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26 Feb 2019, 11:39pm Updated Republicans force climate-related hearing to adjourn after only 2 Democrats show up
House Democrats have been holding multiple hearings this month to highlight the impacts of, and science around, climate change, but Republicans managed to scuttle one session Tuesday after just 10 minutes when only two Democrats showed up.
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26 Feb 2019, 9:59pm Trump Organization points to info removed from law firm website as it alleges conflict of interest
The Trump Organization has accused a law firm of removing references about its long-term relationship with the company from its website as the organization alleges a conflict of interest over a lawyer from the firm working for a House committee that's investigating the President's company.
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26 Feb 2019, 9:54pm Updated Michael Cohen apologizes to Senate panel for lying to Congress
Michael Cohen is finally at the starting line for his Capitol Hill gauntlet.
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26 Feb 2019, 9:46pm The Point: What Michael Cohen needs to answer for
Michael Cohen's moment is now.
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26 Feb 2019, 8:54pm Updated The Point: 5 big questions for Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen's moment is now.
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26 Feb 2019, 8:04pm Updated Michael Cohen disbarred in New York
The New York state Supreme Court in Manhattan has disbarred Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, after Cohen pleaded guilty last year to multiple felony charges, according to a decision released Tuesday.
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26 Feb 2019, 6:54pm Supreme Court to decide fate of WWI memorial cross in church and state dispute
The fate of a 40-foot-tall cross built almost a century ago to honor World War I veterans is at the center of a separation of church and state dispute at the Supreme Court Wednesday.
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26 Feb 2019, 6:21pm House progressives unveil their Medicare for all bill
House progressive Democratic leaders are set to unveil their own sweeping version of Medicare for all Wednesday, looking to put their stamp on a key legislative priority that's pushing the party to the left both in Congress and the 2020 presidential primary.
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26 Feb 2019, 5:35pm Updated 2020 Democrats are trying to redefine the idea of reparations
The issue of reparations -- usually interpreted as making financial amends to African-Americans for centuries of slavery, racism and inequality -- has again entered the political conversation after several Democratic presidential candidates expressed support for the idea.
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26 Feb 2019, 5:26pm Fact Check: Did Sanders win more young voters in 2016 than Clinton and Trump combined?
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont appeared at a CNN presidential town hall Monday night. During the event, he claimed that he was more appealing to young voters and young people of color in 2016 than Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
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26 Feb 2019, 4:44pm Updated Appeals court backs AT&T acquisition of Time Warner
An appeals court has rejected the Justice Department's bid to overturn a ruling that cleared the way for AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner.
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26 Feb 2019, 4:43pm Updated Michael Cohen on Capitol Hill Tuesday, start of 3-day congressional gauntlet
Michael Cohen is finally at the starting line for his Capitol Hill gauntlet.
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26 Feb 2019, 4:40pm Powell deflects again when asked about Trump relationship
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday was again asked about his relationship with the White House in setting interest rate policy -- only this time, it was during testimony before the Senate Banking committee.
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26 Feb 2019, 4:13pm Updated North Carolina GOP candidate will not run in new congressional election
North Carolina Republican Mark Harris will not run in the new election for the 9th Congressional District following November's disputed result caused by absentee ballot irregularities, his campaign announced Tuesday.
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26 Feb 2019, 4:02pm Maria Butina continues to cooperate with prosecutors, will remain in jail
Unregistered Russian foreign agent Maria Butina will stay jailed in the US for yet another month, as she continues to help prosecutors with other cases following her guilty plea in December.
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26 Feb 2019, 2:55pm Updated Trump administration officials point fingers on family separations
During a House hearing Tuesday, Trump administration officials drew clear distinctions about each agency's role in the controversial "zero tolerance" immigration policy that resulted in separating thousands of children from their families -- seemingly punting responsibility on the different facets of the policy which continues to have repercussions nearly a year later.
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26 Feb 2019, 2:52pm Updated HHS docs show thousands of alleged incidents of sexual abuse against unaccompanied minors in custody
The Department of Health and Human Services received more than 4,500 complaints of sexual abuse against unaccompanied minors from 2014-2018, according to internal agency documents released Tuesday by Florida Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch.
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26 Feb 2019, 2:13pm Top Bernie Sanders consultants part ways with 2020 campaign
Top media consultants to Sen. Bernie Sanders announced their departure from his 2020 presidential campaign on Tuesday, in a major shakeup only one week after Sanders formally embarked on his second bid for the White House.
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26 Feb 2019, 1:33pm How the Daley dynasty could return to power in Chicago
America's third largest city chooses its next mayor on Tuesday, with a field of more than a dozen candidates running to replace two-term Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is retiring. The race has largely flown under the national radar until recently, when Bill Daley, the former Commerce secretary and chief of staff to Barack Obama (not to mention the son and brother of past Chicago mayors) began to surge in the polls.
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26 Feb 2019, 12:57pm Thousands of immigrant children were sexually abused in custody, HHS documents say
The Department of Health and Human Services received more than 4,500 complaints of sexual abuse against unaccompanied minors from 2014-2018, according to internal agency documents released Tuesday by Florida Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch.
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26 Feb 2019, 12:42pm Updated Trump bets it all on friendship with Kim
President Donald Trump was looking to flatter his new friend in Singapore when he struck upon an unusual compliment.
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26 Feb 2019, 12:14pm House committee to subpoena HHS, DHS DOJ for family separation documents
The House Oversight Committee voted Tuesday to subpoena the departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services for documents related to family separation at the southern border.
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26 Feb 2019, 10:36am House Judiciary chair slams Trump administration over family separation, slow document turnover
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler slammed the Trump administration's controversial policy that separated thousands of children from their families, as Democrats take their first major opportunity to grill department leaders on how children were treated.
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26 Feb 2019, 10:13am Updated Michael Cohen faces Capitol Hill gauntlet starting Tuesday
Michael Cohen is finally at the starting line for his Capitol Hill gauntlet.
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26 Feb 2019, 9:38am Updated Democrats blast absent Trump with oversight offensive
The reckoning that has been due for the Trump administration ever since Democrats won the midterm elections is about to hit with full force, with a multi-front oversight offensive targeting the President and his senior officials.
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26 Feb 2019, 8:45am Updated Chicago voters to decide the fate of the Windy City in mayoral election
Chicago is ready for change.
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26 Feb 2019, 6:31am Trump Kim summit: What does a win for North Korea look like in Hanoi?
The stakes are high for Trump-Kim round two.
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26 Feb 2019, 6:09am Analysis: Why Democrats are not afraid of gun control anymore
The House of Representatives this week is poised to pass its most significant gun control legislation since President Bill Clinton's first term -- and in the process highlight a fundamental transformation in the Democratic Party's center of gravity.
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26 Feb 2019, 6:06am Drug executives to testify on Capitol Hill about rising drug prices
Executives from seven major drug companies will be grilled about the high cost of their medications at a Senate panel on Tuesday morning.
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26 Feb 2019, 12:52am Key players at the Trump-Kim summit
When President Donald Trump sits across from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, this week, he will be flanked by a delegation of officials not always in agreement on the best strategy to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons.
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26 Feb 2019, 12:06am New report from environmental group details reduced enforcement at EPA
There has been a drastic drop in the enforcement of environmental regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Trump administration, an advocacy group will say in a report issued to Congress on Tuesday.
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