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Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 08:53 AM EST

House Ends Late-Night Shutdown, Passes Budget Deal

House Ends Late-Night Shutdown, Passes Budget Deal

After missing the midnight deadline, Congress worked into the early hours Friday to pass a budget deal and end the second government shutdown in less than a month.

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 07:36 AM EST

Pence : Will Defend Against N. Korea With 'Necessary' Action

Pence : Will Defend Against N. Korea With 'Necessary' Action

Vice President Mike Pence vowed that the U.S. is ready to protect itself from North Korean nuclear threats with whatever "action is necessary to defend our homeland." Speaking with NBC’s Lester Holt on the...

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 05:07 PM EST

Kelly in Harsh Spotlight After Senior Aide's Resignation

Kelly in Harsh Spotlight After Senior Aide's Resignation

Pressure mounted on White House chief of staff John Kelly as questions swirled Friday about his defense of a senior aide he fought to keep in a highly sensitive West Wing job despite accusations of spousal abuse...

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 10:24 AM EST

Rob Porter Ex-Wife: He Was ‘Verbally, Emotionally Abusive'

Rob Porter Ex-Wife: He Was ‘Verbally, Emotionally Abusive'

Jennifer Willoughby, an ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, told NBC News on Friday that "shame" once kept her from coming forward with allegations of spousal abuse. But telling her story...

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 at 06:01 PM EST

GOP Lawmaker Says Panel Investigating Russia is 'Poison'

GOP Lawmaker Says Panel Investigating Russia is 'Poison'

Partisan sparring over the Russia investigation is causing chaos on the traditionally bipartisan House intelligence committee — with the panel now planning to build a wall to separate Republican and Democratic...

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 at 06:42 PM EST

Budget Plan's $1 Trillion Deficit Sours Some Republicans

Budget Plan's $1 Trillion Deficit Sours Some Republicans

Republicans rode the tea party wave to power eight years ago on a message of fiscal responsibility and attacking budget deficits, and kept at it during President Barack Obama's two terms. That was then. The...

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 06:19 AM EST

'It's Bad': Omarosa Says She Was 'Haunted' by Trump's Tweets

'It's Bad': Omarosa Says She Was 'Haunted' by Trump's Tweets

Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman is getting closer to telling more about her experiences in the White House, saying that she was "haunted" by President Donald Trump's tweets "every single...

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 at 08:21 PM EST

Low-Key Prosecutor Escapes GOP Fury as Trump Winds Whirl

Low-Key Prosecutor Escapes GOP Fury as Trump Winds Whirl

When President Donald Trump fired the acting attorney general last year for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban, Dana Boente stepped into the job. When Trump abruptly ousted dozens of Obama-era...

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 10:22 AM EST

Trump Signs Budget Deal, Government Reopens

Trump Signs Budget Deal, Government Reopens

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were...

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 at 05:03 PM EST

Twitter Turns First Profit Ever, But Problems Remain

Twitter Turns First Profit Ever, But Problems Remain

Twitter made money for the first time in its nearly 12-year history, a milestone that satisfied investors in the short term but might not resolve the company's broader problems any time soon. The company is...

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