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Trump Addresses U.N. General Assembly For The First Time

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 8:39am

President Trump is expected to call on other countries to do more to address global challenges and argue that national self-interest is not an impediment to international cooperation.

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President Trump's Message: Make The United Nations Great

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 7:12am

For a preview of Trump's speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Mary Louise Kelly talks to National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton. Trump once derided the body as an "elitist club."

A Week To Go, GOP Runoff In Alabama Gets Nastier By The Day

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 7:02am

President Trump is backing appointed incumbent Luther Strange to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' seat. But polls have Strange running behind the so-called Ten Commandments Judge Roy Moore.

Trump To Outline His Foreign Policy Vision To U.N. General Assembly

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 6:53am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Elliott Abrams, a veteran U.S. diplomat who served as deputy national security advisor in the George W. Bush administration. He's now on the Council on Foreign Relations.

FBI Wiretapped Manafort Before And After Trump Campaign, Reports Say

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:22am

Federal officials obtained a wiretap of adviser Paul Manafort, according to reports. There's concern he might have been communicating with Russian operatives who wanted to influence the 2016 election.

California's Legislature Votes To Move Primary Elections To March

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:22am

California could get a head start in selecting the nominees for president in 2020. A measure passed by the state Legislature would move primary elections from June to March.

Preview: Trump To Address United Nations About America's Role

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:22am

President Trump is expected to explain what "America First" means to the United Nations General Assembly, an organization known for putting the world first. Trump speaks to its member nations Tuesday.

Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Faces A New Onslaught Of Criticism

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:22am

As President Trump goes before the U.N. General Assembly, his top diplomat is under fire. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Eliot Cohen, who served in the State Department under President George W. Bush.

News Brief: Russia Probe, Trump To Address U.N. General Assembly

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:22am

Reports say one of President Trump's campaign managers may have been wiretapped as part of the Russia election meddling probe. Trump is set to deliver his first address to the U.N. General Assembly.

The Dollar Is Weaker, But That May Not Be A Bad Thing

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:04am

The dollar is down nearly 10 percent since the beginning of the year. That's bad news if you're a tourist traveling to Europe but great news if your U.S. company sells goods overseas.

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Pelosi Is Confronted By Protestors Angry About Her Immigration Talks With Trump

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 8:26pm

The House Democratic leader, on her San Francisco home turf, was jeered for her efforts to reach an agreement with the president on the Dream Act.

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Trump's U.N. Speech To Call For Other Countries To Step Up To World's Threats

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 8:00pm

In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump will defend his "America First" creed as a basis for countries to cooperate without losing sight of their own self-interest.

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Republican Make Last-Ditch Attempt To Repeal Affordable Care Act

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:45pm

Republican senators hope to beat a Sept. 30 procedural deadline that allows them to pass a bill bill without Democratic votes. It would be the fourth health care bill before Senate this year.

Hillary Clinton Says She's 'Optimistic About Our Country, But I Am Not Naive'

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:49am

Clinton reflects on the tumultuous 2016 election and the fate of the country under a Trump presidency. "I think we are at a very threatening crossroads," she says. Her new memoir is What Happened.

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Trump's DACA Moves Aren't Shaking His Most Loyal Supporters

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:32am

Many conservative lawmakers and pundits are critical of President Trump for talking to Democrats about immigration. But Trump's voters don't seem to mind.

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LOL, Politics

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:20am

How do you make a joke both political and funny?

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The Emmys Make History

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:06am

Last night's Emmy Awards had several firsts.

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The Real 'Spicey' Crashes The Emmys, As Stars Mock Trump

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 9:35am

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer lampooned himself, with his SNL alter-ego in the audience. Many presenters and winners took the stage to slam their former TV co-star, Donald Trump.

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Propaganda In Your Politics

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 9:06am

Now you can feel Russia's influence from the comfort of your couch.

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Where Do Trump's Comments On DACA Leave Congressional Republicans?

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 7:19am

David Greene talks to Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina, chairman of the Republican Study Group, the House's largest conservative caucus, about President Trump's possible deals with Democrats.




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