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Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 01:45 PM EDT

House Votes To Restrict Trump's Authority To Strike Iran

House Votes To Restrict Trump's Authority To Strike Iran

The House on Friday voted for a measure that would block President Donald Trump from initiating military action against Iran without congressional approval. Lawmakers adopted the amendment from Reps. Ro Khanna,...

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 12:34 PM EDT

'Know Your Rights': Immigration Advocates, Attorneys Ramp Up Efforts Before ICE Raids

'Know Your Rights': Immigration Advocates, Attorneys Ramp Up Efforts Before ICE Raids

Immigration advocates, lawyers and some Democratic lawmakers have ramped up efforts to combat widespread raids threatened by the Trump administration by sharing information with immigrant communities about their...

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 08:22 PM EDT

Former Special Counsel Mueller's Testimony Delayed a Week

Former Special Counsel Mueller's Testimony Delayed a Week

Testimony by former special counsel Robert Mueller will be delayed one week as a longer Capitol Hill appearance is negotiated, the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee announced...

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 11:33 AM EDT

State Budget Impasse Drags on In Mass.

State Budget Impasse Drags on In Mass.

Almost two weeks into the state's new fiscal year, Massachusetts is still without a budget. The six members of a House-Senate conference committee have been meeting behind closed doors for more than a month to...

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 10:13 AM EDT

Acosta Resigning Amid Criticism Over Handling of Epstein Case

Acosta Resigning Amid Criticism Over Handling of Epstein Case

U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is resigning amid criticism for his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein case while he was the U.S. Attorney in Miami.

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 05:55 PM EDT

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Brought Down by Epstein Furor

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Brought Down by Epstein Furor

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, facing new scrutiny for his handling of a federal sex abuse investigation against wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, is leaving President Donald Trump’s cabinet. Trump said...

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 08:54 AM EDT

Trump Unloads on Paul Ryan After 'American Carnage' Excerpts

Trump Unloads on Paul Ryan After 'American Carnage' Excerpts

President Donald Trump unloaded via Twitter on Republican former House Speaker Paul Ryan after Ryan's comments critical of Trump appeared in excerpts from a new book. Ryan condemns Trump in "American Carnage,"...

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 02:30 PM EDT

Embattled Puerto Rico Gov Apologizes for Profane Tirade

Embattled Puerto Rico Gov Apologizes for Profane Tirade

Puerto Rican Gov. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was in Europe with his family this week on vacation when his administration took several hits that many believe have tarnished the U.S. territory's reputation and weakened...

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 03:57 AM EDT

Pentagon in Longest-Ever Stretch of Leadership Limbo

Pentagon in Longest-Ever Stretch of Leadership Limbo

When he resigned as defense secretary last December, Jim Mattis thought it might take two months to install a successor. That seemed terribly long at the time. Seven months later, the U.S. still has no...

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 06:37 PM EDT

Dems, Republicans Air Warring Views on Migrants' Conditions

Dems, Republicans Air Warring Views on Migrants' Conditions

Four House Democratic freshmen who recently toured detention stations for migrants along the Texas border told a House committee Friday of jam-packed, fetid holding areas "in front of the American flag" and...

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