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Pelosi claims Afghanistan trip cancelled over security risks

Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill released a statement Friday saying that while Pelosi and the congressional delegation set to travel with her were prepared to use commercial travel for their trip, the risks associated with the trip only grew after details of those plans to a war zone leaked. “In the middle of the night, the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service …

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The Point: This may be the smoking gun in the Russia investigation

THE POINT — NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe! That very well might have changed Thursday night, with this report from BuzzFeed: “President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build …

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Sen. Bob Casey will not run for President

The Pennsylvania Democrat, who won re-election in 2018 by 13%, told reporters after his win that he was considering a 2020 run at the Democratic nomination and some of his close aides had begun contemplating what Casey would have needed to make a run possible. But Casey said Friday that he believes the best way for him to be of …

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BuzzFeed: Sources say Trump directed his attorney to lie to Congress about proposed Moscow project

The law enforcement officials told BuzzFeed that Trump directed Cohen to claim negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow ended months earlier than they actually did. The law enforcement sources told BuzzFeed that Cohen confirmed to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team that Trump issued the order to lie to Congress. CNN has not corroborated the BuzzFeed report. Mueller’s office …

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Defense Department identifies soldier who died from wounds sustained in Afghanistan

Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock died “as a result of injuries sustained from small arms fire during combat operations on Jan. 13, 2019, in Jawand District, Badghis Province, Afghanistan,” according a statement the department released Friday. Meddock, 26, of Amarillo, Texas, was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. This story is breaking and will …

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Department of Defense identifies 3 Americans killed in Syria bombing

Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida; Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon M. Kent, 35, of upstate New York; and DOD civilian Scott A. Wirtz of St. Louis, Missouri were killed Wednesday in the explosion in Manbij, Syria, according to the Department of Defense. All three died “as a result of wounds sustained from …

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Russians tried to hack the DNC days after the midterms, Democrats claim

Dozens of DNC email addresses were targeted in a spear-phishing campaign on November 14, 2018, the DNC alleges, adding that the contents and timing of the emails suggest that the campaign was tied to the Russian hacking group known as “Cozy Bear.” The DNC adds, “it is probable that Russian intelligence again attempted to unlawfully infiltrate DNC computers in November …

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Welcome to the new Congress. We've never seen anything like it

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Kamala Harris takes hits on her criminal justice record

Digging into Harris’ long and complex record as district attorney of San Francisco and attorney general of California, University of San Francisco associate law professor Lara Bazelon took central aim at Harris’ contention that she was a “progressive prosecutor,” who sought to right injustice and change the criminal justice system from within. “Time after time, when progressives urged her to …

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