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Report says Mar-a-Lago documents contained foreign nation’s nuclear secrets

September 9, 2022
New reporting from the Washington Post revealed the FBI recovered top secret information about a foreign nation’s nuclear capabilities during its search of former President Trump’s home. And the Department of Justice files an appeal after a Federal Judge grants former President Trump’s request for a third-party special master to review the classified documents recovered from Mar-a-Lago.
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Will Biden's shift to attacking Trump help Democrats in the midterms?

September 2, 2022
With just two months of campaigning left until the midterm election, President Biden sharpens his attacks on former President Trump and Republican election deniers as the GOP punches back.
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Exploring Trump's legal vulnerability after the FBI raid

September 2, 2022
We're learning more about former President Trump’s legal challenges and the Justice Department’s investigation into classified documents found at his estate. A photo from the FBI shows five yellow folders marked “top secret” and another red folder labeled “secret” at Mar-a-Lago.
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After announcing student loan relief, Biden ramps up criticism of GOP ahead of midterms

August 26, 2022
As the midterms get closer, President Biden and the White House are turning up the heat on their criticisms of the GOP. The president accused Republicans allied with Trump of turning toward "semi-fascism" and being a threat to democracy. This comes as Republicans and some Democrats criticized Biden's plan to cancel up to $20,000 of federal student loans for millions of Americans.
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Redacted affidavit FBI used for search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home is unsealed

August 26, 2022
A redacted version of the affidavit used to secure the search warrant for former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home was publicly released on Friday. It's the latest development in the ongoing legal battle between the Justice Department and Trump over government documents he failed to return to the National Archives when he left office.
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Trump's impact on the midterms and the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago

August 19, 2022
Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming lost her primary race in a landslide to Harriet Hageman, who is backed by former President Trump. Cheney became the eighth GOP House member who voted to impeach Trump to lose a primary or retire. Also, the fallout continues over the FBI's seizure of classified documents from Trump's Mar-a Lago home as a judge considers releasing parts of the affidavit used in the search.
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Biden racks up legislative victories despite low approval ratings

August 19, 2022
President Biden took a victory lap this week as he signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, capping off a summer of legislative achievements that included a core portion of his domestic agenda. Still, despite this and his other recent victories Democrats remain concerned about his low approval ratings.
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How separating children from families became part of Trump's immigration policy

August 12, 2022
An 18-month investigation into the Trump administration’s traumatizing policy of family separation at the U.S. border has been published in The Atlantic. Reporter Caitlin Dickerson, who covered the story, joins Yamiche Alcindor to discuss.
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Trump faces multiple legal challenges as he weighs a run for the presidency

August 12, 2022
It has been an extraordinary week of legal challenges for former President Trump. The FBI executed a search warrant of his Mar-a-Lago estate that was unsealed Friday, indicating he is under investigation for possibly violating the Espionage Act. Plus, Trump also pleaded the fifth in a separate probe on his real estate dealings as he weighs another run for the presidency.