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Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 09:31 PM PDT

Lawmakers Herald Agreement on Sweeping Russia Sanctions Bill

Lawmakers Herald Agreement on Sweeping Russia Sanctions Bill

Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they had reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military...

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 10:07 PM PDT

Trump Asserts All Agree He Has 'Complete Power' to Pardon

Trump Asserts All Agree He Has 'Complete Power' to Pardon

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. It was one of many...

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 12:41 PM PDT

USS Ford Is '100,000-Ton Message to the World': Trump

USS Ford Is '100,000-Ton Message to the World': Trump

With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a "100,000-ton message...

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 03:17 AM PDT

For Sanders, Path to Trump Press Secretary Began in Arkansas

For Sanders, Path to Trump Press Secretary Began in Arkansas

New White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was schooled in hardscrabble politics — and down-home rhetoric — from a young age by her father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Her way with a zinger...

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 03:01 AM PDT

Congressional Tradition Allows McCain Time to Battle Cancer

Congressional Tradition Allows McCain Time to Battle Cancer

Sen. John McCain's treatment for brain cancer could keep him out of Washington for weeks, perhaps months, and yet it's unlikely anyone will challenge his extended leave. Congress has a long tradition in...

Friday, Jul 21, 2017 at 08:37 PM PDT

Dems: GOP Anti-Abortion Provisions in Health Bill in Trouble

Dems: GOP Anti-Abortion Provisions in Health Bill in Trouble

The Senate parliamentarian added a new complication to Republican hopes for their floundering health care bill, ruling the GOP would need to win an all-but-impossible 60 votes to retain anti-abortion provisions...

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 03:43 AM PDT

Sessions and Russia's Kislyak Discussed Campaign: Report

Sessions and Russia's Kislyak Discussed Campaign: Report

The Washington Post reports that the Russian ambassador to the U.S. has said he discussed election-related issues with Sen. Jeff Sessions when the two men met during the 2016 presidential race. The Post is...

Friday, Jul 21, 2017 at 10:02 PM PDT

Kushner Adds at Least $10M in Assets to Revised Disclosure

Kushner Adds at Least $10M in Assets to Revised Disclosure

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised...

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 09:14 AM PDT

Trump Jr., Manafort May Be Interviewed Privately by Senators

Trump Jr., Manafort May Be Interviewed Privately by Senators

President Donald Trump's eldest son and his former campaign chairman won't testify publicly next week and are instead discussing being privately interviewed by a Senate committee investigating Russia's meddling...

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 at 05:22 AM PDT

Visa Issues Take Spotlight After Burundi Teens Exit Event

Visa Issues Take Spotlight After Burundi Teens Exit Event

he big controversy leading up to the FIRST Global international robotics competition in Washington was whether a team of girls from Afghanistan would be able to participate, after their initial visa applications...

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