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Democrats: Seat Jones Now

Democrats won big with Doug Jones' victory in Alabama. Now, they are fighting to have him seated as soon as possible. The push to swear in Jones quickly comes as Democrats aim to derail the Republican tax overhaul currently in its final stages

Facebook, Twitter And Google Executives Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee

Rubio Could Defect on Tax Bill

The Republicans' margin for driving their sweeping tax package through the Senate was thrown into jeopardy when Marco Rubio declared he will vote against it unless negotiators expand the tax credit that low-income Americans can claim for their children

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Speaks At American Enterprise Institute

FCC Votes Down Obama-Era 'Net Neutrality' Rules

The Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to internet. The agency's Democratic commissioners dissented in the 3-2 vote Thursday

Disney CEO Robert Iger Visits FOX Business Network's "Markets Now"

Disney to Buy Fox Film and TV Businesses in a $66B Deal

Walt Disney agreed to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox for $52.4 billion in stock. Fox assets that will be sold to Disney, include the Twentieth Century Fox movie and cable networks


Tillerson's North Korea Talks Look Unlikely

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's surprising diplomatic offer of unconditional talks with North Korea hinges on two questions: Does the North even want talks, and is President Trump fully behind his top diplomat? The early signs were not promising

Rep. Blake Farenthold

Farenthold Won't Run Again Amid Harassment Allegations

Two Republicans say that Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold won't seek re-election next year. The lawmaker is under pressure from sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced three years ago but have come under renewed focus


FBI Agent in Russia Probe Called Trump an 'Idiot'

An FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation over politically charged text messages referred to Donald Trump as an "idiot" and said that a Trump victory would be "terrifying," according to text messages

2017 LACMA Art + Film Gala Honoring Mark Bradford And George Lucas - Arrivals

Salma Hayek Pens Powerful Essay on Harvey Weinstein

"In his eyes, I was not an artist. I wasn’t even a person," Hayek wrote. "I was a thing: not a nobody, but a body." The star said Weinstein repeatedly harassed her as she worked to produce her 2002 movie Frida

High Angle View Of Cats Sitting On Street By Car

A Man Was Living With 166 Cats. 55 of Them Were Dead,

An animal group has removed more than 100 cats from a central Ohio home where 55 other felines were found dead. Workers from Columbus Humane wore protective suits while removing 111 cats from the home of a 60-year-old man in Gahanna

Dan Johnson

Kentucky Lawmaker Facing Allegations Kills Himself

Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, died in an apparent suicide, the county coroner said. He was 57

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Holds Press Briefing At The White House

Omarosa Manigault Newman to Leave the White House

The White House says Omarosa Manigault Newman — one of President Donald Trump's most prominent African-American supporters — plans to leave the administration next month. Manigault Newman is a former contestant on Trump's reality TV show "The Apprentice"

2017 Make A Wish Gala

Multiple Women Accuse Russell Simmons of Rape

Three women have accused music producer Russell Simmons of rape, speaking out about incidents that occurred in the 1980s and 1990s. Simmons had stepped down from Def Jam Recordings after facing other accusations of sexual misconduct