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Fox News Poll: Pelosi, McConnell face negative ratings heading into new term

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 17:55
After a contentious election that saw the Democrats win back the House and Republicans retain the Senate, voters view both parties’ congressional leaders negatively, according to the latest Fox News poll.

Federal court blocks Trump administration birth control coverage rules

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 16:59
A divided federal appeals court blocked the Trump administration Thursday from enforcing a series of revised ObamaCare rules that would have enabled more employers to opt out of providing contraception coverage to workers over religious or moral objections.

Justice Dept IG blames FBI-wide software failure for missing Strzok-Page messages

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 16:51
In a comprehensive report issued Thursday, the Department of Justice's internal watchdog blamed technical glitch for a swath of missing text messages between anti-Trump ex-FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page -- and revealed that government phones issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office to Strzok and Page had been wiped clean after they left the Russia probe.

Congress too tired to even fake it

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 16:17
We kid… mostly. 

Republicans examine accusations of ‘pay to play’ at Clinton Foundation, amid plunge in donations

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:51
Republicans on the House Oversight Committee on Thursday examined accusations of "pay to play" at the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, as Democrats dismissed the Capitol Hill hearing as a partisan exercise before Republicans lose the House majority.

Kevin McCarthy, Steny Hoyer have feisty exchange on House floor: ‘Watch your words’

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:13
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy noted he’s had “many spirited debates” on the House floor with Minority Whip Steny Hoyer – and Thursday was no exception.

Trump, in Fox News interview, says he never ‘directed’ Michael Cohen ‘to do anything wrong’

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:05
President Trump, in his first interview since Michael Cohen was sentenced to prison, told Fox News on Thursday that he never directed his former fixer to do anything wrong and called Cohen's allegations to the contrary an attempt to “embarrass” him. 

Maria Butina, accused Russian spy, pleads guilty to conspiracy

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:27
A woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government who surreptitiously gathered intelligence on American officials and political organizations pleaded guilty Thursday to a conspiracy charge.

Senate passes overhaul of sexual harassment claim process

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:46
The Senate has passed a bill to overhaul the process for handling sexual assault and harassment claims in Congress.

Bolton threatens to pull aid for ‘unproductive’ UN missions in Africa, vows reform

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:44
National Security Adviser John Bolton announced the administration’s strategy for Africa on Thursday, and warned that the U.S. would not longer support “unproductive” United Nations peacekeeping missions -- and promising to advance U.S. interests on the continent.

Comey admits decision to send FBI agents to interview Flynn was not standard

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:29
Former FBI Director James Comey admitted in a recent interview that he personally made the decision to send a pair of agents to interview President Trump’s national security adviser Mike Flynn in 2017, and acknowledged the arrangement was not typical for dealing with a White House official. 

North Carolina voter fraud probe could prompt new primary, general elections

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:49
With fraud allegations still plaguing an uncertified North Carolina congressional election, voters could head back to the polls for a brand new election – primary and all.

Vox mocked for seeking constitutional overhaul so Ocasio-Cortez can run for president

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:57
Vox was slammed for jumping the shark after begging to “fix the Constitution ASAP” so that 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can run for president – declaring that “there’s no time like the present to start working to abolish arbitrary qualifications.”

Tennessee Rep.-elect Mark Green questions CDC data on vaccines, autism

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:35
Incoming Republican Rep. Mark Green, a physician, suggested vaccines could cause autism during a town hall meeting with his constituents.

Newt Gingrich: No, I’m not being considered for White House chief of staff

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 08:47
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday adamantly denied that he’s being considered for White House chief of staff, shooting down speculation that surged in the press after he was spotted visiting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue a day earlier.

Trump cancels White House Christmas party for the press

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 06:00
The decades-old tradition is a victim of Trump's increasingly contentious relationship with major news organizations.

California Dem Ted Lieu say he would 'love to regulate' speech, bemoans US Constitution that prohibits him

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 04:32
California Democrat Ted Lieu bemoaned on Wednesday that though he would “love to be able to regulate the content of speech,” including Fox News, he can’t do it because of the U.S. Constitution.

Trump may own the shutdown, but it's unlikely despite TV drama

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 03:30
The odds are overwhelming that there won't be a government shutdown, because neither party wants one.

Trump lawyer Giuliani calls on Mueller to end Russia probe: 'Wrap the damn thing up'

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 03:23
Rudy Giuliani, one of President Trump’s lawyers, said Wednesday that the president’s legal team is focused on encouraging special counsel Robert Mueller to end his Russia investigation.

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