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Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 11:24 AM CDT

IRS Still Enforcing Obama-Era Insurance Mandate

IRS Still Enforcing Obama-Era Insurance Mandate

Contrary to widespread perceptions, the IRS still appears to be enforcing the unpopular Obama-era requirement that most people carry health insurance or risk a fine. The agency says on its website that it will...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 12:29 PM CDT

Puerto Rico Youth Stranded With School Still Out From Storm

Puerto Rico Youth Stranded With School Still Out From Storm

Alanys Arroyo and her little brothers have been cooped up in a school for weeks, but they aren't in class. They've been living in a campus-turned-shelter in western Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria flooded...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 03:17 PM CDT

Trump Told Widow Soldier Knew 'What He Signed Up For': Rep.

Trump Told Widow Soldier Knew 'What He Signed Up For': Rep.

A Florida congresswoman said she overheard President Donald Trump tell the widow of a Miami Gardens native killed in an ambush while on patrol in Niger that her husband "must've known what he signed up for,"...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 07:15 PM CDT

Senators Push Health Deal as Trump Keeps Distance

Senators Push Health Deal as Trump Keeps Distance

The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they'll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump's stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to arm's-leng...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 08:34 PM CDT

Solace or Silence? Not All Families of Fallen Get Trump Call

Solace or Silence? Not All Families of Fallen Get Trump Call

Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash. Relatives of people who died in military service have recounted varied interactions with President Donald Trump in the difficult...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 08:29 PM CDT

Sessions Defends Comey Firing, Ties It to Clinton Email Case

Sessions Defends Comey Firing, Ties It to Clinton Email Case

Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, but at a Senate hearing Wednesday repeatedly declined to discuss private conversations with the president about...

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 08:28 PM CDT

Trump Takes Tax Pitch to Conservative Think Tank

Trump Takes Tax Pitch to Conservative Think Tank

President Donald Trump took his tax sales pitch to a conservative think tank Tuesday evening, arguing his plan would be a boon to the economy, boosting growth and jobs. "Let's give our country the best...

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 08:15 PM CDT

Putin Rival Ties Kushner Meeting to Kremlin Bankers

Putin Rival Ties Kushner Meeting to Kremlin Bankers

A prominent exiled Russian oligarch said in an exclusive interview with NBC News that he is nearly certain Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to collaborate with the Trump campaign, and that he believes a...

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 04:03 PM CDT

States Sue DeVos to Get For-Profit College Rule Restored

States Sue DeVos to Get For-Profit College Rule Restored

Democratic attorneys general in 17 states and the District of Columbia filed suit Tuesday against the U.S. Department of Education over its decision to block an Obama-era rule designed to protect students from...

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 06:11 PM CDT

Judge in Hawaii Blocks Latest Trump Travel Restrictions

Judge in Hawaii Blocks Latest Trump Travel Restrictions

A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the revised order "suffers from precisely the same maladies as...

 

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