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Published: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:39:30 GMT2017-11-23T12:39:30Z

 



Congressman told woman he would report her to Capitol Police if she exposed his secret sex life

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:39:30 GMT2017-11-23T12:39:30Z

The woman described encounters and contact spanning a five-year period that began online after she posted a message on Barton's Facebook page in 2011, leading to sexually explicit exchanges and ultimately a pair of physical sexual encounters in Washington and Texas.



Trump presents his report card, passes with flying colors

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:14:21 GMT2017-11-23T12:14:21Z

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump has a Thanksgiving Day message for the nation: Look at all I've done.



Ending net neutrality is the atom bomb in Trump's war on the truth | Will Bunch

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:41:16 GMT2017-11-23T11:41:16Z

From handing Big Telecom the keys to the Internet to spiting CNN in a proposed mega-merger to D.C. felony charges against a journalist, President Trump is waging war on information. He is winning.



Report: 2 women claim Franken touched them inappropriately

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:22:57 GMT2017-11-23T03:22:57Z

Two women are alleging that Minnesota Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken touched their buttocks during events for his first campaign for Senate.



Roy Moore's communications director resigns

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:19:49 GMT2017-11-23T03:19:49Z

Campaign strategist Brett Doster told CNN that Rogers wasn't prepared to deal with the "level of scrutiny" from the media following the Washington Post's extensive report on Nov. 9 detailing allegations that Moore pursued relationships with teenage girls, including a 14-year-old when he was 32.



Democrats face hot-potato politics of sexual predation, too

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:00:09 GMT2017-11-23T02:00:09Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats have been quick to support the "me too" chorus of women - and some men - who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now "me too" stains the Democrats, too, putting them in an awkward place as they calibrate how forcefully to respond.



Court invalidates Corbett's 2014 line-item spending vetoes

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:12:57 GMT2017-11-23T00:12:57Z

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - It's not enough for Pennsylvania governors to send out news releases when they are vetoing bills during a legislative adjournment, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday; they also have to issue formal public notices.



Mayor Kenney says Trump has 'no compassion' for immigrants

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:59:03 GMT2017-11-22T23:59:03Z

The Trump administration says tens of thousands of Haitians must leave voluntarily or face deportation.



Trump SoHo to shed 'Trump' amid reports of sagging business

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:27:18 GMT2017-11-22T23:27:18Z

NEW YORK (AP) - The Trump SoHo hotel is dropping the name it shares with the U.S. president.



Ethics lawyer says Conyers mistreated her during her years on Capitol Hill

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:51:30 GMT2017-11-22T22:51:30Z

Sloan, the former executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, was hired by Conyers in 1995 as minority counsel to the House Judiciary Committee, where he served as ranking Democrat. She held the job until 1998. During that time, Sloan said she witnessed and experienced behavior by Conyers similar to episodes described in claims against him that on Tuesday prompted the House Ethics Committee to open an investigation.



Pro-Roy Moore group fundraises off Trump's near endorsement

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:45:18 GMT2017-11-22T22:45:18Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - A political action committee supporting Senate candidate Roy Moore is fundraising off President Donald Trump's near-endorsement of the Alabama Republican, who is facing new allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct in the closing weeks of the campaign.



JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:27:09 GMT2017-11-22T22:27:09Z

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) - A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth came to close Wednesday, exactly 54 years after his assassination.



U.S. Rep. Bob Brady: Confessions of a bully | Stu Bykofsky

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:16:30 GMT2017-11-22T21:16:30Z

It's not something he's proud of, but Brady felt the time was right to talk about it.



GOP asks if you're concerned about Sharia law. A Temple professor weighs in.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:38:54 GMT2017-11-22T20:38:54Z

'Everyone's life has to have some kind of moral or ethical basis,' Khalid Blankinship said. 'And for the Muslims, that's what it is.'



Pence visits injured service members at military hospital

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:09:19 GMT2017-11-22T20:09:19Z

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence gave thanks Wednesday for medical professionals who help service members overcome injury, saying during an early Thanksgiving visit with some of those who care for the wounded that they give their best to America's best."



Rep. Joe Barton apologizes after explicit photo circulates online

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:38:20 GMT2017-11-22T19:38:20Z

Barton, the vice chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said he had sexual relationships with "other mature adult women" while separated from his second wife before their 2015 divorce.



Obamacare enrollment stays strong in Pa., N.J. and around U.S.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:08:54 GMT2017-11-22T19:08:54Z

But uncertainty in Congress, as well as the Trump administration cutting the enrollment period and advertising dollar,s mean the final number enrolled could be less than last year.



Thanksgiving tribe calls on Trump to grant it casino lands

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:29:45 GMT2017-11-22T18:29:45Z

MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) - The Massachusetts tribe that broke bread with the Pilgrims is calling on President Donald Trump to honor his commitment to Native Americans.



New York tabs share 'I'm With Perv' headlines on Trump

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:19:21 GMT2017-11-22T18:19:21Z

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump's hometown tabloids have nearly identical front cover headlines to report his endorsement of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. They say, "I'm With Perv" and I'm With the Perv!"



Analysis: House Republicans have a little-known plan to raise taxes on teachers by $2 billion

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:28:48 GMT2017-11-22T17:28:48Z

Any full-time instructor at a public or private K-12 school is currently eligible for a $250 deduction for buying school supplies. That would go away in the House GOP bill.



'Poor man's version of Don King': Trump continues his war of words with LaVar Ball

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:28:50 GMT2017-11-22T15:28:50Z

The president and the father of one of the UCLA basketball players detained on shoplifting charges in China have been feuding on Twitter for days.



Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics probe opens

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:05:22 GMT2017-11-22T13:05:22Z

DETROIT (AP) - John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. House career spanning more than five decades - longer than any other current member.



Trump boosts Moore in Ala. Senate race despite sexual misconduct allegations

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:35:16 GMT2017-11-22T11:35:16Z

"We don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat," the president said about the seat.



U.S. Rep. Bob Brady's emails searched as FBI probe nears critical point

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:01:23 GMT2017-11-22T01:01:23Z

In a Nov. 1 search warrant affidavit for Brady's bobcongress@aol.com account, authorities - in their clearest language to date - allege Brady led a conspiracy to hide what they describe as an illegal campaign contribution and lay out the potential charges he might face - a list that includes wire fraud, lying to the FBI and conspiracy.



White House military personnel removed amid probe into contacts with foreign women during Asia trip

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:01:10 GMT2017-11-22T01:01:10Z

The military is scrutinizing three Army noncommissioned officers who allegedly broke curfew during Trump's trip to Vietnam this month, officials said.



Trump and Putin speak by phone about Syria, other hot spots

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:51:05 GMT2017-11-22T00:51:05Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump spoke for more than an hour Tuesday by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin.



House Ethics Committee launches Conyers probe after harassment allegations

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:33:53 GMT2017-11-22T00:33:53Z

The probe began less than 24 hours after BuzzFeed reported a 2015 settlement between Conyers and an unnamed former employee over claims of sexual harassment.



Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, dogged by controversy, announces reelection bid

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:20:31 GMT2017-11-22T00:20:31Z

Despite promises of such broad support from some in his party, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack's race to keep his seat, one that typically flies under the radar, is shaping up to be among the most intriguing if not compelling primary campaigns in Pennsylvania in 2018.



Some stuff Pa. pols should be grateful for this Thanksgiving | John Baer

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:24:15 GMT2017-11-21T23:24:15Z

Politics can be a thankless gig but there's plenty that Pennsylvania pols can be thankful for this year. Including President Trump.



Many Americans think it's worse to vote for a Democrat (or Republican) than for a child molester. Is that a problem? | Will Bunch

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:07:00 GMT2017-11-21T23:07:00Z

Top Republicans are making it clear that it's better to vote for one of their own (who will cut billionaire taxes) who is a child molester than to vote for a Democrat. Have we hit rock bottom?



Trump discounts accusations against Senate candidate Moore

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:48:06 GMT2017-11-21T21:48:06Z

Six women have accused the Republican Roy Moore of pursuing romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was an assistant district attorney in his 30s. Two have accused him of assault or molestation. Moore has denied the allegations.



A Trump, a turkey, and Thanksgiving mercy | Stu Bykofsky

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:00:21 GMT2017-11-21T21:00:21Z

I'll eat turkey during the rest of the year, but on Thanksgiving it feels like I'm participating in an annihilation of the hapless, innocent, dopey-looking birds.



Federal judge says Trump administration can't stop funding sex-reassignment surgery for military members

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:20:21 GMT2017-11-21T20:20:21Z

The preliminary injunction issued by the judge in Baltimore on Tuesday goes further than the earlier ruling by also preventing the administration from denying funding for certain medical care.



Rep. Conyers admits settlement, denies wrongdoing after harassment report

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:23:19 GMT2017-11-21T19:23:19Z

John Conyers, the top Democrat on the powerful House Judiciary Committee, denied wrongdoing as colleagues called for a formal ethics investigation into allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward female staff.



State lawmaker from Altoona recovering from moderate stroke

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:49:53 GMT2017-11-21T18:49:53Z

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - A Republican state lawmaker is expected to be released from a hospital, three days after suffering what's described as a moderate stroke.



Conservative talker Mark Levin getting his own show on Fox News

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:52:15 GMT2017-11-21T17:52:15Z

Levin, a longtime syndicated talk show host both Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity cite as a major influence, will hosts a new weekend primetime program on Fox News.



DHS inspector general: Travel-ban confusion led agents to violate court order

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:01:58 GMT2017-11-21T16:01:58Z

In a letter to Congress, the watchdog says the department is trying to delay the release of his key findings.



Past SNL performers, staff sign statement supporting Franken

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:18:07 GMT2017-11-21T15:18:07Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator.



Trump golf course reimbursed President Trump's charity amid ongoing investigation into the foundation

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:10:17 GMT2017-11-21T11:10:17Z

A new tax filing by the Donald J. Trump Foundation confirms it plans to dissolve once a probe by the New York attorney general is complete.