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Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 07:34 AM PDT

Va. Governor's Race, Potential Referendum on Trump, Tightens

Va. Governor's Race, Potential Referendum on Trump, Tightens

With Election Day quickly approaching, the race for Virginia governor is tightening, according to a new tracking poll by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. Democrat Ralph...

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 03:07 AM PDT

Cochran's Illness Shows Risks to GOP Leaders of Aging Senate

Cochran's Illness Shows Risks to GOP Leaders of Aging Senate

Top Republicans coping with a razor-thin majority as they try pushing a partisan agenda through the Senate are running smack into another complication — the sheer age and health issues of some senators. When...

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 03:51 AM PDT

Any Questions? Trump Wants to Talk, Again

Any Questions? Trump Wants to Talk, Again

Reporters were seated in the White House briefing room awaiting an appearance by press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday when a call went out over a loudspeaker to head to the Rose Garden. There was no...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 04:33 AM PDT

NFL, Team Owners Have Not Asked Players to Stand for Anthem

NFL, Team Owners Have Not Asked Players to Stand for Anthem

NFL players and owners held an unusual meeting Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session both sides termed positive and productive. What was not discussed at any length was the divisive topic of the national...

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 07:17 PM PDT

McCain Warns of 'Half-Baked' Nationalism

McCain Warns of 'Half-Baked' Nationalism

When U.S. Sen. John McCain was a younger man, once or twice he was tasked with carrying Joe Biden's luggage. On Monday, after Biden, the former U.S. vice president, awarded McCain with the National Constitution...

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 06:42 PM PDT

Trump Joked That Pence Wants to 'Hang' Gays: Report

Trump Joked That Pence Wants to 'Hang' Gays: Report

In a profile of Vice President Mike Pence published Monday in The New Yorker, Jane Mayer reported on a meeting among an unnamed legal scholar, President Donald Trump and Pence in which Trump joked that Pence...

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 04:53 PM PDT

Florida Candidate: Aliens Took Me Aboard Their Ship at Age 7

Florida Candidate: Aliens Took Me Aboard Their Ship at Age 7

A Florida candidate for Congress said Monday she stands by her claims she was abducted to an alien spaceship at age 7 but that the incident shouldn't detract from what she's done here on Earth since then. Bett...

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 02:27 PM PDT

Trump, McConnell Discuss Legislative Priorities, GOP Unity

Trump, McConnell Discuss Legislative Priorities, GOP Unity

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stood together Monday as a show of solidarity during an impromptu question-and-answer session with reporters.  The two have publicly feuded...

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 03:34 AM PDT

Ahead of White Nationalist Speech, Fla. Gov Declares Emergency

Ahead of White Nationalist Speech, Fla. Gov Declares Emergency

Ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader at the University of Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency to direct resources to ensure Gainesville's safety. Scott signed the Law...

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 03:04 PM PDT

Trump: Cuba 'Is Responsible' for Attacks on US Personnel

Trump: Cuba 'Is Responsible' for Attacks on US Personnel

President Donald Trump said Monday that he believes Cuba is responsible for unexplained, invisible attacks in Cuba that have harmed American government workers. Though Trump's comments appeared to be a new...

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