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Politics Jan 10Michael Cohen to testify publicly before Congress in February
The testimony of the president's former lawyer will be the first major public hearing for Democrats, who have promised greater scrutiny of Trump.
Politics Jan 05Democrats take power in House; impeachment talk flares
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had only been in office for a few hours when a handful of Democrats defied her persistent calls not to begin the new Congress by talking about impeachment.
Politics Dec 17WATCH: Comey says House GOP silence on Trump’s DOJ attacks is ‘shameful’
Comey said Republicans "have to have the courage to stand up and speak the truth, not be cowed by mean tweets or fear of their base."…
Politics Dec 17Russian influence operations still stoking tensions on social media, Senate reports say
A report expected to be released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee says that Russian interference operations still exist on social media platforms, and that the Russian operation discovered after the 2016 presidential election was much broader than once thought.
World Dec 13WATCH: Senate recommends ending Saudi aid for Yemen war in wake of Jamal Khashoggi killing
Senators voted Thursday to recommend that the U.S. end its assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in Yemen and put the blame for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a…
Politics Dec 12CIA briefs House leaders on Khashoggi killing as Senate nears votes
CIA Director Gina Haspel briefed House leaders on Wednesday on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as the Senate prepared for a possible vote on two resolutions that would rebuke Saudi Arabia for its role in the slaying.
Politics Dec 11Facing pressure, Mitch McConnell agrees to criminal justice vote
Under pressure from President Donald Trump and many of his Republican colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he will bring legislation to the floor to overhaul the nation's sentencing laws.
Politics Dec 09Comey said FBI probe of Russia initially looked at 4 Americans
Former FBI Director James Comey did not identify the Americans in the Russia probe but said President Donald Trump, then the Republican candidate, was not among them.
Politics Dec 07WATCH: Comey speaks after closed House interview
House Republicans are preparing to interview James Comey behind closed doors Friday, hauling the former FBI director to Capitol Hill one final time before they cede power to Democrats in January.
Politics Dec 04Senators blame Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi killing after CIA briefing
CIA Director Gina Haspel met with a small group of senators, including the chairmen and top Democrats on the key national security committees, after senators in both parties complained that she didn't attend a briefing with Secretary of State Mike…