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Behind the shutdown blame game in Congress

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Washington Post congressional reporter and CBS News contributor Ed O'Keefe joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss who will shoulder the blame if a government shutdown happens tonight and why not all Democrats are threatening to vote against the funding bill.


Eating laundry detergent pods a viral challenge that's not only hard but dangerous to swallow

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January 19, 2018 5:53 PM
WASHINGTON (THE WASHINGTON POST) - Teens are daring each other to eat Tide pods. We don't need to tell you that's a bad idea.


Officials fear China compromised US covert communications, report says

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U.S. intelligence officials are now concerned that China has compromised the methods that the CIA uses to communicate with overseas assets, dampening agents’ enthusiasm after the Monday arrest of a former CIA officer for retaining classified information, the Washington Post reported.


URGENT: House Passes Stopgap Spending Bill As Government Shutdown Looms

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The House approved a short-term spending bill Thursday to avoid a government shutdown, sending the measure to the Senate where Democrats said they have enough votes to block its passage, The Washington Post reports. House Republican leaders prevailed in lobbying the conservative House Freedom Caucus and defense hawks who demanded more money for the military in exchange for their votes. The bill passed 230-197. But a government shutdown on the anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration appeared likely as Democrats signaled they had rallied enough opposition to stop the measure from passing in the upper chamber. With Senate votes expected late Thursday, at least nine members of the...

Senate Democrats Claim Votes To Block Short-Term Spending Bill That Would Avert Shutdown

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Senate Democrats signaled Thursday that they have enough votes to block a short-term spending bill to keep the government open, as the White House expressed frustration with the Republican-led Congress for “being unable to do its job,” The Washington Post reported. At least nine members of the Senate Democratic Caucus who supported the last short-term spending bill in December said they will oppose the latest patch, according to multiple congressional aides. They are Maggie Hassan (N.H.), Martin Heinrich (N.M.), Tim Kaine (Va.), Angus King (I-Maine), Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), Jon Tester (Mont.), Tom Udall (N.M.) and Mark R. Warner (Va.). The House planned to vote...

Trump Asks Public To ‘Vote For The 2017 King Of Fake News’: 15 Choices Include ‘RealDonaldTrump’ As Write-In

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"Who deserves the fake news trophy?" That's the question President Donald Trump is asking members of the public in an email sent to subscribers on Thursday, January 18 at 10:30 a.m. As reported by Newser, turned to Twitter to list the media outlets that he deemed worthy of his "Fake News Awards." Publications and networks like the New York Times, CNN, ABC, the Washington Post, Time, and Newsweek appeared on Trump's list, but one day later, Trump has returned to ask who should be crowned the "King of Fake News of 2017."
Trump's email spoke about a plethora of "biased, absurd, and downright FAKE news stories the media wrote about us in 2017," with the president claiming he chose only 11 of the "very worst" for initial awards. However, Trump turned to the public to add to his list of media members that he calls fake in order for Americans to "crown the KING OF FAKE NEWS of 2017."


Senate passes Bill to extend key surveillance programme, sending it to Trump's desk

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January 19, 2018 2:44 AM
WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - The Senate passed a Bill on Thursday (Jan 18) to reauthorise a powerful government authority to conduct foreign surveillance on US soil, sending the president a six-year extension of the programme just one day before a statutory deadline.


Ethics Issues Raised As Trump Tower Gurgaon Promises Buyers Trip To US, Trump Jr. Visit

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An unusual promise made to prospective buyers of luxury apartments in the new Trump Towers project outside India’s capital may put the US president in hot water as independent ethics groups are raising questions about the plan, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The unusual promise offers buyers the caveat to buy a luxury apartment and developers will fly the buyers to the United States to meet First Son Donald Trump Jr., the report said. The developers of the 600-foot high-rises unveiled a sleek sales office in the New Delhi suburb of Gurgaon last week, claiming they racked up $23 million in sales – more than 20 units – in the first day. The issue? One developer, Pankaj Bansal, told the...

Former DOE Employee Says He Was Fired After Leaking Photo of Perry Hugging Coal CEO

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A former photographer at the Department of Energy says that he was fired in retaliation for making photos of Energy Secretary Rick Perry hugging a coal baron during a meeting that allowed the mogul to issue a list of policy initiatives that would directly benefit his company, according to The Washington Post. Simon Edelman filed a federal whistleblower complaint that alleges he was terminated from the agency after he provided the photos to two media outlets that published them in December. The photos were from a March 29, 2017, meeting between Perry and Robert Murray, wherein the coal magnate gave a four-page "action plan" to the Energy Secretary that said it would revive the country's...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make their first official visit to Wales

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January 19, 2018 1:11 AM
LONDON (WASHINGTON POST) - Prince Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle, carried out their first official visit to Wales on Thursday (Jan 18) amid speculation about who will score an invitation to their upcoming nuptials - and who won't.


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