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Embattled Pelosi’s big survival weapon: Money

Here’s a huge reason Nancy Pelosi maintains her iron grip on House Democrats, even after another bruising – and in many party circles embarrassing – election loss: Her ability to … Click to Continue »

Judges affirm 'Making a Murderer' confession was coerced

The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be re-tried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals … Click to Continue »

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape … Click to Continue »

In many states, black juveniles end up in adult court in high numbers

Warren Germain was 16 years old in 2011 when he was arrested on a burglary charge in Miami-Dade County, Florida. He’d already spent time in a juvenile residential program, so … Click to Continue »

Protesters crowd McConnell’s office over GOP health bill; several arrested

A group of protesters, many of which who were disabled, descended on the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, Thursday angry over the release of the GOP’s health … Click to Continue »

Sen. Rand Paul is a quick ‘no’ on Senate health bill. Why he may not get to yes

Now that Senate Republicans have unveiled their health care bill, the party looks to corral its more skeptical members who feel the legislation doesn’t do away with enough provisions created … Click to Continue »

Many interests are upset at Trump’s new Cuba policy. Puerto Rico isn’t one of them

Puerto Rico government officials, struggling with a mounting bankruptcy crisis across the island, see some optimism for their problems in President Donald Trump’s new Cuba policy. Trump announced in Miami … Click to Continue »

About a third of gun owners with children keep guns unlocked and loaded, study says

Forget Democrat or Republican – the most polarizing characteristic in the U.S. might be whether or not you own a gun. A study by Pew Research Center published Thursday interviewed … Click to Continue »

Text of health care bill draft from U.S. Senate

  Senate Health Care (PDF) Senate Health Care (Text) … Click to Continue »

Trump doesn’t have tapes of Comey, he tweets

President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that he did not have tapes of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey....whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations with … Click to Continue »

Injured Capitol Police officer throw first pitch at Congressional Women's Softball Game

Special Agent Crystal Griner threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Congressional Women's Softball Game from her wheelchair on Wednesday night. She defended members of Congress when a gunman opened fire during their team practice in Alexandria, Virginia last week. … Click to Continue »

McConnell reveals GOP health care bill, Schumer calls it 'a wolf in sheep's clothing'

Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) released the new Republican health care bill details on Thursday. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) also spoke on the Senate floor stating the bill is not as great as it seems. … Click to Continu...

Wisconsin high court to deliberate behind closed doors only

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to move deliberations over rules it operates under behind closed doors. The vote this week came amid hostility that has been present in the … Click to Continue »

The Latest: 43 arrested protesting Medicaid cuts

The Latest on Senate Republicans' health care bill (all times local): 4:35 p.m. U.S. Capitol Police have arrested 43 people who were protesting proposed cuts to Medicaid inside a Senate … Click to Continue »

Marijuana debate shifts to Senate after House OKs overhaul

The debate over the reshaping of Massachusetts' recreational marijuana law shifted Thursday to the state Senate, where a more modest set of revisions to the existing law appeared headed for … Click to Continue »

Federal authorities launch probe into city of Tallahassee

In a move that could shake-up next year's race for Florida governor, the FBI has launched an investigation into redevelopment deals involving prominent business owners and developers in the state … Click to Continue »

Critics: Senate bill's cuts to Medicaid would harm Florida

The Senate has released its long-awaited bill to dismantle Obamacare and critics warn that proposed cuts to Medicaid could be disastrous for the roughly 3.6 million Floridians relying on the … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Arkansas farmer hopes for rain from storm system

The Latest on Tropical Storm Cindy (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Arkansas farmer David Hillman says Tropical Depression Cindy could actually help the rice and corn he grows in the … Click to Continue »

Colbert goes to Russia, vows to search for Comey 'tapes'

Stephen Colbert is on a mission to Russia. The host of CBS' "The Late Show" is on assignment there for a future broadcast, the network said Thursday. Colbert, whose steady … Click to Continue »

Richmond mayor: Keep Confederate statues, but add context

The towering Confederate monuments in Virginia's capital city shouldn't be taken down, but instead should be supplemented with historical context about why they were built, Richmond's mayor said Thursday. "Whether … Click to Continu...

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