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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama on Donald Trump’s win in 2016: “It shook us profoundly.”

Michelle Obama opened up about the deep hurt she felt upon hearing that Donald Trump had won the 2016 election. According to audio excerpts, Obama said in “The Light We Carry” that he used ethnic slurs to replace his husband’s president, “It has shaken me profoundly,” according to NPR audio excerpts. “It shocked me to …

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Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy answers questions at the GOP conference behind closed doors, ahead of the leadership elections

According to one member of the room, Kevin McCarthy, House GOP Leader, took questions from his conference members at a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill on Monday night. This was part of his attempt to calm House Republican concerns and gain enough support to take over the conference in the new Congress. According to a …

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After a federal court revoked Biden’s forgiveness plan, here are some things student loan borrowers should know

After Thursday’s decision by a Texas federal judge to declare the program illegal, student loan borrowers now have indefinitely to wait to see if they will be eligible for debt relief under President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program. The Department of Justice appealed immediately to the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals. However, that …

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Charlie Baker

Governor of the Massachusetts GOP Charlie Baker: Trump “hurts the party’s chance” in midterm elections

Charlie Baker, a moderate Republican governor in Massachusetts, stated that former President Donald Trump’s influence had hurt their party’s party in this year’s midterm elections because voters showed they were not interested in extremism. Baker stated in an interview that Trump had “hurt the party’s chances on Election Day” not only in Massachusetts and Maryland …

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