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McConnell won’t say whether calling Warren ‘Pocahontas’ is fair game on campaign trail

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would not say whether he believes calling Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” is fair game on the campaign trail. Speaking at an event Tuesday night sponsored by the conservative Heritage Foundation to discuss the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, McConnell invoked the nickname, favored by President Donald Trump, and considered racially offensive, to refer …

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Special counsel pushing Paul Manafort for information on Roger Stone: Sources

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — Prosecutors from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office have been asking former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort — their newest cooperating witness — about his friend and former business associate Roger Stone, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. Stone, a longtime political adviser to President Donald Trump and onetime partner of Manafort’s at the lobbying firm Black, …

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Trump calls on Cabinet to cut department spending by 5 percent

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on the members of his Cabinet to draw up proposals to cut spending for their respective agency budgets by 5 percent, and although he didn’t make a direct connection, his call came after news earlier this week that the federal government ran up its largest annual deficit in six years. “I’m going …

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50 years later, Marine awarded Medal of Honor for Vietnam War battle

Courtesy Sgt. Major John Canley(WASHINGTON) — Retired Marine Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley was awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House on Wednesday, 50 years after the heroism he displayed during the bloody “Battle of Hue” in the Vietnam War. Normally, a recipient must be presented the medal within five years of his gallantry. But as time passed, …

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Trump: ‘Not at all’ giving cover to the Saudis in Jamal Khashoggi disappearance

Oliver Contreras – Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday said his recent comments about Saudi Arabia’s denials of any involvement in the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi were not an attempt to give the oil-rich ally cover. “No not at all, I just want to find out what’s happening,” Trump told reporters. He added that he …

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Trump says he’s ‘not at all’ giving cover to the Saudis in Jamal Khashoggi disappearance

Oliver Contreras – Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday said his recent comments about Saudi Arabia’s denials of any involvement in the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi were not an attempt to give the oil-rich ally cover. “No not at all, I just want to find out what’s happening,” Trump told reporters. He added that he …

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Plane carrying first lady Melania Trump turns around after ‘burning’ smell reported on board

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A plane carrying first lady Melania Trump was forced to turn around shortly after takeoff Wednesday after reports of a “burning smell” by members of the press on board the flight. One reporter said there was “a thin haze of smoke and smell something burning.” The smell quickly became stronger about 10 minutes after takeoff, she added. A …

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50 years later, Marine to be awarded Medal of Honor for Vietnam War battle

Courtesy Sgt. Major John Canley(WASHINGTON) — When retired Marine Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley is awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House on Wednesday, it will be 50 years after the heroism he displayed during the bloody “Battle of Hue” in the Vietnam War. Normally, a recipient must be presented the medal within five years of his gallantry. …

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O’Rourke attacks Cruz as ‘dishonest’ in testy Texas Senate debate

ABC News(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) — With just three weeks until voters decide a surprisingly pivotal U.S. Senate race in the state of Texas, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke faced off in an at-times-testy debate in San Antonio Tuesday evening, as both men sought to paint their opponent as the wrong choice to represent the nation’s third-largest …

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O’Rourke attacks Cruz, reviving the ‘Lyin’ Ted’ nickname, in testy Texas Senate debate

ABC News(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) — With just three weeks until voters decide a surprisingly pivotal U.S. Senate race in the state of Texas, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke faced off in an at-times-testy debate in San Antonio Tuesday evening, as both men sought to paint their opponent as the wrong choice to represent the nation’s third-largest …

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