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Justin Mitchell

McCain's daughter slams White House aide's 'he's dying' comments

May 11 2018

WASHINGTON Republican U.S. Senator John McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, on Friday questioned how the aide who disparaged her ailing father during a White House meeting still has a job there. | Video

In Alaska, soldiers relish role in U.S. missile defense

Apr 30 2018

FORT GREELY, Alaska Two hours south of Fairbanks, Alaska, near the starting point of the Alaska highway, sit row upon row of missile silos embedded in the frozen ground in the shadow of snow-capped mountains. | Video

Senate's top Democrat seeks to tear down barriers to legal pot

Apr 20 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday backed the decriminalization of marijuana, unveiling a bill removing it from the federal schedule of controlled substances days after President Donald Trump softened his own stance over the drug.

Louise Slaughter, longtime progressive New York congresswoman, dies at 88

Mar 16 2018

WASHINGTON Democratic U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter, a Kentucky blacksmith's daughter who became a leading progressive voice in Congress from New York, died early on Friday, her chief of staff said. She was 88.

U.S. Senate candidate Moore's wife says 'he will not step down'

Nov 17 2017

WASHINGTON The wife of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama said on Friday her husband would not end his campaign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, dismissing reports about his past behavior toward some women as political attacks. | Video

Republican wins Montana special election despite assault charge

May 26 2017

BOZEMAN, Mont. Republican Greg Gianforte defeated a political novice to win Montana's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, barely 24 hours after he was charged with assaulting a reporter who asked him about the Republican healthcare bill. | Video

U.S. Democrats hope to send Trump, Republicans a message in Montana vote

May 25 2017

MISSOULA, Mont., May 25 A Democratic political novice hopes to pull off a surprise victory in Republican-leaning Montana on Thursday in a special congressional race roiled on the eve of voting by allegations that the Republican candidate physically assaulted a reporter.

Republican congressional candidate in Montana cited with assaulting reporter

May 25 2017

MISSOULA, Mont. Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was cited for a misdemeanor on Wednesday after a reporter accused him of physical assault on the eve of a special election to fill the state's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Republican congressional candidate in Montana accused of assaulting reporter

May 24 2017

MISSOULA, Mont., May 24 Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was accused of physically assaulting a reporter on the campaign trail on Wednesday, the eve of a special election to fill the state's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Democrats pick Perez to lead party against Trump

Feb 25 2017

ATLANTA U.S. Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as chairman on Saturday, choosing a veteran of the Obama administration to lead the daunting task of rebuilding the party and heading the opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. | Video

World News

UK, EU call in leaders to save trade talks

British and EU negotiators paused trade talks on Friday to call in their leaders to try to narrow gaps and get an agreement over the line, less than four weeks before Britain completes its Brexit journey out of the bloc.