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August 19, 2018 - 5:48 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Self-described "ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding, Texas Democrat" MJ Hegar, a candidate for Texas’ deep-red 31st district, has a novel approach to environmental politics: she doesn’t care if her supporters believe in man-made climate change, but says it's hard to deny the corrupting...
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August 19, 2018 - 4:12 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo ramped up his war of words with President Donald Trump during a political speech at a Brooklyn church on Sunday morning, calling him "King Trump" and the "great divider in chief." Standing from the pulpit at First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, Cuomo said his feud...
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August 19, 2018 - 3:41 pm
(PITTSBURGH) -- A Catholic bishop among those named in a grand jury report alleging widespread sexual abuse by hundreds of Pennsylvania priests pushed back against calls by a survivors' group for him to resign, saying he has never covered up sexual misconduct by clerics but has instead acted on...
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August 19, 2018 - 2:06 pm
(NEW YORK) -- President Donald Trump’s national security adviser addressed the idea of using private contractors to help fight the U.S. war in Afghanistan, saying he is "always open to new ideas." In an exclusive interview Sunday, John Bolton responded to a question from ABC News “This Week” Co-...
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August 19, 2018 - 1:22 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton floated the possibility of reviewing longstanding policy of maintaining security clearances of former government officials. In the wake of Trump's revoking the clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, Bolton told...
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August 18, 2018 - 5:53 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- White House counsel Donald McGahn has cooperated extensively with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia's meddling with the 2016 presidential election, sources with knowledge of his interviews tell ABC News. McGahn has met with Mueller’s team at least three times and...
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August 18, 2018 - 2:18 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump weighed in on social media platforms' banning certain content, claiming in a series of tweets that the sites are "totally discriminating" against conservative voices supportive of his administration. “Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/...
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August 17, 2018 - 8:53 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller is recommending a judge sentence one-time Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to six months in jail for lying to the FBI, a request that factors in his pledge to cooperate with the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016...
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August 17, 2018 - 7:51 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The latest legal challenge to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, now heading to the U.S. Court of Appeals, is being steered by a veteran Washington legal group that has a history of taking on Democrats and is bankrolled, in part, by longstanding Republican donors...
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August 17, 2018 - 7:20 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Housing and Urban Development has filed a formal complaint against Facebook for allowing landlords to target specific racial groups or other demographic groups in violation of the Fair Housing Act. Facebook has previously faced lawsuits from housing groups after...
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