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‘Crazy isn’t enough’: Democrats scrutinize Ron Johnson's every move in effort to rethink race

Democrats are trying to collect evidence to convince Wisconsin voters that the senator has grown out of step with them.
Sen. Ron Johnson
Sen. Ron Johnson
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Top Wisconsin lawmaker targeted by Trump wins GOP primary

The powerful Wisconsin Republican faced repeated calls from Donald Trump to overturn his 2020 loss. Trump endorsed Vos' primary opponent days before the vote.
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos talks to the media on Feb. 15, 2022, in Madison.
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos talks to the media on Feb. 15, 2022, in Madison.
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An Iranian national is charged in a plot to kill John Bolton

Shahram Poursafi allegedly tried to pay $300,000 to individuals in the U.S. to carry out the assassination in Washington or Maryland, the Justice Department said.
Then-National Security Adviser John Bolton
Then-National Security Adviser John Bolton

Biden signs bill to expand benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits

The bill, dubbed the PACT Act, is the most significant expansion of veterans' health care and benefits in more than 30 years, a White House official said.
Image: Veterans' Groups Continue Vigil On Capitol Hill In Support Of The PACT Act
Image: Veterans' Groups Continue Vigil On Capitol Hill In Support Of The PACT Act
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Biden: PACT Act is 'most significant law' passed to help veterans exposed to toxic burn pits

Before signing the PACT Act into law, President Joe Biden praised Jon Stewart for helping push Congress to pass the bipartisan bill and called it "the most significant law our nation has ever passed" to help veterans who have been exposed to toxic burn pits.
Biden: PACT Act is 'most significant law' passed to help veterans exposed to toxic burn pits
Biden: PACT Act is 'most significant law' passed to help veterans exposed to toxic burn pits
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Russian surveillance aircraft spotted within Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone

“The Russian aircraft remained in international airspace and did not enter American or Canadian sovereign airspace,” the North American Aerospace Defense Command said.
A Russian Tu-142 maritime reconnaissance aircraft
A Russian Tu-142 maritime reconnaissance aircraft
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What's in it for you? Five cash benefits in the Democrats' climate and health bill

The spending bill, which could get final passage in Congress by the end of the week, includes tax credits for many electric cars and would cap out-of-pocket costs for seniors on Medicare.
An electric vehicle charging station on June 17, 2022, in Leonia, N.J.
An electric vehicle charging station on June 17, 2022, in Leonia, N.J.

Another Republican who backed Trump's impeachment concedes defeat

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler's concession in Washington means two of the three House Republicans on the ballot last week who voted for impeachment will have lost to candidates Trump endorsed.
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol on June 16, 2022.
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol on June 16, 2022.

Barnes wins Democratic Senate primary in Wisconsin, finalizing showdown with Ron Johnson

Mandela Barnes' projected victory, which had been all but certain after a trio of competitors dropped out, sets up a pivotal battleground race against Republican Sen. Ron Johnson.
Image: Mandela Barnes
Image: Mandela Barnes

Trump-backed Tim Michels wins the GOP nomination for governor in Wisconsin

Michels, who has embraced Trump's lies about election fraud, will face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in what will be one of the top battleground state showdowns of the year.
Image: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Tim Michels Holds Election Night Event In Waukesha
Image: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Tim Michels Holds Election Night Event In Waukesha

With primary win, Becca Balint is likely to be Vermont’s first female and openly gay member of Congress

Balint, who won the Democratic primary for Vermont's lone House seat Tuesday, is heavily favored to win in November, which would make her the first woman to represent Vermont in Congress.
Vermont state Sen. Becca Balint, who is seeking the Democratic Party nomination to run for Vermont's vacant U.S. House seat, speaks to voters in Colchester on July 24, 2022.
Vermont state Sen. Becca Balint, who is seeking the Democratic Party nomination to run for Vermont's vacant U.S. House seat, speaks to voters in Colchester on July 24, 2022.