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Inappropriate to Debate Generals? Let’s Revisit Times When Trump Did That Very Thing

Saturday  02:21,   21 october 2017

At today’s White House press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders got into a tense back-and-forth with the press corps when she was pressed on Gen. John Kelly’s apparently false assertion that Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL)[...]

Trump’s America First Trade Agenda Roiled by Internal Divisions

Saturday  02:21,   21 october 2017
The New York Times

America’s approach to global trade hangs in the balance as top advisers spar over fulfilling the president’s get-tough promisesWASHINGTON — A fight over President Trump’s trade agenda is playing out in the White House as top advisers spar over how[...]

White and male: broader bureaucracy mirrors Trump cabinet's profile

Saturday  02:21,   21 october 2017

<p>When Donald Trump faced criticism from advocacy groups for not including more women and minorities in his cabinet last January, the incoming administration promised that the lower rungs of the bureaucracy would ultimately look more[...]

Conservatives drop demands for bigger spending cuts to get to tax reform

Saturday  01:12,   21 october 2017
The Hill

Conservatives are dropping their demands for billions in mandatory spending cuts as GOP House leaders ready to take up the Senate-passed budget next week, a key step for tax reform. House Budget Committee Chairwoman Diane Black (R-Tenn.), who had[...]

How Does a Democrat Run for Re-election in a Trump State? Very Carefully

Saturday  01:12,   21 october 2017
The New York Times

Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana may be the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent. He has to walk a fine line in a state that President Trump won by almost 20 points.BROWNSBURG, Ind. — The courtship started out well enough. President Trump invited[...]

Partisan feud undercuts Trump-Russia probe, U.S. Democrats charge

Saturday  01:12,   21 october 2017

<p>Democrats on a congressional panel say members of its Republican majority are trying to sabotage an investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, raising concerns the two parties will reach contradictory[...]

Bannon brings message of Republican revolt to California

Saturday  01:11,   21 october 2017
Associated Press

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon wants to oust Republican senators he feels are disloyal to President Donald Trump. But when he comes to Southern California on Friday, he'll be in a state Trump lost by over 4 million votes and where[...]

Mattis, McCain meet a day after subpoena threat

Saturday  00:32,   21 october 2017
The Hill

"We can always improve on communication, and that’s exactly what we’ll do," Defense chief says.Mattis met with McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in the senator's office on Friday. The pair gave brief remarks[...]

White House: Bush, Obama were not criticizing Trump in speeches

Saturday  00:31,   21 october 2017
The Hill

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied Friday that former Presidents Obama and George W. Bush were referring to President Trump when they warned in separate speeches Thursday about politicians sowing anger and division in the[...]

Report: Trump Administration Doesn’t Have an Opioid Strategy

Saturday  00:17,   21 october 2017
Daily Intelligencer

<p>On Monday, President Trump promised that next week, he would revive his dormant plan to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency, which could trigger a broad set of federal-government actions to combat the crisis.</p>“That is a[...]

After Video Refutes Kelly’s Charges, Congresswoman Raises Issue of Race

Saturday  00:16,   21 october 2017
The New York Times

Representative Frederica S. Wilson said John F. Kelly, the president’s chief of staff, lied by suggesting she had taken credit for obtaining funding for a federal building in Miami.WASHINGTON — Video of a 2015 speech delivered by Representative[...]

Top Democrat is pushing to turn up the heat on Jared Kushner and White House over private email use

Friday  23:21,   20 october 2017
Business Insider

Rep. Elijah Cummings is pushing Rep. Trey Gowdy to turn up the heat on the White House over officials' use of private email. Cummings says the White House has not properly complied with past requests.He's asking Gowdy to either demand "full[...]

Melania Trump donates inaugural gown to Smithsonian

Friday  21:59,   20 october 2017
CBS News

The couture piece was designed by Herve Pierre, in collaboration with the first ladyThe first lady wore the gown, a vanilla off-the-shoulder couture piece designed by Herve Pierre, the night President Trump took office at the Armed Forces inaugural[...]

White House defends Kelly's defense of Trump

Friday  21:25,   20 october 2017
Associated Press

The White House is defending President Donald Trump's chief of staff after he mischaracterized previous remarks of a congresswoman.John Kelly on Thursday derided Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida on Thursday as an "empty barrel," saying she had[...]

Insurers, health groups praise bipartisan ObamaCare deal

Friday  21:04,   20 october 2017
The Hill

<p>Health groups and insurers are urging Congress to take action on[...]