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After missing arguments for first time in 25 years, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns

(WASHINGTON) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg checked off another box in her recovery Tuesday, returning to the bench for oral arguments for the first time since her surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her lung.Ginsburg missed oral arguments for the first time in 25 years when she underwent…... Read More

Roger Stone summoned to explain Instagram post about judge

(WASHINGTON) -- A federal judge on Tuesday ordered political operative and former adviser to Donald Trump, Roger Stone, to explain his since-deleted Instagram post on Monday in which he slammed the judge and later issued an apology to her.Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued an order for Stone to return to…... Read More

President Trump to sign directive approving scaled-back Space Force

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is set to sign a new directive Tuesday aimed at formally establishing a new space-focused military branch that will begin as an extension of the U.S. Air Force, yet another step toward making the “Space Force” a reality.Trump, on the campaign trail and elsewhere, had…... Read More

Sen. Bernie Sanders launches 2020 presidential bid

(WASHINGTON) -- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose 2016 presidential campaign earned him a national following and made him a leading figure in the modern progressive movement, announced Tuesday morning that he will seek the White House again in 2020."I am writing to let you know I have decided to run…... Read More

Deputy attorney general plans to leave Justice Department in mid-March: Official

(WASHINGTON) -- Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has told colleagues he plans to leave the Justice Department in mid-March, according to a Justice Department official familiar with the matter.Jeff Rosen, the current deputy at Transportation, is newly-confirmed Attorney General William Barr's top pick to become deputy attorney general, according to…... Read More

Michael Cohen to give America a 'chilling' peek into Trump Tower, says lawyer

(WASHINGTON) -- When Michael Cohen appears before Congress in the coming weeks, he plans to describe details of life inside the Trump Organization boardroom that he witnessed firsthand for nearly a decade, his lawyer told ABC News. "He needs to tell his personal story to the American people," Lanny Davis,…... Read More

16 states sue President Donald Trump over emergency declaration for border wall

(WASHINGTON) -- Sixteen states, including California, New Jersey and Nevada, sued President Donald Trump on Monday over his emergency declaration to open up funding for a border wall. The lawsuit, which named the states of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico,…... Read More

Progressives unite to fight Trump's national emergency

(WASHINGTON) -- Following President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on Friday, progressive organizers across the U.S. scrambled together in a show of solidarity to protest against Trump in the backdrop of President’s Day.Reggie Hubbard, a congressional liaison and Washington, D.C., strategist for Move On said progressives have decided…... Read More

Ex-FBI official: I had an obligation to investigate Trump

(WASHINGTON) -- The former deputy director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe – who took an oath to protect the U.S. homeland – said he had a professional obligation to open up criminal investigations targeting President Donald Trump."If we failed to open an investigation under [the] circumstances, we wouldn’t be doing…... Read More

Investigator details alleged North Carolina election fraud scheme

(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- The evidentiary hearing into possible election fraud in the 2018 general election in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District officially got underway Monday, and the lead investigator with the State Board of Election claims the evidence they plan to present will show a "coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced…... Read More

Woman who called Michelle Obama an 'ape in heels' pleads guilty to FEMA fraud

(CHARLESTON, W. Va.) -- The West Virginia woman who grabbed national headlines in 2016 for calling Michelle Obama an "ape" has pleaded guilty to embezzling thousands of dollars in federal disaster relief.Pamela Taylor, 57, admitted to authorities last week that she falsely registered for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster…... Read More

Lawmakers launch new probe into 'complex web' of alleged ties between NRA, Russians

(WASHINGTON) -- A pair of House Democrats are launching a new probe of what they called the “complex web of relationships” between members of the National Rifle Association and Russian individuals with close ties to the Kremlin.In a letter members said they were sending to NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre, a…... Read More

Tulsi Gabbard is the first Hindu member of Congress and a 2020 candidate

(WASHINGTON) -- Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, the first American Samoan and Hindu member of Congress, formally launched her campaign for president on Jan. 24. Gabbard, 37, who kicked off her campaign with an official announcement in Honolulu, Hawaii on Feb. 2 made her 2020 plans known in a video she…... Read More

Who is Elizabeth Warren? Everything you need to know about the senator from Massachusetts

(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., formally threw her hat in the ring on Feb. 9 to run against President Donald Trump in his 2020 reelection bid. Warren, 69, launched her campaign in Lawrence, Massachusetts in front of a crowd of about 3,500 people, according to campaign staff. She called…... Read More