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Friday, May 18, 2018 at 07:00 PM EDT

Conservative Revolt Over Immigration Sinks House Farm Bill

Conservative Revolt Over Immigration Sinks House Farm Bill

House Republican leaders suffered an embarrassing setback Friday when conservatives scuttled an ambitious farm bill, part of a high-stakes power play as they once again exert their oversized sway in the...

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 05:59 PM EDT

DNC Chairman Perez: Pa. Is 'Ground Zero' in Fight for House

DNC Chairman Perez: Pa. Is 'Ground Zero' in Fight for House

Democrats hope to flip several congressional seats from red to blue in Pennsylvania in the upcoming midterm elections.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 12:22 AM EDT

Trump Says Spy Infiltrated His Campaign; Lawyer Casts Doubt

Trump Says Spy Infiltrated His Campaign; Lawyer Casts Doubt

President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department on Friday of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign — an allegation his own lawyer said might not be true. Promoting a theory that is...

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 06:02 PM EDT

Trump Nominates Acting VA Secretary Wilkie for Permanent Job

Trump Nominates Acting VA Secretary Wilkie for Permanent Job

In a surprise announcement that caught the candidate off-guard, President Donald Trump said Friday he'll nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department....

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 08:17 PM EDT

Missouri Opens Session to Consider Impeachment of Governor

Missouri Opens Session to Consider Impeachment of Governor

Missouri lawmakers opened a historic special session Friday to consider whether to impeach Gov. Eric Greitens for a variety of allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to misuse of a veterans' charity donor...

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 12:26 AM EDT

S. Korea Downplays Pyongyang's Threats to Cancel Talks

S. Korea Downplays Pyongyang's Threats to Cancel Talks

South Korea said Friday it believes North Korea remains committed to improving relations despite strongly criticizing Seoul over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills and insisting it will not return to...

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 06:50 PM EDT

Trump Thrusts Abortion Fight Into Crucial Midterm Elections

Trump Thrusts Abortion Fight Into Crucial Midterm Elections

The Trump administration acted Friday to bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, energizing its conservative political base ahead of crucial midterm elections while...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:43 PM EDT

Supporters and Protesters Show up for Tomi Lahren Event

Supporters and Protesters Show up for Tomi Lahren Event

Supporters and protesters showed up outside the Keswick theater as polarizing Tomi Lahren held an event.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:14 PM EDT

Manafort's Former Son-in-Law to Plead Guilty

Manafort's Former Son-in-Law to Plead Guilty

Paul Manafort’s former son-in-law, real estate developer Jeffrey Yohai, has agreed to plead guilty in connection with a criminal investigation in Los Angeles, multiple sources familiar with the investigation...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:08 PM EDT

Gina Haspel Confirmed as New CIA Director

Gina Haspel Confirmed as New CIA Director

Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote on Thursday that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency's...

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