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Surprising ally, Sen. Mitch McConnell, pushes for farm bill that legalizes hemp

Zach Gibson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The typically conservative Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is applauding a somewhat surprising provision in the latest 807-page farm bill -- a measure that legalizes hemp.

Industrial hemp is a different variety of the same   ... Read More

‘It’s like a manhood thing for him’: Pelosi on Trump and border wall

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s willingness to trigger a partial government shutdown over funding for his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall boils down “to a manhood thing,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told Democrats in a closed-door meeting   ... Read More

DC Judge Amy Berman in Paul Manafort case asks attorneys for more evidence about his alleged lies

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A judge in the federal case against Paul Manafort told prosecutors that she needs to see more in the way of evidence supporting their claims that the former Trump campaign chairman lied to them in   ... Read More

Pelosi in discussions with critics over possible leadership term limits

tupungato/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- As she works to lock down the few remaining holdouts against her bid to reclaim the House speaker’s gavel, Nancy Pelosi and the loudest critics of her succession plan have begun discussing instituting term limits for caucus   ... Read More

Trump meeting with Schumer, Pelosi erupts over border wall funding

Mark Wilson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Political fireworks erupted in the Oval Office Tuesday between President Trump, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi over border wall funding.

At first, the president welcomed Pelosi and Schumer into   ... Read More

Google says it didn’t use resources to target Latino voters in 2016

JHVEPhoto/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- In a testy exchange in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai refuted allegations that the company targeted Latino voters during the 2016 U.S. elections.

During a hearing on Google’s data collection   ... Read More

Trump administration changes to clean water rule could have wide-ranging impact

Thankful Photography/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is planning a major change to a clean water rule in the United States, exempting certain types of creeks and bodies of water from federal protection in a move that may have wide-ranging   ... Read More

Schumer, Pelosi to meet with Trump to hash out border funding

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi are set to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday morning in the hopes they can come to a budget agreement   ... Read More

House Republicans lead vote to label Rohingya crisis ‘genocide’

tupungato/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives is expected to pass a resolution Tuesday to declare the violence against Myanmar's Rohingya a genocide, a move the Trump administration still has not made despite mounting evidence and a cavalcade of voices   ... Read More

Maria Butina, accused Russian agent, reaches plea deal with prosecutors that includes cooperation

TR/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Maria Butina, a 30-year-old Russian gun rights activist who stands accused developing a covert influence operation in the United States, has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and cooperate with federal, state and local authorities in   ... Read More

President Trump scrambles for next chief of staff with John Kelly set to depart

Kirkikis/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- With current White House chief of staff John Kelly set to depart by year's end, President Donald Trump is scrambling to fill the top White House position after Kelly's expected replacement announced unexpectedly he would not take   ... Read More

Major players in Trump-Russia drama seek to dismiss DNC suit alleging international conspiracy

ronniechua/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Several major figures in the ongoing Trump-Russia drama have lined up in opposition to a lawsuit filed by the Democratic National Committee, arguing a federal judge should dismiss accusations of an international conspiracy ahead of the 2016   ... Read More

Activists again demand New Green Deal; stage demonstration at Dem leaders’ offices

uschools/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Hundreds of pro-environment activists lobbied lawmakers on Capitol Hill Monday, in an attempt to pressure Democratic leaders to endorse a Green New Deal for the new majority’s agenda in the next Congress.

They staged sit-ins at the   ... Read More

‘The View’: Michael Bloomberg takes GOP, Trump to task

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Michael Bloomberg, the former New York Mayor who is mulling running as a Democrat in the 2020 presidential election cycle, said Monday the GOP is suffering the consequences of unconditionally supporting an unpopular president.   ... Read More

James Comey responds to recent Trump attacks in new interview

Carsten Koall/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former F.B.I. Director James Comey, in an interview in New York on Sunday, responded to recent criticisms from President Donald Trump, who called him dishonest and accused him of lying in a Congressional hearing last   ... Read More

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Surprising ally, Sen. Mitch McConnell, pushes for farm bill that legalizes hemp

Zach Gibson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The typically conservative Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is applauding a somewhat surprising provision in the latest 807-page farm bill -- a measure that legalizes hemp.

Industrial hemp is a different variety of the same   ... Read More

‘It’s like a manhood thing for him’: Pelosi on Trump and border wall

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s willingness to trigger a partial government shutdown over funding for his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall boils down “to a manhood thing,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told Democrats in a closed-door meeting   ... Read More

DC Judge Amy Berman in Paul Manafort case asks attorneys for more evidence about his alleged lies

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A judge in the federal case against Paul Manafort told prosecutors that she needs to see more in the way of evidence supporting their claims that the former Trump campaign chairman lied to them in   ... Read More

Pelosi in discussions with critics over possible leadership term limits

tupungato/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- As she works to lock down the few remaining holdouts against her bid to reclaim the House speaker’s gavel, Nancy Pelosi and the loudest critics of her succession plan have begun discussing instituting term limits for caucus   ... Read More

Trump meeting with Schumer, Pelosi erupts over border wall funding

Mark Wilson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Political fireworks erupted in the Oval Office Tuesday between President Trump, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi over border wall funding.

At first, the president welcomed Pelosi and Schumer into   ... Read More

Google says it didn’t use resources to target Latino voters in 2016

JHVEPhoto/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- In a testy exchange in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai refuted allegations that the company targeted Latino voters during the 2016 U.S. elections.

During a hearing on Google’s data collection   ... Read More

Trump administration changes to clean water rule could have wide-ranging impact

Thankful Photography/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is planning a major change to a clean water rule in the United States, exempting certain types of creeks and bodies of water from federal protection in a move that may have wide-ranging   ... Read More

Schumer, Pelosi to meet with Trump to hash out border funding

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi are set to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday morning in the hopes they can come to a budget agreement   ... Read More

House Republicans lead vote to label Rohingya crisis ‘genocide’

tupungato/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives is expected to pass a resolution Tuesday to declare the violence against Myanmar's Rohingya a genocide, a move the Trump administration still has not made despite mounting evidence and a cavalcade of voices   ... Read More

Maria Butina, accused Russian agent, reaches plea deal with prosecutors that includes cooperation

TR/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Maria Butina, a 30-year-old Russian gun rights activist who stands accused developing a covert influence operation in the United States, has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and cooperate with federal, state and local authorities in   ... Read More

President Trump scrambles for next chief of staff with John Kelly set to depart

Kirkikis/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- With current White House chief of staff John Kelly set to depart by year's end, President Donald Trump is scrambling to fill the top White House position after Kelly's expected replacement announced unexpectedly he would not take   ... Read More

Major players in Trump-Russia drama seek to dismiss DNC suit alleging international conspiracy

ronniechua/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Several major figures in the ongoing Trump-Russia drama have lined up in opposition to a lawsuit filed by the Democratic National Committee, arguing a federal judge should dismiss accusations of an international conspiracy ahead of the 2016   ... Read More

Activists again demand New Green Deal; stage demonstration at Dem leaders’ offices

uschools/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Hundreds of pro-environment activists lobbied lawmakers on Capitol Hill Monday, in an attempt to pressure Democratic leaders to endorse a Green New Deal for the new majority’s agenda in the next Congress.

They staged sit-ins at the   ... Read More

‘The View’: Michael Bloomberg takes GOP, Trump to task

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Michael Bloomberg, the former New York Mayor who is mulling running as a Democrat in the 2020 presidential election cycle, said Monday the GOP is suffering the consequences of unconditionally supporting an unpopular president.   ... Read More

James Comey responds to recent Trump attacks in new interview

Carsten Koall/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former F.B.I. Director James Comey, in an interview in New York on Sunday, responded to recent criticisms from President Donald Trump, who called him dishonest and accused him of lying in a Congressional hearing last   ... Read More

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