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Justice Dept. Proposes Banning Bump Stocks, Setting Aside Its Own Recommendations

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Friday that the Justice Department was proposing to ban so-called bump stocks through regulations rather than wait for Congress to act, a move that defies recommendations by federal law enforcement officials and could subject the department to …

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“Now I’m F---ing Doing It My Way”: Jubilant and Self-Liberated, the President Prepares for War with Mueller

With John Dowd out, John Kelly and Ty Cobb marginalized, Joseph diGenova on board, and Marc Kasowitz possibly returning, the next battle comes into focus.<p>For the better part of the last month, <b>Donald Trump</b> has been winging it. His standoff with his chief of staff, <b>John Kelly,</b> appears to be resolved …

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Trump’s national security advisers warned him not to congratulate Putin. He did it anyway.

President Trump did not follow specific warnings from his national security advisers Tuesday when he congratulated Russian President Vladi­mir Putin on his reelection — including a section in his briefing materials in all-capital letters stating “DO NOT CONGRATULATE,” according to officials …

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Lawmakers release huge budget; big military, domestic boosts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant "Dreamers," deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to …

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Media Literacy in the Era of Fake News: A FlipEdu Discussion at SXSW EDU

<i>Jonathan Rogers, a journalism advisor at Iowa City High School (and Flipboard curator) led a campfire chat at SXSW EDU on Wednesday about a subject near and dear to our hearts: “Media Literacy in the Era of Fake News.” If you’re not in Austin for the conference, we’ve recreated a version of it for</i> …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of March 5, 2018)

After a week of talking about tariffs and trade wars, President Donald Trump signed off on steep steel and aluminum taxes for all nations, with the exemption of Canada and Mexico for at least 30 days.<p>The tariff plan also led to the resignation of Gary Cohn, top economic advisor to the president and …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of March 12, 2018)

The Trump administration imposed sanctions this week on Russian government hackers and spy agencies for ongoing cyber attacks against the United States energy grid and power plants, as well as for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.<p>Trump’s political and business ties to Russia were the …

Donald Trump Jr.'s wife has filed for divorce

Vanessa Haydon Trump filed for divorce from Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump's eldest son, in a Manhattan court on Thursday afternoon.<p>The divorce is not contested, meaning the president's daughter-in-law, a former model and actress, does not expect a fight over the couple's assets or …

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No tax cuts for Christmas? Trump might delay bill signing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrations aside, President Donald Trump may wait until next year to sign the tax bill into law, delaying $120 billion in automatic cuts to popular programs such as Medicare and sparing Republicans from having to explain them in an election year.<p>Here's why: If Trump signs the …

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Donald Trump accidentally admits Republican tax bill was deceptively sold as boost to middle classes

President Donald Trump was so excited about passing his first major piece of legislation on Wednesday that he blurted out that the Republican Party …

While you’re looking the other way, Trump is changing America for decades to come

The president’s incendiary tweets and the Russia scandal distract us from decisions that are reshaping the internet, the environment and democracy<p>Now twice as long, his tweets are half as good. The early-morning dispatches from the iPhone of Donald Trump, often sent while he lies in bed, propped up …

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The past year of research has made it very clear: Trump won because of racial resentment

Another study produces the same findings we’ve seen over and over again.<p>More than a year after President Donald Trump won the election, there are still some questions about what drove him to victory: Was it genuine anxiety about the state of the economy? Or was it racism and racial resentment?<p>Over …

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A Guide to Why the Trump-Republican Tax Plan is a Disgrace (for When you Confront Your Republican Uncle Bob During the Holidays)

Here are the 3 main Republican arguments in favor of the Republican tax plan, followed by the truth.<p>1. <b>It will make American corporations competitive</b> …

The Republicans Are What We Thought They Were

First, they pass tax cuts and run up the deficit. Then, they use the deficit to ‘prove’ spending is out of control, and start slashing entitlement …

Republican Tax Bill in Final Sprint Across Finish Line

WASHINGTON — The day after suffering a political blow in the Alabama special Senate election, congressional Republicans sped forward with the most sweeping tax rewrite in decades, announcing an agreement on a final bill that would cut taxes for businesses and individuals and signal the party’s …

Republicans

5 takeaways from Doug Jones' massive victory in Alabama

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Alabama Senate race is over. And Democrat Doug Jones has pulled off an absolutely massive upset, edging embattled Republican Roy Moore.<p>Jones' projected victory narrows the Republican edge in the Senate, which is a very big deal for the future (or lack thereof) of President Donald …

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Trump: 'We need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama'

President Trump on Monday offered his most explicit endorsement to date of Roy Moore, the embattled Republican Senate candidate in Alabama who stands accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward teenage girls more than three decades ago.<p>“We need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” Trump …

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Trump Says He Fired Michael Flynn ‘Because He Lied’ to F.B.I.

President Trump said on Saturday that he had fired Michael T. Flynn, his first national security adviser, because he lied not just to the vice president but also to the F.B.I.<p>The president has long asserted that he fired Mr. Flynn in February, less than a month after he took office, because Mr. …

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Donald Trump accuses former FBI chief of lying after President apparently incriminates himself in a tweet

Donald Trump has accused former FBI chief James Comey of lying to congress - after apparently incriminating himself with a tweet.<p>Last night, the US …

How Mitch McConnell Kept Senate Republicans in Line to Pass the Tax Bill

(WASHINGTON) — When Republicans tried to repeal and replace Obamacare over the summer, they acted like “a bunch of free range chickens,” said …

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Senate passes Republican-backed tax bill along party lines

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a sweeping and contentious overhaul of the tax code early Saturday morning, moving one step closer to sending the bill to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature.<p>The bill passed 51-49 along party lines with just one Republican, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, …

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Kushner Is Leaving Tillerson in the Dark on Middle East Talks, Sources Say

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is increasingly alarmed by what he sees as secret talks between Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law …

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Michael Flynn Has Pleaded Guilty to Lying to the FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to making false statements to the FBI, the first Trump White …

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Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying to the F.B.I. and Will Cooperate With Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the F.B.I. about conversations with the Russian ambassador last December, becoming the first senior White House official to cut a cooperation deal in the special counsel’s …

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Trump Pitches ‘America First’ Trade Policy at Asia-Pacific Gathering

DANANG, Vietnam — President Trump on Friday vowed to protect American interests against foreign exploitation, preaching a starkly unilateralist approach to a group of leaders who once pinned their economic hopes on a regional trade pact led by the United States.<p>“We are not going to let the United …

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