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Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 04:14 AM PDT

Duterte Allies Seek to Dominate Philippine Midterm Polls

Duterte Allies Seek to Dominate Philippine Midterm Polls

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's name is not on the ballot but Monday's midterm elections are seen as a crucial referendum on his rise to power with a brutal crackdown on illegal drugs, unorthodox style...

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 01:00 AM PDT

Michelle Obama Surprises Students to Talk About Her Memoir

Michelle Obama Surprises Students to Talk About Her Memoir

A group of students from Spelman and Morehouse colleges who've been studying Michelle Obama's memoir, "Becoming," had a surprise visitor to discuss the work — the former first lady herself. Obama came to...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 02:55 PM PDT

Shanahan Says Military Won't Leave Until Border Is Secure

Shanahan Says Military Won't Leave Until Border Is Secure

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan visited a border city in Texas on Saturday and said he intends to accelerate planning to secure the border and bolster the administration's ability to accomplish that...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 02:42 PM PDT

Self-Impeach? Talk Shifts Toward Trump Defiance of Congress

Self-Impeach? Talk Shifts Toward Trump Defiance of Congress

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has introduced a new concept into the debate over President Donald Trump's actions: "self-impeaching." As Trump all but goads Democrats into impeachment proceedings, viewing the...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 02:26 PM PDT

Venezuela's Guaidó Asks for Relations With US Military

Venezuela's Guaidó Asks for Relations With US Military

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Saturday said he's instructed his political envoy in Washington to immediately open relations with the U.S. military in a bid to bring more pressure on President...

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 12:08 AM PDT

More 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bans Advancing in South, Midwest

More 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bans Advancing in South, Midwest

If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there. Or, potentially, in neighboring Louisiana. Or Alabama. Or Georgia. The...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 08:15 AM PDT

Chinese Envoy Says Trade Talks With US Have Not Broken Down

Chinese Envoy Says Trade Talks With US Have Not Broken Down

China's leading envoy to trade talks in Washington says the failure to strike a deal in the tariffs war with the U.S. was "just a small setback" and negotiations will continue despite increases in import duties...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 08:45 AM PDT

Beto O'Rourke Readies 'Reintroduction' as 2020 Buzz Fizzles

Beto O'Rourke Readies 'Reintroduction' as 2020 Buzz Fizzles

Beto O'Rourke barreled into the 2020 presidential race with breakneck energy and a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants campaign style that saw him leap atop tables to address overflow crowds with the organic,...

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 02:44 PM PDT

Ex-Fugees Rapper Charged in Campaign Finance Conspiracy Case

Ex-Fugees Rapper Charged in Campaign Finance Conspiracy Case

One of the founding members of the 1990s hip-hop group the Fugees has been charged in a campaign finance conspiracy that took place during the 2012 presidential election, the Justice Department said Friday. A...

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 02:53 PM PDT

House Democrat Issues Subpoenas for Trump Tax Returns

House Democrat Issues Subpoenas for Trump Tax Returns

A top House Democrat on Friday issued subpoenas for six years of President Donald Trump's tax returns, giving Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig a deadline of next Friday to...

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