Dem who actually won a special election: We don’t need more career politicians

Oklahoma state senator Michael Brooks, a rare Democrat who’s won a special election, has a message for his party: voters reward a focus on local issues.

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Clinton calls Trump’s budget ‘a blow to women and children’

Hillary Clinton took aim on Friday at President Trump’s proposed cuts to U.S. foreign aid and diplomacy. According to Reuters’ tabulation, Trump’s proposed budget contains a 28 percent cut for U.S. diplomacy and foreign aid next year. Clinton made her position clear.

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Trump hasn’t ruled out raising the national debt to cut taxes

WASHINGTON — President Trump may be considering a tax-cut plan that could rankle Republican congressional leadership. While both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have pushed for deficit-neutral tax cuts, a senior White House official told Yahoo News the president could consider a plan that might add to the national debt. The official cautioned that Trump hasn’t settled on a strategy for tax cuts and said …

China says 'no such thing' as man-made islands in South China Sea

There was “no such thing” as man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea, China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday, and reiterated that any building work was mainly for civilian purposes. China, which claims most of the resource-rich region, has carried out land reclamation and construction on several islands in the Spratly archipelago, parts of which are also claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. “Most of the …

Gorsuch: I would have ‘walked out the door’ if Trump had asked me to overturn Roe

Judge Neil Gorsuch said he was never asked by President Trump to promise to overturn the landmark Supreme Court case protecting a woman’s right to an abortion and would have promptly walked out on the president if he had. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Gorsuch on the second day of his confirmation hearing if the president had ever made Gorsuch promise to vote to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade …

Twisting arms for Obamacare repeal, Trump warns Republicans the voters are watching

With a crucial vote on the GOP’s Obamacare replacement looming, President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned that Republican legislators who don’t support the bill would face electoral consequences. “I honestly think many of you will lose your seats in 2018 if you don’t get this done,� said Trump after a Tuesday meeting with Republican legislators, according to multiple sources in the room.

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POTUS tweets put White House spin on Comey’s testimony

The White House responded to a day of damaging testimony to Congress on Monday by FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers with a series of tweets intended to cast the news in the best possible light. The official @POTUS account sent out a series of clips from the House Intelligence Committee’s hearing into the 2016 election, focusing on three issues: Russian efforts to influence the vote, …