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McCabe says he won’t take a deal if he’s indicted

McCabe says he won’t take a deal if he’s indicted

Andrew McCabe, the former acting FBI director who’s been told he may be indicted, told CNN on Tuesday that he would never cut a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid an indictment. In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “Cuomo Prime Time,” McCabe ruled out the possibility of taking a deal, which could be…MORE

Trump rebuts Graham: My response to Iran ‘was a sign of strength’

Trump rebuts Graham: My response to Iran ‘was a sign of strength’

President Donald Trump offered a reserved rebuttal to Sen. Lindsey Graham’s assertion that the administration’s response to Iran shooting down an American drone earlier this summer was viewed as “weakness,” with the President calling his response “a sign of strength.” Trump’s tweet was an unusual rebuke of a strong congressional ally — though much gentler…MORE

Acting spy chief refuses to comply with House intel panel subpoena

Acting spy chief refuses to comply with House intel panel subpoena

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, led by acting director Joseph Maguire, has refused to comply with a deadline to hand over a whistleblower complaint to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that had been deemed by the intelligence community inspector general to be “credible and urgent.” Tuesday night, the Office of…MORE

Pelosi and other Democrats say no to Kavanaugh impeachment

Pelosi and other Democrats say no to Kavanaugh impeachment

House Democratic leaders and rank-and-file members are dismissing calls to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, with some arguing the House has limited investigative resources and others saying it is a politically toxic issue. Asked on Tuesday night if she sees the House spending any time on the Kavanaugh matter, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded…MORE

Lewandowski: ‘I have no obligation to be honest with the media’

Lewandowski: ‘I have no obligation to be honest with the media’

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said he has “no obligation” to tell the truth to the media while acknowledging that he had not told the truth when asked earlier this year about his interactions with President Donald Trump. During congressional testimony on Tuesday, Lewandowski — a former CNN political commentator — acknowledged that “perhaps…MORE

Sanders and Biden battle over health care for union workers as UAW strikes

Sanders and Biden battle over health care for union workers as UAW strikes

With United Auto Workers still patrolling the picket lines in their strike against General Motors, presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden spent Tuesday drawing sharp distinctions over their plans for health care in a way that could directly impact those on strike. GM revealed that health care benefits for those on strike will soon…MORE

Tennessee seeks to be first to turn Medicaid into block grant program

Tennessee seeks to be first to turn Medicaid into block grant program

Tennessee released a plan Tuesday to radically overhaul its Medicaid program, seeking to take advantage of the Trump administration’s push to give states more flexibility in covering low-income residents’ health care needs. Under Tennessee’s proposal, the state would become the first in the nation to convert Medicaid into a block grant program. This would give…MORE

First poll after third Democratic debate shows Biden leading but Warren rising

First poll after third Democratic debate shows Biden leading but Warren rising

A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll out Tuesday finds former Vice President Joe Biden leads the field in the first national polling after last week’s Democratic presidential debate, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has risen to hold second place on her own. The new polling comes after the debate brought to the fore a…MORE

Survey: Nearly all airline customer service agents report harassment on the job

Survey: Nearly all airline customer service agents report harassment on the job

Nearly all airline customer service agents recently surveyed by the government reported being verbally harassed by passengers and about 1 in 10 said passengers attempted to assault them in the last year. The Government Accountability Office findings, published Tuesday, are from surveys earlier this year of more than 100 agents who find themselves on the…MORE