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Trump v the NFL: the latest battle in a long war over sports, race and politics
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Before the nation was introduced to Colin Kaepernick, a line of athletes embodied the struggle to overcome racial discrimination in American sports “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” Those were the words of Colin Kaepernick, then the […]

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Gregg Popovich calls Donald Trump a 'soulless coward' after Obama comments
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San Antonio Spurs coach has been long-time critic of US president Trump said Obama and other presidents ignored families of military dead On the opening day of the NBA season the San Antonio Spurs coach, Gregg Popovich, has launched his latest broadside at Donald Trump. Popovich, who has won five NBA championships with the Spurs, […]

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NBA 2017-18 predictions: our writers forecast the winners and Trump baiters
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Can anything stop the Warriors? Will the 76ers finally make the playoffs? And who will win MVP? Guardian writers on what’s coming up this season Seeing how Oklahoma City will fit Paul George and Carmelo Anthony with Russell Westbrook. The Thunder have essentially rented George and Anthony for a season. Both will want the ball […]

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Trump pick for drug czar Tom Marino pulls out after report on opioid bill role
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PA representative was subject of Washington Post/60 Minutes investigation President tweets: ‘Tom is a fine man and a great congressman!’ Tom Marino, the Pennsylvania congressman who Donald Trump nominated to be his “drug czar”, has withdrawn from consideration, the president said on Tuesday. Related: Trump says he’ll declare the US opioid crisis a national emergency […]

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Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion for leaving Afghanistan post
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Donald Trump called him a traitor who would have been shot ‘in the old days’ Army sergeant, 31, held by Taliban for five years from 2009 Bowe Bergdahl, the US army sergeant whom Donald Trump called a traitor who would have been executed in “the old days”, told a military judge on Monday he was […]

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‘$10m for the removal of Donald Trump’ – do political bounties ever work?
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The Hustler publisher Larry Flynt has promised a large reward for information that leads to the downfall of the US president. Such offers are an age-old weapon in the arsenal of the aggrieved If there is something public discourse could arguably do without right now, it’s a seventysomething man they call “the porn king” flopping […]

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Trump claims 'Obamacare is dead' despite failure to repeal legislation
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‘It’s gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare any more’ President slashed federal healthcare subsidies for lower-income Americans Donald Trump on Monday absolved himself of responsibility for Republicans’ failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and predicted voters will blame Democrats if the law crumbles under sustained assault from his administration. […]

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Trump says he'll declare the US opioid crisis a national emergency 'next week'
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Trump teases ‘major announcement, probably next week, on the drug crisis’ Says he could revisit Tom Marino nomination as drug czar Donald Trump on Monday teased a long-awaited announcement on tackling the crisis of opioid addiction. He also suggested his choice to lead to lead the National Office of Drug Control Policy might be under […]

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Donald Trump's Twitter use is a risk to global security, Hillary Clinton says
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Defeated presidential candidate also tells Australia’s Four Corners program that Wikileaks is now ‘a fully owned subsidiary of Russian intelligence’ Donald Trump’s Twitter account represents a “clear and present danger” to world security, Hillary Clinton has argued. In an interview on Australian television aired on Monday night Clinton said the Trump’s presidency “certainly is” a […]

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McConnell and Trump meet for lunch after Bannon calls for Republican 'war'
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Senate leader is target in ex-White House adviser’s primary campaign ‘He is failing’: Trump strikes out solo as friends worry and enemies circle Mitch McConnell will meet Donald Trump for lunch on Monday, two days after the president’s former chief strategist called for the metaphorical assassination of the Senate majority leader. Related: ‘We tried nice […]

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The Republican budget is a gift to billionaires: it's Robin Hood in reverse | Bernie Sanders
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Donald Trump and Republican leaders claim their plan would provide a ‘big league’ tax cut for the middle class. Nothing could be further from the truth After failing to pass a “healthcare” bill that would have thrown up to 32 million Americans off of health insurance, a bill that was more unpopular than the Wall […]

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Iran will not renegotiate nuclear deal, says Rouhani – video
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Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, has said that Iran will not renegotiate the nuclear deal following Donald Trump’s speech. He added that Trump’s decision to decertify the deal would isolate the United States, as other signatories of the accord remained committed to it. Rouhani said Tehran would double its efforts to expand the country’s defence capabilities, […]

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Hillary Clinton: Brexit vote was precursor to US election defeat
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Former secretary of state tells Andrew Marr false claims of EU referendum campaign prepared the ground for Donald Trump win Clinton: Trump will provoke ‘nuclear arms race’ over North Korea Hillary Clinton has said the vote for Brexit, and specifically the false claims made in the EU referendum campaign, were a forerunner of her defeat […]

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Trump juggernaut rolls on after White House generals avert disaster on Iran deal
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Lobbying limited Trump’s decision on Iran, but there are concerns about who else might influence the president – and how Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to renege on the 2015 UN-approved nuclear deal with Iran was roundly condemned on Saturday by friends and foes alike. Britain joined France and Germany in declaring continued support for the […]

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Tillerson denies 'castration' and says diplomacy goes on till 'first bomb drops'
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Secretary of state says president is not undermining him on North Korea ‘He is failing’: Trump strikes out solo as friends worry and enemies circle Rex Tillerson worked on Sunday to reinforce the basic lines of US policy on major international issues such as Iran and North Korea, all while having to combat perceptions that […]

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After Trump threatens the press, senator asks FCC to affirm free speech
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Richard Blumenthal plans to ask each member of the Federal Communications Commission’s board to individually voice support for freedom of the press Raising an alarm over Donald Trump’s repeated attacks last week on free speech protections, a Democratic senator is demanding that board members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) individually affirm their commitment to […]

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Bannon says Trump will 'blow up' Obamacare as subsidies cut stokes fires
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Moderate Collins and Democrat Murphy decry cut to low-income help Trump responds to healthcare critics with claim ‘millions’ will benefit A day after Steve Bannon seemed to confirm Donald Trump’s intent to destroy the Affordable Care Act (ACA), saying the president was “gonna blow that thing up”, a Republican senator who helped dynamite two Republican […]

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Hillary Clinton: Trump will provoke 'nuclear arms race' over North Korea
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Former secretary of state refuses to say if successor Tillerson should go, as she decries Trump approach to Iran nuclear deal Clinton: Brexit vote was precursor to US election defeat Hillary Clinton has denounced Donald Trump’s bellicose language toward North Korea, believing his verbal aggression has rattled American allies and will set off a nuclear […]

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'We tried nice guys': conservative hardliners stay in a trance for Trump
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At the Values Voter Summit, as speeches hammered gays, gun control and the GOP old guard, attendees clung to a rose-tinted view of their unlikely champion Steve Bannon renews call for war on Republican establishment Nearly a year ago, conservative Christians gambled on Donald Trump, a thrice-married Manhattan billionaire who bragged about sexual assault, ran […]

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Hillary Clinton tells of shock over Harvey Weinstein allegations
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Former presidential candidate calls for end to tolerance of sexist activities – saying there is a ‘sexual assaulter’ in Oval Office Hillary Clinton has said she was shocked and appalled by the revelations about the sexual predatory activities of the Hollywood mogul and Democrat donor Harvey Weinstein. Calling for an end to tolerance of such […]

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'He is failing': Donald Trump strikes out solo as friends worry and enemies circle
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As a report says he hates ‘everybody at the White House’, the president has taken his own radical steps on Iran and healthcare Et tu, brute? Bannon seeks removal of Senate ‘Caesar’ McConnell Donald Trump’s decision to go it alone with rapid fire announcements on healthcare and Iran reflects his boiling frustration with the limits […]

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Trump's marriage to the religious right reeks of hypocrisy on both sides |  Daniel José Camacho
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Trump exposes the religious right’s moral pretension for the veneer it’s always been Donald Trump should be the last person to speak on moral values. Yet, on Friday, he received standing ovations for his speech at the Values Voter Summit in which he claimed that his administration is “stopping, cold, attacks on Judeo-Christian values.” This […]

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Trump's biggest enemy isn't the media. It's poor people  | Ross Barkan
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Trump’s most dramatic move yet to dismantle Obamacare will punish many of the poor people who voted for him and the rest who didn’t Whenever talk turns to Donald Trump’s enemies, the Democrats and the media are always assumed to be at the top of his hit list. This is a man, after all, who […]

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Steve Bannon renews call for war on Republican establishment
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Ex-White House strategist refers to Shakespearean assassination in call for Senate leader McConnell to go and focuses fire on Trump critic Bob Corker Opinion: Trump’s marriage to religious right reeks of hypocrisy Former White House strategist Steve Bannon declared war on the Republican establishment on Saturday, comparing Mitch McConnell to Julius Caesar and asking “who’s […]

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Trump responds to critics of healthcare order with claim 'millions' will benefit
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The president tweeted Saturday that he’s ‘very proud’ of executive order, despite analysts, politicians and others saying millions of people would in fact suffer Opinion: Trump’s biggest enemy isn’t the media. It’s poor people Donald Trump on Saturday heralded his latest moves to undermine Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, tweeting that “millions of people” would […]

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Trump celebrates 'shared and timeless values' with Christian evangelicals
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The first sitting president to address the Values Voter Summit, Trump said he shared their agenda – despite his history of divorce, harassment and reality TV Donald Trump rallied the faithful on Friday in a speech that aimed to shore up support among religious conservatives as his popularity haemorrhages elsewhere. Related: Donald Trump is no […]

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Trump plants bomb, says Obamacare 'imploding'
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• President ends subsidies for poor … opens door for flimsy insurance plans … threatens Iran deal … vows love for Puerto Rico • Get the day’s politics news in 60 seconds every weekday. By Tom McCarthy 10.05pm BST Trump planted a time bomb under the Affordable Care Act by scrapping vital federal subsidies that […]

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Republican senator blasts Donald Trump for 'castrating' Rex Tillerson
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Bob Corker accuses the president of undercutting the secretary of state’s efforts to rein in North Korea’s nuclear program US Republican senator Bob Corker stepped up his public feud with Donald Trump on Friday, saying the president’s undermining of his secretary of state was like castrating him in public. Corker told the Washington Post in […]

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Trump risks making US rogue actor as he condemns Iran nuclear deal
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If the US imposes new restrictions on Tehran, Washington will find itself isolated – and without leverage to limit Iran’s nuclear programme, experts say The content, tone and style of Donald Trump’s speech about Iran on Friday was a reminder of how much the current president of the United States relishes conflict. With his domestic […]

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What Trump did this week: Dueling wives, and an appeal to Christians
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The president started the week making vague threats to North Korea and ended it by failing to follow through on vague threats to Iran over its nuclear program Donald Trump stuck to some of his favourite themes. Only one thing will work with North Korea, he tweeted, and it isn’t negotiating. Late-night TV hosts are […]

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The Guardian view on decertifying the Iran deal: full of sound and fury | Editorial
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Trump rampages in rhetoric. But for all his posturing, the Iran deal still stands – just Donald Trump has taken a wild swing at his predecessor’s key foreign policy legacy, the milestone 2015 Iran nuclear accord. By refusing to “certify” Iran’s compliance, Mr Trump has set events on an unpredictable course. He had until 15 […]

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Trump threatens to rip up Iran nuclear deal unless US and allies fix 'serious flaws'
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Trump says he will not recertify deal but stops short of pulling out entirely President says US participation ‘can be cancelled by me at any time’ Donald Trump has threatened to terminate the 2015 Iran nuclear deal if Congress and US allies fail to amend the agreement in significant ways. In a vituperative speech on […]

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Leading immigration lawyer condemns Sessions' attack on asylum system
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Attorney general’s contention that asylum system is widely abused amounts to attack on country’s ‘core principles’, says Annaluisa Padilla Attorney general Jeff Sessions’ latest attack on the US immigration system is “an attack on core principles of who we are as a nation”, according to the head of the country’s largest body of immigration lawyers. […]

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Dismantling Obamacare: what has Trump done and who will it affect?
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The president took two decisions – expanding access to cheaper, skimpier insurance and scrapping federal subsidies – that may transform healthcare Donald Trump took two extraordinary steps to undo his predecessor’s signature health law on Thursday, measures that could fatally damage Obamacare despite the repeated failure of Republicans in Congress to repeal it. Having expanded […]

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Yes, Donald Trump can be removed from the US presidency. Here’s how | Jonathan Freedland
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There are a lot of people hoping he’ll be turfed out of office soon – but first the Democrats have to start winning elections The bar is set so low for Donald Trump that every day he doesn’t trigger a nuclear confrontation with a distant adversary is seen as a bonus. Today was one such […]

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Trump to rebuke Iran but won't call for sanctions that threaten nuclear deal
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European officials relieved Trump won’t urge reimposition of sanctions US president to ask Congress to amend 2015 legislation on Iran Donald Trump is expected to disavow the Iran nuclear deal in a speech on Friday denouncing the government in Tehran, but he will not call for the US to abandon the agreement, according to officials […]

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Trump scraps Obamacare subsidies in surprise late-night announcement
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Federal payments underpinning healthcare scheme unlawful, says White House, in move that takes a further swipe at Democrats’ signature reform Donald Trump has planted a timebomb under Obamacare, issuing a notice late on Thursday night that scraps vital federal subsidies underpinning the current healthcare system. Related: Trump accused of sabotage after signing executive order to […]

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Trump's chief of staff denies he’s quitting | The minute
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Kelly says rumors of his demise have been greatly exaggerated … Trump threatens Puerto Rico … US pulls out of Unesco Get the day’s politics news in 60 seconds every weekday. By Tom McCarthy 10.43pm BST Trump chief of staff John Kelly denied he is about to resign or be fired. “Although I read it […]

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All change at the Fed? Yellen's term ends soon but Trump won't say if she'll stay
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The president, true to form, has been teasing the public about the identity of the next Fed chair, and Wall Street is watching with interest – and some anxiety The Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen will end her term in February, and Donald Trump has yet to say if he will follow tradition and renominate […]

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'We are on a tightrope': Trump poised to walk away from Iran nuclear deal
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President unlikely to certify pact this week, triggering complex battle in Congress and Europe over ultimate fate of agreement If Donald Trump decides this week to withdraw his endorsement of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, its fate and the potential for a major conflict will be determined by a complex battle in Congress. No one […]

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Britain will greet Trump with our biggest ever carnival against hatred | Owen Jones
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Theresa May and the White House clearly think that downgrading his state visit will subdue our protests. Quite the opposite Protest works. Cast your minds back to that distant political era otherwise known as January 2017. A racist misogynist megalomaniac had just celebrated his inauguration as the 45th president of the United States. Theresa May […]

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Trump hints at ending aid as Puerto Ricans forced to drink polluted water
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President’s tweets warn aid can’t continue ‘forever’, and the mayor of San Juan responds ‘You are incapable of empathy and frankly cannot get the job done’ Influx of Puerto Ricans could have big impact on Florida Donald Trump has seemingly threatened to pull federal emergency support from Puerto Rico a day after his administration reported […]

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Trump accused of sabotage after signing executive order to weaken Obamacare
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President says move means ‘people will have great, great healthcare’ Democrats say Trump using a ‘wrecking ball to rip apart our health system’ Donald Trump was accused of sabotaging the Affordable Care Act on Thursday when he used an executive order to unilaterally weaken Obamacare following months of failed attempts by Republicans to repeal it. […]

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Trump warns it's 'possible' the US will drop out of Nafta
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23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement in peril as Trump meets with Justin Trudeau: ‘If we can’t make a deal, it’ll be terminated and that will be fine’ The North American Free Trade Agreement could be on the verge of disintegration after coming under sustained attack from Donald Trump, a longtime critic of the three-nation […]

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Will world growth continue – or are we heading for a slowdown? | Nouriel Roubini
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Following IMF’s World Economic Outlook, here are three scenarios for global economy in medium term For the past few years, the global economy has been oscillating between periods of acceleration (when growth is positive and strengthening) and periods of deceleration (when growth is positive but weakening). After more than a year of acceleration, is the […]

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US supreme court dismisses challenge to Trump travel ban
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Justices say challenge was moot because Donald Trump signed a proclamation in September that replaced his temporary travel ban with a new version The supreme court on Tuesday dismissed one of two cases over Donald Trump’s ban on visitors from mostly Muslim countries, suggesting it will step away from the controversy for now. Related: Trump […]

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'Come here, Katy': how Donald Trump turned me into a target
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Journalist Katy Tur’s new book, Unbelievable, covers the ‘ever-deepening weirdness’ that developed between Donald Trump and her during the campaign I wake up to sirens at 7.45am. Continue reading…

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Donald Trump tweet attacks NBC News, suggesting a challenge to 'their license'
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President makes veiled threat claiming network broadcasts ‘fake news’ NBC, like all other networks, is not licensed by the federal government Donald Trump ramped up his war with the news media on Wednesday morning, suggesting that it might be appropriate to challenge the license of NBC News in response to what he claimed was its […]

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Trump calls free speech ‘disgusting’ | The minute
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• President attacks first amendment … Eminem blasts Trump … Kushner endorses Bannon’s attack on GOP • Get the day’s politics news in 60 seconds every weekday. By Tom McCarthy 10.47pm BST In the Oval Office, Donald Trump escalated his war on the media and suggested repercussions. “It is frankly disgusting the way the press […]

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