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White House plans to send 50 judicial nominees to new Congress

White House plans to send 50 judicial nominees to new Congress

The White House on Tuesday night announced its intention to renominate 50 judicial nominees, rekindling a battle between Republicans, who hope to capitalize on their record-breaking judicial success from the last Congress, and Democrats, who have lashed out at some of President Donald Trump’s more controversial nominees. The names were put forward again on Tuesday…MORE

Comedian and co-creator of ‘Rel’ Kevin Barnett dies at 32

Comedian and co-creator of ‘Rel’ Kevin Barnett dies at 32

Comedian and writer Kevin Barnett has died, according to a statement from Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment. Barnett, 32, co-created the TV comedy series “Rel” on Fox — with fellow comedians Lil Rel Howery and Josh Rabinowitz — which premiered a few months ago and stars Howery. Fox Entertainment released a statement: “Our…MORE

Coast Guard head: Service members relying on food pantries ‘unacceptable’

Coast Guard head: Service members relying on food pantries ‘unacceptable’

The commandant of the US Coast Guard said Tuesday that it is “unacceptable” that Coast Guard members have to rely on food pantries and donations during the partial government shutdown. “We’re five plus weeks into the anxiety and stress of this government lapse and your non-pay,” Commandant Adm. Karl L. Schultz said in a video…MORE

House Oversight Committee adds Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, other progressives to its ranks

House Oversight Committee adds Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, other progressives to its ranks

The powerful House Oversight Committee, which is expected to be at the center of investigations into President Donald Trump’s administration, is getting several high-profile young members this Congress, among them freshman Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. The Oversight Committee announced Tuesday that among its new members were Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan,…MORE

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to decide on 2020 run by March

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to decide on 2020 run by March

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who will head to Iowa this weekend, said Tuesday that he hopes to decide whether he will run for president in 2020 by March. Asked by CNN’s Erin Burnett on “Erin Burnett OutFront” when he would decide on a run, the Colorado Democrat joked, “You journalists are always so impatient.”…MORE

How the Supreme Court could shape the 2020 presidential race

How the Supreme Court could shape the 2020 presidential race

The Supreme Court’s future is poised to turn into a defining battle in the 2020 presidential election, as justices consider taking up cases that touch some of the nation’s most sensitive political divides. With President Donald Trump’s two appointments locking in a 5-4 majority for conservatives on the court and the court’s two oldest members…MORE

White House expresses ‘support’ for Covington Catholic students

White House expresses ‘support’ for Covington Catholic students

The White House has reached out to Covington Catholic High School students after video of an encounter between students from the school and Omaha Nation elder Nathan Phillips stirred a national debate. “We’ve reached out and voiced our support” for the students, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Tuesday evening. She continued, “Certainly…MORE

Woman arrested, charged after she allegedly stabbed boyfriend with kitchen knife

Woman arrested, charged after she allegedly stabbed boyfriend with kitchen knife

An Arendtsville woman faces charges after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend. Candy Sue Conner, 29, has been charged with a felony count of aggravated assault, two misdemeanor counts of simple assault and a single count of recklessly endangering another person, and harassment, a summary offense, court documents show. State Police were called to a second-floor…MORE

Gov. Lamont signs bill for federal employees to receive emergency bank loans

Gov. Lamont signs bill for federal employees to receive emergency bank loans

Help is on the way to federal employees in Connecticut affected by the government shutdown. Tuesday afternoon, lawmakers approved emergency bank loans and Governor Ned Lamont signed his first legislation. These loans will be available to about 2,000 federal employees in Connecticut. These employees are not getting paid and this could help them from dipping…MORE

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