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Obama slams state of US politics in 1st post-presidency campaign stops

(NEWARK, N.J.) -- Former President Obama made his much-anticipated first post-presidential appearance on the campaign trail Thursday, speaking at events for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia before elections there next mo... Read More

Bipartisan health bill offers hope for compromise but faces hurdles

(WASHINGTON) -- Thursday on the Senate floor, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced their bipartisan health care bill that aims to fund federal subsidies for two years and stabilize individual insurance markets.
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McCain threatens to subpoena Trump's cybersecurity czar after he skips hacking hearing

(WASHINGTON) -- A clearly frustrated, bipartisan panel of senators on Thursday threatened to subpoena the Trump administration’s cyber czar, demanding to know how the White House plans to address "the disarray" that has embodied the U.S. govern... Read More

Chief of Staff John Kelly offers emotional take on fallen soldier controversy

(WASHINGTON) -- White House Chief of Staff John Kelly emotionally addressed the outreach made in the aftermath of a U.S. servicemember's death at Thursday's White House press briefing on Thursday, a description that came on a week in which President ... Read More

Trump gives Puerto Rico response a '10,' calls storm 'worse than Katrina'

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump touted his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria, giving the federal relief effort a “10,” after noting that the storm’s devastation was worse than that of Hurricane Katrina in 200... Read More

Tax-writing panel primes lawmakers for powerful, lucrative lives after Congress

(WASHINGTON) -- Ohio Rep. Pat Tiberi is the latest seasoned House Republican to call it quits, announcing he’ll resign by Jan. 31 to accept a lucrative position in the Buckeye State rather than finish his ninth term on Capitol Hill.

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Bush blasts bigotry and white supremacy, says US politics 'vulnerable' to 'outright fabrication'

(NEW YORK) -- In a rare public speech today, former President George W. Bush blasted the divisive state of American politics, rejecting nativism and warning of a “crisis of confidence.”

“Bigotry seems emboldened. Our poli... Read More

Puerto Rico governor airs grievances before meeting with Trump

(NEW YORK) -- Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello, who will be meeting with President Trump later today, revealed that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has yet to restore power to his besieged island’s electricity grid.

Sen. Marco Rubi... Read More

Obama hitting the campaign trail for 1st time under Trump presidency

(NEW YORK) -- Former President Obama is set to make his much-anticipated, first post-presidential appearance on the campaign trail today, speaking at events for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia before elections there nex... Read More

A timeline of Trump's battle with the courts to keep his travel ban alive

(WASHINGTON) -- Since his first week in office, President Donald Trump has tried to put in place extensive restrictions on who can come into the country, fulfilling a campaign promise to implement "extreme vetting" or a "total and complete shutdown o... Read More

How Obama held the mother of a fallen soldier as she cried on his suit

(WASHINGTON) -- As President Donald Trump faces criticism over his comments to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, the families of the fallen said their conversations with past American presidents attempting to offer condolences sometimes drew their ... Read More

Government lawyers ask judge to toss lawsuit over Trump's businesses

(WASHINGTON) -- Government attorneys on Wednesday asked a New York federal judge to throw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating the Constitution every time a foreign government patronizes a Trump property.

The governme... Read More

'Worst people in the world’ becoming face of GOP: Conservative commentator

(NEW YORK) -- Author Charlie Sykes was best-known as a top Wisconsin conservative talk show host who frequently interviewed fellow cheeseheads and GOP favorites Paul Ryan and Reince Preibus. But when candidate Donald Trump appeared on the political s... Read More

President Trump gives $25,000 to father of fallen soldier, months after promising to on personal call

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has sent a $25,000 gift to the father of a 22-year-old U.S. Army corporal killed in Afghanistan in June, several months after first making the pledge during a personal phone call with the family, the White House... Read More