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Democrats to investigate Ivanka Trump's private email use for work

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Congressional committee will investigate Ivanka Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and a White House adviser, following reports she repeatedly used a personal email

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Trump stands by Saudi prince despite journalist Khashoggi's murder

By Mike Stone WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia despite saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known

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Trump submits written answers to questions from special counsel

By Karen Freifeld (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has submitted written answers to questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and

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U.S. Rep. Fudge says she will not challenge Pelosi for House speaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nancy Pelosi's bid to become the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives got a boost on Tuesday when fellow Democratic Representative Marcia Fudge announced that she

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Trump wanted to order Justice Dept to prosecute Clinton, Comey: New York Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to order the Justice Department to prosecute two political foes, his one-time presidential opponent Hillary Clinton and former FBI director

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Trump administration calls U.S. judge's asylum ruling 'absurd'

By Dan Levine (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday said it would continue to defend President Donald Trump's decision to make immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compares Sarah Palin to 'grandpa emails' in Twitter feud

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took aim at Sarah Palin on Tuesday who seemingly mocked the newly-elected U.S. representative on Twitter.

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Active-duty troops at southern border to cost $72M, Pentagon says

The cost of sending approximately 5,900 active-duty personnel to the U.S.-Mexico border to provide support to Customs and Border Protection amounts to $72 million, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.

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Mia Love loses in Utah, after Trump mocked Utah GOP rep for shunning him

Incumbent Republican Utah Rep. Mia Love, whom President Trump derided in a post-Election Day news conference for shunning his support, was narrowly defeated by Democrat Ben McAdams in a race that took two weeks to settle.

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Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, others slam Trump on Saudi Arabia: This is 'not America first'

Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, as well as other politicians, stood in opposition Tuesday to remarks from President Trump, who expressed his intent to maintain a relationship with Saudi Arabia in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s death and said he wasn’t sure whether the crown prince knew about the murder.

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Obama backs Pelosi as 'one of the most effective legislative leaders' in US history

Former President Obama on Tuesday voiced his support for Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., saying that the former Speaker of the House “will go down as one of the most effective legislative leaders this country has ever seen.”

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Pelosi embraces famous NFL maxim: 'Just win, baby'

The Democrat's return to the Speakership in 2019 is steeped in a mantra made famous by Al Davis.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates value of Saudi arms deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vastly inflated the value of planned Saudi investments in the U.S., as he explained why he's "standing with Saudi Arabia" despite the conclusion of his intelligence officials that the kingdom's de facto leader ordered the slaying of a U.S.-based journalist.

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Trump kicks off Palm Beach social season at Mar-a-Lago

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is back in his comfort zone at the "winter White House": Mar-a-Lago, where women in furs and men in diamond jewelry and monogrammed slippers mingle with Sylvester Stallone and Fabio at New Year's Eve celebrations and Don King rubs elbows with Cabinet members, could-be ambassadors and the "MyPillow" guy at dinner.

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Trump says he might attend White House Correspondents Dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting he might attend next year's White House Correspondents Dinner now that the event is no longer featuring a comedian.

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The Latest: Senators demand 'determination' on Khashoggi

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. response to the murder of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have written to the president demanding that his administration "make a determination" about whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible for the killing Jamal Khashoggi.

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Report: Trump wanted to prosecute Comey, Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told his counsel's office last spring that he wanted to prosecute political adversaries Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey, an idea that prompted White House lawyers to prepare a memo warning of consequences ranging up to possible impeachment, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

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Trump says no penalty for Saudi prince for Khashoggi murder

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday he would not further punish Saudi Arabia for the murder of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi — making clear in an exclamation-filled statement that the benefits of good relations with the kingdom outweigh the possibility its crown prince ordered the killing.

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US List of State Sponsors of Terror May Grow

The US list of state sponsors of terror may grow to five. The Trump administration is considering adding Venezuela to the list of countries providing "support for acts of international terrorism," already including Iran, Sudan, Syria, and North Korea, reports the Washington Post . The outlet notes the State Department last...

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Ivanka Trump Sent Emails About Government From Private Account

Ivanka Trump might not have been paying attention at the numerous rallies where her father denounced Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server for government use. Officials have confirmed that the president's daughter used a personal email account to send hundreds of emails relating to government business last year,...

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White House Restores Acosta's Pass, With a Caveat

The Trump administration said Monday that it will fully restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta's White House credentials, but warned that he must follow a series of rules at future press conferences, the AP reports. White House officials Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Bill Shine sent Acosta a letter explaining his status....

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Pelosi's Future as Speaker 'in Serious Jeopardy'

Nancy Pelosi continues to face a revolt from within her own party . Sixteen House Democrats released a letter Monday vowing not to vote for her as speaker, the Washington Post reports. It's unclear exactly how many Democrat votes Pelosi will need to prevail in her bid to once again serve...

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Trump Doubles Down on bin Laden Assertion

Adm. William H. McRaven is a distinguished retired Navy SEAL and special ops commander who led the raids that led to the capture of Saddam Hussein and the death of Osama bin Laden. President Trump, however, dismissed McRaven in his interview Sunday with Fox News as an "Obama backer" and...

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There Will Be No Comedian at Next Year's Correspondents' Dinner

Looks like President Trump won't have to deal with jokes made at his expense at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, because the White House Correspondents' Association didn't invite a comedian. Instead, author Ron Chernow will speak at the annual event, to be held April 27, CNN reports. The historian...

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