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The Obamas in Indonesia

Last Saturday, former President Barack Obama kicked off a 10-day family vacation in Indonesia, where he, former first lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters, Malia and Sasha, are taking in Bali and Jakarta, the city where he spent part of his childhood. POLITICO takes a look at their trip so …

Even Edward Snowden Thinks Firing James Comey Was a Bad Idea

Edward Snowden has slammed the decision by President Donald Trump to fire FBI Director James Comey Tuesday.<p>“This FBI Director has sought to jail me …

The FBI is reeling from shock of Comey’s unexpected firing

<b>(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)</b><p>Agents are upset not only because Comey was fired, but because of how he was fired<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>May 10, 2017 3:16pm (UTC)<p>Agents who work for the FBI are reported to be devastated at President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.<p>Part of the …

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What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think of Donald Trump?

<b>President Donald Trump gestures in the Rose Garden of the White House (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)</b><p>Hint: It’s not “president”<p>Katie Serena<p>May 10, 2017 9:16pm (UTC)<p>A new poll from Quinnipiac University on recent Trump antics shows exactly what you'd expect. It contained a quick breakdown of his approval …

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Jimmy Carter built a new solar plant on his old peanut farm

Jimmy Carter is once again pioneering solar energy projects. The former president who almost 40 years ago installed solar panels at the White House …

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Trump's Spokesman Keeps Referring To A Terrorist Attack On Atlanta That Didn't Happen

White House press secretary Sean Spicer has repeatedly mentioned Atlanta, but there has never been an Islamic terror attack in the city.<p>Amid Donald Trump's bitter and long-running crusade against the media, and in some cases the truth, his official spokesman defended the president's controversial …

Another disastrous call: Trump bungled a phone call with the French president, Francois Hollande

<b>(Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)</b><p>President Trump continues his string of unimpressive foreign policy fails<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>February 8, 2017 8:18pm (UTC)<p>President Donald Trump has had another disastrous phone call with a foreign leader — this time France's President Francois Hollande.<p>Trump …

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A Triumphant Moment for Elizabeth Warren

The Massachusetts senator is in the spotlight for criticizing the president’s agenda. The louder she opposes Trump, however, the more she may find her own actions closely scrutinized, and harshly judged.<p>As the Democratic Party searches for a leader in an uncertain political era, Elizabeth Warren …

Leaks Suggest Trump's Own Team Is Alarmed By His Conduct

White House leaks are common, but leakers suggesting the president might be unfit for office are not.<p>WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump was confused about the dollar: Was it a strong one that’s good for the economy? Or a weak one?<p>So he made a call ― except not to any of the business leaders Trump …

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'The future is female': Watch Hillary Clinton's first video statement since Trump's inauguration

In her first statement since Trump's inauguration, Hillary Clinton released a video for the MAKERS conference, making mention of last month's Women's March and saying she remains convinced that "yes, the future is female."<p><b>FULL TRANSCRIPT:</b><p><i>"I'm proud to be a maker, and to support makers' mission. To</i> …

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Melania Trump reveals plan to leverage presidency to ink ‘multi-million dollar’ endorsement deals

The admission came in a defamation lawsuit the First Lady filed against the Daily Mail.<p>In a lawsuit filed today, First Lady Melania Trump revealed …

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Trump is a boy’s idea of a man

The new president is expected to make his mark on an aggressive legislative agenda.<p>The beginning of the president’s term has featured controversial executive orders and frequent conflicts with the media.<p>My friend has a teenage son. He’s a good kid, well-behaved, impeccably mannered and …

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Here’s How Iraqi Soldiers Fighting ISIS Feel About Trump’s Immigration Ban

“We’ve been fighting terrorism since 2003,” an Iraqi soldier told BuzzFeed News in Mosul. “[Trump] just became president the other day.”<p>MOSUL, Iraq — Ali Subhi has been fighting alongside the U.S. military for more than a decade — so it was “a surprise,” the Iraqi special forces soldier said, when …

Legal Scholars: Why Congress Should Impeach Donald Trump

It has been widely acknowledged that, upon swearing the Oath of Office, President Donald Trump would be in direct violation of the foreign-emoluments …

Australia's chief scientist compares Trump to Stalin over climate censorship

Alan Finkel warns that forcing EPA data to undergo political review before publication will ‘cause long-term harm’<p>Australia’s chief scientist has slammed Donald Trump’s attempt to censor environmental data, saying the US president’s behaviour was comparable to the manipulation of science by the …

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General Petraeus Warns Congress Trump Is About To Destroy World Stability

Bloomberg vs. Trump: Will the Real Billionaire Tycoon Please Stand Up?

Who's brasher? Who's richer? NYC's two most famous billionaires couldn't be more different.<p>Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected …

5 surprising facts you didn't know about MLK

Tim Wise, the anti-racist author and educator, once said white America celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. "on their own terms, not his." As Wise wrote …

Amid the Chaos in Berkeley, a Grinning Face, Covered in Blood

<i>Last Updated, Feb. 5, 1:15 p.m.</i><p>Several fans of the right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos were injured on Wednesday night in Berkeley, in scuffles …