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capitol-dome-snow-012319.jpg With the partial government shutdown entering its second month, the Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday on competing proposals to re-open the government. Neither bill is expected to receive the 60 needed votes to advance, however, as both sides remain dug in over the issue of a border wall.

billionaire-poor-012319.jpg The world's richest are growing richer - by $2.5 billion every day, while the wealth of the poorest half of the global population declined by 11 percent, reveals a new report from Oxfam International. Billionaire fortunes increased by 12 percent last year, with a new billionaire created every two days between 2017 and 2018. Since the global financial crisis a decade ago, the number of billionair

supreme-court-012219.jpg In one of a number of high-profile moves announced on Tuesday, the Supreme Court has allowed President Donald Trump's ban on most transgender people serving in the military to take effect.

kamala-harris-012219.jpg California Democrat Senator Kamala Harris, who officially launched her 2020 White House bid on Monday, made it clear that she will not accept money from corporate political action committees (PACs) during her presidential campaign.

kim-trump-june12.jpg President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February, the White House announced on Friday. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders indicated the location of the second meeting between the two leaders would be announced at a later date.

trump-pelosi-110718_17jan19.jpg Citing the ongoing government shutdown, President Donald Trump has postponed an overseas trip by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Trump said in a letter sent to Pelosi on Thursday that her seven-day "excursion" to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan will be rescheduled when the shutdown is over.

rudy-giuliani-011719.jpg Amid a dustup over his comments about possible collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani sought to clarify his remarks in a statement on Thursday.

cardib-trump-011719.jpg Cardi B has lashed out at President Donald Trump for the nearly month-old shutdown that left thousands of government employees without pay, saying that the United States is in a hellhole right now. The 26-year-old rapper was apparently annoyed by the President's call on thousands of civil servants...

theresa-may-011619.jpg British Prime Minister Theresa May's government has survived a vote of no confidence in parliament on Wednesday. The U.K.'s lower house of parliament, the House of Commons, voted in favor of the government and defeated the motion raised by the leader of the main opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn,...

nancy-pelosi-011619.jpg With the partial government shutdown dragging on with no end in sight, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has urged President Donald Trump to delay his planned State of the Union address to Congress later this month.

kirstengillibrand-011619.jpg Kirsten Gillibrand, the Democrat senator from New York, announced her presidential bid. The outspoken advocate for women's causes revealed her intention to join what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary in a CBS television talk show Tuesday night. "I'm going to run for president of the United States because as a young mom I am going to fight for other people's kids as hard as I would f

cryptoexchangehacked-jan16.jpg A New Zealand-based crypto-currency trading company went offline after it was hacked at the weekend. Cryptopia, based in Christchurch, announced on Twitter that on January 14, it suffered a security breach that resulted in significant losses. "Once identified, the exchange was put into maintenance while we assessed damages," it added. The exchange has not disclosed the value of the losses, the

Governor Andrew Cuomo has revealed details of his proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, during a budget address on Tuesday. Cuomo's $175 billion state budget proposal includes his recreational marijuana plan. The budget proposal is for the new fiscal year, which begins on April...

killers-trump-011519.jpg The Killers have released a song critical of the current political climate in the United States under the Trump administration, including the proposed wall at the Mexican border, gun control laws and the black lives matter movement. The Spike Lee-directed video for the song shows some heart-rending footage of migrants at the US-Mexico border The video for the stand alone anti-Trump track is tit

southernborder-honduras-011519.jpg President Donald Trump told the nation Tuesday that "a big new Caravan" is heading up to the U.S. Southern Border from Honduras. He broke the news on Twitter. The timing of the fresh caravan offered new ammunition in Trump's fight with Congress over border wall funding.

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