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October 12, 2017 - 5:16 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Donald Trump's ongoing war with the media over "fake news" escalated on Wednesday with the president calling for networks, and specifically NBC, to have their licenses revoked over reporting what he called "pure fiction." And one Republican senator inserted himself in the middle of...
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October 11, 2017 - 8:08 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump shot down NBC News reports Wednesday that he called for a reported tenfold increase to the nation's nuclear arsenal during a national security meeting this summer and slammed the media for spreading what he calls “fake news.” During a meeting in the Oval...
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October 11, 2017 - 7:22 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump is expected to announce his decision on the fate of the Iran nuclear deal in a speech on Friday, according to lawmakers briefed by the administration. White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster was on Capitol Hill Wednesday evening briefing top Republican...
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October 11, 2017 - 7:04 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- More than two months after they helped shepherd a bill through Congress that slapped new sanctions on Russia, two top senators are accusing the Trump administration of dragging its feet on implementing the law. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, –- top Republican...
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October 11, 2017 - 6:13 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Two separate assessments from government watchdog institutions made public this week show growing concerns about the Trump administration’s ethical behavior. On Tuesday, the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) made public a memo by acting director David Apol sent to all government...
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October 11, 2017 - 4:57 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The rollback of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan is being seen as a boon to the coal industry and a win for supporters of President Donald Trump, while environmental advocacy groups say the move is a step backwards. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt announced...
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October 11, 2017 - 4:48 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy believes the National Rifle Association's call for a review of bump stock devices in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting represents "the first significant crack" in the organization's "political facade" and predicted that the anti-gun movement...
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October 11, 2017 - 4:45 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump nominated Kirstjen Nielsen to be Secretary of Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday Nielsen previously served as current John Kelly’s chief of staff at DHS before Kelly left the position to become White House chief of staff. Nielsen followed Kelly to...
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October 11, 2017 - 4:35 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy deflected questions about running for president in 2020, saying he is focused on winning his re-election in 2018. “I have an election in 2018 and so, all of my focus is on asking the people of Connecticut to send me back to the United States Senate,” the...
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October 11, 2017 - 10:54 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, a frequent critic and target of President Donald Trump, is now slamming a fellow Republican for sharing some unkind words about Trump. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., assailed the president in a recent interview with The New York Times , saying the White House has...
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