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Tom Cotton suggests James Comey set precedent of private meetings with Donald Tr…

Sen. Tom Cotton speculated Wednesday that former FBI Director James B. Comey may have set a precedent by requesting a private meeting with President Trump prior to his inauguration. “I understand that Jim Comey expressed his misgivings about being in that meeting alone. But Jim Comey testified that he was ...

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Congressional Democrats sue Donald Trump to force emoluments disclosure

Nearly 200 congressional Democrats filed a lawsuit Wednesday morning against President Trump saying his business interests are likely violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause by collecting money from foreign governments without permission from Capitol Hill. Led by Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. John Conyers Jr., the lawsuit asks a federal judge ...

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Man who threatened Bill Clinton indicted in dad's killing

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) – A Massachusetts man who served prison time for threatening to kill then-President Bill Clinton in 1994 has been indicted for murder in the death of his 83-year-old father. A Worcester County grand jury indicted Glenn Armstrong on Tuesday. Not guilty pleas have been entered on Armstrong’s ...

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AP sources: Trump calls House health bill he backed 'mean'

WASHINGTON (AP) – Less than six weeks after he helped revive a flagging House Republican health care bill and push it to passage, President Donald Trump now says the measure is “mean” and is asking GOP senators to make it more generous. Trump used those words Tuesday at a closed-door ...

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Ex-immigrant detention guard gets prison for sex abuse

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – A former guard at a private immigrant detention center in San Antonio has been sentenced to 5 years in prison and 5 years of home confinement after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a detainee. Barbara Jean Goodwin was sentenced Tuesday by a federal judge in San ...

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Journalism is dead; whatever these guys are doing isn't journalism

President Trump gives Chief of Staff Reince Priebus “until July 4th to clean up White House.” Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway “is caught mocking Trump staffers.” Trump tells U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May he won’t go to Britain “until the British public supports him coming.” What do all of these stories ...

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Inside the Beltway: Protestors target Trump birthday as 'the perfect day to…

President Trump celebrates his 71st birthday Wednesday — an occasion that is subject to interpretation among his fans and foes alike. Those around the nation who continue to back the president are celebrating the day with affection for Mr. Trump, a collective motto that reads “We have got your back” ...

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Thomas Homan, ICE chief, says illegal immigrants should live in fear

Illegal immigrants should be living in fear of being deported, the chief of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday, pushing back against a growing sentiment among Democrats on Capitol Hill and activists across the country who have complained about agents enforcing the laws on the books. Thomas D. Homan, ...

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Southern Baptists wrestle with tensions over Trump election

PHOENIX (AP) – The Southern Baptist Convention, home to prominent evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump, adopted a statement on moral leadership at the group’s annual meeting Tuesday that avoided pointed criticism of current political officeholders. The denomination also rejected a proposal to condemn the “alt-right,” the political movement that ...

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Trump Russian collusion trail abandoned by Democrats in favor of obstruction cha…

Accusations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia faded, and Democrats shifted their focus Tuesday to trying to build a case for obstruction of justice against President Trump. With Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Capitol Hill for public testimony, Democrats peppered him with questions over what led to the ...

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