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US House to Probe Report Trump Directed Lawyer to Lie to Congress

The Democratic chairmen of two House committees pledged Friday to investigate a report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress about negotiations over a real estate project in Moscow during the 2016 election. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said "we will do what's necessary to ...

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Pelosi Delays Afghan Trip After Trump Leaks Travel Plans

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cancelled plans Friday to fly commercially to Afghanistan after her office said President Donald Trump announced the sensitive travel plans, significantly increasing the security threat on the ground according to a State Department assessment. A spokesperson for Pelosi’s office said in a statement "the ...

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Early Surge of Democratic Contenders for 2020

Several Democrats have taken steps in recent days to get an early jump on the 2020 presidential race. Democrats expect a large field of candidates ...

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Analysis: US, Britain Mired In Political Crises With No End in Sight

The United States and Britain are mired in political crises with no end in sight. U.S. freshmen representatives urged the Senate on Wednesday to ...

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Rights Groups Worry Barr Will Continue Sessions' Policies

A day after reassuring members of Congress that he'd allow the special counsel to complete his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 ...

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Trump EPA Chief Pick: Global Warming Not 'Greatest Crisis'

President Donald Trump's choice to run the Environmental Protection Agency says he does not believe global warming is the "greatest crisis." Andrew ...

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Trump: New Honduras Migrant Caravan Justifies Need for Border Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump contended Tuesday that a new migrant caravan leaving Honduras justifies his demand for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border to keep them from surging into the United States. "A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern ...

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 A Look at the History and Importance of Congress' Power to Investigate

When Democratic lawmakers won the majority in the House of Representatives in recent elections, they not only won the ability to better shape legislation in the House, they also gained the enormous power of investigation. Investigations have always been an important way for Congress members to hold government officials accountable, to inform ...

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Trump: I Never Worked for Russia'

U.S. President Donald Trump declared Monday, "I never worked for Russia," days after news reports suggested he might be beholden to Russia and President Vladimir Putin. "I think it's a disgrace you even asked that question," Trump told a reporter who queried him about his ties to Russia outside the White House as he prepared to leave for New ...

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Julian Castro Visits Puerto Rico in Bid for Presidency

U.S. presidential candidate Julian Castro joined dozens of high-profile Latinos in Puerto Rico on Monday to talk about mobilizing voters ahead of the ...

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Trump Won’t Declare National Emergency to Build Border Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he would not, at least for the moment, declare a national emergency to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexican ...

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American-Founded Liberian Academy's Investigation Looms Over Parents

Parents of students at an all-girl American academy in Liberia are anxiously awaiting an investigation into allegations that the charity failed to act on signs of a staff member’s sexual abuse.  A 2018 expose published by the U.S.-based research ...

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American-Founded Liberian Academy's Investigation Looms Over Parents

Parents of students at an all-girl American academy in Liberia are anxiously awaiting an investigation into allegations that the charity failed to act on signs of a staff member’s sexual abuse. A 2018 exposé co-published by the U.S.-based research organization ProPublica and Time magazine on the More Than Me Academy sparked public outrage over ...

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Top Trump Senate Ally Urges President to Reopen Shutdown Government

U.S. President Donald Trump is standing by his demand for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, as Democrats refuse to support what they call an expensive and ineffective measure while a partial government shutdown over the standoff hits its 24th day Monday. Late Sunday, Trump issued a series of tweets quoting an editorial by conservative ...

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Pompeo: Saudi Leaders Committed to Accountability in Khashoggi Killing

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman acknowledge "accountability needs to take place" in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Pompeo spoke Monday after meeting with the Saudi leaders ...

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Top Trump Senate Ally Urges President to Reopen Shuttered Parts of Government

One of President Donald Trump's closest allies in the U.S. Senate is urging him to at least temporarily reopen the shuttered federal government and ...

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Congressman Blasted for Defense of White Nationalism

The leader of the Republican minority in the U.S. House of Representatives said Sunday that “action will be taken” against Congressman Steve King, a ...

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Trump: Broken Border More Damaging than Government Shutdown

U.S. President Donald Trump contended Sunday that the damage from the country’s “badly broken border” with Mexico is “far greater” than the effects of the longest-ever partial government shutdown, now in its 23rd day. “The building of the Wall on the Southern Border will bring down the crime rate throughout the entire Country!” Trump claimed on ...

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Congress now eyeing the other Trump Tower once planned for Russia

Two Congressional aides told NBC News Trump's proposed Moscow development with Aras Agalarov is drawing new scrutiny from House and Senate investigators.

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Trump Dismisses New Allegations He Is Beholden to Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump is dismissing news reports suggesting he is beholden to Russia and President Vladimir Putin or hiding accounts of his private talks with the Russian leader the five times they have met, including at their July summit in Helsinki. Asked directly late Saturday by Fox News talk show host Jeanine Pirro whether he is now ...

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Government Shutdown Day 23: Congress Gone, President Tweets

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history continues, entering its 23rd day Sunday. On Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter ...

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‘No Pathway’ to Grand Bargain Ending US Government Shutdown

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has all but given up efforts to negotiate a compromise to end the U.S. government shutdown that would fund a ...

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Senator Stacey Abrams? She met with top Democrats to discuss potential 2020 bid

Stacey Abrams, whose failed campaign for Georgia governor captivated the nation, has been mulling over her next move and it could be a run at the ...

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New Florida Governor Suspends Sheriff Over School Massacre

New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February's massacre at Marjory Stoneman ...

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Legal Debate Rages Over US Presidential 'Emergency Powers'

U.S. President Donald Trump is considering formally declaring the southern U.S. border a "national emergency," likely clearing the way for him to authorize new funding for a permanent physical barrier. The move could end a standoff with Congress over funding for the wall, but some legal analysts worry it will set a dangerous precedent for ...

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Trump: No Intent to Declare Border Security Emergency 'Right Now'

President Donald Trump on Friday called the situation at the U.S. southern border "an invasion," but he indicated that he would not be declaring a national emergency that could give him the legal authority to begin building his long-promised wall. Trump, according to the Associated Press, said he was not looking to declare an emergency to build ...

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Florida Pardons 4 Black Men Accused of 1949 Rape

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the independently elected Cabinet granted a pardon to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman nearly 70 years ago. The posthumous pardons were granted Friday for the men known as the Groveland ...

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