Nancy Pelosi agrees to proposed term limits if elected speaker

Nancy Pelosi agrees to proposed term limits if elected speaker

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, has agreed to abide by proposed term limits if elected speaker, a move that would cap her speakership at four more years that is expected to clear her path to the speaker’s gavel in the Jan. 3 floor vote. The proposal would limit members to three terms of service in those roles, with the option of seeking an additional fourth term with the support of two-thirds of House Democrats….

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Congress reaches deal to force members to pay their own sexual harassment settlements

Congress reaches deal to force members to pay their own sexual harassment settlements

After a year rocked by the #MeToo movement and months of negotiations, Congress is on the verge of reforming its own sexual harassment regulations. House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Wednesday to overhaul congressional regulations governing sexual harassment, clearing the way for a vote on the measure in both chambers over the next two weeks, before Congress adjourns for the year. Under the terms of the compromise announced Wednesday, members of Congress would be…

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Kotex recalls some tampons after reports of ‘pieces left in the body’

Kotex recalls some tampons after reports of ‘pieces left in the body’

Kimberly-Clark issued a voluntary recall yesterday for some of their U by Kotex tampons, amid reports from consumers of them “unraveling and/or coming apart upon removal,” according to a statement on their website. The tampons being recalled include the U by Kotex Sleek and Regular Absorbency Tampons, which are currently being sold in the U.S. and Canada and limited to those that were manufactured prior to Oct. 16, 2018, according to the U by Kotex…

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Cohen tells court he covered up Trump’s ‘dirty deeds’

Cohen tells court he covered up Trump’s ‘dirty deeds’

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump‘s former personal lawyer, slammed his old boss during his sentencing hearing on Wednesday. “Time and time again, I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds, rather than listen to my own inner voice and my moral compass,” Cohen said. Cohen made his case for leniency in front of a federal judge in Manhattan, accusing Trump of causing him to err. “It was my own weakness and…

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‘Amazed’ at lack of concern over ‘grave’ threats from China: FBI official

‘Amazed’ at lack of concern over ‘grave’ threats from China: FBI official

In the past six months alone, U.S. news outlets and other publications have unleashed several hundred articles spotlighting the robust cyber-espionage threat the U.S. says is emanating from China. Congress has also held open hearings on the matter, and Trump administration officials have traveled the country to publicly warn Americans of the growing danger. But the message has yet to be sufficiently received, the FBI’s top counterintelligence official told senators on Wednesday, during another congressional…

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3 nuclear-powered attack submarines ‘not certified to dive today’: US Navy

3 nuclear-powered attack submarines ‘not certified to dive today’: US Navy

Three nuclear-powered attack submarines are currently not operational, according to U.S. Navy officials, proving the service is still working to reduce its backlog of submarines that require maintenance. The spotlight has been on the USS Boise, which has now been out of service for four years. Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. William Moran told senators during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Wednesday that the Boise would enter a private shipyard in January,…

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DOJ ‘not a tool of trade’ in China dispute, official vows, despite Trump suggestion

DOJ ‘not a tool of trade’ in China dispute, official vows, despite Trump suggestion

As critics blast President Donald Trump for suggesting he might “intervene” in the Justice Department’s pending prosecution of a prominent Chinese executive so his administration can resolve a growing trade dispute with China, the Justice Department’s top national security official on Wednesday insisted his prosecutors will not be influenced by what the White House does. “We are not a tool of trade when we bring the cases,” Assistant Attorney General John Demers told a Senate…

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Cohen gets 3 years in prison, blames Trump for his ‘path of darkness’

Cohen gets 3 years in prison, blames Trump for his ‘path of darkness’

A federal judge in Manhattan has sentenced Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, to three years in prison for various crimes including campaign finance violations, tax evasion, and lying to Congress. Before leveling his sentence, Judge William Pauley said “Cohen pled guilty to a veritable smorgasbord of fraudulent conduct” and “lost his moral compass,” adding that “as a lawyer, Mr. Cohen should have known better.” In addition to his imprisonment, Cohen…

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Saudis ‘already paid the price’ for journalist’s murder, Pompeo says

Saudis ‘already paid the price’ for journalist’s murder, Pompeo says

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo again cast doubt on the reported CIA assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, saying the U.S. was still “developing” a “set of facts.” His defense of Saudi Arabia, which ranged from the Saudis “have already paid the price” for the plot to Iran is the real problem in the region, stands in the face of growing…

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‘It’s like a manhood thing for him’: Pelosi on Trump and border wall

‘It’s like a manhood thing for him’: Pelosi on Trump and border wall

President Donald Trump’s willingness to trigger a partial government shutdown over funding for his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall boils down “to a manhood thing,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told Democrats in a closed-door meeting Tuesday following her clash with the president at the White House. “It’s like a manhood thing for him. As if manhood could ever be associated with him. This wall thing,” she said in the caucus meeting, according to a Democratic…

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