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Poll: 42 percent think Trump will be remembered as one of worst presidents in history

Thursday  22:32,   19 october 2017
The Hill

Forty-two percent of Americans think President Trump will be remembered as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history, according to a new Marist Poll. Another 16 percent think Trump will be remembered as a below average leader.Only 18 percent of[...]

George W. Bush: Bigotry and white supremacy are 'blasphemy' against the American creed

Thursday  20:56,   19 october 2017

Former President George W. Bush condemned bigotry and white supremacy Thursday morning while endorsing policies that run counter to those supported by President Donald Trump. "Our identity as a nation, unlike other nations, is not determined by[...]

Trump Gives Himself a 10 Out of 10 on Puerto Rico Storm Recovery

Thursday  20:56,   19 october 2017

President Donald Trump Thursday said his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico deserves a perfect “10” rating, even as only one in five residents has electricity, while he met at the White House with the U.S. territory’s[...]

George W. Bush: 'Bigotry seems emboldened' in US

Thursday  20:36,   19 october 2017
The Hill

Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that "bigotry seems emboldened" in the modern[...]

Virginia governor race: Who are Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam?

Thursday  20:36,   19 october 2017
FOX News

President Donald Trump has expressed his support for the Republican candidate for Virginia governor – and accused the Democrat of “fighting for the violent MS-13.”Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam are duking it out in next month’s[...]

Pat Tiberi, Ohio Republican, won't seek reelection

Thursday  20:07,   19 october 2017

A senior Republican congressman will not seek re-election for his seat in the 12th District of Ohio, he announced Thursday in a statement. Republican Rep. Pat Tiberi said he plans to leave Congress to lead the Ohio Business Roundtable."While I have[...]

Trump Campaign Staffers Pushed Russian Propaganda Days Before the Election

Thursday  20:06,   19 october 2017
The Daily Beast

Kellyanne Conway and Donald Trump Jr. pushed messages from an account operated from Russia’s “troll farm”—including allegations of voter fraud a week before Election Day.Some of the Trump campaign’s most prominent names and supporters, including[...]

Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties

Thursday  18:07,   19 october 2017

In a tweet, the president asks whether Russia, FBI or Democrats were involved in helping fund the document“Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th. Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?” Trump[...]

Report: Twitter took months to close a fake GOP account run by Russians

Thursday  18:06,   19 october 2017

Report: Twitter took months to close a fake GOP account run by RussiansWhile the account has now been permanently suspended, Buzzfeed says the platform refused to take the account down for months even though the real party reported it thrice for[...]

McCain: White House not forthcoming about deadly ambush

Thursday  15:52,   19 october 2017
CBS News

U.S. soldiers were told Niger mission was low risk but the group was attacked by "well-trained, well-equipped" militantsPresident Trump did not mention the lost soldiers until Monday. He was then criticized for how he spoke to the widow of [...]

Senate Republicans cruise toward passage of budget plan

Thursday  15:51,   19 october 2017
Associated Press

<p>Senate Republicans are on track to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party's drive to cut taxes.</p>WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are on track to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that[...]

Rep. who spoke about Trump call to soldier's widow is getting threats, office says

Thursday  13:51,   19 october 2017
CBS News

Frederica Wilson's staff says threats were directly related to the call from president to widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson .The congresswoman's staff said they alerted the Capital Police, Miami Garden Police and the threat division of the[...]

Senate seeks to interview FBI informant in Russian nuclear bribery case

Thursday  07:41,   19 october 2017
The Hill

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday sought permission to interview an FBI informant who helped agents uncover a major corruption scheme by Russian nuclear officials seeking to aggressively expand their American business under the Obama[...]

John Brennan: Trump 'inconsistent' with Bush, Clinton, Obama handling of military deaths

Thursday  07:41,   19 october 2017

President Donald Trump's level of presidential concern for military families mourning loved ones has proven "inconsistent" with previous presidents in the same position, former CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday. Brennan[...]

Trump: Media makes up more stories than Americans think

Thursday  07:41,   19 october 2017
The Hill

President Trump accused the media of making up a majority of stories about his administration without providing evidence to back up his claim. Trump referenced a Politico/Morning Consult poll that found 46 percent of Americans believe that the media [...]