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Trump's declassification order rewards allies' strategy of sidestepping Congress

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In lobbying the president, conversative Republicans make a final push before the midterms to undercut Mueller's Russia probe.
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Ex-Rep. Dingell: ‘Not done with me yet' after heart attack

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DETROIT - Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell is recovering from a heart attack and telling the public, “You're not done with me yet.” The 92-year-old Dingell is the longest-serving...
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“Cut Bait”: As the Kavanaugh Nightmare Escalates, Trump Is Gripped with Uncertainty as Ivanka Suggests Cutting the Justice Loose

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The threat of losing the House and Senate has stopped Trump from going scorched-earth on Christine Blasey Ford. If Trump antagonizes women voters, it could increase the odds...
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Former members of Congress say they're on mission to make politics work again

Former members of Congress say they're on mission to make politics work again

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Saying they are fed up with Washington's gridlock and partisanship, a pair of former congressmen - one a Democrat, the other a Republican - have hit the road to try to fix things.
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Lawmakers Judging Kavanaugh Accuser Still Can't Fix Their Own Harassment Policy

Lawmakers Judging Kavanaugh Accuser Still Can't Fix Their Own Harassment Policy

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They'll hear a sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh. But Congress' internal reform has stalled for months.
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Supreme Court move could spur more dark-money disclosure

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A Supreme Court action Tuesday struck a blow to a conservative group's effort to shield its donors and could lead to more disclosure of who funds so-called dark money groups...
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Obamacare lawsuit boosts Democrats in state AG races

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Democrats believe they have their best chance in years to flip crucial state attorney general seats by trumpeting the same message that drew furious protesters to town halls...
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Election-Year Spending Looks To Break Minnesota's Record

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MINNEAPOLIS - Political groups are on track to shatter a record for the most dollars spent by candidates hoping to win over voters in the Gopher State. Two years ago, in the...
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Brainstorm Health: Opioid Bill Passed, NFL Players' Boycott, Teen Marijuana Vaping

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Good afternoon, readers. This is Sy. Something strange happened in Congress on Monday... Lawmakers came together to overwhelmingly pass a piece of reform legislation . In this...
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SENATE BATTLEGROUND MAP: The race for control of the Senate is as tight as it can be

SENATE BATTLEGROUND MAP: The race for control of the Senate is as tight as it can be

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The 2018 US Senate elections are full of tight races, polling shows. Entering the midterms, Republicans hold a 51-to-49 seat majority in the upper chamber of Congress. A few...
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Adult, teens ages 16, 14, charged in monthlong armed robbery spree

Adult, teens ages 16, 14, charged in monthlong armed robbery spree

A tip led to the arrests Tuesday of a man, two 16-year-olds and a 14-year-old in connection with a monthlong string of armed robberies at Upstate convenience stores. Read more ...

New York Times opinion writer Bari Weiss slammed for questioning whether...

New York Times opinion writer Bari Weiss slammed for questioning whether sexual assault should disqualify Kavanaugh from the Supreme Court

New York Times opinion writer and editor Bari Weiss was criticized online Tuesday after questioning whether sexual assault accusations should disqualify Judge Brett Kavanaugh... Read more ...

U.S. trade war with China isn't winnable, but Trump will likely claim...

U.S. trade war with China isn't winnable, but Trump will likely claim victory anyway

With President Donald Trump announcing a new round of tariffs on China -imposing 10 percent on about $200 billion worth of goods from the country - Beijing said on Tuesday that... Read more ...

South Carolina anxious to play after storm forced week off

South Carolina anxious to play after storm forced week off

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina receiver Bryan Edwards spent the weekend concerned about family in friends in the path of Hurricane Florence - and longing to get back out on... Read more ...

Husband who pleaded guilty in drunken driving accident that killed 3 should...

Husband who pleaded guilty in drunken driving accident that killed 3 should be home, woman says

It's not the first time the family's online pleas for help backfired. Read more ...

Woman fights off would-be carjacker at Publix in Clermont, police say

Woman fights off would-be carjacker at Publix in Clermont, police say

Police in Clermont say a woman fought off a would-be carjacker in a Publix parking lot on Monday morning. Read more ...

Heartbroken vets beg humans to stay with pets when they're being put down...

Heartbroken vets beg humans to stay with pets when they're being put down: 'Do not leave them'

It's not easy, but it's the right thing to do. Read more ...

Michael Jordan donates $2M to Hurricane Florence relief

Michael Jordan donates $2M to Hurricane Florence relief

Hornets chairman Michael Jordan has donated $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief, which slammed into the Carolinas over the weekend. Read more ...

Anita Hill or Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford? These Republicans'...

Anita Hill or Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford? These Republicans' reactions are familiar

Clarence Thomas was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice in a 52-48 Senate vote on October 15, 1991, just days after Anita Hill, Thomas' former co-worker, accused him of... Read more ...

North Carolina governor calls for sweeping, inclusive rebuilding process...

North Carolina governor calls for sweeping, inclusive rebuilding process after Florence

North Carolina's governor called for a large-scale, corrective rebuilding process after Hurricane Florence, one that accounts for affordable housing and strengthens the state's... Read more ...