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Trump Says He's 'Unbeatable' in 2020 on Tax Cut, Stock Rally

President Donald Trump, fresh off a victory in the Senate that puts him a step closer to passing a tax-cut bill by year-end, declared himself …

Donald Trump

NFL Sunday night ratings down amid kneeling protest

The NFL’s ratings took a knee Sunday night.<p>In the preliminary metered-market results, NBC Sports coverage of <i>Sunday Night Football</i> was down about 10 …

How to visit Hierve el Agua in Mexico

HIERVE EL AGUA, Spanish for “the water boils,” is a geological phenomenon in the heart of the Oaxaca state of Mexico. What looks like a waterfall is …

White House planning 'Made in America' week

PISCATAWAY TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (AP) — Plagued by daily revelations related to the escalating Russia investigations, the White House is dubbing the …

Donald Trump

Trump defends embattled son, calls Russia controversy a 'witch hunt'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump defended his son Wednesday as being "open, transparent and innocent" during his interview with Fox News and blasted the current Russia controversy as "the greatest witch hunt in political history."<p>The younger Trump is a key player in the controversy over …

Donald Trump

‘Category 5 hurricane’: White House under siege by Trump Jr.’s Russia revelations

The White House has been thrust into chaos after days of ever-worsening revelations about a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a lawyer characterized as representing the Russian government, as the president fumes against his enemies and senior aides circle one another with suspicion, according to …

Donald Trump

Trump Jr. Was Told in Email of Russian Effort to Aid Campaign

<i>The Times now has the email to Donald Trump Jr. offering Russian aid to “incriminate Hillary.” His reply: “If it’s what you say I love it.” Read the new article.</i><p>WASHINGTON — Before arranging a meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer he believed would offer him compromising information about …

Donald Trump

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GOP readies response to Comey memoir

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican National Committee plans an aggressive response to an upcoming memoir by fired FBI director James Comey, with a focus on past Democratic criticism of Comey.<p>The RNC said Thursday it will use a website, digital ads and television surrogates seeking to discredit …

Trump reverses himself on NATO, China, Russia and more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump hasn't been in the White House for 100 days, yet he's already reversed himself on many of his key campaign promises.<p>In several interviews this week, the president has forged new positions on topics ranging from NATO to Chinese currency manipulation. They …

U.S.-Russia relations at another low after Syria attacks

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The presidents of the United States and Russia on Wednesday both presented souring views of the relationship between their two countries, exchanging sharp words as Moscow extended an icy welcome to the United States' top diplomat in a face-off over Syria.<p>In Washington, …

Russia

US ambassador says 'no love' in dealings with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there's no question Russia was involved in the U.S. presidential election and …

Donald Trump

'There is a crisis — on many fronts': Matt Drudge says he suspects Congress is sabotaging Trump

"I suspect there is a sabotage," he said on conservative commentator Michael Savage's radio show on Friday. "Do you know Obama had the stimulus package on his desk before Inauguration Day? What did this Congress give this great man? Nothing."<p>Drudge, the founder and editor of the influential Drudge …

Airport mix-up sees Winter Olympics delegation land in Pyongyang after pilot files wrong flight plan

A delegation of corporate sponsors of next year’s winter Olympics in the South Korean city of PyeongChang was flown to the North Korean capital Pyongyang by mistake, it has emerged.<p>According to the Around the Rings website the pilot of the corporate jet made a mistake when he entered the flight …

Winter Olympics

Russian deception influenced election due to Trump's support, senators hear

Former FBI special agent discusses Russia’s longstanding ‘active measures’ – including the spread of fake news – before Senate intelligence committee<p>Donald Trump’s willingness to embrace Russian disinformation was one of the reasons Russia’s interference in the 2016 election worked, the Senate …

Donald Trump

The Russia/Flynn/Freedom Caucus vortex of questions and tension at the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As another frenzied Washington week closes, the White House seems to be losing control of the quickening intrigue over Russia's meddling in the election, and allegations of links between the Trump campaign and Kremlin associates.<p>Characteristically, President Donald Trump's team …

Donald Trump

North Korea accuses John McCain of 'blasphemy' for calling Kim Jong-un 'that crazy fat kid'

US Senator John McCain has sparked a war of words with North Korea after describing its dictator Kim Jong-un as a “crazy fat kid” in a TV interview.<p>Mr McCain’s assessment of Kim, 33, came just a few months after China blocked internet searches on the taboo subject “Kim Fatty the Third”, something …

North Korea

Trump wants to cut $1.2 billion from medical research ASAP. That’s only the beginning.

The cuts come amid proposed increases in defense spending.<p>President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint for 2018 proposed a series of devastating cuts to health research funding and public health programs.<p>But it seems that assault on medical science and health could be starting much sooner.<p>According to …

Hillary Clinton Says She's Back: 'I Will Never Stop Speaking Out'

Speaking at a conference for professional businesswomen in San Francisco on Tuesday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that she is …

South Florida congresswoman wants White House to pay Palm Beach for cost of Trump's weekend visits to Mar-A-Lago

Frankel says Trump's trips to town taxing local police, airport in the millions of dollars.<p>Congresswoman Lois Frankel says President Donald Trump’s trips to his Mar-A-Lago estate have become “a financial burden” in Palm Beach County, and she wants the White House to pay up.<p>If the Trump …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is trying to make his Russia scandal about Hillary and Bill Clinton

Mired in scandal over possible political ties to Russia, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday night to turn the blame to his former political adversary Hillary Clinton.<p>Rattling off a list of the Clintons’ ties to Russia, Trump raised a widely debunked pay-for-play allegation that Clinton …

Trump to sign order on Tuesday easing energy regulations: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will sign an order on Tuesday aimed at making it easier for companies to produce energy in the United States, administration officials said on Sunday.<p>Under Trump, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to aggressively roll back Obama-era …

Clean Technology

Iran Strikes Back at U.S. With 'Reciprocal' Sanctions on 15 Companies

Iran on Sunday sanctioned what it described as 15 U.S. companies, alleging that they support terrorism, repression and Israel's occupation of land that Palestinians want for a future state, likely in retaliation for sanctions earlier announced by the United States.<p>The wide-ranging list, from a U.S. …

South Asia

Death rates up for middle age whites with little education

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying …

Demographics

Trump Faces Critical Phase, As He Tries To Make His Rhetoric Reality

Donald Trump likes to move fast.<p>But to this point, for all the bravado, executive actions and tweets, much of Trump's presidency has been showy without a lot of practical effect. For that to change, much could depend on the next three weeks. This critical phase could set his ambitious agenda on …

Donald Trump

Norway Is Named World's Happiest Country as U.S. Gets Sadder

WASHINGTON — If you want to go to your happy place, you need more than cash. A winter coat helps — and a sense of community.<p>A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, and it takes more than just money to be happy.<p>Norway vaulted to the top slot in the …

Northern Lights

Trump aides attack agency that will analyze health bill's costs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aides to U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked the credibility of the nonpartisan agency that will analyze the costs of a replacement for Obamacare, as the White House sought to quell opposition from many conservative Republicans.<p>The Congressional Budget Office, …

Health Care

Eastern European diplomats to US senators: more military aid, no ease on Russia sanctions | News | DW | 08.03.2017

Representatives from Ukraine, Poland, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have urged the US to keep sanctions against Russia in place. They also …

Russia

Trump pivots to optimism (mostly)

<b>TRUMP PIVOTS TO OPTIMISM (MOSTLY)</b> — President Donald Trump pivoted away from his dismal “American carnage” inauguration speech and offered a more upbeat message to Congress on Thursday night where he spoke of “a new chapter of American greatness” and a “new surge of optimism” in the nation.<p>Trump, …

Immigration Reform