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Cochran's illness shows risks to GOP leaders of aging Senate

Tuesday  12:56,   17 october 2017
Associated Press

Top Republicans coping with a razor-thin majority as they try pushing a partisan agenda through the Senate are running smack into another complication — the sheer age and health issues of some senators. When the office of the ailing Sen. Thad[...]

Trump, McConnell make a show of unity, despite tensions

Tuesday  12:35,   17 october 2017
Associated Press

Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell have reaffirmed their alliance of necessity in a raucous Rose Garden news conference that also underscored their sharp differences. The garrulous president claimed they were longtime friends, now closer than ever;[...]

Hillary Clinton breaks her toe in fall down the stairs

Tuesday  09:17,   17 october 2017
New York Daily News

Hillary Clinton fell and broke her toe during her book tour in London as President Trump said he hoped she would run for president again in 2020. Clinton, who had to cancel several interviews on Monday, appeared on "The Graham Norton Show" [...]

Hillary Clinton breaks her toe in fall down the stairs

Tuesday  09:13,   17 october 2017
New York Daily News

Hillary Clinton fell and broke her toe during her book tour in London as President Trump said he hoped she would run for president again in 2020. Clinton, who had to cancel several interviews on Monday, appeared on "The Graham Norton Show" [...]

Trump Blames Democrats and ‘Some Republicans’ for Stalled Agenda

Tuesday  05:36,   17 october 2017
The New York Times

Trump said that some Republicans “should be ashamed at themselves” for failing to support the president’s agenda, including repeal of the Affordable Care Act.WASHINGTON — President Trump convened his cabinet on Monday in the hopes of kick-starting[...]

Sen. John McCain honored with Liberty Medal

Tuesday  05:15,   17 october 2017
CNN

Sen. John McCain warned against giving into fear and turning toward "spurious nationalism" Monday at an event honoring the war hero's contributions to the US."To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a[...]

Trump: 'I'm all in favor of people protesting' except during anthem

Tuesday  05:15,   17 october 2017
The Hill

President Trump on Sunday said he is fine with protesting as long as it is not done during the national anthem. "I'm all in favor of people protesting if they want to protest. But you don't protest during our national anthem," Trump said[...]

Pro-Trump group endorses in key Senate primaries

Tuesday  04:20,   17 october 2017
Tribune News Service

<p>A prominent pro-Donald Trump super PAC with ties to ex-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is rolling out its official endorsements in the Wisconsin and Arizona GOP Senate primaries.</p>Great America PAC will announce that in[...]

Post-Maria, Trump's approval rating on hurricanes down 20 points

Tuesday  03:20,   17 october 2017
CNN

President Donald Trump's approval rating for handling the federal government's response to recent hurricanes has dropped 20 points in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. In mid-September, 64% of[...]

Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter

Tuesday  02:50,   17 october 2017
Associated Press

<p>President Donald Trump waded back into Southern politics on Monday with a campaign appearance on behalf of one of his earliest supporters, South Carolina Republican Gov. Henry McMaster.</p>Trump's appearance at a private fundraiser for[...]

FBI releases early draft of Comey's Clinton statement

Tuesday  02:37,   17 october 2017
CNN

The FBI posted a document Monday that suggests former FBI Director James Comey began drafting what became his infamous July 2016 statement about Hillary Clinton's private server months ahead of time, releasing a heavily redacted copy of the[...]

Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as U.S. Ambassador to Vatican

Tuesday  01:55,   17 october 2017
Reuters

The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to confirm President Donald Trump's nomination of Callista Gingrich to be the U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to confirm President Donald Trump's[...]

Miami politician says aliens took her on a spaceship. Now she's running for Congress

Tuesday  01:15,   17 october 2017
Tribune News Service

<p>Florida has a U.S. senator who once flew aboard the Space Shuttle.</p>A congressional candidate from Miami can go one better: Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera says she's been aboard a spaceship too. But this one was crewed by aliens. As in[...]

Trump suggests Obama didn't call families of fallen soldiers

Tuesday  01:15,   17 october 2017
CBS News

"If you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn't make calls," said Trump of contacting Gold Star familiesDuring an impromptu Rose Garden  press conference on Monday, President Trump appeared to criticize his[...]

Trump's Commerce Secretary Left More Than $2 Billion Off Of His Financial Disclosure Report

Tuesday  01:01,   17 october 2017
UPROXX

<p>Before Wilbur Ross was confirmed by the U.S. Senate with a vote of 72 to 27, the newly appointed commerce secretary told his committee inquirers, “I intend to be quite scrupulous about recusal and any topic where there is the slightest[...]