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Silent Republicans have their reasons. They don't have an excuse.President Trump doesn’t care what happens to the GOP after he’s gone. So why aren’t more Republicans separating themselves from him?


White House slams lawmaker's 'disgusting' criticism of Trump's call to soldier's widowThe back-and-forth dispute between the president and a Florida congressman over what Trump said to a soldier’s widow continued Wednesday afternoon. While not denying a remark that Rep. Frederica Wilson attributed to Trump, the White House criticized her for politicizing the issue.


Opioid-law scandal sheds light on lobbying by industry-funded 'patient access' groupsFor years, the opioid industry has been funding nonprofit organizations that promote patient access to their drugs. These organizations pushed for Congress to approve Rep. Tom Marino’s Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act.


Sessions: U.S. not doing enough to stop future election interferenceAttorney General Jeff Sessions conceded Wednesday that the U.S. government is not doing enough to prevent future interference in elections by Russia and other foreign adversaries.


Trump says he has 'proof' on his call to soldier's wife, and the nation waitsIf the president's proof is anything like the evidence he’s promised to offer for some of his other controversial assertions, the nation will believe it when — or if — it sees it.


Trump resumes Twitter attacks on Comey and 'Crooked Hillary'James Comey may have begun drafting a statement about the Clinton email investigation before it was finished, to judge from newly released documents. The president, jumping on this, criticized both Comey and Clinton in tweets Wednesday.


Trump accuses congresswoman of fabricating what he said to dead soldier's widowFlorida congresswoman Frederica Wilson’s account of what the president said to a military widow on Tuesday was disputed by the president on Wednesday, but the congresswoman fired back.


Ed Gillespie's scaremongering TV ads may define his campaignEd Gillespie, an architect of the GOP outreach to Hispanics, is running for governor of Virginia with commercials demonizing Hispanic immigrants as gang members. His turnaround is reminiscent of another Southern centrist who made coded appeals to conservative white rural voters to win office: Jimmy Carter.


Trump's tax reform pitch to conservatives comes with a 'sense of urgency'The president will use the speech before the audience of conservatives to make the case that his tax cuts will spur “massive economic growth,” senior administration officials said in a conference call with reporters. While the White House officials said they’re “very confident and excited” the plan will boost the economic fortunes of the middle class, they also acknowledged it has critics on both sides of the aisle and comes with high stakes for the president.


Biden: World leaders call me to interpret TrumpFormer Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that 14 world leaders have sought him out to seek insight into President Trump.


Senators reach bipartisan deal to restore Obamacare payments Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., on Tuesday announced a deal to stabilize Obamacare markets that President Trump has tentatively blessed


Trump ambassador promises Russia he'll be 'practical'U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman is promising his hosts to be “practical” when it comes to relations damaged by Moscow’s invasions of Georgia and Ukraine, and by alleged meddling in the 2016 election.


High in the Puerto Rican mountains, waiting for help after MariaBranches and electrical wires dangle like streamers across the steep road that winds through Puerto Rico’s central mountain range to Ivan and Carmen Martinez's home and alternative-medicine clinic.


Trump defends false claim that predecessors didn't call fallen soldiers' families: 'There’s nothing to clarify'“You could ask Gen. Kelly if he got a call from Obama,” the president says in a Fox News Radio interview.


As Marino steps down, Trump praises drug czar pick as 'a fine man'President Trump revealed that Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., is no longer his nominee for the top position at the Office of National Drug Control Policy.


U.S.-backed militias defeat Islamic State in Raqqa, SyriaU.S.-backed militias ended a four-month campaign to recapture the territorial capital of the so-called Islamic State on Tuesday. Photos from the scene show destruction as well as jubilation.


Trump says U.S. neutral as Baghdad and Kurds clashThe president was asked Monday about concerns that the Iraqi government’s drive to retake control of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces could draw in Turkey and Iran. Trump answered that the U.S. isn’t taking sides.


Trump falsely says Obama did not call families of dead soldiersIn an attempt to defend his lack of public statements about four soldiers killed in Niger, President Trump falsely claimed that previous presidents did not call the families of dead soldiers — name-checking former President Barack Obama specifically as one of those who did not.


Trump and McConnell downplay White House attacks on Senate GOPA little more than an hour after expressing his disgust with Republicans in Congress, President Trump emerged from a working lunch with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to declare that he and Kentucky senator are “fighting for the same thing.”


After exposé, Trump says he’ll ‘be looking into’ his choice for drug czar postPresident Trump’s choice for the country’s next drug czar once championed a bill that dramatically weakened the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to go after drug companies that have been flooding the nation with addictive pain pills.


How Harvey Weinstein got away with it for so longOnly a small percentage of sexual assaults result in criminal charges, and even fewer with convictions. As a result, many victims don’t even bother filing complaints. And powerful men, from the president on down, face few lasting consequences.


Trump: ‘I hope’ Clinton runs for president in 2020President Trump tweets that he would like Hillary Clinton to run for president again in 2020.


Russian trolls were schooled on ‘House of Cards’A former Russian internet troll says the training for influencing the American election included screening "House of Cards," and reading – and writing – comments on the websites of the New York Times and the Washington Post.


Tillerson still won't say whether he called Trump a 'moron'The secretary of state is refusing to discuss reports that he called the president a “moron” after a meeting with the commander in chief and top national security officials over the summer.


Now I Get It: Trump’s decision not to certify the Iran dealEvery 90 days, President Trump is required by Congress to certify that Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement. It’s up to Congress, and they have a few options. If they make either of these moves, Iran could see it as a deal-breaker and resume the development of its nuclear program through uranium enrichment.


Las Vegas sheriff, in emotional press conference, admits he's still searching for answersIn the nearly two weeks since Stephen Paddock rained gunfire on concertgoers in Las Vegas, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo has become the face of the ongoing investigation.


Democrats scramble to prop up Obamacare amid Trump 'sabotage'As the Trump White House administers blow after blow to the Affordable Care Act, congressional Democrats are planning to take steps on their own to try to prevent or delay the demise of individual marketplaces where 12 million Americans buy insurance.


Trump calls for changing, or killing, Iran nuclear deal. What’s next?Trump’s dramatic ultimatum did not by itself kill the accord but kicked its uncertain fate to Capitol Hill and six world capitals, including Tehran. Here's what could happen next.


FBI document cache sheds light on inner workings of Russia’s U.S. news (and propaganda) networkYahoo News has obtained thousands of emails and documents from the Russian news agency Sputnik. The FBI is scrutinizing the documents in its investigation into whether the company is actually an agent of the Russian government.


Democrats condemn Trump's 'spiteful act' of ending Obamacare paymentsHouse Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer accused President Trump of punishing the American people for his own inability to improve the U.S. health care system.


Laying on hands: When Trump needs support, he calls on pastors, and they call on himTrump has been eager to harness the powerful emotional energy of evangelical Christianity on his own behalf, especially at low points in his presidency. But is he really a believer?


The struggle of a Puerto Rican restaurant without electricity — or refrigerationHappy Burger, in the heart of San Juan’s Santurce district, struggles to survive without electricity or refrigeration after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.


White House claims Trump would like to get rid of all nuclear weaponsWhite House chief of staff John Kelly denied claims that President Trump wanted to dramatically increase the number of nuclear weapons in the United States arsenal, stating instead that the president was more interested in eliminating them.


A growing problem: U.N. peacekeepers accused of rapeAmnesty International is urging the United Nations to take swift action on allegations that one or more of its peacekeepers drugged and raped a 19-year-old woman in Central African Republic last month.


'Shame on you!': San Juan mayor fires back after Trump warns about disaster reliefThe president warned on Thursday that he might pull federal relief workers from Puerto Rico even as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.


Dear North Korea, it's President TrumpA letter from President Trump to another large-handed leader, Kim Jong Un.


Barcelona is now Europe's capital of confusionThe tourist mecca of Barcelona and the surrounding region has declared independence from Spain — something Madrid refuses to recognize. No one knows how this will end — or even what country they are living in.


Obama's joke writer on the jokes a president can't tellDavid Litt, the author of “Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years,” talks about jokes Barack Obama couldn't tell, and describes an encounter with Harvey Weinstein.


How a president's foreign trip comes togetherAhead of President Trump’s November trip to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines in November, Yahoo News spoke to Steve Atkiss, a veteran of the George W. Bush administration.


Will Weinstein's disgrace change anything for women?Years of whispered gossip exploded onto the public arena this week, first on the front page of the New York Times, and then in the pages of the New Yorker. As with O’Reilly and Ailes before him, it was not the facts of his actions that led to Weinstein’s downfall — for years their companies had been paying out settlements to their accusers — but rather the critical mass of publicity after famous faces spoke out.


Trump threatens NBC broadcast license after report he wanted increase in U.S. nukes“With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?” Trump tweeted. “Bad for country!”


Ken Bone still won't say who he voted forA year after becoming an overnight sensation, America’s most famous undecided voter refuses to reveal who he voted for in the 2016 election.


Sanders defends Trump's false tax claim: 'We're just going to have to agree to disagree'White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trump’s talking point that the U.S. is the most heavily taxed nation on Earth.


White House: Senate should stop taking vacationsSarah Sanders brushed aside concerns that President Trump’s regular attacks on prominent congressional Republicans may be hurting his legislative agenda by alienating important allies — then scolded lawmakers for spending so much time outside of Washington.


From spycraft to tin-foil hats, a brief history of 'false flags'Right on cue after any major incident of gun violence, websites and social media accounts today will brand the tragedy a “false flag” attack, claiming that the incident has been staged for a variety of political purposes.


New details about Las Vegas shooting raise questions about police responseA revised timeline shows Stephen Paddock shot a security guard outside his Mandalay Bay suite six minutes before he opened fire out the window on concertgoers.


Clinton, Obama break silence on Weinstein allegationsHillary Clinton and Barack Obama broke their silence on Harvey Weinstein in the wake of mounting allegations of sexual assault and harassment by numerous women, spanning three decades, against the Oscar-winning movie mogul and Democratic donor.


Trump: N.Y. Times tricked Corker by taping interviewPresident Trump implied Tuesday that the New York Times had tricked Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., by taping the interview in which Corker said he thought Trump might start World War III.


Trump: If Tillerson called me a moron, 'We'll have to compare IQ tests'President Trump said he believes reports that Rex Tillerson called him a “moron” are not true — but either way, he says he’s smarter than his secretary of state.


Paul Ryan faces a hard-hat-wearing, Latino Democratic challengerRandy Bryce, who’s lived in southeastern Wisconsin his whole life, is running as a blue-collar populist who would be a voice for the state’s workers in Washington. In the viral ad that launched his candidacy in June, he challenged the speaker while wearing a hard hat: “Let’s trade places, Paul Ryan— you can come work the iron, and I'll go to D.C.”


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