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Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 01:01 PM PDT

Long Day of Diplomacy: Tillerson Visits Afghanistan, Iraq

Long Day of Diplomacy: Tillerson Visits Afghanistan, Iraq

Far from the Washington murmurs about his future, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson secretly traveled to two of America's enduring war zones Monday, prodding leaders in Afghanistan and Iraq to reach out...

Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 08:19 AM PDT

World Mayors Pledge Emissions-Free Cities by 2030

World Mayors Pledge Emissions-Free Cities by 2030

The mayors of London, Los Angeles, Paris and several other major world cities are pledging to ban gasoline and diesel vehicles from "large parts" of their cities by 2030. Some cities are moving even faster...

Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 04:05 PM PDT

Trump Shoots Down Retirement Limit to Pay for GOP Tax Cuts

Trump Shoots Down Retirement Limit to Pay for GOP Tax Cuts

President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising Monday the popular 401(k) retirement savings program...

Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 01:18 PM PDT

McCain Critiques Trump Without Labeling Him 'Draft Dodger'

McCain Critiques Trump Without Labeling Him 'Draft Dodger'

Republican Sen. John McCain left no doubt Monday that he was thinking of President Donald Trump as he criticized the draft system during Vietnam for forcing low-income Americans to serve while the wealthy could...

Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 03:41 PM PDT

Trump Couldn't Remember Fallen Soldier's Name: Widow

Trump Couldn't Remember Fallen Soldier's Name: Widow

A fallen soldier's angry widow joined the stormy dispute with President Donald Trump on Monday over his response to her husband's death, declaring that his failure to remember the soldier's name in last...

Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 03:38 AM PDT

Mueller Investigating Dem. Lobbyist Tony Podesta: Sources

Mueller Investigating Dem. Lobbyist Tony Podesta: Sources

Tony Podesta and the Podesta Group are now the subjects of a federal investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, three sources with knowledge of the matter told NBC News. The probe of Podesta and...

Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 03:47 PM PDT

Senate Advances $36.5B Disaster Relief Package

Senate Advances $36.5B Disaster Relief Package

The Senate on Monday gave a preliminary OK to a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would provide Puerto Rico with a much-needed infusion of cash and keep the federal flood insurance program from running...

Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 at 03:30 PM PDT

Women of the Senate Share Their #MeToo Stories of Harassment

Women of the Senate Share Their #MeToo Stories of Harassment

The Harvey Weinstein story reminded us of the ugliness, the humiliation and perhaps most importantly, the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault. In response, women took to social media and began telling...

Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 07:16 AM PDT

Trump Urges House GOP to Move Quickly on Budget, Tax Cuts

Trump Urges House GOP to Move Quickly on Budget, Tax Cuts

President Donald Trump warned House Republicans on Sunday that 2018 would be a political failure for the GOP and disappointment for the nation if they fail on tax overhaul. A GOP aide familiar with the...

Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 at 12:10 PM PDT

California Becomes the Nation's First 'Sanctuary' State

California Becomes the Nation's First 'Sanctuary' State

NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston explains California's new status and why the Trump administration is likely to challenge the state's new commitment to undocumented residents.

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