Anti-Pelosi vote grows to 18 Democrats as Spanberger says she won't back her
Rep.-elect Abigail Spanberger of Virginia said Friday she would vote against House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on the floor of the House, marking at least 18 Democrats who have publicly and recently committed to opposing the California lawmaker's bid to return to being House speaker.
CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered journalist's death, official says
The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, despite the Saudi government's denials that the de facto ruler was involved, according to a senior US official.
Trump legal team balks at Mueller's questions on post-2016 election activity
President Donald Trump and his legal team have taken issue with some of the questions from special counsel Robert Mueller that cover the transition period after the 2016 election, believing it could be off limits under executive privilege as they pertain to the presidency, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.
Stacey Abrams acknowledges Brian Kemp win in Georgia governor's race
Democrat Stacey Abrams on Friday said she acknowledged that Republican Brian Kemp will become the next governor of Georgia.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls out journalist who called her 'girl' and judged her clothing
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the new Democratic representative-elect from New York, seized on a social media smear to show she's not afraid to call out sexism or define herself on her own terms.
George Conway says wife Kellyanne Conway doesn't like his White House criticism
Conservative lawyer George Conway, the husband of presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, said Friday that his dislike of President Donald Trump's administration balances out his wife's dislike of his vocal opposition to the White House.
Saudi crown prince's 'fit' delays UN resolution on war in Yemen
Multiple sources tell CNN that a much-anticipated United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a cessation of hostilities in Yemen and for Saudi Arabia to allow humanitarian aid to reach millions of starving people was "stalled" this week after the resolution's sponsor, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, met face-to-face with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Republican Mia Love pulls ahead in Utah House race after Trump knocked her for losing
Two-term Republican Rep. Mia Love on Friday took the lead over her Democratic challenger in Utah's 4th District House race more than a week after election night and after President Donald Trump mocked her for losing.
House Republicans ready subpoenas for James Comey, Loretta Lynch
The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee, in its final days in power, is planning to issue subpoenas to former FBI Director James Comey and President Barack Obama's attorney general Loretta Lynch, according to a source with knowledge of the subpoenas.
Donald Trump takes it personally
Friday, while insisting he wasn't "agitated" by the ongoing Russia probe being led by Robert Mueller (HINT: He is!), President Donald Trump was asked why he felt so strongly about the investigation. And he said this:
Navy SEAL charged with murder, shooting at noncombatants
Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher is being charged by the Navy with stabbing and murdering a wounded person, shooting at noncombatants, posing for a photo and performing his re-enlistment ceremony next to a dead body.
Bill Nelson suffers court setbacks as hand recount continues in Florida
Sen. Bill Nelson's already improbable path towards victory in a recount has gotten narrower, with the Democrat suffering a series of setbacks in court and in county election offices across the state.
Pelosi picks up support from progressives, incoming freshmen
A letter that's being circulated on Capitol Hill reveals multiple incoming freshmen -- who were largely noncommittal on the House speaker race during their campaigns --- will in fact support Nancy Pelosi.
Facebook reportedly used anti-Facebook protesters' art against them
When an anti-Facebook group protested a company executive during a hearing in July, the company reportedly used their art against them, flagging it as anti-Semitic.
Attorney petitions Supreme Court to declare Rod Rosenstein acting attorney general
In a highly unusual move, lawyer Tom Goldstein asked the US Supreme Court on Friday evening to declare Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as the acting attorney general, instead of Matthew Whitaker who currently holds the job.
Bungled court filing cites charges against Assange
A pair of references to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in an unrelated court filing reveal US government efforts to charge him.
The 1 thing that drives Donald Trump totally crazy about the Mueller investigation
President Donald Trump is a man used to totally controlling his universe.
House Ethics Committee chides Meadows, Kihuen over sexual harassment allegations
The House Ethics Committee admonished two male lawmakers Friday related to investigations of alleged sexual harassment.
Trump bestows Medals of Freedom on Adelson, Babe Ruth, Elvis and others
President Donald Trump on Friday afternoon awarded seven individuals with the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- the nation's highest civilian honor.
Counterterrorism expert who found Assange court filing: 'I just thought it was a typo'
When counterterrorism expert Seamus Hughes first saw the stray mention of pending charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a recently unsealed court filing, he hardly noticed it.
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