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Trump’s falsehoods on hush-money payments are ‘coming home to roost’The president and his allies have repeatedly changed their stories on who was responsible for buying the silence of women alleging sexual encounters with Trump.
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Trump names budget director Mick Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staffThe announcement came after nearly a week of jockeying in which several possible picks turned down the job.
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Trump names Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staffMulvaney will replace John F. Kelly, who Trump announced last weekend would be stepping down as chief of staff. “I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump said of Mulvaney in a tweet. “John will be staying until the end of the year. […]
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How money flowed into — and out of — Trump’s inaugural committeeA look at the $100 million-plus the committee raised.
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Is the Weekly Standard’s end proof there’s no room for Never Trumpers in today’s conservative media?The possible closing of the Weekly Standard is a reminder that the GOP is Trump's party.
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What’s on the agenda for the next Congress? Posturing, mostly.Beginning in January, America will have a divided federal government, which doesn’t bode well for a productive next two years.
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Why Mitch McConnell finally came around to bringing up criminal justice reform legislationBacking a bill on criminal justice reform may be the only hope for bipartisanship in 2019.
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Kyl plans to resign Arizona Senate seat, clearing the way for another GOP appointmentThe former senator has been serving on a temporary basis in the seat once held by the late John McCain.
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California’s chief justice leaves GOP, says she was ‘greatly disturbed’ by Kavanaugh hearing"I saw the hearings not as a chief justice, but I saw it as a mother of two young women," California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said. "And I was greatly disturbed by the process."
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Is the Weekly Standard’s end proof there’s no room for Never Trumpers in today’s conservative media?The possible closing of the Weekly Standard is a reminder that the GOP is Trump's party.
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Let’s hope Scott Walker’s next job doesn’t require chart-makingThe outgoing Wisconsin governor tried to downplay his party's push to strip powers from his successor with a terrible graph.
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No ‘level of clarity or epiphany at this point’: Beto O’Rourke no closer to deciding on White House bidThe Texas congressman told constituents Friday that he hopes to give more thought to his future after he is done serving in Congress.
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The media consumers most likely to believe Trump’s falsehoods? Fox News watchers.Those most likely to believe untrue Democratic claims? MSNBC fans.
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Wisconsin Gov. Walker signs lame-duck legislation to weaken incoming Democratic governor, attorney generalThe outgoing GOP governor said the impact of the measures has been overstated, accusing the national media of “hysteria.”
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Cohen says Trump knew hush-money payments were wrong, contradicting his former bossIn a television interview, the president’s former lawyer said Trump “directed me to make the payments.”
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GOP leader McCarthy to Democratic freshmen: Meet with me!The soon-to-be House minority leader said, "An in-person meeting will help break down any barriers of misperception and strengthen the foundation for a productive working relationship."
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AC/DC, ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’: The Week In One SongCohen on Trump's dirty deeds.
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First-ever Fact Checker poll: Few Americans believe Trump’s false statementsWe quizzed Americans about 11 false Trump claims. Only his most fervent supporters tended to believe them.
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Trump administration not to blame for ‘tragic’ death of 7-year-old girl in Border Patrol custody, White House saysSpokesman Hogan Gidley called on Congress to “disincentivize” migrants from making long treks to the U.S. border.
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What’s on the agenda for the next Congress? Posturing, mostly.Beginning in January, America will have a divided federal government, which doesn’t bode well for a productive next two years.
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Why Mitch McConnell finally came around to bringing up criminal justice reform legislationBacking a bill on criminal justice reform may be the only hope for bipartisanship in 2019.
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Kellyanne Conway’s ironic demand that CNN’s Chris Cuomo not focus on ‘the truth as you want it to be’A debate riddled with irony.
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Three reasons you should be startled by how the Senate rebuked TrumpFor the first time, the Senate used its authority under the 1973 War Powers Resolution to order a president to end U.S. military operations abroad — in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.
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Women’s March rolls out political platform before its third Washington rallyThe embattled organization will also update its guiding document to explicitly include support for Jewish women amid accusations of anti-Semitism.
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