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Ostrich jacket, fake rallies, therapy dogs and other odd scenes in Trump-Russia probe

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Question: What do you get when you combine Russian agents, a therapy dog and a $15,000 ostrich-skin jacket? Answer: A criminal investigation that could decide

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White House to host CEOs for workforce advisory meeting

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday is hosting major chief executives who joined a Trump administration advisory board on workforce issues.

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Trump slams Mueller, mocks critics in fiery two-hour speech

(Note language in 1st and 9th paragraphs that may offend readers.) By Katanga Johnson and Steve Holland OXON HILL, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked U.S.

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Bernie Sanders gets personal as he hits the 2020 campaign trail

By John Whitesides (Reuters) - Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders showed a more personal side as he hit the 2020 campaign trail for the first time on Saturday, describing the struggles

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Explainer: In Trump-Russia probe, when does collusion become a crime?

By Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Special Counsel Robert Mueller has pursued his investigation into Moscow's role in the 2016 U.S.

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House panel demands Kushner clearance details from White House

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic-led congressional panel on Friday demanded that the White House comply with requests for documents and witnesses for a probe into alleged security

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After Trump again seeks to defund PBS, network's chief insists network provides 'high value'

For the third straight year, President Trump's budget request for the upcoming year calls for effectively defunding PBS, NPR, and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) -- prompting a harsh rebuke from PBS' top executive, even as Congress again seems unwilling to agree to the White House proposal.

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Karl Rove: Dems facing their own 'Tea Party' revolution

Karl Rove believes this new crop of freshman Congress members will make it harder for moderate Democrats to be honest about their platforms and dissociate from the far-left members of their party.

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Pompeo: I'll serve as secretary of state until Trump 'tweets me out of office'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doesn't suspect he'll be kicked out of office any time soon.

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Cory Booker denies he's a socialist, says he wouldn't pardon Trump if he were president

2020 White House candidate Cory Booker denied he's a socialist and vowed he would not consider pardoning President Trump if he were elected to the White House, in an interview Monday night.

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Ben Sasse explains why he flipped on Trump's border emergency declaration

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., told Fox News on Monday night that he voted against a resolution to stop President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border because "the president is absolutely right" and the emergency declaration "is not a close call."

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Trump donates paycheck to Department of Homeland Security, tweets photo

President Trump on Monday revealed he donated the first quarter of his $400,000 salary to the Department of Homeland Security.

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Nunes sues Twitter, users for defamation and negligence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Devin Nunes (NOO'-nehs) of California is suing Twitter and several of its users for more than $250 million, accusing them of defamation and negligence.

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The Latest: Warren supports elimination of electoral college

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Elizabeth Warren supports the elimination of the electoral college, the most pointed instance of the Democratic presidential candidate opposing the polarizing mechanism the nation uses to elect its presidents.

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AP source: Justice Dept. probing development of Boeing jets

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing's 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday, the same day French aviation investigators concluded there were "clear similarities" in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 last week and a Lion Air jet in October.

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Brazil's far-right president visits CIA on friendly US tour

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Brazil made an unusual visit to CIA headquarters Monday and later spoke of his admiration for the United States on the second day of a trip that reflected his country's shift to a more pro-American stance.

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Judge: Feds can post info on FBI raid of Trump's ex-lawyer

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge directed prosecutors Monday to publicly release documents related to the search warrant for last year's FBI raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

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Pentagon lists possible project cuts to pay for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon sent a 20-page list of military construction projects to Congress on Monday that might be slashed to pay for President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border.

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Meghan Fires Back After Trump Attacks John McCain

President Trump is apparently still feuding with John McCain—seven months after the senator's death . After a report that a McCain associate had leaked the infamous Russia dossier, Trump quoted Ken Starr as saying it was a "very dark stain" on McCain's record and tweeted that the senator had "far...

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Aide Reacts After Media Links Trump, NZ Shooter

A top White House official said Sunday President Trump "is not a white supremacist" and attempts to tie him to the alleged New Zealand mosque shooter are "absurd," per the AP . Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, described the New Zealand shooter as a "disturbed individual" and "evil person"...

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Beto O'Rourke Line Sparks First Dem Friction

Back when he was still just teasing a presidential run, Beto O'Rourke told Vanity Fair he was "born to be in" the race, the AP reports. Now that he's campaigning to far greater media attention and much larger crowds than many Democrats who've been competing longer, they are taking offense...

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Fox Yanks Judge Jeanine’s Show

Justice With Judge Jeanine went quiet on Saturday night, reports the New York Times , with Fox News pulling Jeanine Pirro's 9pm show in favor of a re-run of Scandalous . The network had little to say on the matter—"We’re not commenting on internal scheduling matters"—and didn't clarify whether the...

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Gillibrand: 'Brave' Isn't Winning Right Now

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand formally joined the 2020 White House race on Sunday and previewed the hard line she will take against President Trump by announcing a rally outside one of his signature Manhattan properties. She had spent more than a month traveling the country to gauge support for...

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Beto Apologizes for Teen Writings, Remarks on Wife

Democratic presidential contender Beto O'Rourke on Friday acknowledged making mistakes as a teen and as a candidate, responding to criticism of his campaign rhetoric toward his wife, as well as writings he produced online when he was young. During a taping of the Political Party Live podcast in Cedar Rapids,...

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