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Lawrence: Trump announced he won’t…
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Trump's Afghanistan speech marked a presidential first: the failure to disclose the number of troops he was sending to a war zone — breaking a tradition set by Obama, Bush 43, LBJ, and more. David Rothkopf and Evan McMullin join Lawrence. Read more

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Breitbart slams Trump “flip-flop” on war
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Steve Bannon is back at Breitbart, and reportedly ready for war with Jared Kushner if Trump deviates from the platform he ran on. A Breitbart staffer issued this warning: "we're prepared to help Paul Ryan rally votes for impeachment.” Read more

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Donald Trump says he'll expand US military intervention in Afghanistan
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The president admitted: ‘My original instinct was to pull out’ but said he’d bowed to advice from officials, and claimed he’d take a much tougher line with Pakistan Donald Trump has announced he would prolong the US military intervention in Afghanistan, which he once described as a “complete waste”, bowing to advice from his top […]

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'Most impressive thing any president's ever done': Tucker Carlson on Trump's eclipse viewing – video
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Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson has described Donald Trump’s actions during Monday’s eclipse – when he watched the sun without protective glasses, prompting a reminder from an aide – as ‘perhaps the most impressive thing any president’s ever done’. Sarcasm or genuine praise? You decide. How to tell if you damaged your eyes during the […]

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People Like Us: The Showdown Over How We Define Fringe Views in America
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Which ideas are beyond the pale? And who gets to decide? President Trump has a big role to play.

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Afghanistan speech will be the first test of Trump coverage by Bannon and Breitbart
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Breitbart’s Joel B. Pollak wrote that “the president risks fumbling into the kind of intractable conflict he specifically promised his voters he would avoid.”

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Trump celebrates solar eclipse by looking up without special viewing glasses
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The first rule of enjoying the eclipse is to never look directly at the sun without eclipse glasses.

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Secret Service says it will run out of money to protect Trump and his family Sept. 30
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Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress say they are working on a legislative fix that could be permanent.

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AP finds that Trump base still supportive
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Associated Press reporters Scott Bauer, Julie Pace and Bill Barrow discuss new reporting on how Republicans are viewing President Trump seven months into his term. Read more

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Afghan Insurgents Gaining as Trump Rolls Out War Plan
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Khamab District, in northern Jawzjan province, was the sixth place in the country to fall to the Taliban recently, amid a death toll of 30 a day.

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Liberty University Alumni Return Diplomas in Protest of Trump Remarks
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Dozens of alumni pledged to act after the university’s leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., defended President Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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All the Light Trump Was Not Supposed to See. But He Peeked.
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The president’s penchant for defying convention was on vivid display even during the solar eclipse, when he discarded advice about averting his eyes from the sun.

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Secret Service can't pay agents to protect Trump and family
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The Secret Service cannot pay hundreds of agents to protect President Donald Trump and his large family, according to a report published Monday morning.

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Stop treating science denial like a disease
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Turning the rejection of scientific expertise into a pathology mistakenly presents individual ignorance as the bottleneck in political disagreements The elevation of science to a central theme in American politics is an extraordinary development in the co-evolution of science and society. Three months after Donald Trump’s inauguration, 40,000 or so people turned out in the […]

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Most Americans oppose sending more troops to Afghanistan — except in Trump's base
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Republicans and Trump voters are among the only Americans more likely to support sending more troops to Afghanistan.

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GOP base comfortable with Trump's…
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Much of the American mainstream was repulsed by Trump's racially inflammatory rhetoric last week, but there's fresh evidence his GOP base approved. Read more

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One member of Trump's Evangelical…
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Even as others fled Donald Trump's toxicity last week, every member of his Evangelical Advisory Board stuck with him — until now. Read more

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Trump’s Plan for Afghanistan
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What a difference four years and a presidential election victory make. In 2013, Donald Trump offered this prescription for what the U.S. should do in Afghanistan: We have wasted an enormous amount of blood and treasure in Afghanistan. Their government has zero appreciation. Let’s get out! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2013 On […]

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The Red Cap Aside, Trump Souvenirs Are a Hard Sell
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The president’s brand is no winner in Washington gift shops. But first ladies do better anyway. “They don’t make public policy, and they’re easier to like.”

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Missouri Democrat apologizes to Trump for assassination comment
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State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal says she will not resign despite bipartisan calls for her to leave.

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'Sanctuary schools' across America defy Trump's immigration crackdown
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From Los Angeles to Miami to New York, dozens of school districts are vowing to shield students and their families from immigration authorities This article – the first of a three-part series – was reported by The74Million.org, a nonpartisan education news nonprofit, in partnership with the Guardian It’s been an excruciating six months since 14-year-old […]

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Bank's QE programme 'like heroin' says ex-Treasury official – as it happened
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Cohn favourite to replace Fed’s Yellen – survey Merkel hits out at car bosses’ bonuses Chinese company reportedly looking at Fiat Chrysler Total pays $7.5bn for Maersk Oil North Korea and Trump back in the spotlight as bankers prepare for Jackson Hole summit 2.07pm BST Stock markets have a cautious tone ahead of some key […]

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White House aide: 'You have no idea how…
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White House aides keep telling us they have to talk Donald Trump out of doing "crazy" things. Read more

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News Analysis: Talk of ‘Preventive War’ Rises in White House Over North Korea
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In a departure from their predecessors, some in the Trump administration have surmised that Cold War-style containment will not work and that a military option is available.

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Republican committees have paid nearly $1.3 million to Trump-owned entities this year
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The money has helped boost Trump’s company at a time when business is falling off at some core properties.

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More Charities Cancel Fund-Raisers at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club
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An expanding number of organizations that had planned to hold galas at the president’s Florida resort are deciding to raise money elsewhere.

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Lobbyist at Trump Campaign Meeting Has a Web of Russian Connections
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Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-born Washington gadfly, has often promoted causes that benefited President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and his allies.

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Trump Administration Moves to Expand Deportation Dragnet to Jails
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Federal officials are working with sheriffs on a legal maneuver to gain access to undocumented immigrants in local jails, a practice now limited by the courts.

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Bernstein: The Trump story we should cover
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Trump to Americans: Trust me on Afganistan
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Donald Trump will ask Americans Monday to trust him on his new Afghanistan strategy, exercising a president’s most somber duty, a decision on waging war, at a time when his own political standing is deeply compromised.

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Trump's decision to allow plastic bottle sales in national parks slammed
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Reversal of ban shows ‘corporate agenda is king and people and environment are left behind’, say campaigners The Trump administration’s decision to reverse a ban on the sale of plastic water bottles in some of America’s most famous national parks, such as the Grand Canyon shows “the corporate agenda is king and people and the […]

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Here are 5 takeaways from Trump's startling nuclear threats against North Korea
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There may be lasting damage to U.S. alliances and credibility.

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Is It Time for Trump Aides to Resign?
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John Kelly’s stricken look, head slumped on chest, as President Trump brayed a defense of the “fine people” on both sides in a Charlottesville march of neo-Nazis and white supremacists, said it all. A man raised to believe in a code of decency and honor had to endure language from his boss which would have […]

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Outcry after Trump defends Confederate…
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Our guests discuss the president’s defense of Confederate monuments, and the growing push to remove these controversial statues nationwide, including from the U.S. Capitol. Read more

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Donald Trump to announce new strategy on Afghanistan in major speech
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US president to deliver address to troops and the nation at Fort Myer military base on Monday night Donald Trump will announce his decision on America’s strategy in Afghanistan on Monday night in an address to US troops and the nation almost 16 years after the war began. The US president will “provide an update […]

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Rep. Carson: "The presidency is unraveling…
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A new congressional resolution would call on President Trump to let go of anyone in the White House aligned with white supremacy. Rep. Andre Carson, a co-sponsor of that proposed bill, discusses. Read more

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Kasich downplays notion of 2020 challenge to Trump, saying president can learn from challenges
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The Ohio governor says he is “rooting for” Trump to get his presidency together.

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Defense Secretary Says Trump Has Settled on an Afghan Strategy
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the president, who had been criticized for a drawn-out review, would announce the details himself in the coming days.

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Steven Mnuchin Defends Trump’s Reaction to Charlottesville Violence
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The statement from the Treasury secretary, who is Jewish, was perhaps the most vociferous defense of the president from within his administration.

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Schiff questions Trump's 'capability,' says issue could get worse with time
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The California congressman says it’s too early to talk about forcing the president from office.

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Politicians question Trump's 'moral authority' in wake of Charlottesville
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In the wake of the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, politicians question President Trump’s response and ask whether he has the ‘moral authority’ to lead the nation through divisive times.

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Labor groups step up pressure on Trump to deliver
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Unions are starting a two-week Rust Belt campaign to push the administration on jobs.

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US Governor: We're all rooting for Trump to 'get it together'
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Analysis: Everything is going great! In one Trump team photo
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Trump's infrastructure plan: let's have another look at those really long charts
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Donald Trump was supposed to be talking about infrastructure when he made his remarks about Charlottesville on Tuesday. His printed chart was taller than transportation secretary Elaine Chao Trump’s infrastructure plan in ruins after wrecking ball of neo-Nazi comments If you like scrolling, you’ll love two charts released recently by the White House. The longer […]

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Bannon departs – but ‘Trump whisperer’ could have more influence from outside
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Despite his exit from the White House, Trump’s longtime ally retains plenty of power – and a war with Republican leaders in Washington is firmly in his sights As Steve Bannon’s departure from the White House amplified predictions of a brewing war between the so-called “alt-right” and the Republican establishment, there was speculation Donald Trump’s […]

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Charlottesville Makes Strange Bedfellows Around the World
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When President Trump assigned blame to “both sides” for the deadly violence in Charlottesville in remarks this week, he was met with condemnation from both sides of the aisle—and then from the other side of the Atlantic. Soon, leaders around the world began to take on the president’s claim that both the white nationalists and […]

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What Would a Better NAFTA Look Like?
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The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which lays out rules for how companies in Mexico, Canada, and the United States cross borders to do business, has become something of a punching bag. As a candidate, Donald Trump called it a “disaster.” So did Bob King, the former president of the United Auto Workers. “For […]

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Trump attacks Boston counter-protesters as 'anti-police agitators'
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Trump tweet likely to revive controversy that followed Charlottesville Anti-Nazi protesters dwarfed small group of rightwingers Donald Trump described anti-fascist and anti-racist demonstrators who converged on Boston as “anti-police agitators” on Saturday, in a tweet that seemed destined to revive the still simmering controversy over his remarks equating the far right and anti-Nazis in Charlottesville […]

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