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  • Trump expected to sign stopgap spending bill: Republican congressman

    December 20, 2018 2:57 PM 125

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a stopgap spending bill on Thursday and the House Republican leadership does not expect President Donald Trump to veto the measure, Republican Representative Chris Collins said. Collins was speaking to reporters after a meeting of the House Republican caucus on Thursday. The U.S. Senate

  • Liberal Rep. Barbara Lee in rare agreement with Trump over Syria troop withdrawal

    December 20, 2018 3:29 AM 180

    Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., was in rare agreement with President Trump on Wednesday after he announced his decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria. Lee, who recently lost her bid for House Speaker to fellow Rep. Nancy Pelosi, also a California Democrat, told Fox News that she's "long called for a troop withdrawal on Syria" because Congress "has not authorized"

  • Senate unanimously votes to make lynching a federal crime

    December 20, 2018 1:40 AM 132

    WASHINGTON – The Senate has unanimously approved bipartisan legislation that would make lynching a federal crime. The effort was led by two Democratic senators who are potential presidential contenders in 2020, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California. Joining them as lead sponsors of the anti-lynching bill was the Senate's third African-American

  • 'Santa' Obama pays visit and gives out gifts at DC children's hospital

    December 20, 2018 1:12 AM 170

    Former President Barack Obama visited Children’s National hospital in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. (The Office of President Barack Obama) Former President Barack Obama made a holly, jolly trip to a children’s hospital in the nation’s capital on Wednesday, his office confirmed. Obama appeared to be in the holiday spirit, sporting a Santa hat during

  • Republican Senator Graham says Syria withdrawal would be 'a mistake'

    December 19, 2018 3:41 PM 128

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a frequent defender of the president, said a decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw troops from Syria would be “a mistake”. “An American withdrawal at this time would be a big win for ISIS, Iran, Bashar al Assad of Syria, and Russia. I fear it will lead to devastating consequences for our nation

  • Who is Emmet Sullivan? 5 things to know about judge in Michael Flynn case

    December 18, 2018 8:49 PM 159

    Judge Emmet Sullivan has been appointed to positions by both Republican and Democratic presidents. (Official photo) Judge Emmet Sullivan was at the heart of Michael Flynn’s dramatic sentencing hearing Tuesday, once again delaying it. Sullivan tore into Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, telling him he couldn’t hide his “disgust

  • Arizona Republican McSally will fill McCain's Senate seat

    December 18, 2018 6:52 PM 123

    (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 131

    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 110

    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 152

    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