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Watch: Paul Ryan roasts Trump at charity dinner

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Trump drawing of Empire State Building sells for $16,000

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Trump's drawing of Empire State Building exceeds expectations at auction

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Yellen lunches with White House adviser Cohn, day after Trump interview

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Yellen lunches with White House adviser Cohn, day after Trump interview


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Feud over Trump's condolence call to widow rages on

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[WATCH] Former US president Obama rebukes Donald Trump

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Cuba unveils Jose Marti statue, a gift from Trump's hometown
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba unveiled a replica of a New York statue of independence hero Jose Marti on Friday, putting a gift from the hometown of U.S. President Donald Trump on public display at a time of heightened U.S.-Cuba tensions. The equestrian statue depicts Marti moments before his death in a cavalry charge in 1895, during the fight against Spanish colonial rule   Read More ...
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Hillary Clinton Tried to Avoid Going to Donald Trump’s Inauguration
First of all, Clinton says she didn’t even want to attend the ceremony. She went not as the losing candidate but as a former first lady, and even then, she told Norton, she and her husband Bill Clinton tried to see if there was a way out. “We thought maybe others aren’t going. So we called the Bushes,” Clinton said. “The elder Bushes were in the hospital, which I think was legitimate   Read More ...
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Trump Falsely Ties British Crime Rise to ‘Radical Islamic Terror’
President Trump inaccurately linked a report of increasing crime in parts of Britain to “radical Islamic terror” in a tweet early Friday. Just out report: "United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror." Not good, we must keep America safe! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Mr. Trump’s use of quotation marks suggests he is directly citing a passage from a recently released report   Read More ...
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Here are all the Republican and Democrats who laid into Trump saying all the things you wish you could say
NBC News political director and moderator of “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd combined a captivating highlight reel with a discussion of modern political history to try and provide MSNBC views with context for the unprecedented criticism President Donald Trump received from political elder statesmen. “During this week of broken politics and crumbling civility, we saw the alarm bells being sounded in a remarkable way, in what felt like a coordinated rebuke of this country’s current leadership,” Chuck Todd introduced   Read More ...
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No expected outcomes in cases like Bergdahl’s, White House says
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a military justice case must be ‘‘resolved on its own facts’’ after Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl argued that President Donald Trump’s criticism prevented him from receiving a fair sentence. The White House statement issued Friday doesn’t mention Bergdahl by name. It says Trump ‘‘expects all military personnel’’ in the military justice process ‘‘to exercise their independent professional judgment   Read More ...
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White House: No expected outcomes in cases like Bergdahl's - | WBTV Charlotte
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says a military justice case must be "resolved on its own facts" after Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl argued that President Donald Trump's criticism prevented him from receiving a fair sentence. The White House statement issued Friday doesn't mention Bergdahl by name. It says Trump "expects all military personnel" in the military justice process "to exercise their independent professional judgment   Read More ...
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Trump expected to pressure China's Xi to rein in North Korea: officials
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to pressure China’s president when they meet next month in Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea out of a belief that Xi Jinping’s consolidation of power should give him more authority to do so. Trump leaves Nov. 3 on a trip that will take him to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines   Read More ...
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White House: No expected outcomes in cases like Bergdahl's
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a military justice case must be "resolved on its own facts" after Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl argued that President Donald Trump's criticism prevented him from receiving a fair sentence. The White House statement issued Friday doesn't mention Bergdahl by name. It says Trump "expects all military personnel" in the military justice process "to exercise their independent professional judgment   Read More ...
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‘Has he met Donald Trump?’: CNN’s Kristen Powers nails Kelly for claiming offense over Wilson’s ‘grandstanding’
CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers on Friday asked CNN’s Jake Tapper to consider how absurd it is for Chief of Staff John Kelly to claim offense over remarks made by Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) during a 2015 dedication to fallen FBI soldiers. Kelly during a press conference on Thursday, Kelly referred to Wilson as an “empty barrel,” specifically targeting a speech she gave several years ago during with Kelly said she made self-aggrandizing claims about herself   Read More ...
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Trump fan who scored $14,000 in FEMA aid after Harvey thinks Puerto Rico needs to ‘handle’ hurricane relief themselves
A husband and wife in Houston who recently received federal aid after Hurricane Harvey appear to disagree about how the American government should treat victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. In an interview with , Mary and Fred Maddox offered vastly differing opinions on how President Donald Trump handled the humanitarian crisis in the American territory. Mary said Trump “really made [her mad]” with what she sees as his attempts to differentiate between mainland Americans and people who live on the island territory   Read More ...
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Trump tells Fox News he thinks Republicans have the votes to pass his tax cuts for the wealthy
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he thinks Republicans have the votes needed to pass a big tax cut package. In an interview with Fox Business Network set to air on Sunday, Trump said he had been thinking about tying tax legislation to an infrastructure spending bill but that it was not clear a combined package would gain more votes   Read More ...
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Democratic megadonor Tom Steyer launches Trump impeachment campaign
Billionaire investor and Democratic backer Tom Steyer has launched a national campaign calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment, only nine months into the president's term. Steyer started the "Need to Impeach" initiative on Friday with an ad calling on Americans to urge their members of Congress to vote the president out of office. In a statement, the organization said it would launch an "eight-figure" television ad purchase and a "seven-figure" digital buy   Read More ...
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Trump pledges passage of tax cuts after Senate approves budget
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signaled optimism for the passage of Republicans' sweeping tax cut plan, saying a key senator who rejected the party's budget blueprint a day earlier would back the proposed tax measure when it comes up for a vote. "The Budget passed late last night, 51 to 49. We got ZERO Democrat votes with only Rand Paul (he will vote for Tax Cuts) voting against," Trump wrote on Twitter   Read More ...
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Trump's threat to Germany
It may seem hard to believe, but Donald Trump has been president for less than 10 months. If at times his presidency has seemed to lurch grotesquely from one gaffe to the next, there is at least one clear pattern: Mr. Trump is dismantling, brick by brick, the post-war liberal world order, of which America was once founder and champion. And that is very bad news for Germany   Read More ...
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Trump erroneously suggests the UK linked an increase in crime to terrorism
President Donald Trump on Friday erroneously said a new report linked an increase in crime in parts of the United Kingdom to the "spread of Radical Islamic terror." "Just out report: 'United Kingdom crime rises 13% amid spread of Radical Islamic terror,'" the president tweeted on Friday morning. He appeared to tie the report to his efforts to restrict travel into the United States, tweeting, "we must keep America safe!" rump tweet: Just out report: "United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror   Read More ...
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Trump hosts U.N. secretary-general at White House: 'We appreciate all you do!'
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Trump may have narrowed down Fed pick to Taylor and Powell
President Donald Trump's options for the future Federal Reserve leadership could include not one but two of the top contenders. Trump is leaning toward appointing both current Fed Governor Jerome "Jay" Powell and Stanford economist John Taylor, the president told the "Sunday Morning Futures" program for a broadcast to be aired this weekend on FOX News Channel, according to FOX Business   Read More ...
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Utah’s Rep. Chris Stewart defends Trump’s call to soldier’s widow, says it was a compliment
Washington • Rep. Chris Stewart, a former Air Force major, defended President Donald Trump’s call to the widow of a fallen soldier in which he reportedly said her husband “knew what he signed up for.” Stewart, who served 14 years in the military, said Friday that Trump didn’t say anything wrong in the call to the widow of Sgt. La David T   Read More ...
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Trump says thinks Republicans have the votes to pass tax reform: Fox Business interview
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he thinks Republicans have the votes needed to pass a big tax cut package. In an interview with Fox Business Network set to air on Sunday, Trump said he had been thinking about tying tax legislation to an infrastructure spending bill but that it was not clear a combined package would gain more votes   Read More ...
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Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after U.S. budget vote
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he was “all in” for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve the main item on its domestic agenda. Trump’s drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget measure that will allow Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic party support   Read More ...
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Trump's superpower: the 'Invisible President'
Michael D'Antonio: A kid's game is "would you rather be able to fly or be invisible?" Trump would obviously choose invisibility D'Antonio: President Invisible regularly avoids accountability, demands we don't believe what we've just seen and heard, in favor of his version of reality Michael D'Antonio is the author of the book "Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success" (St   Read More ...
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The extraordinary arrogance of Trump interviewing US attorneys
Paul Callan: It's not illegal, but improper, arrogant for Trump to be interviewing potential US attorneys, given his history Callan says it raises question of whether personal interviews are used to demand loyalty from his new federal legal top guns So much for avoiding the appearance of impropriety. President Donald Trump is personally interviewing United States attorney candidates, including those in New York and Washington   Read More ...
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Top US politicians warn of democratic values at risk
Washington and San Antonio, TexasThey were about President Trump. They were also about more than President Trump. Much more. An extraordinary series of speeches this week from two former US Presidents and a former presidential candidate warned of the dangers to the nation and the world if divisive politics continues to cleave the American electorate into thoughtlessly hostile warring camps. Former President George W   Read More ...
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Former President Obama calls for political unity
Richmond, Va.Former President Barack Obama called on fellow Democrats to reject politics of "division" and "fear" while rallying on Thursday with party's candidates for governors in Virginia and New Jersey. "Why are we deliberately trying to misunderstand each other, and be cruel to each other, and put each other down? That's not who we are," Mr. Obama said at the Virginia rally in front of several thousand supporters   Read More ...
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Dems struggle to avoid discord for unified counter to Trump
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nine months into the Donald Trump era, Democrats are still searching for a standard-bearer and a crisp message to corral widespread opposition to an unpopular president and a Republican-led Congress. The minority party has put that struggle on vivid display this week in Nevada, site of Democrats' first national party gathering since a contentious chairman's election in February   Read More ...
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Trump: Considering Powell and Taylor for Fed’s top 2 posts
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is signaling that he is considering dual nominations for the Federal Reserve’s top two jobs. Trump may appoint Jerome Powell, a member of the Fed’s board, potentially as chairman, and John Taylor, a Stanford University economist, as vice chairman, according to an interview with Trump that Fox Business outlined on its website Friday. Asked about that possibility, Trump said, according to Fox Business: “It is in my thinking, and I have a couple of others things in my thinking but I like talent and they’re both very talented people   Read More ...
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Trump's border wall models take shape in San Diego
The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall took shape Thursday at a construction site in San Diego. The prototypes form a tightly packed row of imposing concrete and metal panels, including one with sharp metal edges on top. Another has a surface resembling an expensive brick driveway. Companies have until Oct. 26 to finish the models but Border Patrol spokesman Theron Francisco said the last two came into profile, with crews installing a corrugated metal surface on the eighth model on a dirt lot just a few steps from homes in Tijuana, Mexico   Read More ...
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Rep. Wilson Says Kelly Lied, Video Undercuts Chief of Staff
The White House on Friday defended President Donald Trump's chief of staff after he mischaracterized previous remarks of a Democratic congresswoman who is now criticizing Trump's condolence call to the widow of a soldier killed in Niger. John Kelly on Thursday derided Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida as an "empty barrel," saying she had delivered a speech at an FBI field office dedication in which she "talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building   Read More ...
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Trump considers Fed's Powell, economist Taylor to lead central bank
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is considering nominating Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell and Stanford University economist John Taylor for the central bank’s top two jobs, in an apparent bid to reassure markets and appease conservatives hungry for change. Under that scenario, either Powell or Taylor would take the reins from Fed Chair Janet Yellen early next year, with the other filling the vice chair position left vacant when Stanley Fischer retired this month   Read More ...
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Trump promises 'biggest' tax cuts in U.S. history as Senate GOP paves way with budget
President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday "which will be the biggest in the history of our country" following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans' promised tax legislation. Republicans hope to push the first tax overhaul in three decades through Congress by year's end, an ambitious goal that would fulfill multiple campaign promises but could run aground over any number of disputes   Read More ...
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Senate panel delays hearing with Trump's personal lawyer
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate intelligence committee has postponed an open hearing with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer. Michael Cohen was scheduled to testify next week as part of the panel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether Trump's campaign was involved. The committee wouldn't say why Wednesday's meeting was delayed. Committee Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina and Virginia Sen   Read More ...
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Hillary Clinton: ‘I really tried to get out of going’ to Trump’s inauguration
As British talk show host Graham Norton noted, it was “almost Shakespearean” that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton attended her opponent’s inauguration. Nodding in agreement with the host, Clinton said she wasn’t too interested in attending herself. “I really tried to get out of going,” Clinton said in a Friday episode of Norton’s BBC show. As per tradition, Clinton attended the inauguration with her husband, former President Bill Clinton “to show support [for the] continuity of our government   Read More ...
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Bannon Brings Message Of Revolt To California GOP Convention
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former White House adviser Steve Bannon wants to oust Republican senators he feels are disloyal to President Donald Trump. But when he comes to Southern California on Friday, he’ll be in a state Trump lost by over 4 million votes and where Republicans have become largely irrelevant in state politics. There wasn’t even a Republican on the ballot in last November’s U   Read More ...
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Montel Williams chokes up while schooling Trump on how to speak with Gold Star families
TV host and veteran U.S. Marine Montel Williams dissolved into tears on the air while discussing the sacrifices Gold Star families make and the inadequacy of President Donald Trump’s response to the grieving. , Williams said of widow Myeshia Johnson, “We should all be ashamed that her kids will one day read that the commander in chief made their mother cry   Read More ...
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Paul Ryan Hilariously Roasts Trump At The Al Smith Dinner
Paul Ryan has been widely criticized for his reactions to Donald Trump. But the gloves came off during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. The Speaker of the House got in some very cutting jokes about the president of the United States during the event. Ryan was the keynote speaker at the Al Smith Dinner in New York City yesterday   Read More ...
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Messages to a man who wasn’t there
It was a day for three extraordinary speeches by three extraordinary men, each with an important message for another man who was not in the room. Two former presidents, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, delivered speeches at separate events on Thursday that seemed pointedly aimed at the current president, Donald Trump — while avoiding any mention of his name. That omission was prudent   Read More ...
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WATCH: Rick Wilson nails Ben Ferguson and White House aides for ‘feeding the Donald Trump ego machine’
Republican political commentator Rick Wilson and right-wing radio host Ben Ferguson got into a heated discussion on CNN Friday, while President Donald Trump’s surrogate attempted to blame the left for not taking the high road. Ferguson began by saying that if Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) had a problem with the president that she should have reached out to him personally instead of taking it public   Read More ...
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Watch: Paul Ryan roasts Trump at charity dinner
House Speaker Paul Ryan is careful not to criticize President Trump publicly, but on Thursday night he found the right forum to do it. The annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner gives politicians a chance to crack jokes about themselves, their opponents, the media and the political system. Ryan was the keynote speaker and took several lighthearted jabs at President Trump   Read More ...
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White House Defends Kelly’s Defense Of Trump
WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) — The White House defended President Donald Trump’s chief of staff Friday after he mischaracterized previous remarks of a Democratic congresswoman who is now criticizing Trump’s condolence call to the widow of a soldier killed in Niger. John Kelly on Thursday derided Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida on Thursday as an “empty barrel,” saying she had delivered a speech at an FBI field office dedication in which she “talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building   Read More ...
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Billionaire Steyer Launches Ad Campaign Urging Trump Impeachment
SACRAMENTO (AP) — California billionaire Tom Steyer announced Friday that he will dump at least $10 million into a national television advertising campaign calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. In the ad, Steyer argues Trump should be ousted from office because he has edged the country toward nuclear war, obstructed justice at the FBI and threatened to shut down news organizations he does not like   Read More ...
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