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Ohio treasurer and Senate candidate takes on Anti-Defamation League over far-right witch hunt

Ohio treasurer and Senate candidate takes on Anti-Defamation League over far-right witch huntIn this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel speaks at the Ohio Republican Party election night celebration in Columbus, Ohio. Every work trip Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel took in 2016 was in some part related to politics, including his 2018 campaign for U.S. Senate, according to a financial disclosure statement submitted by the Republican politician and reviewed by The Associated Press. Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel, a candidate in next years Republican Senate primary, sided Thursday with two prominent right-wing nationalist commentators over the Anti-Defamation League, which put them on a watch list of what it called alt-lite figures.

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:09 -0400
New Trump communications chief Scaramucci apologizes for the 50th time for past insults

New Trump communications chief Scaramucci apologizes for the 50th time for past insultsThe White Houses newly appointed director of communications, Anthony Scaramucci, apologized for his past harsh statements about President Trump during a surprise appearance at Fridays press briefing.

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:56:15 -0400
Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretaryWH press secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday amid changes to President Trumps communications shop. Anthony Scaramucci was named communications director.

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:11:52 -0400
Former A.G. Holder defends Mueller as White House reportedly sharpens the knives

Former A.G. Holder defends Mueller as White House reportedly sharpens the knivesAs President Trumps White House reportedly gears up to attack the team recruited by Robert Mueller, the special counsel in charge of the Russia probe, former Attorney General Eric Holder defended the integrity of the independent investigation and said the president cannot define or constrain its scope.

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:13:42 -0400
GOP senator: We dont have luxury of knowing what health care plan well move on

GOP senator: We dont have luxury of knowing what health care plan well move onSenate Republicans are asking members to allow debate on their plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, but it's not clear what that plan is.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:00:25 -0400
Obamacare infighting looms as Republicans look ahead to budget battle

Obamacare infighting looms as Republicans look ahead to budget battleRep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., announces the 2018 budget blueprint during a press conference on Capitol Hill, July 18, 2017. WASHINGTON With the latest stalled effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, congressional Republicans are beginning to look to the budget, tax reform and other big ticket legislative items to bolster their credibility ahead of Augusts traditional recess. The House Budget Committee approved the budget Wednesday, just days after they formally unveiled it.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:45:35 -0400
After Trump rebuke, Sessions shows up for work, will stay as long as that is appropriate

After Trump rebuke, Sessions shows up for work, will stay as long as that is appropriateAttorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein dodgedquestions about their future with the Department of Justice following criticisms from President Trump. In an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday evening, Trump said that he would not have appointed Sessions as attorney general if he knew Sessions wouldrecuse himself fromthe Russia investigation. We in the Department of Justice will continue every single day to work hard, to serve the national interest, and we wholeheartedly join in the priorities of President Trump, said Sessions when asked if he had considered resignation.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:28:35 -0400
15 remarkable moments from Trumps NYT interview

15 remarkable moments from Trumps NYT interviewIn a wide-ranging discussion with New York Times reporters in the Oval Office, the president sounded off on topics from Hitler to Putin to handshakes.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:59:17 -0400
Give it hell, John: Family, colleagues and former foes wish McCain well

Give it hell, John: Family, colleagues and former foes wish McCain wellSen. John McCain, who has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, has gotten an outpouring of support from across the political spectrum.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:17:05 -0400
The not-so-radical Trump presidency

The not-so-radical Trump presidencyTrumpism is turning out to be a mostly cautious brand of conservatism that, to the presidents credit, pulls up short of upending the established order.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:00:17 -0400
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