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Exclusive: Justice Department declines Senate request to interview FBI officials over Comey firing

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Justice Department is preventing Senate investigators from interviewing two top FBI officials who could provide first-hand testimony over the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, the latest sign that Special Counsel Robert Mueller could be investigating the circumstances around …

Why Trump Can’t Let Go of His Wiretapping Claim

Why can’t the White House just admit that it doesn’t have any evidence for the allegation that Obama surveilled him?<p>As the noted philosopher Idina Menzel has elucidated, it’s sometimes best to simply let things go. Yet despite the cold weather in Washington this week, the White House has failed to …

Forget Trump’s tweets and media bans. The real issue is his threat to the internet | Charles Ferguson

Deregulation could allow the president to undermine freedom of speech in a way that was beyond even Nixon<p>In one of the most jaw-dropping press conferences of all time, this month President Trump declared war on the entire news media, except Fox News and Alex Jones of InfoWars. Last week he doubled …

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Conservatives rebel on health care, Trump backs key elements

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the …

Trump's speech: Exaggerations, omissions, facts

President Trump has been pilloried repeatedly for having a somewhat tenuous relationship with the truth as fact-checkers have blasted most every exaggeration or wrongheaded assertion he has made, whether as a candidate or now, as leader of the free world.<p>Here’s a check on some of the statements he …

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22 promises Trump made in his speech to Congress, in one chart

The speech largely focused on things he wants to keep out of the country.<p>Donald Trump began his speech to a joint session of Congress with many promises — broad promises, such as, “I will not allow the mistakes of recent decades past to define the course of our future.”<p>But he quickly transitioned …

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Donald Trump’s absurd war on truth is forcing the media to act like real journalists again

Among the many plot twists introduced by Donald Trump’s administration, add this to the list: Perhaps never before in US history has the mundane machinations of political personalities getting “booked” on cable news been so publicly debated.<p>Much attention has been focused on the apparent …

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Reince Priebus Denies 'Inaccurate' Report That Trump Campaign Team Had Contact With Russia

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus denied any involvement between Russian intelligence officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in …

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Hillary Clinton takes a swing at Donald Trump over time spent on the golf course

Hillary Clinton has taken a swing at Donald Trump, by retweeting a data project that claims he spent 25 hours playing golf during his first month in office.<p>The former Democratic presidential nominee shared a graph with her millions of Twitter followers that claimed to show that Mr Trump had spent …

Trump Staffers Plant Alternative Facts to Stop Him From Tweeting Them

Several days have passed since the last news story appeared filled with hair-raising reports from inside the White House attesting to Donald Trump’s …

Trump: Budget proposal will focus on spending cuts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump previewed a budget plan Wednesday he said would be focused intently on slashing spending in a bid to reduce the national debt.<p>It's one of three major legislative proposals the White House is preparing ahead of Trump's address to lawmakers next week, his …

How the “Parents' Day” at School Forced Me to Become a More Knowledgeable Photographer

There is nothing quite as motivating in life as a good old-fashioned public embarrassment.<p>What I’m about to tell you happened a number of years ago.<p>I …

Trump Can't Seem to Shake Those Russia Problems

A plan to ease sanctions may have found its way into the White House.<p>The New York Times reported Sunday that one of Donald Trump’s lawyers, Michael Cohen, attempted to deliver a sealed proposal for crafting a Ukraine peace accord -- and lifting Russian sanctions -- to then National Security Adviser …

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Trump's likely science adviser calls climate scientists 'glassy-eyed cult'

William Happer, frontrunner for job of providing mainstream scientific opinion to officials, backs crackdown on federal scientists’ freedom to speak out<p>The man tipped as frontrunner for the role of science adviser to Donald Trump has described climate scientists as “a glassy-eyed cult” in the …

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Markets are starting to get nervous about Trump

The so-called Trump trade that saw stocks rips upwards, bonds tumble and inflation expectations take off as the possibility of policies such as deregulation, fiscal stimulus, and tax cuts enticed investors.<p>It seems, however, that three weeks into the Trump presidency the trade is starting to wear …

Frogs Can Deliver a Real Tongue Lashing

A team of researchers set out to understand why frog tongues are so sticky<p>Anyone who’s tried to use a piece of tape that’s gotten wet or dirty knows …

Alec Baldwin's Trump act fools newspaper

<b>Actor Alec Baldwin's impression on Saturday Night Live of Donald Trump tricked a national newspaper into thinking he was the real thing.</b><p>El Nacional in the Dominican Republic has now apologised for accidentally publishing a still of Alec Baldwin, captioned as the US president, next to Israeli PM …

$1 TRILLION WEALTH MANAGER: Invest in America now

While anticipated reforms to spur growth can be complex and take time, today we have an immediate opportunity to grow the economy, driven by rising optimism and a willingness among investors and small businesses to put their cash to work.<p>Let's build on those sentiments and provide reasons to invest …

Trump, advisers leave embattled Flynn's status uncertain

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official sidestepped repeated chances Sunday to publicly defend embattled national security adviser Michael …

Kellyanne Conway Tells Americans To Buy Ivanka Trump's Products

In the past week, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway used a news interview to encourage people to buy Ivanka Trump products, and President Trump hosted Japan's Shinzo Abe at his Mar-a-Lago resort.<p>Transcript<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>President Trump spent yesterday golfing with Japanese Prime Minister …

Trump transition team halved the number of EPA staffers who could attend at a climate change forum

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency halved the number of staffers attending an annual Anchorage forum on issues like climate change in response to a request from President Donald Trump's transition team.<p>Trump transition official Doug Ericksen told Alaska's Energy Desk in an …

Dominican Newspaper Clarifies Trump-Baldwin Photo Mix-Up, Makes Things Worse

El Nacional, the Dominican newspaper that used a photo Friday of Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump – instead of the actual president – has tweeted an …

6 Tips for Making Crispy Potatoes Every Time

I don’t think I need to convince you that in the genre of breakfast, potatoes need to be extra crispy. Eggs are soft and require contrast if you’re …

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Trump falsely accuses senator of misrepresenting Gorsuch criticism

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Updated at 3:20 p.m.: White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday Trump "absolutely" stands by his selection of Gorsuch.<p>President Donald Trump falsely accused a Democratic senator Thursday of misrepresenting his Supreme Court nominee's words, according to several …

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The End of Facts in the Trump Era

The order floated down from the lunatic’s castle late on a Friday. No more visas of any kind from seven countries, Donald Trump decreed, and mayhem …

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Trump's Russia-U.S. Comparison Rejected by Democrats and Republicans

Some Republican and Democratic lawmakers have rejected President Donald Trump’s most recent notion that the United States government is morally equivalent to Vladimir Putin’s Russia.<p>The most recent controversial claim took place during the president's interview with Fox News' Bill O’Reilly, which …

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Journalist faces charges after arrest while covering Dakota Access pipeline protest

A journalist arrested in a broad sweep of a "rogue" protest camp near the Standing Rock reservation is facing criminal charges from North Dakota authorities.<p>Jenni Monet, 40, on assignment for Indian Country Today and the Center for Investigative Reporting, has been arrested and charged with …

Customers say they won't return to San Antonio restaurant because owner is 'Mexican'

Customers at a San Antonio restaurant left a note on a receipt saying they wouldn’t return because “the owner is ‘Mexican.’”<p>An employee at Di Frabo …

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