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John Legend, Jennifer Garner, Julia Louis-Dreyfus: See photos of all the celebrities who attended the White House state dinner

Among the attendees were Julia Louis-Dreyfus, late-night TV host Stephen Colbert, Jon Batiste, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, actor Jennifer Garner, singer John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, and more. See photos from the event.

Supreme Court to rule on Biden administration’s student loan cancellation plan

The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether the Biden administration had overstepped its authority with its plan to wipe out billions of dollars in student debt.

Biden, demoting Iowa and prizing diversity, wants South Carolina as first primary

President Biden and the Democratic National Committee are moving to radically reorder the party’s presidential process by making South Carolina the first primary state in 2024, followed in order by Nevada and New Hampshire, Georgia, and then Michigan.

Obama urges Georgia Democrats to push turnout for Warnock

Former President Barack Obama and Senator Raphael Warnock on Thursday urged Democratic voters to keep pushing an apparent head start in early voting in the Georgia Senate runoff against Republican Herschel Walker.

House Democrats choose Clyburn as assistant leader

The vote for Clyburn, who is the highest-ranking Black American in Congress and close to President Biden, averted a potentially divisive internal party struggle after what had been a largely drama-free transition in the aftermath of the midterm elections.

They used robocalls to suppress Black votes. Now they have to register voters.

Two conservative operatives responsible for placing tens of thousands of calls in Midwestern states that made false claims about the legitimacy of mail-in ballots were sentenced by an Ohio judge to spend hundreds of hours registering new voters.

Supreme Court to rule on Biden administration’s student loan cancellation plan

The court's decision to hear arguments relatively quickly means it is likely to determine whether the widespread loan cancellations are legal by late June.

McCarthy says Republicans will investigate Jan. 6 committee’s work

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California, says Republicans will probe the work of the House select committee that has been investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, after the GOP takes control of the chamber next year.