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October 17, 2018 - 3:25 pm
(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...
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October 17, 2018 - 12:13 pm
(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...
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Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News via AP, Pool
October 17, 2018 - 8:56 am
Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke abandoned his optimistic tone and attacked Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz as "Lyin" Ted in their second debate before the election, borrowing a nickname first used by President Donald Trump.
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October 17, 2018 - 8:36 am
(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...
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Lynn Woolley
October 17, 2018 - 7:00 am
Have you noticed how many prominent Democrats have made fools of themselves in the past few weeks? Most famously, Sen. Elizabeth Warren – known a “Pocahontas” to Trump supporters, released the results of her DNA test intended to prove her claim of Native American heritage. It showed that she MAY be...
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October 17, 2018 - 6:08 am
(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...
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ABC News
October 17, 2018 - 5:32 am
(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...
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Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News/Pool
October 16, 2018 - 11:00 pm
(KJCE) -- Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Beto O'Rourke faced off Tuesday night in the Alamo City in the second and likely final debate in the race for U.S. Senate. Campaign 2018: Cruz-O'Rourke Senate Debate #2
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Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News via AP, Pool
October 16, 2018 - 9:25 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke abandoned his usual message of unity and optimism and laid into Ted Cruz, hoping to reverse polls that show him fading against the Republican incumbent during the second debate of a Texas Senate race that's become one of the nation's most closely watched.
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October 16, 2018 - 8:21 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Julian Castro said Tuesday that he will likely seek the presidency in 2020 after months of signals from former President Barack Obama's housing secretary that he's preparing for a White House run.
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