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Pence family gas stations left costly environmental legacy

The collapse of Kiel Bros. Oil Co. in 2004 was widely publicized. Less known is that the state of Indiana — and, to a smaller extent, Kentucky and …

Oil & Gas Industry

Democrats urge Trump to cancel Putin summit following Mueller indictments

Senior Democrats called on President Trump on Friday to cancel his planned summit Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, unless he was prepared to challenge the former KGB official over the U.S. indictment of 12 Russian intelligence operatives for meddling in the 2016 …

Donald Trump

Trump Brings His Own Style to a Day of Damage Control in Britain

LONDON — It was damage control, Trump style.<p>A day after creating a diplomatic incident in Britain, President Trump kind of apologized to his host, Prime Minister Theresa May, but did not entirely back off the critical statements about her handling of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union …

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Indictment of Russian officers puts pressure on Trump at Putin summit

GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) - If U.S. President Donald Trump was inclined to be tentative when raising election meddling with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking in 2016 has made that approach a much harder sell.<p>A federal grand …

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Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page said to be ‘cooperative’ during Capitol Hill meeting about anti-Trump texts

Republican lawmakers contend that former FBI lawyer Lisa Page provided new information during private testimony Friday that further convinces them political bias marred the investigations of Hillary Clinton’s emails and the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia.<p>Though they offered no specifics, …

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Trump Cites ‘Great Progress’ in North Korea Nuclear Talks

LONDON — President Trump said Thursday that he was making “great progress” in denuclearization talks with North Korea, citing what he called a “very nice note” he received last week from Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, though it made no mention of nuclear weapons.<p>In a letter that Mr. Trump …

North Korea

Trump threatens to 'go it alone' in shock at NATO summit: report

BRUSSELS — President Trump threatened European allies that he could ‘go it alone’ in a shock at the NATO summit in Brussels, according to a …

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Trump releases ‘nice note’ from Kim Jong Un praising progress despite setbacks in denuclearization talks

President Trump on Thursday released a personal letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un praising the “epochal progress” since their summit in Singapore last month, despite recent setbacks that have cast doubt on denuclearization talks.<p>In a tweet, Trump posted copies of the four-paragraph note — …

North Korea

North Korea puts off meeting with US on returning soldier remains

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> North Korean officials did not show up to a planned meeting with US officials at the demilitarized zone Thursday, where they were expected to continue discussions on repatriating the remains of Americans killed during the Korean War, a senior US official tells CNN.<p>State …

North Korea

Trump administration says North Korea violates sanctions, urges halt to oil transfers

<b>UNITED NATIONS --</b> The Trump administration shot back at North Korea on Thursday, sending evidence to a U.N. committee showing that North Korea …

North Korea

Paul Manafort moved to Alexandria jail, a past home to spies and terrorists

Paul Manafort has been moved, over his objections, to a new jail with a history of illustrious guests.<p>Officials confirmed the former Trump campaign chairman was booked Thursday morning into the Alexandria Detention Center, a complex of brick buildings just off the Capital Beltway and a few blocks …

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F.B.I. Agent Defends Actions in Russia Inquiry in Contentious House Testimony

WASHINGTON — The embattled F.B.I. agent who oversaw the opening of the Russia investigation mounted an aggressive defense of himself and the F.B.I. on Thursday, rejecting accusations that he let his private political views bias his official actions and labeling Republicans’ preoccupation with him …

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"Mistake was made" in Stormy Daniels' strip club arrest, Ohio police chief says

<b>COLUMBUS, Ohio --</b> The chief of police in Columbus, Ohio says a "mistake was made" when porn actress Stormy Daniels and two other women were arrested …

Stormy Daniels

Republicans Thought Peter Strzok Would Be a Punching Bag. He Just Knocked Them Out.

He was supposed to be a key in the imaginary conspiracy Trump’s congressional lackeys and media fantasists have desperately tried to write as …

Donald Trump

Policy Wonk Paul Ryan Pretends Not to Know How the Constitution Works

The Speaker of the House falsely claimed there’s nothing he can do about Trump’s tariffs.<p>Since <b>Donald Trump</b> began to indiscriminately slap tariffs on countries around the world with zero regard for the consequences, much like a giant, angry baby splashing water out of a bathtub, Republicans have put …

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NATO Survives Trump, but the Turmoil Is Leaving Scars

BRUSSELS — NATO, a pillar of the global order, emerged from a two-day confrontation with President Trump on Thursday intact but distracted and shaken, a further challenge to the alliance as it faces an expansionist Russia and growing authoritarianism among some of its own members.<p>Wrapping up talks …

Geopolitics

Giuliani says Mueller probe results should be dismissed after Strzok testimony

President Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani said Friday that congressional testimony by FBI agent Peter Strzok demonstrated such a bias against Trump that the results of the investigation being led by special prosecutor Robert S. Mueller III should be dismissed.<p>“Peter Strzok’s testimony was a …

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Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller officially repudiate a major Trump conspiracy theory

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein on Friday announced the indictments of 12 Russian intelligence officials on charges stemming from the hacking of Democrats during the 2016 election.<p>And with that, yet another President Trump conspiracy theory is thoroughly repudiated by the Russia …

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It’s clear why Republicans interrogated Peter Strzok

They stuck with Donald Trump when he was heard, on video, boasting about sexually assaulting women. They stuck with him still when he acknowledged paying hush money to a porn actress who alleged an affair.<p>But this week, congressional Republicans, determined to discredit the investigation by Robert …

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Charges against Russian intelligence officers intensify spotlight on Trump adviser Roger Stone

A federal indictment filed Friday accusing a dozen Russian military intelligence officers of conspiring to hack Democrats during the 2016 campaign spotlights communications between Roger Stone, a longtimeadviser to President Trump, and anonline persona allegedly operated by the Russians.<p>Stone has …

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Weinstein Admits to Offering Jobs In Exchange for Sex

Well he’s back. Harvey Weinstein has given his first interview since his arrest and indictment, and it’s another bonkers statement. This time, the …

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12 Russians Charged: Major Highlights of the Indictment and Rod Rosenstein’s Statement

Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, on Friday announced new charges against 12 Russian military intelligence officers accused of hacking the Democratic National Committee, the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.<p><i>[</i><i>Read our main story on the</i> …

Security

Mueller stood up to Putin. Now it’s Trump’s turn.

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has indicted a dozen members of the Russian military intelligence branch on charges of hacking American computers, proving that someone in Washington will stand up to Vladimir Putin. Now it’s the president’s turn.<p>If there has ever been a moment for President …

Russia

Many fact checks later, President Trump is (still) botching NATO spending

The Fact Checker first reviewed a series of inaccurate statements that then-candidate Donald Trump made about the funding of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, back in March 2016. Over two and a half years and many Pinocchios later, Trump still doesn’t seem to understand how NATO …

Geopolitics

Sarah Palin flew across the country to talk about veterans. It was a Sacha Baron Cohen prank.

Days after the world learned that comedian Sacha Baron Cohen had duped former vice president Richard B. Cheney into signing a “waterboard kit,” news spread that the satirist of “Borat” and “Ali G” fame had tricked another victim: Sarah Palin.<p>Palin confirmed on her Facebook page that she’d been the …

Sarah Palin

HHS secretary says separating immigrant families is ‘one of the great acts of American generosity’

Secretary Azar boasted of the Trump administration's abusive policy, claiming his department had nothing to hide.<p>The same day the federal government …

Immigration

Rudy Giuliani undercuts two of Trump’s biggest scandal-related denials

The steady erosion of President Trump's various scandal-related denials continued apace this weekend, with the return of Rudolph W. Giuliani to again wage war on the Trump team's rhetorical consistency.<p>Most notably, Giuliani again moved the goal posts on Trump's previous Stormy Daniels-related …

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Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani Talking About 'Truth' Is an 'Oxymoron," Michael Cohen's New Lawyer Says

Michael Cohen’s new attorney came out firing Monday against President Donald Trump and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, challenging Giuliani over …

The U.S. bullied the world to stop a pro-breastfeeding resolution? That's the American way

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce last week denounced the Trump administration for imposing tariffs that may result in retaliation and an economy-wide trade war. But they haven’t said much about its recent use of trade threats on <i>behalf</i> of multinational corporations.<p>According to a New York Times report, …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Michael Cohen sending a clear message to Trump by speaking 'real truth,' sources say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Michael Cohen, the President's former fixer and ultimate loyalist, is sending a clear signal to President Donald Trump and his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, that "the truth is not you(r) or your client's friend," according to sources with knowledge of Cohen's thinking.<p>Two sources familiar with …

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