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Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 05:34 AM EST

Unusual Security Arrangement for Betsy DeVos Costs Millions

Unusual Security Arrangement for Betsy DeVos Costs Millions

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos began receiving around-the-clock security from the U.S. Marshals Service days after being confirmed, an armed detail provided to no other cabinet member that could cost U.S....

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 04:56 PM EST

WikiLeaks' Assange Faces Charges; Lawyer Says He'd Fight

WikiLeaks' Assange Faces Charges; Lawyer Says He'd Fight

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said Friday, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 04:40 PM EST

Presley, Scalia, GOP Donor's Wife Awarded Medal of Freedom

Presley, Scalia, GOP Donor's Wife Awarded Medal of Freedom

President Donald Trump on Friday recognized a major Republican Party donor and six other "extraordinary Americans" with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the nation reserves for a civilian....

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 04:12 PM EST

Judge Says WH Must Immediately Return Acosta's Press Pass

Judge Says WH Must Immediately Return Acosta's Press Pass

A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to immediately return, on a temporary basis, the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, though a lawsuit over the credentials'...

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 09:46 PM EST

GOP Sen. Hyde-Smith Calls Voter Suppression 'Great Idea'

GOP Sen. Hyde-Smith Calls Voter Suppression 'Great Idea'

A video surfaced Thursday of Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi saying it might be a "great idea" to make it harder for some people to vote, and her campaign quickly responded that she was...

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 09:49 PM EST

Here's What Congress' Criminal Justice Reform Bill Would Do

Here's What Congress' Criminal Justice Reform Bill Would Do

President Donald Trump’s support has put Congress within reach of passing the most sweeping set of changes to the federal criminal justice system since the 1990s, when fear of crime drove the enactment of...

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 06:40 PM EST

Women Elected in Record Numbers in State Legislative Races

Women Elected in Record Numbers in State Legislative Races

Women's winning streak in this year's elections has extended to statehouses across the country. More than 2,000 women will serve in state legislatures when those chambers convene for their upcoming sessions,...

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 02:24 PM EST

ICE Head Denounces Political Vitriol, Apologizes for Tweet

ICE Head Denounces Political Vitriol, Apologizes for Tweet

The acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told senators Thursday that employees' morale has suffered because of the bitter political climate, and he apologized for sending a tweet in 2015 that...

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 05:58 PM EST

Maine Dem Flips US House Seat Through New Voting System

Maine Dem Flips US House Seat Through New Voting System

A Democrat who finished behind Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin in the first round of balloting has come from behind to flip the seat in the second of its two U.S. House races. Election officials declared...

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 01:18 PM EST

WH Weighs Extraditing Erdogan Foe to Appease Turkey: Sources

WH Weighs Extraditing Erdogan Foe to Appease Turkey: Sources

The White House is looking for ways to remove an enemy of Turkish President Recep Erdogan from the U.S. in order to placate Turkey over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, two senior U.S. officials and two...

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