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Poll: US image suffers under Trump
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A new Pew Research poll shows international confidence in the US is waning under President Trump.

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Trump's ex-campaign chief registers as foreign agent over Ukraine work
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Paul Manafort registers with US justice department over $17m of consulting work he did with Ukrainian party in 2012-14 Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has registered with the US justice department as a foreign agent for political consulting work he did for a Ukrainian political party, acknowledging that he coached party members on […]

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Top UN official puts faith in Ivanka Trump to lobby father on aid cuts
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World Food Programme chief hopes US president’s daughter will help stave off cash crisis putting over a million lives at risk The head of the UN World Food Programme has said he is hopeful Ivanka Trump will lobby her father into a U-turn on cuts to humanitarian aid in the face of an urgent cash […]

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If the US supreme court upholds the Muslim ban, we will need civil resistance | Rob Hunter
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The court could rule that the ban is an appropriate exercise of the president’s powers. Only mass confrontational politics could stop it then The US supreme court announced on Monday that it will decide on the legality of Donald Trump’s travel ban. It also partially stayed injunctions against the ban, meaning that the administration can […]

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Federalism Is Dead, Long Live Federalism
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For Yale law professor Heather K. Gerken, the question of how Americans can coexist in relative peace and prosperity, despite their many differences, has a temping answer: “The tempting answer to this question is to invoke our father’s federalism, a vision of democracy in which everyone retreats to their comfortable red and blue enclaves.  Peace […]

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Will Grad Students Lose the Right to Unionize Under Trump?
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Trevor Hull wakes up every morning and goes to a lab where he mixes chemicals together, using materials like lead and cadmium to synthesize other substances. A man who he calls his boss sometimes gives him directions and orders, and he’s paid on a bi-weekly basis. He says he feels like he works at a […]

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Trump team declares all Russia stories…
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Despite cries of fake news by the Trump administration, the Russia investigation is not going away. Congressman Eric Swalwell of the House Intelligence Committee weighs in. Read more

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Trump Campaign Chief’s Firm Got $17 Million From Pro-Russia Party
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A Ukrainian political party tied to Russia had paid President Trump’s campaign chairman for help branding itself as warming toward the European Union.

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Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Takes CNN to Task for Retracted Article
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Mr. Colbert found something he has in common with President Trump: Both enjoyed taking shots at CNN this week.

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A Time magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf clubs. It’s fake.
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It’s not clear who created the image or why, but it is displayed prominently at some of his properties.

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Democrats' 'resistance' calls for a July 4 recess push to kill GOP's bill
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The delay of the Senate bill was egged on by the loose collection of more than 1,000 groups working to stop the Republican agenda that sprang out of Trump’s surprise election.

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Why did Trump fake a Time cover? Look for a clue in the real ones.
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Reality can’t match Trump’s fantasy.

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Manafort files retroactively as foreign agent
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Rachel Maddow relays reports that former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort has filed retroactively as an agent of a foreign government, the second top Trump aide to do so. Read more

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Who’s afraid of Trump? Not enough Republicans — at least for now.
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The retreat on health care underscores the president’s limits in securing support from the GOP Congress.

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Analysis: Trump's chance for signature win
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Your turn, Mr. President.

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Healthcare holdouts deal Republicans another blow | The minute
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Got a minute? Senate postpones healthcare vote … Trump calls meeting at White House … ‘The fight is not over,’ Democrats warn … and everything else in US politics. By Tom McCarthy 10.40pm BST The purported strategic genius Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, failed in his plan to pass a healthcare bill written in […]

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Deutsche Bank adds financial crime lawyer
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Rachel Maddow reports that Deutsche Bank, at the center of a lot of questions about its business practices and loans made to both Donald Trump and Jared Kushner, has hired a new lawyer with a background in tax crimes and money laundering. Read more

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Sen Warner: A lot of facts we need to get out
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Senator Mark Warner, vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about progress in the Trump Russia investigation and the path forward, including processing 2000 pages of financial evidence with more on the way. Read more

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Sick and Afraid, Some Immigrants Forgo Medical Care
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Around the country, clinics that serve immigrants report seeing fewer patients since the Trump administration issued broad deportation orders.

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Feature: How Donald Trump Misunderstood the F.B.I.
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Since Watergate, the bureau has come to view itself as an essential, and essentially independent, check on the president.

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Trump, Senate leaders attempt to regroup after postponing vote to overhaul Obamacare
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In the wake of a troubling budget forecast, the vote to revise the 2010 health law will wait until after the July 4 recess.

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US Supreme Court travel ban order could cause chaos
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The Supreme Court’s decision green-lighting parts of President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban Monday saved many of the prickly questions about the constitutionality of the executive order for another day — but legal experts say that the court’s compromise ruling raises other more practical headaches (and potentially further litigation) for travelers this summer.

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Watch Trump and Modi's bear hug
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US President Trump and Indian PM Narendra Modi embraced each other in a bear hug when they met for the first time at the White House.

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<i>The Atlantic </i> Politics & Policy Daily: The Art of the Repeal
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Today in 5 Lines Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate will not vote on the new GOP health-care bill until after the July 4 recess. During a meeting with Republican senators, President Trump said he hopes the bill can pass, adding that, “if we don’t get it done, it’s just going to […]

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<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: Late Vote, Early Warning
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What We’re Following Delayed Action: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is postponing the vote on his party’s health-care bill until after Congress’s July 4 recess. Republicans had hoped to pass the bill this week, but were forced to back down under mounting opposition: Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers feared it would place an undue burden […]

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Prototypes for Trump's Mexico border wall to be built by September
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With a bidding process currently under way, US border agency says between four and eight companies will make the final round and construct prototypes Rival prototypes for Donald Trump’s wall on the US-Mexico border should be built by September, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency said on Tuesday. A bidding process for contractors to […]

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Trump's name to be scrubbed from high-rise building in Toronto
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New owner of a high-rise hotel and condo development reportedly paid millions of dollars to Donald Trump’s company to break off a branding contract The Trump name is set to be scrubbed from the Toronto skyline after the new owner of a high-rise hotel and condo development reportedly paid millions of dollars to Donald Trump’s […]

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Trump, on the phone to Irish PM, tells reporter she has a 'nice smile on her face' – video
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US President Donald Trump has spoken to Ireland’s newly-elected Taoiseach Leo Varadkar from the Oval Office. During the call, reporters from the Irish media were present. At one point Trump tells Varadkar he has “a lot of these beautiful Irish press” in the room and singles out Caitriona Perry, asking her to come forward and […]

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‘Obama Trolled You’: Seth Meyers Mocks President Trump for Health Care Bill
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Seth Meyers cracked up over the thought of Barack Obama successfully trolling President Trump during his “Closer Look” segment on Late Night. “Obama trolled you. You’re so easy,” he laughed on Monday night. As Meyers explained, Obama released a statement on the GOP-backed health care plan via Facebook last week. “Simply put, if there’s a […]

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As Trump’s Tactics Fall Short, Pence Takes Lead on Health Bill
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The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, reportedly told the White House that a “super PAC” ad campaign against a Republican opposed to the bill was “beyond stupid.”

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The Trump-McConnell bond is being tested. So is the GOP agenda.
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The two men are both hungry for a win. Their understanding, built to score legislative victories, does neither of them any good if victories remain out of reach.

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Will Trump's new rules make it harder to get asylum in the U.S.? That will vary dramatically from one judge to the next.
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This new data examines shows that some judges grant almost all asylum applications. Some grant almost none.

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Trump renews attack on 'Fake News CNN' after retraction
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Three CNN journalists resigned Monday after the network retracted a Russia-related story last week.

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The 4 most brutal numbers in that poll showing the world hates Trump
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The world trusts Vlaidmir Putin more than President Trump.

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Trump's new foil: A silent Barack Obama
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Donald Trump has a new favorite target — the guy who used to have his job.

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More people have confidence in Putin than Trump — Pew poll
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Republican healthcare bill: view from West Virginia Trump country
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New plan that Senate aims to pass before Fourth of July is expected to leave an extra 22 million people without insurance, putting the Republican base in a bind For most Americans, health insurance is not just a nice way to see the doctor – it is the only protection from ruinous medical debt. But […]

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Donald Trump's bloodlust for war in the Middle East risks chaos | Trevor Timm
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After a surprise statement on Monday warning Syria about chemical weapons, it looks like the White House is looking for a reason to launch yet another war Lost among the deluge of stories about the Russia investigation and the Republicans’ push to take healthcare away from millions of people, the Trump administration is laying the […]

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'Fake news': Trump tweets glee as three CNN journalists resign over Russia story
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Trump derides network’s ‘phony’ stories after three quit over piece on supposed investigation into meeting between associate and Russian investor CNN on Monday accepted the resignations of three journalists involved in a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund. […]

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Sen. Murphy on Syria: Trump Needs A …
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Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), who is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee explains why he thinks Pres. Trump’s strike on Syria did not deter the regime from using chemical weapons. Read more

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Few Overseas Have Faith in Trump’s Leadership, Survey Finds
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A Pew Research Center poll found that President Trump and his policies are broadly unpopular around the world, especially among some of America’s closest allies.

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Trump ramps up his attacks on CNN after retraction
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President Trump renewed his attacks against CNN, which he has repeatedly called “fake news,” on June 27, after CNN retracted a story about ties between a Trump associate and a Russian investment fund.

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Why CNN retracted a story about a Trump campaign aide
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The Fix’s Callum Borchers explains why CNN retracted a story about a Trump campaign aide, leading to the resignation of three CNN employees.

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US Supreme Court hands Trump a (partial) travel ban success
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Ever since Donald Trump signed the first executive order banning people from seven countries from entering the U.S. on January 27, it’s been nothing but trouble.

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Jill Filipovic: Ivanka Trump has a lot to learn
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Ivanka Trump made an interesting statement to “Fox and Friends” in an interview that aired Monday: She tries “to stay out of politics.”

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Spicer: Trump was 'joking' when he asked Russia to hack Clinton
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Then candidate Donald Trump was “joking” when he publicly asked Russia to hack Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday.

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Planned Parenthood Still Believes It Can Win the Culture Wars
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The United States Congress is trying hard to defund Planned Parenthood, once and for all. For a period of one year, the proposed American Health Care Act would prohibit federal funds from going to non-profit organizations that provide family-planning services, including abortions, and get more than $350 million in reimbursements under Medicaid, which provides health […]

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Will China Save the American Economy?
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MORAINE, Ohio—For years, Donjian Xu and her husband operated a sleepy Chinese restaurant in this industrial suburb of Dayton, cooking up American-style Chinese food like sweet-and-sour chicken and beef with broccoli for customers who would stop in on their lunch break. Then, three years ago, a new crowd started coming into Dragon China: Chinese natives […]

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Trump's disdain for diplomacy is making the world more dangerous
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The US president’s preference for public bellicosity and instant military action has potential to cause a lot of damage Donald Trump’s warning of renewed US military action against Syria, backed by Britain and condemned by Russia, fits a now established pattern of aggressive White House behaviour favouring violence, or public threats of violence, over quiet […]

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