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How Paul Ryan played Donald Trump

Sometimes the swamp drains you.<p>Donald Trump promised to be a different kind of president. He was a populist fighting on behalf of the “forgotten man,” taking on the GOP establishment, draining the Washington swamp, protecting Medicaid from cuts, vowing to cover everyone with health care and make …

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This is the life cycle of a Donald Trump lie

How a Trump falsehood makes the rounds and the president can claim a partial victory<p>On March 4, President Donald Trump declared himself the victim of a scandal on the level of the the Watergate crimes that brought down President Richard Nixon. In an early-morning tweetstorm apparently triggered by …

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After Promising Not To Talk Business With Father, Eric Trump Says He'll Give Him Financial Reports

Eric Trump sits behind a desk on the 25th floor of Trump Tower in New York City, dressed in a slightly less formal version of his father’s go-to power uniform—blue suit, white buttoned-down shirt, no tie. There are reminders of Donald Trump everywhere in this office, including the TV in the corner …

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Is Donald Trump Giving Up on Repealing Obamacare?

With his latest ultimatum, the president appears to be trying to lose as fast as possible.<p>It is increasingly clear, if ever it was in doubt, that <b>Donald Trump</b> does not care about policy minutiae, especially on an issue as complicated as health care. On the campaign trail, he never explained his plan …

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Donald Trump's dizzying Time magazine interview was 'Trumpspeak' on display

The Time interview provides unusual insight into the principles and deep structure of Trumpspeak, the political discourse distorting our democracy<p>Donald Trump’s elastic connection to reality was richly on display in his interview with Time magazine, published on Thursday. Much of what the president …

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Here's A Reminder Of How Far Donald Trump Has Flip-Flopped On Health Care

"We must have universal healthcare," he once wrote.<p>President Donald Trump’s health care proposal to replace Obamacare struggled to gain support Thursday ― and opponents couldn’t be happier. Trump’s proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act could result in 24 million people losing health coverage …

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House Opens Debate Ahead of Vote on Health Bill

WASHINGTON — The House opened debate Friday on one of the most consequential pieces of legislation in years, a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and, in an extremely rare step, roll back a major, established social welfare program — with a vote in the full House set for Friday afternoon.<p>The …

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Donald Trump is whipping votes on Twitter for the Republican health plan

Naturally, his key argument is based on a lie.<p>The fate of Paul Ryan’s American Health Care Act hangs in the balance today, as House leadership — backed by the White House — has declared an end to debate and negotiation, and is simply asking wavering members to put up or shut up at a vote scheduled …

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Deal or no deal, Trump ready to cast blame

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump likes winning.<p>But as he stands on the precipice of what may be his first legislative failure -- one that would damage the political capital he will need to steer the priorities he truly cares about through Congress -- Trump is "pissed," one source close to …

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Sanders: Donald Trump lied about protecting working people

Senator Bernie Sanders talks with Rachel Maddow about how the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act and other Donald Trump Republican agenda items …

Politics

Ted Cruz Called Donald Trump 'A Sniveling Coward' One Year Ago

You'll probably believe what happened next.<p>As congressional Republicans mark the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act by trying to repeal it, let us pause to reflect on a somewhat less auspicious anniversary.<p>A year ago Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called Donald Trump a “sniveling …

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Did Donald Trump violate the law with a Twitter post?

Sean Spicer doesn't want to say if Trump violated Anti-Lobbying Act or not<p>White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who is already under fire for his dissembling on the role of former campaign manager Paul Manafort, seemed flustered when responding to a question about the White House using federal …

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Scarborough goes on lengthy rant about Trump's healthcare approach: 'This was such an obviously stupid play'

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough launched into a lengthy tirade on healthcare Friday morning, slamming President Donald Trump for prioritizing healthcare overhaul above issues such as tax reform.<p>"This was such an obviously stupid play done by somebody, or a group of people, that didn't know how …

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Donald Trump Once Hit on Emma Thompson, and the Story Will Give You the Creeps

Just when you thought you couldn't be more repulsed by Donald Trump's interactions with women, another gross story drops from the heavens. British actress Emma Thompson recently appeared on Scandinavian TV show <b>Skavlan</b>, where the 57-year-old shared a story about the time the <b>Sabrina the Teenage Witch</b> …

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Andrew Sullivan: Is Political Gravity Finally Sinking Donald Trump?

Is he waving or drowning? Swimming or sinking?<p>I ask this question because we’re more than two months in and the trauma has not subsided, but it has, …

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The Devin Nunes/Trump/wiretapping controversy, explained

Here is a real series events that took place over the course of the past week in Washington:<p><b>On Monday</b>, during a hearing of the House Permanent Subcommittee on Intelligence, the heads of the FBI and NSA categorically denied President Donald Trump’s tweets claiming that President Barack Obama ordered …

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's truths can come from wisps of info

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sitting atop that vast apparatus of institutional knowledge, hard-won intelligence and data known as the U.S. government, President Donald Trump forms some of his most contentious opinions from other sources entirely. It could be a pundit's half-remembered comment on TV, a single …

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Trump’s pattern: Make claim first, then wait for facts

WASHINGTON — For President Donald Trump, facts often follow fiction.<p>Since the early days of his campaign, the president has developed a pattern: Make an outrageous claim. Dig in as the criticism rolls. And wait until, eventually, something emerges that can be spun as vindication of the earlier …

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Donald Trump in a Truck Is the Viral Meme You Never Knew You Needed

"Our little guy loves trucks what can we say."<p>Despite the fact that his administration is spiraling faster than you can say "MAGA," President Trump spent Thursday hanging out in a giant semi, which resulted in a slew of images that will probably remind you of a toddler at a firetruck-themed …

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Donald Trump’s truck moment tells us nothing and everything about his presidency

Honk honk.<p>On Thursday, the president of the United States got into a parked truck, honked, and pretended to drive.<p>The internet, of course, is having a lot of fun with the moment, which came right as the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill, continued to struggle to …

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‘Deranged,’ ‘Alarming’ and ‘Debunked’: Twitter Reacts to President Trump’s TIME Interview

Can President Trump handle the truth? Can Twitter handle President Trump’s new interview about the truth?<p>In its latest issue, TIME published an …

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Wall Street Is Ready to Eat Trump’s Lunch

After a few months of optimism, the markets are getting ready to thrash the Trump presidency.<p>The overdone “Trump bump,” a reference to the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s relentless post-election romp to 21,000, is finally coming to an end, and with good reason. It was always a chimera anyway, and …

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President Trump Pretended to Drive a Truck on the White House Lawn

President Donald Trump climbed into the cab of a Mack truck parked on the lawn Thursday to welcome trucking industry representatives to the White …

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Jimmy Kimmel Montage Proves Donald Trump Is A Mover, Not A Shaker

"I don’t know what this indicates."<p>President Donald Trump may have vowed to shake up the political system during his 2016 election campaign.<p>But as this amusing montage on Thursday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” shows, the commander in chief is actually more of a mover.<p>“I don’t know what this indicates, but …

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President Trump Has ‘Perfect Genes.’ At Least According to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Friday that he was "optimistic" the Republican health care bill would pass the House on Friday, and that he and …

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Donald Trump hits Freedom Caucus for opposing GOP health care bill

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday morning to criticize the House Freedom Caucus for opposing the House Republicans’ alternative to Obamacare.<p>Trump hit members of the coalition of conservative GOP representatives, arguing that it is ironic that they oppose the bill, since it will halt …

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‘Find you someone who loves you as much as Trump loves sitting in that truck’

President Trump climbed into a big rig driver’s seat, but the Internet was at the wheel Thursday.<p>Seeking support for the House Republican health-care legislation, Trump invited members of the American Trucking Association to the White House on Thursday.<p>“As he greeted them, two large trucks were …

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Enraged by Donald Trump Jr.’s Tweet

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “President’s Son Criticizes London Mayor, to Some Britons’ Dismay” (news article, March 23):<p>I am a Brit who is incandescent with rage after reading about Donald Trump Jr.’s tweet in response to the recent terror attack.<p>The total lack of the compassion and respect that is surely to …

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Donald Trump says 'I can't be doing so badly because I'm president, and you're not'

President Donald Trump said he had been proved "right" about controversial claims that the Obama administration spied on him, and declined to apologise for an assertion that GCHQ carried out the surveillance.<p>In a lengthy interview with Time magazine he added: "I guess I can't be doing so badly …

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Genius Behind Suicide Squad Claims Trump Has 'Perfect Genes' and Doesn't Eat McDonald's

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Trump appointee also known as one of the executive producers of the Oscar-winning (*shudder*) film <i>Suicide …

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