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Former FBI Director James Comey says Republicans need to stand up for rule of law after grilling on Capitol Hill

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After giving more than five hours of testimony before two House committees on Capitol Hill Monday, frustrated former FBI Director James Comey took shots at some of President Donald Trump’s most recent tweets. “This is the president of the United States calling a witness who is cooperating with his own Justice Department a ‘rat.’ Say that …

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Hispanic lawmakers head to border for answers in death of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin

Sherry Smith/iStock(WASHINGTON) — As congressional Democrats call for investigations, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus planned to inspect the U.S. Customs and Border Protection station where a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl was in U.S. government custody just before she died. Among their other questions, members of the caucus say they want to find out details of the medical attention provided and …

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Federal workers could face furloughs and retro pay amid looming shutdown

Tim Brown/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Less than five days from the deadline, Congress and President Donald Trump have not made any progress towards averting a looming government shutdown at the end of the week. Senior aides on both sides of the aisle agreed Monday morning that negotiations remain at an impasse – with little expectation for progress – at least until lawmakers …

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Russia targeted African-American vote, made Instagram ‘key battleground’ in propaganda war: Researchers

bigtunaonline/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Two new reports on Russia’s widespread online influence campaign detail how purported Russian trolls used social media to target with laser-like precision the African-American vote ahead of the 2016 presidential election, and then continued to sow social and political discord in the U.S. in the months after President Donald Trump was elected. The reports, prepared for the Senate …

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Trump Organization plots quiet return to Dominican Republic, igniting ethics concerns

nzphotonz/iStock(WASHINGTON) — When the Trump Organization left the Dominican Republic after the economy crashed 10 years ago, their plans for dozens of luxury estates in a Trump-branded development appeared to leave with them. Buyers who staked millions on lots for their dream homes were left empty handed. The Trump team sued the developers, alleging fraud. And the billboards bearing the …

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Black conservatives to GOP: Reach out to black voters

adamkaz/iStock(WASHINGTON) — As a candidate in 2016, Donald Trump said Republicans must do better and would do better to reach members of the African-American community. In another 2016 campaign speech, Trump boldly pledged to win 95 percent of black voters by 2020, declaring he wanted the GOP “to be the home of the African-American voter.” However, more than two years …

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Republicans treading cautiously on Trump’s potential legal trouble

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A number of Republicans on Capitol Hill are treading cautiously in the wake of Michael Cohen’s allegations that President Trump directed him to arrange hush-money payments with two women because the then-candidate Trump “was very concerned about how this would affect the election” if their allegations of affairs became public. The allegations about Trump’s motives, leveled …

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Giuliani says ‘parking tickets and jaywalking’ all that’s left for investigators

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, classified the investigations into the 2016 presidential campaign as done and said that the only things they have left to look into are petty crimes. “I’m telling you, George, they’re going to go try to look for unpaid parking tickets and see if they can nail him for unpaid parking tickets,” …

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Sen. Susan Collins: Obamacare court decision ‘far too sweeping,’ health care law ‘should be maintained’

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is speaking out against a federal judge’s ruling overturning the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. She told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday that she believes the judge’s ruling overturning the entire law goes too far and that the court should instead remove the individual mandate …

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