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How a Senate ethics investigation works

US Senate Photographic Studio (WASHINGTON) -- Top leaders in the Senate are calling for a Senate Ethics Committee review of Senator Al Franken, D-Minn., who was recently accused of ...

Republican senator: GOP is 'toast' with Trump in control

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent sparring partner of President Donald Trump, continues to make enemies in his own party after calling the GOP "toast" ...

Trump to be presented with $47M deal to arm Ukraine against Russia

petervician/iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump will be presented with the recommendation to finance and sell anti-tank missiles to the Ukrainian government — a move aimed at deterring aggression ...

Trump says big game trophy ban reversal is on hold to review 'conservation facts'

MD WAZID HOSSAIN/iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has announced that his administration's plan to reverse a ban on big game trophies has been put on hold so he ...

How Congress pays for workplace settlements

flySnow/iStock/thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Are taxpayers footing the bill for workplace settlements on Capitol Hill?Earlier this week, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., told MSNBC that Congress has paid out more than ...

Roy Moore's wife: President Trump 'owes us a thank you' for diverting attention from Russia probe

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (MONTGOMERY, Ala.) -- The wife of embattled Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore continued a fierce pushback against allegations of sexual misconduct and impropriety against her ...

Battle between House Republicans and firm that produced infamous 'dossier' wages on

f11photo/iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Glenn Simpson, co-founder of the investigative firm Fusion GPS, appeared in federal court on Wednesday to fight ongoing efforts to pry more information from his company.The ...

Sessions jokes of Russian ambassador from site of scrutinized 2016 speech

Alex Wong/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- As several investigations into Russian interference into last year's presidential election remain ongoing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions joked about his encounters with the former ...

Al Franken accuser Leeann Tweeden says she 'stayed quiet, but I was angry'

U.S. Senate Photographic Studio (NEW YORK) -- Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden shared a letter Minnesota Sen. Al Franken sent her today after she accused him of forcibly ...

Black men get longer prison sentences than white men for the same crime: Study

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- African-American men serve longer sentences than white men for the same crime, a new study by the U.S Sentencing Commission shows.The commission's analysis of demographic ...

Meet the faces of the Trump 'resistance': Candidates spurred to action by president's divisiveness

DigitalVision/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Democrats are seizing on big wins this November as a sign of hope for the future of their party. While it is true the big ...

Celebrities lash out at Trump administration over reversing ban on elephant trophies

moodboard/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration's move to reverse a ban on elephant trophies has elicited strong reactions all over social media, including a number of celebrities invested in ...

Senators say Kushner didn't turn over emails about Wikileaks, Russia overture

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, failed to disclose campaign emails regarding Russian overtures to the Trump campaign ...

Interior secretary has not been keeping proper travel records: Watchdog

US Department of Interior (WASHINGTON) -- The office of Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke was warned Wednesday that an investigation into Zinke's official travel was delayed by "absent, ...

Bipartisan group in Senate aims to strengthen background check system for guns

Credit: Architect of the Capitol (WASHINGTON) -- In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill Thursday meant ...

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