Donald Trump promises to abolish part of the Constitution on day one if he wins

Donald Trump promised in a campaign video released Tuesday to end birthright citizenship on “day one” of his presidency if he wins the 2024 election. The former president claimed the constitutional guarantee of US citizenship for anyone born on US soil, regardless of their parents’ immigration status, ‘didn’t work’ in a long screed filled with … Read more

Qatar’s exclusive prime minister and Taliban leader hold secret Afghanistan talks -source

By Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Qatari prime minister held secret talks with the Taliban’s supreme leader this month on resolving tensions with the international community, a source briefed on the meeting said, signaling a new resolve among Afghan leaders to discuss ways to end their isolation. The May 12 meeting in Kandahar city, … Read more

Ken Paxton’s impeachment exposed how divided far-right and moderate Republicans in Texas have become, a political scientist says

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton before the Supreme CourtThe Washington Post/Getty Images Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was impeached on Saturday. Many members of the Texas House who voted to impeach him were themselves Republicans. The vote reveals a larger split between the far-right and moderate wings of the GOP. After eight years of surrounding … Read more

Whistleblowers say FBI procedures weren’t followed in Hunter Biden investigation

Several Justice Department whistleblowers have come forward to Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley as part of his ongoing investigation into Biden family business practices, according to three sources familiar with the matter, including a former Justice Department tax official. . The sources told CBS News that the whistleblower disclosures raised concerns about the Hunter Biden surveywith … Read more

Why McCarthy and Biden both stand to gain from the debt deal — if they can push it through

Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.), left, with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield), who faces a challenge to get the debt ceiling agreement passed. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press) Despite the scathing rhetoric that preceded last weekend’s debt and budget deal, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Biden stand to benefit politically. Biden and McCarthy and their aides were … Read more