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President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List

We have catalogued nearly every outright lie the president has told publicly since taking the oath of office.


Scott Pruitt, Trump’s E.P.A. Pick, Backed Industry Donors Over Regulators

WASHINGTON — A legal fight to clean up tons of chicken manure fouling the waters of Oklahoma’s bucolic northeastern corner — much of it from neighboring Arkansas — was in full swing six years ago when the conservative lawyer Scott Pruitt took office as Oklahoma’s attorney general.<p>His response: Put …

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The Latest: Trump says he may maintain some Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times local):<p>10 p.m.<p>President-elect Donald Trump says he will probably maintain some of the Obama administration's recent sanctions against Russia, although he adds that he might do away with them if Russia works with the U.S. on …

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Trump’s Cabinet nominees keep contradicting him

Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees, in their first round of confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill, have one after another contradicted the president-elect on key issues, promising to trim back or disregard some of the signature promises on which he campaigned.<p>A fresh set of examples came Thursday, the …

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Pew Research Center survey: A majority of Americans believe Trump is 'too impulsive'

Just ten days before President-elect Donald Trump is handed the keys to the White House and the nation's nuclear weapons code, more than half of voters fret that he is too impulsive to make level-headed decisions for the country according to a revealing new survey.<p>After being treated to the …

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Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him

<b>(CNN) —</b> Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell CNN.<p>The …

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Trump's Immigration Plan Could Undermine Promise To Boost Economy

President-elect Donald Trump says he will double the nation's growth rate during his time in office. That promise will be difficult to keep.<p>Trump isn't talking about a temporary boost in growth. He says he can make the economy grow in the long term at a rate of about 4 percent a year.<p>Most …

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Donald Trump paid millions of dollars in campaign funds to his businesses during the election race

Donald Trump paid millions of dollars of his presidential campaign finances to his own businesses and family arising from their provision of campaign services, a review of government reports show.<p>The president-elect paid almost $12.5 million (£10 million) to his companies and to family members in …

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Trump, Pence celebrate election victory in Orlando

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Trump to nominate bankruptcy lawyer as U.S. ambassador to Israel

President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate David Friedman, an Orthodox Jewish lawyer with highly conservative views on Israel, as the next U.S. ambassador to the tiny Jewish-majority state.<p>Friedman helped advise Trump during the campaign and has assisted him in bankruptcy proceedings in the …


Obama On Russian Hacking: 'We Need To Take Action And We Will'

President Obama says the United States will respond to Russian cyberattacks that the intelligence community has concluded were part of an effort to influence the 2016 presidential election.<p>In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep that is airing Friday on <i>Morning Edition,</i> Obama said, "I think there …

Skeptics Rip Rick Perry as Trump's Pick to Lead Department of Energy

He is now set to join an administration flush with fellow cabinet picks who are openly hostile toward the concept of climate change, all with President-elect Donald Trump at the helm, who has called climate change a hoax orchestrated by the Chinese.<p>Perry's appointment means the heads of the …

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U.S. officials say Putin helped direct the use of hacked materials

U.S. intelligence officials now believe with "a high level of confidence" that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.<p>Two senior officials with direct …

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Republican looks to overhaul Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Republican lawmaker wants to overhaul Social Security, the decades-old program that provides benefits to some 60 million retirees and disabled, with a plan to gradually increase the retirement age and slow the growth of benefits for higher-income workers.<p>Rep. Sam Johnson …


Trump Picks Energy Department Opponent Rick Perry for Energy Secretary: Sources

President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Texas Gov. Rick Perry — who famously once forgot that he wanted to abolish the Energy Department — to be secretary of energy, two sources familiar with the transition process told NBC News on Monday night.<p>Perry, a rival of Trump's during the …

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Trump to inherit state-run TV network with expanded reach

A provision tucked into the defense bill guts the Voice of America board, stoking fears that Trump could wield a powerful propaganda arm.<p>President-elect Donald Trump is about to inherit a newly empowered Voice of America that some officials fear could serve as an unfettered propaganda arm for the …

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Trump draws rebuke after saying U.S. isn’t bound by One China policy

BEIJING — Donald Trump is talking about Taiwan again — and so is China, in angry and mocking ­comments Monday that questioned whether the president-elect grasps a core ­element of ­relations between the world’s top economic powers.<p>In an interview broadcast Sunday, Trump said the United States would …


C.I.A. Judgment on Russia Built on Swell of Evidence

The College of Rock and Roll Knowledge

In the 60's in the UK, if you wanted to make a name for yourself as a musician, you wanted to be play on stage with John Mayall. Today, Nov. 29th is …

Andrew Puzder is leading candidate for labor secretary

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Trump names climate change skeptic and oil industry ally to lead the EPA

Donald Trump picked Oklahoma Atty. Gen.Scott Pruittto run theEnvironmental Protection Agency, signaling the president-elect will deliver on his vow to disassemblePresident Obama’s landmark effort to fight climate change.<p>Pruitt, 48, a staunch ally of the fossil fuel industry, has taken a lead …