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Prosecutors accidentally reveal that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged

November 16th, 2018

7:38
It was not immediately clear what charges Assange would face. In the past, prosecutors had contemplated pursuing a case involving conspiracy, theft …

Mira Ricardel picked a fight with the First Lady and lost

November 15th, 2018

8:21
The very public spat between deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel and First Lady Melania Trump began with the first lady's Africa trip last month.

Trump considers a major shake-up in his administration

November 14th, 2018

8:29
President Trump has been lashing out in frustration over the midterm results and his poorly-received Europe trip.

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins the Arizona Senate race

November 13th, 2018

9:42
Sinema, who was once a spokeswoman for the Green Party, repackaged herself as a moderate and overcame tens of millions in attacks on her liberal record. She is the state’s first female senator, and our nation’s first …

Florida's first-ever recount in three statewide races kicks off

November 12th, 2018

9:13
Republican Gov. Rick Scott sharpened his attacks on his opponent in the razor-tight U.S. Senate race and filed a new round of lawsuits against Democratic election officials.

Plotting on Capitol Hill

November 9th, 2018

9:45
On Thursday, Democrats maneuvered for position in down-ballot races, hoping to claim a sliver of power in the party’s first majority in eight years.

Matt Whitaker temporarily replaces Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

November 8th, 2018

8:10
A Justice Department official said Whitaker would assume authority over the special counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential …

A referendum on Trump

November 7th, 2018

7:34
Two-thirds of voters said the president was a factor in how they voted, according to network exit polls. That allowed Democrats to win control of the …

Trump and Congress brace for the elections

November 6th, 2018

8:02
President Trump's speeches at three campaign rallies yesterday were meant to shore up challenging Senate races in states where he won overwhelmingly. …

Midterms will show whether non-Trump Republicans can win by stoking racial animosity

November 5th, 2018

8:59
The fierce battle for control of Congress and the nation’s governorships has turned toward blatant and overtly racial attacks rarely seen since the …
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