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Democrats propose headwear rule change for Michigan rep. elect who wears headscarf
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Democrats propose headwear rule change for Michigan rep. elect who wears headscarf

According to a 181-year-old rule, Muslim Rep. -elect Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) cannot wear her headscarf on the House floor, but Democrats have a plan to change that. Omar, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and incoming Rules Chairman Jim McGovern have proposed a c...
ACLU, others, to challenge Trump policies on asylum seekers
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ACLU, others, to challenge Trump policies on asylum seekers

President Donald Trump's attempt to fast-track a proclamation limiting asylum seekers will be challenged in two federal courts Monday. Trump gave the order in response to the migrant caravan that's winding its way through Mexico, saying the asylum seekers m...
Donald Trump gives Matt Whitaker free rein over Robert Mueller probe
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Donald Trump gives Matt Whitaker free rein over Robert Mueller probe

President Trump on Sunday said he is giving acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker free rein over special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, including limiting or shutting down the investigation. "It's going to be up to him," Mr. Trump said in an inte...
Lindsey Graham likely to lead Senate Judiciary Committee
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Lindsey Graham likely to lead Senate Judiciary Committee

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is poised to become the GOP point-man on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he promises his top priority will be to push through President Trump's court nominations. While Mr. Graham's post will have to be ratified b...
Democrat Eric Swalwell: Nuke the Resisters
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Democrat Eric Swalwell: Nuke the Resisters

Rep. Eric Swalwell, California Democrat, warned gun owners Friday that any fight over firearms would be “a short one,” because the federal government has an extensive cache of nuclear weapons. After Joe Biggs tweeted that Mr. Swalwell “wants a war” over the...
Tijuana residents protest, call caravan an ‘invasion’, shout ‘out’
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Tijuana residents protest, call caravan an ‘invasion’, shout ‘out’

What started out as a peaceful march in Tijuana Sunday turned tense as hundreds of anti-caravan protestors marched to a shelter where a couple thousand Honduran migrants were staying. Protestors threw beer cans at riot police who blocked their entrance to t...
Pelosi’s House leadership challenged by Democrats
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Pelosi’s House leadership challenged by Democrats

Rep. Tim Ryan had just been sworn in to Congress when he first voted for Nancy Pelosi to be speaker of the House in 2003. The Ohio Democrat voted for her again in the next seven elections, helping elevate her to the role and making her the first-ever woman ...
Embattled Broward elections supervisor Brenda Snipes submits resignation
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Embattled Broward elections supervisor Brenda Snipes submits resignation

Brenda Snipes, Broward County's embattled supervisor of elections, submitted her resignation Sunday. Snipes' resignation, first reported by the Sun-Sentinel, came only hours after her staff ended a brutal two-week stretch in which they misplaced 2,000 ballo...
Republicans see good news in Bill Nelson, Andrew Gilliam, Stacey Abrams losses
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Republicans see good news in Bill Nelson, Andrew Gilliam, Stacey Abrams losses

Sen. Bill Nelson and a team of lawyers scoured Florida looking for uncounted votes over the last two weeks. On Sunday it became clear there just weren't enough of them for the three-term Democratic senator to prevail. Mr. Nelson conceded Sunday evening afte...
Trump cites ‘total devastation’ in Paradise, pushes plan to thin forests; death toll rises to 76
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Trump cites ‘total devastation’ in Paradise, pushes plan to thin forests; death toll rises to 76

PARADISE -- President Donald Trump toured the damage wrought by California's deadliest wildfire Saturday, visiting the ruins of a mobile home park and pressing his argument that the state's forests must be managed more aggressively to prevent future disasters....