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WATCH LIVE: McConnell, Schumer expected to speak amid Gorsuch vote

After signaling that he would resort to a “nuclear option” over the Gorsuch vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to speak from the floor once the Senate convenes at 3 p.m. ET today. PBS NewsHour will live stream his remarks. A divided Senate panel is backing Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. The Judiciary Committee voted 11-9 along party ...

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Kushner arrives in Iraq with Joint Chiefs chairman for visit

BAGHDAD — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, flew to Iraq with the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford on Monday. Kushner’s travel plans initially were revealed late Sunday by a Trump administration official who said Kushner wanted to see the situation there for himself and show support for Baghdad’s government. The official said ...

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Blast on metro in St. Petersburg, Russia kills at least 10

An explosion on a train at the St. Petersburg, Russia subway station killed at least 10 people on Monday, according to state-run news agencies. President Vladimir Putin, who was in St. Petersburg at the time , said the cause of the blast wasn’t yet clear but authorities were investigating. We will update this post as the news develops. The post ...

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WATCH LIVE: Senate panel to vote on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Watch the Senate panel vote on Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court at 10 a.m. EDT Monday. WASHINGTON — A Senate panel is opening a weeklong partisan showdown over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee with Democrats steadily amassing the votes to block Neil Gorsuch and force Republicans to unilaterally change long-standing rules to confirm him. The Republican-led Judiciary ...

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Trump says U.S. is prepared to act alone on North Korea

0SHARESShare POTOMAC FALLS, Va. — President Donald Trump says that the United States is prepared to act alone if China does not take a tougher stand against North Korea’s nuclear program. RELATED LINKS Defense Secretary Mattis says he worries about ‘reckless’ actions from North Korea Tillerson: Use of pre-emptive force an option with North Korea How media smuggling took hold ...

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Freedom Caucus, White House dispute not dissipating

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — A top adviser to President Donald Trump has urged the defeat of a Michigan congressman and member of a conservative group of U.S. House lawmakers who derailed the White House on legislation to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law. Government ethics lawyers said the tweet by White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. violated ...

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Flynn made $1.3 million for lobbying, speeches, other work

WASHINGTON — Former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn has disclosed that he earned more than $1.3 million for work for technology firms, political groups and government contractors as well as for speeches to Russian companies and lobbying for a firm owned by a Turkish businessman. RELATED LINKS Flynn told to leave after losing Trump trust, spokesman says Ousted ...

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U.S. ambassador calls for ‘very strong’ stance on Russia

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there’s no question Russia was involved in the U.S. presidential election and insists President Donald Trump would fully support strong action against the Kremlin once investigations are complete. RELATED LINKS Read the full, unclassified intelligence report on Russian hacking here First public Senate Intelligence hearing on Russia probe highlights ...

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Dems urge Trump to veto bill blocking online privacy rule

NEW YORK — Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is urging President Donald Trump to veto a resolution that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could allow internet providers to sell information about their customers’ browsing habits. RELATED LINKS Before you lament the end of your internet privacy, read this House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy ...

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Ecuadoreans vote in closely watched presidential election

0SHARESShare QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador’s presidential vote Sunday is expected to be a close race that could either further tilt Latin America toward the right following a series of conservative election victories or reinforce President Rafael Correa’s “Citizens’ Revolution.” Polls showed a neck-and-neck vote between Correa’s hand-picked successor, Lenin Moreno, and conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso. Correa is urging voters ...

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