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December 14, 2018 - 9:44 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A federal district judge in Texas dealt a blow to the Affordable Care Act on Friday night, deeming the entire legislation unconstitutional without the individual mandate -- which was eliminated in the GOP-passed tax bill last year. The decision comes in a case brought by 20 Republican...
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December 14, 2018 - 5:36 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has tapped Mich Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget as acting White House chief of staff. "I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff,...
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December 14, 2018 - 3:43 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Over the course of his 18-months as special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, Robert Mueller and his team have racked up more than $25 million in expenditures, according to the latest Justice Department filing, including $8.5 million over the past six...
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December 14, 2018 - 3:40 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The special counsel’s office has filed court documents in response to retired Army Lt. Gen Michael Flynn’s sentencing memorandum, in which attorneys for the former national security adviser suggested he was “unguarded” during an FBI interview in 2017. “Nothing about the way the...
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December 14, 2018 - 2:30 pm
(MADISON, Wisc.) -- Wisconsin's outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed into law Friday legislation that weakens the authority of his incoming Democratic successor amid national consternation among Democrats, who decried the legislation as a blatant power grab that disrespects the will of the...
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December 14, 2018 - 2:18 pm
(NASHVILLE) -- After drawing a link between vaccines and autism earlier this week during a town hall with constituents, incoming Republican congressman Mark Green of Tennessee partially walked back those comments Wednesday following an uproar over the scientifically inaccurate statements. “Recent...
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December 14, 2018 - 1:21 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her first public remarks following a health scare last month, hailed immigrants as the “vanguard” of an effort to remove “stains” of discrimination from American society. “The Constitution sets out the aspiration to form a more perfect...
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December 14, 2018 - 1:15 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- With current White House chief of staff John Kelly now set to depart by year’s end, President Donald Trump has ramped up the candidate interview process as he scrambles to fill the top White House position. One-time deputy campaign manager David Bossie was seen at the White House...
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December 14, 2018 - 1:04 pm
(PHOENIX, Arizona) -- Sen. Jon Kyl, the Arizona Republican appointed following the passing of longtime Sen. John McCain earlier this year, will step down at the end of the month, the state's governor announced Friday. "When Jon Kyl returned to the Senate in September, our country faced many...
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December 14, 2018 - 5:55 am
(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to arrange hush-money payments with two women because then-candidate Trump “was very concerned about how this would affect the election” if their allegations of affairs became public, the president’s former personal attorney said in an exclusive...
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