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LOS ANGELES (KNX1070) - Paul Ryan won’t be stepping down until January, but let the scramble begin. Bakersfield Republican Kevin McCarthy, who was elected to Congress in 2006, has been the majority leader for the past four years. Now, he is expected to make a bid to be House Speaker. Political...
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April 11, 2018 - 8:21 am
(CBS News) - House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will leave office in January "proud of what this congress has achieved" as Ryan's office announced he will not be seeking re-election in 2018. He will, however, serve out the rest of his term. "I am not resigning," Ryan declared. He added, "I am leaving...
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April 06, 2018 - 2:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (KNX1070) - California has hit a milestone with a program designed to pre-register voters in high school and get them ballot-ready as soon as they reach the age of 18. In 18 months, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla says the total of pre-registered 16 and 17-year-old high...
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April 03, 2018 - 9:51 am
In the first sentencing of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling, Alex van der Zwaan, the 33-year-old Dutch lawyer who pleaded guilty in February to lying to special counsel prosecutors and the FBI, was sentenced Tuesday morning to 30 days in prison and a $20,000 fine...
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April 02, 2018 - 7:03 am
President Trump continued his tirade against Mexico and Democrats, declaring that the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was "dead." His new comments on Monday followed his tweets on Easter Sunday where he lambasted Mexico for its inaction on stopping the flow of people...
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KNX Afternoon News
March 30, 2018 - 3:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (KNX1070 - The race for a South Bay congressional seat just got downsized into a fight between two Democrats after a well-known actress drops out. "Clueless" star turned conservative commentator Stacey Dash has withdrawn her candidacy a little more than a month after she filed. She...
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March 28, 2018 - 3:31 pm
(CBS News) - Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is warning of the impacts of privatization and politicization of the already embattled VA just one day after being fired by President Trump. Mr. Trump announced that he was replacing Shulkin in a series of tweets, and said he would...
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March 23, 2018 - 2:24 pm
(CBS News) - The White House has updated former President Jimmy Carter on developments in North Korea and he is willing to help if needed, he tells Jane Pauley in an interview for CBS' "Sunday Morning," to be broadcast March 25. Mr. Carter, who earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work,...
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March 23, 2018 - 9:05 am
(CBS News) - President Trump is signing the omnibus spending bill he threatened to veto only hours earlier, he announced announced in what he billed as a last-minute "news conference." Mr. Trump said he "seriously" considered vetoing the legislation, but decided against doing so to fund the...
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March 22, 2018 - 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON (CBS News) — Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, the battle-tested Army officer tapped as President Trump’s national security adviser last year to stabilize a turbulent foreign policy operation, will resign and be replaced by John R. Bolton, a hard-line former United States ambassador to the United...
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