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Donald Trump's competition: The 20 worst U.S. presidents ever, newly ranked by historians

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Donald Trump’s comments ignite painful war of words

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Mexicans see models of Trump's 'impenetrable' wall, and they're not impressed.

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Mexicans see models of Trump's 'impenetrable' wall, and they're not impressed.


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Civil rights leader says Trump ‘plays’, ‘channels’ racism

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Families of fallen have mixed experiences with Trump, if any

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Trump cries foul on judges, but he’s ahead of Obama

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Tennessee boy sends $3 to cover President Trump's salary

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Trump kicks issues to Congress, is erratic negotiator
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic negotiating partner as he punts policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants. His rapid backpedal this week on a short-term health care is the latest example, and it's left Republicans and Democrats scratching their heads. "The president has had six positions on our bill," an exasperated Sen   Read More ...
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Uneven record of consolation by Trump for families of fallen
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash. Relatives of people who died in military service have recounted varied interactions with President Donald Trump in the difficult days and weeks after the deaths of their loved ones. Despite Trump's boast that he reaches out personally to all families of the fallen, interviews with families members did not support his claim   Read More ...
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Brennan: Trump Aides May Need to Talk Him Out of War
Former CIA Director John Brennan, noting that President Donald Trump has escalated tensions with North Korea to a dangerous level, said Thursday that Cabinet members and other senior officials may need to step in as "governors" over the president to prevent war. Speaking on NBC's "TODAY" show, Brennan said that while Trump was "trying to demonstrate he’s tough" with hostile rhetoric aimed at North Korea, he lacks experience with "international brinkmanship" and that could put top officials — like Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Chief of Staff John Kelly and Marine Corps Gen   Read More ...
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Donald Trump's competition: The 20 worst U.S. presidents ever, newly ranked by historians
Many Americans believe Donald Trump has already proven he’s the worst U.S. president of all time. But historians who participated in the 2017 C-Span Presidential Historians Survey recognize there’s serious competition for the unwanted title. Dozens of academic experts evaluated America’s commanders-in-chief based on 10 “qualities,” ranging from economic management to moral authority. The results make one thing clear: The U   Read More ...
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Amb. Haley pours cold water on Trump’s pledge to ‘terminate’ NAFTA: ‘We would have done it already’
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday refuted a key pledge from Donald Trump to “terminate” the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if the terms of the deal can’t be “renegotiated” to the president’s satisfaction. Speaking at the Spirit of Liberty forum at the George W. Bush Presidential Center alongside former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice, Haley insisted, “I don’t see us tearing up any deals   Read More ...
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Fact check: Are insurers 'enriched' by Obama health law, as Trump says?
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says health insurers have been "enriched" by President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. So why are companies pulling back from the law's insurance marketplaces? A look at what Trump has said about the issue and how that compares to the facts: TRUMP: "I won't do anything to enrich the insurance companies because right now the insurance companies are being enriched   Read More ...
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Trump backs GOP budget as step toward massive tax cuts
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to endorse a Senate Republican budget plan as the "first step toward massive tax cuts" but suggested he's not 100 percent confident of the measure's passage. Senate GOP leaders were pressing ahead with a late-night vote with a degree of certainty as only one Republican senator, Rand Paul of Kentucky, has expressed opposition   Read More ...
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Trump Blames FBI, Russia, And Democrats For ‘Fake’ 35-Page Golden Shower Dossier: Read Full ‘Pee Tape’ Report
President Donald Trump has once again turned to Twitter to try and fight back against a witnessed and arranged for golden showers performed by prostitutes on a bed where former President Obama once slept, with allegations of a so-called “pee tape” also contained in the report. As reported by the broke news about the dossier in January, and Trump has been calling the dossier “fake news” ever since   Read More ...
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Kelly kept tragedy out of politics, but Trump brought it up
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's known as some of the saddest ground in America, a 14-acre plot of Arlington National Cemetery called Section 60 where many U.S. personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are interred. On Memorial Day this year, President Donald Trump and the man who would be his chief of staff visited Grave 9480, the final resting place of Robert Kelly, a Marine killed Nov   Read More ...
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President Trump offered a grieving military family $25,000, but didn't follow through
President Donald Trump, in a personal phone call to a grieving military father, offered him $25,000 and said he would direct his staff to establish an online fundraiser for the family, but neither happened, the father said.   Read More ...
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This is why Donald Trump isn't giving up on killing Obamacare | Opinion
By E. Fletcher McClellan. When the U.S. Senate failed several times to repeal the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, most lately the Graham-Cassidy bill in late September, supporters of the law heaved sighs of relief. Little did they know that efforts to repeal and replace ACA by legislation were but one front in a three-theatre war. The second front is what Andrew Slavitt, a former Obama administration health care official, calls synthetic repeal, referring to actions by the Trump administration to whittle away the infrastructure supporting Obamacare   Read More ...
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Politicians And Pundits Are Calling The Tragic Deaths Of U.S. Soldiers In Niger ‘Trump’s Benghazi’
President Donald Trump has frequently criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s handling of the 2012 ambush in Libya that led to the death of U.S. citizens, and now – following the recent deaths of American soldiers in Niger – politicians and pundits are referring to the event as “Trump’s Benghazi.” On October 4, during a routine patrol on the Mali-Niger border, four U   Read More ...
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Trump has no plans now to visit California wildfire damage
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who has made four visits to hurricane zones in recent weeks, isn't rushing to survey the damage from California's wildfires. The president has no immediate plans to visit the state to inspect the aftermath of the wind-whipped wildfires, which have swept through parts of Northern California, including the region's famed wine country. The wildfires have killed more than 40 people and destroyed thousands of homes, becoming the deadliest and most destructive series of blazes in California's history   Read More ...
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Donald Trump’s comments ignite painful war of words
The firestorm over President Trump’s comments on Gold Star families is raging nationwide as he came under new fire for statements he made to the wife of a slain Green Beret — even as the family of another fallen soldier rushed to the president’s defense. Trump has fiercely denied claims made by Florida U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Democrat, who said he told the Green Beret’s grieving wife, “I guess he knew what he was signing up for but it still hurts   Read More ...
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Trump's quiet tribute to Kelly's son contrasts with messy brawl on Gold Star family condolences
It's known as some of the saddest ground in America, a 14-acre plot of Arlington National Cemetery called Section 60 where many U.S. personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are interred. On Memorial Day this year, President Donald Trump and the man who would be his chief of staff visited Grave 9480, the final resting place of Robert Kelly, a Marine killed Nov   Read More ...
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Father of fallen soldier wants to learn to use Twitter so he can call Trump ‘a damn liar’
The father of a U.S. soldier who was killed in action says that he wants to learn to use Twitter so he can call President Donald Trump a liar. “I said to my daughter, ‘Can you teach me to tweet, so I can tweet at the president and tell him he’s a liar?’” . “You know when you hear people lying, and you want to fight? That’s the way I feel last night   Read More ...
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Trump's tax plan isn't as big of a threat to H&R Block as he says
President Donald Trump may talk a lot about creating jobs, but there's one kind he wants to eliminate: Tax preparers. "I want to put H&R Block out of business," Trump said on the campaign trail. "H&R Block probably won't be too happy," he said again in February. Trump is confident that his tax plan will simplify the code enough to make individual filing a snap "If we can do it on one page," Trump said at a press conference on Monday   Read More ...
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Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance
WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable. The unexpected assessment comes from consultants, policy experts, and state officials trying to discern the potential fallout from a Washington health care debate that's becoming harder to follow   Read More ...
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Three ways Trump’s nuclear strategy misunderstands the mood in Iran
U.S. President Donald Trump has refused to tell Congress that the 2015 nuclear deal the Obama administration reached with Iran and five other world powers still serves U.S. national interests. This refusal, or decertification, went against top officials in his own government and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Nobody should be surprised. Trump has attacked the Iran deal for years without offering a realistic alternative   Read More ...
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Senate poised for crucial vote related to Trump’s tax reform measure
President Donald Trump’s drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code headed for a pivotal moment on Thursday, with Senate Republicans poised to approve a budget measure that would help them pass tax legislation without Democratic support. The Senate and the House of Representatives must agree on a fiscal year 2018 budget resolution for Republicans to meet their goal of enacting a tax bill and sending it to Trump for his signature by the end of this year   Read More ...
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Some middle-class Americans worry Trump health subsidies cut will hurt
Tom Westerman voted for Donald Trump in last year’s election but says he might not do so again after the president cut off billions of dollars in Obamacare subsidies to health insurance companies. “It really upset me,” said Westerman, 63, a self-described “middle-class guy” with an annual household income of about $60,000 in the western Pennsylvania city of Arnold. Westerman’s change of heart reflects mounting fears among middle-class Democrats and Republicans that their health insurance costs will soar as Trump weakens former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, which extended insurance to more than 20 million Americans   Read More ...
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Who would be a better president: Donald Trump or Mike Pence?
Between low approval ratings, a failed legislative agenda and the looming Mueller investigation, even Steve Bannon has questioned whether President Trump will finish his first term. Critics welcome the prospect of a Trump impeachment, which would mean a President Pence. While some believe Pence would be a much better and more controlled president "less likely to get the planet blown up" than Trump, others argue a Pence presidency would actually be much more dangerous   Read More ...
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SAVAGE: Kris Paronto puts Joy Reid on BLAST for using Benghazi in attack on Trump over Niger
Another day another chance for Joy Reid to make a fool out of herself. When will Reid and others figure out that treating any fallen soldier as a political football is a disgrace? The next time Donald Trump holds a press briefing, I hope a reporter will ask him to simply name the four soldiers killed in Niger. Sorry Joy, no matter how hard you try, Trump will never be as bad as Hillary and Obama, who lied not only about the intent behind the attack in Benghazi but about ‘catching the men who did this   Read More ...
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Georgia Teacher Resigns Over 'Make America Great Again' T-Shirt Controversy
(ATLANTA) — A Georgia teacher surrounded by controversy over students wearing "Make America Great Again" T-shirts has given her resignation to school officials. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Lyn Orletsky sent her resignation to the Cherokee County school board, which will review it Thursday. She was put on administrative leave in September after asking two students wearing the shirts to turn them inside out   Read More ...
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Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier’s grieving family
MIAMI | President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third contentious day. “I have proof,” he insisted. The controversy over how Trump has conducted one of the most sacred of presidential tasks generated new turmoil in the White House   Read More ...
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Trump’s health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance
Trump’s health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance "It's a kind of counter-intuitive result," said Kurt Giesa, a health insurance expert with the Oliver Wyman consulting firm. By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press , Updated: October 19, 2017 7:58 am WASHINGTON | If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major “Obamacare” health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable   Read More ...
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What to know about Frederica Wilson, Florida Democrat who criticized Trump
close Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., kicked off President Donald Trump’s public feud with a Gold Star family after she accused him of making an “insensitive” remark to the soldier’s widow. Wilson said Trump told Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s pregnant widow that he “knew what he signed up for … but when it happens, it hurts anyway.” Johnson was killed earlier this month during an attack in Africa   Read More ...
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China’s Chilling Message To Donald Trump And The World Community
The eyes of the world are on U.S. President Donald Trump. For months Trump has been engaged in a war of words with North Korea and Iran, and across the world, people are having nightmares over the possibility of a nuclear World War 3. We have to accept that Trump faces a seemingly insurmountable problem. North Korea and Iran show no sign of giving in to the international community’s demands over their nuclear weapon programs   Read More ...
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Mystery Woman ID’d In Melania Trump ‘Body Double’ Rumors: Another ‘Woman X’ With ‘Fake Nose’ Came Before Her
The Internet was on fire Wednesday when a picture of Melania Trump standing next to President Trump spawned cries of a “body double,” “an impostor,” and a fill-in for Melania so she can “avoid standing with her husband.” The body double story originated after photos emerged of Melania Trump standing next to Donald Trump getting ready to embark on a trip to the Secret Service training center in Maryland   Read More ...
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Gotta catch 'em all: Secret Service nabs Pikachu-dressed man at WH
President Donald Trump was nearby in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the time Combs was charged with unlawful entry Washington (CNN)A man dressed as the Pokémon character Pikachu attempted to infiltrate the White House Tuesday morning before he was caught by Secret Service officers manning the perimeter, authorities said. Curtis Combs, 36, of Somerset, Kentucky, jumped a concrete barrier on the outer perimeter of the south grounds of the White House complex and was quickly arrested, according to a police report released Wednesday night   Read More ...
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Who would be a better president: Donald Trump or Mike Pence?
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Mika Brzezinski perfectly stomps GOPer who butchers her name and calls Trump lies ‘in the eye of the beholder’
The hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe called out Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) on Thursday because he suggested that President Donald Trump speaks in “hyperbole” but he never lies. After Cassidy compared Trump’s knowledge of governing to presidencies of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Franklin D. Roosevelt, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski asked the senator about the current president’s history of making false statements   Read More ...
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Office supply glitch helped land Chad on Trump's travel ban
WASHINGTON -- This is the story of how an office supply glitch became a major irritant between the United States and one of its close security partners. When President Donald Trump added the African nation of Chad last month to his , everyone from the Pentagon to Chad's leaders to the French government was perplexed. The U.S. has praised Chad's cooperation on counterterrorism, especially its campaign against a vicious Boko Haram insurgency spilling over from Nigeria   Read More ...
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Kelly kept tragedy out of politics, but Trump brought it up
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's known as some of the saddest ground in America, a 14-acre plot of Arlington National Cemetery called Section 60 where many U.S. personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are interred. On Memorial Day this year, President Donald Trump and the man who would be his chief of staff visited Grave 9480, the final resting place of Robert Kelly, a Marine killed Nov   Read More ...
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Families of fallen have mixed experiences with Trump, if any
Calvin Woodward and Tom Davies, Associated Press. Updated 3:23 am, Thursday, October 19, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash. Relatives of people who died in military service have recounted varied interactions with President Donald Trump in the difficult days and weeks after their loved one's death. Despite Trump's boast that he reaches out personally to all families of the fallen, interviews with families members did not support his claim   Read More ...
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Trump weighs in on 'fake' dossier on his alleged Russia ties
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is questioning what he says is a "fake" dossier of allegations about his connections to Russia. Here's his latest tweet: "Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th. Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?" The political research firm behind the dossier balked this week at subpoenas from the House Intelligence Committee   Read More ...
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Trump rejects claims he was disrespectful to grieving family
Jonathan Lemire and Jennifer Kay, Associated Press. Updated 3:34 am, Thursday, October 19, 2017 MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third contentious day. "I have proof," he insisted   Read More ...
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Trump questions ‘fake’ dossier on alleged Russia ties
Washington — President Donald Trump is questioning what he says is a “fake” dossier of allegations about his connections to Russia. Here’s his latest tweet: “Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th. Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?” The political research firm behind the dossier balked this week at subpoenas from the House Intelligence Committee   Read More ...
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Trump’s health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance
WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major “Obamacare” health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable. The unexpected assessment comes from consultants, policy experts, and state officials trying to discern the potential fallout from a Washington health care debate that’s becoming harder to follow   Read More ...
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Trump floats conspiracy by Democrats, FBI and Russia to pay for ‘pee pee tape’ dossier
President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested that the infamous “pee-pee tape” dossier that alleged he got a “golden shower” from Russian prostitutes was concocted by a conspiracy between the Democratic Party, the FBI, and the Russian government. “Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?” Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th   Read More ...
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