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Congress closer to forcing Trump’s hand on Saudi support
Supporters of a measure to cut off U.S. support to Saudi Arabia in Yemen are projecting victory in the coming weeks when the Senate takes up a House-passed resolution. The Trump administration is expected to ramp up its lobbying against the Yemen war powers resolution as the vote nears in hopes of f
Trump's 'relentless attack' on FBI prompted memoir by former official: NPR
(Reuters) - Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe decried the “relentless attack” he said U.S. President Donald Trump has launched against the agency, according to released excerpts of an interview with NPR’s Morning Edition, to be aired early Monday.
Don't cut off 9/11 support
The Victim Compensation Fund for first responders and other people sickened as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been overwhelmed by claims and is quickly running out.
Va. House Democrats, GOP speaker at odds over who should lead in investigating Fairfax allegations
The Democratic caucus in the Virginia House of Delegates said Tuesday that the sexual assault allegations against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax should be investigated by law enforcement without the General Assembly's involvement.
Bernie Sanders: Everything you need to know about the 2020 candidate
Bernie Sanders is an independent Vermont senator who has created a firestorm amongst Democrats, helping to lead the party's shift to the left. Despite losing the Democratic nomination for president to Hillary Clinton in 2016, Sanders remains popular with voters as he continues to espouse key democra
UCF President Dale Whittaker offers to resign amid controversy over misspent millions
UCF President Dale Whittaker — barely six months into his tenure — offered his resignation Tuesday amid multiple investigations into how the university used or planned to use nearly $85 million in leftover operating funds on construction, a violation of state rules.
Graham promises hearing on McCabe’s 25th Amendment allegations
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told CBS' "Face the Nation" that he will hold a hearing regarding former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's allegations that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein hosted discussions about removing President Trump via the
Disability rights advocates praise bill to remove offensive word from administrative code
MADISON, Wis. - People in the disability rights community said a proposal to remove an offensive word from state regulations is long overdue. The phrases "mentally retarded” and “mental retardation" were removed from Wisconsin state statutes under a law in 2011, but state Rep. John Jagler realized t
16 states sue Trump over emergency declaration for border wall
A coalition of attorneys general from 16 states sued the Trump administration Monday over President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to fund border security measures, calling the White House’s unprecedented move “unlawful and unconstitutional.”
Would the 2013 immigration bill have saved $158 billion, as Amy Klobuchar said?
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., a presidential candidate, pitched immigration legislation as a way to ease the federal fiscal picture during a CNN town hall in New Hampshire. During the Feb. 19 town hall, a participant asked what Klobuchar’s budget proposal would look like if she became president. One
He’s known for secession bill and attacking Obama as ‘Islamic.’ He wants a seat in Congress.
RALEIGH — Three Republicans plan to run for North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District seat, which was left vacant earlier this month after the death of longtime Rep. Walter Jones.
Michael Cohen won't have to report to prison until May, judge rules
New York (CNN)Judge William Pauley has approved a request from former Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to delay his date to report to prison from March 6 to May 6. In the request, Cohen's lawyers cited his recent shoulder surgery and upcoming congressional testimony as reasons to delay the report d
New Bill Keeps Trump Off Ballot If He Doesn't Release Tax Returns
Last year's Sept. 4 primary election was about two weeks earlier than is typical for Massachusetts, moved up so that it would not conflict with Jewish holidays. But despite the alteration, it was still the sixth-latest primary election in the United States.
Hate Crimes Bill Approved By Senate Committee
With a decisive vote Monday, Indiana is now one step closer to joining 45 other states in enacting hate crimes legislation. The Public Policy Committee met in the Indiana Senate chambers and voted 9 to 1 send Senate Bill 12 to the Senate for a vote.The bill was co-authored by Sen. Mike Bohacek, R-Mi
Border Caravans Keep Marching North Through Mexico-What Should the U.S. Do?
President Donald Trump is using these large groups of migrants as part of his basis for a national emergency, but Texas border lawmakers say the so-called caravans are a symptom of a much larger problem, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Bladen County operative ‘told us what we were to say’ at hearing, worker testifies
Read more about the investigation into the 9th Congressional District. Lisa Britt testified that after the investigation, McCrae Dowless gathered her and other election workers he’d employed at his Bladen County house.
Bill would allow new higher-ed tuition rates for dreamers
Legislation that would allow public universities and community colleges to set a new tuition rate for every student who graduates from an Arizona high school, regardless of immigration status, is ready to be considered by the full Senate.
To the End, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Diverted Campaign Funds to Family Accounts
Election cycle after election cycle for decades, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher turned campaign donations into his family’s personal income by diverting money to relatives, including his wife.
How Museums and Historical Spaces Disrespect Native American History
I remember going on a field trip when I was in preschool in Albuquerque, New Mexico. An instructor had one of my classmates try on a traditional Pueblo dress. While explaining when and where Indigenous people would wear a dress like this, the instructor gave me and my classmates a history lesson — w
Venezuela puts spotlight on Rubio
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is at the center of the U.S. fight with the Maduro regime in Venezuela, putting a spotlight on his foreign policy views in Latin America and influence in the Trump administration.