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Sen. Bernie Sanders sounds alarm on GOP health care bill

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Don Young supports Puerto Rico statehood

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Trump financial disclosure details income and finances

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Trump announces rollback of some Cuba policies

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DOJ argues Trump can accept foreign money

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    Sen. Bernie Sanders sounds alarm on GOP health care bill

    by CBS News on Jun 18, 14:34

    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that as the House GOP-passed health care bill is debated behind closed doors in the Senate, Democrats should do “everything they can” to oppose the legislation in “any way” they can. “Throwing 23 million people off of health insurance is beyond belief. Now, […]

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    Don Young supports Puerto Rico statehood

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 18, 13:41

    Alaska Congressman Don Young is supporting the addition of a new State of the Union. Alaska’s representative observed a statehood vote on Puerto Rico last week. Approximately 97 percent of voters cast ballots in favor of Puerto Rico becoming a state. It’s currently a U.S. territory whose congressional representative can’t vote on issues. Young says […]

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    Trump financial disclosure details income and finances

    by CBS News on Jun 16, 17:11

    The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) released President Trump’s financial disclosure form Friday, revealing assets of his trust and details of post-election finances. The 98-page release, which covers the period from January 2016 through this spring, came shortly after 5 p.m. In the release, Mr. Trump outlines the financial health of the business assets he […]

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    Trump announces rollback of some Cuba policies

    by CBS News on Jun 16, 13:52

    President Trump took a hard line against the Castro regime, criticized his predecessor’s approach to Cuba, and praised the courage of Cuban dissidents in a Friday speech in Miami’s Little Havana that marked the beginning of sweeping changes to U.S.-Cuba relations. Mr. Trump — fulfilling a campaign promise to roll back Obama-era policies that had […]

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    DOJ argues Trump can accept foreign money

    by CBS News on Jun 10, 13:35

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) claims President Trump can accept goods and services from foreign governments without congressional approval, despite the constitutional prohibition against U.S. officials’ acceptance of foreign payments or gifts without congressional approval. In response to a lawsuit filed by watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW), attorneys for the group claim […]

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    Trump breaks silence on Comey testimony

    by CBS News on Jun 09, 8:06

    President Donald Trump is asserting that fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to Congress represents “total and complete vindication” in the Russia case. Mr. Trump, who did not post on his Twitter account as Comey appeared before the Senate intelligence committee Thursday, sent a tweet at daybreak Friday. In the post, the president said: “Despite […]

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    Comey on Trump: ‘I was honestly concerned that he might lie’

    by CBS News on Jun 08, 9:28

    Former FBI Director James Comey told a Senate panel Thursday that he created contemporaneous records of his conversations with President Trump because he “was honestly concerned that he might lie.” Comey was asked during highly anticipated testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee to explain his thinking behind writing detailed memos about his private conversations with […]

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    Comey: Trump said ‘I need loyalty, I expect loyalty’

    by CBS News on Jun 07, 12:39

    Former FBI Director James Comey will say in public testimony Thursday that President Trump asked him to “lift the cloud” over him and the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Comey’s seven-page opening statement, released Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee at Comey’s request on the eve of his hearing, reveals […]

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    Kathy Griffin breaks down into tears: Trump ‘broke me’

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 02, 17:00

    The blowback was swift on Twitter after embattled celebrity Kathy Griffin, who apologized for a video that depicted her holding a likeness of President Trump’s severed, bloody head, broke down in tears on Friday and said of Mr. Trump: “He broke me.” TV personality Meghan McCain tweeted, “Nobody feels bad for you Kathy Griffin. And […]

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    Emmanuel Macron invites Americans to France after Trump’s decision on Paris accord

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 02, 16:46

    French President Emmanuel Macron blasted President Trump Thursday for pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement and offered a “second homeland” to those who are disappointed by the decision. “Tonight, I wish to tell the United States: France believes in you. The world believes in you. I know that you are a great […]

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    Alaskans react to reports Trump may back out of Paris deal

    by Daniella Rivera on May 31, 18:25

    President Trump is reportedly ready to make good on a campaign promise to back out of the Paris Accord. The landmark climate change agreement President Obama negotiated in 2015 is an agreement between almost 200 nations to voluntarily cut greenhouse gas emissions. “This was a little sprinkle of hope for the future,” said Esau Sinnok, who […]

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    Elon Musk says he’ll leave Trump advisory councils if U.S. withdraws from Paris climate deal

    by CBS News on May 31, 15:26

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he’ll leave the White House advisory councils he serves on if President Trump withdraws from the Paris climate agreement, an announcement Mr. Trump is expected to make soon. Don’t know which way Paris will go, but I’ve done all I can to advise directly to POTUS, through others in WH […]

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    On first day back, Trump lashes out at ‘fake news media’

    by CBS News on May 28, 14:44

    WASHINGTON — Hours after returning from his first trip abroad as president, President Trump tweeted Sunday morning about “fake news media” and White House leaks. “It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media,” Mr. Trump said in a series […]

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    Report: Kushner proposed secret communications with Russia

    by CBS News on May 26, 20:16

    President Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner, proposed to the Russian envoy that a secret communications channel could be set up between the transition team and the Kremlin, the Washington Post reported Friday. This would involve using Russian diplomatic facilities to prevent the monitoring of conversations between top Trump officials and Russia, according to […]

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    Interior secretary Zinke to visit Alaska this weekend

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 26, 14:16

    Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will make his first trip to Alaska this weekend since being confirmed to the position. The announcement was made Friday in a joint press release from the Alaska Congressional Delegation. Zinke will travel to the 49th state alongside U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and other unnamed senators on Saturday. His visit, which is part […]

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    Core Trump supporters dig in while others grow nervous

    by CBS News on May 21, 12:41

    The ranks of President Trump’s strongest backers are a bit smaller today than when we last checked in with the Nation Tracker, as the weight of the FBI investigation appears to be taking a toll, and Americans’ optimism and confidence in his presidency have slipped. Meanwhile, the ranks of his most ardent detractors have grown, […]

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    Does firing James Comey put Trump in legal jeopardy?

    by CBS News on May 12, 18:09

    WASHINGTON — The FBI is investigating meddling by the Russians in the U.S. election and whether anyone on the Trump team colluded with them. Former FBI Director James Comey was heading that investigation, so does firing him put the president in legal jeopardy? Within hours of President Trump’s tape tweet, a pair of top Democrats […]

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    Latest: Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election

    by Associated Press on May 07, 10:08

    PARIS (AP) – The Latest on France’s presidential runoff Sunday between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen (all times local): 8:30 p.m. French President Francois Hollande says that he has called centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron to congratulate him on his election victory. Hollande says it shows that the overwhelming majority of voters […]

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    Alaskans voice concerns about House vote to repeal Obamacare

    by Eric Ruble on May 04, 19:53

    The House of Representatives’ vote to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is a major victory in President Trump’s mission to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. Alaska Rep. Don Young was one of 217 House Republicans who voted in favor of the bill. On Thursday, some Alaskans […]

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    Clinton says she would’ve won election if it were held sooner

    by CBS News on May 02, 21:00

    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday blamed FBI Director James Comey and Russian intervention in the election for her shocking loss to President Trump in last November’s presidential election. “I was on the way to winning until the combination of Jim Comey’s letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who […]