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Dems ramp up pressure on WI Gov. Scott Walker amid accusations of GOP 'power grab'

(WASHINGTON) -- Accusations of a blatant power grab, personal appeals from the incoming Democratic governor to his Republican predecessor, protesters marching on the State Capitol and the ongoing situation unfolding in the state of Wisconsin have all the hallmarks of a classic political drama.Now, with a deadline to sign the…... Read More

House Republicans lead vote to label Rohingya crisis 'genocide'

(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives is expected to pass a resolution with overwhelming bipartisan support Wednesday to declare the violence against Myanmar's Rohingya a genocide, a move the Trump administration still has not made despite mounting evidence and a cavalcade of voices saying so.The resolution's expected passage is particularly…... Read More

'It's like a manhood thing for him': Pelosi on Trump and border wall

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s willingness to trigger a partial government shutdown over funding for his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall boils down “to a manhood thing,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told Democrats in a closed-door meeting Tuesday following her clash with the president at the White House. “It’s like…... Read More

Surprising ally, Sen. Mitch McConnell, pushes for farm bill that legalizes hemp

(WASHINGTON) -- The typically conservative Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is applauding a somewhat surprising provision in the latest 807-page farm bill -- a measure that legalizes hemp. Industrial hemp is a different variety of the same plant that produces marijuana, so it's been illegal under federal law except for…... Read More

Trump meeting with Schumer, Pelosi erupts over border wall funding

(WASHINGTON) -- Political fireworks erupted in the Oval Office Tuesday between President Trump, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi over border wall funding.At first, the president welcomed Pelosi and Schumer into the Oval Office and discussed criminal justice reform while rattling off numbers about the…... Read More

DC Judge Amy Berman in Paul Manafort case asks attorneys for more evidence about his alleged lies

(WASHINGTON) -- A judge in the federal case against Paul Manafort told prosecutors that she needs to see more in the way of evidence supporting their claims that the former Trump campaign chairman lied to them in his cooperation agreement relating to the probe of Russian election meddling during the…... Read More

Nancy Pelosi in discussions with critics over possible leadership term limits

(WASHINGTON) -- As she works to lock down the few remaining holdouts against her bid to reclaim the House speaker’s gavel, Nancy Pelosi and the loudest critics of her succession plan have begun discussing instituting term limits for caucus and committee leaders, according to Democrats familiar with the conversations.While Democrats…... Read More

Google says it didn't use resources to target Latino voters in 2016

(WASHINGTON) -- In a testy exchange in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai refuted allegations that the company targeted Latino voters during the 2016 U.S. elections. During a hearing on Google’s data collection and filtering practices, Ohio Republican Jim Jordan alleged that in 2016,…... Read More

Trump administration changes to clean water rule could have wide-ranging impact

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is planning a major change to a clean water rule in the United States, exempting certain types of creeks and bodies of water from federal protection in a move that may have wide-ranging impacts.The proposal -- a campaign promise to farmers who say the regulation…... Read More

Schumer, Pelosi to meet with Trump to hash out border funding

(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi are set to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday morning in the hopes they can come to a budget agreement to avoid a partial government shutdown next week.In recent weeks, talks on funding…... Read More

Maria Butina, accused Russian agent, reaches plea deal with prosecutors that includes cooperation

(WASHINGTON) -- Maria Butina, a 30-year-old Russian gun rights activist who stands accused developing a covert influence operation in the United States, has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and cooperate with federal, state and local authorities in any ongoing investigations.She admits, as part of the deal, according to a…... Read More

President Trump scrambles for next chief of staff with John Kelly set to depart

(WASHINGTON) -- With current White House chief of staff John Kelly set to depart by year's end, President Donald Trump is scrambling to fill the top White House position after Kelly's expected replacement announced unexpectedly he would not take the job.The uncertainty comes at a critical time as special counsel…... Read More

Major players in Trump-Russia drama seek to dismiss DNC suit alleging international conspiracy

(WASHINGTON) -- Several major figures in the ongoing Trump-Russia drama have lined up in opposition to a lawsuit filed by the Democratic National Committee, arguing a federal judge should dismiss accusations of an international conspiracy ahead of the 2016 presidential election.A group of defendants -- including the Trump campaign, WikiLeaks…... Read More

Activists again demand New Green Deal; stage demonstration at Dem leaders' offices

(WASHINGTON) -- Hundreds of pro-environment activists lobbied lawmakers on Capitol Hill Monday, in an attempt to pressure Democratic leaders to endorse a Green New Deal for the new majority’s agenda in the next Congress.They staged sit-ins at the congressional offices of Reps. Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and Jim McGovern and…... Read More