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Trump's tabloid past may come back to haunt him

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's tabloid lifestyle made him rich, famous and ultimately built the persona that made him President. Yet his back-to-the-future encounter with his sensational and melodramatic past might become his Achilles' heel.<p>Given his history, it's perhaps no surprise that Trump's …

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Trump’s Lifelong Addiction

It’s not alcohol, or even women. It’s his lawyers, and they’re now his biggest vulnerability.<p>It is a truth universally acknowledged that Donald Trump has a thing about women. In addition to his three wives, there are scores, perhaps hundreds, possibly <i>thousands</i> of women he’s hit on, dated, married, …

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Donald Trump's instability is getting scarier

Each passing month has been an unfolding of new dangers in our era, reaching yet another milestone with the appointment of John Bolton as national …

Mental Health

Preet Bharara: Cohen raid approved by people 'handpicked by Donald Trump'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former US Attorney Preet Bharara said Monday that the FBI raids of Michael Cohen's office and hotel room were done by officials who were all "handpicked" by President Donald Trump.<p>"If the reporting is true, particularly the part about this being approved by the Southern District …

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Cohen raid ignites Trump's rage and sparks speculation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It was a photo-op meant to portray President Donald Trump at his most commanding: Flanked by senior military leaders, Trump was there to plot America's response to a suspected chemical gas attack in Syria.<p>Instead, his boiling display in the White House Cabinet Room on Monday …

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Donald Trump’s top advisers fear he is out of control

Donald Trump is out of control and no longer falling for the tricks his top advisers use to control him, it is claimed.<p>Over 10 White House officials …

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Trump Thinks He’s Wildly Popular

The 45th president of the United States is such a powerful font of misinformation that it’s often difficult to isolate and analyze specific things he …

Government

Analysis: In Trump's Twitter Feed, A Tale Of Sound And Fury

As Franklin Delano Roosevelt was to radio with his reassuring "fireside chats" during the Great Depression, as John F. Kennedy was to television with addresses to the nation in moments of crisis, so too is Donald Trump a master of his mass medium of choice.<p>Trump proves his mastery of it daily. …

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Trump's ignorance about immigration is stunning

<b>(CNN) —</b> On religious holidays like Christmas, Passover and Easter, most Presidents honor the occasion by sending a message of goodwill towards all Americans and then taking a break from politics.<p>Not our President. Just hours after tweeting "Happy Easter!" to his 49 million Twitter followers, Donald …

Immigration

Five Steps to Walking Basslines on Guitar

Five easy steps you can take to create a cool-sounding and fun-to-play bassline over a ii-V-I chord progression.<p>3<p>SHARES<p>When learning how to play jazz …

Electric Guitar

Under Trump's watch, national debt tops $21 trillion for first time ever

About a year ago, President Trump pledged to eliminate the national debt "over a period of eight years." But for the first time in history, the …

Economics

Retired four-star Army general: Trump, 'under the sway of Putin,' threatens national security

A retired four-star Army general said that he thinks President Trump is a “serious threat to US national security” because the president "is refusing to protect vital US interests from active Russian attacks."<p>Retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey tweeted Friday that “it is apparent that he is for some …

National Security

Caught lying about trade with Canada, Trump tweets some new lies about trade with Canada

Nobody knows why this is happening.<p>President Donald Trump is mad online about America’s trade deficit with Canada even though the United States does not have a trade deficit with Canada.<p>According to the US Trade Representative’s official statistics, the United States runs a $12 billion trade …

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Republican member of House Intel Committee says it has 'lost all credibility'

<b>(CNN) —</b> After the House intelligence committee announced it was shutting down its probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, a Republican who sits on it said he believes the committee has lost its credibility.<p>"We have gone completely off the rails, and now we're basically …

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The 64 most outrageous lines from Donald Trump's untethered Pennsylvania speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump traveled to western Pennsylvania Saturday night on a rescue mission: State Rep. Rick Saccone (R) is fighting for his political life in a House special election on Tuesday and the President's visit was aimed at rallying the GOP base in a district he won by 20 points in …

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The 3 stooges are running the US economy now, so buckle up

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is a sycophant.<p>Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is a sycophant.<p>The White House trade adviser Peter Navarro is a sycophant.<p>And now, in an effort to please the president of the United States, they will put on a show in the White House, billed as one about the US …

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Attorneys general expand lawsuit against Trump, going after him as a private citizen

A lawsuit by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia accusing President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be …

Donald Trump Boldly Suggests Movies, Video Games Should Get a “Rating System”

Trump’s solution for the rampant violence targeting young Americans is something that already exists.<p>In a Thursday meeting to discuss school safety in the wake of the Parkland shooting, <b>Donald Trump</b> suggested that movies and video games are influencing the youth’s perception of violence—and because …

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Trump’s top spy just contradicted the White House’s line on climate change

The director of national intelligence warned Congress that climate change could cause “upheaval” this year.<p>The top US intelligence official warned Congress this week about the threat of “abrupt” climate change, contradicting the Trump administration’s efforts to drive climate out of national …

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Economists Beginning to Worry Trump Might Nuke the Economy After All

And they’re not mincing words.<p>When <b>Donald Trump</b> was running for president, he routinely bragged about being the “King of Debt.” “I’m great with debt,” he told <b>Norah O’Donnell</b> in a June 2016 interview. “Nobody knows debt better than me. I’ve made a fortune by using debt, and if things don’t work out I …

Michael Cohen's story on his Stormy Daniels payout doesn't pass the smell test

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's personal lawyer, says he made a $130,000 payment from his own pocket to porn star Stormy Daniels in the run-up to the 2016 election -- a pre-emptive measure to protect the presidential candidate from accusations that she and Trump had a physical …

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Why there’s so much chaos in the Trump administration

Dysfunction at the top, inexperience below: the White House’s management crisis, explained.<p>White House staff secretary Rob Porter’s resignation over domestic violence accusations, followed by speechwriter David Sorensen’s a few days later, has thrown the West Wing into chaos and endangered Chief of …

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Trump’s budget cuts, well, pretty much everything

Although Trump’s budget is not expected to be passed, it reveals troubling things about the GOP’s priorities<p>President Donald Trump's new $4.4 trillion budget includes drastic cuts to Medicare and food stamps, even as it doesn't hesitate to increase spending on the military.<p>The new budget proposal — …

Health Care

Trump said, “I love the police.” But his budget slashes funding that helps hire more cops.

Trump’s words don’t seem to match his policy.<p>President Donald Trump was not shy about his admiration for police officers on the 2016 campaign trail — at one point simply stating, “I love the police. They’re the greatest.”<p>But when it comes to putting that love into policy, Trump may not be as …

Immigration

The White House's Problem Is Dishonesty, Not Chaos

The fumbling of domestic-violence accusations against Rob Porter is a story about the administration’s inability to tell the truth, not its disorganization.<p>The White House’s response to allegations of domestic violence against former Staff Secretary Rob Porter has so stunned reporters that the …

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A Reckoning with Women Awaits Trump

Donald Trump is the least mysterious figure in the history of the American Presidency. His infantile character, duplicity, cold-heartedness, and self-dealing greed are evident not merely to the majority of the poll-answering electorate but, sooner or later, to those who make the decision to work at …

Trump showers praise on former aide accused of domestic violence

It was Trump's first comment on the allegations against Rob Porter, who has been one of his most trusted staffers until this week. Porter resigned …

Federal Court Rules That a Key Aspect of Trump's Deportation Machine Is Unlawful

A federal judge this week became the latest to rule that a key aspect of the federal government’s deportation machine is unconstitutional.<p>The United …