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Upside-down flag at Justice Alito’s home another blow for Supreme Court under fire

An upside-down U.S. flag has long been a sign of dire distress and versatile symbol of protest. But in January 2021, when it flew over the home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, it was largely seen in connection with a specific cause: the false claim by then-President Donald Trump’s supporters that the 2020 election […]

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Trump to address NRA after threatening to roll back gun control laws if elected

Amid fears that he would reverse gains made by gun control activists if elected to a second presidency this fall, Donald Trump on Saturday is scheduled to address the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. The former Republican president is set to take the stage in Dallas after threatening to roll back the firearms regulations enacted

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Donald Trump to fire up supporters at NRA's annual US gathering

By Gram Slattery DALLAS (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will address thousands of gun rights supporters in Dallas on Saturday, in what will be an opportunity to whip up enthusiasm among some of his core supporters. The former president is set to speak at the annual National Rifle Association Leadership Forum at

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Colorado GOP chair's embrace of Trump tactics splits party as he tries to boost his own campaign

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — At a recent primary debate, congressional candidate Dave Williams took the microphone and unleashed the same MAGA arguments that vaulted him from a former state representative to chairman of the Colorado Republican Party. “Right now we have a battle for the soul of our party,” Williams said. Williams’ zeal and

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New talk of creating a Hunter Biden legal defense fund as main benefactor retreats

WASHINGTON — Hunter Biden’s allies are again exploring whether to set up a legal defense fund to help pay for his legal fees after a similar effort was considered near the end of last year, when two people close to President Joe Biden received a briefing on how a defense fund would operate, according to

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RFK Jr. revs up ballot access campaign in response to sped-up debate criteria

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s first reaction to this week’s debate agreement between President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump and CNN was to accuse them of “colluding” against him. But within hours, the independent presidential candidate changed his tune: He was going to try to win a one-month sprint to meet CNN’s criteria and crash

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Kamala Harris says more Indian American representation is needed in government

Addressing a crowd of Indian Americans this week, Vice President Kamala Harris asserted the importance of South Asians running for office, saying there’s not nearly enough compared to the group’s size in the U.S. Indian Americans are now the most populous “Asian-alone” group in the country, surpassing Chinese Americans in September. This means 4.4 million

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Trump accepts a VP debate but wants it on Fox News. Harris has already said yes to CBS

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump said Friday his campaign has accepted an invitation from Fox News for his yet-to-be-chosen running mate to debate Vice President Kamala Harris, and he urged her to accept as well. In fact, Harris has already said she’ll debate — but on a rival network. President Joe Biden’s campaign signaled

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