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Pittsburgh shooting: Congressional leaders invited but will not visit city with Trump Pittsburgh shooting: Congressional leaders invited but will not visit city with Trump
WASHINGTON — None of the top four congressional leaders will travel with the president and first lady to Pittsburgh Tuesday, despite invitations from the White House. Republican Mitch McConnell spokesman Don Stewart said that the Senate leader didn't decline the trip but was "unable to attend." Stewart said McConnell had previously scheduled events in Kentucky. AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman ...
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Trump praises law enforcement for apprehending suspect in suspicious package case Trump praises law enforcement for apprehending suspect in suspicious package case
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump praised law enforcement officials for apprehending a suspect he said is believed to have been involved with the mailing of bomb-like packages to prominent Democrats. "I am pleased to inform you that law enforcement has apprehended the suspect and taken him into custody," Trump said in the East Room. "We must never allow political violence to take root in Amer...
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'Nobody in my administration got indicted': Obama goes after Trump, GOP in fiery speech 'Nobody in my administration got indicted': Obama goes after Trump, GOP in fiery speech
Former President Barack Obama, a campaign closer for Democrats, brought the political heat to Milwaukee’s North Division High School Friday. Imploring Democrats to vote in the Nov. 6 election and excoriating Republicans for policies that he said favor the rich, Obama gave a stout defense of his eight years in office and took plenty of shots at Republicans who have controlled all levers of power...
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Authorities eye Florida in hunt for source of suspicious packages, as security officials worry danger 'not over' Authorities eye Florida in hunt for source of suspicious packages, as security officials worry danger 'not over'
Federal investigators are increasingly focusing on Florida as a transit point for a number of the 10 suspected explosive devices recovered so far in a chilling terror campaign aimed at top Democratic Party leaders and supporters, a law enforcement official said Thursday. The official, who is not authorized to comment publicly, said among the locations that have drawn investigative interest has ...
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Officials search for package addressed to Biden after devices sent to CNN, Clintons, Obamas Officials search for package addressed to Biden after devices sent to CNN, Clintons, Obamas
NEW YORK – Authorities were investigating two additional suspicious packages Wednesday evening after an all-day effort that led to the discovery of devices – including pipe bombs – sent to prominent Democrats across the country, including former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The latest discovery Wednesday evening was a package believed to have been addressed to former Vice Preside...
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Countdown to Space Force continues as Trump administration details trajectory of plan Countdown to Space Force continues as Trump administration details trajectory of plan
WASHINGTON – The Space Force is poised for launch. Once resisted by the Pentagon and still mocked by late-night comics, the creation of a military branch devoted to protecting the nation's interests beyond Earth is starting to take off. At a meeting Tuesday of the National Space Council which he chairs, Vice President Mike Pence began laying out more of the milestones needed to establish wha...
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2020 Census: Supreme Court rules Wilbur Ross does not have to reveal motives for adding citizenship question 2020 Census: Supreme Court rules Wilbur Ross does not have to reveal motives for adding citizenship question
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court stepped into a political minefield Monday night by ruling that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross does not have to reveal his motives for adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 Census. Despite their desire to keep a low, nonpartisan profile following the three-month Senate battle to confirm Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the justices were forced to enter a d...
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Sen. Ben Sasse: Trump was being 'playful' in praising congressman's assault of reporter Sen. Ben Sasse: Trump was being 'playful' in praising congressman's assault of reporter
President Donald Trump was being "playful" when he celebrated a congressman's 2017 assault of a reporter, Sen. Ben Sasse said Sunday – but he added that he did not think the rhetoric was "OK." The Nebraska Republican, who calls for an end to America's partisan divide in his new book, "Them: Why We Hate Each Other – And How to Heal," was asked by CNN's Jake Tapper about Trump's praise of Rep. G...
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Bernie Sanders hits back at Trump's 'socialist' taunts before campaign swing Bernie Sanders hits back at Trump's 'socialist' taunts before campaign swing
WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders hit back at President Donald Trump, who taunted him for what he called a failed “socialist” agenda. Sanders said the president and his Republican allies want to shred Medicare and Social Security to provide tax cuts for the privileged few. The Vermont independent, who ran for president as a Democrat in 2016, said Trump is a “pathological liar” who makes false st...
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Read the full interview between Trump and the AP on Russia, midterms and Saudi Arabia Read the full interview between Trump and the AP on Russia, midterms and Saudi Arabia
The Associated Press sat down with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office Tuesday for a wide-ranging interview that touched on the Russia investigation, midterm elections, Saudi Arabia and the possibility of him serving only one term. Here's a full transcript of the interview as provided by the AP. "OFF THE RECORD" indicates where portions of the interview occurred that were not for publica...
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