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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 04:29 PM EDT

CIA Nominee Toughens Interrogation Stance, Picks Up Support

CIA Nominee Toughens Interrogation Stance, Picks Up Support

President Donald Trump's CIA nominee appeared to be on a path toward confirmation as she picked up support from key Democrats Tuesday and toughened her public stance against harsh interrogation. "With the...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 03:44 PM EDT

WH Staffer Remark on McCain Clouds Trump-Senate Lunch

WH Staffer Remark on McCain Clouds Trump-Senate Lunch

Last fall, when President Donald Trump headed to Capitol Hill for the Senate Republican lunch, he was feuding with the powerful chair of the foreign relations panel and tweeted that the man couldn't get elected...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 09:32 PM EDT

Judges Hear Arguments, Ask Questions in DACA Case

Judges Hear Arguments, Ask Questions in DACA Case

Federal appeals court judges appeared skeptical Tuesday of the Trump administration's claim that courts don't have the power to review the president's decision to end a program that shields young immigrants from...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 10:05 PM EDT

Disgraced Ex-Texas Congressman Takes Lucrative Lobbying Post

Disgraced Ex-Texas Congressman Takes Lucrative Lobbying Post

Former Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold has accepted a lucrative position lobbying for a port in his ex-Texas district — mere weeks after resigning in disgrace amid fallout from using public funds to settle...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 06:29 PM EDT

Phoenix Agrees to Settle Over 2011 Death in Arpaio's Jail

Phoenix Agrees to Settle Over 2011 Death in Arpaio's Jail

The city of Phoenix has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of money to settle a lawsuit over the 2011 death of a mentally ill man who was arrested by its police officers and later died in a jail run by...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 07:02 PM EDT

White House Backs Kushner, Blames Hamas for Gaza Violence

White House Backs Kushner, Blames Hamas for Gaza Violence

The White House on Monday blamed Hamas for the deaths of dozens of Palestinians in clashes between protesters and the Israeli military, NBC News reported. The protests on the border between the Palestinian-con...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 05:49 PM EDT

Watchdog: EPA's Pruitt Demanded 24/7 Armed Security on Day 1

Watchdog: EPA's Pruitt Demanded 24/7 Armed Security on Day 1

An internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that Administrator Scott Pruitt demanded and received unprecedented, around-the-clock protection from armed officers on his first day —...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 10:01 PM EDT

Harry Reid Undergoes Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

Harry Reid Undergoes Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

Former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., was recovering after undergoing surgery Monday at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center in Baltimore to remove a cancerous tumor from his pancreas. Reid, 78, will undergo chemotherapy,...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 03:16 PM EDT

Aide Behind McCain Remark Dealt With Internally: WH

Aide Behind McCain Remark Dealt With Internally: WH

The White House says the aide who dismissed Sen. John McCain's opposition on President Donald Trump's CIA nominee by saying "he's dying anyway" has been "dealt with internally." That's according to spokesman...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 02:57 PM EDT

Ex-Trump Staffer Lewandowski to Join Pence Super PAC

Ex-Trump Staffer Lewandowski to Join Pence Super PAC

Corey Lewandowski, fired in 2016 from the Trump presidential campaign, is going to work for Vice President Mike Pence’s political action committee, NBC News reported. The Pence team’s decision to bring in...

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