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California Democratic lawmaker arrested on suspicion of child cruelty: report

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 00:55
Democratic California state lawmaker Joaquin Arambula was arrested Monday on suspicion of misdemeanor child cruelty, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer said.

Prosecutors want 2-year prison term for ex-Senate Intel staffer James Wolfe in leak case

Fox News (Politics) - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 21:38
Federal prosecutors asked a judge to sentence James Wolfe, the former director of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee, to two years in prison for lying to the FBI about leaking classified information to reporters.

Flynn lawyers ask for probation, community service in Russia false-statements case

Fox News (Politics) - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 21:21
Lawyers for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn argued Tuesday that their client deserved to receive no more than a year of probation and 200 hours of community service for making false statements to federal investigators.

In possible plea deal, accused Russian agent case 'resolved'

Fox News (Politics) - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 20:48
A woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government has likely taken a plea deal, prosecutors indicated Monday in a court filing that said her case has been "resolved."

Trump administration files Supreme Court appeal after Ninth Circuit ruling halting new asylum policy

Fox News (Politics) - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:44
The Trump administration on Tuesday formally asked the Supreme Court to block a nationwide ban on the administration's new asylum policy that was unilaterally instituted by a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judge last month.

Trump administration prepares major rollback of Obama-era water rules

Fox News (Politics) - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:35
The Trump administration on Tuesday took some of the final steps to end an Obama-era policy that placed thousands of miles of waterways under federal regulation, clearing the way for new economic development even as environmental activists promise legal challenges.

Socialism and Baseball: The Dangers of Coming Home to Venezuela and What Should Happen Next

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:01
Tragedy struck this past week in Socialist Venezuela. Although the story may have taken many Americans by surprise, the demise of former Major League Baseball players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo, who were killed in a car crash in Venezuela caused by highway bandits who then robbed them, is an all too familiar story and well-known danger to MLB players from the Latin American hotbed of big-league talent.

Family Breakdown Explains Social Unrest

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:01
As France is gripped by civil disorder, many commentators identify, quite correctly, as the culprit the outsized burden that France's bloated welfare state places on its citizens.

William Barr's Never-Ending War: Trump's Nominee for Attorney General Is Apt to Encourage His Worst Instincts on Drug Policy

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:01
William Barr, Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, believes the president has vast, unilateral authority to protect national security, which he says is threatened by the distribution of psychoactive substances the government has decreed Americans should not want.

Judge throws out most of lawsuit against Trump immigration move

Fox News (Politics) - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 18:50
The Trump administration provided adequate justification for its decision to end a program that reunited hundreds of immigrants from Central America with family members in the U.S., a federal judge ruled Monday.

Senate overwhelmingly votes to renew farm programs

Fox News (Politics) - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 17:21
The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food stamp program.

Christmas shutdown? Trump clash with Dems raises new concerns on budget deadlock

Fox News (Politics) - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 17:15
After an unexpected, dramatic on-camera dust-up between President Trump and Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in the Oval Office on Tuesday, top Republicans are rallying behind the president's calls for funding a border wall -- even if it means shutting down the government.

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