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'Malthouse Compromise' on Brexit not dead: UK lawmaker after PM May talks

'Malthouse Compromise' on Brexit not dead: UK lawmaker after PM May talksA eurosceptic British lawmaker said the “Malthouse Compromise” – an attempt to redraft the contentious Irish backstop in the Brexit deal – was “alive and kicking” after a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday. Steve Baker, a member of a euroskeptic group in May’s ruling Conservative Party, said: “The Malthouse Compromise is alive and kicking.



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U.S. lawmaker apologizes after House leaders condemn comments as anti-Semitic

U.S. lawmaker apologizes after House leaders condemn comments as anti-SemiticDemocratic lawmaker Ilhan Omar apologized on Monday after party leaders condemned her comments about the pro-Israel lobby in the United States as using anti-Semitic stereotypes. “Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes,” Omar, who was elected for the first time to the U.S. House of Representatives in November, said in a statement. “My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole,” she said, adding that she “unequivocally” apologized.



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Democratic lawmaker backs down from impeachment bill against Virginia's lieutenant governor

Democratic lawmaker backs down from impeachment bill against Virginia's lieutenant governorThe two women accusing Virginia Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax of sexual assault said they would be willing to testify at possible impeachment proceedings against the Democrat; Garrett Tenney reports from Richmond, Virginia.



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US Muslim lawmaker sorry for tweet that sparked anti-Semitism row

US Muslim lawmaker sorry for tweet that sparked anti-Semitism rowIlhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women in the US Congress, “unequivocally” apologized Monday after suggesting US support for Israel is fueled by money from a pro-Israel lobby group. “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” Omar replied, referring to American $ 100 bills featuring the likeness of Benjamin Franklin. When a user asked who Omar believes is paying US politicians to support Israel, the former Somali refugee tweeted a one-word response — “AIPAC!” — referring to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.



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Afghan lawmaker says airstrikes kill 21 civilians

Afghan lawmaker says airstrikes kill 21 civiliansKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Airstrikes in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province have killed 21 civilians, including women and children, a lawmaker from the region said Sunday.



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GOP lawmaker has 'serious concerns' after day one of bipartisan border negotiations

GOP lawmaker has 'serious concerns' after day one of bipartisan border negotiationsRep. Tom Graves says Democrats have a draft proposal that does not include any funding for a border barrier.



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Trump asks congressional leaders to return for shutdown talks Friday -lawmaker

Trump asks congressional leaders to return for shutdown talks Friday -lawmakerThe president has asked congressional leaders to return to work on Friday to try and end a government shutdown over a dispute on border security funding.



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Systematic failure in death of Guatemalan girl: US lawmaker

Systematic failure in death of Guatemalan girl: US lawmakerThe US lawmaker who led a delegation to New Mexico Tuesday to look into the death of a seven-year-old Guatemalan girl in US Border Patrol custody blamed the tragedy on glaring systematic failures. Jakelin Caal died last week in hospital in El Paso, Texas, after being arrested with her father and others crossing from Mexico December 6. “We learned today that (there was) some very disturbing systematic failure in how the young girl’s condition was handled,” Joaquin Castro, a Texas congressman and incoming chair of the Hispanic Caucus, told reporters on the border Tuesday in Lordsburg, New Mexico.



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U.S. lawmaker subpoenas ex-FBI chief and former Attorney General

U.S. lawmaker subpoenas ex-FBI chief and former Attorney GeneralThe Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte, has issued subpoenas for former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to give depositions in a probe of their handling of an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. A committee statement released on Friday said the two former top law enforcement officials have been repeatedly asked to meet with the Judiciary and Oversight committees “as part of the Committees’ joint investigation into decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016″ but “have yet to voluntarily appear,” driving the need to issue subpoenas. According to the statement, Comey would be deposed on Dec. 3 and Lynch on Dec. 4.



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Georgia Lawmaker Arrested Amid Protest To Count Every Vote In Governor Race

Georgia Lawmaker Arrested Amid Protest To Count Every Vote In Governor RaceA Georgia state senator who joined protesters at the state Capitol building in



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