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  • VA exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon

    VA exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon

    Friday, November 17 2017 3:59 AM EST2017-11-17 08:59:03 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:20 AM EST2017-11-19 05:20:13 GMT
    As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been developing plans to merge its health system with the Pentagon's.
    As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been developing plans to merge its health system with the Pentagon's.
  • As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump?

    As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump?

    Friday, November 17 2017 4:09 AM EST2017-11-17 09:09:02 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 2:29 AM EST2017-11-18 07:29:43 GMT

    GOP officials have suggested in recent days that Trump was wary of wading into issues of sexual impropriety given the previous claims against him.

    GOP officials have suggested in recent days that Trump was wary of wading into issues of sexual impropriety given the previous claims against him.

  • Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear

    Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear

    Thursday, November 16 2017 4:08 AM EST2017-11-16 09:08:44 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 3:21 AM EST2017-11-17 08:21:47 GMT

    The two chambers' plans would slash the 35 percent corporate tax rate to 20 percent, trim personal income tax rates and diminish some deductions and credits - while adding nearly $1.5 trillion to the coming decade's federal deficits.

    The two chambers' plans would slash the 35 percent corporate tax rate to 20 percent, trim personal income tax rates and diminish some deductions and credits - while adding nearly $1.5 trillion to the coming decade's federal deficits.

  • Protesters plan rally as Steve Bannon comes to Tucson

    Protesters plan rally as Steve Bannon comes to Tucson

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:06 AM EST2017-11-17 05:06:05 GMT

    A big name in the Trump Administration makes his way to Tucson. With his visit, comes a polarizing discussion. Steve Bannon will be the keynote speaker at the Brian Terry Foundation (https://www.honorbrianterry.com/) Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa. Once the White House Chief Strategist serving President Donald Trump, Bannon's time there is book-ended by stints at Breitbart News. It's part of the reason ...

    A big name in the Trump Administration makes his way to Tucson. With his visit, comes a polarizing discussion. Steve Bannon will be the keynote speaker at the Brian Terry Foundation (https://www.honorbrianterry.com/) Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa. Once the White House Chief Strategist serving President Donald Trump, Bannon's time there is book-ended by stints at Breitbart News. It's part of the reason ...

  • 'Obamacare' sign-ups 45 percent ahead of last year's pace

    'Obamacare' sign-ups 45 percent ahead of last year's pace

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 10:58 AM EST2017-11-15 15:58:12 GMT
    Thursday, November 16 2017 10:10 AM EST2017-11-16 15:10:32 GMT

    Nearly 1.5M sign up for 'Obamacare' in first two weeks of open enrollment.

    Nearly 1.5M sign up for 'Obamacare' in first two weeks of open enrollment.

  • 1st GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems

    1st GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 3:57 AM EST2017-11-15 08:57:58 GMT
    Thursday, November 16 2017 5:30 AM EST2017-11-16 10:30:01 GMT

    The surprise renewal of the failed effort to eliminate the health care law's mandate came a day after President Donald Trump renewed pressure on Republican lawmakers to include the repeal in their sweeping legislation to revamp the tax system. 

    The surprise renewal of the failed effort to eliminate the health care law's mandate came a day after President Donald Trump renewed pressure on Republican lawmakers to include the repeal in their sweeping legislation to revamp the tax system. 

  • Moore's attorney suggests accuser's yearbook message forged

    Moore's attorney suggests accuser's yearbook message forged

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 8:33 PM EST2017-11-16 01:33:37 GMT

    Roy Moore's attorney, Phillip L. Jauregui spoke about the recent allegations made against Judge Moore. at a press conference held by the Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign Wednesday afternoon.

    Roy Moore's attorney, Phillip L. Jauregui spoke about the recent allegations made against Judge Moore. at a press conference held by the Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign Wednesday afternoon.

  • Washington GOP boosts pressure on Alabama party on Moore

    Washington GOP boosts pressure on Alabama party on Moore

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 3:37 AM EST2017-11-14 08:37:23 GMT
    Wednesday, November 15 2017 4:41 AM EST2017-11-15 09:41:30 GMT

    Roy Moore's support from his fellow Republicans is hemorrhaging after a second woman accused the Alabaman of groping her when she was a teenager in the late 1970s.

    Roy Moore's support from his fellow Republicans is hemorrhaging after a second woman accused the Alabaman of groping her when she was a teenager in the late 1970s.

  • Senate panel approves Trump choice to lead Homeland Security

    Senate panel approves Trump choice to lead Homeland Security

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 5:37 PM EST2017-11-14 22:37:36 GMT
    Wednesday, November 15 2017 4:10 AM EST2017-11-15 09:10:30 GMT
    A key Senate committee has approved President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
    A key Senate committee has approved President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
  • House votes overwhelmingly to pass $700 billion defense bill

    House votes overwhelmingly to pass $700 billion defense bill

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 5:21 PM EST2017-11-14 22:21:16 GMT
    Wednesday, November 15 2017 12:18 AM EST2017-11-15 05:18:51 GMT
    House Republicans and Democrats joined forces to overwhelmingly approve an annual defense policy bill that authorizes $700 billion for the Pentagon and calls for a rapid buildup of the nation's missile defenses.
    House Republicans and Democrats joined forces to overwhelmingly approve an annual defense policy bill that authorizes $700 billion for the Pentagon and calls for a rapid buildup of the nation's missile defenses.
  • Retired US general says nuclear launch order can be refused

    Retired US general says nuclear launch order can be refused

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 3:47 AM EST2017-11-14 08:47:05 GMT
    Tuesday, November 14 2017 5:40 PM EST2017-11-14 22:40:58 GMT

    Numerous lawmakers have raised questions about legislative and presidential war-making authorities and the use of America's nuclear arsenal.

    Numerous lawmakers have raised questions about legislative and presidential war-making authorities and the use of America's nuclear arsenal.

  • Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during 2016 campaign

    Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during 2016 campaign

    Monday, November 13 2017 7:36 PM EST2017-11-14 00:36:53 GMT
    Tuesday, November 14 2017 3:59 AM EST2017-11-14 08:59:40 GMT

    The Atlantic reports that President Donald Trump's oldest son communicated with the Twitter account behind WikiLeaks, exchanging direct messages during the 2016 election about leaked emails from Democrat Hillary...

    The Atlantic reports that President Donald Trump's oldest son communicated with the Twitter account behind WikiLeaks, exchanging direct messages during the 2016 election about leaked emails from Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign.

  • Analysis says Senate bill would hike taxes for 13.8 million

    Analysis says Senate bill would hike taxes for 13.8 million

    Monday, November 13 2017 3:56 AM EST2017-11-13 08:56:31 GMT
    Tuesday, November 14 2017 3:59 AM EST2017-11-14 08:59:34 GMT

    The GOP is moving urgently on the first rewrite of the U.S. tax code in three decades, but key differences promise to complicate the effort.

    The GOP is moving urgently on the first rewrite of the U.S. tax code in three decades, but key differences promise to complicate the effort.

  • Appeals court allows partial enforcement of Trump travel ban

    Appeals court allows partial enforcement of Trump travel ban

    Monday, November 13 2017 4:36 PM EST2017-11-13 21:36:51 GMT
    Tuesday, November 14 2017 3:44 AM EST2017-11-14 08:44:31 GMT

    A U.S. appeals court is allowing enforcement of part of the Trump administration's newest version of the travel ban that bars foreign nationals who don't have a "bona fide' ties to the U.S.

    A U.S. appeals court is allowing enforcement of part of the Trump administration's newest version of the travel ban that bars foreign nationals who don't have a "bona fide' ties to the U.S., including family relationships.

  • Russian TV network registers as foreign agent in US

    Russian TV network registers as foreign agent in US

    Monday, November 13 2017 11:46 AM EST2017-11-13 16:46:43 GMT
    Tuesday, November 14 2017 2:17 AM EST2017-11-14 07:17:52 GMT
    The chief editor of Kremlin-funded satellite TV channel RT says the company has met the U.S. demand to register as a foreign agent.
    The chief editor of Kremlin-funded satellite TV channel RT says the company has met the U.S. demand to register as a foreign agent.
  • Tax split between House, Senate poses a big challenge

    Tax split between House, Senate poses a big challenge

    Friday, November 10 2017 4:05 PM EST2017-11-10 21:05:06 GMT
    Sunday, November 12 2017 7:36 AM EST2017-11-12 12:36:43 GMT

    Split between House, Senate on tax poses political challenge.

    Split between House, Senate on tax poses political challenge.

  • Trump pushes 'America first' during tough trade talk in Asia

    Trump pushes 'America first' during tough trade talk in Asia

    Friday, November 10 2017 1:44 AM EST2017-11-10 06:44:39 GMT
    Sunday, November 12 2017 5:16 AM EST2017-11-12 10:16:17 GMT

    Trump says the whole world is being lifted by America's economic renewal, and a "new optimism" has swept across the U.S. since his election.

    Trump says the whole world is being lifted by America's economic renewal, and a "new optimism" has swept across the U.S. since his election.

  • Trump deflects on whether Roy Moore should quit Senate race

    Trump deflects on whether Roy Moore should quit Senate race

    Saturday, November 11 2017 6:15 AM EST2017-11-11 11:15:33 GMT
    Saturday, November 11 2017 3:27 PM EST2017-11-11 20:27:54 GMT

    President Donald Trump is deflecting questions about whether Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore should drop out due to sexual misconduct allegations against him.

    President Donald Trump is deflecting questions about whether Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore should drop out due to sexual misconduct allegations against him.

  • Despite Trump's scorn, early 'Obamacare' sign-ups top 600k

    Despite Trump's scorn, early 'Obamacare' sign-ups top 600k

    Thursday, November 9 2017 11:04 AM EST2017-11-09 16:04:17 GMT
    Saturday, November 11 2017 1:19 PM EST2017-11-11 18:19:05 GMT

    HealthCare.gov sign-ups top 600k in first week; nearly 8 in 10 are returning customers.

    HealthCare.gov sign-ups top 600k in first week; nearly 8 in 10 are returning customers.

  • US, S. Korea start drills in show of force against N. Korea

    US, S. Korea start drills in show of force against N. Korea

    Saturday, November 11 2017 2:45 AM EST2017-11-11 07:45:17 GMT
    Saturday, November 11 2017 5:35 AM EST2017-11-11 10:35:53 GMT
    (Jo Jung-ho/Yonhap via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2017 file photo, the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is escorted into Busan port, South Korea, after completing a joint drill with the South Korean military.(Jo Jung-ho/Yonhap via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2017 file photo, the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is escorted into Busan port, South Korea, after completing a joint drill with the South Korean military.

    The United States and South Korea have started joint naval drills that will involve three U.S. aircraft carriers in what officials describe as a clear warning to North Korea.

    The United States and South Korea have started joint naval drills that will involve three U.S. aircraft carriers in what officials describe as a clear warning to North Korea.

  • Senate GOP proposes to delay major corporate tax cut a year

    Senate GOP proposes to delay major corporate tax cut a year

    Friday, November 10 2017 3:04 AM EST2017-11-10 08:04:49 GMT
    Saturday, November 11 2017 2:53 AM EST2017-11-11 07:53:16 GMT

    The legislation is President Donald Trump's top priority and a goal many Republicans believe has grown even more urgent in the wake of election losses on Tuesday.

    The legislation is President Donald Trump's top priority and a goal many Republicans believe has grown even more urgent in the wake of election losses on Tuesday.

  • Moore denies sexual misconduct, but GOP fears election risk

    Moore denies sexual misconduct, but GOP fears election risk

    Friday, November 10 2017 4:04 AM EST2017-11-10 09:04:47 GMT
    Saturday, November 11 2017 2:52 AM EST2017-11-11 07:52:33 GMT

    Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is denying allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct with minors, roiling Alabama's Senate race.

    Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is denying allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct with minors, roiling Alabama's Senate race.

  • Senate GOP tax bill would delay biz cut, undo deductions

    Senate GOP tax bill would delay biz cut, undo deductions

    Thursday, November 9 2017 3:34 AM EST2017-11-09 08:34:40 GMT
    Friday, November 10 2017 4:05 AM EST2017-11-10 09:05:33 GMT

    Republican leaders' goal is for Congress to send legislation melding both House and Senate versions to Trump by Christmas, in hopes of protecting their congressional majorities in next year's elections.

    Republican leaders' goal is for Congress to send legislation melding both House and Senate versions to Trump by Christmas, in hopes of protecting their congressional majorities in next year's elections.

  • Sen. Rand Paul's neighbor pleads not guilty in attack

    Sen. Rand Paul's neighbor pleads not guilty in attack

    Thursday, November 9 2017 10:44 AM EST2017-11-09 15:44:31 GMT
    Thursday, November 9 2017 5:41 PM EST2017-11-09 22:41:26 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's long-time neighbor has pleaded not guilty to charges that he assaulted the Kentucky Republican while Paul was mowing his lawn.
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's long-time neighbor has pleaded not guilty to charges that he assaulted the Kentucky Republican while Paul was mowing his lawn.
  • In election glow, Dems see health care as a winning issue

    In election glow, Dems see health care as a winning issue

    Thursday, November 9 2017 3:24 AM EST2017-11-09 08:24:11 GMT
    Thursday, November 9 2017 2:57 PM EST2017-11-09 19:57:44 GMT

    During Barack Obama's presidency, health care was often seen as a political liability for Democrats. But public opinion seems to have shifted amid widespread opposition to Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obama's Affordable Care Act.

    During Barack Obama's presidency, health care was often seen as a political liability for Democrats. But public opinion seems to have shifted amid widespread opposition to Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obama's Affordable Care Act.

  • Repeal of medical deduction prompts tax bill pushback

    Repeal of medical deduction prompts tax bill pushback

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 3:42 AM EST2017-11-07 08:42:55 GMT
    Thursday, November 9 2017 10:55 AM EST2017-11-09 15:55:21 GMT

    Groups representing older people and patients push back on repeal of medical deduction.

    Groups representing older people and patients push back on repeal of medical deduction.

  • Gleeful Democrats see political wave; GOP says not so fast

    Gleeful Democrats see political wave; GOP says not so fast

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 3:33 AM EST2017-11-08 08:33:48 GMT
    Thursday, November 9 2017 3:38 AM EST2017-11-09 08:38:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Cliff Owen). Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam, right, celebrates his election victory with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his wife Dorothy at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesda...(AP Photo/Cliff Owen). Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam, right, celebrates his election victory with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his wife Dorothy at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesda...

    Though Democrats control a cluster of state governments in the Northeast, Republicans control state legislatures across the entire South, all but one state in the Midwest and the vast majority of the mountain West.

    Though Democrats control a cluster of state governments in the Northeast, Republicans control state legislatures across the entire South, all but one state in the Midwest and the vast majority of the mountain West.

  • Trump administration officials meet GOP senators on tax bill

    Trump administration officials meet GOP senators on tax bill

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 3:53 AM EST2017-11-08 08:53:39 GMT
    Thursday, November 9 2017 12:25 AM EST2017-11-09 05:25:03 GMT

    Republicans hope to garner Democratic support for their politically necessary legislation, which would bring the first major revamp of the U.S. tax code in 30 years. 

    Republicans hope to garner Democratic support for their politically necessary legislation, which would bring the first major revamp of the U.S. tax code in 30 years. 

  • The Latest: Budget office warns of uninsured Americans

    The Latest: Budget office warns of uninsured Americans

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 10:24 AM EST2017-11-08 15:24:08 GMT
    Wednesday, November 8 2017 6:34 PM EST2017-11-08 23:34:09 GMT
    Congress' nonpartisan budgetary analysts say ending the requirement that most people buy health insurance would save less money than was estimated earlier.
    Congress' nonpartisan budgetary analysts say ending the requirement that most people buy health insurance would save less money than was estimated earlier.
  • Trump calls attackers 'deranged' but mental health link weak

    Trump calls attackers 'deranged' but mental health link weak

    Monday, November 6 2017 5:23 PM EST2017-11-06 22:23:58 GMT
    Wednesday, November 8 2017 5:52 PM EST2017-11-08 22:52:24 GMT
    President Donald Trump calls attackers 'deranged' but mental health link weak.
    President Donald Trump calls attackers 'deranged' but mental health link weak.
  • GOP tax bill would kill deduction for student loan interest

    GOP tax bill would kill deduction for student loan interest

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 3:43 AM EST2017-11-08 08:43:39 GMT
    Wednesday, November 8 2017 10:27 AM EST2017-11-08 15:27:33 GMT

    Repealing the provision would mean that the cost of student loans for borrowers would increase by some $24 billion over the next decade, according to the American Council of Education.

    Repealing the provision would mean that the cost of student loans for borrowers would increase by some $24 billion over the next decade, according to the American Council of Education.

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  • Steve Bannon accepts award, draws protest in Tucson

    Steve Bannon accepts award, draws protest in Tucson

    Saturday, November 18 2017 11:17 PM EST2017-11-19 04:17:02 GMT
    Bannon accepted the award Saturday night from the Brian Terry Foundation (Source: Tucson News Now).Bannon accepted the award Saturday night from the Brian Terry Foundation (Source: Tucson News Now).

    A former member of President Trump’s Administration, Steve Bannon, was in Tucson on Saturday night to receive an award. But many Tucsonans stood in opposition to Bannon’s visit because of his views and ties to Breitbart News, a conservative network. Steve Bannon was the keynote speaker at the Brian Terry Foundation Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort.

    A former member of President Trump’s Administration, Steve Bannon, was in Tucson on Saturday night to receive an award. But many Tucsonans stood in opposition to Bannon’s visit because of his views and ties to Breitbart News, a conservative network.

  • BEAR DOWN: Oregon too much for Wildcats in 48-28 loss

    BEAR DOWN: Oregon too much for Wildcats in 48-28 loss

    Saturday, November 18 2017 10:35 PM EST2017-11-19 03:35:58 GMT

    The Ducks rolled up 588 yards in beating the Wildcats by 20 points.

    The Ducks rolled up 588 yards in beating the Wildcats by 20 points.

  • Southside church celebrates former pastor, co-founder of sanctuary movement

    Southside church celebrates former pastor, co-founder of sanctuary movement

    Saturday, November 18 2017 10:09 PM EST2017-11-19 03:09:11 GMT
    Fife takes a walk through the church campus Friday, a day before the big celebration (Source: Tucson News Now).Fife takes a walk through the church campus Friday, a day before the big celebration (Source: Tucson News Now).

    Saturday night the congregation at Southside Presbyterian Church celebrated 50 years since Reverend John Fife. Now retired, Fife continues to stay active with the church and the organization No More Deaths, which helps immigrants trekking through the Sonoran Desert after they've crossed the border illegally.

    Saturday night the congregation at Southside Presbyterian Church celebrated 50 years since Reverend John Fife. Now retired, Fife continues to stay active with the church and the organization No More Deaths, which helps immigrants trekking through the Sonoran Desert after they've crossed the border illegally.

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