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Powerful South Carolina political consultant implicated in indictments of a veteran state senator

Powerful political consultant highlighted in Capitol Gains series implicated in indictments of a veteran South Carolina state senator.

Trump approves controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline

Trump pledged the pipeline's construction would bring new jobs, lower energy costs for Americans and reduce the country's reliance on foreign oil.

Trump praises 'Fox & Friends,' renews old feuds in early morning tweets

President Donald Trump volleyed a series of accusations on Twitter Monday morning, in the latest instance of him responding to reports on Fox News.

Rex Tillerson finally answers question from NBC News' Andrea Mitchell

Tillerson has long evaded past questions from the veteran foreign affairs correspondent.

First Read's Morning Clips: The Latest in the Russia Investigation

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

Spicer: 'I've let the president down'

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer continued to apologize Wednesday for his Tuesday gaffe about Hitler's use of chemical gas.

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday as tensions between the two countries escalates

OMB Diriector Mick Mulvaney: Washington's 'a lot more broken' than Trump thought

White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney questioned the GOP's capability to lead. 'Is the Republican Party capable of governing?' he asked.

Trump attacks conservatives over failure of health care bill

'Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood& Ocare!' Trump tweeted.

A very consequential week didn't go well for President Trump

The president was rebuffed by the FBI director on wire tapping claims and lost a big health care fight, but his Supreme Court nominee fared well.

Health Care Showdown: Republicans look to go big or go home

After a difficult day for Republicans hoping to pass their health care bill, the House is back at it Friday — with a directive that it's now or never.

No deal on health care bill after conservatives meet with Trump

After House Republican leaders abruptly canceled a planned vote on the GOP health care bill Thursday afternoon, Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney made clear Thursday evening that President Trump is done negotiating on the hotly-debated health care bill and wants a vote on Friday. If the president doesn't get a vote to repeal and replace Obamacare, he will move on to other priorities, Mulvaney said, according to a source in the room during tense talks with GOP members. Tune in to MSNBC for continuing coverage.

CA gov on those supporting health bill: 'Their name is going to be mud'

WASHINGTON — As Congress wrestles over the House Republican health care bill, California Gov. Jerry Brown attacked the legislation, alleging that any

Give it to me straight, doc: Is Obamacare dying?

For a patient who just turned 7 and has already survived numerous near-death experiences, the Affordable Care Act's prognosis is not so bad.

First Read's Morning Clips: Waiting for CBO

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

Parents ask: What happens to my child if I'm deported?

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Republican National Committee chief says Trump's hard line on immigration is no obstacle to GOP gains

Republican Party chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel lays out the GOP plan to keep control of Congress in 2018 in a Times interview.

Trump arrives in Florida for high-stakes summit with Chinese leader

President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet in Palm Beach for the first time since Trump’s campaign, in which he labeled China a currency manipulator that was hurting American workers.

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