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Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 07:09 PM CST

Mueller Probe Leaves Many Witnesses in Limbo

Mueller Probe Leaves Many Witnesses in Limbo

Over the last nine months, scores of men and women — some powerful and moneyed, others obscure and struggling — have crossed paths with special counsel Robert Mueller's team of prosecutors. So far though,...

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 06:53 PM CST

Judge Rules Against Trump in Case Over Immigration Program

Judge Rules Against Trump in Case Over Immigration Program

President Donald Trump's administration didn't offer "legally adequate reasons" for ending a program that spared many young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. as children, a judge ruled...

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 03:57 PM CST

Trump Donates Fourth-Quarter Salary for Infrastructure

Trump Donates Fourth-Quarter Salary for Infrastructure

President Donald Trump is donating his fourth-quarter salary in 2017 to the Transportation Department to help address the nation's infrastructure. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is accepting the check...

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 02:36 PM CST

Mulvaney Tells Congress He Would Vote Against His Own Budget

Mulvaney Tells Congress He Would Vote Against His Own Budget

Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump's budget director, told lawmakers at a Senate budget hearing Tuesday that were he still in Congress, he would not vote for the $4.4 trillion proposal he designed. Mulvaney,...

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 01:16 PM CST

Woman Who Accused Ex-Madigan Aide of Harassment Speaks Out

Woman Who Accused Ex-Madigan Aide of Harassment Speaks Out

The woman who accused a high-ranking political aide to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan of sexual harassment came forward Tuesday to share her side of the story, refuting the powerful Democrat's account of...

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 01:11 PM CST

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Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 12:23 PM CST

FBI Chief Contradicts White House on Rob Porter Investigation in Senate Hearing

FBI Chief Contradicts White House on Rob Porter Investigation in Senate Hearing

On Tuesday, FBI Chief Christopher Wray contradicted the timeline the White House on the on Porter Investigation.

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018 at 01:41 PM CST

House Panel Opens Investigation of Ex-Trump Aide Rob Porter

House Panel Opens Investigation of Ex-Trump Aide Rob Porter

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill want to know how former presidential aide Rob Porter was allowed to work at the White House under an interim security clearance — despite allegations of spousal abuse. Rep. Trey Gowdy,...

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 09:00 AM CST

Trump Admin Wants to Replace Food Stamps With Meal-Kit

Trump Admin Wants to Replace Food Stamps With Meal-Kit

The Trump administration is proposing replacing a portion of the federal food stamp program with actual boxes of food delivered to recipients' front doors, putting the U.S. government directly in charge of what...

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 04:49 PM CST

US Intel Sees Signs of Russian Meddling in Midterms

US Intel Sees Signs of Russian Meddling in Midterms

Three of the nation's top intelligence officials confirmed Tuesday that they have seen evidence of Russian meddling in the upcoming midterm elections — part of what they say is Moscow's escalating cyber assault...

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