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White House close to naming nominees for U.S. SEC: senior official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is very close to naming its nominees for the top U.S. securities regulator, a senior official said on Friday, which could lead the current three-member

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U.S. would like nuclear deal with India to go forward: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration would like to see a Westinghouse nuclear reactor deal with India move forward, a senior White House official said on Friday ahead of

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Senators demand investigation of reports of torture in Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday to investigate any involvement of U.S.

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As debt limit looms, House leaders eye bipartisan deal

By Ginger Gibson and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional leaders are quietly working on a bipartisan deal to raise the U.S.

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White House spokesman does not rule out Trump-Putin July meeting in Germany

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House spokesman did not rule out a meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin when he was asked about reports the two leaders may hold

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Trump aide Juster to be nominated as U.S. ambassador to India: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to nominate a top economic aide, Kenneth Juster, as the next U.S. ambassador to India, two senior White House officials said on Friday.

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House Intel panel will interview former Clinton campaign manager

Fox News has confirmed that the House Intelligence Committee plans to interview John Podesta, former White House Chief of Staff and 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign chairman, in the coming days.

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Senate health care bill: 5th Republican senator comes out against GOP plan

Another Republican senator came out against the GOP health care plan on Friday, making it nearly impossible for the package to pass the chamber in its current form.

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Trump admin set to OK surveillance drone sale to India

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is set to authorize the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, a congressional aide and industry representative said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting.

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Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

Rep. Steve Scalise, who was shot and critically injured during a GOP congressional baseball practice last week, was transferred out of the intensive care unit at MedStar Washington Hospital on Friday, Fox News confirmed.

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GOP goes back to the beginning on ObamaCare

Will the Senate make the same mistakes as the House on repealing Obamacare?

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ObamaCare repeal push draws Obama into the fight

Former President Barack Obama is jumping back into the spotlight, using his social media pulpit to campaign against the latest bid to replace the bulk of his signature health care law.

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to face day of reckoning in court

PHOENIX (AP) The political career of Joe Arpaio ended last year when the six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for cracking down on illegal immigration and housing inmates in tents outside in the desert heat was trounced in an election that focused on his own legal troubles.

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5 GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

WASHINGTON (AP) Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unless some of them can be brought aboard.

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Judge fines Kobach over document he took to Trump meeting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was fined $1,000 on Friday by a federal magistrate judge for "patently misleading representations" he made to the court about the contents of a document he was photographed taking into a November meeting with then President-elect Donald Trump.

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Trump labors to make Mueller-Comey tie a key talking point

WASHINGTON (AP) Robert Mueller, the somber-faced and demanding FBI director who led the bureau through the Sept. 11 attacks, and James Comey, his more approachable and outwardly affable successor, may be poles apart stylistically but both command a wealth of respect in the law enforcement and legal community.

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New White House chief usher moves from Trump hotel

WASHINGTON (AP) First lady Melania Trump is appointing the director of rooms at the Trump Organization's Washington hotel to be the new White House chief usher, the latest example of intermingling between Donald Trump's presidency and his business world.

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Senate panel seeks details on Lynch role in Clinton probe

WASHINGTON (AP) Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are seeking information about alleged political interference by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch into the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

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Trump: Suggesting I Had Comey Tapes 'Wasn't Stupid'

Allies of President Trump have been demanding Robert Mueller recuse himself from the Justice Department investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia and whether Trump tried to obstruct justice, reports Politico . And while Trump himself wouldn't go that far in an interview with Fox & Friends that aired...

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What Editorials Are Saying About Senate Health Plan

President Obama hates it , but that sentiment about the Senate Republicans' plan to replace ObamaCare isn't quite unanimous. Here's a look at what editorials are saying: Wall Street Journal : It implores Republicans to get this passed and not wilt under pressure from the media and Democrats. The measure is an...

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Obama: Senate Health Bill Just a 'Transfer of Wealth'

Barack Obama and other Democrats have weighed in on the Senate GOP's health plan , and the word they're using the most is "mean." In a Facebook post Thursday, the former president slammed the "fundamental meanness" of the Senate bill, saying that instead of being a health bill, it is "a...

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Johnny Depp Jokes About Killing Trump

Johnny Depp is in England, but the Secret Service might want to chat with him when he returns to the US: The actor joked about assassinating President Trump to a crowd at the Glastonbury festival Thursday night, the Guardian reports. Depp starting discussing the president while taking questions from the...

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Here's What's in the Senate GOP's Health Care Bill

Senate Republicans on Thursday finally unveiled their answer to the House bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and Vox has an explainer of what's in it. Some major sticking points: The Better Care Reconciliation Act will ask poor and middle-class Americans to pay more for less coverage,...

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Trump Comes Clean About Comey 'Tapes'

President Trump admitted Thursday he never recorded his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comeymore than a month after he implied he may have , the New York Times reports. "With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea ... whether...

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