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Kansas State Pol Goes Democrat; 'Last Straw' Was GOP Anti-Trans Stance

Kansas State Pol Goes Democrat; 'Last Straw' Was GOP Anti-Trans Stance

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 13
Regarding her abandonment of the GOP, Bollier said, "I should have done this long ago, intellectually. The party is not supporting a moderate voice anymore. They are working hard to end it."

Democrats Focus on Voting Rights Ahead of 2020 Primary

Democrats Focus on Voting Rights Ahead of 2020 Primary

By Juana Summers | Dec 13
Democrats are trying to turn their most painful losses this year into a rallying cry they hope will electrify the 2020 presidential campaign: Every vote matters.

Pelosi, Foes Clinch Deal All but Paving Her Way to Speaker

Pelosi, Foes Clinch Deal All but Paving Her Way to Speaker

By Alan Fram | Dec 13
Rep. Nancy Pelosi all but ensured Wednesday that she will become House speaker next month, quelling a revolt by disgruntled younger Democrats by agreeing to limit her tenure to no more than four additional years in the chamber's top post.

Hatch Laments Loss of Civility for US Senate in 'Crisis'

Hatch Laments Loss of Civility for US Senate in 'Crisis'

By Brady McCombs | Dec 13
Outgoing U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah bemoaned the disappearance of political civility, kinship and cross-party collaboration during a farewell speech Wednesday where he called the Senate a legislative body in "crisis."

Analysis: Russia Probe Threatens Trump, Those in His Orbit

Analysis: Russia Probe Threatens Trump, Those in His Orbit

By Julie Pace | Dec 9
The more that special counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors reveal, the darker grow the legal clouds over President Donald Trump.

GOP Senator Doesn't Know Whether UN Pick Is Up To the Job

GOP Senator Doesn't Know Whether UN Pick Is Up To the Job

Dec 9
A leading Republican senator on foreign policy issues says he doesn't know whether President Donald Trump's pick to be U.N. ambassador has the expertise and background to capably handle the job.

Trump Says Chief of Staff John Kelly to Leave at Year's End

Trump Says Chief of Staff John Kelly to Leave at Year's End

By Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin | Dec 9
President Donald Trump said Saturday that chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by year's end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 re-election campaign.

Trump Prods McConnell on Sentencing Bill: 'Go for It Mitch!'

Trump Prods McConnell on Sentencing Bill: 'Go for It Mitch!'

By Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Dec 9
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reluctance to hold a vote on a popular criminal justice bill has angered top Republican senators and created an unusual rift with a longtime GOP ally, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa.

Activists Recall Briggs Initiative

Activists Recall Briggs Initiative

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Dec 9
Years before states voted to ban same-sex marriage, a California ballot measure that would have barred gays and lesbians from teaching in public schools was soundly defeated at the polls.

Comey: FBI Probe of Russia Initially Looked at 4 Americans

Comey: FBI Probe of Russia Initially Looked at 4 Americans

By Eric Tucker, Chad Day, and Mary Clare Jalonick | Dec 9
The FBI's counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

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