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Syria, Russia Reject WH Allegations Of Chemical-Attack Plans

27/06/2017

Top officials in Syria and at the Kremlin dismissed the White House’s accusations late Monday that Bashar al-Assad’s regime appears to be preparing another chemical attack on civilians. Ali Haidar, Syria’s minister for national reconciliation, told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the Trump administration’s charges were just part of a new diplomatic campaign...
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CBO: Senate Health Bill Would Leave 22 Million More Uninsured By 2026

27/06/2017

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on Monday released its cost estimate of Senate Republicans’ health-care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. The CBO score revealed that by next year, 15 million additional people would be uninsured under the plan, as opposed to under ObamaCare, the current law. By 2026, 22 million more people would...
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GOP Sen. Susan Collins Says She’ll Vote To Block Health Bill

27/06/2017

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) tweeted Monday evening that she will vote no on a motion to proceed on the Senate health-care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Collins made the announcement a few hours after the Congressional Budget Office released its preliminary analysis of the Republicans’ proposal, estimating that in 10 years, 22 million...
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Supreme Court To Hear Trump’s Travel Ban Case In October

26/06/2017

The Supreme Court handed down the final opinions of its nine-month term Monday, with a 5-4 decision on the death penalty case Davila v. Davis, a 5-4 decision on the securities case California Public Employees’ Retirement System v. ANZ Securities, Inc., and a 7-2 decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer....
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AP: Trump Eager For Big Meeting With Putin In Germany

26/06/2017

President Trump is reportedly eager for a full-scale diplomatic meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin when the two are in Germany next month for the G-20 summit. According to an Associated Press report, the idea has caused a rift within Trump’s administration, where many believe the White House should be sensitive in engaging with...
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Kushner Secured $285 Million Foreign Loan Month Before Election

26/06/2017

Jared Kushner finalized a $285 million loan agreement with Deutsche Bank, the global banking behemoth that has been roiled by charges of Russian money laundering by New York financial regulators less than a month before Trump was elected president.According to The Washington Post, Kushner’s relationship with Deutsche Bank has come under scrutiny in the...
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Trump Admitted To Tampering With a Witness to ‘Fox & Friends’ [VIDEO]

23/06/2017

In President Trump’s first interview in more than a month, he admitted that he falsely suggested his conversations with former FBI director James Comey were taped to influence Comey’s sworn testimony. Trump acknowledged he didn’t actually make any tapes on Thursday. But speaking to Fox & Friends in an interview that aired Friday morning,...
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FBI Reportedly Investigating Manafort and Son-in-Law

23/06/2017

The FBI is investigating real-estate deals financed by Paul Manafort and his former son-in-law, The New York Times reports. Jeffrey Yohai, the ex-husband of Manafort’s daughter, and Manafort reportedly formed shell companies to buy luxury properties. Manafort, President Trump’s campaign manager who resigned amid reports of back-door financial transactions with Ukrainian and Russian clients,...
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Johnny Depp Jokes About Presidential Assassination

23/06/2017

Actor Johnny Depp joked Thursday about the potential assassination of President Donald Trump, asking a crowd at England’s Glastonbury Festival, “when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” The crowd responded with cheers and some boos, but Depp quickly clarified: “I’m not an actor. I lie for a living.” Depp was referring...
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Senate GOP Leaders Unveil Healthcare Bill – READ FULL TEXT

22/06/2017

Senate Republicans unveiled their version of a health-care overhaul Thursday that eliminates many provisions included in the Affordable Care Act. The bill would cut Medicaid, end the ACA’s mandate that Americans must have health insurance or pay a fine, and allow states to drop previously required benefits. The Senate bill maintains the structure of...
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North Korea Calls Trump A ‘Psychopath’

22/06/2017

North Korea on Thursday called US President Donald Trump a “psychopath” as tensions soar following the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was evacuated in a coma from North Korean detention last week. Pyongyang’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the US president was in a “tough situation” at home and claimed he was...
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Intel Chiefs To Mueller: Trump Suggested We Deny Collusion

22/06/2017

America’s top intelligence officials reportedly told Senate investigators and special counsel Robert Mueller’s team that President Trump asked them to publicly refute allegations of collusion between his 2016 campaign and the Russians, CNN reports. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers told investigators about their interactions with the...
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Republicans To Unveil Senate Health-Care Bill Today

22/06/2017

Senate leaders on Wednesday began circulating a discussion draft of their proposal to replace ObamaCare a day before its scheduled formal release. The working document seeks to roll back taxes and penalties in the Affordable Care Act, cut back its Medicaid expansion, change the Obama-era health law’s subsidies, and give states more flexibility to...
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DHS: Russia Targeted Election Systems In 21 States

21/06/2017

Russian government hackers allegedly targeted internet-connected election systems in 21 states last year, a Department of Homeland Security official testified on Wednesday. Samuel Liles, the department’s acting director of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis Cyber Division, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that none of the systems involved in the hacking were involved with...
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Bloomberg: Business Ties Between Jared Kushner & Paul Manafort [VIDEO]

20/06/2017

Jared Kushner was a junior at Harvard when an enterprising political operative was drawn into his family’s orbit. His name: Paul Manafort. It was 2002, and, back then, few might have imagined that the two men’s worlds would intersect one day in the figure of Donald Trump. But the Kushners and the Manaforts, it...
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FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray Deleted Reference To Russia Work

20/06/2017

FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray deleted a reference to his work on behalf of a client under investigation by Russia, his law firm told CNN. The detail was featured in Wray’s biography on King and Spalding’s website from 2009 to January 2017. Wray represented an unnamed “energy company president in a criminal investigation by...
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Colbert: Trump And Rod Rosenstein Are The Same Person [VIDEO]

20/06/2017

Stephen Colbert ripped President Trump for admitting on Twitter that he was being investigatedon last night show. “Mr. President, do you know the phrase ‘You better lawyer up?’” Colbert began. “That’s short for ‘You better get a lawyer and shut up.” “That would make him the third member of this investigation to be gone...
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Otto Warmbier Dies After Release From North Korea

19/06/2017

Otto Warmbier, the American student freed from North Korean prison last week, has died, according to his family. Warmbier, 22, was in a coma for the past year following his March 2016 arrest allegedly stealing a poster. The North Korean government claimed he suffered food poisoning and lost consciousness after he was given a...
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Journalists Not Allowed Recording White House Press Briefing

19/06/2017

Reporters were barred from recording video or audio footage during Monday afternoon’s White House press briefing. “Make no mistake about what we are all witnessing,” Jim Acosta, CNN’s senior White House correspondent tweeted. “This is a WH that is stonewalling the news media. Hiding behind no camera/no audio gaggles.” On CNN, Acosta described White...
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John Oliver Rips Trump’s Coal Plan [VIDEO]

19/06/2017

On Last week tonight with John Oliver he dedicated his main story to Trump’s empty promises to coal miners, with the comedian citing the New York City real-estate mogul’s ability to connect with the coal-mining community as “a key reason that we have this cautionary Bible story in the White House.” “But the point...
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Records For 198 Million Voters Exposed Online

19/06/2017

Voting records for 198 million Americans were left exposed on an unsecured server owned by a Republican data analytics firm. The data from Deep Root Analytics includes information on possibly every registered U.S. voter for more than a decade, including profiling data suggesting the political leanings of each person. The server has since been...
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Atty: Trump ‘Not Under Investigation’ Despite Tweet

19/06/2017

President Donald Trump attorney Jay Sekulow claimed on Sunday that the president is not under investigation, despite the president’s tweets this week referring to one as a “witch hunt.” “Let me be clear here,” said Jay Sekulow, a member of the president’s legal team, on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” “The president is not and...
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Russia To Shoot Down U.S. Aircraft Of The River Euphrates In Syria

19/06/2017

Russia’s defense ministry appears to have threatened to shoot down U.S. aircraft in Syria. “All kinds of airborne vehicles, including aircraft and UAVs of the international coalition detected to the west of the Euphrates River will be tracked by the Russian SAM systems as air targets,” the ministry said Monday. The declaration comes one...
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Jared Kushner Traveling To The Middle East To Talk Peace

19/06/2017

President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is headed to the Middle East this week, where he will attempt to secure a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, a White House official confirmed Sunday. He will be accompanied by Jason Greenblatt, an assistant to Trump and special representative for international negotiations....
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Trump Confirms He’s Under Investigation, Blames Rosenstein

16/06/2017

President Donald Trump on Friday morning blamed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for firing FBI Director James Comey, which Trump said he is under investigation for doing. Trump, however, told NBC News after the firing that he already decided to fire Comey before Rosenstein wrote a memo criticizing Comey for his handling of the...
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U.S. To Send 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

16/06/2017

The U.S. is planning to send almost 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, according to a Trump administration official. Defense Secretary James Mattis could announce the deployment—the largest so far under President Donald Trump—as early as next week. The military’s top commander in Afghanistan has said he needs more forces to fight a reinvigorated Taliban...
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Robert Mueller Investigating Jared Kushner’s Business Dealings

16/06/2017

Jared Kushner’s business dealings are part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, The Washington Post reports. Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, has come under increased scrutiny for his alleged ties with Russia after it was reported that Kushner had attempted to establish a...
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Mike Pence Hires Personal Lawyer To Handle Spreading Russia Probe

16/06/2017

Vice Presidenr Mike Pence hired a private attorney to deal with the ongoing Russia investigations. The vice president’s office confirmed Thursday that Pence has hired outside legal counsel to handle the recently opened investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the ongoing congressional inquiries into Russian election meddling and any possible collusion by...
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Trump: Russia Probe The Single Greatest WITCH HUNT In American Political History

15/06/2017

President Trump greeted the world Thursday morning with his customary tweet, this time about the Russia probe. He wrote, “They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice.” On Wednesday evening, The Washington Post reported that Special...
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Trump Under Investigation by Mueller for Obstruction of Justice

14/06/2017

Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice. According to the Washington Post, the special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said....
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