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Democratic group pulls ad targeting Virginia governor hopeful Ed Gillespie's supporters

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 02:30
A television ad depicting supporters of Virginia governor hopeful Ed Gillespie as Confederates who attack minority children has been pulled amid a terror attack in New York City.

President Donald J. Trump Approves Alabama Disaster Declaration

THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 02:49

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Alabama and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Nate from October 6 to October 10, 2017.

Federal funding is available to the State and to eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Hurricane Nate in the counties of Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, and Washington.

Federal funding also is available to the State and to eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work in the counties of Autauga, Dallas, and Macon.

Furthermore, Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Warren J. Riley as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR FEMA-NEWS-DESK@FEMA.DHS.GOV.

Wife of Alabama Senate candidate Moore says he won't quit

AP POLITICS - 7 min 39 sec ago
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore said Friday her husband won't quit the race in the face of allegations that he sexually assaulted young women years ago. 2017-11-17T09:16:00-05:00 2017-11-17T14:16:30-05:00

White House requests $44B disaster aid bill

AP POLITICS - 7 min 39 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Friday sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small. 2017-11-17T09:16:00-05:00 2017-11-17T14:16:07-05:00

Democrats press Homeland Security pick on immigration issues

AP POLITICS - 7 min 39 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are pressing President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Homeland Security Department for more specific answers to a series of contentious immigration policy questions. 2017-11-17T09:14:00-05:00 2017-11-17T14:14:50-05:00

US Navy admits aircrew drew penis in the sky

CNN POLITICS - 11 min 13 sec ago
In case there was any doubt, the US Navy has confirmed that there is "zero training value" in drawing penises in the sky.

Cuban businesswomen seek Rubio meeting as U.S. policy bites

REUTERS POLITICS - 14 min 34 sec ago
HAVANA (Reuters) - An association of Cuban businesswomen has asked to meet with Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida to explain the impact on the country's nascent private sector of rolling back a detente in U.S. relations.

State Department battles criticism of Tillerson's management

AP POLITICS - 20 min 45 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is hitting back at the growing bipartisan criticism of Rex Tillerson's leadership and accusations he is presiding over a debilitating brain drain of the nation's diplomatic corps. 2017-11-17T09:06:00-05:00 2017-11-17T14:06:43-05:00

Why did Trump attack Franken but stay quiet on Moore? Simple.

CNN POLITICS - 23 min 19 sec ago
When it comes to making sense of President Donald Trump's public statements, especially his tweets, the first rule is to not think too hard. Trump is not operating out of a secret genius playbook. There is no game theory reasoning in effect here.

Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with Colombian Vice President Oscar Naranjo

THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE - 27 min 36 sec ago

Today at the White House, Vice President Mike Pence met with Colombian Vice President Oscar Naranjo to reaffirm the strong and enduring partnership between the United States and Colombia, and address a range of issues including the critical fight against illegal drugs, implementation of the Colombian Peace Accords, and opportunities to stimulate economic growth. Vice President Pence underscored the essential importance of Colombia's counternarcotics efforts, commending Vice President Naranjo for recent progress, while noting the need to deploy more effective eradication techniques to bring down cultivation and production levels. The leaders also discussed opportunities to amplify interdiction operations that can halt existing drug shipments from reaching US shores. On the economic front, Vice President Pence reiterated the United States' strong support for Colombia's ambition to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), encouraging Colombia to make progress on remaining labor and trade concerns, particularly related to pharmaceuticals and trucking, to ensure a successful outcome. The two leaders discussed the on-going crisis in Venezuela, expressing deep concern for deteriorating situation and reiterating their steadfast commitment to support the restoration of the country's democracy.

Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys

REUTERS POLITICS - 33 min 30 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer use political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party to cover the costs, his attorneys confirmed.

State Department battles criticism of Tillerson's management

AP POLITICS - 34 min 45 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is hitting back at growing bipartisan criticism of Rex Tillerson's leadership and accusations he is presiding over a debilitating brain drain of the nation's diplomatic corps. 2017-11-17T08:51:00-05:00 2017-11-17T13:51:28-05:00

Should Democrats turn on Bill Clinton?

CNN POLITICS - 35 min 19 sec ago
Let's get these two things out the way: First, the overriding and unfortunate lesson of recent American politics is that if presidential candidates and presidents accused of sexual misconduct just stay the course, they'll either get elected or survive in office. There's a Democrat named Clinton and a Republican named Trump who bear that out.

Trump begins paying legal bills from own pocket

CNN POLITICS - 41 min 33 sec ago
President Donald Trump has begun paying his personal legal bills stemming from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign out of his own pocket, relieving the Republican Party of future payments, the White House's special counsel on the matter announced Friday.

Senate Ethics Committee could soon be busy with Franken, Menendez: Here's what it does

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 42 min 53 sec ago
The Senate Ethics Committee could soon be busy investigating Sens. Bob Menendez for corruption and Al Franken for sexual misconduct. Roy Moore, a Senate candidate, could also be under a probe for sexual misconduct if he wins.

Hillary Clinton questions 'legitimacy' of Trump's victory in 2016 election

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 46 min 53 sec ago
One year after losing the presidential race, 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is still questioning the “legitimacy” of President Trump’s victory, accusing Republicans of voter suppression tactics in swing states and Russians of influencing votes through a “disinformation campaign.”

If Roy Moore is expelled from the Senate, he'd be the first since Civil War-era

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 47 min 53 sec ago
With the sexual assault allegations against Roy Moore mounting, Washington Republicans have been scrambling to come up with ideas for how to handle the GOP Senate candidate.

The Latest: Rape survivor wants Franken's name off bill

AP POLITICS - 49 min 43 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on allegations of sexual misconduct against Sen. Al Franken (all times local): 2017-11-17T08:35:00-05:00 2017-11-17T13:35:19-05:00

Marshall Center Graduates Ready to Tackle Global Threats

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - 50 min 53 sec ago
In Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 93 professionals from 41 countries graduated from the Program on Applied Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, and take home new perspectives as "agents of change."

Montana Sen. Tester rejects Franken campaign money

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 52 min 10 sec ago

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester says he's donating money his campaign received from Sen. Al Franken to a sexual violence prevention organization.

Tester denounced Franken and said that the Minnesota senator had donated $25,000 to Tester's campaigns. Both Tester and Franken are Democrats.

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