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Letitia James says she's prepared to seize Trump's buildings if he can't pay his $354M civil fraud fine

February 20, 2024, 4:50 PM Four days after a judge ordered former President Donald Trump to pay $354 million in his civil fraud case, New York Attorney General Letitia James told ABC News that she is prepared to seize the former president's assets if he is unable to find the cash to cover the fine. "If he does not have funds to pay off the judgment, then we will seek judgment enforcement mechanisms in court, and we will ask the judge to seize his assets," James said in an interview ...

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Oklahoma banned trans students from bathrooms. Now a bullied student is dead after a fight

Whenever Oklahoma teenager Nex Benedict was bullied at school for being transgender, their mother Sue Benedict would encourage the 16-year-old to rise above their tormentors. “I said ‘you’ve got to be strong and look the other way, because these people don’t know who you are’,” Ms Benedict told The Independent in a phone interview. “I didn’t know how bad it had gotten.” The bullying had started in earnest at the beginning of the 2023 school year, a few months after Oklahoma governor ...

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Kansas House bill invites chaplains to deliver Godly counseling to public school students

Tim Carpenter, Kansas Reflector February 20, 2024 4:41PM ET Rep. Bill Rhiley proposed the Kansas House pass a bill granting public school districts the opportunity to hire unlicensed chaplains or welcome volunteer chaplains to serve as trusted Biblical advisors and Godly counselors to students, teachers and staff in school buildings. Rhiley said the legislation was a slimmed-down version of a Texas statute adopted in 2023 that similarly gave school districts the option of bringing on cha ...

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DOJ: FBI informant said Russian intelligence involved in Hunter Biden story

The FBI confidential source charged last week for allegedly providing false information about President Biden and his son Hunter Biden implicated Russian intervention in court documents filed Tuesday. The big picture: Alexander Smirnov, 43, admitted that "officials associated with Russian intelligence" were involved in passing a story about Hunter Biden, per the government's memorandum in support of his detention. Catch up quick: Special counsel David Weiss charged Smirnov with felon ...

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Biden instructed aides to dial up attacks on Trump's wild comments

Published 12:16 PM EST, Tue February 20, 2024 CNN — President Joe Biden personally directed his senior campaign aides in recent days to focus more aggressively on former President Donald Trump’s inflammatory comments, according to two sources familiar with the president’s edict. The thrust of Biden’s direction, delivered to his senior-most staff, was to significantly ramp up the campaign’s efforts to highlight the “crazy s**t” that Trump says in public, according to those sources. The previ ...

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Speaker Johnson faces critical decision on Ukraine aid as international pressure grows to act

(CNN) Speaker Mike Johnson is facing international criticism over his lack of swift action on Ukraine aid, which is ratcheting up pressure to make a critical decision that will not only have massive implications for his rookie speakership but also for Ukraine’s ongoing war effort against Russia.

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Trump Allies Embrace 'Christian Nationalism'

(Political Wire) “An influential think tank close to Donald Trump is developing plans to infuse Christian nationalist ideas in his administration should the former president return to power,“ Politico reports. “Spearheading the effort is Russell Vought, who served as Trump’s director of the Office of Management and Budget during his first term and has remained close to him. Christian nationalists in America believe that the country was founded as a Christian nation and that Christian values should be prioritized throughout government and public life. As the country has become less religious and more diverse, Vought has embraced the idea that Christians are under assault and has spoken of policies he might pursue in response.”

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Biden's campaign announced that it raised $42 million in January, further adding to his vast fundraising advantage

(Axios) Biden's campaign announced that it raised $42 million in January, further adding to his vast fundraising advantage over Trump and the RNC. Meanwhile, Trump's legal challenges show no signs of going away. President Biden's re-election team now has $130 million in the bank, while the Republican National Committee has little cash and Donald Trump's team is spending tens of millions on legal bills.

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FEC says Daines failed to disclose more than $1 million during re-election bid in '20

7 min ago - BY: DARRELL EHRLICK - FEBRUARY 20, 2024 4:38 PM A spokesperson for Steve Daines called it “a minor bookkeeping issue,” but the Federal Elections Commission found that Montana’s junior Senator failed to disclose financial information in ... (The Daily Montanan)

Hunter Biden asks judge to dismiss tax charges, arguing that prosecutors bowed to political pressure

9 min ago - President Joe Biden’s son pleaded not guilty to nine tax-related charges during his arraignment in January. Feb. 20, 2024, 8:25 PM CST By Tom Winter, Sarah Fitzpatrick and Megan Lebowitz Hunter Biden's attorneys filed nine motions on Tuesday ask ... (nbc news)

House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan subpoenas HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra

2 hrs ago - Feb. 20, 2024, 7:23 PM EST WASHINGTON — House Judiciary Committee chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, subpoenaed Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra on Tuesday, calling for Becerra to provide case files for unaccompanied child migrants who ... (NBC News)

Vice President Kamala Harris Unveils Groundbreaking Environmental Commitment, Welcomes Gen-Z to The Table

2 hrs ago - Johnny Palmadessa Today, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Vice President Kamala Harris declared a powerful commitment: $5.8 billion from the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America agenda will surge into reviving our nation's drinking and ... (Meidas Touch)

US Supreme Court wrestles with bid to challenge debit card 'swipe fee' rule

3 hrs ago - February 20, 2024 3:11 PM EST WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday grappled with a North Dakota convenience store's challenge to a government regulation on debit card "swipe fees" - a case that could make it easier fo ... (Reuters)

Bipartisan bill aims to make it safer for pedestrians to cross dangerous streets

3 hrs ago - February 20, 2024 / 3:45 PM EST A bill that aims to make it safer to cross busy, dangerous roads and avert rising pedestrian deaths and injuries by requiring states invest in making streets safer is being introduced in Congress on Tuesday by two Ohio ... (CBS News)

Hunter Biden's Lawyers Says Bogus FBI Informant 'Infected' His Prosecution

4 hrs ago - Feb 20, 2024, 05:56 PM EST Attorneys for the president’s son say an FBI informant’s lies have “infected” the case against their client. Hunter Biden faces federal charges for having failed to pay his taxes on time and for illegall ... (Huff Post)

Election deniers drop steal claims from 2024 campaigns: 'That message didn't work'

4 hrs ago - Sky Palma February 20, 2024 12:38PM ET A sizable number of Republicans who made false claims about the 2020 election results are running for office again in 2024 — but this time around, the 17 candidates are toning down their election denial rh ... (raw story)

Bankruptcy judge says Rudy Giuliani can appeal defamation judgment but has to find someone else to pay the legal bills

5 hrs ago - Feb. 20, 2024, 2:09 PM EST WASHINGTON — A bankruptcy judge has ruled that Rudy Giuliani, the once-respected former mayor of New York City, can appeal the $146 million verdict after he was found liable of defaming two Georgia elections workers &# ... (NBC News)

DA Fani Willis testified she paid cash during trips with top prosecutor. One winery host remembers her paying in paper b

5 hrs ago - By Zachary Cohen, CNN Updated 9:30 AM EST, Tue February 20, 2024 After spending more than two hours tasting wine at a Napa Valley estate with her top prosecutor on the Georgia election subversion case, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis reac ... (CNN)

Unruly high school asks Massachusetts National Guard to restore order

5 hrs ago - BROCKTON, Mass. -- Officials have asked Gov. Maura Healey to send in the Massachusetts National Guard to stop violence and address security concerns at a troubled high school in a city south of Boston, some school committee members said Monday. Four ... (ABC News)

Two more suspects charged in Chiefs parade shooting

5 hrs ago - KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two more suspects have been charged Tuesday in the shooting that followed the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade and rally on Feb. 14. Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced 18-year-old Dominic M. Miller, of Kansas City, and ... (Fox)

Leading Economic Indicators No Longer Forecasting a Recession

5 hrs ago - Leading Economic Indicators No Longer Forecasting a Recession The change is a reflection of the U.S. economy proving stronger than experts have forecast. By Tim Smart Feb. 20, 2024 A forward-looking measure of the U.S. economy continued to decline in ... (US News & World Report)

Letitia James says she's prepared to seize Trump's buildings if he can't pay his $354M civil fraud fine

5 hrs ago - February 20, 2024, 4:50 PM Four days after a judge ordered former President Donald Trump to pay $354 million in his civil fraud case, New York Attorney General Letitia James told ABC News that she is prepared to seize the former president's assets if ... (ABC News)

Amazon to replace Walgreens in Dow Industrial Average on February 26

5 hrs ago - Published Tue, Feb 20 2024 5:25 PM EST Updated 55 Min Ago Amazon will replace Walgreens Boots Alliance in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, according to a Tuesday announcement from S&P Dow Jones Indices, which manages the price-weighted measurem ... (CNBC)

DOJ: FBI informant said Russian intelligence involved in Hunter Biden story

5 hrs ago - The FBI confidential source charged last week for allegedly providing false information about President Biden and his son Hunter Biden implicated Russian intervention in court documents filed Tuesday. The big picture: Alexander Smirnov, 43, admitted ... (Axios)

Democrats blast 'dangerous' Capital One-Discover merger

5 hrs ago - 02/20/24 4:02 PM ET A proposed Capital One-Discover merger drew swift backlash from some Democratic lawmakers and consumer advocacy groups who say the deal could reduce competition and increase fees and costs for consumers. “With a merger this s ... (The Hill)

Kansas House bill invites chaplains to deliver Godly counseling to public school students

5 hrs ago - Tim Carpenter, Kansas Reflector February 20, 2024 4:41PM ET Rep. Bill Rhiley proposed the Kansas House pass a bill granting public school districts the opportunity to hire unlicensed chaplains or welcome volunteer chaplains to serve as trusted Biblic ... (raw story)

FBI investigates after letter with white powder sent to House Speaker Johnson's Louisiana church

5 hrs ago - Feb 20, 2024 4:23 PM EST BENTON, La. (AP) — Federal and state authorities are investigating suspicious mail containing a white powder that was received by a north Louisiana church attended by House Speaker Mike Johnson. Cypress Baptist Church ... (PBS News Hour/AP)

Ruby Franke: Parenting advice YouTuber given maximum sentence for child abuse

5 hrs ago - A Utah woman whose harsh parenting advice built her a massive YouTube following has been sentenced to four to 60 years in prison. Ruby Franke, 42, previously pleaded guilty to accusations of starving and abusing her children. She appeared in court on ... (BBC)

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