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Audio Emerges of Minnesota Congressman Complaining About Not Being Able to Call Women 'Sluts'

Minnesota Rep. Jason Lewis can be heard lamenting that it’s no longer appropriate to call women “sluts” in recently resurfaced audio from a 2012 …

U.S. Politics

McConnell withdraws Trump judicial pick minutes before vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stunning move, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has withdrawn one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees just minutes before he was set for a confirmation vote.<p>McConnell announced Thursday on the Senate floor that he was pulling the nomination of Ryan Bounds. …

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Trump's Consideration of Putin's Request to Question 11 Americans for Unspecified Crimes Sparks Concern

(WASHINGTON) — The White House and the State Department are at odds over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer to allow the U.S. access to …

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Senate votes 98-0 to reject Putin proposal to send ex-US ambassador back to Russia

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Senate approved a resolution to oppose sending US officials to be interrogated by Russian officials on Thursday, following a weeklong clash between congressional Republicans and the White House over the US relationship to Russia.<p>The 98-0 vote came after the White House …

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Sean Spicer: Mueller's investigation is not a witch hunt

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that he does not believe special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation is a political witch hunt, contradicting a claim often repeated by President Donald Trump.<p>"As of now, I see no evidence that it is," Spicer said during an exclusive …

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Trump inviting Putin to Washington this fall

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump hopes to welcome Russian President Vladimir Putin in Washington this fall, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement Thursday.<p>"President Trump asked (national security adviser John Bolton) to invite President Putin to Washington in the …

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Trump’s latest interview on Russia shows the profound crisis facing America

At best, Trump is frighteningly ignorant and naive. At worst, well ...<p>Donald Trump finds himself in perhaps the worst political position of his presidency, dragged down by a disaster made entirely by his own actions and inability to conduct himself in a manner that is remotely acceptable given the …

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House Republicans defeat attempt to subpoena Trump interpreter

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday defeated an attempt by panel Democrats to subpoena the interpreter who worked for President Donald Trump during his summit Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>“This is an extraordinary remedy, I realize, but then it’s …

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Team Trump’s assurances about the deficit suddenly look quite a bit worse

A couple of months ago, Larry Kudlow, the director of the Trump White House’s National Economic Council, boasted that the U.S. budget deficit “is …

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Poll: Huge GOP majority backs Trump's Putin performance

We told you yesterday why elected Republicans go so silent so quickly when they disagree so strongly with President Trump: They fear it's political …

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New York State Opens Tax Probe Into Trump Foundation

New York is opening up a new front in its legal battle against the Trump Foundation. After a nearly two-year investigation, New York State Attorney …

New York State

For Russia, Trump is creating more problems than he solves

MOSCOW (AP) — Having Donald Trump in the White House is looking increasingly like a liability for the Kremlin, rather than an asset. But don't expect President Vladimir Putin to say that out loud.<p>Russia's official assessment of Trump's high-stakes summit with Putin is carefully upbeat. In his first …

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Putin Tells Diplomats He Made Trump a New Offer on Ukraine at Their Summit

Vladimir Putin told Russian diplomats that he made a proposal to Donald Trump at their summit this week to hold a referendum to help resolve the …

Russia

Cory Booker: I went to the US-Mexico border. What I saw there horrified me.

What I witnessed at the border made me realize our asylum system is broken.<p>Last week, I traveled to a border community in South Texas to witness firsthand the human impact of the crisis brought about by President Trump’s cruel immigration policies.<p>I’m emotionally raw from the trip. How our country …

Immigration

Video Shows Man Blocking Person of Color from Leaving Store for Being an ‘Illegal Alien’

Ontario police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada</i>.<p>Police in Ontario, Canada, are investigating a possible hate crime after a white man blocked a person of color from leaving a grocery store and reportedly accused him of being an …

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Whoopi Goldberg Shuts Down Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro for Saying She Has ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’

‘The View’ moderator cut off a contentious interview with the Fox News host and later apologized for losing her cool.<p>Even as the hosts of <i>Fox & …

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I miss Barack Obama. His Johannesburg speech was a reminder of what the voice of reason sounds like.

'Obama reminded us of Mandela’s stubborn will to keep moving on a course he knew was right.'<p>Until I switched on the car radio on the way to work Wednesday morning, I had almost forgotten what the voice of a statesman sounded like.<p>I had forgotten what the voice of reason sounded like, or the voice …

South Africa

When a U.S. citizen heard he was on his own country’s drone target list, he wasn’t sure he believed it. After five near-misses, he does – and is suing the United States to contest his own execution – Rolling Stone

How to Survive America's Kill List<p>When a U.S. citizen heard he was on his own country’s drone target list, he wasn’t sure he believed it. After five …

U.S. Politics

Dems erupt into 'USA' chant on House floor after Hoyer gives fiery anti-Putin speech

They began chanting “USA, USA, USA”-- but it wasn't a Trump rally.<p>House Democrats on Thursday erupted into the chants on the floor of the House of Representatives after House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., delivered a fiery speech condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin for election meddling …

U.S. Politics

To my Republican friends: It’s time to let Trump go

When a friend is in trouble, our instinct is to try and steer them away from danger.<p>Sometimes that means putting the friendship on the line by saying things they don’t want to hear. You gently nudge them toward the light when their eyes are blind to the truth.<p>This message is for my Republican …

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Trump just realized The Apprentice was about apprenticeships: 'I never actually put that together until just now'

President Donald Trump seemed to have a moment of realization when he said the word “apprenticeships” today during a signing ceremony for skills …

Politics

Deaths from liver disease are surging, and drinking is to blame

Deaths from liver disease have risen sharply in the U.S., and doctors say the biggest factor is drinking —especially among young adults.<p>A study published Wednesday found a 65 percent increase in deaths from cirrhosis of the liver since 1999. The biggest increase is among millennials: the team found …

Health

Trump Invited Putin to Washington for Fall Summit, Sanders Says

President Donald Trump invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to Washington for a summit in the fall.<p>“In Helsinki, @POTUS agreed to ongoing working …

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Trump promised them better, cheaper health care. It’s not happening.

A key small business group says Trump’s new insurance rules are unworkable, after pushing the idea for nearly 20 years.<p>President Donald Trump handed an influential business advocacy group what should have been a historic lobbying victory when he recently rolled out new rules encouraging small …

Health Care

Jim Carrey Offers a Bold Take on Trump's Would-Wouldn't Do-Over on Russia

Actor/artist draws a solid conclusion on Trump’s wavering ability to articulate his stance<p>Would Jim Carrey weigh in on Trump’s attempted …

Celebrity News

Slamming the script: Why the press is dismissing the president's do-over

The media seem determined not to give the president a do-over.<p>His attempt to clarify what he said in Helsinki is being widely dismissed, even mocked, by many in mainstream media land.<p>At a minimum, President Trump deserves credit for saying what he should have said to Vladimir Putin, that he accepts …

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Obama says ‘men have been getting on my nerves lately,’ urges women to enter political fray

Men in positions of power are dropping the ball, according to former president Barack Obama, who thinks perhaps a way to fix that is to get more women at the table.<p>Democrats, in particular, have high hopes for the impact women could make in the fall's midterm elections. But the former president …

Politics

Reporter Shows The Links Between The Men Behind Brexit And The Trump Campaign

Carole Cadwalladr's investigation into Cambridge Analytica's role in Brexit led her to Russian connections and the Trump campaign. She says British investigators are working "closely with the FBI."<p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. As evidence continues to mount that …

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Exclusive: "Sex huntress” says she won’t give U.S. officials secret tapes about Russian election meddling

In March, a self-described “sex huntress” offered to trade hours of audio recordings detailing Russia’s role in the 2016 election to U.S. officials in exchange for asylum. Now she tells VICE News she’ll only turn them over to one man: Oleg Deripaska, the Russian oligarch who she says is featured in …

Russia

A Republican senator just helped sink one of Trump’s court nominees over his racist college writings

Sen. Tim Scott, the GOP’s lone African-American senator, was among those to voice opposition.<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew the nomination of Ryan Bounds for a US Circuit judge seat on Thursday after at least one Republican senator raised concerns about the way Bounds talked about …

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