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Trump's pick for Army post drops out, citing 'false and misleading attacks'

The Trump administration's second Army secretary nominee withdrew from consideration Friday, amid mounting opposition to past comments he made about Islam, evolution and gender issues.<p>Mark Green, a firebrand Republican state senator in Tennessee and veteran of the Iraq War, said there can be no …

Amid Presidential Access Questions, Former Trump Campaign Manager Quits Lobbying Firm

Shortly after the November election, President Trump's initial campaign manager Corey Lewandowski launched a new career — co-founding a lobbying firm called Avenue Strategies.<p>But he did not register as a lobbyist.<p>That caused critics to demand investigations into his lack of registration, and now, …

Donald Trump

How New York Could Force the Release of Trump’s Tax Returns

The likelihood that Donald Trump would voluntarily release his own tax returns probably hit zero well before his 100th day in the presidency. But his …

Donald Trump

Here’s the real reason why Clinton lost — it wasn’t just emails and Russia

Amie Parnes, coauthor of <i>Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign,</i> explains the various factors that contributed to Hillary Clinton's loss in the 2016 election. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>Right from the get-go, it seemed like they were struggling with</i> message<i>.</i><i>It's easy to say</i> …

New Yorkers Still Hate Trump

On Thursday, the president made his first visit back to his hometown since he was inaugurated. Security was tight.<p>Before Donald Trump arrived in Manhattan, there was a heavy police presence around Trump Tower and the Peninsula Hotel, where the president was scheduled to meet Australian prime …

Donald Trump

Trump transition raised flags about Flynn Russia contacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — In late November, a member of Donald Trump's transition team approached national security officials in the Obama White House with a …

Donald Trump

These 4 NFL players defend their “American right” to own guns

January 4, 2017 by Stacey Dash<p>Embed from Getty Images<p>We live in a day and age where owning a gun makes you a pariah among the elitists in Hollywood …

Guns

Anti-Muslim Bills Based on Conspiracy Theories Have Been Introduced In Two States

Over 120 similar bills or amendments aimed at preventing Sharia law from being applied to US courts have been submitted in state legislatures since 2011.<p>In the past 11 days, Republican lawmakers in Indiana and Oregon have proposed bills aimed at preventing Islamic law from being used in court …

Islamic Law

Watchdog Questions Trump on Business Ethics

A progressive ethics watchdog group is questioning U.S. President Donald Trump's business ethics. The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in …

Donald Trump

Americans Respond To Trump's Plans For Country With #NoBanNoWall

"During the Holocaust, fear of the vulnerable killed many in my family. I refuse to let this happen again. #NoBanNoWall"<p>President Donald Trump signed an executive order instructing construction of a wall on the southwest border of the U.S. and another to withhold funds from sanctuary cities that …

Immigration

How a bad grade on a college paper resulted in a Constitutional amendment

In college, Gregory Watson got a C on a paper in a government class about an ancient proposed amendment to the US Constitution written by James …

Constitutional Amendments

Gorsuch sworn into Supreme Court, vows to serve Constitution

President Donald Trump praised new Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch during a White House swearing-in ceremony on Monday as a jurist who will rule "not on his personal preferences but based on a fair and objective reading of the law."<p>In the Rose Garden ceremony, Trump said Americans would see in …

What do recycled tires have to do with religious liberty? The Supreme Court is finding out.

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court heard arguments in a closely watched church-state case Wednesday, and all eyes were on Justice Neil Gorsuch who was hearing the biggest case of the term so far during his first full week on the bench.<p>Gorsuch waited for nearly the whole argument to ask a question, and it …

Same-Sex Couples

Stephen Colbert's Rant Against President Trump Wasn't Just Offensive - It May Have Been Illegal

<i>Cameron Kinvig is a lawyer who lives in Dallas, Texas. He was president of the Dallas chapter of the Federalist Society and general counsel to the</i> …

Stephen Colbert

Lawmaker opposed to birthright citizenship tries again in Trump era

Those opposed to giving automatic U.S. citizenship to those born on U.S. soil — even if their parents are not in America legally — often refer to the …

Planned Parenthood protests aimed at House Republicans' offices

(Reuters) - Planned Parenthood, the U.S. medical services provider that could lose federal funding under the Republican-controlled House of Representatives' healthcare overhaul bill, said it would hold dozens of demonstrations outside the local offices of members of Congress across the country on …

Health Care

Indiana school faces backlash over Trump 'resistance' class

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A private college in Vice President Mike Pence's home state of Indiana is facing backlash after offering a "Trumpism & U.S. …

Donald Trump

Trump signs $1 trillion spending bill, keeps government open

BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump signed his first piece of major legislation on Friday, a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the …

Donald Trump

Pence to campaign for GOP House candidate in Montana

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence plans to travel to Montana next week to campaign for a Republican congressional candidate running in a …

Donald Trump

The Resistance Now: big, angry crowds to fight back against Trumpcare

Activists opposing Trump’s healthcare bill take the fight to town halls; liberals raise $1m for Democratic challengers in 2018; and the GOP loves Bud Light<p>The Resistance Now on Facebook Sign up now for our weekly newsletter about the Resistance<p>Republicans duck town halls after voting for …

New Jersey

CBS, NBC also refuse to air Trump advertisement

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC, CBS and NBC have joined CNN in refusing to air an advertisement that lists President Donald Trump's accomplishments during his …

Donald Trump

Van Hollen: Healthcare Bill Puts House in Play in '18

Senator Chris Van Hollen discusses his opposition to the House GOP's healthcare bill on MTP Daily.

Leaked Document Indicates Big Proposed Cuts To Drug Czar's Office

<b>Updated at 8:15 p.m. ET</b><p>In an all-staff email to employees in the Office of National Drug Control Policy, acting Director Richard Baum shared some news he described as "very discouraging for our Nation's effort to address drug abuse." A draft document from the White House budget office, obtained by …

The White House

Trump travel ban back in U.S. courts next week as battles stretch on

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Legal challenges to President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on people from some Muslim-majority countries heat up again next week when two U.S. appeals courts consider whether it is constitutional.<p>The legal fights may end up at the U.S. Supreme Court perhaps …

Immigration

GOP gov: House health care bill needs work

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A red-state Republican governor struck a cautious tone the day after House Republicans passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, saying the bill's Medicaid funding structure need to be improved in the Senate's version of the bill.<p>"It gives us more flexibility to manage our …

Health Care

NAACP Leader Fights Back with Racial Discrimation Lawsuit After American Airlines Boots Him Off Flight

North Carolina NAACP head Rev. William Barber is suing American Airlines for racial discrimination after he was kicked off a flight this spring. …

Supreme Court temporarily blocks Texas abortion law

The Supreme Court barred Texas on Monday from implementing a law that would have forced more than half the state’s 19 abortion clinics to close their doors this week.<p>The law, which was to take effect Wednesday, would require clinics to adhere to strict new physical standards and the doctors who …

Abortion

Ep. 33: Senate Hearing on Trump’s Pick for Justice Department Could Preview Supreme Court Battle

The Week Ahead<p>Even before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in, the Senate will move forward with a hearing on Trump’s nomination of Alabama …