On flight, Booker talks importance of making December debate: Reporter’s Notebook

Aboard what I thought would be a run-of-the-mill flight from Columbia, South Carolina, to New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, I heard someone whisper, “Is that Cory Booker?” Interested in Democratic Party? It was. After storing a briefcase in the overhead bin, the New Jersey senator sat down next to me. I knew he’d come from a campaign event in which […]

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Pentagon chief forces out Navy secretary over handling of Navy SEAL case

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has asked the secretary of the Navy to resign over his handling of the war crimes case involving Special Warfare Chief Eddie Gallagher. Meanwhile, Esper has said that Gallagher will be able to retire as a Navy SEAL. Interested in Trump Administration? Despite President Donald Trump’s public support for Gallagher, the White House had decided on […]

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AG Barr assails Trump ‘Resistance’ in fiery speech to conservative lawyers

Attorney General Bill Barr on Friday delivered one of his most effusive defenses to date of his expansive views on executive power, in a speech where he accused Democrats who’ve sought to thwart President Donald Trump’s agenda of “using every tool and maneuver to sabotage” the administration. Interested in Donald Trump? “In waging a scorched-earth, no-holds-barred war of Resistance against […]

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Proposed Trump administration policy pushes for transparency in health care costs

The Trump administration announced a plan Friday that would require hospitals to disclose negotiated rates with insurance companies in an effort to increase transparency for consumers. Interested in Health Care Overhaul? Under the final rule, hospitals would also be required to publicly show the cost and description of a specific item or service online in an “easily-accessible” way. The policy […]

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Deval Patrick: ‘I wouldn’t be in it if I didn’t think I could win it’

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has expanded a 2020 Democratic field once thought to be contracting. Interested in Democratic Party? He spoke on Thursday in Manchester, New Hampshire, with ABC News’ Whit Johnson on his decision to announce. Patrick, as it currently stands, won’t be on the primary ballot in Arkansas or Alabama, but he still believes that he can […]

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Publisher of book by ‘Anonymous’ Trump official refuses to comply with DOJ

The publisher of a soon-to-be-released book by an anonymous senior Trump administration official has told the Department of Justice it would not comply with its request for proof the author did not sign any nondisclosure agreements. Interested in Donald Trump? Assistant Attorney General Joseph Hunt made the request Monday in a letter to the publishers of a book by the […]

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Trump legal team says they’re going to the Supreme Court over tax subpoena

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals declined to issue a preliminary injunction that would have allowed President Donald Trump to keep his tax returns shielded from a subpoena. Interested in Donald Trump? “The decision of the Second Circuit will be taken to the Supreme Court. The issue raised in this case go to the heart of our Republic. The constitutional […]

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Boeing CEO says he’s ‘deeply, deeply sorry’ for 737 Max crashes

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Wednesday continued to face questions from lawmakers about whether the company failed to ensure the 737 Max aircraft was safe and pilots were properly trained before two devastating crashes that killed 346 people. “We are deeply, deeply sorry, we’ll never forget and I want you to know that and we’re committed to making the improvements […]

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