Politics

Credit: Architect of the Capitol
October 19, 2017 - 6:48 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Responding to growing revelations about the scale of the Russian effort to influence the 2016 presidential election over social media, a pair of Senate Democrats introduced a bill Thursday to force Facebook and other social media companies to disclose more details about political...
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October 19, 2017 - 4:48 pm
(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 month. Appearing at a rally in Richmond, Virginia...
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Credit: Architect of the Capitol
October 19, 2017 - 4:19 pm
(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. After working on a bipartisan, short-term fix to...
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US Senate
October 19, 2017 - 3:26 pm
(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. government's response to cyber threats from Russia and other...
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October 19, 2017 - 2:31 pm
(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 Donald Trump found himself in the midst of a...
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ABC News
October 19, 2017 - 2:27 pm
(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 2005. “I'd say it was a 10. I'd it was probably most difficult when you talk...
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Credit: Architect of the Capitol
October 19, 2017 - 1:57 pm
(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. Suddenly, there’s less hyperbole when House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-...
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The White House/Eric Draper
October 19, 2017 - 11:43 am
(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 politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,”...
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ABC News
October 19, 2017 - 11:37 am
(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 Rubio, R-Fla., sat down with Rossello this morning, and recounted his...
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The White House
October 19, 2017 - 11:02 am
(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 next month. Obama’s re-emergence comes as President...
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