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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs executive order giving parolees in his state the right to vote
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs executive order giving parolees in his state the right to vote
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) on Wednesday signed an executive order granting all parolees in his state the right to vote, taking unilateral action after the Republican-led Senate rejected a similar proposal. “It is unconscionable to deny voting rights to New Yorkers who have paid their debt and have re-entered society,” Cuomo said […]
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George W. Bush recalls his mother as strong, lucid and funny as she approached death
George W. Bush recalls his mother as strong, lucid and funny as she approached death
Former president George W. Bush on Wednesday recalled that his mother was strong, lucid and funny when he saw her in the hospital about a week ago, during what he characterized as a “wonderful visit.” The former president shared the story about Barbara Bush the day after her death at age 92, during an interview Wednesday morning on the […]
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‘Con job’: Trump takes aim at Stormy Daniels for releasing sketch of man she says threatened her
‘Con job’: Trump takes aim at Stormy Daniels for releasing sketch of man she says threatened her
President Trump on Wednesday accused adult-film actress Stormy Daniels of a “con job” for releasing a sketch of a man she claims threatened her to remain silent about an alleged, decade-old affair with the president. Daniels had appeared on ABC’s “The View” on Tuesday and released a sketch of a man who she said approached her […]
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Poll shows growing support for stricter gun control among younger Americans
Poll shows growing support for stricter gun control among younger Americans
A poll finds that almost two-thirds of American adults under 30 who plan to vote in the midterm elections believe gun-control laws should be stricter, a reflection of growing support for such actions among younger Americans. The poll by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, conducted in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., finds […]
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Trump, Japan’s Abe work on strengthening ties — but also change them after awkward coincidence
Trump, Japan’s Abe work on strengthening ties — but also change them after awkward coincidence
PALM BEACH, Fla. — What happens when you show up for a high-stakes geopolitical summit half a world away — and your host is wearing the same outfit? If you're Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and your host is President Trump, you do what any respectable fashionista would do: You make a quick change to […]
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Trump to meet Germany’s Merkel at White House
Trump to meet Germany’s Merkel at White House
PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump will welcome Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House on April 27, another in a flurry of meetings with top U.S. allies. Merkel's visit will come three days after France's Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to make the first state visit to the White House since Trump took office. Trump […]
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Trump calls California’s sanctuary laws a ‘ridiculous, crime infested & breeding concept’
Trump calls California’s sanctuary laws a ‘ridiculous, crime infested & breeding concept’
President Trump on Wednesday took fresh aim at California and its “sanctuary” laws affecting undocumented immigrants, claiming that many areas of the state want out of what he characterized as “this ridiculous, crime infested & breeding concept.” Trump’s morning tweet was his latest salvo at the nation’s most populous state, whose laws the president and […]
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After a very brief respite, Trump resumes his war of words with California Gov. Jerry Brown
After a very brief respite, Trump resumes his war of words with California Gov. Jerry Brown
When President Trump last month made his first trip to California since taking office, he bashed Gov. Jerry Brown for doing “a terrible job” and groused about the state’s high taxes and immigration policies. Brown, a Democrat who presides over the nation’s most populous state, one that has served as the cradle of the resistance […]
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Mnuchin seeks to explain Trump’s mystifying Monday tweet on currency manipulation
Mnuchin seeks to explain Trump’s mystifying Monday tweet on currency manipulation
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sought Tuesday to explain away a head-scratching tweet from President Trump a day earlier accusing China and Russia of currency manipulation — a finding at odds with a report just issued by Mnuchin’s department. Taking to Twitter on Monday, Trump wrote that the two countries were improperly manipulating their currencies in […]
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‘This is not some tin-pot dictatorship’: Comey pushes back against Trump’s suggestion he be jailed
‘This is not some tin-pot dictatorship’: Comey pushes back against Trump’s suggestion he be jailed
Former FBI director James B. Comey is pushing back against President Trump’s suggestion that he should be jailed, saying in a new interview that Trump’s pronouncements on Twitter pose a “great danger.” “This is not some tin-pot dictatorship where the leader of the country gets to say, ‘The people I don't like go to jail,’” […]
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After his new national security adviser gets enthusiastic applause, Trump says he might have to fire him
After his new national security adviser gets enthusiastic applause, Trump says he might have to fire him
President Trump, who doesn’t like to be overshadowed by those who work for him, joked Monday that John Bolton, his new national security adviser, could soon be out of a job. At an event in Hialeah, Fla., staged for Trump to tout the Republican tax cut bill passed last year, he took a moment to […]
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Full transcript of Trump’s address on Syria airstrikes
Full transcript of Trump’s address on Syria airstrikes
President Trump announced late Friday that the United States had conducted a military attack against the Syrian government in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack that killed civilians in a rebel-held town outside Damascus last weekend. This is the text of his speech. My fellow Americans, a short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces […]
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Pence’s office advertises meeting with Peruvian president who resigned 3 weeks ago amid scandal
Pence’s office advertises meeting with Peruvian president who resigned 3 weeks ago amid scandal
As Vice President Pence prepared to head to Peru on Friday for the Summit of the Americas, his office advertised several events on his itinerary, including “a banquet hosted by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru.” One problem: Kuczynski resigned more than three weeks ago after becoming ensnared in a corruption scandal involving Latin America's […]
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Trump’s attorney got raided by the FBI. Now what will Trump do?
Trump’s attorney got raided by the FBI. Now what will Trump do?
Each week, the “Can He Do That?” podcast explores critical questions about what today’s news means for our nation and its highest office. Listen here. When news broke Monday morning that the FBI was executing a search warrant at the home and office of President Trump's attorney Michael Cohen, Washington Post national security reporter Matt Zapotosky […]
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Holder-led group sues over census citizenship question
Holder-led group sues over census citizenship question
A group spearheaded by former U.S. attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. is suing the Trump administration in an attempt to block its plans to add a last-minute citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The federal lawsuit, to be filed Wednesday on behalf of seven residents of Maryland and Arizona, contends that the question is […]
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Trump says attorney-client privilege is ‘dead’ in wake of FBI raid targeting his attorney
Trump says attorney-client privilege is ‘dead’ in wake of FBI raid targeting his attorney
President Trump lashed out Tuesday at prosecutors for the FBI raids of his longtime personal attorney’s Manhattan office, home and hotel room, claiming that it signals an end of attorney-client privilege. “Attorney–client privilege is dead!” the president said on Twitter. Moments later, he fired off another brief early morning tweet: “A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!” Attorney–client […]
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New poll: American youth more inclined to vote and strongly prefer a Democratic Congress
New poll: American youth more inclined to vote and strongly prefer a Democratic Congress
A new poll of the country’s 18- to 29-year-olds found a marked increase in the percentage who definitely plan to vote in the November midterm elections and a lopsided preference for Democrats to take control of Congress. The poll by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics also found that only 25 percent of that generation approves […]
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Trump optimistic about North Korea summit but suggests it could slip to June
Trump optimistic about North Korea summit but suggests it could slip to June
President Trump expressed optimism Monday about his proposed summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying it will take place in late May or early June, the most specific time frame the White House has yet offered. The president said planning is continuing for the unprecedented meeting, which he said would address North Korea's nuclear […]
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‘That’s bizarre’: Realtors weigh in on Scott Pruitt’s $50-a-night condo room deal in D.C.
‘That’s bizarre’: Realtors weigh in on Scott Pruitt’s $50-a-night condo room deal in D.C.
Among the ethics scandals now swirling around Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is the recent disclosure that he leased a room in a D.C. condominium from the wife of an energy lobbyist. For about six months in 2017, Pruitt leased a room in a condo co-owned by the woman in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, a […]
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Trump is quietly shifting how major infrastructure projects are funded
Trump is quietly shifting how major infrastructure projects are funded
Each week, the “Can He Do That?” podcast explores critical questions about what today’s news means for our nation and its highest office. Listen here. Since the beginning of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has been talking about infrastructure and the promise of new roads, railways, tunnels and bridges. And earlier this year, President Trump released his $1.5 […]
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Trump appeals judge’s decision to let Summer Zervos defamation case proceed
Trump appeals judge’s decision to let Summer Zervos defamation case proceed
Attorneys for President Trump said this week that they are appealing a New York judge's decision to allow a former “Apprentice” contestant’s defamation lawsuit against him to proceed. They filed the appeal less than two weeks after New York Supreme Court Justice Jennifer G. Schecter rejected attempts by Trump's attorneys to block Summer Zervos's lawsuit, one of […]
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‘No more DACA deal,’ Trump says as he threatens to ‘stop’ NAFTA if Mexico doesn’t better secure border
‘No more DACA deal,’ Trump says as he threatens to ‘stop’ NAFTA if Mexico doesn’t better secure border
PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump spent his Easter morning here on an anti-immigrant tirade, declaring Sunday that there would be no deal to legalize the status of undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers” and threatening to exit the North American Free Trade Agreement unless Mexico increases border security. Trump thrust the future of millions of […]
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Will Trump change America’s relationship with Internet privacy?
Will Trump change America’s relationship with Internet privacy?
Each week, the “Can He Do That?” podcast explores critical questions about what today’s news means for our nation and its highest office. Listen here. Confused about the Cambridge Analytica scandal and how it relates to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign? You're not alone. That's why we're spending this week's episode of the “Can He Do […]
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Judge denies Stormy Daniels’s bid to expedite case against Trump over confidential agreement
Judge denies Stormy Daniels’s bid to expedite case against Trump over confidential agreement
A federal judge on Thursday denied a request from Stormy Daniels, who says she was paid to remain silent about an affair with President Trump, to expedite a jury trial in her lawsuit against the president. The request for an expedited jury trial and limited discovery — including a deposition of Trump and his personal attorney, […]
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Trump, first lady will be 1,000 miles apart when Stormy Daniels appears on ‘60 Minutes’
Trump, first lady will be 1,000 miles apart when Stormy Daniels appears on ‘60 Minutes’
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — When porn star Stormy Daniels appears Sunday night on “60 Minutes,” this much is clear: The segment won’t be family viewing in the White House. President Trump, who has been spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., is scheduled to return to the White House ahead […]
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Trump friend says president told him to expect one or two more major personnel changes
Trump friend says president told him to expect one or two more major personnel changes
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A friend of President Trump said Sunday that the president has told him he expects to make one or two more major personnel changes in his administration soon, amid mounting signs that Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is on the way out. Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax, said others in […]
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In a burst of tweets, Trump insists that he’s happy with his legal team
In a burst of tweets, Trump insists that he’s happy with his legal team
President Trump ran through a litany of topics in a series of tweets early Sunday, commenting on a recent attack by a gunman in France, explaining why he believes a wall will still be constructed along the southern border despite not receiving the amount of funding he originally wanted and insisting that he is “very happy” […]
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White House praises ‘courageous’ youths marching against gun violence, then Trump’s motorcade takes a detour
White House praises ‘courageous’ youths marching against gun violence, then Trump’s motorcade takes a detour
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The White House on Saturday morning issued a statement praising youths participating in March for Our Lives demonstrations against gun violence in Washington and around the country. “We applaud the many courageous young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights today,” deputy White House press secretary Lindsay Walters said in the statement, […]
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When will Trump stop firing people and settle on his ‘A-team’?
When will Trump stop firing people and settle on his ‘A-team’?
Each week, the “Can He Do That?” podcast explores critical questions about what today’s news means for our nation and its highest office. Listen here. H.R. McMaster. John Dowd. Andrew McCabe. Rex Tillerson. Gary Cohn. Hope Hicks. That's the list of senior-level government officials who have resigned, gotten pushed out or been fired by President Trump — […]
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Trump signs $1.3 trillion spending bill despite veto threat on Twitter
Trump signs $1.3 trillion spending bill despite veto threat on Twitter
Just hours after threatening a veto, President Trump said Friday afternoon that he had signed a “ridiculous” $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by Congress early Friday, averting a government shutdown. In a morning tweet, Trump said he might veto the omnibus bill because it did nothing to address the fate of young undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers” […]
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