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Criminal investigation into Sen. Bob Menendez expands with new subpoenas

Menendez, D-N.J., has been under investigation into whether he and his wife improperly took cash and gifts from the owners of a halal meat business in the state.
Sen. Bob Menendez in Washington on Jan. 26, 2023.
Sen. Bob Menendez in Washington on Jan. 26, 2023.

Biden and McCarthy spoke by phone ahead of debt ceiling meeting

The previously unreported conversation between the president and GOP House speaker on Sunday was initiated by McCarthy, two sources told NBC News.
President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., in Washington on March 17, 2023.
President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., in Washington on March 17, 2023.
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House committee will hold Blinken in contempt of Congress over Afghan withdrawal info, says official

Committee chair Rep. Michael McCaul is seeking a cable that reportedly cautioned that Kabul could collapse soon after U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan.
House committee threatens Blinken with contempt of Congress
House committee threatens Blinken with contempt of Congress
3d ago

George Santos inks deal to avoid prosecution in Brazil over bad checks

Santos was the subject of a criminal charge for using two stolen checks to buy items at a shop in the city of Niteroi, including a pair of sneakers.
Image: George Santos
Image: George Santos
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Congress leaves town with no debt ceiling deal, but some see signs of progress

A wild card is Donald Trump, the 2024 GOP presidential front-runner, who said his party should force an unprecedented debt default unless Democrats slash spending.
Image: President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy depart the Capitol on March 17, 2023.
Image: President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy depart the Capitol on March 17, 2023.

Biden swipes at 'MAGA Republicans' over firefighter and conservation jobs

The president said Republicans are threatening to slash park ranger and wildland firefighter jobs, among others, in exchange for lifting the ceiling on the nation’s debt.
US President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, US, on Thursday, May 11, 2023. The Biden administration announced a plan to adopt new building energy standards for homes built and financed by the federal government, a move that officials said will result in energy savings of more than 35% for families. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images
US President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, US, on Thursday, May 11, 2023. The Biden administration announced a plan to adopt new building energy standards for homes built and financed by the federal government, a move that officials said will result in energy savings of more than 35% for families. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

House passes Republican border security bill hours before Covid restrictions lift

Covid restrictions that allow for the rapid expulsion of migrants, known as Title 42, are set to end.
Migrants are pat down by a Border Patrol agent as they enter into El Paso, Texas
Migrants are pat down by a Border Patrol agent as they enter into El Paso, Texas
3d ago

Debt ceiling meeting between Biden and congressional leaders is delayed

The meeting set for Friday has been postponed until next week, sources said, as the U.S. seeks to avoid a first-ever default on its debt ahead of a June deadline.
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy and President Joe Biden speaks before a meeting on the debt limit in the Oval Office on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy and President Joe Biden speaks before a meeting on the debt limit in the Oval Office on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
3d ago

Some Republicans push back on Trump's comments on the debt ceiling and Ukraine

The former president said during a CNN town hall that Republicans should let the U.S. default if necessary and refused to call Russian President Vladimir Putin a war criminal.
Former President Donald Trump participates in a CNN Republican Town Hall moderated by CNN’s Kaitlan Collins at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., on May 10, 2023.
Former President Donald Trump participates in a CNN Republican Town Hall moderated by CNN’s Kaitlan Collins at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., on May 10, 2023.
3d ago

Feinstein returns to the Senate Judiciary Committee, helping advance Biden judges

Following a three-month absence, Feinstein's votes in Thursday's meeting allowed Democrats to advance three judicial nominees to the full Senate for consideration.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., arrives for a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Capitol Hill on May 11, 2023.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., arrives for a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Capitol Hill on May 11, 2023.
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Alabama senator on white nationalists in the military: 'I call them Americans'

A spokesperson for GOP Sen. Tommy Tuberville said the senator “has kind of a sarcastic sense of humor” and “was expressing doubt about this being a problem in the military.”
Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., during a hearing on March 28, 2023.
Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., during a hearing on March 28, 2023.

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