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  • Republicans see hope in early-vote totals from key battlegrounds

    November 2, 2018 8:39 PM 150

    On 'America's Newsroom,' Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks out on capitalizing on a strong jobs report ahead of the midterm elections. Republicans are continuing to see strong early-vote turnout in key battleground states, potentially boosting their chances for at least holding the Senate even as analysts see Democrats holding

  • 49ers Cheerleader Kneels During National Anthem

    November 2, 2018 7:45 AM 154

    It wasn't the players taking a knee during the national anthem on "Thursday Night Football" -- it was a 49ers cheerleader. Right before San Francisco took on the Oakland Raiders Thursday night, one of the women from the squad followed Colin Kaepernick's lead ... and took a knee for "The Star-Spangled Banner." So far, the woman's identity has not been revealed

  • Texas' Harris County seeing 'presidential-type' early voter turnout: report

    November 2, 2018 6:14 AM 142

    Voters in Harris County, Texas, have come out in force during this year's early voting period, surpassing voter turnout for the entire 2014 midterm election season and positioning the county to possibly see 1 million voters for the first time in a midterm election. By the end of Thursday, the Harris County Clerk’s Office reported 64,343 ballots had been cast, with another

  • President Trump Says He'll Shoot Immigrants at Border if They Throw Rocks

    November 1, 2018 9:51 PM 108

    President Trump just drew the line in the sand ... if the immigrants who are marching to the U.S. border throw rocks at our troops they will be shot. Trump said throwing rocks is like shooting firearms. He noted some of the immigrants in the caravan threw rocks at Mexican troops at the Mexican border, and it hurt some of the troops. Trump says he hopes

  • U.S. State Department spokeswoman under consideration for U.N. ambassador: Trump

    November 1, 2018 9:05 PM 107

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday said he is seriously considering naming U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to succeed Nikki Haley as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, adding he would make a decision on the posting soon. “She is under very serious consideration,” Trump told reporters at the White House after

  • Trump says U.S. is finalizing plan to crack down on asylum seekers

    November 1, 2018 9:03 PM 129

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States is finalizing a plan to deny asylum to people who enter the country outside legal ports of entry, as he hardens his stance against a caravan of migrants traveling from Central America. “Migrants seeking asylum will have to present themselves lawfully at a port of entry

  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker calls Obama the ‘biggest liar of the world’

    November 1, 2018 7:57 PM 131

    Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker (left) on Thursday called former President Barack Obama (right) “the biggest liar of the world.” (Reuters) Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday called Barack Obama “the biggest liar of the world,” in reference to the former Democratic president’s infamous claim that people could keep their health care plans

  • State Department spokeswoman Nauert offered U.S. ambassador to U.N. job: ABC News

    November 1, 2018 7:16 PM 126

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert has been offered the job of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, ABC News reported on Thursday, citing an unnamed senior White House official. ABC News said it was not clear Nauert had agreed to accept the nomination from President Donald Trump. A source familiar with the selection

  • GOP ditches Ocasio-Cortez’s opponent after domestic violence claims surface

    November 1, 2018 3:41 PM 132

    The Bronx and Queens, New York GOP withdrew support for Republican candidate Anthony Pappas after admitting he has been accused of domestic violence. (Anthony Pappas for Congress Facebook) In a stunning development, the Queens and Bronx Republicans leaders have withdrawn support for Anthony Pappas, their congressional candidate against Democratic socialist

  • Linda McMahon Claims She Had No Role In WWE's Saudi Arabia Decision

    October 30, 2018 10:20 PM 112

    Linda McMahon says she didn't make the call for the WWE to move forward with the Pay-Per-View event in Saudi Arabia on Friday ... saying she's no longer responsible for WWE's business moves. Besides being married to WWE honcho Vince McMahon -- Linda also served as a high ranking executive in the organization from 1980 through 2009. She's now part of the Trump