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Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending

Tuesday  21:30,   18 september 2018

The Senate on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging, $854 billion bill.The measure includes $675 billion for the Defense Department and boosts military pay by 2.6 percent, the largest pay raise in nine years. The bill also approves spending for Health and [...]

Kavanaugh hearing uncertain Monday, Hill sources say

Tuesday  21:06,   18 september 2018

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said he had yet to hear back from Christine Blasey Ford, and Democrats want the FBI to reopen a background check on Brett Kavanaugh.Load...[...]

Trump says FBI should not probe allegations against Kavanaugh

Tuesday  20:35,   18 september 2018

The FBI should not investigate a California professor's allegations of sexual assault against U.S. Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday.Asked whether he would ask the FBI to open its background check on...[...]

Senators 'failed' in 1991, Anita Hill says. But she thinks they can do better this time

Tuesday  19:50,   18 september 2018

"There is no way to redo 1991, but there are ways to do better," the Brandeis University professor wrote in a New York Times op-ed on Tuesday."There is no way to redo 1991, but there are ways to do better," the Brandeis University professor wrote in [...]

Trump’s Growing Legal Team Has a Problem: It’s Operating Partly in the Dark

Tuesday  19:25,   18 september 2018

The president’s lawyers are struggling to understand where the investigations surrounding him are going, and the extent of his legal exposure.WASHINGTON — Nearly a dozen lawyers now assist President Trump in contending with two federal...[...]

Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose 'bad things'

Tuesday  18:55,   18 september 2018

President Donald Trump declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation.Trump made the extraordinary move Monday in response to calls from his allies in Congress who say they believe the Russia...[...]

Rubio condemns social media star Salt Bae after chef mingles with Venezuela's Maduro

Tuesday  17:05,   18 september 2018

Sen. Marco Rubio condemned social media star Salt Bae after the Turkish chef appeared in a video with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at a restaurant.Video posted to social media showed Maduro, whose socialist country is in the middle of an...[...]

Former FBI official Andrew McCabe has book deal

Tuesday  16:50,   18 september 2018

Just months after the publication of James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty," another former FBI official will take on President Donald Trump.Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director ousted this year amid repeated attacks from Trump and a critical [...]

Dianne Feinstein, elected in the 'Year of the Woman,' navigates the politics of #MeToo

Tuesday  14:26,   18 september 2018

As senators grappled with how to handle the explosive allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Dianne Feinstein found herself in the center of the political storm. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"],...[...]

White House reviews incident involving Epoch Times photographer handing a folder to Trump

Tuesday  14:26,   18 september 2018

The journalist, whose publication is banned in China, stepped into a restricted area to as the president was leaving a ceremony in the East Room.The photographer, identified by other photojournalists as Samira Bouaou, passed the purple-colored...[...]

Ted Cruz May Have Violated Texas Law with Campaign Mail

Tuesday  02:25,   18 september 2018

“I’ve never seen this kind of mail from a campaign before, or even a legitimate organization. That should tell you something about Ted Cruz.” In order to file suit against Cruz, Wu says Texans who received the letter should contact their attorney...[...]

Legal team still confident that Manafort will not implicate Trump, Giuliani says

Tuesday  02:25,   18 september 2018

A lawyer for the president’s former campaign chairman apparently offered assurances as recently as Saturday.Trump attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani said that Manafort’s legal team assured him as recently as Saturday — the day after Manafort struck a plea [...]

Ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn could be sentenced in November

Tuesday  02:05,   18 september 2018

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn could finally be sentenced on charges of lying to the FBI in November, newly filed court documents indicate. On Monday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team and attorneys for Flynn said in a joint...[...]

Trump Orders Declassification of Some FBI Russia Probe Reports

Tuesday  02:05,   18 september 2018

Including parts of a secret Carter Page warrant application.He also ordered the declassification of FBI reports on interviews related to Page as well as reports of interviews with Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr regarding the Russia...[...]

Senate committee to hold public hearing with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after sexual assault allegation, officials say

Tuesday  01:30,   18 september 2018

“If it takes a little delay it’ll take a little delay,” Trump said of looking into allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford.UPDATE: Senate committee to hold public hearing with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after sexual assault allegation,...[...]