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                                Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testified on Capitol Hill in Washington, today, before the House Budget Committee hearing on President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 federal budget.

Mulvaney defends Trump budget’s social safety net cuts

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                                Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testified on Capitol Hill in Washington, today, before the House Budget Committee hearing on President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 federal budget.
White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney told lawmakers today that President Donald Trump’s plans to slash social programs are designed to increase economic growth to 3 percent and put “taxpayers first.” Read More
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                                U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive at Fiumicino’s Leonardo Da Vinci International airport, near Rome, Tuesday. Trump is in Italy for a two day visit, including a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, ahead of his participation in a NATO meeting in Brussels on Thursday.

Tensions in their past, Trump, Pope Francis to meet

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                                U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive at Fiumicino’s Leonardo Da Vinci International airport, near Rome, Tuesday. Trump is in Italy for a two day visit, including a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, ahead of his participation in a NATO meeting in Brussels on Thursday.
Concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world’s three largest monotheistic religions, President Donald Trump is poised to call on Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed. Read More
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                                Former CIA Director John Brennan testified on Capitol Hill in Washington, today, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force.

Russia-Trump campaign contacts a concern, ex-CIA chief says

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                                Former CIA Director John Brennan testified on Capitol Hill in Washington, today, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force.

Updated on  May 23, 2017 at 9:21 am
Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress today he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential election and was so concerned about Russian contacts with people involved in the Trump campaign that he convened top counterintelligence officials to focus on it. Read More
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                                Sara Netanyahu, and first lady Melania Trump look on as President Donald Trump meets holocaust survivor Margot Herschenbaum during a visit to Yad Vashem, today in Jerusalem.

Trump visits Holocaust memorial in Israel

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                                Sara Netanyahu, and first lady Melania Trump look on as President Donald Trump meets holocaust survivor Margot Herschenbaum during a visit to Yad Vashem, today in Jerusalem.

Updated on  May 23, 2017 at 2:39 pm
President Donald Trump paid a short visit to Israel’s national Holocaust memorial today, calling the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews “the most savage crime against God and his children” during the most sensitive stop on his two-day visit to Israel. Read More
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                                Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a department memorandum on Monday, May 22, that the department may “tailor grants to promote a lawful system of immigration.” That suggests officials could seek ways to withhold money from communities that refuse to honor detainer requests from federal immigration authorities.

Justice Dept. wants more ways to deny sanctuary cities money

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                                Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a department memorandum on Monday, May 22, that the department may “tailor grants to promote a lawful system of immigration.” That suggests officials could seek ways to withhold money from communities that refuse to honor detainer requests from federal immigration authorities.
The Justice Department is looking to use its control over coveted grant money to nudge so-called sanctuary cities into greater cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, despite a judge’s ruling that blocked President Donald Trump’s effort to cut off millions to such communities. Read More
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                                U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walk during a welcome ceremony in Tel Aviv.

Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

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                                U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walk during a welcome ceremony in Tel Aviv.
President Donald Trump got an abrupt Israeli welcome on his arrival in Tel Aviv today, with politicians lobbying him and snapping selfies as they sought to get a piece of the commander in chief’s attention. Read More
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                                House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. takes questions from reporters in Washington. The Trump administration and House Republicans are asking a federal appeals court for a 90-day extension in a case that’s casting a shadow of uncertainty over health insurance for millions of consumers.

Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care decision

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                                House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. takes questions from reporters in Washington. The Trump administration and House Republicans are asking a federal appeals court for a 90-day extension in a case that’s casting a shadow of uncertainty over health insurance for millions of consumers.
Uncertainty over the future of health care for millions grew deeper today as insurers released a blueprint for stabilizing wobbly markets and the Trump administration left in limbo billions of dollars in federal payments. Read More
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                                Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and President Donald Trump shook hands during a meeting in Jerusalem today.

Trump says he didn’t mention Israel in meeting with Russians

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                                Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and President Donald Trump shook hands during a meeting in Jerusalem today.
President Donald Trump today defended himself against allegations he divulged classified information in a recent meeting with Russian diplomats, saying alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he never identified Israel in his Oval Office conversation. Read More
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                                Mike Flynn arrived for a Feb. 13 news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The former national security adviser will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination today as he notifies the Senate Intelligence committee that he will not comply with a subpoena seeking documents.

Letter: Flynn cites ‘public frenzy,’ invokes 5th Amendment

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                                Mike Flynn arrived for a Feb. 13 news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The former national security adviser will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination today as he notifies the Senate Intelligence committee that he will not comply with a subpoena seeking documents.

Updated on  May 22, 2017 at 9:20 am
President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination today and declined to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. Read More
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                                Former Republican representative Beth Fukumoto left the party due to Trump’s “sexist” remarks.

Fukumoto in hot seat to secure Democrats’ acceptance

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                                Former Republican representative Beth Fukumoto left the party due to Trump’s “sexist” remarks.

Updated on  May 21, 2017 at 10:42 pm
Rep. Beth Fukumoto is expected to face tough questioning from members of the Democratic Party as she seeks their acceptance after ditching the Republican Party earlier this year amid a political dust-up over critical comments that she made about President Donald Trump. Read More
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                                An employee stacked copies of “Analytical Perspectives Budget of the U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2018” onto a pallet at the U.S. Government Publishing Office’s plant in Washington.

Food stamps, Medicaid on chopping block in Trump’s budget

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                                An employee stacked copies of “Analytical Perspectives Budget of the U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2018” onto a pallet at the U.S. Government Publishing Office’s plant in Washington.

Updated on  May 22, 2017 at 8:36 am
President Donald Trump will unveil a proposed budget this week that would drive millions of people off food stamps and cut Medicaid, targeting the social safety-net programs for the poor in a new wave of spending cuts. Read More
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                                Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is surrounded by reporters as he leaves a briefing of the full Senate by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, amid controversy over President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, at the Capitol, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Washington.

Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing

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                                Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is surrounded by reporters as he leaves a briefing of the full Senate by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, amid controversy over President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, at the Capitol, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Washington.

Updated on  May 21, 2017 at 1:43 pm
Members of key congressional committees pledged Sunday to proceed with aggressive investigations into Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election and any ties with the Trump campaign, saying the American people need a full airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted. Read More
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                                Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton raise their arms together in celebration during the California Democratic Party Convention in Sacramento, Calif., on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

California Democrats take aim at Trump, GOP Congress

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                                Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton raise their arms together in celebration during the California Democratic Party Convention in Sacramento, Calif., on Saturday, May 20, 2017.
California Democrats had tough words for Republican President Donald Trump and the GOP Congress today as they continued their three-day convention with renewed optimism about their party’s chances of tipping the balance of power in the U.S. House. Read More
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                                President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived at the Royal Terminal of King Khalid International Airport on Saturday.

President Trump meets with Saudi King Salman

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                                President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived at the Royal Terminal of King Khalid International Airport on Saturday.
President Donald Trump opened his first trip abroad since taking office, touching down Saturday in Saudi Arabia for a visit aimed at building stronger partnerships to combat terrorism in the region. Read More
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                                Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., met with Republican activists in the early presidential testing ground of Iowa.

Rising GOP figure Tom Cotton visits Iowa as Trump faces turmoil

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                                Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., met with Republican activists in the early presidential testing ground of Iowa.
Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton was meeting today with Republican activists in the early presidential testing ground of Iowa, walking a delicate path by raising his national political profile at a time of turmoil for Donald Trump’s White House. Read More
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                                President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Report: FBI probe moves into White House

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                                President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Updated on  May 19, 2017 at 2:07 pm
President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of “nut job” James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation had moved into the White House, according to reports Friday that pursued the president as he began his maiden foreign trip. Read More
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                                President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, wave as they board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. prior to his departure on his first overseas trip.

Trump to Muslims on first foreign trip: Drive out terrorists

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                                President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, wave as they board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. prior to his departure on his first overseas trip.
President Donald Trump will use his first visit to the Middle East to call for unity in the fight against radicalism in the Muslim world, casting the challenge as a “battle between good and evil” and urging Arab leaders to “drive out the terrorists from your places of worship.” Read More

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