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- New Jersey Democrats back down on alleged 'power grab'
- Michael Cohen would refuse a pardon from Trump, his former lawyer says
- Trump asks why FBI didn't break into Democratic headquarters
- 'Dirty Deeds,' not by Michael Cohen
- How Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke came undone
- Young girl’s death in Border Patrol custody leaves questions unanswered
The Department of Homeland Security has opened an investigation into the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl, Jakelin Caal, who reached the United States last week. She was apprehended with her father by Border Patrol agents in a group of more than 150 people at a remote area of the desert in New Mexico, renewing questions about the detention and treatment of migrants.
- Mick Mulvaney will be just the acting chief of staff 'because that's what the president wants,' White House says
- Walker signs measures critics call a Republican power grab
The Wisconsin GOP has held control of the governorship and both chambers of Wisconsin's Legislature — what’s known as a trifecta — for most of the last decade. This may help to account for the outgoing governor's attempt to pass this package of bills before a Democrat takes over.
- Now playing: Trump's latest defense — I never said 'to break the law'
- Rep. Ro Khanna's 'new New Deal': Bringing tech jobs to rural America
- Jamal Khashoggi's unlikely legacy could be an end to the catastrophe in Yemen
- White House says probe of inauguration funding has 'nothing to do with the president'
- Obama DOJ official: Trump can be indicted while in office
- Trump's foreign policy betrays American ideals, says former ethics chief
- On criminal justice reform, policy prevails over politics
- In farewell speeches, senators bemoan downfall of the 'world's greatest deliberative body'
- Plea deal by Russian agent Maria Butina describes 2016 influence campaign
Russian agent Maria Butina’s plea deal includes a description of the “Diplomacy Project” she ran, under the direction of Putin ally Alexander Torshin, to influence American policy leading up to the 2016 election.
- Trump: I never asked Michael Cohen to commit crimes
- Yes, he really said that. What Trump gets about his presidency that critics don't.
- Rudy Giuliani says Trump's legal team wants Mueller to 'wrap the damn thing up'
- Trump-backed criminal justice bill likely to pass before Christmas
- Referendum games: The people have spoken, but the legislators have the final say
- Trump uses terror attack in France to push U.S. border wall
- Where are Trump's '10 terrorists' who were busted at the border?
- Google chief faces lawmakers concerned with Silicon Valley, but often puzzled by technology
- In heated clash with Pelosi and Schumer, Trump says he'll shut down government 'if we don't get what we want' for wall
- Trump's losing, lonely fight to save coal
- Imagining a school shooting through the gunman's eyes: Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling new video
- 'I could see' Trump not replacing Kelly, says former Obama chief of staff
- Blackwater Beef anyone? Private security company's founder now sells a different kind of muscle
The venture is an attempt at brand extension by Erik Prince, the well-connected founder of Blackwater, which began supplying private security services to U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan more than a decade ago. The company’s initial success with Defense Department and CIA contracts was followed by a series of scandals, including the 2007 Nisour Square massacre in Iraq, in which Blackwater contractors killed more than a dozen civilians. Prince, a former Navy SEAL and the brother of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, was accused of hiring mercenaries, a term he resents.
- After Huawei executive's arrest, some Chinese companies retaliate against Apple
A growing number of companies across China have announced new policies requiring the exclusive use of Huawei products, and in some cases penalizing employees who purchase iPhones, in what appears to be a growing domestic movement to support the Chinese tech giant after the arrest of one of its top executives in Canada.
- U.S. intelligence sounds the alarm on the quantum gap with China
For years, quantum computing, which leverages the difficult and, to many, spooky science of quantum mechanics, has been a subject mostly of interest to the technical elite. Yet as scientists and now policymakers point to the rapid progress that China is making in the field, it’s the intelligence community that appears to be the most alarmed.
- ‘Yellow Jacket’ protests paralyze Paris and threaten Macron’s government
- Trump on Comey's testimony to Congress: 'All lies!'
President Trump claimed that former FBI director James Comey lied to Congress and questioned why he couldn’t remember details about the Justice Department leading up to the 2016 presidential election.
- Marco Rubio: Pardoning Paul Manafort would be a 'terrible mistake'
- Trump first wanted his attorney general pick William Barr for another job: Defense lawyer
President Trump initially wanted William Barr to be his defense counsel, sources say, but Trump has tapped Barr for an even more important position: attorney general, a post that, if confirmed, would put him in charge of the Mueller investigation.
- PHOTOS: 4th consecutive Saturday of anti-government protests in Paris
Anti-government protesters faced off with French riot police in Paris on Saturday, hurling projectiles, torching cars and vandalizing shops and restaurants in a fourth weekend of unrest that has shaken President Emmanuel Macron’s authority.
- Only Trump can hear Paris mobs chanting his name
- Mueller accuses Paul Manafort of lying about his contact with Trump administration officials
Prosecutors with Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation revealed in a court filing on Friday evening that Paul Manafort lied to them about several contacts he had with senior Trump administration officials while he was under indictment.
- Court filings reveal Michael Cohen offered limited cooperation, but point to new Russia contacts
Two teams of prosecutors filed memos in federal court Friday describing their recommendations for how President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen should be sentenced after pleading guilty to several felonies.
- Wisconsin GOP’s power grab is about legitimacy of American political system, Andrew Sullivan says
- My secretary of state was 'dumb as a rock,' Trump tweets
President Trump took a break from his Twitter tirade against special counsel Robert Mueller Friday to hurl insults at his former secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, describing him as “dumb as a rock” and “lazy as hell.”
- 77th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack
- Seeking asylum, migrants report being turned back at — or possibly just past — U.S. border
President Trump’s order cracking down on asylum seekers at the southern border has been stayed by a federal judge, but a small group of determined migrants who made it through the border fence discovered that at least some Border Patrol agents appear to be enforcing it anyway. On the afternoon of Dec. 1, about 10 women and children, a small part of one of the caravans that traveled hundreds of miles through Mexico from Honduras, crossed the border fence near its western end on the beach near San Diego.
- On a crucial day in Russia probe, Trump unleashes Twitter fury at the world
- Climate change is already here, scientists say, and it's killing us
- Coal booster joins energy regulator, dealing setback to green movement
- Lawyer for undocumented Trump Organization workers seeks investigation
- Amid fraud charges, North Carolina House race may be headed for a do-over
The state’s Board of Elections voted to not certify the results amid the ongoing investigation, and Nancy Pelosi, the favorite to be House speaker next year, said the House could refuse to seat the uncertified Republican.
- Trump EPA moves to kill Obama's clean-air rule to encourage new coal plants