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December 16, 2018 - 7:29 am
(WASHINGTON) -- In his first on-camera comments since a federal court in Texas ruled that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, President Trump called it a “great ruling for the country” and praised the judge who handed down the decision. “It was a big, big victory by a highly respected...
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December 15, 2018 - 6:51 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- In his first on-camera comments since a federal court in Texas ruled that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, President Trump called it a “great ruling for the country” and praised the judge who handed down the decision. “It was a big, big victory by a highly respected...
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December 15, 2018 - 9:00 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will leave his administration post at the end of the year, President Trump announced. The president made the surprise staffing announcement by tweet Saturday morning and thanked Zinke for his service over the last two years. "@RyanZinke will be leaving...
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In this Dec. 12, 2018, photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, leaves federal court after his sentencing in New York. Trump has gone from denying knowledge of any payments to women who claim to have been mistresses to apparent acknowledgement of those hush money settlements – though he claims they wouldn't be illegal. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
December 14, 2018 - 11:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer said Friday that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned their stories of alleged affairs with him "would affect the election." He says...
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December 14, 2018 - 9:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Texas ruled President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act "invalid" Friday, the eve of the sign-up deadline for coverage next year.
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December 14, 2018 - 8:44 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A federal district judge in Texas dealt a blow to the Affordable Care Act on Friday night, deeming the entire legislation unconstitutional without the individual mandate -- which was eliminated in the GOP-passed tax bill last year. The decision comes in a case brought by 20 Republican...
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December 14, 2018 - 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his next chief of staff, ending a chaotic search for a new chief of staff that had been inching forward with the feel of an unfolding reality TV show.
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December 14, 2018 - 4:36 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has tapped Mich Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget as acting White House chief of staff. "I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff,...
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December 14, 2018 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russia investigation has cost more than $25 million since special counsel Robert Mueller's appointment, according to a new Justice Department report released Friday. The report is the third compiled by the Justice Department to detail Mueller's expenditures as he investigates...
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December 14, 2018 - 2:43 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Over the course of his 18-months as special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, Robert Mueller and his team have racked up more than $25 million in expenditures, according to the latest Justice Department filing, including $8.5 million over the past six...
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