Politics

© Anthony Behar
February 15, 2019 - 8:39 am
Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz says, if true, the Department of Justice’s discussions to employ the 25th Amendment to oust President Trump amounted to an attempted coup. Watch the latest video at
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February 14, 2019 - 11:47 pm
Andrew McCabe details Dept. of Justice meetings; reaction from Jon Summers, former communications director for Sen. Harry Reid. Watch the latest video at
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February 14, 2019 - 11:35 pm
Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited — this time over President Donald Trump's plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from other federal...
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February 14, 2019 - 8:23 pm
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discusses foreign policy challenges with Bret Baier, anchor of 'Special Report.' Watch the latest video at
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Rachel Sweet, a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood Great Plains, watches at the Kansas Senate debates a resolution
AP Photo/John Hanna
February 14, 2019 - 8:08 pm
Legislators in Kansas are condemning New York's new law protecting abortion rights, even after the birth of a child, with a resolution that would be sent to New York's governor and lawmakers. The Kansas Senate adopted the resolution Thursday on a 27-13 vote. The measure goes next to the House,...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 photo, courthouse staff in York, Neb., prepare to count the ballots cast in the recall election of Mayor Orval Stahr. Stahr was ousted Tuesday in a recall campaign that accused him of violating the trust of city department heads and neglecting the city's interests. Nebraska ranks sixth nationally in the number of recall elections held over the last decade, adjusting for the state's small population. Under a bill proposed by Neb. State Sen. Curt Friesen voters will lose the power to boot Nebraska mayors, county commissioners or school board members out of office before their terms end. Friesen says frequent recall elections in Nebraska could discourage good candidates from seeking public office. (Melanie Wilkinson/The York News-Times via AP)
February 14, 2019 - 2:55 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's habit of booting mayors and county commissioners out of office before their terms end could be in jeopardy under an unusual proposal that would end the state's status as one as one of the nation's most prolific users of recall elections. Voters have attempted to oust...
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© Hannah Gaber-USA TODAY
February 14, 2019 - 1:48 pm
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended Ilhan Omar’s vicious rant against US Special Envoy Elliott Abrams Wednesday; saying the Congresswoman’s outrageous accusations of ‘Venezuelan Genocide’ felt “like justice.” “Ilhan Omar is a Somali refugee. She has felt the ravages of war. Watching her question...
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AP Photo/Kevin Wolf
February 13, 2019 - 10:53 pm
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel's Russia probe, a judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson's decision was another loss for Manafort, a once-wealthy political consultant who rose to...
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February 13, 2019 - 6:16 pm
A top election official has told Kansas lawmakers that a database that checks if voters are registered in multiple states hasn't been used since 2017 and won't be used again this year. Kansas elections director Bryan Caskey said Tuesday his office under former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach...
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© Jason Wachter, jwachter@stcloudtimes.com
February 13, 2019 - 3:42 pm
Rep. Ilhan Omar shut-down a group of reporters at the US Capitol this week; saying she was “absolutely” not worried about losing key Committee positions after her anti-Semitic rant on social media. “What did you learn from your comments and the reaction to it? asked one journalist. “I stated all of...
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