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Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 04:44 PM EST

House Panel Sanctions Lawmakers Over Harassment Allegations

House Panel Sanctions Lawmakers Over Harassment Allegations

Reps. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C., have been formally sanctioned by the House Ethics Committee over sexual harassment allegations, the panel announced Friday in reports released to the...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 03:43 PM EST

Alleged Russian Operative Negotiating With Prosecutors

Alleged Russian Operative Negotiating With Prosecutors

Attorneys for Maria Butina, the alleged Russian operative facing charges for conspiring to push Moscow's agenda in the U.S., have entered into negotiations with federal prosecutors, according to a document filed...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 03:18 PM EST

Trump to Name EPA's Acting Chief to Post Permanently

Trump to Name EPA's Acting Chief to Post Permanently

Andrew Wheeler, a former congressional aide and lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency since his scandal-plagued predecessor resigned earlier this year, got President Donald Trump's nod Friday...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 02:02 PM EST

Trump Says He Has Yet to Submit Answers to Mueller

Trump Says He Has Yet to Submit Answers to Mueller

President Donald Trump said on Friday he has answered written questions on Robert Mueller's probe into Russian influence on the presidential election - but they have yet to be submitted.

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 at 12:22 AM EST

Dems Struggle Over Pelosi Bid for Speaker of the House

Dems Struggle Over Pelosi Bid for Speaker of the House

Democrats won the majority. Now they just need a speaker of the House. The standoff over Nancy Pelosi's bid to regain the gavel intensified Friday as Democrats left Washington for the Thanksgiving holiday,...

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 at 06:27 AM EST

Trump Says He Answered Written Questions in Mueller Probe

Trump Says He Answered Written Questions in Mueller Probe

President Donald Trump says he "very easily" answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been "tricked up" to try to catch him in a lie. He said he...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 12:38 PM EST

Sen. Grassley Opts to Cede Judiciary Committee Chairmanship

Sen. Grassley Opts to Cede Judiciary Committee Chairmanship

Sen. Chuck Grassley announced Friday that he plans to cede the gavel of the Senate Judiciary Committee next year, serving instead as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, NBC News reported. “Looking ahead,...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 11:29 PM EST

Florida Hand Recount Begins for Tight US Senate Race

Florida Hand Recount Begins for Tight US Senate Race

Volunteers gathered around folding tables Friday to begin a painstaking hand recount in Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest, with a goal of determining the intent of about 93,000 voters whose ballots...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 11:32 AM EST

Judge Rules in Favor of CNN's Jim Acosta

Judge Rules in Favor of CNN's Jim Acosta

A judge ruled Friday that the White House must immediately restore, on a temporary basis, CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press credentials.

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 11:40 AM EST

DeVos Proposes Overhaul to Campus Sexual Misconduct Rules

DeVos Proposes Overhaul to Campus Sexual Misconduct Rules

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle complaints of sexual misconduct, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment,...

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