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July 25, 2017 12:45 PM Trump renews Twitter attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions

President Trump launched another public assault Tuesday morning on his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, questioning why the Justice Department chief has not done more to investigate alleged “crimes” by Hillary Clinton and those who have leaked information to the media. “Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton 17

July 25, 2017 8:07 AM McCain’s return, heavy with drama for ‘Obamacare’ repeal

WASHINGTON — At the twilight of a storied career and battling a brain tumor, Sen. John McCain stands poised to deliver for his party and his president on the issue that’s defined the GOP for the past seven years. It’s a situation heavy with drama and symbolism. The 80-year-old Arizona senator will return to Washington just days after a cancer diagnosis 19

July 25, 2017 6:26 AM Trump blasts ‘fabricated’ Syria story, appears to confirm covert CIA program

President Trump lashed out at The Washington Post in a string of tweets Monday night, saying the newspaper had “fabricated the facts” about his decision to end a covert program aiding Syrian rebels fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad. “The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian 20

July 25, 2017 3:04 AM With ‘Better Deal,’ Democrats (temporarily) calm a restive left

The rollout of congressional Democrats’ 2018 messaging, the “Better Deal,” was preceded by mockery and obscured by breaking news. To the happy surprise of Democratic leaders, the economics-focused agenda earned positive reviews on the left, where the party is regularly accused of compromise or sellout. There was antitrust language, and an apology for the party’s 18

July 25, 2017 1:38 AM From ‘fake media’ to Clinton, Trump brings political attacks to the Scout Jamboree

Ahead of President Trump’s appearance Monday at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, the troops were offered some advice on the gathering’s official blog: Fully hydrate. Be “courteous” and “kind.” And avoid the kind of divisive chants heard during the 2016 campaign such as “build the wall” and “lock her up.” But from the moment he took stage 30

July 25, 2017 12:23 AM Democrats Try to Find Economic Message After Railing Against Trump

And so, one after another, the Democrats stepped into this small-town painting: the Senate firebrand from Massachusetts, two Brooklynites, the House leader from San Francisco, in her dark sunglasses, assembling in front of a swing set and a row of minivans and telling the people why they should listen this time. “We’re here today because the economy 7

July 24, 2017 4:41 PM Why Youngstown voters still support Trump

Tim Ryan vows 'Youngstown street fight' vs. Trump Paul Sracic chairs the Department of Politics and International Relations at Youngstown State University in Ohio. Follow him at @pasracic. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. (CNN)After the 2012 election, the Republican postmortem concluded that the traditional Republican base of mostly 19

July 24, 2017 9:04 AM Most presidents rely on expertise. Trump treats experts like the enemy

President Trump’s policy agenda is in trouble. After nearly seven months of intramural fighting and several dramatic reversals, the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act died in the Senate. By the end of last week, even the most stalwart opponents of Obamacare seemed ready to move on. At the center of the Trump White House’s 13

July 24, 2017 6:47 AM More reason for rejecting GOP health bill than reviving it

WASHINGTON — There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans’ crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might revive it and avert a GOP humiliation. Leaders say the Senate will vote Tuesday on their health care legislation. They’ve postponed 19

July 23, 2017 9:21 PM Donald Trump Jr. adds DC-based attorney to legal team

Donald Trump Jr.'s legal team is expanding its operation, bringing on D.C.-based attorney and longtime regulatory lawyer Karina Lynch, his team told ABC News. Donald Trump Jr. is one of the people connected to the Trump administration whom the Senate Judiciary Committee has said it wants to interview as part of its investigation into possible Russian 33