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Trump's climate denial and the power of media

America's president doesn't think climate change is a problem — for the first time since it became a global issue 30 years ago. That makes coverage …

Some names Trump might consider in picking a new FBI chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — With James Comey ousted as FBI director, President Donald Trump will have an opportunity to select a replacement for a new 10-year …

Preet Bharara, Sally Yates and James Comey: Fired while investigating Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> After President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, questions immediately arose about the President's motivations for his dismissal -- and for the recent firings of two other then-President Barack Obama-appointees who were in the middle of conducting investigations linked to …

Donald Trump

The Latest: Pence says firing unrelated to Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and FBI Director James Comey's firing (all times local):<p>11:12 a.m.<p>Vice President Mike Pence is …

Trump-Russia probes could seep into 2018 midterms

The slow pace of investigations might be a boon to Democrats eager to keep the issue in the headlines.<p>The congressional investigations into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia are off to such a sluggish start that they could stretch into next year’s midterm election season. That’s a silver …

Report: Trump made 488 false or misleading claims in his first 100 days in office

A Washington Post analysis looked at just how often Trump gets things wrong.<p>It’s a cliché at this point: Donald Trump constantly misleads the public.<p>But just how often does he do this? A new analysis from the Washington Post tries to put a number on Trump’s false and misleading claims. It concludes:<p>…

Donald Trump thought being president “would be easier” — and so did his deeply ignorant voters

<b>(Getty/Jim Watson)</b><p>What can you even say? The profound political illiteracy of roughly half our electorate brought us to this<p>Bob Cesca<p>May 1, 2017 9:00am (UTC)<p>“Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck,” the great George Carlin once said. “Where does everybody think these …

Fact Check: The Trump Administration’s Argument for a Border Wall

WASHINGTON — As a Friday night deadline approaches to prevent a government shutdown, one hot-button spending issue is a down payment to build a wall on the southern border, one of President Trump’s signature national security goals.<p>Mr. Trump appeared to soften his demand late on Monday, saying he …

The 7 Key Elements of the White House Tax Plan

WASHINGTON — Here are the most important changes in the tax plan proposed Wednesday by President Trump.<p><b>Three Tax Brackets</b><p>The number of tax brackets for individuals is reduced from seven to three: 10 percent, 25 percent and 35 percent. That lowers the top rate by nearly 5 percentage points, easing …

The White House

Wall Street unimpressed by Trump tax plan

Stocks barely move as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Gary Cohn speak about a one-page paper on Trump’s tax plan.<p>NEW YORK — Wall Street shrugged off President Donald Trump’s tax plan announcement on Wednesday as investors decided the policies were already well known while the future of a …

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Syrian Government Workers After Sarin Attack

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday imposed sanctions on 271 employees of the Syrian government agency it said was responsible for producing chemical weapons and ballistic missiles, an effort to impose a sweeping punishment after a sarin attack on civilians this month.<p>The sanctions on …

The Scandals of Donald Trump: Presidential Edition

In an attempt to cast doubt on one controversy, Russian interference in the election, the president fired the FBI director—creating a second, and drawing new attention to the first.<p>The thing about scandals is they tend to beget other scandals.<p>Take the various probes into Russian interference in the …

Donald Trump

Trump's push to fund wall may be delayed as government shutdown looms

© Reuters. U.S. President Trump arrives for financial services executive orders signing ceremony at the Treasury Department in Washington<p>By Richard …

Trump's First 100 Days: 5 Money Managers Grade the President's Performance

Not one 'A.'<p>Perhaps the only event more surprising than President Donald Trump’s unexpected victory last November was how investors have reacted. …

Obama Steps Back Into Public Life, Trying to Avoid One Word: Trump

CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama studiously avoided any mention of President Trump or the assault on his own legacy as he returned to his adoptive home on Monday for his first public event since leaving the White House.<p>What might have been a moment for Mr. Obama to challenge Mr. Trump’s …

Trump’s Historically Low Approval Rating, and a Look at the French Election

France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen faces a relative novice, and President Trump's approval ratings are at a historical low. Joe Scarborough and …

Congress Focuses On Averting Shutdown, But Trump Wants More In Budget Deal

Congress returns Tuesday from its spring recess, facing yet another down-to-the-wire spate of deal-making — and a White House anxious to claim its first major legislative win.<p>On Friday night, the funding measure lawmakers approved last year to keep the federal government running will expire. The …

Republicans sound alarm on Trump's troubles ahead of 2018

Donors, leaders and potential candidates begin to worry about an election that will be a referendum on the president’s performance.<p>Republicans say President Donald Trump needs to turn things around fast — or the GOP could pay dearly in 2018.<p>With the party preparing to defend its congressional …

Republicans

Trump tells 'dreamers' to rest easy, targets criminals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump says, …

Immigration

The Latest: Homeland secretary urges deportation cooperation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Justice Department warning nine communities to prove they are complying with an immigration law or risk coveted …

Immigration

The Real Trump Agenda: Helping Big Business

What with U.S. aircraft carriers sailing in the wrong direction, Attorney General Jeff Sessions describing Hawaii as “an island in the Pacific,” and Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Kid Rock larking around in the Oval Office, it’s been a pretty typical week for the Trump Administration: jaw-dropping, …

Trump: No rush on Obamacare repeal vote

President Donald Trump distanced himself Friday from the White House’s push to advance legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare next week.<p>Trump told reporters there’s “no particular rush” on making progress on health care or tax reform next week, when lawmakers return from a two-week Easter …

Sarah Palin's treatment at Fox News: Ailes called her 'hot', Wallace hoped she would sit in his lap

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Fox News continues to reel from the summary dismissal of its top star Bill O'Reilly this week and its creator, Roger Ailes earlier this year, a lot of attention has been given to women who worked there and whether they experienced any sort of harassment.<p>There was a very interesting …

Trump's Wiretap Tweets Bring Lawsuit Seeking Proof

<b>Updated at 6:30 p.m. ET</b><p>A group of liberal lawyers is suing the Justice Department and FBI over President Trump's tweeted allegation of wiretapping ordered by then-President Barack Obama.<p>American Oversight is demanding records that support or disprove Trump's March 4 tweet, "Just found out that …

Trump: NYT 'just got caught in a big lie' over Patriots coverage

The New York Times “just got caught in a big lie,” President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday morning, attacking perhaps his favorite media target over its coverage of the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots’ visit to the White House on Wednesday.<p>On its Twitter account, the Times’ …