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McCain pleads for unity in the wake of Niger attack

CNN POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:46
Sen. John McCain called for unity Monday over the death of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed along with three other soldiers in a deadly ambush in Niger earlier this month.

Lawmakers urge reversal after financier says visa revoked

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:37
WASHINGTON -- Republicans and Democrats are demanding answers from the U.S. government after British-American financier William Browder said his visa was revoked.

The Latest: Singapore leader urges dialogue on North Korea

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's planned visit to Asia in November (all times local): 2017-10-23T10:22:00-04:00 2017-10-23T14:22:49-04:00

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore Before Working Luncheon

THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:31

Cabinet Room

12:51 P.M. EDT

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. It's a great honor to have Prime Minister Lee of Singapore with us and his representatives at the highest level.

We've just signed an order with Boeing for almost $14 billion worth of airplanes. We do a lot of business with Singapore. The relationship now is at its highest point and it will continue. It will continue.

So, Mr. Prime Minister, thank you very much. It's an honor to have you in the White House.

PRIME MINISTER LEE: Well, thank you very much for inviting me and my delegation. We have a very good relationship with the United States, and we hope to take it forward further.

PRESIDENT TRUMP : Thank you.

PRIME MINISTER LEE: And I'm very happy at the deal between SIA and Boeing. SIA is not a bad airline -- (laughter) -- and they try their best to buy the best airplanes, and I'm quite sure they've made a good decision.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: That's because they buy Boeing, right? (Laughter.)

That's great. Thank you very much.

Thank you, everybody. Thank you very much.

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 12:53 P.M. EDT

Ex-U.S. spy chiefs urge Congress to renew internet surveillance law

REUTERS POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:25
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. intelligence officials who worked for both Republican and Democratic presidents urged Congress on Monday to renew an internet surveillance program they said has stopped militant plots and helped policymakers steer through international crises.

Lawmakers urge reversal after financier says visa revoked

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:24

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans and Democrats are demanding answers from the U.S. government after British-American financier William Browder said his visa was revoked.

Browder lobbied for a law named after his former employee, Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky, that imposed travel bans and froze assets of dozens of Russian officials. Magnitsky ...

Three things to remember about the rhetoric surrounding the Trump tax plan

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:22
A look at three arguments you'll hear a lot.

The Latest: Trump promises 401Ks won't change

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:16
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2017-10-23T10:06:00-04:00 2017-10-23T14:06:00-04:00

James Comey confirms he's 'Reinhold Niebuhr' in the strangest possible way

CNN POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:09
President Donald Trump fired his FBI director, in part, for being a "showboat," which didn't ring true given James Comey's reputation as a standup G-Man and his commitment, even in the midst of his own political peril, for antagonizing both sides of the aisle.

Donald Trump and Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore leader, discuss North Korean nuclear threat

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:08

President Trump discussed North Korea's nuclear threat Monday with the prime minister of Singapore, with the Asian leader acknowledging there are "no quick and easy" solutions.

At a White House event in the Rose Garden, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said his country shares with the U.S. its condemnation of ...

Case cracked: Comey reveals secret Twitter account

CNN POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:05
Former FBI Director James Comey revealed his secret Twitter account Monday with a tweeted picture from Iowa.

New Jersey governor race: Who are Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno?

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:04
The stakes are high in New Jersey as the state prepares to elect a new governor for the first time in eight years.

Tillerson arrives in Iraq after rebuke from Baghdad over paramilitaries

REUTERS POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:01
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived on Monday in Iraq, hours after the government rebuked him for calling on it to send home Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk.

U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson makes unannounced visit to Baghdad

REUTERS POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:54
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Monday, meeting Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi hours after his office accused Tillerson of interfering in Iraqi affairs.

EPA pulls scientists out of climate change conference talk

CNN POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:48
The Environmental Protection Agency has canceled speaking appearances by three of its scientists set to speak at a Rhode Island conference Monday.

The Latest: Lawyer says shooter was unaware he had a gun

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:46

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Latest on San Francisco pier shooting murder trial (all times local):

10:35 a.m.

The attorney for a Mexican man accused of fatally shooting a woman on a San Francisco pier says his client is not criminally responsible because he did not know that the object ...

In Trump's response to Myeshia Johnson, many black women see a pattern

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:38
Some feel the attacks from Trump reek of sexism and racism in ways that Trump's other attacks do not.

Senators to be briefed on Niger attack

CNN POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:36
Senators on the armed services committee are expected to receive a briefing from Pentagon officials Thursday on the Niger incident, according to two Senate sources.

Trump to award second Medal of Honor

CNN POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:36
President Donald Trump will for the second time of his presidency award the Medal of Honor during a ceremony Monday at the White House.

Universal credit: Labour secures emergency debate on rollout

BBC POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:30
Labour secures an emergency debate after claiming ministers are ignoring last week's vote.

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