State of the Union will be 'soft launch' of Biden's reelection campaign, says White House reporter

President Biden's 2023 State of the Union address is expected to be a "soft launch" of his presumed 2024 reelection campaign, according to Washington Examiner White House correspondent Christian Datoc. "To my Republican friends, if we could work together in the last Congress, there is no reason we can’t work together in this new Congress," according to an excerpt from Biden's address. "The people sent us a clear message. Fighting for the sake of fighting, power for the sake of power, conflict for the sake of conflict, gets us nowhere. And that’s always been my vision for the country: to restore the soul of the nation, to rebuild the backbone of America: the middle class, to unite the country. We’ve been sent here to finish the job! President Biden's address is also expected to focus on the economy, COVID & bipartisanship. More LiveNOW from FOX streaming video

Transcripts reveal link between Trump, Nevada fake electors

The planning was extensive, the transcripts show, and began as early as four days before the election, when state party officials began discussing whether Nevada’s Republican secretary of state would sign off on the alternate slate of electors.

Midterm election: AZ races too close to call, Maricopa county printing problems | LiveNOW from FOX

24 hours after polls closed, and officials are still counting ballots in Arizona. The race for governor between Katie Hobbs (D) and Kari Lake (R) and the race for senate between Sen. Mark Kelly (D) and Blake Masters (R) remain too close too call. Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates and Vice Chairman Clint Hickman issued a statement in regards to the voting problems that were reported during the early hours of Election Day. The statement reads: Over the past 24 hours, we have learned more about the printer issue that caused some ballots to not be read at Vote Centers yesterday. While the issue impacted less than 7% of Election Day voters (about 17,000 ballots), we understand that for people who went through it, this was frustrating, inconvenient, and not how they pictured Election Day. We plan to get to the bottom of it.

Herschel Walker denies he paid for woman's abortion | LiveNOW from FOX

Republican Senate nominee in Georgia Herschel Walker denies a claim that he paid for a girlfriend’s abortion 13 years ago. "It is a flat-out lie, and now you know how important this seat is," the former college and professional football star said on Fox News’s "Hannity" on Monday night.

Trump posts response to released images of documents from FBI search of Mar-a-Lago | LiveNOW from FOX

Former President Donald Trump slammed the Department of Justice following the agency's opposition to his request for a "special master" to review documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate, claiming he had already "declassified" the materials. In the 40-page response filed Tuesday, the Justice Department opposed the appointment of a special master to review documents seized from Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, saying he "lacks standing" because the records in question belong to the United States, not him. In addition, the DOJ's filing said documents were likely "concealed and removed from the Storage Room and that efforts were likely taken to obstruct the government’s investigation." In a flurry of Truth Social posts, Trump said it was "terrible" that the FBI "during the Raid of Mar-a-Lago, threw documents haphazardly all over the floor (perhaps pretending it was me that did it!), and then started taking pictures of them for the public to see. Thought they wanted them kept Secret? Lucky I Declassified!" Trump says FBI took documents "out of cartons and spread them around on the carpet" in different Truth social response. "There seems to be confusion as to the “picture” where documents were sloppily thrown on the floor and then released photographically for the world to see, as if that’s what the FBI found when they broke into my home," Trump posted. "Wrong! They took them out of cartons and spread them around on the carpet, making it look like a big “find” for them. They dropped them, not me - Very deceiving…And remember, we could have NO representative, including lawyers, present during the Raid. They were told to wait outside."

DOJ responds to Trump, says it discovered 'efforts' to obstruct investigation | LiveNOW from FOX

The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed its response opposing the appointment of a "special master" to review documents seized from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. The department argued in the filing that Trump's request for a special master "fails for multiple, independent reasons," saying it's both "unnecessary" and would "harm national security interests." FBI agents raided Trump's property earlier this month as part of an investigation into whether Trump illegally possessed documents relating to national security at his private residence. Members enjoy a variety of benefits: It's not just the most recommended roadside assistance, it's also select DMV services, on-the-spot car battery replacement, identity theft monitoring, and more. Learn More Attorney General Merrick Garland said he approved the raid himself and that the DOJ did "not take such a decision likely." Trump has attacked the raid as politically motivated, which was the basis for his request of an independent review, via a "special master," of the documents the FBI took from his home. "Politics cannot be allowed to impact the administration of justice. President Donald J. Trump is the clear frontrunner in the 2024 Republican Presidential Primary and in the 2024 General Election, should he decide to run," Trump's lawyers wrote in their request last week. "Law enforcement is a shield that protects Americans. It cannot be used as a weapon for political purposes." The Justice Department's Tuesday filing comes after the Florida federal judge overseeing the case, Aileen M. Cannon, Saturday indicated her "preliminary intent" to grant Trump's request for a special master. It also comes before a scheduled Thursday hearing on Trump's motion. Cannon notably has not yet granted another request from Trump – that she block the government from reviewing the materials it has seized from Trump's estate until a special master is appointed. That means the DOJ is able to continue to review the documents in the meantime, which it said it is doing in a separate filing Monday. The government initiated the search in response to what it believed to be a violation of federal laws: 18 USC 793 — gathering, transmitting or losing defense information; 18 USC 2071 — concealment, removal or mutilation; and 18 USC 1519 — destruction, alteration or falsification of records in federal investigations. Trump and his lawyers, meanwhile, say that the documents were brought to his home while he was the president and that he ordered them declassified under broad authority he claims is given to the president.

Biden expected to announce student loan cancellation program | LiveNOW from FOX

President Joe Biden is expected to announce a much-anticipated loan forgiveness program Wednesday, sources familiar with the plan told the Associated Press. Americans are poised to foot a nearly $300 billion deal with President Biden’s expected announcement to forgive thousands in federal student loan debt and extend a repayment pause to next year. According to the Penn Wharton Budget Model, a one-time maximum debt forgiveness of $10,000 for borrowers who make less than $125,000 will cost around $300 billion for taxpayers. The cost increases to around $330 billion if the program is continued over the standard 10-year window, according to the figures. The precise details of Biden's plan were being kept to an unusually small circle within the Biden administration and were still not finalized on the eve of the announcement, sources told the Associated Press.

Will Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney survive the midterm primary election? | LiveNOW from FOX

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., the last of ten Republicans facing a primary challenge after voting to impeach former President Donald Trump last year, aims to survive a challenge from Trump-backed Harriet Hageman. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is running to replace the late GOP Congressman Don Young in a special election, while also appearing on the ballot to serve a full term as the state's sole member of the House. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, aims to retain her Senate seat after voting to convict Trump in his second impeachment trial last year.