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Great Job, Internet!: The Onion just released 700 pages of Trump leaks

Leaks have always been a part of American politics, but they’ve become an increasingly essential part of the way we get news about the Trump administration. They’re a function of government employees exasperated by the Trump team’s woeful incompetence as well as the antagonistic attitude of Sean …

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The case for impeaching Trump — and fast

This is the exact situation impeachment was meant for. Let's hurry up.<p>Impeachment of an American president is a weighty measure that’s only been used a handful of times in our history. And on two of those occasions, the judgment of history has come down against the impeachers.<p>Andrew Johnson was an …

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The Onion just dropped a dizzying 700-page parody of Trump leaks

<i>The Onion</i>’s latest project is a massive multimedia undertaking: 700 pages of fake leaks from President Donald Trump’s White House, including a presidential daily briefing rendered in the style of an Applebee’s kids placemat and emails from Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump begging for permission to …

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It’s becoming increasingly clear that Jared Kushner is part of Trump’s Russia problem

Jared Kushner: the young, pragmatic, hardheaded businessman out to modernize the US government and moderate the worst tendencies of his father-in-law …

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Trump’s Russia Scandal Is Becoming a Corruption Scandal

It may not have made “sense” for Donald Trump to fire James Comey, let alone for him to proceed to confess — in a public interview with Lester Holt, …

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Analysis: White House is trying to dupe media with phony leaks

Conservative talk show host Bill Mitchell has hatched an ingenious plot to destroy the credibility of major newspapers.<p>"You know what we should do? Start flooding the NYTimes and WAPO tip lines with all kinds of crazy "leaks." Then laugh when they print them!" he posted on Twitter.<p>Simple, right? …

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Enabling a dangerous president: Pence was there

What was the vice president's role in affirming Donald Trump?<p>Donald Trump’s disclosure of highly sensitive intelligence to the Russians and reported efforts to shut down the FBI’s investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn now shine a spotlight on the next person in line for the …

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Donald Trump is destroying his own presidency

Trump has no one to blame for his endangered presidency but himself.<p>The investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia is serious, and becoming more so. But it is not what is imperiling Donald Trump’s presidency. What’s imperiling Donald Trump’s presidency is, well, Donald Trump.<p>Washington …

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Trump Adviser Praises Lack of Protests in Country Where Protesters Are Executed

Wilbur Ross thinks U.S. citizens could learn a thing or two from Saudis.<p>Of the many millionaires and billionaires in <b>Donald Trump</b>’s inner circle, Commerce Secretary <b>Wilbur Ross</b> stands out for his consistently convincing impression of a 19th century robber baron. There are the superficial …

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The White House Is Still Changing Its Story on Comey’s Firing

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>Two weeks of changing White House explanations for firing Comey<p>After the last two weeks of jaw-dropping news coming from the nation's capital, here's maybe …

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'If you're innocent, why are you taking the 5th?': Trump's comments about pleading the 5th could come back to bite him

President Donald Trump slammed Hillary Clinton staffers who requested immunity or invoked their Fifth Amendment rights last year in response to requests to testify about the former secretary of state's private email server.<p>"If you are not guilty of a crime, what do you need immunity for?" Trump …

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John Oliver Dashes Trump Impeachment Hopes: ‘The Likelihood Is That Trump Will Survive This’

The ‘Last Week Tonight’ host recapped the ‘absolutely insane’ week and explained why it is not likely that President Trump will be given the boot.<p>John Oliver began the latest edition of his Emmy-winning HBO program, <i>Last Week Tonight,</i> by going over the “absolutely insane” events of the past week, …

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Blood in the Water

Donald Trump has left the country for his first foreign trip as president and what he has left behind is a brewing crisis that appears to deepen by the day, and even the hour.<p>There is a sense that blood is in the water, that Trump’s erratic, self-destructive behavior, aversion to honesty and …

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Donald Trump denies a Russia allegation that no one made

<b>(CNN) —</b> After an appearance alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday, President Donald Trump paused to push back against reports that he had disclosed highly classified information to the Russians.<p>"Just so you understand, I never mentioned the word or the name 'Israel','" Trump …

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Donald Trump won’t disclose the former lobbyists with conflicts of interest working in government

When US president Donald Trump arrived in Washington, promising to “drain the swamp,” he signed an order barring lobbyists from working in his administration on matters they had been paid to influence in the previous two years. But he has hired numerous former lobbyists and industry lawyers to work …

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Trump to grant student loan servicing work to just one company

The Department of Education said Friday it will hand over the work of servicing federal student loans to one company -- from the current roster of nine -- in what it says is a money-saving move, triggering criticism from student loan advocates who fear customer service will be worsened.<p>The …

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Saturday Night Live: the 10 best clips of the biggest season ever

From Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer to Scarlett Johansson’s turn as a ‘Complicit’ Ivanka Trump, the show has been more relevant than ever<p>Saturday Night Live has been enjoying quite the resurgence this year. Presidential campaigns are always good business for the long-running sketch series, but …

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Surely There Aren't A Bunch Of Old Tweets That Make Michael Flynn's Decision To Plead The Fifth Look Extremely Stupid

Disgraced General Michael Flynn is reportedly refusing to go along with a Senate subpoena, instead choosing to plead the fifth. This, of course, is …

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‘Collusion’ will not determine Trump’s fate

The Post reported last week that the investigation of collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials had identified a person of interest, “someone close to the president” who is a current White House official. We are not talking about Carter Page (a low-level hanger-on whom the …

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The Trump White House is collapsing

Donald Trump certainly seems like he's having a lovely time on his first international trip as president. He touched down in Saudi Arabia over the …

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A Sinkhole Just Opened in Front of President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Estate

A sinkhole opened in front of Mar-a-Lago, President Trump's private estate and golf club, on Monday causing minor traffic delays.<p>The sinkhole is …

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Melania Trump slaps away husband's short, vulgar fingers

Worst vacay <i>ever.</i><p>First Lady Melania Trump swatting away president Donald Trump's hand on the tarmac in Israel Video of the couple arriving at an …

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Flabbergasted anchor points out to commerce secretary why there wasn't a 'single hint of a protester' in Saudi Arabia

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC on Monday that "there was not a single hint of a protester anywhere there during the whole time" he was in Saudi Arabia with President Donald Trump over the weekend.<p>The CNBC anchor said that could be because protesting isn't allowed in Saudi Arabia.<p>"In …

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Melania Trump Coldly Slapped Away Donald Trump’s Hand in Israel

Another day, another piece of evidence that Melania Trump hates her husband.<p>One of the recurring jokes about our current administration is that Melania Trump hates her husband, the trash receptacle turned president of the United States Donald Trump.<p>Now, usually with memes like this in the political …

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Melania Trump has no time for Donald's need for hand-holding

Few people are capable of telling Donald Trump no — except, maybe, Melania Trump.<p>Take a look at this latest clip, featuring President Trump walking down an airport tarmac in Israel with his wife Melania. Trump repeatedly goes for his wife's hand, only to have her smack him away.<p>The clip gets really …

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The Trump-Ketchup Controversy

<i>President Trump has a peculiar favorite dinner:</i> <i>steak, well-done, with a side of ketchup</i><i>. Even among Trump voters, such a combination is controversial. But what explains the President’s unusual food preference?</i><p>With President Trump now on his first foreign trip, the <i>New York Times</i> released a report on …

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Donald Trump is right to be sceptical of Iran's capacity for reform

President Donald Trump is making a habit of compromising on his more bullish campaign promises. That much is clear from his current nine-day overseas tour.<p>Yesterday, he was in Israel, where he disappointed some who were expecting him to make good on his vow to recognise Jerusalem as its capital. …

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Chelsea Handler Says Melania Would Be An 'American Hero' If She Divorced Donald Trump

"We would embrace her if she just said, ‘Listen, this guy’s disgusting.'"<p>Everyone is having a good laugh over Melania Trump publicly humiliating her husband, Donald Trump ― including Chelsea Handler.<p>Handler, who was promoting her Netflix show on “The View” Monday, was absolutely delighted by video …

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Chris Christie: ‘I wouldn’t let General Flynn in the White House, let alone give him a job’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), a former chairman of President Trump’s transition team, said Monday that he repeatedly recommend that Trump not give a job to Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser now under investigation for potential collusion with Russia during the …

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Science Explains Why Donald Trump is Very Tired

Donald Trump is tired. He will probably never admit it directly, but the effects of his fatigue are all over the news. In a controversial speech …

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