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Is Trump Stiffing the Constitution Over His Conflicts of Interest?

Three days into Donald Trump’s presidency, the nonpartisan watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) in Washington filed a lawsuit …

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What Trump Doesn’t Get About Nukes

Will Trump come to his senses in time to avert an arms race and a nuclear war?<p>Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet premier, warned in an extraordinary article late last month that the “increasingly belligerent” tone of geopolitical debates looked to him “as if the world is preparing for war.” He …

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How Did We Get Here? Reflections on the Transfer of Power From Obama to Trump

Anyone attempting to understand the present faces the difficulty of sifting through the <i>Blitzkrieg</i> of challenges and misinformation thrown about over …

Piscopo 'seriously' thinking about a run for New Jersey governor

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Saturday Night Live cast member Joe Piscopo said he is "seriously" thinking about a run for New Jersey governor on CNN's "Smerconish" Saturday morning.<p>"I'm doing my due dilligence," Piscopo told CNN's Michael Smerconish.<p>Although the comedian wouldn't give a definitive …

Here's How Neil Gorsuch Became Donald Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

President Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, described the most significant cases he'd been involved in and provided new details about the events leading up to his nomination in a questionnaire submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee.<p>According to Gorsuch, he knew he'd …

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This week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: When Ivanka and Melania tried to cash in

<b>(Reuters/Lucas Jackson/Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>It isn’t just Trump himself who hopes to profit from a Trump presidency<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>February 11, 2017 11:30am (UTC)<p>Donald Trump's family is now ready to make money off the presidency, with an assist from the White House.<p><b>Ivanka Trump wants you to buy her</b> …

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The Latest: Patriots owner joins Trump, Abe for dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):<p>8:30 p.m.<p>Robert Kraft, the owner of the Super Bowl-winning New England …

A Q&A With The House Democrat Who’s Voted With Trump 75 Percent Of The Time

He says that more Democrats should embrace his Blue Dog ways to win back the House.<p>Last week, FiveThirtyEight launched a new interactive graphic that …

Sanders: Trump is 'delusional,' says he could move US into 'authoritarian mode'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Bernie Sanders says he doesn't like calling President Donald Trump "delusional" -- but believes the President's actions call for it.<p>Sanders told CNN's Erin Burnett on "OutFront" Friday that although he is considerably more to the left than many of his fellow senators, he has …

China expels 32 South Korea missionaries amid missile defense tension

SEOUL (Reuters) - China has expelled 32 South Korean Christian missionaries, a Korean government official said on Saturday, amid diplomatic tension between the two countries over the planned deployment of a U.S. missile defense system in the South.<p>FILE PHOTO: A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense …

Angry voters flood town halls of GOP lawmakers

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Republican lawmakers around the country are facing tough and often angry questions from constituents who are packing town …

EU foreign policy chief tells Trump not to interfere in Europe's politics

Federica Mogherini, visiting Washington, says US president should ‘deal with America first’ as she hears administration voices criticizing European Union<p>The EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, has warned the Trump administration not to interfere in European politics, advising it to “deal …

Top French Isil recruiter linked to Brussels attack 'killed in airstrike' in Mosul

A notorious terrorist recruiter linked to a string of Isil-inspired attacks in France has been killed in an American drone strike in Iraq, French police sources said on Friday.<p>The report came as French police thwarted an “imminent” suicide attack, possibly on a Paris tourist site, with the arrests …

Donald Trump won’t let his voter fraud myth die

He also called Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” again.<p>In a meeting Thursday with a group of 10 senators, President Donald Trump again brought up an unfounded claim of mass voter fraud in the 2016 election. As Politico reports:<p>As soon as the door closed and the reporters allowed to observe for a few …

What Happens When White House Aides Get Too Famous?

Team Trump might want to remember the dangers of flying too close to the spotlight.<p>Franklin Roosevelt uttered many a memorable phrase, but one observation has clearly <i>not</i> stood the test of time: his caution that those who serve on the White House staff need to have “a passion for anonymity.”<p>That was …

An expensive, useless wall: Cost estimates for Trump’s border boondoggle run higher than promised

<b>(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)</b><p>Trump’s unpopular border wall will cost upwards of $20 billion, will be a political and bureaucratic nightmare<p>Simon Maloy<p>February 10, 2017 8:25pm (UTC)<p>President Donald Trump campaigned on a pledge to build a nation-securing barrier along the southern border to …

What Trump got wrong on Twitter this week (#5)

By Glenn Kessler<p>Glenn Kessler<p>The Fact Checker<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Welcome to the fifth installment of Fact Checker’s series highlighting what President Trump got wrong on Twitter in a given week.<p>Here’s a look at what Trump got wrong in 11 tweets this week, listed in chronological order.<p>Trump in the past …

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It’s ACLU 1, Trump 0—and They’re Just Getting Started

Lee Gelernt looked both thrilled and disoriented. The American Civil Liberties Union lawyer, normally a household name only in his own household, had …

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Trump’s foreign policy strategy emerges: Speak loudly and carry a tiny stick

US president Theodore Roosevelt borrowed his famous phrase “speak softly and carry a big stick” from a West African proverb, and memorized it as a personal mantra. It formed the backbone of what newspapers gleefully dubbed Roosevelt’s “Big Stick Diplomacy”—a policy of speaking with restraint to …

Donald Trump's Wall Might Be His Biggest Public Opinion Anchor

Politics News<p>President Donald Trump has had a rocky first few weeks in office — from fights over his cabinet picks to protests and legal challengers over his immigration executive order — but he may find the biggest challenge lies in his best-known promise: The wall he wants to build on the …

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Trump Capitulates to China

On Thursday night, President Trump told his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, that he accepted the “One China” policy. The acknowledgement, made …

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President Trump’s chaotic, leaky, feud-filled past 24 hours, explained

There’s so much going on that it’s almost impossible to keep up.<p>Even for President Donald Trump, the past 24 hours have been tumultuous.<p>There was the court ruling that kept his most sweeping policy initiative (thus far) frozen. There was the ethical breach by a top aide who promoted Trump’s …

One of the world's leading credit-rating agencies thinks Trump could be a disaster for the global economy

In a report on Friday, Fitch said the uncertainty of Trump's economic policies, as well as his penchant for protectionist trade policies, posed a risk not only to sovereign bonds but to overall economic conditions as well.<p>"The Trump Administration represents a risk to international economic …

What happened in Yemen? NPR debunks Sean Spicer’s claims, while a bipartisan group of senators want more info

<b>(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>The more we learn about Yemen, the more it doesn’t look good for President Donald Trump<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>February 10, 2017 9:15pm (UTC)<p>It seems like President Donald Trump and his press secretary, Sean Spicer, have not been forthright about what happened in Yemen and …

Michael Flynn's Debacle

Trump’s national security adviser’s potentially false statements about his pre-inauguration contacts with Russian officials are a major scandal.<p>“This reminds me of the run-up to Iran- Contra.”<p>The person offering that gloomy observation was a veteran of many years in and around the US defense …

Russia considers returning Snowden to US as a 'gift' to Trump

US intelligence officials reportedly uncovered information of a plan to send whistleblower Edward Snowden back to the United States to face trial. According to a senior intelligence official, the “gift” would be an attempt to curry favor with President Trump, who previously called Snowden a “spy” …

Trump is selling arms to Saudi Arabia, linked to the majority of deaths in US terrorist attacks

As President Donald Trump spent this week bitterly defending his temporarily blocked de facto Muslim ban, his administration is reportedly preparing …

Fake news, Russia and Comey: all poor answers to why Donald Trump won | Bhaskar Sunkara

The longer we downplay the failings of the Democratic party, the greater chance we have of Trump winning again in 2020<p>They were up against a candidate that was beyond gaffe-prone. They had a huge money advantage. They had the support of almost every sector of capital, and what’s left of the labor …

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A Quarter of the World’s GDP Is Undergoing Big Experiments

Radical. That’s probably the single adjective that best covers the disparate economic policies being pursued in Asia’s three largest economies. In …