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Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 02:11 PM EST

The Homebody President: Trump Keeps It Quick on Trips Abroad

The Homebody President: Trump Keeps It Quick on Trips Abroad

Marathon days. Red-eye flights. Jam-packed agendas. When President Donald Trump travels abroad, he's increasingly keeping it quick lately. Trump departed the United States Thursday for the Group of 20 summit in...

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 at 11:54 PM EST

Fact Check: Is Trump Responsible for Falling Gas Prices?

Fact Check: Is Trump Responsible for Falling Gas Prices?

With gasoline prices plummeting, President Donald Trump gave himself a third-person pat on the back via Twitter: “thank you President T.” Energy experts say the decline in prices is largely motivated by market...

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 at 08:51 PM EST

GOP Cancels Votes on Judges Amid Standoff Over Mueller Bill

GOP Cancels Votes on Judges Amid Standoff Over Mueller Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee has canceled a Thursday vote on more than 20 federal judge nominations amid a standoff between Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and GOP leaders over legislation to protect special...

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 at 09:35 PM EST

Trump Dismantling US Climate Efforts as Warnings Grow Dire

Trump Dismantling US Climate Efforts as Warnings Grow Dire

President Donald Trump has moved steadily to dismantle Obama administration efforts to rein in coal, oil and gas emissions, even as warnings grow — from his own administration and others — about the devastating...

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 at 07:01 PM EST

Fact Check: Trump Misuses Data in 9th Circuit Attack

Fact Check: Trump Misuses Data in 9th Circuit Attack

President Donald Trump wrongly tweeted that the largest federal appellate court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, is “overturned more than any circuit in the country, 79%.” During the 2017...

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 at 06:39 PM EST

Pelosi Wins Democrats Support Despite Opposition Effort

Pelosi Wins Democrats Support Despite Opposition Effort

Nancy Pelosi was all smiles moments after House Democrats voted overwhelmingly to nominate her to the Speakership. “Let us just take a moment to dwell on the fact that we are in the majority," she said....

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 at 06:10 PM EST

Mayor Makes Waves for Op-Ed Calling Out City Councilors

Mayor Makes Waves for Op-Ed Calling Out City Councilors

In a small coastal town in Maine, a mayor is making waves for an op-ed that calls out city councilors. Samantha Paradis, 27, is the youngest person to serve as mayor in the city of Belfast. She identifies as...

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 07:21 AM EST

Trump Says Pardon for Paul Manafort Is 'Not Off the Table'

Trump Says Pardon for Paul Manafort Is 'Not Off the Table'

A pardon for Paul Manafort is "not off the table," President Donald Trump said, drawing swift rebuke from critics who fear the president will use his executive power to protect friends and supporters caught...

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 at 02:41 PM EST

Giuliani's Statements Raise Specter of Obstruction

Giuliani's Statements Raise Specter of Obstruction

President Donald Trump's lawyer has acknowledged that he received briefings from attorneys for Paul Manafort while Manafort was cooperating with Robert Mueller, an unusual development that legal experts say...

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 at 02:02 PM EST

Senate Republicans Block Vote on Mueller Protection Bill

Senate Republicans Block Vote on Mueller Protection Bill

A bill that would have protected special counsel Robert Mueller was blocked by Senate Republicans Wednesday over the objections of one member of the party threatening to hold up judicial nominations, NBC News...

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