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Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 08:47 AM PDT

Day 69: White House Insists it Wants Yates to Testify

Day 69: White House Insists it Wants Yates to Testify

The House Intelligence Committee cancels hearings into the Trump campaign’s connection with Russia amidst allegations of pressure to quash testimony by former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates?

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:05 AM PDT

US Ambassador: Tillerson Counting on Meeting Putin Soon

US Ambassador: Tillerson Counting on Meeting Putin Soon

The U.S. ambassador to Russia says that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is counting on meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin during an upcoming visit to Moscow. John Teft said Tillerson would likely meet...

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 03:10 AM PDT

Trump's Budget Could Plunge Nation's Capital Into Recession

Trump's Budget Could Plunge Nation's Capital Into Recession

The booming Washington region has long been an easy target for Republican lawmakers who want to cut federal spending. Last year, a GOP congressman from Iowa tweeted a picture of construction cranes on the...

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 08:22 AM PDT

Plans Underway for Ann Coulter to Speak at UC Berkeley

Plans Underway for Ann Coulter to Speak at UC Berkeley

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter is set to appear at UC Berkeley on April 27, just months after a scheduled talk by disgraced Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos was cancelled amid fiery, violent protests.

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 04:25 PM PDT

Seattle-Area 'Dreamer' Freed After Arrest by ICE

Seattle-Area 'Dreamer' Freed After Arrest by ICE

A Mexican man who has spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was released...

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 08:43 PM PDT

Mom Tells Son's Story in Fight for NIH Funding

Mom Tells Son's Story in Fight for NIH Funding

Pediatric cancer research is one of the least funded and proposed budget cuts to NIH will deplete it even more. A family whose child died from pediatric cancer is testifying on Capitol Hill Wednesday, March 29...

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 12:53 PM PDT

Trump, Christie Pledge to Combat Nation's Opioid Addiction

Trump, Christie Pledge to Combat Nation's Opioid Addiction

President Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation's opioid addiction crisis, and he's tapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead the fight. Trump convened an emotional roundtable...

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 09:15 AM PDT

Black Women Stand Up on Twitter Following Maxine Waters Dig

Black Women Stand Up on Twitter Following Maxine Waters Dig

Bill O'Reilly's joke about a congresswoman's wig and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's dressing down of a reporter have spurred black women to take to social media in protest.

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 07:51 PM PDT

Judge in Hawaii Extends Order Blocking Trump's Travel Ban

Judge in Hawaii Extends Order Blocking Trump's Travel Ban

A federal judge in Hawaii decided Wednesday to extend his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued the longer-lasting hold on the ban just hours after...

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 04:46 AM PDT

How Likely Is Congress to Create a Russia Commission?

How Likely Is Congress to Create a Russia Commission?

Some members of Congress are convinced it's time for a full-scale, independent inquiry into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election like the investigations into the Sept. 11 attacks and the 2008...

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