Steve Bannon surrenders to authorities and is expected to face New York State charges related to the border wall fundraising effort

CNN — Steve Bannon turned himself in to authorities on Thursday morning and is expected to face New York State Fees linked to an effort to raise money to finance the construction of a wall along the southern border of the United States. Former Donald Trump aide is expected to plead not guilty on Thursday … Read more

Former President Obama jokes about infamous tan suit at portrait unveiling

And, Obama joked at the unveiling on Wednesday, no beige suit. “We’re not looking for a gestural moment,” McCurdy said in a recent interview with the White House Historical Association, which acquires and funds official portraits of presidents and first ladies. “We are looking for a more meditative or transcendent moment.” Dressed in a black … Read more

Barack and Michelle Obama make their first joint return to the White House for the unveiling of official portraits

Wednesday’s ceremony in the East Room marks a rare occasion for celebration between two presidential administrations at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are expected to convene a who’s who of past and present administration officials — from unique point of view to have served in both. It was … Read more

Hayden set to win controversial Suffolk DA primary

Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden defeated Boston City Councilman Ricardo Arroyo in a Democratic primary race for district attorney’s office that was marred by controversy, according to The Associated Press. The AP called the race for Hayden, who served only eight months as a prosecutor. Early Wednesday, Arroyo said it was clear he had … Read more

Massachusetts primary election: Republicans wait to see who will face Maura Healey in the race for governor

Despite its liberal reputation, Massachusetts has a long tradition of electing Republican governors – Deval Patrickwho has served two terms, is the only Democrat to hold the corner post on Beacon Hill since Michael Dukakis left him in 1991 – and Baker, even in this era of acute partisan divisions, is regularly questioned as one … Read more

Russia buys millions of rockets and artillery shells from North Korea, US official says

The purchase indicates that the Russian military continues to suffer from severe supply shortages in Ukraine, in part due to export controls and sanctions, according to the official. The United States expects Russia may try to buy more military equipment from North Korea in the future, the official added. The New York Times first report … Read more

Who is the new British Prime Minister Liz Truss?

Liz Truss was appointed new British Conservative Prime Minister on Monday and will soon take over from his scandal-ridden predecessor, Boris Johnson. The 47-year-old, currently Foreign Secretary, will be officially appointed by Queen Elizabeth II during a ceremony on Tuesday at the monarch’s Balmoral estate in Scotland. Truss, a mother of two and a fervent … Read more

Judge makes ruling on Trump special offer

Former President Donald Trump speaks Saturday in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. (Mary Altaffer/AP) Following the decision rendered Monday by the federal judge on appoint a “special master” to review documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, executive privilege should become an issue as the DOJ will likely appeal the decision. Judge Aileen Cannon, who was … Read more

McCarthy asks Biden to apologize after ‘semi-fascist’ remark

McCarthy made the remarks during a pre-rebuttal speech ahead of the president’s prime-time speech later that evening. The House GOP leader’s speech marks an effort to counter the president’s message — ahead of the 2022 midterms as Republicans fight to regain control of the House of Representatives. “President Biden has chosen to divide, belittle and … Read more

Things to watch for at Thursday’s hearing on documents seized at Mar-a-Lago

U.S. District Judge Cannon Aileen will consider whether to bring in a third party to oversee the Department of Justice, in which an outside attorney would theoretically identify and filter evidence that should be hidden from investigators because it was privileged. Arguing that this is unnecessary, prosecutors in court filings Tuesday night provided new details … Read more