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Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 08:33 AM PDT

Senate GOP Backs Budget, Clears Way for Tax Overhaul

Senate GOP Backs Budget, Clears Way for Tax Overhaul

Republicans must now shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 04:31 PM PDT

Fact Check: Trump Misleads on High US Drug Costs

Fact Check: Trump Misleads on High US Drug Costs

It’s true, as President Donald Trump says, that branded prescription drugs are generally cheaper outside the U.S. But he distorts the facts when he says, “as usual, the world is taking advantage of us.” Prescr...

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 06:43 AM PDT

Obama Returns to the Campaign Trail

Obama Returns to the Campaign Trail

Former President Barack Obama returned to the political spotlight Thursday for the first time since leaving office by campaigning for the Democratic nominees for Governor in New Jersey and Virginia.

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 03:00 PM PDT

Bipartisan Senate Bill Aims to Prevent Western Wildfires

Bipartisan Senate Bill Aims to Prevent Western Wildfires

As wildfires rage across California and the West, Democratic and Republican senators have joined forces to help rural communities better prepare for and prevent catastrophic wildfires. A bill introduced...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 05:51 PM PDT

Bipartisan Plan to Curb Health Premiums Gets Strong Support

Bipartisan Plan to Curb Health Premiums Gets Strong Support

A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets gained momentum Thursday when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give it potentially unstoppable Senate support. As the measure's prospects...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 04:34 PM PDT

Pentagon Faces Demands for Details on Deadly Attack in Niger

Pentagon Faces Demands for Details on Deadly Attack in Niger

Members of Congress demanded answers Thursday two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas. The White House defended the...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 08:36 PM PDT

Kelly 'Stunned' by Rep.'s Criticism of Trump's Call to Widow

Kelly 'Stunned' by Rep.'s Criticism of Trump's Call to Widow

White House chief of staff John Kelly said Thursday he was "stunned" and "broken hearted" by a Florida congresswoman woman's criticism of President Donald Trump's phone call to one of the...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 05:58 PM PDT

Thousands Eligible for DACA Renewals Failed to Apply in Time

Thousands Eligible for DACA Renewals Failed to Apply in Time

About 21,000-22,000 young immigrants, many brought to the country illegally as children, did not submit their status renewal applications in time. That's according to preliminary numbers released Thursday by...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 06:56 PM PDT

Obama Tells Democrats to Reject Politics of Division, Fear

Obama Tells Democrats to Reject Politics of Division, Fear

Former President Barack Obama called on fellow Democrats to reject politics of "division" and "fear" while rallying on Thursday with party's candidates for governors in Virginia and New Jersey. "Why are we...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM PDT

Puerto Rico Still Stumbles in the Dark a Month After Maria

Puerto Rico Still Stumbles in the Dark a Month After Maria

One man climbs 24 flights of stairs several times a day alongside dormant elevators. Street vendors hawk plastic washboards for $20. And families outstretch their hands as crews in helicopters drop supplies...

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