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Corker fires back at Trump: 'The White House has become an adult day care center'

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 22:10

The Republican senator from Tennessee mocked Trump after the president suggested he “didn’t have the guts” to run for reelection and is now expected to “stand in the way of our great agenda.”


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Makeshift memorials pay tribute to Las Vegas shooting victims

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 23:13

A look at some of the many tributes to honor the victims of the Sunday night’s massacre at a country music concert, where at least 58 people died and hundreds more were injured.


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Be nice to your seatmates — they might be Cabinet secretaries

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 22:23

In the wake of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s Sept. 29 resignation over his use of private jets paid for by the government, other executive branch chiefs are under scrutiny over their travel arrangements. The Washington Post reported Thursday that Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao used government planes on seven trips this year, with the jets generally costing taxpayers about $5,000 per hour to operate. According to Chao’s spokesperson, the Transportation Department’s ethics counsel had approved the private flights, and Chao had predominantly been flying on commercial airlines.


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64 hours in October: How one weekend blew up the rules of American politics

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 21:58

A firsthand account of the drama that unfolded during Oct. 7-9, 2016, from the release of the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape to the second presidential debate — and everything in between.


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Lin-Manuel Miranda: Why I said Trump was going 'straight to hell'

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 19:48

“Hamilton” composer Lin-Manuel Miranda said that it was unprecedented for him to say President Trump is “going straight to hell,” but that it was also unprecedented for the commander in chief to “attack the victims of a natural disaster.”


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White House interprets First Amendment for reporters

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 01:33

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders lectured reporters on the meaning of the First Amendment Thursday, in defense of President Trump’s recent tweets suggesting that the Senate Intelligence Committee investigate national news outlets.


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NRA comes out in favor of restrictions on bump stocks

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 00:39

The White House and National Rifle Association both came out in favor of reviewing regulations of bump fire stocks, the device that contributed to the deaths of 58 people in the Las Vegas mass shooting Sunday night.


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'Golfing? Tweeting?': Clinton asks what Trump was doing when Puerto Rico crisis began

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 20:26

Hillary Clinton told Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday that she was dumbfounded by President Trump’s priorities as Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20.


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In aftermath of Las Vegas shooting: Silence, tears — and unanswered questions

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 18:47

Three days after the attack, the mystery of why Stephen Paddock did what he did only seemed to deepen.


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Congressmen press White House to revoke Jared Kushner's and Ivanka Trump's security clearances

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 18:30

Reps. Don Beyer and Ted Lieu sent a letter to White House counsel Don McGahn on Thursday calling on him to revoke the security clearances of two of President Trump’s top advisers: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.


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Trump suggests Senate Intel Committee should investigate U.S. news media

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 17:29

In a tweet Thursday, President Trump urged the Senate Intelligence Committee to investigate “fake news” in the U.S. rather than possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election.


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Russia explodes our social media myths

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 14:30

It’s not too much to demand that the big tech companies slam the door on governments and political infiltrators who would like nothing more than to destroy our faith in a free society.


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Ban Trump from Twitter? Debate erupts anew online

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 02:58

As the president’s tweets have grown increasingly belligerent and erratic, and with social networking companies facing congressional scrutiny over their use by foreign governments to influence elections, the once-outlandish notion seems to be gaining traction.


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Senate intel leaders won't release Russian-linked Facebook ads

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:52

“We don’t release documents provided to our committee, period," said Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., the chair of the committee.


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Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 22:51

 President Donald Trump met privately with victims of the Las Vegas shooting at a hospital Wednesday after he touched down in a city still reeling from the worst gun massacre in modern U.S. history.


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Las Vegas investigation focuses on Paddock's finances and travel: Sources

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 21:56

As the FBI continues to sift through the past of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, an investigative focus has developed on how he earned money and the recent travels of Paddock and his girlfriend, Marilou Danley, law enforcement officials familiar with the probe told Yahoo.


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Tillerson says he never planned to quit, won’t discuss report he called Trump a 'moron'

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 21:15

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he has never considered leaving his position and affirmed his commitment to President Trump’s agenda in a statement Wednesday morning. Tillerson was responding to an NBC News report that Vice President Pence had to talk him out of resigning following Trump’s rambling, highly politicized speech to a gathering of Boy Scouts this summer. Tillerson is a former national president of the organization.


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Las Vegas casino workers recognize Stephen Paddock: 'I wish I had never seen his face'

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 18:54

The name sounded familiar, but when a worker at the Tropicana Casino and Resort saw the first public photo of Stephen Paddock, she recognized the man who police say shot and killed at least 58 people and injured more than 489 at a concert here Sunday night.


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Trump's 'great day' in Puerto Rico spoiled by the media

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 18:42

President Trump took to Twitter Wednesday morning to promote his trip to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico the day before, and to complain about how it was covered in the press.


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Gun silencer bill tabled amid heavy scrutiny after Vegas shooting

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 02:34

After the shooting in Las Vegas, gun control advocates called attention to a National Rifle Association-backed bill under consideration in Congress that would make it easier to buy a silencer without a background check: the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreation Act (or SHARE Act), which includes the “Hearing Protection Act.”


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