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McConnell says he's awaiting Trump guidance on health care

Sunday  23:10,   22 october 2017
Associated Press

<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday he's willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if President Donald Trump makes clear he supports it.</p>A proposal by two senators - Republican Lamar Alexander of [...]

Hillary Clinton says she tried to avoid going to Trump's inauguration

Sunday  22:25,   22 october 2017
FOX News

Hillary Clinton joked on Friday she and her husband Bill Clinton tried to ditch President Trump’s inauguration ceremony and said she was “so disappointed” in the president’s speech she described as "a cry from the white nationalist’s gut.” [...]

Trump says he hasn't been asked to do Mueller interview

Sunday  22:25,   22 october 2017

President Donald Trump says he hasn't been asked to be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller in relation to the probe into Russian interference in last year's election and allegations of collusion by Trump associates. Despite a[...]

Rep. Wilson accuses White House chief of staff of ‘character assassination,’ calls for apology

Sunday  20:31,   22 october 2017

The president again attacked the congresswoman as 'wacky' in a morning tweet.“Not only does he owe me an apology, but he owes an apology to the American people,” Wilson said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” during which she also[...]

Gold Star father who feuded with Trump: Four deaths in Niger turned into 'political football'

Sunday  20:02,   22 october 2017
The Hill

The Gold Star father who feuded last year with President Trump said Sunday that the deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger has turned into "political[...]

When Condolences Stir Controversy: It Happened With Lincoln, Too

Sunday  18:42,   22 october 2017
The New York Times

An 1864 letter from Abraham Lincoln was an early example of what can go wrong when a president contacts a grieving family.The recent controversy over President Trump’s calls to grieving military families suggests that the White House traditionally[...]

Schumer: All 48 Democrats Support Health Deal

Sunday  18:37,   22 october 2017
NBC News

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that "all 48 Democrats" are on board with the health care deal negotiated between Senators Alexander and Murray.If Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., puts the bill on the floor, it would "pass [...]

Tom Price’s wife walks back suggestion to quarantine HIV patients

Sunday  18:36,   22 october 2017
New York Daily News

The wife of ex-Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is trying to clarify her suggestion that people with HIV should be quarantined.&nbsp;The wife of ex-Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is trying to clarify her suggestion[...]

McConnell dismisses Trump attacks on himself, GOP

Sunday  18:07,   22 october 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday brushed off harsh criticism he has received in the past from President Donald Trump and said he trusts Trump as a negotiating partner. "I'm not particularly concerned about all of this," McConnell[...]

Trump voting commission criticized for lack of transparency

Sunday  17:36,   22 october 2017
Associated Press

President Donald Trump's advisory commission on election integrity has integrity questions of its own — with some of its own members raising concerns about its openness. This past week, two members fired off letters to commission staff[...]

Trump: Dem lawmaker the 'gift that keeps on giving' for GOP

Sunday  17:20,   22 october 2017
The Hill

President Trump on Sunday ripped Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), extending his feud with the Florida Democrat over his call to the widow of a fallen U.S. soldier. "Wacky Congresswoman Wilson is the gift that keeps on giving for the Republican Party, [...]

McConnell on his personal unpopularity among GOP: I'm not on the ballot

Sunday  17:05,   22 october 2017
The Hill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he doesn't expect GOP candidates running for Senate to take a position on whether they will vote for the Kentucky Republican for majority leader in the[...]

Border Patrol emails show confusion over Trump's wall

Sunday  16:16,   22 october 2017

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Construction workers synchronized the movements of two yellow cranes, creating a delicate dance between the machines as they hoisted a 30-foot-long concrete panel.&nbsp;SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Construction workers synchronized[...]

Two Counties, Two Camps on the Front Lines of the GOP Civil War

Sunday  15:40,   22 october 2017
NBC News

Republican infighting in Washington may be grabbing headlines, but it's outside the Beltway, in the trenches, that the party's civil war is really being waged. The battleground can be seen in the rural, rolling hills and evangelical[...]

GOP Senate hopefuls reluctant to back McConnell as leader

Sunday  14:20,   22 october 2017
The Hill

<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has become a flashpoint for Republicans running for Senate in 2018.<br></p>The Hill asked nearly two-dozen Senate candidates this week if they would support McConnell as leader if[...]