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Washington turns down Iraqi call to remove troops

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 21:16
Washington on Friday spurned an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops, amid heightened U.S.-Iranian tensions after the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander in Baghdad, and said it was exploring a possible expansion of NATO's presence there.

Kashmir's 5-month internet blackout is the longest ever imposed in a democracy — and it's stifling local workers

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 21:16
PAMPORE, Kashmir — Ashiq Rashid's family has been farming saffron for more than 80 years — since before their homeland, Kashmir, was a disputed territory between India and Pakistan.

Trump administration marks 100 miles of border wall, vows 'many more' to come

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 21:15
The Trump administration on Friday marked the 100th mile of wall construction along the southern border -- describing it as a “milestone achievement” and promising that there are many more miles to come by the end of the year.

Warren town hall interrupted by angry protester accusing her of ‘siding with terrorists’

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 21:15
An irate protester interrupted the start of Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s campaign event Friday in New Hampshire, angrily accusing the Massachusetts senator of “siding with terrorists” amid the conflict between the United States and

Trump administration wants Supreme Court to delay hearing on ObamaCare case

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 21:13
The Trump administration on Friday said it would be premature if the Supreme Court decided to expedite a review of a lawsuit seeking to overturn ObamaCare.

Rand Paul: ‘Death of Soleimani is the Death of Diplomacy with Iran’

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 18:36
Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) on Monday said the demise of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani marked the "death of diplomacy with Iran."

Pompeo rejects claim of Soleimani diplomatic mission as 'propaganda'

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 18:35
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo scoffed Tuesday at a suggestion that Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani was on a diplomatic mission to Baghdad when a U.S. drone strike killed him, insisting that the story is "fundamentally false" and "propaganda." 

Romney 'comfortable' with Clinton precedent to delay witness testimony

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 18:35
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), one of the most independent Senate GOP voices, said Tuesday he is "comfortable" with using the precedent set by the 1999 Clinton impeachment trial...

US presses Iraq to protect American personnel after embassy attack: ‘There will be no Benghazis’

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 21:49
Trump administration officials and U.S. lawmakers turned up pressure on Iraq’s government to keep American personnel in the country safe, after a stunning assault on the embassy in Baghdad renewed concerns about the influence of Iran.

Trump ally Corey Lewandowski rules out Senate run in New Hampshire

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 21:48
Corey Lewandowski, a close ally of President Donald Trump, on Tuesday said he would not run for the U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire now held by Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.

NY farmers sue to block law that grants workers right to unionize, overtime pay

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 21:47
Two groups of farmers are suing to block a law set to go into effect Wednesday that would give workers the right to unionize and receive overtime pay.

Bloomberg says he'll trade the Oval Office for an 'open office plan' in the East Room if elected — and is being mercilessly mocked for it on Twitter

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 21:46
Michael Bloomberg is still a long way from being elected president, but that hasn't stopped the billionaire presidential candidate from redesigning the White House.

Peter Strzok accuses FBI of firing him as 'political retribution'

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 21:45
Peter Strzok, the former FBI special agent whose anti-Trump texts were revealed in 2018, accused the FBI of firing him as “political retribution” for the president and of violating his constitutional rights.

A special Marine force created after Benghazi just hit the ground in Iraq as swarms of protesters besiege the US embassy in Baghdad

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 21:45
Roughly 100 US Marines assigned to a special crisis-response unit are on the ground in Iraq to reinforce the US Embassy in Baghdad after swarms of protesters stormed the gate on Tuesday.

The US is experiencing its slowest population growth in a century, and it could remake congressional districts in key states

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 21:44
Population estimates released by the United States Census Bureau on Tuesday show that the US is experiencing record slow population growth in 2019, which will have longlasting political implications in key states.

Sanders rejects Biden's openness to bipartisan ticket: 'I will not have a Republican as a vice president'

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 21:44
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders says it's too early to think about who he would choose as his running mate, but one thing is for certain: it is not going to be a Republican. 

Susan Collins, vulnerable GOP senator, open to impeachment witnesses

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 21:44
Maine Sen. Susan Collins, a 67-year-old centrist who is among the nation's most vulnerable Republicans in Congress, said Monday she was open to calling witnesses as part of the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump -- but added that it would be "pre

Mizzou gives millions to conservative college to end lawsuit over donor’s instructions

Thu, 12/26/2019 - 16:43
Who is a 'disciple' of Austrian economics? Donor thought it would be easy to agree.

Trump calls Dems 'Liars!' for deeming him security threat – and then pausing impeachment

Thu, 12/26/2019 - 16:42
If there was any Christmas truce between President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, it didn't last long.