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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.

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

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.

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

EPA chief claims CO2 not a "primary contributor" to global warming

Scott Pruitt's view is at odds with decades of peer-reviewed studies.

The GOP Used "Obamacare" to Oppose the ACA, Now The Tables are Turned

As the battle over what should be in the bill to replace Obamacare continues, another vital fight is being waged over just what to call the new plan.

Helene Cooper: How Africa elected its first female president

Helene Cooper, author of "Madame President" talks about her new book in which she tells the story of Africa's first female head of state.

Ex-Trump aide Flynn says his lobbying may have helped Turkey

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, who was fired last month, has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent.

Muhammad Ali's family speaks out against Trump's travel ban

Muhammad Ali's son told lawmakers that he felt "just like I felt at my father's funeral" when he was detained under Trump's first immigration order.

DHS document casts doubt on extra threat from 'travel ban' citizens

The analysis found around half of those in terrorism offenses in U.S. since 2011 were U.S.-born citizens. White House officials called it incomplete.

Five new power centers: a guide to the fractured Democrats

The party without a single leader or a unified chain of command — and no clear heir apparent.

These charts show the change in scope of Trump's immigration order

For starters, Iraq's removal from the list of countries the travel ban will target reduces the number of people potentially affected.

Nancy Pelosi's best zingers from last night's Gridiron Dinner

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi brought the jokes to Saturday night's white tie Washington affair with Vice President Mike Pence in attendance.

Chuck Schumer has 'some doubts' about Senate Intelligence chairman

Schumer said that he has 'some doubt about Chairman Burr,' the head of the Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence.

DNC race gets shakeup with candidate exiting, endorsing Keith Ellison

New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley's departure is the biggest shakeup yet and gives Keith Ellison a major boost.

Gallup: Trump one-month approval rating lower than other presidents

The one-month approval rating of 40 percent is 21 points lower than the average for presidents in the February of their first term.

A 9/11-style commission into Russia's election meddling gathers steam

Rep. Elijah Cummings said the committee should be made up of "distinguished citizens, no Congressmen, no Senators."

Drama builds on Capitol Hill over probes into Russia and Flynn

With a flurry of current investigations and calls for new investigations, here's a breakdown of how Congress is responding to Flynn and Russia.

McConnell on Trump: I like his policies, not his tweets

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that, while he approves of President Donald Trump's policy agenda, he would prefer a little less of the "extra discussion."

Will Bernie Sanders head a new progressive political party?

A group of former staff members and delegates for Sanders launched an effort last week called "Draft Bernie for A People's Party."

Why President Trump's misleading image of American crime matters

President Trump says crime is soaring despite a long-term decline in the crime rate and experts worry it could become a self-fulfilling position.

Trump tells Chinese president he'll honor 'One China' policy

China considers the decades-old policy, in which the U.S. recognizes the People's Republic of China as the sole legal government, as non-negotiable.

Tom Price confirmed as Trump's HHS secretary in early-morning vote

Consistent with all of President Donald Trump's Cabinet confirmations this week, Price narrowly won confirmation on a 52 - 47 vote.

Watchdog group's Trump lawsuit hinges on risky legal argument

The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington says it's spent time and resources dealing with Trump's decision to keep his business empire.

Trump focuses on the economy after inauguration feud

President Trump focused on business and trade on Monday after spending his first few days in office disputing inauguration crowd size reports.

Trump team's "alternative facts" tickles internet and sparks concern

Shortly after the words "alternative facts" left Kellyanne Conway's lips, a meme mocking her turn of phrase reverberated around the internet.

Donald Trump will not release his tax returns, White House adviser says

The announcement came in response to a Whitehouse.gov petition, reversing Trump's promises to release his returns after an audit is completed.

George H.W. Bush to be moved from ICU, Barbara Bush discharged

Former President George H.W. Bush will be moved out of the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital on Monday, while Barbara Bush was discharged.

Trump works to smooth over tensions with CIA: 'I am so behind you'

Trump toured the CIA on his first full day as president on Saturday, pledging to the intelligence community afterward that "I am so behind you."

Irish Democrats hold a wake for Democrats on inauguration weekend

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says "I just might" run for president again in 2020.

Trump accuser files defamation suit against the president-elect

A woman who previously accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct has filed a defamation lawsuit against the president-elect.

Dirt Roads Help Some Cities, Counties Drive Down Costs

A quiet movement to resuscitate deteriorating paved roads by converting them to gravel is proving popular.  By Sarah Breitenbach  

Tweeter-in-Chief: Trump to maintain personal handle after inauguration

The move comes amid uncertainty over how Trump's administration will use White House certified handles, including @POTUS and @FLOTUS.

Obama crashes spokesman's final White House press briefing

President Barack Obama crashed press secretary Josh Earnest's final White House briefing Tuesday, offering effusive praise for his spokesman.

Monica Crowley won't take role in Trump Admin amid plagiarism reports

The moves comes after the conservative media commentator was hit with allegations of plagiarism.

Trump's domestic agenda will be in this week's senate spotlight

Domestic policy takes center stage in the coming days, with Trump's nominees for Education, Treasury and HHS Secretary and other posts scheduled for hearings.

Rep. John Lewis, civil rights icon, takes on Trump as U.S. marks MLK Day

A hero of the civil rights movement has taken on a new fight, questioning the legitimacy of Donald Trump as president-elect.

Outgoing CIA chief rips into Trump on Russia threat

The outgoing CIA director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the U.S.

Priebus: Press access to White House 'hasn't been determined'

Trump's incoming chief of staff said the administration hasn't yet decided whether it will allow the press to continue to work in the White House.

Donald Trump promises post-Brexit Britain a 'fair' trade deal

The president-elect said he would meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May shortly after he is sworn in Friday.

John Lewis captures spotlight after calling Trump illegitimate

The 16-term Georgia congressman's graphic novel shot to number one on Amazon's best seller list, while on Twitter he earned 1.5 million mentions in 48 hours.

Mike Pence denies contact between Trump campaign and Russia

Pence rejected the notion that Trump's campaign or its associates communicated with Russian officials during the presidential campaign.

Top Senate Dem says Russian hacks, propaganda altered election outcome

Dianne Feinstein, a top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said that Russia's efforts began years before the election.

Politicians rally behind John Lewis after Trump calls civil rights icon "all talk," "no action"

Trump's series of tweets criticizing Lewis set off a flurry of reaction on the weekend before Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer hold rally defending Affordable Care Act

The Michigan rally with Chuck Schumer was the one of several pro-ACA events planned for Sunday around the country.

Could Trump benefit from HUD money? Carson doesn't rule it out

Ben Carson said he understands housing insecurity and stressed his background growing up in poverty during his confirmation hearing to become the secretary of housing and urban development on Thursday.

Secretary of State Nominee Rex Tillerson answers tough questions about Russia ties

President-elect Trump's nominee for secretary of state, former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, is under scrutiny Wednesday over his ties to Russia.

Congressional GOP complete first step of Obamacare repeal

The House passed a bill Friday that officially completed the first of a two-step process to repeal the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. The measure passed 227 to 198 with no Democrats supporting it and nine GOP members voting against it. Leadership was able to gain the support of enough Republicans to pass the bill, despite concerns among members worried there was no plan to replace Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

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