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Tom Carper: Gary Cohn, Trump's top economic adviser, faked bad connection to end call with boss

President Trump’s top economic adviser pretended to have a bad connection in order to cut short a telephone conference call with his boss, a Democratic senator told CNN Wednesday. Delaware Sen. Tom Carper claimed the incident occurred when both he and Gary Cohn, the former …

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Lisa Murkowski supports repealing Obamacare mandate

Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska says she supports repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate to hold insurance or pay a tax — a key plank of the Senate GOP’s tax-reform bill. Ms. Murkowski, one of three Republicans who rejected GOP efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare this …

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Walter Shaub, former ethics director, files complaint against Kellyanne Conway

A former ethics director has filed a complaint against Kellyanne Conway for comments she made about the Alabama Senate race. “I have filed a complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, which investigates Hatch Act violations,” Walter Shaub tweeted. Mr. Shaub is the former …

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HealthCare.gov maintains strong start to sign-ups, hitting 2.3M

Obamacare’s brisk start to 2018 enrollment continued for a third week, as sign-ups climbed to nearly 2.3 million and continued to outpace last year’s round, though not fast enough to expand the program’s pool of customers over the full season. The Centers for Medicare and …

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Donald Trump calls LaVar Ball, father of UCLA player, an 'ungrateful fool'

President Trump accused the father of one of the basketball players accused of shoplifting in China an “ungrateful fool” in a tweet on Wednesday following days of back-and-forth criticism from both men. “It wasn’t the White House, it wasn’t the State Department, it wasn’t father …

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Hillary Clinton calls 2016 the first 'reality TV campaign'

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said the 2016 campaign was the first “reality TV campaign,” bringing its own unique set of challenges. “My opponent was the first reality TV candidate, and I was, for better or worse, the candidate of reality,” Mrs. Clinton said …

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Donald Trump breaks silence on Roy Moore accusations

President Trump broke his silence Monday on the accusations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore to bestow a virtual endorsement on the embattled Republican candidate in Alabama’s race for Senate. The president noted that Mr. Moore “totally denied” accusations that years ago he pursued relationships …

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Donald Trump's tweets are liability in court

President Trump’s loose lips are becoming more than a political liability — they are increasingly popping up in federal judges’ decisions, providing courts with the ammunition they need to stop the president’s agenda, particularly on immigration. Judge after judge used Mr. Trump’s comments about Muslims …

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Bob Brady probed by FBI over payments to challenger to quit campaign

PHILADELPHIA — The FBI has reason to believe U.S. Rep. Bob Brady unlawfully concealed a $90,000 payment made by his campaign to get an opponent to quit a 2012 primary race, according to court documents that confirm the Philadelphia Democrat is under investigation in a …

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EDITORIAL: New immigration policy opponents undermine the law

Fidelity is scarce in Donald Trump’s Washington, except among the not so loyal opposition. Whether owing to compassion or incompetence, the Trump administration one year on has failed to replace holdovers, leaving in place Barack Obama’s people who are dedicated to obstruction and delay of …

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