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Trump: I had nothing to do with covering up the U.S.S. McCain
President Donald Trump said he wouldn't have covered up the U.S.S. John McCain on his visit to Japan, even though he "was not a big fan" of the late senator.
Published May 30, 2019 at 9:53 AM
Democrat Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar announces her candidacy for president
A snow storm couldn't keep the Senator and her supporters home for her announcement.
Published February 10, 2019 at 4:34 PM
Cory Booker announces presidential candidacy with video
He talks about his upbringing and the "common pain" that unites Americans in his campaign launch video.
Published February 1, 2019 at 7:46 AM
$3 billion hit from gov't shutdown, CBO chief says
Keith Hall, the Congressional Budget Office director, said the economy suffered a permanent loss from the government shutdown.
Published January 28, 2019 at 12:34 PM
Castro: Ex-Starbucks CEO's candidacy might help Trump get re-elected
"So his only hope ... is essentially to get somebody else, a third party, to siphon off those votes," said Julian Castro, who is running for president himself.
Published January 28, 2019 at 5:35 AM
McCarthy: State of the Union should happen despite shutdown
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said State of the Unions happen no matter what. President Reagan delayed the 1986 address after the space shuttle disaster.
Published January 23, 2019 at 12:25 PM
Lawmaker: Trump's address before Congress 'highly unlikely'
Rep. Hakeen Jefferies, D-NY, said unless the shutdown ends, it's "highly unlikely" the president will be giving a State of the Union before Congress.
Published January 23, 2019 at 12:08 PM
Pelosi: Can't have State of the Union while security furloughed
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said those who handle the logistics and security for the State of the Union address are furloughed.
Published January 16, 2019 at 1:12 PM
Speier 'troubled' by Trump's behavior regarding Putin
Rep. Jackie Speier, D-CA, said President Donald Trump has done everything "in President Putin's playbook."
Published January 15, 2019 at 11:07 AM
Trump said he's not looking to call national emergency over wall funding
The president rejected a call from Sen. Lindsey Grahama, R-SC, to end the shutdown by calling a national emergency.
Published January 14, 2019 at 11:17 AM
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Trump: 'I never worked for Russia'
The president called the reporting a 'big, fat hoax' in remarks on Monday.
Published January 14, 2019 at 10:39 AM
TSA worker: 'It's bad'
A TSA worker, who declined to be identified, said he's making ends meet by dipping into his savings. But he has four children, and he can't do this forever.
Published January 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Shutdown becomes longest in history
As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books Saturday as the longest ever, members of Congress were out of town, no negotiations were schedu
Published January 12, 2019 at 6:57 PM
Sarah Sanders: Rosenstein only planned on staying two years
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders seems to confirm news about the DOJ's assistant AG's future departure.
Published January 9, 2019 at 12:51 PM
Pompeo visits Middle East amid shifting Syria policy
Some wonder if the secretary of state can reassure allies amid competing statements about Syria.
Published January 8, 2019 at 6:51 AM
Bolton adds caveats to Syria withdrawal
U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said that the U.S. will withdraw from Syria in a way that makes sure ISIS is defeated.
Published January 8, 2019 at 5:54 AM
Flake agrees with Romney's assessment of Trump's character
Outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ, said in part, "In terms of the character issues that Mitt Romney spoke of we really haven't seen much gain there."
Published January 3, 2019 at 6:10 AM
Trump to meet with lawmakers in shutdown deal effort
Amid a partial government shutdown, the president is set to meet with lawmakers to try to get money for his wall.
Published January 2, 2019 at 5:26 AM
Trump: No end to gov't shutdown without wall
Trump said of the government shutdown: " I can tell you it's not going to be open until we have a wall."
Published December 25, 2018 at 11:48 AM
President Trump, first lady extend season's greetings
President Donald Trump and Melania Trump gives warm wishes to Americans in a video released on Twitter.
Published December 25, 2018 at 11:13 AM
Trump answer Christmas call from child, questions Santa belief
"Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at 7, it's marginal right?" President Donald Trump told a child on Christmas Eve.
Published December 25, 2018 at 10:37 AM
In Christmas message, Mattis thanks troops
Defense Secretary James Mattis salutes the troops in a Christmas video message. Mattis leaves office at the end of the year.
Published December 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Tariffs, Supreme Court fight, Russia probe among political highlights of 2018
It was a volatile year that saw some economic highs and political in-fighting lows around a Supreme Court nominee, all under the microscope of a special counsel
Published December 24, 2018 at 8:27 AM
Schumer: 'President Trump, you own the shutdown'
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer pointed out that President Donald Trump has previously took ownership of the looming government shutdown last week.
Published December 21, 2018 at 1:08 PM
President Trump speaks on importance of border security amid shutdown threat
Published December 20, 2018 at 4:46 PM
McConnell introduces stopgap measure to fund gov't
A measure that the Senate will vote on Wednesday is designed to eliminate the government shutdown risk over the Christmas holidays.
Published December 19, 2018 at 12:50 PM
Government shutdown: possible path to a deal?
Border security is at the center of a fight to fund the government.
Published December 19, 2018 at 5:13 AM
As Flynn arrives for sentencing, group sings 'God Bless America'
The former national security adviser is being sentenced for lying to the FBI in a January 2017 interview related to the Russia probe.
Published December 18, 2018 at 11:51 AM
Flynn to be sentenced for lying to FBI
The former national security adviser's lies to the FBI formed the basis of charges for which he will be sentenced on Tuesday.
Published December 18, 2018 at 5:05 AM
White House spokesperson: focused on $5 billion for border security
Mercedes Schlapp, the White House director of communications, said that the White House is negotiating with Congress on funding.
Published December 17, 2018 at 12:49 PM
Government shutdown looms as lawmakers head home
President Donald Trump wants $5 billion for a wall, but Democrats aren't on board for it.
Published December 17, 2018 at 5:16 AM
Yemen war raises ire of Senate
The Senate passed a resolution seeking to end U.S. support of a war on Yemen.
Published December 14, 2018 at 5:53 AM
Trump threatens shutdown over wall funding
In a contentious meeting with Democratic leaders, President Donald Trump said he will shut down the government if he doesn't get everything he wants.
Published December 12, 2018 at 6:21 AM
Warren hold first town hall since re-election, deflects 2020 questions
After winning re-election to the Senate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, is said to be pondering a presidential bid.
Published December 12, 2018 at 5:43 AM
Congressional healthcare affordable, Ocasio-Cortez tweets
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, says her healthcare is more affordable in the House of Representatives than it was as a waitress.
Published December 11, 2018 at 11:16 AM
Trump confirms John Kelly leaving White House at end of year
Pres. Donald Trump said Kelly is on the way out.
Published December 8, 2018 at 1:54 PM
Trump: Barr to be attorney general
President Donald Trump described William Barr as a "highly respected" attorney.
Published December 7, 2018 at 10:33 AM