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EPA Chief Says Climate Change Is Not His Top Priority
EPA Chief Says Climate Change Is Not His Top Priority

Andrew Wheeler said he believes that water is the No. 1 environmental challenge facing the planet today.

'A new level of inhumanity': Democrats denounce White House idea to release migrants in sanctuary cities

The revelation late Thursday that the White House tried multiple times to pressure immigration authorities into releasing migrants on to the streets of sanctuary cities did go over well with Democrats, who denounced the Trump administration as cruel.

Ex-Obama WH counsel charged with lying in lobbying probe
Ex-Obama WH counsel charged with lying in lobbying probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig was indicted Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe.

Avenatti charged with embezzlement, fraud, cheating on taxes
Avenatti charged with embezzlement, fraud, cheating on taxes

Attorney Michael Avenatti has been charged in a 36-count federal indictment alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, did not pay his taxes, committed bank fraud and lied in bankruptcy proceedings, federal prosecutors in California said Thursday. Avenatti, 48, was indicted late Wednesday by

Secret Service head Alles leaving, career official tapped
Secret Service head Alles leaving, career official tapped

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles is leaving the Trump administration, the White House said, amid a shake-up in the upper echelon of the Department of Homeland Security.

What to Know About Kevin McAleenan, Kirstjen Nielsen
What to Know About Kevin McAleenan, Kirstjen Nielsen's Replacement As Homeland Security Chief

Kevin McAleenan, the acting Department of Homeland Security secretary after Kirstjen Nielsen leaves, has carried out the president's most controversial efforts at the border.

Ex-US Sen Ernest
Ex-US Sen Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings of South Carolina dead

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 97.

'Look what I did to her sons.' Trump fires back at Barbara Bush remarks in new biography

President Donald Trump dismissed criticism from former first lady Barbara Bush detailed in the book, The Matriarch, by Susan Page of USA TODAY.

Michael Brown
Michael Brown's mother loses Ferguson City Council race

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Michael Brown's mother was defeated Tuesday in her bid for a seat on the City Council in Ferguson, Missouri, where her son died in a police shooting that helped give rise to the national Black Lives Matter movement.

Lori Lightfoot will be Chicago
Lori Lightfoot will be Chicago's 1st black, female mayor

CHICAGO (AP) - Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot defeated a longtime political insider Tuesday to become Chicago's next mayor, the first black woman and openly gay person to lead the nation's third-largest city.

Tucker Carlson Mocks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as
Tucker Carlson Mocks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as 'Nasty,' 'Self Righteous' and a 'Moron' (Video)

Tucker Carson took aim at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday evening, calling the freshman congresswoman "nasty" and a "moron" on his Fox News primetime show "Tucker Carlson Tonight.""So it's official, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a moron, and nasty, and more self righteous than any televangelist

Official: Trump team overruled 25 security clearance denials
Official: Trump team overruled 25 security clearance denials

WASHINGTON (AP) - A career official in the White House security office says dozens of people in President Donald Trump's administration were granted security clearances despite "disqualifying issues" in their backgrounds, such as concerns about foreign influence, drug use and criminal conduct

S. Korean leader to meet with Trump in US on nuke diplomacy
S. Korean leader to meet with Trump in US on nuke diplomacy

It would be their first meeting since Trump's second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi last month collapsed due to disputes on U.S.-led sanctions. The breakdown of that summit put Moon, a liberal who has shuttled between Washington and Pyongyang, in a difficult position on how

Ostrich jacket, hard drives in Mueller
Ostrich jacket, hard drives in Mueller's trove of evidence

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats say they want "all of the underlying evidence" in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation . But what is all of that evidence?

U.S. calls Russia deployment of planes to Venezuela
U.S. calls Russia deployment of planes to Venezuela 'reckless escalation'

The Russian planes and military personnel arrived outside the Venezuelan capital Caracas on Saturday, according to local media reports, two months after the Trump administration disavowed President Nicolas Maduro. Washington has recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's legitimate

Pentagon authorizes $1 billion for Trump
Pentagon authorizes $1 billion for Trump's border wall

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan has authorized $1 billion to build part of the wall sought by Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border, the first funds designated for the project under the president's emergency declaration. The Department of Homeland Security asked the Pentagon to build 57

Mueller report: Read AG William Barr's summary of the Russia investigation
Mueller report: Read AG William Barr's summary of the Russia investigation

Congress got its first look at what special counsel Robert Mueller found after years investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and any possible collusion with President Donald Trump's campaign.

House Judiciary Committee To Ask AG William Barr To Testify On Mueller Report Conclusions
House Judiciary Committee To Ask AG William Barr To Testify On Mueller Report Conclusions

The House Judiciary Committee cites "discrepancies" in the Justice Department's handling of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Barr preparing a summary of Mueller report
Barr preparing a summary of Mueller report's key conclusions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General William Barr is preparing a summary of the findings of the special counsel investigating Russian election interference.

Testing strength, Harris and Sanders take 2020 to rival turf
Testing strength, Harris and Sanders take 2020 to rival turf

HOUSTON (AP) - Charging onto the home turf of their Democratic rivals, Sen. Kamala Harris campaigned in Texas for the first time Saturday while Sen. Bernie Sanders swung through California - both a test of early strength in a crowded presidential race and a peek at the country's two biggest states

Mueller concludes Russia probe, delivers report to AG Barr
Mueller concludes Russia probe, delivers report to AG Barr

WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency, entangled Trump's family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president's closest associates.

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