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Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 09:03 PM PST

Senators React to Jones' Victory in Alabama Senate Race

Senators React to Jones' Victory in Alabama Senate Race

Senators took to social media after Doug Jones was the apparent winner to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, with many Democrats calling it a political setback for President Donald Trump. "Congratulations to my friend...

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 02:33 PM PST

FBI Agent Removed from Russia Probe Called Trump an 'Idiot'

FBI Agent Removed from Russia Probe Called Trump an 'Idiot'

Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign described him with insults like "idiot" and "loathsome human" in a series of text...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 06:08 PM PST

US Open to NKorea Talks 'Without Precondition': Tillerson

US Open to NKorea Talks 'Without Precondition': Tillerson

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the United States is open to talks with North Korea without preconditions, saying it is unrealistic for the country to give up its nuclear weapons program...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 06:06 PM PST

Families May Lose CHIP Children's Health Insurance

Families May Lose CHIP Children's Health Insurance

Officials in several states started warning families this week that funding for the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is about to run out. The joint state-federal health plan designed to...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 04:17 PM PST

Senate OKs Trump Judicial Pick Who Was Rated 'Not Qualified'

Senate OKs Trump Judicial Pick Who Was Rated 'Not Qualified'

The Senate on Tuesday narrowly confirmed one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees despite a rare "not qualified" rating from the American Bar Association. On a party-line vote of 50-48, the Republican...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 01:37 PM PST

Trump Signs $700 Billion Military Budget Into Law

Trump Signs $700 Billion Military Budget Into Law

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military, including additional spending on missile defense programs to counter North...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 01:35 PM PST

White House: ‘No Way’ Trump Tweet to NY Sen. Is Sexist

White House: ‘No Way’ Trump Tweet to NY Sen. Is Sexist

President Donald Trump tweeted that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand would “do anything” for campaign contributions on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Later in the day, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 01:19 PM PST

As Mueller Closed in, Pressure Mounted on Flynn and Family

As Mueller Closed in, Pressure Mounted on Flynn and Family

In the days before he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and as he braced for the public revelation that he'd morphed from government target to government cooperator, Michael Flynn was reveling in the pleasures...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 12:57 PM PST

Moore Accuser: I Dated Him at 17. Today I'm Saying #NoMoore

Moore Accuser: I Dated Him at 17. Today I'm Saying #NoMoore

Debbie Wesson Gibson is one of the women accusing Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct. She offered her personal account of Moore in an essay for NBC News' THINK section: I’ve known Roy Moore...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 01:16 PM PST

NYC Immigrants Fear Raids as City Fails to Destroy ID Card Records

NYC Immigrants Fear Raids as City Fails to Destroy ID Card Records

A program designed to help undocumented immigrants living in the New York City area may facilitate their deportation under the Trump administration. Documents collected for an ambitious city identity card...

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