Kelly: I advised Trump on calls to families of fallen soldiers - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:41pm - White House chief of staff John Kelly said Thursday he advised President Donald Trump on what to say before he called the families of the four fallen soldiers who died during an ambush in Niger.

What we know and don't know about the deadly Niger attack - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:39pm - Defense Secretary James Mattis wants answers regarding the ambush by 50 ISIS-affiliated fighters that left four US soldiers dead and two wounded in Niger two weeks ago, three senior US defense officials told CNN Wednesday.

Senators Demand Online Ad Disclosures as Tech Lobby Mobilizes - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:34pm - Tech has fought online ad regulations, but three senators will introduce a bipartisan bill to force the industry to disclose who buys political ads.

Kelly: I was 'stunned' and 'heartbroken' to see congresswoman attacking Trump... - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:33pm -
Trump pick for top environmental post called belief in global warming a 'kind... - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:32pm - President Donald Trump's nominee to be the White House senior adviser for environmental policy in 2016 described the belief in "global warming" as a "kind of paganism" for "secular elites."

?Dear Helene: Could You Not Wear Beachwear on Sunday A.M. Talk Shows?? - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:29pm - The time our Pentagon correspondent?s mail was about a different sort of ?arms? control.

Bush takes veiled swipe at Trump, slams 'bullying and prejudice' - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:28pm - (Reuters) - Former President George W. Bush on Thursday decried "bullying and prejudice" in a New York speech that appeared to be a sweeping, thinly veiled critique of President Donald Trump.

Kelly Speaks About Son?s Death and Criticizes Congresswoman Wilson - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:26pm - John F. Kelly said he was stunned to see the criticism by a Democratic congresswoman after the president delivered a similar message to the widow of one of the soldiers killed in Niger.

Bush: Bigotry and white supremacy are 'blasphemy' against the American creed - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:24pm - Former President George W. Bush condemned bigotry and white supremacy Thursday morning while endorsing policies that run counter to those supported by President Donald Trump.

GOP to muscle budget through Senate as it eyes tax cuts - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:24pm - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans controlling the Senate appear set to muscle their $4 trillion budget plan through the Senate late Thursday, turning back successive attempts by Democrats to derail GOP plans for a tax cut later this year....

George W. Bush just laid the smackdown on Trumpism - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:24pm - George W. Bush doesn't talk much about politics in public. Which makes the speech he gave Thursday in New York City -- a point-by-point rejection of Trumpism -- all the more important and noteworthy.

Obama pushing Democratic governor candidates in 2 states - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:23pm - NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- People arrived early and were waiting in line for hours Thursday as former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia....

Trump Picks Joseph Simons, Corporate Antitrust Lawyer, to Lead F.T.C. - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:21pm - The choice comes at a time of broad bipartisan concern over corporate consolidation and big deals in the waiting.

Next Fed candidate to meet with Trump: Janet Yellen - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:20pm - Janet Yellen set to meet President Trump as he weighs whether to reappoint or replace her as Fed chair.

No, Melania Trump does not have a body double - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:12pm - No, Melania Trump doesn't have a body double -- despite what you may have seen on the internet.

Trump kicks issues to Congress, is erratic negotiator - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:11pm - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic negotiating partner as he punts policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants....

Bush condemns Trump-era America: 'Bigotry seems emboldened' - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:10pm - NEW YORK (AP) -- Former President George W. Bush on Thursday denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of "nativism," isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded the nation's true identity....

U.S. lawmakers want regulation of Facebook, Twitter political ads - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:03pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers, alarmed over hackers' use of the internet to influence last year's election, introduced legislation on Thursday to extend the rules that apply to political advertising on television and radio to social media like Facebook Inc .

Conservative Republican tries to derail reappointment of Fed's Yellen - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:02pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A member of the U.S. House of Representatives' Freedom Caucus is mounting a campaign to kill any chance of a second term for Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, the latest sign conservative Republicans want a fresh face at the helm of the central bank.

Bipartisan Obamacare deal gains Republican support in Senate - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:00pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare by restoring billions of dollars of subsidies to health insurers picked up Republican support in the Senate on Thursday despite President Donald Trump's opposition.

Lawmakers unveil bill to thwart Russian election ads on social media - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:59pm - Sen. Mark Warner said he hopes tech companies will work with lawmakers on the ad-disclosure bill and predicted more senators will join as co-sponsors.

Senators introduce bill for new online political ad disclosures - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:54pm - A bipartisan trio of senators is unveiling legislation Thursday that would place new disclosure requirements on political advertisements in an effort to combat the kind of election meddling that Russia engaged in during the 2016 election campaign.

CIA head: NKorea months from perfecting nuclear capabilities - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:51pm - WASHINGTON (AP) -- CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that North Korea is months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities....

U.S. envoy Haley: Russia interference in elections is 'warfare' - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:50pm - NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday described Russian interference in U.S. elections as "warfare."

Without Saying ?Trump,? George W. Bush Delivers an Implicit Rebuke - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:40pm - Former President George W. Bush defended immigration and free trade, while condemning nationalism, protectionism and ?casual cruelty? in public discourse.

Trump to attend benefit dinner for U.N. refugee agency - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:40pm -
US tourist fears he was hit in Cuba, years before diplomats - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:39pm - CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Chris Allen's phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in Cuba had hit a U.S. government worker at Havana's Hotel Capri. Allen's friends and family had heard an eerily similar story from him before....

Senators push for more online transparency in elections - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:34pm - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two Democratic senators are unveiling what could be the first of several pieces of legislation to try to lessen influence from Russia or other foreign actors on U.S. elections - with a measure to boost transparency for online political ads....

Court: Cross-shaped WWI memorial is unconstitutional - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:30pm - A federal appeals court has ruled that a 40-foot cross-shaped Maryland monument honoring soldiers who died in World War I is unconstitutional, saying it violates the separation between church and state.

Senator suggests blocking US attorney candidates who meet with Trump - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:25pm - President Donald Trump has personally interviewed candidates for US attorney positions in New York and Washington, an unusual action for a president, people familiar with the meetings said Wednesday.

Bush Slams Russian Effort to 'Exploit Our Country's Divisions' - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:23pm - Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that Russian cyber-attacks during the 2016 election were an effort to turn "Americans against each other" as Moscow sought to exploit "our country's divisions.

Congressional Memo: For the Senate?s Budget Blueprint, It?s Better Late Than ... - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:22pm - The Senate?s budget blueprint, while ostensibly an outline of federal spending and revenues, would allow a tax bill to be approved with only Republican votes.

Trump now says Puerto Rico faced 'worse than Katrina' - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:21pm - Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, ahead of a meeting Thursday with President Donald Trump, said he plans on discussing "pressing needs" with the President.

Trump Gives Administration a '10' for Puerto Rico Recovery - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:19pm - President Donald Trump graded his administration a "ten" out of ten for its response to Puerto Rico's hurricane devastation Thursday, despite the continued and widespread lack of electricity and drinkable water across the storm-ravaged island.

McCain threatens a subpoena to get details on Niger ambush - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:13pm -
Capitol Hill is making a mess on Wikipedia - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:01pm - At least one anonymous person with a Capitol Hill internet connection is making near constant edits on Wikipedia, dropping trolling messages into several articles in front of an online audience.

Should Twitter and Google Tell You Who Paid for Those Ads? - 19 Oct 2017 at 1:58pm - There's an old saying: On the internet, no one knows you're a dog. They also don't know if you're a Russian propagandist.

Trump to address Senate Republicans on Tuesday: Senator Barrasso - 19 Oct 2017 at 1:56pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Senate Republicans at their weekly policy lunch next Tuesday, a member of the Senate's Republican leadership said on Thursday.

McCain: Niger attack information 'may require a subpoena' - 19 Oct 2017 at 1:52pm - Sen. John McCain said Thursday that he might seek a subpoena to gain the information he wants about the attack in Niger that left four US soldiers dead and two wounded.

Thousands eligible for DACA renewals failed to apply in time - 19 Oct 2017 at 1:46pm - WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 21,000-22,000 young immigrants, many brought to the country illegally as children, did not submit their status renewal applications in time....