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Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 at 06:41 AM EDT

GOP Legislative Agenda Stalled Amid Ideological Divides

GOP Legislative Agenda Stalled Amid Ideological Divides

Despite having control of both chambers of Congress and the White House, Republicans are struggling to pass major aspects their legislative agenda and face many issues that interfere with the party's ability to...

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 08:42 PM EDT

Trump's New Message Man Deletes Inconvenient Tweets

Trump's New Message Man Deletes Inconvenient Tweets

A day after accepting a top White House job, President Donald Trump's new communications adviser announced Saturday that he's deleting old tweets, saying his own views have evolved and that what he said in...

Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 at 12:31 AM EDT

Lawmakers Herald Agreement on Sweeping Russia Sanctions Bill

Lawmakers Herald Agreement on Sweeping Russia Sanctions Bill

Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they had reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military...

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 12:38 PM EDT

Baker, Democrats Spar Over Medicaid Shakeup

Baker, Democrats Spar Over Medicaid Shakeup<br />

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has delivered an ultimatum of sorts to Democrats on health care.

Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 at 01:07 AM EDT

Trump Asserts All Agree He Has 'Complete Power' to Pardon

Trump Asserts All Agree He Has 'Complete Power' to Pardon

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. It was one of many...

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 03:41 PM EDT

USS Ford Is '100,000-Ton Message to the World': Trump

USS Ford Is '100,000-Ton Message to the World': Trump

With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a "100,000-ton message...

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 06:17 AM EDT

For Sanders, Path to Trump Press Secretary Began in Arkansas

For Sanders, Path to Trump Press Secretary Began in Arkansas

New White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was schooled in hardscrabble politics — and down-home rhetoric — from a young age by her father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Her way with a zinger...

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 06:01 AM EDT

Congressional Tradition Allows McCain Time to Battle Cancer

Congressional Tradition Allows McCain Time to Battle Cancer

Sen. John McCain's treatment for brain cancer could keep him out of Washington for weeks, perhaps months, and yet it's unlikely anyone will challenge his extended leave. Congress has a long tradition in...

Friday, Jul 21, 2017 at 11:37 PM EDT

Dems: GOP Anti-Abortion Provisions in Health Bill in Trouble

Dems: GOP Anti-Abortion Provisions in Health Bill in Trouble

The Senate parliamentarian added a new complication to Republican hopes for their floundering health care bill, ruling the GOP would need to win an all-but-impossible 60 votes to retain anti-abortion provisions...

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 06:43 AM EDT

Sessions and Russia's Kislyak Discussed Campaign: Report

Sessions and Russia's Kislyak Discussed Campaign: Report

The Washington Post reports that the Russian ambassador to the U.S. has said he discussed election-related issues with Sen. Jeff Sessions when the two men met during the 2016 presidential race. The Post is...

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