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Monday, May 21, 2018 at 04:22 AM CDT

In North Korea Nuke Site Closing, Spectacle Trumps Substance

In North Korea Nuke Site Closing, Spectacle Trumps Substance

Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted display of goodwill before...

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 03:51 AM CDT

Trump vs 'the Resistance' Plays Out in Washington Courtroom

Trump vs 'the Resistance' Plays Out in Washington Courtroom

When police arrested more than 200 anti-Trump protesters on Inauguration Day 2017, it touched off a long-term battle of wits and wills. On one side: a Justice Department that has sought to incarcerate scores of...

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 01:40 PM CDT

2018 Midterms: A Test Run for Harris 2020 Presidential Bid?

2018 Midterms: A Test Run for Harris 2020 Presidential Bid?

Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump. The leading players -- from established national...

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 07:10 PM CDT

FBI, Justice to 'Review' Classified Info Sought by Lawmakers

FBI, Justice to 'Review' Classified Info Sought by Lawmakers

Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced Monday that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and "review" highly classified...

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 11:06 AM CDT

Investigators Finally Get Look at Materials From Cohen Raid

Investigators Finally Get Look at Materials From Cohen Raid

Criminal investigators are getting their first look at materials gathered from raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer as a process to separate items subject to attorney-client...

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 09:51 AM CDT

McCaskill Defends CIA Vote, Says Reasons Are Classified

McCaskill Defends CIA Vote, Says Reasons Are Classified

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri on Saturday defended her vote against President Donald Trump's pick for CIA director but said the specific reasons were classified. McCaskill was one of the few...

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 03:15 AM CDT

Trump Jr. Met With Mueller Witness During Campaign

Trump Jr. Met With Mueller Witness During Campaign

Donald Trump Jr. met during the 2016 campaign with a private military contractor and an adviser to Middle Eastern leaders, both of whom have since become a focus of investigators working for special counsel...

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 02:37 AM CDT

Trump's Claim of FBI Mole, Explained

Trump's Claim of FBI Mole, Explained

President Donald Trump and his supporters are circulating an explosive theory: The FBI, they say, may have planted a mole, or "spy," inside the 2016 campaign to bring him down. The unverified allegation has lit...

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 01:17 AM CDT

White House Pushes Ahead With Mideast Peace Plan

White House Pushes Ahead With Mideast Peace Plan

The Trump administration is aiming to roll out its much-hyped but long-delayed Middle East peace plan next month amid signs it may further alienate the Palestinians by slashing millions of dollars in funding for...

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 06:00 PM CDT

Conservative Revolt Over Immigration Sinks House Farm Bill

Conservative Revolt Over Immigration Sinks House Farm Bill

House Republican leaders suffered an embarrassing setback Friday when conservatives scuttled an ambitious farm bill, part of a high-stakes power play as they once again exert their oversized sway in the...

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