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Friday, May 19, 2017 at 07:54 AM EDT

Amid Crisis at Home, Trump Makes 1st Trip Abroad

Amid Crisis at Home, Trump Makes 1st Trip Abroad

Four months into a turbulent term with his White House in chaos, President Donald Trump is embarking on his first international trip, a five-stop marathon through the Middle East and Europe.

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 06:27 AM EDT

VP Mike Pence Was Never Informed About Flynn: Source

VP Mike Pence Was Never Informed About Flynn: Source

Vice President Mike Pence and his team were not made aware of an investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn's lobbying for Turkey, a source close to the administration told NBC News, a...

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 01:22 AM EDT

Kellyanne Conway Tells Trump Supporters to Ignore Critics

Kellyanne Conway Tells Trump Supporters to Ignore Critics

President Donald Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway has told supporters in New Hampshire they should "just ignore" his critics and the incessant chatter about the scandals dogging him. Conway was guest speaker...

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 06:01 PM EDT

Trump to Muslims on 1st Foreign Trip: Drive Out Terrorists

Trump to Muslims on 1st Foreign Trip: Drive Out Terrorists

President Donald Trump will use his first visit to the Middle East to call for unity in the fight against radicalism in the Muslim world, casting the challenge as a "battle between good and evil" and urging Arab...

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 07:04 AM EDT

Trump Says He's 'Very Close' to Naming a New FBI Director

Trump Says He's 'Very Close' to Naming a New FBI Director

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he is "very close" to naming a new FBI director to replace the one he fired more than a week ago and that former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman was among his top choices...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 08:14 PM EDT

'Get In, Serve and Get Out': Chaffetz to Resign

'Get In, Serve and Get Out': Chaffetz to Resign

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, announced he will resign from Congress before his term ends in 2018. Chaffetz, serving his fifth term, was a lightning rod for criticism over...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 08:19 PM EDT

The House May Need to Vote on Health Care Again

The House May Need to Vote on Health Care Again

There's a chance the House might have to vote on the American Health Care Act again before the Senate can take it up, NBC News reported. Republicans are using the budget "reconciliation" process to pass...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 07:11 PM EDT

Lawmakers Demand Swift Action for Turkish Embassy Violence

Lawmakers Demand Swift Action for Turkish Embassy Violence

Top congressional Republicans are demanding the Trump administration take swift and severe action against the Turkish government in response to violence involving members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 07:32 PM EDT

States Make Move in Fight Over Health Care Reform

States Make Move in Fight Over Health Care Reform

Democratic attorneys general in more than a dozen states announced Thursday they would attempt to intervene in a federal lawsuit that threatens to undercut funding for the Affordable Care Act. The legal move is...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 05:53 PM EDT

Trump Denies Asking Comey to Close Flynn Probe

Trump Denies Asking Comey to Close Flynn Probe

President Donald Trump responded to questions about the Russia investigation at a news conference Thursday with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Trump denied the allegation that he urged former FBI...

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