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Donald Trump Jr.'s Emails Vindicate the Intelligence Community

Even if the foreign power involved were the Brits and not the Russians, meeting with another government to get opposition dirt for a U.S. presidential election is wrong.<p>Line by ugly line, Donald J. Trump Jr.’s emails with British-born former tabloid reporter and Russian intermediary Rob Goldstone …

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Analysts: Leaving climate deal likely wouldn't add US jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has declared that abandoning the Paris climate agreement would be a victory for the American economy.<p>Many …

Experts say the ‘alt-right’ have stormed mainstream consciousness by using ‘humor’ and ambiguity as tactics to wrong-foot their opponents<p>Earlier this month, hundreds of “alt-right” protesters occupied the rotunda at Boston Common in the name of free speech. The protest included far-right grouplets …

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Miss USA spoke for many Americans when she said healthcare isn't a right

A beauty queen may not be the most authoritative source when it comes to healthcare. Then again, the president of the United States, who is seeking a far-reaching overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system, is a former beauty-pageant owner.<p>So we probably shouldn't be surprised that the person who has …

There is a quick way to remove the president from office—and it was seriously considered for Reagan

The vice president and the cabinet can simply take a vote<p>By March 1987, President Ronald Reagan’s closest advisers were privately discussing whether …

Trump admits he fired Comey over Russia. Republican voters don't believe him.

President Donald Trump has said the <i>real</i> reason he fired James Comey from the FBI was because of the bureau’s investigation into links between Trump’s 2016 campaign associates and Russia. But that doesn’t seem to have gotten through to the majority of Republican voters.<p>Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) …

Former national intelligence director hammers the president’s actions, calling James Comey’s firing ‘another victory for Russia’<p>James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, has accused Donald Trump of placing American democratic institutions “under assault” following the sacking of …

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The high stakes of the Comey controversy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey has uncoiled a whole administration's worth of shocks, contradictions and blockbuster moments.<p>Those shocks will continue to reverberate next week and beyond because the issues involved are fundamental to American …

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Trump's impulsive decision to fire Comey has hurt him. How badly, time will tell

A week ago — but it seems like a month —<p>President Trumpand congressional leaders gathered in the Rose Garden to celebrate the House passage of their healthcare bill.<p>The path ahead in the<p>Senateseemed difficult and the political prospects grim, as Cathy Decker wrote, but administration officials and …

In a thought-provoking new paper, three Yale scientists argue it’s not inequality in life that really bothers us, but unfairness<p>Anyone looking for evidence that people have a natural aversion to inequality will find numerous laboratory studies that seemingly confirm their view. Studies have found …

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The alt-right was key in getting Trump into power. But its strain of misogyny differs in sometimes surprising ways to that of the traditional Christian right<p>One hundred days on from Donald Trump entering the White House with its help, what will the alt-right do next? The small, loosely organised …

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Democrats' Senate math problem

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Chuck Schumer is not only the leader of Democrats in the Senate. He's also the smartest political mind of that group. Which makes what the New York Senator told MSNBC on Friday sort of perplexing.<p>"If the President continues this way, there is a chance we could take back the …

We must aggressively transition our energy system away from fossil fuels and toward clean, renewable energy solutions. And we need to do so now<p>The debate facing our world today is not whether we need to address climate change. That debate is far, far behind us. The issue is <i>how</i> to address climate …

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No other president has come close to your horrendous record, and all future presidents will clear the bar you have set. For that alone, you are exceptional<p>Donald Trump has notched up some truly impressive achievements in the first 100 days of his presidency. We’re not talking about the humdrum …

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Trump tax plan could be good news for many, bad for deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dismissing concerns about ballooning federal deficits, President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed dramatic tax cuts for U.S. businesses and individuals — outlining an overhaul his administration promises will spur economic growth and simplify America's tangle of tax code …

Google is expanding its AdSense hate-speech policy

More pages could be in hot water for disparaging content.<p>Google is expanding its hate-speech policy for publishers that use the company’s adnetwork in order to address concerns of ads funding inappropriate content online, including complaints from advertisers that messages were appearing within …

Trump to unveil proposal for slashing corporate tax rate to 15%

Donald Trump will unveil a proposal for a major corporate tax cut on Wednesday, involving dramatically cutting corporate tax rates to 15% from 39.6% and ending taxation of corporate profits earned overseas.<p>The treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, confirmed the cut on Wednesday morning at a speech in …

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Europe’s populists down, not out

It was a rough weekend for Europe’s populists.<p>First, Alternative for Germany was thrust into disarray after a party congress rejected an attempt by …

How To Talk To A Climate Change Denier

We are at war with science, and now, more than ever, we need to be armed with the facts (real facts, not alternative ones). One of today’s most contentious issues centers around our impact on the climate, specifically, how carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from fossil fuels is causing the climate to …

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Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 US election - documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters.<p>They described …

Scientists say the Great Barrier Reef is officially dying

In recent years, things have been overwhelmingly bad for the Great Barrier Reef.<p>Scientists say that one of our world's greatest natural treasures is now truly "terminal." This news comes after sequential, massive bleaching events — which is what happens when ocean temperatures rise beyond levels …

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The Alt-Right’s Favorite Team Visits the White House

Richard Spencer declared the Patriots the 'whitest team' in the NFL. He's wrong, but it took off anyway.<p>Richard Spencer watched February’s Super Bowl between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots in Whitefish, Montana, at his mother’s house. The avowed white nationalist and a leader of …

7 things I think I know about Donald Trump's tax returns

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Monday at his daily briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked whether it was safe to assume President Trump would never release his tax returns.<p>"We'll have to get back to you on that," Spicer said.<p>Riiiiiight. I won't hold my breath.<p>Since we aren't likely to learn much …

The Continuing Fallout from Trump and Nunes’s Fake Scandal

Recently, several members and staffers on the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russia’s role in the Presidential election, visited the National Security Agency, in Fort Meade, Maryland. Inside the enormous black glass headquarters of America’s largest spy agency, the congressmen …

How Trump’s Unpopularity Could Sink the G.O.P.

A new survey from Pew found that Americans are losing confidence that the Republicans can handle the issues they once dominated.<p><b>Jon Ossoff</b> may not clear the threshold to win Tuesday’s closely watched special election in Georgia, which is being held up by some as an early referendum on <b>Donald Trump,</b> …

The dangers of Trump’s strategic impatience with North Korea

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>On the heels of yet another North Korean missile test, Vice President Pence arrived in South Korea with a</b> …

Trump Voters in a Swing District Wonder When the ‘Winning’ Will Start

BENSALEM, Pa. — One after another, the gamblers totter along the twisting walkway, bathed in artificial purple light — burdened, at least occasionally, by the instinct that they should have known better.<p>Usually, this pathway outside Parx Casino is reserved for self-flagellation, a private lament at …

Maxine Waters' Political Career Makes Her Uniquely Suited To Take On Donald Trump

With decades of experience battling injustice, the congresswoman is now aiming her anger at the president.<p>Maxine Waters spends her weekends at home. For most people, this is not an unusual habit. But for Waters, it requires extra effort: Each Monday Congress has been in session over the past 26 …

Sean Spicer Throws In the Towel

Asked to defend President Trump’s policy shifts on economic issues, the White House press secretary opts out.<p>When the president of the United States makes several major shifts on policy in the course of the week, it’s bound to raise a series of questions. Luckily, there’s someone whose job is to …

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