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Biden calls Putin a 'crazy SOB,' hits Trump for Navalny comparison

The president was speaking at a fundraiser in San Francisco on Wednesday.
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President Joe Biden speaks at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library in Culver City, Calif., on Feb. 21, 2024.
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Trump team insists RNC funds wouldn't cover legal bills, as leadership change looms

He's backing his daughter-in-law as the new co-chair.
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Republican presidential candidate, former President Donald Trump departs a pre-trial hearing in a hush-money case at Manhattan Criminal Court, Feb. 15, 2024, in New York.
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Trump asks judge to delay the penalties in his civil fraud case

Trump's lawyers are requesting a 30-day delay in the enforcement of penalties.
32 minutes ago
In this Oct. 4, 2023, file photo, former President Donald Trump attends the third day of his civil fraud trial in New York.
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3 things to what to watch at this year's CPAC gathering of Republicans in DC

The conference features several names who could be Trump's running mate.
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Former President, Donald J. Trump speaks at the CPAC Conference in Washington, Mar. 4, 2023.
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Republican presidential candidate and former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley makes remarks during a campaign visit ahead of the Republican presidential primary election, in North Augusta, S.C., Feb. 21, 2024.
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Russia denies US access to American-Russian former ballerina accused of treason

The California resident's U.S.-Russian dual citizenship complicates her case.
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Russian authorities detained a Los Angeles woman, known in the US as Ksenia Khavana, on suspicion of treason for her efforts supporting Ukraine. This video grab shows the 33-year-old woman, who has dual Russian-American citizenship, being led away by officers with a hat pulled down over her eyes. Her employer, Ciel Spa in Beverly Hills, confirmed the detained woman is spa employee Ksenia Khavana.
2 hours ago

GOP continues to push for Biden impeachment inquiry and block Ukraine aid

Republicans on Capitol Hill accuse President Biden of improperly supporting and benefitting from his family's overseas business affairs, including those of his son Hunter.
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VIDEO: GOP continues to push for Biden impeachment inquiry and block Ukraine aid
3 hours ago

Biden's brother questioned by lawmakers

ABC News' Jay O'Brien has the details on James Biden, the president's younger brother, who faced questions from the House Oversight Committee.
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VIDEO: Biden's brother questioned by lawmakers
3 hours ago

Biden touts new student debt relief as ticket to 'chase dreams'

The plan to bring relief to more than 150,000 people is also a campaign issue.
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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on canceling student debt at Culver City Julian Dixon Library, Feb. 21, 2024, in Culver City, Calif.
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Biden weighs tightening asylum restrictions at the southern border, official says

However, the potential changes are far from decided.
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Asylum-seeking migrants wrap themselves in blankets to ward off the wind and rain as they line up in a makeshift, mountainous campsite to be processed after crossing the border with Mexico, Feb. 2, 2024, near Jacumba Hot Springs, Calif.
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Raskin says Smirnov revelations 'destroy' Biden impeachment case; GOP downplays

Alexander Smirnov, a key witness, is accused of lying about the Bidens.
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Rep. Jamie Raskin arrives for a private interview with James Biden, the brother of President Joe Biden, at Thomas P. O'Neill House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 21, 2024.
February 21

Eric Hovde enters Wisconsin Senate race, setting up showdown in key battleground

He touted his business career but drew immediate attacks from Democrats.
February 21
Eric Hovde officially launches his campaign to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin at an event, February 20, 2024 in Madison, Wisconsin.
February 21

Arrest made in break-in of Secret Service vehicle outside Naomi Biden's home

A juvenile was with the suspect at the time, according to court records.
February 21
In this Oct. 13, 2023 file photo, a member of the Secret Service monitors activity as U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at Tioga Marine Terminal  in Philadelphia.
February 21

President Biden delivers remarks on student loan debt relief

"My administration is taking significant action to increase student loan debt relief," Biden said.
February 21
VIDEO: President Biden delivers remarks on student loan debt relief
February 21

After Alabama court ruling, Nikki Haley agrees that 'embryos, to me, are babies'

Some advocates have warned that could affect IVF treatments.
February 21
Nikki Haley speaks during a campaign rally in Dallas, TX, Feb. 15, 2024.
February 21

James Biden says his brother 'has never had any involvement' in his business dealings

James Biden said he kept his professional life separate from the president's.
February 21
James Biden (C), brother of President Joe Biden, arrives for a deposition before the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees on President Biden's impeachment inquiry in Washington, D.C, Feb. 21, 2024.
February 21

Republicans carry on with Biden impeachment despite indictment of ex-FBI informant

House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan said the informant's indictment "doesn’t change the four fundamental facts."
February 21
VIDEO: Republicans carry on with Biden impeachment despite indictment of ex-FBI informant
February 21

Biden to announce student debt relief for more than 150K Americans

More than 150,000 student loan borrowers are about to have their debt wiped clean, part of the next phase in President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan.
February 21
VIDEO: Biden to announce student debt relief for more than 150K Americans
February 21

Trump again compares legal trouble to persecution of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny

The former president sat down for a town hall-style interview with Fox News' Laura Ingraham just days ahead of the South Carolina Republican primary.
February 21
Trump sat down for a town hall-style interview with Fox News' Laura Ingraham just days ahead of the South Carolina Republican primary.
February 21

Biden cancels $1.2 billion in student loan debt for 150,000 borrowers

The impacted borrowers are people enrolled in the SAVE Plan.
February 21
FILE - President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024. Occupants of the White House have grumbled over news coverage practically since the place was built. Now it's Biden's turn: With a re-election campaign underway, there are signs that those behind the president are starting to more aggressively and publicly challenge how he is portrayed.
February 21

Trump brings in more than $6.8 million from Greenville fundraiser

Tim Scott, Lindsey Graham and Henry McMaster were among fundraiser's hosts. 
February 21
Former U.S. President Donald Trump looks on at a campaign event in Waterford Township, Michigan, U.S., February 17, 2024.  REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
February 20

Attorneys for Hunter Biden file motions to dismiss tax charges in California

He pleaded not guilty to nine tax-related charges in January.
February 20
Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, center, with attorneys Kevin Morris, left, and Abbe Lowell, right, during a House Oversight Committee markup on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US, on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024. The House Judiciary and Oversight committees are expected to recommend that the president's son be held in criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena in the ongoing impeachment inquiry into his father, President Joe Biden. Photographer: Graeme Sloan/Bloomberg via Getty Images
February 20

A closer look at Trump's years of criticizing NATO, particularly on defense spending

Detractors argue his rhetoric sends a troubling signal about the U.S. alliance.
February 20
President Donald Trump, center, gestures as he walks off the podium after a group photo at a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, Dec. 4, 2019.
February 20

Trump again compares legal trouble to persecution of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny

After not commenting on Navalny's death for days, he called it "horrible."
February 20
Former President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in a Fox News town hall with Laura Ingraham in Greenville, S.C., Feb. 20, 2024.
February 20

As Haley vows to fight on, Trump team says he's weeks from clinching GOP nomination

They predicted he'll have enough delegates by mid-March.
February 20
Former U.S. President Donald Trump gestures to his supporters, as he departs for his second civil trial after E. Jean Carroll accused Trump of raping her decades ago, outside a Trump Tower, Jan. 25, 2024, in New York.
February 20

Nikki Haley vows to stay in the race days before South Carolina primary

The former South Carolina governor is facing an uphill battle as polls show her trailing Donald Trump, but Haley says she is not giving up the fight for the GOP presidential nomination.
February 20
VIDEO: Nikki Haley vows to stay in the race days before South Carolina primary
February 20

Texas governor building 2,300-bed military base at seized border park

The move may deepen the tension between the state and federal governments.
February 20
Greg Abbott, governor of Texas, during a news conference at Shelby Park along the Rio Grande River in Eagle Pass, Texas, Feb. 8, 2024.
February 20

Nikki Haley says deployed husband 'stepped up to defend our nation's freedom'

Haley said her husband shows "America is worth fighting and even dying for."
February 20
Republican presidential candidate, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, speaks at a campaign event at Clemson University at Greenville on February 20, 2024 in Greenville, South Carolina.
February 20
Republican presidential candidate former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign event, Feb. 19, 2024, in Greer, S.C.
February 20

Houthis shoot down US MQ-9 Reaper drone flying near Yemen

It's the second American drone downed by the Iran-backed militants.
February 20
A still image taken of video released by Houthis of what they say is the downing of a U.S. drone off Yemen, Feb. 19, 2024.
February 20

US readies UN Security Council resolution calling for temporary cease-fire in Gaza

It is markedly more critical of Israel than previous public U.S. statements.
February 20
A picture taken from a position in southern Israel, Feb. 20, 2024, shows destroyed buildings in the Gaza Strip amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
February 20

Nikki Haley's uphill battle to defeat Donald Trump

Haley is vowing to stay in the 2024 Republican primary race despite being rejected by voters in early primaries.
February 20
VIDEO: Nikki Haley's uphill battle to defeat Donald Trump
February 20

Consequences to Alabama Supreme Court ruling on IVF access

The state's highest court ruled that unborn children are "children."
February 20
VIDEO: Consequences to Alabama Supreme Court ruling on IVF access
February 20

Russia to get hit with 'major sanctions' in response to Navalny's death, US says

"We will be announcing a major sanctions package," said John Kirby.
February 20
A vigil for Russian activist Alexey Navalny in Munich, Feb. 16, 2024.
February 20

Nikki Haley addresses calls to drop out of race

Haley said she feels "no need to kiss the ring" as she presses on to win the Republican nomination.
February 20
VIDEO: Nikki Haley addresses calls to drop out of race
February 20

Nikki Haley and former President Trump gear up for South Carolina primary

Host of the 538 politics podcast Galen Druke previews the South Carolina primary and compares the standings of the Republican candidates.
February 20
VIDEO: Nikki Haley and former President Trump gear up for South Carolina primary
February 20

Nikki Haley goes after Trump on Russia stance ahead of South Carolina primary

In his first comments about the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Donald Trump claimed he's facing similar political persecution in his own legal battles.
February 20
VIDEO: Nikki Haley goes after Trump on Russia stance ahead of South Carolina primary
February 20

Supreme Court allows what critics call 'racial balancing' at elite public school

The court's majority did not explain its decision; Thomas and Alito dissented.
February 20
In this Feb. 4, 2024 file photo, the U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington.
February 20

Fani Willis ethics case may reverberate long after judge decision: Experts

Legal experts predict the allegations could delay the Trump case.
February 20
Attorney Fani Willis speaks during a hearing in the case of State of Georgia v. Donald John Trump at the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta, Georgia, February 15, 2024.
February 19

Bipartisan House members unveil new border, foreign aid proposal

It's not yet clear if House GOP leadership would consider the proposal.
February 19
Representative Brian Fitzpatrick, a Republican from Pennsylvania, pauses while speaking during the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference in Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 2020.
February 19

Trump uses brief comment on Navalny's death to claim his own political persecution

He said Navalny's death makes him aware of "what's happening in our country."
February 19
Donald Trump takes the stage to introduce a new line of signature shoes at Sneaker Con at the Philadelphia Convention Center on February 17, 2024 in Philadelphia.
February 19

Fun facts about American presidents

What you didn't know about our nation's leaders.
February 19
VIDEO: Fun facts about American presidents
February 19

Charleston mayor previews the state's GOP primary

We're talking with the new mayor of Charleston, South Carolina, just five days before the state's GOP primary election.
February 19
VIDEO: Charleston mayor previews the state's GOP primary
February 19

Biden says GOP making 'big mistake' on Ukraine aid

President Biden, in the wake of the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, said Republicans are “making a big mistake” in opposing Ukraine aid.
February 19
President Biden, in the wake of the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, said Republicans are “making a big mistake” in opposing Ukraine aid.
February 19

Trump, Haley prepare for South Carolina primary after civil fraud case ruling

Former President Donald Trump is planning to appeal after a New York judge found him liable for fraud and ordered him to pay $355 million in penalties plus interest.
February 19
VIDEO: Trump and Haley prepare for SC primary after civil fraud case ruling
February 19

Biden says GOP making 'big mistake' on Ukraine aid, willing to meet with Johnson

The remarks come days after Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's death.
February 19
President Joe Biden talks briefly with reporters after returning to the White House in Washington, D.C., Feb. 19, 2024.
February 18

Trump met with boos and chants while selling sneakers in Philadelphia

The former president went back on the trail after a major legal setback.
February 18
Former President Donald Trump holds gold Trump sneakers at Sneaker Con Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 17, 2024.
February 18

Top Biden surrogate on close race with Trump: 'Stop worrying and start working'

"This election really is about all of us," he said.
February 18
Gov. Josh Shapiro delivers his budget address for the 2024-25 fiscal year to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate in the Rotunda of the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., on Feb. 6, 2024.
February 18

Haley won't say if she'd still back Trump: 'I am running against him for a reason'

She also called out his silence on Alexei Navalny's death in Russia.
February 18
Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley speaks during a campaign event in San Antonio, Texas, on Feb. 16, 2024.
February 18

Charlamagne tha God on Trump, Biden: 'Threat to democracy' or 'uninspiring candidate'

The popular radio host spoke exclusively to "This Week" co-anchor Jonathan Karl.
February 18
Charlamagne The God is interviewed by ABC News' Jon Karl.

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