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Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 01:45 PM CST

Rubio Says He Won't Support Current Tax Bill Without Changes

Rubio Says He Won't Support Current Tax Bill Without Changes

Senate Republicans can only afford to lose two votes, and five are in question. Senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio are holding out to make more of the child tax credit refundable to low and middle income...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 12:55 PM CST

House Ethics Committee Investigating Nev. Rep. Kihuen

House Ethics Committee Investigating Nev. Rep. Kihuen

The House Ethics Committee said Friday that it has opened an investigation into Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen after reports of sexual harassment against the Nevada congressman. "The Committee notes that the...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 12:03 PM CST

Putin Looks for Quick Win, But Voter Apathy Worries Kremlin

Putin Looks for Quick Win, But Voter Apathy Worries Kremlin

Russia's presidential election campaign formally lasts only three months, and President Vladimir Putin wants to make it as short as possible. With Putin's approval rating topping 80 percent, there is little...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 12:49 PM CST

Trump Judicial Nominee Struggles to Answer Basic Law Questions

Trump Judicial Nominee Struggles to Answer Basic Law Questions

A lawyer nominated by President Donald Trump to be a federal judge has become an internet sensation after having difficulty answering basic legal questions. Millions have now watched video of Matthew Spencer...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 11:38 AM CST

Trump Blasts FBI an Hour Before Graduation Speech

Trump Blasts FBI an Hour Before Graduation Speech

President Donald Trump sent conflicting messages on the FBI Friday morning, ripping the agency outside the White House just an hour before he praised the 2018 graduating class in Quantico, Virginia. 

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 11:30 AM CST

NATO Concerned Russian Missile System Breaks Cold War Pact

NATO Concerned Russian Missile System Breaks Cold War Pact

NATO said Friday that it is concerned about a Russian missile system that could carry nuclear warheads, and which it says could violate a landmark Cold War arms treaty. The U.S.-led military alliance said in a...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 11:55 AM CST

'We'll See': Trump Doesn't Rule Out Michael Flynn Pardon

'We'll See': Trump Doesn't Rule Out Michael Flynn Pardon

President Donald Trump on Friday refused to directly say whether he would pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn, NBC News reported. "I don't want to talk about pardons for Michael Flynn yet....

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 10:36 AM CST

Trump Doesn't Rule Out Pardon for Michael Flynn

Trump Doesn't Rule Out Pardon for Michael Flynn

When asked if he would pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, President Donald Trump said, "We'll see what happens."

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Americans Pessimistic About Trump, Country: Poll

Americans Pessimistic About Trump, Country: Poll

President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. But less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 04:46 PM CST

With Rubio, Corker Onboard, GOP Finalizes Huge Tax Package

With Rubio, Corker Onboard, GOP Finalizes Huge Tax Package

After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed the details of their huge national tax rewrite late Friday — along with announcements of support that all but guarantee...

 

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