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Democratic support for Biden ticks up on handling of Israel-Hamas war, new poll says

President Joe Biden is getting slightly more support among Democrats for his handling of the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Scorecard: Grading the debate performance of the Republican candidates

The stakes couldn’t have been higher - or, frankly, lower - for each of the Republican presidential candidates on the debate stage Wednesday night in Alabama.

Candidates came in hot to the final Republican primary debate of the year, but is it too late to catch fire? Four key takeaways from the fourth debate.

Four candidates met in Alabama for the fourth Republican debate which, like the three contests before it, had a Trump-sized hole on stage.

GOP rivals take on Haley in effort to blunt her rise, and other takeaways from the Republican debate

With the Iowa caucuses rapidly approaching, a shrinking field of Republican White House hopefuls gathered Wednesday in Alabama for the fourth presidential debate.

Kevin McCarthy was booted as House speaker two months ago. Now he’s leaving Congress by year’s end.

Two months after his historic ouster as House speaker, Republican Representative Kevin McCarthy of California announced on Wednesday that he is resigning from his congressional seat and will leave by the end of the year.

Senate Republicans block Ukraine and Israel aid from advancing as they demand border policy changes

The vote, a 49-51 tally that fell short of the Senate’s 60-vote threshold for moving ahead, came just hours after Biden said it was “stunning” that Congress has not yet approved tens of billions of dollars in military and economic assistance for Ukraine. His administration warned of dire consequences for Kyiv — and a “gift” to Russia’s Vladimir Putin — if lawmakers don’t act.

US military grounds entire fleet of Osprey aircraft following a deadly crash off the coast of Japan

The US military has announced it is grounding all of its Osprey V-22 helicopters, one week after eight Air Force Special Operations Command service members died in a crash off the coast of Japan.

Who’s running for president in 2024, and which Republicans have dropped out of the race?

With just about a year to go until the 2024 presidential election, the field of candidates is in flux. We're tracking all the current and former White House bids.

‘Fake electors’ in Wis. settle claims from 2020 election

Wednesday’s civil settlement marks the first time pro-Trump electors have agreed to revoke their false filings and not repeat their actions in the next presidential election.

US announces new weapons aid for Ukraine as Congress is stalled on more funding

The Biden administration is sending a new $175 million package of military aid to Ukraine.

McCarthy says he will leave Congress at the end of the year

The resignation caps his spectacular downfall after just under nine months as speaker, when the right-wing forces that he and other establishment Republicans harnessed to power their political victories ultimately rose up and ran him out.

Colorado Supreme Court justices appear skeptical of court’s ability to remove Trump from the ballot

A district court judge in Denver last month ruled that while Donald Trump engaged in insurrection by inciting the violent attack, Section 3 of the 14th Amendment doesn’t apply to the office of president so he can remain on the ballot.

Four Republicans will be on stage for the fourth presidential debate. Here’s who’s in and who’s out.

The field of candidates onstage for the next Republican presidential debate will be the smallest yet.

US files war crime charges against Russians accused of torturing an American in the Ukraine invasion

Four Russian men accused of torturing an American during the invasion of Ukraine have been charged with war crimes in a case that’s the first of its kind, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday.

Biden urges Congress to pass Ukraine aid package while expressing openness to Mexico border changes

President Biden on Wednesday said it was “stunning” that Congress has not yet approved tens of billions of dollars in military and economic assistance for Ukraine, as his administration warned of dire consequences for Kyiv if lawmakers don’t act.

Justice Department investigating the deaths and kidnappings of Americans in the Hamas attack

“Hamas murdered more than 30 Americans and kidnapped more" during the attack, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday. “We are investigating those heinous crimes and we will hold those people accountable.”