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Trump says 'everybody would be very poor' if he's impeached

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump said "everybody would be very poor" and questioned how he could be impeached when he's made strides improving economic conditions in an interview aired Thursday.<p>"If I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash, I think everybody would be very poor," …

Donald Trump

Goldman: President is now ‘implicated in a potential conspiracy to commit campaign finance fraud’

Counterterrorism expert responds to Trump revoking Brennan’s security clearance<p>05:36<p>Laurence Tribe: Putting a stopwatch on Mueller investigation is …

Ex-Fox News Analyst Ralph Peters Calls Former Colleagues Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson ‘Prostitutes’

“As a a former Russia analyst,” Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said on CNN’s <i>Reliable Sources</i> Sunday, “I am convinced that the president of the United States …

Sean Hannity

7 Books We Wish We Could Read Again for the First Time

A Novel<p>Gillian Flynn<p>When a thriller is as deliciously twisted and as intricately woven as <i>Gone Girl</i>, there’s nothing quite like the experience of reading it for the first time. While <i>Dark Places</i> and <i>Sharp Objects</i> (Flynn’s earlier efforts) certainly had their share of surprising twists, there’s just …

13 former U.S. spy chiefs accuse Trump of trying to stifle free speech and politicize intelligence

In a remarkable rebuke to President Trump, 13 former U.S. intelligence chiefs have signed a harshly worded letter in support of former CIA Director John Brennan after Trump abruptly revoked his security clearance.<p>"We feel compelled to respond in the wake of the ill-considered and unprecedented …

Some Republicans uneasy with Trump cutting off Brennan

Some Republican senators are panning President Donald Trump’s move to yank former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance, warning about the precedent it will set for national security.<p>Even as much of the GOP either backs the president or professes ignorance of Trump’s decision to revoke …

Security

Hundreds Of Newspapers Denounce Trump's Attacks On Media In Coordinated Editorials

<b>Updated at 10:04 a.m. ET</b><p>More than 300 news publications across the country are joining together to defend the role of a free press and denounce President Trump's ongoing attacks on the news media in coordinated editorials publishing Thursday, according to a tally by The Boston Globe.<p>The project was …

Fake News

The baseball world remembered and honored Aretha Franklin after her death

She died Thursday morning at the age of 76.<p>Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul and all around badass who was a level above and beyond every other diva you can think of, died Thursday morning at the age of 76. She had countless signature moments throughout her decades-long career, including some from the …

Aretha Franklin

Senate adopts resolution backing free press after Trump attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution affirming support for a free press and declaring that "the press is not the enemy of the people."<p>The non-binding resolution approved by voice vote was a rebuke to President Donald Trump who for more than 18 months …

Fake News

Rudy Giuliani has turned out to be a dangerous liability for Trump | Jill Abramson

When Donald Trump famously descended the escalator of Trump Tower to announce he was running for president in June 2015, I found my thoughts immediately turning to Rudy Giuliani. Here was another son of New York City making a wildly unrealistic bid for the White House, just as Giuliani had done …

Donald Trump

This is why every president must disclose his tax returns

By Jennifer Rubin<p>Jennifer Rubin<p>Opinion writer reporting from a center-right perspective<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Opinion writer<p>“Do any of these guys pay their taxes?” It’s not an unreasonable question to ask of the sort of characters in President Trump’s orbit. At the ongoing trial of former campaign …

Paul Manafort

Armed Trump Supporters March on Portland, Beating Up Opponents and Calling for Hillary Clinton’s Arrest

PORTLAND, Oregon—Hundreds of armed supporters of President Donald Trump, led by a fringe Republican congressional candidate, marched on Saturday, …

Rights & Freedoms

Forbes: Wilbur Ross Accused of Stealing Over $120 Million

Wilbur Ross could be “among the biggest grifters in American history,” according to <i>Forbes</i> magazine, amid new allegations that he may have wrongly …

Wilbur Ross

Donald Trump Jr. is already under the bus—and Trump senior just keeps driving

In his Sunday tweet, what Donald Trump is calling “fake news” is multiple stories that he was sulking around whatever golf course he happened to be …

The Trump Administration Will Stop at Nothing to Keep America White

Though the proposed Mexican border wall and the “zero tolerance” policy that yielded family separations get all the headlines, the Trump …

Russia indicates that Putin would rather see Trump in a group setting next time

• <b>President Donald Trump invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet in Washington just three days after their summit in Helsinki.</b>• <b><br>But it looks like Putin doesn't want to go.</b>• <b><br>Instead, a Kremlin aide said Putin and Trump should meet in a group setting and wait to "let the dust settle" from the</b> …

Donald Trump

Trump's Orwellian warning may reveal midterm jitters

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has an Orwellian warning for his supporters as crises batter his White House three-and-a-half months before the midterm elections: Don't believe your eyes.<p>As the risks of his trade war become apparent in key electoral battlegrounds, his low-yield summits with the …

Iowa

Trump tells supporters, ‘What you’re seeing … is not what’s happening’

Close video<p>The Rachel Maddow Show, 7/24/18, 9:00 PM ET<p>White House leaves Putin support for Trump out of transcript<p>Rachel Maddow shows how the White …

Republicans are irate — and paralyzed — over tariffs and farm welfare

By Jennifer Rubin<p>Jennifer Rubin<p>Opinion writer reporting from a center-right perspective<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Opinion writer<p>No respectable economist, let alone one who has studied and preached the benefits of market economics will tell you President Trump’s trade war makes economic sense. Indeed we know …

Economics

Gowdy says he won't support Rosenstein impeachment

The chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said Sunday he doesn't support a push by conservative lawmakers to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.<p>“No. For what? Impeach him for what? No,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said on CBS' "Face the Nation."<p>“I've had …

Donald Trump

Trump Blames America First

No matter what comes out of Monday’s summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump has already lost. That’s thanks to a tweet the …

The Most Incompetent Demagogue In History

<i>No one likes us</i> <i>I don’t know why</i><i>We may not be perfect</i><i>But heaven knows we try</i><i>But all around</i><i>Even our old friends put us down</i><i>Let’s drop the big one</i><i>And see what happens…</i>- Randy Newman, “Political Science,” 1972<p>Singer, songwriter and satirist Randy Newman, almost half a century ago, was channeling the …

Donald Trump

Trump, Treasonous Traitor

Put aside whatever suspicions you may have about whether Donald Trump will be directly implicated in the Russia investigation.<p>Trump is right now, before our eyes and those of the world, committing an unbelievable and unforgivable crime against this country. It is his failure to defend.<p>The …

Clinton trolls Trump ahead of Putin summit with World Cup tweet

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton took aim at President Donald Trump's much-anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling into question her former presidential campaign rival's loyalties just hours after he tweeted a congratulations to the hosts of the World Cup.<p>"Great World Cup. …

Hillary Clinton

'Mr. President, Welcome to the Land of Free Press:' Helsinki Newspaper Trolls Trump and Putin Before Their Meeting

As Presidents Trump and Putin arrived in Helsinki, Finland for their meeting Monday, they were greeted with a less-than warm welcome by the country’s …

Freedom of the Press

Germany: We can no longer fully rely on U.S. White House

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s foreign minister said on Monday Europe could not rely on Donald Trump and needed to close ranks after the U.S. president called the European Union a “foe” with regard to trade.<p>German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas arrives for a meeting in Vienna, Austria July 6, 2018. …

The White House

A Russian newspaper editor explains how Putin made Trump his puppet

“They consider him a stupid, unstrategic politician.”<p>Mikhail Fishman is the editor-in-chief of the Moscow Times, an English-language weekly newspaper published in Moscow. The paper is well-known for its criticisms of Russian President Vladimir Putin; indeed, it was targeted twice in 2015 by Russian …

Hatch breaks with Trump over Germany criticism

Sen. Orrin Hatch took aim at President Donald Trump's assertion that Germany is "totally controlled by Russia" Wednesday, saying that he doesn't agree and that the U.S. leader can be "too critical."<p>"I don't agree with that," the Utah Republican told reporters. "The governments wouldn't agree with …

Angela Merkel

Trump says he is directing Pentagon to create a "Space Force"

President Donald Trump said today that he is "directing" the Pentagon “establish a space force as the sixth branch of the Armed Forces,” to be called …

Philadelphia Eagles Accept Mueller’s Offer to Celebrate With Him

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The Philadelphia Eagles have accepted Robert Mueller’s invitation to come to his office and celebrate their Super Bowl victory with him, Mueller has confirmed.<p>The special counsel said that he was “absolutely tickled” that the Eagles had accepted his invitation. “I’m …