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Comey Asks Justice Dept. to Reject Trump’s Wiretapping Claim

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, asked the Justice Department this weekend to publicly reject President Trump’s assertion that President Barack Obama ordered the tapping of Mr. Trump’s phones, senior American officials said on Sunday. Mr. Comey has argued that the highly charged …

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Trump Concedes Health Law Overhaul Is ‘Unbelievably Complex’

WASHINGTON — President Trump, meeting with the nation’s governors, conceded Monday that he had not been aware of the complexities of health care policy-making: “I have to tell you, it’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.”<p>The president also …

Health Care

Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

WASHINGTON — Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American …

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From Trump’s Mar-a-Lago to Facebook, a National Security Crisis in the Open

WASHINGTON — President Trump and his top aides coordinated their response to North Korea’s missile test on Saturday night in full view of diners at Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida — a remarkable public display of presidential activity that is almost always conducted in highly secure …

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Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser

Michael T. Flynn, the national security adviser, resigned on Monday night after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other top White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States.<p>Mr. Flynn, who served in the job for less than a …

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Donald Trump 'surprised he cannot run the US government like his businesses', aides reveal

When you are used to getting your way in almost everything - property deals, military draft deferment, and even divorce settlements - it must be a …

Sean Spicer Makes Up Atlanta Islamist Terror Attack

Kellyanne Conway is not alone in inventing a terrorist attack. Trump’s press secretary has repeatedly listed Atlanta among cities wracked by Islamist …

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Kellyanne Conway Referenced ‘Bowling Green Attack’ in TMZ Interview

There’s a new, third time Trump’s counselor talked about a fictitious terrorist attack — undermining the excuse she misspoke.<p>Kellyanne Conway …

We’ll See You in Court: Why Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees Violates the Establishment Clause

The executive order targets Islam and gives preference to Christian refugees in violation of the Establishment Clause.<i>This piece originally appeared</i> …

Immigration

Who is Sally Yates? Meet the acting attorney general Trump fired for ‘betraying’ the Justice Department.

Acting attorney general Sally Quillian Yates, a longtime prosecutor from Atlanta, began her tenure as an Obama appointee two years ago by saying that pursuing justice was more important to her than bringing federal cases in court.<p>“We’re not the Department of Prosecutions or even the Department of …

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An Airport Protest in Support of Religious Freedom

Fury over the Trump administration’s immigrant ban found purpose after travelers from abroad were detained at U.S. airports.<p>It was already shaping up to be a strange day when New York Representatives Jarrold Nadler and Nydia Velázquez arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport shortly after …

The war on facts is a war on democracy: Scientific community has a warning for President Trump

In a time when facts don’t matter — and science is being muzzled — American democracy is the real victim<p>There is a new incumbent in the White House, a new Congress has been sworn in, and scientists around the country are nervous as hell.<p>We’re nervous because there seems to be a seismic shift going …

Trump’s “Muslim ban” is a huge gift to ISIS

ISIS says the US is at war with Islam. Trump just helped them make their case.<p>ISIS has been trying for years to convince Muslims around the world that the West — and especially the United States — is at war with Islam. President Donald Trump’s new executive order on immigration will make it much …

When even men who risk their lives for the US are denied entry, the dream of America is dead

When the five visas came through – enough for his three children and his wife - Hameed Khalid Darweesh wasted no time. He and his family boarded the first flight they could get from Erbil in Kurdistan to New York, via Istanbul.<p>Mr Darweesh had spent a decade working for American forces in Iraq, …

Immigration

No woman is safe: How the Hyde Amendment and H.R. 7 punish America’s most vulnerable

Women on Medicaid have been more affected by the crusade against abortion for 40 years, but now it’s worse<p>On Tuesday, the House passed H.R. 7, a bill that will make the Hyde Amendment permanent. For 40 years, the amendment, which has been subject to annual renewal since Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL) first …

As the White House changes course on climate change, California stubbornly presses forward

With cheese and shrimp cocktail piled on their plates, guests strolled the exhibit like patrons at an art gallery, sipping beer and pausing to ponder the displays that lined the room. But instead of paintings or sculptures, they were examining scientific charts about climate change at a state …

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Who Trump is banning from the US, illustrated

Let's say you're trying to board a plane from another country and cross the border into the United States.<p>Let's say you're trying to board a plane from another country and cross the border into the United States.<p>There have always been reasons why you can't enter the US, like if the US believes …

Is this a Muslim ban? Trump's executive order explained

The immediate consequences have been dire for many, including valid visa holders and legal residents, and lawsuits have already begun – but the order’s vagueness leaves much up in the air<p>What has the order done?<p><b>Suspended the entire US refugee admissions system for 120 days,</b> even though it was …

Immigration

Trump's immigration ban sends shockwaves

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's seismic move to ban more than 218 million people from the United States and to deny entry to all refugees reverberated worldwide Saturday, as chaos and confusion rippled through US airports, American law enforcement agencies and foreign countries trying …

Immigration

Trump signs directive to start border wall with Mexico, ramp up immigration enforcement

President Trump on Wednesday began putting in place his plan to ratchet up immigration enforcement, following through on major campaign pledges by signing executive actions to build a border wall with Mexico and cut off funds to cities that do not report undocumented immigrants to federal …

Immigration

Theresa May to tell Republicans US, UK can lead the world

<b>London (CNN) —</b> British Prime Minister Theresa May will tell Republicans that the US and UK can lead the world, as she seeks to rekindle the partnership between the two countries in the face of a more isolationist stance taken by President Donald Trump.<p>May, who begins a two-day visit to the US on …

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5 challenges Trump may face building a border wall

Scientists move Doomsday Clock closer to 'midnight.' Trump's comments on nuclear weapons are a big reason why

Donald Trump’s comments as a candidate and president-elect about the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal and nuclear proliferation had long rattled arms-control advocates about how his administration might change half a century of policy and posture.<p>On Thursday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists …

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Information lockdown hits Trump’s federal agencies

‘It’s a dark time right now,’ a former Obama administration spokeswoman says as multiple agencies tell employees to restrict news releases and social media.<p>Federal agencies are clamping down on public information and social media in the early days of Donald Trump's presidency, limiting employees’ …

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Kellyanne Conway's back and forth with Chuck Todd on 'alternative facts,' annotated

Kellyanne Conway, one of President Donald Trump’s top advisers, presented the White House's false claims about the inaugural crowd size as …

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Trump Set to Take Action on Keystone, Dakota Pipelines

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