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How Sean Spicer lost his credibility

The White House press secretary has always been a spin artist.<p>Spinning is not lying, Clinton press secretary Dee Dee Myers once said, but rather "marshaling the facts in service of an argument." As President Reagan's longtime press secretary Larry Speakes put it, "spinning aims to minimize the …

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White House: Trump Still Won't Apologize To Obama Over Wiretapping

Press secretary Sean Spicer said they are only in the "first chapter" of this investigation.<p>WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump will not be apologizing to Barack Obama or backing away from his claim that the former president wiretapped Trump Tower, even though basically everyone who would be in a …

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Sean Spicer Conveniently Forgets Old Colleagues Who Quit After Being Linked to Russia

This is performance art, right?<p>It was not a banner day for the Donald Trump administration, as embattled FBI Director James Comey confirmed that, yes, federal investigators <i>are</i> looking into Trump's perpetually-murky ties to Russia, and no, there is no evidence to support his weirdo <i>Spy Kids</i> fantasy …

Trump promised not to cut Medicaid. His health bill will cut $880 billion from it.

As a candidate, Donald Trump promised that he wouldn’t cut Medicaid. He’d “save Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security without cuts,” he pledged during his announcement speech. “Have to do it.”<p>The House Republican health care bill doesn’t just break that promise — it makes a mockery of …

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New details put the spotlight back on Trump’s Russia scandal

The first real sign of trouble came last summer, when Republican officials were putting together the party platform at their national convention in …

“It won’t work.” Obamacare’s toughest critics are panning the GOP replacement bill.

Does anyone actually like this bill?<p>Avik Roy, Phil Klein, and Bob Laszewski are the three Obamacare critics I follow most closely. Each of them represents a different pole of Obamacare skepticism. Roy, the co-founder of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, is a reformist conservative …

5 Trump Cabinet Members Who’ve Made False Statements to Congress

As most of the world knows by now, Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not tell the truth when he was asked during his confirmation hearings about …

The Trump White House doesn’t really want balanced media coverage

By Callum Borchers<p>Reporter<p>When CNN's Dylan Byers reported Wednesday that counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway had been pulled off the air by the White House, his story included a familiar line: “Conway did not respond to a request for comment.”<p>Within minutes of the report's publication, …

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British Muslim teacher denied entry to US on school trip

Juhel Miah from south Wales was removed from plane in Reykjavik despite suspension of president’s travel ban<p>A British Muslim schoolteacher travelling to New York last week as a member of a school party from south Wales was denied entry to the United States.<p>Juhel Miah and a group of children and …

‘They friends of yours?’: Trump asks black reporter to set up meeting with Black Caucus

By Philip Bump<p>National correspondent<p>Over the course of the lengthy and bizarre news conference that President Trump held Thursday, few moments crystallized the unusual nature of his presidency as effectively as an exchange he had at the end with April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks.<p>Ryan …

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Timeline: What we know about the Trump campaign, his administration and Russia

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> FBI Director James Comey testified before the House Intelligence Committee Monday, publicly confirming for the first time that the bureau is investigating the relationship between President Donald Trump's advisers and Russia to see if those ties played a role in Moscow's efforts …

White House says Conway has been ‘counseled’ after touting Ivanka Trump’s products

By Drew Harwell<p>, Reporter<p>Tom Hamburger<p>, Reporter<p>Rosalind S. Helderman<p>, Reporter<p>The White House on Thursday said that a top adviser to President Trump had been “counseled” after using a television appearance from the West Wing to promote the clothing and jewelry line sold under the brand of Trump’s …

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Repeal without replace: a dangerous GOP strategy on Obamacare and climate | Dana Nuccitelli

House Republicans are explicitly saying that protecting public and environmental health isn’t worth a few jobs or a small cost.<p>House Republicans have introduced a bill to rewrite the Clean Air Act. The bill, which has 114 co-sponsors (all Republicans), would revise the Clean Air Act such that:<p><i>The</i> …

Tens of thousands join marches across UK against Trump's travel ban

Chants of ‘Theresa May, shame on you’ and ‘Donald Trump is not welcome here’ as protesters descend on Downing Street<p>Tens of thousands of protesters have taken part in marches across the country condemning Theresa May’s state visit invitation to Donald Trump. Demonstrators urged the prime minister …