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Former Cranston mayor launches long-shot bid for president

Stephen Laffey says his campaign for the Republican nomination will highlight his concerns over the future of the country, like Social Security, education, and trade with China.

House Republicans vote to oust Representative Ilhan Omar from Foreign Affairs committee

The 218-211 vote, along party lines, came after a heated, voices-raised debate in which Democrats accused the GOP of targeting Omar based on her race.

Sexual abuse in JROTC programs much higher than previously known, new documents show

Officials documented 114 allegations over the past decade, nearly double the previously known cases involving abuse of students enrolled in the military-led program.

Biden’s top economic aide leaving White House

President Biden said Thursday that Deese would step down as director of the White House National Economic Council.

Joe Biden, Bill Clinton mark 3 decades of family leave act

President Biden and Bill Clinton will take part in an event Thursday at the White House to put the spotlight on legislation that guaranteed many American workers up to 12 unpaid weeks off to recover from major illness or childbirth or to take care of sick family members.

After Tyre Nichols funeral, Biden faces pressure on policing

The White House is facing fresh pressure to advance the issue, and even some political allies are frustrated with what they view as excess caution from President Biden.

Biden approval steady after document discovery, new poll shows

More US adults disapprove than approve of the way President Joe Biden has handled the discovery of classified documents at his home and former office, a new poll shows, but that seems to have had little impact on his overall approval rating.

After bitter RNC meeting, Democrats look to project unity

The DNC on Saturday is expected to approve a new lineup for the party's presidential primaries, deferring to President Biden, who has championed South Carolina's primary opening voting on Feb. 3.