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

REUTERS POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:08
WASHINGTON (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.

National Defense Strategy a ‘Good Fit for Our Times,’ Mattis Says

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:07
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said the new National Defense Strategy is a good fit for the times, emphasizing the return of great power rivalry, yet still addressing other threats that abound in the world.

‘That’s good news’: Senators on the Trump-Schumer meeting

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:02
Senators from both parties on Jan. 19 laid out their expectations for President Trump’s meeting with Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.)

Prosecutors say they will retry New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:56

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The government has told a federal judge in New Jersey it will seek a retrial of Sen. Bob Menendez, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November.

The filing to the judge on Friday seeks a retrial of the Democrat "at the earliest ...

The shutdown blame game

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:54
As the government shutdown inches closer and closer, lawmakers are busy pointing fingers at who's to blame for the impasse.

Schumer, Trump meet at White House as government shutdown looms

REUTERS POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:54
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 ticks toward a midnight deadline to pass a funding bill.

Paramedics called to treat Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor

REUTERS POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:47
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a life-long diabetic, was treated by paramedics for low blood sugar at her home in Washington on Friday morning but was able to go to work afterward, a court spokeswoman said.

Justice Dept. says it will re-try Sen. Bob Menendez

CNN POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:45
The Justice Department filed a notice Friday to re-try Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez on bribery and corruption charges.

Thorny global issues abound a year into Trump presidency

AP POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:44
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. 2018-01-19T09:37:00-05:00 2018-01-19T14:37:44-05:00

The Latest: Democrat leaves White House after Trump meeting

AP POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 2018-01-19T09:32:00-05:00 2018-01-19T14:32:31-05:00

Blame game, but no agreement after Trump, Schumer meet

AP POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:44
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. 2018-01-19T09:40:00-05:00 2018-01-19T14:40:25-05:00

Trump tells March for Life: 'We are with you all the way'

AP POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday delivered new support to the anti-abortion movement he once opposed, telling thousands of activists demonstrating in the annual March for Life, "We are with you all the way." 2018-01-19T09:29:00-05:00 2018-01-19T14:29:59-05:00

Paramedics treat Sotomayor at her home, and clear her to go to work

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:43
Court spokeswoman said justice had symptoms for low blood sugar, but is fine.

If the government shuts down, there will be a strong case that Trump is a big reason why

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:43
No one in Washington knows what he wants or what he'll sign. And his hard line language on immigration torpedoed compromise at the last minute.

Democratic House Intel member alleges 'plenty of evidence to suggest' Trump Organization money laundering

CNN POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:42
California Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, is making the accusation that past Trump Organization real estate deals show evidence of money laundering.

Supreme Court to decide legality of Trump travel ban

REUTERS POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:40
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries.

Schumer, Trump meet at White House as government shutdown nears

REUTERS POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:37
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 spending bill.

U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of Trump travel ban

REUTERS POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:33
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries.

Mike Rounds: Trump-Schumer meeting likely a 'first step'

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:33

Sen. Mike Rounds said the President Trump's meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was likely just a "first step" and not a formal deal.

"I think what they're going to do is get the background and the clarifications and the understanding," the South Dakota Republican said on Fox News. ...

No, the military won't shut down if the government does

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:32
The president says the military could be shut down if the government isn't funded, but all active-duty personnel would stay on the job.

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