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Sensational video by Putin opponent adds new player to 2016 election puzzle

An explosive Internet video – featuring film shot by female escorts aboard the yacht of a billionaire crony of Russian President Vladimir Putin – Thursday added the visage of a … Click to Continue »

The real reason a Tennessee town dodged a Charlottesville replay. Others can, too.

After the infamous demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va., by white supremacists last August, a small town in mid-Tennessee was targeted for similar demonstrations. But the organizers canceled at the last minute. … Click to Continue...

As court weighs Microsoft case, rest of world feels a big stake in privacy ruling

Later this month, Supreme Court justices will hear a case involving Microsoft’s heated dispute with federal prosecutors over whether it must turn over data currently hosted in a storage facility … Click to Continue »

Republicans dominate Tarrant County and Texas. So why are they fighting?

Tarrant County is on the front lines of the Republican civil war. As the all important mid-term elections loom — and the GOP dominates in both Texas and Washington, D.C. … Click to Continue »

GOP challenger in NC promises to be Trump’s ‘very best lobbyist’ in Congress

Walter Jones’ willingness to vote against his Republican colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives has made the long-serving Eastern North Carolina congressman one of the most independent. It has … Click to Continue »

Why Florida’s orange growers will get more money than Puerto Rico’s broken power grid

Congress is poised to pass its first disaster relief plan since October on Thursday as part of a massive government spending deal, but the funds doled out to Puerto Rico … Click to Continue »

Why Kim Jong Un's sister going to the Winter Olympics is a big deal

Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, will attend the Winter Olympics as part of the delegation. Her visit to Pyeongchang is significant for several reasons. … Click to Continue »

A way to ‘rationalize’ violence: Idaho would not be helped by ‘stand your ground’ laws

Idaho has a long history of responsible gun ownership, a history that I, a life-long Idahoan and state legislator, deeply respect. That said, I am very concerned about HB444 which … Click to Continue »

Who is Rob Porter, the top Trump aide who resigned after domestic abuse allegations?

White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigned on Wednesday after two ex-wives this week publicly accused him of verbal and physical abuse. Porter denied the allegations in a statement read … Click to Continue »

Cuba on U.S. diplomats’ health attacks: No way it’s sonic weapons. Maybe it’s stress

Cuban investigators have discarded widespread speculation that a sonic weapon is to blame for damaging the health of two dozen American diplomats stationed in Havana. Among their own theories? That … Click to Continue »

Congressman’s office deletes question on sexual harassment scandal from town hall video

Rep. Brad Sherman’s town hall in Reseda last month lasted more than an hour, as the Los Angeles Democrat updated constituents via Skype about Congress’ battle over government funding. His … Click to Continue »

White House aide Rob Porter resigns after abuse allegations

White House staff secretary Rob Porter is stepping down following allegations of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives. In a statement, he said the allegations are "outrageous" and "simply false." He says photos published were taken nearly...Show More Summary

North Korea holds military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

North Korea held a military parade on Kim Il Sung Square on Thursday, one day before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony. The parade began with thousands of goose-stepping troops and also featured tanks, armored vehicles,...Show More Summary

Nancy Pelosi makes record speech to advocate for DACA

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi set the record for the longest House floor speech Wednesday. She spoke for more than six hours to oppose the budget deal because the plan doesn't include a permanent solution for undocumented immigrants affected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. … Click to Continue »

California’s wildfire risk is rising. Congress missed a chance to help.

Forestry experts have a dire warning for California: the conditions are ripe for more catastrophic fire seasons like the one last fall. And an arcane federal funding arrangement is making … Click to Continue »

A Democrat flips a Missouri House seat, and GOP infighting ensues

Republicans won three out of four special elections held Tuesday night for vacant seats in the Missouri House, giving them a 115-47 edge over Democrats. Yet it’s the one they … Click to Continue »

‘They’re cowards’: Trump team calls out Congress on immigration, fumes 2018 momentum squandered

The White House is furious that Congress is squandering precious time to accomplish something both Republicans and Democrats have already agreed to do – protect hundreds of thousands of young … Click to Continue »

A top FEMA official says Whitefish Energy ‘did a good job’ in Puerto Rico

When a tiny Montana-based company secured a $300 million no-bid contract to restore power in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, the Federal Emergency Management Agency was quick to distance itself … Click to Continue »

GOP leans on rainmaker who courts controversy on two continents

As a top fundraiser for the Republican Party under President Donald Trump, investment manager Elliott Broidy has had a seat at some of the most exclusive GOP money bashes at … Click to Continue »

Your vote may decide whether Mecklenburg County helps deport undocumented immigrants

For over a decade, Mecklenburg County’s sheriff has had a hand in deporting hundreds if not thousands of undocumented immigrants. Now that could change. The deportations have come under a … Click to Continue »

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