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Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 07:28 PM EDT

Ex-FBI Deputy Director McCabe Sues FBI, DOJ Over Firing

Ex-FBI Deputy Director McCabe Sues FBI, DOJ Over Firing

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump's ire, sued the FBI and the Justice Department on Thursday over his firing. The lawsuit, the second this week from an ex-FBI...

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 03:47 PM EDT

Aide to Assistant Speaker of NYS Assembly Arrested in Theft

Aide to Assistant Speaker of NYS Assembly Arrested in Theft

An aide and one-time chief of staff to New York State Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix Ortiz has been arrested on a wire fraud charge.

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 10:58 AM EDT

Trump 'Strongly' Considering Commuting Blagojevich Sentence

Trump 'Strongly' Considering Commuting Blagojevich Sentence

After hinting at a possible pardon or commutation of the sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, President Donald Trump made his strongest statement yet on the matter Wednesday, telling reporters...

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 10:35 AM EDT

US Officials Say Top US Diplomat for Latin America Resigns

US Officials Say Top US Diplomat for Latin America Resigns

The Trump administration's top diplomat for Latin America has resigned amid internal disputes over immigration policy for the region, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Two officials and a congressional aide...

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 09:07 AM EDT

Trump Pushes Background Checks, 'Red Flag' Laws, No Gun Bans

Trump Pushes Background Checks, 'Red Flag' Laws, No Gun Bans

President Trump said he'll support stronger background checks for gun buyers and so-called "red flag" laws, but does not foresee any ban on assault rifles, in the wake of two mass shootings within the...

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 12:08 PM EDT

Fried Oreos Here: Iowa State Fair a Must for 2020 Hopefuls

Fried Oreos Here: Iowa State Fair a Must for 2020 Hopefuls

Howard Dean took one bite of a deep-fried Oreo and dismissively pitched the rest into the garbage. Mitt Romney famously flipped a pork chop, right into the gravel. And John Kerry capped his Iowa State Fair fare...

Friday, Aug 9, 2019 at 07:37 AM EDT

McConnell: Senate Will Consider Gun Control Laws in the Fall

McConnell: Senate Will Consider Gun Control Laws in the Fall

Shifting the gun violence debate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he now wants to consider background checks and other bills, setting up a potentially pivotal moment when lawmakers return in...

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 08:00 PM EDT

Puerto Rico, With 3 Governors in a Week, Considers a 4th

Puerto Rico, With 3 Governors in a Week, Considers a 4th

A day after Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week following angry street protests, top officials from new leader Wanda Vázquez's own party talked openly Thursday about their desire to see a...

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 02:47 AM EDT

De Blasio Talks Taxes, Immigration, Health Care on Hannity

De Blasio Talks Taxes, Immigration, Health Care on Hannity

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio sparred, clashed and laughed with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday when the Democratic presidential hopeful faced the conservative TV titan who has disparaged him for...

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 01:02 AM EDT

US-Russia Ambassador Jon Huntsman Stepping Down

US-Russia Ambassador Jon Huntsman Stepping Down

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. has submitted his resignation, signaling the end of a two-year stint during what he called a historically difficult time in relations between the two countries. Hunts...

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