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January 15, 2019 11:05 PM U.S. Senate advances measure to block Trump administration from easing Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to move ahead with a resolution disapproving of a Trump administration plan to ease sanctions on Russian aluminum giant Rusal (0486.HK), its parent En+ and power firm EuroSibEnergo. While the vote did not determine the fate in the Senate of the resolution, it broke with Republican President Donald 1525

January 15, 2019 10:54 PM Trump's attorney general pick faces Senate hearing

In her line of questioning, California Sen. Kamala Harris tried to draw out a situation in which attorney general nominee William Barr would not take the advice of career ethics officials if they advised him to recuse himself. If it came down to a judgement call, Barr said he could ignore the advice of those officials — if he disagreed with that advice 1544

January 15, 2019 6:34 PM Jewish groups condemn Rashida Tlaib over ties to radical pro-Hezbollah, anti-Israel activist

Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib has been condemned after hosting a private celebratory dinner on Saturday featuring anti-Israel activists who praised terror group Hezbollah and Palestinian terrorists, said Israel has no right to exist and called for Israeli “Zionist terrorist” Jews to return to Europe. Over the weekend, Tlaib came under fire for her ties to radical 1476

January 15, 2019 3:50 PM Trump AG nominee Barr says Mueller would not back witch hunt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. attorney general said on Tuesday he did not believe Special Counsel Robert Mueller would be involved in a “witch hunt,” a charge often levied by Trump against the Russia probe that Mueller leads. “I don’t believe Mr. Mueller would be involved in a witch hunt,” William Barr told a U.S. Senate 1358

January 11, 2019 9:17 PM Florida posthumously pardons 4 black men accused of sensational 1949 rape

In this undated image released by the State Library and Archives of Florida, Lake County Sheriff Willis McCall, far left, and an unidentified man stand next to Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Charles Greenlee, from left, in Florida. The three men along with a fourth were charged with rape in 1949. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a Cabinet granted posthumous 94

January 10, 2019 9:52 PM U.S. House passes bills that would re-open Agriculture, Transportation agencies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed two bills that would re-open the departments of Agriculture, Transportation and other agencies that have been largely shuttered for nearly three weeks. The House, led by Democrats, on Wednesday passed a bill to re-open the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service. Senate 98

January 9, 2019 10:16 PM House passes bill that would end shutdown, but Senate unlikely to take up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed legislation to end a partial shutdown of the Treasury Department and some other agencies, but without any money for President Donald Trump’s border wall. By a vote of 240-188 along mostly partisan lines, the House passed the bill and sent it to the Republican-controlled Senate 81

January 9, 2019 8:45 PM Trump walked out of shutdown meeting with Democratic lawmakers: Schumer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump walked out of a meeting with Democratic lawmakers after they told him they would not fund his proposed wall along the U.S. southern border, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday. “He asked (House) Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi, ‘Will you agree to my wall?’ She said no. And he just got up and said, ‘Then 82

January 9, 2019 2:44 AM Trump addresses the nation, Democrats respond

President Trump claimed that "the federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only: because Democrats will not fund border security.” It’s not true that Democrats oppose funding for border security, they just aren't willing to meet Trump’s demand for more than $5 billion in wall funding. Congressional Democratic leaders have offered 87

January 3, 2019 3:24 PM The government is STILL shut down

The Senate has adjourned for the day One furloughed federal worker, at home in Colorado anxiously watching CNN as the government shutdown clock continues to rise, tells our affiliate KMGH that she’s worried about how she’ll pay her bills -- she recently had surgery and her leg is in a cast. “I get up really early to watch” the news, Andrea Popelka said, hoping 78