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Venezuela is a country in crisis. Blackouts are common, water is scarce, and public transportation has all but stopped running. President Trump is threatening to label the country a state sponsor of terrorism but that would do little to help those suffering.
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President Trump says he's not going to listen to the CIA, which determined it's likely that Saudi Arabia's crown prince knew of plans to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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President Trump says he's not going to listen to the CIA, which determined it's likely that Saudi Arabia's crown prince knew of plans to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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President Trump on Tuesday suggested he may consider attending the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner after the organization picked an author to headline next spring's annual dinner in the wake of contr...
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John Dean, a key figure in the Watergate scandal, suggested on Tuesday that President Nixon would have told President Trump he's "going too far" by trying to order the Justice Department (DOJ) to prosecute form...
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On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) criticized President Trump’s statement on Saudi Arabia and the murder of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi as “one of the most amoral statements any president of the United States has ever uttered.” Connolly said, “I think that’s one of the most amoral statements any president of the United States has ever uttered. A man was murdered in cold blood, premeditated. Our intelligence community says it was with the knowledge, if not the architecture of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. And essentially, on the day our president pardons two turkeys before Thanksgiving, he effectively pardons the crown prince of Saudi Arabia for murdering an American resident.” (h/t Grabien) Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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Trump's relationship with the truth is different. Most politicians lie. Or do they? Even if we could find some isolated example of a politician who was scrupulously honest – former President Jimmy Carter, perhaps – the question is how to think about the rest of them. And if most politicians lie, then why are some Americans so hard on President Donald Trump? According to The Washington Post, Trump has told 6,420 lies so far in his presidency. In the seven weeks leading up to the midterms, his rate increased to 30 per day. That’s a lot, but isn’t this a difference in degree and not a difference in kind with other politicians? From my perspective as a philosopher who studies truth and belief, it doesn’t seem so. And even if most politicians lie, that doesn’t make all lying equal. Yet the difference in Trump’s prevarication seems to be found not in the quantity or enormity of his lies, but in the way that Trump uses his lies in service to a proto-autho...
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Incumbent Republican Utah Rep. Mia Love, whom President Trump derided in a post-Election Day news conference for shunning his support, was narrowly defeated by Democrat Ben McAdams in a race that took two weeks to settle.
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President Trump attempted to have two of his largest rivals prosecuted by the Justice Department but was discouraged by White House counsel, according to a report published on Tuesday. Trump sought to order the legal action against his 2016 presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, and former FBI director James Comey earlier this year, according to The...
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President Trump defended his daughter, saying there was no comparison to Hillary Clinton’s email practices and dismissing the issue as “fake news.”
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Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, as well as other politicians, stood in opposition Tuesday to remarks from President Trump, who expressed his intent to maintain a relationship with Saudi Arabia in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s death and said he wasn’t sure whether the crown prince knew about the murder.
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Sen. Jack Reed (R.I.), the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, accused President Trump on Tuesday of aiding in a cover up by Saudi leadership after the president indicated ...
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Ben McAdams defeated the congresswoman, the Associated Press projected. Trump had called out Love by name at a combative White House news conference the day after Election Day, arguing that she and other lawmakers had been defeated because they had not been sufficiently supportive of him. McAdams was ahead in the vote count when Trump […]
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The evidence is piling up. A new report Tuesday night revealed that President Donald Trump sought to direct the Department of Justice to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey, prompting his White House counsel's office to draft a memo warning that doing so would exceed his authority and risk impeachment.Many observers promptly argued that this incident builds upon the already expansive case against Trump for obstructing justice with regard to the Russia investigation. But whether a president can be indicted remains an open question.Speaking with MSNBC host Ari Melber Tuesday night in the context of this reporting, former federal prosecutor Gene Rossi argued that, despite the unsettled legal questions, there is already enough evidence for him to draft indictments (were he in the position to do so) for the president on two separate charges."I could draft an indictment against the president of the United States on two counts," he said. "One would be his relationship with Michae...
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Lawyers for President Donald Trump say they’ve provided the special counsel’s office with written responses to questions on Russian election interference.
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President Trump shouldn't trust China to make a new trade agreement in light of its repression of Christians.
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As hate crimes increase under President Trump, the largest federal union warns of “an alarmingly growing trend” of racial incidents in places ranging from an African Burial Ground Monument in a New York federal park to government offices in Washington.
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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday criticized the White House for acting like a "public relations firm" for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman after President Trump issued a st...
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President Trump made it clear on Tuesday that he did not intend to punish Saudi Arabia or Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the slaying of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an American resident killed by Saudi officials in Turkey in October. In an unusual official statement replete with...
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Trump blasted the judge as an "Obama appointee" and then once again lit into the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the judges who would consider an administration appeal pf the district judge's order.
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WASHINGTON – President Trump joked his way through a pardoning of “Peas” the turkey, suggesting its understudy “Carrots” had asked for a recount. “This was a fair election,” Trump said Tuesday at the annual turkey pardoning ceremony in the Rose Garden. “Unfortunately, Carrots refused to concede. And demanded a recount. And we’re still fighting with...
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President Trump has reportedly submitted written answers to questions from Robert Mueller. Trump lawyer, Jay Sekulow, said the questions related to the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. “The President today answered written questions submitted by The Special Counsel’s Office,” Sekulow told the network. “The questions presented dealt with issues...
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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., about President Trump continuing to stand with Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and what Congress can do.
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Before leaving for Thanksgiving, President Trump took questions from reporters on Saudi Arabia, Ivanka Trump's emails and a court decision on his administration's new asylum restrictions.
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President Trump has submitted his written answers to questions related to the Russia investigation to special counsel Robert Mueller, the president's legal team announced Tuesday."The president today answered writt...
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President Trump wanted to order the Department of Justice (DOJ) to prosecute his 2016 presidential opponent Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey, ...
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President Trump on Tuesday assailed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, telling reporters that he intends to file a "major complaint" against the court after it dealt his administration yet another legal setback by blocking an order...
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President Trump on Tuesday assailed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, telling reporters that he intends to file a "major complaint" against the court after it dealt his administration yet another legal setback by ...
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Trump won't hesitate to abuse his power. When President Donald Trump attempted to force the Justice Department behind the scenes to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey, his now-former White House counsel Don McGahn tried to stop him by having lawyers draft a memo arguing that such a move could trigger impeachment, according to a New York Times report. McGahn reportedly told the president that he does not have the authority to order prosecutions — such decisions are to be made by prosecutors themselves, based on the facts at hand. While the White House could request specific investigations, doing so in a clear effort to punish his own enemies could be seen as an abuse of power, McGahn reportedly argued. It's not clear, the Times reports, whether McGahan's efforts successfully dissuaded Trump. Trump had initially pushed for the prosecutions in June, according to the report. He announced the McGahn would be leaving as White House counsel in August.The Times explains:...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyer: President Trump has turned over answers to written questions in the special counsel’s Russia investigation.
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The encounter was one of the most blatant examples yet of how President Trump views the typically independent Justice Department as a tool to be wielded against his political enemies.
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President Trump defended his daughter’s use of a personal email account Tuesday, the day after news broke that Ivanka Trump had used a personal account to send hundreds of emails to fellow Trump Administration officials last year.
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In lengthy and fiery comments to reporters outside the White House on Tuesday, President Trump excoriated the liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as a "disgrace" hours after a federal judge there issued a nationwide injunction against his newly announced emergency restrictions on asylum claims.
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President Trump said Tuesday that he "can't imagine" anyone other than himself being named Time's Person of the Year.A reporter asked Trump as he prepared to depart the White House for his Mar-a-Lago estate in Flor...
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President Trump said Tuesday that he's completed his written answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller's team, and that his lawyers are set to hand them over imminently."The written answers to the wi...
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Fox News host Shepard Smith said Tuesday that President Trump insulted a murdered journalist by stating that the U.S. would seek to maintain a "steadfast" alliance with the Saudi government."President Tr...
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CNN anchor Brianna Keilar mocked President Trump on Tuesday after the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardoning ceremony, calling it "the most unusual dichotomy" coming on the heels of a statement from Trump "essentially pardo...
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President Trump on Tuesday defended Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), who has come under fire for a controversial remark about public hangings."She's a tremendous woman and I think she's going to win," Trump said....
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President Trump said people should not feel bad for U.S. troops who are spending Thanksgiving at the southwest border because they are "tough people" who are proud to defend the country."Don't worry," Trump told re...
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On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz agreed with a federal judge’s ruling blocking President Trump’s order requiring asylum seekers to enter the US legally through a port of entry. Dershowitz stated, “I think he has the better of the argument, the judge does, on the statutory interpretation. There’s nothing in the statute that suggests that the president has the authority to overrule Congress. … The president’s authority is not a constitutional authority. It’s limited by statute. If the statute permits asylum seekers to seek asylum, even if they come in illegally, that statutory rule has to prevail. If the president doesn’t like that rule, he should go to Congress and have Congress change it.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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President Trump on Tuesday dismissed as "fake news" reports that his daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump may have violated federal law by using a personal email account to conduct government business.Speaking...
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Trump's reaction could inspire more attacks on the free press. President Donald Trump is continuing to back the Saudi regime, despite overwhelming evidence that its most powerful leader, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, is directly implicated in the assassination of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.In a farcical statement about the killing — strewn with superfluous exclamation points — the president lashed out at Iran and repeated bogus Saudi talking points about Khashoggi being an "enemy of the state" and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood."Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event – maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!" the statement said. On the contrary, reports suggest that the CIA is convinced that the crown prince ordered the killing himself. David Laufman, a former top counterintelligence official in the Justice Department, condemned Trump's cowardly...
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President Donald Trump rejected the idea of imposing additional penalties on Saudi Arabia for its role in the killing of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi
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Senate Democrats are calling out President Trump for refusing to blame Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the death of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi, despite the CIA's recent finding that the Saudi leader was re...
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California officials may have thought they could teach something about wildfires to President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke by walking them through the fire zones. It didn’t take long for their hopes to be dashed. In an instantly viral statement after touring California’s scorched terrain,...
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American voters approve of the way President Trump is handling the economy by 53 percent to 42 percent — his highest grade ever on that issue, a Quinnipiac University poll said Tuesday. But that was about the only good news for Trump in the survey, which also showed that overall, Americans disapprove of the way...
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WASHINGTON — President Trump made light of the contentious recent elections as he conducted the traditional Thanksgiving turkey pardon in the Rose Garden on Tuesday. The online vote to choose which of two South Dakota-bred turkeys, Peas or Carrots, would join Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, right-wing polemicist Dinesh D’Souza, and last year’s winners, Drumstick and Wishbone, as the beneficiaries of a Trump pardon was untainted by fraud, the president said.
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President Trump issued a lengthy statement titled “Standing with Saudi Arabia” on Tuesday, acknowledging that the Saudi crown prince may have played a role in the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey but still reaffirming the American alliance with the Gulf kingdom. “King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman vigorously deny any knowledge of the planning or execution of the murder of Mr. Khashoggi.
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A rump group of House Democrats insists its most important mission is to overthrow the woman who returned them to power. The tiny faction of Democrats who aim to block Rep. Nancy Pelosi's election as House speaker are only missing two things: a candidate of their own and a rationale that makes sense.The easier problem is the absence of a candidate, even though the members who have been mentioned so far seem small when measured against Pelosi, who is often described with superlatives such as "formidable" and even "legendary." And most of her declared opponents within the Democratic caucus are white men, so they may have trouble persuading colleagues that ousting history's first female speaker to install one of them would be an uplifting change.Presumably, that is why they have seized upon Rep. Marcia Fudge, a disgruntled Ohio Democrat who has suggested she might challenge Pelosi. But at age 66, Fudge hardly represents "generational change," as one of her promoters claimed, and she...
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President Trump said Tuesday that the world may never know whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman masterminded the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi — declaring that “maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!” In a lengthy statement, he addressed Khashoggi’s killing — which the CIA has said was ordered by the prince and carried...
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President Trump on Tuesday said he was unsure whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew of the murder of writer Jamal Khashoggi, and argued that a strong relationship with Saudi Arabia was in the U.S. national interest.
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President Trump on Tuesday joked about his recent court battles and election troubles ahead of pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey....
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President Trump pardoned two turkey named "Peas" and "Carrots" in the annual tradition held in the Rose Garden. The president also warned the turkeys about Washington politics and some of the difficulties they may face.
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President Trump made it clear on Tuesday that he does not intend to punish Saudi Arabia or Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an American resident killed by Saudi officials in Turkey in October. In a remarkable statement replete with exclamation...
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President Trump made it clear on Tuesday that he does not intend to punish Saudi Arabia or Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an American resident killed by Saudi officials in Turkey in October. In a remarkable statement replete with exclamation...
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President Trump said Tuesday the U.S. would maintain a "steadfast partner" with Saudi Arabia in a striking statement that described the world as a violent place and made it clear the administration does not want the killi...
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