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Ex-Trump Org. CFO Weisselberg expected to plead guilty, cooperate against company in tax case

Weisselberg, 74, is accused of not paying taxes on $1.7 million in income in what prosecutors allege was an “off the books” tax avoidance scheme involving the company.
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Image: US-CRIME-TAX-FRAUD-POLITICS

Widow of officer who died by suicide after Jan. 6 says White House didn’t give new line-of-duty law ‘the attention it deserves’

Erin Smith, who fought for more than a year to ensure her husband’s suicide was ruled a line-of-duty death, said the bill deserved a signing ceremony with President Joe Biden.
Erin Smith, widow of Metropolitan Police Department Officer Jeffrey Smith, arrives at the Cannon Building, in Washington, on June 9, 2022.
Erin Smith, widow of Metropolitan Police Department Officer Jeffrey Smith, arrives at the Cannon Building, in Washington, on June 9, 2022.

Liz Cheney 'thinking about' White House run after primary loss, vows to do 'whatever it takes' to defeat Trump

In an exclusive interview on NBC's "TODAY" show, Cheney confirmed that she's considering running for president and will make a decision "in the coming months."
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., appears on NBC's "TODAY" show on Aug. 17, 2022.
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., appears on NBC's "TODAY" show on Aug. 17, 2022.
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Republicans overreached on abortion ban and are seeing erosion of Latino support, Democrat pollster says

A pollster projects a record Latino turnout in the November elections with Democrats performing as they did in blue-wave election years.
Voters wait at a polling place at Tempe History Museum in Arizona on Nov. 3, 2020.
Voters wait at a polling place at Tempe History Museum in Arizona on Nov. 3, 2020.

Cheney ‘thinking’ about presidential run following loss in primary

Rep. Liz Cheney, who has been heavily scrutinized by former President Trump over her involvement in the January 6th committee, overwhelmingly lost to Trump-backed candidate Harriet Hageman. In response, the former president took to social media to say that Cheney can now “finally disappear into the depths of political oblivion.” Cheney is “thinking” about a potential run for president.
Cheney ‘thinking’ about presidential run following loss in primary
Cheney ‘thinking’ about presidential run following loss in primary

Oz responds to viral crudité video after Fetterman fundraises off it

GOP Senate nominee Mehmet Oz brushed off criticism of the viral video, first posted in April, saying he'll do whatever is necessary to earn the respect of Pennsylvanians.
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Image: Mehmet Oz

Giuliani spends 6 hours at courthouse for grand jury testimony in Georgia election probe

Attorneys for Giuliani were told Monday that he is a “target” of the criminal probe.
Rudy Giuliani appears before the Michigan House Oversight Committee in Lansing on Dec. 2, 2020.
Rudy Giuliani appears before the Michigan House Oversight Committee in Lansing on Dec. 2, 2020.

Ron Johnson tries for a rebrand after years of controversy and Democratic attacks

In a tough re-election battle in Wisconsin, the GOP senator needs to reach a shrinking universe of persuadable voters without alienating members of his own party.
Sen. Ron Johnson speaks to a reporter outside of the Senate Homeland Security hearing room on Aug. 3, 2022.
Sen. Ron Johnson speaks to a reporter outside of the Senate Homeland Security hearing room on Aug. 3, 2022.

2020 census overcounted people in Puerto Rico, hinting at larger population loss

Puerto Rico’s population fell 11.8% to nearly 3.3 million, the Census Bureau said last year. But its latest post-enumeration survey suggests the total population may be closer to 3.1 million.
A Puerto Rican flag on an empty beach at Ocean Park, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on May 21, 2020.
A Puerto Rican flag on an empty beach at Ocean Park, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on May 21, 2020.

Pence says he would consider testifying before the Jan. 6 committee 

One mystery Pence could solve is what he told Trump during a tense phone call Jan. 6 in the hours before rioters ransacked the Capitol and threatened the vice president's life.
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Image: Mike Pence

Sarah Palin advances to November’s general election for Alaska's House seat

In the Senate all-party primary, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Trump-backed challenger Kelly Tshibaka are among the candidates advancing to the general election.
Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas, on Aug. 4, 2022.
Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas, on Aug. 4, 2022.