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Politics

Takeaways from debt ceiling deal

WASHINGTON — It’s a deal no one in Washington claims to really like. But after weeks of negotiations, President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have struck an agreement to raise the debt ceiling and avert a potentially devastating government default. The stakes are high ...

White House, GOP scramble for deal as default looms

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Thursday that “every hour matters” as his team scrambles to finalize a budget deal with the White House that would enable the government to avoid a potentially catastrophic default. The two sides have to strike a deal in a matter of days ...

AI presents political peril for 2024 with threat to mislead voters

WASHINGTON — Computer engineers and tech-inclined political scientists have warned for years that cheap, powerful artificial intelligence tools would soon allow anyone to create fake images, video and audio that was realistic enough to fool voters and perhaps sway an election. The synthetic ...