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McConnell to step down as U.S. Senate GOP leader

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will step down as the Senate Republican leader in November, he said on the Senate floor Wednesday, announcing the end of a run as party leader that broke records for its length and shaped American politics over nearly two decades.

Michigan primary results may indicate tougher waters for Trump than Biden

While the main narrative is that support for President Joe Biden, who handily won with more than 81% of the vote, is imperiled by the more than 100,000 Democrats who voted uncommitted, some analysts say that a closer look at the numbers may indicate more concern for former President Donald Trump in Michigan, which is poised to once again be a key swing state in November.

Biden is forgiving another $1.2 billion in student loan debt starting today

President Joe Biden is slated to announce Wednesday during his fundraising trip to Los Angeles that his administration will cancel another $1.2 billion in student loan debt — this time for about 153,000 borrowers. All of them have been approved for the shortened repayment period benefit under the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) Plan.

White House preps new sanctions package against Russia after Navalny death

The Biden administration on Tuesday again urged U.S. House Republican leaders to hold an up-or-down vote on military assistance for Ukraine and said a new sanctions package against Russia is on the way, citing the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny as placing new pressure on Western democracies to rally against the military invasion.