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Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation

WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.<p>“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump …

World Leaders

The scariest thought: What if Donald Trump just doesn't know what he's doing?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The fundamental question, always, when it comes to President Donald Trump is this: Is he following a grand plan that only he can see or is he just saying and doing things with no broader blueprint in mind?<p>The stunning nature of his election convinced most people -- including me -- that he …

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Is the end of Donald Trump’s presidency drawing nearer? Either way he will have done great harm to America

Donald Trump clearly merits impeachment — even if that day comes, the damage he has caused will be long-lasting<p>Last week, President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Trump did this in order to stop Comey’s investigation into Russia’s apparent interference with the 2016 presidential …

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The Lawman Who Could Take Down Trump

An old friend of James Comey picks up the FBI’s Trump-Russia trail as a special counsel.<p>Robert Mueller, the newly named special counsel investigating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, may find himself in the extraordinary position of questioning President Donald …

Government

Conservatives begin to whisper: President Pence

With Trump swamped by self-inflicted scandals, Republicans find solace in the man waiting in the wings.<p>Not since the release of the Access Hollywood tape, in which Donald Trump bragged about groping women by the genitals, have some conservatives thought so seriously, if a bit wistfully, about two …

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Russia steps up North Korea support to constrain US | Asia | DW | 17.05.2017

In spite of international sanctions on North Korea's communist regime, Russia has been increasing fuel exports to Pyongyang and filling in the supply …

North Korea

House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump

KIEV, Ukraine — A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the …

U.S. Congress

President Trump Has Abdicated the Office of Commander-in-Chief

It is irresponsible to give too much power to generals, but that is exactly what this White House has done.<p>Last week, the <i>Washington Post</i> reported that the White House is considering a plan that would not only escalate U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, but also allow the Department of Defense to set …

James Mattis

Trump admits he fired Comey over Russia. Republican voters don't believe him.

President Donald Trump has said the <i>real</i> reason he fired James Comey from the FBI was because of the bureau’s investigation into links between Trump’s 2016 campaign associates and Russia. But that doesn’t seem to have gotten through to the majority of Republican voters.<p>Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) …

Elections

Washington Post: Trump shared classified info to Russians

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump shared highly classified information with the Russian foreign minister and Russian ambassador to the US in a White House meeting last week, The Washington Post first reported Monday.<p>Two former officials knowledgeable of the situation confirmed to CNN that the main …

World Leaders

It Was Cultural Anxiety That Drove White, Working-Class Voters to Trump

A new study finds that fear of societal change, not economic pressure, motivated votes for the president among non-salaried workers without college degrees.<p>White Americans carried Donald Trump to the White House. He won college-educated white voters by a four-point margin over Hillary Clinton, …

Sociology

Trump stokes fears of how he'd handle real crisis

After chaotic, self-inflicted week many fear chaos Trump can't control.<p>Updated 05/14/17 08:28 AM EDT<p>So, what if there’s a real crisis?<p>A real war — not a war with the media, or James Comey. A real showdown — not a political showdown. A real surprise that’s out of the White House’s control — not a …

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Trump preparing certified letter attesting to no Russia ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump is sending a certified letter to Sen. Lindsey Graham attesting that the president has no connections to Russia.<p>Graham told CNN on Tuesday he wants to explore possible ties between Trump's businesses and Russia. The South Carolina …

Russia

So Much for Trump's Populism

Obamacare repeal reveals the new Republican Party, selling House Speaker Paul Ryan's conservative agenda with Trump's bombastic style.<p>The merger is complete. As recently as 10 months ago, the Republican Party seemed an uneasy coalition between Paul Ryan conservatives and Donald Trump populists. The …

Sociology

The “pro-life” party has become the party of death: New research on why Republicans hate poor and sick people

New data and the health care debate reveal how Republicans feel about poor people who get sick: They deserve it<p>On Thursday, Republicans in the House of Representatives will attempt to force through a health care “reform” bill that is likely to leave millions of Americans without health insurance, …

Republicans

Trump boasts of highest TV ratings since ‘the World Trade Center came down’

Donald Trump has long been television ratings gold, and, even as president, he has kept his eye squarely on the small screen as a gauge of his popularity, a barometer for his governing agenda and his ability to dominate the airwaves, as The Washington Post's Ashley Parker and Robert Costa reported …

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Trump’s White House Family Affair Looks A Lot Like The Most Corrupt Nations In The World

Presidential advisers Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner are still connected to their own businesses.<p>WASHINGTON ― For decades, the United States has worked with other countries to eliminate nepotism. There’s a good reason for that: Nepotism breeds corruption.<p>“You’ve seen it in countries all …

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A Newly Discovered Asteroid Just Passed Super Close by Earth

A newly discovered asteroid, named 2017 HV2, passed very nearby Earth at about 6:04 p.m. Eastern on Sunday. The asteroid was initially predicted to …

Space Exploration

Mexico’s Revenge

By antagonizing the U.S.’s neighbor to the south, Donald Trump has made the classic bully’s error: He has underestimated his victim.<p>When Donald Trump first made sport of thumping Mexico—when he accused America’s neighbor of exporting rapists and “bad hombres,” when he deemed the country such a …

Foreign Policy

Trump administration moving quickly to build up nationwide deportation force

The Trump administration is quickly identifying ways to assemble the nationwide deportation force that President Trump promised on the campaign trail as he railed against the dangers posed by illegal immigration.<p>An internal Department of Homeland Security assessment obtained by The Washington Post …

Immigration

US Official: Russia knew Syrian chemical attack was coming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has concluded that Russia knew ahead of time that Syria would launch a chemical weapons attack last week, a senior U.S. official says.<p>The official offered circumstantial elements to back up his claim, but no concrete proof. And others in the Trump administration …

Eric Trump Says Syria Strike Was Swayed By ‘Heartbroken’ Ivanka

Donald Trump's decision to bomb Syria was influenced by his daughter, Ivanka, being "heartbroken and outraged" at the country's alleged chemical weapons attack, one of the president's sons told a British newspaper.<p>The president launched 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian government air base he alleged …

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Coalition of 17 states challenges Trump over climate change policy

A coalition led by New York state insists the Trump administration has a legal obligation to regulate the emission of carbon pollution: ‘The law is clear’<p>A coalition of 17 US states filed a legal challenge on Wednesday against efforts by Donald Trump’s administration to roll back climate change …

Chemical attack kills 22 members of a single family in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The grief-stricken father cradled his 9-month-old twins, Aya and Ahmed, each in the crook of an arm. Stroking their hair, he choked back tears, mumbling, "Say goodbye, baby, say goodbye" to their lifeless bodies.<p>Then Abdel Hameed Alyousef took them to a mass grave where 22 members of …

More than half of Americans approve of Obamacare now, Gallup poll finds

Obamacare is more popular now than it was on Election Day, despite President Trumpand the GOP's efforts to dismantle it.<p>Some 55% of Americans now support the Affordable Care Act, up from 42% in November, a new Gallup Poll found. This is the first time that a majority of Americans have approved of …

ObamaCare

President Trump’s approval rating started off mediocre and is now downright awful

The past month has been particularly rough for his numbers.<p>Donald Trump’s approval rating started off remarkably bad for a new president, and it just keeps getting worse.<p>On Tuesday, the president hit a new low in the RealClearPolitics average, dropping to just 39.8 percent job approval, compared …

Donald Trump’s Fictional America

I grew up surrounded by Chávez’s alternate reality. Now I’m watching one consume the United States.<p>“S<i>peech is a powerful lord that with the smallest and most invisible body accomplished most godlike works. It can banish fear and remove grief, and instill pleasure and enhance pity. Divine sweetness</i> …

Obamacare Can Survive Trump

What will Paul Ryan and the Trump administration do now that they have failed to repeal Obamacare? They’ll try to sabotage it.<p>After their legislative debacle, they said they would let Obamacare explode on its own, after which, they hope, the Democrats will come crawling to them, pleading for a new …

Health Care

White House Shake-Up Rumors Are Getting Louder

Change may be in the air in the West Wing as Trump’s staff struggles to figure out what went wrong.<p>The failure of the Republican push for the repeal of Obamacare sent a shockwave through a White House already struggling to get its bearings. Now, the White House is reportedly determined to …

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