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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.

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.

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. 

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

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. 

New York Today: N.Y. Today: New Yorkers for President

By AZI PAYBARAH

Kirsten Gillibrand is running. But so may some others. Also: Today is Yams Day.

White House Redefines Who Is Essential to Get Parts of Government Moving Again

By KATIE ROGERS and ALAN RAPPEPORT

The administration is opening the government piece by piece, forcing thousands of workers to report to the job without pay in sectors that could benefit the president’s base.

What Professional Organizers Really Do, and How They Can Help You

By JOLIE KERR

When you hear “professional organizer” you may think “reality TV,” but you shouldn’t. Professional organizers can help with projects large and small, and with the psychology of clutter, to boot.

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.

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.

Global Warming Is Helping to Wipe Out Coffee in the Wild

By SOMINI SENGUPTA

Researchers found that more than half of all species could vanish from the wild, and the implications for coffee’s survival in the era of climate change are huge.

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.

Can We All Agree Mariano Rivera Belongs in the Hall? History Says No

By VICTOR MATHER

The most interesting question about the Baseball Hall of Fame’s next class of inductees is whether the Yankees closer will be the first unanimous selection.

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.

Tsipras wins confidence vote, eyes Prespa agreement ratification

By Georgi Gotev

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday (16 January) survived a confidence vote after a row over a landmark name deal with Macedonia sunk his four-year coalition.

Spanish PM: If Europe protects us, we need to protect Europe

By Beatriz Rios

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez stood up for a more social, feminist, greener and united Europe, in his speech on the future of the EU before the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday (16 January). 

Microsoft Pledges $500 Million for Affordable Housing in Seattle Area

By KAREN WEISE

The move is the most ambitious effort yet by a tech company to fund construction for local teachers, firefighters and other middle- and low-income residents.

Microsoft Pledges $500 Million for Affordable Housing in Seattle Area

By KAREN WEISE

The move is the most ambitious effort yet by a tech company to fund construction for local teachers, firefighters and other middle- and low-income residents.

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