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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify before House oversight panel next week
Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify before House oversight panel next week

President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify in a public hearing before a U.S. congressional committee on Feb. 27 and the panel's chairman said Trump's business practices would be a focus of the testimony. Cohen had originally been scheduled to testify on Feb. 7 but

Bernie Sanders Announces Presidential Run, Calls Trump
Bernie Sanders Announces Presidential Run, Calls Trump 'Embarrassment'

Bernie Sanders, the independent Vermont senator who finished runner up to Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, on Tuesday announced a second White House bid. "I think the current occupant of the White House is an embarrassment to our country," Sanders said in an interview

Trump calls discussions about removing him "treasonous"
Trump calls discussions about removing him "treasonous"

US President Donald Trump said Monday a top Justice official's reported discussions about invoking the Constitution to remove him from office were part of an "illegal and treasonous" push against him. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein raised the possibility of removing the president

Japan PM nominated Trump for Nobel after US request: report
Japan PM nominated Trump for Nobel after US request: report

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after being requested to do so by Washington, a Japanese newspaper reported Sunday. Washington sounded out Tokyo over the possibility of nominating Trump for the prize after his landmark summit

Heather Nauert, President Trump's choice for UN ambassador job, withdraws in surprise move
Heather Nauert, President Trump's choice for UN ambassador job, withdraws in surprise move

Heather Nauert, a former Fox News host, cited the strain on her family in announcing her decision. Critics said Nauert did have the foreign policy experience.

Trump to Sign Border Bill, Declare Emergency for More Wall Money
Trump to Sign Border Bill, Declare Emergency for More Wall Money

"President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action - including a national emergency - to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement

Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe
Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel's Russia probe, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Wife of White House communications chief goes on anti-vaccine tirade
Wife of White House communications chief goes on anti-vaccine tirade

The wife of White House communications director Bill Shine on Wednesday went on an anti-vaccine tirade while spreading conspiracy theories about an outbreak of measles in the Pacific north-west. In a series of tweets, Darla Shine lashed out against a CNN segment detailing the outbreak, which has seen

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In El Paso, Trump and O'Rourke go head-to-head over wall

President Donald Trump charged ahead Monday with his pledge to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, skimming over the details of lawmakers' tentative deal that would give him far less than he's been demanding and declaring he's "setting the stage" to deliver on his signature

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O'Rourke, Trump trade blows in rival Texas border rallies

O'Rourke, who narrowly lost a 2018 bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Texas, accused Trump of stoking "false fear" about immigrants and telling "lies" about his hometown El Paso, which Trump said was a dangerous place before it had a border fence. "Here is one of the safest cities in the United States of America, safe not because of walls but in spite of walls," O'Rourke told a crowd of several thousand supporters, many waving "Beto 2020" signs and wearing "Immigrants Make America Great" baseball caps. Two hundred yards away in El Paso County Coliseum, Trump told his supporters that O'Rourke had "little going for himself." "We are all challenged by a young man who lost an election to...

Virginia leader accused of rape will have to resign if claims are true -governor
Virginia leader accused of rape will have to resign if claims are true -governor

Virginia's embattled governor insisted he will not resign over a racist yearbook photo, but he said the state's lieutenant governor would have to step aside if sexual assault allegations against him are found to be true. In a CBS interview to be broadcast on Monday, Governor Ralph Northam said

Shutdown deadline looms as wall negotiations hit a snag
Shutdown deadline looms as wall negotiations hit a snag

WASHINGTON (AP) - As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown even as it signaled a willingness to obtain funding for President Donald Trump's proposed wall by other means.

Senator Klobuchar to join widening Democratic presidential field
Senator Klobuchar to join widening Democratic presidential field

Klobuchar, 58, now in her third six-year term as a senator for Minnesota, will seek to position herself as a contrast to Trump, who is expected to be the Republican candidate in the November 2020 election, focusing on both policy differences but also style and tact.

South Korea, US sign cost-sharing deal for American troops
South Korea, US sign cost-sharing deal for American troops

South Korea and the United States struck a new deal Sunday that increases Seoul's contribution for the cost of the American military presence on its soil, overcoming previous failed negotiations that caused worries about their decades-long alliance. South Korea last year provided about $830 million

How One Ohio City Turned Election Day Into A Paid Holiday
How One Ohio City Turned Election Day Into A Paid Holiday

Late last month, the government of Sandusky, Ohio, did what many believe thefederal government should have done long ago: It declared Election Day a paidholiday

Trump, Beto to face off Monday in El Paso in dueling rallies near the border
Trump, Beto to face off Monday in El Paso in dueling rallies near the border

The president will address supporters to press his wall and immigration issues; O'Rourke plans to lead a protest march - both in El Paso, Texas.

Likely deal would give Trump fraction of desired wall money
Likely deal would give Trump fraction of desired wall money

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional bargainers worked toward a border security deal Friday amid indications that the White House was preparing to accept a bipartisan agreement that would give President Donald Trump a fraction of the money he's demanded for his proposed southern border wall.

Former Rep. John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress in US history, has died
Former Rep. John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress in US history, has died

Former Rep. John Dingell Jr., the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, died Thursday, his wife and successor, Rep. Debbie Dingell, announced in a statement. "It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of John David Dingell, Jr.," according to the statement. "Congressman

Some lofty goals from 2018 State of Union speech still unmet
Some lofty goals from 2018 State of Union speech still unmet

President Donald Trump whiffed on some lofty goals that he laid out in last year's State of the Union address, most notably his call for an overhaul of immigration laws and a "great wall on our southern border" but also on his pitches for a big infrastructure boost and bringing unity to

Iran women see new opportunities alongside old barriers
Iran women see new opportunities alongside old barriers

Saba was just 25 when she left her design job in New York to work on a project renovating an art gallery back in her hometown Tehran. If I had stayed in New York, I wouldn't have had this chance," said Saba, now 27. It's hard in New York," she told AFP.

Cardi B Says She Turned Down Performing at the Super Bowl to Defend Colin Kaepernick
Cardi B Says She Turned Down Performing at the Super Bowl to Defend Colin Kaepernick

Cardi B says she turned down the opportunity for big bucks to support former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Gov. Northam says he wasn
Gov. Northam says he wasn't in racist photo, won't resign

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Resisting widespread calls for his resignation, Virginia's embattled governor on Saturday pledged to remain in office after disavowing a blatantly racist photograph that appeared under his name in his 1984 medical school yearbook.

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Virginia's governor won't resign over blackface, KKK photo. What's next?

Despite facing fierce demands from across the country, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam refused to resign in the aftermath of his medical school yearbook page surfacing.

Russia to pull plug on nuclear arms pact after US does same
Russia to pull plug on nuclear arms pact after US does same

MOSCOW (AP) - Following in the footsteps of the U.S., Russia will abandon a centerpiece nuclear arms treaty but will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so, President Vladimir Putin said Saturday.

Senate vote rebukes Trump on Syria, Afghanistan
Senate vote rebukes Trump on Syria, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a bipartisan rebuke to President Donald Trump, the Senate voted 68-23 Thursday to advance an amendment that would oppose withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan.

APNewsBreak: ICE force-feeding detainees on hunger strike
APNewsBreak: ICE force-feeding detainees on hunger strike

Immigrants have gone on hunger strikes over the past month to protest conditions inside detention facilities, prompting officials to force-feed six of them through plastic nasal tubes at a Texas location, The Associated Press has learned.

Kirstjen Nielsen spars with House Dems on oversight as Trump
Kirstjen Nielsen spars with House Dems on oversight as Trump's immigration team pushes back

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and House Democrats are already sparring in public over oversight of her department and how quickly it should happen.

Poll: Voters trust Pelosi over President Trump
Poll: Voters trust Pelosi over President Trump

Women, minorities, Democrats, and independents all said they trusted Pelosi more than Trump when asked by Quinnipiac's pollsters. Trump's demand for a wall at the southern border was also unpopular, with 55 percent of respondents opposing the idea and 41 percent supporting it.

Abrams, former Georgia governor candidate, to give Democrats
Abrams, former Georgia governor candidate, to give Democrats' State of the Union response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost Georgia's recent gubernatorial election, will deliver the Democrats' response to Republican President Donald Trump's State of the Union address next week, the top Democrat in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, said on Tuesday. "I'm very excited

APNewsBreak: FBI finds no specific motive in Vegas shooting
APNewsBreak: FBI finds no specific motive in Vegas shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A high-stakes gambler who rained a hail of gunfire down on a crowd of country music fans, killing 58, took any specific motive for the 2017 attack to his grave, the FBI said Tuesday as it concluded the investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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Bolton's notes raise questions on U.S. military plans amid Venezuela tensions

White House national security adviser John Bolton raised questions about the United States' intentions in Venezuela after he appeared at a briefing on Monday with a notepad containing the words "5,000 troops to Colombia," which neighbors Venezuela. It was not immediately clear what Bolton's notes meant and whether President Donald Trump's administration was seriously considering sending U.S. troops to Colombia. Asked about a photograph depicting the notes, a White House spokesman said on Monday: "As the President has said, all options are on the table." Pentagon spokesman Colonel Rob Manning said the number of U.S. military personnel in Colombia remained unchanged as part of a...

Spy agencies doubt North Korea will give up nuclear weapons
Spy agencies doubt North Korea will give up nuclear weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an assessment casting doubt on President Donald Trump's goal of a nuclear-disarmed North Korea, U.S. intelligence agencies told Congress on Tuesday that the North is unlikely to entirely dismantle its nuclear arsenal.

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Trump's former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen to testify behind closed doors to House Intelligence Committee on Feb. 8, chairman says

Michael Cohen has agreed to testify behind closed doors in front of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, according to a statement from the committee chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). "I want to thank Michael Cohen for agreeing to appear voluntarily before the Committee for closed

Mueller probe
Mueller probe 'close to being completed' -acting U.S. attorney general

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is close to wrapping up, Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told reporters on Monday. "I've been fully briefed on the investigation and I look forward to Director Mueller delivering the final

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US envoy: 'Agreement in principle' on Afghan peace talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Negotiators for the U.S. and the Taliban insurgents have reached "agreements in principle" on key issues for a peace deal that would end 17 years of war in Afghanistan, the top U.S. envoy said Monday.

Trump casts doubt on seeing a budget deal that he
Trump casts doubt on seeing a budget deal that he'd accept

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are "less than 50-50."

Former Starbucks CEO considering independent White House bid
Former Starbucks CEO considering independent White House bid

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said Sunday he was considering a bid for U.S. president as an independent, upsetting some Democrats who believe he would hurt their party's chances of defeating Republican President Donald Trump in 2020. "I am seriously thinking of running for president.

Aide says Trump OK with second shutdown over border spat
Aide says Trump OK with second shutdown over border spat

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is prepared to shut down the government again or declare a national emergency if Congress won't give him the border wall money he wants, the White House said Sunday.

Trump signs funding bill to temporarily end shutdown
Trump signs funding bill to temporarily end shutdown

Late Friday night, President Donald Trump signed a bill passed by Congress that officially reopens the federal government for three weeks while lawmakers negotiate border security funding with the president -- ending the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. "I am very proud to announce

Trump, Congress agree to end longest government shutdown
Trump, Congress agree to end longest government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Submitting to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump agreed to a deal Friday to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that Congress give him money for his border wall before federal agencies get back to work.

Trump associate Stone arrested, faces obstruction charge
Trump associate Stone arrested, faces obstruction charge

WASHINGTON (AP) - Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, was arrested in the special counsel's Russia investigation in a pre-dawn raid at his Florida home on Friday and was charged with lying to Congress and obstructing the probe.

Senate panel subpoenas Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal lawyer

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday subpoenaed Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer.

Supreme Court allows Trump's partial military ban on transgender people in military to take effect
Supreme Court allows Trump's partial military ban on transgender people in military to take effect

The Supreme Court will allow Trump's partial ban on transgender people serving in the military to take effect while court challenges continue.

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