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Criticized for not commenting on soldiers killed in action, Trump falsely says Obama did even less

Trump said that Obama didn't call the families of those killed in action, which Obama veterans say is false.

Trump blames Castro regime for injuries to U.S. diplomats: 'I do believe Cuba is responsible'

The president went further than his aides in assigning direct blame for the mysterious attacks that injured 22 Americans.

Trump promises to 'look into' report on drug czar nominee Marino in wake of Post/'60 Minutes' probe

The president's comments came as Democrats reacted sharply to the report that found the lawmaker helped steer legislation that made it harder for the government to take some enforcement actions against giant drug companies.

Trump's hypocritical quote on taking blame just about says it all

"I'm not going to blame myself,' Trump says, I'll be honest: They are not getting the job done."

Trump basically endorsed Bannon's war on McConnell and the Republican establishment

"I understand fully how Steve Bannon feels."

Why this investigation into Congress's ties to the drug industry has Washington's attention

A Washington Post and "60 Minutes' investigation underscores the power of the drug industry to change laws at the height of the opioid epidemic. And Washington is listening.

Trump: 'We're going to be looking into Tom' Marino

President Trump said on Oct. 16 that he will be looking into' Rep. Tom Marino , his nominee for White House drug czar. An investigation by The Washington Post and 60 Minutes' showed that Marino was the chief advocate for a law that hobbled the DEA amid the opioid crisis.

Trump: 'We're not getting the job done'

President Trump on Oct. 16 admitted that he is failing on his agenda but didn't take the blame.

Trump says he has 'outstanding' relationship with McConnell

President Trump said on Oct. 16 that he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have an outstanding' relationship as both men addressed reporters at the White House.

The Fox News president

Trump's relationship with the network is much longer than his time in politics.

Trump defends majority of GOP lawmakers, but also sympathizes with Bannon

During a Cabinet meeting on Oct. 16, President Trump responded to Steve Bannon's declaration of war' on the GOP establishment.

Trump says 'total termination' of Iran deal is 'very real possibility'

During a Cabinet meeting on Oct. 16, President Trump discussed the Iran nuclear deal and foreshadowed what could come from the second phase.

EPA Administrator Pruitt issues directive to curb settlements with outside groups

The move to end a practice called sue and settle' has been a priority for conservatives and business groups.

Marsha Blackburn draws campaign fire for shepherding bill that undercut DEA

The eight-term congresswoman, who is running to replace Bob Corker, backed legislation that hobbled drug law enforcement during the opioid crisis.

Two swing-state Democrats offer middle ground on health care

Michael F. Bennet and Tim Kaine are proposing something less dramatic than single payer.

Fact-checking attack ads on both sides of the Virginia governor's race

The Virginia governor's race is getting nasty, with both campaigns slinging mud at each other.

Trump: 'Drug companies frankly are getting away with murder'

During a Cabinet meeting Oct. 16, President Trump talked about prioritizing the lowering of prescription drug costs, saying drug companies are getting away with murder.'

Supreme Court to consider major digital privacy case on Microsoft email storage

The case involves a dispute between Microsoft and the federal government over data stored on servers in Ireland.

Trump to meet Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, accused of extrajudicial killings, during Asian visit

Duterte has come under international criticism for his administration's brutal crackdown on drug trafficking, which has resulted in thousands of extrajudicial killings.

Steve Bannon totally undercuts Trump's claim about canceling Obamacare payments

Bannon says Trump's executive order will blow those exchanges up.' Trump said it would only hurt insurers.

The Energy 202: 2017 is a crazy weather year. We launched the best eye in the sky just in time.

GOES-16 is all its cracked up to be.

Why are Boeing and the U.S. in a trade war with Canada and the U.K.?

Here are the 4 things you need to know.

The Health 202: Trump has badly undercut his own administration on Puerto Rico

A former FEMA administrator says he's doing a good job on the island.

You wanted Harvey Weinstein jokes, right? Not that kind, Al Michaels.

The sportscaster quipped that the Giants are coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein."

Steve Bannon just totally contradicted Trump's claim about canceling Obamacare payments

Bannon says Trump's executive order will blow those exchanges up.' Trump said it would only hurt insurers.

The Finance 202: Bannon's war on GOP could push tax overhaul over finish line

Even some Republican senators acknowledge they're in trouble.

The Daily 202: Trump's attacks on Senate Republicans are paying political dividends

Conservative donors and activists blame Congress, not the president, for failures.

If Trump doesn't want a nuclear war with North Korea, a 'No First Use' pledge might work better than threats

Here's why this policy might prevent North Korea from hastily launching nuclear weapons.

Inside the 'adult day-care center': How aides try to control and coerce Trump

Corker's characterization of the White House underscores the difficulty managing an impulsive president.

President Trump didn't pull out of the Iran deal. Here's what that says about the politics of foreign policy.

Four things to keep in mind about last week's foreign policy upheavals.

Health insurance is good not just for individuals but for democracy

At least, that's what Daniel Defoe argued.

In the Virginia's governor's race, four-Pinocchio attack ads on both sides

The Virginia governor's race is getting nasty, with both campaigns slinging mud at each other.

Interior looks at behind-the-scenes land swap to allow road through wildlife refuge

The deal with Alaska, to benefit a remote town, would ignore a decades-old ban on development in protected wilderness.

Trump campaign legal bills topped $1 million last quarter

As the Russia probes have mounted, the president's reelection committee and the National Republican Committee have spent $2.4 million this year on lawyers.

Democrats, Republicans spar over Trump's latest heath-care executive order

On Oct. 15, members of both parties had sharp words on the executive order on health-care President Trump signed on Oct. 13 and called for Congressional action.

Sessions sending lawyer to prosecute transgender murder case

LGBT advocates have long been skeptical of the attorney general's pledge to prosecute acts of violence against transgender people.

Interior looks at behind-the-scenes land swap to allow road through wilderness refuge

The deal with Alaska, to benefit a remote town, would ignore a decades-old ban on development in protected areas.

Trump national security aides insist U.S. word is still good after Iran deal put on notice

In interviews, aides reassure allies and critics that the U.S. will remain in the multination deal for now.

Californians wonder why Trump isn't tweeting about the fatal wildfires

"How can it be that the loss of 40 human beings on American soil did not merit a single tweet?' the San Francisco Chronicle wrote.

Partisan clash on Obamacare raises specter of government shutdown

Democrats accused President Trump of trying to sabotage the nation's health-care system through his decision to halt payments to insurers meant to shore up the system, while Republicans countered that he is just pushing for a hard bargain.

Trump national security team preaches calm over Iran deal but warns U.S. might still leave

The Trump administration will remain in the international nuclear deal with Iran for now, top national security aides said Sunday, a message of reassurance after allies, members of Congress and the Iranian regime criticized President Trump's decision to set conditions on further U.S. participation.

Trump says he's fulfilled his promises to Christians, but he really means white evangelicals

One important part of the relationship between Trump and Christians is that it does not factor in the diversity of the Christian faith.

This investigation into Congress's ties to the drug industry shows everything people hate about Washington

A Washington Post and "60 Minutes' investigation underscores the power of the drug industry to change laws at the height of the opioid epidemic

'I'm intact,' Rex Tillerson says of his standing in Washington

The secretary of state again refuses to address reports that he called Trump a moron.'

'I've got to stay,' Pelosi says, to defend Obamacare

"That's my fight, that's my mission,' the House minority leader said amid calls for her and other senior Democrats to quit their leadership roles and make way for a new generation.

GOP lawmakers walk the line between defying Trump and alienating their base

Up-and-coming Republican senators like James Lankford have been savvy about the political risks of disavowing the president's recent comments.

Almost half of Republicans want war with North Korea, a new poll says. Is it the Trump Effect?

Forty-six percent support a preemptive strike on North Korea."

Kellyanne Conway is a terrifyingly quotable Pennywise the clown in SNL's biting sketch

But the butt of the joke in Kellywise' is less Conway than cable news.

Hillary Clinton: Americans elected 'someone who admitted sexual assault'

The former Trump rival brought up the president during an interview when she was asked about Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein.

Pence throws his weight behind Va. GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie

Pence visited rural southwest Virginia to excite voters for next month's election, citing comparisons between Gillespie and President Trump.