Politics

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July 28, 2017 - 1:27 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The simmering tensions between different factions within the White House reached a very public boil in recent days. The foul-mouthed exchange that communications director Anthony Scaramucci had with a reporter for The New Yorker put the acrimony on full display, giving the public a...
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July 28, 2017 - 10:03 am
(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump continued to express his dissatisfaction with Senate Republicans after their latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act failed. In a series of tweets Friday morning, the president encouraged the Senate to change its rules to require just a 51-vote...
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July 28, 2017 - 7:43 am
(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate's effort to pass a stripped-down version of an Obamacare repeal measure -- the so-called "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act -- failed during a vote, 49-51, held shortly around 1:30 a.m. Friday. About an hour after the vote was announced, President Donald Trump,...
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July 28, 2017 - 2:33 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Lawmakers on Capitol Hill celebrated National Intern Day on Thursday by recognizing their young, politically minded staff. Below, a roundup of senators, members of Congress and other officials who took to Twitter to pay tribute to these hard-working folks: REP. ANDRE CARSON, D-IND...
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July 27, 2017 - 8:11 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate is in the middle of thick debate, struggling to pass any option for repealing or replacing the Affordable Care Act. After a proposal to only repeal the majority of the law failed Wednesday afternoon, Senate sources said, the Republican leadership's next move will likely...
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July 27, 2017 - 6:23 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- After Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski was just one of two Republican senators to vote against proceeding to debate on a health care bill on Tuesday, she received a phone call from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke voicing President Donald Trump’s displeasure about her vote. The call, first...
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July 27, 2017 - 6:20 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate has approved new sanctions to punish Russia for its meddling in the 2016 election in an overwhelming vote, sending the bill to the White House and setting the stage for a potential showdown with President Trump. The bill, cleared by the Senate in a 98-2 vote, would limit...
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July 27, 2017 - 6:09 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci responded Thursday evening to an article detailing an expletive-ridden conversation a reporter with The New Yorker says he had with Scaramucci wherein he criticized key members of the Trump administration's senior staff. “I...
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July 27, 2017 - 4:47 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Reince Priebus is still the White House chief of staff and on Wednesday he told ABC News he intends to remain in the position, but people close to President Donald Trump say he is increasingly frustrated with the management of the West Wing and the president’s most trusted advisers...
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July 27, 2017 - 3:18 pm
(NEW YORK) -- When President Donald Trump tweeted his decision to ban all transgender men and women from serving "in any capacity" in the U.S. military, he specifically cited the "disruption that transgender in the military would entail." Hours later, Sarah Sanders, the incoming White House press...
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