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Senate panel punts Mueller protection bill to next week

Thursday  20:55,   19 april 2018
The Hill

The Senate Judiciary Committee is delaying legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller until next week. "We will hold this bill over today at the request of several members of the committee," Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said[...]

Abortion wars are heating up ahead of November midterms

Thursday  20:50,   19 april 2018
MSN

“The Trump effect is the hope effect” for antiabortion activists, but Democratic victories could slow their momentum.In many state capitols, Republican lawmakers are backing unusually strict antiabortion laws. Many are emboldened by President Trump, [...]

Duckworth shares baby outfit for first Senate floor appearance: ‘Not sure what the policy is on duckling onesies’

Thursday  20:35,   19 april 2018
The Hill

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) shared a photo of her newborn daughter's outfit for her first appearance in the Senate since a resolution passed allowing babies on the floor during votes. "I may have to vote today, so Maile's outfit is prepped,"[...]

John McCain was tortured as a POW in Vietnam. Will he help sink CIA nominee implicated in torture program?

Thursday  19:56,   19 april 2018
Tribune News Service

Activists seeking to derail President Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA are looking to Sen. John McCain to cast the deciding vote against her -- assuming he is well enough to return to Washington. The 81-year-old Republican was[...]

Trump launches effort to boost U.S. weapons sales abroad

Thursday  19:40,   19 april 2018
Reuters

The Trump administration rolled out a long-awaited overhaul of U.S. arms export policy on Thursday aimed at expanding sales to allies, saying it will bolster the American defense industry and create jobs at home. The White House aims to cut the time [...]

New poll shows Democrat leading in every Arizona Senate matchup

Thursday  19:11,   19 april 2018
Vox.com

Kyrsten Sinema is polling ahead of Republicans Martha McSally, Kelli Ward, and Joe Arpaio.Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), the presumptive Democratic candidate, tops establishment favorite Rep. Martha McSally, conservative former state Sen. Kelli Ward[...]

Far-right activist interrupts Comey book event

Thursday  18:10,   19 april 2018
The Hill

A right-wing activist on Wednesday interrupted former FBI Director James Comey during an event promoting his book in New York City. Laura Loomer, a self-proclaimed investigative journalist, stood up and shouted at Comey while he was preparing to[...]

Trump's ex-campaign chief Manafort to seek dismissal of charges

Thursday  17:55,   19 april 2018
Reuters

<p>Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, will try on Thursday to convince a judge to throw out charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, arguing Mueller has overstepped his authority.</p>Manafort,[...]

Hang on: Can a Democrat actually win a U.S. Senate race in Texas?

Thursday  17:55,   19 april 2018
MSN

A new poll suggests that it's possible.First, there was the buzz. O'Rourke gave up a comfy El Paso-area congressional seat to challenge a guy who came close to winning the Republican nomination for president. Liberal activists were intrigued by[...]

Dent Suggests He’s Pursuing Cable TV Opportunities

Thursday  17:55,   19 april 2018
Roll Call

Rep. Charlie Dent could become the latest lawmaker-turned full-time cable television pundit after he resigns next month.&nbsp;Load[...]

Tillerson believes Kushner was responsible for rumors of ouster: report

Thursday  17:11,   19 april 2018
The Hill

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly believes that President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner was responsible for pushing rumors of his long-anticipated ouster. The former top diplomat suggested in an interview[...]

Michael Cohen drops defamation suits over infamous dossier

Thursday  16:51,   19 april 2018
CNN

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, told courts in New York late Wednesday that he'd like to drop defamation lawsuits he filed against Fusion GPS and BuzzFeed regarding the production and publication of an infamous[...]

Gates for North Carolina primary voting open wider Thursday

Thursday  16:33,   19 april 2018
Associated Press

The gates are opening wider for North Carolina voters to cast ballots for next month's primary elections as early one-stop voting begins.Early one-stop voting begins Thursday with at least one site open in each of the state's 100 counties.[...]

Poll: White evangelical support for Trump at record high

Thursday  16:09,   19 april 2018
The Hill

White evangelical support for President Trump has reached a record high, according to a new poll by the Public Religion Research Institute.Seventy-five percent of white evangelical respondents in the poll said they view Trump favorably, with just 22 [...]

Senate committee plans Monday vote on Pompeo as secretary of state

Thursday  15:51,   19 april 2018
MSN

Trump’s CIA director will need to win backing from a Democratic to secure the panel’s blessing before a possible floor vote.Pompeo, who has made headlines in recent days for his secret trip to North Korea over Easter weekend, won the backing of the[...]