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Stephen Colbert Mocks Trump With Fake Positive News About Him
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Stephen Colbert decided to create his own special President Donald Trump-friendly news broadcast. During Thursday night’s episode of The Late Show, the host jumped on the “fake news” bandwagon with a segment of “Real News Tonight” in hopes that it would keep the President’s tweeting in check. “Our top story: President Donald Trump is very […]

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Critic's Notebook: Colbert Rides a Trump Wave, While Fallon Treads Water
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On two late-night talk shows, a relatively soft approach and a more pointed one have emerged in comedy about the new president.

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New emails show Clinton aide setting up meeting with foundation contact
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Why Snowden wants Obama to pardon him
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What you might have missed in politics this week
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Nerdcast: The 2016 postmortem
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Major GOP tech player downsizes
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Targeted Victory’s co-founders splitting company into two.

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Anatomy of a Cheese Recall
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These are chaotic times for Americans. The nationwide cheese recall, I mean. (What did you think I was talking about?) Several well-known cheese brands—including Sargento, Meijer, Santino, Amish Classics, Country Fresh, and Guggisberg—have issued recalls of Colby, pepper jack, shredded taco, and cheddar cheeses among concerns about listeria contamination at a cheese factory in Indiana. […]

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The Life of an Undocumented High-School Senior
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Ilse Cruz was brought into the United States by her mother when she was 4 years old, and has no memories of her native Mexico. She also doesn’t feel truly American—because she’s undocumented. “American culture and Mexican culture, they’re both a part of who I am but I can’t understand either one fully,” she says. […]

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McMullin: GOP ignored Russian meddling in presidential election
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K.T. McFarland Is Too Much to Swallow, So Robert Harward Turns Down NSA Position
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After Michael Flynn resigned/was fired as National Security Advisor, everyone breathed a sigh of relief when the top prospect to replace him turned out to be Retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward. He’s well respected by both Democrats and Republicans and would have brought some needed experience and sobriety to the White House. Unfortunately, Harward turned […]

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Republicans Outline Plan to Eliminate Health Care for Millions
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Paul Ryan outlined the latest Republican replacement for Obamacare today. Here’s the nickel summary from the New York Times: The Republican plan includes tax credits to help people buy insurance and new incentives for consumers to establish savings accounts to pay medical expenses. The tax credits would increase with a person’s age, but — unlike […]

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Here Are Your Highlights of Today's Trump Press Meltdown
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Donald Trump went full Sarah Palin today at his press conference. It was glorious. I think you have to watch it to really get the full effect, but here are a few highlights. First off, the word of the day is mess: To be honest, I inherited a mess. It’s a mess. At home and […]

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Trump Expected to Sign Executive Orders Hitting the EPA
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Scott Pruitt will almost certainly be the next head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The Oklahoma attorney general’s nomination is expected to sail through Senate—possibly as soon as Friday—despite Democrats’ protests that he is unfit to lead an agency that he has repeatedly sued. The administration has already imposed a freeze on the EPA’s social […]

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Congress Just Got a Lot Closer to Defunding Planned Parenthood
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On Thursday afternoon, the House voted to approve a resolution that is widely seen by advocates as a step towards defunding Planned Parenthood. Should it become law, the measure would weaken contraceptive access across the country. The bill, HJ Resolution 43, allows states to withhold Title X family planning funds—about $300 million distributed to states […]

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Trump vows new immigration order
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President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to roll out a new immigration executive order next week that will be tailored to the federal court decision that paused his travel ban.

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Julian Zelizer: Trump's performance fuels worry
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“How would you feel if that was your boss?” and “How would you feel if that was someone in your family?” asked CNN’s Jake Tapper after Thursday’s news conference with President Donald Trump. Although at this point nothing should surprise anyone about how Trump conducts himself, it was still hard not to have your jaw […]

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Trump slams Russia claims, bashes media at news conference
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Harward refuses national security adviser role
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Ret. Vice Admiral Bob Harward has turned down President Donald Trump’s offer to be national security adviser, sources told CNN Thursday.

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Ivanka Trump: Speculation that I'll be first lady 'inappropriate'
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Sanctuary cities stand firm against Trump
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At least 37 cities have reaffirmed their immigration policies despite the president-elect’s threat to withhold federal funding.

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Trump’s News-Conference Performance
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President Trump used a news conference ostensibly meant to announce his new choice to head the U.S. Department of Labor to rail against intelligence leaks that have connected his aides to Russia, explain why he fired Mike Flynn as his national-security adviser, and defend the rollout of his executive order on immigration.   Trump also used […]

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Trump’s New Pick for Secretary of Labor: Alexander Acosta
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President Trump announced Thursday he is nominating Alexander Acosta as secretary of labor, moving fast to bounce back from Andrew Puzder’s failed nomination. Acosta, the son of Cuban immigrants, is an experienced former government employee, having served on the National Labor Relations Board, led the civil-rights division of the Justice Department, and served as a […]

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Does Donald Trump Hate His New Job?
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Have you ever had a job you loved, but one where you felt like you’d achieved everything you could? So you looked for a new job, went through a fairly grueling application process, if you do say so yourself, got the offer. Then you started the job, and you hated it. Worse, all the tricks […]

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The Scandal That May Haunt the New Nominee for Labor Secretary
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R. Alexander Acosta, President Trump’s pick to run the Labor Department following the withdrawal of Andrew Puzder’s nomination, was the head of the civil-rights division of the Department of Justice in the Bush administration during a period in which his subordinates became embroiled in a scandal over politicized hiring. That scandal raises questions about Acosta’s […]

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Robert Harward turns down Trump's offer to be national security adviser
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Former Navy Seal was eyed to replace Michael Flynn, who was asked to resign over contacts with Russia and his attempts to cover up nature of those contacts Robert Harward, a respected former Navy Seal who earned high marks for his management skills, has turned down Donald Trump’s offer to replace Michael Flynn as national […]

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Donald Trump's first 100 days as president – daily updates
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Follow daily updates on the 45th president of the United States as we track Trump one day at a time Continue reading…

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Trump labor pick was singled out in inquiry over politicized hiring
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Alexander Acosta, the new nominee for labor secretary, led the justice department’s civil rights division as it faced attacks over enforcement decisions Donald Trump’s new nominee for labor secretary oversaw the justice department’s civil rights division at a time when the division was widely attacked for making politically-motivated enforcement decisions, and he was personally singled […]

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Donald Trump news conference: what was all that 'ranting and raving' about? | Kevin Rawlinson
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Here’s a breakdown of the issues Trump meandered through in his exchange with reporters Thursday on Russia, race politics and, of course, the media Donald Trump’s press conference on Thursday was billed as the announcement of the latest member of his administration, but it turned into one of the most compelling political spectacles in recent […]

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Trump: I’m running a ‘fine-tuned machine’
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Got a minute? In a humdinger of a press conference… president admires his administration’s efficiency and precision… and everything else today in US politics. By Tom McCarthy 10.51pm GMT In a vaudevillian, digressive, confident, disoriented, 77-minute news conference Thursday, Donald Trump touted his work as president, denied ties to Russia, attacked the media, claimed to […]

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White House Memo: Did Trump Drop 2-State Policy? Mideast Experts Say Don’t Be So Sure
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The president challenged the ‘one China’ policy, then backed down. Seasoned peacemakers predicted a similar cycle for his stand on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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In 77 Chaotic Minutes, Trump Defends ‘Fine-Tuned Machine’
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In a free-for-all news conference, the president took aim at enemies old and new: journalists, judges and secret-sharing Judases.

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Fact Check: Trump Calls Press ‘Dishonest,’ Then Utters Falsehoods of His Own
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The president made several questionable statements at an hourlong White House news conference.

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Trump’s Pick to Replace Flynn Turns Down the Job
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Robert Harward’s decision reflected the continuing upheaval in the White House, which has been rocked by controversy and personnel troubles.

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‘I Inherited a Mess,’ Trump Says, Defending His Performance
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In a raw news conference on Thursday, President Trump dismissed reports about contacts between his advisers and Russia and said his administration was not chaotic.

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Another Donald Trump Failure: Not Calling White Supremacy ‘Terrorism’
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It was recently reported that the Donald Trump Administration plans to limit the focus of the Countering Violent Extremism anti-terror program. Instead of fighting all violent belief systems, the program would instead devote itself solely to combating radicals who are Muslims and list only “Islamic Terrorism” in its name. This betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of […]

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Vice Admiral Robert Harward Turns Down Offer to Become National Security Adviser
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(WASHINGTON) — Vice Admiral Robert Harward has turned down an offer to be President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, the latest blow to a new administration struggling to find its footing. Harward told The Associated Press that the Trump administration was “very accommodating to my needs, both professionally and personally.” “It’s purely a personal […]

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White House: Air Force One will not be used as a 'prop' at political rally
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During the campaign, Trump’s most theatrical rallies were those held in airplane hangars.

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Donald Trump delivers a series of raw and personal attacks on the media in a news conference for the ages
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A moment you’ll never forget.

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President Trump's war on leaks, explained
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A look at the legality of leaking, from two people who know.

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Trump’s 100 Days: Flynn lied to the FBI about Russia call
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Flynn denied to the FBI that he had spoken about U.S. sanctions in a conversation with Russia’s ambassador before Trump took office.

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Stephen Colbert Reveals a Very Special Bathrobe for Trump
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Stephen Colbert has a gift for President Donald Trump. An article published in the New York Times on Sunday reported that Trump has been known to spend his evenings in the White House “watching television in his bathrobe.” Trump disputed the newspaper’s coverage of him, tweeting, “The failing @nytimes writes total fiction concerning me.” In […]

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Watch John Oliver Discuss Immigration With Stephen Colbert: ‘Having a Green Card Used to Be Enough’
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John Oliver may be “slightly concerned” about being deported, but that isn’t stopping him from speaking out against President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration order. During a Tuesday night appearance on The Late Show, the British Last Week Tonight host discussed the travel ban with Stephen Colbert, sharing his objections to the the executive order’s now-halted […]

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Cummings counters Chaffetz on feds, calls for probes of Trump conflicts
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Cummings has vigorously, sometimes even emotionally, fought against cuts in federal employee compensation.

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Public figures call for biggest ever UK protest to oppose Trump visit
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Famous names from arts and politics sign letter to Guardian from newly formed Stop Trump Coalition in bid to mobilise support Musicians, MPs, activists and comedians have pledged to stage the biggest demonstration in British history in protest of Donald Trump’s visit to the UK. A letter sent to the Guardian by the newly formed […]

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UN chief decries discriminatory border bans in rebuke to Trump travel decree
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António Guterres: ban based on religion or ethnicity violates basic values Secretary general says such a ban risks fueling terrorist propaganda António Guterres, the new UN secretary general, said on Wednesday, in a clear response to the Trump administration’s refugee ban, that border policies based on religion, ethnicity or race were “against the fundamental principles […]

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The left is stealing from the right’s playbook. Call it the Herbal Tea Party
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Grassroots activists are studying tactics used by the influential Tea Party in an effort to harden Democrats’ resistance to Donald Trump They came with chants and songs, banners and flyers and a chicken costume, and felt it was working – that this and other grassroots protests were steeling Democratic resistance to Donald Trump. “We need […]

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Owen Jones and Piers Morgan clash over anti-Trump protests – video
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Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan clashes with Guardian journalist Owen Jones over recent protests opposing US president Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban. Thousands responded to Jones’s call for a march in London on Monday night Political activist Owen Jones says anti-Trump protests are important Continue reading…

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Signs of the times: the best anti-Trump placards from across the UK – in pictures
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Protesters gathered across the UK on Monday night to demonstrate against Donald Trump’s travel ban. We pick out some of the best signs Continue reading…

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