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Seth Meyers jokes that Fox & Friends acts like ‘rich parents defending their bad kid’ Trump in the principal’s office

Late Night host Seth Meyers said a good measurement for how bad President Donald Trump is doing is to watch the reactions from his closest allies Fox …

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Colbert: 'You'd Have to Be Some Kind of Idiot' to Buy Trump's Russia Walkback

Stephen Colbert mocked Trump for his pro-Russia comments earlier this week on “The Late Show,” and dunked on Republicans too afraid to stand up to him<p>…

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Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Not Try to Explain Trump’s Double Negative Defense, Schoolhouse Rock Style

There are many things about the Trump administration that remind people of their school days, from the president’s second-grade grasp of the facts to …

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'Late Show' 'Schoolhouse Rock' Song Explains Trump's Russia Walkback

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” mocks Trump’s explanation for his statement siding with Russia with an animated grammar lesson<p>“The Late Show …

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Trump’s Performance With Putin Creates a Career Dilemma for His Aides

The president’s deferential posture toward Russia highlights his staffers’ lack of influence.<p>President Trump’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday has set off a bigger-than-usual backlash, provoking criticism from both the right and the left. It has also presented a …

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Now We All Know What Putin Has on Trump

After a summit that left most Americans stunned—but maybe not surprised—the truth is​ now​ obvious: Trump is doing Putin’s bidding. And the reasons why are clear. GQ’s Julia Ioffe on Putin’s monumental win and the lasting result of Trump’s Helsinki debacle​.​ The kompromat is out of the bag.<p><b>It's</b> …

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Trump lashes out at media coverage of his Putin meeting

President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed he had a great meeting with Vladimir Putin and lashed out at the media coverage that captured the widespread dismay at his news conference with the Russian president.<p>“While I had a great meeting with NATO, raising vast amounts of money, I had an even better …

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I Am the Last of the #NeverTrumpers

In olden days, my kind was common: principled conservatives with the courage to stand up for what was right. We rallied around the limp banners of such dull men as Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham. Yet today those boring titans have fallen to the Great Menace. I am the last of the #NeverTrumpers, …

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GOP to the world: What would you like us to do?

By JAKE SHERMAN (sherman@politico.com; @JakeSherman), ANNA PALMER (anna@politico.com; @apalmerdc) and DANIEL LIPPMAN (daniel@politico.com; @dlippman)<p>Driving the Day<p><b>REPUBLICANS TO THE WORLD: WHAT DO YOU WANT US TO DO?</b> There was a general consensus in the Capitol yesterday: <b>PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP</b> …

Foreign Policy

Maria Butina Case Bolsters Understanding of 'Infiltration' In Russian 2016 Attack

<b>Updated at 4:34 p.m. ET</b><p>Charges accusing a woman of trying to build bridges between the Russian government and American political leaders via the National Rifle Association have delivered a breakthrough in understanding one aspect of the attack on the 2016 election: "infiltration."<p>After months of …

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A Russian newspaper editor explains how Putin made Trump his puppet

“They consider him a stupid, unstrategic politician.”<p>Mikhail Fishman is the editor-in-chief of the Moscow Times, an English-language weekly newspaper published in Moscow. The paper is well-known for its criticisms of Russian President Vladimir Putin; indeed, it was targeted twice in 2015 by Russian …

Russia

Merriam-Webster Dictionary trolls Trump over EU ‘foe’ attack — and they nailed him

The editors of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, which is considered among the most popular American English dictionaries, just trolled President …

European Union

You're paying for Trump to promote his golf courses

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget "Make America Great Again." What President Donald Trump truly cares about is "MTGA" -- "Make Trump Great Again," and we saw another example of this objective over the weekend. Trump, playing the role of a pitchman, used his trip to Scotland as an infomercial to help his financially …

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This Photo of a Celebrating Macron Captures the Excitement of France’s World Cup Win

French President Emmanuel Macron did not hide his emotions when France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final Sunday. A photo that immediately went …

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Republicans Plotting To Impeach Rod Rosenstein, Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows Leading The Fray

There's a lot of fallout from the fiasco that was the Strzok hearing last week, not the least of which is that the Republicans are turning on each …

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Donald Trump’s word has become more dishonest, per Toronto Star study

<b>(Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Image via AP)</b><p>The president has spoken over 1,000,000 words and the last couple 1,000 contain more lies, according to the Star<p>Taylor Link<p>July 14, 2018 8:44pm (UTC)<p>President Donald Trump has become increasingly dishonest, according to a study conducted by the Toronto Star. The …

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From Trump’s resort to Edinburgh, thousands protest U.S. president across Scotland

From the capital of Edinburgh to seaside golf resorts, thousands in Scotland staged colorful, peaceful protests against Donald Trump on Saturday as …

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Trump is on the wrong side of the most important struggle of our time

I miss the days when conservatives were seen as the natural party of government and their leaders were stolid, boring establishment types such as Harold Macmillan, Helmut Kohl, Dwight D. Eisenhower, George H.W. Bush and Valéry Giscard d’Estaing. Today, by contrast, there is entirely too much …

Europe

LA's mayor: Trump admin is 'creating' its own immigration problems

<b>(CNN) —</b> Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says the Trump administration created its own immigration problems by enacting a so-called "zero-tolerance" policy that resulted in the separation of children from their parents at the border.<p>"In Washington, you have imaginary problems, and they can't even …

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Trump's view of Russian hacking

What President Trump says publicly on Russian hacking is no different from what he says privately. Trump's view: Putin’s a bad guy, sure, but there …

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Trump slams CNN for ignoring his 'takedown' of Jim Acosta

In a surprise, President Trump admitted Saturday that he watched CNN.<p>But, no surprise, the experience left him disappointed.<p>“So funny! I just checked …

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Joe Scarborough: For Trump, dishonesty is a virtue. Lying will be his legacy | Opinion

<b>By Joe Scarborough</b><p>"Everybody in politics lies," Hollywood mogul David Geffen once said of Bill and Hillary Clinton. "But they do it with such ease, …

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Trump, Having a Bawl in Europe

WASHINGTON — I had dinner with Vladimir Putin once. He made me lose my appetite.<p>The then-fledgling president of Russia was polite and smiling at first with me and the other journalists present at the 21 Club.<p>But then Katie Couric asked about his bloodless behavior in the wake of the Kursk submarine …

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NY Gov. Cuomo calls Trump admin spending to detain immigrant children 'shocking and irresponsible'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released an open letter to President Donald Trump on Saturday that calls the administration's spending to detain immigrant children "shocking and irresponsible."<p>The letter from the Democratic governor starts out by saying, "Dear President Trump, It is …

Immigration

Poll: Majority of Russians dislike President Trump

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McCain Attacks Trump Ahead of Putin Meeting

Russian efforts to disrupt the 2016 elections are grounds for canceling Monday's summit between President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir …

Russia

Trump Opens His Arms to Russia. His Administration Closes Its Fist.

WASHINGTON — It was a jarring moment, even for an American leader whose curious attraction to Russia has often resulted in mixed messages from the United States.<p>Just a few hours after President Trump doused expectations of extracting any confession from President Vladimir V. Putin on Russia’s …

Russia

It Was Mitch McConnell Who Stopped Obama From Blocking Trump’s Treason

As Trump tried to blame Obama for his potential crimes against his own country, it is important to remember that it was Senate Majority Leader Mitch …

Mitch McConnell

The Real Truth About ADHD and The Lies That Come With It

Ugh, i<i>s what he is saying right now fact or fiction? She has used that excuse before, I'm not buying it today! Yeah right , I'll believe that one</i> …

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As Eritrea looks to open up, here’s how to understand its nascent but vital history

Up until 1993, Eritrea was not even a nation. But since then, the Horn of Africa country has been in the news for all the wrong reasons: for its repressive, one-party state; for its forced conscription and “slave labor”; for the exodus of its people across the Sahara and the Mediterranean and into …

Africa