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More U.S. Voters Want President Trump Impeached Than Don't, New Poll Finds

Almost half of U.S. voters support impeaching President Donald Trump, outnumbering for the first time voters who would oppose his impeachment, …

Did Trump Obstruct Justice?

It will be hard to prosecute the president in the court of law or in the Republican Congress. But the judgment of history is likely to be harsh.<p>Is the stunning revelation that the FBI director wrote a contemporaneous memo that the president tried to get him to shut down an ongoing investigation of …

Congress Rattled by Reports Trump Tried to End Flynn Probe

Senate Democrats immediately pounced Tuesday night after a bombshell report that President Donald Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to halt his …

Graham asks Comey to testify before Senate panel

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump golfs with Graham at New Jersey club Tougher Russia sanctions face skepticism from Senate Republicans …

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Former CIA Director Brennan testifying before House Russia investigators

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former CIA Director John Brennan is set to testify before House Russia investigators next Tuesday as the question of Moscow's possible coordination with the campaign of President Donald Trump continues to engulf the Capitol.<p>Brennan will testify before the House intelligence …

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Trump, Saying He Is Treated ‘Unfairly,’ Signals a Fight

NEW LONDON, Conn. — An embattled President Trump used a commencement address to the Coast Guard Academy to defend himself on Wednesday, telling graduating cadets that no leader in history had been treated more “unfairly” by the news media and Washington elites.<p>Mr. Trump began his speech with a …

Colbert gleefully responds to President Trump calling him a 'no-talent guy'

It's the moment Stephen Colbert has been waiting for.<p>CBS's "Late Show" host has spent months eviscerating President Trump on television, clearly trying to provoke a reaction.<p>It didn't work. Until Thursday.<p>"You see a no-talent guy like Colbert. There's nothing funny about what he says. And what he …

Key moments from Sally Yates' Flynn testimony

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates broke her silence Monday, detailing her role in the ousting of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.<p>Her testimony, before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, came amid a series of investigations into Russia’s meddling in the …

Kushner Family Stands to Gain From Visa Rules in Trump’s First Major Law

WASHINGTON — It was the first major piece of legislation that President Trump signed into law, and buried on Page 734 was one sentence that brought a potential benefit to the president’s extended family: renewal of a program offering permanent residence in the United States to affluent foreigners …

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Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is starting to define his new role in the age of Donald Trump.<p>After dropping out of sight for a pair of glamorous island getaways, Obama is emerging for a series of paid and unpaid speeches, drawing sharp contrasts with Trump even as he avoids saying …

White House to let McConnell do his thing on health care

The White House is indicating it will take a hands-off approach to the Senate's healthcare work, entrusting Mitch McConnell and his team to come up with the 50 votes needed to replace Obamacare, according to GOP officials and lawmakers.<p>Whereas President Donald Trump and his emissaries negotiated …

Schumer calls for special prosecutor, suggests cover-up

Republicans largely rejected Democrats' demand and backed Trump's decision to fire Comey.<p>Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and other Democrats ratcheted up calls for a special prosecutor to investigate the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia after FBI Director James Comey’s firing on …

The Political Isolation of Jim Comey

Interviews with law enforcement officials portray a man steadily alienating friends and allies, leading up to the FBI director’s sudden firing on Tuesday.<p>Jim Comey learned Tuesday afternoon the difference between being independent and being out on a limb. After years of charting his own course in a …

After Trump fired Comey, White House staff scrambled to explain why

By Jenna Johnson<p>, Reporter<p>White House press secretary Sean Spicer wrapped up his brief interview with Fox Business from the White House grounds late Tuesday night and then disappeared into the shadows, huddling with his staff near a clump of bushes and then behind a tall hedge. To get back to his …

Trump and Putin had 'good' talk about ending Syria war, White House says

US and Russian presidents hold first known phone conversation since missile strikes last month, addressing question of safe zones and ‘eradicating terrorism’<p>Donald Trump had a “very good” conversation with Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, about a diplomatic resolution to the Syrian civil war, …

FBI Director Comey Says He Is 'Mildly Nauseous' About Potential Impact On Election

<b>Updated at 3:15 p.m. ET.</b><p>FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday defended his decision to tell Congress in October that he was revisiting the bureau's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.<p>Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Comey said he believed revisiting the investigation just …

House Passes Measure to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday narrowly approved legislation to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, as Republicans recovered from their earlier failures and moved a step closer to delivering on their promise to reshape American health care without mandated insurance …

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Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.<p>"There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict …

Trump seeks 15 percent corporate tax rate, even if it swells the national debt

By Damian Paletta<p>, Reporter<p>Robert Costa<p>, Reporter<p>President Trump is pursuing a drastic cut in the corporate tax rate, a move that is likely to grow the national debt and breach a long-held Republican goal of curbing federal borrowing.<p>The president has instructed advisers to propose cutting the …

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Financial disclosures: Trump's closest aides hail from ranks of financial elite

New documents released Friday night by the White House revealed hard numbers showing how President Donald Trump, who campaigned as a champion of the working class, has surrounded himself with a circle of wealthy advisers.<p>The disclosures showed that Trump's top aides have generated millions of …

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Still Benefiting From Business Empire, Filings Show

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, President Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, will remain the beneficiaries of a sprawling real estate and investment business still worth as much as $740 million, despite their new government responsibilities, according to ethics filings released by the White House …

Q&A: Who'd gain from a Trump border wall? Hint: Not Mexico

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As a billionaire developer, Donald Trump built casinos, luxe condo towers and lush golf courses. Now, as president, Trump aims to …

President Trump’s biggest Obamacare bloopers

By Michelle Ye Hee Lee<p>, Reporter<p>Glenn Kessler<p>, The Fact Checker<p>President Trump is like a broken record of Pinocchios, incessantly repeating false and misleading claims that have been debunked. As Congress debates the Republican replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act, Trump has been on a …

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Q: Could U.S. Prosecute Reporters For Classified Scoops? A: Maybe

Could the U.S. Justice Department prosecute reporters for publishing stories based on classified material? That once-tangential question briefly took center stage during Monday's House Intelligence Committee hearing.<p>As several Republican lawmakers stressed the possible criminality of leaking to the …