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Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 at 03:00 AM EST

Romney Announces Senate Bid, Touts Utah 'Values,' 'Respect'

Romney Announces Senate Bid, Touts Utah 'Values,' 'Respect'

Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national...

Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at 09:07 AM EST

Kimmel: Trump Did 'Worse Than Nothing' to Stop Gun Violence

Kimmel: Trump Did 'Worse Than Nothing' to Stop Gun Violence

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel made an impassioned plea to President Donald Trump following the most recent school shooting, which took the lives of 17 Florida high schoolers. Kimmel's eyes teared up and his...

Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at 09:57 AM EST

Lots of Talk, Little Action in Congress After Shootings

Lots of Talk, Little Action in Congress After Shootings

For a brief moment after the Las Vegas massacre last fall, Republicans and Democrats in Congress talked about taking a rare step to tighten the nation's gun laws. Four months later, the only gun legislation that...

Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at 04:30 AM EST

Food Box Idea Draws Ire From Democrats, Advocates

Food Box Idea Draws Ire From Democrats, Advocates

The Trump administration is pushing what it calls a "bold new approach to nutrition assistance": replacing the traditional cash-on-a-card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of...

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 06:49 PM EST

Bannon Met With Mueller Multiple Times Over the Past Week

Bannon Met With Mueller Multiple Times Over the Past Week

Steve Bannon, who served as President Donald Trump’s chief strategist, was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller over multiple days this week, NBC News has learned from two sources familiar with the...

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 12:51 PM EST

Trump Decries ‘Terrible Violence’ in Fla. School Shooting

Trump Decries ‘Terrible Violence’ in Fla. School Shooting

In an address to the nation, President Donald Trump offered his condolences to the victims of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at 04:36 AM EST

Senate Rejects Immigration Bills; Young Immigrants in Limbo

Senate Rejects Immigration Bills; Young Immigrants in Limbo

The Senate has left hundreds of thousands of "Dreamer" immigrants in limbo, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation's border security. Senators dealt...

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 12:09 PM EST

Appeals Court Declares Trump Travel Ban Unconstitutional

Appeals Court Declares Trump Travel Ban Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court has found that President Donald Trump's latest ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that it...

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018 at 09:43 PM EST

Trump: 'Totally Opposed to Domestic Violence'

Trump: 'Totally Opposed to Domestic Violence'

With the White House still reeling from the Rob Porter scandal, President Trump finally addressed his stance on domestic violence on camera saying he's "totally opposed to domestic violence and everyone...

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018 at 08:57 PM EST

EPA Chief Says He Flies First Class Due to Security Concerns

EPA Chief Says He Flies First Class Due to Security Concerns

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has broken months of silence about his frequent premium-class flights at taxpayer expense, saying he needs to fly first class because of unpleasant interactions...

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