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  • Arizona Republican McSally will fill McCain's Senate seat

    December 18, 2018 6:52 PM 15

    (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Martha McSally will take over the late John McCain’s U.S. Senate seat in January, two months after losing her bid for Arizona’s other Senate seat, the state’s governor said on Tuesday. McSally will replace the retiring John Kyl, whom Governor Doug Ducey appointed after McCain died in August following a battle

  • Kremlin rejects new U.S. reports alleging Russian election meddling

    December 18, 2018 9:16 AM 14

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Tuesday rejected two new U.S. reports alleging Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, saying they lacked detail and failed to explain how the Russian government was allegedly involved. Reports by private experts released on Monday by U.S. senators from both parties alleged that Moscow’s election meddling

  • Trump expected to sign order creating US Space Command in coming days: officials

    December 17, 2018 9:14 PM 16

    President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order calling for the creation of a U.S. Space Command in the coming days, U.S. officials told Fox News on Monday. The move falls short of creating a new branch of the U.S. military, a “Space Force,” but officials say that could be the next step. Officials tell Fox to expect Vice President Pence

  • Arkansas election determined by roll of dice after tie

    December 14, 2018 2:32 PM 48

    Arkansas city council candidates rolled the dice with their election Thursday – literally. The Hoxie City Council runoff election between incumbent Alderwoman Becky Linebaugh and challenger Cliff Farmer ultimately resulted in a tie with 223 votes each. So, to determine the winner, both candidates rolled dice at the Lawrence County courthouse

  • California's chief justice leaves GOP; cites Kavanaugh confirmation to Supreme Court

    December 14, 2018 9:36 AM 20

    California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye delivers her State of the Judiciary address before a joint session of the Legislature at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. (Associated Press) The chief justice of California’s Supreme Court announced that she quietly left the Republican Party over the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme

  • McCaskill blasts 'too many embarrassing uncles' in Senate, in final floor speech

    December 13, 2018 11:13 PM 31

    Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, seen here in September, voiced her complaints on the Senate floor. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File) Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill criticized the Senate in a grim farewell speech Thursday, calling it "dysfunctional" and filled with “too many embarrassing uncles.” The two-term senator from Missouri delivered a farewell

  • Trump says five people on short list for chief of staff

    December 13, 2018 8:42 PM 18

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he has five people on his short list to become the White House chief of staff when John Kelly leaves the post at the beginning of the new year. Trump is in search of his third chief of staff after Kelly and Reince Priebus. “We’re interviewing people now for chief of staff,” the president

  • Pelosi says Trump has not responded to Democrat budget offers

    December 13, 2018 6:18 PM 21

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that President Donald Trump has not answered Democrats’ budget compromise proposals on measures to keep the federal government open. Trump said on Tuesday he would be proud to shut down the federal government if Democrats don’t agree to fund border security, namely

  • Kentucky governor blasts local newspaper's alliance with Soros-backed journalism outlet

    December 13, 2018 5:09 AM 52

    Kentucky’s Republican Gov. Matt Bevin blasted the Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper Wednesday for partnering with ProPublica, an investigative journalism outlet whose backers include liberal financier George Soros. In a YouTube video, Bevin accuses the outlet, ProPublica, of left-wing bias and also tears into the local paper. “This is the same Courier-Journal

  • Deal lets tabloid avoid U.S. charges over hush money in 2016 election

    December 12, 2018 8:35 PM 25

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The publisher of the National Enquirer tabloid newspaper has struck a deal with U.S. prosecutors to avoid charges over its role in paying hush money before the 2016 U.S. presidential election to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with President Donald Trump, prosecutors said on Wednesday. As part of the deal, publisher