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04 September 2018 13:30
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Reporter: Bloomberg not source of Trump's off-the-record Canada remarksThe Canadian journalist who published Trump's disparaging, off-the-record remarks about trade talks with Canada flatly rejected the president's charge that the Bloomberg journalists leaked the material.
- September 1, 2018 @ 4:22 p.m. EDT
George W. Bush and Michelle Obama pass a cough drop and the Internet loves itFormer President George W. Bush passed a cough drop to Michelle Obama during John McCain's service, and the internet can't get enough.
- September 3, 2018 @ 7:49 a.m. EDT
Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner attend McCain serviceTrump may not have been invited to Sen. John McCain's service at the National Cathedral, but his daughter Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attended.
- September 1, 2018 @ 3:28 p.m. EDT
George W. Bush: McCain 'was honest, no matter who it offended'"He was honest, no matter who it offended," Bush said in McCain's eulogy at the National Cathedral. "Presidents were not spared. He was honorable, always recognizing that his opponents were patriots and human beings."
- September 1, 2018 @ 3:57 p.m. EDT
Read: George W. Bush's full McCain eulogyFormer President George W. Bush, John McCain's one-time political rival, recalled the late senator as a man who loved freedom
- September 1, 2018 @ 3:58 p.m. EDT
Cindy McCain leaves wreath at Vietnam MemorialCindy McCain placed a wreath at the Vietnam War Memorial Saturday in honor of her husband, John McCain, who was a former Navy aviator and prisoner of war in Vietnam.
- September 1, 2018 @ 11:52 a.m. EDT
Poll: Disapproval of Trump hits a new highSixty percent of those surveyed said they were not happy with the president's job performance, with 53 percent of them saying they strongly disapprove
- August 31, 2018 @ 2:06 p.m. EDT
Who attended John McCain's Capitol ceremony?An array of political, military, diplomatic and cultural leaders gathered to pay tribute to Sen. John McCain at the U.S. Capitol on Friday.
- August 31, 2018 @ 1:26 p.m. EDT
Did Meghan McCain throw 'side-eye' at Mike Pence?"I feel like Meghan McCain is trying to set Pence on fire with her mind," one Twitter user said of the look she gave the vice president.
- August 31, 2018 @ 5:41 p.m. EDT
Trump defends his handling of McCain's deathIn a wide-ranging interview Thursday, President Donald Trump defended his controversial handling of Sen. John McCain's death and said he'd "done everything" he could.
- August 31, 2018 @ 8:38 a.m. EDT
Reports: Sarah Palin not invited to McCain funeralSen. John McCain's 2008 running mate Sarah Palin and other members of the Arizona Republican's failed 2008 presidential campaign were not invited.
- August 30, 2018 @ 10:14 p.m. EDT
Trump cites 'serious' economic conditions but praises marketsAlso on Thursday: Trump ramps up attempts to discredit social media and threatens to pull out of the World Trade Organization.
- August 30, 2018 @ 8:45 p.m. EDT
John McCain memorial: Five memorable quotes"He lived by a different code, an ancient, antiquated code where honor, courage, character, integrity, duty mattered," former Vice President Joe Biden said.
- August 31, 2018 @ 10:50 a.m. EDT
Graham: Trump disparaging McCain 'pisses me off'"It bothers me greatly when the president says things about John McCain. It pisses me off to no end, and I let the president know it," Graham said.
- August 30, 2018 @ 7:42 p.m. EDT
Trump accuses NBC of 'fudging' taped interviewPresident Donald Trump accused NBC News of altering the tape of an interview in which he cited the Russia probe as a reason he fired James Comey.
- August 30, 2018 @ 4:40 p.m. EDT
Watch one of McCain's most memorable speechesOn July 25, 2017, in his first floor speech after announcing he had cancer, McCain gave a stirring speech about returning to regular order.
- August 31, 2018 @ 2:31 p.m. EDT
Trump, Cohen wanted story rights from National EnquirerPresident Donald Trump and his then-attorney Michael Cohen devised a plan to purchase decades worth of unflattering stories from the National Enquirer.
- August 30, 2018 @ 8:17 a.m. EDT
An emotional moment at the Arizona CapitolFive days of remembrances for Arizona's senator begins. Also on Wednesday: Trump's baseless claim about Hillary Clinton gets rebuked by the FBI.
- August 29, 2018 @ 10:49 p.m. EDT
Gillum: DeSantis comments out of 'Trump handbook'When asked if he thought DeSantis' comment was racist, Gillum said that in "they no longer do whistle calls. They're now using full bullhorns."
- August 30, 2018 @ 12:22 p.m. EDT
L.A. changes street name to Obama BoulevardThe 3.5-mile road runs past Rancho Cienga Park, where Obama held a campaign rally on Feb. 20, 2007, in his historic campaign to the White House.
- August 29, 2018 @ 9:29 p.m. EDT
Politician: I was 'slut' shamed for Burning Man picsRachel Hundley, 35, a member of the Sonoma city council, said she received an anonymous email that was "nothing short of extortion."
- August 30, 2018 @ 12:50 p.m. EDT
What happens when you Google Hillary Clinton?If President Donald Trump thinks his Google results are bad, he should take a look at what comes up when you search for Hillary Clinton.
- August 29, 2018 @ 4:10 p.m. EDT
Former congressman claims 'Deep State' is realThe ex-chairman of the House oversight committee has written a book alleging a “deep state” conspiracy by federal employees to “destroy” Donald Trump.
- August 29, 2018 @ 2:44 p.m. EDT
Trump claims that China hacked ClintonPresident Donald Trump made a series of posts overnight Tuesday where he claimed Hillary Clinton's emails were hacked by the Chinese.
- August 29, 2018 @ 3:29 p.m. EDT
Googling himself not as fun as Trump hopedPresident Donald Trump thinks too many negative stories come up when you search his name, so he wants to regulate Google. OnPolitics Tuesday.
- August 28, 2018 @ 10:34 p.m. EDT
The relationship between Mike Pence and McCainUnlike his boss, Vice President Mike Pence was not in an open feud with John McCain. But he had his frustrations with the Arizona maverick over the years.
- August 28, 2018 @ 6:16 p.m. EDT
Trump's phone call with Mexican president has rocky startIt's not unusual for the former-reality-star-turned-president to put on a show when he has big announcements, but this one had a rough beginning.
- August 28, 2018 @ 2:20 p.m. EDT
Trump cites Adams' 'prayer,' omits 'honest' part"May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under This Roof," reads the portion of President John Adams' White House blessing that Trump left out.
- August 28, 2018 @ 12:33 a.m. EDT
Poll: Sen. Ted Cruz in dead heat with Beto O'RourkeAccording to the poll, the biggest challenge for Cruz to a second term is among independent voters, with whom he had a 57 percent unfavorable rating.
- August 28, 2018 @ 1:09 a.m. EDT
White House flags back to half-staff after outcryThe flags were lowered late Saturday after news of the Sen. John McCain's death broke. By Monday morning, the flags were at full-staff again.
- August 27, 2018 @ 7:51 p.m. EDT
A flag, a flip-flop and an American heroThe White House flags goes up and down after McCain's death and Trump announces a new trade deal with Mexico: On Politics Monday.
- August 27, 2018 @ 8:31 p.m. EDT
'We are Americans first': McCain's most powerful quotesMcCain, who died Saturday, was a two-time presidential candidate, losing the GOP nomination in 2000 to then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush and the general election in 2008 to then-Sen. Barack Obama.
- August 26, 2018 @ 6:56 p.m. EDT
Texas Lt. Gov.: Tibbetts' blood on Schumer's hands"The CNNs, the MSNBCs, most of the print media in this country, and the Democrats, they are all accomplices in the death of this young girl," he said.
- August 24, 2018 @ 3:34 p.m. EDT
Democrats want Trump-Putin interpreter notesSenate Democrats are demanding internal documents related to President Trump’s controversial private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- August 24, 2018 @ 5:38 p.m. EDT
Giuliani: People would 'revolt' if Trump is impeached"I think impeachment would be totally horrible," Giuliani said. "You could only impeach him for political reasons, and the American people would revolt against that."
- August 24, 2018 @ 4:38 p.m. EDT
AP: National Enquirer had safe of Trump documentsThe National Enquirer had a safe full of documents outlining its deals with Trump, including deals of hush-money deals it handled to quash stories.
- August 24, 2018 @ 8:45 a.m. EDT
Cincinnati Enquirer: We're not National Enquirer"WE ARE NOT THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER," the Ohio-based media organization declared Thursday in a tweet, as the National Enquirer made headlines.
- August 24, 2018 @ 10:07 a.m. EDT
Trump credits his 'thinking' for the economy. Experts think otherwise.Also on Thursday: Trump sparks a mega-spat with Jeff Sessions while facing anger from the South African government.
- August 23, 2018 @ 8:30 p.m. EDT
Fox News poll: Obamacare more popular than GOP tax cutsObamacare is more popular with American voters than the Republican-enacted tax cuts, according to a new Fox News Poll. Dems are campaigning on health care.
- August 23, 2018 @ 2:55 p.m. EDT
What was Obama's campaign finance violation?President Donald Trump has argued campaign finance issues are common and what happened wasn't a crime – and pointed to his predecessor as an example.
- August 23, 2018 @ 4:06 p.m. EDT
Michael Cohen gets $134K in donations within 24 hoursWithin about 24 hours, Michael Cohen has raised more than $130,000 to help in his legal fight. More than 2,000 people donated to the fund.
- August 23, 2018 @ 9:22 a.m. EDT
Trump's contradictory statements on the Cohen paymentsAlso on Wednesday: Dems seize on Trump's legal woes over Supreme Court appointment, and Trump starts a petition against ... ESPN?
- August 22, 2018 @ 9:25 p.m. EDT
Trump says payments to women 'came from me'Donald Trump told Fox News that Michael Cohen's payments to two women who alleged affairs with Trump were not illegal because they "came from me."
- August 22, 2018 @ 6 p.m. EDT
Dems seek delay in SCOTUS vote after Manafort, Cohen newsDemocratic senators are using Paul Manafort's criminal convictions and Michael Cohen's guilty pleas to try to delay a vote on Brett Kavanaugh.
- August 22, 2018 @ 10:38 p.m. EDT
Lawyer: Cohen doesn't want a pardon from TrumpMichael Cohen, the president's former lawyer, doesn't want a pardon and, rather, hopes talk with special counsel Robert Mueller, his lawyer said.
- August 22, 2018 @ 9:47 a.m. EDT
More women running for office – and folks are happy about itMore than 60 percent are happy more women are running for office, although only a third of Republican men say it's a good thing, a new poll finds.
- August 24, 2018 @ 9:43 a.m. EDT
Chaffetz: Tibbetts murder, not Mueller 'moves meter'"I don't believe that the Cohen and Manafort story really moves the meter," Chaffetz said. "What does touch people's emotion, is what happened to Mollie Tibbetts."
- August 22, 2018 @ 4:02 p.m. EDT
White nationalist figure attends Trump adviser bday"If I had known this, we would never have invited him,” Trump adviser Larry Kudlow said after learning of his friend's ant-immigration views.
- August 22, 2018 @ 8:22 a.m. EDT
So much for taking a bullet for TrumpPresident Donald Trump's ex-campaign chair and former personal lawyer are guilty of federal crimes and likely heading to prison. OnPolitics Tuesday.
- August 21, 2018 @ 7:53 p.m. EDT
Trump complains to donors about his Fed chair pick"That can only happen to Trump," the president said, lamenting that his choice to head the Federal Reserve favored recent interest rate increases.
- August 20, 2018 @ 10:04 p.m. EDT
Did Obama throw shade with his reading list?Obama said the books helped him reaffirm his "faith in our ability to move forward together when we seek the truth."
- August 20, 2018 @ 8:38 p.m. EDT
A Border Patrol by any other name ...Trump goofs at a Border Patrol event, Paul Manafort's jury continues to deliberate and a White House speechwriter gets fired: OnPolitics Today.
- August 20, 2018 @ 7:42 p.m. EDT
These young activists are fighting climate changeZero Hour, a group led by young people of color, is working to raise awareness about how climate change will affecting its generation.
- August 22, 2018 @ 9:58 p.m. EDT
Mulvaney: Money not only reason to delay paradeMick Mulvaney's comments came days after President Trump blamed price-gouging by local officials for the delay of his proposed military parade.
- August 20, 2018 @ 11:45 a.m. EDT
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