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Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 02:16 AM PST

Trump Administration Blocks Changes on Coal Mining Royalties

Trump Administration Blocks Changes on Coal Mining Royalties

The Interior Department has put on hold changes to how the federal government values huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the Western United States, after mining companies challenged...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 03:39 AM PST

Special Prosecutor Needed for Russia Probe: GOP Congressman

Special Prosecutor Needed for Russia Probe: GOP Congressman

A Republican congressman has called for a special prosecutor to investigate whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and was in touch with President Donald Trump's team during the campaign....

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 06:17 AM PST

Dems Win Special Election, Hold on to Delaware State Senate

Dems Win Special Election, Hold on to Delaware State Senate

Democrat Stephanie Hansen defeated Republican John Marino and Libertarian John Lanzendorfer in a special election Saturday that determined who will hold the Senate seat vacated by Democrat Bethany Hall-Long, who...

Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 at 05:52 PM PST

Democrats, GOP Spar Over Medicaid Reform at Govs' Meeting

Democrats, GOP Spar Over Medicaid Reform at Govs' Meeting

Tensions emerged Saturday between Democratic and Republican U.S. governors over a GOP-led proposal for a major overhaul to Medicaid, with Democrats saying the changes would take away people's health coverage to...

Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 at 05:00 PM PST

Supreme Court Weighs Law Banning Sex Offenders From Facebook

Supreme Court Weighs Law Banning Sex Offenders From Facebook

Fresh from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook that his pending ticket was dismissed without him saying a word. "No fine. No...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 12:07 AM PST

Trump Says He'll Skip White House Correspondents' Dinner

Trump Says He'll Skip White House Correspondents' Dinner

President Donald Trump announced that he would not be attending the 2017 White House correspondents' dinner in a tweet Saturday evening. "I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association...

Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 at 09:36 AM PST

Comey in Middle of Political Fray Over Trump and Russians

Comey in Middle of Political Fray Over Trump and Russians

FBI Director James Comey is again in a familiar spot these days — the middle of political tumult. As a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration, he clashed with the White...

Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 at 03:40 AM PST

Terrorism and Trump's Travel Ban: Fact Check

Terrorism and Trump's Travel Ban: Fact Check

Stephen Miller, a senior White House policy adviser, claimed that 72 people from the seven countries covered by President Donald Trump’s 90-day travel ban “have been implicated in terroristic activity in the...

Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 at 03:20 AM PST

Michigan GOP Congressman Embraces Town Halls

Michigan GOP Congressman Embraces Town Halls

A Michigan congressman is embracing the town halls that many of his Republican counterparts have avoided as people lash out at President Donald Trump's early actions and the planned repeal of the federal health...

Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 at 02:06 PM PST

Democrats Elect Perez Party Chairman on Second Ballot

Democrats Elect Perez Party Chairman on Second Ballot

Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman on Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman after a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party's electoral...

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