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Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 02:51 AM CDT

Arizona Republicans Brush Off Talk About McCain Senate Seat

Arizona Republicans Brush Off Talk About McCain Senate Seat

Sen. John McCain's legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting the illness from his...

Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 12:42 AM CDT

Trump to Nominate OMB Official to Lead Consumer Watchdog

Trump to Nominate OMB Official to Lead Consumer Watchdog

President Donald Trump intends to nominate an associate director at the Office of Management and Budget to lead the government's consumer watchdog agency, the White House announced Saturday. In a statement...

Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 at 10:55 PM CDT

Fact Check: Trump on FBI, Phantom Law on Migrant Kids

Fact Check: Trump on FBI, Phantom Law on Migrant Kids

President Donald Trump is claiming exoneration in the Russia matter from a Justice Department report that actually offers him none. He's also branding fired FBI chief James Comey a criminal, though the report in...

Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 08:37 AM CDT

Republicans Risking Conservative Backlash Over Immigration

Republicans Risking Conservative Backlash Over Immigration

The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party's most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of...

Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 at 01:34 AM CDT

Trump Searches for Credit on North Korea Nuclear Deal

Trump Searches for Credit on North Korea Nuclear Deal

President Donald Trump credits his accord with North Korea's Kim Jong Un with saving tens of millions of people from nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board. Frustrated with lukewarm backing...

Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 at 12:35 AM CDT

Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims Exoneration From Report

Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims Exoneration From Report

President Donald Trump came out swinging Friday, lodging a remarkable series of claims and accusations about a new watchdog report about the Justice Department's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of...

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 11:26 PM CDT

Both Trump, Critics Find Things to Like in Watchdog Report

Both Trump, Critics Find Things to Like in Watchdog Report

A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington's latest Rorschach test, with President Donald Trump and his critics each cherry picking what they want to see from its findings to either...

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 10:20 PM CDT

White House: Trump Supports GOP Leaders' Immigration Bill

White House: Trump Supports GOP Leaders' Immigration Bill

President Donald Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration legislation through the House, saying he wouldn't sign a "moderate" package. The White House later walked...

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 05:52 PM CDT

Trump Distances Self From Cohen as Raided Docs Are Analyzed

Trump Distances Self From Cohen as Raided Docs Are Analyzed

President Donald Trump is distancing himself from Michael Cohen amid an FBI investigation into his longtime personal lawyer's business dealings. "I've always liked Michael. I haven't spoken to Michael in a long...

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 10:31 PM CDT

Top WH Legislative Aide Marc Short to Exit This Summer

Top WH Legislative Aide Marc Short to Exit This Summer

White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short has told staff that he'll be leaving the position this summer. Two White House officials said Short disclosed his plans Friday. He did not offer an...

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