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Source: Comey is 'not worried about any tapes'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former FBI Director James Comey is "not worried about any tapes" of conversations between him and President Donald Trump, a source familiar with the matter told CNN Friday, adding that "if there is a tape, there's nothing he is worried about" that could be on it.<p>Friday morning, …

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Venezuelan-Americans are newest political group making an impact in Florida

The growth of the Latino community in central Florida due to a large influx of Puerto Ricans has drawn a lot of attention in the press. But there’s another group migrating here in significant numbers that is adding to the cultural, economic and political milieu – Venezuelans.<p>They tend to be …

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American Fascism, in 1944 and Today

Seventy-three years ago, The New York Times asked the sitting vice president to write an article about whether there are fascists in America, and what they’re up to.<p>It was an alarming question. And the vice president took it quite seriously. His article, “The Danger of American Fascism,” described …

Racial Progress Is Real. But So Is Racist Progress.

Barack Obama said in his final news conference that he planned to use his time off from politics “to do some writing.” I am hoping in his post-presidency, he begins to write a different racial history from the one he proclaimed from his presidential pulpit.<p>His is the story of America’s racial past …

HUFFPOLLSTER: The Deadliest Mass Shooting In U.S. History Could Affect Public Opinion

<i>The weekend’s atrocity in Orlando, Florida might affect public opinion and the election. According to a recent poll, Americans prefer Donald Trump slightly over Hillary Clinton on issues of terrorism and gun policy. And this year’s primaries drew out record-high numbers of Republicans. This is</i> …

WATCH: Betsy DeVos Speaks Over Torrent Of Boos During Bethune-Cookman Speech

<b>Updated at 1:45 p.m. ET</b><p>Betsy DeVos spoke through waves of boos and shouted protests during her commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman University on Wednesday, delivering a celebratory address with what seemed at times to be grim-faced resolve.<p>In the week and a half since the historically black …

Are Americans 'Sick and Tired of Winning' Yet?

Conspicuously absent from President Trump’s celebration of Obamacare repeal passing the House was any mention of the people and constituencies it might benefit.<p>During his campaign for president, Donald Trump promised, “We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning.” If …

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I asked 7 experts if the Comey firing is a constitutional crisis. Here’s what they said.

In early February — after courts began acting to block President Donald Trump’s travel ban on certain Muslim countries and customs officials on the grounds were slow to obey — I asked eight constitutional law experts whether or not the US was in a constitutional crisis.<p>Unanimously, they said we …

With a record $24 million spent on the election so far, are special interests trying to buy their way into the Legislature?

Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, a Democratic Assembly candidate from the small Northern California farming town of Winters, got a surprise when she bumped into a friend at a local coffee shop.<p>"A friend said, 'Oh, I saw your commercial,' " recalled Aguiar-Curry, the town's mayor. "I said, 'You're mistaken. I …

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Republicans Feel Heat at Home for the Health-Care Bill

House members are running away from constituents and trying to change the subject.<p>The early returns are in, and they're bad news for the Republican gamble to pass a flawed health-care alternative to Obamacare.<p>Democratic candidates are on the attack, and Republicans are dissembling. In a couple of …

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Supreme Court upholds death penalty for convicts in 2012 gangrape case: Convicts have limited legal options - Firstpost

Calling it a "rarest of rare" case, the Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death sentence on all four convicts in the brutal Delhi 2012 gangrape …

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It's time for a convention of states to rein in the federal government

Last year, tensions ran high and opinions were strong surrounding the presidential election. Both political parties called for unity in their own …

What Is a 'Constitutional Crisis,' Anyway?

Jonathan Bernstein's morning links.<p>I put an item up late last night on the aftermath of the James Comey firing, but I'll add just a little here about the notion of a "constitutional crisis." In short: I'm not a big fan of that phrase. I don't know what it means, and I don't think most people do, …

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FBI Directors Are Appointed for 10-Year Terms. Here's Why

When President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey on Tuesday, Comey was only a bit more than a third of the way into his 10-year term. When …

Top Democratic senator: I've read Rod Rosenstein's memo on Comey 3 times, and each time it gets worse

"The memo appears to have been hastily assembled to justify a preordained outcome," Feinstein said, adding that it read more like a "political document" than "meaningful analysis."<p>"Given Rosenstein's legal expertise and 27-year Justice Department career, I would have expected him to produce a …

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Outraged Democrats Have No Clear Plan to Deal With Comey Dismissal

The party could attempt to hold up Senate business, but they aren’t unified around any one course of action.<p>In the wake of President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, congressional Democrats have outlined a list of demands, including an independent investigation into alleged …

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Bank adds 1,200 North Carolina jobs stalled by anti-LGBT law

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Credit Suisse has long planned to shift jobs to North Carolina as it downsizes, but the Swiss bank says it had to put those plans on hold until the legislature partially repealed the state's law limiting the rights of gay and transgender people.<p>The bank announced a major …

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Texas bill calls on religious freedom to block LGBTQ families from adoptions, foster care

Tuesday night, the Texas House of Representatives gave initial approval of a bill that would allow foster care and adoption services to discriminate …

Trump's Religious Order Is a Joke, But His Health Care Bill Is a Threat

As a black bisexual woman living in the United States, I find that Donald Trump’s America is constantly presenting me with new challenges to …

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The practical guide to resisting Trump, by former Congressional staffers

When Donald Trump was elected president of the United States in November, thousands took the streets to protest the outcome of the vote. For days, holding signs reading “not my president,” they showed their disappointment in cities around the US. But, Trump won the election, and per the rules of …

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Will Obama regret not doing more for black Americans?

The racial double standard that Obama has faced is real, but so are the challenges African-Americans face daily<p>Does Barack Obama owe African-Americans anything? My friends like to toss this question around. My answer is no. He’s a politician, and politicians do what politicians do: play that …

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Obama Administration Blocks States From Cutting Planned Parenthood Funding

(WASHINGTON) — With just weeks left in office, the Obama administration is barring states from denying federal family planning funds to organizations …

Barack Obama’s America Is Still the Future

The gulf between the scale of the Obama administration’s policy achievements, which run broad and deep, and public understanding of them, is one of …

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