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Trump attempts to clean up after Putin meeting: “I have GREAT confidence in MY intelligence people”

But the president omitted the part where he said the Russian president was “extremely strong and powerful” in his denials about 2016 meddling.<p>The whiplash left behind from President Donald Trump’s extraordinary press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn’t quite abated, but the US …

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Trump’s top intelligence official just publicly refuted the president on Russia meddling

“We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy,” Dan Coats said.<p>The Trump administration’s top intelligence official is not very happy with his boss right now, it seems.<p>During a Monday press conference …

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Commentary: Donald Trump is faithless to commitments and individuals. How can believers who condemn false witness support him?

<i>I have been reading the morning paper. I do it every morning — knowing well that I shall find in it the usual depravities and basenesses and</i> …

Heated Debate: Tucker Challenges Dem Rep on Leaving Open Seat for Deportee at SOTU

<b>Fleischer: 2020 Dems Will 'Race to Left' Until They 'Fall Off the Face of the Earth'</b><p><b>SC Dem: Trump Era Is Like 'What Was Going on in Germany Around 1934'</b><p>Tucker Carlson debated a top Democrat who kept his guest seat open at the State of the Union to commemorate an illegal immigrant in his district …

Anderson Cooper: People of Haiti have withstood more than our President ever has

<b>(CNN) —</b> Anderson Cooper delivered an emotional tribute and defense of Haiti after President Donald Trump's remarks referring to Haiti and some nations in Africa as "shithole countries."<p>"Let me be clear, the people of Haiti have been through more, withstood more, fought back against more injustice …

The Trump administration will check people’s papers as they evacuate from Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey nears the Texas coast, thousands of people are evacuating along the state’s major highways to escape 125 mile per hour winds and “catastrophic flooding” that the US government predicts will accompany the storm.<p>In an unusual move, Border Patrol checkpoints, which check …

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Trump silent as aides look to explain his vague Charlottesville statement

<b>Bridgewater, New Jersey (CNN) —</b> A series of White House aides on Sunday looked to explain President Donald Trump's statement the day before that failed to condemn white supremacists or the "alt-right" for violence that left three people dead in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>One White House official who …

Kathy Griffin Is ‘Hurt’ That Anderson Cooper Called Her Trump Photo ‘Disgusting’

Kathy Griffin barely kept herself together when discussing how Anderson Cooper called her ‘bloody Donald Trump’ photo disgusting. Kathy was deeply …

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Boycott America

Ok, so we waited to see how it would go. Ten days later, we have our answer. We, as a nation, have Stage One Fascism Cancer. I don't think a policy of hoping it will turn out well is realistic anymore. This isn't the same as Ronald Reagan or George W, or even Richard Nixon. It's a whole new …

Monday night massacre is a wake-up call to Senate Democrats

<b>(CNN) —</b> The resistance to President Trump's controversial ban on refugees is growing. What started at the grassroots level with spontaneous protests at airports and on city streets is now reaching into higher levels of government.<p>Frustrated with a President who seems to be running roughshod over …

Sen. Warren: Overturn Trump's executive order

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) makes an emotional plea to the Senate to overturn President Trump's executive order to ban certain immigrants from entering the US.

Trump fires acting AG after she declines to defend travel ban

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates Monday night for "refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States," the White House said.<p>"(Yates) has betrayed the Department of Justice," the White House statement said.<p>Dana …

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White House discussing asking foreign visitors for social media info and cell phone contacts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Amid the chaos and confusion of President Donald Trump's new executive order on immigration and refugees, sources tell CNN that White House policy director Stephen Miller spoke with officials of the State Department, Customs and Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security and …

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Soon You're Going to Have to Shove Your Bag Into a Sizer at the Gate - And Jump On It

Many foreign airlines have strict limits for cabin baggage. Americans aren’t used to this, they can pretty much drag anything onboard that is going …

The 44 Presidents of the United States who came before Donald Trump

Donald Trumpwill be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20. Here are the 44 other men who have taken the presidential oath and the major events that marked their presidencies.<p>1) George Washington<p>April 30, 1789 - March 4, 1797<p>No party affiliation<p>Commander-in-chief during …

Fox News host defends CNN reporter

Fox News host Shephard Smith defended CNN's Jim Acosta and CNN's reporting after President-elect Donald Trump called CNN "terrible" at his first press conference as President-elect.

State of Georgia demands pastor turn over sermons

A lay minister who is suing the Georgia Department of Public Health for religious discrimination has been ordered by the state’s attorney general to relinquish his sermons to the government, according to federal court documents.<p>“Please produce a copy of your sermon notes and/or transcripts,” …

Ohio officer kills robbery suspect, 13, who had BB gun, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> A police officer shot and killed a 13-year-old robbery suspect in Ohio's capital after the boy pulled a BB gun out of his waistband, police said, a shooting that city leaders said would be investigated thoroughly to determine if charges are warranted.<p>Tyre King, who is black, died at a …

Obama says Trump 'unfit' for presidency

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama offered one of his sharpest denunciations of Donald Trump to date Tuesday, declaring the Republican nominee entirely unfit to serve as president and lambasting Republicans for sticking by their nominee.<p>The strong rebuke in the White House East Room came …

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PJ O'Rourke says blame the elites for Trump and Brexit – and vote for Clinton

In this febrile world, his beloved Republican party in the hands of a ‘reptile’, the charming libertarian humourist finds himself endorsing a Democrat<p>PJ O’Rourke has long been a certain kind of leftwing woman’s secret libertarian crush. The Republican on the bookshelf between Chomsky and Žižek. The …

Dems open convention without Wasserman Schultz

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday without its outgoing Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, following a chaotic scene at a morning meeting where she was loudly jeered by Bernie Sanders supporters.<p>"I have decided that in the interest of …

Government

Dallas police chief expresses worry about armed civilians in Texas

DALLAS (Reuters) - The Dallas police chief stepped into America’s fierce gun rights debate on Monday when he said Texas state laws allowing civilians to carry firearms openly, as some did during a protest where five officers were killed, presented a growing law enforcement challenge.<p>Dallas Police …

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A softer, gentler Donald Trump?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump may be finally gearing up to do what many Republican leaders have hoped: soften his rhetoric and pivot to the center.<p>He hasn't done that yet. But there are growing signs that the presumptive Republican nominee is aiming to make his campaign more palatable to a general election …

Mitt Romney says Donald Trump will change America with 'trickle-down racism'

<b>Park City, Utah (CNN) —</b> Mitt Romney suggested Friday that Donald Trump's election could legitimize racism and misogyny, ushering in a change in the moral fabric of American society.<p>The 2012 Republican nominee, who has openly opposed Trump's candidacy, went further than he has before in outlining to …

The GOP resistance to Donald Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's march to the White House encountered fierce resistance from his own party Thursday as senior lawmakers hesitated to endorse him, party luminaries said they'd skip his nominating convention and others pondered the potential of a third-party bid.<p>House Speaker Paul …

Lindsey Graham won't vote for Trump or Clinton in 2016

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of Donald Trump's most outspoken Republican critics, says he will not vote for either Trump or Hillary Clinton for president this year.<p>Saying he thinks the Republican Party has been "conned," Graham told CNN Friday that he and Trump don't share the same …

Want to make a real dent in the gender pay gap? Address the occupation gap.

The gender pay gap may not be as big when accounting for characteristics outside of base pay, says a new study. But a pay gap still exists between …

National poll: Clinton, Sanders both top Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Both of the remaining Democratic candidates for president easily top Republican front-runner Donald Trump in hypothetical general election match-ups, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll.<p>Which candidate fits you? Try CNN's Candidate Matchmaker<p>But Hillary Clinton, who is well ahead in …

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