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French President's pointed speech to Congress takes aim at Trump agenda

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Emmanuel Macron may be known in the US for his close relationship to President Donald Trump, but in his address to Congress on Wednesday, the French President took aim at several key points of Trump's agenda.<p>Speaking before US lawmakers from both the Senate and the House, Macron …

Obama Administration

One of Trump’s key Russia claims starts to unravel

Close video<p>The Rachel Maddow Show, 4/23/18, 9:39 PM ET<p>Report supports dossier, contradicts Trump on night in Moscow<p>Donald Trump responded to …

Donald Trump

Trump warns Iran against restarting nuclear program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weighing withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump declared on Tuesday that if the Iranians "restart their nuclear program, they will have bigger problems than they've ever had before."<p>Trump issued his warning alongside French President Emmanuel Macron in the …

Donald Trump

Scientific study on Trump voters confirms what people of color have been saying all along

The Trump voter is often portrayed in media and pop culture as a working-class white person, down on their luck and desperate for change. These …

Race & Ethnicity

US and North Korea expectations over denuclearization appear to collide

Signs that the US and North Korea interpretations are worlds apart as Kim Jong-un pledges to keep his country’s arsenal for generations<p>US and North Korean expectations for a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un appear set on a collision course after the North Korean leader pledged to keep …

North Korea

France's Macron visits Trump as Iran nuclear deal hangs in balance

MOUNT VERNON, Va./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron emphasized pomp and ceremony on Monday as Macron began a state visit to Washington likely to be dominated by differences with the United States over trade and the nuclear accord with Iran.<p>As …

Donald Trump

South Korea switches off propaganda broadcasts, Moon upbeat on North Korea nuclear halt

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Monday halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border with North Korea, aiming to set a positive tone ahead of the first summit in a decade between their leaders as the U.S. president cautioned the nuclear crisis was far from resolved.<p>North Korea said …

North Korea

This might be the most poorly timed Trump tweet of them all

In early March, Donald Trump’s White House unveiled tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. “Trade wars are good, and easy to win,” Trump tweeted at the time. The subsequent tit-for-tat escalation of protectionist measures between the US and China, in particular, are putting that notion to the …

Donald Trump

Trump: North Korea's Suspension Of Nuclear Tests Shows 'Progress'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has announced that his country no longer needs nuclear or missile tests and that it would shut down its nuclear weapons test site.<p>"The nuclear test site has done its job," Kim said in a statement carried by North Korea's state media. The report also said the decision …

North Korea

Trump lawyer must say why he wants porn star's case delayed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if legal proceedings aren't delayed in a lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels, a judge said Friday.<p>U.S. Judge S. James Otero in …

Donald Trump

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile tests, shut down test site

TOKYO — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that he will suspend nuclear and missile tests starting Saturday and that he will shut down the site where the previous six nuclear tests were conducted.<p>The surprising announcement comes just six days before Kim is set to meet South Korean …

North Korea

Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks alleging 2016 campaign conspiracy

The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump.<p>The complaint, filed in federal …

Donald Trump

It’s becoming clear that Trump won’t run in 2020

It has been nearly three years since Donald Trump descended his faux-gold escalator to announce an improbable run for president, and Republican politicians seem just as baffled by the reality TV star’s future as they were the day he first launched this publicity stunt gone wildly wrong.<p>It is true …

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Trump complains that Comey is making money off his book while Flynn’s life is ‘totally destroyed’

President Trump took to Twitter on Friday to complain that the life of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has been “totally destroyed,” and bemoan that fired FBI director James B. Comey was making money off what Trump termed a “third rate book.”<p>Trump’s comments came the day after …

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Giuliani to Join Trump’s Legal Team

Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and longtime friend of President Trump, will join the president’s legal team in an effort to “quickly” resolve the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference and possible ties to Trump associates.<p>Mr. Trump will also bring on …

Donald Trump

Either Donald Trump Doesn’t Know Slavery Existed or He Doesn’t Think Black People Are Human Beings

It takes a real man to stand up and admit when he is wrong, so I’d like to take this opportunity and apologize for every time I’ve called Donald …

Donald Trump

Pittsburgh police ordered to bring riot gear in case Trump fires Mueller

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pittsburgh police ordered its detectives to bring riot gear to work Thursday in anticipation of protests should President Donald Trump fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.<p>Police Cmdr. Victor Joseph reportedly sent an email Wednesday, instructing Major Crimes detectives to bring full …

Donald Trump

Trump says unless NKorea summit 'fruitful' he'll pull out

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that although he's looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it's "not going to be fruitful."<p>Trump said that CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Kim "got along …

North Korea

Trump contradicts himself over Comey firing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did not fire James Comey "because of the phony Russia investigation," contradicting his 2017 statement that he ousted the FBI director last year over the probe.<p>"Both of those things can't be true," Comey said in response when …

Donald Trump

Trump vows to cancel or walk out of meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un if it’s not ‘fruitful’

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump voiced optimism Wednesday about his potential summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, but he vowed to cancel the meeting or walk out if there are signs it “is not going to be fruitful.”<p>Trump also said his administration is negotiating with Pyongyang for the …

Donald Trump

Trump, in Another Apparent Reversal, Says Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Has ‘Too Many Contingencies’

WASHINGTON — After publicly flirting last week with having the United States rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Trump appeared to rebuff the idea once and for all late Tuesday.<p>In a Twitter post at 10:49 p.m., Mr. Trump said that although Japan and South Korea would like the United …

Donald Trump

Mike Pompeo, Trump's secretary of State pick, made top-secret visit to North Korea, report says

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump began meetings with the leader of Japan on Tuesday by saying he supports talks by North and South Korea to formally end a state of war that has lasted more than six decades.<p>“They do have my blessing to discuss the end of the war," Trump said after welcoming …

North Korea

Japan's Premier Visits Trump Amid Troubles Both Foreign And Domestic

Confronting the North Korea threat takes partners, and Japan is among America's most reliable allies in Asia. But lately, Japan is feeling increasingly left out.<p>Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is trying to do something about it, meeting with President Trump in person on Tuesday in Mar-a-Lago, …

Donald Trump

Trump puts the brakes on new Russian sanctions, reversing Haley’s announcement

President Trump on Monday put the brakes on a preliminary plan to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia, walking back a Sunday announcement by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley that the Kremlin had swiftly denounced as “international economic raiding.”<p>Preparations to punish …

Russia

Trump’s Greatest Fear

It’s impossible to know what the president wants so desperately to hide, but every threat to examine his business dealings produces frantic defensive maneuvers.<p>It’s always been the business that worried Donald Trump. This was true during the presidential campaign, it was true during the transition, …

Donald Trump

Trump Should Be Worried by Cohen Probe. Really Worried.

Federal prosecutors can dog him for the rest of his presidency, and he has no power to fire them.<p>Make no mistake: The presidency of Donald Trump has hit a major inflection point with the investigation of his personal lawyer Michael Cohen by federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New …

Donald Trump

Fired FBI director Comey says Trump 'morally unfit': ABC News interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI director James Comey said in an ABC News interview on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump is a dangerous, "morally unfit" leader doing "tremendous damage" to institutional and cultural norms.<p>Comey, fired by Trump in May last year, was worried the president may …

Donald Trump

Unfit to Command

With the president in an agitated state, preoccupied with his legal troubles, this is no time for war.<p>The weekend news from Washington featured two story lines: the U.S.-led coalition missile strikes against Syrian government forces, and President Trump’s most extreme Twitter meltdown to date. The …

Political Science

Donald Trump and Sarah Huckabee Sanders Have Lost Their Minds

As multiple federal investigations continue to creep closer and closer to Donald Trump, the president appears to be completely unraveling. On Sunday …

Donald Trump

President Trump's re-election campaign raised $10 million so far in 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign raised $10 million in the first quarter of the year, leaving his re-election operation with $28 million in cash, his campaign disclosed on Sunday.<p>Trump spent $3.9 million in the first quarter.<p>Trump has opted - unlike …

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