Donald Trump 'happy' that Packers, Bears stood for national anthem

(link to post) President Trump said Friday that he believes his criticism of the NFL for allowing players to protest the national anthem is having the desired effect, after players stood for the anthem during Thursday night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. “I really think it’s coming together,” Mr. Trump told…

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Donald Trump 'happy' that Packers, Bears stood for national anthem

(link to post) President Trump said Friday that he believes his criticism of the NFL for allowing players to protest the national anthem is having the desired effect, after players stood for the anthem during Thursday night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. “I really think it’s coming together,” Mr. Trump told…

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Price resigns as HHS secretary after travel scandal

(link to post) Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned Friday after a scandal over the cost of his travel on private jets. The White House said Mr. Price submitted his resignation Friday and President Trump accepted. The president will designate Don Wright as acting secretary; he is currently a deputy assistant secretary at…

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Price resigns as HHS secretary after travel scandal

(link to post) Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned Friday after a scandal over the cost of his travel on private jets. The White House said Mr. Price submitted his resignation Friday and President Trump accepted. The president will designate Don Wright as acting secretary; he is currently a deputy assistant secretary at…

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Dennis Mothersbaugh the latest charged in connection with violent Charlottesville rally

(link to post) An Indiana man is in custody pending extradition to Virginia for allegedly assaulting two people during last month’s violent “Unite the Right” protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dennis Lloyd Mothersbaugh, 37, was arrested Thursday in Jennings County, Indiana, and charged with assault and battery related to the Aug. 12 far-right rally, the Charlottesville…

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Trump's health secretary resigns in travel flap

(link to post) WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s health secretary resigned Friday, after his costly travel triggered investigations that overshadowed the administration’s agenda and angered his boss. Tom Price’s regrets and partial repayment couldn’t save his job. The Health and Human Services secretary became the first member of the president’s Cabinet to be pushed…

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Johnson will support 'pro-growth' tax reform

(link to post)FITCHBURG, Wis. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says President Donald Trump’s tax cuts don’t simplify the nation’s tax code but he’ll support them if they’ll help the economy grow. Johnson said during an appearance at the Madison Area Builders Association on Friday that Republicans’ failure to repeal former President Barack Obama’s health…

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Johnson will support 'pro-growth' tax reform

(link to post)FITCHBURG, Wis. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says President Donald Trump’s tax cuts don’t simplify the nation’s tax code but he’ll support them if they’ll help the economy grow. Johnson said during an appearance at the Madison Area Builders Association on Friday that Republicans’ failure to repeal former President Barack Obama’s health…

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Some Mormons await guidance on political rifts at conference

(link to post) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The Mormon church is holding its twice-a-year conference this weekend amid a tumultuous political climate in the U.S. and without the participation of its ailing 90-year-old president. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Thomas S. Monson will miss the conference for the first time…

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Ben Sasse, Nebraska Republican, rips into 'pajama-boy Nazi' Richard Spencer in lengthy Twitter rant

(link to post) A news report about Russia’s alleged weaponization of social media has set off a spat between white nationalist Richard Spencer and Sen. Ben Sasse, Nebraska Republican. The row erupted Thursday morning after Mr. Spencer took aim at Mr. Sasse for tweeting a Reuters article about Russian internet trolls and continued into Friday…

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