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 2019-12-11 10:27 

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Federal judge blocks Trump from using $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build his border wall...

A federal judge in El Paso ruled Tuesday that President Trump can't use $3.6 billion in repurposed military constructions funds to build his Mexico border wall . The nationwide permanent injunction strips Trump of about a third of the $10 billion he h...

 2019-12-11 09:49 

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Senate Republicans appear to agree with Nancy Pelosi that she 'ate their lunch' on USMCA...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) and President Trump agreed Tuesday that their final version of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) is better than NAFTA and great for America. Pelosi and Senate Republicans also agreed that House Democrats h...

 2019-12-11 08:18 

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Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel, and Harry Styles crack jokes on Trump's 2 articles of impeachment...

"It is an historic day," Stephen Colbert said on Tuesday's Late Show . "For only the fourth time in American history, articles of impeachment were drafted against a sitting president." He explained the two articles and made a joke abou...

 2019-12-11 07:21 

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Trump campaign video with Thanos shocks artist who created villain: 'How sick is that?'...

Members of President Trump's re-election campaign either never saw Avengers: Endgame — or they did, and could only see similarities between Trump and Thanos, the genocidal villain who wanted to wipe out half of the universe's population. On ...

 2019-12-11 06:05 

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Trump to define Judaism as a race or nationality in executive order for college campuses...

President Trump will sign an executive order Wednesday authorizing the Education Department to withhold federal funding from colleges and universities that fail to combat anti-Semitism on campus, The New York Times and The Washington Post report . Since t...

 2019-12-11 06:03 

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Seth Meyers says Democrats are letting Trump off way too easy: 'It's not even hard to find the crimes with this guy'...

House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday — abuse of power and obstruction of justice — and as Seth Meyers sees it, that's letting Trump off easy. "Remember, the guy also obstructed justice...

 2019-12-11 04:10 

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Physicians wanting to give detained migrants flu shots turned away by immigration authorities...

Doctors who have been calling on the government to provide flu shots to detained migrant children were turned away from a Customs and Border Protection facility in San Diego, California, on Monday. The group of about 60 doctors and advocates told Customs ...

 2019-12-11 00:05 

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Navy grounds Saudi aviation students after Pensacola shooting...

The Navy has suspended flight training for Saudi military students at three bases in Florida, following last week's shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola by a member of the Saudi Royal Air Force. About 300 Saudi students will be affected, the Navy s...

 2019-12-10 22:03 

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5 small wins in the USMCA...

House Democrats announced Tuesday they struck a deal with President Trump to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement. The new pact, with the somewhat unwieldy title of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (or USMCA), would update a host of law...

 2019-12-10 21:50 

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A gun-purchasing loophole used by the Pensacola shooter was reportedly flagged by the FBI months ago...

The FBI issued a warning about a hunting license loophole months before it was used to obtain a gun by Mohammad Alshamrani, who killed three people at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida, last week, Yahoo News reports . Per Yahoo , the agenc...

 2019-12-10 20:39 

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GOP Rep. Jim Jordan: 'I don't care how I'm remembered'...

President Trump's Republican allies in his battle against impeachment don't seem too bothered about what the history books might say about them one day. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who has appeared on both the House Judiciary and House Intelligence ...

 2019-12-10 19:32 

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Barr suggests FBI may have operated in 'bad faith' after inspector general finds no evidence of bias in Russia probe...

Attorney General William Barr says he disagrees with the Department of Justice's inspector general about the Trump-Russia investigation, suggesting the FBI may have operated in "bad faith." The DOJ's inspector general in a report Monday fo...

 2019-12-10 18:17 

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Why are Democrats stepping on their own impeachment message?...

Democrats are apparently poised to wrap up their impeachment inquiry, releasing actual articles thereof on Tuesday which be voted on later in the week. Sadly, President Trump's unconstitutional and naked profiteering off the presidency went unmentione...

 2019-12-10 17:57 

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Rudy Giuliani's spokesperson is a 20-year-old college student...

This should probably count for some kind of internship credit. For the past few months, President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani has been in the impeachment spotlight, with some people even accusing him of getting Trump into this mess in the first place...

 2019-12-10 17:43 

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How Nancy Pelosi could lose the impeachment vote...

Well, here we are. Impeachment articles against President Trump have been introduced — one for abuse of power and one for obstruction of justice — and a vote in the House is coming soon. The way forward seems entirely predictable. The Democrat...

 2019-12-10 17:11 

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The Democrats' articles of impeachment include a 'death blow' for Trump...

The articles of impeachment announced and published by House Democrats on Tuesday obviously aim to remove President Trump from office. But the goal apparently doesn't end there. Buried on page five of the resolution is a line that says Trump has shown...

 2019-12-10 16:45 

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Read the full articles of impeachment against Trump...

The House Judiciary Committee has officially released the articles of impeachment against President Trump. Democrats unveiled the articles of impeachment against Trump on Tuesday, saying he abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress. The presi...

 2019-12-10 16:14 

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Pelosi announces USMCA deal with Trump minutes after Democrats introduce articles of impeachment...

You win some, you get impeached some. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Tuesday that Democrats had reached a deal with the White House and were officially endorsing the USMCA trade deal. It would've been a glowing example of bipartisansh...

 2019-12-10 15:43 

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Trump goes ballistic on Schiff and Nadler after impeachment announcement...

To no one's surprise, President Trump refused to keep quiet Tuesday after House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment against him. Naturally, the president didn't take too kindly to the news, once again denouncing the the proceedings as a &...

 2019-12-10 15:14 

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Democrats dropped their bribery allegation against Trump, and conservatives want to know why...

Bribery is so last week. House Democrats announced Tuesday they'd soon introduce two articles of impeachment against President Trump, one for abuse of power and one for obstructing Congress. But the Democrats' press conference didn't contain a...

 2019-12-10 14:50 

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Democrats may have slyly alluded to the Mueller report in articles of impeachment...

House Democrats didn't mention the Mueller report when announcing two articles of impeachment — one for abuse of power and the other for obstructing Congress — against President Trump on Tuesday. Some folks who also wanted to see Trump get...

 2019-12-10 14:48 

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Schiff argues waiting on impeachment would be letting Trump 'cheat just one more time'...

Democrats have officially unveiled articles of impeachment against President Trump, in the process explaining why they feel it's crucial to do so sooner rather than later. In a press conference Tuesday announcing the abuse of power and obstruction of ...

 2019-12-10 14:21 

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House Democrats introduce articles of impeachment against Trump...

House Democrats have announced they will proceed with articles of impeachment against President Trump. In a Tuesday news conference, Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) announced his committee was introducing two articles of impeachment against Trump,...

 2019-12-10 14:01 

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Trump lashes out at the FBI's 'current' director Christopher Wray...

President Trump is again lashing out at an FBI director. This time, it's FBI Director Christopher Wray, who Trump publicly attacked on Twitter Tuesday morning following the release of the Department of Justice's inspector general report on the FBI...

 2019-12-10 13:11 

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Trump is hosting Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov for a 2nd Oval Office visit. The timing could be better....

President Trump is hosting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the White House on Tuesday afternoon , in Lavrov's second Oval Office meeting with Trump. Likely topics of conversation include nuclear weapons and, a senior U.S. official said , ...

 2019-12-10 13:05 

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2019's most notable quotes included Trump's Ukraine call, a Biden gaffe, and more...

President Trump, former Vice President Joe Biden, and Avengers: Endgame produced some of 2019's most notable quotes, according to the editor of the Yale Book of Quotations . Yale Law School's Fred Shapiro each year compiles a list of most notable ...

 2019-12-10 12:22 

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The daily business briefing: December 10, 2019...

1. Amazon on Monday filed a complaint accusing President Trump of putting "improper pressure" on the Pentagon to award a $10 billion cloud computing contract to rival Microsoft. Amazon said in the complaint that Trump made "repeated public and...

 2019-12-10 11:39 

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10 things you need to know today: December 10, 2019...

1. The Justice Department's inspector general on Monday released a report criticizing the FBI over a wiretap application early in the Russia investigation, but rejecting President Trump's claim of a conspiracy against him . The inspector general, ...

 2019-12-10 11:02 

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The GOP's partisanship trap...

Democratic voters love bipartisanship. GOP voters do not. Republicans have learned to weaponize that asymmetry over the years. And sure enough, they're relying on it now to defend President Trump from impeachment. Of course, Republicans want to appear...

 2019-12-10 10:39 

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Late night hosts theorize on why Trump apparently needs to flush the toilet 15 times...

On Friday, President Trump "went on a rant about deregulation," especially "environmental regulations that limit water use in the bathroom," Stephen Colbert said on Monday's Late Show . And he had a very memorable, very strange example...

 2019-12-10 09:07 

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Trump, FBI Director Wray, and ex-FBI chief James Comey all like the DOJ's FBI-Russia report for wildly different reasons...

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a 476-page report Monday detailing his conclusions about the FBI's investigation of Russian election interference and people associated with President Trump's 2016 campaign. The report...

 2019-12-10 06:45 

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Stephen Colbert only half-laughs at Trump's brazen fabrications on the DOJ inspector general's FBI report...

"It's 16 days until Christmas, but we got a little present today ahead of time from the inspector general of the Justice Department," Stephen Colbert said on Monday's Late Show . For years, President Trump has insisted that "the 2016 R...

 2019-12-10 05:50 

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The DOJ inspector general's Russia report did find FBI bias against Hillary Clinton, again...

President Trump and his allies have hinged their "witch hunt" narrative in part on private text messages the Trump administration released between FBI lawyer Lisa Page and FBI agent Peter Strzok, both of whom have since left the FBI. Some of the t...

 2019-12-09 22:33 

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The FBI report reveals something far more alarming than partisan skullduggery...

The report released on Monday afternoon by the inspector general of the Department of Justice on the origin of what we have all come to think of as "the Russia thing" runs to some 200,000 words. It is a long, carefully prepared document that can&#...

 2019-12-09 19:59 

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The Afghanistan Papers were always hiding in plain sight...

The war in Afghanistan is lost, and has been for years. That's not just my opinion — it is also that of top officials in the American occupation, according to a vast document trove obtained by Craig Whitlock for The Washington Post . It calls th...

 2019-12-09 19:15 

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Christopher Steele reportedly had a 'friendly' relationship with Ivanka Trump for years...

Dossier author Christopher Steele reportedly met Ivanka Trump at a dinner in 2007, and the two maintained a friendly relationship for years afterward. The Department of Justice's inspector general report released Monday describes how Steele, former in...

 2019-12-09 18:51 

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Amazon accuses Trump of pressuring the Pentagon to award giant contract to Microsoft...

Amazon apparently thinks the Pentagon should be able to relate to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky when it comes to being pressured by President Trump. The technology giant is still steaming over the Pentagon's decision to award the Joint Enterp...

 2019-12-09 18:35 

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Russia probe contained no evidence of political bias, inspector general finds...

The FBI's Russia investigation had no basis in political bias, despite Republicans' claims, the Justice Department has found. The DOJ's inspector general released its report on the origins of the investigation into the Trump campaign's tie...

 2019-12-09 17:32 

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Watch Democrats' counsel expertly sum up the Ukraine scandal in just 3 minutes...

Well that was easy. Democratic counsel Daniel Goldman wrapped up his opening statement during the House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing Monday by summarizing the entire Ukraine scandal that spurred the inquiry into President Trump. The whole thing...

 2019-12-09 16:38 

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Republican counsel appears to disregard previous testimony about Ukraine during impeachment hearing...

Republican lawyer Steve Castor seemed to forget about some previous impeachment testimony during his own appearance before the House Judiciary Committee on Monday. Castor argued that Ukraine didn't feel pressure from President Trump to investigate his...

 2019-12-09 16:07 

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U.S. pushed Afghanistan war to the public despite persistent internal doubts, Washington Post investigation reveals...

U.S. officials have doubted the war in Afghanistan since its very beginning. Just six months after the longest war in American history began, then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tellingly wrote in a memo that "we are never going to get the U.S. mil...

 2019-12-09 15:11 

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Why Republicans should drag out Trump's Senate trial...

If Nancy Pelosi's recent comments are any indication, it is likely that President Trump will be impeached by the House of Representatives before the end of the month. We all know what is going to happen next: his impeachment will be taken up by the GO...

 2019-12-09 12:56 

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What to expect from Monday's House Judiciary Committee impeachment summation hearing...

Republican and Democratic lawyers are set to present impeachment evidence at the House Judiciary Committee's latest hearing. The House Judiciary Committee on Monday will hold its second public hearing in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. T...

 2019-12-09 12:50 

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Democrats agree to sanction Trump's Space Force in exchange for paid federal parental leave...

President Trump wants to have a full-fledged Space Force to tout in his re-election bid and Democrats want 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal workers with newborn or newly adopted children, and if Senate Republicans go along, everyone will get th...

 2019-12-09 12:13 

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The daily business briefing: December 9, 2019...

1. Democratic lawmakers and the White House have reached a tentative deal exchanging the creation of the Space Force — a top priority for President Trump — for new parental-leave benefits for federal workers, The Washington Post reported Sunda...

 2019-12-09 11:43 

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10 things you need to know today: December 9, 2019...

1. The House impeachment inquiry continues Monday with a Judiciary Committee hearing in which Democratic lawyers will present the case for impeaching President Trump. The committee also will hear from Democratic and Republican Intelligence Committee staff...

 2019-12-09 11:00 

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Trump's shameful deference to Saudi Arabia...

It is not always President Trump's fault when bad things happen. Somehow, though, he often makes them worse. So it is with America's relationship with the rulers of Saudi Arabia. Trump is not the first American president to show undue deference to...

 2019-12-09 10:50 

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Why I'm a libertarian defeatist about Medicare-for-all...

The first time I heard the phrase "Medicare-for-all," I thought, "Oh, so that's how it happens. That's how America gets single-payer health care." I'm not excited at the prospect. But I am resigned to its inevitability and unen...

 2019-12-09 10:16 

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Even Attorney General Barr is reportedly warning Trump to dump Rudy Giuliani...

Rudy Giuliani's late-career taste for wealth led him to lucrative foreign consulting work, and those business ties apparently prevented him from becoming secretary of state after he helped get his old friend Donald Trump elected president in 2016, The...

 2019-12-09 06:46 

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Medicare chief Seema Verma reportedly asked HHS for $43,600 for stolen jewelry, Ivanka Trump pendant...

Seema Verma, the political appointee who runs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), filed a $47,000 claim for items stolen from her rented SUV while she was giving a speech in San Francisco last year, Politico reported Sunday . The Departm...

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