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Defending Trump, Gen. Kelly Opens His Heart About Death of Son
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said he was "stunned" by Rep. Frederica Wilson's comments about President Donald Trump's call to a fallen soldier's wife. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:19:43 GMT
Speaker Ryan Roasts Trump at Al Smith Dinner
The House speaker stuck to jokes a year after Donald Trump's remarks at the annual dinner were sharply criticized. Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:56:42 GMT
Senate Passes Budget Bill, Paving Way for Tax Reform Effort
The Senate passed a $4 trillion budget blueprint Thursday, paving the way to use a special procedural rule to consider tax reform later this year. Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:16:00 GMT
Obama Knocks 'Old Politics of Division' in Return to Campaign Trail
Former President Barack Obama avoided criticizing President Donald Trump while campaigning for New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy. Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:22:39 GMT
Trump Offers Support to 3 GOP Senators Expected to Be Challenged
President Donald Trump called Sens. Deb Fischer, Roger Wicker and John Barrasso, who are reported to be on a list of those expected to be challenged. Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:13:00 GMT
Trump Gives Administration a '10' for Puerto Rico Recovery
President Donald Trump graded his administration a "10" out of 10 for its response to Puerto Rico's hurricane devastation, despite lack of electricity and drinkable water across the storm-ravaged island. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:25:05 GMT
Bush Slams Russian Effort to 'Exploit Our Country's Divisions'
Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that Russian cyber-attacks during the 2016 election were an effort to turn "Americans against each other" as Moscow sought to exploit "our country's divisions. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:21:06 GMT
Pentagon Sends Team to Niger to Find Out What Happened
Defense officials are careful not to call the inquiry an investigation, but admit they simply don't know what happened Oct. 4 when four U.S. soldiers died. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:17:37 GMT
CIA Director Wrongly Says U.S. Found Russia Didn't Affect Election Result
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said U.S. intel agencies had found Russian meddling didn't affect the election result, but the agencies didn't reach that conclusion. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:01:37 GMT
Should Twitter and Google Tell You Who Paid for Those Ads?
There's an old saying: On the internet, no one knows you're a dog. They also don't know if you're a Russian propagandist. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:58:00 GMT
Brennan: Trump Aides May Need to Talk Him Out of War
Former CIA Director John Brennan, noting that President Donald Trump has escalated tensions with North Korea to a dangerous level, said Cabinet members and other senior officials may need to step in as "governors" over the president to prevent war. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:51:00 GMT
Obama Returns to the Campaign Trail
Former President Barack Obama makes his first return to the campaign trail since leaving office, stumping for Democratic candidates in Virginia and New Jersey. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:44:00 GMT
In DNC Shake-Up, Perez Ousts Longtime Party Officials
Several long-serving DNC members who opposed Tom Perez's election as chair were removed from key posts on the eve of the party's Las Vegas meeting. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:43:00 GMT
Russia Probe: Facebook's Lawyer to Face Congress
Google and Twitter executives are also expected to testify before the House and Senate intelligence committees on Nov. 1. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:23:00 GMT
Why Was Chad on Trump's Travel Ban List? Lack of Paper.
This is the story of how an office supply glitch became a major irritant between the United States and one of its close security partners. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:48:00 GMT
Poll: America's Fear of North Korea Is on the Rise
A majority of Americans regardless of their partisanship view North Korea as the most immediate threat to the U.S., says a new NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:12:00 GMT
Trump Rejects 'Bail Out' for Health Insurers After Praising It
President Donald Trump disavowed a bipartisan health care agreement on Wednesday, delivering it a likely fatal blow only one day after he praised its approach. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:02:48 GMT
In Senate Testimony, Sessions Cites Confidentiality of Trump Conversations
Attorney General Jeff Sessions skirted questions from lawmakers at Senate hearing Wednesday regarding the firing of former FBI director James Comey, purported Russia meddling and the controversial pardoning of an Arizona sheriff, citing the president's executive privilege. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:40:26 GMT
Vote on Controversial Trump EPA Nominee Delayed
A Senate committee has postponed its vote on Michael Dourson, Trump's controversial nominee to lead the EPA's office of chemical safety Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:15:08 GMT
Trump Denies Family Claim He Disrespected Fallen Soldier
Family members of a U.S. service member killed in Niger were "astonished" by the president's remarks, according to a Florida congresswoman. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:55:00 GMT
Mike Pence's Brother Plans to Run for Congress
Greg Pence, one of Mike Pence's older brothers, has filed a tax document indicating he will seek the eastern Indiana congressional seat that the vice president and former governor represented for 12 years. An Internal Revenue Service filing made on Monday shows the elder Pence formed a political organization called Greg Pence for Congress Inc. The district includes Muncie and Columbus, the Pence family's hometown. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:46:58 GMT
Inside Susan Collins' Decision to Stay in the Senate
Moderate senators from both parties used text messages and personal pleas in their efforts to keep Susan Collins from giving up her Senate seat. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:15:00 GMT
There's a Bipartisan Deal to Fix Obamacare. Will Trump and the GOP Take It?
Will Republican leaders (especially in the House) and President Trump take the deal? Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:53:00 GMT
First Read's Morning Clips: Twelve Days of Silence
A roundup of the most important political stories of the day Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:35:27 GMT
Democrats to Seek Assurances From Sessions on Russia Investigation
Democrats will seek assurances from Jeff Sessions that the special counsel's probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is free of political interference. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:20:00 GMT
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