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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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October 19, 2017 - 6:39 am
(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 of Muslims entering the United States." "I got...
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October 19, 2017 - 6:31 am
(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 grief into sharp relief. Trump called Myeshia...
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ABC News
October 18, 2017 - 7:39 pm
(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 government attorneys were responding to a lawsuit filed this year by...
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October 18, 2017 - 5:33 pm
(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 scene, Sykes became a vocal member of #NeverTrump...
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ABC News
October 18, 2017 - 5:07 pm
(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 confirmed to ABC News. The father, Chris...
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Credit: Architect of the Capitol
October 18, 2017 - 3:32 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump now says he does not support a bipartisan agreement to stabilize insurance markets in its current form, leaving members of Congress questioning how exactly he wants to change the bill before he endorses it. On Wednesday afternoon, White House press secretary...
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Credit: Architect of the Capitol
October 18, 2017 - 3:30 pm
(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Greg Pence, an older brother of Vice President Mike Pence, appears to be preparing a run for Congress in Indiana’s 6th District. The seat was represented by the vice president for more than 10 years before he became governor of the state, and is currently represented by Rep. Luke...
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