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Republicans set to push mail ballots, voting methods they previously blasted as recipes for fraud

The goal is to persuade voters who support GOP candidates that early voting techniques are secure and to make sure they are able to return their ballots in time to be counted, thus putting less pressure on Election Day turnout efforts.

Biden and Sunak hold White House talks on daunting challenges to Ukraine, world economy

The leaders’ Oval Office talks were expected to cover the war in Ukraine, China, economic security, international cooperation on regulating the growing field of artificial intelligence, and more.

Supreme Court rules in favor of Black voters in Alabama redistricting case

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court affirmed a lower-court ruling that found a likely violation of the Voting Rights Act in an Alabama congressional map with one majority Black seat out of seven congressional districts in the state.

Biden unveils LGBTQ+ proposals, but postpones White House Pride Month event due to poor air quality

The Biden administration announced initiatives designed to protect LGBTQ+ communities from attack, help young people with mental health issues and homelessness, and counter book bans, though the effects may be limited.

Mike Pence is running as an original culture warrior. His break with Trump, though, may define him.

Pence boasts a long track record of fighting for core conservative positions before they were widely popular within the party. But it’s his relationship to Donald Trump that may decide his political fate.

House Republicans pull back contempt charge against FBI director Wray over Biden doc

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee has called off a vote that would move forward with holding FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress.

Five takeaways from Mike Pence’s CNN town hall

Former Vice President Mike Pence capped his first full day as a formally declared presidential candidate with a CNN town hall on Wednesday night in Iowa, casting himself as an experienced, traditional conservative.

The Republican presidential field is largely set. Here are takeaways on where the contest stands.

The Republican Party’s 2024 presidential field is all but set after a trio of new announcements this week.