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Democrats Attempt Rebranding with Populist New Agenda

Democrats Attempt Rebranding with Populist New Agenda

Jul 24
Democratic leaders believe they lost to President Donald Trump partly because voters don't know what the party stands for. So they're trying to rebrand themselves with a new slogan and a populist new agenda as they look ahead to the 2018 midterms.

Transgender Candidate Takes on Culture Warrior in Virginia

Transgender Candidate Takes on Culture Warrior in Virginia

By Sarah Rankin | Jul 24
Democrat Danica Roem would be the first openly transgender candidate to win and serve in a state legislature, according to the Victory Fund.

Trump Claims All Agree He Has 'Complete Power' to Pardon

Trump Claims All Agree He Has 'Complete Power' to Pardon

By Darlene Superville | Jul 23
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election.

5 Reasons Why Health Care Bill Would Fail, 3 Why It May Not

5 Reasons Why Health Care Bill Would Fail, 3 Why It May Not

By Alan Fram | Jul 23
There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans' crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama's health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might revive it and avert a GOP humiliation.

Trump Has Twitter Tantrum Over Russia Probe

Trump Has Twitter Tantrum Over Russia Probe

By Darlene Superville | Jul 22
The tweets were unusual in their breadth and scope, even for Trump

Spicer's Leaving White House, Not Necessarily TV Screens

Spicer's Leaving White House, Not Necessarily TV Screens

By David Bauder | Jul 22
He won't be behind a podium at the White House, but it's unlikely Sean Spicer will disappear from television.

Republicans Embrace Tax Hike Targeting Democratic States

Republicans Embrace Tax Hike Targeting Democratic States

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Jul 22
The White House and congressional Republicans have been privately negotiating their tax package for weeks, with no public sign that they're near a consensus. Democrats have been excluded from the talks.

Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary

Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary

By Ken Thomas and Julie Pace | Jul 21
White House press secretary Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump's embattled spokesman during the first six months of his presidency, is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.

Analysis: Congressional GOP Coming to Grips with Failure

Analysis: Congressional GOP Coming to Grips with Failure

By Erica Werner | Jul 21
A brutal reality is settling over Capitol Hill: The Republican effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," which has consumed the first six months of the Trump administration, may never yield results.

Texas Senate Aiming to Move Divisive Bills at Breakneck Pace

Texas Senate Aiming to Move Divisive Bills at Breakneck Pace

By Will Weissert | Jul 21
The Texas Senate staged an unusual midnight floor session Thursday as conservatives who dominate the chamber rushed to revive abortion restrictions and a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people before opponents had time to mobilize.

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