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Inside Trump's Battle for Self-Preservation

New York Times: “For other presidents, every day is a test of how to lead a country, not just a faction, balancing competing interests. For Mr. …

Rep. Al Green defends impeachment attempts

Congressman Al Green argues that it is appropriate to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Why doesn't he think this is premature …

Steve Bannon to Campaign with Roy Moore Election Eve in Dothan, Alabama

Former chief strategist for President Trump and current Breitbart Executive Chairman Steve Bannon told Judge Roy Moore’s campaign chair Bill …

Shelby on tax bill: Economy 'could be better' - CNN Video

On State of the Union, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby responds to criticism of the GOP tax bill.

Shelby

Congress week ahead: Washington watching Alabama

<b>(CNN) —</b> Congress has given themselves a little more breathing room to get through their 2017 to-do list, passing a continuing resolution Thursday on a spending bill that gives them two more weeks to get a final budget to the President's desk.<p>Budget negotiations will continue behind the scenes, and …

Poll: Most Americans doubt GOP bill will cut their taxes or boost the economy

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans are poised to pass the biggest tax overhaul in a generation, but Americans remain unconvinced that the measure will cut their own taxes or significantly boost the economy.<p>A new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds just 32% support the GOP tax plan; 48% …

Income Inequality

'Alabama deserves better': Shelby breaks with Republicans to denounce Moore

Alabama’s senior senator has rebuked Roy Moore, the Republican candidate in Tuesday’s special election who has been accused of molestation and sexual misconduct by eight women, including several who were underage at the time.<p>'Maybe Putin is right': Roy Moore remark on same-sex marriage …

Republicans

US seeks to quell global outrage over Jerusalem: 'The sky hasn't fallen'

Two days after America’s closest allies denounced it in the United Nations, a day after an Israeli air strike killed two in Gaza and hours after protests erupted near the US embassy in Lebanon, Donald Trump’s ambassador to the UN relayed his message to the world: “The sky’s still up there. It …

Israel

Trump demands apology from Washington Post reporter for ‘fake news’ — he gets a response just minutes later

President Donald Trump called out a prominent Washington Post reporter by name on Twitter Saturday evening and said he should be fired.<p>What happened?<p>Dave Weigel, a reporter for the Post, made a mistake Friday when he tweeted a picture of an empty arena in Florida hours before a “Make America Great …

Two lawsuits challenge Trump transgender military service ban | Reuters

(Reuters) - Civil rights groups filed two new lawsuits on Monday challenging President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military.<p>FILE PHOTO: People protest U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender …

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Roy Moore in 2011: Getting rid of amendments after 10th would 'eliminate many problems'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore appeared on a conspiracy-driven radio show twice in 2011, where he told the hosts in an interview that getting rid of constitutional amendments after the Tenth Amendment would 'eliminate many problems' in the way the US government is …

Roy Moore

Roy Moore Was Nowhere To Be Found On The Last Weekend Of The Alabama Senate Race

The evangelical Christian didn't even attend church Sunday.<p>Roy Moore’s evangelicalism is his calling card, but on the Sunday before the special election that could send him to the Senate, he skipped church.<p>He didn’t worship at his usual hometown service, which some reporters had staked out in hopes …

Donald Trump

Republicans Hammer Mueller as Investigation Intensifies

“Republican activists and lawmakers are engaged in a multi-front attack on special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of possible connections between …

Trump signs proclamation for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump kibitzed with World War II veterans at the White House on Thursday as he signed a proclamation declaring it …

Donald Trump

Franken, Moore and issues bigger than party affiliation

Steve Schmidt and Ana Marie Cox wrap up Thursday's show with a discussion on Roy Moore, Bill Clinton, Al Franken, President Trump and the legacy of …

Roy Moore

House passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

The House passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act on Wednesday in a 231-198 vote. The bill would allow concealed carriers with state-issued …

Concealed Carry

Map: Trump continues to leave key State Department posts empty

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Nearly 11 months into the Trump administration, and ten months since Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took office, the State Department continues to grapple with vacancies across its senior ranks.<p>Dozens of countries do not currently have a senate-confirmed US ambassador in place, …

House passes bill loosening gun restrictions

<b>(CNN) —</b> The House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday loosening gun regulations and allowing those with permits to carry concealed weapons to legally travel with those firearms to other states, a top priority of the National Rifle Association.<p>The bill passed mostly along party lines, …

Guns

Dems clean house, leaving GOP to grapple with harassment issue

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — Two weeks after the sexual harassment story rocked Capitol Hill, Democrats have cleaned house. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., stepped down from his …

Palestinian Protesters Direct Their Anger at President Trump

Protesters across the West Bank and Gaza Strip took to the streets Thursday in opposition to President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would …

Israel

Read Al Franken's Resignation Speech Bashing Donald Trump and Roy Moore

Embattled Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken announced Thursday that he is resigning from Congress, following allegations from multiple women of …

Congress' favorite hashtag in 2017: #trumpcare

The most popular hashtag used by members of Congress in 2017 was #trumpcare, with nearly 12,000 posts using the tag, according to a report by Quorum, …

Social Media

Did President Trump slur his speech?

<b>(CNN) —</b> While President Donald Trump was giving his historic speech Wednesday to announce that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, some on the internet focused on the manner in which he made his statement.<p>Toward the end of the news conference, some on Twitter and …

Donald Trump

The Closing of the Republican Mind

The tax debate offers a clear measure of how deeply insular the GOP has become. It’s now governing solely of, by, and for Red America.<p>When Ronald Reagan passed his historic tax cut in 1981, he won support from 25 Democrats in the Senate and 113 in the House.<p>When George W. Bush passed his sweeping …

The Senate tax bill’s $250 billion problem

Let’s talk about the corporate alternative minimum tax.<p>A massive corporate tax cut is the Republican tax overhaul’s entire reason for being. It is the star around which the rest of the plan orbits.<p>But Senate Republicans, in a frantic rewrite of their tax bill late last Friday, appear to have …

Steve Bannon: Electing Roy Moore Isn’t Politics, It’s War

Speaking recently at a Horowitz dinner—where he copped two awards—Bannon’s message to the Republican establishment was: ‘to hell with you.’<p>It’s been …

President Trump's Decision on Jerusalem Welcomed by Evangelical Voters, Pro-Israel Groups and Major Donors

President Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was welcomed by evangelical voters, pro-Israel organizations and some …

Sanders: Trump Jr. citing lawyer-client privilege legitimate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it believes President Donald Trump's eldest son had a "legitimate reason" in citing attorney-client privilege …

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