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Kelly Speaks About Son’s Death and Criticizes Congresswoman Wilson

Friday  02:19,   20 october 2017
The New York Times

John F. Kelly said he was stunned to see the criticism by a Democratic congresswoman after the president delivered a similar message to the widow of one of the soldiers killed in Niger. Mr. Kelly said afterward that he had to collect his thoughts[...]

House panel: 15 Trump agencies yet to provide travel costs

Friday  02:19,   20 october 2017
Associated Press

A House committee is demanding that 15 federal agencies fully account for senior officials' travel following reports of costly plane travel by Trump Cabinet secretaries. In letters sent this week,In letters sent this week, the House Oversight[...]

Republicans Ready to Move on a Tax Plan Few Have Seen

Friday  02:19,   20 october 2017
The New York Times

Republicans are set to move quickly to pass a tax bill that they have drafted in secret.WASHINGTON — Almost no one on or off Capitol Hill has seen the tax overhaul bill that Republicans are drafting behind closed doors. Congressional staff members[...]

Bannon's 'War' Includes Races Against Dem Incumbents

Friday  01:21,   20 october 2017
Real Clear Politics

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is increasingly expanding his proclaimed "season of war" against establishment Senate Republicans to include primary races in states with Democratic incumbents, hoping to sway GOP[...]

Regular Order? Maybe Not For Alexander-Murray Bill

Friday  01:21,   20 october 2017
Roll Call

A committee markup of a bipartisan health bill from Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray could add another potentially fatal complication for the measure that is already under significant pressure. Senators from both parties have for months[...]

Obama takes stage to chants of 'four more years' at NJ campaign event

Friday  00:51,   20 october 2017
The Hill

Former President Barack Obama joked with the crowd during a rare appearance back on the campaign trail Thursday, brushing aside their chants of "four more years" with a laugh. "I will refer you to both the Constitution, as well as to[...]

Tillerson Vows to Stay On Until He's `No Longer Needed' by Trump

Friday  00:51,   20 october 2017
Bloomberg

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson vowed to remain in his post despite some public differences with President Donald Trump and said he ignores criticism and speculation in the media about his status or his future in the administration. “I’m[...]

Graham, Cassidy trying to move new ObamaCare deal to the right

Friday  00:47,   20 october 2017
The Hill

The pair of senators behind a repeal effort want to move the bill to the right.Graham and Cassidy, authors of a failed bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare earlier this year, are supporting a bipartisan measure aimed at stabilizing ObamaCare, but[...]

Republicans who won't be coming back to Congress after 2018 midterm elections

Friday  00:38,   20 october 2017
FOX News

On average, nearly two dozen House members retire each cycle without seeking another office.Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, announced Thursday that he would resign from Congress in early 2018 to lead the Ohio Business Roundtable as the[...]

Trump: Obama-era uranium deal is 'real Russia story'

Friday  00:38,   20 october 2017
The Hill

President Trump said Thursday that an Obama-era uranium deal with Moscow is "the real Russia story," and again dismissed allegations that his campaign colluded with Russia as "a hoax."Sitting beside Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo[...]

Republicans have the budget votes they need, but Democrats prepare to make it painful

Thursday  23:45,   19 october 2017
MSN

Democrats said they planned to focus on four key tax-reform topics: tax cuts for the wealthy, tax increases for the middle class, reductions to Medicare and Medicaid spending and increases to the budget deficit. “I would like and I am urging my[...]

24 senators co-sponsor bipartisan ObamaCare deal

Thursday  23:01,   19 october 2017
The Hill

The bipartisan deal to stabilize ObamaCare's markets has 24 co-sponsors, Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced Thursday. Twelve Republicans and 12 Democrats signed on to the bill, which would continue[...]

McMaster: McCain criticism 'hurt my feelings'

Thursday  23:00,   19 october 2017
The Hill

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Thursday that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) "hurt my feelings" by saying that the White House has not been transparent with Congress. McMaster's comments came after McCain, the chairman of [...]

Kelly defends Trump phone call to widow

Thursday  22:56,   19 october 2017
Associated Press

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly 'stunned and broken-hearted' by Dem lawmaker's criticism of Trump call to widow.WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's chief of staff says he is "stunned" and "broken hearted" by the criticism of[...]

McCain: Getting answers from Trump on Niger may require subpoena

Thursday  22:56,   19 october 2017
The Hill

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Thursday it might require a subpoena to get more information about a deadly ambush in Niger. "It may require a subpoena," McCain said when he was asked what might need to be done to get more information about [...]