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Health care debate: Turmoil in Senate as Republicans revolt against 'skinny bill'

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 02:23:42 GMT

The Senate will enter the home stretch of a dramatic debate to overhaul Obamacare on Thursday, with lawmakers bracing for what could be a long and grueling marathon series of votes that extends well into the night and morning.(image)


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Paul Ryan: House willing to go to conference committee over health care plan

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:21:31 GMT

House Republicans are skeptical of the so-called "skinny" health care bill that may emerge from the Senate floor tonight, but GOP leaders are putting members on notice they may be working this weekend if it gets dropped in their lap.(image)


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AG Sessions 'confident' he 'made the right decision' to recuse himself

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:15:29 GMT

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says that President Donald Trump's critical tweets about him were "kind of hurtful."(image)


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Graham vows 'holy hell to pay' if Sessions is fired

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:53:54 GMT

As President Donald Trump continues to publicly criticize Jeff Sessions, one of the attorney general's former colleagues is promising that if Sessions is fired, there will be "holy hell to pay."(image)


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The 35 most eye-popping quotes from Anthony Scaramucci's CNN interview

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:00:09 GMT

When Anthony Scaramucci was named White House communications director six days ago, three things were immediately clear: 1) He loved the media. 2) He loved to talk. 3) He speaks his mind.(image)


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Devin Nunes details leak investigation, blames Obama officials

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 02:01:42 GMT

House intelligence committee Chairman Devin Nunes detailed key pieces of his leaks investigation Thursday, arguing that the names of transition officials to President Donald Trump were sought by "Obama-era officials" in intelligence reports.(image)


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Senate health care: 'We're in the twilight zone of legislating'

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:55:13 GMT

It was a dramatic turn of events Thursday night when four Republican senators gathered for an impromptu press conference in the Capitol to declare they would only vote for a last-ditch piece of health care legislation if they had a guarantee -- that it would never become law.(image)


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Businessman: Russian intelligence likely monitored June 2016 Trump Jr. meeting

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 02:13:19 GMT

Bill Browder, a businessman behind a Russian sanctions law, testified Thursday that he believes a Russian lawyer went into a June 2016 meeting with top aides to the campaign of President Donald Trump with something to offer, and that Russian intelligence likely monitored the meeting.(image)


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Trump adviser appointed by Flynn ousted from NSC

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:12:27 GMT

Retired Col. Derek Harvey, one of President Donald Trump's top advisers on the National Security Council, was removed from his post on Thursday, marking the latest staffing shake-up in an administration plagued by reports of internal conflict between competing ideological factions.(image)


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Senate sends Russia sanctions to Trump's desk

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:17:34 GMT

The Senate on Thursday passed sweeping legislation slapping new sanctions on Russia and rebuking President Donald Trump in a bill that now will head to the President's desk.(image)


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House votes approves spending bill with $1.6 billion for the border wall

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:50:50 GMT

The House voted Thursday to approve a spending bill with $1.6 billion to put toward a border wall along the US-Mexico border, part of a high-profile campaign pledge from President Donald Trump.(image)


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First on CNN: House Intel interviews former Justice official in Russia probe

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:16:34 GMT

House intelligence committee members on Thursday interviewed a former Justice Department official who oversaw the National Security Agency's surveillance program, as part of their Russia probe.(image)


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Priebus' standing questioned as Scaramucci launches attack

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:02:04 GMT

When President Donald Trump remarked in April upon a swath of vacant lots passing beneath his helicopter, his top aide Reince Priebus took note.(image)


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How to watch the Senate health care debate and how we got here

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:17:44 GMT

With Republicans controlling both houses of Congress and President Donald Trump eager to repeal, their chance to fulfill their campaign promise to jettison Obamacare has arrived.(image)


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Democrats say they're ready for a culture war as Trump bans transgender people from military service

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:11:38 GMT

This week, Democrats unveiled an agenda for the midterms that carefully avoided any mention of the issues that had led to accusations they'd been playing "identity politics" in recent elections. Their message, party leaders said, would be all economics, all the time.(image)


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Boy Scouts official apologizes for 'political rhetoric' of Trump speech

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:03:57 GMT

An official with the Boy Scouts of America apologized to the scouting community on Thursday for the political content of President Donald Trump's speech at the National Scout Jamboree.(image)


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Scaramucci: 'If Reince wants to explain he's not a leaker, let him do that'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:54:36 GMT

The President's new communications director took to Twitter late on Wednesday night to tweet -- and then delete -- a message about leaking, a point of much contention in the new administration.(image)


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Trump's Cabinet woes could cripple administration, ex-WH staffers say

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:45:36 GMT

President Donald Trump's public attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as well as reported infighting with other officials, will only cause problems as he continues to lag in staffing his administration, veterans of previous administrations say.(image)


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The spokeswomen: A low-key milestone as Sanders becomes White House press secretary

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:52:02 GMT

With little pomp or circumstance, Sarah Huckabee Sanders stepped up to the briefing room podium and got straight to business Friday, reading announcements about "Made in America Week" and a new executive order on defense. Minutes later, newly minted communications director Anthony Scaramucci announced she was formally taking over as White House press secretary.(image)


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Why firing Sessions would be the most Trump move ever

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:38:35 GMT

Everyone, it seems, wants President Donald Trump to keep Attorney General Jeff Sessions in his job. Everyone, that is, except the most important person: Donald John Trump.(image)


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Trump's LGBT moves could crash in courts

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:23:25 GMT

President Donald Trump's three-tweet plan to stop transgender individuals from serving in the military has yet to be clarified or implemented, but as it stands could run headlong into established case law.(image)


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Trump welcomes first responders in congressional shooting to White House

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:21:30 GMT

President Donald Trump welcomed first responders from last month's shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise, a congressional staffer, a lobbyist and a member of the Capitol police force to the White House on Thursday, touting them as "real heroes" who "saved so many lives."(image)


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US Joint Chiefs blindsided by Trump's transgender ban

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:40:36 GMT

The Joint Chiefs of Staff, including chairman General Joseph Dunford, were not aware President Donald Trump planned to tweet a ban on transgender service members, three US defense officials told CNN -- the latest indication that top military leaders across all four service branches were blindsided by the President's announcement.(image)


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Trump announces US military ban on transgender individuals

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:23:36 GMT

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to ban transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the US armed forces.(image)


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What's the message? Trump's theme week fumbles

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:12:09 GMT

The White House has a new communications director in Anthony Scaramucci, but the man who drives the administration's messaging has always worked from the Oval Office.(image)


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