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Fact Check: Did an alleged terror suspect bring two dozen relatives to U.S.?

1 hour 4 min ago
Three times, the president has told a story that falls upon close inspection.

Democrats flip state senate seat in Wisconsin

2 hours 47 min ago
In the race for Wisconsin's 10th state Senate district, Democrat Patty Schachtner defeated Republican Adam Jarchow, a member of the state assembly.

Senate advances spy bill past key procedural hurdle, setting up likely passage

4 hours 10 min ago
The 60-to-38 vote moves the bill toward a vote on final passage later this week.

Schiff: White House ‘gag order’ prevented Bannon from answering questions

5 hours 41 min ago
Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on Jan. 16 that the White House effectively enforced a “gag order” to prevent former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon from answering questions from lawmakers.

House Intelligence Committee issues subpoena to Bannon after he declines to answer questions

7 hours 3 min ago
The former White House strategist’s appearance before the House Intelligence Committee was the first time he has been drawn into the Russia investigations.

The White House doctor’s assessment of Trump’s health, in three minutes

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:59
Navy Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson, the lead White House doctor, said on Jan. 16 that President Trump’s “overall health is excellent.” Jackson also said Trump did “exceedingly well” on a cognitive test.

Senators react: DACA deal, Trump’s comments and a possible shutdown

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:49
Senators from both parties commented on a variety pressing issues on Jan. 16.

Why you may be misunderstanding the mental test that Trump passed with flying colors

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:37
The test is easy because you don't have any mental impairment.

Trump's disruption of government could aid top federal employees, survey says

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:17
In the hands of effective civil service managers, disruption when political appointees aren’t in place can be a good thing, the survey found.

Adult-film star reportedly spoke to journalist in 2016 about Trump settlement, fearing he wouldn't pay up

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:17
A new report says the adult-film star told a journalist she was negotiating a six-figure settlement not to discuss an affair with the future president.

The many defenses and dodges to Trump's 'shithole countries' remark

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:17
From categorizing it as "tough language" to saying they "don't recall that specific phrase," supporters of President Trump are downplaying his remarks calling African nations "shithole countries."

Sanders on Trump: ‘Sometimes he does use tough language’

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:07
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Jan. 16 did not confirm or deny that President Trump called African nations and Haiti “shithole countries” but said Trump sometimes uses “tough language.”

Trump did ‘exceedingly well’ on a cognitive test, top White House doctor says

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:37
The president received a score of 30 out of 30 on the test that he requested, Navy Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson said.

White House doctor: Trump’s ‘overall health is excellent’

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:15
Navy Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson, the White House lead doctor, said on Jan. 16 that President Trump’s “overall health is excellent.”

White House doctor: ‘Absolutely no concerns’ about Trump’s ‘cognitive ability’

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:06
Navy Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson, the White House lead doctor, said on Jan. 16 that President Trump requested a cognitive test during a physical examination. Jackson said he had “absolutely no concerns” about Trump’s “cognitive ability.”

The Republicans had Obamacare. The Democrats have net neutrality.

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:47
The Senate's move to undo the FCC's repeal is likely part of a bigger strategy.

Trump: ‘How did I win Arkansas by so much’ against Clinton?

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:14
In a reference to his victory against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, President Trump said on Jan. 16: “How did I win Arkansas by so much when she came from Arkansas?”

Lawmakers grill DHS chief on immigration deal and Trump's 'shithole' remarks

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:14
Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at length on Jan. 16, about President Trump's "shithole countries" remarks and immigration deal negotiations.

Trump on cutting regulations: ‘We’re looking now at Dodd-Frank’

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:05
While discussing his policy of cutting federal regulations, President Trump on Jan. 16 said that “we’re looking now at Dodd-Frank because we have to free up — so that banks can loan money to great people.”