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Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 03:44 PM CST

House Panel Sanctions Lawmakers Over Harassment Allegations

House Panel Sanctions Lawmakers Over Harassment Allegations

Reps. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C., have been formally sanctioned by the House Ethics Committee over sexual harassment allegations, the panel announced Friday in reports released to the...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 02:43 PM CST

Alleged Russian Operative Negotiating With Prosecutors

Alleged Russian Operative Negotiating With Prosecutors

Attorneys for Maria Butina, the alleged Russian operative facing charges for conspiring to push Moscow's agenda in the U.S., have entered into negotiations with federal prosecutors, according to a document filed...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 02:44 PM CST

Papadopoulos Asks Court to Delay Prison

Papadopoulos Asks Court to Delay Prison

Chicagoan George Papadopoulos is asking a federal judge in Washington to delay his prison term, until a DC appeals court renders an opinion on the status of special counsel Robert Mueller.

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 02:09 PM CST

Mayoral Candidates Can Begin Filing Petitions Monday

Mayoral Candidates Can Begin Filing Petitions Monday

Monday morning will be the first time those running for Chicago mayor can hand in their petitions to get on the city ballot, but the process is complicated.

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 01:55 PM CST

Ousted Madigan Chief of Staff Finds New Job in Springfield

Ousted Madigan Chief of Staff Finds New Job in Springfield

Tim Mapes, who was ousted as Speaker Mike Madigan’s Chief of Staff earlier this year, has landed a new job in the state capital.

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 02:18 PM CST

Trump to Name EPA's Acting Chief to Post Permanently

Trump to Name EPA's Acting Chief to Post Permanently

Andrew Wheeler, a former congressional aide and lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency since his scandal-plagued predecessor resigned earlier this year, got President Donald Trump's nod Friday...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 01:02 PM CST

Trump Says He Has Yet to Submit Answers to Mueller

Trump Says He Has Yet to Submit Answers to Mueller

President Donald Trump said on Friday he has answered written questions on Robert Mueller's probe into Russian influence on the presidential election - but they have yet to be submitted.

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 11:22 PM CST

Dems Struggle Over Pelosi Bid for Speaker of the House

Dems Struggle Over Pelosi Bid for Speaker of the House

Democrats won the majority. Now they just need a speaker of the House. The standoff over Nancy Pelosi's bid to regain the gavel intensified Friday as Democrats left Washington for the Thanksgiving holiday,...

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Trump Says He Answered Written Questions in Mueller Probe

Trump Says He Answered Written Questions in Mueller Probe

President Donald Trump says he "very easily" answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been "tricked up" to try to catch him in a lie. He said he...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 11:38 AM CST

Sen. Grassley Opts to Cede Judiciary Committee Chairmanship

Sen. Grassley Opts to Cede Judiciary Committee Chairmanship

Sen. Chuck Grassley announced Friday that he plans to cede the gavel of the Senate Judiciary Committee next year, serving instead as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, NBC News reported. “Looking ahead,...

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