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Trump defends travel ban ahead of court hearing

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 5:25pm
President Donald Trump said Tuesday his travel ban is "common sense" and that the challenge to the ban may make it to the Supreme Court.
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Puzder's ex-wife defends Labor nominee against abuse allegations

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 5:19pm
The ex-wife of Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder is privately telling senators that she made a mistake decades ago in leveling domestic abuse charges against him and appearing in disguise on Oprah Winfrey's TV show to talk about her situation.
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Debate Night: Read this before you watch Sanders vs. Cruz on CNN

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 5:17pm
Obamacare has made health insurance more affordable, Democrats argue. Some 20 million more people now have coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
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Trump falsely claims US murder rate is 'highest' in 47 years

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 5:04pm
President Donald Trump continues to decry a record-high murder rate that simply doesn't exist.
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What's at stake in Melania Trump lawsuit: The first lady's reputation, earning potential

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:42pm
First lady Melania Trump is -- in and of herself -- a "brand," one that could elicit lucrative endorsement opportunities, according to a lawsuit refiled by her attorneys on Monday.
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Second Lady Karen Pence hires chief of staff

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:37pm
Karen Pence has made her first official hire as second lady, appointing Kristan King Nevins as her chief of staff, the office of the vice president announced Tuesday.
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Duffy: 'There's a difference' on white terror and Muslim terror

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:26pm
Rep. Sean Duffy said Tuesday "there is a difference" between terror acts by white people and those committed by Muslims.
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Trump teeing up a softer diplomatic approach with Japan

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:16pm
President Donald Trump is turning on the charm. Or at least, he's turning on his golf cart.
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GOP senators aim to cut legal immigration by half

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:10pm
As the immigration debate rages with a focus on building a wall along the US-Mexico border, two Republican senators proposed a bill Tuesday that would take on an entirely different issue: legal immigration.
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Homeland chief: I should have delayed order on immigration

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:03pm
Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly took responsibility on Tuesday for the quick rollout of President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban executive order, saying he wished he had delayed enacting it.
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Senate breaks filibuster of Sessions, final vote expected Wednesday

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 2:48pm
Sen. Jeff Sessions took a step closer to becoming the nation's top law enforcement officer when the Senate voted Tuesday to advance his nomination for attorney general to a final vote.
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Trump's claim that media under-covers terrorism is baloney

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 2:36pm
Peter Bergen searched a popular media database and found that the 78 terrorist incidents cited by the White House as under-covered by the media in fact were the subject of 78,000-plus articles.
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GOP senator: DeVos will have to be 'exposed' public schools to see how successful they are

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 2:34pm
Republican Sen. Deb Fischer, who voted to confirm to Betsy DeVos as the secretary of education Tuesday, said DeVos will need to be exposed to public schools to see how successful they are in educating children.
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Al Qaeda leader mocks 'the new fool of the White House' after Yemen raid

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 1:31pm
Days after a raid on an al Qaeda compound in Yemen led to the first US military combat death under Donald Trump, the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released an audio message taunting the new American President.
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Obama's kitesurfing adventure with Richard Branson

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 1:19pm
#IslandLife was good to Barack Obama.
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Praise for Putin, but Trump's Russia policy a work in progress

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 12:56pm
The Kremlin is casting a shadow over Donald Trump's White House.
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Ryan insists Obamacare replacement will pass this year

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 12:51pm
House Speaker Paul Ryan insisted Tuesday he intends to pass legislation to dismantle Obamacare and replace it with a new system in 2017 despite suggestions by President Donald Trump that such a move might have to wait until next year.
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Trump travel ban oral arguments: what you need to know

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 12:49pm
Three federal judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals are set to hear oral arguments at 6 p.m. ET Tuesday in the challenge to President Donald Trump's travel ban.
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Trump 'shows true face of US,' says Iran's Supreme Leader

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 12:45pm
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that he's grateful to President Donald Trump for showing "the true face of the US."
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White House turmoil rankles Washington more than it does Trump

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 12:36pm
As President Donald Trump's White House attempts to embark on a period of order and discipline, many in Washington are greeting the news with a collective eye roll.
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