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Black caucus has had it with Trump, plans to discuss impeachment

Tuesday  01:30,   22 august 2017
MSN

<p>The Congressional Black Caucus, a formidable bloc of lawmakers with a big say in the fate of President Donald Trump and his legislation, Monday sent him a terse, clear message: We don’t think you understand us at all.</p>The caucus’[...]

Former Trump Spox: Slavery Is Actually Part Of America’s 'Good History'

Tuesday  00:21,   22 august 2017
MSN

Former spokesperson for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Katrina Pierson, appeared on “Fox and Friends” Monday morning to defend keeping Confederate statues on display as politicians and activists call for their removal, saying Americans love[...]

Paul Ryan Affirms 'There Are No Sides' To White Supremacy, But Still Won't Call Out Trump

Tuesday  00:21,   22 august 2017
HuffPost

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday responded more forcefully to President Donald Trump’s defense of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups that precipitated this month’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, while still declining to[...]

Mitch McConnell says most news "is not fake"

Tuesday  00:06,   22 august 2017
CBS News

Trump has tweeted over 100 times about "fake news"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that he doesn't believe that most news is "fake news," a view that President Trump often tweets[...]

McConnell: Next Steps on Obamacare are 'Somewhat Murky'

Tuesday  00:06,   22 august 2017
NBC News

Mitch McConnell said that the next steps on health care are "somewhat murky" but that Republicans will talk with Democrats to see where the two parties agree."Obviously we had a set-back," McConnell said at a business lunch in Louisville.[...]

McConnell says there is ‘zero chance’ Congress will fail to raise debt ceiling

Monday  23:36,   21 august 2017
MSN

With the federal government running out of money, McConnell promises Congress will take action.McConnell spoke during a public event in Kentucky with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who minutes before had implored Congress to focus immediately on [...]

Lobbyist at Trump Tower Meeting Has Aided Allies of Putin

Monday  23:36,   21 august 2017
The New York Times

Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-born Washington gadfly, has often promoted causes that benefited President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and his allies. Mr. Akhmetshin, however, denies he is a Russian spy. “I am the target of a well-coordinated and[...]

Trump takes in eclipse from White House

Monday  22:52,   21 august 2017
The Hill

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump viewed Monday's once-in-a-generation solar eclipse from the White House. The couple stood with their son, Barron, on the Blue Room Balcony - while wearing special protective glasses - to take in[...]

Will 2018 Look Like 2010 for Anti-Repeal Republicans?

Monday  22:36,   21 august 2017
Roll Call

When House Republicans passed their measure to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law in May, 20 members of their conference voted against it. While some of them might be able to defend themselves against criticism by saying they voted against[...]

Trump returns to Arizona — and a chaotic political landscape

Monday  22:33,   21 august 2017
Associated Press

Donald Trump was just a few weeks into his candidacy in 2015 when came to Phoenix for a speech that ended up being a bigger moment in his campaign than most people realized at the time.Trump savagedTrump savaged his critics and the media, vowed to[...]

Analysis | A surprising way Trump differs from Obama: We’ve seen less of Trump in prime time

Monday  21:10,   21 august 2017
MSN

Obama spoke during prime time all the time. Trump does not.At this point in his young presidency, Obama had commandeered the evening airwaves five times and was preparing to do so a sixth, before a joint session of Congress in early September. Such[...]

Analysis | A surprising way Trump differs from Obama: We’ve seen less of Trump in prime time

Monday  21:10,   21 august 2017
MSN

Obama spoke during prime time all the time. Trump does not.At this point in his young presidency, Obama had commandeered the evening airwaves five times and was preparing to do so a sixth, before a joint session of Congress in early September. Such[...]

Secret Service: Trump's Not Our Only Problem

Monday  20:36,   21 august 2017
NBC News

The U.S. Secret Service is facing money problems - but that's not President Donald Trump's fault, the agency's director made clear on Monday.Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles said funding for roughly 1,100 agents working[...]

White House: Trump will watch eclipse with first lady

Monday  20:28,   21 august 2017
The Hill

President Trump will watch Monday's solar eclipse with first lady Melania Trump from the Truman Balcony at the White House, an administration official said.President Trump will watch Monday's solar eclipse with first lady Melania Trump from [...]

The case against Trump’s decision to continue the war in Afghanistan, explained by Trump

Monday  19:38,   21 august 2017
Vox.com

“Afghanistan is a complete waste.”The striking thing is that the war in question is one that Trump vocally and repeatedly criticized in the harshest possible terms for years before taking[...]