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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 09:15 AM PDT

Coats Won't Comment on Trump Collusion Report

Coats Won't Comment on Trump Collusion Report

During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on May 23, 2017, Dan Coats, the nation's director of national intelligence, said he wouldn't comment on a news report that President Donald Trump asked him to...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 09:10 AM PDT

Education Secretary Pushes School Choice, Gives No Specifics

Education Secretary Pushes School Choice, Gives No Specifics

The Trump administration is proposing "the most ambitious expansion" of school choice in American history, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Monday while giving few details on how the program would...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 03:04 PM PDT

Russia-Trump Campaign Contacts a Concern, Ex-CIA Chief Says

Russia-Trump Campaign Contacts a Concern, Ex-CIA Chief Says

Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential election and was so concerned about Russian contacts with people...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 06:29 PM PDT

Trump Asked Intel Officials to Push Back on Russia Probe

Trump Asked Intel Officials to Push Back on Russia Probe

President Trump asked two top U.S. intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between the Russian government and his campaign team, a former...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 07:29 AM PDT

Trump Heads to Rome While Washington Investigation Burn

Trump Heads to Rome While Washington Investigation Burn

The President has left Tel Aviv bound for Italy and a meeting with the Pope. Meanwhile, in Washington the investigation into obstruction of justice grows. Scott McGrew reports.

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 04:02 PM PDT

Gingrich Spreads Conspiracy Theory: Fact Check

Gingrich Spreads Conspiracy Theory: Fact Check

Newt Gingrich claimed that a Democratic National Committee staffer “apparently was assassinated” after “having given WikiLeaks something like … 53,000 [DNC] emails and 17,000 attachments.” But there’s no...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 03:57 PM PDT

Sessions May Put More Rules on Money for Sanctuary Cities

Sessions May Put More Rules on Money for Sanctuary Cities

The Justice Department is looking to use its control over coveted grant money to nudge so-called sanctuary cities into greater cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, despite a judge's ruling that blocked...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 02:48 PM PDT

Lawmaker Apologizes for Calling for Lynching

Lawmaker Apologizes for Calling for Lynching<br /><br />

A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments. Republican state Rep. Karl Oliver of Winona had said in a Facebook post that the...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 02:08 PM PDT

DOJ Narrows Possible Sanctions for Sanctuary Cities

DOJ Narrows Possible Sanctions for Sanctuary Cities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that local governments refusing to cooperate in deporting convicted criminals risk losing their Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security grant money, NBC...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 01:26 PM PDT

Netanyahu, Trump Speak in Israel About Regional Stability

Netanyahu, Trump Speak in Israel About Regional Stability

U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the strength of the U.S.-Israel relationship, the international nuclear deal with Iran and Middle Eastern stability at a joint...

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