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FBI dropped requests for 'necessary' classified info during Clinton probe, and GOP asks why

FBI investigators looking into Hillary Clinton's email use in 2016 sought access to "highly classified information" they said was "necessary" to complete their probe, but later withdrew their request and cleared Clinton of wrongdoing  -- and the Justice Department now has 10 days to explain...

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Gold Star husband was deported amid hold on his removal, ICE says

ICE official finally issued a public statement on the case of Jose Arturo Gonzalez Carranza, who was deported but allowed to return to the U.S.         

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Trump campaign not taking Bill Weld challenge seriously

President Trump's 2020 campaign made it clear on Tuesday that it wasn't worried about a primary challenge by the former governor of Massachusetts, Bill Weld.

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Karl Rove can't see Bill Weld taking primary run past NH

The architect of former President George W. Bush’s presidential campaigns said Tuesday he isn’t optimistic about Bill Weld’s chances in the presidential election against his party mate, Donald Trump.

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Arizona governor axes licenses for blow-dry salons

Blow drying, curling and shampooing hair will no longer be services requiring a license in Arizona thanks to the "dry bar" bill being signed by Governor Doug Ducey.         

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Judge: US can probably identify separated families sooner

A judge says it appears the Trump administration can identify potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the border in less time than the one to two years it wants.

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Pelosi says Dems untainted by anti-Semitism slams amid Omar-Trump feud

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., defended her party amid claims of anti-Semitism leveled against freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., saying there was “no taint” of anti-Jewish sentiment among Democrats.

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Democrats are increasingly ready to acknowledge a problem at the southwestern border — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week dubbed it "a humanitarian crisis" — but their solutions lie almost everywhere but the border itself. Sen. Bernard Sanders said he would be willing to talk about more...

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Sens. Rick Scott and Chuck Schumer in Twitter feud over relief aid to Puerto Rico

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., feuded on Twitter over a disaster aid package.

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Trump challenger Bill Weld envisions McCain-style path to primary win

Bill Weld acknowledges that he’s the longest of long-shot candidates as he prepares to challenge President Trump for the GOP primary nod.

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House Dems demand info on Trump's reported offer to 'pardon' acting Homeland Security boss

House Democrats are demanding answers from Kevin McAleenan, the newly-appointed acting Secretary of Homeland Security, amid reports that the president offered to pardon him if he faced jail time for denying migrants entrance into the United States.

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What you won’t see in the Mueller report

The special counsel's Trump-Russia report will be out on Thursday for all to see. But not all of it.

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New York senator is the first to endorse a primary challenger since the party issued new rules.

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In a statement, Trump called the measure “an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities.” The move marks the second veto of his presidency.

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FBI failed to provide details on contact with Clinton campaign lawyer: Judicial Watch

The FBI failed to respond to an October 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking more information about the unusual communications in late 2016 between a top Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer and the bureau's then-general counsel, according to the transparency group Judicial Watch.

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The battle will shape how much material House Democrats will be able to obtain on the president’s policies and personal finances.

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Denver City Council candidate settles consultant’s lawsuit

Tony Pigford, a candidate for Denver's at-large council race, has settled a lawsuit from a political consulting company that worked on his campaign.

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PHOENIX (AP) - Detained asylum seekers who have shown they have a credible fear of returning to their country will no longer be able ask a judge to grant them bond. U.S. Attorney General William Barr decided Tuesday that asylum seekers who clear a "credible fear" interview and are facing ...

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Omar raises $830K for re-election despite Trump backlash

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, who's engaged in an intensifying feud with President Donald Trump, has raised nearly $830,000 in the first quarter for her re-election campaign, according to campaign finance reports filed this week.

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