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Elections

McCain Announces No Vote On Health Care, Effectively Killing GOP Bill

22/09/2017

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced Friday that he will not vote for the new Republican health-care bill, effectively killing the GOP’s last chance at passing legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare before their Sept. 30 deadline. Sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), the bill would convert ObamaCare’s subsidies and...
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Kim Calls Trump A ‘Mentally Deranged’ Dotard, Trump Calls Kim A ‘Madman’

22/09/2017

Late Thursday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un responded to President Trump’s threat on Tuesday to “totally destroy North Korea” with a very rare personal statement saying Trump’s “unprecedented rude nonsense” has “convinced me, rather than frightening or stopping me, that the path I chose is correct.” The colorful statement ends with Kim threatening...
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Report: Manafort Offered Russian Magnate ‘Private Briefings’ On Campaign

21/09/2017

While he was still serving as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort sent an email to an employee of his consulting business in Kiev requesting he tell a Russian billionaire with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin that if he wanted “private briefings” on the presidential race, Manafort would set it up, several...
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Paul Manafort Wiretapped, Told to Expect an Indictment

19/09/2017

A pair of new reports on the Russia investigation published Monday night suggest that Donald Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, is in very serious legal trouble indeed. First, CNN’s Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz, and Pamela Brown report that federal investigators got secret court orders to wiretap Manafort — at first before the 2016...
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Republicans Rally For Last-Ditch Attempt At Repealing ObamaCare

18/09/2017

Senate Republicans are considering a final attempt at passing a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act after falling one vote short in July. Republicans technically have until Sept. 30 before they lose the ability to pass a bill with just 50 votes plus Vice President Mike Pence. Last week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)...
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Dems To Mueller: Flynn Broke The Law On Security Forms

16/09/2017

Former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn did not disclose a trip he took to arrange a $100 billion Saudi-Russia business deal in his application for security clearance, House Democrats claim in a letter to special counsel Robert Mueller. Further, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings and New York Rep. Eliot Engel say responses from...
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North Korea Fires Another Missile Over Japan

15/09/2017

North Korea fired another missile on Friday, its 15th test this year, according to South Korea’s military. Like its last test, on Aug. 28, the projectile flew over Japan. The Japanese government issued an alert via TV and cellphones, warning people to take shelter. Japan said the missile landed in the sea 1,200 miles...
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Trump Reportedly Called Sessions ‘Idiot’ & Told Him Resign

15/09/2017

After finding out that the deputy attorney general had appointed a special counsel to take over the federal investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, President Trump went off on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, blaming Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation and demanding his resignation, several current and former administration...
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Trump: ‘No Deal Was Made Last Night On DACA’

14/09/2017

President Trump tweeted early Thursday that “no deal was made last night on DACA,” the morning after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi declared they reached a tentative pact with him to pursue to a legislative fix on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. In a joint statement...
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Mitt Romney Will Run For Senate If Orrin Hatch Retires

11/09/2017
Mitt Romney Will Run For Senate If Orrin Hatch Retires

Former Massachusetts Gov. and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is planning to run for Senate in 2018 if Sen. Orrin Hatch decides to retire, the Utah Policy website reported Monday. Hatch previously said he would run if his and his wife’s health is good, but has not yet committed to running for an eighth...
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Mueller Wants to Question 6 WH Aides in Russia Probe

08/09/2017

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has alerted the White House that his team will probably seek to interview six top current and former advisers to President Trump who were witnesses to several episodes relevant to the investigation of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the request. Mueller’s interest...
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Colbert Forces Bernie Sanders to Say Something Nice About Trump

08/09/2017

On last night show Stephen Colbert forced Bernie Sanders to say something nice about President Trump. “Is there something nice you could say about President Trump?” Colbert asked. “Uh…” Sanders struggled. The Late Show host threw the Vermont Senator a bone by going first. “He still has all of his teeth,” Colbert quipped. Sanders...
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Trump Jr. To Testify Privately Before Senate Panel About Russia Meeting

07/09/2017

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s oldest son and executive director of the Trump Organization, will meet with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday to discuss a June 2016 meeting he set up with a Kremlin-backed lawyer and other Russians promising compromising information on Hillary Clinton. Trump’s testimony, originally scheduled for July, will be transcribed...
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Sessions Announces DACA Program Is ‘Being Rescinded’

05/09/2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program “is being rescinded.” Sessions said the program, which protects individuals who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, had been “implemented unilaterally to great controversy and legal concern” under former President Barack Obama and had “denied jobs...
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Obama Planning A Statement Against Trump’s DACA Decision

05/09/2017

Former President Obama is expected to speak on President Trump’s reported decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program (DACA), a change which would make some 800,000 immigrants who were brought to America illegally as children ineligible to work in the U.S. and eligible for deportation. A source “close to Obama”...
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Putin: President Trump Is ‘Not My Bride’

05/09/2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin still has hope for improving relations with the United States under the leadership of President Trump, he said Tuesday. But Putin took issue with questions from reporters asking whether he was disappointed in the American president, calling it “naive” to ask. “He’s not my bride, and I’m also not his...
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Report: Mueller Teaming Up With IRS Investigators For Trump-Russia Probe

01/09/2017

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is working with agents from the IRS’s Criminal Investigations unit as part of his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, people familiar with the investigation told The Daily Beast. This elite and secretive unit’s 2,500 agents work on financial crimes, including money laundering and tax evasion, and...
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Report: Trump Calls Bannon, Other Outside Advisers When Kelly Isn’t Around

01/09/2017

President Donald Trump reportedly calls outside advisers from his personal cellphone when Chief of Staff John Kelly isn’t around. According to The Washington Post, the outside advisers include former chief strategist Stephen Bannon. Before Kelly’s arrival, the Post reports, Trump’s friends would be able to call the White House and be transferred directly to...
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U.S. Added 156K Jobs in August, Fewer Than Expected

01/09/2017

The U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported early Friday. The lower than average increase was less than analysts had forecast—174,000 in Wall Street Journal surveys—but still an indicator of strong growth. Over the past three months, job gains had averaged 185,000. The unemployment rate increased slightly to...
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Trump Voter Focus Group In Pittsburgh Highlights Disappointment

31/08/2017

At a focus group in Pittsburgh, 12 Trump voters expressed disappointment in the president as part of a project for Emory University in Atlanta to probe voter attitudes on major issues. With each crisis of the young Trump administration, reporters and pollsters have documented the steady support he continues to get from his most...
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Mueller Working With NY Attorney General in Manafort Probe

31/08/2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is reportedly working with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to look into former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s finances. According to Politico, the two sides “have shared evidence and talked frequently in recent weeks about a potential case,” and have allegedly uncovered “evidence on financial crimes, including potential...
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Mattis To Trump: US ‘Never Out Of Diplomatic Solutions’ On North Korea

30/08/2017

Hours after President Trump suggested on Twitter on Wednesday morning that he is uninterested in using diplomacy to ease tensions with North Korea, his own defense secretary rebuked him. “The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 year,” the president tweeted. “Talking is not the answer!” In...
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North Korea: Missile Test Was ‘Prelude’ to Strike Against Guam

30/08/2017

North Korea says the missile launch it carried out Tuesday was meant as a “prelude” to military operations against the U.S. territory of Guam. Shortly after the United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting over the latest missile launch, Pyongyang’s state media Wednesday described the launch as “the first step of the military...
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Trump Attorney: We Did Talk Moscow Tower Deal During The Campaign

29/08/2017

President Trump and his attorneys spoke about a possible real-estate deal in Moscow at least three times, said Trump Organization lawyer Michael Cohen, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. Cohen said each of the brief conversations happened during the presidential campaign and that he received Trump’s signature on a letter of intent...
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Trump: All Options On The Table For North Korea

29/08/2017

President Trump released a statement Tuesday responding to North Korea’s missile launch over Japan, noting that “all options are on the table.” The missiles passed over northern Japan and landed in the ocean, according to several reports. “The world has received North Korea’s latest message loud and clear: This regime has signaled its contempt...
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Trump Asked AG Jeff Sessions To Drop Joe Arpaio Case

28/08/2017

President Donald Trump asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions this spring about dropping the federal case against former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio but was “advised that would be inappropriate,” The Washington Post reported Saturday. Trump then decided to let the case, on charges of contempt of court for refusing to stop his crackdown on illegal...
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Trump Planned Trump Tower in Moscow During Presidential Campaign

28/08/2017

The Trump Organization was actively involved in discussions to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow while Donald Trump was running for president, The Washington Post reports. Citing several sources familiar with the matter and records reviewed by Trump Organization lawyers, the Post reports the discussions involved Russian-born real-estate developer Felix Sater, who at one...
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller Issued Grand Jury Subpoenas

26/08/2017

Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued grand jury subpoenas in recent days seeking testimony from public relations executives who worked on an international campaign organized by Paul Manafort. This is the first public indication that Mueller’s investigation is beginning to compel witness testimony before the grand jury, a significant milestone in an inquiry that is...
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Gary Cohn: Trump Team ‘Must Do Better’ to Condemn Hate Groups

25/08/2017

Gary Cohn, the top economic adviser in the Trump White House, is now on-the-record criticizing the president’s botched response to the deadly white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville this month. “This administration can and must do better in consistently and unequivocally condemning these groups and do everything we can to heal the deep divisions that exist...
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Report: Pompeo Has CIA Unit On Edge Over Loyalty to Trump

25/08/2017

Officials in a CIA counterintelligence unit that has played a vital role in the FBI’s Russia probe say they have to “watch” CIA Director Mike Pompeo over fear he might report new information directly to President Trump, The Washington Post reports. Officials at the Counterintelligence Mission Center—which Pompeo has asked to report directly to...
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