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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:10 PM EDT

Education Secretary Pushes School Choice, Gives No Specifics

Education Secretary Pushes School Choice, Gives No Specifics

The Trump administration is proposing "the most ambitious expansion" of school choice in American history, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Monday while giving few details on how the program would...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 06:04 PM EDT

Russia-Trump Campaign Contacts a Concern, Ex-CIA Chief Says

Russia-Trump Campaign Contacts a Concern, Ex-CIA Chief Says

Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential election and was so concerned about Russian contacts with people...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 09:29 PM EDT

Trump Asked Intel Officials to Push Back on Russia Probe

Trump Asked Intel Officials to Push Back on Russia Probe

President Trump asked two top U.S. intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between the Russian government and his campaign team, a former...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 07:02 PM EDT

Gingrich Spreads Conspiracy Theory: Fact Check

Gingrich Spreads Conspiracy Theory: Fact Check

Newt Gingrich claimed that a Democratic National Committee staffer “apparently was assassinated” after “having given WikiLeaks something like … 53,000 [DNC] emails and 17,000 attachments.” But there’s no...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 06:57 PM EDT

Sessions May Put More Rules on Money for Sanctuary Cities

Sessions May Put More Rules on Money for Sanctuary Cities

The Justice Department is looking to use its control over coveted grant money to nudge so-called sanctuary cities into greater cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, despite a judge's ruling that blocked...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 05:48 PM EDT

Lawmaker Apologizes for Calling for Lynching

Lawmaker Apologizes for Calling for Lynching<br /><br />

A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments. Republican state Rep. Karl Oliver of Winona had said in a Facebook post that the...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 05:08 PM EDT

DOJ Narrows Possible Sanctions for Sanctuary Cities

DOJ Narrows Possible Sanctions for Sanctuary Cities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that local governments refusing to cooperate in deporting convicted criminals risk losing their Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security grant money, NBC...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 04:26 PM EDT

Netanyahu, Trump Speak in Israel About Regional Stability

Netanyahu, Trump Speak in Israel About Regional Stability

U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the strength of the U.S.-Israel relationship, the international nuclear deal with Iran and Middle Eastern stability at a joint...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 01:15 PM EDT

Trump $4.1T Budget: More for the Military, Less for the Poor

Trump $4.1T Budget: More for the Military, Less for the Poor

President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent Congress a $4.1 trillion federal spending plan that promises faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government's books over...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 04:09 PM EDT

A Look at Fifth Amendment Protections Invoked by Flynn

A Look at Fifth Amendment Protections Invoked by Flynn

The Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination being invoked by President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is a bedrock legal principle. It's enshrined in the Constitution's...

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