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Comment period for proposal on DC protests ends tonight

A proposal that would change how protests can be held around some of the capital's most iconic sites has attracted a sizable public response, including opposition from several Democratic members of Congress.

Google's top cloud exec drops out of Saudi tech conference after journalist disappearance

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene is the latest Silicon Valley leader to drop out of the high-profile Saudi Arabian conference dubbed "Davos in the ...

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Florida middle school allegedly calls out student for wearing GOP shirt, dressing as 'Republican nerd'

A middle school student in was allegedly asked to turn his GOP t-shirt inside out.

Number of missing in city hard-hit by Michael drops dramatically

Three people were unaccounted for Monday in Mexico Beach, Florida.

Arkansas drops 4,109 from Medicaid under new work requirements

More than 4,000 people in Arkansas lost Medicaid benefits for not complying with the state's new work requirements, according to a report by the ...

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Retiring Speaker Ryan in campaign push for imperiled Republicans

Retiring U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday launched a whirlwind tour of a dozen states, where he aims to pump up the campaigns of 25 embattled Republican members of Congress as the party fights to keep control of Congress.

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Good news for the GOP: Many of the most pro-Democrat voters are least certain to vote

Turnout is traditionally an uphill climb for Democratic groups, and 2018 continues that trend.

GOP senator accused of snatching phone from student recording him

Georgia Tech political group says Sen. David Perdue snatched phone from student while he was asking a question

GOP rep. criticized for ad calling his opponent a 'security risk', cites Munich plot

GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter facing criticism for his ad calling Ammar Campa-Najjar a "security risk."

Arkansas drops 4,100 more from Medicaid over work rule

Arkansas has nearly doubled the number of people removed from its expanded Medicaid program over a new work requirement that's the subject of a ...

Power switched off in Northern California amid fire fears

Northern California's biggest utility has shut off power to tens of thousands of customers to prevent wildfires amid rising winds and official warnings of extreme fire danger

Gallup: Congress' approval rating edges up 3 weeks before midterms

More Americans are approving the way Congress is doing its job, a new Gallup survey showed Monday, with just weeks to go before the key midterm elections.

WATCH: Georgia senator accused of briefly snatching student's phone

A Georgia Tech political group says GOP Sen. David Perdue snatched a phone from a student who was recording video while asking the lawmaker about Georgia's governor's race.

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Democratic Governors Association raises $100 million ahead of midterms

Powered by fear of GOP gerrymanders, the Democratic group has started to catch up.

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UFO sightings may be falling, but Congress is still paying attention | Nick Pope

Renewed US interest could produce some fascinating hearings, but the focus should be on the quality not just the quantity of reported sightings ...

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Believe women: Apply Congress' Christine Blasey Ford test to TSA’s female victims

Do members of Congress care about any sexual assault that does not permit them to politically grandstand? Hold TSA agents responsible for ...

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Iconic US Retailer Sears Files for Bankruptcy

Iconic U.S. retailer Sears, which at one time was the world's largest chain of stores, filed for bankruptcy Monday as it struggles to stay in business. The company is worth about $7 billion, but lists more than $11 billion in liabilities. It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, the day a massive payment to its creditors was ...

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Top banker Dimon drops out of Saudi conference as Treasury Secretary Mnuchin weighs whether to attend

Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co., is the latest and one of the most high-profile business executives to drop out of a Saudi investment conference in Riyadh this month, after reports that Saudi agents killed the dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Richard Branson drops Saudi deals after journalist disappears

Richard Branson, Steve Case, Uber's Dara Khosrowshahi among Western execs avoiding projects touting Saudi investment

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Senators From Both Parties Urge Tough U.S. Response Over Missing Saudi Arabian Journalist

Sens. Rubio and Flake said Congress was prepared to move quickly and firmly

At least 46 missing in Florida city hit hard by Hurricane Michael: Official

At least 46 people were missing in Mexico Beach City, Florida, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.

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Sen. Chris Van Hollen says it's "political trench warfare" in battle for control of Congress

Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, joins John Dickerson to discuss his efforts as chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to get more Democrats into Congress this November.

GOP doubles down on the culture war ahead of the midterms, accusing Democrats of 'mob' tactics

Democrats and liberal commentators have been quick to criticize the message as hypocritical, arguing that President Donald Trump himself has explicitly called for violence against his detractors.

Van Hollen says Dems ready for "political trench warfare" in battle for Congress

"Look, nobody goes lower than Donald Trump. I mean, that's a bottomless pit," said Van Hollen

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