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Russia Hints at Linking Griner’s Case to Fate of ‘Merchant of Death’

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WASHINGTON — She is an American professional basketball star, accused of carrying hashish oil in her luggage. He is a notorious Russian arms dealer known as the “Merchant of Death,” serving a 25-year federal prison sentence for conspiring to sell weapons to people who said they planned to kill Americans.......

First Amendment Confrontation May Loom in Post-Roe Fight

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The Supreme Court declared clearly last week that there is no federal right to abortion. But how the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization affects the right to talk about abortion remains far from settled, teeing up what legal experts said was a looming confrontation over whether the......

Supreme Court Sides With Biden’s Efforts to End ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Biden administration may rescind a Trump-era immigration program that forces certain asylum seekers arriving at the southwestern border to await approval in Mexico. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the majority in the 5-to-4 ruling, said an immigration......

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Legislatures’ Power Over Elections

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced on Thursday that it would hear a case that could radically reshape how federal elections are conducted by giving state legislatures independent power, not subject to review by state courts, to set election rules in conflict with state constitutions. The case has the potential......

Cassidy Hutchinson’s Muted Tones Spoke Loud and Clear

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This week, a calm, even-toned conversation between two carefully dressed Republican women, Cassidy Hutchinson and Representative Liz Cheney, created one of the most explosive and riveting television events of the decade. Americans were captivated listening to the testimony about President Donald J. Trump’s behavior on Jan. 6. But we were......

Ketanji Brown Jackson Becomes First Black Woman Supreme Court Justice

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WASHINGTON — Ketanji Brown Jackson took the judicial oath just after noon on Thursday, becoming the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Justice Jackson, 51, was confirmed in April, when the Senate voted 53 to 47 on her nomination. She will replace Justice Stephen Breyer, 83, who......

A Republican Insider Studies His Burned Bridges and a Combustible G.O.P.

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At a stately house in Washington’s diplomatic quarter, Never Trump luminaries gathered on Saturday for one of the city’s more exclusive book parties, where many of the capital’s elite political journalists rubbed elbows with the Republican operatives who broke with the former president — often at great risks to their......

Liz Cheney calls Trump ‘a domestic threat that we have never faced before.’

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Representative Liz Cheney, the Wyoming Republican and vice chairwoman of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, 2021, described former President Donald J. Trump in stark terms on Wednesday night as a threat to the republic who had “gone to war with the rule of law.” “At......

Testimony Paints Mark Meadows as Unwilling to Act as Jan. 6 Unfolded

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It was about 2 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2021. Mark Meadows sat on a couch in his West Wing office, alone, scrolling through his cellphone. Across Washington from the White House, supporters of President Donald J. Trump were approaching the Capitol, protesting the certification of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s Electoral......

Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Pat Cipollone, Trump’s White House Counsel

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WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol issued a subpoena Wednesday for the testimony of Pat A. Cipollone, the White House counsel to President Donald J. Trump who repeatedly fought back against extreme plans to overturn the 2020 election, after he resisted testifying publicly.......

Global central bankers confront a changed inflation picture, and pledge to respond.

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SINTRA, Portugal — Three of the world’s top central bankers set out a grim prediction on Wednesday: The forces that weighed down inflation for decades before the onset of the pandemic may never return, forcing policymakers to keep up efforts to cool down their economies in a bid to get......

Supreme Court Narrows Ruling for Tribes in Oklahoma

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday narrowed the sweep of its landmark 2020 decision declaring that much of eastern Oklahoma falls within Indian reservation lands, allowing state authorities to prosecute non-Indians who commit crimes against Indians on the reservations. The ruling left in place the basic holding of the......

Tina Peters, an indicted county clerk, loses the G.O.P. primary for Colorado secretary of state to Pam Anderson.

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Tina Peters, a county clerk who has been charged with seven felonies related to a scheme to surreptitiously copy sensitive voting data, lost her bid for the Republican nomination for Colorado secretary of state on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. She was defeated by Pam Anderson, a longtime local......

Illinois Governor’s Race Shows G.O.P.’s Lurch to Right (With Nudge From Left)

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Republican voters in Illinois nominated a conservative hard-liner for governor on Tuesday, lifting State Senator Darren Bailey out from a bruising and costly primary that saw spending from three dueling billionaires — including the current Democratic governor, who spent tens of millions of dollars to meddle in the Republican contest.......

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