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Jeff Sessions dons MAGA hat again in new campaign ad

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions – working to repair his relationship with President Trump as he ramps up his campaign for the U.S. Senate in Alabama – puts a “Make America Great Again” hat back on his head in a new campaign ad.

Transcript of diplomat Bill Taylor’s testimony to impeachment panel released

Democrats on Wednesday released a transcript of testimony from Bill Taylor, the U.S. diplomat who told lawmakers conducting the impeachment inquirylast month thatPresident Trump was willing to hold up military aid to Ukraine over his push for the country to investigate matters that could benefit him politically.

Ukraine envoy had ‘clear understanding’ on quid pro quo, but no firsthand knowledge of Trump plans: transcript

Democrats on Wednesday released a transcript of testimony from U.S. diplomat Bill Taylor in which he claimed to have a “clear understanding” that President Trump wanted to leverage military aid to Ukraine in return for investigations that could benefit him politically --while acknowledging he didn't have firsthand knowledge of "what was in the president's mind.

Virginia Democrats win control of both the state House and Senate

In a major victory for the party, Democrats in Virginiaon Tuesday flipped both the state Senate and the House of Delegates, meaning they will have control of both the governor’s office and the legislature for the first time in more than two decades.

Dems release first impeachment probe transcripts from closed-door interviews

House Democrats leading the Trump impeachment inquiry publicly released the first transcripts from their closed-door interviews on Monday -- airing concerns from witnesses about the activities of Trump associates related to Ukraine -- amid an outcry from Republicans that the proceedings are being conducted in private.

Hillary Clinton floats conspiracy that Tulsi Gabbard is being 'groomed' by Russians

Hillary Clinton in a new interview appeared to floata conspiracy theory that the Russians are “grooming” Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard to be a third-party candidate in 2020, while claiming 2016 Green Party nominee Jill Stein is "also" a Russian asset.

Bernie Sanders slams Elizabeth Warren as ‘capitalist’

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders – the self-proclaimed Democratic socialist whose standing in the 2020 primary has become threatened by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren – is seeking to cut into the support of his rival by dismissing her as a “capitalist.

Impeachment fight threatens to grind legislative work to halt

The escalating, all-consuming fight on Capitol Hill over the House Democrat-led impeachment inquiry against President Trumpis threatening to derail legislative deals once seen as within reachas lawmakers left Washington Friday for a two-week recess.

Ukraine call transcript shows Trump sought Biden probe, but made no mention of US aid

The White House on Wednesday released a transcript of President Trump’s July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky showing him seeking a review of Biden family dealings in the country – but the document does not show Trumpleveraging military aid as part of a quid-pro-quo, as Democrats have suggested in pressing forward with impeachment.

Ukraine call transcript shows Trump sought Biden probe, asked about DNC server – but made no mention of US aid

The White House on Wednesday released a transcript of President Trump’s July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky showing he sought a review of Biden family dealings in the country – but the document does not show Trump explicitly leveraging military aid as part of a quid pro quo, as Democrats have suggested in pressing forward with impeachment.

Trumps hosts Australian prime minister for rare state dinner in Rose Garden

President Trump, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and guests will dine on Dover sole and summer squash as U.S. military bands fill the air with music in the green and gold-themed Rose Garden Friday night for only the second state dinner of the Trump White House.

Trumps host Australian prime minister for rare state dinner in Rose Garden

President Trump, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and guests will dine on Dover sole and summer squash as U.S. military bands fill the air with music in the green and gold-themed Rose Garden Friday night for only the second state dinner of the Trump White House.

DOJ watchdog will ‘assess’ allegations of irregularities in Comey testimony

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz – who has been conducting high-profile probes related to the FBI and DOJ’s actions in the Russia investigation – told lawmakers Wednesday his investigators will “assess” new Republican allegations of “inconsistencies” in former FBI director James Comey’s congressional testimony.

2020 Democrats ignore Kavanaugh story correction after demanding impeachment

The Democrats running for president who quickly called for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s impeachment over the weekend aren’t backing down – despite The New York Times issuing a major revision to its blockbuster story that ignited the demands in the first place.

DOJ watchdog submits draft report on alleged FISA abuses to Barr

The Justice Department’s inspector general told lawmakers Friday his team is nearly finished with its long-awaited review of alleged surveillance abuses by the DOJ and FBI during the Russia investigation, saying they have submitted a draft to the attorney general and are “finalizing” the report ahead of its public release.

FBI silent a year after Senate committee’s questions on Trump Tower briefing

It’s been more than a year since a top Republican senator reconstructing the Russia probe demanded answers from the FBI about a post-election briefing for then-President-elect Donald Trumpon the unverified dossier of claims about Trump – but the bureau has not yet responded.

NRA rivals see opening as turmoil grips nation’s biggest gun rights group

As the National Rifle Association grapples with the drama inside the country’s most powerful gun-rights organization – and Democrats ramp up their gun control push – other gun-rights groups that have long existed in the NRA's shadow are working to raise their profiles.

Defiant Trump digs in amid battles on trade, guns, Israel: ‘I am the chosen one’

A defiant President Trumpsparred with reporters Wednesday in a testy back-and-forth for more than a half-hour as he dug in overhis positions on the trade war with China, gun control, the apparent pursuit of a Greenland real estate deal, the treatment of migrants at the border and his comments on Democratic Reps.Rashida TlaibandIlhan Omar.

Trump knocks Rep. Steve King for 'rape or incest' comment

President Trump is dinging Iowa Rep.Steve King for his eyebrow-raising comments questioningwhether humanity would exist anymore if not for rape and incest, as the GOP lawmaker resists calls from critics to resign.

Jon Huntsman resigns as ambassador to Russia

Jon Huntsman, the Trump administration’s ambassador to Russia, resigned Tuesday amid chatter he may return home to run again for governor of Utah, Fox News has confirmed.

McConnell willing to consider ‘bipartisan’ gun violence solutions, opposes 'infringing' on rights

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – a Republican who has been lambasted by Democrats for refusing to allow votes on gun control legislation – said Monday he is willing to consider “bipartisan” solutions in the wake of the mass shootingsin El Paso and Dayton but made clear his opposition to gun control policies that infringe “on Americans’ constitutional rights.

2020 Dems unleash profane attacks on Trump, Republicans over mass shootings

President Trump’s remarks Mondaycondemning the horrific mass shootingsin El Paso and Dayton did little to quell the anger from 2020 Democratic hopefuls who are blaming his rhetoric as well as inaction on gun control in part for the violence, as they level uncensored attacks on the president and Republicans in Congress.

Texas Dem star Wendy Davis plots comeback, jumps into congressional race

Wendy Davis – the pink sneaker-wearing Texas Democrat who rose to fame among liberals for her 13-hour filibuster of a state Senate abortion bill in 2013, and then lost a high-profile run for governor a year later – announced Monday she plans to run for a U.S.

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