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Sam Bankman-Fried, FTX Team Among Top Political Donors Before Bankruptcy

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried and members of his team rose from relative obscurity in Washington to be among the biggest donors in U.S. politics, contributing more than $70 million to election campaigns in less than 18 months. Mr. Bankman-Fried personally gave $40 million to politicians and political-action committees ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, mostly […]

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DeSantis, Others Draw Distinctions With Trump in 2024 GOP Nomination Race

LAS VEGAS—A roster of potential candidates effectively opened the race for the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nomination over the weekend, testing campaign themes and seeking to distinguish themselves from former President Donald Trump. The Republican Jewish Coalition gathering here concluded a weighty week for the GOP, after underwhelming midterm election results secured a narrow House […]

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Fearing Future Losses, More Republicans Look to Move On From Trump

Not since the early days of his 2016 presidential campaign has Donald Trump’s standing in the Republican Party been under such attack. Increasingly vocal GOP elected officials, strategists, major donors and prospective 2024 candidates are citing losses in the midterm elections as a reason to finally move past him. It won’t be easy. Some Republicans […]

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Mark Kelly Wins in Arizona, Boosting Democrats’ Prospects of Keeping Senate Majority

Arizona Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly prevailed in a closely fought re-election bid against Republican challenger Blake Masters, according to the Associated Press, boosting Democrats’ prospects of maintaining their Senate majority. Mr. Kelly’s victory, which the AP called Friday night, means that Democrats need to win one of two outstanding Senate races to keep their majority, […]

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First Came the Crypto Crash. Now Comes the Taxman.

The rout in cryptocurrencies worsened this week with the collapse of the offshore exchange FTX. With bitcoin recently down more than 60% in 2022, many crypto investors would surely like to forget about digital assets, at least for now. That would be a mistake. The Internal Revenue Service hasn’t lost interest in cryptocurrencies, and investors […]

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Senior White House Official Involved in Undisclosed Talks With Top Putin Aides

WASHINGTON—President Biden’s top national-security adviser has engaged in recent months in confidential conversations with top aides to Russian President Vladimir Putin in an effort to reduce the risk of a broader conflict over Ukraine and warn Moscow against using nuclear or other weapons of mass destruction, U.S. and allied officials said. The officials said that […]

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WORLD

Midterm Election Campaigning Intensifies Across U.S. in Closing Days

Candidates made their closing arguments to voters in key battleground states during a busy final weekend of campaigning before Election Day, as Republicans grew more bullish on their prospects for victory in the battle for Congress. With voters expressing concern about inflation and dissatisfaction with President Biden’s stewardship of the economy, Republicans are heavily favored […]

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New York Judge Imposes Monitoring Requirements on Trump Business Operations

A New York judge on Thursday required that Donald Trump’s family business be subject to monitoring requirements while it is facing a civil-fraud lawsuit from New York Attorney General Letitia James. State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron said that given what he called “persistent misrepresentations” by the Trump family’s business in its financial statements over […]

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Orders Election Officials to Disallow Ballots With Missing or Incorrect Dates

Mail-in ballots have been fodder for challenges and law suits in recent elections. Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press Pennsylvania’s highest court on Tuesday ordered election officials to disallow mail-in ballots if voters neglect to put the correct date on the envelope, which could affect thousands of ballots in the hotly contested state. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court […]

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