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Congress investigating Russian investment fund with ties to Trump officials

<b>(CNN) —</b> Senate investigators are examining the activities of a little-known $10-billion Russian investment fund whose chief executive met with a member of President Donald Trump's transition team four days before Trump's inauguration, a congressional source told CNN.<p>The source said the Senate …

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Donald Trump Is Still Holding Campaign Rallies Because No One Else Will Validate Him

BloombergMake America Very SadDonald Trump Is Still Holding Campaign Rallies Because No One Else Will Validate HimThings have gotten pretty pathetic. Last night, Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Iowa, where he said a bunch of dumbass Donald Trump things. He ranted about the Paris Agreement, …

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President Trump Says He Doesn't Want a 'Poor Person' in Cabinet Roles

Contradicting rhetoric from his presidential campaign, President Donald Trump explained why he chose Wall Street billionaires for several of his …

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No cameras, no live audio and no Sean Spicer: The latest White House press briefing, annotated

<i>For the second time in four days, the White House barred television cameras from a media briefing Thursday and prohibited live audio broadcasts. Press secretary Sean Spicer also skipped the session, deploying his deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, to answer questions instead.</i><p><i>Off-camera briefings are</i> …

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The Trump Obstruction Case Is Gathering Momentum

When will Rosenstein recuse? Will the Senate Judiciary Committee take over? Is there a coordinated effort to attack Mueller? The next steps of the roiling drama are becoming clear.<p>It’s a very long walk, inside the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, from <b>Rachel Brand’s</b> fifth-floor …

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Trump Visited These Factories To Brag About Jobs. Now They’re Laying Off Hundreds Of Workers.

The president has delivered speeches from factories claiming he was saving American jobs. But now, two of those factories are cutting hundreds of positions.<p>Posted on June 23, 2017, 02:51 GMT<p>This is Donald Trump at a Boeing factory in North Charleston, South Carolina. He visited the factory in …

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Donald Trump: “I just don’t want a poor person” in leadership positions

Talking to working-class voters in Iowa, he says he doesn't want any of them in his government<p>During his Wednesday rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, President Donald Trump revealed why his Cabinet is one of the richest ever assembled: Because he doesn’t trust poor people as much.<p>During a brief interlude …

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Spokeswoman: Trump thinks election hacking 'probably was Russia'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump thinks the hacking that occurred during the 2016 election "probably was Russia," a White House spokeswoman said Thursday, days after White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters he didn't know if Trump believed the hacking was carried out by …

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Tough-talking Trump defense lawyer says he's no 'snowflake'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The latest lawyer hired to represent U.S. President Donald Trump in the federal investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election is an ex-Marine who likens some cases to war.<p>"I fight hard," John Dowd said in an interview. "I believe that's what I'm supposed to do. I …

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The Lasting Damage of Trump's 'Tapes' Bluff

The president’s attempt to intimidate James Comey didn’t merely backfire—it may also embolden hostile regimes to conclude his other threats are equally empty.<p>This is a first for the Trump presidency: the first formal presidential retraction of a presidential untruth.<p>President Trump tweeted a …

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Trump's efforts to 'monetize the presidency' grow more audacious

Donald Trump’s bid to win a second term as president was well underway before his first term even began. Ahead of his Inauguration Day, Trump’s 2020 …

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With a raucous rally in Cedar Rapids, Trump transports himself back to 2016

President Trump held a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and discussed the crowd size in attendance. (The Washington Post)<p>CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — It was just like the old days.<p>The pre-rally playlist included “Memory” from the Broadway musical “Cats.” A local woman who was once a contestant on “The …

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Watchdog groups sue Trump for deleting tweets, allegedly violating Presidential Records Act

1 min read<p>Published 11m ago on<p>by Stacey Leasca<p>ShareEmail<p>Published 11m ago on<p>by Stacey Leasca<p>On Thursday, two political watchdog groups filed a …

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Trump Is ‘Very Supportive’ of Senate Health Care Bill

President breaks silence after spokeswoman signaled hands-off approach<p>President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday evening that he is “very supportive” of …

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Trump Isn't Sure If Russian Hacking Happened, But Is Still Blaming Obama

Obama's homeland security secretary had just testified on the issue the day before.<p>President Donald Trump on Thursday blamed the Obama administration for any Russian intrusion into the 2016 election.<p>Trump’s tweet came a day after Jeh Johnson, who served as secretary of homeland security under …

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Being Donald Trump: the life of an impersonator

John Di Domenico has been playing Donald Trump longer than anyone else – except Trump himself. By Jordan Kisner<p>John Di Domenico looks nothing like Donald Trump: he’s 17 years younger, several inches shorter and a natural brunet, though lately he keeps his head shaved to make putting on the coppery …

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Populist President: I’d Rather Get Advice From Wall Street Than ‘a Poor Person’

Donald Trump spent much of the 2016 campaign playing a class traitor. During the Republican primary, the mogul decried the way that “greedy, greedy, …

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Donald Trump Does His Best Joe McCarthy Impression

Wheeling, W.Va. — On Feb. 9, 1950, Senator Joseph McCarthy disembarked from his Capital Airlines plane at Stifel Field here, where he planned to speak at a Lincoln Day event hosted by the Ohio County Women’s Republican Club.<p>At the McLure Hotel downtown that night, Joe McCarthy, a 41-year-old junior …

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Former WH chief of staff: Chaos in the White House reflects Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> While former Obama chief of staff Bill Daley says he doesn't find it surprising that "chaos" seems to consume President Donald Trump's White House, he does think it is telling.<p>"White Houses reflect the person at the top and the chaos, or perceived chaos or lack of competence, in my opinion, …

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Jared and Ivanka, Despite Their Inexperience, Once Again Try to Take on the World

It’s been a busy couple days for the second first couple.<p><b>Ivanka Trump</b> and <b>Jared Kushner</b> began their week in lockstep with the much-hyped “Technology Week,” the heir to “Infrastructure Week” and “Workforce Development Week,” and the latest attempt by the Trump administration to counterbalance the …

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Just 17% of Americans Have a Positive View of Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner has a lower approval rating than President Donald Trump, special counsel Robert Mueller and former FBI Director James Comey, according …

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On a big news day, Trump’s White House turns off the cameras again

Thursday was a big day in Washington, as Senate Republicans introduced the health-care bill they had been crafting behind closed doors and President Trump tweeted that he does not possess recordings of his conversations with former FBI director James B. Comey after all.<p>It was the kind of day when …

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In Iowa, the president channels his inner candidate Trump

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Struggling to advance his agenda in Washington, President Donald Trump traveled to the Midwest for a raucous rally with his loyal supporters — the kind of event he relished before winning the White House.<p>Trump touched down Wednesday evening in rainy Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and …

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Illinois Man Threatens to Assassinate President Trump on Facebook. Now He's Being Held Without Bail

President Donald Trump has a security detail with him 24/7. But even with all the protection, people still threaten to kill the commander in …

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Priebus, on thin ice in the West Wing, keeps close eye on RNC

The chief of staff is staying deeply involved in RNC matters, despite having his hands full in Trump's White House.<p>Updated 06/22/2017 09:23 AM EDT<p>President Donald Trump’s embattled chief of staff, Reince Priebus, has been keeping an unusually tight grip on the Republican National Committee even …

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In Defense of Sean Spicer

The maligned White House spokesman is doing his best in an impossible job.<p>Sean Spicer has served as White House press secretary and the (formal) Trump administration spokesperson for under six months, during which time he became the most hated person to ever hold the position. He's been a punching …

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Donald Trump officially nominates Woody Johnson, the New York Jets owner, as UK ambassador

Donald Trump has formally nominated Woody Johnson, the billionaire owner of the New York Jets American football team, as US ambassador to Britain, the White House announced on Thursday.<p>The nomination of Mr Johnson, who will now require Senate confirmation to take up the diplomatic post, was widely …

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Trump's proposed 5-year welfare ban for immigrants is already law

<b>Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump proposed Wednesday night reforming the welfare system by putting into law a statute that has been the law of the land since 1996.<p>"I believe the time has come for new immigration rules which say those seeking admission into our country must be able …

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Golfers outraged after Donald Trump commits golf's 'unforgivable' sin

There’s a lot of things you can do on a golf course that, while may not defy golf’s etiquette, are very much within the laws of the game. Swearing, shouting, slamming clubs; it all happens occasionally. But what President Donald Trump just did, as any golf fan will tell you, is a step too …

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Is Ivanka Trump-Branded Lingerie On the Way?

Ivanka Trump's namesake fashion company appears to be making moves to grow its empire. Though the First Daughter formally stepped away from its day-to-day management before her father's Inauguration, the brand has attracted criticism in recent months for seemingly becoming intertwined with—and …

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