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CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker
CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden. "In some ways, I do think ...

Jane Sanders
Jane Sanders's Fraud Investigation: Bernie Sanders's Wife Hires Lawyers Over Burlington College Loan Allegations

Bernie Sanders's wife, Jane Sanders, has reportedly hired lawyers following a federal investigation into her time as president of the now-defunct Burlington College in Vermont. In a lengthy feature, Politico magazine reports that the investigation into Jane Sanders began in 2016 under then U.S. President

Russia debacle destroys the last rationale for Trump, the myth of the genius CEO
Russia debacle destroys the last rationale for Trump, the myth of the genius CEO

There's nothing wrong with the notion of a CEO president. But what the revelations around Russia prove is that Trump doesn't actually run things well.

GOP leaders plan to finalize tax bill behind closed doors
GOP leaders plan to finalize tax bill behind closed doors

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House plans to privately negotiate a massive overhaul of the tax system with Republican leaders in Congress, possibly giving rank-and-file members little if any say over the finished product, a top aide to President Donald Trump said Tuesday.

Georgia race finally heads to voters; DC watching closely
Georgia race finally heads to voters; DC watching closely

The battle for an open U.S. House seat between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff has taken on national political implications.

Handel, Ossoff make last appeals in Georgia US House race
Handel, Ossoff make last appeals in Georgia US House race

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) - Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff are making their final arguments in the Georgia 6th Congressional District race that offers a potential preview of the 2018 midterm elections.

Trump to meet with tech CEOs on government overhaul
Trump to meet with tech CEOs on government overhaul

President Donald Trump will meet with the chief executives of technology companies including Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Monday as the White House looks to the private sector for help in cutting government waste and improving services. White House officials said on a conference

Justices could take up high-stakes fight over electoral maps
Justices could take up high-stakes fight over electoral maps

A dispute over Wisconsin's Republican-drawn state legislative districts may be the best chance for the high court to put limits on how lawmakers create district maps.

Trump submits financial information detailing trust assets
Trump submits financial information detailing trust assets

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is outlining the financial health of the business assets he placed into a trust when he took office.

Scalise doctor hopes for
Scalise doctor hopes for 'excellent recovery' despite risk

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressman Steve Scalise can hope to make an "excellent recovery," his trauma surgeon said Friday, even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death after getting shot at a congressional baseball practice.

Trump will stop short of scrapping Obama
Trump will stop short of scrapping Obama's Cuba policies

WASHINGTON - In a shot at one of Barack Obama's signature policies, President Trump on Friday will announce steps designed to restrict U.S. travel to Cuba and curb the flow of American cash to entities connected to the island's military, according to White House aides. Obama's decision to end preferential treatment for undocumented Cubans who reach U.S. shores will also survive.

Putin talks grandchildren, offers Comey asylum in phone-in
Putin talks grandchildren, offers Comey asylum in phone-in

Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a little of the secrecy around his grandchildren and mockingly offered ex-FBI chief James Comey asylum during his annual televised phone-in on Thursday. In comments aimed at a domestic audience, Putin insisted the latest US sanctions over alleged election meddling

Searching for conscience in Trump
Searching for conscience in Trump's Cabinet

Here's the central mystery of President Trump's enablers in Washington: When does integrity kick in?

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat
White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House has finally ended a day of speculation about whether Donald Trump is considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller, saying the president has "no intention" of doing so.

Congressional Democrats sue Trump over foreign payments
Congressional Democrats sue Trump over foreign payments

Nearly 200 congressional Democrats contend the president has violated constitutional restrictions on receiving foreign gifts and payments.

Trump cuts would make troops
Trump cuts would make troops 'less safe,' top retired generals say

Retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus. WASHINGTON - President Trump's proposed cuts to the State Department and U.S. development aid would endanger American troops and make the country "less safe" from terrorism, a group of senior retired military officers are warning Congress, and urged lawmakers to reject the sharp spending reductions.

Another US appeals court keeps Trump
Another US appeals court keeps Trump's travel ban blocked

SEATTLE (AP) - Another U.S. appeals court upheld a decision blocking President Donald Trump's revised travel ban Monday, dealing the administration another legal defeat as the Supreme Court considers a separate case on the issue.

Puerto Ricans back full US statehood but vote marred by abstentions
Puerto Ricans back full US statehood but vote marred by abstentions

Puerto Rico's referendum on statehood delivered a lackluster turnout Sunday, with almost four fifths of voters deciding not to cast a ballot, though those who did unanimously backed the territory becoming a US state. A weak turnout had been predicted, given the call by opposition parties -- which

Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee
Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. during the presidential campaign have sparked questions, agreed Saturday to appear before the Senate intelligence committee as it investigates alleged Russian meddling in the election.

Video: Ted Cruz awkwardly cut off at faith conference
Video: Ted Cruz awkwardly cut off at faith conference

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, attends an Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative meeting in the East Room at the White House, Monday, June 5, 2017, in Washington. During his address to the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was awkwardly cut off as an emcee announced the next speaker, who walked out on stage as music played the former presidential candidate off. Cruz was on a particularly impassioned run in his speech when he was interrupted.

 Democrats to drill down on Trump obstruction in Comey hearing
 Democrats to drill down on Trump obstruction in Comey hearing

Democratic Senate Intelligence Committee members, including Vice Chair Mark Warner of Virginia and Sen. Kamala Harris of California, will question former FBI Director Jim Comey Thursday in Washington. WASHINGTON-On Thursday morning, Senate Democrats have what could be their only chance to publically question former FBI Director James Comey about whether President Donald Trump attempted to interfere in the bureau's investigation of Russian meddling in the U.S. elections. Special Counsel Bob Mueller has taken over the investigation into members of the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia, a probe that could take years and might never end up implicating the president.

Before Comey testifies, US intel chiefs have their say
Before Comey testifies, US intel chiefs have their say

Top US intelligence officials will be grilled by lawmakers Wednesday about Russia's election interference and possible coordination with Donald Trump's campaign, ahead of a highly-anticipated appearance by sacked FBI director James Comey. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief is expected

Eric Trump Says Those Who Oppose His Dad Are
Eric Trump Says Those Who Oppose His Dad Are 'Not Even People'

Eric Trump appeared on Sean Hannity's show Tuesday night and lashed out at those who oppose his father's administration, saying they're "not even people."

Legal experts to Trump on travel ban: Twitter hurting cause
Legal experts to Trump on travel ban: Twitter hurting cause

Legal experts say the president may be undercutting efforts to persuade the Supreme Court to reinstate his revised travel order.

Survivor called from company bathroom: "My boss is dead"
Survivor called from company bathroom: "My boss is dead"

Multiple people were killed Monday inside a company that makes awnings for recreational vehicles. Authorities said the situation is contained, meaning there is no longer an active shooter. Shelley Adams ...

As Russia probe grinds on, Trump struggles to gain traction on agenda
As Russia probe grinds on, Trump struggles to gain traction on agenda

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The investigation into alleged ties between President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russia is threatening to dampen already flagging momentum for the president's legislative agenda of rolling back Obamacare and overhauling the tax code. With the Senate

Trump vows to do whatever is necessary to protect US
Trump vows to do whatever is necessary to protect US

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Sunday he will do whatever is necessary to protect the United States from a "vile enemy" that he says has waged war on innocents for too long, vowing: "This bloodshed must end, this bloodshed will end."

Haley: Trump doesn
Haley: Trump doesn't doubt 'climate is changing'

"He believes pollutants are part of that equation," Trump's U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, told CNN.

Merkel vows
Merkel vows 'more decisive action than ever' on climate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday pledged "more decisive action than ever" to protect the climate after the US pullout from the landmark Paris accord. "We in Germany, in Europe and the world will band together to take more decisive action than ever to confront and successfully

European Commission head says Trump doesn
European Commission head says Trump doesn't understand how Paris Agreement works

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said President Trump doesn't seem to understand that he can't immediately yank the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Americans can't just leave the climate protection agreement," Juncker said Wednesday, according to a translation

Top Trump aide exiting: First shoe to drop in wider shuffle?
Top Trump aide exiting: First shoe to drop in wider shuffle?

WASHINGTON (AP) - A top communications aide to President Donald Trump is exiting the White House as the embattled president considers a broader shake-up amid rising anxiety over investigations into his campaign's contacts with Russia.

Putin visits France, hopes to mend strained ties with West
Putin visits France, hopes to mend strained ties with West

VERSAILLES, France (AP) - On a visit likely to shape Russia-France ties for years, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin at the sumptuous Palace of Versailles on Monday for what the newly-elected French leader said would be "demanding" talks on Syria, the

Dems view vets as strong candidates in bid to retake House
Dems view vets as strong candidates in bid to retake House

ATLANTA (AP) - Democrats hope to enlist military veterans in another type of fight - for majority control of the House.

On JFK
On JFK's centennial, celebrations of his life and legacy

BOSTON (AP) - The life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, who died at 46, will be celebrated on the day he would have turned 100.

AP source: Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria
AP source: Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law and now top White House adviser Jared Kushner proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat.

In Chicago, an undertaker tries to save teens from the streets - and is burying those he can
In Chicago, an undertaker tries to save teens from the streets - and is burying those he can't

Spencer Leak Sr. has never known life without death. From the moment he was old enough to remember, he was ambling around the funeral home his father founded here on Chicago's South Side in 1933, when few places in the city were willing to bury blacks. In the third grade, long after he'd started working odd jobs in the family business, like answering phones, sweeping floors and working as an usher at funerals of people he didn't know, Leak stood up and told his classmates that he wanted to be a funeral director, just like his dad.

Exclusive: Trump son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy - sources
Exclusive: Trump son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy - sources

By Ned Parker and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former

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