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Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison, blames President Trump for his 'path of darkness'

A federal judge in Manhattan has sentenced Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, to three years in prison for various crimes including campaign finance violation, tax evasion, and lying to Congress.

ABC NEWS - 2018-12-12 18:04:00

Republican Sen. Bob Corker says Trump's conduct "hurts our country"

Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee has had a series of clashes with President Trump, most recently on the administration's muted response to Saudi Arabia's killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is now preparing to step down.

CBS NEWS - 2018-12-12 13:40:31

North Carolina GOP admits a new House election is probably needed after election fraud scandal

North Carolina Republican leaders sound resigned to the obvious: Given the evidence of absentee ballot tampering in the Ninth Congressional District, the subject of a state inquiry, a new election will likely need to be called.

VOX - 2018-12-12 15:10:00

Dem lawmaker asks Google CEO why Trump's photo shows up when she searches for 'idiot'

Google CEO Sundar Pichai was asked to explain during a congressional hearing Tuesday why photos of President Trump appear when people type the word “idiot” into the company's search engine.

THE HILL - 2018-12-11 19:44:00

On the border wall, Trump wants the military to do what Congress won’t. That's not good

President Trump kicked off Tuesday morning with a five-tweet discourse oscillating between praise for existing border security, calling for funding for his promised border wall, and blaming Democrats. He topped it off by promising he would simply use the military to build the wall: “If the Democrats

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2018-12-11 17:07:29

Trump-Pelosi brawl sends Congress back to the drawing board on spending

President Trump’s threat to shut down the government over border wall money left lawmakers scrambling on Tuesday for a deal to fund the remaining 25 percent of the government before a Dec. 21 deadline.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2018-12-12 05:00:06

A bill that would have given benefits to thousands of Navy veterans who might have been exposed to Agent Orange just failed to pass the Senate

The Senate failed to pass a bill Monday that would extend Veterans Affairs benefits to thousands of Navy veterans who were potentially exposed to Agent Orange. H.R. 299 passed the House of Representatives in a unanimous vote, but has stalled in the Senate due to concerns over the bill's cost.

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-12-11 17:58:03

House Republicans move to block Yemen war powers votes for rest of Congress

House Republicans are moving to prevent members from forcing a vote for the rest of the year on any resolution that attempts to use the War Powers Act to cut off U.S. support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen.

THE HILL - 2018-12-12 04:30:00

Trump presses border wall ahead of meeting with top Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday vowed to go around Congress and utilize the U.S. military to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border even if he does not get funding, just hours before he was to meet with the top two Democratic lawmakers.

REUTERS - 2018-12-11 15:10:21

House, Senate Democrats Identify Slate of Committee Leaders for New Congress

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., has his roster of ranking members for committees ready. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Congressional Democrats have identified their incoming committee leadership for the 116th Congress, although the full caucus must still weigh in and a few key chairs w

ROLL CALL ONLINE - 2018-12-12 16:13:28

Coal-Loving Senator Joe Manchin to Be Top Democrat on Senate Energy Committee

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, perhaps the least-green Democrat, will be the new ranking Democratic member of the Senate Energy Committee, according to The Hill. Sen. Chuck Shumer announced the appointment today along with ranking members of other committees.

SPLINTER - 2018-12-12 00:10:00

Did Clinton Foundation mislead IRS? State filings raise the question

When confronted by detractors, the Clinton Foundation often uses a common line of defense: The charity is one of the most scrutinized in history and no one has found anything wrong with it.

THE HILL - 2018-12-11 23:24:06

The Senate just passed an $867 billion farm bill. Here’s what’s in it.

The Senate on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to approve an $867 billion farm bill, as Congress appeared poised to pass legislation that will help an agriculture industry battered by President Trump’s trade war.

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-12-11 23:35:00

The 6 breakout Republican stars of 2018

Republicans lost the majority they held in the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. But several Republicans broke through the political turmoil and gained significant notoriety in 2018.

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-12-12 14:57:08

Senate to vote on Yemen amid growing skepticism over US-Saudi alliance

The Senate is due to vote on Wednesday on whether to cut US military support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, amid deepening scepticism over the Trump administration’s alliance with Riyadh.

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-12-12 09:00:01

Key Republican senator will introduce resolution condemning Saudi Crown Prince on Tuesday

(CNN)Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker plans to offer a measure as soon as Tuesday to rebuke Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the first formal response to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and an implicit rebuke of President Donald Trump's handling of the killing.

CNN - 2018-12-11 15:41:00

Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Get Attention From US Senate Committee

Hundreds of Indigenous women go missing under suspicious circumstance every year in North America. A U.S. Senate Committee takes a closer look at the issue Wednesday. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee may hear startling statistics like this one during its hearing: Native Americans make up about 7

MTPR.ORG - 2018-12-11 22:26:10

Ayanna Pressley's Message To Democrats Argues "Making History" In Midterms Isn't Enough

During a Democratic National Committee fundraising meeting, the congresswoman-elect from Massachusetts’ 7th congressional district pointedly shared her vision for the future of the Democratic party. Ayanna Pressley's message to Democrats argued that "making history" in the 2018 midterms wasn't enoug

BUSTLE - 2018-12-12 06:21:55

McConnell urges Senate to block 'inappropriate' war powers measure aimed at Trump, Saudis

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday urged Senators to block an imminent vote on a historic war powers resolution that would end U.S. support of the Saudi-led strikes in Yemen.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2018-12-12 16:16:03

Lame-duck Congress should pass ‘First Step Act’

The Senate has agreed to a vote on a version of a bill supported by President Donald J. Trump, called the “First Step Act.” That bill is part of a criminal justice reform effort that includes steps by President Trump , through executive action, to reform our broken criminal justice system. The Hill

THE HILL - 2018-12-12 14:00:00