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Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison

Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison

Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison and is serving out the rest of his sentence in a halfway house, records show. The former Democratic congressman from New York was originally sentenced in 2017 to 21 months in prison for sexting with a minor. Weiner served about 15 months in the Federal Medical Center…MORE

Shutdown fight is over, but Congress likely still stuck

Shutdown fight is over, but Congress likely still stuck

Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters will be watching in the week ahead, in this week’s “Inside Politics” forecast. 1. Congressional show votes The shutdown showdown is over but don’t expect a new era of significant legislation passing Congress. Instead, lawmakers are focused on “political messaging votes,” New York Times reporter…MORE

Brown defends Medicare buy-in proposal: ‘Medicare for all will take a while’

Brown defends Medicare buy-in proposal: ‘Medicare for all will take a while’

Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown warned Sunday that an effort to establish “Medicare for all” would be protracted and difficult, breaking from other prospective presidential candidates. “I think ‘Medicare for all’ will take a while, and it’s difficult” Brown told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.” Brown, who said he is considering running…MORE

Schiff: Trump ‘daring the courts’ to strike down national emergency

Schiff: Trump ‘daring the courts’ to strike down national emergency

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday the national emergency President Donald Trump announced is unconstitutional because he declared the emergency when “Congress explicitly rejected” the money for the wall on the southern border in the funding package. “This is the first time a president has tried to declare an emergency when Congress explicitly…MORE

URGENT – Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador

URGENT – Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador

(CNN) — State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Saturday she has withdrawn from consideration as UN ambassador. President Donald Trump had announced he was picking Nauert, but the formal nomination had not been sent to the Senate.”I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary Pompeo for the trust they placed in me for considering me…MORE

Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador

Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Saturday she has withdrawn from consideration as UN ambassador. President Donald Trump had previously announced he was picking Nauert, but the formal nomination had not been sent to the Senate. “I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary Pompeo for the trust they placed in me for considering me…MORE

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