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House votes to ban drilling in Arctic refuge

The House on Thursday voted 225-193 to reinstate adecades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in a move meant to stymie President Trump’s plan to open up the wilderness to commercial interests.

Republicans rip 'disgraceful' Comey over inspector general findings

Republican lawmakers on Thursday slammed former FBI director James Comey following the release of ahighly anticipated report by the Justice Department’s inspector general on his handling of memos documenting private conversations with President Trump.

Trump slams 'thoroughly disgraced' Comey over inspector general findings

President Trump and his Republican allies in Congress slammed former FBI director James Comeyon Thursday following the release of ahighly anticipated report by the Justice Department’s inspector general on his handling of memos documenting private conversations with the president.

Clinton takes a stand: ‘We should not nuke hurricanes’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton trolled President Trump on Monday following reports that he “suggested multiple times” to top officials that the United States should investigate whether a nuclear bomb could stop the advance of massive hurricanes that threaten the country every year.

Sanders campaign co-chair says Biden 'regretted' Obama assassination comment

The co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ election campaign dodged a question on Sunday about former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent gaffes while on the stump by praising him for his long career as an elected official -- but saying that voters deciding among the 2020 Democrats don’t want the “status quo” anymore.

AIPAC chides Israel for decision to block Omar, Tlaib visit

In a surprise move, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee criticized the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for barring two freshman Democratic congresswomen from entering the country ahead of a planned visit.

2020 Dems making big, costly promises on student loan forgiveness

The Democratic presidential candidates' costly plans for universal health care dominated the recent Detroit debates-- but their plans for tackling the costs of higher education are every bit as ambitious, and controversial, even if they don't prompt the same on-stage fireworks as the "Medicare-for-all" divide.

Wisconsin governor sued for barring conservative journalists from briefing

A conservative think tank Wisconsin is suing the state’s governor, Tony Evers, amid allegations that his administration has denied journalists working for the group’s new service access to a budget press briefing and refused to add its reporters to the governor’s press list.

Beto O'Rourke says Trump's rhetoric in part to blame for El Paso mass shooting

Democratic presidential primary candidate Beto O’Rourke said on Sunday that President Trump’s harsh rhetoric toward immigrants and Latinos was in part to blame for Saturday’s mass shooting inside an El Paso, Texas Walmart that left 20 people dead and scores more injured.

Trump directs Navy to rescind medals for Eddie Gallagher's prosecutors

President Trump on Wednesday called on the Navy to rescind medals that had been awarded to the lawyers who prosecuted Edward "Eddie" Gallagher, just weeks after a jury in San Diego found the Navy SEAL not guilty on six of seven charges for his connection to the killing of a teenage Islamic State member in Iraq.

Ben Carson visits Baltimore amid uproar over Trump's tweets

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson visited Baltimore on Wednesday, where he defended President Trump’s controversial comments about the Maryland city amid an uproar of criticism fromleaders in the state.

House votes to kill Rep. Al Green's resolution to impeach Trump

The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to set aside a resolution by Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, to introduce article of impeachment against President Trump– the third time the Houston-area lawmaker has taken a shot at impeaching the president, but the first since Democrats regained control of the House.

LA push to develop Skid Row prompts new clashes in California's homeless crisis

As development in Downtown Los Angeles steams forward, officials are eyeing Skid Row as possibly the next “up-and-coming” neighborhood – a move causing tensions with advocates and community outreach workers who wonder what this means for the thousands of homeless and itinerant people who currently call the rundown neighborhood home.

Rep. Eric Swalwell drops out of 2020 Dem presidential primary

California Rep.Eric Swalwell on Monday dropped out of the race for his party’s presidential nomination, becoming the first of what's expected to be many Democrats to give up their presidential aspirations as the crowded field winnows down.

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