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House Republicans push to formalize Biden impeachment inquiry to compel testimony but lack the votes

By Annie Grayer and Paula Reid, CNN (CNN) — House Republicans are pushing to formalize their impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, according to multiple senior GOP sources – a shift designed to strengthen their position against the White House and the president’s son, as the stakes for obtaining key documents and testimony reach a

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Durbin says Senate Judiciary Committee will vote Thursday on subpoenas for Leo and Crow

By Ted Barrett and Kaanita Iyer, CNN (CNN) — Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin said Wednesday evening that he plans to hold votes on subpoenas for two major conservative players when the panel meets Thursday morning, as part of its probe into ongoing ethics controversies at the Supreme Court. The expected vote to subpoena Leonard Leo, the co-chairman

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Haley hits back at DeSantis for labeling her an ‘establishment’ candidate as rivalry intensifies

By Ebony Davis, CNN (CNN) — Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Wednesday slammed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for labeling her a candidate of the Republican Party “establishment,” saying his remarks were “what a candidate says when they are losing.” “There is nothing establishment about a candidate who was the tea party candidate who ran for

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Arizona Republican officials face criminal charges for delay in certifying last year’s election results

By Fredreka Schouten, CNN (CNN) — An Arizona grand jury indicted two local Republican officials who balked at certifying their county’s general election results by the legal deadline in 2022 – in a standoff with state officials that drew national attention at the time. Cochise County Supervisors Peggy Judd, 61, and Tom Crosby, 64, each

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American families speak out about Hamas’ ‘psychological warfare’ as they call for loved ones held hostage to be released

By Jeremy Herb, CNN (CNN) — Members of five American families whose loved ones were kidnapped on October 7 described the “psychological warfare” from Hamas as they’ve been waiting for any news to emerge about their children and relatives. The family members spoke to CNN’s Jake Tapper in an exclusive interview in Washington, DC, Wednesday,

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US, European officials crack down on crypto service accused of laundering money for North Korean leaders

By Sean Lyngaas, CNN Washington (CNN) — The US Treasury Department on Wednesday sanctioned a cryptocurrency service accused of helping launder millions of dollars for the North Korean regime. The move marked the latest effort to crack down on a key source of funding for Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and missile programs. The FBI and European

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Sister of Gretchen Whitmer ends campaign for Congress as New York Democrats unify in bid to flip House

By Gregory Krieg and David Wright, CNN (CNN) — Liz Whitmer Gereghty, the sister of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, ended her campaign for New York’s 17th Congressional District on Wednesday and endorsed former Rep. Mondaire Jones, sparing Democrats a bruising and expensive primary fight as they try to win back the suburban seat – and

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Federal prosecutors have charged an Indian national in an alleged murder-for-hire plot to try to assassinate a Sikh political activist in New York City.

Prosecutors charge Indian man in attempted murder-for-hire plot against Sikh activist on US soil

By Hannah Rabinowitz, Yong Xiong and Evan Perez, CNN (CNN) — US federal prosecutors have charged an Indian national in an alleged murder-for-hire plot to try to assassinate a Sikh political activist in New York City, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday. Authorities say Nikhil Gupta, 52, worked with an unnamed Indian official to set up a meeting

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