Obama, Pelosi push for Biden to reconsider 2024 race

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats at the highest levels are making a critical push for President Joe Biden to reevaluate his election bid, with former President Barack Obama expressing private concerns to allies and Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi privately telling Biden the party could lose the ability to seize control of the House if he doesn't step away from the 2024 race.

Trump's convention downplays Jan. 6 and his lies about election fraud

MILWAUKEE (AP) - As the Republican National Committee moves into its final day Thursday, the loudest applause for a speaker not named Trump so far has been for a previously little-known economist who served as a trade adviser to the former Republican president.

Hungary's Orbán releases letter detailing his 'peace mission'

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Thursday released a letter he addressed to the heads of European Union countries where he presented his impressions from a recent series of visits with some of the bloc’s biggest adversaries that angered many of his allies.

OPINION: Why the 2% Liberty Tax could work

The BRICS (an intergovernmental organization originally comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa but now including Iran, Egypt, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates), are resetting a World Agenda focused on trade.

China Communist Party to endorse Xi's vision

BEIJING (AP) - China's ruling Communist Party is wrapping up a top-level meeting on Thursday that is expected to endorse policies aimed at building the country's technological prowess and fortifying its national security.

Hunter Biden seeks dismissal of tax and gun cases

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, asked a federal judge Thursday to dismiss tax and gun cases against him, citing a ruling in Florida this week that threw out a separate prosecution of former President Donald Trump.

Secret Service investigating how gunman got so close

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Secret Service is investigating how a gunman armed with an AR-style rifle was able to get close enough to shoot and injure former President Donald Trump at a rally Saturday in Pennsylvania, in a devastating failure of one of the agency's core duties.