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December 15, 2017 - 4:42 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The House Ethics committee is opening an investigation into embattled Nevada Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen, who faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Kihuen, 37, denies the allegations and pledges to cooperate with the committee’s probe. “As I’ve said previously, I intend...
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December 15, 2017 - 3:02 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Florida congressman Matt Gaetz, a House conservative who has led the charge against the Russia investigation and calls for a second special counsel, said Friday morning he wants Robert Mueller fired — and wants more Republicans to join in his cause. “Congress has an obligation to...
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December 15, 2017 - 1:11 pm
(WASHIGNTON) -- Days after creating confusion over the Trump administration's North Korea policy, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson walked back his comments that the U.S. was ready to meet Kim Jong Un's regime for talks "without precondition," telling the United Nations Security Council Friday that...
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December 15, 2017 - 12:19 pm
(NEW YORK) -- President Trump is not ruling out a pardon for his disgraced former National Security Adviser and retired general Michael Flynn. ABC News' Jonathan Karl asked the president on Friday morning if he'd consider a pardon for Flynn. Trump left the door open, and said "we'll see what...
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December 15, 2017 - 11:49 am
(NEW YORK) -- President Donald Trump on Friday morning said people are "very, very angry" with the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Department of Justice about what he sees as revelations of political bias in its ranks , just before he boarded a helicopter headed for Quantico. "It's very...
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December 15, 2017 - 3:20 am
(WASHINGTON) -- With ten days left until Christmas, the Trumps and Pences released on Thursday their official Christmas portraits -- their first such photos since taking office. First lady Melania Trump tweeted the photo, in which she and President Donald Trump are standing in the Cross Hall of the...
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December 14, 2017 - 8:53 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The tax bill compromise reached by House and Senate negotiators now won't be unveiled until Monday. And at least one new Republican defector may make it difficult for Congressional Republicans to get the measure to President Donald Trump's desk before his Christmas deadline. Sen...
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December 14, 2017 - 8:25 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- If there's one thing President Donald Trump loves, it's a visual aid. (And, reportedly, Diet Coke.) At a press event in the White House's Roosevelt Room, he flashed a chart outlining a maze of highway permitting regulations. "Chris is not tall enough for this chart," the commander-...
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December 14, 2017 - 7:19 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke revealed today he has fired four senior managers at the Interior Department for inappropriate conduct, including sexual harassment. "I've already removed four senior leaders that were guilty of inappropriate behavior and I will remove four hundred more...
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