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Top Senate Democrat opposes AG nominee over concerns about Russia probe

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer said on Wednesday he will oppose President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr, saying he is not

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With federal lawyers furloughed, court delays suit over U.S. shutdown

By Daniel Wiessner NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawsuit filed by a federal employees' union over the current U.S. government shutdown cannot move forward because the Justice Department lawyers who defend

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U.S. bill seeks to give Americans more control over online data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio introduced a bill on Wednesday aimed at giving Americans more control over information that online companies like Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google

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'Grifters, weaklings, felons': Christie on the Trump White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sees the Trump White House as a rogues' gallery of flawed people sidetracking the work of the U.S.

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U.S. shutdown taking toll on FDA, USDA inspection roles: experts

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The partial government shutdown is taking a toll on key safety inspection duties performed by the U.S.

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As shutdown lingers, Pelosi pushes Trump to delay State of Union speech

By Susan Cornwell and James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the partial U.S. government shutdown now in its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to

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Hoyer says border walls 'obviously' work, rejects Pelosi's suggestion that barrier is 'immorality'

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., acknowledged Wednesday on Fox News' "Special Report with Bret Baier" that border walls "absolutely" work in some areas, and rejected suggestions that barriers should be removed where they already exist.

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DOJ official Bruce Ohr shared intel from dossier author in 2016 with prosecutors now on Mueller team

Details about Justice Department official Bruce Ohr's meetings with the author of the salacious anti-Trump dossier were shared by Ohr with his expansive circle of contacts inside the department -- including senior FBI leadership and officials now assigned to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Fox News has learned.

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Hawaii Rep. Ed Case apologizes for claim he's 'Asian trapped in a white body'

Hawaii Democratic Rep. Ed Case apologized on Wednesday for saying that he felt like “an Asian trapped in a white body,”and his spokesman claimed he was merely referring to what his Japanese-American wife "sometimes says about him."

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Steve King defiant after House disapproval resolution, says censure 'not going to happen'

One day after the House formally voted to disapprove of his comments about white supremacy, Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King sounded a note of defiance, saying a more severe vote to censure him was "not going to happen."

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Rand Paul, after WH meeting on Syria and Afghanistan, suggests Trump is committed to pullout

Following a closely-watched White House meeting on Syria and Afghanistan, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul suggested that President Trump remains committed to pulling troops out of those countries despite a deadly terrorist attack that killed U.S. military personnel in Syria earlier in the day.

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Kentucky woman's death was ‘hastened’ by ‘frustration’ with Trump White House, obituary claimed

The obituary for a Kentucky woman who passed away in November reportedly claimed that her death “was hastened” by her concern over the Trump administration.

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GOP dismiss suggestion that State of Union be postponed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan.

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After Americans killed, Trump's Syria plan prompts questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State militants killed at least 16 people, including two U.S. service members and two American civilians, in northern Syria on Wednesday, just a month after President Donald Trump declared that IS had been defeated and he was pulling out U.S.

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New US strategy foresees sensors in space to track missiles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter advanced weapon systems being developed by Russia and China.

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Who blinks first will matter in Trump, Democrats' wall fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Of all the issues at stake as President Donald Trump and Democrats wrangle over his prized border wall, the latest snag is whether bargaining over the proposal should come before or after shuttered government agencies reopen.

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The shutdown today: Donors look to ease pain of shutdown

What's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 27 WHAT'S NEW The shutdown is bringing an outpouring of generosity to TSA agents and other federal employees who are working without pay.

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The Latest: Pelosi asks Trump to postpone State of the Union

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The State of the Union speech could become a casualty of the partial government shutdown after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan.

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Was Pelosi's State of the Union Move a Foolish One?

In a letter to President Trump on Wednesday, Nancy Pelosi suggested that the State of the Union address, scheduled for Jan. 29, be postponed until after the shutdown ends or delivered in writing. Some reactions to the House speaker's move, which she indicated was tied to security concerns : Calling it...

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Michael Strahan to Clemson: Forget Fast Food, I'll Serve You Lobster

After their celebratory feast of fast food hamburgers, fries, and pizza at the White House, paid for by President Trump amid the government shutdown, Clemson University's championship football team has been invited to a "great meal" by Good Morning America host and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan. "We're gonna...

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Karen Pence to Teach at School With Gay Ban

Karen Pence is going back to work ... at a Christian school that does not allow gay students, parents, or employees. Pence taught at Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Virginia, for years while husband Mike Pence served in Congress before becoming vice president. Now, the second lady is returning to the...

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Pelosi Sends Trump a Letter With a Big Ask

On Jan. 3 she formally invited him to deliver the State of the Union address on Jan. 29; just shy of two weeks later, Nancy Pelosi wants it rescheduled until after the shutdown ends—or just delivered in writing. In a letter sent to President Trump, Pelosi cited security concerns,...

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Burger King Trolls Trump Over 'Hamberders'

Burger King is needling President Trump for his tweet about ordering more than 1,000 "hamberders" for the Clemson University Tigers' visit to the White House after winning the college football championship. The spelling error was quickly corrected . But Burger King jumped in with a tweet of its own, the...

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Trump's AG Nominee: Mueller Probe Not a Witch Hunt

Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt, and that his...

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