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Los Angeles to slash up to $150B from LAPD budget, reinvest into communities of color

LOS ANGELES— Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that he tasked the city to “identify $250 million in cuts” to invest more money into the black community, communities of color,  women and “people who have been left behind."The Los Angel...

Obama-era ex-intel official secures bail for NYC lawyer suspected of hurling Molotov cocktail in George Floyd unrest

A former high-level Obama administration intelligence official has guaranteed the $250,000 bail for the New York City lawyer who allegedly firebombed an unoccupied NYPD police cruiser early Saturday, calling the suspect her "best friend,...

DC Mayor Bowser vows to ‘push back’ on federal presence in wake of George Floyd unrest

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser made it clear Wednesday that the Metropolitan Police report to her, and that she does not believe additional National Guardsmen are needed in the nation’s capital to assist in maintaining order during the George...

Sid Miller Falsely Accuses George Soros of Funding Riots

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is known for feeding his nearly 1 million Facebook followers a healthy dose of red meat, fake news and conspiracy theories. Over the past week the contr...

Supreme Court upholds Obama appointment of oversight board dealing with Puerto Rico’s financial crisis

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the authority of a special government board with oversight to deal with Puerto Rico’s debt restructuring, which came after a devastating financial crisis.The court unanimously ruled that the board members were not fed...

Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter for violating US sanctions on Iran

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Friday, urging them to open a criminal investigation into Twitter for violating sanctions on Iran.Twitter’s platform enables Ayatollah Ali Khamene...

St. Paul mayor walks back claim that all arrested in riot were from out of state: ‘I take full responsibility’

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter on Saturday walked back a prior claim that all those arrested in city riots a day earlier were from out of state, reportedly saying he was given inaccurate police data.“I take full responsibility for that,” he said, accordi...

De Blasio promises ‘independent review’ after anti-cop riots in New York City

New York CIty Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised an “independent review” after anti-cop riots in Brooklyn saw hundreds arrested and an NYPD van set on fire -- part of protests and riots across the country sparked by the death of George Floyd.“We ne...

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Footage shows Houston police crackdown on peaceful evening protests

Hours after a march against police brutality brought out tens of thousands of protesters to downtown Houston, hundreds of demonstrators who continued to peacefully protest into the evening were ...

Esper says he opposes using Insurrection Act to send military to quell unrest

Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared Wednesday that despite President Trump's remarks earlier this week, he is not in favor of the president invoking the Insurrection Act in order to send the U.S. military to quell violent protests.During a morning pr...

Biden has edge over Trump on handling race relations: poll

A new national poll shows Democratic challenger Joe Biden holding an 11-point lead over President Trump with five months to go until the November general election.And the Monmouth University survey – which was conducted last Thursda...

Fired State Department watchdog defends role, says he has acted ‘without regard to politics’

Fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick defended his work as “impartial” and “without regard to politics,” during closed-door testimony on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.President Trump fired Linick from his post as State Department watch...

De Blasio downplays ‘anarchist, criminal’ elements of protests, says majority of NYC wasn’t looted

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio defended the city's response to the rioting that took place in Manhattan, saying that the "anarchist" and "criminal" elements of the George Floyd protests were very small in comparison to the peaceful demonstrators.De...

Trump rips ‘Cuomo Brothers,’ says New York ‘was lost to the looters’

President Trump on Tuesday slammed New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his handling of riots in New York City.“Yesterday was a bad day for the Cuomo Brothers,” Trump tweeted, referring to the governor and his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo.GEORGE FLOY...

Sen. Tim Scott: Trump’s tweets on George Floyd protests ‘not constructive’

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said Sunday that he told President Trump that some of his Twitter posts about the violent riots that have rocked the nation in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis were “not constructive.”Scott, the only African-...

De Blasio downplays ‘anarchist, criminal’ elements of protests, says majority of NYC wasn’t looted

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio defended the city's response to the rioting that took place in Manhattan, saying that the "anarchist" and "criminal" elements of the George Floyd protests were very small in comparison to the peaceful demonstrators.De...

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GOP lawmakers push bill to stop states giving stimulus payments to illegal immigrants

Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would stop money being sent to states issuing coronavirus-related stimulus checks or other cash payments to illegal immigrants -- even as efforts to do just that are being pr...

Sid Miller Falsely Accuses George Soros of Funding Riots

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is known for feeding his nearly 1 million Facebook followers a healthy dose of red meat, fake news and conspiracy theories. Over the past week the contr...

Los Angeles to slash up to $150B from LAPD budget, reinvest into communities of color

LOS ANGELES— Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that he tasked the city to “identify $250 million in cuts” to invest more money into the black community, communities of color,  women and “people who have been left behind."The Los Angel...

De Blasio downplays ‘anarchist, criminal’ elements of protests, says majority of NYC wasn’t looted

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio defended the city's response to the rioting that took place in Manhattan, saying that the "anarchist" and "criminal" elements of the George Floyd protests were very small in comparison to the peaceful demonstrators.De...

Secret Service agents wounded outside White House, car bombs feared; official says Trump was taken to bunker

A senior official in the direct chain of command for defending Washington D.C. told Fox News that more than 50 Secret Service officers have been injured Sunday night so far, and that some rioters are throwing bottles and Molotov cocktails.As ...

Obama-era ex-intel official secures bail for NYC lawyer suspected of hurling Molotov cocktail in George Floyd unrest

A former high-level Obama administration intelligence official has guaranteed the $250,000 bail for the New York City lawyer who allegedly firebombed an unoccupied NYPD police cruiser early Saturday, calling the suspect her "best friend,...

Trump says GOP ‘forced’ to seek other state to host convention, slamming North Carolina governor

President Trump announced late Tuesday that Republicans are "forced" to seek another state to host their convention, saying North Carolina's governor was "still in Shelter-In-Place Mode" and had "refused to guarantee that we can have use of t...

DC Mayor Bowser vows to ‘push back’ on federal presence in wake of George Floyd unrest

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser made it clear Wednesday that the Metropolitan Police report to her, and that she does not believe additional National Guardsmen are needed in the nation’s capital to assist in maintaining order during the George...

Trump warns White House protesters would have been met by ‘vicious dogs’, ‘ominous weapons’ if they breached fence

President Trump on Saturday praised the Secret Service for its protection of the White House during protests in Washington D.C. on Friday night, calling them “very cool & very professional” -- and warned that any protesters who breached the fence&n...

Senate Dems raise alarm on ‘captured’ federal courts as Trump, Republicans keep judicial confirmations coming

Senate Democrats released a 50-plus page report Wednesday sounding alarm bells over the rate at which Senate Republicans and President Trump have confirmed federal judges during the president's first term as Republicans are working ...

Trump says GOP ‘forced’ to seek other state to host convention, slamming North Carolina governor

President Trump announced late Tuesday that Republicans are "forced" to seek another state to host their convention, saying North Carolina's governor was "still in Shelter-In-Place Mode" and had "refused to guarantee that we can have use of t...

Amanda Edwards snags multiple newspaper endorsements

On Sunday, former Houston City Council member and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards received an endorsement from the Beaumont Enterprise. Days earlier, Edwards received endorsement...

Gunshot fired into Republican field office during local Trump campaign event, RNC says

EXCLUSIVE: A gunshot was fired through a window of a Republican National Committee office in Mohave County, Arizona during a Trump Victory event Thursday night, GOP officials tell Fox News.An RNC official told Fox News that at around 7:0...

DC Mayor Bowser vows to ‘push back’ on federal presence in wake of George Floyd unrest

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser made it clear Wednesday that the Metropolitan Police report to her, and that she does not believe additional National Guardsmen are needed in the nation’s capital to assist in maintaining order during the George...

Minnesota AG says don’t treat National Guard ‘the way you might react to’ police

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison cautioned residents on Friday not to treat the National Guard the way they might treat the Minneapolis Police department, with whom they "associate unfair conduct."Ellison was speaking at a press confe...

Sen. Tim Scott: Trump’s tweets on George Floyd protests ‘not constructive’

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said Sunday that he told President Trump that some of his Twitter posts about the violent riots that have rocked the nation in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis were “not constructive.”Scott, the only African-...

An Update on the Texas Senate Race

If the Democrats want to achieve anything after taking back the White House they’ll need to take back the Senate as well. A Democratic presidency facing a GOP-controlled Senate would lead to a r...

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Head of Minnesota Police Chiefs Association: George Floyd death shows how cellphone videos are ‘game changer’ in holding cops accountable

Video of police officers pinning George Floyd to the ground before he died has gone viral on the Internet and in the media since Floyd’s death last week, and Andy Skoogman, Executive Director of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, says that thi...

Crenshaw should do ‘town halls, not podcasts’ says Navy vet challenging him

Elisa Cardnell, the Navy veteran and teacher running to replace Rep. Dan Crenshaw, says the Houston-area Republican should spend less time podcasting and more time speaking to his constituents.&...

DOJ files formal appeal with Supreme Court over House access to Mueller grand jury material

The Justice Department has formally asked the Supreme Court to block a lower court order to turn over secret grand jury material from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to a House committee.A lower federal court in March had ruled th...

Sen. Tim Scott: Trump’s tweets on George Floyd protests ‘not constructive’

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said Sunday that he told President Trump that some of his Twitter posts about the violent riots that have rocked the nation in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis were “not constructive.”Scott, the only African-...

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Trump says GOP ‘forced’ to seek other state to host convention, slamming North Carolina governor

President Trump announced late Tuesday that Republicans are "forced" to seek another state to host their convention, saying North Carolina's governor was "still in Shelter-In-Place Mode" and had "refused to guarantee that we can have use of t...

An Update on the Texas Senate Race

If the Democrats want to achieve anything after taking back the White House they’ll need to take back the Senate as well. A Democratic presidency facing a GOP-controlled Senate would lead to a r...

Bernie Sanders says ‘ultra-rich’ have been ‘looting’ America for 40 years

Bernie Sanders wrote on Twitter Monday that the “ultra-rich” have been “looting” America for 40 years.“The richest 400 Americans sit on $3 trillion—the size of the entire UK economy,” Sanders said. “The billionaire class now pays a lower tax rate than ...

Los Angeles to slash up to $150B from LAPD budget, reinvest into communities of color

LOS ANGELES— Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that he tasked the city to “identify $250 million in cuts” to invest more money into the black community, communities of color,  women and “people who have been left behind."The Los Angel...

GOP lawmakers push bill to stop states giving stimulus payments to illegal immigrants

Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would stop money being sent to states issuing coronavirus-related stimulus checks or other cash payments to illegal immigrants -- even as efforts to do just that are being pr...

DOJ files formal appeal with Supreme Court over House access to Mueller grand jury material

The Justice Department has formally asked the Supreme Court to block a lower court order to turn over secret grand jury material from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to a House committee.A lower federal court in March had ruled th...

Head of Minnesota Police Chiefs Association: George Floyd death shows how cellphone videos are ‘game changer’ in holding cops accountable

Video of police officers pinning George Floyd to the ground before he died has gone viral on the Internet and in the media since Floyd’s death last week, and Andy Skoogman, Executive Director of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, says that thi...

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Anti-Trump GOP group slams president over race relations in new TV ad

A Republican group that opposes President Trump’s re-election is running a scathing new TV commercial on Monday that targets the president over his comments and record on race relations.The spot from the Lincoln Project – which comes amid a wave of rac...

Sen. Tim Scott: Trump’s tweets on George Floyd protests ‘not constructive’

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said Sunday that he told President Trump that some of his Twitter posts about the violent riots that have rocked the nation in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis were “not constructive.”Scott, the only African-...

Head of Minnesota Police Chiefs Association: George Floyd death shows how cellphone videos are ‘game changer’ in holding cops accountable

Video of police officers pinning George Floyd to the ground before he died has gone viral on the Internet and in the media since Floyd’s death last week, and Andy Skoogman, Executive Director of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, says that thi...

Senate Dems raise alarm on ‘captured’ federal courts as Trump, Republicans keep judicial confirmations coming

Senate Democrats released a 50-plus page report Wednesday sounding alarm bells over the rate at which Senate Republicans and President Trump have confirmed federal judges during the president's first term as Republicans are working ...