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Mixing Business And The Presidency, Trump To Hold Fundraiser At His Washington Hotel

President Trump, who is fond of dining at his Trump International Hotel near the White House, will have some company Wednesday — a roomful of people who paid as much as $35,000 or $100,000 each to be there.<p>The money will go to two joint fundraising operations — Trump Victory, which will take in …

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The New York Times used a full page to print 'Trump's lies' since taking office - SFGate.com

Scott Olson/Getty Images<p>The New York Times used a full page in the opinion section of Sunday's paper to print what it described as nearly every lie President Donald Trump had publicly told since taking office just over five months ago.<p>The list includes contradictions by Trump on a slew of topics, …

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An Astrologer Predicts the Fate of Everyone in the White House

She told us that trouble is coming in August.<p>The Trump administration has brought a fresh and exhausting sense of chaos to American political life. In previous years, the senior staff of the White House, while not exactly anonymous, has been cloaked securely in boredom. Americans always knew that …

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Jared Kushner has reportedly hired a prominent trial lawyer

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, has hired a prominent trial lawyer to help represent him in inquiries linked to Russia, the New York Times reported on Monday citing another member of his legal team.<p>Kushner took on Abbe D. Lowell, the newspaper said, …

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Trump blasts CNN as ‘fake news’ after it retracts story

CNN’s decision to retract a story published last week tying a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team to ongoing Russia investigations offered the president an opportunity Tuesday morning to attack perhaps his favorite media target, which he labeled “fake news” and questioned for …

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Donald Trump Is "Eager" to Meet with Vladimir Putin for Some Reason

Hey look, more shady business with Russia!<p>As the Senate is trying to force health care through and an investigation into Donald Trump's potential obstruction of justice continues, here we are with more weird Russia connections to our president. First, there's a report from the <i>Miami Herald</i> that …

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People around the world have more confidence in Vladimir Putin than in Donald Trump

In the final weeks of Barack Obama’s presidency, he admonished the 37% of Republican voters who said they approved of Russian president Vladimir Putin. “Ronald Reagan would roll over in his grave,” he said (paywall). Weeks later, a poll found—perhaps not surprisingly—that Putin was more popular …

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Spicer: Trump was 'joking' when he asked Russia to hack Clinton

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Then candidate Donald Trump was "joking" when he publicly asked Russia to hack Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday.<p>Trump, amid questions about what Clinton did with emails she deemed personal on her private server, called …

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Congressional Budget Office debunks GOP’s cynical health care lies: Medicaid will be slashed, premiums will rise

More bad news for Mitch McConnell: Health care bill would leave 22 million uninsured, drive up costs for the poor<p>Late on Monday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its report on the Senate’s version of health care legislation, immediately debunking nearly all the Republican …

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The ‘international man of mystery’ linked to Flynn’s lobbying deal

David Zaikin made Russian energy deals, advised Eastern European parties, brokered condos at Toronto’s Trump Tower, and teamed up with the man who hired Michael Flynn.<p>More than two years ago, two men started visiting Washington to push Turkey’s agenda in the capital. They dined with dignitaries and …

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Ivanka and Melania Trump Can’t Stop Wearing the Same Color Pink

On trend, but maybe matching a bit too much.<p>Secretary of the Treasury <b>Steve Mnuchin’s</b> wedding on Saturday was the place to be if you work in the White House (which, it should be noted, was not held in the White House). Fifty-four-year-old Mnuchin and his fiancée, Scottish actress <b>Louise Linton,</b> were …

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Once on the outside, conservative Koch network warms to Trump

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - At a glitzy weekend gathering of donors to the powerful Koch brothers' network, much of the talk was about the conservative political group's criticism of the healthcare bill moving through the U.S. Senate.<p>That opposition suggests billionaires Charles and David …

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How Donald Trump Misunderstood the F.B.I.

J<b>ohn Mindermann is</b> part of an unusual fraternity. A former agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, now 80 and retired in his hometown, San Francisco, he is among the relative handful of law-enforcement officials who have investigated a sitting president of the United States. In June, when …

Government

Edward Snowden Bashes New CIA Chief's Focus On Leakers

Mike Pompeo is "baffled" the public prefers those who reveal crimes to those who commit them, Snowden says.<p>Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and his Twitter followers are scratching their heads over the new CIA director’s recently expressed disgust at the “worship” of those …

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Will the real Donald Trump please stand up on health care

<b>WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY</b><p><b>THE TAKE with ABC News' Rick Klein</b><p>Do senators even want "the closer" in this game? It's not just the distractions – "witch …

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Democrats aim to blast Trump for favoring wealthy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are out to capitalize on what they believe is growing public sentiment that President Donald Trump, the richest man to call the White House home, is turning his back on the people who got him elected in favor of his wealthy peers. The party is hoping that pitch will pack …

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Global view of US worsens under Trump, Pew says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world has little confidence in US President Donald Trump compared to his predecessor Barack Obama, according to a new report by Pew Research.<p>Surveys of residents in 37 nations across the world released on Tuesday found that since Trump took office in January, the US's image overseas has …

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Trump's China honeymoon is over

White House sources tell us to look for increasing signs that the afterglow of China President Xi Jinping's visit to Mar-a-Lago in April has long …

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How the Trump Administration Undercuts Its Heavyweights

On Qatar, Rex Tillerson and James Mattis are giving allies one message—while the White House sends another.<p>Just because the U.S. secretary of state or defense tells you something doesn’t mean it’s true for the Trump administration.<p>Like a palace court, those closest to President Donald Trump’s ear …

Middle East

North Korea compares Donald Trump to Hitler in attack on 'racist' America First policies

North Korean state media has likened Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler and the US president's "America First" policies to Nazism.<p>Mr Trump's "two-nation strategy" towards the Korean Peninsula is "based on Hitler's dictatorial policies that separate people from their peers, justifies oppression and …

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President's media strategy creating friction

NEW YORK (AP) — White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's briefing with reporters created friction on Monday, with CNN's Jim Acosta interrupting President Donald Trump's chief spokesman to demand he explain why television cameras were ordered off.<p>Spicer said the White House will have a mix of …

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Europe used to view the US positively — that's changed under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Europeans now view the United States unfavorably under President Donald Trump than favorably, according to a survey of public attitudes in three dozen countries that comes as Trump prepares for a return visit to the continent early next month.<p>The Pew Research Center …

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Donald Trump Simply Loves to Joke

What a funny guy.<p>At Monday's off-camera White House press briefing, Sean Spicer clarified that Donald Trump was only "joking" when he asked Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's campaign.<p>If you don't recall, during the election, Trump said at a Florida press conference, "I will tell you this, Russia: If …

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Trump's new foil: a silent Barack Obama

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump has a new favorite target -- the guy who used to have his job.<p>The President is unloading a barrage of attacks on Barack Obama, questioning his motivations in the Russia drama and taking aim at his political legacy, knowing that by choice and tradition, the former …

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America's Military: Overcommitted and Underfunded

The administration wants to expand the armed forces’ commitments, even while contracting spending.<p>I confess up front to being a budget hawk. I basically believe that as long as the Pentagon is still buying two manned fighter planes after the unmanned revolution, there is more than enough money …

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Don't Be Fooled By The Gentler Tone Of Charles Koch's Climate-Change Denial

The billionaire GOP megadonor embraces climate science just enough to not sound like an extremist.<p>Is Charles Koch a climate change denier? Charles Koch would say you’re asking the wrong question.<p>“Obviously, if the temperature continues to go up, at some point it can be harmful or even very …

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Bolling: Why Trump must dare to drain the swamp (and four ways he can do it)

Washington, D.C. was built on a swamp that had to be drained before construction could begin. But things were different then: America was a new nation, with a small government, limited spending, and little influence on the rest of the world. America also had George Washington instead of Hillary …

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Ivanka Trump Says She Tries to "Stay Out of Politics"—So Why Is She Advising the President?

In an appearance Monday morning on <i>Fox and Friends,</i> a show that's quickly becoming the unofficial news program of the First Family, Ivanka Trump said that, when it comes to her role in the administration, she tries to "stay out of politics."<p>"I don't profess to be a political savant," Trump told Fox …

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North Korea Compares Trump to Hitler

SEOUL—North Korea’s state media described President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy as “Nazism in the 21st century,” and compared the U.S. president to Adolf Hitler, in the harshest language that Pyongyang has directed at the Trump administration.<p>Mr. Trump’s policy “is the American version of …

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In defense, Trump seeks to redefine meaning of obstruction

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unleashed a series of tweets Monday in which he tried to place the blame for Russian meddling in U.S. politics on and deflect charges of obstruction and collusion onto former President Barack Obama.<p>Trump wrote that Obama did "NOTHING about Russia after being …

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