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Today in Trump: April 7, 2017

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Senate confirms Gorsuch

The Senate on Friday confirmed Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to serve as an associate justice on the Supreme Court. 

How Trump was able to order U.S. strikes on Syria without congressional approval

U.S. missile strikes Thursday on a Syrian air base were conducted without formal congressional approval. Some questions and answers about how and why presidents can conduct military action without permission from the 535 representatives of the American people.  

Trump-Xi summit

The meeting between Mr. Trump and Xi Jinping continued Friday. President Trump spoke briefly, saying that “tremendous progress” had been made in the U.S. relationship with China, called his relationship with Xi “outstanding,” and said “we look forward to being together many, many times in the future, and I believe lots of very potentially bad problems will be going away.” 

Mr. Trump did not mention either Syria or North Korea, and he ignored shouted questions from reporters. Xi also spoke, but his remarks were not translate for the press. 

Congressional reaction to Syria air strike

Members of Congress began to quickly respond Thursday night to President Trump’s decision to order U.S. military strikes against the Syrian regime in response to the deadly chemical attack this week, with some applauding the action and others deriding it.  

Russia reaction to airstrikes

The Kremlin suspends air cooperation with the U.S. over last night’s airstrikes.

“The Takeout” podcast

Maya Macguineas, head of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget talks about the Federal Budget, Washington’s fiscal watchdog, talks with Major Garrett and Steve Chaggaris about how Washington politicians are not serious about fiscal reform.           

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Syria Missile Strike Live Coverage:

The U. S. lauched cruise missiles against Syrian regime targets Thursday evening.

Trump on Syria airstrikes

President Donald Trump Thursday night said there is “no dispute” that Bashar al-Assad’s regime is Syria was behind the use of “banned chemical weapons” that killed dozens of Syrian civilians earlier this week, speaking moments after the U.S. launched an air strike on Syria’s Shayrat airfield, where Mr. Trump said the deadly attack originated. 

Gorsuch Senate confirmation vote: Nuclear Option enacted

Senate “nuclear option” has been invoked by house Republicans, ending the Democrats filibuster. Live updates throughout the debate and Friday’s vote process.

Trump and Syria: Mattis to brief on military action 

Defense Secretary James Mattis will brief Trump on Syria military options at Mar-a-Lago, reports say. Stay tuned for more on this breaking story.

Devin Nunes Recuses Himself

Devin Nunes recused himself from the House Intelligence Committee investigation of Russia meddling in the U.S. election. House speaker Paul Ryan responded, supporting the decision.

Health care bill

We have come together on a new amendment,” Ryan said, that “brings us closer to the final agreement we all want to achieve.” He went on to say that the amendment, which would create a new risk-sharing program, has been “embraced by a broad spectrum of our conference.”  

House Republicans health care negotiations stall

After a week of new negotiations between the White House and Republican conservatives and moderates, the House is expected to leave town Thursday for a two-week recess without voting on a health care bill, CBS News’ Catherine Reynolds reports.

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