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Mnuchin says budget deal with Pelosi is ‘very close’


WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell vs. hardliners in the White House as lawmakers pursue a deal on federal spending and the debt. And the hardliners, wary of further increases to federal spending, appear to be losing. Talks between Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appear to [...]

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House condemns Trump ‘racist’ tweets in extraordinary rebuke


WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted Tuesday night to condemn President Donald Trump’s “racist comments” against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump’s Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn’t “a racist bone in my body.” Two days after Trump tweeted that four Democratic freshmen [...]

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Polls show sour views of race relations in Trump’s America


Even before President Donald Trump’s racist tweets toward four Democratic congresswomen of color, Americans considered race relations in the United States to be generally bad — and said that Trump has been making them worse. On Sunday, Trump tweeted that the congresswomen should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from, [...]

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6 minutes: Man haunted by family’s final moments on 737 Max


When Paul Njoroge gets on an airplane, he becomes fixated on the first few minutes after takeoff. “I have to look at my watch and see when I reach the 6-minute mark,” Njoroge says. That is the length of time that a Boeing 737 Max carrying his wife, three young children and mother-in-law was airborne [...]

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McMorris Rodgers: Trump ‘wrong’ to tell four Democratic congresswomen to ‘go back’ to their countries


Other Republican members of Congress representing the Inland Northwest were mostly silent about the president's Sunday tweet when asked for a reaction.

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Top Trump officials tell BLM staffers most of them must leave D.C. by end of next year


WASHINGTON – Senior Trump officials confirmed Tuesday that most Bureau of Land Management headquarters staffers must leave the District of Columbia by the end of next year under the Interior Department’s reorganization plan. In a 17-page letter to lawmakers, Interior Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Joe Balash detailed how the administration plans to [...]

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Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo arrested in US


LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, who faces corruption charges in his homeland, was arrested in the United States following an extradition request, U.S. and Peruvian authorities said Tuesday. The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Toledo and he appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas S. Hixson in Northern California, the U.S. Justice Department [...]

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Congressman files articles of impeachment against Trump despite pushback


The move by Texas congressman Al Green will force House Democrats to confront the issue in the near term. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has resisted calls to launch an impeachment inquiry.

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"The Squad" denounces Trump's attacks as an intentional "distraction"


Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar sat down with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King

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Democratic fundraising tool raises big money from small donors


"These numbers show that there is incredible energy among the grassroots already, and we're still more than a year out from Election Day"

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How Trump is trying to “fill the vacuum” left by Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2020 election


CBS News' Chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the battle between Trump and the four Democratic congresswomen known as "The Squad." Garrett argues that Trump's tweets could be an attempt to force the Democratic party to rally around The Squad, so that he can more easily characterize it as radical.

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Democratic congresswomen known as "The Squad" discuss Trump's racist tweets with Gayle King


In an extraordinary rebuke, the House voted to condemn President Trump's attacks against four congresswomen of color as "racist." The four freshmen congresswomen apparently targeted by the president are Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley, collectively known as "The Squad." The Squad sat down with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King on Capitol Hill for their only joint interview, in which they shared what it's like to feud with the most powerful politician in the country.

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U.S. sanctions Myanmar generals over mass killings of Rohingya


The sanctions bar those targeted and their immediate families from traveling to the United States

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A top intel official on preparing for 2020 election threats


On "Intelligence Matters" this week, Sue Gordon, principal deputy DNI director, talks with Michael Morell about how the U.S. is preparing for disinformation threats to the 2020 elections

Tags: Election
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Analysis: How liberal are Democratic voters?


CBS News polling analysis examines the ideological divisions among Democratic voters in states with early nominating contests

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Transcript: Sue Gordon on "Intelligence Matters"


This week, on "Intelligence Matters," Michael Morell talks with one of the nation's top intelligence officials about how the U.S. is preparing for disinformation threats to the 2020 elections

Tags: Election
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Planned Parenthood defying Trump abortion referral ban


For now, will use emergency funds to replace federal dollars it will lose due to the move, saying it won't keep women from learning of legit medical options

Tags: FED, Women
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NRC mulls cutting back on inspections at nuclear reactors


A divided staff at the agency is recommending the cost-cutting move pushed by the industry but denounced by foes as a public safety threat

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Texas Democrat introduces articles of impeachment vs. Trump


Rep. Al Green made the move right after the House voted to condemn Trump for his recent racist tweets

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ACLU files lawsuit against Trump administration asylum rules


Under new rules, migrants who pass through another country on their way to the U.S. will be ineligible for asylum

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