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Melania Trump donates inaugural gown to Smithsonian

Friday  21:59,   20 october 2017
CBS News

The couture piece was designed by Herve Pierre, in collaboration with the first ladyThe first lady wore the gown, a vanilla off-the-shoulder couture piece designed by Herve Pierre, the night President Trump took office at the Armed Forces inaugural[...]

White House defends Kelly's defense of Trump

Friday  21:25,   20 october 2017
Associated Press

The White House is defending President Donald Trump's chief of staff after he mischaracterized previous remarks of a congresswoman.John Kelly on Thursday derided Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida on Thursday as an "empty barrel," saying she had[...]

Insurers, health groups praise bipartisan ObamaCare deal

Friday  21:04,   20 october 2017
The Hill

<p>Health groups and insurers are urging Congress to take action on[...]

Dems rebuff effort urging Sanders, King to switch party

Friday  20:41,   20 october 2017
Associated Press

The independent status of Sens. Bernie Sanders and Angus King is just fine with Democrats.&nbsp;Democrats on Friday rejected a resolution that would have urged Vermont's Sanders and Maine's King to switch their party affiliation to Democrat. The [...]

Exclusive: Ivanka Trump's Security Clearance Must Be Reviewed, Senator Says

Friday  19:36,   20 october 2017

Sen. Ben Cardin is the first sitting senator to join a chorus of congressional Democrats calling to have the first daughter's security clearance reviewed and possibly revoked.Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the ranking member of the[...]

Trump Tax Plan: What Happens Next

Friday  19:36,   20 october 2017
NBC News

Now that the Senate has passed the budget, unlocked its special rules, what comes next in the GOP effort to overhaul the tax[...]

The Senate passed its budget plan: Here's what that means for tax cuts, what it doesn't and what's next

Friday  19:06,   20 october 2017

The Senate passed its budget plan: Here's what that means for tax cuts, what it doesn't and what's nextApproved 51-49 on Thursday night — Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul joined Democrats in opposing it — the budget[...]

John McCain memoir, 'The Restless Wave,' coming in April

Friday  17:56,   20 october 2017
Associated Press

An upcoming memoir from Sen. John McCain has taken on new meaning since he first decided to write it.&nbsp;Sen. John McCain and daughter Meghan McCain during an interview with host Jay Leno on Jan. 6,[...]

Charity’s promised back pay to Roy Moore was not reported to IRS as income

Friday  17:11,   20 october 2017

If it had been reported, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate would have owed more than $100,000 in federal income taxes, tax specialists said.Five tax law and accounting specialists said it appears the guaranteed payment should have been reported[...]

A Gold Star widow says Trump understood her loss

Friday  16:56,   20 october 2017

Natasha De Alencar was at home in April when a phone rang. It was President Donald Trump calling a few days after her husband was killed in Afghanistan.Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar had just been brought back to the U.S. in a flag-draped casket[...]

Trump sees momentum for tax cuts after Senate OKs budget

Friday  16:22,   20 october 2017

President Trump on Friday signaled optimism for the passage of Republicans' sweeping tax cut plan.U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signaled optimism for the passage of Republicans' sweeping tax cut plan, saying a key senator who rejected[...]

Rep. Frederica Wilson: Trump's call 'not a good message'

Friday  15:31,   20 october 2017

Rep. Frederica Wilson said Friday that President Donald Trump's message to the late Sgt. La David Johnson's family is "not a good message to say to anyone who has lost a child at war.""You don't sign up because you think you're[...]

Trump curveballs give Congress whiplash

Friday  13:36,   20 october 2017
The Hill

President Trump's mixed messaging is increasingly throwing a curveball into negotiations on Capitol Hill, leaving lawmakers struggling to keep up with his changing opinions. The president this week reversed course on a bipartisan healthcare[...]

Steve Bannon's scheduled speech to the California GOP has some Republicans nervous

Friday  11:00,   20 october 2017
Los Angeles Times

he California Republican Party's decision to invite right-wing provocateur and former presidential adviser Stephen K. Bannon to address its convention Friday created an unsettled concoction of excitement, dread and rubbernecking curiosity for[...]

Trump praises Senate for passing budget, eyeing tax reform

Friday  07:48,   20 october 2017
The Hill

<p>President Trump praised Senate Republicans late Thursday for passing the fiscal 2018 budget, a key step toward the party's goal of getting tax reform.</p>"President Trump looks forward to final enactment of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget[...]