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President Donald Trump speaks about Iran from the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Trump says Iran is not living up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal that it signed in 2015, and announced a new strategy in the speech. He says the administration will impose additional sanctions on the regime to block its financing of terrorism. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Friendly turf: Heritage Foundation ‘pleased and honored’ to host Trump on Tuesday

- The Washington Times

Do politics and other complicated matters belong in sports? Maybe not. A major national poll from CBS reveals that only 26 percent of the nation is “comfortable” having discussions about politics, race or religion come up in the middle of a sports broadcast — or during those splashy awards shows where film and TV stars often speak out for personal causes. The wide-ranging CBS “Nation Tracker” poll found that only 16 percent of Republicans, 27 percent of independents and 38 percent of Democrats are at ease when sports, entertainment and politics are tumbled together with “complex issues.”

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speak to members of the media in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump pushes for end-of-year deadline for tax reform

- The Washington Times

President Trump on Monday seemed to be pushing back a year-end deadline for the GOP to get tax reform done, saying there’s still “a long way to go” and that it took President Ronald Reagan “years” to accomplish his overhaul of the tax code.

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, center, arrives to court in Newark, N.J., Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The judge in Menendez's corruption trial could rule on Monday to dismiss the bulk of the indictment against the New Jersey Democrat, a decision that prosecutors say could "broadly legalize pay-to-play politics." (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Menendez bribery trial to move ahead

- The Washington Times

A federal judge ruled Monday that the case against Sen. Bob Menendez would move ahead after defense attorneys made the case for acquittal, reports NJ Advance Media.

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Outspoken Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage says the media fanned the flames in a flap with sheriffs over his directive they should hold immigrants without warrants and is calling news organizations "the most horrible organizations on the earth."

Trump campaign faces subpoena in assault lawsuit

Associated Press

President Donald Trump's presidential campaign has been subpoenaed for records related to past sexual assault allegations against Trump - charges the president on Monday dismissed as "made-up stuff."

President Donald Trump, center, listens during a briefing with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, with from left, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul J. Selva. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Judge questions use of Trump's campaign rhetoric in travel ban ruling

- The Washington Times

A federal judge who'd ruled President Trump's previous travel ban illegal seemed more sympathetic to the latest version in a hearing Monday, casting doubt on whether the president's opponents can continue to use his campaign rhetoric about Muslims to besmirch everything he does at this point.

While early voting may seem more convenient, it actually decreases turnout. (Associated Press/File)

Early voting disadvantages seem to outweigh benefits

Early voting -- opening a limited number of locations where people can cast their ballots prior to Election Day -- is a "reform" that states should reconsider. Its disadvantages seem to outweigh its benefits.