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Former Trump campaign consultant warns president's surrogates away from House Intel probe
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The former consultant wants the transcript of his closed-door interview released, after a panel member suggested that he might have lied.

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Battling brain cancer, Sen. John McCain vows: ‘I’ll be back soon’
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On the morning after the shocking announcement of his illness, the Arizona Republican also criticized President Trump’s moves in Syria.

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Trump at odds with his national security…
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when it comes to Russia, Trump ignores the counsel of his national security and foreign policy advisers. I'd love to hear more about why this is. Read more

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Ignoring threats, special counsel examines Tr
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Donald Trump warned Special Counsel Robert Mueller not to examine Trump's finances. Mueller is reportedly doing it anyway. Read more

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Parsing Trump's 2nd Putin meeting: 'Remarkable' and risky
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As the White House sought to downplay a meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a G20 dinner, experts fretted that Trump’s cavalier approach to engaging with Putin could come back to bite him.

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Six months of the Trump presidency in photos
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Follow President Trump’s first six months in office, from his inauguration to meetings with world leaders.

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Randy Newman writes comic song about Donald Trump's penis
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Oscar-winning songwriter left vulgar song off new album Dark Matter so he wouldn’t ‘add to the problem of how ugly the conversation we’re all having is’ Veteran songwriter Randy Newman has revealed he wrote a song about Donald Trump for his latest album – comparing the relative size of their penises. In an interview with […]

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Donald Trump Jr faces Russia grilling live on TV, but what will they ask?
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Senate judiciary committee will want to know what happened when the president’s son met Russian individuals with dirt to dish on Hillary Clinton The investigation into possible Russian collaboration with the Trump campaign to skew the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election moves another step closer to the incumbent in the Oval Office next […]

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Jeff Sessions says he'll keep job 'as long as appropriate' despite Trump's criticism
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Attorney general speaks after Donald Trump’s comments that he would not have hired Sessions had he known he would recuse himself from Russia inquiry The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, said on Thursday that he would continue in his job “as long as that is appropriate”, despite Donald Trump’s barrage of criticism of him. Trump […]

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Trump Ends Covert Aid to Syrian Rebels Trying to Topple Assad
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The decision amounted to a recognition that the effort was failing and that the administration has given up hope of forcing the Syrian leader from power.

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Excerpts From The Times’s Interview With Trump
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President Trump discussed a range of issues, including the Russia investigation, with three New York Times reporters in the Oval Office.

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Inspiring Little Fear in Senators, Trump Struggles to Sell Health Bill
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The president has proved too unpopular nationally, and too weak in many lawmakers’ home states, to scare them into supporting the bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Conservative activists, media frame health-care battle as Trump against the world
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Conservative pundits and outside groups cast senators as “traitors” if they did not deliver a victory for the president.

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Kushner to speak to Senate intelligence panel Monday as part of Russia probe
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Paul Manafort and Donald Trump Jr. have also been invited to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 26.

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Restrictions are lifted on the last airline affected by America's laptop ban
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JUST like that, America’s laptop ban is all but over. Four months ago the Trump administration announced that travellers from ten Middle Eastern countries would be barred from taking electronics larger than a mobile phone into plane cabins, citing security concerns. In the past few weeks, the government has been gradually freeing carriers, including Emirates, […]

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A Top Rohrabacher Aide Is Ousted After Russia Revelations
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Paul Behrends, a top aide to Representative Dana Rohrabacher, has been ousted from his role as staff director for the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee that Rohrabacher chairs, after stories appeared in the press highlighting his relationships with pro-Russia lobbyists. “Paul Behrends no longer works at the committee,” a House Foreign Affairs Committee spokesperson said on […]

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What the GOP Doesn’t Understand About Its Own Voters
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The Senate Republican health-care bill has been repeatedly crushed in a slow-motion collision between the party’s historic ideology and the interests of its modern electoral coalition. Yet congressional Republicans appear determined to plow right through the wreckage. Even as the Senate’s latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act collapsed on Tuesday, the House Republican […]

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Trump and Kobach say illegal votes may have given Clinton the popular vote. The math disagrees.
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Kris Kobach suggests that it’s possible that Clinton won the popular vote because of illegal votes. Basic logic and math strongly disagree.

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Why is Trump surprised Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation?
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If you follow Sessions’s public testimony, it’s not a surprise.

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Trump: McCain is a crusty voice in Washington
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During a speech to kick off “Made in America” week, President Trump calls Sen. John McCain a “crusty voice in Washington.”

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US President Trump has second thoughts on Jeff Sessions
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Repeal-only healthcare bill would cost 32m people coverage, CBO says
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Congressional Budget Office analysis comes as Donald Trump urges Republicans to pass a new Obamacare replacement bill A bill that would repeal major pieces of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without replacing it would increase the number of people without insurance by 32 million people over the next decade, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said […]

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Donald Trump drops Syria programme 'in bid to improve Russia ties'
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President suspends largely unsuccessful initiative aimed at equipping and training moderate rebels to fight Bashar al-Assad Donald Trump has decided to halt the CIA’s covert programme to equip and train moderate rebels fighting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, in a move likely to be welcomed by Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The CIA programme began in 2013 as […]

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Trump's top voting commissioner questions…
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Reality says Donald Trump lost the popular vote. Kris Kobach, who's helping lead Trump's "voter integrity" commission, says something else. Read more

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Trump Jr, Manafort, Kushner invited to…
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And a New York Times piece shows that Paul Manafort had millions in debt to Russian interests, we'll get reactions from Senator Durbin and Representative Swalwell. Read more

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Critic's Notebook: Watching ‘Fox & Friends,’ Trump Sees a Two-Way Mirror
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Sometimes the president’s tweets program his go-to cable morning show. And sometimes the show programs him.

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Manafort Was in Debt to Pro-Russia Interests, Cyprus Records Show
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Business records from the secretive tax haven of Cyprus suggest that Paul J. Manafort owed millions to pro-Russia interests before joining Donald J. Trump’s campaign.

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James Clapper: Trump is making Russia…
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Fmr. DNI James Clapper called the Donald Trump Jr meeting "classic, textbook Soviet and now Russian trade-craft." Read more

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Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Sessions
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President Trump tells The Times that Mueller would cross a red line if investigators delve into Trump family finances unrelated to Russia.

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Trump on Sessions’s Recusal From Russia Investigation: ‘Very Unfair’
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In an interview with New York Times reporters, President Trump expressed anger at Jeff Sessions and James Comey. He also acknowledged a newly disclosed conversation with Vladimir Putin.

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Trump blasts AG Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia probe
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Trump’s public thrashing of Sessions is a remarkable criticism for one of the president’s top campaign supporters.

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Trump threatens electoral consequences for senators who oppose health bill
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Also Wednesday, a fresh CBO analysis showed that a straight repeal bill would increase the number of people without health coverage by 32 million at the end of a decade.

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White House puts new sanctions on Iran
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The Trump administration announced new sanctions against entities and individuals with ties to Iran on Tuesday, one day after certifying the Iranian government’s compliance with a major nuclear agreement reached two years ago.

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Trump on health plan: 'Inaction is not an option'
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President Donald Trump asked Republican senators not to leave town for their August recess without passing a health care reform plan that makes good on seven years of promises to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

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Deutsche Bank expects subpoenas over Trump-Russia investigation
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Source reveals Robert Mueller’s team and Trump’s exclusive bankers have established informal contacts and requests for information are forthcoming Executives inside Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump’s personal bankers, are expecting that the bank will soon be receiving subpoenas or other requests for information from Robert Mueller, the special counsel who is investigating possible collusion between the […]

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Donald Trump is now attacking his own administration, including Jeff Sessions
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President tells New York Times he wouldn’t have hired attorney general had he known he’d recuse himself from Russia inquiry, because it’s ‘extremely unfair’ Donald Trump has unleashed an extraordinary barrage of criticism against several of his own top officials, accusing senior members of the Department of Justice (DoJ) of having conflicts of interest and […]

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NYT: Trump warns Mueller don't delve in…
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In a wide ranging interview with the New York Times, Trump also said he wouldn't have appointed Jeff Sessions to AG if he was going to recuse himself. Read more

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Matthews: Trump doesn't care if millions…
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Chris Matthews has watched President Trump act almost with glee over the prospect of having the public blame the Democrats for what he predicts will be the failure of Obamacare down the road. Read more

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Trump Refugee Restrictions Allowed for Now; Ban on Grandparents Is Rejected
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the White House a mixed ruling as challenges to the travel ban make their way through the courts.

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Trump Demands That Senators Find a Way to Replace Obamacare
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A day after he seemed to give up his legislative push, President Trump summoned Republican senators to tell them not to leave Washington until they repeal and replace Obamacare.

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The Daily 202: Teflon Trump gets blamed less by base for Obamacare fail than Senate GOP
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The president’s peculiar habit of talking like he’s not a Republican.

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Even in Trump era, new poll shows a mixed outlook for Democrats in 2018
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A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that even with President Trump’s approval cratering, Democrats appear less likely to vote in next year’s midterms than Republicans.

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Podcast: Goodbye, Benito
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Brazil’s rigid labour market regulations were transplanted wholesale from Benito Mussolini’s Italy back in 1943. Now President Michel Temer has approved an overhaul. Will it encourage job creation? Also, an exorcist in Paris fighting “bad spirits”. And why President Trump is playing hardball in renegotiating NAFTA. Hosted by Andrew Palmer. <param name="labels"…Continue reading

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Trump and Putin Held a Second, Undisclosed, Private Conversation
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There is no official American record of the prolonged discussion between the two presidents on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit meeting.

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Callista Gingrich testifies to be U.S. ambassador to the Vatican
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Callista Gingrich, wife of former House speaker Newt Gingrich, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee July 18, as President Trump’s pick for U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

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An interactive timeline of key moments in the Trump-Russia investigation
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100 details we know about the Trump-Russia investigation.

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Stephen Colbert's crude rant about the Republican health-care failure
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The comedian’s commentary might galvanize Trump’s supporters.

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We may never know what Trump & Putin…
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Pres. Trump took to Twitter to blast the 'fake news' after reports surfaced he had a second undisclosed meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit. Our expert panel reacts. Read more

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Travel ban ruling: Grandparents, relatives can still enter US
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In a loss for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court Wednesday left intact a lower court opinion that temporarily exempts grandparents and other relatives from President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

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