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New White House chief of staff John Kelly recently broke with Trump on Russia election hacking. New White House chief of staff John Kelly recently broke with Trump on Russia election hacking.
WASHINGTON – Even as President Trump continues to equivocate on Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, his new chief of staff as recently as last week took a strong public stand affirming the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that the Kremlin tried to influence the election in favor of Trump. Trump announced Friday he is replacing his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, wi...
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Takeaways on the Senate Obamacare repeal collapse: Dysfunction makes lousy legislation but great TV. Takeaways on the Senate Obamacare repeal collapse: Dysfunction makes lousy legislation but great TV.
A dramatic, tumultuous, confusing, chaotic week of health care maneuvering in the Senate has ended with former president Barack Obama's signature health care law completely unchanged. Here are a few takeaways from the dramatic week: Democrats finally get a win You have to forgive Democrats if they spike the ball and dance a little bit. They've been waiting for a win since November, and this...
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Trump seeks to ban transgender people from serving in U.S. military 'in any capacity'. Trump seeks to ban transgender people from serving in U.S. military 'in any capacity'.
WASHINGTON — President Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. military will not accept transgender troops into its ranks or allow them to serve in any capacity, reversing a policy that began under the Obama administration – and triggering intense criticism from lawmakers and civil libertarians. In a series of morning tweets, Trump said that, after consulting "with my generals and military experts,"...
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Where there's a will, is there a wall? Building Trump's border wall won't be cheap. Where there's a will, is there a wall? Building Trump's border wall won't be cheap.
President Donald Trump's promised border wall could cost between $10 billion and $60 billion. Or more. Or maybe a lot less. It's unclear how much of the border will get a wall, a fence or rely on technology and manpower. It is clear Congress is girding for a fight over spending $1.6 billion on a project central to Trump's campaign promises. Such is the unsettled nature of the wall. ...
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Despite many uncertainties, McConnell plans to move forward with Obamacare repeal vote. Despite many uncertainties, McConnell plans to move forward with Obamacare repeal vote.
WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will move forward with a plan to hold a vote on repealing Obamacare “early this week," his spokesman said Monday, but it is still not clear what will be in the bill or whether it has enough votes to pass. And even if enough lawmakers do back the legislation — which did not look likely as of midday Monday — the bill may not make it past...
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the next White House press secretary. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the next White House press secretary.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders will take over as President Trump's chief spokesperson, the White House announced Friday. Sanders will be the third woman to be the White House press secretary position since the job's inception back in 1929. The other two women to hold the job: Dee Dee Myers, who was Bill Clinton's spokeswoman from 1993 to 1994, and Dana Perino, George W. Bush's spokeswoman from 2007 to ...
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With John McCain out, McConnell still plans a Senate health care vote next week With John McCain out, McConnell still plans a Senate health care vote next week
WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is still expected to hold a vote to proceed on some form of legislation to repeal Obamacare next week, despite the fact that Sen. John McCain likely won’t be back in Washington to cast his vote. The Arizona Republican senator's absence, in addition to the GOP members who have announced their opposition to the bill, makes it even harder...
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The six Trump properties President Trump has visited almost every weekend in six months The six Trump properties President Trump has visited almost every weekend in six months
If you have to stay somewhere, you may as well stay at a place you own, right? That more or less seems to be the attitude of President Trump, who has rarely missed a weekend with at least a stop by a Trump property since he started visiting Mar-a-Lago down in Florida on his third weekend in office. The only exceptions: The two weekends surrounding his first foreign trip in office and the one...
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Will Trump's exercise and eating habits catch up to him as stress mounts? Will Trump's exercise and eating habits catch up to him as stress mounts?
He now holds likely the most stressful job in the world, one he said was harder than he thought it would be, leading medical and health experts to wonder how, when or if President Trump's lack of exercise, sleep, eating habits and stress will catch up to him. As it is with virtually everything the 45th president does, analyzing Trump's health has spawned diverse opinions, ranging from his pers...
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Trump campaign shoulders big legal bills as Russia probes rapidly expand Trump campaign shoulders big legal bills as Russia probes rapidly expand
WASHINGTON — President Trump already has stockpiled nearly $12 million for his 2020 re-election campaign, but his spending on legal expenses is soaring as his administration deals with a rapidly expanding investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and the Russian government, documents released Saturday afternoon show. Trump's campaign racked up more than $677,000 in "legal consu...
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