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Rep. Conaway: Intel agencies ‘over-redacted’ Russia investigation findings

The FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies have redacted large portions of the House Intelligence Committee’s final report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, a top Republican on the panel said Thursday.<p>Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) said the committee could release the …

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Rosenstein survives latest clash with Congress

By handing over the Comey memos, the man overseeing the Mueller probe has soothed his sharpest critics — for now.<p>Rod Rosenstein, the man who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller, has survived to fight another day.<p>Derided by President Donald Trump and marked for impeachment by the president's …

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Kamala Harris’ rapid rise confounds California

First-term senator is popular but remains something of a mystery to state voters.<p>LOS ANGELES — Kamala Harris has been called “the female Barack Obama.” She’s built a national following with her outspoken criticism of Donald Trump and prolific fundraising for fellow Democrats.<p>But the California …

Government

Pompeo’s diplomatic foray falls flat

The secretary of state nominee failed to win over Democrats at a contentious confirmation hearing.<p>Mike Pompeo had his best chance yet Thursday to win over skeptical Democrats. But after hours of tough questions at his confirmation hearing, he had changed no new minds in his bid to become secretary …

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F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen; Trump Calls It ‘Disgraceful’

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. raided the Rockefeller Center office and Park Avenue hotel room of President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, on Monday morning, seizing business records, emails and documents related to several topics, including a payment to a pornographic film …

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Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg offers measured response in wake of unrest

It's been a delicate balance for Steinberg and his city since the videotape of Sacramento police shooting Stephon Clark touched off a national furor.<p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The scene was as memorable for what happened as for what didn't: Stevante Clark, enraged, jumped onto the Sacramento City Council …

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Farenthold resigns from Congress

The Texas Republican faced allegations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior from former staff members.<p>Rep. Blake Farenthold announced Friday he would resign immediately from Congress, after an ethics inquiry was opened into allegations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate …

Sexual Harassment

Trump and Western Allies Expel Scores of Russians in Sweeping Rebuke Over U.K. Poisoning

WASHINGTON — President Trump ordered the expulsion of 60 Russians from the United States on Monday, adding to a growing cascade of similar actions taken by western allies in response to Russia’s alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain.<p>Poland, Italy, Denmark, France and Germany were …

Russia

Rep. Costello won’t run for reelection in Pennsylvania

Republican Rep. Ryan Costello won't seek reelection this fall, a blow to Republicans seeking to hold his redrawn, suburban Philadelphia district.<p>In an interview on Sunday with the Daily Local News of West Chester (Pa.), Costello blamed the "political environment" for abandoning his reelection bid, …

Government

EXCLUSIVE: Fired FBI official authorized criminal probe of Sessions, sources say

Nearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired senior FBI official Andrew McCabe for what Sessions called a "lack of candor," McCabe …

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Republicans say Congress doesn't need to pass law protecting Mueller

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republicans are bluntly warning President Donald Trump to lay off his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller, but there is scant support among the GOP to pass legislation that would prevent Trump from firing the special counsel.<p>Republican Senate leaders threw cold water Monday on passing …

Trump rails against Mueller investigation, dismisses McCabe’s notes as ‘Fake Memos’

President Trump fired a barrage of angry statements Sunday railing against the Justice Department special counsel’s Russia investigation and attacking the integrity of former FBI director James B. Comey and his former deputy Andrew McCabe, charging that their notes from conversations with him are …

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A frustrated Trump lashes out at special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday took out his frustrations over the intensifying Russia investigation by lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller, signaling a possible shift away from a strategy of cooperating with a probe he believes is biased against him.<p>In a series of …

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Conor Lamb Wins Pennsylvania House Seat, Giving Democrats a Map for Trump Country

Conor Lamb, a Democrat and former Marine, scored a razor-thin but extraordinary upset in a special House election in southwestern Pennsylvania after a few thousand absentee ballots cemented a Democratic victory in the heart of President Trump’s Rust Belt base.<p>The Republican candidate, Rick Saccone, …

Republicans

Manafort could face ‘rest of life in prison,’ judge says

Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, runs a significant risk of spending the rest of his life in prison and the evidence against him by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office seems strong, a federal judge declared in an order made public on Tuesday.<p>U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III, …

Corruption

Trump Prepares to Formalize Tariffs but Floats Exemptions

WASHINGTON — More than 100 Republican lawmakers implored President Trump to drop plans for stiff and sweeping steel and aluminum tariffs as the White House prepared to formalize the measures on Thursday afternoon. Officials said late Wednesday that the plan would initially exempt Canada and Mexico …

Globalization

Trump sues California over immigration policies

<b>(CNN) —</b> After nearly a year of threats, the Trump administration made its most aggressive move to date against a familiar target of its ire: California and its immigration policies.<p>Late Tuesday evening the department filed a federal lawsuit against the state and its top officials to stop a cluster …

Immigration

World leaders push back against Trump's trade war threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday insisted "trade wars are good, and easy to win," a bold claim that prompted threats of retaliation against U.S. exports like blue jeans and motorcycles.<p>"Make no mistake: If the president goes through with this, it will kill American jobs -- that's …

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Florida lawmakers call for suspension of Broward sheriff after Parkland massacre as he defends ‘amazing leadership’

Republican state lawmakers in Florida called on Sunday for the suspension of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, accusing him of “incompetence and neglect of duty” in the months before the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.<p>Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and 73 …

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Cheers, boos and tense exchanges on day of confrontation over guns

<b>Tallahassee, Florida (CNN) —</b> From the nation's capital to the hallways of the Florida capital, parents and students confronted lawmakers Wednesday to demand gun reform after a massacre at a high school in Parkland.<p>Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a gunman killed 17 people …

Guns

Russia-Trump inquiry: Russian foreign minister dismisses FBI charges

<b>Russia's foreign minister has dismissed as "blather" the charges levelled by the FBI special counsel against 13 Russians for election meddling.</b><p>Sergei Lavrov said at a major security conference in Germany he would not comment further until he saw "facts".<p>The charges brought by Special Counsel Robert …

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The Latest: 13 Russians accused of plot to disrupt election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the indictments in the special counsel's Russia probe (all times local):<p>10 p.m.<p>The U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign …

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Bannon limits answers to House after seeing Mueller

The former Trump political adviser met with the House Intelligence Committee, and has also had multiple meetings with special counsel Robert Mueller in recent days.<p>Former adviser Steve Bannon answered questions about Russian election interference before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday …

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GOP Senate Candidate's Parents Max Out in Contributions - to Opponent

Kevin Nicholson’s parents oppose his bid to unseat Wisconsin senator Tammy Baldwin<p>Kevin Nicholson announced last year that he would be seeking the …

Senate GOP, Dem leaders say it's time for immigration deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's two top leaders put on a show of comradery Monday as their chamber launched its immigration debate, but also laid down markers underscoring how hard it will be to reach a deal that can move through Congress.<p>"We really do get along, despite what you read in the press," …

Immigration

Historic immigration debate to grip Senate

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Senate is set to begin debating immigration Monday evening, and in a rare occurrence for the upper chamber of Congress, no one is quite sure how that will go.<p>The historic debate on the status of 11 million undocumented immigrants and future of legal immigration comes as …

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I'm a Stanford professor accused of being a terrorist. McCarthyism is back

Today anyone can be accused of anything, without basis in fact or evidence, and that accusation can be instantly trumpeted over the airwaves unchecked by any journalistic standard. That is the painful lesson I have had to learn this year.<p>As a scholar-activist working on issues such as sexual …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump allies urge compromise with Mueller

Associates of Donald Trump say the president shouldn't talk freely to Mueller — but that he shouldn't force a Supreme Court fight either.<p>President Donald Trump’s associates are warning him that a word he rarely uses — compromise — is the only acceptable outcome from a high-stakes game of chicken …

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Trump escalates attacks on FBI leadership. This time claiming agency favored Democrats over Republicans.

President Trump on Friday accused the top leadership of the Justice Department and FBI of favoring Democrats and having “politicized the sacred investigative process,” posting an incendiary tweet hours before the expected release of a controversial congressional memo alleging surveillance abuses by …

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Could Hope Hicks Be the One to Bring Down Trump?

New testimony could renew Robert Mueller’s interest in Trump’s favorite staffer.<p>When <b>Donald Trump</b> catapulted to the forefront of the public consciousness, he brought <b>Hope Hicks</b> along with him. The 29-year-old, who by all accounts is now one of Trump’s closest confidantes, had previously served as a …

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