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Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 08:33 PM PDT

US Rep. Calls Trump a 'Liar,' Niger Attack His 'Benghazi'

US Rep. Calls Trump a 'Liar,' Niger Attack His 'Benghazi'

Calling Donald Trump a "liar," U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson on Wednesday fiercely defended her statements over his call with a fallen U.S. soldier's widow. She is also demanding answers on the Niger attack in...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 01:45 PM PDT

Judge Asks Group in Trump Lawsuit to Justify Right to Sue

Judge Asks Group in Trump Lawsuit to Justify Right to Sue

A federal judge on Wednesday pressed government lawyers to explain why President Donald Trump's ownership of hotels patronized by foreign government officials didn't violate the Constitution, a key question that...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 02:49 PM PDT

Goodell: NFL Not Changing National Anthem Policy

Goodell: NFL Not Changing National Anthem Policy

In the face of fan unrest and accusations from the president about the league being unpatriotic, the NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand. Commissioner Roger Goodell and...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 12:04 PM PDT

As Congressional Investigations Wear On, Some Eye a Finish

As Congressional Investigations Wear On, Some Eye a Finish

As congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections wear on in the Capitol, some lawmakers are starting to wonder when — and how — the probes will end. After months of clandestine...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 09:24 AM PDT

IRS Still Enforcing Obama-Era Insurance Mandate

IRS Still Enforcing Obama-Era Insurance Mandate

Contrary to widespread perceptions, the IRS still appears to be enforcing the unpopular Obama-era requirement that most people carry health insurance or risk a fine. The agency says on its website that it will...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 10:29 AM PDT

Puerto Rico Youth Stranded With School Still Out From Storm

Puerto Rico Youth Stranded With School Still Out From Storm

Alanys Arroyo and her little brothers have been cooped up in a school for weeks, but they aren't in class. They've been living in a campus-turned-shelter in western Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria flooded...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 01:17 PM PDT

Trump Told Widow Soldier Knew 'What He Signed Up For': Rep.

Trump Told Widow Soldier Knew 'What He Signed Up For': Rep.

A Florida congresswoman said she overheard President Donald Trump tell the widow of a Miami Gardens native killed in an ambush while on patrol in Niger that her husband "must've known what he signed up for,"...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 05:15 PM PDT

Senators Push Health Deal as Trump Keeps Distance

Senators Push Health Deal as Trump Keeps Distance

The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they'll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump's stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to arm's-leng...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 06:34 PM PDT

Solace or Silence? Not All Families of Fallen Get Trump Call

Solace or Silence? Not All Families of Fallen Get Trump Call

Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash. Relatives of people who died in military service have recounted varied interactions with President Donald Trump in the difficult...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 06:29 PM PDT

Sessions Defends Comey Firing, Ties It to Clinton Email Case

Sessions Defends Comey Firing, Ties It to Clinton Email Case

Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, but at a Senate hearing Wednesday repeatedly declined to discuss private conversations with the president about...

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