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Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz: It's time for Congress to do something about the economic mess that private-equity giants have created

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The private-equity industry has been extracting wealth from the US economy for investors at the expense of the American economy for too long. The private-equity industry is too...
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Duncan Hunter: 'I Will Resign From Congress'

Duncan Hunter: 'I Will Resign From Congress'

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He'd hinted earlier in the week he might step down from his congressional post, and on Friday, Rep. Duncan Hunter made it official. "Shortly after the holidays, I will resign...
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Amash Votes to Support Insider Trading

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Yesterday, Congressman Justin Amash stood in the way of an overwhelming bipartisan coalition that moved to stop insider trading . That's right, Amash was one of just thirteen...
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House Democrats pass H.R. 4: Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019

10 hours ago   |     |   3 articles

Today, House Democrats took action to secure the right to vote with the passage of H.R. 4: Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019. The legislation restores core tenets of the...
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Federal workers could win parental leave in space force swap

11 hours ago   |     |   3 articles

WASHINGTON - Capitol Hill leaders are nearing agreement in negotiations on an annual defense policy bill that would extend 12 weeks of paid parental leave to federal workers...
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Release of Trump's Banking Records Delayed by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

11 hours ago   |     |   3 articles

The stay came three days after a lower court had ordered Deutsche Bank and Capital One to turn over President Trump's financial records to Congress.
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Congress nearing deal on paid parental leave for government workers

11 hours ago   |     |   3 articles

If passed, it would mark the first time the federal government has guaranteed civilian employees access to paid parental leave.
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White House and Congress near agreement on paid parental leave for federal workers

13 hours ago   |     |   3 articles

Lawmakers and the White House are close to a deal to provide 12 weeks of paid parental leave to federal workers as part of a defense authorization bill slated to pass this...
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Why Is Duncan Hunter Still in Congress?

13 hours ago   |     |   10 articles

The delayed resignation of a felon now counts as a reprieve from the metastasis of unaccountability.
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California congressman Duncan Hunter to quit after holidays

13 hours ago   |     |   10 articles

LOS ANGELES - U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California will resign after the holidays, following his guilty plea this week to illegally using campaign money for personal expenses...
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American Held In Iran Released In Prisoner Exchange

American Held In Iran Released In Prisoner Exchange

Princeton graduate student Xiyue Wang, held by Iran for three years, was released Saturday in exchange for Iranian scientist Massoud Soleimani, who had been held in the U.S. Read more ...

'Deeply troubling': Authorities say 8-year-old strip searched during state...

'Deeply troubling': Authorities say 8-year-old strip searched during state prison visit

An 8-year-old girl visiting her father at a Virginia prison was strip searched last month in violation of state policy, authorities said. Read more ...

'I thought she was dead': Woman survives six-hour cardiac arrest

'I thought she was dead': Woman survives six-hour cardiac arrest

"I was trying to feel for a pulse... I couldn't feel a breath, I couldn't feel a heartbeat," the woman's husband said. Read more ...

Utility PG&E announces $13.5 billion settlement related to deadly fires

Utility PG&E announces $13.5 billion settlement related to deadly fires

PG&E announced a settlement valued at approximately $13.5 billion related to claims from the 2018 Camp Fire, 2017 Northern California wildfires and other fires. Read more ...

Supreme Court keeps federal executions on hold

Supreme Court keeps federal executions on hold

The block keeps a 16-year break in federal executions in place for now. Read more ...

NYPD officer bites into sandwich containing razor blade

NYPD officer bites into sandwich containing razor blade

A police officer bit into a sandwich that contained a razor blade, cutting the inside of his mouth, the New York Police Department's commissioner said Friday. Read more ...

White House says it won't participate in impeachment hearing

White House says it won't participate in impeachment hearing

The White House on Friday blasted the House's impeachment inquiry as "completely baseless" and a "reckless abuse of power." Read more ...

Jury: Tesla CEO Elon Musk did not defame British cave explorer in 'pedo guy'...

Jury: Tesla CEO Elon Musk did not defame British cave explorer in 'pedo guy' tweet

An attorney suggested the cave explorer should be awarded $190 million in damages. Read more ...

What Happened to the U.S.S. Arizona After Pearl Harbor?

What Happened to the U.S.S. Arizona After Pearl Harbor?

The sunken battleship U.S.S. Arizona has lain in the “ oily waters of Pearl Harbor ” for decades now - a historic relic, a sacred open grave and an environmental dilemma. On... Read more ...

'Someone would die today': Boy, 2, abducted in Georgia, Amber Alert says

'Someone would die today': Boy, 2, abducted in Georgia, Amber Alert says

A 2-year-old boy, Sean McGay, was abducted Friday in Georgia, according to an Amber Alert. Read more ...