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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Controversial 'Sanctuary Cities' Law

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:29pm

Law enforcement officers in Texas will be allowed to ask about immigration status when they arrest people. Gov. Greg Abbott has signed the state's controversial "sanctuary cities" law that also gives Texas the power to penalize cities that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Kushner Family Pitch To Chinese Investors Highlights Controversial Visa Program

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:29pm

The Kushner family's pitch to investors in China this weekend raised questions about conflicts of interest, and once again raised the profile of a controversial investor visa program known as EB-5. It's designed to create American jobs with foreign investors but has been abused.

Former Obama Officials Sally Yates, James Clapper Testify On Russia

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:29pm

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testify about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

President Trump Nominates 10 Federal Judges, Including 5 For Appeals Court

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:29pm

President Trump is acting quickly to put his mark on the federal bench. He named a slate of judicial nominees on Monday.

President Trump Gets A Head Start On Shaping The Federal Courts

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:29pm

Trump is already putting his mark on the federal bench. Thanks to a large number of vacancies, he has a chance to make a big impression, quickly.

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GOP Health Bill Leaves Many 'Pre-Existing Condition' Protections Up To States

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:10pm

Before the Affordable Care Act, people with pre-existing conditions often couldn't get health insurance — or paid sky-high premiums. The bill passed by the House last week would let states decide.

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Beware The Twist! Bill Clinton Plans To Pen A Thriller With James Patterson

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 1:38pm

The former president and fiction titan foisted a surprise on readers Monday, announcing they'll be releasing a novel named The President Is Missing in June 2018.

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WATCH LIVE: Sally Yates Testifies: 'We Believed Gen. Flynn Was Compromised'

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 1:23pm

The former acting attorney general tells a Senate panel that she repeatedly informed the White House that former national security adviser Michael Flynn was engaging in "problematic" conduct.

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Obama Warned Trump About Michael Flynn During Oval Office Meeting

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:42am

Ex-Obama officials say their former boss raised red flags about the man who would become Trump's national security adviser in an Oval Office meeting. Trump ignored them; Flynn resigned in February.

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Sally Yates To Testify In Russia Hearing. Susan Rice? Not So Much

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 8:56am

A Senate subcommittee is scheduled to hear testimony from the former acting U.S. attorney general and former U.S. spy boss James Clapper. But former national security adviser Rice declined to appear.

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Obama Calls On Congress To Have 'Courage' On Health Care

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 8:02am

Receiving the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his own work on health care, the former president said, "It actually doesn't take a lot of courage to aid those who are already powerful."

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Kennedy Award Honors Obama's Commitment To Public Service

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 6:38am

Former President Obama has ventured back into the political debate. He did it in Boston Sunday night when he received the JFK Profile in Courage Award, which is given annually by the Kennedy family.

What We Don't Know (And Wish We Did) About The Russia Investigation

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 6:32am

When Russia tried to influence the U.S. presidential election, who knew it was happening? Who helped, and who was exploited? And in the months since, who leaked classified intel, and why?

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Trump's Travel Ban Executive Order Is Back In Court

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia hears arguments Monday on the revised version of President Trump's ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries.

Condoleezza Rice: Institutions Aren't Perfect, But They're The Bedrock Of Democracy

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tells NPR that America is still a "bright, shining city on the hill, not because we're perfect but because we struggle in our imperfections every day."

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Yates To Tell Senate Panel About Russia Discussions With White House

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

Russian interference is the topic for the latest round of hearings. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is expected to field questions about former national security adviser Mike Flynn.

News Brief: Trump Travel Ban, French Presidential Election, Russia Meddling

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

Trump's revised travel ban gets its first federal appeals court review. French voters elect a president. And ex-acting Attorney General Sally Yates testifies on Russia's meddling in U.S. elections.

Pitch To Chinese Investors From Kushner Real Estate Firm Raises Questions

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

David Greene talks to Emily Rauhala of The Washington Post about the Kushner family's business seeking investors in China and dangling visa benefits in return. Jared Kushner is a Trump senior adviser.

Trump Travel Ban Returns To Court, With His Own Words At The Center

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:00am

A federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., is preparing to hear arguments about the legality of President Trump's revised travel ban. Immigrant advocates argue it discriminates against Muslims.

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Taken For Refusing The Death Penalty, Attorney Sues To Get Cases Back

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:57am

When State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced in March that she would no longer seek the death penalty in capital cases, Florida Gov. Scott took away more than 20 murder cases in her jurisdiction.

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