Politics

Trump Says He Trusts Putin’s Denials of Election Meddling

President Donald Trump said he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin when he denied accusations Russia meddled in last year’s presidential election despite U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion of Russian interference. Trump…

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte to Retire

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, who leads the House Judiciary Committee, announced Thursday he will retire at the end of his 13th term, becoming the latest GOP chairman not to seek re-election…

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CBO Says Tax Bill Would Add $259B More to Debt

A new government analysis of the House GOP tax bill says its true costs to the nation’s debt are at least $259 billion greater over the coming decade, because of…

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Must-Do Bills in a Divided Congress Could Lead to Shutdown

An early December government shutdown is a real possibility, since a divided Congress can’t agree on military spending, Democrats insist on help for young immigrants, and President Donald Trump’s position…

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Ryan Says Health Insurance Mandate Part of GOP Tax Talks

House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republicans are discussing whether their tax plan should include a repeal of the Obama health law’s requirement that people have insurance coverage. The Congressional Budget…

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Trump Pushes DOJ on Clinton, Won’t Rule Out Firing Sessions

President Donald Trump said he is “disappointed” with the Justice Department and won’t rule out firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, if Sessions won’t investigate Democrats. “Honestly, they should be looking…

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