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Ohio Democrat hints may take on Pelosi for powerful U.S. House speaker job

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Out of a small pool of party dissidents trying to stop fellow Democrat Nancy Pelosi from becoming speaker of the U.S.

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Trump's attorney general appointment challenged at Supreme Court

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The fight over President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general has reached the U.S.

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Supreme Court to hear census citizenship question dispute

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear oral arguments in February concerning a challenge by a group of states to the contentious decision by

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Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos asks to put off prison pending Mueller appeal

(Reuters) - George Papadopoulos, a former aide to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign who pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents probing ties between the campaign and Russia, filed a motion

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House ethics panel censures two lawmakers in misconduct probes

By Makini Brice WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives' Ethics Committee on Friday censured one lawmaker for sexually harassing women and another for mishandling accusations of

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Russians impersonating U.S. State Department aide in hacking campaign: researchers

By Christopher Bing NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hackers linked to the Russian government are impersonating U.S. State Department employees in an operation aimed at infecting computers of U.S.

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President Trump arrives in California to survey wildfire damage after hammering 'poor' forest management

President Trump arrived Saturday in Northern California to see the devastation from the California wildfires that have left at least 71 dead and more than 1,000 people missing -- saying it’s time “to pull together for the people of California.”

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Broward counts the wrong ballots as Florida races to finish manual recount ahead of Sunday deadline

Broward County’s second day of manual recounting stopped about an hour after it began Saturday when lawyers from both political parties pointed out that volunteers were counting the wrong ballots.

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Trump backs Pence, dismisses ‘phony’ report he questioned loyalty

President Trump on Saturday pushed back on a “phony” New York Times story that said Trump was unsure of Vice President Mike Pence’s loyalty and that a 2020 shakeup could be on the cards -- telling reporters that Pence was “100 percent loyal.”

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Kentucky state House candidate wins race by just one vote

Jim Glenn, the Democratic candidate running for Kentucky’s state House District 13, beat incumbent Republican Rep. D.J. Johnson by just one vote.

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Trump says he will help Pelosi get elected speaker, says opponents are ‘wasting their time’

President Trump on Saturday gave full backing to House Minority Leader, D-Calif., taking the speaker’s gavel when the Democrats take the House in January -- telling reporters that those considering a challenge to her “are wasting their time.”

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Avenatti's law firm evicted from California offices over unpaid $213G rent

Michael Avenatti’s law practice firm was ordered to be evicted from its California offices over unpaid rent after the judge dismissed his attempt to block the eviction, the latest setback for the embattled lawyer who was arrested on domestic violence charges earlier this week.

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The Latest: DeSantis: No reaction to race he declared 'over'

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's U.S. Senate and gubernatorial recounts (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The campaign of Republican Ron DeSantis says it has no immediate response to Democrat Andrew Gillum's concession in the Florida governor's race but referred back to a statement Thursday in which DeSantis declared the contest "over."

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Trump says report on Khashoggi's death coming in 2 days

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that his administration will release a full report in the next two days about the death of a Saudi journalist, which has created a diplomatic conundrum for the president: How to admonish Riyadh for the killing yet maintain strong ties with a close ally in the Middle East.

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The Latest: Trump tours wildfire-ravaged Malibu area

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:50 p.m. During his trip to survey wildfire damage in California, President Donald Trump met briefly at an airport hangar with families and first responders touched by the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks more than a week ago, which left 12 dead in what Trump called "a horrible, horrible event."

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Trump sees wildfire areas, consoles those harmed by shooting

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday acknowledged Californians suffering from twin tragedies, walking through the ashes of a mobile home and RV park in a small northern town all but destroyed by deadly wildfires and privately consoling people grieving after a mass shooting at a popular college bar outside Los Angeles.

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Florida's 1st black nominee for gov challenged GOP dominance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor's office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state's first black nominee for the post.

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The Latest: US signs up to bring power to Papua New Guinea

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — The Latest on the summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Papua New Guinea (all times local): 11:20 a.m.

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Trump Writes Answers to Mueller's Questions

"You always have to be careful answering questions for people who have bad intentions," President Trump said Friday as he told reporters that he has finished drafting answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and any possible involvement Trump’s campaign...

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2 Democratic Longshots Eye 2020 Race

Oprah says she's not interested in running for president in 2020, but one of her friends definitely is. Marianne Williamson, described by Politico as a "spirituality guru and fixture of Hollywood's New Age community," announced Friday that she's forming an exploratory committee. "We need to get our country back on...

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Judge Sides With CNN's Acosta Over White House

Score one for CNN over the White House. A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately return the White House press credentials of reporter Jim Acosta, per the AP . US District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Trump, announced his decision following a hearing in...

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Tweet About Ocasio-Cortez's Clothes Sets Off a Ruckus

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was expected to draw a lot of attention this week during orientation for incoming congressional freshmen, and draw attention she has. It began on day one , when the 29-year-old from the Bronx joined young climate activists in a protest at the office of Nancy Pelosi. The latest flare-up...

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Bernie Sanders Goes After the 'Wealthiest Family in America'

The bigger they come, the harder Bernie Sanders will go after them, apparently. The senator from Vermont, whose recent campaign to improve conditions for Amazon workers led to the company raising its minimum wage to $15 , now has Walmart in his sights, CNN reports. The independent senator, who calls the...

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'Error' Reveals Secret Assange Charges

Julian Assange has often claimed that the US has secretly filed charges against him—and an apparent error in a court filing for an unrelated case suggests he is right. The document, filed by federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia as part of an unrelated sex-crime case, asks...

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