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McCain: North Korea ‘murdered’ American student Otto Warmbier

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 18:45

"Let us state the facts plainly: Otto Warmbier, an American citizen, was murdered by the Kim Jong Un regime,” Sen. John McCain said in a statement.


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Trump makes last-minute pitch to GOP voters in Georgia 6th

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 18:24

“Democrat Jon Ossoff, who wants to raise your taxes to the highest level and is weak on crime and security, doesn’t even live in district,” the president tweeted early Tuesday morning. “KAREN HANDEL FOR CONGRESS.”


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Eric Holder joins the anti-Trump resistance — and mulls a presidential campaign of his own

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:30

“Now is the time to be heard,” former Attorney General Eric Holder said in an exclusive interview with Yahoo News.


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Health Care Declassified: Republicans are skeptical of a closed drafting process – but will they act to open it up?

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 02:33

Yahoo News peeks behind the curtain of secrecy surrounding the Republican health care bill to learn what we can about what it may contain.


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Preet Bharara explains his embrace of Twitter. He’ll let Trump ‘keep his own wise counsel’ on the same.

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 01:09

Preet Bharara, the high-profile U.S. attorney fired by President Trump, has embraced the commander in chief’s favorite communications platform: Twitter.


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Trump feels ‘very good’ about Senate health care bill, whatever it is, White House says

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 00:52

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump feels “very good” about the Senate’s progress in drafting its own version of his signature health care bill, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Monday. When asked if the president or members of his legislative team has seen a copy of the bill, however, Spicer said he did not know.


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GOP official apologizes for saying Scalise shooting helps party in Ga. election

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 00:37

A Georgia GOP official apologized for a remark that last week's baseball shooting would win a special election for Republican candidate Karen Handel.


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Trump’s lawyer: ‘I don’t tell him what to write’

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 19:55

Jay Sekulow, an attorney on the president’s outside legal team, told “Fox & Friends” Monday that he does not give his client advice when it comes to Twitter.


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Trump lawyer: President’s tweet about ‘being investigated’ did not confirm probe

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:36

In interviews Sunday, attorney Jay Sekulow contradicts the president’s own tweet.


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Is it too soon to miss George W. Bush? Not in the age of Trump.

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 14:30

President George W. Bush holds his last news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on Jan. 12, 2009. During an April appearance on ABC News, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said something that would have sounded impossible to anyone who had followed American politics in the first decade of the 21st century. The Democratic leader in Congress repeated the sentiment in early June on MSNBC, saying that she wished George W. Bush were president.


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Will Congress let Mary Klein decide how to die?

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 14:30

Last year, Washington, D.C., became the seventh jurisdiction in the United States to legalize what here was called Death With Dignity.


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The story behind President Trump’s ‘little bit sassy’ Oval Office photo with a queer teacher

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 03:19

Rhode Island teacher Nikos Giannopoulos brought some unique flair to the Oval Office when he met with President and Melania Trump.


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Ex-Trump adviser Roger Stone: White House should scrap ‘draconian’ drug laws

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 02:18

Roger Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, vowed to continue to urge Trump to allow states to legalize marijuana use without enforcing federal drug laws.


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Health Care Declassified: Behind the Senate’s secrecy

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 02:13

The words on everyone’s lips in Washington in recent weeks have been health care, as congressional Republicans work to craft a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. Enter Yahoo News’ Health Care Declassified, where we will attempt to take you inside this often complicated debate, dispelling myths and giving you the facts about how Congress will affect your health care coverage. Following in the footsteps of their House colleagues, who passed the Affordable Health Care Act, Republicans in the Senate are carefully guarding the drafting process and expect to offer Americans affected by the law little opportunity to learn what the new bill will mean for their coverage.


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Obama sparked a tidal wave of change in Cuba. Trump’s new policy misses the point.

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 00:42

Two years of Obama’s engagement did more to pry Cuba out of its shell than anything else. Engagement worked exactly because the Castro dictatorship gives no one their rights.


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Meet Rachel Brand, the Justice Department official who could inherit the Russia probe

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 00:22

If President Trump fires Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Rachel Brand would take over special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe and reported investigation into obstruction of justice.


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Feinstein: Trump ‘in for a rude awakening’ if he tries to shut down Russia probe

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 23:03

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., unleashed a blistering message in response to President Trump’s early morning Twitter tirade in which he both dismissed the Russia probe as a “witch hunt” and appeared to confirm he was being investigated as part of that inquiry. Feinstein raised the possibility that Trump would try to dismiss Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller, the special counsel Rosenstein appointed to oversee the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.


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Sandy Hook families’ law firm to NBC: Don’t air Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones interview

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 21:06

A letter to NBC from the families of Sandy Hook victims urged the network to considering the “ethical and legal ramifications” of airing Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Obtained by Politico’s Hadas Gold, the letter from a law firm representing several families who lost loved ones in the 2012 Newtown, Conn., attack implies that by airing the controversial interview, NBC would open itself up to possible legal action. “We urge you to consider the ethical and legal ramifications of broadcasting this interview to millions of Americans,” the letter read.


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Congressional baseball game, 1 day after shooting

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 20:01

Members of both parties in Congress battled it out in an unusually friendly way, on a baseball field, on Thursday evening. Here are photos.


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Trump names son’s wedding planner to lead federal housing office

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 19:23

President Trump has named Lynne Patton, senior adviser during his presidential campaign and former vice president of the Eric Trump Foundation, as the head of federal housing programs in New York.


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