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#TakeTheKnee trends as nation hotly debates athletes kneeling during anthem

#TakeTheKnee trends as nation hotly debates athletes kneeling during anthem

Widespread silent protests have started up in the sports world after a series of tweets from President Donald Trump in which he attacked NBA player Stephen Curry and NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. All but one player on the Pittsburgh S

Chron, today, 14:56
 
White House says tax plan to help business, middle class

White House says tax plan to help business, middle class

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says a Republican tax overhaul plan expected to come out this week will offer help for the middle class and businesses. He says the plan "creates a middle-income tax cut, it makes businesses...

Chron, today, 12:06
 
Did Ted Cruz just put final nail in Graham-Cassidy bill?

Did Ted Cruz just put final nail in Graham-Cassidy bill?

AUSTIN - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is still not on board with the latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. "Right now they don't have my vote," Cruz told more than 1,000 people at a political conference in Austin on Sunday morning. Cruz...

Chron, today, 11:58
 

Ex-White House strategist Bannon to be at St. Louis rally

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is expected in St. Louis on Sunday for a rally and to receive an award. Bannon is to receive the Phyllis Schlafly Eagle Award during a luncheon hosted by Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, a spinoff

Chron, today, 09:16
 

Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new restrictions expected

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce new restrictions on travel to the United States as his ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries expires Sunday, 90 days after it went into effect. The Department of Homeland Secur

Chron, today, 03:32
 

Trump points to Iran missile test in criticizing nuke deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday pointed to a reported missile test by Iran to renew his criticism of the nuclear agreement it reached with the U.S. and other nations. Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Friday displayed its latest ballisti

Chron, yesterday, 22:06
 

Texas' political class says Harvey changed everything

AUSTIN -- A month to the day after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, the reality of the storm was beginning to sink in on the minds of politicians, policy makers and advocates bracing for a long recovery. In short, any political plans people had p

Chron, yesterday, 21:33
 

Governor Acevedo? 'Ah, no,' police chief says

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo has shown no fear in getting in front of television cameras and stirring things up on the politics front. But during a session at a three-day political conference in Austin, Acevedo quickly dismissed a question that he co

Chron, yesterday, 20:51
 
US flies bomber, fighter mission off North Korean coast

US flies bomber, fighter mission off North Korean coast

President Trump announced Thursday he signed a new order to help the U.S. target people, companies and banks financing and facilitating trade with North Korea. He also said China has ordered its banks to stop all business with North Korea. (Sept. 21) Med

Chron, yesterday, 14:58
 
GOP taps Buckingham to raise money for voter registration, turnout

GOP taps Buckingham to raise money for voter registration, turnout

AUSTIN -- Sen. Dawn Buckingham will lead the Republican Party of Texas' fundraising effort to fuel voter registration drives and greater GOP turnout, the party announced Saturday.  A Republican and reconstructive surgeon from Lakeway will serve as the RP

Chron, yesterday, 14:58
 
Texas Democrat says no way to help from Nancy Pelosi on campaign trail

Texas Democrat says no way to help from Nancy Pelosi on campaign trail

The Democratic Party's best hope in Texas of defeating U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018 has no interest in having former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the campaign trail with him. "No, I don't want Nancy Pelosi to come to Texas to campaign,"...

Chron, yesterday, 14:15
 
Trump aims to achieve congressional balancing act on taxes

Trump aims to achieve congressional balancing act on taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he wants to lure Democratic lawmakers to sign on to a Republican-crafted tax overhaul plan. But negotiators must deal with the reality that any handouts to Democrats quickly could turn into turn-offs for the

Chron, yesterday, 13:11
 
Straus on the speakership: 'I don't own it'

Straus on the speakership: 'I don't own it'

AUSTIN -- House Speaker Joe Straus' attitude on people bucking him for the gavel: "Bring it."  The San Antonio Republican said Saturday he expects he'll win reelection to the speaker's post when lawmakers return to the capitol city for the...

Chron, yesterday, 12:28
 

VP Pence to flex fundraising muscle for Republicans

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence went home to Indiana on Friday to pressure the state's lone Democratic senator to support a GOP tax overhaul. He'll bounce to Alabama on Monday, campaigning for President Donald Trump's pick in a special Se

Chron, yesterday, 12:28
 
Next version of Trump travel ban could be more tailored

Next version of Trump travel ban could be more tailored

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing the next iteration of his controversial travel ban, which could include new, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries. The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the p

Chron, yesterday, 00:52
 

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