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Trump: ‘I am being investigated’

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 18:57

President Trump confirmed Friday that he is under investigation for firing FBI Director James Comey.

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Joe Biden stars in 6-second graduation selfie video

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 18:46

Former Vice President Joe Biden stole the show when he gave a graduate a kiss on the cheek after delivering a commencement address at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

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140 characters in search of an editor: The tweets that will haunt Donald Trump

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 16:40

Most of the 35,000 tweets Donald Trump has sent over the last eight years are forgettable. But a few may come back to haunt him as he finds himself in a fight for political survival.

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At congressional baseball game, newfound unity has its limits

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:39

A record crowd of 25,000 gathered to watch the annual congressional baseball game at Nationals Park on Thursday night.

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Trump will stop short of scrapping Obama’s Cuba policies

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 06:30

Trump's approach to Cuba is meant to fulfill promises Trump made on the campaign trail and to accommodate lawmakers who favor taking a harder line on the government in Havana.

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‘I guess you heard’: Jane Sanders recalls Bernie’s reaction to Va. shooter’s ties to campaign

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 05:07

The gunman James Hodgkinson, who seriously wounded Sen. Scalise and four others, is said to have volunteered for Bernie Sanders.

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‘Crooked H destroyed phones’: Trump tries to change the topic to Clinton after report of possible obstruction probe

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 02:39

In a pair of tweets Thursday, President Trump decried the investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia and complained he was the subject of disproportionate scrutiny compared to his election foe from last year, Hillary Clinton. The latest target of his Twitter ire: A Washington Post report the day before that said the Justice Department special counsel is looking into whether he obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey to interfere with the bureau’s Russia probe.

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Here’s how President Trump plans to participate in the congressional baseball game

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 02:32

According to the White House, President Trump will not attend the game because there was not enough time to follow Secret Service protocols.

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Former U.S. admiral: Possible obstruction of justice probe of Trump ‘significant for us as Americans’

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 01:28

Retired Adm. William McRaven said Thursday that a report of a possible obstruction of justice probe into President Trump is “significant for us as Americans."

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NYT issues correction to editorial linking Giffords shooting to Palin

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 23:27

The New York Times has published an editor’s note correcting a column by its editorial board that said the 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords in Tucson, Ariz., had been inspired by former Alaskan governor’s divisive political rhetoric.

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Pelosi: It’s ‘outrageous’ for Republicans to blame Scalise attack on Democrats

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 22:39

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called comments from Republicans blaming the left’s rhetoric for Wednesday’s attack on a GOP congressional baseball practice in Virginia “outrageous.”

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Maddow: Alexandria shooter never contacted my show

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 20:09

The MSNBC responded Wednesday to the revelation that James T. Hodgkinson, the suspected gunman in the shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, was a fan of hers.

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Former Alexandria mayor: I’m the only person baseball shooter James Hodgkinson knew in town

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:52

Former Alexandria mayor Bill Euille spoke with the man who opened fire on a GOP baseball practice Wednesday nearly every day while drinking coffee in the lobby of his local YMCA.

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GOP Rep. Sanford on Va. shooting: Trump partially responsible ‘for the demons that have been unleashed’

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:14

President Trump’s rhetoric is “partially” to blame ratcheting up political tensions in the U.S., Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., said Thursday, connecting the commander in chief to Wednesday’s shooting.

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Shooting at GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 18:29

Several people including a congressman were wounded by gunfire on Wednesday, June 14, just outside Washington, D.C. Here are photos.

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Trump lashes out after report says he’s being investigated for possible obstruction of justice

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 17:07

The president tweeted his response to the bombshell Washington Post report that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating him for obstruction of justice in the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Searching for conscience in Trump’s Cabinet

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 14:30

Here's the central mystery of President Trump’s enablers in Washington: When does integrity kick in?

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Dem and GOP baseball managers announce game will go on, call for change in national ‘mood’

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 02:48

Barton and Doyle, the managers of the Republican and Democratic baseball teams, also said they added a fund for the families of fallen police officers to the list of charities the baseball game will benefit, to recognize the U.S. Capitol Police officers who saved lives Wednesday. Barton was on the field when a gunman shot and wounded Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Calif., and four others: a congressional staffer, a lobbyist and two police officers. Barton said it appeared the man identified as the shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, was motivated by political animosity toward Republicans. “Members are not looked at as people anymore, we’re kind of looked at — I don’t want to say as targets, but people think they can come to our town hall meetings and say just the most obnoxious things and think we won’t feel it personally,” Barton said.

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Alexandria shooting: Videos capture harrowing scene

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 01:54

As many as 30 shots can be heard in frightening footage taken by neighbors. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was wounded in the shooting, can be seen lying motionless on the field in one clip.

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In the age of Trump, gay pride gets political again

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 00:51

The Trump effect that has mobilized so many and turned suburban moms across the country into resistance activists has had an even greater impact on a community with a long history of political organizing.

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