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Trump dismisses 401(k) changes, additional bracket for tax plan

REUTERS POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:47
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the possibility of limiting popular 401(k) retirement savings plans to help pay for Republicans' sweeping tax plan and expressed doubts about adding another top bracket targeting high earners.

Key senators say they didn't know the US had troops in Niger

CNN POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:45
Some senators are saying they didn't know the US had troops in Niger as questions swirl about the raid that killed four US servicemen there earlier this month.

The Health 202: Obamacare may lose 1.1 million because of advertising cuts

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:44
So says Obama's chief advertising officer for Healthcare.gov.

Tillerson makes unannounced side trip to Afghanistan

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:26
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan. 2017-10-23T05:14:00-04:00 2017-10-23T09:14:03-04:00

Trump tweets that 401(k) contributions 'safe' in tax plan

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised Monday there will be "no change" to tax incentives for the popular 401(k) retirement programs. 2017-10-23T05:10:00-04:00 2017-10-23T09:10:23-04:00

Bob Casey says Congress needs to make the AUMF a priority after Niger attacks

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:23

Sen. Bob Casey said Monday that Congress needs to make the Authorization for Use of Military Force a priority after the attack in Niger.

"I think there's a lot of work that both parties, and both branches of government, need to do not only to stay more informed, but to ...

Governor asks Trump to not deport Indonesian immigrants

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:21

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking that his administration reconsider its decision to deport nearly 70 Indonesians who lost their bid to remain in the U.S. and fear persecution if returned home.

The Republican governor said through a ...

Trump denies Army widow's claim he struggled to remember soldier's name

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:21
President Trump on Monday denied an Army widow’s claim that he struggled to remember Sgt. La David Johnson’s name when he offered his condolences last week, during a phone call that has since become the focal point of a political controversy.

UK's Johnson urges North Korea to 'change course' on nukes

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:17

LONDON (AP) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Monday that nobody wants armed conflict over North Korea's nuclear ambitions, but that U.S. President Donald Trump is right to keep the option of military action open.

In a speech on global security in London, Johnson urged the government of Kim ...

The Energy 202: Perry's power grid proposal nabs some union backing

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:15
It's another case of strange bedfellows.

Trump defends call to fallen soldier's widow

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending his call to a fallen soldier's widow, saying he was "respectful" and did not forget the slain soldier's name. 2017-10-23T04:53:00-04:00 2017-10-23T08:53:58-04:00

Tillerson makes unannounced side trip to Afghanistan

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:59
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan. 2017-10-23T04:42:00-04:00 2017-10-23T08:42:25-04:00

Trump pledges 'NO change to your 401(k)' in his tax cut plan

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:55
Several news organizations reported last week that congressional Republicans were considering a cap on contributions to 401(k) programs as part of a broad overhaul of the tax code.

Tillerson meets with Afghanistan president

CNN POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:47
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Kabul on Monday in a brief, unannounced trip that had been shrouded in secrecy amid an uptick of violence in the Afghan capital.

President Trump today

CNN POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:43

Myeshia Johnson says Trump couldn't remember her husband's name

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:38

The widow of Sgt. La David Johnson said Monday that President Trump couldn't remember her husband's name.

"[Mr. Trump] said he knew what he signed up for but it hurts anyways. And I was, it made me cry because I was very angry at the tone of his voice and ...

EPA blocks scientists from giving talk on climate change: Report

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:37

The Environmental Protection Agency reportedly has blocked a long-planned address on climate change Monday by three agency scientists.

The scientists were scheduled to present at the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program, the largest estuary in New England, and an initiative the EPA has in the past helped to fund through federal ...

The Finance 202: Trump wants a tax plan in a hurry

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:33
Don't cook that Thanksgiving turkey just yet.

Widow of US soldier killed in Niger: 'They won't tell me anything'

CNN POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:24
Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, an American soldier who died in Niger, told ABC's "Good Morning America" Monday that she's still waiting for answers regarding the circumstances of her husband's death.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:24
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

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