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New Pentagon transgender rule sets limits for troops

New Pentagon transgender rule sets limits for troops

The Defense Department has approved a new policy that will largely bar transgender troops and military recruits from transitioning to another sex, and require most individuals to serve in their ...

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Cummings: No action against Cohen for pardon statement

Cummings: No action against Cohen for pardon statement

The chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), announced Wednesday that his panel wouldn’t take any action against Michael Cohen after his attorney contradicted his ...

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Pelosi: House won’t take up bill to overhaul national emergencies

Pelosi: House won't take up bill to overhaul national emergencies

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that the House would not take up proposed Senate legislation to rein in national emergency powers, a bill put forward as part of an ...

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UK parliament votes to reject no-deal Brexit

UK parliament votes to reject no-deal Brexit

MPs voted outright to reject a no-deal Brexit, paving the way for a vote on whether Theresa May will ask the EU to agree a delay to Brexit. The vote, ...

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Senate votes to confirm Neomi Rao to appeals court

Senate votes to confirm Neomi Rao to appeals court

Senate Republicans on Wednesday voted to confirm President Trump’s nominee to succeed Justice Brett Kavanaugh on an influential circuit court. Senators voted 53-46 on Neomi Rao’s nomination to fill the ...

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America has a democracy problem

America has a democracy problem

When a secretary of state and millionaire can oversee his own campaign for governor, our democracy has a problem. When we can’t trust that political operatives won’t tamper with absentee ...

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GOP lawmaker says it’s ‘hypocritical’ for Pelosi not to overhaul national emergencies

GOP lawmaker says it's 'hypocritical' for Pelosi not to overhaul national emergencies

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday blasted Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) vow not to take up legislation that would curtail the president’s power on future national emergency declarations. “I think ...

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Second Manafort sentencing brings total to 7.5 years

Second Manafort sentencing brings total to 7.5 years

A federal judge on Wednesday added 43 months to Paul Manafort’s prison term, bringing the total sentence to 7 1/2 years for the former Trump campaign chairman. Manafort, 69, appeared ...

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GOP senators introduce bill to rein in president’s emergency powers

GOP senators introduce bill to rein in president’s emergency powers

More than a dozen Republican senators introduced legislation on Tuesday that would make it easier for Congress to terminate future national emergency declarations, days before the chamber will vote on ...

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New York Gov. Cuomo calls for FAA to ground Boeing 737 Max

New York Gov. Cuomo calls for FAA to ground Boeing 737 Max

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reconsider its decision not to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft after two fatal crashes in recent ...

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