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U.S. President Donald Trump greets U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley during an event celebrating Women's History Month, in the East Room at the White House March 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Nikki Haley Will Seek The Republican Presidential Nomination

The former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador is going back on her pledge not to run against her former boss, Donald Trump. And after years of controversy, including the presence of an alleged Russian spy, the storied National Prayer Breakfast is getting a revamp.

Nikki Haley Will Seek The Republican Presidential Nomination

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Bins labelled Ballots rejected as illegal and Ballots accepted as legal sit at the Miami Dade County Elections Department in Miami, Florida, on November 8, 2022. EVA MARIE UZCATEGUI/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Florida Election Workers Warn Chaos Is Coming Without Reform

Recent changes to Florida's election laws institute new requirements that, as designed, could cause huge numbers of ballots to be rejected in the state — a key presidential battleground. Election workers are warning that, without reforms, ballot counting could be extremely slow and voters in the state could be unexpectedly disenfranchised.

Florida Election Workers Warn Chaos Is Coming Without Reform

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Donald Trump participates in the first prime-time presidential debate hosted by FOX News and Facebook at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Can Facebook Still Be Trump's Fundraising Juggernaut?

The site's parent company announced that Donald Trump would be able to return to the platform with new guardrails on his account. But will Facebook be as lucrative a fundraising tool for the former president given the new limitations on online ad targeting? And will Trump even choose to return to the site?

Can Facebook Still Be Trump's Fundraising Juggernaut?

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) (L) shakes hands with former U.S. President Donald Trump (R) during a rally at the Banks County Dragway on March 26, 2022 in Commerce, Georgia. Megan Varner/Getty Images hide caption

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Does Conservative Mean Whatever Donald Trump Says It Means?

After extracting a slew of concessions from Kevin McCarthy during the Speaker vote saga, conservative House Republicans are now flexing their muscles in a fight over the U.S. debt. But what does the "conservative" label mean right now? New research suggests that many politically-active voters use it to mean most similar to Donald Trump.

Does Conservative Mean Whatever Donald Trump Says It Means?

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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris walks after placing flowers at the memorial outside the Star Ballroom Dance Studio where a deadly mass shooting took place on January 25, 2023 in Monterey Park, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Mass Shootings And Extremism Are Top White House Concerns

Vice President Harris is in California after a number of mass shootings in the state. The US Secret Service is out with a report documenting trends in attacks resulting in mass violence. And details on how one Nazi extremist group is recruiting new members in Florida.

Mass Shootings And Extremism Are Top White House Concerns

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American military stand on a Abrams tank during a live fire demonstration part of the Bear 22 military exercises at the Nowa Deba training ground on September 21, 2022 in Nowa Deba, Poland. Omar Marques/Getty Images hide caption

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United States And Its Allies To Provide Tanks To Ukraine

The move, announced by President Biden in a speech from the Roosevelt Room of the White House, is the latest in a continued escalation of military equipment headed to the country from the U.S. and its allies. It comes as somewhat of a surprise: as recently as last week, top Pentagon officials were insisting that they would not send tanks.

United States And Its Allies To Provide Tanks To Ukraine

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Dems Don't Love 2024 Senate Maps Like The GOP Does

Democrats head into the 2024 elections needing to defend far more seats in the Senate than their Republican counterparts. With potentially vulnerable incumbents in Montana & West Virginia — and a potential three-way race in Arizona — the GOP seeks to capitalize.

Dems Don't Love 2024 Senate Maps Like The GOP Does

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US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1973 US Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision, in Tallahassee, Florida, on January 22, 2023. DON JUAN MOORE/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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FBI Searches Biden's Home; Harris Speaks Out For Abortion Rights

The White House said FBI agents searched President Biden's Delaware home on Friday, finding more items with classified markings. The search took place voluntarily, and without a search warrant.

FBI Searches Biden's Home; Harris Speaks Out For Abortion Rights

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The US Supreme Court said Thursday that an eight-month investigation that questioned 100 possible suspects had failed to find the source of the stunning leak last year of its draft abortion ruling. STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Ruminations On Supreme Court Leaks, Classified Documents & Preferred Fonts

Documents were at the heart of Washington news this week. A Supreme Court investigation into who leaked a draft opinion of the decision overturning Roe v. Wade failed to identify who was responsible; the White House's communications strategy in handling the president's classified document dilemma has left much to be desired; and, a State Department decision to change fonts has our cast thinking.

Ruminations On Supreme Court Leaks, Classified Documents & Preferred Fonts

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President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for H.R.266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, with members of his administration and Republican lawmakers in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC on April 24th, 2020. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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PPP Loans Provided Lots Of Cash Assistance With Few Questions Asked

The Payroll Protection Program was enacted during the pandemic to provide financial assistance to businesses that were closed, or operating at a reduced capacity. An NPR investigation finds the program was rife with fraud and most of the loans have been forgiven.

PPP Loans Provided Lots Of Cash Assistance With Few Questions Asked

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