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Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 at 03:00 AM CST

What’s Next for Net Neutrality; When Will We See Change?

What’s Next for Net Neutrality; When Will We See Change?

After years of playing what internet service providers have likened to "regulatory ping-pong" with net neutrality rules, the game is still far from finished, NBC News reported. The attorneys general of New York...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 10:38 PM CST

Border Arrests Surge, Erasing Much of Trump's Early Gains

Border Arrests Surge, Erasing Much of Trump's Early Gains

The U.S. government on Friday announced a seventh straight monthly increase in people being arrested or denied entry along the Mexican border, erasing much of the early gains of President Donald Trump's push to...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 07:25 PM CST

McCarthy Still Evaluating Potential Mayoral Run

McCarthy Still Evaluating Potential Mayoral Run

Former Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy is still undecided about whether to run for mayor in 2019, but he says that he feels he can do a better job in leading the city than the current mayor.

Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 at 03:12 AM CST

Highlights of GOP Compromise Bill to Overhaul Tax Code

Highlights of GOP Compromise Bill to Overhaul Tax Code

Republicans in Congress have blended separate tax bills passed by the House and Senate into compromise legislation that seeks to achieve a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax code. GOP leaders are looking...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 10:52 PM CST

Former Aide Accuses Virginia Rep. Scott of Sexual Misconduct

Former Aide Accuses Virginia Rep. Scott of Sexual Misconduct

A former aide to Rep. Bobby Scott on Friday accused the Virginia Democrat of sexual misconduct and said he fired her after she rebuffed his alleged advances, NBC News reported. At a press conference, Macherie...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 11:58 PM CST

Trump: 'What the Hell Is Going on in Chicago?'

Trump: 'What the Hell Is Going on in Chicago?'

President Donald Trump spoke at FBI headquarters on Friday, and once again the conversation turned toward gun violence in Chicago.

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 01:45 PM CST

Rubio Says He Won't Support Current Tax Bill Without Changes

Rubio Says He Won't Support Current Tax Bill Without Changes

Senate Republicans can only afford to lose two votes, and five are in question. Senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio are holding out to make more of the child tax credit refundable to low and middle income...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 12:55 PM CST

House Ethics Committee Investigating Nev. Rep. Kihuen

House Ethics Committee Investigating Nev. Rep. Kihuen

The House Ethics Committee said Friday that it has opened an investigation into Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen after reports of sexual harassment against the Nevada congressman. "The Committee notes that the...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 12:03 PM CST

Putin Looks for Quick Win, But Voter Apathy Worries Kremlin

Putin Looks for Quick Win, But Voter Apathy Worries Kremlin

Russia's presidential election campaign formally lasts only three months, and President Vladimir Putin wants to make it as short as possible. With Putin's approval rating topping 80 percent, there is little...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 12:49 PM CST

Trump Judicial Nominee Struggles to Answer Basic Law Questions

Trump Judicial Nominee Struggles to Answer Basic Law Questions

A lawyer nominated by President Donald Trump to be a federal judge has become an internet sensation after having difficulty answering basic legal questions. Millions have now watched video of Matthew Spencer...

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