President Joe Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy negotiated to the Senate for swift passage in a matter of days,

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Debt ceiling deal advances pipeline and tweaks environmental rules. But more work remains.

By CHRIS MEGERIAN and MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite weeks of negotiations, the White House and House Republicans were unable to reach a comprehensive agreement to overhaul environmental regulations and streamline federal permitting as part of their budget deal. Although the measure falls short of the comprehensive overhaul that the White House

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Trump returns to campaign trail in Iowa as GOP rival DeSantis makes case to New Hampshire voters

By MICHELLE L. PRICE, STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump returns to the campaign trail Thursday as his chief rival for the GOP presidential nomination, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, is undertaking his first swing through early voting states as an official candidate. Trump is back in

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Grand jury charges ex-GOP candidate with election interference in shootings at lawmakers’ homes

By MORGAN LEE Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A failed political candidate has been indicted on federal charges including election interference in connection with a series of drive-by shootings at the homes of state and local lawmakers in Albuquerque. A grand jury indictment was unsealed Wednesday that takes aim at failed former Republican

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Solomon Peña was arrested in Albuquerque

Failed New Mexico GOP candidate indicted by federal grand jury in alleged shooting spree targeting Democratic officials’ homes

By Paradise Afshar and Elizabeth Wolfe, CNN (CNN) — A former GOP candidate in New Mexico has been indicted on federal charges in connection to a spate of shootings at Democratic officials’ homes after he lost his 2022 midterm election bid, court documents show. Solomon Peña, 40, is charged with conspiracy, interference with federally protected

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Reports: Prosecutors have tape of Trump discussing holding onto classified doc after leaving office

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department prosecutors have obtained an audio recording of former President Donald Trump from after he left office in which he talks about holding onto a classified Pentagon document related to a potential attack on Iran, according to media reports. CNN first reported that Trump suggested on the recording that he wanted

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UN chief implicitly criticizes Cambodia’s upcoming elections after top opposition party ban

By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has implicitly criticized Cambodia’s upcoming elections for failing to be inclusive, after the top opposition party was not allowed to register. The Candlelight Party would have been the sole credible challenger to the Cambodian People’s Party. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told

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