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(FLORIDA) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday will hold a “campaign kickoff” outside Des Moines, Iowa, returning to a crucial early nominating state for the first time since announcing he is running for president. DeSantis’ swing through Iowa on Tuesday and Wednesday begins Tuesday night with a speech in Clive at the Eternity Church. […]

USPP via U.S. District Court for D.C. (WASHINGTON) — The man suspected of ramming a truck into the White House barriers on the north side of Lafayette Square should be locked up as he awaits trial, the government said in a Friday night filing that included a slate of new photos. The government’s motion for […]

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images, FILE (ATLANTA) — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has been diagnosed with dementia, The Carter Center announced on Tuesday. “She continues to live happily at home with her husband, enjoying spring in Plains and visits with loved ones,” The Carter Center said in a statement. The Carter Center pointed to the first […]

(WASHINGTON) — The debt ceiling deal brokered by President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy faces its first major test Tuesday, just days before a potential default. With little time for delay, the powerful House Rules Committee, which controls how, when and whether a measure will be handled on the House floor, meets at […]

(WASHINGTON) — A critical deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling was announced over the weekend, and lawmakers in Washington now face one week to pass the bill in both chambers of Congress before the predicted deadline when default would begin. Unless the $31.4 trillion borrowing limit is increased, the U.S. will run out of […]

(WASHINGTON) — After months of back and forth, House Republicans and the White House this weekend unveiled a deal on raising the nation’s $31.4 trillion borrowing limit while implementing some caps on government spending and other policy changes. The legislation, which was released publicly on Sunday, will need to be approved by Congress within days […]

(WASHINGTON) — Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced at a brief presser on Saturday night that House Republicans and the White House have reached a tentative deal to raise the federal government’s debt limit, ending a monthslong stalemate. “I just got off the phone with the president — I talked to him twice today — and after weeks […]

(WASHINGTON) — A bipartisan majority of Congress will approve a compromise in the coming days to raise the nation’s debt ceiling and avert a historic default that could upend the economy while enforcing some limits on government spending, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy predicted on Sunday. McCarthy, flanked by the two Republican negotiators who worked with him […]

Mint Images/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Friday issued a new letter to Congress stating the government won’t begin to run out of money to pay its bills until June 5 — slightly later than the agency’s previous prediction of as soon as June 1. “Based on the most recent available data, […]

Creativeye99/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A former leading member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group was sentenced Friday to eight years and six months in prison for her role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Jessica Watkins led a small group into the Capitol building, but prosecutors said her actions enabled many more […]