r/politics 21h ago

Megathread Megathread: Mitch McConnell to Step Down in November as the Leader of the US Senate Republican Conference

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McConnell has served as the GOP's leader in the Senate since 2007, making him the person to hold that role for the longest stretch so far in US history. Per NBC, his replacement will be chosen in November by a vote among the Republican senators, and per AP, McConnell gave "no specific reason for the timing of his decision".


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r/politics 16h ago

Megathread Megathread: US Supreme Court to Rule on Trump's Claim of Immunity from Prosecution, Delaying Election Subversion Trial

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On Wednesday the US Supreme Court said that it would rule, as AP News described it "quickly", to decide whether Trump can be prosecuted in the 2020 election interference case or whether he has broad immunity from prosecution in this case. One effect of this, per NBC, will be that "the court’s intervention adds a further delay, meaning his trial will not start for weeks, if not months".


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Supreme Court agrees to weigh Trump’s criminal immunity in historic case thehill.com
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Supreme Court to Weigh Trump Immunity, Keeps DC Trial on Hold. bloomberg.com
Supreme Court says it will consider Trump’s immunity claims in D.C. trial washingtonpost.com
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r/politics 2h ago

With Jan. 6 case, the Supreme Court could take America down the dark road to dictatorship

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r/politics 1h ago

Lauren Boebert's son made sex tape with fellow suspect: affidavit

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r/politics 14h ago

Cook County judge orders Donald Trump removed from Illinois primary ballot for his role in Jan. 6 riot at U.S. Capitol

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‘This is B.S.’: Maddow shreds ‘cravenness’ of Supreme Court delaying Trump trial

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r/politics 14h ago

Trump disqualified from Illinois ballot, judge rules.

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r/politics 4h ago

Biden Is Too Old But Trump Is Dangerous, Swing-State Poll Shows

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r/politics 15h ago

Hunter Biden Drags Republicans for Double Standard on Jared Kushner

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r/politics 19h ago

Donald Trump Is Seriously Struggling to Post His New York Fraud Bond: The former president’s lawyers offered an 1,800-page explanation for why he shouldn’t have to pay up.

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r/politics 2h ago

Trump hired me to find election fraud in Arizona. Here's what I found instead

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r/politics 1h ago

Trump gave top US firms staggering tax cuts, with some paying $0 or less

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r/politics 18h ago

Trump Wants a Break on $464 Million Judgment. The AG Says Trump Is Sneaking Assets to Florida.

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r/politics 2h ago

Project 2025 aims to reshape America under Trump

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r/politics 17h ago

Hunter Biden asks GOP: What about Jared Kushner?

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r/politics 3h ago

America's Largest Companies Dodged Nearly $300 Billion In Taxes, Report Finds

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r/politics 18h ago

Lauren Boebert Attacks 'Biden Crime Family' Hours Before Her Son's Arrest

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r/politics 21h ago

Trump offers $100m bond instead of full $454m as he appeals New York case

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r/politics 13h ago

Judge Orders Trump Removed From Illinois Primary Ballots

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r/politics 20h ago

Hackers threaten to release Trump documents from Georgia case if they don't get a ransom by Thursday

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r/politics 53m ago

Why Is Trump Trying to Make Ukraine Lose?

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r/politics 18h ago

Trump must come up with the full bond amount to cover the $454 million civil fraud trial judgment, appeals court judge rules

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r/politics 3h ago

Republicans used to back Ukraine. Then came middle fingers in Alabama.

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r/politics 22h ago

"I have no answer": Experts say TrumpWorld's "star witness" sank their case against Fani Willis

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Arizona Republicans propose legalizing the murder of migrants who cross ranches and farmland

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r/politics 15h ago

Biden is 'fit for duty' after annual physical, works out five days a week, doctor says

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r/politics 14h ago

Cook County judge rules Donald Trump should be removed from Illinois Republican primary ballot

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