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Sixteen House Democrats oppose Pelosi, offer no rival

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sixteen Democratic members of Congress vowed on Monday to oppose fellow Democrat Nancy Pelosi's bid to become speaker of the U.S.

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White House restores access for CNN's Acosta, ending legal fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday restored press access for CNN reporter Jim Acosta, ending a legal fight that had so far gone against the Trump administration.

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White House journalists invite historian, not comic, to headline dinner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Months after comic Michelle Wolf angered Trump administration officials with her blistering routine at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, the group said

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U.S. spy chiefs should publicly report on Khashoggi death: Senator

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence officials should issue a public report on the killing of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior Democratic U.S.

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Democratic senators sue to block Trump acting attorney general

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Democratic senators launched a new legal challenge on Monday to President Donald Trump's naming of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, accusing

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Explainer: Was Trump's appointment of Whitaker lawful?

By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting U.S. attorney general on Nov. 7 drew another legal challenge on Monday, this time by three Democratic

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Ryan backs Navy Admiral William McRaven after Trump attack, report says

Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., on Monday sided with retired Navy Admiral William McRaven—the official best known for overseeing the Navy SEAL mission to kill Usama bin Laden—after President Trump questioned why McRaven took so long to find the Al Qaeda leader.

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Ivanka Trump’s lawyer slams ‘misinformation being peddled’ after report that she used private email for government business

After a report in The Washington Post that Ivanka Trump sent "hundreds" of emails about government business using her personal email, her lawyer is hitting back against widespread "misinformation being peddled" in the press.

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Troops Trump deployed to border should be home by Christmas, military announces

All of the 5,800 active duty military troops President Trump ordered deployed to the U.S. border with Mexico to confront the approaching migrant caravans from Central America will be home by Christmas, a top Army commander announced Monday.

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Trump to campaign for Hyde-Smith in Mississippi as Dems aim to energize black voters

In what is the last battle of the 2018 midterm season, a special runoff election is taking place in just over a week to decide who will fill Mississippi’s second seat in the Senate. The run-off pits Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith against her Democratic challenger, former Secretary of Agriculture and ex-Democratic Rep. Mike Espy.

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RNC backs Trump attack on retired Navy Admiral William McRaven

The Republican National Committee Monday backed comments by President Trump that were critical of retired Navy Admiral William McRaven, best known for overseeing the Navy SEAL operation that resulted in the death of Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden.

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White House will not seek to revoke CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass, issues news rules to govern press conferences

The White House will not seek to revoke CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s hard pass, sources told Fox News’ John Roberts.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump book didn't foreshadow bin Laden attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an echo of his campaign rhetoric, President Donald Trump is back to portraying himself as the Paul Revere of the terrorism age — the one who told the country Osama bin Laden was coming.

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Report: Ivanka Trump used personal email for government work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and a top White House adviser, sent hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account last year, The Washington Post reported Monday.

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White House to restore Acosta's pass, with a warning

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday abruptly dropped its effort to bar CNN reporter Jim Acosta from the White House, but warned he could have his credentials pulled again if he doesn't follow guidelines governing journalists' behavior.

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In threat to Pelosi, 16 Dems say they'll back new leadership

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen Democrats who've opposed Nancy Pelosi's quest to become speaker released a letter Monday saying they will vote for "new leadership" when the House picks its leaders in January, underscoring a significant threat to her effort to lead her party's House majority in the next Congress.

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Trump draws criticism for faulting war hero on bin Laden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is drawing heavy criticism for faulting a war hero for not capturing al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden sooner.

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Democratic senators sue over Whitaker's appointment as AG

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's appointment is unconstitutional and asking a federal judge to remove him.

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3 Senate Democrats Sue to Have Whitaker Removed

Three Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's appointment is unconstitutional and asking a federal judge to remove him. The suit, filed by Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, argues that Whitaker's appointment violates the...

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WH Threatens Acosta Press Pass; CNN Seeks Emergency Hearing

The White House is now saying that once a judge's ruling restoring Jim Acosta's press credentials expires at the end of November, it's going to suspend him once again, per the Washington Post . In response to the news, which came via letter from the White House, CNN responded by asking...

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Florida Election Official Quits Hours After Recount

After recounts, Florida has a new governor and a new senator —and Broward County is going to get a new elections supervisor. Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes handed in her resignation Sunday, hours after a manual recount finished and Democrat Bill Nelson conceded the Senate election to Gov. Rick...

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Trump Has New Nickname for a Democrat

President Donald Trump is name-calling Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff for saying Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general is unconstitutional, the AP reports. Trump says Schiff shouldn't complain that Whitaker wasn't confirmed by the Senate because neither was special counsel Robert Mueller, who's investigating 2016 election interference and possible ties...

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Looks Like the Florida Senate Race Is Over

Sen. Bill Nelson conceded a bitterly fought Florida Senate race Sunday after a recount showed him trailing Gov. Rick Scott by more than 10,000 votes, CNN reports. "I just spoke with Senator Bill Nelson, who graciously conceded, and I thanked him for his years of service," says Scott, a...

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Obama: 'She's Really Tall and Most of It Was Legs'

"This is like—you know when Jay-Z comes out during the Beyonce concert? ... Like, 'Crazy in Love'?" So said Barack Obama when he showed up Saturday at the Washington, DC, stop on wife Michelle's tour for her new memoir, Becoming , per CNN . "It's the same thing," added the former president,...

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