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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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Sidelined State Department official returns to refugee post

By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. State Department official who had been sidelined last year from his post leading the refugee admissions program has returned to his former

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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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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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16 House 'Never Nancy' Dems oppose Pelosi for speaker, demand ‘new leadership’

Sixteen House Democratic lawmakers circulated a letter Monday vowing to vote against Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House, calling for "new leadership" --  even though no challenger has stepped up to run against the California Democrat.

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Missouri lawmaker takes on federal law barring medical marijuana users from owning firearms

A Missouri state representative has vowed to protect medicinal marijuana users’ gun rights – even though federal law bars the sale of guns to those who use the drug.

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Trump to pardon turkey: A look at the White House's Thanksgiving tradition

President Trump used his presidential pardoning power to grant mercy to one lucky bird named "Drumstick" at the White House Tuesday afternoon.

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de Blasio, citing 'socialistic impulse,' wants more government control of NYC property

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently laid out his idea about how to address housing inequality in the country’s largest city: let the government how much a landlord can charge.

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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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Trump, first lady accept official White House Christmas tree

WASHINGTON (AP) — As strains of "O Christmas Tree" wafted through the cool air, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Monday accepted the official White House Christmas tree that will go on display in the Blue Room and anchor the holiday season at the executive mansion.

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The Latest: White House to fully restore CNN reporter's pass

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the White House press and CNN reporter Jim Acosta (all times local): 4:10 p.m. The Trump administration will fully restore Jim Acosta's White House credentials, but has warned the CNN reporter that he must follow a series of rules at future news conferences.

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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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