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Nancy Pelosi unveils plans to establish new House diversity office

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi wants to establish a House diversity office to recruit and retain employees from different backgrounds to Capitol Hill as one of the first acts of the new Congress, according to a letter obtained today by The Associated Press. Read More

Appeals court rules against Trump on DACA immigrant policy

A U.S. appeals court blocked President Donald Trump today from immediately ending an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation, saying the administration’s decision was based on a flawed legal theory. Read More

Government Olympic funds not usable for abuse probes

A growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports has led to a steady stream of Congressional hearings and a three-year grant worth $2.2 million. Yet not a penny of those federal funds can be used to fight the actual problem. Read More
 

Trump administration finalizes birth control opt-out policy

A day after Republicans expanded their Senate majority, the Trump administration today finalized a policy change that allows some employers with religious or moral objections to opt out of providing no-cost birth control for female workers. Read More
 
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Jeff Sessions pushed out after a year of attacks from Trump

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the president in a one-page letter that he was submitting his resignation “at your request.” Read More
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Trump says government will halt if Democrats investigate him

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Some House Democrats have threatened to use the subpoena power they will gain in January to investigate Trump and administration actions. Read More

In ‘Rainbow Wave,’ LGBT candidates elected in record numbers

More openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people were elected Tuesday night than in any previous election, signaling a shift in cultural attitudes even as the Trump administration has chipped away at LGBT rights. Read More

Women candidates win big in midterm election

It was the culmination of two years of anger, frustration and activism driven by women appalled by Donald Trump’s election and presidency. Read More

Democrats on pace to take control of U.S. House as GOP maintains Senate

Democrats laid claim to the U.S. House by riding a surge of voter anger and discontent with Donald Trump in suburban enclaves, even as the president’s loyal supporters reaffirmed Republican control of the Senate. Read More
 

Control of Congress at stake as America votes in midterm election

Two years after an election that proved polls and prognosticators wrong, an air of uncertainty — and stormy weather across parts of the country — clouded the outcome of high-stakes elections from Florida to Alaska and everywhere in between. Read More

Rihanna sends Trump cease-and-desist after her song plays at rally

After learning that Trump played her 2007 hit “Don’t Stop the Music” at his Chattanooga, Tenn., rally on Sunday, the hitmaker’s legal team sent a cease-and-desist letter to Trump’s White House counsel Emmet Flood saying as much — and accusing POTUS of copyright infringement. Read More

China grants Trump family 18 trademarks in 2 months

The Chinese government granted 18 trademarks to companies linked to President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump over the last two months, Chinese public records show, raising concerns about conflicts of interest in the White House on the eve of national elections. Read More

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