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1 House Republican's chilling warning on Trump and Russia

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a New York Times op-ed — headlined "Trump Is Being Manipulated by Putin. What Should We Do?" — Texas Republican Rep. Will Hurd writes of this week's summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin:<p><i>"The president's failure to defend the United States intelligence community's unanimous</i> …

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Stephen King Zings Donald Trump And Vladimir Putin With George Orwell Quote

The author picked a very specific line from "Animal Farm" to describe the two world leaders.<p>Horror writer Stephen King took inspiration from the work of late author George Orwell for his latest attack on President Donald Trump.<p>King took aim at Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Thursday …

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2020 Republican convention goes to Charlotte, the lonely and reluctant bidder in age of Trump

As Americans fought in recent weeks over whether restaurants should refuse to serve top aides to President Trump, an entire city has been debating what it means to host his convention for reelection.<p>Charlotte won the rights to the 2020 Republican National Convention on Friday. But that's largely …

Republican Convention

State Department deletes a statement condemning Russia over MH17 downing right Trump's Putin summit

The US State Department pulled a statement that criticized Russia's involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 just one day after President Donald Trump held a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin that appeared to show him siding with Russia over US intelligence …

Russia

Microsoft: Russian Hackers Are Targeting The Midterms

Russian hackers are back targeting American democracy. This time it’s the midterm elections. And three congressmen are the targets.<p>Tom Burt, corporate vice president for customer security and trust at Microsoft, told delegates at an Aspen Security Forum in Colorado Thursday that Russian hackers had …

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Do Republicans disapprove of Trump's meeting with Putin? 'They couldn't care less'

I want to thank the Russians for interfering with our election to stop Hillary Clinton from becoming president<p>Donald Trump began the week facing accusations of treason over his embrace of Vladimir Putin. He ended it with a middle finger to his many critics by inviting the Russian autocrat to the …

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Star Wrestler Loses Scholarship Over Homophobic Slur at Trump Rally

<b>Cal Poly</b> don't play when it comes to hate speech -- the University just REVOKED a scholarship for a star high school wrestler who was caught on …

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Bombshell report: Donald Trump was shown definitive proof Putin ordered cyber attacks on the U.S.

All the way back on January 6, 2017, two weeks before Donald Trump even put his tiny hand on Lincoln’s Bible to take the Oath of Office, U.S. …

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Why hasn't Robert Mueller subpoenaed Trump? Three theories about the Russia investigation

For months, we’ve been debating whether special counsel Robert Mueller will or will not subpoena President Donald Trump to testify before the grand jury. This debate has intensified recently given the fact that one of the president’s attorneys, Rudolph Giuliani, all but announced that the president …

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Audio Emerges of Minnesota Congressman Complaining About Not Being Able to Call Women 'Sluts'

Minnesota Rep. Jason Lewis can be heard lamenting that it’s no longer appropriate to call women “sluts” in recently resurfaced audio from a 2012 …

Elections

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Just Had a Nightmare of an Interview

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spent her Thursday morning being interviewed by NBC’s Peter Alexander at the Aspen Institute Security …

Donald Trump

Trump slams Federal Reserve for rate hikes, breaking with tradition

President Donald Trump attacked the Federal Reserve on Thursday, saying he disagreed with the course taken by the central bank and its chairman, Jerome Powell, whom Trump nominated to the position last year.<p>“I don’t necessarily agree with it,” Trump told CNBC about the Fed’s two rate hikes so far …

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Donald Trump Is No Patriot

It’s not clear he even understands the distinction between self and country upon which the idea of patriotism rests.<p>In 1945, George Orwell distinguished between “nationalism” and “patriotism.” Nationalism, he argued, is the belief that your nation should dominate others. It “is inseparable from the …

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The White House Can't Contain the Russia Story

President Trump’s communications shop has little control over his message on a normal day, let alone in a news-heavy week like this one.<p><i>Updated on July 19 at 2:37 p.m. EST</i><p>The White House hasn’t lost control of the narrative surrounding President Donald Trump and Russia, because it never had control …

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Trump promised them better, cheaper health care. It’s not happening.

A key small business group says Trump’s new insurance rules are unworkable, after pushing the idea for nearly 20 years.<p>President Donald Trump handed an influential business advocacy group what should have been a historic lobbying victory when he recently rolled out new rules encouraging small …

Health Care

Confronted with Putin's lies, Trump flinches again

<b>(CNN) —</b> Like a boy forced to say "I'm sorry" when he doesn't mean it, President Donald Trump has been sullenly trying to fix the problem he caused in Helsinki, Finland when he embraced Vladimir Putin and disrespected America's intelligence agencies and allies. Most recently he told CBS news anchor …

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Why President Trump's Comments About Montenegro Were a Win for Vladimir Putin

President Donald Trump raised eyebrows Tuesday night when he questioned a key provision of the NATO alliance that requires member states to treat an …

Russia

Former White House stenographer says Trump avoids being recorded because the truth is his 'adversary'

President Donald Trump reportedly resists having an official White House stenographer present in his meetings with reporters because the truth is his "adversary," a former stenographer wrote in a Tuesday New York Times op-ed.<p>Beck Dorey-Stein, who served both President Barack Obama and Trump between …

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Here’s what accused Russian spy Maria Butina told ThinkProgress in 2016

"I’m sorry to disappoint you, but there is no international conspiracy at work..."<p>Maria Butina, the founder of the Russian equivalent of the National …

U.S. Department of Justice

Sinking land, poisoned water: the dark side of California's mega farms

It’s cruel to be living in a state that’s so powerful, so rich, but we can’t count on clean water<p>Isabel Solorio can see the water treatment plant from her garden across the street. Built to filter out the arsenic in drinking water, it hasn’t been active since 2007 – it shut down six months after …

Water

The Latest: Trump says he told Putin to end election hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on continuing reaction to President Donald Trump's summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin (all times local):<p>5:25 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump says in an interview with CBS News that he told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the United States won't tolerate election …

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US offers no details as Russia claims Trump and Putin reached military agreements

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russia announced it was ready to pursue agreements reached by Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump "in the sphere of international security," though the White House and Pentagon would not confirm any agreements had been made or offer any details.<p>Trump and Putin met for …

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'N*gger, N*gger, N*gger!': White Man Unleashes Racist Rant Against Family for Anti-Trump Yard Sign

The family being verbally assaulted attempted to get video of the harasser's license plate, which further enraged the man.A white man in North …

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Protesters Swarm The White House Calling For Trump’s Impeachment As Soon As He Arrives Back In The US

Protesters rallied outside the White House in Washington Monday evening upon President Trump's return from his disastrous trip to Helsinki, Finland …

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Trump’s economy is great for billionaires, not for working families

Don't buy the lies. Trump and his billionaires might be doing well. But the economy is not the best it's ever been, at least not for working families.<p>Over and over again, President Donald Trump tells us the U.S. economy is “absolutely booming,” the “strongest we’ve ever had” and “the greatest in …

Income Inequality

'Putin's poodle': newspapers declare Trump a traitor after Helsinki summit

Newspapers around the world have reacted to Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s performances at the Helsinki summit, and are united in their assessment of which world leader came out on top.<p>In the US, several papers went in hard on Trump. The New York Daily News accused the president of treason. Its …

Donald Trump

“It's time for us to unite and start a massive campaign against Trump and accuse him of treason because if not now when? He has crossed many lines but today was the most dangerous and the most obvious they are working together.” - Caesar Anthony #TreasonSummit #ImpeachTrump https://t.co/dTZ3ixE1R1

Republicans join Democrats in condemning Trump's remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Bizarre." ''Shameful." ''Disgraceful."<p>That's the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki — and that's just from the Republicans.<p>Lawmakers in both …

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The 6 most bizarre moments from Trump’s post-Putin interview with Sean Hannity

The president claims that the Mueller investigation is driving a “wedge” between US-Russia relations.<p>President Trump’s pre-taped interview with personal cheerleader and Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday night mostly provided Trump a chance to defend — unchallenged — his meeting with Russian …

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Russia-NRA Arrest: This Is as Close as It Gets to Collusion

For all the indictments, arrests, and guilty pleas in the far-flung investigation into Russian influence, none has come close to alleging collusion. …

Russia