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GOP unity (for now) on House tax plan
House Republicans largely put aside their often sharp policy and ideological differences Thursday to warmly greet the tax overhaul legislation introduced by GOP leaders. But, as expected, it didn't take long for various interest groups that feel stung ...
Former Democratic chief: Clinton 'took control' of party
The Democratic Party's ex-interim chief has accused Hillary Clinton of seizing control of the party in exchange for funding during the 2016 campaign. Donna Brazile alleges in her new book that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) signed a deal with ...
Trump's Twitter account was temporarily deactivated 'due to human error'
For more than 10 minutes around 7 p.m. Thursday, President Trump's Twitter account -- from which he tweets White House official statements, confronts those who displease him and announces updates to his policy agenda, disappeared. Twitter posted a ...
Carter Page Says He Told Sessions of Russia Trip
Former Trump campaign adviser told the House Intelligence Committee during a closed-door interview on Thursday that he informed Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the 2016 campaign that he was traveling to Russia. Page recounted the series of ...
The Latest: Police say shoppers drew guns after shooting
Several people were killed in a shooting inside a Walmart, forcing customers to either hide in the store or frantically run for the doors, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Thornton, Colo. Thornton police advised people to stay away from the area as dozens ...
Jared Kushner turns over documents to special counsel's office: Report
Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has started asking witnesses about Jared Kushner's role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, and Kushner has handed over documents to Mueller's team in the last few weeks, according to a new report.
N. Korea accuses US of 'nuclear strike drill' after bomber flights
Washington (CNN) US Air Force B-1 bombers, accompanied by fighter jets from South Korea and Japan, conducted a flyover near the Korean peninsula on Thursday, according to a statement from the service -- a move that has drawn harsh criticism from ...
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Texas Rep. Lamar Smith won't seek re-election
Republican Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas announced Thursday that he will retire from the House when his term ends at the end of next year. Smith has carved a name for himself as the chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, ...
Tim Cook talks on Apple's earnings beat and iPhone X demand
Apple CEO Tim Cook talked to CNBC's Josh Lipton and Jim Cramer about the company's fourth-third quarter earnings results. Cook said Apple's wearables business is now the size of a Fortune 400 company. He also said the company is "working hard" to ...
Energy chief Rick Perry thinks fossil fuels can help prevent sexual assault
Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he thinks using fossil fuels can help prevent sexual assault. Perry said Thursday that using fossil fuels to power electricity can help villages in Africa and other developing regions. He said during a recent visit to ...