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  • Republicans and Kavanaugh accuser in stand-off over Senate testimony

    The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman has rejected key concessions sought by US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser if she is to testify about her claim Mr Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers. Senator Chuck Grassley also threatened a Monday vote by his panel on Mr Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination without a quick agreement.

  • Rep. Nunes faulted by rival for photo with hand symbol

    In a photo taken at a Tuesday campaign event, a man standing beside the congressman is making an A-OK sign with his hand, a gesture the Southern Poverty Law Center says is used by white supremacists in some cases to signal their beliefs. Ben Bergquam, the man in the photo, said in a video that only those on the political left see the gesture as offensive and it signifies support for those "willing to fight" for the country.

  • Obama turns focus on Pennsylvania, hopes to boost Democrats

    The former president campaigned in Philadelphia with two leading Democrats running for re-election, Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey.

  • Judges signal they'll revive Sarah Palin defamation lawsuit

    A federal appeals panel seems poised to reinstate a defamation lawsuit Sarah Palin brought against The New York Times after hearing oral arguments Friday. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan found it unusual that a judge tossed the lawsuit last year after hearing testimony from a single witness.

  • Democratic House candidate calls attack mailers "racist"

    An Arkansas Democratic congressional candidate on Thursday denounced immigration attack mailers sent out by a Republican senator's political action committee as "racist" and "fearmongering." Clarke Tucker, who is running against 2nd District Republican Rep. French Hill, said that the mailers are misleading and racist because they depict brown-skinned men with tattoos holding guns.

  • Congressmen question Google over kids' privacy on YouTube

    Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Nebraska Republican, sent a letter this week to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking for more details about how the service collects data. Their letter comes months after privacy advocates filed a complaint about YouTube with the Federal Trade Commission.

  • DeSantis not returning cash to donor who called Obama N-word

    Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis' campaign for Florida governor says he will no longer accept money from a donor who used the N-word in a tweet about President Barack Obama. But campaign spokesman Stephen Lawson said Thursday that money they've already taken from Steven Alembik's company, SMA Communications, won't be returned because it was already spent on the primary election.

  • 'He's been there': Trump stumps for Sen. Heller in Vegas

    His own political fortunes intrinsically linked to his party holding control of Congress, President Donald Trump on Thursday offered full-throated support for the most vulnerable incumbent Republican senator, while unleashing a torrent of grievances against Democrats and the news media and claiming they are sabotaging his administration. Trump, appearing at a boisterous rally in Las Vegas, defended his embattled Supreme Court justice nominee, touted the booming stock market, cited progress in talks with North Korea and pledged to build his long-promised border wall, while also making the pitch for Nevada to re-elect Sen. Dean Heller.

  • Freeland brings optimism, resolve to table as NAFTA talks resume in Washington

    Chrystia Freeland and her U.S. trade counterpart are back at the NAFTA negotiating table today as time marches on towards a congressional deadline for a three-way deal before the end of the month. Rather, she says Canada's negotiating team is focused on finding a compromise that meets the needs of all three countries as they work to modernize a trade agreement that governs $2-billion worth of trade every day.

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