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McConnell works feverishly behind the scenes to save Kavanaugh

Mitch McConnell, preeminent cut-throat political tactician, is going with a softer touch to salvage Brett Kavanaugh’s suddenly endangered Supreme Court confirmation. With Kavanaugh’s seemingly slam-dunk ...

Trump sticks with Kavanaugh as scandal escalates

President Donald Trump’s first instinct after learning the identity of the woman who claims Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her in high school was ...

Power elite of suburban Washington split over Kavanaugh allegations

Christine Blasey Ford threw a Supreme Court confirmation into turmoil with her decision to step forward with sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh – but ...

Senate panel plans hearing for Kavanaugh's accuser to testify

The Senate Judiciary Committee will have a chance to hear in public from the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault and the Supreme Court ...

Alumnae of girls school attended by Kavanaugh accuser circulate letter backing her

Alumnae of the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland, circulated a letter Monday in support of Christine Blasey Ford, a graduate of the private girls school ...

Review underway for Russia probe documents ordered released

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI’s Russia investigation, including a portion of ...

Kavanaugh's nomination poses risks for Democrats and GOP

NEW YORK (AP) – With the fate of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee suddenly uncertain, emboldened Democrats clashed with cautious Republicans on Monday as ...

Differences separate allegations against Kavanaugh, Thomas

WASHINGTON (AP) – The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh recall Anita Hill’s accusations against Clarence Thomas in 1991, but there are ...

AP looks at the Koreas' push for formal end to Korean War

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – At the heart of the nuclear impasse with North Korea is a seemingly straightforward demand by both North and South ...

US again slashing number of refugees it will accept

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, ...

Flake's revenge? Trump antagonist holds power over Supreme Court pick

Jeff Flake once said Donald Trump didn’t deserve to win the presidency. He later wrote the book, literally, on why Trump is destroying the GOP. ...

'I do not know this woman': Trump allies rally to Kavanaugh's defense

President Donald Trump was counting on being able to deliver on one core promise to his supporters ahead of November’s crucial midterms: Locking in a ...

Kavanaugh faces his #MeToo test to reach Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh and the Trump White House had prepared for a moment like this. In his opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Supreme ...

Why God Is Laughing at Brett Kavanaugh

God, it’s sometimes said, has an awesome sense of humor; if so, the Almighty must have been vastly entertained by the turns of fortune on ...

Flake opposes quick vote on Kavanaugh, putting confirmation in doubt

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court hit a serious roadblock Sunday night, as GOP Senate Judiciary Committee member Jeff Flake said he is uncomfortable ...

Peru president faces standoff with congress over referendum

LIMA, Peru (AP) – Peru’s president is facing a standoff with lawmakers over his call for a referendum on anti-corruption measures. In a televised speech ...

Accuser's story of attack roils plan for Kavanaugh vote

WASHINGTON (AP) – Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation for the Supreme Court is taking an uncertain turn as Republican senators express concern over a woman’s private-turned-public ...

Guatemala court backs UN ant-graft chief against president

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) – In a blunt rebuke to President Jimmy Morales, Guatemala’s Constitutional Court ordered that the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission be ...

Guatemala court orders UN anti-graft chief be readmitted

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) – The Constitutional Court ordered President Jimmy Morales late Sunday to allow the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission to return to ...

South Korea plays down chance of nuke progress at Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – A senior South Korean official on Monday played down the chance that this week’s inter-Korean summit will result in major ...

Skepticism rising in S. Korea ahead of 3rd summit with North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The shine is starting to come off South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s engagement strategy with the North. The liberal politician, ...

Roger Stone on testifying against Donald Trump: 'I can't think of any circumstance'

Roger Stone, a former adviser to President Trump’s 2016 campaign, said in a new interview that he no intent of ever testifying against the president ...

Judge rejects First Amendment suit brought against UC Berkeley over doomed Milo Yiannopoulos event

A federal judge on Friday dismissed claims brought against the University of California and the city of Berkeley by a woman who sued over the ...

Missouri company tied to Arkansas corruption seeks sale

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – An Arkansas mental health treatment company says it’s working to purchase the Arkansas operations of a similar Missouri company tied ...

Capitol Watch: Miner, Molinaro pounce; GOP 'scared to death'

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – In New York state government news, Stephanie Miner and Marc Molinaro are wasting no time pouncing on Gov. Andrew Cuomo following ...

Manafort's surrender shows Mueller probe's overwhelming force

Paul Manafort vowed he’d never flip on Donald Trump. After Manafort’s conviction in federal court last month in Virginia, the president declared he had “such ...

Manafort's deal reins in a pardon's impact

The plea deal special counsel Robert Mueller granted to Paul Manafort on Friday appears built to be pardon-proof. That doesn’t mean President Donald Trump won’t ...

Manafort to cooperate with Mueller as part of plea deal

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller under a plea agreement revealed Friday. Manafort appeared ...

The Manafort plea deal: Your questions answered

Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, has struck a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. The agreement comes just days before Manafort is ...

Full text: New charging document in Manafort case

Prosecutors filed a new slimmed-down set of charges against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Friday morning, indicating that Manafort is taking ...

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