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Canada warns Trump administration against politicizing Chinese executive's arrest

51 minutes ago

Canada issued a stern warning to President Donald Trump on Wednesday: don't use the arrest of a Chinese executive as a bargaining chip in trade talks.

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Christine Blasey Ford makes first public statement since testimony: 'We all have the power to create real change'

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Christine Blasey Ford made her first public statement since testifying against Brett Kavanaugh in September to present Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award to Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.

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Pelosi announces deal to win votes of Democratic critics

56 minutes ago

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced a deal Wednesday that could likely deliver her the votes to become speaker again -- but only for another two terms, laying out a timeline she had been reluctant to articulate until now.

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Analysis: What happened in North Carolina wasn't voter fraud. Voters were the victims.

58 minutes ago

President Donald Trump and others have long claimed, without evidence, that there is widespread "voter fraud" in America. Some have pointed to the mounting evidence of fraud in North Carolina as proof that voter fraud is a real problem.

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3 US Navy attack submarines 'not certified to dive today'

1 hour, 7 minutes ago

Three of the Navy's nuclear-powered attack submarines are "not certified to dive today" due to maintenance delays caused by overcrowded shipyards, officials revealed Wednesday.

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Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison

1 hour, 17 minutes ago

Michael Cohen is in a New York federal court to be sentenced as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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Publicly silent, Trump has three words after watching Cohen: 'He's a liar'

1 hour, 27 minutes ago

President Donald Trump's public silence on Wednesday belied his rising fury over longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, who the President still insists is not telling the truth after he turned against him and was sentenced to three years in prison.

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US warns Turkey not to attack Syria

1 hour, 35 minutes ago

The US called on Turkey to not follow through on threats to attack US-backed forces in Syria Wednesday, an incursion the Pentagon warned could threaten US personnel and derail the fight against ISIS.

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Rep.-elect, who's also a doctor, falsely links vaccines to autism at town hall

1 hour, 38 minutes ago

Rep.-elect Mark Green, who is also a doctor, falsely claimed at a town hall Tuesday that a rise in autism cases could be linked to preservatives in vaccines, according to a video posted by The Tennessean on Wednesday.

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Arkansas moves to simplify new Medicaid work requirement program

1 hour, 42 minutes ago

Arkansas is making some changes to its new Medicaid work requirement program as thousands of residents lose coverage.

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Julian Castro suggests new guard of Dems has 2020 edge, as he takes big step toward bid

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Julian Castro isn’t writing off some of the older potential Democratic presidential contenders, like former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

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Fox News Poll: President Trump ends year two with 46 percent job approval

2 hours, 12 minutes ago

Donald Trump continues to suffer from upside-down job ratings as his second year as president winds down.  In addition, views of the economy remain divided, voters feel the administration’s economic policies have not helped them -- and fewer are optimistic about future economic conditions than two years ago, according to the latest Fox News poll. 

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Menendez and Graham announce resolution on Saudi Arabia in wake of Khashoggi killing

2 hours, 12 minutes ago

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a resolution on Wednesday proposed by Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Todd Young, R-Ind., that would suspend weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and impose sanctions on people blocking humanitarian access in Yemen, among other actions following the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.

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Fox News Poll: 39 percent of voters think President Trump will be re-elected

2 hours, 13 minutes ago

The midterms are over, and the 2020 presidential election begins in earnest. 

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House overwhelmingly passes farm bill, without tighter work requirements favored by Trump

2 hours, 35 minutes ago

In a sign that bipartisan agreement remains possible in Washington as Congress barrels towards a possible government shutdown over border wall funding, the House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a farm bill -- a massive legislative package that reauthorizes agriculture programs and food aid -- by a comfortable 369-47 margin.

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Meadows out of running for White House chief of staff; Trump wants him to stay in Congress

3 hours, 2 minutes ago

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., is no longer a contender to replace the departing John Kelly as White House chief of staff, the Trump administration announced Wednesday.

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Deal struck on Capitol Hill sexual-harassment reform legislation

3 hours, 49 minutes ago

Congress reached an agreement Wednesday over a new sexual harassment policy aimed at holding lawmakers personally responsible for harassment and retaliation.

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Pelosi, Democratic critics agree to term limits for party leaders

3 hours, 57 minutes ago

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced Wednesday evening that she had agreed to serve no more than four more years as leader of the chamber's Democrats under an agreement with party insurgents, virtually ensuring that she will be elected Speaker of the House when the new Congress convenes next month.

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Pelosi reaches term limits deal with Democratic rebels to secure votes to be House speaker

1 hour, 11 minutes ago

"I made it clear that I see myself as a bridge to the next generation of leaders," the California Democrat said.

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Deal on sex harassment claims in Congress forces lawmakers to pay out of their pockets

1 hour, 27 minutes ago

The breakthrough came after the measure was stalled for months over disagreements between the House and Senate.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg has seen her biopic three times, director says

1 hour, 43 minutes ago

The new movie is based on the Supreme Court justice's early career.

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Cohen gets 3 years, says Trump's 'dirty deeds' led him to 'choose darkness'

2 hours, 41 minutes ago

Cohen had pleaded guilty to nine federal charges of tax evasion, violating campaign finance laws, lying to banks and to Congress.

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In farewell speech, Orrin Hatch says Senate 'is in crisis'

4 hours, 30 minutes ago

The Republican senator from Utah, 84, is retiring this month after serving four decades in the Senate.

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Gun control advocates won plenty of victories in 2018. What will 2020 bring?

4 hours, 41 minutes ago

Proponents of stricter gun control laws had some successes in the midterm victories but they're not resting easy.

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Congress approves bill allowing the killing of sea lions... to protect salmon

4 hours, 53 minutes ago

Wildlife managers say sea lion populations have grown so large that they no longer need all the protections that were put in place for them in 1972.

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Doctors who first saw U.S. diplomats hurt in Cuba say symptoms 'cannot be faked'

5 hours, 51 minutes ago

"We have measurable, quantifiable evidence that something really did happen," said one doctor — but it remains unclear what injured the patients.

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Netanyahu's adviser accused of sexual assault, including by NY politician, resigns

7 hours, 22 minutes ago

State Sen. Julia Salazar of Brooklyn, who was elected last month, said she had been attacked.

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Nancy Pelosi agrees to proposed term limits if elected speaker

28 minutes ago

Rep. Nancy Pelosi has agreed to abide by proposed term limits if elected speaker, a move expected to clear her path to the speaker's gavel.

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WATCH: Trump's former fixer Michael Cohen gets 3 years in prison

42 minutes ago

In court, Cohen declared that he'd fight to make sure history doesn't remember him as the "villain".

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Congress reaches deal to force members to pay their own sexual harassment settlements

47 minutes ago

Members of Congress would be held personally liable for sexual harassment and retaliation settlements, requiring them to reimburse the Treasury.

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Congress reaches deal to force members to pay their own sexual harassment settlements

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Members of Congress would be held personally liable for sexual harassment and retaliation settlements, requiring them to reimburse the Treasury.

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'Amazed' at lack of concern over 'grave' threats from China: FBI official

1 hour, 12 minutes ago

An FBI official Wednesday told lawmakers he was 'amazed' at what he said was the lack of concern over 'grave' cybersecurity threats from China.

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WATCH: Trump threatens to shut down government over border wall funding

1 hour, 24 minutes ago

"The View" co-hosts discuss the president's meeting with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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WATCH: Julian Castro announces he's exploring 2020 run

2 hours, 21 minutes ago

The former mayor and Obama cabinet member will make announcement on Jan. 12.

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DOJ 'not a tool of trade' in China dispute, official vows, despite Trump suggestion

3 hours, 9 minutes ago

The Justice Department’s top national security official on Wednesday insisted his prosecutors will not be influenced by what the White House does.

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WATCH: Michael Cohen pleads guilty to 9 counts including tax, bank fraud

3 hours, 15 minutes ago

President Trump's former longtime attorney and fixer was sentenced to 36 months in prison for tax evasion, tax fraud and campaign violations.

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U.S. diplomats in Cuba health mystery had inner-ear damage

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26 people associated with U.S. Embassy in Havana suffered problems that include dizziness, ear pain, cognitive problems

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Protesters crowd Michigan capitol over move to limit power of newly elected Democrats

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There were loud protests in Michigan on Wednesday over what many say is a last-minute power grab by Republicans. They're accused off trying to limit the authority of newly elected Democrats. CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds reports.

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Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison

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The president's former longtime attorney has been sentenced for campaign finance violations and lying to Congress

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Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison

39 minutes ago

President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen once said he would take a bullet for the president. Instead, he turned on him and pleaded guilty to nine counts in federal court. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to three years in prison. CBS News Washington correspondent Paula Reid has the latest.

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Republican power grabs in Michigan, Wisconsin energize Midwest Democrats

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Republican efforts to strip power away from the incoming Democratic governors of Michigan and Wisconsin are energizing liberal activists in the Midwest. Daniel Strauss, who covers campaigns for Politico, spoke to CBSN about how grassroots groups are looking to seize on this excitement.

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Beto O'Rourke tops early MoveOn 2020 presidential straw poll

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He may have lost his bid to unseat Ted Cruz in Texas in 2018, but O'Rourke is attracting some early interest for a 2020 bid to take on Trump

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Michigan protesters call out alleged power grab by Republicans

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Demonstrators crowded the capitol Wednesday afternoon, opposing moves by GOP statehouse majorities to limit the authority of just-elected Democrats

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Nancy Pelosi secures votes to be speaker again with term-limit deal

1 hour, 18 minutes ago

The Democratic leader and former speaker announced Wednesday evening she would serve a maximum of four more years as speaker

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Julian Castro takes first step toward 2020 White House bid

1 hour, 37 minutes ago

The 44-year-old former HUD secretary says he is forming a presidential exploratory committee and will announce his decision in January

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Mark Meadows out of the running for chief of staff

2 hours, 18 minutes ago

The North Carolina Republican had been a contender to replace chief of staff John Kelly

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Pelosi strikes deal with rebels, will step aside by 2022 to win speaker votes

1 hour, 22 minutes ago

The longtime House Democratic leader is now on track to claim the speaker’s gavel for second time on Jan. 3.

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Senators in both parties are finding ways to push McConnell and challenge Trump

1 hour, 42 minutes ago

Regardless of the motives, rank-and-file senators have employed a mix of unique techniques, old-fashioned threats and insider persuasion to spark debates that had been previously blocked or delayed.

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House, Senate agree on bill to establish new sexual harassment policy for Congress

1 hour, 56 minutes ago

More than half a dozen lawmakers resigned in the past year amid allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct. In addition to secret taxpayer-funded settlements, the current process involves mandatory counseling, mediation and “cooling off” periods for accusers.

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Cotton to demand vote in effort to further restrict criminal justice system overhaul

1 hour, 56 minutes ago

The Arkansas Republican is trying to derail the popular bill supported by President Trump.

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Pelosi clears major hurdle in bid to be House Speaker, reaching a deal with Democratic rebels that includes stepping aside by 2022

1 hour, 57 minutes ago

In a concession, the California congresswoman will support a three-term limit for the top three House Democratic leaders. That means she would step aside no later than 2022 as party leader. Insurgent Democrats have been seeking a generational change in leadership. Their expected backing could give Pelosi enough votes when the House elects a new […]

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Trump turns down Meadows for White House chief of staff, removing leading contender

2 hours, 5 minutes ago

The North Carolina Republican is one of the president’s staunchest allies in the House, and Trump told him he wants him to remain there.

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Tallahassee city commissioner, political consultant indicted in FBI probe

2 hours, 29 minutes ago

Scott Charles Maddox and Janice Paige Carter-Smith were indicted on racketeering, bank fraud, bribery and other charges. The indictment did not mention former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum.

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The campaign finance threat to Trump just got more severe

3 hours, 24 minutes ago

Another party involved in the hush-money payments says they were campaign-related.

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Senate votes to overturn Trump administration donor disclosure rule for ‘dark money’ groups

4 hours, 1 minute ago

The resolution seeks to overturn a Treasury rule that allows politically active nonprofits to withhold donor-identifying information from the IRS.

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In the Trump era, job satisfaction tumbles in the federal workforce

4 hours, 34 minutes ago

The number of employees who would recommend their agency as a good place to work dropped at 60 percent of federal offices, the annual “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” rankings found.

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State Courts Become Battleground Over Trump’s Sanctuary Cities Policy

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Lawyers for immigrants have started to convince judges that state laws prohibit local law enforcement from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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A Weakened China Tries a Different Approach With the U.S.: Treading Lightly

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Hobbled by a slowing economy, the Chinese government has opted for a measured response to the arrest of a Huawei executive.

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SpaceX May Be New Barrier for Trump’s Border Wall

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A planned stretch of wall in Texas may be the first to be built under President Trump. It’s likely to be opposed by landowners, including a wildlife refuge — and possibly SpaceX.

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Pelosi Reaches Deal With Dissident Democrats on Term Limits for Speaker

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The agreement, which would bind her to a four-term limit, most likely clears the way for Nancy Pelosi to reclaim the House speakership.

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What Pelosi Has Promised to Win Speaker Votes

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The next speaker will be elected on Jan. 3. To muster enough support, Nancy Pelosi is striking deals with members of her caucus. Here are some of those bargains.

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North Carolina Legislature Calls for New Primary if New Election Is Held in Disputed District

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Republicans in the state passed legislation that could allow them to choose a new candidate if a new election is held in the Ninth Congressional District.

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Negotiators Strike Deal to Tighten Sexual Harassment Rules on Capitol Hill

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House and Senate negotiators, after months of talks, reached a deal to change and toughen the arcane rules governing sexual misconduct claims on Capitol Hill.

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North Carolina Fraud Scandal Casts Shadow Over the Primary, Too

2 hours, 17 minutes ago

As state officials look into suspicious voting in a general election House race, they are also examining this year’s Republican primary for signs of fraud.

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Prosecutors Announce Deal With Tabloid Company in Trump Hush-Money Inquiry

2 hours, 21 minutes ago

The deal was a major step for prosecutors building a case that payouts to two women before the 2016 election violated campaign finance laws.

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State Police Investigating Abuse at Celebrated Louisiana School

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New allegations have arisen since The New York Times detailed physical and emotional abuse at T.M. Landry, a school celebrated for landing black students in elite colleges.

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How Nancy Pelosi Masterfully Dismantled Trump

2 hours, 47 minutes ago

Do not mansplain to the former — and likely future — Speaker of the House.

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Protesters Fill Michigan Capitol To Stand Against GOP Power Grab

3 hours, 12 minutes ago

The state's Republicans are desperately trying to undermine incoming Democrats and progressive measures.

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5 Democrats Bail Out Paul Ryan And Protect Saudi Arabia

3 hours, 12 minutes ago

Reps. Jim Costa, Al Lawson, Collin Peterson, Dutch Ruppersberger and David Scott helped the GOP ensure the House won't consider a companion bill to anti-Saudi legislation soon expected to pass the Senate.

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New Farm Bill Won't Save Small Farmers

4 hours, 14 minutes ago

Bigger farms increasingly dominate American agriculture, and they get the most subsidies too.

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'The View' Cast Reveals The One And Only Thing Trump Has Given His Followers

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There's no border wall, taxes didn't drop, the air is getting polluted and the U.S. is losing its allies. But at least Trump fans can hang their hats on this.

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The National Enquirer Flips On Donald Trump In Playmate Hush Money Scandal

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The National Enquirer's parent company, AMI, has offered “substantial and important assistance" in an investigation into hush money payments.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Conway Declared a 'War on Facts Since Inauguration Day'

1 hour, 26 minutes ago

Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) got into a war of words with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday, claiming that Conway had declared a "war on facts since Inauguration Day."

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Pastors Discuss 'Crazy' Left Protesting Rudolph with Tim Scott and Ben Carson

1 hour, 48 minutes ago

"I know that Rudolph was one that they really protested... the left," Pastor Darrell Scott of the New Spirit Revival Center said. 

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Tom Steyer Puts Out Feelers on LinkedIn for High-Level Campaign Staffers

1 hour, 58 minutes ago

Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer is testing the waters for a presidential run, posting several job listings on LinkedIn looking for high-level campaign staffers in key early-voting states.

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Amnesty Activists to Dems: ‘Hell No’ to ‘Dangerous’ Border Wall

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Prominent pro-amnesty groups organized Wednesday afternoon protests on Capitol Hill to put more pressure on Democrats not to give President Donald Trump even “one dollar” for his border wall. 

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Ayanna Pressley Calls Out Dems: ‘Do Black Lives Only Matter in Election Years?’

2 hours, 5 minutes ago

Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) called out establishment Democrats and donors on Tuesday for only caring about “black lives” in election years.

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Schiff: DOJ Needs to Reevaluate Whether a Sitting President Can Be Indicted

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On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” incoming House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) called for the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) to reevaluate its opinion that a sitting president can’t be indicted “under circumstances in which the failure to do so may mean that person escapes justice.” Schiff said, “I think the Justice Department needs to reexamine that OLC opinion…that you cannot indict a sitting president under circumstances in which the failure to do so may mean that person escapes justice. Because if it were the case that it was now or never, that if you wait until after the president leaves office, they can no longer be brought to justice, that ought to create, certainly an exception to that OLC rule, if not mean revisiting and revising the rule altogether.” He added, “I don’t think that the Justice Department ought to take the position — and it’s certainly not one that would be required in any way by the Constitution — that a president, merely by being in office, can be above the law, can escape the enforcement of the law, by essentially waiting out the law, by waiting out the statute of limitations. So, there

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Report: Trump Told Chuck & Nancy He Wants Deals to Make Next Congress Greatest in History

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President Donald Trump reportedly told House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Tuesday that he would push Republican senators in the next Congress to back compromise pieces of legislation that can get through the House.

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Goal Disallowed After Puck Bounces Off Ref's Groin

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The St. Louis Blues had a goal taken away on Tuesday, after the puck entered the Florida Panthers net in an odd, and rather painful way.

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Chinese Media: China Is 'Blazing a Trail of Human Rights Development' Unlike Any Country

2 hours, 45 minutes ago

The Chinese government published a paper on Wednesday entitled “Progress in Human Rights Over the 40 Years of Reform and Opening Up in China.”

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Paul Ryan’s Last Act: Protecting Barack Obama’s Illegal War in Yemen with Democrat Votes

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Lame-duck Speaker Paul Ryan managed to shepherd through a motion on Wednesday protecting President Barack Obama’s illegal war in Yemen, thanks to five Democrats who joined the Republican majority to pass the measure.

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