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Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 at 12:53 AM PST

Former AG Eric Holder to Decide on 2020 Bid in a Few Weeks

Former AG Eric Holder to Decide on 2020 Bid in a Few Weeks

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced late Tuesday that he'll decide on a 2020 presidential run in about three weeks. He made the remarks to reporters outside the Harkin Institute for Public Policy...

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 at 11:48 AM PST

Fairfax's Accuser Speaks on Stanford #MeToo Panel

Fairfax's Accuser Speaks on Stanford #MeToo Panel

A college professor avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she talked in detail about her research and thoughts on the growing number of...

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 at 08:55 PM PST

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax's Accuser Urges Full Investigation

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax's Accuser Urges Full Investigation

The lawyer for a college professor who has accused Virginia's lieutenant governor of sexual assault sent a letter to Virginia lawmakers urging a full investigation.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 at 05:12 PM PST

McConnell Wields Green New Deal as Bludgeon Against Dems

McConnell Wields Green New Deal as Bludgeon Against Dems

The Senate will vote on the Green New Deal, a moonshot plan by Democrats to combat climate change, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, announcing a move designed to force Senate Democrats —...

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 at 03:13 PM PST

Senate Moves Closer to Confirming Barr as Attorney General

Senate Moves Closer to Confirming Barr as Attorney General

President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general could be in office by the end of the week after senators voted to move forward on his nomination. The Senate voted 55-44 on Tuesday to proceed with William...

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 at 02:22 PM PST

National Debt Hits New Milestone, Topping $22 Trillion

National Debt Hits New Milestone, Topping $22 Trillion

The national debt has passed a new milestone, topping $22 trillion for the first time. The Treasury Department's daily statement showed Tuesday that total outstanding public debt stands at $22.01 trillion....

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 at 01:27 PM PST

Warren Attends Luncheon Honoring Native American Women

Warren Attends Luncheon Honoring Native American Women

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., made a surprise appearance at a luncheon honoring Native American women leaders on Tuesday amid ongoing controversy over her past claims of Native heritage. The 2020 contender...

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 at 12:41 PM PST

Trump 'Not Happy' About Border Wall Deal

Trump 'Not Happy' About Border Wall Deal

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he was "not happy" with the details a bipartisan budget deal that would avert another government shutdown.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 at 01:23 PM PST

Read Gov. Gavin Newsom's State of the State Address

Read Gov. Gavin Newsom's State of the State Address

California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered his first State of the State address Tuesday, a day after declaring he wouldn't participate in the Trump administration's "political theater" over border security.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 at 10:24 PM PST

Trump Not 'Thrilled' With Border Deal, But Leaning Toward It

Trump Not 'Thrilled' With Border Deal, But Leaning Toward It

Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just...

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