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Spokesman for Senate candidate Roy Moore resigns. Spokesman for Senate candidate Roy Moore resigns.
The communications director for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has resigned, Moore's campaign said Wednesday, as the Alabama Republican combats allegations that he harassed and sexually assaulted girls as young as 14. The Washingtonian first reported Wednesday that John Rogers, Moore’s spokesman, had left the campaign. The Reuters news agency reported Wednesday that Rogers decided to leave the...
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Pentagon investigating Army members for alleged misbehavior during Trump's trip to Asia. Pentagon investigating Army members for alleged misbehavior during Trump's trip to Asia.
The Pentagon says it is investigating allegations of misbehavior by multiple service members during President Trump's 12-day trip to Asia earlier this month. Citing unnamed officials, The Washington Post reports that three Army servicemen, who work for the White House Communications Agency (WHCA), are being investigated after allegedly breaking curfew and making improper contact with women dur...
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With turkey pardon, Trump spares Drumstick and Wishbone from Thanksgiving dinner. With turkey pardon, Trump spares Drumstick and Wishbone from Thanksgiving dinner.
President Trump exercised his pardon power on Tuesday, sparing two turkeys named Wishbone and Drumstick from becoming Thanksgiving dinner. "I'm pleased to report that unlike millions of other turkeys at this time of the year, Drumstick has a very, very bright future ahead of him," Trump said at the pardoning, with first lady Melania and son Barron standing by his side and many extended family ...
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Former president Barack Obama wishes Joe Biden happy birthday Former president Barack Obama wishes Joe Biden happy birthday
The bromance lives on. Former president Barack Obama and Joe Biden have a historic bromance that makes any duo think #goals. And on Monday, Obama took to Twitter to solidify the duo's special bond with a birthday message. The two politicians have often been caught giggling together by photographers. For the entirety of the Obama presidency and in the months after, the internet has taken tho...
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Winners and losers in the tax bill that passed the House. Winners and losers in the tax bill that passed the House.
The sweeping tax bill that passed the House with only Republican votes on Thursday will cut what Uncle Sam collects in taxes by $1.5 trillion over the coming decade. But while some taxpayers come out as clear winners, others are losers, even within income groups. For those making $50,000 to $75,000 in 2023, for example, the Joint Committee on Taxation said 36% would get a tax break of $500 or m...
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Emgage PAC Helps Democrats Sweep in Virginia Elections. Emgage PAC Helps Democrats Sweep in Virginia Elections.
McLean, VA – Emgage PAC, the first and largest American Muslim federal PAC, rallied American Muslims from across Virginia to help Democrat Ralph Northam defeat Republican Ed Gillespie in the governor’s race in the first major election since Donald Trump was elected one year ago. Emgage PAC also endorsed Justin Fairfax who won the race for Lieutenant Governor and Mark Herring who was re-elected ...
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Cybersecurity czar: White House must compromise with Congress on surveillance. Cybersecurity czar: White House must compromise with Congress on surveillance.
WASHINGTON — The White House cybersecurity czar acknowledged Wednesday that the Trump administration will have to compromise with Congress to renew a controversial surveillance program set to expire at the end of the year. Lawmakers want to make changes to scale back the sweeping law, which targets foreign terrorist suspects but also allows the government to collect the content of Americans' em...
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Taxpayers pay legal bill to protect Trump business profits. Taxpayers pay legal bill to protect Trump business profits.
Taxpayers are footing the legal bill for at least 10 Justice Department lawyers and paralegals to work on lawsuits related to President Trump's private businesses. Neither the White House nor the Justice Department will say how much it is costing taxpayers, but federal payroll records show the salaries of the government lawyers assigned to the cases range from about $133,000 to $185,000. The...
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As U.S. territories struggle to restore power, senators push for modernization. As U.S. territories struggle to restore power, senators push for modernization.
WASHINGTON — Half of Puerto Rico’s power grid will be back up Wednesday, a consequential milestone given the U.S. territory’s decrepit electricity grid, its mountainous terrain and the decimating blows delivered by back-to-back Hurricanes Irma and Maria roughly two months ago. But it could be months before power is completely restored to the island. And no one, it seems, is interested in restor...
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Trump is betting tax cuts will make him popular. History shows that's no guarantee Trump is betting tax cuts will make him popular. History shows that's no guarantee
WASHINGTON – President Trump is betting that a major tax cut will help his anemic approval ratings and bolster his party ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. But history shows that tax cuts do not actually make presidents more popular. With no major legislative achievement to mark his first year in office and his approval rating lower than any modern president at this point, there’s an urgency ...
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