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Officials Find Evidence Of Fraud In North Carolina Election Race

On Monday, North Carolina’s elections director, Kim Strach, said she found evidence of fraud tainting the District 9 House race, the last undecided contest nearly three months after the 2018 midterms. Strach said her investigation found “a coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme” connected to Republican candidate Mark Harris. Strach also said they discovered that “efforts were made to obstruct this investigation and the testimony provided at this hearing.”... [Read Full Story]

Judge Finds Paul Manafort Lied To Investigators In Russia Probe

A judge ruled Wednesday that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel’s Russia probe. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson was another loss for Manafort, who faces years in prison in two separate criminal cases stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.... [Read Full Story]

Lawmakers Reach “Agreement In Principle” To Avert Government Shutdown

Republican and Democrats said they reached “an agreement in principle” on legislation to fund the government past the Friday deadline and avert another shutdown.  The proposal would fund all seven remaining appropriations bills, includes $1.375 billion in funding for physical barriers — in the form of 55 miles of bollard fencing — and a reduction in overall Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention beds from the current 49,057 level to 40,520.... [Read Full Story]

Michael Cohen Postpones Appearance Before Senate Intelligence Committee

President Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has postponed his scheduled closed-door appearance Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee due to “post-surgery medical needs,” his attorney said Monday in a statement. Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, said that the panel has accepted his client’s request for a delay and that a “future date will be announced by the committee.”... [Read Full Story]

Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar Launches Presidential Run In 2020

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar announced Sunday that she will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, entering a crowded field of candidates looking to challenge President Donald Trump. Klobuchar is one of several Democratic senators running, and among several women in the field. She said she will campaign at a time when the country is worn down by the “petty and vicious” nature of U.S. politics.... [Read Full Story]

Ford To Add 500 Jobs In Chicago And Investing $1B In SUV Plant

On Thursday, the Ford Motor Co said it will hire 500 workers and invest $1 billion in its Chicago assembly operations to help keep up with increased demand for sport and crossover-utility vehicles. Ford’s announcement comes shortly after the announcement that rival GM in laying off 4,000 workers. Ford announced last fall that part of their $11 billion restructuring includes dropping all passenger car models except the iconic Mustang. It is shifting resources to light trucks, like those it is building in the Chicago.... [Read Full Story]

Senator Elizabeth Warren Apologizes For Newest Revelation Of Native American Claims

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is once again apologizing for claiming Native American ancestry after it was revealed that she filled out a registration card for the State Bar of Texas in 1986 and wrote “American Indian” in the line asking her race. The latest disclosure comes as Warren prepares to officially launch her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Delivers The State Of The Union Address

President Trump delivered his second State of the Union address on Tuesday night, coming at a time where the threat of another government shutdown looming due to a partisan over his border wall and multiple investigations into his campaign’s contacts with Russia. The President called for unity again and again, delivering a speech that was a sharp contrast to the last month of digging in his heels during a 35-day government shutdown and almost two years of political battles during his administration.... [Read Full Story]

Third Poultry Producer Recalls Chicken Products Which May Be Tainted

Pilgrim’s Pride is recalling 58,000 pounds of popcorn-style chicken sold at Publix Super Markets after consumer complaints of rubber in the product. The Texas company is the third major poultry producer in recent weeks to recall a total of nearly 163,000 pounds of chicken possibly tainted with extraneous material, or in these cases, rubber and wood.  The problem was discovered on Jan. 30, when Pilgrim’s Pride was told by Publix employees about a consumer complaint regarding white rubber in the products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).  The popcorn chicken was offered in hot and refrigerated cases in the deli department in all Publix stores in Florida, sold between Jan. 17 and Jan. 31, the grocery chain said in a statement. It was also sold in some Publix stores in southern Georgia, southern and coastal South Carolina and southern Alabama. ... [Read Full Story]