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Cub Scout Kicked Out of Den After Asking Lawmaker Questions

Friday, October 20th, 2017

An Colorado Cub Scout was kicked out of his den after asking a state senator questions about the current political issues from gun control issues to health care legislaton taking place across the country,…Photo Credit: AP/Mel Evans

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Rep. Wilson Says Kelly Lied, Used ‘Racist Term’ About Her

Friday, October 20th, 2017

The Miami Gardens congresswoman who has criticized President Donald Trump’s condolence call to a fallen soldier’s wife slammed John Kelly Friday, saying the president’s chief of staff lied about her when talking…Photo Credit: AP

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Obama Returns to the Campaign Trail

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Former President Barack Obama returned to the political spotlight Thursday for the first time since leaving office by campaigning for the Democratic nominees for Governor in New Jersey and Virginia.

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Bipartisan Senate Bill Aims to Prevent Western Wildfires

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

As wildfires rage across California and the West, Democratic and Republican senators have joined forces to help rural communities better prepare for and prevent catastrophic wildfires.A bill introduced…Photo Credit: David McNew/Getty Images

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Kelly ‘Stunned’ By Criticism of Trump’s Call to Widow

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday he was “stunned” and “broken hearted” by a Florida congresswoman woman’s criticism of President Donald Trump’s phone call to one of…

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‘Casual Cruelty’: Bush Criticizes Current State of Politics

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Former president George W. Bush criticized the current state of American politics and the Trump administration with a pointed speech on the “casual cruelty” common in modern political discussions,…

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‘Casual Cruelty’ Degrades US Discourse, George W. Bush Warns

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Former President George W. Bush is warning against the proliferation of cruelty and bigotry in American life that is threatening public discourse and may be harming faith in democracy.Bush’s comments deriding…Photo Credit: Seth Wenig/AP

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UF Hoping For Peace Ahead of White Nationalist Speech

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Originally, the school said it would not approve an application for the speech from the National Policy Institute before reversing course – saying while they disapprove of Spencer’s message, he has a First…Photo Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images, File

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Pentagon Sends Team to Niger to Find ‘Basic Raw Facts’

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The U.S. military says it continues to search for answers about what happened in Niger two weeks ago, when four U.S. soldiers were killed during an ambush.As NBC News reported, the ambush appears to have…Photo Credit: Andy Dunaway/USAF via Getty Images (File)

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In DNC Shakeup, Perez Ousts Longtime Party Officials

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

A shakeup is underway at the Democratic National Committee as several longtime officials have lost their posts, exposing a still-raw rift in the party and igniting anger among those in its progressive wing…Photo Credit: AP

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US Rep. Calls Trump a ‘Liar,’ Niger Attack His ‘Benghazi’

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Calling Donald Trump a “liar,” U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson on Wednesday fiercely defended her statements over his call with a fallen U.S. soldier’s widow. She is also demanding answers on the Niger attack…Photo Credit: AP Images for TV One 2016

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Trump Tells Widow Soldier Knew ‘What He Signed Up For’: Rep.

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., said she overheard President Donald Trump tell the widow of Miami Gardens native Sgt. La David T. Johnson, a U.S. soldier killed in Niger, that her husband “must’ve known what…Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Defense This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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Putin Rival Ties Kushner Meeting to Kremlin Bankers

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

A prominent exiled Russian oligarch said in an exclusive interview with NBC News that he is nearly certain Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to collaborate with the Trump campaign, and that he believes…Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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Former Trump Adviser Subpoenaed for Russia Investigation

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page has been subpoenaed as part of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Russia’s alleged intervention in the 2016 election, a source directly…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File

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Va. Governor’s Race Tightens, Could Be Potential Referendum on Trump

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

With Election Day quickly approaching, the race for Virginia governor is tightening, according to a new tracking poll by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University.Democrat Ralph…

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Trump Joked That Pence Wants to ‘Hang’ Gays: Report

Monday, October 16th, 2017

In a profile of Vice President Mike Pence published Monday in The New Yorker, Jane Mayer reported on a meeting among an unnamed legal scholar, President Donald Trump and Pence in which Trump joked that…Photo Credit: Evan Vucci/AP (File)

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Scott Declares Emergency Over UF White Nationalist Speech

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader at the University of Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency to direct resources to ensure Gainesville’s safety.Photo Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images, File

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Trump, McConnell Discuss Legislative Priorities, GOP Unity

Monday, October 16th, 2017

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stood together Monday as a show of solidarity during an impromptu question-and-answer session with reporters. The two have publicly feuded…

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Trump Says He Understands Bannon’s War on GOP Establishment

Monday, October 16th, 2017

President Donald Trump said Monday he can “understand fully” why his “friend” and former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon has declared war on the Republican establishment.”I can understand where Steve…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

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As Trump Deregulates, Chicken Lobby Would Speed Inspections

Monday, October 16th, 2017

While President Donald Trump unravels many of the policies put in place during the Obama administration, the poultry industry has been lobbying hard to speed up poultry inspection lines, NBC News reported.The…Photo Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images

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Amb. Haley: US Wants to Stay in, Improve Iran Deal

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday said it’s the administration’s hope that America stays with the Iran nuclear deal if Congress takes action to keep it together, NBC News reported.“I…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

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Trump Ex-Campaign Manager Had $60M Relationship With Russian Oligarch

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Paul Manafort, the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, has much stronger financial ties to a Russian oligarch than have been previously reported.An NBC News investigation reveals that $26…Photo Credit: Mary Altaffer/AP

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Trump Says Iran Deal Not in US National Security Interests

Friday, October 13th, 2017

“We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout,” Trump said on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.

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Fact Check: Trump Muddles Economic Indicators

Friday, October 13th, 2017

In a news interview and a speech in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump misleadingly suggested that rising stock value could reduce the national debt. One budget expert told us that notion was “just silly.”Photo Credit: AP

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President Trump Summarizes His Tax Plan in Under a Minute

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Donald Trump delivered a speech in Pennsylvania laying out his tax plan on Oct. 11.

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President Trump Gets Big Reaction After He Says ‘Huge’

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

President Trump received a big reaction after using one of his Trump-isms at a speech in Pennsylvania.

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Harvey Weinstein’s Biggest Political Contributions

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer at the center of a sexual abuse scandal, has been a big political contributor in recent years. These are his largest contributions since 1997.

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Firm Behind Trump-Russia Dossier Subpoenaed by House Panel

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Rep. Devin Nunes, the California Republican who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, issued subpoenas to a U.S. firm involved in the Donald Trump dossier without consulting the Democrats on the committee…Photo Credit: AP

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WH on Trump’s Tillerson Comment: ‘It Was a Joke’

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders played down President Donald Trump’s suggestion that he had a higher IQ than his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, calling it a joke.

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ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill for 2 Weeks Over Social Media Post

Monday, October 9th, 2017

“SportsCenter” host Jemele Hill, who tweeted last month that President Donald Trump was a “white supremacist” and “bigot,” has been suspended for two weeks for violating ESPN’s social media guidelines,…Photo Credit: D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Advertising Week New York, File

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