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Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 10:34 PM CDT

Against All Odds: Democrats Pour Money Into Longshot Races

Against All Odds: Democrats Pour Money Into Longshot Races

Thara Narasimhan, who hosts an Hindu radio program in Houston, has already given $1,200 to a Democrat running against Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, who once drove around his solidly conservative Texas...

Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 10:36 PM CDT

Ellison Denies Abuse Allegations From Ex-Girlfriend

Ellison Denies Abuse Allegations From Ex-Girlfriend

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison on Sunday denied an allegation from an ex-girlfriend that he had once dragged her off a bed while screaming obscenities at her — an allegation that came just days before a Tuesday...

Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 07:17 PM CDT

From Ailes to Trump: Meet Bill Shine, Trump's New Image Man

From Ailes to Trump: Meet Bill Shine, Trump's New Image Man

For years he dutifully carried out Roger Ailes' orders, earning himself the nickname "the Butler" at Fox News. Now, Bill Shine is serving the same role under President Donald Trump. The former news executive...

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 12:32 PM CDT

Hundreds of Counterprotestors Gather at Unite the Right Rally

Hundreds of Counterprotestors Gather at Unite the Right Rally

Government and police officials in D.C. say they are confident the District can manage the events without violence.

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 05:23 AM CDT

Omarosa Taped in Situation Room, Alarming Security Experts

Omarosa Taped in Situation Room, Alarming Security Experts

Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is drawing fire from President Donald Trump's allies and national security experts for secret recordings she made at the White House, including her firing by...

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 09:19 AM CDT

Counterprotesters Outnumber White Supremacists at DC Rally

Counterprotesters Outnumber White Supremacists at DC Rally

White nationalists who came to Washington, D.C. for Sunday's Unite the Right 2 rally outside the White House left the District well ahead of schedule after a brief event, vastly outnumbered by hundreds of...

Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 04:46 AM CDT

Ige Wins Hawaii Democratic Governor Primary

Ige Wins Hawaii Democratic Governor Primary

Despite a challenging first term marked by both natural and man-made disasters, Hawaii Gov. David Ige won the Democratic primary in his bid for a second term in office Saturday, defeating U.S. Rep. Colleen...

Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 05:37 AM CDT

Rain Pouring, Trump Rages on Twitter and Hangs With Bikers

Rain Pouring, Trump Rages on Twitter and Hangs With Bikers

As rain dumped on his golf club, President Donald Trump raged on Saturday, lashing out at his Justice Department on Twitter before welcoming members of a "Bikers for Trump" fan group to the manicured grounds....

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 at 06:59 PM CDT

In Wake of Critical Book, Trump Calls Omarosa 'a Lowlife'

In Wake of Critical Book, Trump Calls Omarosa 'a Lowlife'

President Donald Trump has one word to describe former White House staffer and fellow reality-TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman: "Lowlife." Manigault Newman claims in an upcoming book, "Unhinged," that Trump...

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 06:26 AM CDT

Trump Lashes Out, Calls Manigault a 'Lowlife'

Trump Lashes Out, Calls Manigault a 'Lowlife'

The president lashed out at the former White House aid during a meeting with supporters.

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