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In attempt to sow fear, Russian trolls paid for self-defense classes for African Americans

Thursday  01:51,   19 october 2017
CNN

A group linked to a Russian troll farm paid personal trainers across the U.S. to run self-defense classes for African Americans in an apparent attempt to stoke fear -- and gather Americans' contact details."Be ready to protect your rights... Let [...]

24 hours later, Senate health deal all but completely dead

Thursday  01:21,   19 october 2017
The Hill

Sen. John Thune (S.D.), the third-ranking Senate Republican, acknowledged the deal had “stalled out.”President Trump reversed course Wednesday and said he opposed the deal, while Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) office said the Senate should keep its[...]

Sanders leads potential 2020 Dem candidates in NH poll

Thursday  01:21,   19 october 2017
The Hill

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) leads a field of potential Democratic presidential contenders for the 2020 New Hampshire primary, according to a new poll of likely Democratic voters.A University of New Hampshire poll released Wednesday shows Sanders [...]

Corey Lewandowski interviewed by Senate intelligence panel

Thursday  00:35,   19 october 2017
CNN

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski appeared on Capitol Hill for a closed-door interview with the Senate intelligence committee Wednesday, according to a source familiar with the matter. Lewandowski is the[...]

The Latest: Trump teases 'maybe' he'll release his taxes

Thursday  00:17,   19 october 2017
Associated Press

The Latest on Republican efforts to overhaul the tax code (all times EDT):4:30 p.m.President Donald Trump tells senators that "maybe4:30[...]

Slain soldier's father recounts his talk with Trump

Wednesday  23:52,   18 october 2017
CBS News

Arnold Wright spoke to the president about the need for air support where his son servedWright recalled his Tuesday afternoon conversation with the president, as Mr. Trump comes under fire for his conversation with the widow of another troop slain[...]

Trump offered a grieving military father $25,000 in a call, but didn’t follow through

Wednesday  23:52,   18 october 2017
MSN

‘No other president has ever done something like this,’ Trump told the late soldier’s father.Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Cpl. Dillon Baldridge, told The Washington Post that Trump called him at his home in Zebulon, N.C., a few weeks after[...]

White House says Trump did not record call to soldier's widow

Wednesday  23:52,   18 october 2017
The Hill

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said there is not a recording of the call.The White House does not have a recording of President Trump's call to the widow of a slain U.S. soldier, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said[...]

Mike Pence's brother readies congressional bid

Wednesday  23:52,   18 october 2017
The Hill

One of Vice President Pence's older brothers is readying a bid for Congress in the same district where his brother served, according to new documents obtained by The Associated Press.The AP received IRS forms showing that Greg Pence filed the[...]

Report: White House drafted never-released Niger statement for Trump

Wednesday  23:51,   18 october 2017
The Hill

The National Security Council reportedly drafted a statement for President Trump that expressed condolences after four U.S. soldiers were killed in an ambush in Niger earlier this month.The statement, a draft of which was viewed by Politico on[...]

Congress spending millions on Russia probes, won't give details

Wednesday  22:56,   18 october 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

Congress is spending millions of dollars on investigations of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, but it's impossible to tell from public reports exactly how much the probes are costing taxpayers — and the committees[...]

Twitter account claiming to belong to Tennessee GOP was run by Russian trolls

Wednesday  22:56,   18 october 2017
The Hill

Russian internet trolls ran a popular Twitter account claiming to belong to the Tennessee Republican Party, BuzzFeed News reported Wednesday. The company took nearly a year to shut down the account, @TEN_GOP, despite repeated notifications from[...]

Estate Tax Repeal Could Be Worth $3.5 Billion to Trump and His Cabinet

Wednesday  22:40,   18 october 2017
MSN

President Trump pushed his tax plan to an audience at the Heritage Foundation Tuesday night, and Politico reports that the biggest applause came when he reaffirmed his call to repeal “the horrible and very unfair estate tax.” President[...]

Russia, Comey firing, Clinton emails: Sessions in his own words

Wednesday  20:55,   18 october 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions's testimony Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee was his first this year and he touched on a variety of topics.WASHINGTON[...]

Inside Susan Collins' Decision to Stay in the Senate

Wednesday  20:40,   18 october 2017
NBC News

Moderate senators from both parties used text messages and personal pleas in their efforts to keep Susan Collins from giving up her Senate seat.Over the course of months, Collins had agonized over the question, at one point saying in an interview[...]