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Congresswoman says Trump told widow of fallen soldier ‘he knew what he signed up for’ – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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China’s Future Is Bright But Its Economic Challenges Are Severe, Says Xi Jinping – TIME

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

(BEIJING) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address “grim” challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress. Speaking in the massive Great Hall of the People near Tiananmen Square, Xi laid out his vision of a ruling party that serves as the vanguard on everything from defending…

2 Senators Strike Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Mr. Trump appeared to back the deal, even as he berated insurance companies, declared the Affordable Care Act “virtually dead” and promised the demise of the health law in due time. “It’ll get us over this intermediate hump,” the president said at a Rose Garden news conference, describing it as “a short-term solution so that we don’t have this very dangerous little period.” Passage of the deal negotiated by Mr….

China’s Communist Party congress begins in Beijing – BBC News

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Media captionThe Communist Party’s messages are plastered all across Beijing China’s biggest political event, the Communist Party congress, has begun in Beijing under tight security. Party leader and Chinese president Xi Jinping is addressing more than 2,000 delegates in the capital. The closed-door summit, which takes place once every five years, determines who rules China and the country’s direction for the next term. Mr Xi, who became the leader in…

Dem lawmaker: Trump told widow of fallen soldier he ‘knew what he signed up for’ – The Hill

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Democratic congresswoman is claiming that President Trump made insensitive remarks to the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger. Rep. Frederica WilsonFrederica WilsonOvernight Health Care: Senate won’t vote on ObamaCare repeal bill | GOP chairman ready to resume bipartisan talks | Republicans nix idea of pairing repeal with tax reform Fla. lawmaker warned officials before retirement home tragedy Florida Dem: ‘Abomination’ that seniors were left at…

Twelve days of silence, then a swipe at Obama: How Trump handled four dead soldiers – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

On Oct. 4, the day four U.S. Special Forces soldiers were gunned down at the border of Niger and Mali in the deadliest combat incident since President Trump took office, the commander in chief was lighting up Twitter with attacks on the “fake news” media. The next day, when the remains of the first soldiers reached Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, Trump was assailing the “fake news” and warning…

Another last-ditch effort to tackle Obamacare stalls within hours of its release – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Yet another last-ditch effort to tackle the nation’s health-care system stalled within hours of its release by a bipartisan pair of senators Tuesday, with President Trump sending mixed signals and Republicans either declining to endorse the proposal or outright opposing it. The week began on Capitol Hill with a renewed sense of urgency to craft legislation following Trump’s decision last week to end key payments to health insurers that help…

Federal judge blocks Trump’s third travel ban – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A federal judge on Tuesday largely blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the president’s controversial travel ban, setting up yet another legal showdown on the extent of the executive branch’s powers when it comes to setting immigration policy. The decision from U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii is sure to be appealed, but for now, it means that the administration cannot restrict the entry…

2 Senators Have Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“The solution will be about a year or two years. And it will get us over this intermediate hump,” Mr. Trump said Tuesday during a news conference in the Rose Garden. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “It is a short term solution,” he said, adding that the long term solution is to issue “block grants” to states to help people buy private insurance. Mr. Alexander said that in addition…

Raqqa, ISIS ‘Capital,’ Is Captured, US-Backed Forces Say – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Whether final or not, the seemingly inevitable defeat in Raqqa of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, carries heavy symbolic weight. At its height in 2014, the group controlled Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, as well as Raqqa and large stretches of land on both sides of the border. And it had grand aspirations to increase its territory and cement its rule. The Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr…

Federal judge blocks Trump’s third travel ban – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A federal judge on Tuesday largely blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the president’s controversial travel ban, setting up yet another legal showdown on the extent of the executive branch’s powers when it comes to setting immigration policy. The decision from Judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii is sure to be appealed, but for now, it means that the administration cannot restrict the entry of travelers…

Trump: Ask General Kelly if he got a call from Obama when his son died – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

President Trump walks to Marine One from the Oval Office to depart for South Carolina on Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump renewed his claim Tuesday that former president Barack Obama failed to call families of fallen U.S. service members, adding “you could ask General Kelly” whether the White House chief of staff got a call when his Marine son was killed. “I think I’ve called every family of someone…

Mystery as Vegas police stop news conferences on massacre, call wounded guard a ‘victim’ – Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

MGM: Las Vegas security guard is not missing Mandalay Bay’s parent company says Jesus Campos doesn’t want media attention right now. The Mandalay Bay security guard who slipped out of the public spotlight in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting is not a missing person, police told Fox News on Tuesday, amid continuing questions about his whereabouts. Jesus Campos was scheduled for a series of television interviews…

Trump says drug czar nominee Tom Marino is withdrawing after Washington Post/’60 Minutes’ investigation – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

President Trump on Tuesday said his nominee to be the nation’s drug czar is withdrawing from consideration for the job — a move that comes in the wake of a Washington Post/“60 Minutes” investigation detailing how the lawmaker helped steer legislation through Congress that weakened the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to go after drug distributors, even as opioid-related deaths continue to rise. On Monday, following the report, Democrats called on Trump to quickly discard Rep. Tom…

Trump fires back after McCain attacks ‘spurious nationalism’ – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump has issued a warning to Senator John McCain a day after his fellow Republican delivered a thinly veiled attack in a speech. “People have to be careful because at some point I fight back,” Mr Trump told a Washington radio station on Tuesday. On Monday, the senator deplored “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in a perceived slight at Mr Trump’s so-called America First policy. A…

ISIS defeated in Raqqa as ‘major military operations’ declared over – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

(CNN)US-backed forces fighting ISIS in Raqqa say “major military operations” in the city have ended and that the jihadists have lost control of their self-declared capital. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/03/13/orig-npw-isis-explainer-ejk.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_12′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === false) {autoStartVideo…

Trump: Ask Kelly whether Obama called after his son was killed in action – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Kim’s Nukes Are a ‘Recipe for Disaster,’ US Admiral Says – Bloomberg

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The top U.S. military commander in the Pacific warned the situation in North Korea is a “recipe for disaster,” as the region prepares for Donald Trump’s first visit to the region as president. Admiral Harry Harris, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, said in a speech on Tuesday in Singapore that China must do more to build pressure on North Korea over its weapons programs. The U.S. government will continue…

Iraqi forces take back Sinjar in latest effort to roll back Kurdish gains of the past years – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

BAGHDAD — Militia forces affiliated with the Iraqi government seized control of the Kurdish held-town of Sinjar near the border with Syria on Tuesday, continuing a push by the federal government in Baghdad to reassert its authority in disputed territories. A force of local Yazidis, part of Iraq’s popular mobilization movement of militias, took control of the town early on Tuesday morning, local residents and fighters said. A few hours…

For each scene of his presidency, Trump casts a villain (or two, or three …) – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hillary Clinton is not running for president again in 2020 — she has said so, her aides know it, and there is no political rationale that would argue otherwise. But for President Trump, facts like those simply miss the point. “I was recently asked if Crooked Hillary Clinton is going to run in 2020?” Trump declared in a tweet Monday morning. “My answer was, ‘I hope so!’ ” Just like that,…

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