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Bannon: Trump firing Comey was biggest mistake in 'modern political…

  • Posted 11th September 2017, 10:34 am
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President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey was perhaps the greatest mistake in “modern political history,” former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon suggested in an interview broadcast Sunday night.

Bannon was somewhat cagey in his conversation with CBS’s Charlie Rose as to his true feelings on Comey’s firing, saying only that “it's been reported in the media that I was adamantly opposed to” the dismissal. Bu…

CBO: Senate health bill leads to 22 million fewer insured Americans…

  • Posted 26th June 2017, 5:14 pm
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WASHINGTON — The Senate health care bill would cause 22 million more people to be uninsured by 2026 than under current law, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office announced Monday. The dismal CBO score could foil Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to rush the sweeping legislation to the floor before July 4.

The CBO previously ignited a firestorm when it predicted that the House’s…

Senate GOP updates health care bill to include 6-month lockout for…

  • Posted 26th June 2017, 2:00 pm
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WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday updated the health care bill he is whipping votes for to penalize people who do not have insurance and wish to purchase it on the exchanges.

The new bill says that people who have lacked insurance coverage for 63 days or more must wait six months before reentering the marketplace. This change is meant to prevent a “death spiral” of healthy…

Trump’s transition team knew Flynn was under federal investigation…

  • Posted 18th May 2017, 10:27 am
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State Dept. deletes retweet promoting Ivanka Trump’s book

  • Posted 5th May 2017, 11:13 am
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Less than two weeks after a firestorm over a controversial blog post, the State Department found itself in hot water again on Thursday for publishing material that critics say promotes Trump family business interests.

The Twitter account for the department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues retweeted a post by White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump in which she touts her new book.

Trump upset Democrats made him look bad in spending deal

  • Posted 2nd May 2017, 6:08 pm
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Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney defended President Trump's tweets this morning calling for a "good shutdown" in September and said the president was "frustrated" by Democrats claiming victory over the government funding bill.

“What you heard the president express this morning was frustration over how he was treated as part of the negotiations," Mulvaney said during a press briefing at the White House on Tuesday.…

People's Climate March across the U.S.

  • Posted 30th April 2017, 1:21 pm
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Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea poss…

  • Posted 27th April 2017, 10:10 pm
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.

"There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely," Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview ahead of his 100th day in office on Saturday.…

White House denies request for Flynn documents

  • Posted 26th April 2017, 6:42 pm
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President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn did not properly disclose payments from Russia and may have broken the law, according to House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz.