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Congress returns to Washington ahead of midterm elections
iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Congress returns to Washington this week for the final legislative sprint before the midterm elections. Lawmakers are trying to avoid a government shutdown and will review explosive sexual assault claims against President Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee.With government funding set to run out on Sept. 30, the House will take up the Senate-passed spending bill that includes hundreds of billions of funding for the military and the Labor and Health and Human Services Departments.The measure would also fund remaining agencies through Dec. 7, putting off debate over funding for the Department of Homeland Security -- and the...
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Michelle Obama calls out 'nastiness of our politics' during campaign-style voting rally
Twitter/@MichelleObama (LAS VEGAS) -- Former first lady Michelle Obama said she hoped to get Nevada residents "fired up" on Sunday as she headlined her first rally for When We All Vote, the nonprofit voting initiative she launched over the summer. More than 2,000 people crammed into the gymnasium of Chaparral High School in Las Vegas where Obama, along with several high-profile singers and actors, spoke on Sunday evening and reminded Nevada residents why their votes matter."When you don’t vote, that’s exactly what you’re doing -- you’re letting other people make decisions for you," Obama said. “We get the leaders we...
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Roger Stone sought contact with WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, email suggests
Mark Wilson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- As the special counsel’s office appears to be focusing in on President Donald Trump’s longtime political ally Roger Stone, an email recently obtained by ABC News suggests Stone sought contact with WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange during what may have been a critical moment in the 2016 campaign. The email is one of at least two between Stone and Jerome Corsi, a political commentator and self-proclaimed conspiracy theorist, that refer to London-based conservative author Ted Malloch, according to people familiar with the emails. The July 31, 2016, email appears to be an explicit attempt by Stone...
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