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Trump ditches plans to quickly release Russia probe documents - POLITICO

“The Inspector General...has been asked to review these documents on an expedited basis,“ he tweeted.

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Cuomo defeats Nixon in NY gubernatorial primary

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo overcame a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, thwarting her attempt to become the latest insurgent libera

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White House struggles to contain political outcry over Trump-Putin...

The White House struggled on Wednesday to contain a political outcry and confusion over U.S. President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, denying Trump ever meant to say that Moscow was no longer targeting the United States.

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Trump's Remarkable Attempt to Walk Back His Russia Comments

A day after dismissing Russian interference in the 2016 election, the president said on Tuesday that he accepts the American intelligence community’s conclusion.

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Kennedy’s Retirement Could Clear Path for Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks

On issues like climate change and water pollution, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was often a decisive vote.

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Sessions reiterates support for hardline immigration policy as criticism continues - CNNPolitics

Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy in a speech Monday as criticism over the resulting separation of parents and children entered a new week.

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Evidence That New Tariffs, Not Immigrants, Are Costing Jobs

Donald Trump promised more jobs by raising tariffs. Research shows the new tariffs are costing workers their jobs.

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Veterans group rips Trump tweet: Self-promotion on Memorial Day is 'appalling'

A progressive veterans advocacy group ripped President Trump's Memorial Day tweet bragging about the economy under his administration.

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Donald Trump's sustained attacks on American rights - CNNPolitics

Two years ago Sunday, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump derided US District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel for his "Mexican" heritage

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Do Democrats Want an Anti-Trump, or Their Own Trump? - POLITICO Magazine

Gwen Graham could be Florida’s first female governor and a national leader in her party—but only if earnestness hasn’t gone out of style.

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The FBI Is in Crisis Mode and America Is Paying the Price | Time

The FBI is facing one of the greatest tests of its 110 years as politicians attack the bureau and Donald Trump calls it a "disgrace."

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Justice Dept. Won’t Be Extorted, Rosenstein Warns Republicans - The New York Times

Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, pushed back after lawmakers aligned with President Trump drafted articles of impeachment against him, the latest salvo in a long dispute.

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Donald Trump's Michigan rally: The 57 most outlandish, outrageous and offensive lines - CNNPolitics

On Saturday night, even as comedian Michelle Wolf was roasting him in Washington, President Donald Trump was in another Washington -- this one in Michigan -- where he was delivering a roast all his own: Of elites, the media, Democrats and anyone else he c

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Trump admin won't provide shelter for migrants seeking asylum

More than a hundred women and children are sleeping on the Mexican side of the border on concrete near San Ysidro, California.

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Bad News for President Trump

The Comey memos are more revealing than they seem.

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Nikki Haley, Great Pushback. Now Resign on Principle.

The White House—and Larry Kudlow, of all people—not only threw her under the bus on Russia sanctions, it ran the bus back and forth over her body. Nikki, do the right thing.

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Republicans Befuddled By Trump’s Abrupt Reversal On New Russia Sanctions | HuffPost

“That’s just not a good signal to Moscow or any of our adversaries or allies," one senator said.

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Trump's James Comey Meltdown Has Arrived Right on Schedule

Donald Trump achieved something rare on Friday morning: He accidentally did two good tweets about former FBI Director James Comey, whose takedown book about Trump and Washington is set to be released on Tuesday.

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'The possibility of Trump exploding has gone up'

The former FBI director's tell-all book surprised some West Wing aides with its jabs at Trump's hand size and its talk of the 'pee tape.'

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MSNBC’s surging ratings fuel Democratic optimism - POLITICO

While Fox and CNN slump, left-leaning hosts on MSNBC help the network reap a 30 percent ratings gain.

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Laura Ingraham Is Fox News's Problem, and Its Way Forward | Time

Laura Ingraham returned to Fox News after a week of hiatus amid widespread criticism of her comments about Parkland survivor David Hogg.

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Does Trump's response help or hurt Stormy Daniels' legal claims?

It’s often the case that just a few unplanned words by a litigant can alter the course of litigation — but it's also not that simple.

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Trump appointee at Defense Department resigns after birther postings revealed - CNNPolitics

A political appointee at the Department of Defense has resigned after a CNN KFile inquiry about controversial postings he made on Facebook.

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Justice Dept. Proposes Banning Bump Stocks, Setting Aside Its Own Recommendations

The moves come amid rising public pressure on the Trump administration to find ways to curb gun violence after a mass shooting in Parkland, Fla.

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California Democratic Party declines to endorse Dianne Feinstein for re-election

The rebuke of Dianne Feinstein by party delegates comes even though the 25-year incumbent has led polls by wide margins.

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Trump Adds Cautious Support to Changes to Background Checks for Gun Buyers - The New York Times

The White House press secretary said that Mr. Trump had spoken to Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, about legislation to revamp background checks.

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The Story Behind JFK's Official White House Portrait

Before Kehinde Wiley's striking depiction of Barack Obama, another presidential portrait stood out from the rest.

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Holocaust denier is sole GOP contender in Illinois race for Congress | TheHill

A Holocaust denier is currently the only candidate on the ballot in the GOP primary for Illinois's third congressional district, according to

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There's No Way Mueller Will Indict Trump

Those hoping the special counsel will prosecute the president are engaging in fantasy.

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Trump contradicts Kelly, says border wall stance 'never changed' - POLITICO

At a meeting with Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday, Kelly said some of Trump’s campaign promises on immigration issues had been “not fully informed."

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Trump criticized immigration from 's---hole' countries: report | TheHill

President Trump reportedly referred to immigrants from Haiti and African countries as coming from “shithole countries” on Thursday.

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Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Be President

This excerpt from Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ reveals the inside story of Donald Trump’s mind-boggling campaign. Trump never planned to be president – here’s how his inner circle created the most dysfunctional White House ever.

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Five Key Points From the Indictment of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

Here are highlights from the 31-page indictment against Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, and Rick Gates, his longtime associate.

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Don’t be fooled again: That huge crowd photo is not a Trump rally - The Washington Post

Those people were Cleveland Cavs fans.

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Down the Breitbart Hole - The New York Times

Steve Bannon once said it was the platform for the alt-right. Its current editors disagree. Is the incendiary media company at the nerve center of Donald Trump’s America simply provocative — or dangerous?

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Trump's response to Barcelona attack? A fake story about bullets dipped in pigs' blood.

The president of the United States just advocated for the execution of Muslim prisoners by firing at them with bullets dipped in pig's blood.

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Inside The Partisan Fight For Your News Feed

How ideologues, opportunists, and internet marketers built a massive new universe of partisan news on the web and on Facebook.

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Trump ousts Scaramucci as communications director

The change came at the request of new chief of staff John Kelly, who started Monday.

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Anthony Scaramucci’s vulgar New Yorker interview is beyond words - The Washington Post

He attacks Trump's top two advisers and muses about killing people.

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Inside The Chaotic Battle To Be The Top Reply To A Trump Tweet

The area below the president’s tweets is the most valuable real estate on the internet.

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Here's what you need to know about the newly appointed special counsel - LA Times

President Trump's firing of FBI Director James B. Comey has increased calls for a special prosecutor to be appointed in the Russia probe.

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Special Counsel named to head Russia investigation; White House caught by surprise - LA Times

The Justice Department on Wednesday named a special counsel, former FBI Director Robert Mueller III, to take over the investigation of ...

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Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation

WASHINGTON — President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn

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Fox News Poised to Drop Bill O’Reilly Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal | Variety

Fox News Channel is poised to end the 21-year tenure of Bill O'Reilly on the news cabler amid a cascade of sexual harassment allegations. O'Reilly's exit from the network he has been with almost since its inception is expected to be official later this we

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White House says Trump paid $38 million in taxes on $150 million in income in 2005, calls tax form disclosure 'illegal'

As MSNBC's Rachel Maddow prepared to air President Trump's tax returns from 2005, the White House pushed back in advance, saying that p...

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A Violent Attack on Free Speech at Middlebury

Liberals must defend the right of conservative students to invite speakers of their choice, even if they find their views abhorrent.

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Trump cites (fake) attack in Sweden

There has been no recent terrorist attack in Sweden.

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Trump called the press ‘the enemy.’ Reince Priebus says he meant it. - The Washington Post

Priebus echoed his boss's criticisms, dismissing recent media stories as “stupidity” and blasting the use of anonymous sources.

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Here's why the 2018 Senate election will be crucial for President Trump and his Democratic foes - LA Times

In the partisan battle zone that is Washington, there is one conquest that could turn the fight decisively in Republicans ’ favor: winning 60 seats in the U.S. Senate.

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Trump Was Told Weeks Ago That Michael Flynn Withheld Truth on Russia

Sean Spicer, the press secretary, said in a briefing that President Trump has been reviewing the situation daily and asked for Mr. Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser.

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Trump Posted A False News Report To His Facebook Page And Got Thousands Of Shares

The report claimed that Kuwait had also issued a visa ban on several Muslim-majority countries after President Trump's immigration order. They didn't.

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Trust Records Show Trump Is Still Closely Tied to His Empire - NYTimes.com

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A petition to get Trump to release his tax returns is more popular than Trump's official bio.

While Donald Trump’s administration has tweaked and/or trashed large portions of the official White House website, there is one section that has remain ...

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How Donald Trump’s Cabinet Nominees Contradicted Him | TIME

Many of Donald Trump's high-profile Cabinet picks have had to distance themselves from him during their confirmation hearings.

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Business Since Birth: Trump’s Children and the Tangle That Awaits - The New York Times

The president-elect’s three eldest children have always interwoven family and business ties. Can their empire ever be separate from the White House?

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Pants on Fire for Trump claim that millions voted illegally

President-elect Donald Trump provoked a firestorm on social media with a series of tweets on Nov. 27 that questioned the integrity of the balloting that elected him president. In one tweet, Trump wrote,

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(1) Ann Coulter’s ‘grandparent’ argument would exclude Trump from voting - The Washington Post

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter tweeted on Monday that if only people with four native-born grandparents could vote, Trump would win in a 50-state landslide. (Matt McClain/ The Washington Post)

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In Closing Ads, Trump Goes Dark While Clinton Goes Cozy : NPR

Donald Trump's and Hillary Clinton's final appeals to voters display a stark difference in how each candidate ran for president.

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Our final map has Clinton winning with 352 electoral votes. Compare your picks with ours.

Update on 'Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traverse the country in final push'

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Former DOJ spokesman blasts Comey after email letter

He blasted Comey's move in a 14-post spree on Twitter.

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Inside the Democrats’ narrow path to the House majority - The Washington Post

A 30-seat gain is a tall order for Democrats, and these districts summarize their challenges.

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The Atlantic: The Case Against Donald Trump

For the third time since The Atlantic’s founding, the editors endorse a candidate for president. The case for Hillary Clinton.

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Condoleezza Rice Responds to Trump Calling Her a ‘B*tch’

She pretty much ethered him in six words.

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New York Times to Trump: You Have No Reputation to Ruin, Anyway

The New York Times has released its response to Donald Trump’s demands that it retract its reporting, and it’s a doozy.

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Trump is lying about why he can’t release his taxes

There are tax documents not under audit that Trump can release, but won’t.

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There are hints more damaging Trump tapes exist — and someone is already willing to pay millions for them

And now, a top Clinton backer said he's willing to pay millions to obtain them.

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In the VP Debate, Mike Pence Got Implicit Bias Pretty Wrong | WIRED

It's not racism, not demeaning, and worth understanding---especially if you want to fix it.

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Trump recorded having extremely lewd conversation about women in 2005 - The Washington Post

On soap opera set, the GOP nominee bragged about groping and trying to have sex with women.

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Debate Takeaways: Hillary Clinton Digs In and Prevails - The New York Times

The Democratic candidate appeared to gain strength as the debate progressed, ultimately beating back Donald Trump in the late exchanges.

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Is Trump Really Going to Come to the Post-Debate Spin Room?

It would be untraditional for a presidential nominee to come to the “spin room” on behalf of himself following a presidential debate.

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Donald Trump and 9/11: the lies, exaggerations and eye-popping claims | US news | The Guardian

The businessman has rarely been lost for words on the topic, whether he was pointing out that the attacks made his buildings the tallest in the area or saying Muslim Americans had celebrated the destruction

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Former Secret Service Official: Donald Trump Is ‘Pretty Close to the Edge’ | TIME

A former top Secret Service official said Donald Trump's second amendment comments on Tuesday were "pretty close to the edge."

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Fact-checking Donald Trump’s speech to the Detroit Economic Club

Donald Trump's economic speech was filled with facts and figures, but they were not always reliable.

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Hewlett Packard's Meg Whitman joins CEOs endorsing Clinton

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Calling Donald Trump an "authoritarian character" and a threat to democracy, Meg Whitman, a prominent Republican fundraiser and chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton's

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What is the TPP and why are both parties so angry about it? | Public Radio International

At the Democratic National Convention, many in the crowd have chanted "No TPP!" That's no to the 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trading bloc that President Barack Obama supports, but Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton all o

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Is Donald Trump a Racist? - NYTimes.com

HAS the party of Lincoln just nominated a racist to be president? We shouldn’t toss around such accusations lightly, so I’ve looked back over more than 40 years of Donald Trump’s career to see what the record s

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A physicist has calculated the probability Melania Trump didn't plagiarise her speech - ScienceAlert

A Canadian physicist has calculated that there's only a one-in-87-billion chance that Melania Trump wasn't heavily influenced by Michelle Obama's 2008 speech when she addressed the Republican National Convention last night.

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Melania Trump Apparently Plagiarized a Section of Michelle Obama's 2008 Convention Speech

Tonight at the Republican National Convention, potential first lady Melania Trump delivered the night’s headlining speech in what was her most important moment in the public eye since she married Donald Trump 11 years ago. The speech was praised by hack

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Watch Trump Give a Startlingly Bizarre Speech Sort of About Running for President

Donald Trump has given hundreds, perhaps thousands of speeches and says a lot of things, but something about his meandering word slurry of an address W ...

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What you learn from reading 12 of Donald Trump's books

Of course, trying to make too much sense of the books is a fool’s errand. They contradict each other frequently, and often contradict themselves — not unlike Trump’s campaign. One minute he’s telling readers to trust their gut; the next, he’s emphasizing the importance of thinking it through. In one book, 2011's Time to Get Tough, he calls for a 20 percent tax on companies that outsource jobs on page 63, and then just two pages later — on page 65 — calls for a 15 percent tax.

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Criminal charges against Clinton could have set new legal standard

Extreme carelessness isn’t criminal, at least when it comes to handling classified information.

That’s the consensus of experts in national security law, who weren’t surprised that the FBI isn’t recommending an indictment for Hillary Clinton and her staff related to her use of a private email server, saying such a move would have set a bold new standard for such cases.

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Trump Campaign Paid $1.1M to Trump Businesses and Family Last Month

Trump Campaign Paid $1.1M to Trump Businesses and Family Last Month

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Obama declares June 2016 African-American Music Appreciation Month

President Obama has declared June 2016 African-American Music Appreciation Month.

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Donald Trump Wanted A White-Versus-Black Season Of "The Apprentice" - BuzzFeed News

"Whether people like that idea or not, it is somewhat reflective of our very vicious world,” Trump said in 2005...

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President Obama Weighs His Economic Legacy - The New York Times

Eight years after the financial crisis, unemployment is at 5 percent, deficits are down and G.D.P. is growing. Why do so many voters feel left behind? The president has a theory.

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Donald Trump Has One Core Philosophy: Misogyny

Donald Trump holds one core belief. It’s not limited government. He favored a state takeover of health care before he was against it. Nor is it economi ...

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Meet Obama's New Apointee to the SCOTUS

Merrick Garland, a judge with 18 years' experience, was not the first choice of liberals. But President Obama hopes his ability to win over conservatives will extend to the Supreme Court.

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Obama dismayed by vulgarity, violence of campaign

President Barack Obama said Tuesday he was dismayed by "vulgar and divisive rhetoric" directed at women and minorities as well as the violence that has occurred in the 2016 presidential campaign, a swipe at Republican front-runner Donald Trump that also served as a challenge to other political leaders to speak out and set a better example.

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Dozens arrested at Trump campaign rally in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Facing intensifying criticism for the violent clashes between supporters and protesters that have come to define his rallies, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Friday continued to taunt those who interrupt his events while p

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Trump University students say they were forced to write glowing reviews: “It’s absolutely a con” - Salon.com

The students speak out as a former Trump University employee says he was "ashamed" to work there in a new ad VIDEO

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Michael Bloomberg Will Not Enter Presidential Race - NYTimes.com

ichael R. Bloomberg, who for months quietly laid the groundwork to run for president as an independent, will not enter the 2016 campaign, he said Monday, citing his fear that a three-way race could lead to the election of a candidate who would imperil the security and stability of the United States: Donald J. Trump.

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Watch John Oliver Annihilate Donald Trump, Re-Brand 'Drumpf' | Rolling Stone

John Oliver took aim at Donald Trump on 'Last Week Tonight,' rebranding the Republican frontrunner 'Donald Drumpf.'

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Delegate Count Leaving Bernie Sanders With Steep Climb - NYTimes.com

Senator Bernie Sanders vowed on Sunday to fight on after losing the Nevada caucuses, predicting that he would pull off a historic political upset by this summer’s party convention.

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Here's what a Biden campaign would look like

The VP launches a stimulus tour to deliver a very different kind of Democratic message.

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Trump says special access to US for Cuban immigrants is wrong

In delegate-rich Florida, there has long been one

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5 takeaways from New Hampshire

Trump delivers, Clinton's in real trouble and Sanders had better brace for scrutiny.

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See What New Hampshire Means for Clinton’s Campaign | TIME

Eight years ago, Hillary Clinton lost Iowa, then bounced back with a win in New Hampshire. This campaign, it’s likely to go the other way.

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Donald Trump wants Iowa rematch, accusing Cruz of 'fraud' - BBC News

Presidential candidate Donald Trump calls for a new election in Iowa, accusing the Republican winner, Ted Cruz, of fraud.

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Iowa caucuses: Live coverage of the important and the weird

It's important, it's weird, and it's live. Here's the latest from Iowa, where the 2016 election is officially kicking off on Feb. 1.

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British newsreader Selina Scott reveals how Donald Trump failed to seduce her... then stalked her for 20 YEARS

There were many revealing moments during the time I spent with Trump while making a profile of him for ITV , it started with charm but ended in bitterness, writes SELINA SCOTT.

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These 30 Numbers Explain the 2016 Election | TIME

30 key facts about the money behind the 2016 White House race

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Why America Is Moving Left

Over roughly the past 18 months, the following events have transfixed the nation.

In July 2014, Eric Garner, an African American man reportedly selling loose cigarettes illegally, was choked to death by a New York City policeman.The liberal era ushered in by Barack Obama is only just beginning.

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Taking Bialystock of Donald Trump | Bleader | Chicago Reader

Can Larry David help us understand Donald Trump? This isn't working for Donald Trump, and I'm concerned about him. No matter what he does he can't stop running for president.

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Obama ridicules Trump's plan for a 'deportation force' - POLITICO

“The notion that we’re gonna deport 11, 12 million people from this country — first of all, I have no idea where Mr. Trump thinks the money’s gonna come from,” Obama said.

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Trump's Other Small Loan From Daddy-O: A Few Million Bucks To Help Pay Off His Debts - BuzzFeed News

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, casting his life as a struggle against naysayers, said on Monday a “small” loan of just a million dollars from his father got him started in the real estate business.

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Biden: I’m not running for president in 2016

Ending months of will-he-won’t-he speculation, Vice President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he is not running for president in 2016, saying the process of grieving for his son Beau had sidelined him for too long. The vice president spoke with his w

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Joe Biden to Enter Presidential Race

Vice President Joe Biden will enter the presidential race, according to media reports filed on Monday.

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At Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton plays to her strengths, Bernie Sanders to his base - LA Times

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont may be Hillary Rodham Clinton 's leading opponent, but for much of this year, the former secretary of State's biggest challenge has been herself.

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McCarthy Drops Out Of Speaker Race, Throwing GOP Leadership Into Chaos : It's All Politics : NPR

The current House GOP leader said he was withdrawing because, for Republicans to unite, "we probably need a fresh face." Now, leadership elections have been postponed.

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If Edward Snowden Is Right About Clinton's Emails, Bernie Sanders Will Win a Landslide Victory | H. A. Goodman

What if Edward Snowden is correct to believe that it's "completely ridiculous" to think Clinton's emails were safe? It's logical to assume that national security was jeopardized if Snowden and others feel Clinton was reckless with her intelligen

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Ben Carson Does Not Believe a Muslim Should Be President

GOP candidate Dr. Ben Carson tells Chuck Todd that the faith of a candidate should matter to voters and that Islam is not consistent with the Constitution.

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That Time Donald Trump Had A Meeting With DREAMers And Said “You Convinced Me” On Immigration - BuzzFeed News

Two years ago, Trump met with immigration activists who told them their stories and asked for his support on immigration. "You convinced...

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Sanders tops Hillary in New Hampshire poll | TheHill

On the Democratic side, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is leading longtime front-runner Hillary Clinton by 7 points, 42 percent to 35 percent. That's the same margin found in a separate poll in the state earlier this month.

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Joe Biden Wades Further Into ’16 Bid - NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is vacationing on Kiawah Island off South Carolina’s coast, riding bikes and walking the beaches with his family. But on Wednesday night, he called one of his most outspoken political supporters and wrestled with the question looming over his future: Should he run for president?

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15 Biden photos that explain why we can't quit Joe

After weekend reports that Vice President Joe Biden is considering a run for president in 2016 — news that was followed by gushes of support from the Draft Biden movement — we started wondering just what it is about the veep that draws such a

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted On Federal Charges - BuzzFeed News

The Justice Department charged the Illinois Republican Thursday for evading reporting requirements and lying to the FBI as part of a scheme...

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Hillary Rodham Clinton Talks NSA, Presidential Aspirations With Kara Swisher

Americans feel “betrayed” by the revelations of the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities and it needs to be more transparent, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday at a gathering of female Silicon Valley executives, in a conversation that touched on issues from gender discrimination to her presidential aspirations.

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Deluded and dysfunctional, the Republicans have lost the plot | Gary Younge | Comment is free | The Guardian

They may have won Congress, but an instinct for obstinacy means the party is now fighting itself

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House Democrats push voting rights amendment - CNN.com

The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined House Democratic Reps. Keith Ellison and Mark Pocan at a press conference on Thursday to announce plans to introduce a constitutional amendment that would explicitly guarantee the right to vote to every American and give Cong

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Lanny Davis: Why I am ready for Hillary | TheHill

OPINION | In 2016, more and more people will come to know her as she truly is.

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Rep. Van Hollen: Budget cuts hurting Ebola response - CNN.com

Budget cuts have made efforts to contain Ebola harder than it should be, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, says.

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'Humiliated' Dinesh D'Souza seeks probation after guilty plea | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza has asked a federal judge to sentence him to probation and community service after pleading guilty to a campaign finance law violation.In

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The Obama Administration’s stealth plan to remake the workplace

Facing a Congress that has blocked worker-friendly legislation at every step, Barack Obama has resorted to executive orders, memoranda, and rulemaking to reshape American working life.

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Why Obama is driving Jews from the Democratic Party | New York Post

A  friend who is conservative and  Jewish asks a question: “Given  Obama’s hostile treatment of  Israel, isn’t it time for Jews to have their Ronald Reagan moment?” By that, he means when the Gippe...

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Reid blasts Cruz on immigration

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blasted GOP Sen. Ted Cruz’s attack on President Barack Obama’s deferred action policy for young, undocumented immigrants as a “ransom” being demanded for emergency money to deal with the influx of

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Obama to meet with single mom, 'the person we are working for'

The paper is stamped “Back from the Oval,” and though the scribbled note at the bottom isn’t signed, the loopy handwriting is clearly that of President Obama .

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In Texas, Obama Sets Stage To Answer 'Do-Nothing' Congress

President Obama knows he's unlikely to get support from Texas' predominantly Republican congressional delegation, but being rebuffed will make it easier for him to shift blame to the GOP.

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Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama to Focus on Obamacare - NBC News

House Speaker John Boehner announced Thursday the Republican-led lawsuit against President Barack Obama will focus on the implementation of the Affordable Ca...

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Controller recount highlights concern about California election law

In much the way surgeons need skilled hands and fighter pilots must have great eyesight, there is at least one key requirement for election workers handling the recount in California's controller race: long attention spans.

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G.O.P. Pushes Back on Approving Border Funds

Congressional Republicans signaled that they expected concessions in exchange for approving President Obama’s request for nearly $4 billion to handle the surge of migrants from Central America.

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Obama, in Texas, Challenges Governor to Aid in Border Plan

After meeting with Texas officials, President Obama called on Congress to quickly approve his $4 billion request to bolster immigration enforcement.

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Obama Riled Up Republicans on Contraception and Then Delivers a Knock-Out Punch

After two solid weeks of Republicans rapidly escalating attacks on contraception access under the banner of

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    Obama Says 'Further Reforms' Needed To Rein In Wall Street

    President Barack Obama believes additional reforms are needed to rein in the excesses of Wall Street some six years after the financial crisis plunged the country into economic recession. But he's not willing to offer any specific policy proposals. ...

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    The Seven Senate Races Democrats Should Be Optimistic About in 2016

    Look, I'm not going to sit here and lie to you. I'm not going to pretend Washington -- by which I mean the journalism/politics/lobbying/evil establishment that's based in the capital -- is at work today. Very, very little is happening in national politics

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    5 craziest laws passed by GOP legislators — just this month

    One Florida city is trying to make it illegal for the homeless to own property. Really

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        The Photo That Reunited a Missing Man With His Family

        A missing man who was reunited with his family after he was photographed while pressed against a steam vent to keep warm in downtown Washington is on his way back home to upstate New York. Family friend Peter Gugino (guh-GEE-noh) says 20-year-old Nicholas

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          War Vet Back Home After North Korea Detention

          Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old Korean War veteran, arrived in the U.S. after he was deported from North Korea after being held more than a month, the US State Department confirmed.

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            Giant George - The World's Tallest Dog Has Died

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