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Federal deficit effectively doubled in fiscal year 2023

CNN  —  The US budget deficit soared in fiscal year 2023, which will likely complicate Congress’ efforts to come to a federal spending deal before government funding runs out next…

DeSantis supports 15-week federal abortion ban for first time in second GOP debate

CNN  —  Sen. Tim Scott on Wednesday successfully pinned down Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for the first time on whether he would support a 15-week federal abortion ban. “Yes, I…

Jeffrey Clark: Judge is skeptical of Trump-era DOJ official bid to move Georgia election charges to federal court

CNN  —  A federal judge during a hearing Monday was skeptical of former Trump-era Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark’s efforts to move his Georgia election subversion case to federal court.…

Trump again argues for federal judge Chutkan’s recusal from Jan. 6 case

CNN  —  Former President Donald Trump’s legal team again argued on Sunday that US District Judge Tanya Chutkan should recuse herself from the 2020 election criminal case against him in…

Biden seeks to preempt GOP attempts to slash federal workforce

Washington CNN  —  The Biden administration is seeking to strengthen protections for federal workers as a host of Republican candidates, including frontrunner Donald Trump, make reducing and altering the federal…

Trump’s access to classified information restricted as he heads to trial in documents case, federal judge rules

CNN  —  Former President Donald Trump will be restricted on how and when he can look at, and talk about, classified information, a judge decided Wednesday after a sealed hearing…

Federal judge orders Texas to remove floating barriers aimed at deterring migrants on Rio Grande

CNN  —  A federal judge ordered Texas to remove floating barriers in the Rio Grande and barred the state from building new or placing additional buoys in the river, according…

Federal budget deficit expected to nearly double to around $2 trillion

CNN  —  The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to about $2 trillion for fiscal year 2023, roughly double what it was in the previous fiscal year, according to…

Steve Jones: Who is the judge who’ll decide whether to move Fulton County defendants’ cases to federal court?

CNN  —  Federal district Judge Steve Jones of the Northern District of Georgia will hear requests from three of the 19 defendants hoping to move their Georgia election subversion cases…

Federal judge dismisses challenge to West Virginia’s restrictions on abortion drugs

CNN  —  A federal judge ruled in favor of West Virginia’s restrictions on medication abortion Thursday, dismissing part of a lawsuit brought by an abortion drug manufacturer earlier this year.…