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FBI memos suggest Rosenstein expedited normal review process to fire McCabe before retirement

Wednesday  06:05,   19 december 2018
foxnews

Newly released internal FBI documents suggest Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein accelerated the review of ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's alleged misconduct to ensure he was terminated prior to his retirement, depriving him of certain... >>>

Senate hopes to avoid Christmas shutdown with two-month spending bill

Wednesday  06:05,   19 december 2018
washingtonexaminer

Senate appropriators are considering a two-month spending bill to avoid a partial government shutdown over the Christmas break. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

Senate overwhelmingly backs overhaul of criminal justice system

Wednesday  05:55,   19 december 2018
msn

Passage of the bill was a bipartisan victory for President Trump and his son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, who had pushed for the... >>>

4 takeaways after judge lambasts Flynn, postpones sentencing

Wednesday  05:30,   19 december 2018
msn

The unexpected delay in Michael Flynn's sentencing raised a new wrinkle in the Russia probe. The former national security adviser, who pleaded guilty to lying the FBI about his contacts with Russia's ambassador, had expected to face no jail time... >>>

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. is about to open its first tunnel

Wednesday  05:30,   19 december 2018
msn

The billionaire inventor and beleaguered CEO of Tesla Motors is expected to unveil his latest project: a test of a tunnel system he says is the answer to America’s “soul-destroying” traffic... >>>

In Home Village of Girl Who Died in U.S. Custody, Poverty Drives Migration

Wednesday  05:30,   19 december 2018
nytimes

Jakelin Caal Maquin, a 7-year-old girl who died in the custody of American officials, came from a poor Guatemalan village where many see emigration as the only escape from... >>>

Judge orders Michael Flynn to surrender his passport while he waits to be sentenced

Wednesday  05:20,   19 december 2018
businessinsider

US District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan said Flynn must give up his passport and not travel more than 50 miles from DC starting January 4,... >>>

California doctor accused of prescribing drugs in 5 deaths

Wednesday  05:05,   19 december 2018
msn

Authorities have arrested a California doctor on charges of doling out illegal prescriptions that led to five fatal overdoses and the death of a bicyclist who was struck by a driver under the... >>>

U.S. envoy on North Korea to visit South Korea amid stalled nuclear talks

Wednesday  05:05,   19 december 2018
reuters

A U.S. envoy on North Korea is to visit South Korea, officials said on Wednesday, as Washington and Pyongyang struggle to find a breakthrough in their stalled talks aimed at ending the North's nuclear program. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"],... >>>

Kushner credited for pushing rare bipartisan bill

Wednesday  04:55,   19 december 2018
msn

Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is being credited this week for helping to spearhead what could be the first major bipartisan legislative success of the Trump era: a first-in-a-generation criminal justice overhaul that passed the Senate... >>>

Trump faces large barrier as he seeks money for border wall

Wednesday  04:40,   19 december 2018
msn

“If you do this without getting all the proper approvals, you are breaking the... >>>

Trump knocks Dems: Border wall will be 'artistically designed' and 'beautiful'

Wednesday  04:30,   19 december 2018
thehill

President Trump on Tuesday defended the aesthetic qualities of his proposed wall along the southern border, arguing that it will be a "beautiful," cost-effective structure made of "artistically designed slats." "The Democrats, are saying loud and... >>>

U.S. State Department clears $3.5 billion sale of Patriot missiles to Turkey

Wednesday  04:30,   19 december 2018
reuters

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $3.5 billion sale of Patriot air and missile defense systems to Turkey, the Pentagon said on Tuesday after notifying Congress of the certification. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the... >>>

Legally blind woman from Detroit missing in Peru

Wednesday  04:05,   19 december 2018
cnn

An American woman who is legally blind and eventually will totally lose her sight is missing in Peru, where she was touring after attending a wedding. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

Senate approves historic, bipartisan prison sentencing reform bill

Wednesday  04:05,   19 december 2018
washingtonexaminer

The Senate Tuesday approved an historic and bipartisan reform of the criminal justice system that aims to reduce the sentences of non-violent offenders and cut recidivism rates by helping prisoners productively rejoin society. The legislation, with... >>>