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Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 06:02 PM EST

Franken Exit Could Be Game-Changer for Control of Senate

Franken Exit Could Be Game-Changer for Control of Senate

Following Sen. Al Franken's resignation announcement amid sexual misconduct allegations, Republicans and Democrats are hunting for top-tier candidates to run for the Senate seat, NBC News reported. Franken's...

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 03:26 PM EST

Arizona GOP Lawmaker Resigns Over Surrogacy Allegation

Arizona GOP Lawmaker Resigns Over Surrogacy Allegation

Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is resigning after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers. The eight-term lawmaker, a staunch conservative and fierce opponent of abortion,...

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 07:57 AM EST

Ethics Panel Expands Probe Into GOP Rep. Farenthold of Texas

Ethics Panel Expands Probe Into GOP Rep. Farenthold of Texas

The House Ethics Committee says it is expanding an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas. The committee said it will investigate whether Farenthold...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 06:29 PM EST

Rep. John Lewis: Trump is an 'Insult' to Civil Rights Event

Rep. John Lewis: Trump is an 'Insult' to Civil Rights Event

U.S. Rep John Lewis announced Thursday that won't speak at the opening of Mississippi civil rights and history museums, saying it's an "insult" that President Donald Trump will attend. The long-planned Saturday...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 04:23 PM EST

Bernie Sanders: Trump Should 'Think About Resigning'

Bernie Sanders: Trump Should 'Think About Resigning'

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says he hopes President Donald Trump considers resigning following Sen. Al Franken's resignation announcement amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations. Once a rising star...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 03:53 PM EST

Why it Matters: The US Pivot on Jerusalem

Why it Matters: The US Pivot on Jerusalem

Breaking with decades of U.S. policy, President Donald Trump on Wednesday recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a declaration that set off a wave of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces and...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 05:22 PM EST

Palestinians Protest While Netanyahu Hails Trump

Palestinians Protest While Netanyahu Hails Trump

Reacting to President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinians are protesting in cities across the West Bank and Gaza Strip while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 05:33 PM EST

Clash in West Bank Follow US Decision on Israel’s capital

Clash in West Bank Follow US Decision on Israel’s capital

Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops in the wake of President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 02:01 PM EST

These Are the 5 Bills Now Key to the Future of 'Dreamers'

These Are the 5 Bills Now Key to the Future of 'Dreamers'

President Donald Trump gave Congress six months to come up with a permanent solution for the immigration program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, when he announced in September that he was ending...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 01:49 PM EST

Poor Health, High Expectations for Medicaid, Analysis Finds

Poor Health, High Expectations for Medicaid, Analysis Finds

People on Medicaid are more prone to smoke, struggle with depression and obesity, or rate their own health as fair or poor. But that's not the whole story. A new study suggests that low-income Medicaid...

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