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Friday, Jan 18, 2019 at 08:29 PM EST

President Trump Reportedly Directed Cohen to Lie to Congress

President Trump Reportedly Directed Cohen to Lie to Congress

According to a new report from BuzzFeed, President Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. The report, published late Thursday evening, cited...

Friday, Jan 18, 2019 at 06:32 AM EST

Analysis: Trump Says Wall Will Stop Drugs, Facts Differ

Analysis: Trump Says Wall Will Stop Drugs, Facts Differ

In his demands that Congress set aside $5.7 billion for a border wall, President Donald Trump has insisted that a new physical barrier would stop heroin entering the U.S. from Mexico.But U.S. statistics,...

Friday, Jan 18, 2019 at 08:13 PM EST

Trump, North Korean Leader to Hold 2nd Summit

Trump, North Korean Leader to Hold 2nd Summit

President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear weapons, the White House announced Friday. News of a second...

Friday, Jan 18, 2019 at 04:27 AM EST

Pence Reacts to Criticism of Wife's Job at Anti-LGBTQ School

Pence Reacts to Criticism of Wife's Job at Anti-LGBTQ School

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday addressed news coverage and criticism regarding his wife’s decision to return to teaching at a Virginia elementary school that explicitly bars LGBTQ employees and students...

Friday, Jan 18, 2019 at 04:11 AM EST

Federal Judge in Wisconsin Strikes Early-Voting Restrictions

Federal Judge in Wisconsin Strikes Early-Voting Restrictions

A federal judge on Thursday struck down early-voting restrictions Wisconsin Republicans adopted in a December lame-duck legislative session, saying the limits mirror restrictions he blocked two years ago. Repu...

Friday, Jan 18, 2019 at 01:57 AM EST

Treasury Poised to Ease Sanctions Tied to Russian Oligarch

Treasury Poised to Ease Sanctions Tied to Russian Oligarch

The Treasury Department appears set to lift sanctions on three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska despite concerns from lawmakers in both parties who say the Trump administration should be...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 07:10 PM EST

Gabbard Apologizes for Past Hurtful LGBTQ Statements

Gabbard Apologizes for Past Hurtful LGBTQ Statements

Presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is responding to criticism about her past work advocating against gay rights by recording a new YouTube video. The nearly four-minute-long video released Thursday...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 06:14 PM EST

More Migrant Families Separated Than Initially Reported

More Migrant Families Separated Than Initially Reported

Thousands more migrant families may have been separated than the government initially reported, a watchdog group said, possibly due to ongoing problems keeping track of children.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 08:44 PM EST

Federal Workers Caught in the Middle Apply for Unemployment

Federal Workers Caught in the Middle Apply for Unemployment

Thousands of federal employees and their families are applying for unemployment and food stamps to get by as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history drags on with no end in sight. But for some of...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 06:48 PM EST

More Institutions Stepping Up For Federal Workers During Shutdown

More Institutions Stepping Up For Federal Workers During Shutdown

More banks across Connecticut are offering no-interest loans to provide short-term financial help to workers going without pay during the partial shutdown of the federal government.

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