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After massacre, Trump downplays white nationalism threat

Trump, whose own previous responses to the movement have drawn scrutiny, expressed sympathy for the victims who died as “places of worship turned into scenes of evil killing.” Read More
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Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order

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“Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution,” Trump said, “and I have the duty to veto it.” Read More
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Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

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The Senate voted 59-41 to cancel Trump’s February proclamation of a border emergency, which he invoked to spend $3.6 billion more for border barriers than Congress had approved. Read More
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Beto O’Rourke enters 2020 race attempting bipartisan appeal

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Democrat Beto O’Rourke has told a Texas TV station that he’s running for president in 2020. Read More
 
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Paul Manafort now faces 7 years in prison, fresh New York charges

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Adding to his legal woes, Manafort was also charged today with mortgage fraud, conspiracy and other counts in a new indictment in New York City. Read More
 

Leaders invite NATO secretary-general to address Congress

In defiance of President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today invited NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to address a joint meeting of Congress to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the trans-Atlantic alliance. Read More

White House mum on whether Trump really thinks Democrats ‘hate’ Jews

Trump’s comments followed an emotional debate on Capitol Hill about statements made by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Muslim lawmaker from Minnesota who suggested Israel’s supporters were pushing lawmakers to take a pledge of “allegiance” to a foreign country. Read More

Minnesota politician thanks Fox for condemning Jeanine Pirro

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has thanked Fox News for condemning comments made on the network by weekend host Jeanine Pirro centering on the freshman Democrat’s wearing of a traditional Muslim head covering. Read More

Spa chain founder claimed she could offer access to Trump

A company run by a donor to President Donald Trump claimed it could provide Chinese clients with a chance to mingle and take photos with the president, along with access to his private club in Palm Beach, Florida. Read More

Trump budget to include $100M for Ivanka’s women’s fund

In a statement, Ivanka Trump noted that today was International Women’s Day and stressed the initiative was “working towards our goal of economically empowering 50 million women in developing countries by 2025.” Read More
 

Michael Cohen lied about not seeking pardon, Trump says

Trump tweeted his claim after days of swirling questions about Cohen over the issue of pardons. Read More

Michael Cohen sues Trump Organization, wants it to pay legal bills

The lawsuit says the company stopped paying for his legal defense about two months after the FBI raided Cohen’s home and office. Read More

In blow to Trump, America’s trade deficit hits record $891B

The widening gap was exacerbated by Trump’s $1.5 trillion tax cut, which has been largely financed by government borrowing, and the trade war he escalated last year. Read More

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 months

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 47 months in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians. Read More

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