Chris Collins, former GOP rep, sentenced to 26 months in prison over securities fraud

A federal judge on Friday sentenced former Rep. Chris Collins of New York to 26 months in prison after the Republican pleaded guilty to insider trading charges last year.

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Trade deals, Trump impeachment trial showcase ‘Washington whiplash’ at its finest

Only in Washington could you have such a juxtaposition.

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HHS reports 135 sexual misconduct incidents involving ‘unaccompanied alien minors’

The Department of Health and Human Services released details of sexual misconduct involving unaccompanied minors in care provider facilities, documenting more than 100 substantiated incidents from mid-2015 through the end of 2017. 

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House Foreign Affairs Committee presses Pompeo to appear for Iran hearing

Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., on Friday pressed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday to agree to testify before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the Trump administration’s policy toward Iran and threatened to issue a subpoena if necessary. 

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Supreme Court to hear ‘faithless elector’ case ahead of 2020 presidential election

The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear a case over whether presidential electors have to vote in accordance with their states’ popular vote in the Electoral College.

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NYPD union leader sides with ICE against de Blasio over ‘sanctuary’-tied murder: ‘He owns this’

A top New York Police Department union official on Friday called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to “own” the consequences of the city’s sanctuary policies — while insisting officers want to be allowed to work with federal immigration enforcement — after an …

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Buttigieg interrupted at New Hampshire campaign stop by climate change activists

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was interrupted by noisy environmental activists during a New Hampshire campaign event Friday, prompting him to confront the sign-wielding rabble-rousers as they accused him of taking money from “fossil …

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Dems go on offense in House contests

All while NRCC boss sounds alarm over fundraising.

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Spouses of 2020 Dems embrace more public roles as early contests approach

The Democrats running for president are turning to their significant others to build support and maximize one-on-one time with voters with weeks to go before the Iowa caucuses.

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Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz join Trump’s impeachment defense team

Ken Starr, the former independent counsel who led the Whitewater investigation into then-President Bill Clinton, and attorney Alan Dershowitz will join President Trump’s impeachment defense team, Fox News has learned. 

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DHS boss blasts NYC for springing illegal immigrant now held on murder: ‘Preventable tragedy’

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf tore into New York City officials on Friday for releasing from custody an illegal immigrant who allegedly then sexually assaulted and murdered a 92-year-old woman — a horrific crime that has led to fresh con…

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Trump updates school prayer guidance: ‘We will uphold religious liberty’

While his impeachment trial was getting underway in the Senate on Thursday, President Trump gave a hat tip to his evangelical base by updating federal guidance on prayer in public schools — an action that came on National Religious Freedom Day.

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Cuomo should focus on NY’s bail law, $6.1B budget gap than state flag, license plates: state lawmakers

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been taking heat this week from state Republicans, many of whom say the governor’s priorities seem misplaced.

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Florida Supreme Court sides with DeSantis, rules convicted felons must pay off fines before voting

Florida’s Supreme Court has sided with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis by ruling that some convicted felons should be required to pay off any fines or fees before they can regain their right to vote.

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Tulsi Gabbard wins push-up contest at New Hampshire town hall

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, the Hawaii Democrat, came prepared for an unexpected push-up contest after she was challenged to at a New Hampshire town hall. 

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Sen. Susan Collins hits back at ‘mischaracterization and misunderstanding’ of impeachment stance

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, released a statement on Thursday to clarify her stance on President Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial and claimed her past comments have been taken out of context and misunderstood. 

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FBI updates policy on state election interference

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has updated its policy with regard to election interference and is changing the process for alerting state officials to voting irregularities and breaches.

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Andrew Yang’s wife reveals she was sexually assaulted by her doctor during first pregnancy

Evelyn Yang, wife of 2020 presidential hopeful Andrew Yang, opened up on Thursday about the sexual assault she faced by her OB/GYN when she was pregnant with their first child. 

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley reveals bald head, announces she has alopecia

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., opened up about her struggle with alopecia, a common autoimmune skin disease that can cause the hair loss, on Thursday and publically revealed her bald head for the first time. 

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Northam’s Virginia Capitol weapons ban upheld by judge ahead of pro-gun rally

A Richmond Circuit Court judge upheld Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s executive order temporarily banning guns on Capitol Grounds to prevent violent uprisings at a gun rally scheduled for Monday, despite pushback from pro-gun groups.

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