Variety
July 9

What cognitive tests can show -- and what they can't

It's the new chant in Washington politics: ''Get a cognitive test!''
Nation
July 9

Election 2024 Latest: Democratic leadership backs Biden, Trump returns to the campaign trail

Former President Donald Trump is getting back on the campaign trail at his flagship Miami golf resort as Democrats face tough calls over President Joe Biden 's reelection chances.
Nation
July 9

Biden's low-profile doctor has been thrust into the spotlight after the president's debate disaster

As the physician to President Joe Biden, Dr. Kevin O'Connor is well-known around the White House. The stocky former Army surgeon is always close by his number one patient, ready to provide care or a consult as needed though few outside the building would know who he is.
Politics
July 9

Wisconsin elections officials to discuss absentee ballot drop box rules after ruling

Wisconsin elections officials will meet this week to discuss how to implement a state Supreme Court ruling that once again allowed for unstaffed absentee ballot drop boxes to be used in the presidential battleground, the state elections administrator said Tuesday.
Nation
July 9
FILE - Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., stops to speak to members of the media at the Capitol in Washington, Aug. 28, 2018.  Sen. Inhofe, a conservative fi

Former US Sen. Jim Inhofe, defense hawk who called human-caused climate change a 'hoax,' dies at 89

Former Sen. Jim Inhofe, a conservative known for his strong support of defense spending and his denial that human activity is responsible for the bulk of climate change, has died. He was 89.
Nation
July 9

Nikki Haley releases her delegates so they can back Donald Trump at the RNC next week

Nikki Haley is releasing the delegates she won during this year's Republican primary so that they're free to support Donald Trump at next week's convention, a move that goes toward solidifying GOP support around the party's presumptive nominee.
World
July 9

Federal judge rules protesters can't march through Republican National Convention security zone

A federal judge ruled Monday that protesters can't march through a security zone at the Republican National Convention, handing a defeat to liberals who had pushed to have closer access to where delegates will be gathering next week in Milwaukee.
Nation
July 9

A New Jersey Democratic power broker pleads not guilty to state racketeering charges

The New Jersey Democratic power broker charged with racketeering by the state attorney general pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he threatened people whose properties he sought to take over and orchestrated tax incentive legislation to benefit organizations he controlled.
Nation
July 9

Appeals panel keeps 21-month sentence for ex-Tennessee lawmaker who tried to withdraw guilty plea

A federal appeals panel is keeping a 21-month prison sentence in place for a former Tennessee state senator who tried to withdraw his guilty plea on campaign finance law violations.
Nation
July 9
FILE - Vice President Kamala Harris takes a photo with Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, left, and others, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washing

Vice President Kamala Harris leads new campaign effort to reach out to Asian American voters

President Joe Biden's reelection campaign is launching its formal outreach campaign to Asian American voters, putting Vice President Kamala Harris at the forefront of the effort with events in Nevada and Pennsylvania this week.
Nation
July 9
Abortion rights activists and Women's March leaders protest as part of a national day of strike actions outside the Supreme Court, Monday, June 24, 20

Support for legal abortion has risen since Supreme Court eliminated protections, AP-NORC poll finds

A solid majority of Americans oppose a federal abortion ban as a rising number support access to abortions for any reason, a new poll finds, highlighting a politically perilous situation for candidates who oppose abortion rights as the November election draws closer.
Nation
July 8

Biden says he won't step aside. But if he does, here's why Harris is the favorite to replace him

President Joe Biden insists that only "the Lord Almighty'' can convince him to quit the presidential race. But should he change his mind, Vice President Kamala Harris is by far the best positioned to replace him.
Nation
July 8

Jill Biden says she's 'all in' on husband's reelection as he insists anew he won't leave the race

Jill Biden on Monday declared herself ''all in'' on President Joe Biden's bid to remain as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, despite calls by some Democrats for him to drop out after his damaging debate performance against Donald Trump shook their confidence in him.
Nation
July 8

The White House faces many questions about Biden's health and medical history. Here are some answers

President Joe Biden's terrible performance at the June 27 presidential debate has raised concerns about his age, health and ability to lead the federal government.
Nation
July 8

The plane is ready, the fundraisers are booked: Trump's VP search comes down to its final days

The future Republican vice presidential candidate's plane is currently parked in an undisclosed hangar, an empty spot on its fuselage where a decal featuring his or her name will soon be placed.
Nation
July 8
President Joe Biden smiles as he is asked questions by members of the media as he and first lady Jill Biden return to the White House on Sunday after

Biden gets support from key lawmakers as he tells Democrats he won't step aside after debate

President Joe Biden stood firm Monday against calls for him to drop his reelection candidacy and called for an end to the intraparty drama that has torn apart Democrats since his dismal debate performance last month, as key lawmakers expressed support for him to remain in the 2024 presidential race.
Nation
July 8

Gavin Newsom works to bolster Biden in a swing-state tour that could boost both their ambitions

For years, Gavin Newsom stayed far away from New Hampshire by design.
Nation
July 8

Who is Kash Patel? Trump loyalist looks to build influence and power

Kash Patel, a national security aide and player in Donald Trump's political orbit, is widely expected to take on an influential role in the federal government should the former president win a second term.
Nation
July 8

Kash Patel is pushing conspiracies and his brand. He's poised to help lead a Trump administration

Kash Patel was recruiting foot soldiers.
Nation
July 8

UW regents approve raises for 8 chancellors, set up bonuses for retaining freshmen students

Universities of Wisconsin leaders approved pay raises Monday for more than half of the system's chancellors, annual bonuses for chancellors that retain freshmen students and six-figure payouts to UW-Madison Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin every year she stays at the flagship university.

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