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Politics Sep 24McConnell accuses Democrats of ‘smear campaign’ against Kavanaugh
Republicans launched an all-out campaign to save Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination Monday.
Nation Sep 24New sexual-misconduct accusation rocks Kavanaugh nomination
In a statement provided by the White House, Brett Kavanaugh said the event "did not happen" and that the allegation was "a smear, plain and simple."…
Nation Sep 23Kavanaugh accuser commits to hearing
Attorneys for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, and the Senate Judiciary Committee have reached agreement for a public hearing Thursday.
Nation Sep 04WATCH: Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg testify to Congress on foreign election interference
Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their social networks against manipulation during the 2018 midterm elections and…
Nation Sep 04WATCH: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey faces questions about ‘transparency and accountability’ in House hearing
In prepared testimony released ahead of a House hearing Wednesday, Jack Dorsey says he wants to be clear about one thing: "Twitter does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether related to ranking content on our service or…
Politics Sep 04Supporters of election security bill warn delay could embolden Russia in 2018 midterms
Bipartisan legislation to try to prevent foreign hacking into U.S. election systems is stalled in Congress because the White House and some Republicans worry it could exert too much federal control over the states.
Politics Aug 13FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages
The FBI has fired a longtime agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation after he sent text messages criticizing President Donald Trump to a colleague.
Politics Jul 25House conservatives launch bid to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
House Republicans have criticized Rosenstein for not being responsive enough as they have requested documents related to the Russia investigation as well as a closed investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails.
Politics Jul 24Trump says without evidence that Russia will be ‘pushing very hard’ to help Democrats win in 2018
Trump has offered mixed messages on Russian interference in U.S. elections — at times even calling it a "hoax."…
Politics Jul 135 takeaways from FBI agent Peter Strzok’s explosive congressional hearing
In an tense, hourslong congressional hearing Thursday, FBI agent Peter Strzok was defiant as Republicans unleashed blistering attacks, saying his anti-Trump sentiment — captured in personal text messages — is evidence of bias at the Justice Department.