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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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Ex-Soviet intel officer Rinat Akhmetshin also present at Donald Trump Jr. meeting Ex-Soviet intel officer Rinat Akhmetshin also present at Donald Trump Jr. meeting
A former Soviet counterintelligence officer, now working as a Russian-American lobbyist, was also in the room during a controversial meeting Donald Trump Jr. took with a Russian lawyer to get political dirt on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, according to news reports. The lobbyist served in the Soviet military and emigrated to the U.S., where he holds dual citizenship, according to NB...
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FBI nominee Christopher Wray says Russia probe not witch hunt FBI nominee Christopher Wray says Russia probe not witch hunt
Donald Trump's pick to lead the FBI has rejected the president's depiction of a probe into alleged Russian meddling in the US election as a witch hunt. "I do not consider Director Mueller to be on a witch hunt," Christopher Wray said about the former FBI director who is leading the special investigation. Mr Wray, 50, also told a Senate hearing he would quit if the president asked him to do a...
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Congressional Republicans deflect, dodge and downplay Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russian attorney Congressional Republicans deflect, dodge and downplay Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russian attorney
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans sought to deflect, dodge and downplay questions on Tuesday about Donald Trump Jr.’s decision during the 2016 campaign to meet with a “Russian government attorney” to discuss damaging information about then-Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Some lawmakers said Trump Jr.’s session with the Russian lawyer was due to his political inexperience, and it did...
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G-20 minus 1: How Trump changed the nature of American leadership at global summit G-20 minus 1: How Trump changed the nature of American leadership at global summit
HAMBURG — President Trump attended the G-20 summit in Hamburg, but he wasn't really a part of it. Instead, Trump used the conference space generously provided by his host, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, to conduct a series of his own mini-summits — separate on-on-one "meetings on the sidelines" with other world leaders where Trump pursued his own agenda. He met with Russian President Vladi...
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