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President Trump's strong-arm tactics backfire in Senate, experts say. President Trump's strong-arm tactics backfire in Senate, experts say.
WASHINGTON — President Trump's strong-arm negotiating tactics may have worked against business opponents but they are backfiring with Republican senators, who resent being bullied to vote with the president on health care and other issues and have the political clout to resist him, experts say. "No matter how strong or dominant a personality the president has, he is going to have trouble taking...
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President Trump signs new Russia sanctions, questions whether bill interferes with foreign policy authority. President Trump signs new Russia sanctions, questions whether bill interferes with foreign policy authority.
President Trump has signed a new package of sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, but issued a blistering statement insisting that the bill encroaches on the executive branch’s ability to conduct foreign policy. "Since this bill was first introduced, I have expressed my concerns to Congress about the many ways it improperly encroaches on executive power, disadvantages American compan...
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President Trump 'weighed in' on Donald Jr. statement 'as any father would,' White House says. President Trump 'weighed in' on Donald Jr. statement 'as any father would,' White House says.
WASHINGTON – The White House acknowledged Tuesday that President Trump worked on a disputed statement about his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer, in an apparent break with comments made by the lawyers defending the president in the Russia investigation. "The president weighed – in as any father would – based on the limited information that he had," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said....
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Anthony Scaramucci out as White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci out as White House communications director
White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is leaving the White House, less than two weeks after President Trump hired him. "Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a brief statement. Scaramucci's sudden departure comes the same day that retired Gen. John Kelly took over as chief of st...
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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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