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News You Need to Know

Friday, October 20, 2017

Margaret Brennan
CBS News
Former President George W. Bush made no mention of President Trump Thursday, but his focus was clear. He suggested that an "America first" mindset is destroying our democracy. Former President Barack Obama also spoke out Thursday.
Jonathan Swan
Axios
Cornyn — a member of Senate leadership who has a strong say over the floor schedule — has made it clear that Vought will be held up until he gets more funding for Texas' hurricane relief, according to three sources close to the situation.
Yeganeh Torbati, Mica Rosenberg
Reuters
The Trump administration is considering tightening the vetting process for women and children seeking to enter the United States as refugees, a proposal that if adopted would bring security checks closer to those for adult men, three sources with knowledge of the plan told Reuters.