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FILE - In this June 14, 2017, file photo, Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, about the incident where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., and others, were shot during a Congressional baseball practice. Barton is apologizing after a nude photo of him circulated on social media. Barton released a statement on Nov. 22 to the Texas Tribune acknowledging that while separated from his second wife, prior to their divorce, he had sexual relationships "with other mature adult women." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Barton to go mum over disclosed photo, citing probeBarton says he's going mum about a nude photo of him posted online because the matter is under investigation
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. A lawyer for former national security adviser Flynn has told President Donald Trump's legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference, according to a person familiar with the decision who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump teamAP source: Flynn lawyers have stopped discussing Russia probe with Trump team
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this July 25, 2016, file photo, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., takes the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Franken has spent much of his nine years as senator trying to shed his funnyman image and digging into issues. That rising trajectory has been interrupted by allegations that he forcibly kissed one woman and squeezed another’s buttocks without their permission. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Franken's rising political star obscured by accusationsThe political ascent of Minnesota Democrat Al Franken has been abruptly interrupted by allegations of sexual misconduct
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2009 file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, stands with Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y., on Capitol Hill in Washington. Former U.S. Rep. Hinchey, a veteran lawmaker known for pressing to protect the environment during a career that spanned from the era of the Love Canal toxic waste site to the recent debate over natural-gas fracking, has died at age 79. Hinchey, a Democrat, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at his home in Saugerties, in the Hudson Valley, his family said in a statement on his Facebook page. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
Ex-Rep. Hinchey, who pushed to protect the environment, diesMaurice Hinchey, former New York congressman known for pressing to protect environment during career that spanned from era of Love Canal toxic waste site to recent debate over natural-gas fracking, dies at age 79; Pelosi calls him 'champion' for families
The Associated Press3 hours ago
President Donald Trump speaks with members of the armed forces via video conference at his private club, Mar-a-Lago, on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advancesTrump tells troops 'We're really winning' against US foes, thanks them and talks up his own leadership
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Congressional Russia probes likely to head into 2018Some Republicans would like to wrap up investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election; no quick end in sight
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, Sen. Craig Tieszen, R-Rapid City, talks to the South Dakota House Transportation Committee about teen driving safety in Pierre, S.D. Tieszen and his brother-in-law drowned in an apparent kayaking accident in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, where they were attending a wedding for the lawmaker's daughter, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Chet Brokaw, File)
South Dakota lawmaker, brother-in-law drown in Cook IslandsOfficials say a South Dakota state representative and his brother-in-law have drowned in an apparent kayaking accident at the Cook Islands in the South Pacific
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A Miami Republican makes enemies in Washington
McClatchy Washington Bureau12 hours ago
Bannon insurgency stresses loyalty to Trump, not policy testBannon endorsements stress rooting out disloyalty over policy unity
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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