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Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 08:10 PM CDT

House to Vote on Trump's $1.6B Border Wall Request Next Week

House to Vote on Trump's $1.6B Border Wall Request Next Week

House Republicans are moving next week to fund President Donald Trump's $1.6 billion request to begin construction of his oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 06:30 PM CDT

Trump to Nominate Huntsman to Be Ambassador to Russia

Trump to Nominate Huntsman to Be Ambassador to Russia

President Donald Trump announced his intention Tuesday to nominate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to be U.S. ambassador to Russia. If confirmed, the former 2012 GOP presidential candidate would take over a...

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 06:06 PM CDT

Trump, Putin Had 2nd, Private Meeting at G-20 Summit

Trump, Putin Had 2nd, Private Meeting at G-20 Summit

President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin a second time during the G-20 summit earlier this month, a White House official confirmed to NBC News. Trump spoke to Putin at the end of a...

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 05:49 PM CDT

12 Percent in Key Trump Counties Back GOP Health Care Effort

12 Percent in Key Trump Counties Back GOP Health Care Effort

Twelve percent of Americans living in “Trump counties” support the GOP efforts on health care, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Respondents to the survey from 439 counties in 16 states...

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 07:37 PM CDT

Texas Legislature Begins Special Session

Texas Legislature Begins Special Session

A special legislative session in Texas ordered by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott began Tuesday with loud protests over a revived "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, renewed hostilities about a crackdown...

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 12:12 PM CDT

Justices Urged to Reject Trump Plea to Tighten Travel Ban

Justices Urged to Reject Trump Plea to Tighten Travel Ban

Opponents of President Donald Trump's ban on refugees and visitors from six mostly Muslim countries are urging the Supreme Court to leave in place a federal judge's order that would relax restrictions on...

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 06:31 PM CDT

What's Next? Senate GOP Scrambles After Health Care Flop

What's Next? Senate GOP Scrambles After Health Care Flop

Now what? Senate Republicans were scrambling to pick up the pieces Tuesday after their attempt to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law collapsed a second time. After working for months on a new...

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 02:28 PM CDT

Perry Touts Energy Exports, Awaits Study on Electric Grid

Perry Touts Energy Exports, Awaits Study on Electric Grid

The Trump administration is pushing for increased exports of natural gas and other energy sources as it seeks U.S. "energy dominance" in the global market, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday.

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 08:09 AM CDT

Months Needed for Additional Study of Dakota Access Pipeline

Months Needed for Additional Study of Dakota Access Pipeline

Additional environmental review of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline is likely to take the rest of the year to complete, U.S. officials said in court documents in which they also advocate for keeping...

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 01:40 PM CDT

Trump Says He's Ready to Let 'Obamacare' Fail

Trump Says He's Ready to Let 'Obamacare' Fail

President Donald Trump said he was disappointed that Republicans have been unable to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and said the best way forward would be to let it fail.

 
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