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Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:06

Minneapolis Star Tribune, Oct. 20

The research is clear: Waiting periods can curb gun deaths

It's no secret this country is extraordinarily divided on the issue of gun rights, and common ground has been hard to come by. That's why it's heartening to see fact-based evidence of a law that ...

John McCain: Trump administration hasn't provided enough information on Niger attack

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:00

Sen. John McCain said Monday that the Trump administration has not provided enough information to his committee about the ambush in Niger.

"One of the fights I'm having right now with the administration is that the Armed Services Committee is not given enough information, and they deserve it because we ...

Report: Mueller probe expands to Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta's dealings

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:00
Tony Podesta, a powerful Democratic lobbyist and the brother of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, reportedly has entered Robert Mueller's investigative crosshairs as the special counsel's office probes whether his firm violated federal law.

Ethics board waives fine for Democratic treasurer candidate

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:57

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's ethics board has agreed to waive a $2,100 fine levied on the Democrat competing to be the next state treasurer for not filing his campaign finance report on time.

Derrick Edwards, who is paralyzed from the neck down by a high school football injury, ...

No sanctuary cities in S Carolina; governor wants ban anyway

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:47

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's governor is asking legislators to require that cities and counties prove they are checking the immigration or citizenship status of anyone charged with a crime.

Gov. Henry McMaster said Monday that South Carolina now has no so-called sanctuary cities that shield people in the ...

Soldier's widow angry Trump didn't know her husband's name

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — The widow of a fallen soldier reproached President Donald Trump Monday over his condolence call last week, saying she was angered by his tone and that he couldn't remember her husband's name. Trump quickly responded on Twitter that he'd been "very respectful" and spoke the name "without hesitation." 2017-10-23T07:37:00-04:00 2017-10-23T11:37:21-04:00

AAFES to Open Online Shopping to Veterans

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:40
With less than a month until the much-anticipated official launch of the veterans online shopping benefit, more than 225,000 honorably discharged veterans have already been verified to shop at online military exchange websites when the sites open to veterans Nov. 11.

Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:39

Wisconsin State Journal, Oct. 22

Bipartisan health bill is best option

Congress appears to have enough votes to pass a bipartisan health care agreement, allowing more Americans to keep their insurance while giving states more flexibility with federal rules.

Just one problem: Republican leaders - including House Speaker Paul Ryan, ...

Soldier's widow angry Trump didn't know her husband's name

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — The widow of a fallen soldier reproached President Donald Trump Monday over his condolence call last week, saying she was angered by his tone and that he couldn't remember her husband's name. Trump quickly responded on Twitter that he'd been "very respectful" and spoke the name "without hesitation." 2017-10-23T07:26:00-04:00 2017-10-23T11:26:06-04:00

Immigrant teen seeking abortion asks court to reconsider

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for a pregnant teen being held in a Texas immigration facility are asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision not to order the government to let her obtain an abortion. 2017-10-23T07:21:00-04:00 2017-10-23T11:21:45-04:00

In Alabama, Jones touts his role jailing murderous Klansmen

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:32
Alabama Democrat Doug Jones is betting that his underdog bid for the U.S. Senate gets a boost, at home and nationally, from his role in convicting two Ku Klux Klansmen who killed four young black girls in the 1963 bombing of Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church. 2017-10-23T07:27:00-04:00 2017-10-23T11:27:02-04:00

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn on May's European Council statement

BBC POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:28
Jeremy Corbyn calls on Theresa May to "do the right thing" and guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK, regardless of Article 50 negotiations.

Trump says poll about fake news, published by ‘dishonest’ Politico, is real news

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:26
As far as the president is concerned, negative equals fake, and positive equals real. It’s as simple as that.

Brexit: Theresa May statement on European Council

BBC POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:23
Theresa May speaks of a "new deep and special partnership" between the UK and EU.

Immigrant teen seeking abortion asks court to reconsider

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:21

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorneys for a pregnant teen being held in a Texas immigration facility are asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision not to order the government to let her obtain an abortion.

Lawyers for the 17-year-old on Sunday asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ...

As deficits grow, Trump says he won't touch Social Security, Medicare

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:21

Even with deficits ballooning, President Trump again ordered his budget team not to touch Social Security and Medicare as they scour the government for savings, the White House budget director said this weekend.

Office of Management and Budget chief Mick Mulvaney said he went back to Mr. Trump recently and ...

Trump is now effectively calling a Gold Star widow a liar, despite the White House not backing him up

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:17
The White House has effectively confirmed two key details of the phone call, but Trump keeps full-on denying.

Report: Mueller probe expands to Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta's Russia dealings

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:14
Tony Podesta, a powerful Democratic lobbyist and the brother of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, reportedly has entered Robert Mueller's investigative crosshairs as the special counsel's office probes whether his firm violated federal law.

Trump likely won't visit Korean demilitarized zone during Asia trip, White House says

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 16:58
Trump will speak with U.S. troops at Camp Humphreys amid increasing tensions with North Korea

Guadagno proposes banning sanctuary cities in New Jersey

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 16:54

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, New Jersey's Republican gubernatorial candidate, on Monday called for a ban on so-called sanctuary cities in the state.

Guadagno said the idea came in response to Democratic candidate Phil Murphy suggesting he would favor turning New Jersey into a sanctuary state.

"Phil ...

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