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Capitol Hill Buzz: Rubio joke-investigates Ivanka hug

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The President's daughter and senior adviser has been championing this cause since previous year when she began making calls to members of Congress. Rubio , who may prove a key Republican voice in Trump's pro-family tax push, first took up the cause in 2015 during his presidential campaign when he vowed to expand access to paid family leave through tax incentives. Read More »

Unpopular Among Voters, Pelosi Says She's 'Worth the Trouble'

Of the Republican-held districts where 40 percent or more of the voters are college graduates, only 14 were carried by Hillary Clinton past year. The left dominates popular culture. Democrats seethed, second-guessed and sought to regroup Wednesday after a disappointing special election defeat in Georgia, with the party's campaign chief in the House of Representatives outlining alternative paths to taking power, and some lawmakers questioning anew the leadership and political strategy of ... Read More »

North Korea detainee mourned at OH funeral

The funeral will be held at 9 a.m.at Wyoming High School, where Warmbier was an athlete and salutatorian of his 2013 class. The service was open to the public but closed to the press, according to a press release from the funeral home. Tillerson says the US and China agree that their companies should not do business with any North Korean companies that are subject to United Nations sanctions. Read More »

Trump demurs on tape recording, House Intelligence responds

And on the sensitive subject of leaks, Comey revealed that to "prompt the appointment of a special counsel ", he had used a cut-out to share with The New York Times details of a memo recounting Trump's February 14 request, "I hope you can let this go", referring to the FBI investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Read More »

Layoffs Begin Next Month at the Site of Trump's Famed Carrier Deal

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It was always part of the deal that 600 jobs would head to Mexico. Union officials told CNBC they've heard nothing from the company on potential relocation to other factories for the laid-off workers, only receiving a notice that the first round of cuts, totaling 338 jobs, will occur on July 20, with 290 more jobs being eliminated on December 22. Read More »

Vandals set fire to memorial to slain Virginia teen Nabra Hassanen

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The chief acknowledged that many people still strongly feel that it must have been a hate crime. "Love is stronger than any hate that tries to stop us", said attendee Elayne Burke. Police said the killing was being investigated as a road rage incident . Some left their cars as traffic overflowed on Wednesday and walked more than a kilometre to reach her mosque in Sterling, Virginia. Read More »

Warmbier death 'unimaginable' for former North Korea detainee

The two leaders had a high-profile summit in Florida in April and Trump has frequently praised Xi while resisting criticizing Chinese trade practices. Speaking at an Oval Office meeting with the Ukrainian president on Tuesday, Trump told reporters that what happened to Warmbier was a disgrace that should never be allowed to happen. Read More »

Putin: Russia has climbed out of recession

This time, he has done so by offering asylum to disgraced former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . "In that case, he's more of a rights campaigner defending a certain position than the security agency chief". Why?" Last week, Bloomberg News reported that Russia's cyberattack on the USA electoral system "was far more widespread than has been publicly revealed" and included probes into voter databases and software systems in almost twice as many states as was ... Read More »

No 'tapes:' Trump says he did not record meetings with Comey

The question about tapes was raised days after the President fired Comey on May 9th. Trump: Oh, you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer. "I don't think so", she said. "And beyond timing of that, I can't really speak anything further", Sanders said. Was Trump concerned that he was under surveillance by others while in the Oval Office? "Guess I don't know for sure". Read More »

Trump tweets support for Nancy Pelosi...sort of

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Mr Trump promised he would win so much, his side would be sick of it - but after the latest win, he was quick to rub his opponents' noses in the smell of defeat. "That would be very bad for the Republican Party". At a campaign-style rally in Iowa on Wednesday evening, President Trump praised recent GOP special election victories and his administration's accomplishments to date, while criticizing the media and Democrats. Read More »

GOP, Paul opposition imperil Senate health care bill

The initial draft , released after mounting criticism of a secretive process that left even many Senate Republicans wondering what was in the bill, proposes large cuts to Medicaid , reduces tax credits created to help people buy insurance and lets state governors request waivers to ignore current coverage requirements. Read More »

'I did not make, and do not have' Comey tapes

Trump and his spokespeople had repeatedly refused to respond when asked if recordings existed. In two posts on Twitter , the president rejected the notion that he had created audio tapes documenting exchanges with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation boss-a possibility he himself had raised in the day's following Comey's dismissal. Read More »

Sunk? Four GOP Senators Oppose The Better Care Reconciliation Act

President Donald Trump didn't give a strong indication about where he stood on details of the Senate bill to replace Obamacare-but he at least seemed happy the proposal is moving forward. It would also take money out of the marketplaces that the Affordable Care Act created. The bill bars the use of subsidies for plans that include abortion coverage and Planned Parenthood would be defunded for one year . Read More »

Spanish Firefighters Battle Portugal's Deadliest Fire

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A man, right, walks along a recently burnt patch of pine forest in Serra do Macario, central Portugal, Tuesday, June 20 2017. Police have said the fire was caused by dry lightning strikes and spread so quickly due to an unusually risky mix of low humidity, extremely high temperatures and powerful winds.But investigators said on Wednesday they would question the head of the country's volunteer firefighters, Jaime Marta Soares, who has said he suspects the fire had "criminal origins". Read More »

British PM´s promise on citizen rights sets up European Union clash

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Several eastern European states have also urged the EU to ensure that Britain's departure does not harm co-operation on security issues from intelligence-sharing to handling of global criminal cases and the tracking of suspects. Mrs May is not expected to detail any of the specifics of how citizens rights will be protected but instead give broad assurances. Labour's Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, said: "Labour has been clear that people should not be bargaining chips in ... Read More »

Erdogan spokesman says Turkey and Russia to deploy in Syria's Idlib

Speaking to reporters at the sahur meal on early Thursday at the Beştepe Presidential Complex in Ankara, Kalın said that as part of the mechanism, Turkey and Russian Federation could jointly deploy forces to Syria's northwestern Idlib area, which is now controlled by opposition groups. Read More »

Ossoff chose civility and it didn't work. How do Democrats beat Trump?

Democrats were hesitant to attack the President in such a historically heavily Republican district. It was billed as a referendum on Donald Trump , with this week's (June 20) special congressional election in Georgia presenting the chance for Democrats to deliver a stinging blow to the embattled US President. Read More »

North Korea 'top security threat,' US & China officials agree

Justin Weber told The Associated Press that a news conference is expected later to provide more information. To back up the designation, Tillerson could assert that Americans face "imminent danger" to their health or safety if they travel there, an easily defendable assertion in the wake of Warmbier's death. Read More »

5 important takeaways from Georgia's record-breaking special election

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) - Republicans say Karen Handel's victory in Georgia's 6th Congressional District proves the GOP is still the dominant party in Georgia. Republicans won. But Norman isn't necessarily on Ryan's side. . Relative success for Democratic candidates in the Kansas and Montana special elections had raised expectations for Democrats in SC. Read More »

Virginia man charged with spying for China: Justice Dept

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A Virginia man caught with United States dollars 16,500 in cash in his carry-on luggage was charged with transmitting top-secret documents to an apparent Chinese agent. According to the affidavit, the Chinese officers were encouraging Mallory to resume working for the government so that he could obtain "a position of access". Read More »

Finsbury Park: Kids talk about impact of terror attack

British leaders, including Prime Minister Theresa May, have moved swiftly to ease concerns in the Muslim community following the attack in London's Finsbury Park neighborhood, which is home to a large Muslim population. According to the Metropolitan Police, there was no immediate evidence that Osborne was an active member of a far right organisation. The incident at Finsbury Park was the fourth attack in Britain since March and the third to involve a vehicle deliberately driven at ... Read More »

Merkel wants good-spirited Brexit talks, focus on EU 27

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Mr Tusk is not the only person who has suggested that Britain need not go through with Brexit. Tusk made the comments a few hours before a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May , quoting John Lennon's song "Imagine": "So who knows?" One senior official close to the talks predicted the collapse of negotiations at some point because of what he described as the UK's incapacity to be realistic. Read More »