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McConnell says he’s awaiting Trump guidance on health care


"If there's a need for some kind of interim step here to stabilize the market, we need a bill the president will actually sign" said McConnell on CNN

Trump voting commission criticized for lack of transparency


Two members fired off letters to commission staff complaining about a lack of information about the panel's agenda

U.S. pushes Saudi Arabia, Iraq on united front to counter Iran

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Tillerson told reporters that an independent and prosperous Iraq would be a foil to Iran's "malign behavior"

Khizr Khan says Gen. Kelly should have "refrained" from Gold Star family controversy


"I offer my deepest condolence to the families of my four sons, brave hero sons that died protecting us," Khan said

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Where does the U.S. have troops in Africa, and why?

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The deaths of four U.S. troops in Niger have raised questions about the American presence on the continent


Illinois governor’s race could be costliest in U.S. history


All of the candidates combined have raised more than $100 million in the past year

GOP senator on Niger ambush: Need to get "full, accurate story"

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"At this point we have conflicting stories. We want to be able to get the full, accurate story and get it right," Lankford said Sunday on CBS News' "Face the Nation"


OMB director says it's "difficult" to cut spending in Washington

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"Washington is designed to spend more money," Mick Mulvaney said on CBS News' "Face the Nation"


Jason Aldean releases "I Won't Back Down" for charity

The country star made his first public performance on "SNL" five days after the Las Vegas shooting and sang the Tom Petty song

Boy, 3, shot in the head by 6-year-old brother, police say

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It's unclear how the children got access to the handgun in the home


Houston shuts out Yankees to head to the World Series

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The Astros will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series

Georgia Rep., wife of ex-HHS Secretary Tom Price, asks about HIV quarantine


Betty Price, the wife of former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, said her comments were taken out context


Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan government

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The Spanish government moved decisively Saturday to use a previously untapped constitutional power

All 5 former living presidents attend hurricane relief concert

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President Trump recorded a video message for One America Appeal concert at Texas A&M


Funeral held for soldier killed in Niger ambush

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Family members and friends of Johnson gathered in Florida on Saturday to remember the 25-year-old soldier

Saturday, Oct 21

Oregon senator punished over alleged inappropriate touching

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Democratic Sen. Sara Gelser posted on Twitter that she had been subject to inappropriate touching by at least one Senate Republican

Janet Yellen gives rare speech as Trump decides her fate

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"I try to stay in my lane and I'm not going to get involved" in comments on tax reform, the U.S. Federal Reserve System chair said

In Trump's Washington, revolving door keeps on spinning

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"60 Minutes"/Washington Post exposed the issue of former drug regulators who went to work for the industry

Fact-checking the John Kelly-Frederica Wilson controversy

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The Gold Star family focus, if anything, only became more politicized Thursday

Friday, Oct 20

Trump vows "biggest" tax cuts in history after Senate OKs budget

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The budget reconciliation process would allow tax reform to pass in the Senate with only 51 votes rather than being subject to the 60-vote filibuster

Analysis: Kelly's speech touched on the fear of "split in America"

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"The only way that these get reset is if someone shows restraint or extends a hand to the other side in the name of that sacred sacrifice that Mr. Kelly was talking about today," Dickerson said

Senate passes $4 trillion budget blueprint

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It's a major step forward for Trump's promise to deliver his "massive tax cuts and reform"

Gen. John Kelly "stunned" by Rep. Wilson

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White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly made an unexpected appearance to try to quell the firestorm

Thursday, Oct 19

Obama stumps for Phil Murphy

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Former President Obama made his first campaign trail appearance since leaving office

Poll: 1 in 4 GOP voters in New Hampshire won't vote Trump


Forty-seven percent of Republicans said that they plan to vote for Mr. Trump

Office supply glitch helped land this country on Trump's travel ban

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Ally's inclusion on latest incarnation of travel ban surprised many, and was down, at least in part, to a paper shortage

Commentary: The lying game


Why calling President Trump a liar doesn't tell the whole story of his untruthful statements

Wednesday, Oct 18

"I could feel his warmth": Gold Star families open up on presidents

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Amid consolation call controversy, family members of the fallen give details on interactions with Trump, Obama, Bush

Jeff Sessions says special counsel has not interviewed him

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The attorney general, testifying before Congress, also defended Trump's firing of Comey and refused to divulge any of his private conversations with Trump

Congresswoman: Trump told soldier's widow he "knew what he was getting into"

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Trump denies her account; U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson said she was in car with widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, when Trump called

Why John McCain is wrong

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McCain attacked "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in a speech Monday night. The sentiment was noble, but it may be wrong for the GOP

Tuesday, Oct 17

Bipartisan deal reached on Obamacare payments, says GOP senator

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The president acknowledged at a White House press conference​ Tuesday that senators have been working on a deal to stabilize health care markets

Rod Rosenstein announces indictments of fentanyl traffickers

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DOJ called the indictment a "major milestone" in the effort to curb the nation's opioid epidemic

Does Bob Corker regret his attacks on Trump?


"This is not a new thing, it's been building for some time," said Corker of his feelings on the president

Nevada law on background checks for gun purchases not enforced

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State and federal officials are in a standoff over who does the background checks on private gun transfers