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Debate simmers over police selling seized guns

SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Juhl made one last attempt to patch things up with his fiancée, then took back his ring, put a gun to his head and pulled the …

Exclusive: Pair of lawmakers unveil bipartisan DACA plan

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A bipartisan pair of House members have reached a compromise on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and border security -- a plan the two unlikely allies hope could provide a "foundation" for a deal President Donald Trump could sign into law.<p>Reps. Will Hurd, a Texas …

CBS News poll: Alabama Republicans say allegations against Roy Moore false

<b>By Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, Kabir Khanna and Anthony Salvanto</b><p><b>Roy Moore leads Alabama Senate race among likely voters</b><p>A new CBS News poll finds …

The Rebirth of America's Pro-Natalist Movement

Activists on the right and left want policies that will reverse the country’s baby bust. But the broader culture—and Congress—don’t seem to care.<p>America needs more babies.<p>That’s what policymakers seem to have decided, from the White House to Capitol Hill. Congress spent November considering the …

Donald Trump is a dangerously weak president

The media is crediting him with a tax overhaul victory. But he still holds remarkably little clout in Washington.<p>Donald Trump is a weak president.<p>He remains a weak president after the passage of tax reform, despite what some in the media are describing as a presidential “victory.”<p>Granted, <i>all</i> …

Steve Bannon

GOP senator says it’s hard to fund $14 billion children’s health care program — then advocates for $1 trillion tax cut

“The reason CHIP’s having trouble is because we don’t have money anymore.”<p>This week, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) helped push a tax bill through the Senate that will cost about $1 trillion. At the same time, he lamented the difficulties of finding the money to fund the Children’s Health Insurance …

The US maternal death rate is unacceptably high. It doesn't have to be.

California doctors came together and brought the state maternal death rate way down.<p>When Yvette Cornejo went in into labor last August, she had already given birth to two sons. Their deliveries had been relatively short and easy, and she was hoping her third would be similar.<p>But this time was more …

Politics Podcast: Will Taxes Be A Pyrrhic Victory For The GOP?

FiveThirtyEight<p>The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast team discusses the policy and political implications of the GOP’s tax policy overhaul, aimed at …

Supreme Court lets Trump's latest travel ban go into full effect

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts.<p>FILE PHOTO: International travelers …

Native American tribes, conservation groups sue Trump over monument changes

<b>Salt Lake City (CNN) —</b> A group of Native American tribes filed suit against President Donald Trump and a host of administration officials on Monday, alleging that Trump's decision to significantly shrink Bears Ears National Monument is "in violation of the United States Constitution and the …

Forests

How the Midwest slipped away from Dems

For two decades, Democrats relied on a seemingly impregnable blue wall in presidential elections.<p>The 18 states plus the District of Columbia that …

Brookings Institution

The Media Has A Probability Problem

The media’s demand for certainty — and its lack of statistical rigor — is a bad match for our complex world.<p><i>This is the 11th and final article in a</i></i> …

Hispanic and African American News Media Fact Sheet

MORE FACT SHEETS: STATE OF THE NEWS MEDIA<p>News media made by and for the two largest racial/ethnic minority groups in the United States – blacks and …

'Meghan who?' LA shrugs over Harry's hometown girlfriend

<b>Pictures of Prince Harry's first public appearance with Meghan Markle in Toronto were beamed around the world this week and put his American girlfriend firmly in the spotlight.</b><p>Tough. Troubled. Gang-scarred.<p>If you read the British tabloid press you would think the actress grew up in LA's notorious …

Liberals Claim Electoral College Is Biased. Here Are the Facts.

In 1824, Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams were both members of the same political party. But in every other election with a discrepancy between …

Freedom Caucus Seeks to Delink Tax and Spending Negotiations

Members threatened to sink motion to go to conference on tax overhaul<p>The House Freedom Caucus on Monday threatened to sink a motion to go to …

Congress Buys the Navy a $400 Million Pork Ship

The secretary of defense doesn't want it. Congress is about to write the check anyway.<p>In the nearly eight years since the first Littoral Combat Ship was delivered to the Navy, it hasn’t won many ardent fans beyond the Navy, its home-state lawmakers or the employees of the two shipbuilders producing …

4 Ways Congress Sought to Change or Scrap the Electoral College

On Monday, 538 presidential electors selected by voters on Nov. 8 will choose a president when the Electoral College votes in states across the …

Electoral College

House Republicans shut down investigation into Flint water crisis, blame EPA instead

<b>Jason Chaffetz (AP/Molly Riley)</b><p>After three hearings about how thousands of residents had their water contaminated, the GOP is satisfied<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>December 19, 2016 5:03pm (UTC)<p>As President Barack Obama signed a bill on Friday authorizing $170 million to address the problem of the lead being …

For Trump foes, Democratic gains may remain elusive in 2018

Passionate protests against Donald Trump's presidency have swelled the ranks of Democratic activists, but their new enthusiasm faces a hard reality: Republicans remain well-positioned to retain their grip on power in the 2018 elections.<p>While Republicans hold only a slim majority in the U.S. Senate, …

How Republicans split on the Harvey aid, fiscal deal

A majority of House Republicans voted for a package on Friday providing more than $15 billion to aid communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey, a …

Republicans

The Latest: Trump's cuts to Utah monument spur lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to scale back national monuments (all times local):<p>5:55 p.m.<p>Environmental groups are …

Donald Trump

Universities warned over freedom of speech and soaring pay for staff

Universities that fail to protect free speech, or are unable to justify high salaries for bosses, could face fines under Government …

Pelosi ally meets with Ivanka Trump on child tax credit

Ivanka Trump met with Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a close ally of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, this week in an effort to gin up support for her proposal to expand the child tax credit.<p>Trump met with several GOP lawmakers in the Capitol Wednesday, and held a press conference with nearly a …

Jesus wept: How can you call yourself a Christian if you voted for Donald Trump?

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci/Getty/allanswart)</b><p>Christian faith means many things to many people. But I’m confused about how “love thy neighbor” led us here<p>Lily Burana<p>November 19, 2016 12:00am (UTC)<p>One of the hallmarks of Christian faith is charity, which is unfortunate for me, because, as a cradle Christian (and, …

Meet the 82-Year-Old Grandma Lobbying for Abortion Rights

And two other grandmas we love expanding health care in their communities.

Republican tax plan faces big hurdles ahead of 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republicans on Capitol Hill are officially clear to move on to tax reform, a must-pass agenda item decades in the making that will test the party's unity and could seal their fate in the 2018 midterm election.<p>Republicans pledge they've learned valuable lessons from the collapse of the …

Trump’s Justice Department Still Defending Obama Contraception Mandate

Advocates for religious liberty are dismayed that little has changed with respect to the Obamacare contraceptive mandate, even after President Donald …

A Promising California Bill Could Help Communities Stop Secret And Discriminatory Police Surveillance

In today’s troublesome political climate, local police surveillance must be reined in.California is on the verge of passing Senate Bill 21 (SB 21), a …