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Trump's emergency declaration could mean Texas' military installations lose millions for future projects

Texas’ largest military bases could lose tens of millions of dollars already earmarked for future projects if President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to build a border barrier withstands legal challenges and the administration diverts money from the military for wall construction.

THE TEXAS TRIBUNE - 2019-03-19 20:43:00

Beto O’Rourke raises $6.1 million on Day 1 of White House run, topping Bernie Sanders

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid, the highest first-day number reported by any candidate so far, his campaign said Monday.

LA TIMES - 2019-03-18 13:45:00

Factbox: What we know about Boeing 737 MAX crash and what comes next

(Reuters) - More than 300 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 passenger jets have been taken out of service worldwide after two fatal crashes over the past five months in Ethiopia and Indonesia killed almost 350 people.

REUTERS - 2019-03-20 02:55:35

Meet the Democrat who plans to unite the party after 2020 turns ugly

Brian Schatz is no household name. But he's already positioning himself as an influential figure in the 2020 presidential race — someone who can unite the party around a shared agenda even if the primary inevitably turns ugly.

POLITICO - 2019-03-20 09:06:00

Senate GOP poised to go 'nuclear' on Trump picks

Senate Republicans are set to hit the gas on confirming hundreds of President Trump ’s nominees by muscling through a rules change that would dramatically cut down on the amount of time required to confirm district court and executive nominations.

THE HILL - 2019-03-20 10:00:00

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen's emails were sought in mid-2017: filings

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal authorities sought warrants to investigate Michael Cohen’s email accounts in July 2017, nine months before the office and hotel room of U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer were raided, according to documents made public on Tuesday.

REUTERS - 2019-03-19 14:12:29

Trump issued his first veto. Watch out for his second

On Friday, President Trump issued his first veto following an attempt by Congress to block his emergency declaration. His second veto is likely close behind. Although Thursday’s Senate vote rebuking Trump for seizing emergency powers to build a wall at the southern border drew most of the attention,

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2019-03-18 14:05:46

US Congress Prepares New Sanctions against Hezbollah

Hezbollah fighters hold their group's flags at a rally in Nabatiyeh, southern Lebanon, November 7, 2014. (AP) Republican and Democrat congressmen are ramping up a new list of sanctions against Hezbollah, expected to be approved next week, revealed US Congress sources Tuesday.

AAWSAT.COM - 2019-03-20 08:15:00

U.S. Supreme Court hands Trump a victory on immigration detention

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed the U.S. government’s authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime - potentially even years - after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline i

REUTERS - 2019-03-19 16:23:19

2020 Democrats crow over winner in Iowa state Senate race

Democratic 2020 presidential candidates were quick to cheer their party retaining an Iowa state Senate seat after a hotly contested special election. Democratic Iowa state Sen.-elect Eric Giddens defeated Republican opponent and former GOP state Rep. Walt Rogers late Tuesday when he earned 7,610 vot

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2019-03-20 04:25:24

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke making stop in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Days after announcing his intentions for 2020, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is taking a campaign tour in the Midwest. O’Rourke plans to drive a Dodge Caravan he began using in Iowa through the Midwest and on to New Hampshire.


Democrats seek probe of key FAA decisions on 737 MAX approval

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives transportation committee and another key Democrat asked the Transportation Department’s inspector general on Tuesday to examine key decisions made by the Federal Aviation Administration in certifying Boeing’s 737 MAX jet for us

REUTERS - 2019-03-19 23:36:42

Trump White House stonewalls House Democrats on document requests

President Donald Trump has stonewalled House Democrats as they perform their constitutional duty and request official documents, spurning inquiries from at least 17 House committees in all.

SALON - 2019-03-19 19:05:00

Kirsten Gillibrand officially jumps into 2020 race, teases speech at Trump hotel in New York

(CNN) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand officially jumped in the 2020 presidential race on Sunday by declaring her Democratic candidacy with a campaign video titled "Brave Wins." "Brave doesn't pit people against one another. Brave doesn't put money over lives. Brave doesn't spread hate, cloud truth, build


Fox Corp. Adds Paul Ryan to Board

The former House Speaker and Chase Carey join previously announced board members Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch and Jacques Nasser as the company also adopts a so-called "poison pill."

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER - 2019-03-19 13:00:00

Hundreds of dead dogs and cats purchased from 'Asian meat markets' were fed to healthy lab cats in disturbing government experiments

Hundreds of dead dogs and cats from Asia were purchased by the U.S. government then fed to healthy lab cats in a series of disturbing experiments, according to a breaking watchdog report.

DAILY MAIL - 2019-03-19 15:39:00

Key Senate panel split on Trump-Russia collusion: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, known as perhaps Congress’ most bipartisan panel, is split along party lines over whether Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, sources told Reuters.

REUTERS - 2019-03-19 14:52:35

The Latest: Senate votes to terminate Trump's border order

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump's proposed border wall (all times local):. In a stunning rebuke, the Republican-controlled Senate has voted to terminate President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.


House promises April vote on bill to restore net neutrality rules

The House of Representatives will vote on the Save The Internet Act, the bill that aims to restore net neutrality rules, early next month. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced on Monday that the Save The Internet Act will get a vote the week of April 8, according to Politico. The time

THE DAILY DOT - 2019-03-19 14:58:59

Manchin explains why he’s the only Senate Dem not supporting Equality Act

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has come out with an explanation for why he’s the only Senate Democrat who has declined to support the Equality Act, citing concerns about potential problems for local schools.

WASHINGTON BLADE - 2019-03-18 23:26:00