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Border wall funding could lead to government shutdown as budget battle heats up

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 23:35

If House Republicans vote to advance a $788 billion spending bill this week, Congress could find itself in a budget quagmire due to a provision that allocates funds for President Trump’s controversial border wall.


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Sens. McCain and Ernst, both veterans, oppose Trump’s ban on transgender military service

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 22:37

Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, quickly announced their opposition Wednesday to President Trump’s Twitter announcement that the U.S. military would not “accept or allow” transgender military service members.


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Trump continues crusade against Sessions with a fresh line of attack

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 20:53

President Trump continued his public campaign against his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Wednesday, knocking his longtime ally for not replacing acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Trump, who fired James Comey as FBI director in May, also has the authority to replace McCabe. It’s unclear why Trump is singling out Sessions on the issue, other than to add pressure as he reportedly mulls firing him.


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Trump: U.S. military won’t allow transgender people ‘to serve in any capacity’

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 19:01

President Trump announced on Wednesday morning that the U.S. military will not allow or accept any transgender individuals.


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Rick Perry duped into 22-minute interview with pranksters known as ‘Russian Jerky Boys’

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 18:57

The U.S. energy secretary thought he was discussing American energy interests with Ukraine's prime minister during a lengthy phone call last week. But Perry got punked.


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Trump seeks to regain mojo with Ohio campaign rally

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 09:10

“With the exception of the late, great Abraham Lincoln, I can be more presidential than any president that’s ever held this office,” said President Trump at Youngstown, Ohio, rally.


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Trump: ‘Time will tell’ what happens to Sessions

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 01:49

President Trump on Tuesday sharply criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions but refused to say whether he would fire him or wanted him to resign, saying “time will tell” what fate awaits the former senator.


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McCain: ‘I will not vote for this bill as it is today’

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 01:42

A week after his brain cancer diagnosis, Sen. John McCain returned to Washington to cast a crucial vote to begin debate on the GOP health care legislation.


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Senate GOP moves forward on health care bill in dramatic procedural vote

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 01:07

Over the sound of protesters crying “kill the bill,” 50 Republican senators cast their votes to begin to debate repealing Obamacare on a razor-thin margin Tuesday afternoon. John McCain cast a decisive vote.


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Clarifying the ‘Goldwater Rule’ for psychotherapists in the age of Trump

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 00:15

After considerably commotion, the American Psychoanalytic Association was forced to clarify that it had not changed its position regarding “the Goldwater Rule.”


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Imagining Trump’s big, beautiful wall. You might have to.

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 00:03

The ever-evolving vision for the wall President Trump wants to build along the border with Mexico got some new details earlier this month, the latest in the growing list of specifications for meeting Trump’s signature campaign promise — which is still in need of a source of funding.


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Sen. Collins caught on hot mic swiping back at ‘unattractive’ congressman’s duel challenge

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 22:53

A hot mic captured a conversation between Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and a male senator Tuesday, in which the two discuss Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas.


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Trump message chief warns leakers: ‘I’m going to fire everybody’

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 22:04

Newly minted White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci warned suspected leakers on Tuesday that they must stop spilling Trump administration secrets or risk being fired.


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Boy Scouts defend inviting Trump amid backlash over president’s rambling speech

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 20:00

The Boy Scouts said it is a tradition to invite the commander in chief to its annual jamboree, defending its decision after Trump delivered a highly political 38-minute address to nearly 40,000 Scouts in West Virginia.


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Trump makes last-ditch effort to pressure Republicans on health care bill

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 19:16

In his final pitch to senators to move forward with health care legislation, President Trump fired off a Tuesday morning tweetstorm challenging GOP lawmakers to “step up to the plate” to overhaul Obamacare.


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Trump quips on Russia probe: ‘Next up, 11-year-old Barron Trump!’

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 18:57

President Trump joked that his youngest son would be questioned next by investigators looking into whether his campaign colluded with Russia.


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Trump slams Sessions as he reportedly considers firing his own AG

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 17:36

The president continued to attack his attorney general early Tuesday, railing against the nation’s top law enforcement officer in a series of tweets.


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McCain’s return gives hope to Senate health care bill

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 07:55

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will travel to the Capitol Tuesday in time to vote on the Senate health care measure, breathing some life back into the Republicans’ bid to repeal and replace Obamacare. “Senator McCain looks forward to returning to the United States Senate tomorrow to continue working on important legislation, including health care reform, the National Defense Authorization Act and new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea,” McCain’s office announced in a statement late Monday night. “I think we can get the motion to proceed done without him, but certainly it would help if he was here,” Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told reporters.


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Trump scolds Republicans for not ending the ‘Obamacare nightmare’

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 02:34

President Trump harshly criticized Republicans for failing to unite in their mission to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.


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Alabama Senate candidate uses tape of congressional shooting in campaign ad

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 01:40

The campaign of a Republican congressman running for the Senate, Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, is being denounced after releasing an ad Monday that uses audio from a shooting that targeted GOP congressmen last month. The shooting at a practice for the annual congressional baseball game gravely injured House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La. Two Capitol Police officers, a congressional aide and a lobbyist for Tyson Foods were also hit.


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