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 2019-12-06 20:24 

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Trump rages at new light bulbs during White House meeting for making him look orange...

President Donald Trump on Friday complained about energy-efficient light bulbs that he claimed made him look orange. As reported by Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason, the president said he wanted to bring back older light bulbs that would give ...

 2019-12-06 20:14 

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MSNBC host reveals stunning new evidence that blows a hole in Republicans' defense of Trump...

During the House impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, Republicans have frequently pushed the talking point that there couldn't have been any real "quid pro quo" between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Despite a...

 2019-12-06 19:44 

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Ex-GOP lawmaker drops the mic on Lindsey Graham: 'A political opportunist who will flop with the winds'...

Former Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) told Vox.com's Sean Illing this week that he hasn't seen that much change between the Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) that we saw before President Donald Trump's election and the Lindsey Graham we see today. Over the ...

 2019-12-06 19:34 

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Florida governor says 'Saudi Arabia needs to make things better' after gunman kills three at Naval Air Station Pensacola...

A Saudi air force trainee opened fire on Friday at a US naval base, killing three people before being shot dead by police, officials said. The shooting, which took place at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, left eight people injured including two sh...

 2019-12-06 19:28 

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Trump's 'narcissistic personality disorder' is holding America's foreign policy hostage: conservative columnist...

In an op-ed for the conservative outlet The Bulwark, Richard North Patterson argues that the world is being "held hostage to an unwell president" — a reference to what he sees are President Trump's "deep personal pathologies." In...

 2019-12-06 19:11 

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Nikki Haley buried for Confederate flag 'heritage' defense: 'Pleading to Trump to make her the VP right here'...

Former South Carolina governor and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley stepped in it on Friday afternoon after making the bizarre claim that the Confederate flag was a symbol of "service, and sacrifice, and heritage" until convicted murderer Dylann Roof &...

 2019-12-06 18:48 

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Trump and Giuliani had ties to mobsters portrayed in 'The Irishman'...

Both President Donald Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani have ties to the mobsters depicted in Martin Scorsese's new film, "The Irishman." The film is based on the 2003 book I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran & Cl...

 2019-12-06 18:40 

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Nikki Haley busted by Civil War historian after claiming the Confederate flag was once a symbol of 'heritage'...

Former South Carolina Governor and Trump United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley on Friday stirred controversy when she claimed that the Confederate flag was once a noble symbol that only lost legitimacy once it was "hijacked" by a mass murderer. Du...

 2019-12-06 18:31 

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Conservative stunned Trump is allowing Giuliani to create more evidence against him...

In a column for the Washington Post, conservative Jennifer Rubin was appalled — but not surprised — that Donald Trump is turning a blind eye to the fact that his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is overseas trying to dig up dirt on Joe Biden de...

 2019-12-06 18:00 

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Why Trump's plot to 'investigate the investigators' is going up in a puff of smoke...

For months, the names of Michael Horowitz and John Durham have figured in the pounding rhythms of right-wing media in which a heroically afflicted president faces down his perfidious enemies. A steady drumbeat of reports from Fox News, echoed by President...

 2019-12-06 17:30 

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Giuliani's deceitful Ukraine business web should leave everyone speechless...

I am not making this up, so fasten your seatbelts belts. It is all downhill from here in the ever-stranger Trump universe. Moving to the global front pages is a company called Fraud Guarantee. Its co-owners, Ukrainian and U.S. nationals, Lev Parnas and Ig...

 2019-12-06 17:10 

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The real DC showdown: Pelosi vs. Trump...

Love her or hate her, Nancy Pelosi is a classy, effective and persuasive Speaker. Repeatedly through the Trump presidency, she has stepped up to offer just the right gesture, just the right opinion, just the right level of evenness or passion that proves ...

 2019-12-06 17:07 

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US job creation soars in November, boosting Trump...

US job creation soared last month as hospitals, hotels and schools raced to add new workers, a shot in the arm for Donald Trump's economic stewardship as he faces impeachment and a bitter fight for reelection. The surprise jump in hiring wiped away fe...

 2019-12-06 17:00 

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Trump's tax cuts and tariffs have been even more disastrous than skeptics predicted: Paul Krugman...

In a column celebrating the first anniversary of Donald Trump declaring himself "Tariff Man," New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman attempted to explain the president's love of tariffs and noted that the negat...

 2019-12-06 16:21 

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Trump in 2014 fantasized about Obama falling apart emotionally if he got impeached: 'He'd be a mess!'...

President Donald Trump has been angrily obsessing over House impeachment hearings — just like he imagined former President Barack Obama would do if Republicans impeached him back in 2014. Media Matters this week dug up an old "Fox & Friends"...

 2019-12-06 16:15 

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Lawyers use belief in Trump far-right conspiracy theories for murder suspect's insanity defense...

In the age of Trump, far-right conspiracy theories have gripped a large section of his base, birthing one of the most convoluted and bizarre rumors to date, namely the QAnon conspiracy theory — which details a complicated and sometimes nonsensical p...

 2019-12-06 16:03 

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Trump's undermining of efforts to fight Putin detailed in ex-CIA agent's disturbing new column...

A recently retired CIA agent reveals that President Donald Trump was a "wild card" that prevented a full-scale effort to combat Russian aggression against the U.S. and its allies. Marc Polymeropoulos, who retired from the agency in June, said in c...

 2019-12-06 15:50 

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Rudy Giuliani is desperately trying to save Trump using 'the word of a KGB agent': CNN's David Gergen...

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani this week has been in Ukraine working with a wide variety of shady characters with the intent of digging up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden. Among other people, Giuliani has been talking to are Andrii Telizhenko, a for...

 2019-12-06 15:40 

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Trump's 'illegal payments' under scrutiny as House conducts second probe running parallel to impeachment...

According to a report from Politico, some House Democrats are disappointed that Donald Trump's violations of the emoluments clause does not appear to have a future as part of the articles of impeachment against the president, so they are continuing on...

 2019-12-06 15:31 

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North Korea threatens to resume referring to Trump as a 'dotard'...

North Korea has threatened to resume referring to US president Donald Trump as a "dotard", raising the prospect of a return to a war of words with a negotiating deadline approaching. Pyongyang has set Washington an end-of-year time limit to offer ...

 2019-12-06 15:21 

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What would the GOP do if Trump actually shot someone? A former government ethics chief explains...

President Donald Trump infamously said in 2016 that his supporters were so loyal that he could shoot someone in broad daylight and not lose any support. Walter Shaub, who served as chief of the Government Ethics Office under former President Barack Obama,...

 2019-12-06 15:11 

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Trump will survive impeachment — but will never truly recover from the deep wounds it inflicts...

After deliberating with the members of her caucus and reading the House Select Committee on Intelligence report on the Ukraine bribery scandal, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday morning that she has directed the chairs of the Judiciary, Intellige...

 2019-12-06 14:48 

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The Republican Party resorts to suppressing its own voters after being overrun by Trump: former GOP congressman...

In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal this Thursday, former GOP congressman and current 2020 challenger to President Trump, Joe Walsh, argued that Republicans are shutting out any competition to Trump on their 2020 primary ballots, ultimately "disen...

 2019-12-06 14:46 

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Rick Santorum falls apart during CNN defense of Trump as fellow Republican Charlie Dent smirks...

As CNN contributor Rick Santorum struggled to defend Donald Trump's quid pro quo proposal to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday morning, his fellow Pennsylvania Republican, former Rep. Charlie Dent, laughed at his fumbling for answers. Sit...

 2019-12-06 14:35 

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Ukraine's ambassador to Austria shreds Trump allies for giving Putin their 'enthusiastic help'...

Olexander Scherba, who currently serves as Ukraine's ambassador to Austria, sent out a scathing tweet on Friday excoriating allies of President Donald Trump who seem hellbent on helping Russian President Vladimir Putin reassert Russia's dominance ...

 2019-12-06 14:26 

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Imperiling progressive change 'for as long as we live,' one in five federal judges now a Trump appointee...

"Without a meaningful plan for court reform any presidential attempts to make needed change will simply be blocked by the courts." Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rammed through eight of President Donald Trump's lifetime judicial picks ...

 2019-12-06 14:25 

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REVEALED: Giuliani hanging out at notorious den for Kremlin spies with alleged Russian intel operative...

Rudy Giuliani was photographed hanging out with an alleged Russian intelligence operative at a notorious haven for Kremlin spies while visiting Ukraine. President Donald Trump's personal attorney flew to Kyiv and Budapest this week, as impeachment gat...

 2019-12-06 14:18 

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Fox News judge explains why he would "certainly" vote to impeach President Trump...

Fox News Judge Andrew Napolitano declared Wednesday that he would "certainly" vote to impeach President Donald Trump if he was a member of Congress. During an appearance on "America's Newsroom," Napolitano asserted his belief that "...

 2019-12-06 13:57 

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American influence could take the hit as Putin and Zelensky try to make peace in Donbass...

President Vladimir Putin of Russia and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, are set to meet Dec. 9 as part of efforts to end conflict in the separatist-controlled territories of Donbass. Zelensky's electoral victory in April was based in par...

 2019-12-06 13:50 

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LIVE COVERAGE: Shooter opens fire at Pensacola Naval base — injuries reported...

A shooter opened fire Friday morning at a Naval base in the Florida panhandle. The shooting was reported about 7:15 a.m. at Naval Air Station Pensacola, which employs more than 16,000 military personnel. Baptist Hospital confirmed victims from the shootin...

 2019-12-06 13:39 

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'Yes': Sen. Chris Murphy confirms at least five GOP senators would consider impeachment...

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) confirmed that at least some of his Republican colleagues are considering the impeachment case against President Donald Trump. The Connecticut Democrat told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he's personally spoken with GO...

 2019-12-06 13:36 

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Here's the exact moment Nancy Pelosi changed her mind on impeaching Trump...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spent much of 2019 trying to push Democrats away from impeaching President Donald Trump. Even after special counsel Robert Mueller's report outlined multiple instances of potential obstruction of justice by the presid...

 2019-12-06 13:28 

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Giuliani walloped for claim Trump has constitutional duty to pressure Ukraine to probe Biden...

Rudy Giuliani claimed President Donald Trump had a constitutional obligation to carry out the Ukraine scheme, and was quickly drowned in mockery. The president's personal attorney jumped to an unusual legal conclusion based on Article II, Section 3 of...

 2019-12-06 13:24 

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Here is how Nancy Pelsoi is outplaying Trump on impeachment...

During a CNN "New Day" discussion on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) upbraiding a former Fox News reporter on Thursday for accusing her of hating Donald Trump, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman explained that the California Democrat has be...

 2019-12-06 12:55 

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'Scam artist' Devin Nunes busted for secret role in Ukraine scandal by MSNBC's Morning Joe...

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough slammed Rep. Devin Nunes as a "scam artist" for secretly taking part in the Ukraine scheme himself and then sitting in impeachment hearings. The "Morning Joe" host was astonished that Nunes, a California Republi...

 2019-12-06 12:50 

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Trump-voting farmer pounds president on CNN over his 'back-stabbing' tariffs: 'He just left us out'...

During a segment on how the tariffs imposed by Donald Trump are still impacting the nation's farmers, a Pennsylvania farmer who claims he voted for the president now states he and others are the victim of a "back-stabbing" and are struggling t...

 2019-12-06 12:50 

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Russia hands anti-Putin blogger surprise suspended sentence...

Russia on Friday handed an unusually lenient three-year suspended sentence to a student convicted of making calls for extremism on a video blog condemning President Vladimir Putin. Yegor Zhukov, a 21-year-old student at Moscow's prestigious Higher Sch...

 2019-12-06 12:08 

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US tweaks restrictions on 'cyanide bomb' anti-predator devices...

The US announced slightly stricter rules Thursday on the use of devices called "cyanide bombs," which are meant to protect livestock from wild predators, after the government reinstated their use in August. The devices, known as M-44s, are implant...

 2019-12-06 12:08 

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'He's the butt of every joke': MSNBC's Morning Joe scorches Trump for turning himself into a 'farce'...

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said President Donald Trump has become an international laughingstock, and that's the second worst thing that can happen in politics. The "Morning Joe" host pointed to the embarrassing spectacle this week of world l...

 2019-12-06 12:04 

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Biden won't voluntarily testify in Trump's impeachment trial. Here's what that means...

Experts who spoke with Salon had mixed views about a statement by former Vice President Joe Biden, in which he revealed that he does not plan to voluntarily attend the impeachment trial likely awaiting President Donald Trump in the Senate. "No, I'...

 2019-12-06 11:58 

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Morning Joe drops a Rust Belt bomb on Trump now that impeachment is a reality...

"Morning Joe" hosts Joe Scarborough and Mike Brezinski kicked off Friday morning with bad news for Donald Trump about recent polling in the battleground Rust Belt states showing his re-election prospects crumbling even if he does survive impeachme...

 2019-12-06 11:53 

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Weak Arctic ice sees 56 polar bears descend on Russian village...

More than 50 polar bears have gathered on the edge of a village in Russia's far north, environmentalists and residents said, as weak Arctic ice leaves them unable to roam. The Russian branch of the World Wildlife Fund said climate change was to blame,...

 2019-12-06 11:38 

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4 dead after US jewelry heist leads to carjacking, chase, shootout...

Two armed jewelry thieves trying to escape the scene of their heist on Thursday hijacked a delivery truck, took its driver hostage, then led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a deadly shootout, authorities in the US state of Florida said. Four pe...

 2019-12-06 11:33 

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What's wrong with Trump Republican Party? It springs from the twin roots of political evil...

On the Thursday of the second week of the House Intelligence Committee's impeachment hearings, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara had a special guest on his weekly podcast, Carl Bernstein. It was Bernstein, with fellow Washington Post journalist Bob W...

 2019-12-06 11:27 

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BUSTED: Ukrainian politician who peddles Biden dirt arrested as Giuliani visits Kyiv...

A former Ukrainian lawmaker who has peddled dirt on Joe Biden's family was arrested earlier this week in Germany, where he is awaiting extradition to his home country. Oleksandr Onyshchenko, who had close ties to Ukraine's former president before ...

 2019-12-06 11:13 

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Anti-vaxxer arrested as Samoa battles measles epidemic...

Samoan authorities warned Friday that anti-vaccine propaganda would not be tolerated, after a social media campaigner was arrested for opposing a mass immunization drive aimed at containing the Pacific nation's deadly measles epidemic. At least 63 peo...

 2019-12-06 04:40 

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Matt Gaetz forgot which network he was on: Surprised CNN anchor said 'I've never been called Sean Hannity'...

Rep. Matt Gaetz seemed to confuse cable news networks during a Thursday appearance Gaetz was interviewed by CNN's Chris Cuomo, who aggressively challenged Gaetz on the facts as the Florida Republican attempted to defend President Donald Trump. Despite...

 2019-12-06 02:15 

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Trump spoke with Giuliani on unsecured phones that were vulnerable to Russian surveillance: report...

On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump has communicated with his lawyer Rudy Giuliani via unsecured and unencrypted phone lines that are potentially vulnerable to interception and monitoring by Russian intelligence officials...

 2019-12-06 02:10 

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Internet debates 'the dumbest thing Brian Kilmeade has ever said'...

Fox News personality Brian Kilmeade has received a great deal of attention — and criticism — during the Trump era. Kilmeade co-hosts one of the President's favorite shows, "Fox and Friends," with Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt on...

 2019-12-06 01:53 

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Trump was 'in denial' he would be impeached — until he watched TV yesterday: CNN reporter...

On Thursday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," White House correspondent Boris Sanchez said that President Donald Trump believed for weeks that Democrats were not really going to go through with impeachment — but after watchin...

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