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February 07, 2018 - 6:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, lawmakers are on track to avoid a repeat of last month's government shutdown — though President Donald Trump unexpectedly raised the possibility of closing things down again if he can't have his way on immigration. "I'd love to see...
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January 28, 2018 - 11:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeff Sessions was in his office, looking unusually deflated. He had just received another public lashing from President Donald Trump. Trump had browbeaten his attorney general for months after Sessions' decision to step aside from the intensifying Russia investigation. Never mind...
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January 22, 2018 - 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON (ABC News) — Following passage in the Senate and House, President Donald Trump on Monday night signed a bill to fund the government for three weeks and end the three-day-long federal government shutdown. Congress had agreed to the short-term funding bill earlier Monday after Senate...
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ABC News
January 22, 2018 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (ABC News) -- A government shutdown is entering a third day - into the start of the work week Monday - after a bipartisan group of about 20 senators struggled Sunday to broker a government funding compromise. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged a vote to help end the stalemate...
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December 16, 2017 - 8:38 am
WASHINGTON (ABC News) -- Republican House and Senate negotiators released their thousand-page tax bill Friday evening, getting one step closer to passing sweeping legislation that would provide deep tax cuts for corporations and tax breaks for the wealthy, while offering what most economists say...
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December 12, 2017 - 10:46 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct...
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August 23, 2017 - 7:22 am
PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with calls for unity and an assertion that “our movement is about love.” Then he erupted in anger. He blamed the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to violence at a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest...
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July 21, 2017 - 1:15 pm
WASHINGTON (ABC News) -- Sean Spicer has resigned as White House press secretary. Sources confirmed the move, noting that President Donald Trump did not ask for Spicer's resignation. This comes shortly after it was reported that Anthony Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier, was named as the new...
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June 22, 2017 - 3:05 pm
WASHINGTON (ABC News) -- Seven weeks after the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, Senate Republicans unveiled their version of the health care bill today. Here's how the Senate bill differs from the one passed by the House. Inside the Senate bill Funds two years of...
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ABC News
June 21, 2017 - 6:28 am
ATLANTA (ABC News) -- Fending off a serious Democratic challenger in a race widely viewed as a barometer of public opinion on President Donald Trump's presidency, Republican Karen Handel won the special election Tuesday to succeed Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price in Georgia's sixth...
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