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Russian jet flies within 20 feet of US Navy plane

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A Russian military jet "came within approximately 20 feet" of a US Navy P-8A Poseidon surveillance plane while it was flying in international airspace over the Black Sea earlier this week, US Navy Capt. Pamela Kunze told CNN on Friday.<p>The encounter occurred on Tuesday and was …

Military

WikiLeaks Offering $100,000 For Donald Trump's 'Comey Tapes'

WikiLeaks is offering $100,000 for the alleged “Comey tapes” — the recordings that Donald Trump has hinted he might have of his January dinner with now-fired FBI Director James Comey.<p>If any such tapes exist, the problem is that, because of suspected collusion between WikiLeaks and the Kremlin, the …

Donald Trump

Trump doesn't want to be president, he wants to be emperor

The president apparently woke up in a bad mood Friday morning and took it out on his Twitter account. “The Fake Media is working overtime today!” he tweeted. He also pushed his stale argument that the investigation into questions of collusion between Russian meddlers and his presidential campaign …

Trump Supporters Attacked At Capitol Upset With Law Enforcement

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — Some Minnesota veterans are recovering from cuts and bruises after a clash on the steps of the State Capitol.<p>It happened …

Tillerson signs declaration stressing climate change threat

<b>(CNN) —</b> Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed an international declaration highlighting the importance of the Paris Agreement in tackling climate change Thursday, even as the Trump administration considers withdrawing from the agreement.<p>The Fairbanks Declaration was adopted at the meeting by the …

Clean Technology

Isolated and agitated, Trump rattles White House from within

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A buoyant President Donald Trump reemerged into public for the first time in more than a week on Friday, offering few signs of the malaise that has gripped his administration since the hasty dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.<p>"It's such an honor to be here," Trump declared to …

Donald Trump
Michelle Obama

Elizabeth Warren encourages graduates with student loan debt to challenge Trump

Senator Elizabeth Warren had some fighting words for the graduates at the University of Massachusetts to whom she delivered a commencement speech …

College & University

Donald Trump threatened James Comey via Twitter. This is not a test.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Just 72 hours after his shocking decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to warn Comey not to share the contents of their private conversations.<p>"James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts …

Donald Trump

Just 21% of Voters Approve of the New GOP Health Care Plan

Roughly one in five American voters approve of the health care plan the House of Representatives passed last Thursday, according to a new …

American Health Care Act

Will the Supreme Court Defend Citizenship?

The federal government wants broad authority to strip naturalized immigrants of their hard-won status.<p>Very few Americans have heard of <i>Afroyim v. Rusk</i>, a 1967 U.S. Supreme Court case on citizenship, but all Americans can perhaps be grateful for it. Most of the Court’s landmark decisions are famous …

Immigration

School board prayer case might go to Supreme Court | NOLA.com

A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its ruling allowing student-led prayer at school board meetings in Texas.<p>In March, a three-judge …

U.S. Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Beyond 100 Days, Trump Faces More Legislative Challenges

After more than three months in office without passing any major legislation, President Donald Trump faces a week that offers the possibility of …

Donald Trump

Chief Justice Roberts leans to the left

ON MAY 1st John Roberts, America’s conservative chief justice, listed left to form a rare majority with the Supreme Court’s four liberal members. …

Antonin Scalia

Trump travel ban back in U.S. courts next week as battles stretch on

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Legal challenges to President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on people from some Muslim-majority countries heat up again next week when two U.S. appeals courts consider whether it is constitutional.<p>The legal fights may end up at the U.S. Supreme Court perhaps …

Immigration

Trump stirs pot with talk of blowing up Senate rules

As a gridlocked Congress threatens to stall the legislative promises that catapulted him to office, President Trump has raised hackles on the Hill by suggesting longstanding Senate rules simply be scrapped to cripple Democratic opposition.<p>Trump has twice in the past week railed against “archaic” …

The Senate filibuster may trigger a constitutional crisis

Since our founding we’ve had two constitutional crises, where constitutional fetters blocked necessary legislative changes. The first was the …

New Yorkers Still Hate Trump

On Thursday, the president made his first visit back to his hometown since he was inaugurated. Security was tight.<p>Before Donald Trump arrived in Manhattan, there was a heavy police presence around Trump Tower and the Peninsula Hotel, where the president was scheduled to meet Australian prime …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump doesn’t understand health care. Shouldn’t the press say so?

Trump is botching simple policy questions, but does anyone care?<p>Interviewing President Donald Trump for Face The Nation, host John Dickerson recently tried to pin the president down on the details of the Republican health care bill that Trump was championing in his effort to repeal the Affordable …

Health Care

Iowa Republicans Just Made It Harder To Vote -- For No Reason

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) signed into law Friday a measure that will require voters to present identification at polling places, making Iowa the 35th state to adopt some kind of identification requirement.<p>The measure was introduced by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate (R) just months after he …

5 Ways the New GOP Health Care Bill Is Even Worse Than Before

From "High-Risk Pools" to defunding Planned Parenthood, the House Republicans' repeal of Obamacare is bad news for American healthcare<p>Earlier today, …

Downing Street

This TV ad should scare every Republican who voted for the House health care bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> The ad above comes from Tom Perriello, a former Democratic member of Congress running for governor this year in Virginia. And it's a blueprint for Democrats -- and a possible omen for Republicans -- as to how Thursday's vote on their American Health Care Act may well play out in the …

Affordable Care Act

Rex Tillerson Doesn't Understand America

His idea that the country’s interests and its values are two separate things—the first mandatory, the second optional—reflects a misreading of the past.<p>On May 3, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave his first big speech about American foreign policy to the employees of the Department of State. In …

Rex Tillerson

Trump’s forbidden love: Single-payer health care

President Trump claimed a victory Thursday after the House approved a more free-market approach to health care.<p>Then he capped it off by praising a country with government-run, universal health care.<p>Alongside Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at an event in New York, Trump reflected on what …

Health Care