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McConnell says he's spoken to Romney amid Utah Senate speculation

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 3:33pm
Mitt Romney has spoken with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell amid speculation that the 2012 GOP presidential nominee could run for the Senate in Utah, McConnell said Friday.
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Clinton: Trump can't 'speak of protecting Syrian babies' while pushing a ban of refugees

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 3:26pm
Hillary Clinton cast President Donald Trump as hypocritical Friday, arguing that while he uses pictures of children killed in gas attacks to justify airstrikes in Syria, he at the same time shuts the door on refugees from the country.
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7 people to watch in the Syria debate

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 3:11pm
President Trump's decision to bomb a Syrian airbase is already triggering a heated debate within the halls of Congress about whether it was the right strategic decision and whether he should seek congressional authorization for any further military action.
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Will the Syria chemical attack change Trump's mind about refugees too?

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 2:25pm
In a pair of statements, one a day before and another just after he launched a missile strike against Syria on Thursday, President Donald Trump told Americans that the chemical weapons attack launched by the Assad regime on its own people fundamentally altered his view of the long, bloody conflict.
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Haley to UN: US 'prepared to do more' in Syria

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 2:18pm
Russia's envoy to the United Nations slammed the United States' missile attack on a Syrian airbase, calling "it a flagrant violation of international law and an act of aggression" in remarks at a UN Security Council meeting on Friday.
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Melania Trump's home country celebrates 25 years of US recognition

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 1:38pm
The central European nation of Slovenia is celebrating a milestone this week at a time when its profile has risen considerably, thanks to American first lady Melania Trump.
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What happened last time Congress tried to pass a war authorization

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 1:29pm
If President Donald Trump decides to go to Congress to authorize military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or ISIS, he can look to his predecessor for a cautionary tale of getting the legislative branch involved in voting for war.
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Federal judge in Baltimore approves sweeping plan for police reforms

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 1:01pm
A federal judge in Baltimore approved a sweeping consent decree Friday that outlines extensive reforms now required of the city's police department.
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Scalia to Gorsuch: What a long strange trip it's been

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:20pm
The news was stunning. Justice Antonin "Nino" Scalia, a judicial icon who dedicated his career to reinvigorating conservative legal thought and in doing influenced a generation of conservative lawyers and judges, was dead.
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Justice Gorsuch

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:17pm
The Senate Friday morning is set to confirm Neil Gorsuch, a 49-year-old federal judge who could help cement a conservative majority on the bench for decades, to the Supreme Court.
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Trump Organization settles lawsuit with restaurateur Jose Andres

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 11:51am
The Trump Organization and restauranteur Jose Andres have settled a long-running lawsuit, according to a joint statement released by both parties Friday.
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How Gorsuch can transform the Supreme Court

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 11:46am
When Neil Gorsuch takes the bench at the Supreme Court he will be warmly received by his eight new colleagues who have toiled away on a short staffed Court for more than a year.
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Bannon is at Trump's table -- but slipping further away

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 11:37am
President Donald Trump sat for dinner Thursday with his Chinese counterpart in an ornately frescoed dining room a Mar-a-Lago with the fresh divides seizing the White House staff on full display.
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Kaine: 'No legal justification' for Syria strike

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 11:04am
President Donald Trump should not have ordered the airstrikes targeting a Syrian airbase without first consulting Congress, Sen. Tim Kaine said Friday.
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US attacks Syria: Live updates

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:39am
The United States launched a military strike Friday morning local time (Thursday evening ET) on a Syrian government airbase, in response to a chemical attack on civilians in the town of Khan Sheikhoun earlier this week. Get live updates below.
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U.S. unemployment drops to 4.5%, lowest in decade

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:14am
The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 4.5%, the lowest level since May 2007.
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Syria just changed Trump's presidency

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:08am
The presidency you plan for is rarely the presidency you get. Events have a way of outrunning blueprints. Plans change.
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Cardin: You can't 'bomb your way to peace in Syria'

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 9:59am
Sen. Ben Cardin offered cautious support -- and a warning -- Friday for President Donald Trump's decision to strike a Syrian airfield.
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Rep. Moulton questions Trump's Syria strategy in light of refugee stance

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 9:38am
A Democratic lawmaker and Iraq War veteran is questioning President Donald Trump's strategy in Syria, particularly in the context of Trump's opposition to allowing Syrian refugees to come to the US.
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How Trump's Syria airstrike is different from — and similar to — Obama's

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 9:15am
President Donald Trump and President Barack Obama have now both ordered airstrikes in Syria, but there are key ways that Thursday's strike was different from the previous military strikes there.
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