• Bannon: Gillibrand’s shot at Clinton ‘an earthquake’ for Dem PartyBannon: Gillibrand’s shot at Clinton ‘an earthquake’ for Dem Party

    Breitbart News chief Steve Bannon said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-N.Y.) suggestion this week that former President Bill Clinton should have resigned amid the Monica Lewinsky scandal of the 1990s amounted to an "earthqua...

    The Hill News / 21 min. ago
  • Bannon: McConnell 'picking up his game' because of our 'insurgent movement'Bannon: McConnell 'picking up his game' because of our 'insurgent movement'

    Steve Bannon, the executive chair of Breitbart News and former White House chief strategist, said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is "picking up his game" amid threats to his power posed by the "insurg...

    The Hill News / 21 min. ago
  • Top Alabama newspaper: Voters must reject MooreTop Alabama newspaper: Voters must reject Moore

    A top newspaper in Alabama is calling on the state's voters to reject Roy Moore in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations levied against the Republican Senate nominee and cast their ballots for Democrat Doug Jones....

    The Hill News / 54 min. ago
  • Senate GOP running out of options to stop MooreSenate GOP running out of options to stop Moore

    Senate Republicans are running out of options in their effort to replace Roy Moore as the party’s nominee in the Alabama Senate race.In the past week, they tried to pressure Moore to drop out by siding with the women who accused him of sexual...

    The Hill - Senate / 3 h. 21 min. ago
  • Biden: This is one of the 'most dangerous times in modern history'Biden: This is one of the 'most dangerous times in modern history'

    Former Vice President Joe Biden lashed out at President Trump on Saturday for creating a "dangerous" clima...

    The Hill News / 10 h. 8 min. ago
  • NYT editorial board goes after Tillerson: He's 'ill suited' for his jobNYT editorial board goes after Tillerson: He's 'ill suited' for his job

    The New York Times Editorial Board savaged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday as "ill suited" to lead the agency responsible for the United States' diplomatic mission.The editorial, to publish in Sunday's print edition, accuses...

    The Hill - International / 10 h. 53 min. ago
  • Ohio Gov candidate apologizes for bragging about sexual historyOhio Gov candidate apologizes for bragging about sexual history

    Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill apologized on Saturday for posting on Facebook a day earlier bragging ab...

    The Hill News / 12 h. 22 min. ago
  • Ad encourages GOP senator to vote no on tax billAd encourages GOP senator to vote no on tax bill

    A liberal group has launched an advertisement in Maine encouraging Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) to vote against Senate Republicans' tax reform proposal. NBC News reported that the group, Not One Penny, began airing its first ad in Maine on...

    The Hill - Senate / 12 h. 40 min. ago
  • Pastor supporting Moore: 'More women are sexual predators than men'Pastor supporting Moore: 'More women are sexual predators than men'

    A pastor who supports Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) blasted the allegations of sexual harassment against Moore, saying they're part of a "war on men.""More women are sexual predators than men...

    The Hill News / 13 h. 55 min. ago
  • Pastor supporting Moore: 'More women are sexual predators than men'Pastor supporting Moore: 'More women are sexual predators than men'

    A pastor who supports Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) blasted the allegations of sexual harassment against Moore, saying they’re part of a “war on men.”"More women are sexual predators than men," Pastor Franklin Raddish of Independent Baptist...

    The Hill - Campaign / 13 h. 55 min. ago
  • Booker tries to find the right lane Booker tries to find the right lane 

    Sen. Cory Booker's name comes up frequently in talk about the 2020 presidential race, but some Democrats wonder if he has what it takes to compete in what could be a crowded primary.While Democrats say Booker, 48,...

    The Hill News / 14 h. 26 min. ago
  • CNN features clock tracking Trump's response to Moore allegationsCNN features clock tracking Trump's response to Moore allegations

    CNN's politics website now features a clock tracking President Trump's promise to address the sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R).The clock, located ab...

    The Hill News / 15 h. 39 min. ago
  • Dem Rep jokes about bogus apocalypse reports: 'S--- I never started 'GOT''Dem Rep jokes about bogus apocalypse reports: 'S--- I never started 'GOT''

    Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), seizing on a conspiracy theory that the world will end in the next 24 hours, lamented on Saturday that he had not yet watched "Game of Thrones."Shit. I never started #GOT. https://t.co/Kzk1TORprN— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@...

    The Hill - House / 15 h. 53 min. ago
  • Sunday shows preview: GOP gears up for Senate tax reform pushSunday shows preview: GOP gears up for Senate tax reform push

    Trump administration officials are set to appear on the Sunday show circuit this week to sell the GOP's tax plan as the push to overhaul the nation's tax code shifts to the Senate.Several Trump administration officials are set to make the case for...

    The Hill - Senate / 16 h. 29 min. ago
  • MSNBC host goes after pastor for defending Moore: 'Aren’t you a moral leader?'MSNBC host goes after pastor for defending Moore: 'Aren’t you a moral leader?'

    MSNBC host Joy Reid tore into a pastor supporting Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore on Saturday, questioning the pastor's moral leadership over accusations of sexual misconduct against Moore involving teenage girls.On MSNBC's "AM Joy...

    The Hill - Campaign / 16 h. 51 min. ago
  • Feinstein predicts 2018 will be ‘Year of the Woman’ Feinstein predicts 2018 will be ‘Year of the Woman’

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said on Saturday that 2018 could be another "Year of the Woman," predicting that female candidates could sweep elections across the country. “I predict based on what I see out there that we are going to...

    The Hill - Senate / 17 h. 8 min. ago
  • Clinton: Trump is still Putin’s puppetClinton: Trump is still Putin’s puppet

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in an interview published Friday that she stands by her claim during the 2016 election that President Trump would be Russian President Vladimir Putin's "puppet" if he won.The 2016 Democratic...

    The Hill - Administration / 17 h. 12 min. ago
  • Texas Republicans slam White House over disaster relief request Texas Republicans slam White House over disaster relief request

    A slew of Republican Texas officials ripped the White House's most recent disaster aid request on Friday, as the state works to recover from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Harvey. The White House is requesting roughly $44 billion in...

    The Hill - Administration / 17 h. 13 min. ago
  • Flake after hot mic: ‘No news here’Flake after hot mic: ‘No news here’

    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Saturday declared there was "no news here," after reports surfaced of the Arizona Republican warning that the GOP will be "toast" if it aligns itself with President Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R)."...

    The Hill - Senate / 17 h. 34 min. ago
  • Fox Business host: Comparing Franken to Trump accusations ‘apples to oranges’Fox Business host: Comparing Franken to Trump accusations ‘apples to oranges’

    Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo on Friday pushed back on comparisons of sexual misconduct allegations against President Trump and Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). "You're comparing something that is apples to oranges, it's not...

    The Hill - Administration / 17 h. 55 min. ago
  • Dozens of Alabama pastors sign letter denouncing Roy MooreDozens of Alabama pastors sign letter denouncing Roy Moore

    Dozens of progressive Alabama pastors have signed onto a letter calling GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore unfit for office, accusing him of preaching "extremist values" and lumping him in with politicians who have "cynically used Christianity for their...

    The Hill - Campaign / 18 h. 52 min. ago
  • Activist pastor on MSNBC: 'We have to challenge' Roy Moore’s religious positionsActivist pastor on MSNBC: 'We have to challenge' Roy Moore’s religious positions

    Liberal Protestant pastor William Barber on Saturday called on faith leaders to challenge Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's religious positions."His positions do not line up with true orthodox evangelicalism. We have to challenge that,"...

    The Hill - Campaign / 19 h. 40 min. ago
  • Flake on hot mic: GOP 'toast' if we become the party of Trump, Moore Flake on hot mic: GOP 'toast' if we become the party of Trump, Moore

    Republican Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) was caught on a hot mic Saturday warning that the Republican Party will be "toast" if it becomes the party of President Trump and Roy Moore.At a tax-reform event in Arizona on Saturday, Flake was caught on a live...

    The Hill - Senate / 20 h. 31 min. ago
  • Questions loom over Franken ethics probeQuestions loom over Franken ethics probe

    The Senate Ethics Committee is poised to investigate sexual harassment allegations against a sitting senator for the first time in more than two decades.Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is at the center of a political firestorm after a reporter accused him...

    The Hill - Senate / 20 h. 32 min. ago
  • Roy Moore claims accuser won’t hand over yearbook evidence because it’s fakeRoy Moore claims accuser won’t hand over yearbook evidence because it’s fake

    Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) reportedly said attorney Gloria Allred has refused to release a yearbook which she says is evidence of the sexual misconduct allegations against him because it would prove the allegations...

    The Hill - Campaign / 20 h. 54 min. ago
  • Top nuclear commander: I wouldn't carry out an 'illegal' nuclear strike order from TrumpTop nuclear commander: I wouldn't carry out an 'illegal' nuclear strike order from Trump

    The top nuclear commander in the U.S. said Saturday he would refuse an order to conduct a nuclear strike from President Trump if he thought the launch was illegal.Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said at the...

    The Hill - Defense / 20 h. 56 min. ago
  • Trump advisers only show him positive polls: reportTrump advisers only show him positive polls: report

    President Trump’s advisers only show him polls that will make him feel good, Politico reported Saturday.Trump’s aides will typically only show the president polls that focus on his base or public polls with good numbers for Trump, such as those...

    The Hill - Administration / 21 h. 37 min. ago
  • NSC to present Trump $47M deal to arm Ukraine against Russia NSC to present Trump $47M deal to arm Ukraine against Russia

    President Trump will be presented with a plan from senior aides to finance and sell weapons to Ukraine in an effort to counter Russian aggression in the region, ABC News reported Saturday.A State Department source told ABC that the National Security...

    The Hill - International / 22 h. 28 min. ago
  • Trump regulators signal new antitrust approach with AT&T mergerTrump regulators signal new antitrust approach with AT&T merger

    The Trump administration’s antitrust enforcers have fired a warning shot to AT&T and other companies hoping to pull off massive mergers.Makan Delrahim, the Justice Department’s antitrust chief, is reportedly expected to take AT&T to court...

    The Hill - Administration / 22 h. 47 min. ago
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  • Protesters march toward Mugabe’s compound in Zimbabwe Protesters march toward Mugabe’s compound in Zimbabwe

    Hundreds of thousands of people poured into the streets of Harare, Zimbabwe, on Saturday to celebrate the end of longtime President Robert Mugabe's rule at the hands of the nation's military.Opponents of the Mugabe regime told Reuters that they...

    The Hill - International / 23 h. 10 min. ago
  • Trump seeks to stem uncertainty in Saudi ArabiaTrump seeks to stem uncertainty in Saudi Arabia

    The Trump administration is intervening to put a swift end to various tensions involving Saudi Arabia in order for Washington to work more easily with Riyadh on mutual goals, particularly weapons flowing out of Iran."The state of uncertainty is not...

    The Hill - Administration / 23 h. 37 min. ago
  • Focus group: Trump risking supporters by picking Twitter fightsFocus group: Trump risking supporters by picking Twitter fights

    President Trump's Twitter habits in the White House could be costing him a key demographic of voters ahead of elections in 2018 and 2020, according to an online focus group convened by former Obama campaign manager Jim Messina.The group was...

    The Hill - Administration / 1 d. 0 h. 4 min. ago
  • Trump invites Clinton to 'give it another try in three years'Trump invites Clinton to 'give it another try in three years'

    President Trump on Saturday invited his former Democratic presidential rival to try again in 2020.He attacked Hillary Clinton as “the worst (and biggest) loser of all time,” in a tweet.“Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all...

    The Hill - Administration / 1 d. 0 h. 31 min. ago
  • 200 nations plan 2018 talks to keep Paris Agreement momentum200 nations plan 2018 talks to keep Paris Agreement momentum

    Diplomats from 200 nations agreed Saturday to launch a process to meet in 2018 and review greenhouse gas emission standards as part of a long-term effort to cut down on carbon emissions worldwide, Reuters reports.The talks come despite...

    The Hill - Administration / 1 d. 0 h. 55 min. ago
  • Trump risks hypocrisy charges with Franken attackTrump risks hypocrisy charges with Franken attack

    President Trump injected himself into the national debate over sexual harassment again, a risky move that opens the president up to charges of hypocrisy over his past behavior and his reluctance to rebuke Republicans&...

    The Hill - Administration / 1 d. 3 h. 21 min. ago
  • Dems: GOP tax plan a ‘disaster’Dems: GOP tax plan a ‘disaster’

    Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) on Friday slammed Republicans' plan to overhaul the nation's tax code as a "partisan disaster," casting it as a massive windfall to the wealthiest Americans that places an undue burden on the working class. "Tax...

    The Hill - House / 1 d. 10 h. 13 min. ago
  • Lawsuit argues Trump tweets reveal unofficial info on Russia dossier: reportLawsuit argues Trump tweets reveal unofficial info on Russia dossier: report

    A federal judge on Friday heard arguments in a case to determine whether President Trump's own tweets could force the government to reveal more information about its efforts to verify information contained in a controversial opposition research...

    The Hill - Administration / 1 d. 10 h. 26 min. ago
  • Judiciary Dems call on GOP to reconsider decision on blue slipsJudiciary Dems call on GOP to reconsider decision on blue slips

    Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are asking Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to reconsider his decision to do away with so-called blue slips for two of President Trump's circuit court nominees.In a letter sent to Grassley on Friday, all...

    The Hill - Senate / 1 d. 10 h. 56 min. ago
  • Feinstein: 'Disgusting' Trump even considering lifting elephant trophy banFeinstein: 'Disgusting' Trump even considering lifting elephant trophy ban

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) blasted the Trump administration on Friday over its plans to allow elephant trophies to be imported into the U.S. from two African countries, calling it "disgusting.""It’s disgusting the White House is even...

    The Hill - Energy / 1 d. 11 h. 14 min. ago
  • Alabama Senate race likely won't be certified until late DecemberAlabama Senate race likely won't be certified until late December

    Alabama's closely watched Dec. 12 special Senate election will likely not be certified until late December at the earliest, a state election official said Friday.Reuters reported that the results of the election will be certified by Dec. 26 at...

    The Hill - Senate / 1 d. 11 h. 14 min. ago
  • GOP rep misled investigators on reporter’s assault: reportGOP rep misled investigators on reporter’s assault: report

    Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) told police after he assaulted a reporter in May that the journalist had made physical contact with him first, The Guardian reported Friday.The account given to police by the now-congressman contradicts eye witness...

    The Hill - House / 1 d. 11 h. 43 min. ago
  • Trump to take fight over DACA documents to Supreme CourtTrump to take fight over DACA documents to Supreme Court

    The Trump administration plans to ask the Supreme Court to take up a case regarding the release of documents pertaining to President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Politico reported Friday....

    The Hill - Administration / 1 d. 11 h. 51 min. ago
  • Trump threatens to shutter Palestinian office pending peace talks: reportTrump threatens to shutter Palestinian office pending peace talks: report

    The Trump administration warned the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) on Friday that the U.S. will close its office in Washington unless it determines that the Palestinians have entered "direct and meaningful negotiations" for a peace deal...

    The Hill - International / 1 d. 12 h. 33 min. ago
  • Franken sent a letter to woman who accused him of gropingFranken sent a letter to woman who accused him of groping

    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) sent an apology letter to Los Angeles morning show host Leeann Tweeden after allegations surfaced on Thursday that he forcibly kissed and groped her in 2006. In an appearance on ABC's "The View" on Friday, Tweeden read...

    The Hill - Senate / 1 d. 13 h. 4 min. ago
  • 19 immigration protestors arrested outside Ryan's office19 immigration protestors arrested outside Ryan's office

    Nineteen people were arrested Wednesday while protesting immigration policies outside Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) office on Capitol Hill.The individuals were calling for Ryan to bring the DREAM Act to a vote, and were charged with crowding,...

    The Hill - House / 1 d. 13 h. 9 min. ago
  • Dem slams Sessions over Russia jokes: He 'still doesn't get it'Dem slams Sessions over Russia jokes: He 'still doesn't get it'

    Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) slammed Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday for joking about whether any Russians were in attendance at one of his speeches in Washington."Jeff Sessions still doesn’t get it," Lieu said on CNN's "The Situation Room...

    The Hill - House / 1 d. 13 h. 19 min. ago
  • Kushner told Congress he did not recall campaign contact with WikiLeaks: reportKushner told Congress he did not recall campaign contact with WikiLeaks: report

    President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner told congressional investigators in July that he was not aware of any communications between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, according to a CNN report on Friday.That testimony...

    The Hill - Administration / 1 d. 13 h. 25 min. ago
  • Trump puts elephant trophies decision on hold following criticismTrump puts elephant trophies decision on hold following criticism

    President Trump on Friday night said he plans to hold until further review his administration’s decision allowing elephant trophies to be imported into the United States.“Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all...

    The Hill - Energy / 1 d. 13 h. 27 min. ago
  • Women allege sexual harassment while working on Clinton, Sanders campaigns: reportWomen allege sexual harassment while working on Clinton, Sanders campaigns: report

    A former organizer for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and a former volunteer for Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) 2016 White House bid say they were the victims of sexual harassment while they were working for the candidates,...

    The Hill - Campaign / 1 d. 14 h. 55 min. ago
  • Peter Thiel out at influential Silicon Valley startup firmPeter Thiel out at influential Silicon Valley startup firm

    Billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with the influential Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator, according to a company blog post.“Edit: Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with Y Combinator,” the top of the...

    The Hill - Technology / 1 d. 15 h. 20 min. ago
  • Murkowski: ObamaCare fix not a precondition for tax voteMurkowski: ObamaCare fix not a precondition for tax vote

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Friday that passing a bipartisan ObamaCare bill is not necessarily a precondition for her to support a tax bill that repeals ObamaCare’s individual mandate.The statement posted on Murkowski’s Facebook page...

    The Hill - Senate / 1 d. 15 h. 20 min. ago
  • Dem rep: Trump disaster aid request is 'how you let America down again'Dem rep: Trump disaster aid request is 'how you let America down again'

    Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) on Friday blasted President Trump's latest request for disaster aid money, calling it a way to "let America down again."Green tweeted that the $44 billion in additional aid requested by the White House on...

    The Hill - Senate / 1 d. 15 h. 32 min. ago
  • Gillibrand responds to ex-Clinton aide calling her a hypocrite: 'Ridiculous'Gillibrand responds to ex-Clinton aide calling her a hypocrite: 'Ridiculous'

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Friday dismissed as "ridiculous" backlash over her criticism of former President Clinton, saying "we need to have the highest standards for elected leaders."A former aide for Democratic presidential...

    The Hill - Senate / 1 d. 15 h. 40 min. ago
  • Class warfare fight erupts over tax billsClass warfare fight erupts over tax bills

    Tensions over class warfare and whether GOP tax plans help the rich over the middle class and poor are building in Congress as Republicans march forward with their legislation.Democrats have been forcefully and repeatedly arguing that the GOP wants...

    The Hill - Finance / 1 d. 15 h. 59 min. ago
  • Oil spill not expected to affect Nebraska decision on Keystone permitsOil spill not expected to affect Nebraska decision on Keystone permits

    Nebraska’s decision Monday on permits for the Keystone XL project won't be affected by a major oil spill this week because state law bars regulators from factoring in the risks of pipeline spills when considering pipelines, experts say. ...

    The Hill - Energy / 1 d. 16 h. 1 min. ago
  • Jones raised $250K a day after first Moore accusers came forward: reportJones raised $250K a day after first Moore accusers came forward: report

    Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones raised roughly $250,000 per day in the immediate aftermath of sexual misconduct allegations levied against his GOP opponent Roy Moore this month, NBC News reported Friday.A source with...

    The Hill - Campaign / 1 d. 16 h. 9 min. ago
  • Military members reporting sexual assault increased in 2016Military members reporting sexual assault increased in 2016

    The number of sexual assaults reported at U.S. military installations worldwide increased from 2013 to 2016, according to a new Defense Department (DOD) report released Friday.The report, which broke down sexual assault reports by...

    The Hill - Defense / 1 d. 16 h. 24 min. ago
  • Tapper runs through Trump sexual harassment accusers: 'People in glass White Houses shouldn't throw stones'Tapper runs through Trump sexual harassment accusers: 'People in glass White Houses shouldn't throw stones'

    CNN host Jake Tapper torched President Trump Friday over his “double standard” treatment of sexual misconduct scandals.On “The Lead," Tapper shared the photos and stories of 12 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct, harassment and...

    The Hill - Administration / 1 d. 16 h. 41 min. ago
  • Trump met Senate Republicans on ObamaCare fixTrump met Senate Republicans on ObamaCare fix

    A group of Republican senators met with President Trump at the White House on Thursday to push him to support a bipartisan ObamaCare fix, according to a Senate GOP aide. The meeting with the president, which was first reported&...

    The Hill - Healthcare / 1 d. 16 h. 41 min. ago
  • Arizona Supreme Court upholds state's Medicaid expansionArizona Supreme Court upholds state's Medicaid expansion

    The Arizona Supreme Court on Friday upheld a critical component to keeping the state’s Medicaid expansion and preventing the number of people in the state’s Medicaid program from dipping.The high court unanimously ruled that a hospital...

    The Hill - Healthcare / 1 d. 17 h. 25 min. ago
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  • White House: Difference between Franken, Trump allegations is Franken 'admitted wrongdoing'White House: Difference between Franken, Trump allegations is Franken 'admitted wrongdoing'

    The White House said Friday that one key difference between the allegations of sexual misconduct against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and those against President Trump is that the senator "has admitted wrongdoing....

    The Hill - Most Popular / 1 d. 17 h. 27 min. ago
  • Alabama governor plans to vote for Moore even though ‘I have no reason to disbelieve’ accusersAlabama governor plans to vote for Moore even though ‘I have no reason to disbelieve’ accusers

    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) said Friday she still plans to vote for GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, despite the mounting sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him."I believe in the Republican Party, what we stand for, and most important,...

    The Hill - Campaign / 1 d. 17 h. 27 min. ago
  • Report: Nearly 30 million uninsured in first half of 2017Report: Nearly 30 million uninsured in first half of 2017

    About 9 percent of the U.S. population were uninsured in the first six months of 2017, according to new numbers released Friday. From January to July of this year, 28.8 million people were uninsured, according to the National Center for Health...

    The Hill - Healthcare / 1 d. 18 h. 7 min. ago
  • House panel hits Equifax with long list of investigation demandsHouse panel hits Equifax with long list of investigation demands

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee has sent Equifax a long list of questions related to the breach that compromised more than 100 million people's personal information.The letter, dated Friday, contains seven pages of document requests and...

    The Hill - Finance / 1 d. 18 h. 51 min. ago
  • Moore backer says 'he's the closest thing to a Founding Father'Moore backer says 'he's the closest thing to a Founding Father'

    A supporter of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) praised him at a rally on Friday, calling the former state Supreme Court chief justice “a man beyond reproach” and comparing him to the Founding Fathers."He is the closest thing to a...

    The Hill - Campaign / 1 d. 18 h. 54 min. ago
  • Treasury calls on regulators to focus on risky financial practices, not firmsTreasury calls on regulators to focus on risky financial practices, not firms

    The Treasury Department said Friday that regulators should move away from a controversial framework established by the Dodd-Frank Act to police financial sector risk.Treasury called on the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) to avoid...

    The Hill - Finance / 1 d. 19 h. 23 min. ago
  • GOP chairman breaks with Trump on elephant trophy importsGOP chairman breaks with Trump on elephant trophy imports

    The Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee slammed President Trump Friday for allowing imports of hunted elephant trophies from Zimbabwe.Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), who has prioritized fighting wildlife crime in his chairmanship,...

    The Hill - Energy / 1 d. 19 h. 53 min. ago
  • Ohio governor candidate brags about sexual historyOhio governor candidate brags about sexual history

    Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate and sitting state Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill responded to the recent sexual misconduct accusations against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Friday by boasting about his own sexu...

    The Hill - Most Popular / 1 d. 20 h. 5 min. ago
  • Russian news outlet Sputnik registers with DOJ as foreign agentRussian news outlet Sputnik registers with DOJ as foreign agent

    The Russian state-owned news outlet Sputnik has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent, disclosing the terms of its radio broadcast agreement with a Washington, D.C.-area station, according to new disclosures.The registration...

    The Hill - Business / 1 d. 20 h. 6 min. ago
  • GOP defends Trump judicial nominee with no trial experienceGOP defends Trump judicial nominee with no trial experience

    A young Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney is sailing through the confirmation process in the Senate for a lifetime seat as a federal district court judge in Alabama, despite the fact that he has no trial experience and has never filed a motion in...

    The Hill - Senate / 1 d. 20 h. 14 min. ago
  • Roy Moore's wife: Trump should thank us for taking the focus off of RussiaRoy Moore's wife: Trump should thank us for taking the focus off of Russia

    Kayla Moore, the wife of embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, said at an emotional press conference on Friday that President Trump owes a debt of gratitude to her and her husband for absorbing a barrage of attacks from...

    The Hill - Campaign / 1 d. 20 h. 31 min. ago
  • Murkowski signals she can support tax bill — if Alexander-Murray is part of packageMurkowski signals she can support tax bill — if Alexander-Murray is part of package

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is signaling she can support the repeal of ObamaCare’s mandate in the Senate tax bill if Congress also passes a bill to stabilize individual health insurance markets.“I think that there is a path and I think the path...

    The Hill - Finance / 1 d. 20 h. 34 min. ago
  • Embattled Puerto Rico electric utility chief resignsEmbattled Puerto Rico electric utility chief resigns

    The head of Puerto Rico’s state-run electric utility has resigned amid a slow hurricane recovery effort and questions about the island’s repair contracts.Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) executive director Ricardo Ramos stepped down...

    The Hill - Energy / 1 d. 20 h. 47 min. ago
  • Fox News host on Moore: 'I would kick his head in if it was one of my daughters'Fox News host on Moore: 'I would kick his head in if it was one of my daughters'

    Fox News host Brian Kilmeade blasted Roy Moore (R) on Friday after a woman accused the Alabama Senate candidate of calling her at her high school to ask her on a date when he was in his 30s.Kilmeade called the alleged behavior “obscene.”“I would...

    The Hill - Campaign / 1 d. 21 h. 19 min. ago
  • UK pressures Facebook for more on Russian election meddlingUK pressures Facebook for more on Russian election meddling

    Facebook is facing pressure from British lawmakers and academics to shed more light on potential Russian interference in British politics.Members of the British parliament and experts believe that Russian actors have used Facebook to influence...

    The Hill - Technology / 1 d. 21 h. 39 min. ago
  • Trump opens door to hunted elephant trophies from ZimbabweTrump opens door to hunted elephant trophies from Zimbabwe

    The Trump administration on Friday formalized a new policy allowing hunters to bring back parts of African elephants that they killed in Zimbabwe.A Federal Register notice made final the highly controversial policy that the Fish and...

    The Hill - Energy / 1 d. 21 h. 56 min. ago
  • Trump administration begins allowing imports of lion trophies: reportTrump administration begins allowing imports of lion trophies: report

    President Trump’s administration began allowing the import of lion trophies from two African countries last month, according to a new report.ABC News reports that that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) began issuing permits for the importing...

    The Hill - Energy / 1 d. 22 h. 7 min. ago
  • Iraqi forces retake last ISIS-held townIraqi forces retake last ISIS-held town

    Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition retook the last town in the country held by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Iraqi and coalition officials said Friday.“I congratulate our heroic forces and the Iraqi people on the liberation...

    The Hill - Defense / 1 d. 22 h. 29 min. ago
  • Female ex-Franken staffers: 'He treated us with the utmost respect' Female ex-Franken staffers: 'He treated us with the utmost respect'

    A group of seven female former staffers for Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) are defending their ex-boss in a statement as he tries to weather the backlash the day after a woman accused him of sexual misconduct."Many of u...

    The Hill - Most Popular / 1 d. 22 h. 37 min. ago
  • Navy acknowledges pilot drew male genitalia in the skyNavy acknowledges pilot drew male genitalia in the sky

    U.S. Navy officials have issued a statement acknowledging that one of its aircraft was used in the drawing of male genitalia in the sky over a county in Washington state.Officials at the Naval...

    The Hill - Most Popular / 1 d. 22 h. 42 min. ago
  • Study finds less coverage loss from repealing ObamaCare mandateStudy finds less coverage loss from repealing ObamaCare mandate

    A new report from Standard & Poor’s predicts less savings and coverage loss from repealing ObamaCare’s individual mandate compared to the most commonly-used estimate.The study from S&P finds that repealing the mandate, as Senate Republicans...

    The Hill - Healthcare / 1 d. 22 h. 58 min. ago
  • National ad targets Republicans on 'sneaky repeal' of ObamaCare in tax planNational ad targets Republicans on 'sneaky repeal' of ObamaCare in tax plan

    A new national ad is slamming Republicans for including a "sneaky repeal" of ObamaCare in tax-reform legislation. In the ad, pro-ObamaCare group Save My Care urges voters to call their members and ask them to vote "no" on tax reform. "...

    The Hill - Healthcare / 1 d. 23 h. 17 min. ago
  • Senate Democrats introduce bill to block Trump's refugee banSenate Democrats introduce bill to block Trump's refugee ban

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    The Hill - Defense / 1 d. 23 h. 31 min. ago
  • Ex-acting CIA chief: Putin is ‘outsmarting’ TrumpEx-acting CIA chief: Putin is ‘outsmarting’ Trump

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    The Hill - International / 1 d. 23 h. 40 min. ago
  • Hoyer heads to the heartland on a ‘listening tour’Hoyer heads to the heartland on a ‘listening tour’

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    The Hill - House / 2 d. 0 h. 17 min. ago
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    The Hill - House / 2 d. 0 h. 45 min. ago
  • Trump asks for another $44 billion in disaster aidTrump asks for another $44 billion in disaster aid

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    The Hill - Energy / 2 d. 1 h. 8 min. ago
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    The Hill - House / 2 d. 2 h. 4 min. ago
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    The Hill - Technology / 2 d. 3 h. 16 min. ago
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    The Hill - Finance / 2 d. 3 h. 21 min. ago
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    The Hill - Healthcare / 2 d. 6 h. 21 min. ago
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    The Hill - Defense / 2 d. 8 h. 51 min. ago
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    The Hill - Finance / 2 d. 10 h. 57 min. ago
  • Ellen DeGeneres raises money for elephant conservation after Trump ends trophy banEllen DeGeneres raises money for elephant conservation after Trump ends trophy ban

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    The Hill - Energy / 2 d. 12 h. 6 min. ago
  • FCC votes to limit program funding internet access for low-income communitiesFCC votes to limit program funding internet access for low-income communities

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    The Hill - Technology / 2 d. 13 h. 20 min. ago
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    The Hill - Defense / 2 d. 13 h. 24 min. ago
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    The Hill - Finance / 2 d. 14 h. 14 min. ago
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    The Hill - Technology / 2 d. 14 h. 20 min. ago
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    The Hill - Defense / 2 d. 14 h. 44 min. ago
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    The Hill - Healthcare / 2 d. 14 h. 57 min. ago
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    The Hill - Energy / 2 d. 15 h. 32 min. ago
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    The Hill - Most Popular / 2 d. 15 h. 47 min. ago
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    The Hill - Technology / 2 d. 15 h. 56 min. ago
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    The Hill - Defense / 2 d. 16 h. 19 min. ago
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    The Hill - Most Popular / 2 d. 16 h. 38 min. ago
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    The Hill - Energy / 2 d. 16 h. 44 min. ago
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    The Hill - House / 2 d. 16 h. 48 min. ago
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    The Hill - Technology / 2 d. 16 h. 48 min. ago
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    The Hill - International / 2 d. 16 h. 53 min. ago
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    The Hill - Technology / 2 d. 16 h. 58 min. ago
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    The Hill - Defense / 2 d. 17 h. 3 min. ago
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    The Hill - International / 2 d. 17 h. 8 min. ago
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    The Hill - Transportation / 2 d. 17 h. 11 min. ago
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    The Hill - House / 2 d. 17 h. 11 min. ago
  • HHS nominee Azar to get Senate hearing Nov. 29HHS nominee Azar to get Senate hearing Nov. 29

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    The Hill - Healthcare / 2 d. 17 h. 54 min. ago
  • Pentagon retweets then deletes post calling on Trump to resign Pentagon retweets then deletes post calling on Trump to resign

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    The Hill - Defense / 2 d. 18 h. 11 min. ago
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    The Hill - Defense / 2 d. 18 h. 54 min. ago
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    The Hill - Defense / 2 d. 19 h. 9 min. ago
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    The Hill - Defense / 2 d. 19 h. 28 min. ago
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    The Hill - Technology / 2 d. 19 h. 33 min. ago
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    The Hill - Technology / 2 d. 21 h. 13 min. ago
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    The Hill - Technology / 2 d. 22 h. 21 min. ago
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    The Hill - Technology / 3 d. 14 h. 48 min. ago
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    The Hill - Business / 5 d. 3 h. 21 min. ago
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    The Hill: Sunday Talk / 6 d. 21 h. 51 min. ago
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    The Hill: Sunday Talk / 6 d. 22 h. 31 min. ago
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    The Hill: Sunday Talk / 6 d. 23 h. 30 min. ago
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    The Hill: Sunday Talk / 6 d. 23 h. 48 min. ago
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    The Hill: Sunday Talk / 7 d. 16 h. 44 min. ago
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    The Hill: Sunday Talk / 13 d. 19 h. 1 min. ago
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    The Hill: Sunday Talk / 13 d. 20 h. 31 min. ago
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    The Hill: Sunday Talk / 13 d. 20 h. 40 min. ago
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