Alex Wong/Getty Images (LAREDO, Texas) — Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar’s Laredo home and campaign office were the subject of FBI activity Wednesday evening, according to an FBI spokesperson. “The FBI was present in the vicinity of Windridge Drive and Estate Drive in Laredo conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity,” FBI spokesperson Rosanne Hughes told ABC […]

Leigh Vogel/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden on Thursday sought to clean up his comments on Ukraine made during his marathon news conference Wednesday, making it “absolutely clear” that any Russian move into Ukraine would be seen as an “invasion.” “I’ve been absolutely clear with President Putin. He has no misunderstanding. If […]

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Thursday — over the furious objections of their liberal colleagues — dealt another blow to Texas abortion providers’ quest to challenge SB8 in federal court. SB8, which took effect Sept. 1, banned most abortions in the nation’s second-most populous state, despite longstanding legal precedent […]

Al Drago/Pool/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The CIA has assessed that the “majority” of reported cases of unexplained medical symptoms known as “Havana syndrome” can be “reasonably explained by medical conditions or environmental and technical factors,” a senior CIA official told ABC News. The spy agency has assessed it’s “unlikely that a foreign actor, including Russia, […]

Cyndi Monaghan/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Several state lawmakers are looking to expand abortion access this legislative session while a challenge to Roe v. Wade is before the U.S. Supreme Court. Two bills out of Maryland and Washington aim to increase the pool of abortion providers operating in the states, which will likely see an increased […]

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Sarah Kolinovsky, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — One day after President Joe Biden appeared to cast doubt on whether the midterm election results will be legitimate without the passage of a new voting rights law, his vice president and press secretary worked to dispel any mistrust in the integrity of the vote. “Speaking […]

benstevens/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Ahead of a key meeting on Friday between the U.S. and Russia, the Biden administration on Thursday pushed a full-scale campaign to pressure Moscow as Russian leader Vladimir Putin weighs a possible attack on its neighbor Ukraine. The U.S. approved its NATO allies in the Baltics to provide additional arms to […]

krisanapong detraphiphat/Getty Images (ATLANTA) — A Georgia prosecutor investigating possible criminal behavior by former President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election has officially requested to seat a special grand jury, according to a letter obtained by ABC News. The development is a major step forward in the only publicly known criminal investigation into Trump’s […]

Michael Godek/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — With voting rights reform now firmly in the rear view mirror, negotiations to reform the Electoral Count Act have ramped up, but it remains far from certain that the talks will bear fruit despite the growing bipartisan interest. The obscure 19th century law that governs the counting of each state’s […]

ACLU Illinois (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden announced the nomination of Nusrat Jahan Choudhury to the federal judiciary Wednesday, who, if confirmed by the Senate, would become the first Muslim American woman to serve as a federal judge. She is also the first Muslim American woman to be nominated to the federal judiciary. Choudhury was […]

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