Fox News Politics: Crackdowns and crack pipes


Welcome to Fox News’ Politics newsletter with the latest political news from Washington D.C. and updates from the 2024 campaign trail. 

What’s happening

– Hunter Biden faces second day of criminal trial

– AG Garland grilled on Biden investigation, accusations of ‘weaponized’ DOJ

– Several states and the District of Columbia hold primaries Tuesday 

Election year border crackdown

The White House on Tuesday announced long-awaited executive actions to stop illegal immigrants at the southern border claiming asylum if crossings reach a certain level — a move coming just months before the November election and that could soon see a legal challenge from activists.

“Today I’m moving past Republican obstruction and using executive authorities available to me as president to do what I can on my own to address the border,” President Biden said in a speech on Tuesday afternoon, accusing Republicans of refusing to secure the border.

Biden is issuing a presidential proclamation that will temporarily suspend the entry of non-citizens across the southern border once the number of average border encounters exceeds 2,500 a day over seven days, officials said. That will stay in effect until 14 days after there has been a seven-day average of less than 1,500 encounters along the border. Officials said it would make it easier for immigration officers to quickly remove individuals who do not have a legal basis to remain in the U.S.

Republican critics, who have blasted Biden over the border crisis for years, were quick to question the timing of Biden’s crackdown (weeks before his first debate against Trump) after he said he needed legislative action to secure the border.

President Biden was fact-checked by TIME.  ((AP Photo/Andrew Harnik))

White House

AG RESPONDS: Garland to push back on Trump’s ‘locked & loaded’ FBI claim …Read more

‘UNCHARTED TERRITORY’: Biden reverses strategy of restraint at Greenwich fundraiser, calling Trump ‘crazy’ …Read more

Capitol Hill

GARLAND GRILLED: Republicans hammer defiant AG to hand over Biden-Hur audio …Read more

‘OUR WORST FEARS’: Lawmakers sound alarm on surge of Chinese nationals into US …Read more

BACK IN TOWN: McCarthy weighs in on Johnson’s speakership during surprise Capitol appearance …Read more

PLAN OF ATTACK: Johnson unveils DOJ crackdown strategy in closed-door House GOP meeting …Read more

Tales from the Campaign Trail

DEBATE PREP: Trump asks Judge Merchan to lift gag order before June 27 showdown against Biden …Read more

CRIME MATTERS: Crime a top issue for Washington, DC, Democratic primary following last year’s surge in homicide, car jackings …Read more

FOX NEWS POWER RANKINGS: New tracker shows which candidate is leading on the issues …Read more

PRIMARY CONCERN: DC law has allowed more than 500 noncitizens to vote in Tuesday’s Council primary elections despite House backlash …Read more

Trials and Tribulations

Hunter Biden Delaware Trial Day 1 11

Hunter Biden arrives at federal court, Monday, June 3, 2024, in Wilmington, Del.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

‘IT’S THE AREA’: Potential jurors in Hunter Biden trial repeatedly mentioned this vice in social circles …Read more

FANI’S DAY IN COURT: October hearing date tentatively set for Trump’s appeal to disqualify Fani Willis from GA case …Read more

WITNESS LIST: The 9 people prosecutors hope will convince a jury Hunter Biden is guilty …Read more

Across America

CHAOTIC MEETING: Illinois meeting probing ‘supermayor’ Tiffany Henyard’s lavish spending devolves into scuffle …Read more

FIRST ON FOX: Pence rallies conservatives to ‘stay vigilant’ on specific key issues he says are being watered down …Read more

‘UNLEASH’ AMERICAN ENERGY: Republican governors blast Biden over soaring energy prices …Read more

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