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  • McConnell sets up votes on Thursday on competing proposals to reopen government

    The Senate will take two key votes on Thursday on competing proposals aimed at ending the ongoing government shutdown — one backed by Republicans and the other backed by Democrats and both likely to fail. One of the votes will be on a proposal backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall and reopen shuttered parts of the government. That legislation is in line with an offer the President proposed over the weekend offering […]

  • Judge declines to certify North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District race amid fraud investigation

    A North Carolina judge on Tuesday denied a request from Republican Mark Harris’ campaign to certify the results in the disputed North Carolina 9th District race. After the election in November, Harris led Democratic candidate Dan McCready by 905 votes. The state board of elections has refused to certify the results as it investigates allegations that an operative working for a firm hired by Harris illegally collected absentee ballots. The investigation and ensuing legal battle have left the results of […]

  • Trump’s drug ad price transparency contains huge loophole, researchers identify

    The Trump administration’s proposal to require pharmaceutical companies to list drug prices in television ads would have a profound impact on the way consumers think about expensive drugs and whether they would ask their doctor about them, according to a study published Tuesday. But the study found that the effect was mitigated when the advertisements included modifiers, such as saying the medication might not cost anything due to insurance coverage or other discounts. Pharmaceutical companies have been pushing for such […]

  • Mueller wants to know about 2016 Trump campaign’s ties to NRA

    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has expressed interest in the Trump campaign’s relationship with the National Rifle Association during the 2016 campaign. “When I was interviewed by the special counsel’s office, I was asked about the Trump campaign and our dealings with the NRA,” Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide, told CNN. The special counsel’s team was curious to learn more about how Donald Trump and his operatives first formed a relationship with the NRA and how Trump wound […]

  • Native American elder Nathan Phillips, in his own words

    Native American elder Nathan Phillips, who has made headlines everywhere after a video showed him in a face-off with a Catholic school student in front of the Lincoln Memorial, spoke at length with CNN the day after the incident. Phillips described what he felt was hatred coming from the young people in the crowd, who are pupils at Covington Catholic School in Kentucky and who had traveled to the nation’s capital to attend the March for Life rally, also held […]

  • Democratic congressman calls Trump ‘grand wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue’

    The chairman of the House Democratic Caucus called President Donald Trump “the grand wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue” during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event Monday. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a New York Democrat, compared Trump to a leader of the Ku Klux Klan during an event hosted by the National Action Network in New York. “These are challenging times in the United States of America — we have a hater in the White House, a birther in chief, the […]

  • Kentucky school closes for the day over student safety concerns after viral confrontation

    A Kentucky high school under scrutiny after students faced off with a Native American elder is closed Tuesday “to ensure the safety of students,” according to Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders. On Monday, Sanders said officials at Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills met with local law enforcement to come up with a plan to ensure student safety. Sanders told CNN the move came after threats against the school and some students in the wake of an incident […]

  • Oscar nominations 2019: Full list by category

    Oscar nominations 2019: Full list by category

  • ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Roma’ lead Oscars into new frontiers

    Eight movies were nominated for best picture on Tuesday, but there are two that couldn’t be more different — “Black Panther,” the Marvel blockbuster; and “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón’s black-and-white Netflix film — might be the most significant in terms of leading the Oscars into new frontiers. Marvel and Netflix have officially punched their tickets — finally, in the eyes of some — to Hollywood’s most exclusive club. The nominations offered something old and something new — breakthroughs for superheroes and […]

  • Spike Lee earns first Oscar nomination for directing

    More than 30 years after the release of his first feature film, legendary director Spike Lee has earned his first Oscar nomination for best director and his first nomination for best picture. The “BlacKkKlansman” director also earned his second writing nomination. He was previously nominated for his original screenplay for “Do the Right Thing” and for the documentary feature “4 Little Girls.” “BlacKkKlansman” earned six Oscar nominations overall. In 2016, Lee was the recipient of an honorary award, which was […]

  • Netflix scores first best picture nomination

    Netflix officially has its first-ever horse in the best picture race On Tuesday, black-and-white Spanish-language drama “Roma” from director Alfonso Cuarón also became the first film distributed by a streaming service to earn a spot in the coveted best picture category. “Roma” earned 10 nominations total, including best director, best original screenplay and best cinematography. The film’s Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira also earned individual honors in the lead actress and supporting actress categories, respectively. Netflix’s milestone comes just […]

  • Supreme Court allows transgender military ban to go into effect

    The Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump's transgender military ban to go into effect on Tuesday, dealing a blow to LGBT activists who call the ban cruel and irrational.