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Herman Cain withdraws from consideration for Federal Reserve board

Herman Cain is out of the running for a seat on the Federal Reserve’s board. Continue reading

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Trump administration announces new Iran crackdown targeting oil revenue

The Trump administration on Monday targeted Iran’s energy sector by announcing the U.S. would no longer exempt any countries from sanctions for importing Iranian oil. Continue reading

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DOJ, FBI to review ‘outrageous’ Jussie Smollett case, Trump says

President Trump announced Thursday that the FBI and Justice Department will review the “outrageous� decision to drop charges in the Jussie Smollett case.  Continue reading

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Ocasio-Cortez and freshman allies amass power, creating problems for Pelosi and party

On everything from the Green New Deal to impeachment to criticism of Israel, a squad of first-year congresswomen are flexing their muscle and posing an implicit challenge to Democratic honchos like Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Continue reading

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Dem frosh turn tables on anti-Semitism rebuke, shift spotlight to Islamophobia and AIPAC power

The passage Thursday of a broad anti-bigotry resolution that exposed chasms in the Democratic caucus regarding Israel marked a coup of sorts for a tight-knit band of House freshmen who – in a matter of hours – were able to shift the spotlight away … Continue reading

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Warmbier’s parents push back on Trump comments, blame Kim’s ‘evil regime’ for son’s death

The parents of American college student Otto Warmbier, who died after his detention in North Korea, on Friday countered President Trump’s suggestion that Kim Jong Un’s government was unaware of their son’s treatment – blaming the “evil regim… Continue reading

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Trump backs call to nuke filibuster in drive to pass border wall $$, as shutdown looms

President Trump on Friday publicly urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to deploy the so-called “nuclear option” to jam through a controversial spending package that includes billions in border-wall funds, as Washington’s warring parties remain… Continue reading

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Susan Collins reveals vulgar, threatening voicemails left during Kavanaugh confirmation

Sen. Susan Collins is speaking out on the threats she received during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process, sharing with Fox News some of the vulgar, vitriolic and sexist voicemails her office received from callers during that period. Continue reading

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ObamaCare could return to Supreme Court, with all eyes on Kavanaugh and Roberts

The Affordable Care Act – and the multitude of regulations, taxes and benefits that come with it – once again could be on the road to the Supreme Court after a Texas judge ruled the law unconstitutional. Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich: No, I’m not being considered for White House chief of staff

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday adamantly denied that he’s being considered for White House chief of staff, shooting down speculation that surged in the press after he was spotted visiting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue a day earlier. Continue reading

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Mueller probe twists revive Dem talk of possible Trump impeachment, future prosecution

Developments in the Robert Mueller probe – which hit a milestone Wednesday with the sentencing of former Trump fixer Michael Cohen – have congressional Democrats openly revisiting the possibility of impeachment or even future prosecution of the preside… Continue reading

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Clinton, Kerry filmed dancing to Bollywood hits at lavish India wedding

Fellow former secretaries of state Hillary Clinton and John Kerry were filmed dancing to Bollywood hits during the lavish and star-studded wedding in India hosted this week by the country’s richest family. Continue reading

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Trump threatens to have military build border wall if Pelosi, Schumer won’t budge

President Trump threatened Tuesday to have the military “build the remaining sections” of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, appearing to revive a call to use Pentagon money to finish the project as he braces for a tense meeting with congressional Democratic… Continue reading

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Comey transcript: Bureau brass called Clinton interview ‘unusual,’ email use ‘appalling’

The lengthy transcript released Saturday of James Comey’s closed-door interview with congressional lawmakers showed the former FBI director called certain aspects of the Hillary Clinton email case “unusual” – and revealed a former bureau lawyer called … Continue reading

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Congress approves stopgap spending bill averting government shutdown, for now

Congress on Thursday approved a short-term spending bill to avoid a partial government shutdown, punting the thorny debate over border wall funding and other issues until later in the month. Continue reading

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Conservative writer Corsi files complaint against Mueller, alleges bid to seek false testimony

Conservative author Jerome Corsi on Monday filed a “criminal and ethics complaint” against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, accusing investigators of trying to bully him into giving “false testimony” against President Trump. Continue reading

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Trump team fires back at Mueller probe, ‘hysterical’ coverage of Cohen deal

President Trump and his legal team fired back early Friday at suggestions the latest twists in Robert Mueller’s probe mean the bell is tolling for his administration, downplaying the implications of ex-confidant Michael Cohen’s guilty plea and testimon… Continue reading

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Trump rebuffs recusal demands for Acting AG Whitaker, swipes at Conway’s husband

President Trump on Friday shot down calls for his new Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation, arguing that his public comments on the probe are not out of the ordinary for a high-ranking offi… Continue reading

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McConnell: Kavanaugh fight was ‘adrenaline shot’ in Senate elections

Mitch McConnell did not mince words Wednesday about the impact now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation battle had on the midterm elections, saying it gave Republicans a much-needed “adrenaline shot” in the Senate races. Continue reading

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Oprah campaigns for Stacey Abrams, as star power hits the stump in final midterm stretch

Oprah Winfrey made her 2018 midterm campaign debut on Thursday, hitting the stump for Democrat Stacey Abrams in Georgia’s heated gubernatorial campaign – the latest celebrity or political heavyweight bringing their star power to the final stretch going… Continue reading

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