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Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 02:49 PM PST

Flake Vows to Oppose Judges Unless Mueller Bill Gets a Vote

Flake Vows to Oppose Judges Unless Mueller Bill Gets a Vote

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday that he won't vote to confirm judicial nominees unless GOP leaders hold a vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired. Flake of...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 02:59 PM PST

Trump Backs Major Rewrite of Sentencing Laws

Trump Backs Major Rewrite of Sentencing Laws

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his support for the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation. "Today I'm thrilled to announce my support for this...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 03:54 PM PST

Mattis Defends Use of Military on US-Mexico Border

Mattis Defends Use of Military on US-Mexico Border

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. He argued that it's analogous to a 1916...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 08:43 PM PST

Miami-Dade Recount Done, Broward Continues Push to Finish

Miami-Dade Recount Done, Broward Continues Push to Finish

With the deadline for counties across Florida to turn in their recounted ballot results just one day away, one South Florida county is breathing easier after finishing their recount while another continues amid...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 03:29 PM PST

NBC, Fox News, Other Media Back CNN Lawsuit Against Trump

NBC, Fox News, Other Media Back CNN Lawsuit Against Trump

NBC News, Fox News and several other media organizations said Wednesday they are supporting CNN's lawsuit against President Donald Trump over the suspension of correspondent Jim Acosta's White House access. The...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 02:33 PM PST

Justice Legal Opinion Backs Whitaker's Naming as Acting AG

Justice Legal Opinion Backs Whitaker's Naming as Acting AG

The Justice Department on Wednesday released an internal legal opinion supporting the legality of Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general as Democrats press the case that President Donald Trump...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 06:09 PM PST

Trump Ally Kevin McCarthy Selected to Lead House GOP

Trump Ally Kevin McCarthy Selected to Lead House GOP

Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 07:37 AM PST

This Kentucky Election Was Decided by a Coin Toss

This Kentucky Election Was Decided by a Coin Toss

One week after the votes were counted, a coin toss was used to settle a City Council race that ended in a tie in Crescent Springs, Kentucky. Jennine Bell Smith and Patrick Hackett, both write-in candidates...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 07:20 AM PST

The New Voice of Civility: Dan Crenshaw

The New Voice of Civility: Dan Crenshaw

The Texas republican talks about his experience on SNL in a new op-ed in The Washington Post.

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 07:02 AM PST

New Congress Takes Shape With Democratic Controlled House

New Congress Takes Shape With Democratic Controlled House

For newly elected Democratic House members, it's freshmen orientation at Capitol Hill- and a message. "Part of our role is investigations, part of our role is oversight, and a lot of our role is to try...

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