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- Patagonia founder invited to testify to Congress over Trump spat
On Friday, Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, invited Yvon Chouinard, founder of the ourtdoorwear retailer Patagonia, to testify before Congress about its rebuke of President Trump's decision to reduce the extent of the Bears Ears National Monument.
- GOP Sen. Kennedy: Trump's nominee should have been able to answer my questions
Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy said that he has supported nearly every one of President Trump’s picks, but that he doesn’t support them blindly: “I ask questions that I expect them to be able to answer. In doing so, I’m just doing my job.”
- Trump won’t discuss a pardon for Flynn – yet
With a single syllable in comments to reporters Friday morning, the president suggested he may have the last word in the matter of Michael Flynn. Trump also appeared to question the integrity of the FBI, even though he was on his way to a graduation at the bureau’s academy.
- Protesters rally at FCC against repeal of net neutrality rules
- Doug Jones calls on Roy Moore to concede: 'It's time to move on'
- Paducah, Jonesboro, Columbine and Newtown: A chain of tragedy and grief
- Images from Newtown
- Sexual harassment is wrong. Mob justice is, too.
- The ones that got away: Jonesboro's survivors — and the shooters — recall a moment of horror
Twenty years on, Jonesboro, Ark., is still traumatized by an attack carried out by two middle-school boys — and how survivors deal with the knowledge that the killers are now grown men and free from prison.
- Sandy Hook mom and dad speak out in rare interview: 'You don’t heal from grief'
- School shooting survivors united by a chain of grief — and hard lessons passed on
- Bannon's war against McConnell just lost its biggest battle
- Rep. Speier on Alabama, North Korea and how Congress is not 'Animal House'
- DNC chair Perez: 'I heard Charles Barkley loudly and clearly'
- Trump distances himself from Roy Moore after upset
- Can rescue animals change the way we grieve?
- Doug Jones's victory in Alabama is an ominous sign for Republicans
- Trump administration tries to connect N.Y. terror incident to immigration proposals
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director L. Francis Cissna stepped in to the White House press briefing on Tuesday to push for changes in family immigration and the visa lottery but he was repeatedly unable to cite any data supporting his proposals when pressed by reporters.
- White House says Trump's tweet to Gillibrand was not 'sexist at all'
- McMaster rips Russian 'campaigns of subversion'
- Trump says Sen. Gillibrand 'would do anything' for campaign cash after she calls for his resignation
- A state in bondage to its past confronts a difficult choice for Senate
- Allegations against Roy Moore overshadow his final campaign rally
- White House hides troop numbers in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan
- A Roy Moore victory would put Senate GOP in a tough spot
A victory for Roy Moore means the Senate majority leader will be able to hold onto his slim two-vote majority, but the former judge brings to the Senate a toxic mix that few Senate Republicans are keen to accept.
- The Second Coming, brought to you by — who else? Donald Trump
In recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Donald Trump excited evangelical Christians and many orthodox Jews, who see it as laying the groundwork to rebuild the Holy Temple and a precursor to the Second Coming of Christ.
- Trump denies 4- to 8-hour TV habit: ‘I seldom, if ever, watch CNN or MSNBC’
Monday morning, shortly after CNN discussed a New York Times report describing Trump’s TV viewing habits, Trump took to Twitter to dismiss the article. Though he claimed he doesn’t watch much TV and seldom if ever watches CNN, many have seen signs that he does.
- Predicting the unpredictable in Alabama Senate race
Tuesday’s special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions is as difficult a race to predict as you will ever see. In the deep red state that hasn’t had a competitive statewide contest in years, the polling apparatus are rusty.
- Trump visits Mississippi's Civil Rights Museum amid protests
- In Israel, even the left backs Trump on Jerusalem
Jerusalem has a special status in Israeli life and politics, and with few exceptions, parties from across the political spectrum agreed that it was time for America to recognize their country’s capital. But President Trump’s decision highlighted differences with mainstream Jewish groups in America.
- As Democratic rage builds, Kyrsten Sinema tries a different approach. Will Arizona voters buy it?
Many Democrats have given up on compromise and centrism, but Kyrsten Sinema — a three-term member of the House from Arizona, a bisexual, secular triathlete — believes it’s a viable strategy as she prepares to run for the Senate in her mostly red state.
- Congress tax conference to tackle individual mandate, corporate tax cut
The House and Senate must now form a committee to work out the differences between their tax bills. President Trump calls the committee a “mixer” and says lawmakers will come out with something that’s “perfecto.” But the process is likely to be messy.
- In one day, U.S. has off-again, on-again Olympic Games plans
Apart from the 1980 boycott, American participation in recent Olympic Games has never really been in doubt. But over the last 24 hours, the Trump administration left it unclear whether the threat from North Korea might lead the U.S. to skip the upcoming competition in South Korea.
- White House slams 'ridiculous' Trump health questions
Press secretary Sarah Sanders called questions about President Trump slurring his words in a speech Wednesday “ridiculous” and said he will have a checkup at Walter Reed early next year, with results to be shared with the public.
- Al Franken announces intention to resign from Senate over sexual misconduct allegations
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., announced his plans to resign following a series of allegations from women accusing him of sexual harassment and misconduct. Franken said that while he believes an ethics committee investigation would find him innocent, he didn’t feel he could continue to serve and would be stepping down in the coming weeks. “This decision is not about me,” Franken said Thursday.
- Bernie Sanders thinks Trump should consider resigning over sexual misconduct
- Will tax cuts spur the American economy? Maybe with a time machine.
- A partisan split on harassment charges: Dems resign, GOPers deny
The growing chorus of Democratic lawmakers calling on Sen. Al Franken to step down Wednesday opened up a dramatic partisan divide in how the two major parties are responding to their members and candidates accused of sexual harassment or abuse. By the day’s end, 30 lawmakers — and well over half the Democratic Senate Caucus — had weighed in to say that Franken should resign. The pressure on Franken to step aside has an element of political calculation, as Democrats seek to create a contrast with support by President Trump and the Republican National Committee for Alabama’s Roy Moore, who has refused to give up his bid for the Senate despite allegations by numerous women that he sexually pursued or even molested them when they were in their teens.
- ‘Pizzagate’ troll claims another victim as culture war rages on
The decision by MSNBC this week to cut loose a contributor over a bad-faith misinterpretation of an eight-year-old tweet represents a new escalation of the culture wars, inspired by the same alt-right troll who advanced the conspiracy theory known “Pizzagate.”
- More than 25 Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
- Trump's top aides, including one he fired, praise his loyalty
Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, authors of the just-published campaign memoir “Let Trump Be Trump,” describe the president’s loyalty in glowing terms – notwithstanding that Lewandowski was fired during the campaign and that neither of them received the high-level White House jobs they were promised.
- White House: Trump 'doesn't necessarily' agree with Moore about barring Muslims from Congress
- Five things to watch in Trump's Jerusalem speech
President Trump is planning to announce around midday on Wednesday that he is formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and directing the State Department to begin the process of building a future U.S. Embassy there, ushering in a sea change in American policy and potentially roiling the Muslim world.
- Protesters rally outside Supreme Court over wedding cake case
- Divided by symbols, Americans see a 'serious threat' across the aisle
The nation’s divisions are growing dangerously deep and wide. Yet, “When you turn from symbols to policy, there’s less polarization,” says Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, which conducts the American Values Survey.
- Japanese defense in the age of North Korean missile successes
The Japanese Self-Defense Forces and the U.S. military have a ballistic missile defense system in place in case that would respond if North Korea were to use any of its missiles against the island nation.
- Hillary Rodham Clinton to LGBT synagogue: 'Resistance is high on the need list right now'
Hillary Clinton speaks of "a bold spiritual community of resistance and love" at an event at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) in New York City and affirms the importance of empathy in private and public life.
- 'Leave my baby out of this': CNN's Poppy Harlow responds to Roy Moore spokeswoman over abortion stance
Janet Porter, spokeswoman for embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, appeared on CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday, telling Poppy Harlow, who is pregnant, that she and Moore were standing up for Harlow’s unborn child.
- Confronting a nuclear North Korea: Lessons from China
A scene-setter for current tensions with North Korea? Yes, but also a fair description of events in 1964, when the People’s Republic of China, ruled by Mao Zedong, conducted its first successful test of a nuclear bomb
- Ending refugee program for Central American youth may drive them to smugglers
The Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration across the southern U.S. border may drive a new wave of youngsters from Central America to attempt a dangerous and illegal journey through Mexico to escape rampant gang violence in their home countries.