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Trump opposes letting deported parents return to get their kids

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The Trump administration said it's willing to send migrant children separated from their parents during a border crossing crackdown back to their native countries, but doesn't want parents who have been deported returning to fetch their kids.

Hundreds of children are still in custody -- many with parents already deported -- months after ...Read more

Senate Democrats 'ready to sue' for Kavanaugh records

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WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Democrats threatened Thursday to file a lawsuit to get access to documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time in the George W. Bush White House.

Schumer told reporters that Judiciary Committee Democrats "stand ready to sue" the National Archives and Records ...Read more

Newspaper editorials take aim at President Trump, who castigates media as 'opposition party'

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Hundreds of newspapers nationwide pushed back Thursday against President Donald Trump's frequent attacks on the media and his assertion that the news media are "the enemy of the people."

In a coordinated campaign, the newspapers -- from Massachusetts to Hawaii -- released editorials calling on Trump to curb his rhetoric about the news media. ...Read more

Trump's speeches feature mystery men the White House won't name

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WASHINGTON -- One of the biggest supporters of President Donald Trump's trade policies, according to the president, is the unnamed chief executive officer of a mystery company.

"I was with one of the greatest companies in the world. The chief executive officer. Very short while ago. And it really affects him," Trump said at a July 31 campaign ...Read more

Brennan scorns Trump for 'hogwash' in denying Russian collusion

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WASHINGTON -- Former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said President Donald Trump's claims that no one in his campaign colluded with Russians during the 2016 election are "hogwash" and decried the "politically motivated" decision by Trump to remove his security clearance.

Writing an op-ed in the New York Times Thursday morning,...Read more

She has Congress' loneliest job

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WASHINGTON--In Congress, you have to know your place. Alliances matter, and traditions are as tough as weeds.

Not that Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, Puerto Rico's lone voice in Washington, needs reminding.

As the island's resident commissioner, she isn't a full-fledged member of Congress -- not quite. She can introduce bills, vote in committee and...Read more

Colorado cake shop owner in Supreme Court case sues Hickenlooper, Civil Rights Commission

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DENVER -- Jack Phillips, whose refusal to make a custom wedding cake for a gay couple went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, is back in the news with another discrimination complaint filed against the Lakewood baker.

And Phillips and his attorneys from Alliance Defending Freedom have returned fire with a lawsuit in federal court that ...Read more

Man faces felony charge in defacing of Trump's star

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LOS ANGELES -- A man who said he took a pickax to Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been charged with felony vandalism, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Wednesday.

On July 25, Austin Clay, 24, of Glendale, called Los Angeles police and told them he had defaced the president's star on Hollywood ...Read more

Did Rand Paul talk Trump into revoking ex-CIA chief's clearance?

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump seemingly followed the advice of his new friend, Sen. Rand Paul, when he revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan.

It was an angry Paul who last month called for Brennan's clearance to be yanked, after Brennan called Trump's appearance at a news conference with Russian leader ...Read more

Democrats eager for a blue wave admit Carlos Curbelo is beating them

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WASHINGTON -- Carlos Curbelo's low-lying and Democratic-leaning Miami-to-Key West district is ground zero for a blue wave in November.

But he's built a sizable sea wall.

With 2 1/2 months until Election Day, polling from Republicans and Democrats shows Curbelo with a lead over his likely Democratic challenger Debbie Mucarsel-Powell in a ...Read more

Cruz says he ate a big 2012 campaign loan, but he's still listing it as a top asset

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WASHINGTON -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took a big gamble on his first Senate race in 2012, loaning roughly $1.2 million of his and his wife's personal funds to a campaign others called unwinnable.

Six years later, Cruz still lists that loan as an asset on personal financial forms submitted to the Senate this month -- despite acknowledging that the ...Read more

Report: Hackers targeted Democratic opponent of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher

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LOS ANGELES -- The FBI has reportedly investigated a series of cyberattacks against a former Democratic opponent of Rep. Dana Rohrbacher, R-Calif., one of the most vulnerable Republicans seeking re-election in November due in part to his pro-Russia statements.

Rolling Stone reported Wednesday that unknown hackers successfully targeted Hans ...Read more

Is Trump finally ready to turn his sights to remaking the 9th Circuit Court?

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WASHINGTON -- There's been a noticeable exception to President Donald Trump's otherwise successful effort to appoint young, conservative judges to the nation's appellate courts.

The Senate has confirmed a record 24 new circuit court judges nationwide in 20 months -- with two more nominees scheduled for votes this week. But Trump has made far ...Read more

Former opponent of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher reportedly target of cyberattack

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WASHINGTON -- Former Democratic House candidate Hans Keirstead was the target of a successful cyberattack during his campaign against California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher.

Rolling Stone reported that in August of 2017 Keirstead fell for a phishing email that asked him to enter his password for his work email address, which he also used ...Read more

Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced he was revoking the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a prominent and frequent critic of the president, citing his "erratic conduct and behavior."

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement at the start of a previously unscheduled media briefing ...Read more

California ponders Plan B if Trump wins opener in tailpipe fight

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CHICAGO -- Even as California professes optimism in its legal fight against President Donald Trump's rollback of tailpipe emissions limits, the state is eyeing a fallback plan that could test how much its residents are willing to sacrifice to fight climate change.

Trump has proposed gutting the state's ability to regulate greenhouse gas ...Read more

Let's talk about tech, baby: Which companies Congress mentions most

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The past decade has been tumultuous for American businesses. There have been quite a few financial industry scandals, plus the bailout of the auto industry. But the industry federal lawmakers talked the most about was tech.

It's another indicator of technology's power and influence that a new analysis shows tech companies topped Congressional ...Read more

Randy Bryce, a.k.a. 'Iron Stache,' wins Democratic Primary for Paul Ryan's seat

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WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Democrat Randy Bryce, who rose to fame with a viral web video last year, won the party nomination Tuesday night in the 1st District race to succeed retiring Speaker Paul D. Ryan.

Bryce will now have to determine whether his hard-scrabble profile that brought him national recognition and a fundraising boom will help him ...Read more

On fuel economy plan, Trump administration ignored its own EPA scientists

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WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration's plan to rollback aggressive Obama-era fuel economy standards for cars, pickups and SUVs is built on computer modeling that senior officials at the Environmental Protection Agency had privately warned is flawed and unsupportable, according to newly released agency documents.

The files that emerged Tuesday...Read more

Trump calls fired aide Omarosa 'a dog' for her book; feud focuses attention on secrecy pacts

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's feud with former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman escalated Tuesday with the president calling her "a dog," while his re-election campaign took action to enforce a nondisclosure agreement she signed during the 2016 race.

That action, seeking arbitration in New York, comes as Manigault Newman ...Read more