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In An Attempted Show Of Unity, Trump And McConnell Say 'We Have The Same Agenda'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:43pm

President Trump held an impromptu news conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at his side on Monday. The two tried to lay to rest reports of discord between them.

California's Senior Democrat Senator Gets Primary Challenge From State Lawmaker

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:43pm

Sen. Dianne Feinstein's reputation as a bipartisan bridge builder may work against her as other California Democrats are eager to take a more confrontational approach with the Trump administration. A liberal state lawmaker has announced a primary campaign against the 84-year-old senator.

A Look At The Political Clout Of The National Rifle Association

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:43pm

Not only can the NRA marshal its grassroots to boost its preferred candidate, but it holds in reserve the power to fund and support primary challengers. That threat became real for an eight-term incumbent Democratic lawmaker from Oklahoma who voted for the assault weapons ban in 1994.

Trump On GOP Failures: 'I'm Not Going To Blame Myself, I'll Be Honest'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:45pm

The president says don't blame him for not much getting through Congress. Blame GOP members, who should be "ashamed" of themselves, Trump said Monday.

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Enough Protection Already? The EPA Under President Trump

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:06am

What if the head of the agency doesn't want to protect the environment?

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Trump Looks To Congress To Fix 'Flaws' In Iran Nuclear Deal

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:44am

Rachel Martin talks to Michael Anton, spokesman for President Trump's National Security Council, about the Iran nuclear deal. NPR's Scott Detrow weighs in on what Anton had to say.

Iowa Tries To Prevent Health Insurance Premiums From Escalating

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

The White House has canceled a subsidy to insurance companies. Iowa's Health Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen discusses the state's plan that seeks to lower costs for tens of thousands of residents.

Senate Leadership Fund Fights Attacks On Establishment Candidates

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

Breitbart News' Steve Bannon says he'll support GOP candidates who promise to vote against Sen. Mitch McConnell. Steven Law, of the Senate Leadership Fund, backs establishment GOP Senate candidates.

News Brief: GOP Relations, Iraqi Forces Launch Kirkuk Operation

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump meet for lunch on Monday for a chance to work out their differences. And in Iraq, two key U.S. allies are fighting each other.

Facing Unrest On The Left, Dianne Feinstein Draws A Primary Opponent

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:01am

Feinstein's reputation as a bipartisan bridge builder may work against her with some California Democrats who are eager for a more confrontational approach to the Trump Administration.

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Trump's Executive Actions May Mean More Headaches For Struggling Congress

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump keeps adding new and thorny issues to the congressional to-do list, as lawmakers already face a government-funding showdown in December.

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Far-Right Expected To Win Austrian Elections

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 4:56pm

Austrians vote today in an election likely to shake up the traditional two-party structure of politics in Austria — and see an anti-immigrant far-right party form part of the next government.

Vice Presidents Enter Fray In Final Weeks f Virginia's Governor Race

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 1:55pm

Vice President Mike Pence and former Vice President Joe Biden attempt to sway Virginia voters in governor's race, which is widely expected to be an early indication of 2018 mid-terms elections.

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For Every President Since Reagan, Immigration Has Been One More Minefield

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 7:02am

After nine months in office, President Trump has found the many issues of immigration more vexing than he may have imagined — something Trump has in common with a long line of predecessors.

As Trump Moves To Renegotiate NAFTA, U.S. Farmers Are Hopeful But Nervous

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 7:02am

Farmers say exports are a crucial part of their business and they're warily watching as the Trump administration pushes to remake the long-standing trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

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In A Busy Week, Trump Tests The 'You Break It, You Own It' Rule

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 7:02am

President Trump cut cost-sharing subsidies to health insurers and stepped back from the Iran nuclear deal last week. He did both with tools he decried when used by President Obama: Executive actions.

On Iran, Health Care And Environment, Trump Turns To Executive Actions

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 7:02am

Last week was heavy on White House executive actions. Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, says that with ineffective congressional leadership, it's the president's best option.

The Russia Investigations: Facebook Makes Nice, Imbroglio Sucks In More Tech Firms

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 6:00am

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg launches a goodwill tour in D.C., more big tech companies are pulled into the imbroglio and the White House weighs its Muller strategy.

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Bannon: 'It's A Season Of War Against The GOP Establishment'

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 4:05pm

Bannon's speech at the Values Voter Summit wasn't overtly religious but he opened by reading from the Bible to make his case that the time was ripe for the type of crusade he wants to wage.

Politics In The News: Trump And Congress

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:57am

President Trump's recent moves on the Iran nuclear deal, health care and immigration pile even more onto the agenda for Congress, which has been unable to get through even its top priorities.

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