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Trump Chides McCain for Opposing GOP Health-Care Repeal Bill

Saturday  15:56,   23 september 2017

President Donald Trump said Senator John McCain’s decision to vote against the Republican-only Obamacare repeal proposal is a let down for the Arizonan’s home state. McCain is the second Republican to oppose the measure, possibly dooming the effort[...]

Trump touts his Twitter use at Alabama rally

Saturday  11:10,   23 september 2017

President Donald Trump touted his Twitter presence while campaigning for fellow Republican Luther Strange on Friday night. At the Alabama rally set just days ahead of the state's Senate Republican primary runoff election, the President took a[...]

Next version of Trump travel ban could be more tailored

Saturday  08:30,   23 september 2017
Associated Press

President Donald Trump is weighing the next iteration of his controversial travel ban, which could include new, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries. The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the[...]

Senate bill would make online political ads more transparent

Saturday  08:03,   23 september 2017
Associated Press

Legislation floated by two Democratic senators would enhance transparency for online political ads, requiring social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to keep a public file of election ads and communications. The bill by Sens. Mark[...]

White House Weighs Response to North Korea’s Threats

Saturday  07:21,   23 september 2017
The New York Times

<p>The war of words between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, raised concerns on Friday that it could escalate into a new and more volatile phase as the White House weighed its next steps in response to a threat by Pyongyang[...]

Trump: 'No, Russia did not help me'

Saturday  06:10,   23 september 2017

President Donald Trump on Friday called the investigation into Russian meddling in 2016 "one of the great hoaxes," and said they didn't aid his victory."No, Russia did not help me, that I can tell you, OK?" Trump[...]

Trump says 'fake news' won't show rally crowd as CNN splits screen

Saturday  05:05,   23 september 2017
The Hill

President Trump ripped the "fake news media" on Friday for not showing the crowds at a rally in Alabama, while CNN was showing a live shot of the crowd. "Fake news. They won't show this," Trump said. "They'll say[...]

Trump: 'Rocket Man should have been handled a long time ago'

Saturday  05:05,   23 september 2017
The Hill

President Trump ripped past U.S. administrations' handling of North Korea on Friday, escalating his verbal feud with the country's leader Kim Jong Un by continuing to call him "Rocket Man" and "Little Rocket Man."[...]

Trump tells crowd to talk to Jeff Sessions about chants to lock up Clinton

Saturday  04:30,   23 september 2017
The Hill

President Trump told supporters Friday that that they'd have to "speak to Jeff Sessions" after the crowd chanted "lock her up" in response to a reference to Hillary Clinton.&nbsp;"You've got to speak to Jeff Sessions[...]

Morgan Freeman Angers Russians Over Video About 2016 Election

Saturday  04:30,   23 september 2017
The New York Times

A Russian news outlet called the actor an “American propaganda loudspeaker” after he appeared in a video accusing Russia of undermining last year’s election.The investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential election features a[...]

GOP eyes corporate tax rate of 20 percent, retreating from Trump’s lofty goal

Saturday  04:05,   23 september 2017

Republican negotiators are also expected to include ‘full expensing’ in tax overhaul — but only for five years.The plan remains fluid, said the Republicans, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe sensitive negotiations. But they said[...]

Latest GOP effort to dismantle Obamacare on the brink of failure after defections

Saturday  03:46,   23 september 2017

With John McCain and Rand Paul both at no, Senate Republicans cannot afford to lose any more votes.The intensifying resistance dealt a potentially decisive blow to the renewed attempt to fulfill a seven-year-old GOP promise. McCain joined Sen. Rand[...]

EPA chief Pruitt met with many corporate execs. Then he made decisions in their favor.

Saturday  03:12,   23 september 2017

Schedule shows frequent meetings with industry -- but few with environmental or public health groupsThere were, by comparison, only two environmental groups and one public health group on the schedule, which covers the months of April through early[...]

In Battle Over Tax Cuts, It’s Republicans vs. Economists

Saturday  03:11,   23 september 2017
The New York Times

Republican leaders reject criticism that their tax plan will add to the deficit. And they are determined to secure economic assessments proving their optimistic assumptions.WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers are gearing up to battle a powerful force[...]

Pence after GOP defections: 'Trump and I are undeterred' on ObamaCare repeal

Saturday  02:35,   23 september 2017
The Hill

Vice President Pence on Friday called on Republicans in the Senate to vote for current legislation meant to overturn ObamaCare, after a high profile defection by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced minutes before the speech left the bill's fate [...]