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'Maybe I will go?' Trump floats idea of attending correspondents' dinner

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Tuesday that it was a "good first step of a dying evening and tradition" for the White House Correspondents' Association to feature a historian,

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In Mississippi U.S. Senate race, a 'hanging' remark spurs Democrats

By John Whitesides JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - A white Republican senator's casual reference to a "public hanging" has inflamed a special election runoff in Mississippi, fueling Democratic hopes of an

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Trump stands by Saudi prince despite journalist Khashoggi's murder

By Mike Stone WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia despite saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known

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Trump submits written answers to questions from special counsel

By Karen Freifeld (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has submitted written answers to questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and

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U.S. Rep. Fudge says she will not challenge Pelosi for House speaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nancy Pelosi's bid to become the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives got a boost on Tuesday when fellow Democratic Representative Marcia Fudge announced that she

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Trump wanted to order Justice Dept to prosecute Clinton, Comey: New York Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to order the Justice Department to prosecute two political foes, his one-time presidential opponent Hillary Clinton and former FBI director

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Cindy McCain: 'I don't know if I'll ever get over' Trump's prisoner of war comments

Cindy McCain, wife of the late U.S. Sen. John McCain, said she isn't sure she'll ever get over President Trump's comments about her husband's military service.

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Inside Nancy Pelosi's battle for House Speaker: What to know about the vote and position

Here's a look at what Rep. Nancy Pelosi needs to do to become House Speaker again – and the Democratic opposition that has already mounted against her.

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Right-leaning nonprofit paid Whitaker nearly $1 million

Before joining the Justice Department, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker earned nearly $1 million from a right-leaning nonprofit that doesn't disclose its donors, according to newly released financial disclosure forms.

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Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban ruled unconstitutional by federal judge

A federal judge struck down Mississippi’s controversial law banning most abortions after 15 weeks about eight months after the Republican governor approved it.

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Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for lower oil prices, but says 'let’s go lower!'

President Trump on Wednesday thanked Saudi Arabia for lower oil prices in the U.S. -- a day after he touted the importance of the U.S.-Saudi relationship in the face of calls for more action over the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi.

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Top Hillary Clinton supporters in NH don’t buy the idea of another White House run

Hillary Clinton’s leading supporters in New Hampshire are slinging arrows through a much-talked-about opinion piece that suggested the two-time presidential candidate would make a third run for the White House in 2020.

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Right-leaning nonprofit paid Whitaker nearly $1 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before joining the Justice Department, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker earned nearly $1 million from a right-leaning nonprofit that doesn't disclose its donors, according to newly released financial disclosure forms.

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US and South Korea to scale back major military exercise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the United States and South Korea will scale back a major military exercise next spring to avoid setting back diplomacy over North Korea's nuclear weapons.

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First lady to take part in 'town hall' on opioids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberty University has announced that first lady Melania Trump will participate in a "town hall" discussion at Liberty University next week about the opioid epidemic.

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Trump's Mar-A-Lago: Mixing work, business, pleasure

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is back in his comfort zone at the "winter White House." Mar-a-Lago is where women in furs and men in diamond jewelry and monogrammed slippers mingle with Sylvester Stallone and Fabio at New Year's Eve celebrations, and Don King rubs elbows with Cabinet members, could-be ambassadors and the "MyPillow" guy at dinner.

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Trump says he plans to make his first visit to a war zone

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump frequently credits himself with accomplishing more for the military and veterans than any other president in recent memory.

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Trump thanks Saudis after defying calls to punish prince

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump publicly thanked Saudi Arabia for plunging oil prices just a day after he was harshly criticized for deciding not to further punish the kingdom for the killing of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Miss. Senator Says Rival Weaponized Hanging Joke

At a debate Tuesday night, Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith apologized to "anyone that was offended" by her joke about a public hanging , but accused her Democratic opponent of "twisting" her words. "There was no ill will, no intent whatsoever in my statement," the Republican said during the televised debate. She...

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NYT : Trump Wanted DoJ to Prosecute Comey, Clinton

President Trump wanted to order the Justice Department to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey but was persuaded not to, according to a bombshell report in the New York Times, which cites "two people familiar with the conversation." The sources say then-White House counsel Donald McGahn told Trump he didn't...

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Democrats Flip Another House Seat

Democrat Ben McAdams has flipped a US House seat in deep-red Utah, defeating incumbent Republican US Rep. Mia Love by fewer than 700 votes in a race that took two weeks to settle, the AP reports. McAdams defeated Love by a margin barely over what would have been needed to...

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Trump Gives His Answers to Mueller

Lawyers for President Donald Trump say they've provided the special counsel's office with written responses to questions on Russian election interference, the AP reports. The answers are an important milestone in Robert Mueller's probe, marking the first time the president is known to have described to investigators his knowledge of...

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Walmart Wants Donations Back After Senator's Joke

A week before a runoff election that will determine whether she remains a senator, Mississippi's Cindy Hyde-Smith continues to fend off bad publicity over a "public hanging" joke . The latest development is that Walmart has asked the Republican incumbent to return its campaign donations, reports CNBC . "Sen. Hyde-Smith's recent comments...

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US List of State Sponsors of Terror May Grow

The US list of state sponsors of terror may grow to five. The Trump administration is considering adding Venezuela to the list of countries providing "support for acts of international terrorism," already including Iran, Sudan, Syria, and North Korea, reports the Washington Post . The outlet notes the State Department last...

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