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Charges, insults fly after Trump aide assails congresswoman

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defending chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized the remarks of a Democratic congresswoman.<p>Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says it is "inappropriate" to question a retired four-star general such as Kelly.<p>The administration also insisted …

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Trump keeps up attack on 'wacky' congresswoman over Gold Star call

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Saturday continued lashing out at the Democratic congresswoman who offered a critical account of his conversation with the widow of a fallen US soldier, calling the congresswoman "wacky."<p>"I hope the Fake News Media keeps talking about Wacky Congresswoman Wilson in …

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Trump, 'King of Debt,' makes GOP fret

<b>(CNN) —</b> As a New York businessman, Donald Trump proudly referred to himself as the "King of Debt" -- he thrived on taking financial risks and routinely leveraged debt to grow his family empire.<p>"I'm the king of debt. I love debt," Trump told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in May 2016 at the height of the …

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Winston Churchill's Grandson Introduces A New Nickname For Donald Trump

Burn.<p>President Donald Trump may be a big fan of Britain’s former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.<p>But the wartime leader’s grandson, Nicholas Soames, certainly doesn’t feel the same way about the U.S. commander in chief — who he’s called a “daft twerp.”<p>On Friday, Trump appeared to blame the “spread …

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The cascade of missteps that turned one White House error into a messy week

Hindsight is 20/20, but sometimes foresight has a sharp focus, too.<p>It was fairly clear a week ago that the White House should have gotten out in front of questions about the deaths of four Special Forces soldiers earlier this month in Niger. The men had been killed on Oct. 4, but there had been …

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Trump plans to release classified JFK documents

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump said Saturday he intends to allow the release of classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy "subject to the receipt of further information."<p>Trump's tweet comes as he is staring down an October 26 deadline set in law by …

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Trump Teases, Threatens And Dodges With 'We'll See What Happens'

Less than a week before chief strategist Steve Bannon was axed from the White House President Trump said "We'll see what happens with Mr. Bannon."<p>The day before announcing he wouldn't re-certify the Iran nuclear deal Trump told Sean Hannity on Fox News "We will see what happens, pretty …

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Melania Trump Obliterates One Of The Biggest Issues Many Had Against Michelle Obama As First Lady

Melania Trump is obliterating one of the biggest issues many had against Michelle Obama. She’s a different kind of first lady than her predecessor …

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The “Fake Melania” conspiracy theory, explained

The idea of Melania Trump having a body double appeals because people have already created a narrative about the first lady.<p>In a world where white supremacists use a cartoon frog to help convey their hateful beliefs, the president is obsessed with TV ratings and feuding with the NFL, and perceived …

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Donald Trump Jr. Just Shared The Weirdest Picture Of His Dad

"Alt-right porn is so weird."<p>Twitter users are gleefully poking fun at Donald Trump Jr. after he posted a bizarre image of his father as a superhero online.<p>President Donald Trump’s eldest son shared this fake Time magazine cover to Instagram on Friday night:<p>It showed a bearded Trump wearing a …

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TRUMP WAS RIGHT: Gold Star Widow Releases Trump’s Call After Husband Was Killed In Afghanistan

In response to a claim by a Florida congresswoman this week claiming that President Donald Trump is disrespectful to the loved ones of fallen …

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Lara Trump Slips Up, Reveals There Is a Transcript of Trump's Disastrous Call With Widow

It appears the call from Donald Trump to the family of slain Green Beret Sgt. La David Johnson was so “sacred,” in the words of Chief of Staff John …

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Steve Bannon delivers blistering attack on former President George W. Bush

<b>Anaheim, California (CNN) —</b> Steve Bannon delivered a withering attack on George W. Bush Friday night, bluntly questioning the former President's intelligence and his grasp of the concepts that he outlined in a speech that he gave New York this week.<p>"There has not been a more destructive presidency …

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Trump out-of-bounds

Donald Trump is now well-recognized as the president who hasn't been bound by the same niceties as his predecessors — whether on Twitter or in public …

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Steve Bannon blasts George Bush and calls for Republican 'revolt'

Far-right editor hits out at former president who gave speech in New York condemning bigotry of Donald Trump era<p>Steve Bannon has depicted former President George W Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a “destructive” presidency during his time in the White House.<p>The former …

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California billionaire Tom Steyer plans $10 million advertising campaign calling for Donald Trump’s impeachment

California billionaire Tom Steyer announced Friday that he will dump at least $10 million into a national television advertising campaign calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.<p>In the ad, Steyer argues Trump should be ousted from office because he has edged the country toward nuclear war, …

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Donald Trump's 'Radical Islamic Terror Fuelled UK Crime' Tweet Was Likely Verbatim Repeat Of TV News Report

The tweet caused outrage in Britain.<p>Donald Trump’s false claim that “radical Islamic terror” had fuelled a surge in violent crime in Britain was …

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8 times Bernie Sanders made a total fool of Ted Cruz during their town hall debate

The Vermont senator was in vintage form Wednesday night<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>After failing miserably to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have set their sights on tax reform, confident that if there's one thing the party can agree on, it's tax cuts for …

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Peggy Noonan: Is Trump following in Palin's footsteps?

The president has been understandably confident in his supporters. They appreciate his efforts, admire his accomplishments (Justice Neil Gorsuch, ISIS’ setbacks), claim bragging rights for possibly related occurrences (the stock market’s rise), and feel sympathy for him as an outsider up against …

Opinion

Army Vet: Why Trump Disrespects the Military

For all his wealth and power, there is one thing Trump lacks, and money can't buy it: respect<p>As someone who served five years in the United States …

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Paul Ryan's Friends in Congress Are Abandoning Ship

The list of establishment Republicans washing their hands of Washington continues to grow.<p>At the white-tie Al Smith dinner in New York on Thursday night—an annual affair at which speakers traditionally roast high-profile politicians—House Speaker <b>Paul Ryan</b> engaged in a bit of self-deprecation in …

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Trump Approval Rating Drops Today As His Own Voters Use Words Like ‘Man Child’ And ‘Dictator’

Donald Trump approval ratings have been historically and consistently low since he took the oath of office in January, but now, his own voters are …

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Why does nobody mention that Hillary Clinton is perfectly nice?

The almost-holder of the loftiest office imaginable was on The Graham Norton Show after her recent brush with the NHS<p>“Hello. I am Hillary Rodham Clinton, and this is the Graham Norton Show.” The almost-holder of what was once the loftiest imaginable office was surprisingly game for a bit of British …

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Government wants to force people who generate electricity through solar to pay up

The department of energy is preparing legislation to force residents who live off the grid and generate electricity for their own use, or have a …

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Frederica Wilson 2015 video shows John Kelly got it wrong

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, criticizing Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, misrepresented a 2015 speech she made at the opening of a …

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Harvard Students Told Us What They're Learning From Sean Spicer

Veritas? Nah.<p>Sean Spicer, a man most famous for lying compulsively and giving Hitler the benefit of the doubt, has been rewarded for his brief stint as White House press secretary with a prestigious fellowship at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government for the …

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A brief history of Trump’s not-so charitable giving

One of President Donald Trump’s golf clubs said it donated $5 million to charity — but a recent NPR report found its actual giving was somewhere in …

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Taking Trump-Skepticism Seriously

Leave Trump country, fly about 2,000 miles east to Washington, D.C., and you enter a different world. In Trump country 88 percent of Trump voters …

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EPA Head Scott Pruitt Says Oil and Coal Companies He Met With Aren't 'Polluters'

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency defended his meetings with energy companies, chemical manufacturers, automakers and other industry …

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Dan Rather says Trump’s conduct over call to Gold Star widow is ‘unforgivable’ - MarketWatch

Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather is taking an extremely dim view of President Donald Trump’s conduct over the controversy surrounding his …

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