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October 25, 2017 - 8:31 am
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Senate investigators sought and received materials from the estate of Peter W. Smith, a longtime Republican operative who reportedly acknowledged shortly before his death that he spearheaded an effort to obtain missing Hillary Clinton emails from Russian hackers, two sources...
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October 25, 2017 - 6:55 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said he "can't continue with this kind of politics" in explaining his surprise announcement Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in 2018. "I just can’t continue with this kind of politics," the junior Arizona senator said on Good Morning America...
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October 25, 2017 - 5:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to nullify a consumer-oriented rule that would let millions of Americans band together to sue their banks or credit card companies. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote to stop the rule from going into effect. Many consumers must go through an...
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October 25, 2017 - 4:46 am
(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan has opened an investigation into possible money laundering by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a source with direct knowledge of the situation has confirmed to ABC News. A spokesperson for Manafort...
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October 24, 2017 - 8:32 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Republican Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, an outspoken critic within his party of President Donald Trump, announced Tuesday that he will not run for re-election in 2018 when his term ends. Flake made the announcement in an emotional address on the Senate floor, during which he took direct...
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October 24, 2017 - 6:02 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration resumed the U.S. refugee program Tuesday after a 120-day ban, but there will be severe new restrictions on admissions going forward. After the four-month review, the administration enhanced vetting for all refugee applicants and determined that an additional...
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October 24, 2017 - 3:49 pm
White House press secretary responds to Sen. Jeff Flake's decision to retire from the Senate at the end of his current term. Watch the latest video at
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October 24, 2017 - 3:40 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Even as President Donald Trump visited the Capitol for a luncheon with Senate Republicans on Tuesday, the party's legislators spent much of the day directing the conversation Capitol Hill back toward their tax overhaul ambitions and away from the escalating spat between Trump and a...
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October 24, 2017 - 3:35 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Below are Sen. Jeff Flake's full remarks delivered on the Senate floor, Oct. 24, 2017. Mr. President, I rise today to address a matter that has been very much on my mind, at a moment went it seems that our democracy is more defined by our discord and dysfunction than by our own...
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October 24, 2017 - 2:45 pm
Lawmaker sites the 'nastiness of Trump-era politics' as the reason he will not run. Watch the latest video at
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