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Biden signs $40B for Ukraine assistance during Asia trip

SEOUL, South Korea — President Joe Biden on Saturday signed legislation to support Ukraine with another $40 billion in U.S. assistance as the Russian invasion approaches its fourth month. The legislation, which was passed by Congress with bipartisan support, deepens the U.S. commitment to Ukraine at a time of uncertainty about the war's future. Ukraine...

In biggest victory yet, Russia claims to capture Mariupol

POKROVSK, Ukraine — In what would be its biggest victory yet in the war with Ukraine, Russia claimed to have captured Mariupol after a nearly three-month siege that reduced much of the strategic port city to a smoking ruin, with over 20,000 civilians feared dead. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin the “complete...

Latinos helped make Georgia a battleground state. Why are there so few in office?

Not so long ago, Jerry Gonzalez remembers, it was hard to find even one Latino running for office in Georgia. Today, the longtime head of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials can list eight just off the top of his head. The actual number running for the state Legislature and statewide and federal office this year is closer to 10. Either...

The pro-abortion rights, former Obama adviser Republican running for New York governor

JOHNSTOWN, N.Y. — New York Republicans spent years being rejected by Harry Wilson, a corporate consulting executive who repeatedly demurred a run for governor to focus on his family and career. In February, he finally changed his mind. Now the state GOP is the one rejecting him. By the time Wilson — a Westchester County businessperson who built a...

Opinion | How the Buffalo Massacre Proves There’s No 'Great Replacement'

The victims of the gunman who opened fire in a Buffalo grocery store were shopping on what should have been an ordinary, sunny Saturday afternoon, enjoying the sweet rituals of preparing for Sunday dinner with family. Celestine Chaney was buying strawberries to complete the shortcake she savored. Andre Mackniel wanted to buy a birthday cake for his...

Cherie Westrich’s Gen X Journey From Alt Rock Bands to MAGA Politician

It’s a drowsy rainy Thursday at the Iowa State Capitol, and Iowa State Representative Cherielynn Westrich is speaking to a school group about how a bill becomes a law. The state Legislature is out of session, and only a handful of members are lazing about the chamber catching up on correspondence. Westrich, a petite cheery blonde, is just finishing...

Trump's revenge tour is put to the test in Georgia, Alabama

Next Tuesday's primaries take the midterms into the Deep South, including the much-anticipated showdown between Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Trump-backed challenger David Perdue. In the latest episode of "Inside the Forecast," Steve Shepard explains why — despite incurring the former president's enmity after the 2020 election — Kemp is heavily favored...

White House makes Kirby's new role official

The White House on Friday made Pentagon press secretary John Kirby’s move to the West Wing official. Kirby will serve as the National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications, according to the White House. “In this role, Kirby will coordinate interagency efforts to explain United States policy and will serve as a senior administration...

Potential candidates flood incumbent-free New York House race — including de Blasio

NEW YORK — A Manhattan and Brooklyn Congressional district with no incumbent is turning into a campaign free-for-all. Hours after former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on MSNBC that he would compete for the newly-created 10th Congressional District spanning Brownstone Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan, potential challengers piled up. But...

Court ruling could upend Pa. Senate race

A little-watched federal court case could upend the neck-and-neck Republican Senate primary in Pennsylvania between Dr. Mehmet Oz and David McCormick. On Friday afternoon, a three-judge panel for the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals issued a judgment saying election officials should count several hundred mail ballots that were submitted without a date...

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