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Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 at 05:20 PM EST

US Launches Global Bid to Decriminalize Homosexuality

US Launches Global Bid to Decriminalize Homosexuality

The Trump administration is launching a global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality in dozens of nations where it's still illegal to be gay, NBC News reported. The effort is aimed in part at...

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 at 03:33 PM EST

Trump Denies Asking Whitaker to Change Leadership in Cohen Investigation

Trump Denies Asking Whitaker to Change Leadership in Cohen Investigation

President Donald Trump on Tuesday fielded questions about former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s role in the Michael Cohen investigation.

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 at 03:10 PM EST

Justice Thomas Calls for Re-Examining Landmark Libel Case

Justice Thomas Calls for Re-Examining Landmark Libel Case

Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court should consider overturning a 55-year-old landmark ruling that makes it hard for public figures to win libel suits, writing in a case involving a woman who says...

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 at 05:54 PM EST

Trump Orders Creation of Space Force, But Within Air Force

Trump Orders Creation of Space Force, But Within Air Force

President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he'd wanted. Before signing a document...

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 at 01:41 PM EST

McCabe: Congress' 'Gang of 8' Didn't Object to FBI's Trump Probe

McCabe: Congress' 'Gang of 8' Didn't Object to FBI's Trump Probe

Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told the TODAY show Tuesday that he briefed congressional leaders about the counterintelligence investigation he had opened into President Donald Trump and that "no...

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 at 08:21 PM EST

WH Pushed Nuclear Power Plan Despite Objections: House Dems

WH Pushed Nuclear Power Plan Despite Objections: House Dems

Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing...

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 at 11:16 AM EST

Sanders Back on Campaign Trail With 2020 Presidential Run

Sanders Back on Campaign Trail With 2020 Presidential Run

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced Tuesday in a radio interview that he will is again running for president, vying for the Democratic nomination in 2020.

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 at 10:04 AM EST

16 States Sue Trump Over Emergency Declaration

16 States Sue Trump Over Emergency Declaration

California, New York, Maryland and 13 other states have filed lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's emergency declaration. The declaration bypasses Congress, allowing Trump to use military funds to build...

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 at 09:59 AM EST

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Unveils Universal Child Care Plan

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Unveils Universal Child Care Plan

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was in Glendale, California, Monday to unveil her plan for universal child care.

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 at 08:08 PM EST

Consultant on North Carolina Race: Methods Were Surprise

Consultant on North Carolina Race: Methods Were Surprise

The North Carolina political consultant hired to manage the campaign of the Republican in the country's last unsettled congressional election said Tuesday that he was surprised at how little he knew last year...

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