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F.B.I. Agents Gave Trump a Weapon Against Mueller. Republicans Are Wielding It.

Wednesday  01:21,   20 june 2018

In the second day of hearings over a damaging Justice Department report, Republicans cast the F.B.I. as part of an out-of-touch bureaucracy biased against President Trump.WASHINGTON — President Trump’s congressional allies trained their fire on the[...]

Congressional Campaigns Weaponize Family Separation Policy

Wednesday  00:52,   20 june 2018

Candidates in both parties who are running in tight races want to weaponize the policy of separating child migrants from their parents at the U.S-Mexico border. In Texas’ Senate race, Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, whose district includes El Paso,[...]

Rudy Giuliani Says FBI Questioned Him On Leaks That Hurt Clinton Campaign

Wednesday  00:51,   20 june 2018

WASHINGTON ― Rudy Giuliani says FBI agents interviewed him in his room at the Trump International Hotel earlier this year regarding his 2016 remarks predicting a “surprise” in the closing days of the presidential race that would benefit[...]

House GOP plan would cut Medicare, Social Security to balance budget

Wednesday  00:25,   20 june 2018

House GOP plan would cut Medicare, Social Security to balance budget The House Budget Committee is aiming to pass the blueprint later this week, but that may be as far as it goes this midterm election year. It’s not clear that GOP leaders will put[...]

Trump tweets target Germany for second time in 2 days

Tuesday  23:27,   19 june 2018

Germany found itself the crosshairs of President Donald Trump's Twitter feed for the second time in two days on Tuesday. On Monday, the President tweeted that crime in Germany was "way up" and that "people in Germany are turning against their[...]

Fact-checking Trump on immigration, family separations

Tuesday  22:40,   19 june 2018

President Donald Trump on Tuesday delivered a stream-of-consciousness-style speech on immigration as furor over his administration's separation of families at the border reaches a fever pitch. But his speech at a small business event in[...]

Trump hugs flag at end of speech to business group

Tuesday  22:26,   19 june 2018

President Trump capped a speech on Tuesday in which he repeatedly railed against illegal immigration by embracing the American flag. Trump gave a speech before the National Federation of Independent Business, during which he discussed immigration at [...]

Former U.S. Senate intelligence staffer asks court for Trump gag order

Tuesday  20:51,   19 june 2018

A former Senate committee security official, charged with lying to the FBI about contacts with reporters, on Tuesday asked a court to issue a gag order prohibiting U.S. President Donald Trump and others from commenting on the case. In court filings, [...]

Trump Is Said Ready to Pull U.S. From U.N.'s Human Rights Council

Tuesday  19:52,   19 june 2018

<p>The decision would make good on a pledge to leave a body the White House has long accused of hypocrisy and criticized as biased against Israel, according to two sources.</p>Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.[...]

No more 'internment camps': U.S. Democrats disrupt congressional hearing

Tuesday  19:52,   19 june 2018

Decrying "internment camps," Democrats and their supporters disrupted a high-profile U.S. congressional hearing on Tuesday with a dramatic protest against the Trump administration's policy of detaining immigrant children separated from [...]

Gowdy scorches Comey in blistering opening statement at IG hearing

Tuesday  19:02,   19 june 2018

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy scorched James Comey in a blistering opening statement at a high-profile congressional hearing on Tuesday, declaring “we can’t survive with a justice system we don’t trust.”  Gowdy kicked off the[...]

White House Mideast team holds talks with Jordanian king

Tuesday  18:02,   19 june 2018

President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is in the Middle East to help lay the groundwork for an expected Mideast peace plan.Kushner, along with White House envoy Jason Greenblatt, arrived in Jordan on Tuesday for[...]

Trump: Dems want illegal immigrants to 'infest our country'

Tuesday  18:01,   19 june 2018

President Trump on Tuesday restated his support for his administration's policy of separating migrant families at the U.S. border, calling Democrats "the problem.""We must always arrest people coming into our Country illegally. Of the[...]

Trump changed the electoral map; new polling shows it’s changing back

Tuesday  17:32,   19 june 2018

The Midwest is doesn’t like Trump anymore, the South likes him fine.In broad terms, the Trump shift was to do better than Mitt Romney with white voters with no college degree but considerably worse than Romney with college-educated whites. We now[...]

Feinstein on family separations: ‘This is the United States of America. It isn't Nazi Germany’

Tuesday  15:26,   19 june 2018

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) blasted the Trump administration over family separations late Monday, saying the U.S. is not Nazi Germany. "This is the United States of America. It isn't Nazi Germany, and there's a difference. And we don't take[...]