How Don McGahn helped ensure Donald Trump’s legacy

Washington (CNN)White House Counsel Don McGahn, the former long-haired campaign finance lawyer, has become an effective, if unlikely, leader of a judicial juggernaut destined to be one of President Donald Trump’s most enduring legacies. Working closely with conservative advocates and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, McGahn was crucial to Trump’s…

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With Sanctions Clock Ticking, Iran Races to Reap Deal Benefits

Iran’s Mehrabad International Airport may have seen one of the final benefits of the 2015 nuclear agreement. As the U.S. prepares to slap new sanctions on the Iranian economy this week after pulling out of the accord, state-run Airbus SE and Italy’s Leonardo SpA, after France secured American approvals to…

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The bikini-clad Sadiq Khan balloon isn’t remotely funny, it’s plain sexist

When the punchline of your joke is portraying a politician dressed in women’s clothing or kissing a same-sex partner, you’re telling on yourself. Same applies to anyone laughing or sharing that joke too, for that matter.  So, why, in 2018, is the internet chortling away at images of a balloon…

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We like to mock Trump, but Britains Russia stance iseven worse | Jonathan Freedland

When it comes to evidence of Russian intervention in the 2016 referendum, Theresa May is unaccountably relaxed, says Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland There are not many laughs to be had from international diplomacy, but US foreign policy in the age of Donald Trump provides a grim kind of comedy all…

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Trump compares Mueller probe to McCarthyism

(CNN)President Donald Trump on Sunday compared the special counsel investigation to McCarthyism, saying Robert Mueller made the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy “look like a baby.” The President’s comparison between the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and the trials of McCarthyism was one of a…

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GOP congressman appears on anti-Muslim radio show

(CNN)A Florida congressman has made three appearances on a radio show hosted by two people who regularly espouse fringe anti-Muslim comments. The segment following Mast’s appearance accused Muslim-American political candidates of committing “ballot box jihad.” “It’s also important for people to remember whether they like to hear it or not,”…

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Rudy Giuliani has taken up arms in Donald Trump’s war on facts

(CNN)Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and the current public face of President Donald Trump’s legal team, sat down for an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Tuesday night. It was contentious — if generally friendly — and ended with this exchange: GIULIANI: Yes it is —…

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12 Russians indicted in Mueller investigation

Washington (CNN)The Justice Department announced indictments against 12 Russian nationals as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, accusing them of engaging in a “sustained effort” to hack Democrats’ emails and computer networks. The revelations provide more detail on the sophisticated assault on…

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Putins Soccer Ball for Trump Had Transmitter Chip, Logo Indicates

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s gift of a soccer ball to U.S. President tweeted, “I’d check the soccer ball for listening devices and never allow it in the White House.” It turns out they weren’t entirely wrong. Markings on the ball indicate that it contained a chip with a tiny antenna…

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Trump, Juncker Tout Deal Pulling Back From U.S.-EU Trade War

President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to suspend new tariffs while negotiating over trade, pulling the U.S. and Europe back from the edge of a transatlantic trade war. The leaders pledged to expand European imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas and soybeans and both vowed to…

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12 Russians indicted in Mueller investigation

Washington (CNN)The Justice Department announced indictments against 12 Russian nationals as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, accusing them of engaging in a “sustained effort” to hack Democrats’ emails and computer networks. The revelations provide more detail on the sophisticated assault on…

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Putins Soccer Ball for Trump Had Transmitter Chip, Logo Indicates

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s gift of a soccer ball to U.S. President tweeted, “I’d check the soccer ball for listening devices and never allow it in the White House.” It turns out they weren’t entirely wrong. Markings on the ball indicate that it contained a chip with a tiny antenna…

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Trump, Juncker Tout Deal Pulling Back From U.S.-EU Trade War

President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to suspend new tariffs while negotiating over trade, pulling the U.S. and Europe back from the edge of a transatlantic trade war. The leaders pledged to expand European imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas and soybeans and both vowed to…

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Cohen claims Trump knew in advance of 2016 Trump Tower meeting

(CNN)Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, claims that then-candidate Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower in which Russians were expected to offer his campaign dirt on Hillary Clinton, sources with knowledge tell CNN. Cohen is willing to make that assertion to special…

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May’s plan ‘sticks in the throat’, says Boris Johnson as he resigns over Brexit

Senior Conservative becomes third minister to walk out over common rulebook proposal Boris Johnson has quit as foreign secretary, claiming Mays negotiating pitch to the European Union would see the UK agree to adopt a common rule book on standards for food and goods in return for achieving greater divergence…

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Trump Spouse-Visa Shift May Hurt Workers, Push 100,000 From Jobs

U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to ban spouses of high-skill visa holders from working will likely push 100,000 people out of jobs and negatively affect the visa holders and their employers, according to a new research study. The Trump Administration has been tightening the rules for H-1B visas, which allow…

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