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Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:19 AM PST

McConnell Intends to Replace 'Obamacare' Without Democrats

McConnell Intends to Replace 'Obamacare' Without Democrats

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans intend to overhaul health care and the tax code this year without Democratic help. In the past, McConnell has condemned Democrats for passing "Obamacare"...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 05:01 PM PST

Scott Pruitt Sworn in as EPA Administrator

Scott Pruitt Sworn in as EPA Administrator

Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, giving President Donald Trump an eager partner to fulfill his campaign...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 06:19 AM PST

Kremlin Denies Any Disappointments in Ties With Trump Govt

Kremlin Denies Any Disappointments in Ties With Trump Govt

The Kremlin denied Friday that it has grown frustrated with a lack of progress in improving relations with Washington under President Donald Trump, saying it's too early to say what course Russia-U.S. ties will...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 05:57 AM PST

Calls for 9/11 Commission-Style Probe Into Russia Meddling

Calls for 9/11 Commission-Style Probe Into Russia Meddling

A senior Democratic lawmaker said the creation of a 9/11-style commission to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election has gained bipartisan support. Rep. Elijah Cummings told msnbc the...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 05:38 AM PST

Conservative Media Firm Founder Joins White House Team

Conservative Media Firm Founder Joins White House Team

Donald Trump has named Mike Dubke, founder of conservative media firm Crossroads Media, to be head of the White House communications team, NBC News reported. Dubke is expected to start in his new role as early...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:33 AM PST

America Is the 'Problem Now': Asylum Seekers Flee to Canada

America Is the 'Problem Now': Asylum Seekers Flee to Canada

A Somali man trekked 21 hours as temperatures hovered around 0 degrees Fahrenheit to make it across the northern U.S. border into Manitoba, Canada, CBC, a Canadian news agency reported. The freezing and...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 04:52 AM PST

Trump Taps NY Billionaire to Review Intelligence Agencies

Trump Taps NY Billionaire to Review Intelligence Agencies

 President Donald Trump said Thursday his administration has asked a New York-based private equity executive to lead a review of the U.S. intelligence community as he moves to crack down on "illegal leaks" of classified information.

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 05:26 AM PST

Trump Supporters Cheer His Combative Stance With Media

Trump Supporters Cheer His Combative Stance With Media

Critics of President Donald Trump saw in his news conference a combative, thin-skinned chief executive who continues to blame the media for the controversies roiling his administration. His supporters saw...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 10:57 PM PST

Fact Check: Trump Makes Familiar False Claims at Presser

Fact Check: Trump Makes Familiar False Claims at Presser

President Donald Trump offered his spin on the first weeks of his administration, and made some familiar false claims, during his Feb. 16 news conference. Trump said he thought the media had “a lower approval...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 09:09 AM PST

Trump Orders Meatloaf for Christie at White House Lunch

Trump Orders Meatloaf for Christie at White House Lunch

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Donald Trump made him order meatloaf when they dined together at the White House this week. Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, joined Trump at the White House on...

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