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After spill, Trump's Keystone XL…
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Donald Trump assured voters there was no "no downside" to the Keystone XL project. Oops. Read more

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Why Trump could be brought back into…
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Mika Brzezinski discusses with the panel the assault allegations impacting both sides of the aisle in Washington, Sen. Franken’s response to Leann Tweeden’s statements, Trump’s reaction to Franken and if more allegations against Trump could rise. Read more

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A woman with a profane anti-Trump decal on her truck was arrested — for something else
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The truck’s owner questioned the timing of the arrest after Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy E. Nehls said the decal could draw a disorderly conduct charge.

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How Much Attention Should Extremists Get?
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This article is edited from a story shared exclusively with members of The Masthead, the membership program from The Atlantic (find out more). In part one, we explore how fringe groups on the internet have assimilated into the mainstream. In part two, we dive deep into one particular online group often associated with the alt-right, […]

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<i>The Atlantic</i> Politics & Policy Daily: ‘He Will Not Step Down’
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Today in 5 Lines President Trump blasted Minnesota Senator Al Franken after the lawmaker was accused of forcibly kissing and groping a woman, but did not mention Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has also been accused of sexual misconduct. During a rally in Alabama, Kayla Moore said her husband isn’t letting the allegations get […]

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Fact Check: Trump's bizarre plane story
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CNN’s Jake Tapper, in partnership with FactCheck.org, on President Trump’s claim that former President Obama “never got to land” in the Philippines. More at FactCheck.org

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Trump blasts Franken, but stays silent on Moore
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President Donald Trump, who has largely stayed mum on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, blasted Democratic Sen. Al Franken Thursday night after a woman said he groped and kissed her without her consent.

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What is Mueller looking for in new subpoena?
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Robert Mueller’s team issued a subpoena to Trump’s campaign in October requesting Russia-related documents, according to the WSJ. The panel discusses. Read more

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White House Requests $44 Billion in Additional Disaster Relief
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The Trump administration said lawmakers should make spending cuts to offset the disaster spending, a request that a top Democrat immediately denounced.

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Trump’s Tax Cuts Are Likely to Increase Trade Deficit
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President Trump wants to cut taxes and reduce the nation’s trade deficit, two goals that stand in direct conflict with each other.

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Trump's silence on Roy Moore is deafening
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The president was the one man who could have ended Roy Moore’s campaign. He chose not to.

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Drinking problem: Trump has awkward water moment – video
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On the 2016 presidential campaign trail, Donald Trump often made fun of Senator Marco Rubio’s water breaks. But on Wednesday the president had an awkward water bottle moment of his own while talking about his recent trip to Asia   *Senator Marco Rubio’s in-speech water break – video Continue reading…

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Trump's DHS community outreach director quits
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A White House official recently said, "I think the president believes it is his role to improve race relations." If so, Team Trump has a lot of work to do. Read more

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Mueller issues grand jury subpoenas for…
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NBC News' Ken Dilanian reports on the latest round of grand jury subpoenas issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, this time for documents from the Trump campaign. Read more

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Kushner 'failed to disclose Wikileaks emails'
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Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein sent a letter Thursday requesting more information on President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner related to his security clearance and questions over whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.

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Joseph Stiglitz: 'Trump has fascist tendencies'
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The Nobel prize-winning economist on the threat from the US president, fairer globalisation – and whether Bernie Sanders would have won Harry Truman once demanded to be given one-handed economists because he became so frustrated with his advisers meeting every demand for answers with “on the one hand, on the other hand”. Truman would have […]

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Are you paying Trump’s legal fees?
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The USA Today reports taxpayers are footing Trump’s personal legal bills. Former ethics lawyer for George W. Bush, Richard Painter on that, and his lawsuit against Trump. Read more

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Tax bill would save Trump $1 billion:…
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Republicans want to give a massive tax cut to the super rich. But Donald Trump insists he doesn't benefit at all. Read more

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Why can't Jeff Sessions remember interactions related to Russia?
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Sessions again revised his account of what he knew about Trump campaign dealings with Russia.

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Senate Judiciary panel: Kushner had contacts about WikiLeaks, Russian overtures he did not disclose
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Committee leaders Grassley and Feinstein insist that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner turn over missing records to committee investigators.

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Grassley schedules contentious judicial nominees for hearing
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The move signals that the GOP is making good on its promise not to wait for “blue slips” if individual senators are all that stand in the way of Trump’s picks.

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What It Takes To Make Saudi Islam ‘Moderate’
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Saudi Arabia is going to great lengths to present itself as “moderate”—or at least, as trying to embody “a moderate Islam open to the world and all religions,” as the crown prince recently put it. Early signs suggest that the state’s rebranding efforts are working. In May, U.S. President Trump praised the Saudis as they […]

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Special counsel subpoenas Trump campaign
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Special counsel Robert Mueller has issued a subpoena to the Trump campaign for more Russia-related documents, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN.

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Trump frustrates US allies as they lobby hard on Iran deal
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US allies campaigning hard in the halls of Congress to preserve the Iran nuclear deal are finding the process frustrating and confounding.

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Rapper's death ignites conversation about opioid epidemic
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News of Lil Peep’s death shocked fans and ignited a new conversation about mental health and the opioid epidemic in America, which President Donald Trump declared a national public health emergency last month.

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The Trump TelePrompTer Greatest Hits
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Thing 1/Thing 2: Giving lots of speeches isn't easy. But we've noticed a trick Trump uses frequently – if you make a mistake, just pretend you meant to do it. Read more

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Op-Ed Columnist: Everybody Hates the Trump Tax Plan
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Ordinary families would be big losers, and even C.E.O.s aren’t showing much love.

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Kushner Failed to Provide Russia Documents, Senate Panel Found
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In a bipartisan letter, the Senate Judiciary Committee said that President Trump’s son-in-law did not hand over documents about a “Russian backdoor overture.”

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Trump, a Veteran of Sexual Harassment Accusations, Scolds Franken
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In a pair of tweets late Thursday night, President Trump weighed in on the sexual assault allegation against Senator Al Franken.

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Trump takes aim at Al Franken over groping claims
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‘The Al Frankenstein picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words,’ the president said on Twitter

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People on Twitter Are Upset That President Trump Lifted an Elephant Poaching Ban
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The Trump Administration’s decision to lift a ban on importing elephant kill trophies spurred outrage on Twitter, with many users sharing an old photo of Donald Trump Jr. holding an elephant tail after a hunt. Back in 2012, Donald and Eric went trophy hunting in Zimbabwe, killing an elephant and cheetah among other large animals, […]

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Joseph Stiglitz on why Trump is unfit to be US president – video
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The economist and author of Globalisation and its Discontents talks to the Guardian’s Larry Elliott about why he considers Donald Trump unfit to be US president. He says stagnant incomes, the opioid crisis and falling life expectancies all pointed towards a political problem in the US but no one imagined it leading to a Trump […]

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Trump sons' hunting in focus as US lifts import ban on African elephant trophies
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Obama administration imposed ban because of conservation concerns Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump are enthusiastic big game hunters The Trump administration’s decision to loosen restrictions around the import of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia has turned attention back to the president’s family’s own connection to the controversial sport. Donald Trump Jr and Eric […]

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Jared Kushner failed to disclose emails sent to Trump team about WikiLeaks and Russia
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President’s son-in-law forwarded emails to Trump campaign officials Kushner failed to turn over documents to investigators, senators say Jared Kushner shared emails within Donald Trump’s team about WikiLeaks and a “backdoor overture” from Russia during the 2016 election campaign and failed to turn them over to investigators, it emerged on Thursday. Senators said that a […]

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Matthews: Trump doesn't care for wildlife
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The Trump administration confirmed Thursday it lifted a ban that had prohibited hunters from importing trophies of elephants killed in two African nations. Read more

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Dems introduce articles of impeachment
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House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment Wednesday against President Donald Trump, though they acknowledged their efforts have no chance of success while Republicans control both houses of Congress.

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Trump to UCLA players: 'You're welcome'
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President Donald Trump on Thursday morning accepted the appreciation of three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China, offering some fatherly advice while also thanking his Chinese counterpart.

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Opinion: Can My Children Be Friends With White People?
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The rise of Donald Trump has broken bonds on all sides. But for people of color the stakes are different.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Taxes! Trump! Turkey!
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Next month, he’ll pardon Congress.

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House Republicans pass major tax cut bill after Trump's closed-door speech
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The legislation passed with support from all but thirteen Republicans and no Democrats, and now faces significant challenges in the Senate House Republicans passed major tax cut legislation on Thursday after a closed-door speech on Capitol Hill from Donald Trump. The bill, which would slash corporate taxes from 35% to 20% and also reduce individual […]

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Who needs America?
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REVIVING the original Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal between 12 countries around the Pacific Rim, is technically impossible. To go into force, members making up at least 85% of their combined GDP had to ratify it. Three days into his presidency, Donald Trump announced that America was out. With 60% of members’ GDP gone, […]

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Op-Ed Columnist: Moore, Trump and the Right’s New Religion
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I no longer see Christ in American conservatism.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: White-on-White Voting
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When an area is more than 85 percent white, support for President Trump skyrockets — and that makes all the difference.

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The Daily 202: Trump voters have buyer’s remorse in North Carolina focus group
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Republican women in Wilmington are embarrassed by and exasperated with the president.

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There’s No Way Stephen Colbert Was Going to Let Trump’s Water Break Slide
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On Wednesday night’s episode of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert wanted to welcome President Donald Trump back from Asia with a drink, but couldn’t quite manage the feat. Colbert’s gag was yet another person poking fun at the president for his water-drinking method, which he put on display when he, as The Late Show captioned […]

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Donald Trump Jr.’s Messages With WikiLeaks Point to Campaign-Finance Violations
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Donald Trump Jr.’s private Twitter correspondence with WikiLeaks adds significant detail to the emerging picture of a political alliance between the Trump campaign and Russia in 2016. It provides evidence of criminal violations of federal campaign-finance rules, which prohibit foreign spending in U.S. elections. The prohibition has a broad sweep. It disallows contributions, donations, or […]

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A Major Step Forward for the Republican Tax Bill
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Updated on November 16 at 2:20 p.m. ET House Republicans on Thursday approved legislation overhauling the U.S. tax code, slashing rates for corporations while more modestly cutting taxes for individuals, and scaling back a host of popular deductions and exemptions. And they did it without so much as a hint of drama. The party-line, 227-205 […]

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Trump's sip of water goes viral
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President Trump’s pause for water during a speech sparked immediate reaction. He relentlessly mocked Sen. Marco Rubio for a similar moment in 2013.

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Trump: Asia trip was great. Foreign policy…
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In a lengthy speech, Trump graded his own 12-day trip to Asia as a 'tremendous' success. But without any tangible victories, foreign policy experts disagree. Read more

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