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Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 09:39 AM PDT

Maine's Susan Collins Says She's Staying in US Senate

Maine's Susan Collins Says She's Staying in US Senate

In a much-anticipated announcement regarding her home state's governor race, Maine Sen. Susan Collins said she's staying in the U.S. Senate. The 64-year-old Collins announced her decision on Friday at an event...

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:57 PM PDT

Trump's 'Obamacare' Move Shakes Up Health Care and Politics

Trump's 'Obamacare' Move Shakes Up Health Care and Politics

President Donald Trump's abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America's health care and political worlds alike on Friday, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 03:41 PM PDT

Missouri Senator Makes New Negative Trump Post After Censure

Missouri Senator Makes New Negative Trump Post After Censure

A Democratic senator from suburban St. Louis who was censured by the Missouri Legislature for a Facebook post that hoped for President Donald Trump's assassination said Thursday that she stands by her new tweet...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 04:56 PM PDT

DeVos Touts School Choice, STEM for $4B in Grants

DeVos Touts School Choice, STEM for $4B in Grants

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos put forth a new set of priorities Thursday for states, schools and universities competing for federal grant money. The priorities include school choice, science and technology...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 01:20 PM PDT

Facebook's Sandberg Favors Release of Russia-Linked Ads

Facebook's Sandberg Favors Release of Russia-Linked Ads

A top Facebook executive says ads linked to Russia trying to influence the U.S. presidential election should "absolutely" be released to the public, along with information on whom the ads were targeting. Previ...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 09:48 AM PDT

Commerce Chief: Billions More Dollars Needed for 2020 Census

Commerce Chief: Billions More Dollars Needed for 2020 Census

The Trump administration acknowledged on Thursday that billions more dollars are "urgently needed" to ensure a fair and accurate count during the 2020 Census. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told a House...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 12:12 PM PDT

US, Israel to Exit UN Agency Over Alleged Anti-Israel Bias

US, Israel to Exit UN Agency Over Alleged Anti-Israel Bias

The United States is pulling out of UNESCO because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for "fundamental reform" of the U.N. cultural agency. While the Trump administration had been...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 08:58 AM PDT

Ryan Blames High-Tax States as GOP Lawmakers Balk on Plan

Ryan Blames High-Tax States as GOP Lawmakers Balk on Plan

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday lambasted high-tax states like California, New York and New Jersey, arguing the rest of the country is "propping up profligate, big-government states" even as they pay...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 04:37 AM PDT

Former Trump Aide Bannon Had Ties to Harvey Weinstein

Former Trump Aide Bannon Had Ties to Harvey Weinstein

The multiplying tentacles of the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal have touched a former president, a former presidential candidate and now a former presidential adviser. Steve Bannon, the former Trump...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 12:32 PM PDT

House Passes $36.5B for Hurricane, Wildfire Relief

House Passes $36.5B for Hurricane, Wildfire Relief

The House approved on Thursday President Donald Trump's request for billions more in disaster aid, $16 billion to pay flood insurance claims and emergency funding to help the cash-strapped government of...

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