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Biden told aides 'good sex' makes for a long marriage: book

After 47 years of romance with First Lady Jill Biden, President Biden revealed his secret to a happy and long marriage: “good sex”. In a new book, “American Woman – The Transformation of the Modern First Lady, from Hillary Clinton to Jill Biden,” New York Times White House

Mulvaney: No one itching for shutdown

Former Trump White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney threw cold water on the idea that some in Congress want a government shutdown, saying Monday that there are serious efforts being made to avoid the outcome. The government faces split March 1 and March 8 funding deadlines,

Zelensky: Trump doesn't understand 'that Putin will never stop'

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview Sunday that former President Trump seems to not understand that Russian President Vladimir Putin “will never stop.” “I think Donald Trump doesn’t know Putin,” Zelensky said in an interview Sunday with CNN’s Kaitlan

McConnell: We’re not going to let government shut down

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) vowed to reporters Monday that Senate Republicans would not let the government shut down, later warning colleagues on the floor that a government shutdown would be a political loser for fellow lawmakers. “We’re not going to allow

New York state Legislature rejects proposed House maps

New York state lawmakers voted Monday to reject new congressional districts proposed by a bipartisan commission, creating turmoil for the state's House delegation. The New York state Senate voted 40-17 to reject a set of congressional lines offered by the bipartisan Independent

House conservative demands stall efforts to avert shutdown

Conservatives’ demands for controversial policy additions to spending bills are stalling efforts to fund the government by Friday, nudging the country closer to a partial government shutdown and sparking frustration among lawmakers in both parties. Congressional leaders failed

GOP senators propose ban on central bank digital currencies

Republican senators introduced legislation Monday that would ban official cryptocurrencies backed by central banks, a type of proposed digital asset that the Biden administration and Federal Reserve have expressed interest in studying. GOP senators said that Fed-backed

Ex-CIA Russia chief: Putin proving doubters wrong on Ukraine

Ex-CIA chief of Russia operations Steve Hall said Sunday he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin is proving to his doubters that he was right to expect the United States to lose its “nerve” and eventually stop aiding Ukraine as Russia presses forward in its war. “This has

Battle ramps up over grocery giants' proposed merger

Welcome to The Hill's Business & Economy newsletter {beacon} Business & Economy Business & Economy The Big Story Food fight: Feds seek to block grocery store giants' merger The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued to block the proposed $25 billion merger of grocery story

Why tech companies are laying off thousands

Welcome to The Hill's Technology newsletter {beacon} Technology Technology The Big Story Why tech companies are laying off thousands Major technology companies have cut thousands of jobs since the start of 2024 as the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and interest rates

Biden: Gaza cease-fire could start before next week

President Biden said Monday that a cease-fire in Gaza could start before next week, stressing that talks involving Israel, the U.S., Egypt, Qatar and Hamas are close to reaching a deal. “My national security adviser tells me that we’re close, we’re close, we’re not done yet. My

Will Mitch McConnell Cave to Trump Again?

Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are not friends. They have not spoken since December 2020, when the powerful lawmaker recognized that Joe Biden had won the presidency, undermining Trump’s election interference campaign. And yet there is a coordinated

Trump's potential 2025 anti-abortion agenda

Click in for more news from The Hill {beacon} Health Care Health Care The Big Story Trump eyes anti-abortion agenda for potential second term Anti-abortion groups and former Trump administration officials are drawing up plans for sweeping abortion restrictions if Donald

Supreme Court grapples with Texas, Florida social media laws

The Supreme Court on Monday appeared conflicted over far-reaching social media laws in Texas and Florida aiming to control how platforms moderate content — particularly ones that are political in nature. The justices invoked everything from how the law could impact the handmade

Haley says she hasn't thought about independent run

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley on Monday shot down the idea of mounting an independent bid for the White House. “I've been a conservative Republican my whole life. I'm not going to switch over and have a Democrat vice president. That's not something I would do,”

Clarence Thomas hires clerk accused of sending racist texts

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has hired a law clerk who faced controversy in 2017 for allegedly sending racist text messages. Thomas, one of two current Black Supreme Court justices, has named Crystal Clanton as a judicial clerk for the 2024-25 term, George Mason’s

Voters see border as Biden’s biggest failure: Poll

Voters view President Biden’s handling of the situation at the U.S. southern border as his administration’s biggest failure, according to a new poll. The Harvard CAPS-Harris poll shared with The Hill showed 44 percent of respondents said allowing the influx of migrants that

Evening Report — GOP holdouts inch toward Trump

A quick recap of the day and what to look forward to tomorrow {beacon} Evening Report © The Hill After South Carolina win, Senate GOP holdouts move toward backing Trump TOP SENATE REPUBLICANS appear to be closing ranks around former President Trump, who has tightened his

Nex Benedict's death shines spotlight on Oklahoma schools

The death of an LGBTQ Oklahoma student has put a national focus on state officials and local schools there as advocates say anti-LGBTQ measures and rhetoric have created an environment ripe for such a tragedy. Ryan Walters, the Oklahoma state schools superintendent, is doubling

Trump holds 6-point lead over Biden despite legal woes: Poll

Former President Trump holds a 6-point lead over President Biden in a hypothetical 2024 match-up, new polling shows, even as the Republican frontrunner faces mounting legal woes. A Harvard CAPS-Harris poll found Trump with 48 percent to Biden’s 42 percent in a head-to-head