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Key Montana newspapers pull Gianforte endorsement after incident

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 05:33
The Billings Gazette wrote an editorial late Wednesday that it has rescinded its endorsement of GOP House hopeful Greg Gianforte after allegations that he assaulted a news reporter.

Senate Republicans consider changing custom that allows Democrats to block judicial choices

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 7 min 2 sec ago
Under “blue chip” practice, nominations don’t proceed unless home-state senators approve.

Jeff Sessions just added even more smoke to the Trump-Russia story

CNN POLITICS - 17 min 15 sec ago
Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to properly disclose his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a security clearance application, CNN reported on Wednesday night.

US report: Building in Mosul airstrike contained explosives

CNN POLITICS - 28 min 41 sec ago
The results of a US military investigation have found that many of the more than 100 Iraqi civilians killed in west Mosul in a US airstrike in March died because the building in which they were held had explosives inside that detonated after a US bomb hit the building.

Trump scolds world leaders at NATO ceremony

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 28 min 59 sec ago
President Trump criticized leaders at a dedication ceremony at the new NATO headquarters in Brussels, May 25, saying they need to increase financial contributions to combat "the threat of terrorism."

22 GOP senators want US to pull out of Paris climate accord

AP POLITICS - 31 min 2 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republicans are urging the president to follow through on his campaign pledge to pull out of the Paris climate accord. 2017-05-25T07:26:00-04:00 2017-05-25T11:26:40-04:00

Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 33 min 7 sec ago
-- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved bipartisan legislation that would authorize the president to levy new penalties on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal in place.

Kaine, Flake to introduce new ISIS military force authorization

CNN POLITICS - 35 min 1 sec ago
Virginia Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine and Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake are trying once again to get Congress to debate and vote on authorizing military action against ISIS.

Trump called the GOP hopeful in Montana a 'wonderful guy.' Pence endorsed him, too. They've both been mum since an alleged assault.

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 39 min 1 sec ago
“He knows how to win. He’s going to win for you,” Trump said in the recorded message, which was paid for by the National Republican Committee.

Trump's full speech at new NATO headquarters

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 39 min 1 sec ago
Here are President Trump's full remarks from May 25 in Brussels.

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s May 25th Working Lunch with President Emmanuel Macron of France

THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE - 41 min 12 sec ago

President Donald J. Trump hosted French President Emmanuel Macron for a working lunch today at the official residence of the United States Ambassador to Belgium. The meeting marked the first in-person engagement between the two presidents, and follows on their initial telephone call on May 9.

In advance of the NATO Leaders Meeting, President Trump urged President Macron to meet the NATO defense spending pledge and ensure that NATO is focused on counterterrorism. The President thanked President Macron for France’s leadership in counterterrorism efforts in Africa. The leaders agreed on the critical importance of defeating ISIS in Iraq and Syria. President Trump discussed his recent travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel and his hope for Middle East peace. The two leaders committed to maintaining and building on the already strong alliance between the United States and France as they cooperate on these and other vital issues.

U.S. Senate committee passes bill to impose new sanctions on Iran

REUTERS POLITICS - 42 min 34 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee backed legislation on Thursday that would impose new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile development, support for Islamist militant groups, weapons transfers and human rights violations.

Trump vows to crackdown on leaks, chastises NATO

AP POLITICS - 44 min 54 sec ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to crack down on leaks that prompted Manchester police to withhold information from the United States about the investigation into this week's bombing. He also chastised NATO leaders for not paying their fair share to protect the long-standing alliance. 2017-05-25T07:12:00-04:00 2017-05-25T11:12:44-04:00

Trump arrives for NATO summit

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 49 min 1 sec ago
In Brussels, President Trump and other world leaders attended a summit on May 25.

GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy: Latest health care plan doesn't fulfill Trump's promises

CNN POLITICS - 49 min 30 sec ago
The Republican senator who made headlines for insisting the GOP health care bill pass the "Jimmy Kimmel test" said the health care replacement plan does nothing to address President Donald Trump's past pledges for comprehensive care.

Trump plan to sell off half of oil stockpile sparks debate

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 58 min 7 sec ago
President Donald Trump's proposal to sell nearly half the U.S. emergency oil stockpile is sparking renewed debate about whether the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still needed amid an ongoing oil production boom that has seen U.S. imports drop sharply in the past decade.

NC's Blue Cross seeks 23 percent hike on individual policies

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 1 hour 1 min ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's largest health insurer says it wants to increase the average price for subsidized policies created by former President Barack Obama's overhaul law by 23 percent next year.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina said Thursday that two-thirds of its rate increase is ...

U.S. Treasury sees business taxes as fruitful ground for bipartisan deal

REUTERS POLITICS - 1 hour 7 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is particularly hopeful it can reach a bipartisan tax deal when it comes overhauling laws for business taxes, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday.

Trump slams NATO allies over dues payments

CNN POLITICS - 1 hour 7 min ago
President Donald Trump, speaking in front of the heads of state of fellow NATO allies at the alliance's new headquarters, called out member countries Thursday for not meeting their financial commitments.

Statement from President Donald J. Trump

THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE - 1 hour 10 min ago

The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling. These leaks have been going on for a long time and my Administration will get to the bottom of this. The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security.

I am asking the Department of Justice and other relevant agencies to launch a complete review of this matter, and if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.   

There is no relationship we cherish more than the Special Relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.

Hotel construction workers walk off site in protest of wages

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 1 hour 13 min ago

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Around 100 mostly immigrant Latino workers have walked off the Omni Hotel construction site in Louisville in protest, saying they are being paid substantially less than other crew members.

The Courier-Journal reports (http://cjky.it/2rCniBY ) that the workers' lawyer David Suetholz says the workers who walked off ...

Trump says intelligence leaks 'deeply troubling'

REUTERS POLITICS - 1 hour 20 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Trump vowed on Thursday to bring anyone caught leaking U.S. intelligence to justice after British police stopped sharing information about the Manchester suicide bombing with the United States.

Brazil president revokes order deploying troops in capital

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 1 hour 21 min ago

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Brazil's president on Thursday cancelled an order to deploy the military to the streets of the capital after criticism that the move was excessive and merely an effort to hold onto power amid increasing calls for his resignation.

In a decree published in the Official Diary, ...

Mick Mulvaney: 3 percent growth a 'conservatively defensible number'

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 1 hour 26 min ago

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney on Thursday said number crunchers recently came up with even rosier forecasts for economic growth in the coming years than they're projecting, but ultimately settled on the "conservatively defensible" number of 3 percent used in the president's 2018 budget blueprint.

"We went through our ...

Manchester attack and Libyan links to violence

BBC POLITICS - 1 hour 28 min ago
Salman Abedi's family were part of a large Libyan community in Manchester.

Donald Trump orders probe of intelligence leaks

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 1 hour 30 min ago

President Trump Thursday ordered the Justice Department and other agencies to conduct a "complete review" of government leaks of sensitive information and hunt for culprits in the wake of a furor with Great Britain over publicly revealed intelligence.

"The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling," Mr. ...

Democratic congressman has heart valve replacement procedure

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 1 hour 30 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has undergone a heart procedure and will remain hospitalized for a few days.

‘Anyone . . . with a pulse’: How a Russia-friendly adviser found his way into the Trump campaign

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 1 hour 31 min ago
Carter Page appeared as Trump needed a foreign policy team. The story behind his arrival could answer key questions in the Russia probe.

Russian activist fined for posting segment of US comedy show

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 1 hour 36 min ago

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian opposition activist has been fined for posting a segment from an American comedy show on social media because the Islamic State group's flag was displayed.

Russian news agencies said on Thursday a court in the city of Cheborksary has fined Semyon Kochkin, coordinator at the ...

Gianforte has history of controversial views, hostile comments to journalists

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 1 hour 39 min ago
The Montana Republican was cited for allegedly assaulting a reporter on the eve of Thursday’s special House election to replace Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Trump and Macron shake hands

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 1 hour 39 min ago
President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shared an intense handshake at their first meeting on May 25.

Trump and the art of the super-awkward handshake

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 1 hour 39 min ago
Can you tell a lot about a man by his handshake?

Greg Gianforte's alleged assault on reporter is subject of last-minute election ad by Democrats

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 1 hour 54 min ago

Democrats released a new ad Thursday highlighting the audio of Republican Greg Gianforte's tussle with a reporter that led to the Republican being charged with misdemeanor assault on the eve of a special election in Montana to fill the state's lone congressional seat.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which ...

Angry UK to confront Trump on leaks as NATO leaders meet

AP POLITICS - 1 hour 56 min ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — President Donald Trump opened meetings with European Union leaders Thursday against the backdrop of striking anger from Britain over intelligence leaks and a decision by Manchester police to withhold information from the United States about the investigation into this week's bombing. 2017-05-25T06:04:00-04:00 2017-05-25T10:04:53-04:00

US official: Russia apologized after Russian jet performed barrel roll over US plane

CNN POLITICS - 1 hour 58 min ago
A Russian fighter jet recently conducted an "unprofessional" intercept of a US KC-10 tanker aircraft in the skies over Syria, prompting Russian officers to apologize, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian told reporters at the Pentagon Wednesday.

Key lawmaker says could take up Russia sanctions bill as soon as summer

REUTERS POLITICS - 1 hour 59 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Thursday the panel could take up a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia as soon as this summer, if there is no sign of a change of direction on Syria.

Montana GOP candidate cancels Fox interview following assault charges

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 2 hours 2 min ago
Greg Gianforte, the GOP House candidate in Montana who was charged on Thursday for misdemeanor assault after an incident with a reporter, has pulled out of a scheduled interview on Fox News.

First Lady Melania Trump and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Participate in Forum to Protect Children from Online Exploitation

THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE - 2 hours 8 min ago

Upon arrival in Brussels, Queen Mathilde of Belgium and First Lady Melania Trump listened to a presentation about Child Focus, a center for missing and sexually exploited children founded in Brussels.

“I learned quite a lot while listening to the presentation by the exceptional staff at Child Focus,” First Lady Melania Trump said. “It is so important that we talk to children about their online activities, to let them know that computers are useful tools but can be used by people who want to harm them.”

After the presentation, the Queen, the First Lady, and their delegations discussed how best to educate children about online behaviors and avoiding online predators.

If Gianforte wins in Montana, the House likely has no choice but to welcome him

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 2 hours 10 min ago
But there's a small chance that welcome would be very brief.

John Barrasso: Many 'assumptions' in the CBO score

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 2 hours 16 min ago

Sen. John Barrasso said Thursday that the Congressional Budget Office score makes a lot of assumptions for what states will do in calculating their score.

"I read the entire report," he said on Fox News. "It's interesting they make assumptions. They say half of the states won't do anything, one-third ...

Trump and Macron just exchanged a white-knuckled handshake

CNN POLITICS - 2 hours 24 min ago
The ever-growing book of weird handshakes involving President Donald Trump has a new chapter!

Angry UK to confront Trump on leaks as NATO leaders meet

AP POLITICS - 2 hours 24 min ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — President Donald Trump opened meetings with European Union leaders Thursday against the backdrop of striking anger from Britain over intelligence leaks and a decision by Manchester police to withhold information from the United States about the investigation into this week's bombing. 2017-05-25T05:32:00-04:00 2017-05-25T09:32:03-04:00

Trump team preps 'war room' to defend against Russia probe

CNN POLITICS - 2 hours 25 min ago
The White House is preparing to establish an internal, war room-like operation aimed at developing a rapid-response and communications strategy in an attempt to keep up with the special counsel's Russia investigation.

Billings Gazette pulls Greg Gianforte endorsement after election eve scuffle with reporter

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 2 hours 30 min ago

The Billings Gazette announced Thursday it was withdrawing its endorsement of Greg Gianforte in the special election to fill Montana's at-large seat in Congress, hours after the Republican was accused of body slamming a reporter and charged with misdemeanor assault.

The editorial board at the newspaper said, "We're at a ...

The Energy 202: Trump administration has new energy buzzword

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 2 hours 31 min ago
'Energy dominance' replaces 'energy independence'

Trump and French President Macron get to know each other with a fierce handshake

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 2 hours 31 min ago
Their knuckles turned white, their jaws clenched and their faces tightened.

Montana's Greg Gianforte is fighting for a House seat. He might be miserable in Congress.

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 2 hours 39 min ago
"If you’re running for public office and don’t like 'recorders shoved in your face,' you’re gonna have a bad time,” pollster Frank Luntz said.

Republicans warn Donald Trump: Staying in Paris deal will preserve Obama-era regulations

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 2 hours 40 min ago

Republican senators on Thursday morning warned President Trump that remaining in the landmark Paris climate pact will essentially guarantee that a host of Obama-era environmental regulations remain on the books for good.

In a letter to the president, the lawmakers urged Mr. Trump to withdraw from the deal, which calls ...

Democratic senator expected to push debate on Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 2 hours 51 min ago
A pair of amendments from Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) would put stripped-down Russia sanctions with bipartisan back on the Senate’s agenda

Steny Hoyer: Pattern of behavior indicates there's some truth to Trump, Russia collusion

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 2 hours 53 min ago

Rep. Steny Hoyer said Thursday that the pattern of behavior concerning Trump administration officials and Russia is what has led many to believe there's some truth to the claims of collusion.

"It's the pattern that leads one to believe that there's fire where there is so much smoke," Mr. Hoyer, ...

Trump told in Brussels that West should focus on ‘values,’ not only interests

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 3 hours 58 sec ago
The president was also expected to get an earful from the British about intelligence leaks.

Greg Gianforte: A look at the congressional candidate accused of assaulting reporter

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 3 hours 2 min ago
Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for a special House election in Montana, was officially charged with assaulting a journalist — just one day before the election.

Barack Obama, in Europe, taunts Donald Trump for isolationism

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 3 hours 3 min ago

With President Trump meeting European leaders nearby, former President Barack Obama took a veiled swipe at him Thursday, telling an audience in Germany that modern nations "can't hide behind a wall."

"In this new world we live in, we can't isolate ourselves. We can't hide behind a wall," Mr. Obama ...

Greg Gianforte's assault charge puts Republicans in a lose-lose situation in Montana

CNN POLITICS - 3 hours 4 min ago
Greg Gianforte's choke-slam of reporter Ben Jacobs on Wednesday night -- and the ensuing assault charge -- might not cost him a victory in today's Montana special election. But even if Gianforte wins, Republicans will face a major decision on whether or not to seat him.

Leaks of Manchester bomb probe 'reprehensible,' will stop: U.S. envoy

REUTERS POLITICS - 3 hours 7 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - The most senior U.S. diplomat in Britain condemned media leaks of an investigation into a suicide bomb which killed 22 people in Manchester, saying the U.S. government would take action to identify those responsible.

Trump, Macron engage in a little handshake diplomacy

REUTERS POLITICS - 3 hours 12 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron barely know each other but they seemed to have a hard time letting go when they first met on Thursday.

Trump talks trade with EU, varied differences remain

REUTERS POLITICS - 3 hours 13 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A smiling Donald Trump offered European Union chiefs assurances on security in Brussels on Thursday but EU officials did not conceal lingering differences with the U.S. president over Russia, trade and climate change.

James Lankford says he'll discuss intel sharing with Donald Trump in private if necessary

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 3 hours 14 min ago

Rep. James Lankford said Thursday that if necessary, he will have a private conversation with President Trump on the possible sharing of classified information with Russian officials.

"That's how I typically run issues like that," Mr. Lankford said on CNN.

But the Oklahoma Republican pushed back against the idea that ...

Dismayed John Kerry says Harvard grads should 'Buy Rosetta Stone and learn Russian.'

CNN POLITICS - 3 hours 23 min ago
Former Secretary of State John Kerry used a commencement address Wednesday night to rip the Trump administration, telling graduates the US is not living in "a normal time."

Capitol Attitude: Just good enough

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 3 hours 26 min ago
There was some good news for House Republicans when the Congressional Budget Office released its updated analysis of the GOP health care bill Wednesday: No sitting Republican body slammed a congressional reporter to the ground when asked about it.

The Health 202: Here's why the CBO report is bad news for Republicans on health care

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 3 hours 31 min ago
Senate Republicans didn't have much to say about it

Ben Jacobs, Guardian reporter, hasn't spoken with Greg Gianforte since the alleged assault

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 3 hours 34 min ago

Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs said Thursday he has had no communication with Greg Gianforte since he claimed the House candidate "body slammed" him Wednesday.

"No, I've not had any communication with them. The only communication I've had with them is insisting I leave the building [after the assault], which I ...

Manchester bombing changing stakes in UK election

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 3 hours 37 min ago
The UK security crisis has given Prime Minister Theresa May and her cabinet a great deal of visibility, and that will in some ways enhance her standing.

Trump seeks to end program for older jobless Americans

AP POLITICS - 3 hours 41 min ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nathan Singletary is beyond the traditional retirement age, but he's only just beginning a new career — helping other low-income, unemployed Americans over age 55 find jobs. 2017-05-25T04:12:00-04:00 2017-05-25T08:12:50-04:00

GOP candidate cited for assault as newspapers pull endorsements

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 3 hours 52 min ago
A Fox News reporter who witnessed the scuffle described Gianforte throwing Jacobs to the ground, grabbing his neck, striking him and exclaiming, “I’m sick and tired of this!

Joe Manchin implores Michael Flynn to come forward

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 3 hours 54 min ago

Sen. Joe Manchin said Thursday that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn needs to come forward and work with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

"Don't make us dig and dig and dig like we're trying to find you guilty," Mr. Manchin, West Virginia Democrat, said on MSNBC.

"We just want justice ...

The Latest: Trump omits defense pact in NATO speech

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 4 hours 5 min ago

BRUSSELS (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):

11:10 p.m.

President Donald Trump made no explicit mention of NATO's mutual defense pact on Thursday even as he spoke at a ceremony unveiling a memorial dedicated to it.

Trump has so far refused to ...

Facebook is going to show you news that you normally avoid

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 4 hours 9 min ago
The trending topics section will make it "easier to see what other news outlets are saying," according to the tech giant.

Trump at NATO summit

CNN POLITICS - 4 hours 15 min ago

Jim Himes: Greg Gianforte violence should be 'a moment of clarity' for Republicans

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 4 hours 15 min ago

Rep. Jim Himes said Thursday that House candidate Greg Gianforte allegedly assaulting a journalist should be "a moment of clarity" for the Republican Party.

"Our political environment has become so bare knuckles, so ugly, with the president of the United States actually encouraging violence at his rallies. I think this ...

First on CNN: Pence tax lobbying sparks Hill backlash

CNN POLITICS - 4 hours 21 min ago
Vice President Mike Pence's attempt to peel away House Republicans to support the White House's tax plan spurred a backlash among a critical bloc of conservative lawmakers Wednesday, Hill sources said.

Statement from the Press Secretary on the United States’ Solidarity with the Philippines

THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE - 4 hours 25 min ago

The United States condemns the recent violence perpetrated by an ISIS-linked terrorist group in the southern Philippines. These cowardly terrorists killed Philippine law enforcement officials and endangered the lives of innocent citizens. The United States will continue to provide support and assistance to Philippine counterterrorism efforts. The United States is a proud ally of the Philippines, and we will continue to work with the Philippines to address shared threats to the peace and security of our countries.

Older jobless Americans: Trump's budget means 'hardship'

AP POLITICS - 4 hours 31 min ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nathan Singletary is beyond the traditional retirement age, but he's only just beginning a new career — helping other low-income, unemployed Americans over age 55 find jobs. 2017-05-25T03:23:00-04:00 2017-05-25T07:23:32-04:00

At NATO, Trump facing new questions about intelligence sharing

CNN POLITICS - 4 hours 54 min ago
President Donald Trump arrived at NATO headquarters here Thursday facing renewed questions about the security of intelligence shared with the United States.

Older jobless Americans: Trump's budget means 'hardship'

AP POLITICS - 4 hours 59 min ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A half-century-old job training and placement program for older Americans is on President Donald Trump's chopping block. Participants say eliminating it would create real hardships for them as they look for work. 2017-05-25T02:58:00-04:00 2017-05-25T06:58:32-04:00

Jack Reed says he's encouraged by Donald Trump's changing attitude toward NATO

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 4 hours 59 min ago

Sen. Jack Reed said Thursday that he was encouraged by President Trump's remarks about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization during his visit there this week.

"It's important for him to move clearly away from comments he made during the election," Mr. Reed, Rhode Island Democrat and ranking member on the ...

Trump meeting with EU leaders

AP POLITICS - 5 hours 23 min ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — Visiting a city he once called a "hellhole" to meet with the leaders of one alliance he threatened to abandon and another whose weakening he cheered, President Donald Trump will address a continent Thursday still reeling from his election and anxious about his support. 2017-05-25T02:33:00-04:00 2017-05-25T06:33:40-04:00

1 day, 2 presidents: Merkel meets with Obama, then Trump

CNN POLITICS - 5 hours 37 min ago
There's no secret about which of the two American presidents German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Thursday she likes the most.

Air warrior pays a Memorial Day tribute to his 'titanium mistress'

CNN POLITICS - 5 hours 50 min ago
Many years ago, a 12-year-old Rick Goddard was riding a ski lift up a snowy hill in Utah when he heard the unmistakable roar of a jet engine.

Senate Republicans still don't like the House health care bill -- and CBO made it worse

CNN POLITICS - 5 hours 52 min ago
The Congressional Budget Office released its highly anticipated score of the House Republican health care bill on Wednesday.

The Latest: Queen meets victims, calls UK bombing 'wicked'

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 5 hours 53 min ago

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local):

1:05 p.m.

Queen Elizabeth II has told children injured in the Manchester bombing that the attack was "dreadful and wicked" as she visited a children's hospital to meet victims, families and medical staff.

...

With proposed Trump cuts, chances fade for a bipartisan infrastructure deal

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 5 hours 54 min ago
Democrats say the administration is cutting more from existing building programs than it wants to add.

Senate Republicans have all the evidence they need to reject the House-passed health-care overhaul

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 5 hours 54 min ago
These senators already opposed elements of the House bill. Wednesday’s new CBO score probably added to the opposition.

The official who let Trump keep his government hotel deal explains herself

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 5 hours 54 min ago
Called an anti-Sally Yates, former GSA chief defends her inaction before Trump took office.

Trump meets with EU officials in Brussels ahead of NATO summit

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 5 hours 55 min ago
United States President Donald Trump met with European Union officials in Brussels on Wednesday, ahead of attending his first NATO Summit, which he has previously called an "obsolete" alliance.

6 things to watch in the Montana special election

CNN POLITICS - 5 hours 55 min ago
A race for an open House seat in Montana took a jaw-dropping twist when a reporter alleged that Republican candidate Greg Gianforte "body slammed" him and broke his glasses on the eve of Election Day.

Trump meeting with EU leaders

AP POLITICS - 6 hours 25 min ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — Visiting a city he once called a "hellhole" to meet with the leaders of one alliance he threatened to abandon and another whose weakening he cheered, President Donald Trump will address a continent Thursday still reeling from his election and anxious about his support. 2017-05-25T01:25:00-04:00 2017-05-25T05:25:13-04:00

Donald Trump meeting with EU leaders, will attend NATO summit

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 6 hours 26 min ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — Visiting a city he once called a "hellhole" to meet with the leaders of one alliance he threatened to abandon and another whose weakening he cheered, President Donald Trump will address a continent Thursday still reeling from his election and anxious about his support.

Trump traveled Thursday ...

President and Pope: Why Trump's foreign trip is surprising his critics

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 7 hours 5 min ago
President Trump’s meeting with Pope Francis seemed to capture not just the success he’s having on this foreign trip, but the progress he’s made since he and the pontiff were at odds during the campaign.

Trump at NATO: What to watch

CNN POLITICS - 7 hours 10 min ago
President Donald Trump on Thursday will attend his first NATO summit alongside the 27 other members of the military alliance and join in the opening ceremony of the group's new headquarters in Brussels.

UK growth estimate revised down

BBC POLITICS - 7 hours 15 min ago
The UK economy expanded by just 0.2% in the first three months of the year, the ONS says.

Trump to meet with anxious EU and NATO leaders

AP POLITICS - 7 hours 18 min ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — Visiting a city he once called a "hellhole" to meet with the leaders of an alliance he threatened to abandon, President Donald Trump will address a continent Thursday still reeling from his election and anxious about his support. 2017-05-25T00:31:00-04:00 2017-05-25T04:31:51-04:00

Net migration falls 84,000 in 2016

BBC POLITICS - 7 hours 29 min ago
Net migration to the UK estimated to be 248,000 in 2016, down 84,000 from 2015, figures show

Older jobless Americans: Trump's budget means 'hardship'

AP POLITICS - 8 hours 9 min ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nathan Singletary is beyond the traditional retirement age, but he's only just beginning a new career — helping other low-income, unemployed Americans over age 55 find jobs. 2017-05-24T23:45:00-04:00 2017-05-25T03:45:34-04:00

UKIP: We are the 'guard dogs of Brexit'

BBC POLITICS - 8 hours 17 min ago
Leader of UKIP Paul Nuttall is to launch the party's manifesto today.

GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 8 hours 30 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress' official budget analyst is projecting that the House Republican health care bill would produce 23 million more uninsured people and costly, perhaps unaffordable coverage for the seriously ill. Now Republicans in the Senate have to decide how to make their version different.

The Congressional Budget Office ...

Does an HHS appointee believe abortion increases a woman's risk of breast cancer?

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 8 hours 48 min ago
Charmaine Yoest, the new assistant secretary of public affairs for Health and Human Services, in 2012 touted a discredited theory that abortion increases a woman's risk of breast cancer.

Trump casts wider net in search for FBI director

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 9 hours 5 min ago
President Trump has widened his search for a new FBI director after sources told Fox News that his past front runner, former Sen. Joe Lieberman, is out to the running to fill the vacancy.

Sally Yates describes finding out about Trump's travel ban

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 9 hours 18 min ago
Former acting attorney general Sally Yates described her account of finding out about the Trump administration's travel ban during a commencement speech at Harvard Law School on May 24. Yates was fired for not defending the travel ban.

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