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US says Israel must protect Gaza civilians as calls for aid grow
by Michael Mathes - October 30, 2023 - 9:18am
Israel must protect innocent Gaza residents by distinguishing between Hamas militants and civilians, the White House warned Sunday, as world leaders stepped up calls for desperately needed humanitarian aid to reach...
Trump lawyer: Docs were de-classified or 'mementos'
by Michael Mathes - June 12, 2023 - 8:43am
Donald Trump's indictment on federal charges of mishandling secret documents is a politically motivated prosecution based on de-classified files and personal "mementos," one of the ex-president's lawyers argued Sunday,...
US Democrats celebrate Senate win over distraught Republicans
by Michael Mathes - November 14, 2022 - 7:51am
Democrats celebrated Sunday a stunning victory to hold the US Senate, leaving Republicans in disarray and providing a critical base of political and legislative support for the remainder of Joe Biden's presiden...
Biden urges Americans to 'defend' democracy on election eve
by Michael Mathes - November 8, 2022 - 11:26am
President Joe Biden made a final appeal on the eve of Tuesday's midterms for Democrats to protect democracy by defeating Donald Trump's Republicans in an election that polls show could upend power in Washington...
Secret files 'likely concealed' at Trump home to block FBI probe
by Michael Mathes - September 1, 2022 - 6:22am
Top secret documents found at Donald Trump's Florida home were "likely concealed" to obstruct an FBI probe into the former president's potential mishandling of classified materials, the Department of Justice said...
Supreme Court leak ignites US abortion firestorm
by Michael Mathes - May 4, 2022 - 8:22am
For many women, the potential loss of abortion rights across swaths of the United States raises the prospect of being forced to travel hundreds of miles for the procedure or giving birth in traumatic circumstan...
US intel paints Putin as aggrieved, angry over Ukraine war
by Michael Mathes - March 9, 2022 - 9:31am
The long-standing president in Moscow has been "stewing in a combustible combination of grievance and ambition for many years," CIA Director William Burns told US lawmakers. 
Biden urges COVID booster to counter waning vaccine efficacy
by Michael Mathes - August 19, 2021 - 9:09am
US President Joe Biden said he will make COVID-19 booster shots available to all American adults beginning next month, as his administration warned that vaccines are showing a declining effectiveness against in...
US Senate greenlights huge innovation bill to counter China
by Michael Mathes - June 9, 2021 - 8:26am
With both American political parties increasingly worried about competition from Asia's largest power, the measure cleared the chamber on a 68-32 vote.
Biden agenda under threat — from within his party
by Michael Mathes - June 8, 2021 - 8:20am
Demonized as an obstructionist within the party by some progressives, Democrat Senator Joe Manchin from ultra-conservative West Virginia also doubled down on his refusal to kill the filibuster, a blocking tactic...
Biden victory as huge US pandemic relief plan hurdles Congress
by Michael Mathes - March 11, 2021 - 8:15am
The $1.9 trillion plan, months in the making, is one of the largest US rescue packages ever. It will be signed on Friday.
Trump acquitted, again, by US Senate
by Michael Mathes - February 14, 2021 - 10:12am
The defense team swatted the evidence away, arguing that Trump's appeal to supporters to "fight like hell, at the rally that preceded the attack," was merely rhetorical.
Trump trial begins but Republicans signal likely acquittal
by Michael Mathes - February 10, 2021 - 7:29am
Donald Trump's second impeachment trial began Tuesday with harrowing video footage of his supporters' assault on Congress, but Republican senators made clear how difficult it will be to win a conviction.
'Democracy has prevailed': Biden becomes 46th US president
by Michael Mathes - January 21, 2021 - 7:32am
"Democracy is precious, democracy is fragile and at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed," Biden said before a National Mall that was virtually empty due to the ultra-tight security and a raging COVID-19...
Trump leaves White House, skipping Biden inauguration
by Michael Mathes - January 20, 2021 - 9:43pm
"I just want to say goodbye," Trump told the gathering, calling his time in office "the honor of a lifetime."
Biden to be sworn in as 46th US president, ending Trump era
by Michael Mathes - January 20, 2021 - 7:26pm
Biden, a 78-year-old former vice president and longtime senator, will take the oath of office at noon (1700 GMT) on the US Capitol's western front, the very spot where pro-Trump rioters clashed with police two weeks...
Trump impeached for unprecedented second time
by Michael Mathes - January 14, 2021 - 7:36am
Donald Trump became the first US president in history to be impeached twice when the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to charge him with inciting last week's mob attack on Congress.
US Congress certifies Biden win over Trump
by Michael Mathes - January 7, 2021 - 3:37pm
Congress formally certified Joe Biden as the next US president on Thursday, dealing a hammer blow to Donald Trump whose supporters stormed the Capitol hours earlier,  triggering unprecedented scenes of mayhem...
Combative Trump says pandemic almost over, Biden says he did 'nothing'
by Michael Mathes - October 16, 2020 - 10:13am
President Donald Trump gave a combative, at times agitated defense of his COVID-19 response Thursday while his election challenger Joe Biden -- offering a glaring contrast in style in a rival televised...
George Floyd's brother implores US Congress to act on police reform
by Michael Mathes - June 11, 2020 - 7:55am
One day after burying his brother in Houston, Philonise Floyd appeared in person before a House hearing, where he described the anguish of watching a viral video of George's death and demanded lawmakers act to fix...
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