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Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 07:21 PM CST

Fact Check: Trump Repeating Inaccuracies on Victory Tour

Fact Check: Trump Repeating Inaccuracies on Victory Tour

On his so-called “victory tour,” President-elect Donald Trump has been repeating some inaccurate talking points that we’ve flagged before. So, as we did during the campaign, we’ll highlight these repeats in our...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 09:15 AM CST

Park Service Quashing Dissent During Inauguration: Attorney

Park Service Quashing Dissent During Inauguration: Attorney

The National Park Service is quashing dissent by blocking access to public space for those who want to demonstrate before, during and after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, Washington civil rights...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 11:31 AM CST

Trump to Attend 2 Official Balls on Inauguration Night

Trump to Attend 2 Official Balls on Inauguration Night

President-elect Donald Trump will attend two official inaugural balls on the night of Jan. 20, as well as the Salute to Our Armed Services Ball, the inauguration committee revealed Friday.

Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 at 06:52 AM CST

Senate Backs Stop-Gap Spending Bill Averting Gov't Shutdown

Senate Backs Stop-Gap Spending Bill Averting Gov't Shutdown

With less than hour to spare, the Senate late Friday backed legislation averting a government shutdown as coal-state Democrats retreated on long-term health care benefits for retired miners but promised a...

Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 at 08:02 PM CST

Russia Interfered in Election to Help Trump Win: Officials

Russia Interfered in Election to Help Trump Win: Officials

U.S. intelligence officials have accused Russia of hacking into Democratic officials' email accounts in an attempt to interfere with the presidential campaign. The Washington Post reported Friday that the CIA...

Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 at 02:55 AM CST

Trump Returns to Campaign Trail in Louisiana, Michigan

Trump Returns to Campaign Trail in Louisiana, Michigan

Appearing jovial and relaxed, Donald Trump plunged back into election politics Friday, a full month after he won the presidency, thanking Michigan voters and prodding Louisiana Republicans to turn out for...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 06:23 AM CST

Hillary Clinton Warns Against 'Epidemic' of Fake News

Hillary Clinton Warns Against 'Epidemic' of Fake News

Hillary Clinton appealed Thursday for a bipartisan fight against an "epidemic of malicious, fake news," calling the dissemination of false propaganda a threat with "real-world consequences." "It's now clear...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 04:44 PM CST

Harry Reid Bids Farewell to Senate After 30 Years

Harry Reid Bids Farewell to Senate After 30 Years

Minority Leader Harry Reid bid farewell to the Senate Thursday after 30 years in the chamber and more than a decade as top Democrat, a remarkable run during which he shepherded key Obama administration...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 01:27 PM CST

Moore Tweets Inauguration Protest Petition to 3.4M Followers

Moore Tweets Inauguration Protest Petition to 3.4M Followers

The outspoken film director tweeted to his followers an online petition to show up in Washington D.C. on Jan 20th and disrupt the inauguration.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 09:41 PM CST

Trump Taps Fast-Food CEO as Labor Secretary

Trump Taps Fast-Food CEO as Labor Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday nominated Andy Puzder, the outspoken CEO of the fast-food company that owns burger chains Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, as his secretary of labor.

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