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GOP, Democratic senators back bill to bolster FBI gun checks

Posted 11/17/2017 in National

Republican and Democratic senators have joined forces on legislation to strengthen the FBI database of prohibited gun buyers after the Air Force failed to report the criminal history of the gunman who slaughtered more than two dozen people at a Texas church.



Actress Rose McGowan arraigned on cocaine charge

Posted 11/17/2017 in National

Actress Rose McGowan was arraigned Thursday on a felony cocaine charge, days after she alleged in The New Yorker that the drugs may been planted to discredit her.



AAA expects 50 million Americans to travel over Thanksgiving

Posted 11/17/2017 in National

If you're traveling over Thanksgiving, you'll have even more company than last year.



FCC relaxes limits on owning newspapers, TV stations

Posted 11/17/2017 in National

Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media.



GOP braces for extended clash in Alabama

Posted 11/16/2017 in National

With President Donald Trump standing on the sidelines, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and his allies on the ground in Alabama are bracing for an extended conflict -- not with Democrats, but with their own party in Washington.



Republicans muscling tax bill through House; hits senator roadblock

Posted 11/16/2017 in National

Republicans are muscling their massive tax bill through the House, with President Donald Trump urging them on to a critically needed legislative victory and GOP House leaders exuding confidence they have the votes.



Museum of the Bible, built by Hobby Lobby owner, opens in DC

Posted 11/16/2017 in National

Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith.



Trump likely to change watchdog agency as Cordray leaves

Posted 11/16/2017 in National

Richard Cordray, the aggressive first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, plans to leave the agency by the end of the month, giving President Donald Trump a chance to appoint a replacement likely to be friendlier to the financial industry.



'Obamacare' sign-ups 45 percent ahead of last year's pace

Posted 11/16/2017 in National

Sign-ups for Affordable Care Act health plans are running more than 45 percent ahead of last year's pace, according to government data released Wednesday.



Trump returns to GOP panic. Will he try to push Moore out?

Posted 11/15/2017 in National

President Donald Trump spent five days in Asia largely keeping the Alabama Senate scandal at bay. He won't be so lucky on U.S. soil.



Washington GOP boosts pressure on Alabama party on Moore

Posted 11/15/2017 in National

Washington Republicans tightened pressure Tuesday on Alabama's GOP to keep a defiant Roy Moore from being elected to the Senate next month, with many voicing hope that President Donald Trump could use his clout to resolve a problem that Republicans say leaves them with no easy options.



Obama health mandate now target of GOP in big tax bill

Posted 11/15/2017 in National

The Obama health care law's requirement that Americans get insurance coverage is now pinned as a target of Republican lawmakers, as they look to end the individual mandate to help pay for deep cuts in their tax legislation.



Experts: Bush groping allegations would be hard to prosecute

Posted 11/15/2017 in National

Allegations that former President George H.W. Bush inappropriately touched six women involve potential crimes punishable by fines or jail time, if they had been prosecuted.



Republicans continue abandoning Moore after new accusations

Posted 11/14/2017 in National

Roy Moore's support from fellow Republicans is hemorrhaging after a second woman accused the Alabaman of groping her when she was a teenager in the late 1970s, the latest setback to his effort to win an open Senate seat that suddenly seems up for grabs.



Analysis says Senate bill would hike taxes for 13.8 million

Posted 11/14/2017 in National

Promoted as needed relief for the middle class, the Senate Republican tax overhaul actually would increase taxes for some 13.8 million moderate-income American households, a nonpartisan analysis showed Monday.



Trump heads home after 'tremendously successful' Asia trip

Posted 11/14/2017 in National

President Donald Trump headed for home Tuesday following an extensive tour of Asia that he said had been "tremendously successful" and had put the world on notice that the "rules have changed" for countries that want to trade with the U.S.



Oil prices are up now, but surge might be short-term

Posted 11/14/2017 in National

Oil prices have jumped by about one-third since the summer on signs of stronger economic growth around the world and fear of instability in the Middle East.



GOP leaders bolt from Senate candidate Moore after sex claim

Posted 11/10/2017 in National

A month before Alabama's special election, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore abruptly faced lurid allegations Thursday of sexual misconduct with minors decades ago -- and an immediate backlash from party leaders who demanded he get out of the race if the accusations prove true.



Trump says US will no longer be taken advantage of on trade

Posted 11/10/2017 in National

Promising to put "America first" in his trade practices, President Donald Trump used a speech in Vietnam Friday to denounce multilateral agreements embraced by the region and deliver what appeared to be a rebuke to China, railing against trade practices he says have put Americans out of work.



Pastor: Texas church that was attacked will be demolished

Posted 11/10/2017 in National

The Texas church where more than two dozen people were killed by a gunman during Sunday services will be demolished, the pastor said.



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