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White House says Assad may be preparing chemical attack

Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued an ominous statement Monday evening that says the U.S. "has identified potential preparations" for another chemical attack by the Assad government that it says "would likely result in the mass murder...Show More Summary

Trump pushes 'energy week' and goal of exporting resources

WASHINGTON (AP) — With U.S. exports of oil and natural gas surging, President Donald Trump says the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas and other resources. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday the Trump administration is confident officials can "pave the path toward U.S. Show More Summary

White House: Congressional Budget Office finding of 22 million more uninsured by 2026 'must not be trusted blindly'

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: Congressional Budget Office finding of 22 million more uninsured by 2026 'must not be trusted blindly'

Trump, Modi exchange hugs during Rose Garden statements

Modi swooped in for two big bear hugs with the U.S. president during their joint statements in the Rose Garden, wrapping his arms around Trump's midsection and ending their first embrace with a lingering handshake that stretched theShow More Summary

House ethics panel launches inquiry of 2 Dems, plus aide

Joe Shoemaker, a spokesman for Lujan, said the ethics inquiry was "the result of a frivolous complaint, filed by a highly partisan outside group" about activities during a sit-in last year by Democrats urging House votes on gun control. The...Show More Summary

Feds looking into Bernie Sanders' wife over real estate deal

(AP) — Federal investigators are looking into the finances behind a real estate deal for a now-defunct college put together by the wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, and she has hired a lawyer to look after her interests, a family spokesman...Show More Summary

Longtime Trump ally defends qualifications for housing job

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime Donald Trump ally named chief of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's regional office in New York and New Jersey is defending her qualifications. "Had I represented a different administration,...Show More Summary

The Latest: New Georgia, South Carolina lawmakers sworn in

Monday evening's swearing-in ceremony for Georgia Republican Karen Handel and Ralph Norman of South Carolina returns the House GOP majority to 241 seats after a string of special elections to replace lawmakers who joined President Donald...Show More Summary

Senate confirms nuclear chief Svinicki to new 5-year term

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, called Svinicki knowledgeable and dedicated — and responsive to Congress. Since becoming a commissioner, Svinicki has testified 18 times before...Show More Summary

In defense, Trump seeks to redefine meaning of obstruction

Trump appeared to be referencing a Washington Post story about the Obama administration's handling of Russia's attempts to influence voters in which some officials questioned whether the president had done enough to stop Russian meddling...Show More Summary

White House does not plan Ramadan event

Ramadan ends with the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which was celebrated Sunday in most Muslim countries. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also declined to hold an iftar, in departure from the practice of previous secretaries, although...Show More Summary

Federal review debunks Georgia election hack accusation

ATLANTA (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security says allegations that the federal government tried to hack Georgia's election systems are unfounded. According to a letter released Monday by the agency's inspector general, computer data shows that a contractor at a training center headquartered in Georgia was verifying weapons certification for security guards.

The Latest: Top Republican trims defense budget plan

Top Republican trims defense budget plan The Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is recommending a defense budget for 2018 that's more in line with the thinking of his GOP colleagues. The Armed Services Committee...Show More Summary

2 GOP lawmakers to take seats after special election wins

Monday evening's swearing-in ceremony would return Republicans to full strength in the chamber at 241 seats after the party won four special elections to replace GOP lawmakers who left the House to join President Donald Trump's Cabinet. Republican...Show More Summary

Personal chemistry key as Trump meets India PM for 1st time

The Trump administration says it wants to provide India the kind of defense technology it does to the closest U.S. allies. [...] in a move signaling a tougher stance by the Trump administration against Pakistan-based militants, the State...Show More Summary

Senate Democrats: Boost domestic spending, not just defense

Capitol Hill's defense policy committees are preparing to vote on legislation that would sharply increase funding for defense, adding almost $40 billion on top of Trump's already generous proposed $54 billion increase for the Pentagon. Democratic...Show More Summary

Senate Republicans issue modest revisions to health care bill, including penalty for consumers whose coverage lapses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans issue modest revisions to health care bill, including penalty for consumers whose coverage lapses.

Trump: Supreme Court decision on travel ban is 'clear victory for our national security'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump: Supreme Court decision on travel ban is 'clear victory for our national security'

GOP senator to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Republican senator said Monday that he'll withhold approval of U.S. weapons sales to several Middle Eastern allies until there is a clear path for settling a diplomatic crisis with Qatar. "All countries...Show More Summary

Ivanka Trump says she tries to stay out of politics

In an interview with "Fox and Friends" that aired Monday, President Donald Trump's daughter said she tries to "leave the politics to other people and really lean into the issues that I care deeply about." Trump stepped away from roles at the Trump Organization and running her eponymous lifestyle brand to take the unpaid role in the administration.

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