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URGENT – Martha McSally appointed to John McCain’s Senate seat

URGENT – Martha McSally appointed to John McCain’s Senate seat

(CNN) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is appointing Republican Rep. Martha McSally to the Senate, Ducey said in a statement Tuesday.McSally narrowly lost a race this year for Arizona’s other Senate seat to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.McSally will replace GOP Sen. Jon Kyl, who is resigning months after Ducey selected him in September to temporarily fill…MORE

Trump administration officially bans bump stocks

Trump administration officially bans bump stocks

The Trump administration rolled out a new federal regulation Tuesday officially banning bump-fire stocks. Those who possess the devices, which make it easier to fire rounds from a semi-automatic weapon by harnessing the gun’s recoil to “bump” the trigger faster, will have 90 days to turn in or otherwise destroy them from the date that…MORE

Martha McSally appointed to John McCain’s Senate seat

Martha McSally appointed to John McCain’s Senate seat

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is appointing Republican Rep. Martha McSally to the Senate, Ducey said in a statement Tuesday. McSally narrowly lost a race this year to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema for Arizona’s other Senate seat, which opened after Sen. Jeff Flake opted against seeking re-election. Instead, McSally will replace GOP Sen. Jon Kyl, who is…MORE

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led with percentage of small dollar donors in 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led with percentage of small dollar donors in 2018

Small-dollar donors were key to the Democrats’ success in House races in 2018, and no one benefited more than Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who pulled off one of the biggest surprises of the midterm cycle with her upset primary victory over Joe Crowley in New York. A new report from Open Secrets, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research…MORE

Former business associate of Michael Flynn pleads not guilty

Former business associate of Michael Flynn pleads not guilty

A former business associate of ex-Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn who was indicted by the Justice Department on charges of trying to influence American politicians to seek the extradition of a Turkish cleric pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. Flynn Intel Group co-founder Bijan Rafiekian, also known as Bijan Kian, was charged with conspiracy and…MORE

Yemeni mother wins visa fight to see her dying child in a California hospital

Yemeni mother wins visa fight to see her dying child in a California hospital

The US State Department granted a Yemeni mother, whose 2-year-old son is on life support in an Oakland hospital, a waiver Tuesday to travel to the United States, according to officials with the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Shaima Swileh will get on the earliest available flight out of Egypt, said Basim Elkarra, the executive director…MORE

Here’s the little secret of Mick Mulvaney’s flip-flop on Donald Trump

Here’s the little secret of Mick Mulvaney’s flip-flop on Donald Trump

Less than two years ago, Mick Mulvaney repeatedly attacked then candidate Donald Trump as a “terrible human being” whose actions before running for president would disqualify him for office in an “ordinary universe.” Today, Mulvaney is set to be Trump’s acting chief of staff — and one of the fastest risers within an administration defined…MORE

Shutdown fears, and a wait-and-see game

Shutdown fears, and a wait-and-see game

A partial government shutdown is four days away, and there is no plan to stop it. That’s not speculation. That’s not a Democratic attack on the White House and President Donald Trump. Those are the words of Republican senators — several — as they continue to express frustration about the looming partial government shutdown. Everyone,…MORE

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