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No new tone for Donald Trump, as he attacks McChrystal and 'haters' No new tone for Donald Trump, as he attacks McChrystal and 'haters'
WASHINGTON – Whether it's mocking "haters" or attacking retired four-star general Stanley McChrystal for criticizing him, President Donald Trump served New Year's Day notice Tuesday that he is not soothing his aggressive tone. "'General” McChrystal got fired like a dog by Obama," Trump tweeted on the first day of the new year. "Last assignment a total bust. Known for big, dumb mouth. Hillary lo...
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Judge grants stay after ruling Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, Obamacare stays in effect Judge grants stay after ruling Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, Obamacare stays in effect
WASHINGTON – A federal judge on Sunday said his decision declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional will not take effect while the appeals of his ruling move through the courts. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor wrote in a 30-page court filing that while he believes the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals "is unlikely to disagree" with his ruling, he agreed to stay his decision because "man...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren forms exploratory committee for 2020 presidential run Sen. Elizabeth Warren forms exploratory committee for 2020 presidential run
WASHINGTON – Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced the formation of an exploratory committee for a presidential run, making her the highest profile Democrat to formally move toward a bid for the White House in 2020. "If we organize together, if we fight together, if we persist together, we can win. We can and we will," Warren told supporters in a video posted online Monday morning. ...
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Ocasio-Cortez's rise leaves outgoing Democrat Claire McCaskill 'confused,' report says Ocasio-Cortez's rise leaves outgoing Democrat Claire McCaskill 'confused,' report says
Veteran Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill has expressed confusion, concern and well-wishes to the youngest woman ever elected to Congress — incoming congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. CNN reported the comments Monday as a part of an exit interview with McCaskill, the two-term Missouri senator who lost reelection in November. A CNN question about the highly-publicized rise of Ocasio-Cortez ...
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ICE drops off hundreds of migrants at Downtown El Paso bus station; shelters scramble ICE drops off hundreds of migrants at Downtown El Paso bus station; shelters scramble
Hundreds of migrants were dropped off at a Downtown El Paso bus station late Sunday night with no forewarning to area shelters, volunteers said. And more busloads of migrants were dropped off Monday and hundreds more were expected on Christmas Day. The dropoffs came days after a partial shutdown of the federal government because of a dispute over funding for President Donald Trump's planned bor...
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Government shutdown, day 2: White House makes 'counteroffer,' asks for less than $5B for border wall funding Government shutdown, day 2: White House makes 'counteroffer,' asks for less than $5B for border wall funding
WASHINGTON – The partial government shutdown could go on for potentially many more days – and perhaps weeks – but the White House indicated Sunday that it was backing down on its main sticking point: It was requesting less than $5 billion for border wall funding. Still, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney didn’t indicate what that number was. President Donald Trump is not backing do...
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A look at what public services will – and won’t – be interrupted if there is a government shutdown going into holidays A look at what public services will – and won’t – be interrupted if there is a government shutdown going into holidays
WASHINGTON – The third federal government shutdown of Donald Trump's presidency now could be just hours away. A quarter of the government will run out of funding and will close at midnight Friday unless Congress and the White House reach an agreement to keep things operating. A temporary measure to keep the funds flowing at current levels through Feb. 8 collapsed on Thursday after Trump said...
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In his Santa hat, Obama surprises kids at children's hospital with toys before Christmas In his Santa hat, Obama surprises kids at children's hospital with toys before Christmas
WASHINGTON - Former President Barack Obama made a Christmas stop at a children's hospital in the nation's capital on Wednesday, bringing along with him a sack of toys. Wearing a red Santa hat, the 44th president stopped by Washington Children’s National Health System and hauled a red and white bag filled with toys as he visited with sick children. Families, children and staff members at the ho...
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Rep. Martha McSally will be appointed to John McCain's Senate seat Rep. Martha McSally will be appointed to John McCain's Senate seat
Republican Rep. Martha McSally will replace retiring Sen. Jon Kyl to fill for the next two years the Senate seat long held by the late Sen. John McCain. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to appoint McSally, announced in a statement Tuesday and effective next month, revives her political life less than two months after she narrowly lost the race for the state’s other Senate seat to Democrat Kyr...
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Redacted portions of FBI interview with Michael Flynn released ahead of sentencing Redacted portions of FBI interview with Michael Flynn released ahead of sentencing
WASHINGTON– A fuller account of a disputed FBI interview of former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn was made public late Monday, but it did not counter Russia special counsel Robert Mueller's assertions that Flynn lied about his then-communications with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The document's release comes on the eve of Flynn's sentencing in District of Col...
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