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Tony Blair says 'left media' is being unfair on Donald Trump

Blair told GQ magazine that he agreed with some of the criticisms the US president has made of journalists covering his presidency.<p>"I think there is a major problem with the way the media operates in the West, which is becoming polarised and partisan and, you know: Not everything Trump says about …

Donald Trump

Pope says he'll seek common ground with Trump, won't preach

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis says he won't try to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to soften his policies on immigration and the environment when they meet this month, but wants instead to find common ground and work for peace.<p>Francis said proselytizing isn't his style — in …

Donald Trump

Top House Dem: 'This is John McCain's finest hour'

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHillicon Valley: House Dems release Russia-linked Facebook ads | Bill would block feds from mandating encryption …

Donald Trump

Trump has now been awarded five honorary doctorates — and stripped of one

President Trump collected another honorary doctorate Saturday, bringing his total back up to four. The latest award, from Liberty University, fills a void left by the revocation of a degree from Robert Gordon University in Scotland in 2015.<p>Robert Gordon had bestowed an honorary doctorate of …

United States

Trump says it would not be "inappropriate" to ask for Comey's loyalty

President Donald Trump says that he did not ask ousted FBI Director James Comey for his loyalty -- but that it wouldn't be an "inappropriate" thing …

Why the left's favorite media outlets are suddenly hiring conservatives

Two weeks ago, the cable news network gave former George W. Bush adviser Nicolle Wallace a 4 p.m. show. Former Fox News star Greta Van Susteren took over its 6 p.m. slot in January.<p>And it has reportedly offered talk radio host Hugh Hewitt a show, as well. MSNBC is giving out shows to conservative …

Why Team Trump can’t stop leaking

Historians will tell you that Adolf Hitler wasn’t plagued by leakers and anonymous sources within his government. Joseph Goebbels didn’t routinely …

Dem congressman goes on crazy Trump Twitter rant — then conservatives strike back

Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) went on a three-day-long Twitter rant during which he suggested President Donald Trump is “unhinged” and linked the recent firing of former FBI Director James Comey to the Nixon-era Watergate scandal.<p>On Thursday, Connolly began writing a series of tweets linking the …

Donald Trump Does His Best To Stay On Prompter During His First Commencement Address As President

On Saturday, Donald Trump made his first commencement speech as president, and (surprisingly) was able to avoid igniting any new media wildfires in the process. In his speech at Liberty University, Trump reeled off his usual list of public speaking greatest hits; he made mentions of the large crowd …

6-figure salary, no severance: What an FBI director has to lose

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> James Comey's ouster from the top of the FBI sent shock waves through Washington, and left many wondering what happens next for him.<p>The FBI director job was a step down in pay from his previous roles as general counsel for an aerospace giant and a hedge fund, even though the role …

Employment

J.K. Rowling Mocks President Trump for Tweeting in the Third Person

Following Donald Trump’s Tuesday night tweets concerning FBI Director James Comey’s treatment of both himself and Hillary Clinton, J.K. Rowling …

Maher blames Bill Clinton for Comey's dismissal

Bill Maher made the argument on HBO's "Real Time" that "a lot of" the reason behind James Comey's firing by President Trump on Tuesday was "because …

Donald Trump

Democratic Rep. slams Trump in tweet: 'Lock him up?'

One of President Trump's popular campaign chants is now being used against him amid the controversy over his firing of FBI Director James Comey.<p>On Thursday night, Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York tweeted, "Evidence of Trump's effort to obstruct justice continues to emerge. Lock HIM …

More House Republicans open to special prosecutor

A growing number of House Republicans said Wednesday that they are open to an independent investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after President Donald Trump’s surprise dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.<p>In carefully couched statements, about a dozen House …

Donald Trump

Elizabeth Warren jabs Trump at commencement address

AMHERST, Mass. — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren took a quick jab at President Donald Trump on Friday while urging newly minted University of …

GOP leaders see more smoke than fire in Comey’s dismissal

CORONADO, Calif. — Chaos is President Donald Trump’s style, yet as long as the Republican delivers on health care, taxes and tapping a new FBI …

Donald Trump

Trump's statements linking Russia investigation to Comey firing could lead to legal problems

A growing number of legal experts say<p>President Trumphas opened himself up to a charge of obstruction of justice this week when he said “this Russia thing with Trump” was on his mind when he firedFBIDirectorJames B. Comey.<p>The federal law against obstruction of justice, a felony, is written broadly …

Donald Trump

North Korea sends protest to US Congress over sanctions

TOKYO (AP) — A North Korean parliamentary committee sent a rare letter of protest to the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday over its new package …

North Korea

Russian Fighter Jet Twice Came Close to U.S. Navy Plane: Officials

A Russian fighter jet twice came within a short distance from a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft over the Black Sea this week, U.S. military officials said.<p>On Tuesday, a Russian Su-27 jet approached the U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon while it was "conducting routine operations in international airspace," …

Military

Trump expects 'fast decision' on Comey replacement

LYNCHBURG, Virginia — President Donald Trump signaled Saturday that he will name a replacement for ousted FBI Director James Comey soon.<p>“We can make a fast decision,” he told a pool of reporters before flying to Lynchburg, where he will deliver Liberty University’s commencement address.<p>Trump said …

Donald Trump

Trump thinks he can get away with anything

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Trump thinks he can get away with anything.<p>This week's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey has greatly intensified the fears that our commander in chief sees absolutely no boundaries to his power.<p>By axing the director of an agency investigating whether there was collusion …

Donald Trump

How William F. Buckley, Jr., Changed His Mind on Civil Rights

The man who boasted he purged the conservative movement of ‘kooks’ and bigots was once a strong defender of racial discrimination—even violence. What changed?<p>When the conservative editor and intellectual William F. Buckley, Jr., ran for mayor of New York in 1965, he may have been the first …

Political Science

Trump's leave it to the generals policy is risky

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Trump appears to be giving his generals more and more control over their operations, and the implications are enormous. In a new Time magazine interview, he cites speed as the most pressing reason:<p>"But they say, 'Sir, we're ready to go.' I said where? They had some people in a …

Obama Administration

Trump claims F-35s flew over Japan undetected: 'Pretty cool, right?'

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump thinks the F-35 fighter is "pretty cool," but he seems to be a bit confused over what the newest US warplanes have been up to in Japan.<p>In a White House interview with Time magazine published Thursday, Trump said almost three dozen of the stealth jets flew over …

U.S. Marines

At last: A map of Trump’s acreage victory that’s to the proper scale

Donald Trump is justifiably proud of having won the presidency.<p>It’s hard to begrudge him that; only 43 other people have served in the office, and most of them did so in eras where campaigning was far less complex and grueling than the current one. Sure, he brings it up publicly every third day, …

Maps

Watch: Tucker Carlson corners Jorge Ramos with facts during tense debate on illegal immigration

Fox News host Tucker Carlson cornered Univision anchor Jorge Ramos during a contentious debate on immigration reform Friday night and tore apart Ramos’ arguments piece by piece.<p>Carlson began the segment by noting that Ramos believes the border wall proposed by President Donald Trump is both …

Ex-congresswoman may spend rest of life in prison for fraud

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown could spend the rest of her life in prison after being found guilty of taking money from a …

Corruption

The DNC’s elephant in the room: Dems have a problem — it’s not Donald Trump

<b>Bernie Sanders (AP/Jae C. Hong)</b><p>It’s time for the DNC to stop blaming Trump and the GOP for their own credibility issues<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>May 13, 2017 2:00pm (UTC)<p>The election of Donald Trump offered the Democratic Party a huge gift. Coming off of a highly contentious election and a series of party …

Middle-class

Impeachment of the president, explained

The history and logistics of trying to remove a president from office.<p>The House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted against considering a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday, by a vote of 364-58.<p>All Republicans present and about two-thirds of Democrats voted to shelve the …