Politics

Day After Rejecting Veto, Congressional Leaders Concerned About 9/11 Law

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listens to a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington March 8, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers on Thursday expressed doubts about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could be narrowed to ease concerns about its effect on Americans abroad. A day after a rare overwhelming rejection of a presidential veto, the first during Obama’s eight years in the White House, ...

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Congress Acts Swiftly To Avoid Government Shutdown (UPDATE)

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WASHINGTON ― After weeks of delays and haggling, the House and Senate passed a measure Wednesday that would fund the government until Dec. 9 and allow lawmakers to return to the campaign trail. The Senate voted 72-26 to pass the so-called continuing resolution, or CR,Wednesday afternoon, and the House followed late in the evening, approving the bill 342-85. The measure ...

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Donald Trump Responds To Alicia Machado By Bragging He Saved Her Job

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to denigrate former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who he once body-shamed and called “Miss Piggy,” while simultaneously claiming that he “had nothing to do with this person.” “She did not do well. She had a lot of difficulty, and, you know, they wanted to fire her. The company itself wanted to fire her. I saved ...

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There’s A Really Good Reason Why Obama Doesn’t Call ISIS ‘Islamic Terrorists’

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Conservatives frequently criticize President Barack Obama for not referring to the Islamic State, and other terrorist groups and sympathizers, as “Islamist.” Turns out, there’s a good reason he doesn’t. At a CNN town hall event on Wednesday, a Gold Star mother asked Obama why he does’t use the term “Islamic terrorist.” Obama explained that he avoids it “to make sure that we do not ...

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Alicia Machado On Trump: ‘He Can’t Be A President Of The United States Of America’

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Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump once called “Miss Piggy,” “Miss Housekeeping” and “an eating machine,” is determined to prevent him from becoming president. “He can’t be a president of the United States of America,” Machado told The Guardian in an interview published Tuesday. Trump, who owned the Miss Universe pageant until last year, ridiculed Machado’s ...

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Republican Senators Call Trump’s Debate Performance ‘Interesting’

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WASHINGTON ― Senate Republicans came up with creative answers or gave up and ran away from reporters on Tuesday when asked about Donald Trump’s performance during his first presidential debate against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Out of several Republicans The Huffington Post asked about Trump’s Monday night showing, three said it was “interesting” before escaping behind closed doors, one told ...

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For The First Time In Its 126-Year History, This Newspaper Endorsed A Democrat

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The Arizona Republic has only endorsed Republican candidates for president in its 126-year history. But this year is different, the paper’s editorial board wrote on Tuesday. Hillary “Clinton has the temperament and experience to be president,” the board wrote. “Donald Trump does not.” The endorsement editorial, which said the paper has “a deep philosophical appreciation for conservative ideals and Republican principles,” ...

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Hillary Clinton Attacks Trump On Record Of Stiffing Workers

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd during a rally in Roanoke, Va., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Trump faces Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in the first of three debates Monday.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton slammed the business record of her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, during Monday night’s presidential debate. She criticized Trump for his repeated bankruptcies and his history of failing to pay contractors who worked on his real estate projects. “Sometimes there’s not a direct transfer of skills from business to government,” Clinton said. “But sometimes what happened in business ...

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Donald Trump Fell For Hillary Clinton’s Trap At Monday’s Presidential Debate

Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee, speaks as Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, smiles during the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet Monday night for a presidential debate that will give them their broadest exposure to voters and promises to be a pivotal moment in a long and increasingly close race. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. ― Donald Trump, within striking distance of the presidency, stepped on stage here Monday and did what Hillary Clinton hoped he would. He behaved like Donald Trump The Clinton campaign’s greatest fear throughout the general election has been that some other Trump would emerge ― a more measured, reasonable and mature man, one who might look like he ...

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