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'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon could be New York's next governor: A look at her political activism

Actress Cynthia Nixon has advocated for an increase in funding for public schools, breast cancer awareness and gay rights, among many other things.

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Dem leaders take heat for ramping up push to repeal tax cuts

Top congressional Democrats used this week’s IRS filing deadline to ramp up calls to repeal GOP tax cuts -- drawing jeers from Republicans who say the package is helping working Americans and putting some rank-and-file members in a difficult spot.

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Michael Cohen drops libel suits against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS

President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen on Wednesday dropped his libel suits against BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS, as he faces a grand jury probe into his personal and business dealings.

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Fate of 'dreamers' could rest on 'queen of the hill' gambit

The words “queen of the hill” and “discharge petition” may not mean a lot to those outside of Washington seeking a DACA fix. But they could be the key.

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California Dems Dreamin'? Long-shot bid to split up state would boost party in Senate

Californians likely will vote in November on a long-shot referendum to split their giant state into three – a measure that, while standing little chance of success, would represent a political gift to Democrats.

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Comey memos could land Rosenstein in contempt of Congress: Top Democrat

The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee says Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., is poised to subpoena the Justice Department for former FBI Director James Comey’s memos, which the agency so far has failed to produce.

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Comey friend hints forthcoming report could be damning for Loretta Lynch

A "good friend" of former FBI Director James Comey's said he is "very much" looking forward to what the upcoming Justice Department inspector general report on the Clinton email investigation has to say about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch — th

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Cohen would turn on Trump if charged, counselor warns Trump

One of President Donald Trump’s longtime legal advisers said he warned the president in a phone call Friday that Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer and close friend, would turn against the president and cooperate with federal prosecutors if faced

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Democrat hopes McConnell changes mind about bill to protect Mueller's job

A bipartisan U.S. Senate bill designed to shield Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Donald Trump isn’t dead, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker said Wednesday, despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell previously shutting down any hope

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Man 'venting with a buzz' gets prison for phone threats to Rep. McSally of Arizona

An Arizona man "venting with a buzz" was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in federal prison, plus three years’ probation, after being convicted of leaving threatening phone messages for U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown issues order deploying 'up to 400' National Guard troops but lays out strict terms

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that he will be deploying “up to 400” members of the National Guard “to combat” criminal activity – as President Trump slammed the Democratic leader a day before for “trying to back out” of an

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EPA claims 'American ingenuity,' not Paris accord, cutting greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions continue to drop in the U.S., and the Environmental Protection Agency is crediting “American ingenuity.”

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Missouri Gov. Greitens banks on public backing in not resigning

Accused of sexual and political misconduct, Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is defying calls to resign from top lawmakers in his own party while instead banking on steady support from the voters who backed his populist campaign against "corrupt ins

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Eric Holder hints at 2020 presidential run with important New Hampshire appearance

Speculation about a potential presidential run for former Attorney General Eric Holder has heated up after he announced he would speak at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics’ annual “Politics & Eggs,” an event that many former candidates once at

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EPA corrects reports about bulletproof tires and bullet-resistant seat covers for Pruitt

The Environmental Protection Agency is correcting the record, claiming news reports about bulletproof tires and bullet-resistant seat covers to protect its embattled chief Scott Pruitt at government expense were inaccurate.

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Bernie Sanders says rapper Cardi B is 'right' on social security

Sen. Bernie Sanders gave a shout-out to Cardi B on Twitter Wednesday, agreeing with the rapper's views on social security.

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Fresno State says Barbara Bush-bashing professor can be fired despite tenure

California State University's Fresno campus is investigating after one of their English professors tweeted she was "happy" former first lady Barbara Bush was dead just an hour after her passing was announced.

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Barbara Bush's funeral will be attended by Melania Trump, Clintons, others

The funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at the age of 92, will be attended by many high-profile figures, including first lady Melania Trump and the Clintons.

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Texas Gov. Abbott to tax-burdened New Jersey residents: 'Come to Texas'

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is urging tax burdened New Jersey residents to move to the lone star state, following the release of the northern state’s budget proposal calling for tax hikes in a place whose rates are already among the highest in the

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GOP reps refer Comey, Clinton, McCabe for criminal investigation

Nearly a dozen Republican members of Congress on Wednesday sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department and FBI seeking an investigation of former bureau boss James Comey, his deputy Andrew McCabe, ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Hillary Clint

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