Czech office says election result web sites were hacked
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Statistics Office says the web sites it used to publish results from a parliamentary election were hacked. The office made the announcement on Sunday, a day after two sites the office used to post returns of the election for the lower house of Parliament were unavailable for some period of [...]
Cub Scout kicked out of den after questioning state lawmaker
DENVER (AP) — A Cub Scout was kicked out of his den after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about her position on gun control and previous comments she made about African-Americans’ health and eating fried chicken. It was the latest political flashpoint for the Boy Scouts, which includes the Cub Scouts, after President Donald [...]
Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration’s case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness. He also called for a quick resolution to the [...]
McConnell says he’s awaiting Trump guidance on health care
"If there's a need for some kind of interim step here to stabilize the market, we need a bill the president will actually sign" said McConnell on CNN
U.S. pushes Saudi Arabia, Iraq on united front to counter Iran
Tillerson told reporters that an independent and prosperous Iraq would be a foil to Iran's "malign behavior"
What does the Gold Star controversy tell us about U.S. politics -- and Trump?
Jamelle Bouie, Rich Lowry, Susan Glasser, and Michael Duffy discuss the decline of standards in American politics and what the U.S. can do about it.
WH budget chief: "It's difficult... to cut spending in Washington"
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney explains why the administration's budget plan prioritizes tax cuts over spending cuts.
Khizr Khan says Gen. Kelly should have "refrained" from Gold Star family controversy
"I offer my deepest condolence to the families of my four sons, brave hero sons that died protecting us," Khan said
Trump voting commission criticized for lack of transparency
Two members fired off letters to commission staff complaining about a lack of information about the panel's agenda
Khizr Khan discusses John Kelly, Trump, and Gold Star families
Gold Star father Khizr Khan, who delivered an impassioned speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, reacts to this week's controversy involving presidents and fallen service members.
Nate Boyer, Colin Kaepernick, and a National Anthem compromise
Former Green Beret and NFL athlete Nate Boyer explains what motivated him to seek common ground with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the question of how football players should honor the National Anthem.
Week in Review: Presidents and Gold Star families
A controversy over Gold Star families began this week with a question to President Trump on Monday about why he had not mentioned the loss of the four soldiers in the 12 days after they were killed in Niger.
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Missed the second half of the show? The latest on the Gold Star family controversy and the week in politics
Walker hopes to win over skeptical lawmakers on tax proposal
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — As Alaska lawmakers prepare for their fourth special session of the year, Gov. Bill Walker says he wouldn’t have gone through the hassle and expense of calling it if he didn’t expect legislators to pass the bills on his agenda. But Walker faces an uphill battle in selling skeptical senators on [...]
Spain: Taking control of Catalonia means big power transfer
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy left the nation breathless when he announced the steps he wants to use to crush the separatist movement in the prosperous Catalonia region. Rajoy called on Spain’s Senate to trigger a previously untapped section of the Spain Constitution that allows the central government to temporarily intervene [...]
Air Force: No plans to recall retired pilots to fix shortage
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force says it doesn’t plan on using new flexibility under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump to address a pilot shortage by recalling retired pilots. Ann Stefanek, the chief of Air Force media operations, said Sunday the added power provided by Trump is appreciated but the Air Force [...]
10/22: Lankford, Mulvaney, Khan
The latest on the deadly attack on U.S. service members in Niger, the GOP budget, and the fate of tax reform in Congress with Sen. James Lankford, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, Gold Star father Khizr Khan, and others.
Sen. Lankford explains "tremendous frustration" over budget process
Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, discusses the GOP budget plan that passed the Senate this week.
Kenya’s leader urges peace ahead of vote as tensions rise
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans to remain peaceful ahead of Thursday’s fresh presidential election, while a witness said police shot and wounded at least one person amid a rise in ethnic tensions in the capital, Nairobi. A resident of the low-income Lucky Summer neighborhood said tensions grew after members of Kenyatta’s [...]
Illinois governor’s race could be costliest in U.S. history
All of the candidates combined have raised more than $100 million in the past year
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Trump to try to rally House Republicans on Sunday call to speed up tax cuts
The president is joining a conference call of House members, according to White House and congressional aides.
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