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Donald Trump to meet with Britain PM Theresa May at Swiss conference

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:53

President Trump will meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May next week at the Davos economic conference in Switzerland, the White House said Friday.

The announcement of the meeting comes after Mr. Trump postponed a trip to London next month to open the new U.S. embassy, saying he was "not ...

For Russia, the sweet taste of Trump's victory has turned sour

CNN POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:52
On the night of Donald Trump's inauguration as US President, champagne corks popped in Moscow.

The Latest: Menendez expects to be 'vindicated' in retrial

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:51

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Latest on the government's announcement that it will retry Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges (all times local):

3:45 p.m.

Sen. Bob Menendez, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November, says he expects to be "vindicated again" in ...

A look back at every government shutdown in U.S. history

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:45
The government has shut down 18 times since Congress introduced the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act in 1976.

US troops help Somali forces rescue 30 children from terror camp

CNN POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:38
US troops helped Somalia's security forces rescue approximately 30 child conscript soldiers Thursday during a raid on an al-Shabaab camp, a US military official tells CNN.

Women will march again with aim to become a political force

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:37

A year after more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches worldwide with a message of female empowerment and protest against President Donald Trump, activists will return to the streets this weekend in hopes of converting anger and enthusiasm into political force.

The 2017 rally in Washington, D.C., and ...

No deal reached as Schumer, Trump meet to avert government shutdown

REUTERS POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:36
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown, but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as the clock ticked toward a midnight deadline to pass a funding bill.

Oklahoma mayor arrested on embezzlement, kickback charges

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:32

OILTON, Okla. (AP) - The mayor of Oilton in northeastern Oklahoma has been arrested on felony charges of embezzlement and making or receiving kickbacks.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Friday that 62-year-old Patrick Leon Kennedy was arrested after questioning by OSBI agents at his home in Oilton, about ...

DHS 'caught by surprise' by President Trump's original travel ban: report

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:29
The Department of Homeland Security was “caught by surprise” by the signing of President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigrants from terror hot spots into the U.S., a government report released Friday concluded.

DHS 'caught by surprise' by President Trump's original travel ban

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:29
The Department for Homeland Security was “caught by surprise” by the signing of President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigrants from terror hotspots into the U.S., a government report released Friday concluded.

Shutdown deadline nears; no accord in Trump-Schumer meeting

AP POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met Friday afternoon in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a government shutdown, with a bitterly divided Washington locked in partisan stare-down over politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. 2018-01-19T10:15:00-05:00 2018-01-19T15:15:22-05:00

Thorny global issues abound a year into Trump presidency

AP POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:25
With a sharp departure from years and sometimes decades of U.S. foreign policy, President Donald Trump has made a seismic global impact during his first year in office. 2018-01-19T09:53:00-05:00 2018-01-19T14:53:45-05:00

Anti-abortion bill passes the House same day as 'March for Life'

CNN POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:24
An anti-abortion rights bill passed in the House Friday morning ahead of the March for Life, the biggest yearly event for anti-abortion activists in Washington.

Mattis: military will 'continue what we are doing' but shutdown will have a 'terrible impact'

CNN POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:19
Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned Friday that a government shutdown will have "a terrible" impact on the US military, just hours before a deadline for the Senate to pass a bill to keep the government open. However, he made clear that the military would continue to function and perform critical missions despite a shutdown.

Supreme Court announces it will rule on Trump's travel ban

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:18
The Supreme Court announced Friday it will take up the case against the latest version of President Trump’s travel ban, which bars entry in to the United States for residents of six majority-Muslim countries.

U.S. to retry Senator Menendez on bribery, corruption charges: filing

REUTERS POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:17
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it plans to retry Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez on bribery and corruption charges after a jury was deadlocked during a trial in November.

Feds to retry Senator Bob Menendez in bribery case

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:15
The Department of Justice announced Friday it intends to retry New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, two months after a federal judge declared a mistrial in the high-profile bribery case.

'I'll give her a week' to lose the baby weight, Trump said of Melania, months before alleged tryst with porn star

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:12
"I've seen beautiful women that for the rest of their lives have become [a] horror” after giving birth, Trump told Howard Stern.

The Latest: Democrat saw 'some progress' in Trump meeting

AP POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 2018-01-19T09:49:00-05:00 2018-01-19T14:49:55-05:00

Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban

AP POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries. 2018-01-19T10:07:00-05:00 2018-01-19T15:07:02-05:00

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