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McConnell's last-ditch Obamacare strategy

Talking is no longer working. It’s time to vote. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking the rare step of forcing his members to take ...

The untouchable Hope Hicks

Hope Hicks was celebrating a family wedding at a Bermuda golf club the weekend after Donald Trump was elected president when she overheard members of ...

Trump pushes his 'complete power' to pardon

President Donald Trump touted U.S. military strength at the world’s largest naval base Saturday, but clouded his own message with a series of early-morning tweets ...

Russia sanctions deal reached without changes Trump sought

Negotiators in both parties on Saturday released a sweeping sanctions deal that does not include changes President Donald Trump’s administration sought to make it easier ...

Parliamentarian rules against key provisions in Obamacare repeal bill

Several key provisions in the Senate’s Obamacare repeal and replace bill, including language targeting Planned Parenthood, may have to be stripped or could be eliminated ...

Jared Kushner lists 77 previously undisclosed assets worth $10 million in latest financial filing

President Trump’s son-in-law, senior White House advisor Jared Kushner, “inadvertently omitted” more than $10 million worth of assets on prior financial disclosure filings, his legal ...

Virginia governor's debate revolves around 'dangerous' Trump

HOT SPRINGS, Va. (AP) – The two major party candidates in Virginia’s closely watched race for governor argued Saturday over the typical debate fare – ...

Wyoming delegation differs over best health care approach

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Members of Wyoming’s all-Republican congressional delegation disagree whether they should vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement law ...

Congress strikes deal to stiffen Russia sanctions; Trump questions boost bill

Congress has reached a final deal on new Russia sanctions legislation, leaders announced Saturday, clearing the path for final approval of legislation that would codify ...

Cory Gardner stays cool as pro-Obamacare activists target him

DENVER — Sen. Cory Gardner showed no surprise as pro-Obamacare protesters began shouting during his Friday night speech at the Western Conservative Summit. Without missing a beat, ...

Yes, Trump Could Pardon Himself. Then All Hell Would Break Loose

This week’s eye-popping constitutional question: Can President Trump pardon himself for criminal wrongdoing? With the Russia scandal swirling more intensely around the White House every ...

Scaramucci, repeatedly denied a White House role, finally sees a reward

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon confronted Anthony Scaramucci in the West Wing on Friday morning, ...

Inside the 24 hours that broke Sean Spicer

Sean Spicer came to the White House on Thursday completely unaware President Donald Trump was planning to meet with Anthony Scaramucci, a longtime Wall Street ...

Steve Bannon’s disappearing act

Steve Bannon has largely disappeared from the White House’s most sensitive policy debates — a dramatic about-face for an operative once characterized as the most ...

Trump’s options on Russia probe: Discredit, pardon, fire

President Donald Trump wants the Russia investigation to go away. The problem is, as he has seen firsthand, there’s no easy way to make that ...

Minneapolis shooting brings unwelcome attention to Somalis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The killing of an unarmed Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer who is a Somali-American has turned an unwelcome spotlight on ...

Minneapolis chief resigns after shooting of Australian woman

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau says she is “willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes” be in ...

Dems: Anti-abortion provisions in health bill in jeopardy

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate parliamentarian added a new complication to Republican hopes for their floundering health care bill, ruling the GOP would need to ...

UN official says Haiti peacekeeping a mission accomplished

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The top U.N. official for Haiti is urging the Caribbean country’s new government to keep its promises to fight corruption, improve ...

Kushner adds at least $10M in assets to revised disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner “inadvertently omitted” more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his ...

CBO: Senate 'repeal-replace' plan would leave 22 million more uninsured

The revised Senate Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare H.R. 1628 (115) would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured over a decade, the CBO ...

Senate GOP’s latest health care push sputters

A harsh reality is setting in among Senate Republicans: They’re extremely unlikely to repeal Obamacare in the coming days. Republicans felt somewhat buoyed by Wednesday’s ...

Sessions won't resign for now, but gets Trump's message

President Donald Trump’s broadside against Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a New York Times interview this week was no careless accident or slip of the ...

McCain's absence leaves big hole in Senate

Just a day after the stunning announcement that Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and will be absent from Capitol Hill ...

McCain tweets: 'I'll be back soon, so stand-by'

Hours after announcing that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer, Sen. John McCain thanked the swell of well-wishers from the highest levels of both ...

AG Sessions to talk sanctuary cities in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Attorney General Jeff Sessions is bringing the federal fight over so-called sanctuary cities to Philadelphia. Sessions on Friday will visit the city ...

Judge refuses to reinstate Trump sanctuary cities order

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday refused to reinstate President Donald Trump’s executive order to cut funding from cities ...

St. Louis kids camp aims to assist refugee parents

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Dr. Gary Sherman fitted the 11-year-old Sudanese boy with a stethoscope and demonstrated how to use it. “What do you hear?” ...

DHS chief says arresting parents may quell human trafficking

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) – A plan to prosecute parents who pay smugglers to illegally bring their children across the U.S. border is aimed at ...

FBI relies on discredited dossier in Russia investigation

The FBI is routinely asking witnesses in its Russia investigation about the accusations in a dossier against Donald Trump, further expanding the reach of a ...

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