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Supreme Court decision prompts Maryland governor to lower gun license barriers

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday he has directed state police to suspend its ‘good and substantial reason’ standards for the issuance of licenses to wear and carry firearms. Hogan said his decision was the result of a Supreme Court decision last month to strike down a century-old law...

New Jan. 6 Trump documentary footage revealed

POLITICO has exclusively obtained a trailer for Alex Holder’s “Unprecedented,” the British filmmaker’s upcoming Discovery+ docuseries about the Trump family. The two-minute-plus trailer was included among the hours of footage that Holder turned over to the House Jan. 6 committee under subpoena. Holder gave testimony to the committee behind...

Meet the GOP deal-makers-in-waiting who Dems may find essential in 2023

Reps. Kelly Armstrong and Hakeem Jeffries started their unlikely sentencing reform partnership from a predictable place: screaming at each other in a Judiciary Committee hearing. “We were going back and forth and pretty animated,” Armstrong said in an interview. “Then during a break, we started talking … and I’m...

Despite rebukes, Trump’s legal brigade is thriving

Juli Haller was part of Donald Trump’s legal brigade in Michigan, filing a lawsuit alongside the ubiquitous Sidney Powell that claimed absentee vote counts were likely manipulated by a computer algorithm developed by allies of deceased Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chávez. The lawsuit was quickly deemed baseless, and she was...

The lore of ‘CODELs’: How foreign travel helps Congress at home

MADRID — Thom Tillis and Chris Murphy’s work on a once-in-a-generation gun safety bill began thousands of miles away from the Capitol, in the Western Balkans. The North Carolina Republican and the Connecticut Democrat barely knew each other at the time and had no predetermined reason to link up,...

How did the Supreme Court rule in religion cases in 2022?

Illustration by Alex Cochran, Deseret News Earlier this year, as Republicans and Democrats clashed over Christian nationalism, religious exemption requests and access to communion, the Supreme Court showed that it’s still possible to tame the partisan tensions suffusing religious freedom debates. Its rulings in the term’s first two religion...