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Today β€” January 17th 2019FoxNews Politics

Freshmen Dems stumble in quest to confront McConnell on shutdown

By Lukas Mikelionis

Freshmen Democrats led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attempted to confront Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in-person over government shutdown and hand-deliver a letter urging him to cave and vote to reopen the government without securing the funding to the border wall.

Freshman GOP Sen. Hawley demands answers from FBI after bombshell Russia probe report

By Brooke Singman

Freshman Republican Sen. Josh Hawley on Thursday demanded answers from the FBI over a new report that the bureau opened a counterintelligence investigation into President Trump to probe whether he was threat to national security after the ouster of former FBI Director James Comey.

Michael Cohen levels new allegation, claims he worked to rig online polls at Trump’s direction

By Alex Pappas

Michael Cohen, the president’s former fixer who was recently sentenced to three years in prison, leveled a new allegation Thursday at President Trump by claiming his former boss directed him to rig online polls ahead of the 2016 presidential race.

Kamala Harris’ career, from California district attorney to the Senate

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn

Kamala Harris’ rise to political power started in California, where she served as a district attorney and attorney general for the state. And it might culminate in a 2020 presidential run.

Dem Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee accused of retaliating against staffer who said Black Caucus Foundation official raped her

By Samuel Chamberlain

A former staffer for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has claimed in a lawsuit that she was fired last year in retaliation for legal action the staffer planned to bring against the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) related to an alleged rape in 2015. 

From Gillibrand to Beto, one-time moderates shift left in preparation for 2020

By Gregg Re

The 2020 presidential race is just beginning, and already several declared or possible Democratic contenders once seen as moderates have shifted markedly to the left, in apparent appeals to the party's powerful progressive wing that have at the same time exposed them to charges of political opportunism.

Beto O’Rourke pens epic, rambling blog from road trip: β€˜In and out of a funk’

By Adam Shaw

Media darling and former Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke is blogging his way through a classic American road trip, with a rambling essay telling readers he has “been stuck lately” as he hits the road to meet people and break the funk (and maybe decide on a 2020 run). 

Angela Davis, former fugitive wanted by FBI, to offer MLK Day lecture

By Louis Casiano

Angela Davis, an activist who gained notoriety in the 1960s and 70s while working with the Communist Party USA and the Black Panther Party and whose involvement in the armed takeover of a California courtroom resulted in four deaths, will be a featured speaker next week at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event.

Hard-left Dem accused of 'breathtaking bigotry' after claim that Lindsey Graham is 'compromised'

By Lukas Mikelionis

A hard-left Democrat from Michigan is facing backlash and accusations of homophobia after repeating baseless allegations pushed by MSNBC and liberal activists that Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is somehow being blackmailed into supporting President Trump.

Sen. Rand Paul to undergo hernia surgery in Canada next week

By Amy Lieu

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will undergo hernia surgery in Canada next week in what reports said is a consequence of an assault in late 2017 by a neighbor who was later sentenced to a prison term.

Ocasio-Cortez's latest role on Capitol Hill: Twitter tutor for House Democrats

By Louis Casiano

As the youngest member of Congress, it's no surprise that U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has used social media effectively in her campaigning and in her first weeks as a member of Congress. Now she's offering other House Democrats a chance to learn the techniques she has used.

'So much stupidity' surrounding battle over border wall: Jonah Goldberg

By Joseph Wulfsohn

As the ongoing political battle over funding for a border wall carries on, both sides are bringing “stupidity” to the table, National Review senior editor Jonah Goldberg argued Wednesday.

Giuliani claims 'I never said there was no collusion' in Trump campaign

By Samuel Chamberlain

President Trump's personal attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, claimed Wednesday night that he "never said there was no collusion" between members of President Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian officials but only said that Trump himself never colluded with Russian officials.

Hoyer says border walls 'obviously' work, rejects Pelosi's suggestion that barrier is 'immorality'

By Gregg Re

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., acknowledged Wednesday on Fox News' "Special Report with Bret Baier" that border walls "absolutely" work in some areas, and rejected suggestions that barriers should be removed where they already exist.

DOJ official Bruce Ohr shared intel from dossier author in 2016 with prosecutors now on Mueller team

By Catherine Herridge

Details about Justice Department official Bruce Ohr's meetings with the author of the salacious anti-Trump dossier were shared by Ohr with his expansive circle of contacts inside the department -- including senior FBI leadership and officials now assigned to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Fox News has learned.

Hawaii Rep. Ed Case apologizes for claim he's 'Asian trapped in a white body'

By Gregg Re

Hawaii Democratic Rep. Ed Case apologized on Wednesday for saying that he felt like “an Asian trapped in a white body,”and his spokesman claimed he was merely referring to what his Japanese-American wife "sometimes says about him."

Steve King defiant after House disapproval resolution, says censure 'not going to happen'

By Gregg Re

One day after the House formally voted to disapprove of his comments about white supremacy, Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King sounded a note of defiance, saying a more severe vote to censure him was "not going to happen."

Rand Paul, after WH meeting on Syria and Afghanistan, suggests Trump is committed to pullout

Following a closely-watched White House meeting on Syria and Afghanistan, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul suggested that President Trump remains committed to pulling troops out of those countries despite a deadly terrorist attack that killed U.S. military personnel in Syria earlier in the day.