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Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 06:06 PM EDT

Obama Won't Hold 'Punches', Starts Midterm Campaign Push

Obama Won't Hold 'Punches', Starts Midterm Campaign Push

Former President Barack Obama is set to launch a political offensive designed to focus his party’s energies in the midterm elections, breaking from his self-imposed political exile with a message that will draw...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 02:41 PM EDT

Republican Baker Says 10 Dem Mayors Back His Re-Election

Republican Baker Says 10 Dem Mayors Back His Re-Election

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's campaign says 22 Massachusetts mayors, including 10 Democrats, have endorsed his re-election campaign. Among the Democrats announcing their backing of the governor Thursday over...

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 02:32 AM EDT

Suit Seeks Payout for Immigrant Families Separated at Border

Suit Seeks Payout for Immigrant Families Separated at Border

Lawyers are seeking to force President Donald Trump's administration to pay for the mental health treatment of immigrant children they say are suffering lingering emotional effects from being separated from...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 06:56 AM EDT

Chicago's Next Mayor Will Be Leading a Deeply Divided City

Chicago's Next Mayor Will Be Leading a Deeply Divided City

The next mayor of Chicago will take over a city that is deeply divided by race and class, a decadeslong problem that critics say only grew more pronounced during Mayor Rahm Emanuel's two terms in office. The...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 12:29 PM EDT

Kavanaugh Ducks Sen. Kamala Harris’ Questions About Mueller

Kavanaugh Ducks Sen. Kamala Harris’ Questions About Mueller

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh avoided directly answering questions from Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., about whether or not he discussed special counsel Robert Mueller or the Mueller’s...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 12:59 PM EDT

Booker Threatens to Release Confidential Docs on Kavanaugh

Booker Threatens to Release Confidential Docs on Kavanaugh

Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, backed by Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, said he was releasing "committee confidential" documents related to Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 11:02 AM EDT

Migrant Kids Allowed to Be Held Indefinitely, Gov. Says

Migrant Kids Allowed to Be Held Indefinitely, Gov. Says

The Trump administration announced a new rule Thursday that would allow immigrant children with their parents to be held in detention indefinitely, upending a ban on indefinite detention that has been in...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 08:38 AM EDT

Roy Moore Sues Sacha Baron Cohen Over 'Defamatory' TV Prank

Roy Moore Sues Sacha Baron Cohen Over 'Defamatory' TV Prank

Failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Wednesday sued comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for defamation and emotional distress after being pranked on the actor's television show. The lawsuit appears to be the first...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 10:21 PM EDT

Democrats Make Final Attempt to Block Kavanaugh Confirmation

Democrats Make Final Attempt to Block Kavanaugh Confirmation

Senate Democrats mounted a last, ferocious attempt Thursday to paint Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a foe of abortion rights and a likely defender of President Donald Trump if he makes it to the...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 04:12 AM EDT

Trump Admin. Hyped Terror Threat From Refugees: Ex-Officials

Trump Admin. Hyped Terror Threat From Refugees: Ex-Officials

Former officials say the Trump administration dismissed an intelligence assessment last year that showed refugees did not present a significant threat to the U.S., NBC News reported. Hard-liners in the...

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