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  1. Trump Asks Navy Crowd To Call Congress About His Budget

    07.23 / 19:17 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoOn Saturday, President Donald Trump made a speech commissioning the USS Gerald R. Ford.But he took a little time out to pitch his budget proposal — which includes a $54 billion increase in defense spending — to the military families and service members present."I don't mind getting a little hand, so call that congressman and call that senator and make sure you get it," Trump said.And, while he was at it, he decided to make a bid for health care reform, too."And by the way, you ca…
  2. Trump Tweeted He Has 'Complete Power To Pardon.' But Does He?

    07.23 / 19:17 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoIn a tweet Saturday morning, President Donald Trump said he has "complete power to pardon."His tweet appears to be a response to a Washington Post report that alleges Attorney General Jeff Sessions had campaign-related discussions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.SEE MORE: The House And Senate Have Made A Deal On Russia And Iran SanctionsIn another tweet, Trump wrote: "A new INTELLIGENCE LEAK from the Amazon Washington Post, this time against A.G. Jeff Sessions.…
  3. WH Communications Director Deletes Tweets To Put Trump's Agenda First

    07.23 / 18:14 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoNew White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci created somewhat of a stir Saturday by deleting old tweets that seemed to run counter to the Trump administration's agenda.In several deleted posts, Scaramucci advocated for gun control and action regarding climate change.In one deleted tweet from 2012 he called Hillary Clinton "incredibly competent." In another from 2011, he praised Mitt Romney for staying out of the "Trump 'spectacle.'"SEE MORE: After Spicer…
  4. The House And Senate Have Made A Deal On Russia And Iran Sanctions

    07.22 / 21:10 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoThe U.S. House and Senate have reached a deal on sanctions for Russia, Iran and North Korea.Last month, the Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation imposing sanctions that target Iran's ballistic missile program and expand U.S. sanctions on Russia for meddling in the 2016 presidential election.But the bill stalled in the House. Republicans raised procedural concerns over certain bill provisions and asked that it be revised.SEE MORE: Despite His…
  5. Why Hawaii Is Updating Its Decades-Old Missile Preparedness Plan

    07.22 / 17:14 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoHawaii isn't taking any chances when it comes to North Korea. The state is updating its missile attack preparedness plan that hasn't been used in decades.State officials want to make it clear that the chances of a North Korean missile reaching the Aloha State are pretty slim.But with the hermit kingdom seemingly determined to develop a nuclear missile, they can't be too careful.The state will start testing its "attack warning" siren in November and hold evacuation…
  6. Trump Taps Former Talk Show Host To Be USDA's Lead Scientist

    07.22 / 16:15 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoSix months into his term, President Donald Trump is still filling out his Cabinet. And some are questioning one of his latest picks' qualifications.Trump tapped Sam Clovis as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics. He's a 25-year Air Force veteran and former radio talk show host who served as Trump's campaign co-chair and TV surrogate.Clovis also served as Rick Perry's campaign chairman. After Perry dropped out of the 2016…
  7. Despite His Testimony, Sessions Reportedly Talked Politics With Russia

    07.22 / 02:23 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoUnnamed U.S. officials told The Washington Post that Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave "'misleading' statements that are 'contradicted by other evidence'" when testifying about his relationship with Russia.Current and former U.S. officials who viewed intercepted communications with Russian officials said Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak told the Kremlin he discussed campaign-related matters with Sessions.Russian diplomats are known to sometimes relay inaccurate information in…
  8. Paul Ryan Thinks Tax Reform Will Be A Win Despite Health Care Losses

    07.22 / 00:26 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoDespite the collapse of the Republican health care bills, House Speaker Paul Ryan is confident Republicans can conquer tax reform.During a speech in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Ryan said: "You will hear that tax reform is coming along. Then, you will hear that it is dead. Then, you will hear it is back on track. Then, you will hear it is on life support. ... I am here to tell you: We are going to get this done in 2017."The GOP's been united on its desire to repeal and replace…
  9. After Spicer Resigns, White House Tries To Downplay Reports Of Tension

    07.21 / 23:27 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoAnthony Scaramucci, President Donald Trump's newly named communications director, pushed back against reports of tension between him and some of Trump's top staffers."If teammates don't have disagreements about certain things, then they're not going to get to the championship. You've got to get together and mix it up from time to time. I have no problem mixing it up with these guys. I love these guys. I respect these guys," Scaramucci said in the first on-camera White House…