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From Taxes To The Swamp: Trump's Promises, Kept And Incomplete, 1 Year In

As President Trump approaches his first anniversary of taking office, he and others are taking stock.<p>"2017 was a year of tremendous achievement, monumental achievement, actually," Trump told members of his Cabinet last week. "I don't think any administration has ever done what we've done and what …

Tillerson's Syria wish list means US is in it for the longer haul

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was as unanticipated as it was detailed. On Wednesday in Stanford, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spelled out, in rare and lengthy granular form, exactly what America's endgame in Syria looks like.<p>Over six years into a war that -- after outside powers ensured the near defeat of …

How long will Republicans stay silent about Trump?

Too many Republicans in Washington support Trump and make excuses for him no matter how low he stoops<p>The president’s latest racist rant, offensive even in the context of his intentionally offensive tenure, has set a new low bar and made it impossible to take his apologists seriously. Those …

Donald Trump’s Very 1990s Tabloid Scandal

The storyline is the same, but the technology changes.<p>Nothing like a good old-fashioned Donald Trump tabloid scandal. And if that’s not 1990s enough for you, this time it’s a presidential sex scandal, too.<p>The celebrity gossip magazine <i>InTouch Weekly</i> says it’s planning to run an extensive interview, …

"Dumpster" RNC Faces Criticism From Republicans After Fake News Awards

The Fake News Awards were expected to be a surreal, probably riveting Trump event — instead it became a Republican National Committee press release that didn't totally work (many visitors encountered an error page).<p>Several party operatives on Wednesday night expressed disappointment that the RNC …

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RNC chairwoman: Sen. Cory Booker 'mansplained' to Homeland Security chief

<b>(CNN) —</b> The chairwoman of the Republican National Committee on Thursday accused Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of "mansplaining" to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during a hearing this week about President Donald Trump's reported slander of African countries.<p>"I just think it would have …

#TBT: Memorable quotes from the 2013 government shutdown

<b>(CNN) —</b> The last government shutdown occurred in 2013 between a Republican House and a Democratic White House and Senate. It lasted for 16 days in October and ended with a temporary debt and spending deal. Phew!<p>This time the main sticking point in budget talks is immigration. (You know, that old …

Senate Dems question legality of Trump work requirements

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's new policy allowing state work requirements for Medicaid recipients is legally questionable, more than …

What is a federal government shutdown?

If the US Congress fails to pass a spending bill by midnight on Friday many important government functions will come to a standstill<p>The US Congress is scrambling to avert a shutdown of the federal government amid fraught negotiations over a budget compromise.<p>Related: US government shutdown looms as …

Senate Republicans Steamroll Judicial Process

‘Advice’ dwindles in the GOP’s rush for judges<p>Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans hardly could have done more last year to help …

Government shutdown: Here's what you need to know

Lawmakers had until Friday at midnight to pass legislation to avert a government shutdown. But the negotiations failed to prevent what became the first government shutdown since 2013.<p>Here’s what that means.<p>Why would the government shut down?<p>Every year, Congress has to approve laws, known as …

Graham suggests 'outliers' in Trump admin sidelined immigration deal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that some of President Donald Trump's White House staff have "irrational" views on immigration, continuing his criticism of how the White House has handled delicate negotiations on the matter.<p>In making the case to CNN's Dana Bash that Trump isn't …

Trump says government shutdown 'could happen'

President Donald Trump said Thursday a government shutdown "could happen," as lawmakers continue to scramble to reach a deal to avert it.<p>Addressing reporters outside the Pentagon, Trump added: "We'll see what happens. It's up to the Democrats."<p>The White House said later Thursday that Trump supports …

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Trump Admin Will Protect Health Workers Who Refuse Services On Religious Grounds

<b>Updated at 12:39 p.m. ET</b><p>Health care workers who want to refuse to treat patients because of religious or moral beliefs will have a new defender in the Trump administration.<p>The top civil rights official at the Department of Health and Human Services is creating the Division of Conscience and …

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An Exit From Trumpocracy

The stability of American society depends on conservatives finding a way forward from the Trump dead end.<p>Election 2016 looked on paper like the most sweeping Republican victory since the Jazz Age. Yet there was a hollowness to the Trump Republicans’ seeming ascendancy over the federal government …