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Joe Biden says if he'd run for president he could have won

Official White House Photo by David Lienemann(HAMILTON, N.Y.) — Is Vice President Joe Biden having second thoughts about not running for president in 2016? Speaking to students at Colgate University in central New York before the weekend, Biden reflected on his decision not to enter the race. “… I had planned on running for president. And although it would have ... Read More »

Roger Stone: ‘I’ve had no contacts or collusion’ with Russia

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Political strategist Roger Stone, longtime friend and adviser to President Trump, doubled down on his defense against allegations that he or others in the Trump campaign may have colluded with Russia in its interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. “I have had no contacts or collusion with the Russians,” Stone told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos ... Read More »

Schumer: Trump showed 'basic lack of competence' on health care bill

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer criticized President Donald Trump after the GOP-backed health care bill failed to garner enough support for a vote on the House floor Friday, saying the president showed two unhelpful traits during negotiations. “The first is basic lack of competence,” Schumer told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos during an exclusive interview on “This ... Read More »

Trump shifts blame to conservatives on failure of health care bill

ABC News.(WASHINGTON) — Two days after pointing his finger at Democrats for the failure of the GOP health care proposal, President Trump shifted the blame to conservative Republicans and said he is open to working with Democrats on health care reform. President Donald Trump on Twitter called out the House Freedom Caucus, saying Democrats are “smiling” because the group of ... Read More »

'No conversation’ happening on replacing Speaker Paul Ryan: House Freedom Caucus chair

Bill Clark/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus said there is no talk of replacing House Speaker Paul Ryan after the Republicans’ proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare was killed because it failed to garner enough GOP support. On Saturday — hours after President Donald Trump tweeted to his followers, “Watch @JudgeJeanine on @FoxNews tonight at ... Read More »

Trump shifts blame to conservatives on health care bill failure

ABC News.(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday morning to call out the House Freedom Caucus, saying Democrats are “smiling” because the group of conservative lawmakers’ opposition to the Republican proposal on health care “saved” Obamacare and Planned Parenthood. “Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, ... Read More »

New EPA chief slams Paris climate pact as 'a bad deal'

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt slammed the 2015 Paris accord to combat climate change as “a bad deal.” Pruitt also revealed in an interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on Sunday that President Trump will this week sign a new executive order that will eliminate a signature Obama-era policy for combating climate change, the Clean ... Read More »

White House official: Trump aide in charge of surrogate operations leaving post

ABC News.(WASHINGTON) — Boris Epshteyn, the special assistant to the president in charge of surrogate operations is leaving his post, a senior Trump administration official told ABC News Saturday. He may assume a different role in the White House, though. “We are exploring opportunities within the administration,” the official said. Epshteyn has served various roles, including senior adviser on the ... Read More »

Tax reform the next big ticket item on President Trump's legislative agenda

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The morning after President Donald Trump failed to deliver on his campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, he reassured the country a new plan would be on the way. “ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!” Trump tweeted. ObamaCare will explode ... Read More »

Alex Jones apologizes for propagating 'pizzagate' conspiracy theory

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Radio host Alex Jones, who helped propagate the fictitious “pizzagate” conspiracy theory that Washington, D.C., pizzeria Comet Ping Pong was a front for a child sex trafficking ring led by John Podesta, apologized to the restaurant owner, James Alefantis, Friday night on “Info Wars.” “In our commentary about what had become known as Pizzagate, I made ... Read More »

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