Politics

ABC News
September 25, 2017 - 9:30 am
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump asserted Monday that his criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem "has nothing to do with race." Rather, the president said the issue is "respect for our country, flag and national anthem." Trump appeared to be responding to critics who say...
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September 25, 2017 - 6:49 am
(NEW YORK) -- A vast 86 percent of Americans support a right to residency for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children, with support crossing the political spectrum. Two-thirds back a deal to enact such legislation in tandem with higher funding for border control. See...
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Dreamstime
September 24, 2017 - 11:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea,...
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September 24, 2017 - 8:03 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- White House adviser and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has used a private email account to communicate with White House staffers, his attorney confirmed to ABC News. "Mr. Kushner uses his White House email address to conduct White House business. Fewer than a...
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ABC News
September 24, 2017 - 6:25 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sought to defend his controversial use of military jets for domestic business travel and challenged ABC News' reporting that it costs $25,000 an hour to operate the aircraft by suggesting the network check those figures with the Pentagon. Pentagon...
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ABC News
September 24, 2017 - 11:48 am
(NEW YORK) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended his use of a costly government jet to make the short journey from New York City to Washington D.C. following an August meeting in Trump Tower. When asked about the travel by co-anchor Martha Raddatz on ABC News’ This Week , Mnuchin responded...
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ABC News
September 24, 2017 - 11:05 am
(NEW YORK) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended President Trump's comments calling for NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to be fired, saying players "have the right to have the First Amendment off the field." “This isn’t about Democrats. It's not about Republicans. It's not...
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ABC News
September 24, 2017 - 10:50 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., directly addressed fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky over his opposition to the latest bill aiming to repeal and replace Obamacare, saying the new legislation would "save a lot of money." "Rand Paul objects to the taxes, but when you look at...
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