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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...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 02:29 PM CST

Trump Touts Loyalty to Police But Delivers Attack on FBI

Trump Touts Loyalty to Police But Delivers Attack on FBI

Taking aim at the credibility of the FBI, President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on the bureau's leadership even as he praised state and local police officers as a bulwark against rising violence...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 05:47 AM CST

Most Believe Trump Trying to Obstruct Russia Probe: Poll

Most Believe Trump Trying to Obstruct Russia Probe: Poll

Most Americans think Donald Trump did something illegal or at least unethical regarding ties between his presidential campaign and Russia — and they think he's trying to obstruct the investigation looking...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 05:36 AM CST

House Speaker Paul Ryan Denies Reports He May Leave Congress

House Speaker Paul Ryan Denies Reports He May Leave Congress

House Speaker Paul Ryan is denying reports that he plans to leave Congress after the Republicans' treasured tax bill is approved. Politico and The Huffington Post published stories speculating that Ryan...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 05:09 AM CST

White House to Push Merit-Based Immigration in New Campaign

White House to Push Merit-Based Immigration in New Campaign

The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 06:45 PM CST

House Speaker Paul Ryan Denies Report of Retirement

House Speaker Paul Ryan Denies Report of Retirement

Politico reported on Thursday that House Speak Paul Ryan is thinking about quitting at the end of his term, but Ryan says he's not going anywhere any time soon.

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 06:12 PM CST

8-Year-Old Spoken Word Poet: 'Please, Mr. Trump, Stop Tweeting'

8-Year-Old Spoken Word Poet: 'Please, Mr. Trump, Stop Tweeting'

An 8-year-old poet from D.C. has a request: "Please, Mr. Trump, stop tweeting. Stop teasing America." Christian Alvarado, a member of a youth spoken word program, performed his poem about President Donald Trump...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 04:39 PM CST

Omarosa’s Departure Raises Questions About WH Diversity

Omarosa’s Departure Raises Questions About WH Diversity

Before her departure this week, Omarosa Manigault Newman, along with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, stood as the only black voices among more than 30 Cabinet secretaries and senior White...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 03:35 PM CST

How Black Women Mobilized for Dems in Alabama Senate Race

How Black Women Mobilized for Dems in Alabama Senate Race

Once again, black female voters showed up for Democrats, with almost every single one of them voting in Alabama for new Sen. Doug Jones, just as they did for Democratic candidates up and down the ballot in other...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 11:15 AM CST

Breaking Down the New GOP Tax Plan

Breaking Down the New GOP Tax Plan

The Senate and House have an agreement upon new tax legislation. AP Reporter Stephen Ohlemacher looks at some of the key takeaways.

 
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