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Judge fines Kobach over document he took to Trump meeting

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Judge fines Kobach over document he took to Trump meeting

- WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was fined $1,000 on Friday by a federal magistrate judge for "patently misleading representations" he made to the court about the contents of a document he was photographed taking into a November meeting with then President-elect Donald Trump. "The court agrees that the defendant's deceptive conduct and lack of candor warrant the imposition of sanctions," U

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Johnny Depp apologizes for Trump assassination joke

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Johnny Depp apologizes for Trump assassination joke

- Johnny Depp has apologized for joking about the assassination of President Donald Trump on Thursday night at the Glastonbury Festival in England. “I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump,” Depp said in a statement released to PEOPLE. “It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone

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Trump labors to make Mueller-Comey tie a key talking point

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Trump labors to make Mueller-Comey tie a key talking point

- WASHINGTON (AP) -- Robert Mueller, the somber-faced and demanding FBI director who led the bureau through the Sept. 11 attacks, and James Comey, his more approachable and outwardly affable successor, may be poles apart stylistically but both command a wealth of respect in the law enforcement and legal community. That hasn't stopped President Donald Trump and his associates from repeatedly trying to draw unflattering attention to their relationship, insinuating a personal bond they suggest could disqualify Mueller from credibly serving as special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation

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US House panel wants formal response from Trump on Comey tapes

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US House panel wants formal response from Trump on Comey tapes

- WASHINGTON: The head of the U.S. House of Representatives' Russia investigation said on Friday he wanted a formal response from President Donald Trump to a request for records about conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey. The House panel said on June 9 it had written to Don McGahn, the White House counsel, asking about the existence of any recordings or memos covering Comey's conversations with Trump and asked that copies of the materials be provided to the panel by June 23

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White House responds to Johnny Depp’s remark about assassination

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White House responds to Johnny Depp’s remark about assassination

- WASHINGTON — The White House responded Friday to actor Johnny Depp’s comments alluding to assassinating President Donald Trump, calling his words ‘sad.’ “President Trump has condemned violence in all forms, and it’s sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead,” deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told CNN. “I hope that some of Mr. Depp’s colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a Democrat elected official

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Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

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Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

- WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets. "Our veterans have fulfilled their duty to our nation and now we must fulfill our duty to them," Trump said during a White House ceremony

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Johnny Depp Condemned by White House for Donald Trump Assassination Remark

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Johnny Depp Condemned by White House for Donald Trump Assassination Remark

- Johnny Depp's assassination remark about President Trump will cost him dearly ... in Hollywood ... if the White House gets its way. Trump's been silent about Depp saying, "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" -- however, a White House spokesperson just said, "President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it's sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead

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Fact check: Trump’s claim about the ‘catastrophe’ of Obamacare premiums increasing in Alaska

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Fact check: Trump’s claim about the ‘catastrophe’ of Obamacare premiums increasing in Alaska

- "In Alaska, they've gone up 207 percent on Obamacare. You know, I used to mention only Arizona because they were up 116 percent in Arizona. Now Arizona is like good by comparison to some of the numbers. But they're way up in Arizona, also."– President Donald Trump, remarks at lunch with members of Congress, June 13. "Okay, so I have been saying all hundred and 116 percent for so long

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White House calls Depp's assassination remarks about Trump 'sad'

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White House calls Depp's assassination remarks about Trump 'sad'

- Hours after actor Johnny Depp made controversial comments about President Donald Trump, the White House issued a statement condemning anyone who makes threatening remarks about the commander-in-chief. "President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it's sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead," the White House statement read. "I hope that some of Mr. Depp’s colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a Democrat elected official

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Trump signs VA reform bill, making good on a campaign promise

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Trump signs VA reform bill, making good on a campaign promise

- The president said the bill protects whistleblowers who “do the right thing” Trump signs VA reform bill, making good on a campaign promise The president said the bill protects whistleblowers who “do the right thing” WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump made good on a campaign promise Friday, signing into law legislation that gives leadership at the Department of Veterans Affairs more power to fire failed employees and protect those who uncover wrongdoing at the agency

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Trump signs VA reform bill, making good on a campaign promise

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Trump signs VA reform bill, making good on a campaign promise

- The president said the bill protects whistleblowers who “do the right thing” Trump signs VA reform bill, making good on a campaign promise The president said the bill protects whistleblowers who “do the right thing” WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump made good on a campaign promise Friday, signing into law legislation that gives leadership at the Department of Veterans Affairs more power to fire failed employees and protect those who uncover wrongdoing at the agency

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Trump signs VA reform bill, making good on a campaign promise

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Trump signs VA reform bill, making good on a campaign promise

- The president said the bill protects whistleblowers who “do the right thing” Trump signs VA reform bill, making good on a campaign promise The president said the bill protects whistleblowers who “do the right thing” WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump made good on a campaign promise Friday, signing into law legislation that gives leadership at the Department of Veterans Affairs more power to fire failed employees and protect those who uncover wrongdoing at the agency

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Trump signs VA reform bill, making good on a campaign promise

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Trump signs VA reform bill, making good on a campaign promise

- The president said the bill protects whistleblowers who “do the right thing” Trump signs VA reform bill, making good on a campaign promise The president said the bill protects whistleblowers who “do the right thing” WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump made good on a campaign promise Friday, signing into law legislation that gives leadership at the Department of Veterans Affairs more power to fire failed employees and protect those who uncover wrongdoing at the agency

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Trump signs Veterans Affairs reform bill

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Trump signs Veterans Affairs reform bill

- The president said the bill protects whistleblowers who “do the right thing” President Donald Trump signed a bipartisan bill Friday to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees. “This is one of the largest reforms to the VA in its history,” Trump said. The legislation gives the authority to appoint new medical directors at VA hospitals, something that was nearly impossible to do in the past, the president said

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Boeing factory where Trump touted jobs is laying off workers

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Boeing factory where Trump touted jobs is laying off workers

- Five months ago at a Boeing factory in South Carolina, President Donald Trump proclaimed, "We are going to fight for every last American job." On Thursday, workers at the North Charleston plant learned they'd soon face layoffs. The airplane manufacturer announced it would be cutting "fewer than 200 people" at the 787 Dreamliner campus and other facilities in the city. "Our competition is relentless, and that has made clear our need as a company to reduce cost to be more competitive," Boeing said in a statement

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Trump signs Veterans Affairs reform bill

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Trump signs Veterans Affairs reform bill

- The president said the bill protects whistleblowers who “do the right thing” President Donald Trump signed a bipartisan bill Friday to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees. “This is one of the largest reforms to the VA in its history,” Trump said. The legislation gives the authority to appoint new medical directors at VA hospitals, something that was nearly impossible to do in the past, the president said

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Trump signs Veterans Affairs reform bill

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Trump signs Veterans Affairs reform bill

- The president said the bill protects whistleblowers who “do the right thing” President Donald Trump signed a bipartisan bill Friday to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees. “This is one of the largest reforms to the VA in its history,” Trump said. The legislation gives the authority to appoint new medical directors at VA hospitals, something that was nearly impossible to do in the past, the president said

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Johnny Depp apologizes for Trump assassination joke
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Trump labors to make Mueller-Comey tie a key talking point
Trump labors to make Mueller-Comey tie a key talking point WASHINGTON (AP) -- Robert Mueller, the somber-faced and demanding FBI director who led the bureau through the Sept. 11 attacks, and James Comey, his more approachable and outwardly affable successor, may be poles apart stylistically but both command a wealth of respect in the law enforcement and legal community. That hasn't stopped President Donald Trump and his associates from repeatedly trying to draw unflattering attention to their relationship, insinuating a personal bond they suggest could disqualify Mueller from credibly serving as special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation   Read More ...
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Shep Smith nails Trump for continuing to stoke questions over whether Comey tapes exist
Shep Smith nails Trump for continuing to stoke questions over whether Comey tapes exist Fox News host Shep Smith on Friday went off on Donald Trump for continuing to stoke questions over the existence of “tapes” pertaining to his conversations with former FBI director James Comey, arguing the president “can find out for us” if there are any such recordings. Smith started by railing into White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for holding “another off-camera gaggle” instead of a televised press briefing   Read More ...
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Keith Olbermann calls Trump’s bluff: Fire Mueller and speed up your ‘demise’
Keith Olbermann calls Trump’s bluff: Fire Mueller and speed up your ‘demise’ In his latest installment of “The Resistance,” host Keith Olbermann makes the case for President Donald Trump firing special counselor Robert Mueller to speed up the average American’s understanding of the president’s corruption. If Mueller joins “the pile of men Trump has fired as they gather damning facts about him,” Olbermann argued, it could result in a parallel situation to what happened with President Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre” scandal   Read More ...
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U.S. House panel wants formal response from Trump on Comey tapes
U.S. House panel wants formal response from Trump on Comey tapes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. House of Representatives' Russia investigation said on Friday he wanted a formal response from President Donald Trump to a request for records about conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey. The House panel said on June 9 it had written to Don McGahn, the White House counsel, asking about the existence of any recordings or memos covering Comey's conversations with Trump and asked that copies of the materials be provided to the panel by June 23   Read More ...
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The lasting damage of Trump’s ‘tapes’ bluff
This is a first for the Trump presidency: the first formal presidential retraction of a presidential untruth. President Trump tweeted a warning to James Comey: The fired FBI director had better hope that no “tapes” existed that could contradict his account of what happened between the two men. Trump has now confessed that he had no basis for this warning. There were no such tapes, and the president knew it all along   Read More ...
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Opinion | ‘The Trump Show’ Season 1, Week 22, reviewed
Opinion | ‘The Trump Show’ Season 1, Week 22, reviewed A common reaction to Donald Trump’s presidency has been a sense that reality has outstripped even the most feverish fiction. The only thing to do when the world has come to feel like the implausible output of an ambitious but not particularly talented television writer is to cover it that way. Welcome to our recaps of “The Trump Show.” Does it ever feel as if this upstairs-downstairs drama has the wrong main character? President Trump is a vivid figure, one who looms over both his family and the people who serve him   Read More ...
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Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets’ care
Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets’ care WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets. “Our veterans have fulfilled their duty to our nation and now we must fulfill our duty to them,” Trump said during a White House ceremony   Read More ...
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