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Khashoggi, Gianforte and Trump’s continued disdain for journalists

On Thursday, Trump said the disappearance of a reporter was "bad, bad stuff." Later that evening, he praised a Montana congressman for assaulting a reporter in 2017.

Remember the “adults” in the Trump administration? Most of them seem to have left the room.

The so-called "adults in the room" have left or are leaving.

This Week in Trump-Russia News: It may never matter what Robert Mueller finds

The special counsel is expected to release key conclusions in the Russia probe following November's midterms.

Gavin Newsom is bullish on single-payer health care — except when he’s not

The frontrunner faces formidable challenges, and liberal critics fear he’ll retreat.

Trump believes Saudi explanation for Khashoggi death is “credible.” Not many others do.

U.S. intelligence, along with some of Trump's closest allies on Capitol Hill, are skeptical of the narrative that the journalist died in a fistfight.

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about Stormy Daniels

Here are five stories you might have missed this week.

Trump administration to strengthen religious liberty rules on birth control, LGBTQ discrimination

The planned rules make it easier for employers to deny birth control coverage or discriminate against employees based on their religious beliefs.

Manafort to be sentenced in February as former Trump campaign chair reportedly in poor health

Manafort, who showed up to court in a wheelchair Friday, was convicted in August on eight tax and bank fraud charges stemming from the Mueller probe.

Trump takes tougher tone on alleged Khashoggi killing

Trump now acknowledges that the journalist's disappearance is "not a positive" for America's relationship with Saudi Arabia. But will his shift in tone last?

Trump administration sued for disregarding environment to build border wall, for third time

The groups claim the Texas border wall will post "significant negative threats" to the local environment.

Rick Scott will allow voting exceptions in 8 Florida counties devastated by Hurricane Michael

Widespread power outages, downed phone lines and costly infrastructure damage have hobbled the state with less than three weeks to go until the Nov. 6 midterms.

McConnell saying GOP plans to cut entitlements, repeal health care becomes political gift to Dems

McConnell's comments fit perfectly into Democrats' message: That Republicans want to cut taxes for the rich while slashing retirement and health care benefits for the middle class and poor Americans.

Mnuchin pulls out of Saudi summit amid mounting fury over presumed Khashoggi killing

Business leaders have been withdrawing from the so-called "Davos in the Desert" in the wake of the dissident journalist's disappearance Oct. 2.

“I’ve got $5M worth of negative ads coming at me”: Dave Brat tells incarcerated addicts his problems

“You think you’re having a hard time — I’ve got $5 million worth of negative ads coming at me, how do you think I’m feeling?” Brat told the crowd.

Trump threatens to send US military to Mexico border in fiery immigration rant

Trump also lashed out at the leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, and again falsely claimed that Democrats "want Open Borders."

Today in Trump’s America: McConnell says Republicans may try to repeal Obamacare, again, in 2019

It’s almost Halloween, and in true spooky fashion, the ghost of Obamacare repeal might be making a comeback.

Treasury official arrested on charges of disclosing information about Manafort, others to media

Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards appears to be the latest to be charged in the Trump administration's crackdown on leakers.

The media strikes back as Trump is sued over stifling of free speech

The lawsuit alleges that Trump's attacks on the press violate First Amendment rights both for journalists and those who consume news.

Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz debate gets testy as challenger goes on attack

O'Rourke was quick to criticize Ted Cruz during Tuesday's debate, which further highlighted the two candidate's opposing political views.