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Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally conceded Arizona's U.S. Senate race to Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema on Monday after the latest vote count showed McSally trailing by more than 38,000 votes out of more than 2.2 million ballots cast. "Congrats to @kyrstensinema. I wish her success," McSally tweeted from her official campaign account. "I’m grateful to all…

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith reportedly insisted Sunday that she was complimenting someone when she said, “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row,” a comment that was captured in a video recording. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., insisted Sunday that she was complimenting a supporter when she said,…

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Get ready for Hillary Clinton 4.0. More than 30 years in the making, this new version of Mrs. Clinton, when she runs for president in 2020, will come full circle—back to the universal-health-care-promoting progressive firebrand of 1994. True to her name, Mrs. Clinton will fight this out until the last dog dies. She won’t let…

Jan 20,2017: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump greets outgoing first lady Michelle Obama. (Reuters) Michele Obama, the former first lady, said in an interview that aired Sunday that she "stopped even trying to smile" during President Trump inauguration and wondered in her new book why so many women rejected "an exceptionally qualified female candidate and instead…

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Trump impeachment push emerges as next Dem litmus test

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Liberal lawmakers and pundits, emboldened by bipartisan outrage over President Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, have kicked up calls to pursue impeachment — indicating the issue could fast become the next litmus test for Democratic candidates.  The discussion follows the recent political frenzy over calls to “abolish” Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). That…

Magic Johnson tied to blockbuster moves by Lakers, Dodgers

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Magic Johnson’s Dodgers and Lakers made big moves this month.  (Reuters) The Los Angeles Dodgers finalized a trade Wednesday that brought them all-star shortstop Manny Machado from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for five minor-league prospects. The deal, which puts the Dodgers in a prime position to return to the World Series, was another big…

Trump was briefed about Putin’s meddling role 2 weeks before taking office: report

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President-elect Donald Trump, two weeks before taking the oath of office in January 2017, was shown highly classified intelligence claiming Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered Russian interference efforts into the 2016 presidential election, according to a report. The data was backed up by emails and texts from Russian military officers and a top-secret source…