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Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 at 03:40 AM EST

Biden Considers His Age as He Ponders 2020 Run

Biden Considers His Age as He Ponders 2020 Run

As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he's too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the...

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 11:22 PM EST

Beto O'Rourke Still Undecided as 2020 White House Buzz Grows

Beto O'Rourke Still Undecided as 2020 White House Buzz Grows

When it comes to a 2020 presidential run, Beto O'Rourke is still playing hard to get -- even as the buzz around him intensifies. The three-term Democratic congressman murmured "No decision. No decision on...

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Ruling to Strike Down Health Law Puts GOP in a Quandary

Ruling to Strike Down Health Law Puts GOP in a Quandary

A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's...

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 06:08 PM EST

Trump Names Mick Mulvaney Acting Chief of Staff

Trump Names Mick Mulvaney Acting Chief of Staff

President Donald Trump announced on twitter Friday that Mick Mulvaney will take over as acting chief of staff, replacing John Kelly.

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 06:26 PM EST

Mueller: FBI Is Not to Blame for Flynn's False Statements

Mueller: FBI Is Not to Blame for Flynn's False Statements

The special counsel's office pushed back Friday at the suggestion that the FBI acted improperly in its interview of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying he agreed on his own to meet with...

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 04:24 PM EST

Warren Takes Swipe at Trump, Says She Is 'Optimistic'

Warren Takes Swipe at Trump, Says She Is 'Optimistic'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., took a thinly veiled swipe at President Donald Trump in a speech to new graduates of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, on Friday, telling students that even in...

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 05:43 PM EST

Wisconsin Gov. Signs Sweeping GOP Bills Weakening Successor

Wisconsin Gov. Signs Sweeping GOP Bills Weakening Successor

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping package of Republican legislation Friday that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints...

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 02:03 PM EST

Chris Christie Takes Himself Out of Running for WH Chief of Staff

Chris Christie Takes Himself Out of Running for WH Chief of Staff

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he does not want to be White House chief of staff, just hours after multiple reports said he was President Donald Trump's leading choice for the job. "It's an honor to...

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 12:48 PM EST

Dept. of Education to Cancel $150M in Student Loan Debt

Dept. of Education to Cancel $150M in Student Loan Debt

The U.S. Department of Education said Thursday it is cancelling $150 million in students loans connected to for-profit colleges, complying with a court order that essentially forced the Obama-era move to go...

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 12:54 PM EST

Top Secret Report: N. Korea Keeps Busting Sanctions

Top Secret Report: N. Korea Keeps Busting Sanctions

A top secret U.S. military assessment found that North Korea is still evading U.N. sanctions by transferring oil at sea, and that a coalition of U.S.-led forces deployed to disrupt the movements has failed to...

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