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Behind the scenes, GOP working group runs into a few early obstacles

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:27am
Negotiations to repeal and replace Obamacare are fully underway now in the US Senate, where Republican lawmakers are grappling with how they can find consensus between their moderate and conservative factions while still managing to get the 50 Republicans they need to gut the Affordable Care Act.
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9th Circuit to hear travel ban appeal, again

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:24am
For the second time in President Donald Trump's young administration, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals will listen to lawyers battle over the legality of his executive order temporarily blocking foreigners from traveling to the US.
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No clear path for Trump to quell uproar over Comey

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:16am
A reeling White House has no obvious path out of one of the most intense self-imposed crises in modern political history, as the shockwaves of President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey intensify.
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James Comey firing's shadow hangs over Congress' busy week

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:03am
The shockwaves that reverberated through Washington last week with the sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey might take a while to subside as members of the House and Senate will remain focused this week on why it happened and the ramifications for the investigations into Russia's meddling in the US elections.
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Gen. Hayden: I've changed my mind about special prosecutors

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 4:22pm
General Michael Hayden told CNN's Fareed Zakaria that his opinion about the usefulness of special investigations had changed since FBI Director James Comey was fired.
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Poll: Comey's firing gets low approval; Trump's support unmoved

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 2:54pm
Reaction to President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey tilts negative, an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday has found.
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Rex Tillerson responds to John McCain's criticism

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 1:38pm
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended himself Sunday from criticism leveled at him by Sen. John McCain.
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Graham: Trump did his staff a 'disservice' by changing his Comey explanation

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 1:19pm
Sen. Lindsey Graham criticized President Donald Trump on Sunday over the shifting story about his firing of James Comey as FBI director.
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Donald Trump's disastrously bad week in Washington

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 12:51pm
Donald Trump's week started with Sally Yates' damning testimony about Michael Flynn and ended with a series of wild tweets and an ever-changing story about exactly why he chose to fire FBI Director James Comey.
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Schumer: No new FBI director without a special prosecutor

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 12:38pm
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday that the Senate should refuse to confirm a new FBI director until the Department of Justice appoints a special prosecutor to lead a probe into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
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Callista Gingrich set to be named ambassador to the Vatican

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 11:58am
Callista Gingrich, the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, is the preferred nominee to be the next ambassador to the Vatican.
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The 'Trumphaustion' plaguing the GOP

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 11:48am
President Trump's high-risk, high-reward overseas trip. A possible showdown between Rand Paul and the Trump Justice Department.
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Clapper: US institutions 'under assault'

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 11:21am
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper issued a stern warning Sunday about the state of the US government after President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey last week, saying he thinks US institutions are "under assault."
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Trump on Comey's firing: There's 'no right time to do it'

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 10:39pm
President Donald Trump defended the timing of his firing of FBI Director James Comey in an interview Saturday night on Fox News, saying, "There's really no right time to do it."
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Former WH official: Obama did not record private meetings

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 9:08pm
President Barack Obama did not record private meetings in the White House, a former White House official tells CNN.
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The week in politics

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 8:17pm
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Ana Navarro: Republicans should stop acting like members 'of the Donald Trump cult'

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 4:36pm
Republican strategist and CNN commentator Ana Navarro slammed GOP leaders for acting like members "of the Donald Trump cult," saying they must "step up and condemn" President Trump when circumstances demand it.
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FBI hopefuls parade into DOJ for weekend interviews

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 4:21pm
The Trump administration is moving quickly to select the next director of the FBI, interviewing several candidates Saturday and slotting in more on Sunday, if possible.
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Sen. Gary Peters: I hope Rosenstein appoints special prosecutor

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 2:59pm
Ahead of highly anticipated briefing to the full Senate next week by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, one Democratic senator says he plans to press him aggressively about the timeline that led to the firing of FBI Director James Comey and whether he plans to call for a special prosecutor to lead an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and alleged collusion with the Russians by Trump campaign associates.
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Pat Buchanan: Every US president needs 'a taping device'

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 1:55pm
A former top adviser to President Richard Nixon said Saturday that while he doesn't think tapes of conversations between President Donald Trump and ex-FBI chief James Comey exist, a "taping device" should always be on hand in the Oval Office.
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