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Official cites 'unlawful' balloting in U.S. congressional vote

By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) - A Republican operative directed an unlawful absentee ballot scheme in North Carolina's 9th congressional district and tried to hide the evidence, an election

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Exclusive: Air Force to push Congress for military housing tenant bill of rights

By M.B. Pell and Deborah Nelson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aiming to grant military families far greater say to challenge hazardous housing, the U.S.

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Trump's 'relentless attack' on FBI prompted memoir by former official: NPR

(Reuters) - Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe decried the "relentless attack" he said U.S. President Donald Trump has launched against the agency, according to released excerpts of an interview

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No need for Shinzo Abe: Trump already nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

By Gwladys Fouche OSLO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is not saying whether or not he nominated Donald Trump for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, but the question may be moot: the U.S.

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California tells Trump that lawsuit over border wall is 'imminent'

By David Morgan and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California will "imminently" challenge President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to obtain funds for a U.S.-Mexico border

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Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall

By Idrees Ali ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar is a 'no' on free college tuition

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn, has separated herself again from the large field of progressive 2020 candidates by not endorsing free college tuition.

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Warren set to release $70B-per-year plan for universal child care, will tap wealth tax

Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts, is expected to announce a plan Tuesday that would fund universal child care by tapping into revenue from her wealth tax proposal, reports said.

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George Washington's Farewell Address to be read on Senate floor in annual tradition

Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., will follow a Senate tradition when the Senate meets again next week. The first order of business is for Fischer to read George Washington’s Farewell Address aloud on the floor.

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Man who died in Democratic megadonor Ed Buck's home called him a 'f---ing devil,' report says

A man who died last month at the West Hollywood home of prominent Democratic Party fundraiser Ed Buck warned his friends to steer clear of the well-connected donor and referred to him as a "f---ing devil" and "a horrible, horrible man," The Daily Beast reported Monday night.

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Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein expected to step down by mid-March, official says

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his role at the Justice Department by mid-March, a senior DOJ official told Fox News on Monday.

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New York, California, 14 other states sue Trump in Ninth Circuit over emergency declaration

The attorneys general of California, New York, and 14 other states on Monday filed a lawsuit in the Ninth Circuit against the White House's recent national emergency declaration over border security, claiming President Trump has "veered the country toward a constitutional crisis of his own making."

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Official: Deputy AG Rosenstein expected to depart in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department official says Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his position in the middle of next month.

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Harris: Facts unfolding in probe of alleged Smollett attack

Sen. Kamala Harris says she won't comment again on the investigation into a reported attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett until it's completed.

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Trump pleads with Venezuela's military to back Guaido

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday pleaded with Venezuela's military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido and issued a dire warning if they continue to stand with President Nicolas Maduro's government.

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Sen. Kamala Harris says she's no democratic socialist

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Monday she's not a democratic socialist, a not-so-veiled distinction setting her apart from New Hampshire voters' favorite 2016 primary candidate, Sen.

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N Carolina elections head says ballots handled illegally

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican operative conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation, North Carolina's elections director said Monday, but the first session of a days-long hearing produced scant evidence that the GOP congressional candidate he worked for knew about it or even benefited.

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2020 hopeful Warren to unveil universal child care plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is planning to unveil a universal child care plan that would guarantee American families access to child care.

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Abe Cites Nobel Policy in Not Answering Question on Trump

Did Japanese PM Shinzo Abe nominate President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize in advance of the Jan. 31 deadline? Abe isn't saying, though he wasn't entirely silent on the topic. He was asked about it in Parliament Monday, days after Trump asserted that Abe nominated him and had given...

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Obama's Next Gig Involves African Basketball League

Barack Obama famously loves basketball, and now the former president will get to love it in an official capacity. The NBA and FIBA, the sport's international governing body, are partnering to create a professional basketball league in Africa, and the AP reports that Obama is expected to have "direct involvement....

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2020 Democrats Have a Confidential Adviser

The 2020 Democratic field is filling up quickly, and the New York Times reports on a common denominator: Big names and long shots alike are meeting confidentially with Barack Obama to get his advice on how to beat President Trump. However, the story emphasizes that neither Obama nor wife Michelle...

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Trump Accuses McCabe of 'Treasonous' Behavior

President Trump is using a new word to describe the actions of former acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe: "treasonous." And the president applies it to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as well, reports the Daily Beast . In morning tweets, Trump was responding to McCabe's assertion that Rosenstein once suggested wearing...

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Baldwin Complains After Trump Tweet About 'Retribution'

Alec Baldwin skewered President Trump again over the weekend on Saturday Night Live , and now the two men are continuing the animosity online. In a tweet, Trump made clear he hated the skit mocking his declaration of a national emergency. "Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News...

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Graham: Senate Will Probe 'Stunning' McCabe Claim

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham has promised a Senate investigation of former acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe's "beyond stunning" claim that officials discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office. Graham, a Republican, said that if they wouldn't testify voluntarily, he would subpoena McCabe and Deputy...

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