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Donald Trump To Be Sworn In As 45th U.S. President Today – WATCH LIVE

20/01/2017

Today Friday Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States when he takes the oath of office and subsequently delivers his inaugural address at the West Front of the Capitol Building, beginning at 12 p.m. ET. Trump’s day begins much earlier, though, with a private family breakfast and prayer service, a...
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Trump Plans To Hold Military Parades

19/01/2017

One of the latest news about President-elect Donald Trump is that he will hold military parades while in office to be a “great cheerleader for the country.” Trump spoke at length about conveying the image of America as a great power, he said he considers it part of his job to show off the...
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Edward Snowden’s Russia Residency Extended

18/01/2017

Russia just guaranteed two years’ residency to Edward Snowden, a Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman wrote on Facebook that Snowden’s right to stay in the country had been extended “by a couple of years,” disputing claims that the National Security Agency whistleblower could be used as a bargaining chip in Putin-Trump negotiations. Additionally, in a...
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Obama Heads Into Final News Conference With Approval Rating High

18/01/2017

President Obama will hold his final news conference Wednesday, two days before he leaves office, the White House said. Obama is wrapping up his eight-year presidency with his approval rating at 60 percent, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. That is his highest mark since 2009, putting him near the top in the list...
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Putin: Those Who Leaked Trump Dossier ‘Worse Than Prostitutes’

17/01/2017

At a news conference Tuesday morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused President Obama’s administration of attempting to “undermine the legitimacy” of President-elect Donald Trump. Addressing the unconfirmed dossier that surfaced last week alleging Russia has compromising information on Trump, Putin reportedly said anyone circulating the “fake” claims about the president-elect is “worse than prostitutes.”...
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18 Congressional Democrats Plan Inauguration Boycott

16/01/2017

At least 18 House Democrats will not attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremonies this Friday, with some planning to leave for their home districts and others intending to march with protesters in Washington. Among those boycotting is Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights leader whom Trump criticized as “all talk” in the weekend...
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Trump Promises ‘Insurance For Everybody’

16/01/2017

President-elect Donald Trump says his plan for replacing the Affordable Care Act is nearly complete. In an interview with The Washington Post, Trump did not reveal the specifics of his replacement package, but promised “lower numbers, much lower deductibles,” and said “we’re going to have insurance for everybody.” He also said he plans to...
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FBI Director Briefed Trump On Russian Report [VIDEO]

13/01/2017

FBI Director James Comey informed President-elect Donald Trump about the existence of unverified allegations regarding Russian ties after an intelligence briefing at Trump Tower last Friday top U.S. officials said. Comey reportedly spoke with Trump one-on-one about the “dossier” of Russian documents that were detailed in a BuzzFeed News report published this week. A...
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Obama Surprises Biden With Presidential Medal Of Freedom

13/01/2017

President Obama honored Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday with a heartfelt send-off ceremony, which concluded with Obama surprising Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Obama awarded Biden the medal “with distinction,” a degree of recognition Obama noted has only been bestowed upon three individuals over the last three presidencies: Pope John Paul...
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Senate Begins Formally Repealing ObamaCare

12/01/2017

Early Thursday, after voting down dozens of amendments proposed by Democrats over seven hours, Senate Republicans approved a budget resolution measure officially beginning the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act, with no replacement yet proposed. The resolution, which passed on a partisan 51-48 vote — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined all Democrats present...
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Trump Refuses CNN Question: ‘You’re Fake News!’ [VIDEO]

11/01/2017

President-elect Donald Trump’s Wednesday press conference devolved into a shouting match between himself and CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta. Trump yelled, “You are fake news!” as Acosta tried to press him to answer a question. The exchange was prompted by Trump calling BuzzFeed a “failing pile of garbage.” He said, “I think they’re...
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Trump On ‘Golden Showers’ Report: ‘I’m a Germaphobe’ [VIDEO]

11/01/2017

In his first press conference as president-elect on Wednesday, Donald Trump addressed the unverified documents published the prior evening alleging that Russia had blackmail materials about his financial and sexual life. The reports alleged Trump paid prostitutes to perform “golden showers” in a hotel room during one of his visits. The president-elect denied that...
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Donald Trump Scheduled To Hold First Press Conference In 6 Months Today

11/01/2017

The last time Donald Trump held a press conference, in July, he suggested that Russia should hack the emails of his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Click here to WATCH Live Donald Trump Press Conference after #GoldeShoweGate leaks Now president-elect, Trump is scheduled to face the press at 11 a.m. ET, and he will undoubtedly get...
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Trump: Intel Leaks Are Like ‘Nazi Germany’

11/01/2017

President-elect Donald Trump twitted this morning about the #goldenshowersgate calling it“fake news” the new leaks to the media of alleged sex blackmail obtained by Russia. “One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?” Trump said, declaring that he has “nothing” to do with Russia. “NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!” On...
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Obama To Deliver Farewell Address Tonight

10/01/2017

President Obama is scheduled to deliver a farewell address Tuesday night at McCormick Place, a lakefront convention center in his adopted hometown of Chicago. Aides said the speech would be a call to action for a new generation of leaders. “It’s a passing of the baton,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Senior adviser...
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Jared Kushner To Be Senior Adviser To Father-In-Law Donald Trump

10/01/2017

President-elect Donald Trump announced Monday that he was naming his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior White House adviser. Kushner, the 35-year-old husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, served as a close adviser during the campaign, and has provided input on hiring decisions during the transition. Ivanka Trump will not immediately take on a...
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Trump To Be Briefed On Russian Hacking Report Friday [VIDEO]

06/01/2017

On Friday, the heads of the CIA and FBI, plus Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, are scheduled to brief President-elect Donald Trump on a 50-page classified report on Russian hacking, a day after President Obama was presented with the same findings from the U.S. intelligence community. Trump has publicly questioned the intelligence community’s...
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Jobs Report: Payroll Employment Rises By 156,000 In December

06/01/2017

U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in December, capping a year of slower but solid hiring. The report is the last major snapshot of the economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit from President Barack Obama. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate ticked up to 4.7 percent from a nine-year low of 4.6 percent. Hourly...
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Obama Pens Harvard Law Review Essay On Criminal-Justice Reform

05/01/2017

President Obama has penned a lengthy essay that urges his successor to continue the current administration’s criminal-justice reforms. “Those privileged to serve as president and in senior roles in the Executive Branch have an obligation to use that influence to enhance the fairness and effectiveness of the justice system at all phases,” Obama wrote...
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Trump Wants to Revamp Spy Agency

05/01/2017

President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly working with advisers on a plan to restructure the country’s top spy agency due to a belief that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has become politicized. This comes after Trump has publicly mocked U.S. intelligence agencies and their conclusion that Russian-backed hackers were involved in disrupting...
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Obama, Pence Visit Capitol Hill For Obamacare Fight

04/01/2017

President Barack Obama arrived to the Capitol to give congressional Democrats advice on how to combat the Republican drive to dismantle his health care overhaul. Vice President-elect Mike Pence is meeting with GOP lawmakers to discuss the best way to send Obama’s cherished law to its graveyard and replace it with — well, something....
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Trump Sides With Assange On Russia Hacking

04/01/2017

President-elect Donald Trump is seemingly taking the word of Julian Assange over that of the U.S. intelligence community, writing on Twitter that the WikiLeaks founder “said it was not the Russians who gave” him the leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee and other prominent political officials. “Julian Assange said ‘a 14 year old...
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GOP Plans To Tear Down Obama’s Legacy As New 115th Congress Sworn In Today

03/01/2017

The 115th Congress begins Tuesday with Republicans, set to control the House, Senate, and presidency for the first time since 2006, planning to start dismantling many Obama-era financial and environmental regulations, and undo parts of Obama’s signature healthcare reform law. President Obama is meeting with fellow Democrats on Wednesday to discuss how to prevent...
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Trump Promises A Revelation On Russian Hacking [VIDEO]

02/01/2017

President-elect Donald Trump says he knows “things that other people don’t know” about Russia’s alleged hacking during the presidential election. Speaking to reporters outside his Mar-A-Lago estate while on his way to a New Year’s Eve party on Saturday night, Trump promised to disclose the information in a few days, saying “you will find...
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Putin: I Won’t Expel U.S. Diplomats

30/12/2016

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will not expel 35 U.S. diplomats in response to new U.S. sanctions, as was recommended by Russia’s foreign ministry. Instead, Putin said he will wait and see what President-elect Donald Trump does when he takes office before deciding what steps to take. Foreign Minister Sergei...
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US Sanctions Russia Over Hacking, Expels 35 Officials

29/12/2016

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury responded to Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election by announcing sanctions against six individuals and five entities — including two Russian intelligence services — thought to be involved in “malicious cyber-enabled activities.” The economic penalties followed President Obama’s issuance of an executive order expanding...
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Trump On “Russia Mess”: We Should “Get On With Our Lives”

29/12/2016

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed talk of sanctioning Russia for interfering in the presidential election, offering what sounded more like a post-breakup pep talk than anything else. “I think we ought to get on with our lives,” he told reporters outside his Mar-A-Lago estate. As for the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that...
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Obama Creates Two New National Monuments In Utah And Nevada

29/12/2016

President Obama on Wednesday designated two new national monuments in Utah and Nevada, protecting 1.65 million acres of federal land. Most of it, 1.35 million acres, surrounds the Bears Ears Buttes in southeastern Utah. The rest is northeast of Las Vegas around Nevada’s Gold Butte. The moves were the latest in a series of...
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Israel Censures Ambassadors For UN Vote [VIDEO]

26/12/2016

Israel has summoned ambassa-dors from countries that voted against for a United Nations resolution this week against settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The measure passed after the United States did not vote instead of vetoing the measure. “From the information that we have, we have no doubt that the Obama administration...
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Obama’s Exit Interview With David Axelrod – FULL TRANSCRIPT

26/12/2016

In his exit interview for the “The Axe Files” podcast, produced by the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN with former senior adviser David Axelrod, President Obama talks of how he could have succeeded in this year’s election if he was eligible to run. “I am confident in this vision because I’m...
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