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Past articles by Charles:

Fox News Channel Continues to Dominate Competitors in February Ratings

Fox News Channel remained unrivaled in cable news in February, beating out top competitors CNN and MSNBC in average viewership for the 20th straight month. → Read More

Bernie Sanders 'Very Proud' of His Son Running for Congress, Leaves Out Endorsement

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) released a statement Tuesday saying he’s "very proud" of his son Levi Sanders as he announced his run in New Hampshire’s first congressional district, but he stopped short of offering an endorsement. → Read More

Trump to Governors: 'Don't Worry About the NRA—They're on Our Side'

President Donald Trump on Monday told the nation's governors not to worry about the National Rifle Association because "they're on our side," adding that he and the organization are ready to make certain changes to U.S. gun laws in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, earlier this month. → Read More

Democrats Turn on Their Own to Favor More Liberal Candidate

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is entrenched in a messy primary in Illinois as it neglects to endorse an incumbent Blue Dog Democrat. → Read More

Teachers Union President Attacks DeVos: 'In Her Heart, She Doesn't Care About Children'

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten attacked Betsy DeVos in recent remarks, questioning the secretary of education's motives and saying she "demonizes" and "demagogues" teachers unions. → Read More

Dem Gov. Hickenlooper: 2nd Amendment is 'an Issue of Freedom,' Gun Owners 'Want to Be Left Alone'

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper acknowledged Thursday that the debate on gun policy is an "issue of freedom." → Read More

Gillibrand Says Corporations Own Washington, Calls for Publicly-Funded Elections

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) said Tuesday that corporations own Washington, D.C., and called for publicly-funded elections to take money out of politics. → Read More

Pelosi Proposes 'Mowing the Grass' as Alternative to Building Southern Border Wall

Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) proposed "mowing the grass" along the southern border on Tuesday instead of securing the border with the wall. → Read More

Kentucky Billboard Vandalized to Read 'Kill the NRA'

A billboard on a major highway in Louisville, Kentucky, was vandalized on Monday to target the National Rifle Association in the wake of school shootings in Kentucky and Florida. → Read More

Tim Ryan Doesn't Rule Out Challenging Pelosi for Dem Leadership, Won't Say Whether He'd Vote for Her

Rep. Tim Ryan (D., Ohio) said Tuesday that he does not know whether he would vote for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) to serve another term as the top House Democrat, and he did not rule out running to replace her after the 2018 midterm elections. → Read More

NRCC Outraises DCCC in Record-Breaking January

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) released record-breaking January fundraising numbers on Tuesday that topped those of its Democratic counterpart. → Read More

Trump: 'I Have Been Much Tougher on Russia Than Obama'

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his policy toward Russia has been "much tougher" than that of his White House predecessor, Barack Obama. → Read More

Trump Responds to FBI Indictment of Russian Nationalists in Election Meddling Probe

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday in response to a grand jury indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three companies accused of interfering in U.S. elections from 2014 through 2016, a move resulting from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. → Read More

MS-13 Gang Members Sentenced to Decades in Prison for Murder, Will Later Face Deportation

Three members of MS-13 were sentenced to prison on Thursday for the execution-style murder of a 19-year old fellow member of the gang. → Read More

Cotton Criticizes 'Schumer Amendment': 'Calling It Bipartisan Doesn’t Make It So'

Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) criticized Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D., N.Y.) immigration proposal on Thursday, and instead encouraged his fellow senators to pass legislation in line with President Donald Trump's priorities. → Read More

Katie Couric Apologizes for Olympic Gaffe, Netherlands Let It 'Slide'

Katie Couric issued an apology for suggesting during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony that the Dutch use ice skating as a primary means of transportation. → Read More

Facebook Hears Chorus of Criticism at Media Conference: 'Get Back to Baby Pictures'

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki was one of several tech and media executives who attacked Facebook at a conference in California on Monday. → Read More

Intel Director Coats: Russia Views 2018 Elections as 'Potential Target' for 'Influence Operations'

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday that Russia views the 2018 midterm elections as a "potential target for Russian influence operations." → Read More

Trump Sounds Alarm on Looming DACA Deadline: ‘There Will Never Be Another Opportunity!’

President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday to push Congress toward passing immigration reform that includes a legislative replacement for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration amnesty program before its imminent deadline. → Read More

Dem Rep Expresses Partial Support for Trump's Immigration Plan, Says He'd Support Funding for Border Wall

Democratic Rep. Don Beyer (Va.) said Monday that he would support key aspects of President Donald Trump's immigration policy proposal, including funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and changes to the diversity visa lottery program. → Read More