The president’s aides have met with 116 political hopefuls in recent months, senior White House officials said. The president has told advisers he wants to travel extensively and hold rallies. The strategy carries risks for a historically unpopular commander in chief and could help drive angry Democrats to the polls.
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Eight octogenarians occupy powerful posts, and Senate leaders have paused action on legislation at least three times this year to accommodate ailing colleagues.
Aerial photos showed the blaze was about 40 percent contained, a fire official said. But the risk remains high for people living near the foothills of Montecito — home to a number of celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres.
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Middle-class families like the Ridings of American Fork, Utah, have been at the center of the Republican message about why the party needs to pass a massive overhaul of the nation’s tax code. But days before Congress plans to vote, basic questions about how the plan will affect families' pocketbooks and lives remain unanswered. “If they want to help middle-class families,” Becca Riding said, “why don’t they ask us what’s helpful?”
Jakiw Palij, who served as an armed guard in a brutal labor camp in Poland, now lives in a Queens rowhouse. He was ordered out of the U.S. in 2004, but Germany, Poland and Ukraine have repeatedly refused to accept him. In a race against time, lawmakers and Jewish groups are asking the Trump administration to act.
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The freshman lawmaker, a Nevada Democrat, is the seventh member of Congress felled by such accusations since October. He said the allegations, which he denies, would be “a distraction from a fair and thorough discussion of the issues in a reelection campaign.”
It’s not clear whether other federal departments have been instructed by the Trump administration to avoid certain words in preparing their budget documents for next year.
The chief of a little-known agency said the Pentagon failed to take his UFO investigations seriously. Then he quit.
A group of entertainment executives formed the commission to combat the kind of  sexual misconduct that recent revelations have shown to be pervasive in Hollywood.
Pete Davidson’s photo on Instagram of his new body art —confirmed as real by the artist who did the work — elicited some sharply divided feedback.
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More than 50 years after Viola Liuzzo became the only white woman to die for the civil rights movement, I needed to understand why she was willing to risk her life for someone like me.
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Authorities in Goochland, Va., said Bethany Lynn Stephens, who weighed a little more than 100 pounds, was mauled to death by her dogs, which had a combined weight of about twice hers.
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