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marcia-fudge-111518.jpg Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, is considering challenging current House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for the position of House Speaker in the next Congress. "People are asking me to do it, and I am thinking about it," Fudge told The Cleveland Plain Dealer on Wednesday.

catherinecortez-111518.jpg Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., will lead Democrats' efforts to retake control of the Senate in 2020, Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., revealed on Thursday. Schumer announced Cortez Masto will be the first Latina to serve as Chairwoman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

jamal-khashoggi-111518.jpg Seventeen Saudi Arabian government officials were sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday over their alleged roles in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

donald-trump2-111518.jpg President Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and potential collusion with the president's campaign in a series of posts on Twitter on Thursday.

isan-111518.jpg Isan Elba, the daughter of British actor, producer and musician Idris Elba, has been named as the official ambassador for the 2019 Golden Globe Awards season. Isan was born to Idris Elba's first wife Hanne Kim Elba, who is a makeup artist and businesswoman. Isan's name was announced by HFPA President Meher Tatna at The Four Seasons in Los Angeles. "Last year, the HFPA renamed the title to repr

us-mexico-111518.jpg The US government has awarded a $167-million contract to a Galveston, Texas-based construction company to build a levee wall in south Texas along the United States' border with Mexico to prevent the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants to the country. The contract was awarded the day hundreds of U.S.-bound Latin American migrants, who started their grueling journey on foot from Honduras, El Salva

trump3-111418.jpg In a lawsuit over the decision to revoke the press pass of CNN's chief White House correspondent, the White House claims to have "broad discretion" to regulate access by journalists. The White House argued in a filing to the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday that journalists do...

kevin-mccarthy-111418.jpg Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., will serve as House Minority Leader in the next Congress after a vote by members of the Republican caucus on Wednesday. McCarthy will take over as the top Republican in the House from retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as Democrats retake control of the chamber next year.

nancy-pelosi-1114180.jpg Democrats are divided over whether current House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., should once again become House Speaker in the next Congress, according to the results of a new CNN poll.

john-abizaid-111418.jpg President Donald Trump intends to nominate retired Army General John Abizaid as U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, the White House announced on Tuesday. The White House said Abizaid currently serves as the first Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University...

foreign-students-111418.jpg The number of international students in the United States surpassed one million for the third consecutive year, increasing 1.5 percent to reach a new high of 1,094,792 million, a new report finds. The United States remains the top host of international students globally, according to the 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. The rise in numbers is mainly due to students s

neomi-rao-111418.jpg A day ahead of an official White House announcement, President Donald Trump on Tuesday revealed his nomination of Neomi Rao to the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Rao currently serves as the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

hate-crimes-111418.jpg The number of hate crime incidents in the United States has risen by 17 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported. The rise in hate crimes for the third consecutive year is attributed mainly to racial and anti-Semitic attacks and linked by some experts to the unprecedented emergence of white supremacists and other hate groups. San Francisco Dis

amnesty-international-111318.jpg Amnesty International has revoked its highest honor awarded to Aung San Suu Kyi nine years ago over the Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the country's military against Rohingya Muslims, and failure to speak out for the victims. The London-based global human rights watchdog honored Suu Kyi in 2009 when the Nobel Peace laureate was living under house arrest for fightin

kyrstensinema-111318.jpg Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., has won a tightly contested Senate election in Arizona with a lead of 1.7 percent of votes over her Republican rival Congresswoman Martha McSally, R-Ariz. Sinema initially trailed McSally on election night but climbed into the lead as more votes were counted.

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