Government And Politics

Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

Jan 17, 2018

Disgruntled conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown

Thai court drops royal insult charges against academic

Jan 17, 2018

A Thai military court has dropped royal insult charges against an 84-year old Thai historian who questioned whether a Thai King had actually defeated a Burmese adversary in combat on elephant-back over 500 years ago

Ex-CIA officer arrested, charged with keeping documents

Jan 17, 2018

Former CIA officer arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets

Young Hong Kong activist sentenced to 3 months in jail

Jan 17, 2018

A Hong Kong court has sentenced democracy activist Joshua Wong to three months in jail in a contempt case stemming from 2014 protests

The Latest: Doctor says Trump aced cognitive test

Jan 17, 2018

The White House physician says President Donald Trump performed "exceedingly well" on a surprise cognitive screening test administered last week

The Latest: Hawaii congresswomen want hearings on alert

Jan 17, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the state of Hawaii didn't need federal approval to retract a cell phone alert mistakenly sent over the weekend warning of a ballistic missile attack

Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

Jan 17, 2018

White House doctor says President Donald Trump did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening he requested

The Latest: GOP lacking votes to keep government open

Jan 17, 2018

Conservatives say there's enough Republican opposition to scuttle a plan by House GOP leaders to prevent a government shutdown this weekend

Detroit man deported to Mexico after 30 years in US

Jan 17, 2018

Detroit man who had lived in the US for nearly 30 years has been deported to Mexico

House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

Jan 17, 2018

The House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in a showdown over whether he can be forced to testify in the panel's Russia investigation

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