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Trump, Republicans Will Be Blamed for Government Shutdown, New Poll Finds

President Donald Trump has spent the past few days using his Twitter account to blame Democrats for a potential impending shutdown, hyperbolically …

Donald Trump cancelled his UK visit because he wouldn't get 'the love he believes he deserves', says Michael Wolff

Donald Trump did not cancel his visit to London over a “bad deal,” as he claimed, but out of fear that he would not be met with the adoring crowds he …

Steelworkers union president ‘disappointed’ and ‘frustrated’ with Trump

The president of the United Steelworkers union says the group is "terribly disappointed" with President TrumpDonald John TrumpPastor at Trump rally …

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Lindsey Graham on possible government shutdown: "We should all be kicked out if that happens"

Sen. Lindsey Graham had some interesting things to say to reporters outside a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today. "How does it end?" he asks, …

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Is the Trump Presidency for sale? Watchdog group says yes

Robert Weissman, President of Public Citizen, joins MTP Daily to discuss the report that more than 60 groups spent money at Trump properties to …

9 of 12 National Parks advisory board members quit over anger with Zinke

Nine of 12 members on the National Park System Advisory Board quit on Monday "out of frustration that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had refused to …

8 Congressional Chairmen Are Calling It Quits. Here's Why And What It Could Mean

Capitol Hill Republicans are nervous about November. The margins of their majority are dwindling in both chambers. It's looking like a good year to run as a Democrat, and President Trump isn't helping with his weak polls and potent controversies.<p>But at least one of the woes afflicting the current …

Third adult film star emerges to say married Donald Trump begged her to 'party' in his hotel room

While Melania Trump was home with infant Barron Trump in 2006, Donald Trump was reportedly running around acting like a fool, seeking adult film …

Report: Trump Has Done a Great Job Profiting Off the Presidency

Particularly from foreign government and lobbyists.<p>By multiple accounts, including those in <b>Michael Wolff’s</b> <i>Fire and Fury,</i> <b>Donald Trump</b> never wanted or expected to become president. His whole campaign was reportedly a branding exercise, intended to raise his profile, burnish his ego, and ultimately …

Trump Might Finally Get His Shutdown

With the president fuming, a funding deadline looming, and a DACA deal far off, a climactic confrontation in Congress might be impossible to avoid.<p><i>Updated on January 16 at 5:09 p.m. ET</i><p>The first government shutdown of the Donald Trump presidency has been a long time coming.<p>It has been eight months …

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Trump tweeted his black approval rating has doubled. It hasn't.

President Donald Trump bragged on Twitter that his approval rating with black Americans has doubled. It hasn't.<p>Only 15% of black Americans said they approved of Trump's job performance in the days following his inauguration last January — and it's only gone downhill from there. In the most recent …

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We Looked Up Which Athletes Are Closest To Donald Trump’s Claimed Height And Weight

Donald Trump followed presidential tradition in one way on Tuesday when his official medical examination results were released to the public. The results for the oldest president ever elected were always going to be interesting and, perhaps somewhat predictably, there’s some controversy about the …

Booker slams DHS secretary's 'amnesia' on Trump's reported 'shithole' comment

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. Cory Booker slammed the homeland security secretary in a speech Tuesday morning for claiming ignorance to the President's slander of African countries.<p>The impassioned remarks came toward the end of an often testy oversight hearing in which Department of Homeland Security Secretary …

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Is So Close to Getting It

On Tuesday, reporters continued to ask White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to defend Donald Trump’s “shithole” comments, and their …

Trump Discovers the Costs of Undermining Truth

At the same time that the president sows doubt and confusion to undermine his adversaries, he finds those forces depriving him of credit he believes he deserves.<p>A long weekend with lots of executive time, simmering tensions with politicians of both parties, a looming government shutdown: It’s the …

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Fox News shelved story on Trump and porn actress Stormy Daniels before election

Fox News had a story at the height of the presidential election that detailed an alleged sexual relationship between porn actress Stephanie Clifford -- whose stage name is "Stormy Daniels" -- and Donald Trump, but opted not to publish it, four people familiar with the matter told CNN.<p>The Wall …

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Former Obama staffer's viral tweet a message to Trump on immigration

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former White House staffer Gary Lee's very first tweet went viral amid the fallout over President Donald Trump making disparaging comments about immigration from African countries and Haiti.<p>Over the weekend, the son of Korean immigrants tweeted a picture with his then boss, President Barack …

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Trump's Immigration Meeting Was Even More Racist Than We Originally Thought

<i>The Washington Post</i> published a report Monday night detailing exactly what happened in the now-infamous bipartisan immigration meeting where …

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Congressional Republicans think Donald Trump’s sloth and ignorance is a feature, not a bug

A weak, easy-to-manipulate president is what they want.<p>Over the course of approximately one year in office, Donald Trump has made it clear that he possesses no hidden depths and is exactly as lazy, ignorant, and unprepared to be president as he appeared to be on the 2016 campaign trail.<p>He’s also …

Trump Advocates For Public Service On MLK Day, But Spends It At Mar-A-Lago Resort

<b>Updated at 1:40 a.m. ET Tuesday</b><p>Some members of the Trump administration started off the holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. at a wreath-laying ceremony at the civil rights leader's memorial in Washington Monday. But the president's first stop was his own golf club.<p>Trump signed a federal holiday …

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Trump's 'pretty Korean lady' comment draws swift backlash

President Donald Trump continued to draw fire for making inflammatory comments this week, after officials recounted a conversation he allegedly had with a female intelligence analyst last fall.<p>According to two officials with knowledge of the conversation, Trump reportedly asked the woman where she …

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Are Senators Tom Cotton and David Purdue Actively Evil or Just Incredibly Stupid?

Donald Trump definitely called African countries “shitholes” and insisted he’d prefer immigration to the United States from places like Norway. …

Trump’s War on the Press Follows the Mussolini and Hitler Playbook

Never forget: Mussolini and Hitler made their first target the press. After a year of ‘alternative facts’ you can see why.<p>Beneath the madness and the …

Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words for Haiti and Africa

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday balked at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and some nations in Africa, demanding to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” rather than from places like Norway, according …

Immigration

The Latest: Trump defends remarks about Africa, Haiti

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Trump and immigration (all times local):<p>8 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump has privately defended his remarks …

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Trump reportedly interrupted intel briefing to ask Korean American, “Where are you from?”

He suggested the “pretty Korean lady,” who was talking about Pakistan, be reassigned to North Korea.<p>In the wake of President Trump’s comment about wanting to stop immigration from “shithole countries,” NBC News did a deep dive into Trump’s history of racist comments. The piece, published on Friday …

North Carolina GOP Has Absurd Response to Ruling Slapping Down Its Gerrymandering

The North Carolina Republican Party on Wednesday responded to Tuesday’s blistering court ruling declaring the state’s GOP-drawn congressional …

The Voters Abandoning Donald Trump

According to previously unpublished findings, the blue-collar whites at the core of his coalition have lost faith over his first year in office.<p>A massive new source of public-opinion research offers fresh insights into the fault lines emerging in Donald Trump’s foundation of support.<p>Previously …

College & University

GOP congressman: Trump may have exempted Florida from offshore drilling because of Mar-a-Lago

GOP Rep. Mark Sanford suggested that a sudden exemption for Florida from President Donald Trump's new offshore drilling plan may have to do with the president's own business.<p>In an interview with CNN, Sanford said the exemption from the Trump administration's new plan to open 98% of the US's …