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Flynn

Senate Committee Issues Subpoena To Michael Flynn

Members of Congress involved in the several investigations into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election pledged Wednesday to continue their work despite the firing of FBI Director James Comey, though they worried how the dismissal might delay probes already plagued by too few resources.

May 11, 2017
Democrats Texas

Can Democrats Continue Their Gains In Texas When Trump Isn’t On The Ballot?

Texas Republican Party communications director Michael Joyce said 2024 was a “realistic goal” for a time in which Democrats could expect to be competitive statewide, due to the 2020 census and changing demographics.

November 1, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to the Economic Club of New York luncheon in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 15, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

3 Ways Trump Is More Secretive Than Clinton, Or Any Other Candidate

“He could have rabies right now and we won’t ever know. We know nothing real about Donald Trump’s health, and going on a celebrity quack TV show does nothing to improve our understanding.”

September 15, 2016

Trump Adviser Accused Of Making Anti-Semitic Remarks

Joseph Schmitz, named as one of five advisers by the Trump campaign in March, is accused of bragging when he was Defense Department inspector general a decade ago that he pushed out Jewish employees.

August 18, 2016
Obama

As Obama Takes On Trump, The President’s Popularity Rises

President Barack Obama’s favorability rating continues to gain as he steps up criticism of his would-be successor, Donald Trump. The percentage of voters who think the country is on the right track has increased in the latest McClatchy-Marist poll, and 53 percent of registered voters say they approve of the job Obama is doing as president, compared with 40 percent who disapprove.

August 6, 2016
Tim Huelskamp

Tim Huelskamp Loses Kansas Republican Primary

Earlier in the evening, multiple TV and newspaper reporters were kicked out of Huelskamp’s “victory” headquarters in Hutchinson, with little explanation offered. Huelskamp would be the third Republican House incumbent to lose this year.

August 3, 2016
The images of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump are seen painted on decorative pumpkins created by artist John Kettman in LaSalle, Illinois, U.S., June 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

Analysis: Get Ready For The Nastiest, Most Unpredictable Campaign You Can Imagine

Not since Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan ran against each other in 1980 has the choice been so stark, the warnings from each candidate about the other so dire, the likely outcome so murky.

July 29, 2016
Justice Sonia Sotomayor/Commonwealth Club via Flickr

Trump Faces Hispanic Judges In Several Federal Courts

Taken together, the intersection of frequent Trump-related litigation with a federal judiciary in which more than 100 Hispanic or Latino judges serve makes the comments by the presumptive GOP presidential nominee even more significant.

June 7, 2016
Four thousand U.S. dollars are counted out by a banker counting currency at a bank in Westminster, Colorado November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Huge Document Leak Exposes How The Wealthy And Powerful Hide Money

Those exposed in the leak include the prime ministers of Iceland and Pakistan, an alleged bagman for Syrian President Bashar Assad, a close friend of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and companies linked to the family of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

April 3, 2016

French Warplanes Attack Islamic State In Syria

The French Defense Ministry said in a statement posted on its website that the bombing of Islamic State’s de facto capital, Raqqa, destroyed “a command post, a jihadist recruitment center and arms and munitions depot,” and “a terrorist training camp.” It offered no estimate of casualties.

November 15, 2015
NSA, Patriot Act, Surveillance, Privacy, Congress, National News, Politics

Answers To 5 Questions About Patriot Act Spying Debate

When the Patriot Act expired Monday, people were left with questions as to what this means for the National Security Agency, for spying, and for the struggling presidential campaign of Sen. Rand Paul

June 2, 2015

Republican Declares Victory In Alaska Senate Race As Begich Refuses To Concede

Here’s why Senator Begich refuses to drop his re-election bid.

November 12, 2014

Historic Main Gate At Germany’s Dachau Concentration Camp Stolen

A gate bearing the Nazi slogan “Arbeit macht frei” (work sets you free) was stolen from the Dachau concentration camp.

November 3, 2014

Two Under Observation At Hospitals After Falling Ill During Flights From Liberia To O’Hare

Out of an “abundance of caution”, two people who arrived at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport are being observed at two separate hospitals.

October 22, 2014

Second Dallas Nurse With Ebola Should Not Have Taken Flight, CDC Says

Get the latest on the Ebola outbreak.

October 15, 2014

Wells Fargo To Pay $5 Million To Settle Discrimination Allegations

Find out why the big bank is about to pay up.

October 9, 2014

Patrick Modiano Of France Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

Here’s what you need to know about this year’s winner.

October 9, 2014

‘Roll Call’s’ Ten ‘Poorest’ Members Of Congress For 2014

By Steven T. Dennis, CQ Roll Call WASHINGTON — Roll Call’s annual list of the 10 “poorest” members of Congress contains one majority whip, one party chairman, one formerly impeached judge and one senator. As usual, the quirks of the disclosure rules make it impossible to know exactly how poor any one lawmaker is, or […]

September 11, 2014

‘Roll Call’s’ Ten Richest Members Of Congress For 2014

By CQ Roll Call staff WASHINGTON — They invested in an aquaculture business, a bank and good old blue chip stocks and bonds. The richest members of Congress found myriad ways to get wealthier in 2013, CQ Roll Call’s annual survey of congressional wealth shows. Many lawmakers’ portfolios shrugged off the effects of a government […]

September 11, 2014

NFL Scandal Spotlights Complexities Of Abuse

By Rosalind Bentley, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Well, if he hit her, why did she marry him? Why hasn’t she left him? Why is she defending him? Those are a few of the questions buzzing on the Web, in offices, and in homes around the country in light of the graphic new video of now-former Baltimore […]

September 11, 2014

Actor, Comedian Robin Williams Dies At 63 In Apparent Suicide

By Lauren Raab, Ryan Parker and Nicky Loomis, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Robin Williams, a comic and sitcom star in the 1970s who became an Oscar-winning dramatic actor, died Monday at 63 in Marin County. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said he appears to have committed suicide. The news of the beloved actor’s […]

August 11, 2014

Man’s Fingertip Bitten Off At Beyonce-Jay Z Rose Bowl Show, Police Say

MCT A 25-year-old concert-goer was taken into custody on suspicion of sexual battery and mayhem after he allegedly groped a woman at Beyonce’s and Jay Z’s “On the Run” tour at the Rose Bowl and then bit off the tip of her boyfriend’s finger during an ensuing fight, police said. The incident occurred Saturday as […]

August 4, 2014

Imprisoned Russian Opposition Activist Begins Hunger Strike

dpa MOSCOW — Prominent Russian opposition activist Sergei Udaltsov has begun a hunger strike to protest his 4 1/2 year prison sentence, a prison spokeswoman said Friday, a day after he was sentenced. Udaltsov, 37, is in solitary confinement and is being kept under continuous medical supervision, the spokeswoman told the Interfax news agency. He […]

July 25, 2014

Typhoon Rammasun Kills 38 In The Philippines

dpa MANILA — The strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year, typhoon Rammasun, killed 38 people and left nearly 2 million in the capital and eastern provinces without power for a second day, disaster management officials said Thursday. Most of the deaths were caused by toppled trees, collapsed structures, and other debris whipped up […]

July 17, 2014

Texas Governor Perry Calls For Sending Migrant Children Back Quickly

By Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times McALLEN, Texas — Governor Rick Perry told U.S. House committee members meeting in this border town Thursday that the most humanitarian response to tens of thousands of children from Central America surging across the border was to send them back as quickly as possible. The Republican governor also criticized […]

July 4, 2014