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How a Senate ethics investigation works

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How a Senate ethics investigation works

US Senate Photographic Studio(WASHINGTON) — Top leaders in the Senate are calling for a Senate Ethics Committee review of Senator Al Franken, D-Minn., who was recently accused of forcibly kissing a woman and appearing to grope her while she slept.The …

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Republican senator: GOP is ‘toast’ with Trump in control

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Republican senator: GOP is ‘toast’ with Trump in control

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent sparring partner of President Donald Trump, continues to make enemies in his own party after calling the GOP “toast” while unaware he was still on a live mic.
Flake, R-Ariz., was …

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Trump to be presented with $47M deal to arm Ukraine against Russia

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Trump to be presented with $47M deal to arm Ukraine against Russia

petervician/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump will be presented with the recommendation to finance and sell anti-tank missiles to the Ukrainian government — a move aimed at deterring aggression from pro-Russian separatists, …

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Trump says big game trophy ban reversal is on hold to review ‘conservation facts’

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Trump says big game trophy ban reversal is on hold to review ‘conservation facts’

MD WAZID HOSSAIN/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump has announced that his administration’s plan to reverse a ban on big game trophies has been put on hold so he can “review all conservation facts.”On Wednesday, a U.S. Fish and Wil…

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How Congress pays for workplace settlements

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How Congress pays for workplace settlements

flySnow/iStock/thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Are taxpayers footing the bill for workplace settlements on Capitol Hill?Earlier this week, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., told MSNBC that Congress has paid out more than $15 million to settle harassment claims o…

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Roy Moore’s wife: President Trump ‘owes us a thank you’ for diverting attention from Russia probe

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Roy Moore’s wife: President Trump ‘owes us a thank you’ for diverting attention from Russia probe

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — The wife of embattled Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore continued a fierce pushback against allegations of sexual misconduct and impropriety against her husband, holding a press conference on Friday w…

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Battle between House Republicans and firm that produced infamous ‘dossier’ wages on

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Battle between House Republicans and firm that produced infamous ‘dossier’ wages on

f11photo/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Glenn Simpson, co-founder of the investigative firm Fusion GPS, appeared in federal court on Wednesday to fight ongoing efforts to pry more information from his company.The firm, which produced the so-called &l…

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Sessions jokes of Russian ambassador from site of scrutinized 2016 speech

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Sessions jokes of Russian ambassador from site of scrutinized 2016 speech

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As several investigations into Russian interference into last year’s presidential election remain ongoing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions joked about his encounters with the former Russian ambassador to the U.S. Fr…

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Black men get longer prison sentences than white men for the same crime: Study

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Black men get longer prison sentences than white men for the same crime: Study

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — African-American men serve longer sentences than white men for the same crime, a new study by the U.S Sentencing Commission shows.The commission’s analysis of demographic prison data from 2012 to 2016 found that black men…

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Al Franken accuser Leeann Tweeden says she ‘stayed quiet, but I was angry’

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Al Franken accuser Leeann Tweeden says she ‘stayed quiet, but I was angry’

U.S. Senate Photographic Studio(NEW YORK) — Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden shared a letter Minnesota Sen. Al Franken sent her today after she accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her without her consent in 2006.Tweeden read the letter on…

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