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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy

A Republican member of the House select committee probing the January 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday wouldn't rule out calling on fellow members of Congress to testify. “I would support subpoenas to anyone that can shed light. ... If that's the leader, that's the leader," Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., told ABC's This Week. He'd been asked if House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, (R-CA), and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) — who spoke to former President Donald Trump the day a throng of his supporters attacked the Capitol — should be subpoenaed. “I want to know what the president was doing every...

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Anti-abortion demonstrators gather outside the US Supreme Court

Washington (AFP) - The US Supreme Court on Friday ended the right to abortion in a seismic ruling that shreds half a century of constitutional protections on one of the most divisive and bitterly fought issues in American political life.

The conservative-dominated court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision that enshrined a woman's right to an abortion, saying that individual states can now permit or restrict the procedure themselves.

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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Sixteen states vying for the early slots in 2024’s presidential primary calendar pitched their case to the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday and Thursday, touting their history, diversity, economies, and electoral competitiveness in the general election.

State party officials, a governor, lt. governors, an attorney general, members of Congress, senior staff and party strategists touted their electorates, industries, heritage, and features that would propel presidential candidates and draw national scrutiny, which pleased the officials on the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee (RBC). But the panel’s leaders also probed whether Republicans in otherwise promising states would seek to impede a revised Democratic primary calendar.

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