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'Bizarre' and 'shameful': Republicans lead responses to Trump news conference with Putin

The response from lawmakers to President Trump’s press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin was swift and almost universally negative, …

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Trump’s horrible Putin press conference, in one tweet

“I think that the probe is a disaster for our country,” Trump said.<p>If you want to know how President Donald Trump’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin went, you just need to look at this tweet by CNN’s Kaitlan Collins.<p>Yes, that’s right.<p>When Trump was repeatedly given the …

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‘Pathetic Rout,’ ‘Tragic Mistake’ and ‘Painful’ — John McCain Holds Little Back in Describing Helsinki

Senate Armed Services chairman lets loose blistering critique of Trump and Putin meeting<p>Of all the critical statements issued about Monday’s Helsinki …

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If the economy is 'roaring', why are so many Americans still struggling? | Bernie Sanders

I’ve been on the verge of eviction for falling so far behind on my rent. I’m getting by on food stamps Walmart worker<p>We’re tired of surviving, we want to live. We can’t even survive off $7.25 McDonald's worker<p>Donald Trump tells us every day the US economy is “strong”, “booming” and “roaring”. Yes. …

Income Inequality

Read Trump’s incredible, disgraceful attacks on Democrats during Putin presser

Some of the absolute worst moments from one of the Trump presidency’s lowlights.<p>President Donald Trump stood up next to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday in a press conference and had not a single unkind word for Putin — a leader who has murdered journalists at home and poisoned dissidents …

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Thailand gave diplomatic immunity to Australian medical team in cave rescue

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand gave diplomatic immunity to three Australians who helped a boys' soccer team escape from a flooded cave, in case "something went wrong", its foreign minister said on Monday.<p>The 12 boys of the "Wild Boars" soccer team and their coach are recovering from their ordeal and …

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Trump says he will run for reelection, had Brexit chat with Queen Elizabeth

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he intends to run for re-election in 2020 because "everybody wants me to" and there are no Democratic candidates who could defeat him, the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported.<p>Asked by British journalist Piers Morgan in an interview given on Friday …

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A troubling lesson from the 1930s suggests Trump's trade war will damage the world for decades

LONDON — The impacts of Donald Trump's trade war could be felt through the global economy for decades to come, if patterns followed during the last true trade conflict in the 1930s manifest themselves in 2018, according to research from Oxford Economics.<p>Writing on Friday, Adam Slater, a lead …

Economics

Trump Staffer Forced Out After Daring to Stand Up for Refugees

Since John Bolton took over the National Security Council in April, he has fired or forced the resignation of several top staffers, in what many …

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Scots call Trump a ‘big orange jobby’ as thousands march for second day

Scotland has no intention of letting Donald Trump have a quiet day as thousands of protesters make their voice heard.<p>As Trump plays a round of golf …

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Donald Trump Jr. said he didn’t recall talking to Emin Agalarov. Agalarov remembers it.

Once the world learned that representatives of Donald Trump’s campaign for president — led by Donald Trump Jr. — had met with a Russian lawyer linked to the Kremlin in June 2016, the timeline for the meeting was revealed quickly.<p>Trump Jr. got an email from a publicist working for a Russian pop star …

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After decades of problems, new allegations surface of a secret clique within L.A. County Sheriff's Department

For decades, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has struggled to combat secretive cliques of deputies who bonded over aggressive, often violent police work and branded themselves with matching tattoos.<p>A federal judge called out the problem nearly 30 years ago, accusing deputies of running …

Corruption

Mitch McConnell To Democrats: Treat Trump's SCOTUS Pick 'Fairly'

This is the same guy who denied a hearing and a vote to President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland.<p>WASHINGTON ― Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) scolded Democrats who are vowing to oppose President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee before he or she is even announced ― which …

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Dozens of farm workers became violently ill only weeks after Trump lifted ban on insecticide

In March 2017, one of the first orders of business for the freshly confirmed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was to lift the ban on the pesticide, …

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Historian Explains Why ‘Intellectually Lazy’ Christians Support Trump: ’If This Is Evangelicalism — I Am Out'

John Fea, an evangelical historian and professor of American history on Sunday published an op-ed detailing why white evangelicals support Donald …

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Trump speeches and speech pattern analyzed by linguistics professor

Donald Trump’s speeches and speech pattern are analyzed by Columbia linguistics professor John McWhorter, who calls him, ‘the first president who …

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Mar-a-Lago files request to hire 61 foreign temporary workers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's resort, Mar-a-Lago, filed a request to the Department of Labor for 61 additional visas for foreign servers and cooks, according to Job Order Records filed on Thursday and Friday.<p>The Florida resort requested 61 H-2B visas, which are visas for temporary …

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Trump mocks #MeToo movement in riff on Elizabeth Warren's heritage during Montana rally

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Thursday mocked the #MeToo movement as he repeatedly attacked Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren over her heritage, said Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters had an I.Q. in the "mid-60s," and made thinly-veiled swipes at fellow Republicans John McCain and George H.W. …

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'We are the casualty:' US pig farmers brace for second round of pork tariffs from China, Mexico

U.S. pork producers are about to be bitten by a second batch of hefty retaliatory tariffs from China and Mexico — and that has some large producers …

Agriculture

America can't spell: Melania Trump, others use #IndependanceDay — not Independence Day

Oh America. We're shaking our collective heads over here.<p>The Fourth of July is a pretty significant national holiday. It is, after all, the day we celebrate the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Indepen<b>DENCE</b>.<p>Note the bold and capitalized text. It is by design.<p>Because Twitter is …

July 4th

A Georgia lawmaker tried to pass a bill targeting Muslim women in a deeply sinister way

The floodgates seem to have opened on hateful state legislation since Donald Trump's election. A few days after a Texas state legislator filed a bill …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump claims Obama gave citizenship to 2,500 Iranians during nuclear deal talks

<i>“Just out that the Obama Administration granted citizenship, during the terrible Iran Deal negotiation, to 2,500 Iranians – including to government officials. How big (and bad) is that?”</i> <b><br>— President Trump, in a tweet, July 3, 2018</b><p>This tweet packs a punch: Trump is suggesting that President Barack …

South Asia

Half the country thinks Donald Trump is a racist. HALF.

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new Quinnipiac University poll has a striking result: 49% of people said they believe President Donald Trump to be a racist while 47% believe he is not.<p>Pause and digest that: Half the country -- HALF -- thinks the elected President of the United States harbors racist views.<p>That's a …

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The Comeuppance Continues: At Least 6 Businesses Cut Ties With #PermitPatty After Viral Video 

Sometimes it can seem difficult to get real, <i>actual</i> justice from the criminal-justice system, but some good old internet justice is trying to make up …

Selling

Trump tried to honor victims of crimes by unauthorized immigrants — by signing their portraits

The images were displayed at a “permanent separation” event held by the administration.<p>During an event Friday, President Donald Trump returned to an old argument about unauthorized immigrants to defend his administration’s immigration policy, highlighting families who lost loved ones to crimes …

Immigration

Melania Trump 'Truly No Longer Cares'

<i>Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.</i><p>Melania’s jacket has me reminiscing about …

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Melania Trump Wears a Coat That Says 'I REALLY DON'T CARE DO U?' to Visit Immigrant Children Who Have Been Separated From Their Parents

Melania Trump doesn't say much.<p>The office of the first lady is a big platform, one that has been used over the years by various first ladies to advocate for such worthy causes as early childhood education reform (Laura Bush), improving healthcare (Hillary Clinton), and supporting veterans (Michelle …

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Melania Trump's 'I really don't care. Do U?' jacket was no mistake

<b>(CNN) —</b> As she boarded a plane to head to McAllen, Texas, for a surprise visit to the heart of the family separation crisis at the southern border, Melania Trump was spotted wearing a coat with these words scrawled on the back: "I really don't care. Do U?"<p>Here's a close-up -- of the first lady and …

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Melania Trump weighs in on her husband’s cruel policy. Where are you, Ivanka?

Melania Trump, the most reticent first lady since Pat Nixon, has done an admirable thing. She has lent her voice to those who oppose the Trump administration’s heinous policy of separating migrant children from their parents.<p>The statement issued through her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham, cautious …

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‘He’s just become too angry’: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette publisher defends firing cartoonist

LAKEVILLE, Conn. — The publisher of a Pittsburgh newspaper on Saturday defended the controversial firing of its editorial cartoonist, saying he “hasn’t been funny in a long time.”<p>“He’s just become too angry for his health or for his own good,” John Block, the publisher and editor-in-chief of the …