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Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending

WASHINGTON-- The Senate has approved a wide-ranging $854 billion bill that provides a fix to keep the government open through Dec. 7 and funds the military and a host of civilian agencies.

Dems make new demands on Kavanaugh hearing, as Republicans cry foul

By Adam Shaw

Democratic senators on Tuesday escalated their demands regarding a hearing to examine the sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh -- suggesting Monday's scheduled public session with the Supreme Court nominee and his accuser is not enough, calling for more witnesses and more time for the FBI to dig into the allegations.

Jason Chaffetz: The Deep State is real – I've seen it up close and it's far worse than you can imagine

By Jason Chaffetz

While serving on the House Oversight Committee, I saw firsthand how those in control of our bureaucracy brazenly abuse their power – spying, manipulating and misleading – in an effort to perpetuate their stranglehold on the government.

Grassley suggests last-minute Kavanaugh hearing could be canceled if accuser doesn’t accept invite

By Alex Pappas

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Tuesday raised the possibility that next week’s high-stakes open hearing to examine the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could be canceled if the accuser doesn’t accept the committee’s invitation.

Former FBI official Andrew McCabe has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Just months after the publication of James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty," another former FBI official will take on President Donald Trump.

Former FBI official Andrew McCabe has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Just months after the publication of James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty," another former FBI official will take on President Donald Trump.

Trump administration cuts refugee admissions to 30,000

By Adam Shaw

The Trump administration announced Monday it will cut the maximum number of refugees allowed into the country next year to 30,000, citing national security concerns and the need to restore integrity to the system.

Trump administration cuts refugee admissions to 30,000

By Adam Shaw

The Trump administration announced Monday it will cut the maximum number of refugees allowed into the country next year to 30,000, citing national security concerns and the need to restore integrity to the system.

Agencies scramble to prep Russia probe files for release after sweeping Trump order

By Brooke Singman

Intelligence agencies are scrambling to prepare files related to the Russia probe after a sweeping order by President Trump to declassify several key documents, including pages for renewed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants against former campaign aide Carter Page and text messages from disgraced former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

Agencies scramble to prep Russia probe files for release after sweeping Trump order

By Brooke Singman

Intelligence agencies are scrambling to prepare files related to the Russia probe after a sweeping order by President Trump to declassify several key documents, including pages for renewed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants against former campaign aide Carter Page and text messages from disgraced former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

Planned Parenthood boss wanted doctors to reveal their funding and views on abortion -- despite doing neither

By Lukas Mikelionis

Leana Wen, the new Planned Parenthood boss, who believes “in practicing what we preach”, campaigned to reveal doctors’ private information like political affiliation, views on abortion and money they receive from pharmaceutical companies, but didn’t disclose her affiliation or that she received money from outside firms.

Kavanaugh accuser has not yet accepted invitation to testify before Congress

By Alex Pappas

Much has been made of Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s invitation to testify before an open hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee next week -- but it’s not set in stone yet she will actually come.

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