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ronny-l-jackson-042418.jpg Facing allegations of misconduct, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, M.D., announced Thursday he is withdrawing his nomination to be Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The withdrawal comes as Jackson, who has served as a White House physician since 2006, has been accused of creating a toxic...

george-h-w-bush-042618.jpg Former President George H.W. Bush has been moved out of the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital, spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement on Wednesday. McGrath said Bush has been moved to a regular patient room and is expected to continue his recovery there for several more days.

ben-carson-042518.jpg In a move that has already drawn considerable criticism, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has proposed raising the amount of rent paid by Americans on housing assistance. The proposal unveiled by Carson on Wednesday would increase the percentage of income that Americans on housing...

governor-lincoln-chafee-042518.jpg Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee indicated Wednesday he is "very likely" to challenge Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., in the state's upcoming Democratic primary. In an interview with WPRI-TV in Providence, Chafee pointed to a recent poll showing Whitehouse with low job approval ratings. The...

emmanuel-macron-042518.jpg French President Emmanuel Macron's close personal relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump was on full display at the White House earlier this week, although Macron's speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday showed the two leaders are not on the same page on every issue.

donald-trump3-042518.jpg Ahead of President Donald Trump's highly anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the results of a Politico/Morning Consult poll showed voters are mixed in their level of confidence in the president's ability to handle threats posed by the reclusive communist nation.

debbielesko-042518.jpg Republican candidate Debbie Lesko won a special election in Arizona's 8th congressional district on Tuesday, with the GOP avoiding another special election upset. Results from the Arizona Secretary of State show Lesko defeated Democratic physician and cancer research advocate Hiral Tipirneni by 52.6 percent to 47.4 percent.

blakefarenthold-042518.jpg Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday he has scheduled a special election to replace former Republican Congressman Blake Farenthold, R-Tex. Abbott said the special election in Texas' 27th congressional district will be held on Saturday, June 30th.

patrick-morrissey-042418.jpg Many voters remain undecided, but the results of a poll commissioned by the GOPAC Election Fund show West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey with a narrow lead in the state's Republican Senate primary.

trump-smile-042418.jpg President Donald Trump appears to be striking a softer tone in his comments about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of a planned meeting with the dictator. In remarks to reporters during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, Trump described Kim as being "very open" and "honorable."

ronny-l-jackson-042418.jpg Leaders of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee have indefinitely postponed a hearing on the nomination of Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, M.D., to serve as Veterans Affairs Secretary amid allegations of misconduct. Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and ranking member Jon Tester, D-Mont., announced...

iran-us-nuclear-deal-042418.jpg Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned his American counterpart Donald Trump of "severe consequences" if Washington withdraws from a nuclear deal that US-led major powers signed with Iran in 2015. "I am telling those in the White House that if they do not live up to their commitments, the Iranian government will react firmly," Rouhani said while addressing the nation Tuesday. "If anyone bet

facebook-terrorist-software-042418.jpg Facebook has claimed that using its new detection technology, its counterterrorism team made significant strides in quickly finding and removing a vast amount of extremist propaganda content for the Islamic State group, al-Qaeda, and their affiliates. The company's vice president of global policy management Monika Bickert and global head of counterterrorism policy Brian Fishman provided an update

mike-pompeo-042418.jpg Following a last-minute reversal by Senator Rand Paul, R-Ken., the Senate Foreign Relations Committee favorably reported CIA Director Mike Pompeo's nomination as Secretary of State to the full Senate for consideration on Monday. The committee voted 11 to 9 in favor of advancing Pompeo's nomination.

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized with an infection just days after his wife Barbara died. Spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement that Bush had contracted an infection that spread to his blood but is "responding to treatments." The 93-year-old was admitted to Houston...

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