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Tapper: Here's the problem with Comey's firing

CNN's Jake Tapper examines President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.

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Behind Comey’s firing: An enraged Trump, fuming about Russia

The president deliberated for more than a week before ousting the FBI chief who was investigating Trump associates.<p>President Donald Trump weighed firing his FBI director for more than a week. When he finally pulled the trigger Tuesday afternoon, he didn’t call James Comey. He sent his longtime …

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The German military has a Nazi problem

The European migrant crisis and antipathy toward outsiders have sparked disdain and even violence toward refugees in Germany and the rest of the continent. But if there's one country that knows just how extreme xenophobia can get, it's the nation that birthed the Nazis.<p>Now German officials have …

FBI scramble after Comey got facts wrong on Clinton emails

FBI Director James Comey was wrong about the crux of his "investigation" into Hillary Clinton's email server, ProPublica found. The FBI was …

‘I, Tonya’ could have turned out so differently — here are the best sports for a college scholarship

<i>Margot Robbie was nominated for an Oscar for her role as Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya.” It chronicles Harding’s life before and after the infamous</i> …

College & University

You'll Die in a Nuclear War, but These Elites Will Be Saved

A national security expert's new book reveals the handful of VIPs and artifacts America would protect in the event of a major catastrophe.<p>There are details in <i>Raven Rock: The Story of the US Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself—While the Rest of Us Die</i> that read like they've been ripped from the …

The President’s Secret Air Force

Air Force One is just the public face of a fleet that keeps the president safe and secure.<p><i>The following is expanded and adapted from</i> Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself—While the Rest of Us Die <i>(Simon & Schuster, 2017).</i><p>The photo this winter of a smiling …

New NBA Superteams That Could Happen Before Next Season

Superteam pursuits used to be all the rage in the NBA, with successful formations by the Los Angeles Clippers and since-torn-down Miami Heat acting as primary inspiration. They weren't the first superteams. The 2007-08 Boston Celtics weren't, either. But the more recent powerhouses triggered …

Donald Trump just pulled a major flip-flop on his first 100 days in office

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> On the 92nd day of his presidency, Donald Trump has decided the idea of his first 100 days in office as a critical yard marker is bunk.<p>Just before 7 am eastern time, Trump tweeted this:<p>But! Wait! There's a bunch of things wrong with this Trump tweet.<p>The most obvious is that the …

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Man dragged off plane: 5 key questions on United's $800 mistake

<b>(CNN) —</b> By now, the video of a United passenger being dragged off a flight at Chicago's O'Hare airport has made it around the world and undoubtedly inundated your news feeds. There are a million things to unpack about the incident: The appropriate use of force, the rights of passengers, the PR …

Flying

What is Donald Trump hiding in his tax returns?

During and after his campaign, President Donald Trump pledged to release his tax returns as soon as the Internal Revenue Service was done auditing him. Then he recanted, claiming that Americans don't care about the issue.<p>In fact, Americans do care. A poll conducted by ABC News/Washington Post in …

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Republicans Just Watch as Donald Trump Goes Wild

As Trump throws wild, flimsy shots at American institutions, who other than Ben Sasse will stand up to him?<p>The day Donald Trump took office, I wrote …

Democrats Call for Sessions to Recuse Himself From Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions, facing a storm of criticism over newly disclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States, recused himself on Thursday from any investigation into charges that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.<p>His announcement, delivered …

With the Jeff Sessions contact, Trump’s Russia problem is only getting worse

Interactions between the Trump administration and Russian officials in the Kremlin—a topic that was once largely a source of intrigue and curiosity—have snowballed into something much bigger. Every day that goes by reveals a new piece of the puzzle being reported, with the Washington Post just …

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Democrats fear Trump team will destroy Flynn documents

Top Democrats are trying to get their hands on documents related to ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn’s ouster, saying they’re worried the Trump White House may destroy evidence to protect the administration.<p>“What are the Republicans fearing in the truth?” House Minority Leader Nancy …

After Election, Trump’s Professed Love for Leaks Quickly Faded

WASHINGTON — As a candidate for president, Donald J. Trump embraced the hackers who had leaked Hillary Clinton’s emails to the press, declaring at a rally in Pennsylvania, “I love WikiLeaks!”<p>To the cheering throngs that night, Mr. Trump marveled that “nothing is secret today when you talk about the …

Trump threatens ‘low-life leakers’ will be caught

The president also calls on the New York Times and other media organizations to apologize for publishing disclosures.<p>President Donald Trump continued his rhetorical assault against the government leaks that have already proved damaging to his weeks-old administration, putting on notice both …

Donald Trump wants to know who's causing all these problems. It’s Donald Trump.

The morning after his national security adviser resigned in disgrace, President Trump issued a cry for help on Twitter:<p>Why indeed? It had been a pretty rough week for Trump by the time he tweeted, and it was only Tuesday morning. From Trump’s vantage point, the proximate cause of his troubles …

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Tom Brady Beats The World, Again

Tom Brady made a number of great plays in one of the greatest games in NFL history Sunday night, but my favorite by far happened with 2:35 to go in …

NFL

Anatomy of a miracle: How the Patriots came back from the dead

Zero-point-two percent. Two in a thousand. The New England Patriots stunned the St. Louis Rams to win the first Super Bowl of the Bill Belichick-Tom …

NFL

Why World Series Game 7 Is Better Than the Super Bowl

Super Bowl, eh?<p>Psh. I'll take Game 7 of the World Series any day of the week. And twice on Super Sunday.<p>Full disclosure: I'm biased. It literally says "MLB Lead Writer" underneath my name. I can't hide that, so I might as well point to it and ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.<p>And even I can't tell you the entire World …

An Anti-Trump Resistance Movement Is Growing Within the U.S. Government

The bureaucracy is fighting back.<p>As the draft of a State Department letter of dissent made its way through dozens of U.S. embassies abroad, accumulating hundreds of signatures from foreign service officers opposed to <b>Donald Trump’s</b> controversial executive order on immigration, White House press …

Chuck Schumer Threatens to Stonewall Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Democrats are planning payback—and they’re taking a page out of the G.O.P.’s playbook to do it.<p>Count the Supreme Court’s still-vacant ninth seat among the many casualties of hyper-partisanship on Capitol Hill. Thanks to Senate Majority Leader <b>Mitch McConnell’s</b> refusal to hold confirmation hearings …

Ex-Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev: 'World Is Preparing for War'

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned Friday that "it all looks as if the world is preparing for war."<p>Gorbachev, who was head of the socialist state when it dissolved in 1991, wrote the comments in an opinion piece for Time magazine.<p>"More troops, tanks and armored personnel carriers are …

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The Trump administration is doing a poor job of sharing its vision on its most important public platform

As is customary, immediately after the transition of power between former US president Barack Obama and new US president Donald Trump, the government’s main executive-branch website, whitehouse.gov, was updated to reflect the new administration.<p>Given the political distance between the two …

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Donald Trump, Who Lies Constantly, Spent His First Few Days as President Lying

President Trump, who lied about 3 Doors Down being good, continues to lie about things people can see with their own eyes.<p>Despite the fact that he loves bragging about his intelligence, Donald Trump speaks below a sixth-grade level, he admittedly doesn't read books, and he cites himself as his most …

Trump believes millions voted illegally, WH says -- but provides no proof

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump believes millions of votes were cast illegally in last year's election, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Tuesday, but he wouldn't provide any concrete evidence for the claim, which has long been debunked.<p>"The President does believe that, I …

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Could Donald Trump Get Kicked Out of His D.C. Hotel?

House and Senate Democrats are not giving up their fight over Trump’s hotel lease, which says the Old Post Office cannot be held by any government official.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> faced a barrage of criticism and bad headlines on the first business day of his presidency. There was a hangover from his …

Spicer makes misleading voter fraud claim to defend Trump's false voter fraud claim

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump’s claim that he lost the popular vote because of millions of votes by undocumented immigrants.<p>Asked about Trump’s claim, which has been widely debunked and is not backed by any public evidence, Spicer said Trump …