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  • Senate easily approves criminal justice legislation    (2018-12-18)
    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed legislation long in the making and backed by President Donald Trump to reduce sentences for certain prison inmates.
  • Middle-class tax cut not focus of Trump administration efforts: Bloomberg    (2018-12-18)
    A proposed middle-class tax cut that U.S. President Donald Trump floated just ahead of the November elections is not a focus of his administration's efforts on taxes, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told Bloomberg News in an interview on Tuesday.
  • U.S. judicial council tosses misconduct claims against Kavanaugh    (2018-12-18)
    Scores of complaints accusing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of improperly conducting himself during his contentious Senate confirmation process have been thrown out by a panel of eight federal judges.
  • Trump willing to look at extraditing Turkish cleric, but noncommittal    (2018-12-18)
    U.S. President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Washington "would take a look at" the possibility of extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric who Ankara suspects of being behind a 2016 coup attempt, but he made no commitment, the White House said on Tuesday.
  • Judge excoriates Trump ex-adviser Flynn, delays Russia probe sentencing    (2018-12-18)
    A U.S. judge fiercely criticized President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday for lying to FBI agents in a probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and delayed sentencing him until Flynn has finished helping prosecutors.
  • Republicans talk to Trump about U.S. spending bill after Democrats shoot down proposal    (2018-12-18)
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday told reporters he is now consulting with the White House about the type of spending legislation that President Donald Trump would be willing to sign into law, after Democrats rejected his proposed budget bill.
  • Trump bans 'bump stocks' used in Las Vegas mass shooting    (2018-12-18)
    The Trump administration on Tuesday banned the high-power gun attachments of the type used in last year's Las Vegas shooting massacre of 58 people, giving the owners of "bump stocks" 90 days to turn in or destroy the devices and blocking owners from being able to register them.
  • Trump told Turkey U.S. would only look at possible extradition of Turkish cleric: spokeswoman    (2018-12-18)
    U.S. President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Washington "would take a look at" the possibility of extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric that Ankara suspects of being behind a 2016 coup attempt, but he made no commitment, the White House said on Tuesday.
  • Trump asking cabinet to look for funds for border wall: spokeswoman    (2018-12-18)
    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday said that while President Donald Trump waits for the U.S. Congress to pass a spending bill to keep the government open, he is talking to cabinet members about directing funds from their agencies toward his proposed border wall.
  • Arizona Republican McSally will fill McCain's Senate seat    (2018-12-18)
    Republican U.S. Representative Martha McSally will take over the late John McCain's U.S. Senate seat in January, two months after losing her bid for Arizona's other Senate seat, the state's governor said on Tuesday.
  • Judge blasts Trump ex-adviser Flynn, delays sentencing in Russia probe    (2018-12-18)
    A U.S. judge fiercely criticized President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday for lying to FBI agents, and delayed sentencing to ensure Flynn cooperates fully with an investigation into possible collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia.
  • Judge delays sentencing for former Trump adviser Flynn    (2018-12-18)
    A federal judge delayed sentencing on Tuesday for President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn in a case that stemmed from an investigation of possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia in the run up to the 2016 presidential election.
  • Trump charity to dissolve under deal with N.Y. attorney general    (2018-12-18)
    U.S. President Donald Trump's namesake charitable foundation has agreed to dissolve under court supervision, partially resolving a New York state lawsuit claiming he misused it to advance his 2016 presidential campaign and his businesses, the state attorney general said on Tuesday.
  • Republican Senator Kyl to resign on Dec. 31: Arizona governor    (2018-12-18)
    Republican U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, who was appointed to replace the late John McCain, will step down from office on Dec. 31, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said in a statement on Friday.
  • Pittsburgh considers stricter gun laws after synagogue attack    (2018-12-18)
    The Pittsburgh City Council began considering a package of gun-control laws on Tuesday, including a ban on assault-style rifles, nearly two months after a gunman shouting anti-Semitic messages killed 11 people in a synagogue.
  • Judge blasts former Trump adviser Flynn ahead of sentencing    (2018-12-18)
    Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former U.S. national security adviser, said on Tuesday he knew that lying to the FBI was a crime as he faced a judge during a sentencing hearing who said the retired lieutenant general had "arguably" sold out his country.
  • White House cites 'options' for funding U.S. border wall    (2018-12-18)
    The White House said on Tuesday it has found a way to build President Donald Trump's promised border wall without new funding from Congress, stepping away from the president's threat to shut down the U.S. government over border security disputes.
  • Trump bans 'bump stocks' used in mass Las Vegas shooting    (2018-12-18)
    The Trump administration said on Tuesday it had banned the high-power gun attachments used in last year's Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people, giving the owners of "bump stocks" 90 days to turn in or destroy the devices and blocking owners from being able to register them.
  • Flynn's ex-business partner pleads not guilty in Turkey lobbying case    (2018-12-18)
    Bijan Rafiekian, the ex-business partner of former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn, entered a plea of not guilty on Tuesday after being charged with unregistered lobbying for Turkey aimed at extraditing a Muslim cleric living in the U.S.
  • Former Trump adviser Flynn says he knew lying to the FBI was a crime    (2018-12-18)
    President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn said on Tuesday he knew lying to the FBI was a crime as he stood by his guilty plea in a case stemming from the investigation into possible collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia.
  • Trump charity to dissolve under agreement with N.Y. attorney general    (2018-12-18)
    U.S. President Donald Trump's namesake charitable foundation has agreed to dissolve under court supervision following a lawsuit by New York's attorney general claiming Trump misused the foundation to advance his 2016 presidential campaign and his businesses, the attorney general said on Tuesday.
  • White House cites 'options' for funding border wall    (2018-12-18)
    The White House said on Tuesday it has found a way to build President Donald Trump's promised border wall without new funding from Congress, stepping away from the president's threat to shut down the U.S. government over border security disputes.
  • Arizona governor to appoint Republican McSally to U.S. Senate    (2018-12-18)
    Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said on Tuesday he will appoint Republican Representative Martha McSally to fill the seat held by U.S. Senator John Kyl when he leaves at the end of the year.
  • Pittsburgh to propose tighter gun laws after synagogue attack    (2018-12-18)
    The Pittsburgh city council on Tuesday was due to introduce a package of gun-control laws including a ban on assault-style rifles, nearly two months after a gunman shouting anti-Semitic messages killed 11 people in a synagogue.
  • Pittsburgh to vote on tighter gun laws after synagogue attack    (2018-12-18)
    The Pittsburgh city council on Tuesday was due to vote on a package of gun-control laws including a ban on assault-style rifles, nearly two months after a gunman shouting anti-Semitic messages killed 11 people in a synagogue.
  • After reports, Trump turns eye to his own social media followers    (2018-12-18)
    A day after reports detailed Russia's widespread use of social media to meddle in U.S. politics, President Donald Trump on Tuesday repeated his complaints, without offering evidence, about social media bias against him and accused Twitter of blocking his followers.
  • U.S. Cuba lobby celebrates a farm bill win despite worsening ties    (2018-12-18)
    U.S. legislation funding $867 billion in food and agriculture programs scheduled to be signed by U.S. President Donald Trump this week includes Department of Agriculture funds to help American farmers promote their products in Communist-run Cuba.
  • Trump pressures Fed before meeting, warns against 'another mistake'    (2018-12-18)
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday further sought to pressure the Federal Reserve as the central bank prepared to start its two-day policy meeting, warning the Fed's board not to "make yet another mistake" ahead of an expected interest rate hike.
  • Trump, without evidence, blasts social media companies over his followers    (2018-12-18)
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday again criticized social media companies Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Twitter Inc, alleging that they were biased against him and other Republicans, but offering no evidence.
  • Trump pressures Fed ahead of meeting, warns against 'another mistake'    (2018-12-18)
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued to pressure the Federal Reserve the day the central bank was due to start its two-day policy meeting, warning the Fed's board members not to "make yet another mistake," and to "feel the market."
  • Factbox: Guilty pleas, indictments abound in Trump-Russia probe    (2018-12-18)
    Michael Flynn, a former campaign adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump who also served briefly as his national security adviser, was slated to be sentenced in court on Tuesday.
  • Kremlin rejects new U.S. reports alleging Russian election meddling    (2018-12-18)
    The Kremlin on Tuesday rejected two new U.S. reports alleging Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, saying they lacked detail and failed to explain how the Russian government was allegedly involved.
  • Former Trump adviser Flynn to be sentenced for lying to FBI    (2018-12-17)
    A judge will decide on Tuesday whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn should be sent to prison for lying to the FBI in a case stemming from the investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russia in the run-up to the 2016 election.
  • Factbox: Mueller and other probes posing risk for Trump    (2018-12-17)
    A special counsel investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump has already secured more than 30 indictments and guilty pleas and has spawned at least four federal probes.
  • U.S. border agents will not speak to lawmakers about girl's death    (2018-12-17)
    U.S. Border Patrol agents who detained a 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who later died in federal custody will not speak with U.S. lawmakers investigating her death, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Monday, citing their union membership.
  • Ex-FBI chief Comey says Trump undermines rule of law with 'lies'    (2018-12-17)
    Former FBI Director James Comey on Monday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of undermining the rule of law in the United States by lying about the FBI, and he urged Republican lawmakers to "stand up and speak the truth" about Trump's behavior.
  • Trump-backed criminal justice bill heads for votes in Senate    (2018-12-17)
    The U.S. Senate on Monday prepared to vote this week on bipartisan criminal justice legislation supported by President Donald Trump, although critics were forcing votes on a series of changes before allowing a decision on passage.
  • Trump did not tell Erdogan he would extradite Gulen: White House official    (2018-12-17)
    President Donald Trump did not commit during a meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the G20 summit two weeks ago to extradite a Muslim cleric based in the United States, a White House official said on Monday.
  • Factbox: Trump, U.S. Congress flirt with partial government shutdown    (2018-12-17)
    If President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress fail to cut a spending deal by Friday, about 25 percent of federal operations will run out of money, causing a partial government shutdown.
  • Justice Department asks appeals court to end Trump emoluments case    (2018-12-17)
    The Justice Department on Monday asked a federal appeals court to step in and halt a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating anti-corruption provisions in the U.S. Constitution after the trial judge ruled the case could proceed.
  • Russia used social media for widespread meddling in U.S. politics: reports    (2018-12-17)
    Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on social media was more widespread than previously thought and included attempts to divide Americans by race and extreme ideology, said reports by private experts released on Monday by U.S. senators from both parties.
  • Democrats jostle over investigations into Trump's finances, Russia ties    (2018-12-17)
    With less than three weeks to go before they take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats are jockeying to lead overlapping investigations into President Donald Trump in a scramble that could cause headaches for Nancy Pelosi, who is expected to be House speaker.
  • Republican Senator Lamar Alexander not seeking re-election    (2018-12-17)
    Longtime Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, a former presidential candidate and two-term Tennessee governor, said on Monday he will not seek re-election in 2020.
  • Fed draws White House fire as it prepares to raise rates    (2018-12-17)
    Just two days before the Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates for a fourth time this year, U.S. President Donald Trump and his top trade adviser on Monday ratcheted up their criticism of the central bank's monetary tightening.
  • Flynn's former business partner charged with secret lobbying for Turkey    (2018-12-17)
    An ex-business partner of Michael Flynn, U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, was charged with undisclosed lobbying aimed at ensuring the extradition to Turkey of a Muslim cleric living in the United States.
  • White House adviser Navarro says no need for Fed rate hike    (2018-12-17)
    White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Monday that the Federal Reserve should not raise interest rates on Wednesday because the U.S. economy is growing without inflation, and the central bank's monetary policy should be more data-dependent.
  • Flynn's former business partner charged with undisclosed lobbying for Turkey    (2018-12-17)
    A former business partner of Michael Flynn, U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, was charged on Monday with undisclosed lobbying with the ultimate aim of extraditing a Turkish cleric living in the United States.
  • Standoff over Trump border wall puts U.S. Congress in budget 'pickle'    (2018-12-17)
    President Donald Trump and Congress, embroiled in a feud over his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, have only five days to reach a deal before a partial government shutdown could leave about a quarter of the federal workforce without paychecks.
  • Trump again blasts Fed for 'even considering' rate hike    (2018-12-17)
    President Donald Trump early on Monday again criticized the Federal Reserve for its current series of interest-rate increases, days before the U.S. central bank is expected to push up interest rates again.
  • Small assault-style rifle firms thriving under activists' radar    (2018-12-17)
    A decade ago, Kentucky's Anderson Manufacturing was a small machine shop that didn't make firearms.


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