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Cruz, O'Rourke clash on issues — and get personal — in feisty first debate for Texas Senate seat

They split sharply immigration, the National Football League kneeling controversy, gun rights, pot legalization and Kavanaugh.

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U.S. Weighs Next Steps as Syria’s Civil War Enters Climactic Phase

The Trump administration insists on Geneva-based peace talks as Russia and Turkey promote a truce in Syria. And it wants to keep U.S. troops in the east.

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Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz Clash Over Immigration and Law Enforcement in Debate

The Texas political rivals spent weeks preparing for the debate, the first of three in their Senate race, which is one of the tightest and most ...

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Michelle Obama’s Big Book Rollout: ‘It’s Like You’re Looking at a Madonna Tour’

In advance of the publication of Mrs. Obama’s memoir, “Becoming,” Live Nation, Ticketmaster and Hearst are helping with the former first lady’s ...

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Rod Rosenstein denies report saying he discussed invoking 25th Amendment to remove Trump

The deputy attorney general has been sharply criticized by Trump for appointing Special Counsel Robert Mueller

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Rosenstein joked about secretly recording Trump, Justice Department officials say

"Well, what do you want me to do, Andy, wear a wire?" the deputy attorney general asked FBI official Andrew McCabe at a meeting last year.

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Ed Whelan’s Troubles Might Be Just Beginning

He’s playing a dangerous game with the law.

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Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke face off in first debate

Recent polling shows the race between Cruz and O'Rourke to be relatively close

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Republicans give Kavanaugh accuser until Friday night to respond to hearing offer

Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford had originally been given until 5 p.m. ET Friday to respond to the GOP's counter-offer regarding ground rules for her testimony.

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Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan’s Daughter, Tells Her Story of Sexual Assault

In an opinion piece defending Christine Blasey Ford, the former first daughter wrote: “Your memory snaps photos of the details that will haunt you ...

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Billionaire Backer of Maria Butina Had Russian Security Ties

Konstantin Nikolaev, the oligarch who helped finance Ms. Butina, has been an investor in projects linked to the Russian government.

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Conservatives claim media, Dems ignoring allegations against Ellison

After some early stories, Democratic lawmaker has lately received relatively little mainstream national coverage.

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Marilyn Lloyd, 89, Tennessee Trailblazer in Congress, Dies

A conservative Democrat, she replaced her husband on the ballot when he was killed in a plane crash in 1974. She went on to serve 10 terms.

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GOP thought it was winning Kavanaugh argument. Then Trump tweeted

"Why didn't someone call the FBI 36 years ago?" the president tweeted Friday

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Negotiations underway for Kavanaugh accuser to testify next week

Negotiations are underway for Christine Blasey Ford, the college professor who accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting ...

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Obama tells voters in Philly the "stakes really are higher" this election

The former commander-in-chief is stumping ahead of what Democrats hope is a "blue wave" election

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HUD Secretary Carson defends Kavanaugh by bringing up paternity claim he faced

The HUD secretary called sexual predators "abominable," but added, there are "two sides to every story."

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75 women gather to show support for their friend, Brett Kavanaugh

Negotiations are underway for Christine Blasey Ford​ to tell her story to the Senate Judiciary committee next week

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Watch Live: Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke face off in first debate

The Texas political rivals are locked in a tight race ahead of the high stakes November primaries. If elected, O’Rourke would be the first Democrat to represent the deep-red state since the early 1990s.

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Republicans on Senate panel send letter to potential Kavanaugh party attendee

CBS News has obtained an email sent by a Republican Judiciary Committee staffer to a woman who may have attended the party where Christine Blasey ...

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Grassley extends Senate counteroffer to Kavanaugh accuser to 10 p.m.

Senate Judiciary Committee gives Ford counteroffer on hearing terms and asks for reply by 5 p.m. Friday

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Ronald Reagan’s Daughter Comes Out As Sexual Assault Survivor in Op-Ed Defending Kavanaugh Accuser

'You need to know about it now because of what is at stake for this country'

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On Politics With Lisa Lerer: ‘I Found My Voice’

Readers respond to the wave of women in politics, Kansas City barbecue, and insights into the most competitive House races.

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Trump Has Wanted to Fire Rosenstein for Months. Has He Just Been Given a Reason?

The deputy attorney general reportedly suggested secretly recording the President

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Fact Check of the Day: Trump Claims to Protect Pre-Existing Health Conditions. That’s Not What the Government Says.

At a campaign rally in Las Vegas, President Trump said that he and Republicans “will protect patients with pre-existing conditions.” But his Justice Department has said that those provisions under the Affordable Care Act should be overturned.

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Pompeo cautions 'more work to be done' after pact announced between North, South Korea

The secretary of state told NBC News' Andrea Mitchell on Friday that he hoped Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un would meet again "before too long."

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