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Trump's best defense in New York lawsuit? 'Delay, delay, delay,' ex-prosecutors say

N.Y. Attorney General Letitia James has a solid case against Donald Trump and the Trump Organization, but it could take years for the case to get to trial, former prosecutors say.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump
Former U.S. President Donald Trump
11h ago

Jan. 6 panel is 'aware of' call between White House and rioter, Rep. Raskin says

Denver Riggleman, a former GOP lawmaker who served on the committee's staff, said the White House switchboard connected to a rioter’s phone during the Capitol attack.
Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., speaks at the opening of a hearing on the Jan. 6 investigation on July 12, 2022.
Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., speaks at the opening of a hearing on the Jan. 6 investigation on July 12, 2022.
17h ago

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly sidesteps abortion in tough re-election battle

Abortion rights advocates had a big victory in Kansas this summer, but experts say Kelly is smart to avoid the issue.
Amelia Earhart Statue Dedication at the U.S. Capitol
Amelia Earhart Statue Dedication at the U.S. Capitol

Fetterman’s clemency crusade draws soft-on-crime attacks from Oz in Pennsylvania Senate race

Mehmet Oz and his GOP allies have run with a series of ads and messaging that strips context from the cases Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has championed as head of the state pardons board.
Democrats' Fetterman Restarts Rallies Against Oz After Stroke
Democrats' Fetterman Restarts Rallies Against Oz After Stroke
2d ago

The pandemic's real estate jobs boom is turning into a bust as layoffs hit

Rising interest rates have triggered a housing market recession and thousands of layoffs of real estate agents, mortgage brokers and some back office jobs.
Two real estate agents work an open house
Two real estate agents work an open house

GOP nominee jokes about 2020 plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Democrats swiftly condemned the remarks made by Republican challenger Tudor Dixon during two campaign events on Friday.
Tudor Dixon, Republican gubernatorial candidate for Michigan, speaks during the Red Wave Party following the MIGOP Nominating Convention in Lansing, Mich., on Aug. 27, 2022.
Tudor Dixon, Republican gubernatorial candidate for Michigan, speaks during the Red Wave Party following the MIGOP Nominating Convention in Lansing, Mich., on Aug. 27, 2022.

Judge rules that Arizona can enforce near-total abortion ban

The only exception is if the woman’s life is in jeopardy. An appeal of the ruling is likely.
Abortion rights protesters chant during a Pro Choice rally at the Tucson Federal Courthouse in Tucson, Ariz., on July 4, 2022.
Abortion rights protesters chant during a Pro Choice rally at the Tucson Federal Courthouse in Tucson, Ariz., on July 4, 2022.

Jury convicts QAnon believer who thought he was storming the White House during the Capitol riot

Doug Jensen, who chased down U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman on Jan. 6, 2021, "is a confused man,” his attorney told jurors. He was convicted on all seven counts.
Doug Jensen
Doug Jensen

Review of classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago resumes, intelligence officials say

Intelligence officials tell NBC News they have resumed their national security risk review of the classified documents seized from former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home. The special master gave Trump’s lawyers until next Friday to back up his claims that the FBI may have planted evidence. NBC News’ Peter Alexander has more details on the investigation.
Review of classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago resumes, intelligence officials say
Review of classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago resumes, intelligence officials say
2d ago

Street protests in Iran over death of Mahsa Amini rattle Iranian Americans

"The Iranian people have reached a boiling point," said a college student in Los Angeles, home to the largest Iranian population outside Iran.
Image: Activists Demonstrate Against Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi Outside Of The United Nations
Image: Activists Demonstrate Against Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi Outside Of The United Nations
3d ago

Judge says Jan. 6 committee can get Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward's phone records

Ward and her husband, who are doctors, were among the “fake electors” who sought to overturn the 2020 election.
Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward
Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward