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Trump disputes military widow's account of condolence call – CNN

October 23, 2017 5:40:04 am | 0 Comments

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McCain blasts Vietnam War 'bone spur' deferments in apparent swipe at Trump – ABC News

October 23, 2017 5:05:41 am | 0 Comments

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., appeared to attack President Donald Trump during an interview on Sunday, criticizing higher-income Americans who managed to avoid fighting in the Vietnam War by getting a “bone spur” diagnosis. McCain, who made the remarks while discussing the Vietnam War in an interview with C-SPAN3 that aired Sunday, echoed questions that surfaced…

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Bergdahl sentencing will feature how desperate search changed 3 lives forever – Fox News

October 23, 2017 4:37:18 am | 0 Comments

As the fate of Bowe Bergdahl rests in the hands of a judge this week, a military court is expected to hear dramatic testimony Monday from the soldiers and a Navy SEAL who were badly hurt in the search for the Army sergeant after he deserted his post. The judge, Army Col. Jeffery R. Nance, will…

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Cuban would 'probably' run as Republican if he challenges Trump – The Hill

October 23, 2017 4:21:33 am | 0 Comments

Billionaire investor Mark Cuban said he would likely run as a Republican if he launched a bid for the White House in 2020. During an interview on Fox News, Cuban was asked whether he was a Democrat or a Republican. Cuban said he was “fiercely independent.” He was then pressed on which party he would…

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Senate presses ahead on $36.5B Puerto Rico disaster relief package – Chicago Tribune

October 23, 2017 3:29:04 am | 0 Comments

The Senate is pushing ahead on a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would give Puerto Rico a much-needed infusion of cash. The measure also would replenish rapidly dwindling emergency disaster accounts and provide $16 billion to permit the financially troubled federal flood insurance program to pay an influx of Harvey-related claims. But it rejects…

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The Daily 202: The corrosion of support for First Amendment principles started before Trump. He's supercharged it. – Washington Post

October 23, 2017 3:04:27 am | 0 Comments

Donald Trump arrives back at the White House yesterday after playing golf at his club in Sterling, Va. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press) THE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump celebrated Sunday that his campaign to delegitimize the free press is working. The president touted a Politico–Morning Consult poll published last week that found 46 percent of registered voters believe…

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How hard did hurricanes hit economy? – USA TODAY

October 23, 2017 3:00:08 am | 0 Comments

CLOSE President Trump is giving himself a ’10’ for the hurricane response in Puerto Rico. Trump met Thursday with Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello at the White House. He said the governor understands that US responders ‘can’t be there forever.’ (Oct. 19) AP (Photo: Getty Images)   The toll that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma took…

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First on CNN: Security costs skyrocket at 'lightning rod' EPA – CNN

October 23, 2017 2:10:38 am | 0 Comments

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​'There was coup d'état in America:' Dr. Cyril Wecht weighs in on decision to open JFK assassination files – WTAE Pittsburgh

October 23, 2017 1:51:28 am | 0 Comments

PITTSBURGH — Renowned pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht, the first civilian to be given permission to examine the John F. Kennedy assassination evidence, said he hopes the government will keep President Donald Trump’s promise that the JFK assassination files will be unsealed. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Advertisement Accused shooter Lee…

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After Controversy Over Condolence Calls, Can Trump And The White House Refocus? – NPR

October 23, 2017 1:00:34 am | 0 Comments

Enlarge this image President Trump has an opportunity to refocus on the military with a Medal of Honor ceremony and to congressional priorities as he heads to Capitol Hill Tuesday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images When backed into a corner, President Trump digs in and fights back. It’s what he’s…

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