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Anti-Abortion Leader Emerges As White Nationalist

Anti-abortion groups are distancing themselves from a prominent writer, activist and thought leader in the movement who has leaned into white nationalism since Donald Trump’s election.<p>Kristen Walker Hatten, former vice president of the anti-abortion group New Wave Feminists and a contributor to The …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump is drowning in scandal. He can’t focus on Syria.

It tells you something about the chaos engulfing the Trump administration that the U.S. airstrikes on Syria had to jostle for public attention with the voluminous news of the president’s scandals.<p>Friday began with President Trump labeling his former FBI director “an untruthful slime ball.” He was …

As Trump rages at Comey, a new poll shows his lies are failing

<b>THE MORNING PLUM:</b><p>President Trump angrily lashed out at former FBI director James B. Comey on Twitter this morning, but his tweets were less revealing about Comey than they were about the president’s own contempt for the rule of law.<p>A new Post/ABC News poll finds that Trump enters into this battle …

Robert Mueller’s Nuclear Option

Robert Mueller’s first duty is to the truth. His mandate as special counsel is to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election. His powers in …

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Paul Ryan's Whole Career Was About Sticking It To The Poor And Elderly

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has spent the better part of his political career trying to shred America’s social safety net, so that literally tens of millions of Americans would lose supports they use to get food, health care and pay their most basic bills.<p>Ryan, who announced Wednesday that he …

Health Care

Trump melts down after Cohen raid — and only hurts himself

In an extraordinary series of events, the FBI executed a no-knock raid on President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen’s office, home and hotel. The president, seated alongside his top military and civilian national security advisers to discuss a response to the Syrians’ use of chemical …

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Republican tax cuts to fuel historic U.S. deficits: CBO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The massive tax cuts signed into law in December, which Republicans said would pay for themselves, will balloon the U.S. deficit in years ahead, the Congressional Budget Office said on Monday, possibly hobbling President Donald Trump's future agenda.<p>The deficit - the amount …

Economy

Crises, confrontations envelop Trump at home and abroad

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump always strives to command center stage, but the pugilistic American President is now embroiled in so many escalating global and domestic tests of will, it's becoming impossible to keep count.<p>Unrestrained and lashing out at enemies at home and abroad, Trump is increasingly …

Middle East

Wall Street to Trump: No trade wars. And lay off Amazon

Wall Street is sending President Trump a message: Don't start a trade war. And lay off Amazon, one of the most important companies in America.<p>The president played a starring role in last year's stock market boom. Now he's getting the blame as Wall Street hits the skids.<p>Trump's fingerprints were all …

Stock Markets

501 Days of Trump & Co. Stealing America Blind

<b>On the day</b> he took the oath of office, Donald Trump delivered two messages about what to expect from his administration. First came the lofty promise …

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German magazine Der Spiegel shows Trump as devolved man in 'March of Progress' spoof

The German magazine Der Spiegel mocked President TrumpDonald John TrumpRobert De Niro, Ben Stiller play Mueller and Cohen in 'SNL' parody of 'Meet …

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Time cover depicts Trump’s hair on fire to sum up his first year

Time magazine on its latest cover shows President TrumpDonald John TrumpCarter urges Trump to keep country at peace: Any nuclear exchange could …

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More Cabinet trouble for Trump? EPA chief lived in condo tied to lobbyist 'power couple'

For much of his first year in Washington, President Trump’s EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt occupied prime real estate in a townhouse near the U.S. …

Natural Gas

Columbia linguistics professor explains that Trump doesn't lie like Mr. Burns -- he's a child like Homer Simpson

Columbia linguistics professor John McWhorter used the decades-old animated show “The Simpsons” to illustrate President Donald Trump’s mentality as …

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Mueller just scored a massive win in the Russia investigation

John Dowd's resignation as President Donald Trump's lead defense attorney on Thursday may be the most significant victory in recent months for the special counsel Robert Mueller.<p>Dowd was in charge of handling Trump's communications with Mueller. He was also the member of Trump's team most vocally …

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Stormy Daniels polygraph report released

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Stormy Daniels was "truthful about having unprotected vaginal intercourse with Donald Trump in July 2006," according to a polygraph test report from 2011.<p>The report states that the "probability of deception was measured to be less than 1%." It was given to CNN by Michael …

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Cambridge Analytica execs boast of role in getting Donald Trump elected

Execs from firm at heart of Facebook data breach say they used ‘unattributable and untrackable’ ads, according to undercover expose<p>Senior executives from the firm at the heart of Facebook’s data breach boasted of playing a key role in bringing Donald Trump to power and said they used …

Cambridge Analytica

Ex-CIA Boss John Brennan Tears Into Donald Trump Over Andrew McCabe Firing

Former CIA chief John Brennan did not mince his words when taking aim at President Donald Trump on Saturday morning.<p>In a blistering tweet, Brennan blasted Trump for celebrating the dismissal of former FBI deputy Director Andrew McCabe.<p>Trump would take his “rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in …

CIA Director John Brennan takes aim at Donald Trump for his criticism of the intelligence community

Adding another chapter to the intense conflict between Donald Trump and the intelligence community, CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday sharply criticized the incoming president for equating spy agencies to Nazi Germany and suggested that he needed to focus more seriously on the security issues …

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Former CIA director John Brennan delivers brutal assessment of Trump: 'Unstable, inept, inexperienced, and also unethical'

• <b>Former CIA director John Brennan delivered a brutal assessment of President Donald Trump on Friday, capping off the most tumultuous week the administration has seen in months.</b>• <b><br>Trump is "unstable, inept, inexperienced, and also unethical," Brennan said in an interview with MSNBC.</b>• <b><br>Brennan said he has</b> …

AOL

US Senate candidate proposes arming homeless people with shotguns

Michigan candidate Brian Ellison says giving homeless people pump-action shotguns may help deter the violent crime they face<p>A Michigan candidate for US Senate has proposed arming homeless people with pump-action shotguns in an effort to reduce crime.<p>Brian Ellison, who is running against Democratic …

Guns

Trump says he made up trade claims in meeting with Trudeau

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump boasted at a private fundraiser Wednesday of making up trade claims during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before knowing whether they were true.<p>"Trudeau came to see me. He's a good guy, Justin. He said, 'No, no, we have no trade …

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Gina Haspel - Trump's pick as CIA director

<b>Gina Haspel, the newly nominated first-ever female director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), is a career intelligence officer with more than 30 years' experience.</b><p>Controversially, she ran a prison in Thailand where suspected al-Qaeda members were tortured by waterboarding in 2002.<p>The …

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Elizabeth Warren Prepares to Make Kushner’s Life Hell

Mueller may have the power to convene a grand jury, but nobody writes a scathing letter like the senator from Massachusetts.<p>Earlier this month, we learned that <b>Jared Kushner’s</b> family just happened to receive a pair of nine-figure loans shortly after the First Son-in-Law met with the lenders’ …

Anti-LGBT politician resigns after being 'caught having sex with man in his office'

An Ohio lawmaker who routinely touted his Christian faith and anti-LGBT views has resigned after being caught having sex with a man in his office.<p>Wes …

Ben Carson Removes Anti-Discrimination Language From HUD Mission Statement

WASHINGTON ― Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is changing the mission statement of his agency, removing promises of inclusive and discrimination-free communities.<p>In a March 5 memo addressed to HUD political staff, Amy Thompson, the department’s assistant secretary for public …

Trump takes last spot in experts' presidential rankings survey

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by …

‘Trump, Inc.’ Podcast Extra: The Trump Organization Ordered Golf Course Markers With the Presidential Seal. That May Be Illegal.

President Donald Trump loves putting his name on everything from ties to steaks to water — and, of course, his buildings. But now the Trump …

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Trump on China's Xi consolidating power: 'Maybe we'll give that a shot some day'

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump bemoaned a decision not to investigate Hillary Clinton after the 2016 presidential election, decrying a "rigged system" that still doesn't have the "right people" in place to fix it, during a freewheeling speech to Republican donors in Florida on Saturday.<p>In the …

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