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After his new national security adviser gets enthusiastic applause, Trump says he might have to fire him

President Trump, who doesn’t like to be overshadowed by those who work for him, joked Monday that John Bolton, his new national security adviser, could soon be out of a job.<p>At an event in Hialeah, Fla., staged for Trump to tout the Republican tax cut bill passed last year, he took a moment to crow …

Donald Trump

Senate VA panel chairman: Ronny Jackson hearing set for April 25

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, whose path to become the next Veterans Affairs secretary remains unclear, will go before the Veterans Affairs' committee April 25, according to committee chairman Sen. Johnny Isakson.<p>The Georgia Republican confirmed the date as he emerged from a meeting …

Ronny Jackson

Turkey Rebuffs U.S. Appeals Over Detained American Pastor

YENISAKRAN, Turkey — A Turkish court on Monday ordered an American pastor to remain behind bars as his trial opened on charges that he aided terrorist groups in Turkey.<p>The pastor, Andrew Brunson, 50, who has worked in Turkey as a missionary for 23 years, has been detained for 18 months. He was …

Trump bashes California on border mission, Brown sees a deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed California Gov. Jerry Brown's posture on sending National Guard troops to the Mexican …

Trump Wants To Protect Police, But The Government Is Missing A Big Problem: Suicides

When President Trump signed his Blue Lives Matter executive order a little more than a year ago, he asked the Justice Department to explore harsher …

Trump pushes support for Second Amendment after ex-SCOTUS justice calls for repeal

President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday morning that his administration will not support the repeal of the Second Amendment, a step former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens suggested Tuesday in a New York Times op-ed.<p>“THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED! As much as Democrats would like …

Donald Trump

Europe’s tough new digital privacy law should be a model for US policymakers

The General Data Protection Regulation Act, or GDPR, enshrines data protection as a fundamental human right<p>It’s the tech bro equivalent of a 1950s B-movie: Evil data scientists betray the simple trust of an unwitting, socially benevolent company to snatch private customer data and turn it against …

Students marching 50 miles to House Speaker Paul Ryan's Wisconsin hometown to call for gun reform

On March 25, 1965, Martin Luther King led thousands of protesters into Montgomery, Alabama, concluding a five-day, 54-mile march from Selma that would become a pinnacle moment in the civil rights movement.<p>On Sunday, inspired by the Selma marchers and the high school students from Parkland, Florida, …

Obama hopes to create 'a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former President Barack Obama says he aspires to create "a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas" who will pick up the baton in what he describes as the "relay race that is human progress."<p>At a conference in Japan on Sunday, the former president spoke about how he hopes the Obama …

Obama Foundation

Another key redistricting case goes in front of high court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has already heard a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. …

North Carolina

Republicans Don’t Care About Russia Scandal, Just Want Trump to Lie Better

On Tuesday, in preparation for his phone call with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin, President Trump was given a briefing paper directing him to …

For Austin Bomb Investigators, Each New Blast Offers New Clues

<i>A suspect in the series of bombings that have terrorized Austin, Tex., died early Wednesday, blowing himself up in his vehicle as officers closed in on him, the authorities said. Read the latest updates here.</i><p>AUSTIN, Tex. — The serial bomber who is terrorizing Texas’ capital has not officially …

Questions raised about study that links undocumented immigrants to higher crime

We spend a fair amount of time fact-checking statements, most of them from President Trump, linking immigrants to higher crime rates in the United States.<p>Researchers on all sides of this debate generally agree that such claims are impossible to verify when it comes to undocumented immigrants, since …

Senate approves anti-sex-trafficking bill

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Senate voted Wednesday to approve an anti-sex-trafficking bill that would allow victims of sex trafficking to seek justice against online platforms that knowingly facilitate the act, a move that prosecutors, victims and anti-trafficking activists are heralding as an essential …

Sheriff: Md. high school gunman had "prior relationship" with victim

<b>GREAT MILLS, Md. --</b> A teenager with a handgun opened fire inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before he was fatally wounded during a …

Tempest over Trump-Putin call turns into uproar over leaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tempest over President Donald Trump's congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin quickly grew on Wednesday into an uproar over White House leaks, sparking an internal investigation and speculation over who might be the next person Trump forces out of the West Wing.<p>The White …

Kosovo lawmakers pass delayed border deal despite tear gas

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Lawmakers in Kosovo approved a contentious and long-pending border demarcation deal with Montenegro Wednesday despite the …

Teargas

Supreme Court limits reach of tax crime statute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to make it harder for the federal government to use a section of tax law to convict someone of …

Internal Revenue Service

Lawmakers release huge budget; big military, domestic boosts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic …

The White House

Death row inmate sues after 'botched' execution

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Alabama death row inmate whose execution went wrong is asking that his death sentence be vacated. The attempted execution was "botched and bloody," as the inmate's lawyer put it, and left the inmate under "physical and mental duress."<p>Doyle Lee Hamm was convicted in 1987 of committing …

Trump administration takes new steps to loosen health insurance rules

The Trump administration took new steps Tuesday to loosen health insurance rules, moving to allow the sale of more short-term health plans that do not need to offer consumers a full range of health protections.<p>The proposed regulations — which represent the latest in a series of administrative …

Britain sold spying gear to Philippines despite Duterte's brutal drugs war

Labour MP says sale of surveillance tools ‘makes UK complicit in deaths of thousands of Filipinos’<p>The British government sold £150,000 of hi-tech spying equipment to the Philippines, giving President Rodrigo Duterte the tools to hunt down and kill dealers and addicts as part of his brutal war on …

Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school …

Gun Control

The US will reportedly deploy attack drones to South Korea after the Olympic Games

Not only will the US and South Korea recommence military drills once the Winter Olympic Games wrap up, but the US will deploy attack drones to the Korean Peninsula.<p>Twelve attack drones that are capable of zeroing in on North Korean leaders and military targets will be deployed in March or April, …

North Korea

Spotlight on House After Senate Failure to Pass DACA Fix

White House puts pressure on House Republicans to advance conservative bill<p>The Senate’s failure to advance immigration legislation last week took …

Are Senate Republicans killing 'blue slip' for court nominees?

<i>“Fact-Check: No Democratic chair of the Judiciary Committee has EVER held a hearing for a judicial nominee over the objection of a Republican senator.”</i> <b><br>— Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), in a tweet, Feb. 15, 2018</b><p>When politicians cry “fact-check,” it’s catnip for The Fact Checker. Feinstein, the top …

Poll: Few voters report seeing bigger paychecks after tax changes

Most voters aren’t noticing more money in their paychecks under the new tax law, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.<p>Just a quarter of registered voters, 25 percent, say they have noticed an increase in their paycheck, the poll shows. A majority, 51 percent, say they have not.<p>Among …

Suspect held in killings of homeless men in Las Vegas

A man has been arrested and will be charged in the fatal shootings of two homeless men in Las Vegas and the attempted murders of two other people, and police said the shootings appear random.<p>Las Vegas police said Tuesday that Joshua Castellon, 26, will be booked on two murder counts and two …

The Parkland massacre sparked a renewed debate over gun control. Here's what happens next.

As South Florida continues mourning the victims of last week’s school shooting, students transformed into activists and public officials alike are preparing for days of high-profile events highlighting the renewed debate over gun control and school safety.<p>These events, stretching from an arena in …