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Mueller rebukes Flynn, saying he knew better than to lie to FBI

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn knew better than to lie to the FBI and does not deserve sentencing leniency because he was not warned

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Lame-duck Wisconsin governor signs bill undercutting incoming Democrat

By Joseph Ax (Reuters) - Outgoing Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker on Friday signed legislation that will weaken the powers of his newly elected Democratic successor, dismissing critics who

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Challenging judges' orders, Trump aims to enlist Supreme Court

By Andrew Chung (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court this week to suspend nationwide orders by federal judges blocking two of his major policies in an

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Cohen says Trump knew of hush payments, 'doesn't tell the truth'

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump directed the payment of hush money to two women shortly before the 2016 U.S.

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Justice Dept. has spent $25.2 million on Russia probe through September

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has spent a total of $25.2 million on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether President Donald Trump's campaign

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Big Washington clean-up bill leads House Democrats' list

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the Democrats take over the U.S. House of Representatives in three weeks, their first order of business is expected to be a wide-ranging bill about political corruption,

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Elizabeth Warren admits she's not 'a person of color' during commencement speech

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday admitted she is “not a person of color,” a departure from her previous claim that she’s Native American.

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Despite federal judge’s ruling, Obamacare exchanges are open for business, CMS official says

A spokesperson from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services told Fox News early Saturday that open enrollment for Affordable Care Act’s health insurance will continue despite the federal judge's ruling that the law is unconstitutional and must be "invalidated in whole.”

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Obamacare ruled unconstitutional by Texas judge

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was struck down by a Texas judge on Friday, a move that could suddenly disrupt the health insurance status of millions of Americans.

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Potential 2020 hopeful Swalwell declares Trump’s days of ‘presidential immunity’ are over

Congressman and likely presidential candidate Eric Swalwell predicts that when the Democrats take over the majority in the House of Representatives next month, President Donald Trump “will be held accountable.”

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Who is John Kelly? A look at Trump's White House chief of staff

From John Kelly's extensive military career to his time hitchhiking across the country, here are five things to know about President Trump's White House chief of staff.

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Mick Mulvaney to replace John Kelly as Trump's acting White House chief of staff: 5 things to know

From his time as a congressman to owning a Mexican food restaurant, here’s a look at five things to know about Mick Mulvaney.

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Democrat Sherrod Brown, mulling 2020, sets online town hall

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio's Democratic U.S. senator plans an online town hall Sunday as he considers running for president in 2020. Sherrod Brown of Cleveland is coming off a decisive re-election victory in November that helped bring him national attention as a potential national candidate.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump floats fictions about the border

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's relationship with the truth tends to be borderline, at best, when it comes to the border.

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For 76-year-old Joe Biden, age a factor as he mulls 2020 run

As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he's too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president.

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Russia claims US ignoring outreach on nuclear disagreement

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia wants to sit down with Pentagon officials for "open and specific" talks on alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.

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Warren seeks to solidify backing of African Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is seeking to solidify her connection with African-American voters as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach to race and identity.

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Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown next Friday over President Donald Trump's border wall.

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Conservative Magazine Often Critical of Trump Is Publishing its Last Issue

Employees of the Weekly Standard , a conservative magazine that often set its sights on President Trump, were told Friday to clear out their desks by the end of the day, CNN reports. The 23-year-old magazine, owned by Clarity Media Group, will publish its final issue on Monday, per the Huffington...

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On His Way Out, Walker Signs Laws Weakening Successor

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, just 24 days before he leaves office, signed a sweeping package of Republican-written legislation Friday that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. The AP reports that the Republican governor downplayed bipartisan criticism—calling it “hype and hysteria”—that the bills...

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She Lost Race for Senate. Now, New Door May Open

Rising GOP star Martha McSally lost a close race for the Senate in November, but the Arizona congresswoman may end up joining the new crop of senators anyway. McSally is considered a top contender to be appointed to a suddenly vacant Senate seat in her home state, reports the Hill...

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Cohen: Trump and I Knew Hush Payments Were Wrong

Michael Cohen says he knew making hush-money payments to women during the 2016 campaign was wrong, and he says his client—Donald Trump—also knew it. "Of course," Trump's former attorney tells George Stephanopoulos of ABC News , adding that the whole idea of the payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen...

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Trump Inauguration Committee Under Criminal Probe: WSJ

President Trump’s inaugural committee is the subject of a criminal probe by federal prosecutors, according to an exclusive Wall Street Journal report released Thursday. Sources tell the paper that the Manhattan US attorney’s office is in the early stages of an investigation into whether the committee misspent a portion of...

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Trump on Cohen: 'It's Called Advice of Counsel'

President Donald Trump offered a simple defense Thursday to accusations he broke campaign finance law by directing attorney Michael Cohen to orchestrate hush-money payments to conceal Trump's alleged affairs: He was following terrible advice from a bad lawyer. "I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law. He was a...

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