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Iran Vows to Stockpile Excess Uranium After US Deploys Navy Carrier
Iran
Iran Vows to Stockpile Excess Uranium After US Deploys Navy Carrier

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s president said for the first time Wednesday that his government will stop complying with parts of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal after the White House sent a Navy carrier task force to the region and tightened... Read More

Senate Panel, Led by Republicans, Subpoenas Trump Jr. Over Testimony
Congress
Senate Panel, Led by Republicans, Subpoenas Trump Jr. Over Testimony

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, to answer additional questions about his earlier testimony for the panel’s bipartisan Russia probe, according to a person familiar with the matter. The committee... Read More

New Democrats Endorse H.R. 5 Barring Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity
Civil Rights
New Democrats Endorse H.R. 5 Barring Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity
2019-05-08 23:08:16
by Dan McCue

The New Democrat Coalition on Wednesday formally endorsed H.R. 5, also known as the Equality Act, which aims to amend the federal Civil Rights Act to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The coalition, which... Read More

House Judiciary Panel Votes to Hold Barr In Contempt For Failing to Release Full Mueller Report
Political News
House Judiciary Panel Votes to Hold Barr In Contempt For Failing to Release Full Mueller Report
2019-05-08 23:03:58
by Dan McCue

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt on Wednesday evening, capping a day of escalating tensions between the White House and Capitol Hill. The committee's 24-16 vote is technically a vote to... Read More

New York Senate OKs Giving US House Access to Trump's State Tax Returns
Political News
New York Senate OKs Giving US House Access to Trump's State Tax Returns
2019-05-08 20:57:07
by Dan McCue

New York State's Democrat-controlled Senate Wednesday easily approved a bill that would allow three congressional committees to review President Donald Trump's state tax returns. The vote was 39-21. The bill, which now must be approved by New York's Democrat-controlled Assembly,... Read More

Ex-Police Officer Who Killed Black Motorist During Traffic Stop Appeals Conviction to Supreme Court
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Ex-Police Officer Who Killed Black Motorist During Traffic Stop Appeals Conviction to Supreme Court
2019-05-08 20:52:28
by Dan McCue

A former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for killing a black motorist who fled a traffic stop four years ago, has appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Michael Slager pleaded... Read More

Singer Apologizes for ‘Worst National Anthem Rendition Ever’ Performed at NC Game
North Carolina
Singer Apologizes for ‘Worst National Anthem Rendition Ever’ Performed at NC Game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — What is being labeled “the worst National Anthem rendition ever” has resulted in a series of apologies from the singer and an Atlantic League baseball team in North Carolina. It happened Sunday, before a game between the... Read More

Republicans Want to Move on From Russia Investigation Even as They Reopen Probe
Congress
Republicans Want to Move on From Russia Investigation Even as They Reopen Probe

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offered a definitive verdict Tuesday on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report on whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russia in 2016 — “case closed.” “Two years of exhaustive investigation, and nothing... Read More

Kemp Signs Anti-Abortion ‘Heartbeat’ Legislation, Sets Up Legal Fight
Georgia
Kemp Signs Anti-Abortion ‘Heartbeat’ Legislation, Sets Up Legal Fight

ATLANTA — When Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed one of the nation’s strictest anti-abortion bills into law on Tuesday, he made good on a campaign promise but also set the stage for a legal battle that the legislation’s critics hope... Read More

Tax Returns From ’80s and ’90s Reveal Trump Lost Over $1 Billion in Business Deals
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Tax Returns From ’80s and ’90s Reveal Trump Lost Over $1 Billion in Business Deals

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump — who has spent decades crafting an image of himself as a master dealmaker — lost more than $1 billion on sketchy business ventures in the 1980s and ’90s, making him one of the... Read More

White House Escalates Fight With Congress Over McGahn Documents
White House
White House Escalates Fight With Congress Over McGahn Documents

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration told former White House counsel Don McGahn not to turn over documents subpoenaed by congressional investigators, escalating a battle between the two branches of government. The current White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, said in a... Read More

NewDEAL Members Join Colorado Leaders to Launch National Climate Initiative
Climate
NewDEAL Members Join Colorado Leaders to Launch National Climate Initiative
2019-05-07 23:03:07
by Dan McCue

More than 40 of the nation's most innovative state and local officials gathered in Denver Monday to launch a national climate change initiative aimed at driving the policy agenda to address climate change. The NewDEAL Forum Climate Change Policy Group... Read More

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