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GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:02:56 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program. It was the second time in three months the 81-year-old McCain emerged as the destroyer of his party's signature promise to voters....
Does NKorean H-bomb threat push US closer to war?
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:01:23 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Would exploding a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific, as North Korea has threatened, push the current war of words between the U.S. and North Korea closer to actual war?...
Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:01:09 GMT
The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election....
Trump promises Alabama Sen. Strange will 'drain the swamp'
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:11:15 GMT
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- President Donald Trump implored his supporters Friday to get behind an establishment-backed incumbent in a Republican runoff race in Alabama, arguing that Sen. Luther Strange will "drain the swamp" and doesn't know the Senate Majority Leader "at all."...
Closure at busy US-Mexico border crossing promises headaches
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:12:50 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico....
Head of House panel seeks tax relief for hurricane victims
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:25:38 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the House's tax-writing committee is putting forward legislation to give temporary tax relief to victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria....
Investigators reviewing HHS chief's private charter flights
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:14:43 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal investigators are examining Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's recent use of costly charter flights on the taxpayers' dime for official business....
Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault gets scrapped
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:42:33 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints....
Trump weighs new travel restrictions as ban nears expiration
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:30:26 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is weighing the next iteration of his controversial travel ban, which could include new, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries....
Senate bill would make online political ads more transparent
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:39:16 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Legislation floated by two Democratic senators would enhance transparency for online political ads, requiring social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to keep a public file of election ads and communications....
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Trump: 'Get that son-of-a-b**** off the field'
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:05:36 -0400
While in Huntsville, Alabama, President Trump said, 'Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'get that son-of-a-b**** off the field right now, out. He's fired.''
      
 
 
President Trump: Steph Curry's not invited
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:29:15 -0400
A day after Steph Curry said he was opposed to the Golden State Warriors visiting the White House, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that he was withdrawing the invitation.
      
 
 
Meghan McCain tweets photo of 'amazing hike with dad' after senator's brain-cancer diagnosis
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:49:13 -0400
Senator John McCain revealed he has a primary brain tumor, with doctors describing the tumor as a glioblastoma.
      
 
 
Trump blasts McCain for health care stance
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:19:51 -0400
In Huntsville, Alabama, President Trump blasted Arizona Senator John McCain for not supporting the current proposed healthcare reform legislation in the U.S. Senate.
      
 
 
Trump says 'little Rocket Man' will be handled
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:43:33 -0400
In a political rally in Huntsville, Ala., President Trump shared harsh words for Kim Jong Un, calling the North Korean leader a "little Rocket Man."
      
 
 
Trump: Nobody is going to mess with our people
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:20:00 -0400
In Huntsville, Alabama, and while talking about the military threat coming from North Korea, President Donald Trump assured Americans, 'nobody is going to mess with our people.'
      
 
 
Quiz: How well do you know your inauguration history?
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:19:03 -0500
Test your knowledge of past inaugurations.
      
 
 
Meet the new U.S. senators
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:28:26 -0500
The 2017 freshman class includes the first Latina senator along with the first African American and Indian American to represent California in the Senate.
      
 
 
USA TODAY's blog on all things political
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 12:15:47 -0500
USA TODAY follows the latest updates from Washington, D.C., and across the nation.
      
 
 
Capital Download: Latest interviews
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:27:52 -0500
USA TODAY's weekly video newsmaker series with Susan Page.
      
 
 
USA TODAY and Gannett coverage of the 2016 elections
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:10:17 -0400
National coverage of the road to Election Day.
     
 
 
Congress and guns: Key moments in 26 years of death and debate
Fri, 1 Jul 2016 18:04:19 -0400
Congress is gridlocked over guns, but that has not always been the case.
     
 
 
Trump praises Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama, silent on Sen. John McCain’s latest vow
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:53:31 -0400
Trump also touched on football players protesting the national anthem.
      
 
 
Bus says Alabama 'derserves' Senate candidate Roy Moore, and opponent Doug Jones pounces
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:47:06 -0400
A misspelling on the side of the Roy Moore's campaign bus directed people to the website, alabamaderservesmoore.com.
      
 
 
This week in OnPolitics: Ding, dong, this latest repeal bill is probably dead
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:19:04 -0400
John McCain announces Obamacare repeal opposition, the travel ban could be updated and more
      
 
 
Former acting attorney general Sally Yates to headline Dem fundraiser
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:51:30 -0400
Yates was fired by President Trump for refusing to defend his Muslim travel ban in court.
      
 
 
John McCain says he is a 'no' on Graham-Cassidy bill, leaving Obamacare repeal in peril
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:18:51 -0400
“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal," McCain said in a statement.
      
 
 
Travel ban revisions may add countries, alter court challenge
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:49:11 -0400
The Trump administration is on the verge of altering its travel ban on Muslim-majority countries, a move that could delay Supreme Court action.
      
 
 
Betsy DeVos scraps Obama-era college sexual misconduct rules
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:29:35 -0400
The Department of Education's new interim guidance for college campuses attempts to balance the rights of the accused with accusers.
      
 
 
Read Sen. John McCain's statement on why he opposes the Graham-Cassidy bill
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:37:04 -0400
Sen. John McCain on Friday came out in opposition of an last-minute push to overhaul Obamacare. Read the Arizona Republican's full statement.
      
 
 
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Trump touts 'Big Luther's' loyalty, electability at Alabama rally
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:43:49 GMT
President Donald Trump blasted Sen. John McCain on Friday, calling the Arizona Republican's choice to oppose the latest GOP effort to repeal Obamacare "honestly terrible" at a rally in Alabama.
NFL commissioner: Trump showed 'lack of respect' for league
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:13:56 GMT
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Saturday slammed President Donald Trump's criticism of NFL players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem in remarks the President made at a rally in Alabama Friday night.
Trump: NFL owners should fire players who protest the national anthem
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:47:14 GMT
President Donald Trump criticized some in the National Football League Friday night at a rally for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange, saying team owners should fire players for taking a knee during the national anthem.
Trump upbeat in Alabama despite stalled agenda
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:04:53 GMT
Even with his chief legislative promise again stalled, the FBI's special investigator inching closer to his inner circle, and a nuclear crisis brewing in Asia, President Donald Trump's return to campaigning Friday after a week of diplomacy was an upbeat affair.
Rand Paul probably isn't changing his mind on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:13:10 GMT
In a desperate search for 50 votes, Republican leaders are trying to convince Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky to support a health care bill he's spent the last week railing against.
Where are the world's nuclear weapons?
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:53:08 GMT
Nine nuclear-capable states exist in the world, but only eight of them -- all but North Korea -- are believed by experts to have weapons mature and developed enough to be readily incorporated into the arsenals of their armed forces.
Prosecutors asking for 2-year prison sentence for Anthony Weiner
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:41:51 GMT
With Anthony Weiner's sentencing set for Monday, the big question is: Will he go to prison?
From dotard to Goliath, world reacts to Trump
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:57:36 GMT
A giant gold Goliath. Mentally deranged. A pusher of pipe dreams.
Trump after 'lock her up chant:' Talk to Jeff Sessions
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:56:46 GMT
President Donald Trump told an Alabama crowd Friday night that if "Crooked Hillary" Clinton had won the 2016 election, "you would not have a Second Amendment."
'You don't need it all the way' and other things Trump said about 'the wall' on Friday
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:40:40 GMT
President Donald Trump ensured a crowd in Alabama Friday night that "the wall is happening."
Trump touts his Twitter use at Alabama rally
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:10:02 GMT
President Donald Trump touted his Twitter presence while campaigning for fellow Republican Luther Strange on Friday night.
McCain won't back Graham-Cassidy bill
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:45:14 GMT
Sen. John McCain announced Friday in a statement that he cannot "in good conscience" vote for the GOP's latest plan to overhaul Obamacare, appearing to halt Republicans' latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Education Department withdraws Obama-era campus sexual assault guidance
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:09:33 GMT
The Education Department announced Friday it is formally rescinding Obama-era guidance on how schools should handle sexual assaults under Title IX federal law.
Trump on 2016: 'No, Russia did not help me'
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:38:12 GMT
President Donald Trump on Friday called the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election "one of the great hoaxes," and denied anything they did aided his victory.
Pence appears unfazed by McCain 'no' vote on health care
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:49:13 GMT
Vice President Mike Pence, a key player in the administration's efforts to lobby Congress to repeal Obamacare, seemed unfazed on Friday by the latest hiccup.
CNN poll: 54% say Russia-backed content on social media moved 2016 election
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:06:51 GMT
Although President Donald Trump insists otherwise, most Americans say it's likely that Russian-backed content on social media did affect the outcome of the 2016 election, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.
Melania Trump to meet Prince Harry, Trudeau on solo trip to Canada
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:22:40 GMT
Pence: UN Human Rights Council 'doesn't deserve its name'
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:01:54 GMT
Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the United Nation's Human Rights Council "doesn't deserve its name," slamming the body for welcoming "many of the worst human rights violators in the world."
Trump slashes at Obama's legacy, but risks his own
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:27:39 GMT
Republicans for years failed to gut the legacy of their nemesis Barack Obama: Now they can do so within a matter of days.
Trump remains Trump but evidence of Kelly's reign is emerging
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:32:12 GMT
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'Amen sister': Clinton agrees with interviewer that authenticity is a 'bulls*** concept'
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:58:58 -0400
'Amen sister': Clinton agrees with interviewer that authenticity is a 'bulls*** concept'Hillary Clinton pushed back against one of the most frequent criticisms she faced as a candidate last year — a lack of “authenticity” — agreeing with an interviewer that it amounted to a “bulls***” and sexist double standard.
As Russia probe turns to fake Facebook ads, Trump follows with a tweet
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:58:59 -0400
As Russia probe turns to fake Facebook ads, Trump follows with a tweetPresident Trump continued his efforts to belittle accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Friday, turning to the latest set of charges, involving targeted political ads placed on Facebook by accounts linked to the Kremlin.
In wake of U.N. speech, Kim calls Trump a ‘dotard.’ Trump fires back at ‘madman.’
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:28:27 -0400
In wake of U.N. speech, Kim calls Trump a ‘dotard.’ Trump fires back at ‘madman.’President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have unleashed personal attacks on one another after the U.S. commander in chief’s speech at the United Nations. “Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!” Trump wrote Friday morning. Hours earlier, Kim delivered a barrage of epithets against Trump, calling “mentally deranged” and “a gangster fond of playing with fire,” according to the New York Times.
Lead in Flint's water linked to decline in birth rate, study finds
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:41:23 -0400
Lead in Flint's water linked to decline in birth rate, study findsA new study points to one possible, and troubling, effect of lead contamination in the water of Flint, Mich.: declining fertility and poorer neonatal health.
Kurds to vote on independence, potentially splitting Iraq
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:55:52 -0400
Kurds to vote on independence, potentially splitting IraqThe Kurdish people are taking an enormous step to claim their own country in northern Iraq. A referendum vote to secede from the country and become an independent Kurdistan will take place on September 25.
Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:51:37 -0400
Iraqi Kurds to vote on independenceThe outcome of the vote, almost certain to be "yes," is likely to further rattle a region still engulfed in the fight against the Islamic State group. Baghdad and Iraq's neighbors Iran and Turkey — which worry it will encourage their own sizable Kurdish populations — have all demanded it be called off.
Trump unveils new sanctions targeting North Korea
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:02:56 -0400
Trump unveils new sanctions targeting North KoreaFollowing up the forceful statement he made at the U.N. on Tuesday, the president announced a new executive order applying further restrictions on North Korea and firms that do business with the country.
Gab, the social network of the 'alt-right,' fights to stay online
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:01:55 -0400
Gab, the social network of the 'alt-right,' fights to stay onlineA social networking website popular with white supremacists faced a fresh round of controversies this week after it banned the former system administrator of the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer from using its services. It also faced a deadline from its domain registrar in Australia, which said it would delist the site over its controversial content.
Trump jokes about 'deplorable' North Korea
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:10:03 -0400
Trump jokes about 'deplorable' North Korea"I'm happy you used the world 'deplorable,’” Trump told South Korean President Moon Jae-in. “That's been a very lucky word for me and many millions of people."
Kimmel takes a second shot at Cassidy over health care bill
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:38:24 -0400
Kimmel takes a second shot at Cassidy over health care billFor the second straight night, Jimmy Kimmel used his monologue Wednesday to rail against Sen. Bill Cassidy and other critics who say he should stick to comedy.
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