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Lawmakers move to force a vote this week on expelling Representative George Santos from the House

The New York Republican was the subject of a scathing ethics investigation released earlier this month and is facing nearly two dozen charges in federal court.

Trump embraces the Jan. 6 rioters on the trail. In court, his lawyers hope to distance him from them.

Despite losing a bid to strike from the indictment references to the violence on Jan. 6, 2021, defense attorneys have made clear their strategy involves distancing the former president from the horde of rioters he has embraced.

Hunter Biden offers to testify in House inquiry, but only in public

The Republican chair of the committee in question quickly rejected the offer, insisting that Hunter Biden first speak to the oversight panel behind closed doors but said that he could still testify publicly down the road.


Mr. Amo goes to Washington (and Smithfield)

Rhode Island’s newest US Representative has faced a number of hurdles during his first weeks in Congress, from funding amendments to explaining how to pronounce his last name.

Koch network endorses Nikki Haley in Republican presidential primary

The political arm of the powerful Koch network formally endorsed Nikki Haley’s presidential campaign Tuesday, promising to commit its nationwide army of activists — and virtually unlimited funds — to helping Haley defeat former President Donald Trump in the GOP primary contest.

In new challenge to indictment, Trump’s lawyers argue he had good basis to question election results

A defense motion filed late Monday in federal court in Washington asserts that former president Donald Trump was not obligated to accept at face value the judgments of government officials who found no widespread fraud in the election.

Hunter Biden offers to testify publicly before Congress, setting up a potential high-stakes face-off

President Biden’s son slammed the inquiry as a “fishing expedition” and refused to give closed-door testimony but said he would "answer any pertinent and relevant question” in front of the House Oversight Committee next month.

US tells Israel any ground campaign in southern Gaza must limit further civilian displacement

The Biden administration has told Israel that it must operate with far greater precision in southern Gaza if it renews a ground campaign aimed at eradicating the Hamas militant group.