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Saudi Arabia to celebrate Donald Trump’s visit with an extravaganza featuring a men-only concert by Toby Keith

Toby Keith! Bret Baier! Stephen Miller! They’ll all be part of an action-packed weekend when Trump visits<p>Saudi Arabia is preparing to shower President Trump in extravagant fashion for his upcoming trip to further ally the two nations.<p>The two-day trip to the kingdom will feature visits from an array …

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Graham: Comey testimony in jeopardy

Former FBI Director James Comey might not be able to testify before Congress now that a special prosecutor is overseeing the FBI’s Russia investigation, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday.<p>Graham, who chairs a Judiciary subcommittee with oversight of the FBI, had sent an invitation earlier this week …

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Trump’s links to Russia are bad – but he’s doing far worse

Talk of leaks, sackings and treason are distracting everyone from the real evils of this presidency<p>There is an extraordinary paragraph at the end of one of Maggie Haberman’s string of extraordinary pieces about Donald Trump in the New York Times this week is hard to categorise as good or bad news. …

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Trump’s Business Ties in the Philippines Are an Ethics Nightmare

Is the president’s signature real-estate deal in Manila the reason he invited a murderous autocrat to the White House? There’s no way for anyone to know.<p>Over the weekend, <b>Donald Trump</b> stunned human-rights activists and his own aides alike when, following a “very friendly” conversation with …

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Russia Declines to Comment on Claims Its Troops Are Headed Toward North Korea

(MOSCOW) – Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday declined to comment on media reports that Russia was moving military hardware and troops towards …

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Journalist Describes The Loneliness And Leakiness Of Trump's White House

As the first American president to be elected with no prior political or military experience, Donald Trump has had to adapt quickly to the responsibilities of public office.<p>"The magnitude of the job is sinking in for him," White House correspondent Maggie Haberman says. "The degree to which …

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An expert warns that a preemptive strike on North Korea would lead to “very big war”

Jonathan Pollack says a preemptive strike, though unlikely, would be devastating if it happened.<p>Last Thursday, NBC News issued an anonymously sourced report claiming that the Trump administration was poised to carry out a preemptive strike against North Korea if Pyongyang conducted another nuclear …

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Measuring nepotism: is it more prevalent in the US than in other countries?

By age 30, about 22% of American sons will be working for the same employer at the same time as their fathers. But how does that compare with other countries?<p>Hi everyone, how are you? If your name is Ivanka (there really aren’t that many of you), then maybe you had a great week. Maybe you got a new …

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It's Never Trump's Fault

Speaking after the collapse of the Republican health-care bill, the president assigned blame to plenty of parties but cast himself as a mere bystander.<p>Speaking in the Oval Office Friday afternoon, President Trump surveyed the wreckage of the Obamacare repeal effort and issued a crisp, definitive …

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Nobody Knew Governing Could Be So Complicated

The Obama years left Republicans with excellent ratings from the Heritage Foundation, and no idea how to whip a vote.<p>The Republican Party’s marquee legislative initiative had just imploded in spectacular, and humiliating, fashion Friday afternoon when Paul Ryan stepped up to a podium on Capitol …

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Exclusive: North Korea has no fear of U.S. sanctions move, will pursue nuclear arms - envoy | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea has nothing to fear from any U.S. move to broaden sanctions aimed at cutting it off from the global financial system and will pursue “acceleration” of its nuclear and missile programs, a North Korean envoy told Reuters on Tuesday.<p>This includes developing a …

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Papers, Please

Passengers on a domestic flight deplaning in New York were asked to present ID by Customs and Border Protection agents—a likely unenforceable demand that nevertheless diminishes freedom.<p>American citizens had their introduction to the Trump-era immigration machine Wednesday, when Customs and Border …

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