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Trump allies push White House to consider regime change in Tehran

As the new administration conducts a routine review of its Iran policy, senior officials are hinting that they're open to toppling the country's clerical regime.<p>As the White House formulates its official policy on Iran, senior officials and key allies of President Donald Trump are calling for the …

Iran

Trump confirms he called health care bill 'mean'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of stealing his terminology when Obama said last week that there was a 'fundamental meanness' at the core of the Republican health care bill.<p>During an interview on "Fox and Friends" Sunday morning, Trump was asked about …

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Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare." Expressing frustration, he complained about "the level of hostility" in government and wondered why both …

U.S. Congress

After another Jared Kushner visit, the Trump administration is starting to face reality in the Middle East

The statement the White House issued late Wednesday night following a more than two-hour meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump’s Mideast point man Jared Kushner was, at first glance, extremely innocuous.<p>Kushner was joined by Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt …

Israel

What Would Republicans Do If Hillary Clinton Introduced A Federal Apprenticeship Program?

How long could you the reader go without using Google, Amazon, Wi-Fi, or the supercomputer (a.k.a mobile phone) that sits in your pocket? Odds are most would be on edge rather quickly.<p>Interesting about all this while the late 1990s are fondly remembered as a boom period, a rather primitive version …

Opinion

Matt Mitrione Says 'F--k' the Warriors, Lobbies Donald Trump After Knockout Win

Matt Mitrione celebrated his huge win at Bellator NYC over Fedor Emelianenko on Saturday night by ripping the NBA champion Golden State Warriors for not visiting the White House during his post-fight interview.<p>"Hey, President Trump, f--k the Golden State Warriors!" Mitrione said. "I’m a real …

Basketball

Donald Trump’s Dark Forecast for America

Donald Trump predicted dark times for the “shining city on a hill.”<p>As he approached the lectern, the sky creaked open. Raindrops began to fall, lightly at first, a mere suggestion of a shower, and then, as he unhinged his jaw to speak, a mild storm.<p>If it had been written as satire, it would’ve been …

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CBC declines White House meeting with Trump

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman, Rep. Cedric Richmond, joins Joy Reid to discuss why the CBC turned down the invitation to meet with the …

Politics

What Would Human Resources Do?: Some Advice For Trump As He Recruits And Staffs Up

Moments into his highly anticipated on-camera briefing Wednesday — the first after a seven-day absence — Trump press secretary Sean Spicer was asked about the persistent rumor that he will soon transition into a new role within the White House communications team — one that removes him from the …

Human Resources

Is Donald Trump Sleep Deprived? President's Twitter Habits Could Be A Reason | International Business Times

It is common knowledge that President Donald Trump uses Twitter as a weapon that he can wield to virtually snap back at his enemies. But political …

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Donald Trump breaks White House tradition by not holding Eid dinner

<b>Donald Trump has broken White House tradition by not hosting a dinner to mark the end of Ramadan.</b><p>The president is the first leader not to host a …

Donald Trump

Fox’s Ed Henry says CNN reporter ‘overdoing' his criticism of White House briefings

Fox News chief national correspondent Ed Henry on Sunday said a CNN reporter is “overdoing” his criticisms of the White House press shop.<p>During an …

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Kellyanne Conway declines comment on potential Supreme Court retirement

Amid speculation that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy may announce his retirement, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway declined to say …

Donald Trump

Mike Lee pens must-read essay on Senate’s Obamacare replacement plan — and what it will take to earn his vote

One of the central campaign promises of Republicans since 2010, which has helped them sweep elections nationwide including the White House last year, has been their vow to repeal and replace Obamacare with a customer-centered, free market solution.<p>Indeed, the promise was likely a significant reason …

Health Care

Immigration groups: Trump's silence on DACA means it's here to stay

Immigration groups are increasingly doubtful President Trump will end President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program after the …

Immigration

Narendra Modi arrival in US on rare weekend when Trump is staying home

When Prime Minister Modi touches down in Washington DC Saturday evening, it coincides with a rare weekend when the US President is staying in the …

India

The Memo: GOP pushes Trump to curb Mueller attacks

President Trump risks squandering the momentum he has gained from some good news in the last week, according to both Republican strategists and …

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No Ramadan celebration at White House

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the White House did not host a dinner celebrating the end of Ramadan, a Muslim religious holiday.<p>Hosting an …

Donald Trump

Trump officials still say health bill won't cut Medicaid; it will

The GOP health care bill has changed, but the deceptions remain the same.

Health Care

Axios AM

<b>Good summer Sunday morning.</b> <b>Situational awareness:</b> N.Y. Times reports from London: "The incineration of Grenfell Tower on June 14 [was] the <b>deadliest</b> …

Gary Cohn

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

AP National News VideoMore>><p>Now that the Senate has written its health care bill, the next challenge for Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is getting …

Philando Castile

White House shoots down reports Trump considering leaving Middle East talks

A Trump administration official rejected reports that the president is evaluating whether to pull out of peace negotiations between Israel and …

Israel

How people are celebrating Eid around the world

This weekend, Muslims all over the globe begin celebrations for Eid al-Fitr, to mark the end of Ramadan.<p>The name translates as “the festival of …

Islam

White House condemns Pakistan terror attacks

The White House condemned two terror attacks that killed more than 80 people in Pakistan on Friday."These attacks, which deliberately targeted …

Pakistan

Trump’s Cabinet of sycophants won’t admit his job performance is terrible

The public's ratings, captured by pollsters, show the president's popularity has plummeted. Here's why<p>What’s the matter with these people? The Trumpsters in the White House and Congress, I mean.<p>Start with the Donald himself, a guy who can’t pass a mirror without casting an adoring eye at his own …

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Report: Trump Has Done Next to Nothing to Prevent Future Election Hacking

The Trump administration has done little to prepare for, or prevent, future election hacking like the kind that occurred during last year’s …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Now in Washington, Melania Trump Still No Social Butterfly - Bloomberg

Washington (AP) -- Two weeks into her new life as a full-time Washingtonian, Melania Trump is staying true to her reputation as more homebody than …

Donald Trump

Inside the Wall Street White House

There are four former Goldman Sachs execs helping out in Trump's White House in pretty prominent positions: Gary Cohn, Steve Mnuchin, Dina Powell, …

Donald Trump

How Nixon Would Have Tweeted Watergate

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>What President Richard Nixon’s Twitter account might have looked like during Watergate, had social media existed in the 1970s.<p>As President Donald Trump continues to mouth …

Government

Qatar blockade exposes rifts in Trump administration's 'peculiar' foreign policy

While Donald Trump backs the Saudi-led ultimatum, the state and defense departments are openly critical – a mixed message that could worsen the crisis<p>The crisis created by the ultimatum delivered to Qatar by the Saudi-led Gulf coalition has been deepened by mixed messages from Washington.<p>While …

Foreign Policy