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Pelosi vows to become U.S. House speaker despite opposition

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi believes she has the votes to retake the speakership of the House of Representatives, she told reporters on Thursday,

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U.S. judge refuses Russian firm's bid to dismiss Mueller indictment

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss criminal charges against a Russian company accused by U.S.

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Trump to nominate handbag designer as new South African ambassador

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate luxury handbag designer Lana Marks as the new ambassador to South Africa, the White House said, almost two years after the last

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Trump aide Ricardel forced out after showdown with first lady

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mira Ricardel, the White House deputy national security adviser, was forced out of her job on Wednesday after President Donald Trump's wife, Melania, said Ricardel did not

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U.S. Senate's Flake takes a stand on protecting Mueller probe

By David Morgan and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lone Republican lawmaker on Wednesday vowed to block judicial nominations in the U.S.

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Too close to call: U.S. federal, state elections still in flux

(Reuters) - Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 elections and Republicans held onto a majority in the U.S.

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Mark Walker at center of Florida election controversies: 5 things to know about the judge

With two primary Florida elections hanging in the balance, Judge Mark Walker has found himself at the center of the debacle.

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Democrat Mississippi Senate hopeful misled about $750G lobbying contract with African despot

A Democratic Senate hopeful in Mississippi cashed in $750,000 after lobbying on behalf of an African despot currently being trialed for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.

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Seattle city council candidate ends campaign after family allegedly targeted with 'vile racist attacks'

A Seattle city council candidate has reportedly dropped out of the race after his family received a barrage of threats and harassment.

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Florida elections battle focuses on ‘mismatched’ signatures on ballots

The process of deeming a signature invalid is stringent or subjective – depending on who you ask.

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Florida recount: Fury at Broward, Palm Beach, for making rest of state look like 'laughing stock'

As Broward and Palm Beach counties drag the rest of Florida down with them, drowning in a sea of lawsuits and ballot problems, the rest of the state is furious and fed up that their self-inflicted image as an electoral basket case has once again been enforced.

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Treasury slaps sanctions on Saudi officials over death of Jamal Khashoggi

The Treasury Department announced Thursday it is slapping sanctions on 17 Saudi government officials over the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Turkey last month.

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ICE head denounces political vitriol, apologizes for tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told senators Thursday that employees' morale has suffered because of the bitter political climate, and he apologized for sending a tweet in 2015 that suggested renaming the Democratic Party as the "NeoKlanist" party.

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Trump nominates handbag designer as envoy to South Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a South Florida-based luxury fashion and handbag designer to be the new U.S.

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The Latest: Judge delays ruling over White House press pass

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the legal challenge to the White House's decision to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his White House press credentials (all times local): 1:15 p.m.

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Influential president of Human Rights Campaign stepping down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chad Griffin, the influential LGBTQ activist who helped turn the Human Rights Campaign into a powerful political force, announced Thursday that he is stepping down as the organization's president.

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Pentagon: Troop contingent on border 'pretty much peaked'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. active-duty troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border has "pretty much peaked" at the current total of 5,800, the Pentagon's No.

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Judge allows Mueller case against Russian company to proceed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a special counsel indictment against a Russian company accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election.

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White House Aide Gone After Clash With First Lady

Deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel was removed from her post Wednesday—the day after Melania Trump's office released a highly unusual statement calling for her firing . "Mira Ricardel will continue to support the president as she departs the White House to transition to a new role within the administration,...

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Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Calls Charge Against Him 'Bogus'

Stormy Daniels' lawyer was arrested Wednesday on what he claimed was a "completely bogus" charge of felony domestic violence. Michael Avenatti, a frequent and outspoken critic of President Trump, was released on $50,000 bail, the BBC reports. Los Angeles Police Department Tony Im says the victim in the case...

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House Republicans Choose Their Leader

The race for House minority leader was Kevin McCarthy's to lose on Wednesday, and lose it he did not. Politico reports the Republican successfully fended off a challenge from conservative Freedom Caucus member Rep. Jim Jordan, with Republican sources saying the final count was 159 to 43. The remainder of...

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2 Reports Describe Trump as Deeply Impacted by Midterms

The Los Angeles Times and Washington Post are out with complementary pieces focused on what they see as President Trump's changing temperament in the wake of the midterms. At the Los Angeles Times , Eli Stokols contrasts Trump's frequent "ebullient" appearances at campaign rallies with a post-midterms retreat "into a cocoon...

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DOJ: No Senate Confirmation, No Problem for Whitaker

Matthew Whitaker is "unquestionably" authorized to lead the Justice Department despite his lack of Senate confirmation. That's the opinion of Steven Engel, assistant attorney general for the department's Office of Legal Counsel, who's penned a 20-page memo in support of Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general after Jeff Sessions was...

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Fox News Sides With CNN on Jim Acosta-Trump Flap

Fox News on Wednesday came out in support of CNN's suit against the Trump administration in a bid to get back Jim Acosta's "hard pass." Its statement, from Fox News President Jay Wallace: "Fox News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter's press credential. We...

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