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Trump punts his top priorities to Congress, setting stage for a year-end showdown

Thursday  06:25,   19 october 2017
Tribune News Service

In kicking his top priorities to Congress, President Donald Trump is setting the stage - intentionally or not - for weeks of messy horse-trading that may culminate in a year-end standoff to avoid another government shutdown. Trump is betting he can[...]

Fallen Troops’ Families Tell of Meeting Presidents: Sympathy and Sometimes Discomfort

Thursday  06:25,   19 october 2017
The New York Times

President Trump’s condolence call to the widow of a slain soldier was outside the usual range of encounters with presidents, wounded service members and families of those killed said.But usually, such comments do not come from the president. Asked[...]

Hours after trashing Democrats on taxes, Trump says he wants their help on a tax bill

Thursday  06:25,   19 october 2017

Hours after proclaiming on Twitter that Democrats are interested only in increasing taxes, President Trump on Wednesday told a group of senators that he wants Democrats’ help in cutting taxes.“The president made clear his preference for a bipartisan [...]

Analysis | We’ve ID’d the mystery woman in those Melania-Trump-impostor rumors. (It’s Melania Trump.)

Thursday  05:50,   19 october 2017

Cracking the mystery behind the dumbest Trump rumor[...]

How did Trump's response to Niger deaths go so wrong?

Thursday  05:26,   19 october 2017

<p>President Donald Trump kept silent on the deaths of four American soldiers for nearly two weeks, while finding time to tweet about "fake news" and Republicans' fundraising, attack Puerto Ricans and a Republican senator, among[...]

Schumer steers Dems away from gun votes

Thursday  05:26,   19 october 2017
The Hill

Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is urging his colleagues to stay away from gun control in the budget debate despite pressure from activist groups that argue the party needs to take a stand given the string of mass shootings across[...]

House, Senate intel committees receive briefing from Google

Thursday  05:26,   19 october 2017
Associated Press

Google has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media.\"/> [...]

Trump suggests bipartisan group on tax reform

Thursday  05:26,   19 october 2017
The Hill

President Trump floated the idea that senators should start a bipartisan working group on tax reform during a closed door White House meeting on Wednesday, according to a key senator in the meeting."There was some discussion about that. And I[...]

Shakeup at Democratic National Committee, Longtime Officials Ousted

Thursday  04:10,   19 october 2017
NBC News

Several long-serving DNC members who opposed Tom Perez' election as chair were removed from key posts on the eve of the party's Las Vegas meeting.WASHINGTON — A shakeup is underway at the Democratic National Committee as several key longtime [...]

Trump thinks he owns Renoir, but Art Institute says real one hangs in Chicago

Thursday  03:48,   19 october 2017

CHICAGO - There are two versions of French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "Two Sisters (On The Terrace)." One has hung in the Art Institute of Chicago since 1933. The other is in President Donald Trump's New York apartment.[...]

Ted Cruz, Who Is Not the Zodiac Killer, Acknowledges a Long-Running Joke

Thursday  02:45,   19 october 2017
The New York Times

The senator from Texas tweeted an image associated with the infamous serial killer, finally acknowledging a joking meme.We’re pretty sure. The infamous serial killer’s last confirmed murder was in 1969, while the senator from Texas was born in 1970. [...]

With no recording of Trump's call to soldier's widow, will it be he said/she said?

Thursday  02:11,   19 october 2017
Miami Herald

President Donald Trump's "proof" seemed to grow more elusive Wednesday afternoon after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at a briefing that there was no recording of his call with the fallen soldier's wife but [...]

Trump sends $25,000 check to fallen soldier's family on same day as Washington Post report

Thursday  02:10,   19 october 2017

Trump sent a $25,000 check to the family of a fallen soldier the same day that The Washington Post reported that he had promised the soldier's father a personal donation during a June condolence call.A White House official confirms to CNN that[...]

President Trump's Offer of $25,000 for a Fallen Soldier's Father Is a Page From George Washington's Playbook

Thursday  02:10,   19 october 2017

As part of an ongoing controversy over whether and how President Donald Trump has reached out to the families of fallen American troops, one anecdote stands out: the father of a soldier who died in Afghanstan told the Washington Postthat the[...]

Trump Business Empire Puts Court in Uncharted Legal Terrain

Thursday  01:51,   19 october 2017

Three well-dressed young men sat nervously across the boardroom table from Lord Alan Sugar, billionaire founder of the Amstrad electronics company. They’d made a hash of their assigned task: selling burgers on the street in London’s Brixton[...]