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Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 at 07:20 AM CDT

Bloomberg's New Hampshire Event Fuels White House Bid Talk

Bloomberg's New Hampshire Event Fuels White House Bid Talk

A quick stop by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Saturday in the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House is sparking more speculation about a possible White House bid by...

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 08:50 PM CDT

Indiana Voters to Decide on Balanced Budget Amendment

Indiana Voters to Decide on Balanced Budget Amendment

Voters this year are being asked whether they support an amendment to the Indiana Constitution obligating the General Assembly to adopt balanced budgets unless two-thirds of the members of both chambers vote to...

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 04:05 PM CDT

Trump Welcomes US Pastor After Returning From Turkey

Trump Welcomes US Pastor After Returning From Turkey

President Donald Trump hosted Andrew Brunson on Saturday in the Oval Office after the pastor was released from confinement in Turkey.

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 12:35 PM CDT

Clinton's Security Clearance Withdrawn at Her Request

Clinton's Security Clearance Withdrawn at Her Request

The State Department says former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's security clearance has been withdrawn at her request, NBC News reported. Clinton's decision comes after Admiral William McRaven penned an...

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 06:56 PM CDT

Newspaper Says Turkey Has Audio of Saudi Writer's Slaying

Newspaper Says Turkey Has Audio of Saudi Writer's Slaying

Turkish officials have an audio recording of the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Apple Watch he wore when he walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul over a week ago, a pro-government...

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 04:20 AM CDT

Saudi Arabia, Turkey Have No US Ambassadors Amid Crisis

Saudi Arabia, Turkey Have No US Ambassadors Amid Crisis

The disappearance of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi after visiting a Saudi consulate in Turkey has thrown the large number of diplomatic vacancies under President Donald Trump into the spotlight —...

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 03:16 AM CDT

Trump's Business Ties to Saudi Kingdom Run Long and Deep

Trump's Business Ties to Saudi Kingdom Run Long and Deep

President Donald Trump's ties to Saudi Arabia run long and deep, and he's often boasted about his business ties with the kingdom. "I love the Saudis," Trump said when announcing his presidential run at Trump...

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 02:11 AM CDT

Congress Heads Toward Postelection Fight Over Border Wall

Congress Heads Toward Postelection Fight Over Border Wall

Congress is heading toward a postelection showdown over President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, as GOP leaders signal they're willing to engage in hardball tactics that could spark a partial...

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 11:48 PM CDT

Prospect of China Talks Raises Hope for Thaw in Trade War

Prospect of China Talks Raises Hope for Thaw in Trade War

With China and the United States opening the door to a meeting next month between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, hopes are rising for a potential easing of tensions in the trade war between the world's...

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 07:45 PM CDT

Fact Check: Trump's School Safety Funding Falsehood

Fact Check: Trump's School Safety Funding Falsehood

At an event for law enforcement officials, President Donald Trump boasted that his administration recently provided “historic levels of funding to improve school safety” and “hire more officers” through the...

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