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Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference on June 7, 2022, in New York. Giuliani's lawyer says prosecutors in Atlanta have said Giuliani is a target of their criminal investigation into possible illegal attempts by then-President Donald Trump and others to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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The Internal Revenue Service building is seen in Washington, D.C., on April 5. The IRS got $80 billion in new funding as part of the climate and health care bill passed by Congress on Friday. Most of that money will be used to target wealthier tax evaders. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The IRS just got $80 billion to beef up. A big goal? Going after rich tax dodgers

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President Richard Nixon speaks at the White House on Aug. 9, 1974. He was preparing to leave the day after resigning because of the Watergate scandal. Nixon wanted to take his presidential documents with him, including his infamous tape recordings. But he was barred from doing so, and Congress passed a law that now requires all presidents to hand over their documents to the National Archives. Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida was searched by the FBI earlier this week. A federal judge has now unsealed the warrant used for that search. Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Joe Biden signs into law the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 on the South Lawn of the White House on Aug. 9, 2022. The Washington Post/The Washington Post via Getty Im hide caption

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A controversial legal theory about the power state legislatures have over federal election rules has been backed by the conservative Honest Elections Project, which has filed multiple U.S. Supreme Court briefs on the topic, including one for a 2020 case about mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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FBI agents document evidence outside a bureau field office in Kenwood, Ohio, on Aug. 11, after an armed man tried to breach the building. He fled and was later killed by law enforcement, authorities said. WKEF/WRGT via AP hide caption

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The bill to boost semiconductor production in the United States has been a top priority of the Biden administration. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Why Biden's plan to boost semiconductor chip manufacturing in the U.S. is so critical

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., leaves a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, where he spoke to reporters about the Inflation Reduction Act. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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Former President Trump arrives at a rally Friday, Aug. 5, in Wisconsin. Trump has been the subject of several ongoing investigations into his businesses and actions while in the White House. Morry Gash/AP hide caption

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The Inflation Reduction Act includes tax credits for residential solar and battery storage systems, along with other measures aimed at encouraging individuals to cut their carbon emissions. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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3 ways the Inflation Reduction Act would pay you to help fight climate change

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Former President Donald Trump departs Trump Tower on Wednesday in New York, on his way to the New York attorney general's office for a deposition in a civil investigation. Julia Nikhinson/AP hide caption

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A driver pumps gas at a Gulf gas station in Lynnfield, Mass., on July 19. Gasoline prices are dropping, which is helping bring down inflation. But the cost of many other things are still climbing. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Inflation is cooling thanks to gas prices, but many things still cost a lot more

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Local law enforcement officers are seen in front of the home of former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on Tuesday. Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tim Michels, Wisconsin Republican candidate for governor, right, speaks as former President Donald Trump listens at a rally Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in Waukesha, Wisc. Morry Gash/AP hide caption

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With Trump's backing, Michels wins the Wisconsin GOP primary for governor

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In this Jan. 20, 2001, file photo, standing in the rain, President George W. Bush waves as he watches his inaugural parade pass by the White House viewing stand in Washington, Saturday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2001. With him are his wife and first lady Laura Bush and his father, former President George H.W. Bush. STEPHAN SAVOIA/AP hide caption

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Fox News Channel and other conservative media largely leapt to former President Donald Trump's defense after the FBI searched his Mar-a-Lago resort. Here, Fox star and ally Sean Hannity (L) interviews Trump before a campaign rally in 2018 in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Analysis: Fox and right-wing media snap to Trump's defense after FBI search

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