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'Harsh': Ex-Rep.'s Lawyers React to Feds' Recommendation

'Harsh': Ex-Rep.'s Lawyers React to Feds' Recommendation

Lawyers for a former Pennsylvania congressman are asking a judge to consider his years of public service before sentencing him in a federal racketeering case.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 05:44 PM EST

Harry Reid Bids Farewell to Senate After 30 Years

Harry Reid Bids Farewell to Senate After 30 Years

Minority Leader Harry Reid bid farewell to the Senate Thursday after 30 years in the chamber and more than a decade as top Democrat, a remarkable run during which he shepherded key Obama administration...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 02:27 PM EST

Moore Tweets Inauguration Protest Petition to 3.4M Followers

Moore Tweets Inauguration Protest Petition to 3.4M Followers

The outspoken film director tweeted to his followers an online petition to show up in Washington D.C. on Jan 20th and disrupt the inauguration.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 10:41 PM EST

Trump Taps Fast-Food CEO as Labor Secretary

Trump Taps Fast-Food CEO as Labor Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday nominated Andy Puzder, the outspoken CEO of the fast-food company that owns burger chains Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, as his secretary of labor.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 09:34 PM EST

Trump Promises to Heal Divided Nation in Iowa

Trump Promises to Heal Divided Nation in Iowa

In the midst of his Cabinet deliberations, President-elect Donald Trump flew to Ohio Thursday to meet with victims and families after the latest U.S. outbreak of violence, a somber duty that became all too...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 12:20 PM EST

Trump Taps EPA Critic Pruitt to Lead Agency

Trump Taps EPA Critic Pruitt to Lead Agency

President-elect Donald Trump picked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt Thursday to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt, a 48-year-old Republican, has been a reliable booster of the fossil fuel...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 11:55 AM EST

Pope: Suggestion on Remarried Has Church Backing

Pope: Suggestion on Remarried Has Church Backing

Pope Francis says the majority of the world's bishops back his suggestion that civilly remarried Catholics can receive Communion, adding fuel to the debate that has riled some conservative Catholics. In an...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 11:52 AM EST

Rollback of Truck Safety Rules May Be Just the Beginning

Rollback of Truck Safety Rules May Be Just the Beginning

The trucking industry scored a victory this week when Republican lawmakers effectively blocked Obama administration safety rules aimed at keeping tired truckers off the highway. But there's more coming down the...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 01:46 PM EST

Philly City Council's Final Meeting of 2016

Philly City Council's Final Meeting of 2016

Philadelphia City Council convened Thursday as they reviewed various resolutions before the end of the year.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 10:58 AM EST

Donald Trump to Bring 'Thank You Tour' to Pa.

Donald Trump to Bring 'Thank You Tour' to Pa.

Republican president-elect Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence will be thanking Pennsylvania voters at an event Dec. 15.

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