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Trump's critics risk undermining their arguments by not using his name

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:25
By failing to name Trump, his critics risk undermining their arguments.

The Latest: Trump says Singapore aircraft deal means US jobs

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's planned visit to Asia in November (all times local): 2017-10-23T09:17:00-04:00 2017-10-23T13:17:12-04:00

UK to help CES tech start-ups after expo chief's criticism

BBC POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:19
The government will fund small firms to attend the tech expo after claims it did little last time.

Bernie Sanders brings local politics focus to Massachusetts races

REUTERS POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:19
SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders brought his strategy of trying to reenergize the Democratic Party by lending his star power to lower-level races to a small city just outside Boston on Monday, with a stop to endorse candidates for alderman and city council.

Readout of President Donald J. Trump's Call with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan

THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:14

President Donald J. Trump spoke yesterday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan to congratulate him on his recent electoral victory. The two leaders underscored the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific region, and a strong United States-Japan alliance. President Trump reaffirmed his desire to continue working closely with Prime Minister Abe, and said he looks forward to visiting Japan in early November.

Boeing signs deal to sell planes to Singapore in meeting hosted by Trump

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:07

The Boeing Co. signed a $13.8 billion agreement Monday at the White House to sell planes to Singapore International Airlines, a deal that President Trump said will create 70,000 jobs in the U.S.

"Otherwise we'll cancel the order," Mr. Trump joked.

Others attending the event included Vice President Mike Pence, ...

ACLU asks for review in case of undocumented teen seeking abortion

CNN POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:00
The ACLU is asking a federal appeals court for help in clearing the way for an undocumented teen in detention in Texas to end her pregnancy.

The Latest: Trump welcomes Singapore leader to White House

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's planned visit to Asia in November (all times local): 2017-10-23T08:40:00-04:00 2017-10-23T12:40:20-04:00

Trump says popular retirement savings program unscathed in tax plan

REUTERS POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:48
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the possibility of curbing a popular tax-deferred U.S. retirement savings program to help pay for sweeping tax cuts, and expressed doubts about adding another top bracket targeting the wealthiest Americans.

Melania Trump's statement against bullying, annotated with President Trump's tweets

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:47
The first lady is participating in National Bullying Prevention Month, but taunts and insults are central to her husband's political brand.

Abortion: 'Hardship' travel grant for NI women

BBC POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:46
Government to pay for grants and travel costs for some NI women seeking free abortions in England.

Trump says he is 'very, very close' to making Fed chair decision

REUTERS POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:42
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Monday he is "very, very close" to making his decision on who should chair the Federal Reserve.

The Latest: McCain doesn't consider Trump a draft dodger

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. John McCain's comments about President Donald Trump and the Vietnam War (all times local): 2017-10-23T08:29:00-04:00 2017-10-23T12:29:53-04:00

Chris Christie pushes back on claims he questioned Trump's commitment to address opioid crisis

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:35

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pushed back on claims Monday that he said President Trump will not follow through on addressing the opioid crisis.

"(1/2)The comments attributed to me today in WaPo by Congressman Kennedy are false. I speak for myself on this issue. Let me be very clear," Mr. ...

Labour MP Jared O'Mara apologises for sexist comments

BBC POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:33
Sheffield Hallam Labour MP Jared O'Mara says he is "deeply ashamed" of the remarks he made in 2004.

The Latest: Trump congratulates Japan's Abe on election win

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:30
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's planned visit to Asia in November (all times local): 2017-10-23T08:18:00-04:00 2017-10-23T12:18:07-04:00

Pence honors memory of Marines killed in 1983 Beirut bombing

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is honoring the memory of 241 U.S. service members who were killed in the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut, Lebanon. 2017-10-23T08:15:00-04:00 2017-10-23T12:15:42-04:00

The Point: McCain keeps serving his revenge to Trump ice cold

CNN POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:15
In an interview with C-SPAN about the Vietnam War that ran over the weekend, Sen. John McCain said this:

A visit to the DMZ by Trump is unlikely, White House says

CNN POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:11
President Donald Trump will most likely forgo a visit to the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea when he visits Asia next month, a senior White House official said Monday, bypassing what has been a symbolic opportunity for US commanders in chief to stare into the Hermit Kingdom.

Airmen Work to Restore Radio Communications in Puerto Rico

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:09
Airmen of the 85th Engineering and Installation Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, are working at Cerro de Punta Mountain near Ponce, Puerto Rico, to repair radio communications infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Maria.

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