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Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 10:48 PM CDT

HUD Knowingly Stalled Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Funds

HUD Knowingly Stalled Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Funds

Two top officials with the Department of Housing and Urban Development admitted at a congressional hearing this week that the agency knowingly missed a legally required deadline that would have made desperately...

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 07:53 PM CDT

Asylum-Seeking Mexicans Are More Prominent at US Border

Asylum-Seeking Mexicans Are More Prominent at US Border

Lizbeth Garcia tended to her 3-year-old son outside a tent pitched on a sidewalk, their temporary home while they wait for their number to be called to claim asylum in the United States. The 33-year-old fled...

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 09:55 PM CDT

'Final Straw': GOP Ex-Ohio Gov. Kasich Supports Impeachment

'Final Straw': GOP Ex-Ohio Gov. Kasich Supports Impeachment

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who ran against President Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican primary, said Friday that he supports impeaching the president — but isn't ready to call for his removal from...

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 06:27 PM CDT

Johnson Urges Support for Brexit Deal Before Knife-Edge Vote

Johnson Urges Support for Brexit Deal Before Knife-Edge Vote

Boris Johnson worked behind the scenes Friday to win enough support to push his new Brexit deal through the fractious British Parliament and pave the way for Britain — finally — to leave the European Union in...

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 05:35 PM CDT

Trump Touts Turkey Cease-Fire, Even as It Appears Shaky

Trump Touts Turkey Cease-Fire, Even as It Appears Shaky

President Donald Trump punched back Friday at criticism that his Syria withdrawal is damaging U.S. credibility, betraying Kurdish allies and opening the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State. He...

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 04:31 PM CDT

5 Facts: Dan Brouillette

5 Facts: Dan Brouillette

President Donald Trump has nominated Dan Brouillette to replace Energy Secretary Rick Perry.

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 06:58 PM CDT

Trump Taps Energy Department's No. 2 to Take Over for Perry

Trump Taps Energy Department's No. 2 to Take Over for Perry

President Donald Trump on Friday tapped Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to succeed Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who is expected to leave the agency's top post at the end of the year, NBC News reported....

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 07:25 PM CDT

Gabbard Fires Back at Clinton Suggestion She's Russia's Pawn

Gabbard Fires Back at Clinton Suggestion She's Russia's Pawn

It's Hillary Clinton vs. Tulsi Gabbard on the sidelines of the 2020 presidential race. The Hawaii congresswoman fought back unsparingly after Clinton appeared to call her "the favorite of the Russians" in a...

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 10:27 AM CDT

38 People Cited for Violations in Clinton Email Probe

38 People Cited for Violations in Clinton Email Probe

The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary...

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 02:23 PM CDT

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Supreme Court is stepping into a yearslong, politically charged fight over the federal consumer finance watchdog agency that was created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The justices agreed Friday...

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