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Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings hospitalized, wife halts Maryland gubernatorial campaign

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., has represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District since 1996.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. underwent an operation to treat a knee infection at a Baltimore hospital, his office said Friday, hours before his wife suspended her campaign for Maryland governor. Cummings’ office said doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital drained the […]
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GOP's Josh Mandel quits Ohio Senate race due to wife's health

Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel, seen here with wife Ilana, was hoping to run against Sen. Sherrod Brown in a re-match of the 2012 election  (AP Photo/Mike Munden, File) CINCINNATI –  Republican Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced Friday he is dropping his bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, citing his wife’s health. Mandel’s […]
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Presenting your 2018 Senate power rankings

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** PRESENTING YOUR 2018 SENATE POWER RANKINGSPlease indulge us in cravenly putting our proviso first: The election is still ten months and a day away, so what you will see below is primordial in nature.  But, you have to start some place, even if […]
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'Gorilla channel' warfare: Parody book excerpt fools Trump trashers

Trump opponents were fooled by a fake anecdote about Trump watching a ‘gorilla channel.’  (AP) One of the most entertaining “excerpts” circulated from Michael Wolff’s explosive tell-all was a passage describing President Trump supposedly watching a “gorilla channel” for hours on end.  The excerpt, of course, was a parody and wasn’t actually from the “Fire […]
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GOP senators refer Trump dossier author for federal investigation

Two top Republican senators have formally recommended that the Justice Department and FBI investigate the author of the controversial anti-Trump “dossier.” Sens. Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham made the referral in a Jan. 4-dated letter to the heads of the FBI and DOJ. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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US, Russia gear up for UN showdown over Iran protests

AP  (U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has called for an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council over the Iran protests.) The United States and Russia were set to face off Friday at the United Nations Security Council over how the international community should respond to the protests in Iran, after the U.S. […]
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Russia accuses US of ‘abusing’ Security Council by calling emergency session on Iran protests

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley called for an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council over the Iran protests.  (AP) The United States and Russia clashed at an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council Friday over the protests in Iran, with Russia accusing the U.S. of “abusing” the platform of the Council […]
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Fusion GPS's ties to Clinton campaign, Russia investigation: What to know

A request by Fusion GPS to void a House Intelligence Committee subpoena demanding its bank records has been denied by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon said the firm – which was behind the controversial dossier of allegations about President Trump’s connections to Russia – had “unavailing” objections to the subpoena. Leon also denied […]
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Biden responds to Howard Dean's comments on older Dems: 'I can take him physically'

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday had a response to Howard Dean’s recent comments about older Democrats getting “the hell out of the way” for the 2020 presidential race. Biden sat down with “PBS Newshour” host Judy Woodruff for an interview where they discussed several topics, including speculation that he would run for president in 2020. “I’m […]
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Contractor hopes for a piece of Trump's border wall – no matter who pays for it

No matter who ends up paying for President Trump’s border wall, billions of dollars will flow to American contractors who are lining up to bid for a piece of the project. Thomas Fisher, whose company, Fisher Sand & Gravel, hopes to land a contract to help build the barrier on the United States’ southern border, is among six […]