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More Democrats oppose Trump's U.S. Supreme Court pick

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee grew on Monday while the White House demanded a "fair, up-or-down vote" in the

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Turkish gold trader hires Giuliani, Mukasey in U.S. sanctions case

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A wealthy Turkish gold trader's decision to hire former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former U.S.

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House tax chief says Obamacare taxes not part of tax reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives will not seek to repeal Obamacare taxes as a part of expected tax reform legislation, the top House Republican on tax

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Senators press Icahn on White House influence, business conflicts

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Democratic senators pressed billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Monday to clarify his role as an adviser to President Donald Trump, saying his

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Threatened U.S. pullout might help, not hobble, global climate pact

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - A 2015 global pact for fighting climate change will benefit in some ways at least if U.S.

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Trump's son-in-law to oversee government revamp: official

By Susan Heavey and David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday will announce that his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will oversee a broad effort to overhaul the federal

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TrumpCare? RyanCare? How about don't care

Health care fails but it doesn't seem to bother Trump.

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What's Next for House Freedom Caucus After Poe's Exit?

Texas GOP Rep. Ted Poe's exit from the House Freedom Caucus after it helped sink the Republicans ObamaCare overhaul has created widespread uncertainty about the political future of the caucus and its roughly 35 other members.

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Spicer addresses Russia, health care controversies: live blog

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held his daily press briefing Monday, in which he is discussed the failed health care bill and the Russia probe.

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Neil Gorsuch vote delayed by Judiciary Committee

Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee on Monday asked for and were granted a one-week delay on a vote to approve sending the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Senate floor.

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House intel chairman met source on White House grounds

House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes met on the White House grounds with the source of the claim that communications involving President Donald Trump's associates were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the congressman's spokesman said Monday.

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Kushner to meet with Senate Intel Committee over Russia relationship

Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser and the son-in-law of President Trump, has volunteered to meet with the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of an inquiry into ties between the administration, its associates and Russia.

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Most young Americans don't see Trump as a legitimate leader

WASHINGTON (AP) Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers.

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Young Americans: Most see Trump as illegitimate president

WASHINGTON (AP) Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers.

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Running for president? Some states want tax returns public

HONOLULU (AP) Lawmakers in nearly half the states want to add a requirement for presidential candidates: Show us your tax returns.

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Did Erdogan, Trump hurt Geert Wilders' bid for Dutch power?

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) If far-right Geert Wilders is looking for somebody to blame for his disappointing showing in the Dutch election, he could point to a couple of possible candidates: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S.

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Yahoo breach indictments may shed light on other hacks

WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. authorities may now be in a better position to figure out if Russian hackers and Russian spies swayed last year's presidential elections.

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The Latest: Lawmakers want Americans' identities protected

WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on the congressional investigation into Russian hacking during the 2016 campaign and contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian officials (all times local): 2:50 p.m.

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Senate Democrats Call for Sessions to Testify

All nine Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are asking for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify before the panel to explain his failure to disclose his conversations with Russia's envoy to the U.S.

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Trump Administration Considering Separating Women, Children at Mexico Border

Women and children crossing together illegally into the United States could be separated by U.S. authorities under a proposal being considered by the Department of Homeland Security, according to three government officials.

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WH Defends Pence's Use of Private Email While Governor

A White House spokeswoman said Friday that Vice President Mike Pence did everything to the letter of the law after public records revealed that he used a private email account to conduct public business as Indiana's governor.

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Trump Tours Private School in Florida, Promoting Choice

President Donald Trump toured a private, religious school in Florida on Friday, praising it as an ideal institution for "disadvantaged children" while re-emphasizing that his education agenda will focus on school choice.

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Pence on Email Use: 'No Comparison' to Clinton

Vice President Mike Pence says his use of a private email while governor of Indiana was in full compliance with state laws.

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Trump, Schumer Trade Barbs on Twitter Over Russia

President Donald Trump blasted Sen. Chuck Schumer, an outspoken critic of the administration's connections to Russia, calling the New York Democrat a "total hypocrite" in a tweet that included a photo of the senator having coffee and doughnuts with Russian President...

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I'm a 'Deplorable' Trump Voter, and I'm Not Sorry

Jeff Bust doesn't like Donald Trump. He thinks the president is "arrogant, careless with what he says, overly competitive, and insensitive." But Bust also voted for Trump and proudly considers himself "deplorable," he writes for the Chicago Tribune . He focuses on the amount of money the US has expended over...

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161K Invalid Votes Cast in Fla. Trump Only Won by 113K Votes

Beyonce, Tim Tebow, or the Norse god Thor for prez? Those were some of Florida's more unusual picks for president this past election. And the number of Florida voters who didn't cast a vote for either Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or any other valid contender spiked in 2016, apparently in...

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Hillary to Dish on 2016 Race in New Book

Hillary Clinton has a lot of plans for 2017, including some reflections on her stunning loss last fall to Donald Trump. The former secretary of state, senator, and first lady is working on a book of personal essays that will come out this fall, Simon & Schuster tells the AP...

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How Donald Trump Cost George Soros $1B

George Soros literally bet against Donald Trump after the election and lost. The Wall Street Journal reveals the hedge fund manager and Hillary Clinton supporter misread what the stock market was going to do after the election and said goodbye to almost $1 billion. Soros, who'd already been leery of...

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Pre-Election Actions of FBI, Comey, DOJ Under Review

Hillary Clinton complained just days after the election that FBI Director James Comey's 11th-hour letters to Congress about her email scandal just before the election helped bring about her defeatand now the independent entity tasked with policing the Department of Justice is taking a formal look at those grievances....

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BuzzFeed's Choice to Publish Trump Dossier Praised, Pilloried

"The documents have circulated for months and acquired a kind of legendary status among journalists, lawmakers, and intelligence officials who have seen them." So writes BuzzFeed in introducing the 35-page dossier it published Tuesday night that alleges Russia has compromising information, both financial and personal, on President-elect Donald Trump. Their...

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