3 months ago
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Trump seeks an initial $7.9 billion in Harvey aid

President Donald Trump has sent lawmakers an initial request for a $7.9 billion down payment toward Harvey relief and recovery efforts.
Members of the Texas National Guard help rescue flood victims in Houston on Aug. 28, 2017. (Photo: 100th MPAD)
3 months ago
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Some recall Sandy struggle as Congress ponders Harvey relief

Republicans from New York and New Jersey are pledging unconditional support for those devastated by Harvey. But their resentment lingers.
President Donald Trump talks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City on Aug. 15, 2017. (Photo: ABC News)
4 months ago
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Trump attacks Republican leaders over debt ceiling ‘mess’

Fanning the flames of GOP discord, President Donald Trump accused Republican congressional leaders Thursday of botching efforts to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt. "Could have been so easy-now a mess!" Trump tweeted.
4 months ago
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Study says Trump moves trigger health premium jumps for 2018

Actions by the Trump administration are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many people, according to a nonpartisan study.
4 months ago
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Congress recessing, leaving much undone, tensions with Trump

Republican senators leave Washington with simmering tensions between them and the White House now out in public for all to see.
Sen. Jeff Flake (Photo: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0)
4 months ago
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Arizona’s Flake takes GOP to task over Trump

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake has a message for his party: Get a spine and stand up to President Donald Trump.
John Kelly shakes hands with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office shortly after being sworn in as White House Chief of Staff on July 31, 2017. (Photo: AP)
4 months ago
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‘No chaos,’ Trump insists as he swears in new chief of staff

Hoping to turn the page on a tumultuous opening chapter to his presidency, President Donald Trump insisted on Monday there is "no chaos" in his White House as he swore in retired Marine Gen. John Kelly as his new chief of staff.
5 months ago
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Jonah Gardner no longer running for US House against Rep. Rouzer

It appears there will no longer be a democratic primary in southeastern North Carolina next year for Congress.
5 months ago
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GOP dealt stiff blow in Senate’s bid to repeal ‘Obamacare’

Opponents of the Republican drive to repeal "Obamacare" have dealt President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers a huge blow, rejecting a measure to roll back parts of the Affordable Care Act.
Donald Trump has pledged to build a wall along the Mexican border that Mexico will pay for. (Photos: Gage Skidmore & Office of Rep. Phil Gingrey/MGN)
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House GOP passes $788B bill for Pentagon, border wall

The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon.