"Lots more to do,” the 84-year-old senator tweeted. " . . . ending gun violence, combating climate change, access to healthcare. I’m all in!"

“Normally, over the years, I’ve dismissed these urgings,” Friess said in an email to The Washington Post. “But due to the stature of the people requesting, I sense a responsibility to prayerfully explore the possibility.”

The House speaker said a defunding measure would appear in a special fast-track bill that is expected to pass Congress as soon as next month.

'I feel very strongly about places like Flint, poor communities, especially a lot of them which are majority-minority communities. They need somebody to speak up for them. That's what I do.'

"I want to be free to network across the whole system and look at what we have to do to succeed," Gingrich said.

Obama has already used his powers under the Antiquities Act of 1906 to honor abolitionist Harriet Tubman, Latino and farmworker activist Cesar Chavez and gay rights activists who launched the Stonewall riots.

With both presidential nominees opposed to ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, that could be the deal's death knell.

Top Senate Democratic leaders say there will be no deal on funding the government without Flint aid.

The Select Investigative Panel subpoenaed California-based StemExpress earlier this year seeking a variety of records.

Conservatives seek to force a rare, time-consuming, and resource-intensive impeachment probe.

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