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  Rep. Moulton is latest to enter 2020 presidential race

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-MA, is running for the Democratic nomination, according to media reports, including WBUR.

  Trump tried to choke Russia probe, oust Mueller, report says; president claims it shows no collusion or obstruction

  Giving a pet for Easter? Don’t do it

  Trump attacks Russia probe ‘con job’ as fuller report looms

Trump campaign to report $30 million haul

  Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US

House Democrats cheer wins of 1st 100 days, ponder stumbles

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  Sanders relaunches ‘Medicare for All’ with Dems divided

Twitter removes Trump’s ‘Dark Knight Rises’ tweet

Outgoing DHS secretary says she still supports Trump’s border goals

3 American soldiers, 1 US contractor killed in Afghanistan

Secret Service head Alles leaving, career official tapped

  Actor Alan Alda recognized for philanthropic work, support of broadcasters

  Bernie Sanders quiets critics, becomes a 2020 front-runner

Less than two months into his second White House bid , no other declared candidate in the crowded Democratic field currently has amassed so many advantages: a $28 million war chest, a loyal and enthusiastic voter base and a set of clearly defined policy objectives.

  US wants 2 years to ID migrant kids separated from families

The Justice Department said in a court filing it will take at least a year to review about 47,000 cases of unaccompanied children taken into government custody between July 1, 2017 and June 25, 2018.

Hiring rebounds as US employers add a solid 196,000 jobs

The unemployment rate remained at 3.8%, near the lowest level in almost 50 years, the Labor Department reported Friday.

Ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner ordered to register as sex offender

A New York City judge designated Weiner a Level 1 offender under the state's version of what's known as Megan's Law, meaning that he is thought to have a low risk of reoffending.

House votes to end support for Yemen war, rebuffing Trump

More than 750K could lose food stamps under Trump administration proposal

  It’s just what it sounds like: Kranch is the latest condiment from Heinz

  Lori Lightfoot will be Chicago’s 1st black, female mayor

2nd woman recounts unwanted touching by Joe Biden

  Migrants fleeing Central America wait for unknown next stop in US

Democrats to prepare subpoenas for full Mueller report

The House Judiciary Committee will prepare subpoenas this week seeking special counsel Robert Mueller’s full Russia report as the Justice Department appears likely to miss an April 2 deadline set by Democrats for the report’s release.

  US struggling with growing number of asylum seekers

Efforts are being made to ease the strained immigration system while President Donald Trump is doubling down on threats to shutter the U.S.-Mexico border entirely.

  Barr: Redacted Mueller report could be released by mid-April

The information will not be shared with the White House beforehand, says Attorney General William Barr.

Linda McMahon is leaving Small Business Administration

She is reportedly joining the private sector so that she can help raise money for President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campai

  Trump: Smollett case ‘outrageous,’ FBI and DOJ to review; Chicago seeing $130K

Trump tweeted early Thursday that prosecutors' handling of the Smollett case was "an embarrassment" to the country and called on the federal agencies to review what he called an "outrageous" case.

Barbara Bush blamed Trump for ‘angst,’ new book reveals

The late former first lady's thoughts about Trump were revealed in excerpts published Wednesday from an upcoming biography, "The Matriarch."

With Obamacare under attack, Centene to buy WellCare for $15B creating ACA powerhouse

The insurer said Wednesday that its cash-and-stock deal to buy WellCare will create an insurer that manages Medicaid coverage for more than 12 million people and covers several million more in the federal government's Medicare program for people age 65 and older.

  Trump border emergency survives as House veto override fails

The Democratic-controlled chamber fell 38 votes short of the 286 needed for Democrats and their handful of Republican allies to prevail, because a two-thirds majority was needed.

  After his release, Michael Avenatti says he expects to be exonerated

Spokesman Ciaran McEvoy says the lawyer best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump faces federal charges in New York and California.

Though Mueller’s report has been completed, debate continues

Mueller's findings absolve Trump on the question of colluding with Russia but don't entirely remove the legal threats the president and his associates are facing.

  Trump declares victory now, but legal perils not over

Federal and state investigators in New York are deep into investigations of their own into Trump and those in his orbit, probes that some observers have long viewed as every bit as menacing as Mueller's two-year look into possible collusion with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.

  Mueller report: Barr says Mueller finds no evidence of Trump-Russia conspiracy

Attorney General William Barr has given Congress the eagerly anticipated summary of the “principal conclusions” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year Russia investigation.

  Trump intensifies effort to discredit Mueller report

Trump's comments came as special counsel Robert Mueller is expected to soon deliver a report to the Justice Department on his investigation into Russian election meddling.

Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Democrats, CNN

A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending a wave of pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump.

  Will Trump let up on McCain attacks? GOP senators hope so

A few GOP senators spoke out this week against a new round of Trump's complaints about the Arizona senator, who died in August of brain cancer . One Republican called the president's ongoing commentary "deplorable." Others, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, pointedly used the word "her

Rep. Nunes sues Twitter, parody accounts for defamation and negligence

The lawsuit accuses Twitter of “knowingly hosting and monetizing content that is clearly abusive, hateful and defamatory.”

Kansas hopes to resurrect proof-of-citizenship voting law

Kansas argued in court filings that it has a compelling interest in preventing voter fraud. It contended its proof-of-citizenship requirement protects the integrity of elections and the accuracy of voter rolls.

  Trump issues his first veto on Congress’ resolution blocking emergency order to build border wall

Donald Trump vetoed the Congressional resolution that blocked his national emergency declaration at the U.S. border with Mexico.

  Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday.

  Beto O’Rourke enters 2020 race attempting bipartisan appeal

Weeks of teasing an announcement are behind him, but O'Rourke now must prove whether the energy he brought to the Texas campaign will resonate on a much larger stage.

  Trump issues emergency order grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 planes

Pres. Trump issues an order to ground the popular aircraft. The U.S. is the last country that fly the planes to ground them.

Pelosi: Impeaching Trump ‘just not worth it’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a high bar for impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying he is “just not worth it” even as some on her left flank clamor to start proceedings.

Trump: Making daylight saving time permanent is ‘OK with me’

A federal law specifies that daylight time applies from 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March until 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of November in areas that do not specifically exempt themselves. More than two dozen states are considering measures to avoid the twice-yearly clock change.

Trump reviving his border wall fight with $8.6 billion budget request

President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion federal budget for 2020 on Monday, relying on optimistic 3.1 percent economic growth projections alongside accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into promised balance in 15 years.

  Trump’s latest budget ignores deficits that have driven U.S. debt above $22 trillion

Treasury Department figures show a 77 percent spike in the deficit over the first four months of the budget year, driven by falling revenues and steady growth in spending.

  Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify on Wikileaks

U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton ordered Manning to jail for contempt of court on Friday after a brief hearing in which Manning confirmed she has no intention of testifying. She told the judge she "will accept whatever you bring upon me."

US adds just 20K jobs; unemployment dips to 3.8 pct.

Last month's weak gain came after employers had added a blockbuster 311,000 jobs in January, the most in nearly a year. Over the past three months, job growth has averaged a solid 186,000, enough to lower the unemployment rate over time.

  Manafort sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison

He was convicted in August of eight felony counts for tax fraud and other financial crimes and faced up to 24 years in prison.

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen sues Trump Organization, wants it to pay legal bills

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen sues the Trump Organization, saying he is owed $1.9 million.

  Ahead of court ruling, Census Bureau seeks citizenship data

Under a proposed plan, the Department of Homeland Security would provide the Census Bureau with a broad swath of personal data about noncitizens, including their immigration status.

Dems struggle to respond to Rep. Omar over Israel comments

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cautioned Democrats not to question each other's motivation or patriotism. Her remarks come as they pull back from the original plan to vote on a resolution implicitly rebuking Rep. Ilhan Omar for saying lawmakers are under pressure to pledge “allegiance” to Israel.

  North Korea said to be rebuilding structures at rocket site

Dismantling parts of the long-range rocket launch facility was among several steps North Korea took last year amid diplomatic talks with the United States and South Korea.

Trump pushed staff to give Ivanka Trump security clearance, report says

President Donald Trump tried to pressure top aides to approve a security clearance for his daughter Ivanka Trump, according to a CNN report.

House panel opens sweeping probe of Trump, his associates

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Monday his panel was beginning the probe into possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power and is sending document requests to 81 people linked to the president and his associates.

  Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020

Former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said unequivocally that she is not running for president following her failed run in 2016.

Ex-acting AG Matthew Whitaker leaves Justice Department

Whitaker was replaced last month when William Barr was confirmed as attorney general. He became a counselor in the associate attorney general's office.

  House Democrats launch aggressive new Trump probe

Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump on Monday, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with inquiries into his White House, campaign and family businesses.

  Former Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper joins 2020 presidential race

John Hickenlooper is the second governor to enter the sprawling field and is trying to cast himself as a pragmatist who can also take on President Donald Trump.

  Trump claims Cohen hearing may have hurt North Korea results

The U.S. and North Korea previously offered contradictory accounts of why last week's summit in Vietnam broke down, though both pointed to American sanctions as a sticking point.

  Sanders returns to NY roots, says he can defeat Trump

Bernie Sanders kicked off his presidential campaign Saturday miles from the rent-controlled apartment where he grew up in Brooklyn and forcefully made the case that he is nothing like fellow New Yorker Donald Trump.

US set to scale back military exercises with South Korea

In the next few days, U.S. and South Korean leaders are expected to announce smaller training exercises.

  ‘Make Stripping Great Again’: Dancers protest independent contractor bill

California state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez's bill would go after employers who misclassify workers as "independent contractors" instead of employees.

Senate confirms acting EPA chief for permanent role

The Senate on Thursday confirmed former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

Gun background check bill passes House, heads to Senate

The bill would close a loophole that allows unlicensed gun sellers to avoid performing background checks on their customers.

  Trump, Kim summit collapses amid failure to reach deal

Both leaders left their Vietnam meeting early and canceled a planned signing ceremony.

  Trump, Kim dive into nuclear talks, looking for ‘right deal’

The two men continued offering hopeful words as talks began anew at their second summit on curbing Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons, a problem that has bedeviled generations of leaders.

  Michael Cohen casts Trump as a ‘conman’ who directed lies and cover-ups

Michael Cohen begins a three-year prison sentence in May after he pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in 2017 and committing campaign finance violations while he was working for Trump.

Cohen says he will tell ‘my story’ in public hearing

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, said Tuesday that the American people can decide "exactly who is telling the truth" when he testifies Wednesday to the House Oversight and Reform committee.

House OKs Democrats’ bill blocking Trump emergency on wall

Democrats ignored a veto threat and rammed legislation through the House Tuesday that would stymie President Donald Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for his border wall.

  Senators draw on own experiences to chastise drug companies

Some of the pharma companies initially had sought a private meeting to explain their pricing policies, but lawmakers refused and insisted the CEOs appear in public or risk subpoenas.

Trump, Kim facing big issues after big welcome in Hanoi

Although many experts are skeptical Kim will give up the nuclear weapons he likely sees as his best guarantee of continued rule, there was a palpable, carnival-like excitement among many in Hanoi as the final preparations were made for the meeting.

Trump manages expectations as he heads to Vietnam for second Kim summit

Trump was the driving force behind this week's Vietnam summit, aiming to recreate the global spectacle of his first meeting with Kim, although that initial summit yielded few concrete results and the months that followed have produced little optimism about what will be achieved in the sequel.

GRAPHIC: Conservative activist punched on UC Berkeley campus

According to campus police, it started with a verbal altercation between the assailant and the alleged victim, who is not a student at the school. The confrontation became physical when he pulled out his phone, and the assailant knocked it from his hand before punching him.

  Democrats prepare resolution against Trump’s declaration

Democrats and some Republicans say there is no emergency at the border. They say Trump is improperly declaring one to work around Congress' rejection of the higher funds for the wall.

House Democrats’ measure blocking Trump emergency declaration coming Friday

House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border.

Judge postpones Michael Cohen’s prison sentence by two months

Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, is also preparing to testify before three Congressional committees this month. Originally, he was to report to prison on March 6.

  Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to declare emergency

President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would prevail over a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court bench in public session

The 85-year-old justice walked unassisted to her seat beside Chief Justice John Roberts when the court began its public session Tuesday. She returned to the bench eight weeks after surgery for lung cancer.