Explainer – What is the ‘fake voters’ scheme that Trump supporters attempted after his 2020 defeat?

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Tuesday announced criminal charges against 16 people for submitting a fake voters list to try to help Republican Donald Trump reverse his 2020 presidential election loss to Democrat Joe Biden. WHAT ARE VOTERS? American presidents are not elected by direct universal suffrage. Instead, … Read more

Michigan charges 16 fake Donald Trump voters with election law and fake crimes

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general on Tuesday filed felony charges against 16 Republicans who acted as bogus voters for then-President Donald Trump in 2020, accusing them of submitting false certificates confirming they were legitimate voters despite Joe Biden’s victory in the state. Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, announced Tuesday that the 16 … Read more

Kevin McCarthy says potential January 6 charges against Trump reflect political bias

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-California) said Tuesday the Justice Department would only file charges against former President Donald Trump to damage his image. Trump said in a post on his Truth Social website Tuesday morning that he was summoned to appear before a grand jury investigating his role in the events of Jan. … Read more

Biden meets Israel’s Herzog, invites Netanyahu

Washington – President Biden met with Israeli President Isaac Herzog at the White House on Tuesday amid ongoing tensions between the two countries over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial projects of overhaul the Israeli judicial system And colony expansion in the West Bank. The president’s meeting with Herzog, whose stance is mostly symbolic, allows him … Read more

Trump lawyers and special counsel to appear in classified documents case

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon is scheduled to hear from federal prosecutors and attorneys representing former President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused of mishandling sensitive government documents after he left the White House. Trump’s attorneys and special counsel prosecutors are to discuss how they will handle the classified documents in the … Read more

Navy veteran Hung Cao enters GOP race to challenge Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine in 2024

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hung Cao, a retired Navy veteran who campaigned vigorously but unsuccessfully last year for a U.S. House seat in northern Virginia, threw his sights on the US Senate, announcing on Tuesday that he is seeking the Republican nomination in 2024 to challenge Democrat Tim Kaine. A Vietnamese immigrant who spent 25 … Read more

US confident of reaching strategic deal with Marshall Islands, official says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration is confident of reaching a strategic deal with the Marshall Islands, the State Department’s top East Asia and Pacific official told Congress on Tuesday. Last week, the Pacific nation’s foreign secretary called for more American money to deal with the legacy of massive US nuclear testing to allow his … Read more

Lawmakers call on US to ‘eliminate’ baby loungers after babies die

Two members of Congress are calling on the feds to take action on pillow-shaped baby loungers after an NBC News investigation found there have been far more product-related deaths than officials announced previously. In a letter sent Friday to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., described … Read more