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  • Pence’s Middle East trip will now focus heavily on smoothing things over with Egypt December 15, 2017
    When Vice President Pence travels to the Middle East next week, there is one message that the Trump administration wants to convey loud and clear: Egypt continues to be an “incredibly important” partner in the region. In a Friday morning phone call with reporters who will travel with Pence next week, senior administration officials kept […]
  • Omarosa Manigault dismisses reports of dramatic firing December 14, 2017
    This post has been updated. Omarosa Manigault said Thursday that she was not fired and escorted off the White House grounds, blaming “one individual who has a personal vendetta against me” for the dramatic narrative of her departure as one of Trump's top aides. In her first comments since the White House confirmed that she […]
  • What does Doug Jones’s win mean for the country? December 13, 2017
    "This is something that's really going to define Alabama for the future. Not just for the people but for all the aftereffects that we're going to have on what the people view as what's politically correct and what's not.” — Zach Parrish of Alabama, 20, Democrat Last night, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's competitive — and […]
  • Alabama Democrats revel in victory after Doug Jones captures Senate seat December 13, 2017
    GADSDEN, Ala. — Five seconds before the polls closed, the crowd at Back Forty Brewing gathered around the TV and counted down. “Five, four, three, two, one,” they shouted. When the “key race alert” flashed — “too early to call” — some of the five-dozen Democrats in the brewery let themselves cheer. Roy Moore, who […]
  • Trump accuser asks: ‘Where is our investigation?’ December 12, 2017
    Another woman who has accused President Trump of sexual misconduct spoke out Tuesday morning, asking why Congress has not launched an investigation into the allegations against him. “It's important that we hold this man to the highest standards,” Melinda McGillivray, who last year accused Trump of groping her at Mar-a-Lago in 2003, said in an interview on NBC's “Megyn […]
  • Trump attacks Gillibrand in tweet critics say is sexually suggestive and demeaning December 12, 2017
    President Trump attacked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in a sexually suggestive tweet Tuesday morning that implied Gillibrand would do just about anything for money, prompting a swift and immediate backlash. “Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Charles E. Schumer and someone who would come to my office 'begging' for campaign contributions not so […]
  • Trump’s lawyer calls for a special counsel investigation of alleged corruption at FBI and Justice Department December 12, 2017
    One of President Trump's personal lawyers called Tuesday for a special counsel to investigate alleged corruption at the FBI and Justice Department. Jay Sekulow, a member of the legal team counseling Trump on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's wide-ranging Russia probe, said Tuesday that a second special counsel should be appointed to focus on FBI […]
  • Trump seeks to dismiss sexual harassment allegations as ‘fake news’ December 12, 2017
    President Trump on Tuesday sought to discredit both the news media and some of the women who have accused him of sexual harassment, calling the allegations against him “fabricated stories” and “fake news.” “Despite thousands of hours wasted and many millions of dollars spent, the Democrats have been unable to show any collusion with Russia […]
  • Trump accusers renew sexual misconduct charges against him, say it was ‘heartbreaking’ to see him elected December 11, 2017
    As the country grapples with a national reckoning over sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men, three women who accused the most high-profile man in America again questioned Monday why their claims did nothing to stop him from winning the presidency. It was “heartbreaking” for women to go public with their claims against President Trump last year, […]
  • In Franken’s wake, three senators call on President Trump to resign December 10, 2017
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and two of his Democratic colleagues have suggested that President Trump should consider resigning, after a run of sexual-harassment scandals has driven out some members of Congress. Sen. Al Franken “felt it proper for him to resign,” Sanders said in an interview with NBC's “Meet the Press” Sunday morning, referring to the […]
  • Ambassador Haley on Trump’s accusers: ‘They should be heard’ December 10, 2017
    Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday that the women who have accused President Trump of touching or groping them without their consent “should be heard.” Haley's comments, made on CBS's “Face the Nation,” diverged from the White House position on the more than a dozen women who have accused Trump of […]
  • As Alabama prepares to vote, Republican Sen. Richard Shelby says state ‘deserves better’ than Moore December 10, 2017
    Sen. Richard C. Shelby, who serves as Alabama's senior senator, said repeatedly Sunday that the state's fellow Republicans can “do better” than Roy Moore, the conservative judge accused of sexual misconduct who faces Democrat Doug Jones in Tuesday's special election for the U.S. Senate. Shelby has previously said he was not supporting Moore, but his […]
  • Trump ignores backlash, visits Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and praises civil rights leaders December 9, 2017
    Amid backlash and boycotts, President Trump addressed an invitation-only gathering Saturday at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson — instead of attending the public opening ceremony. The change in plans came after Trump’s plans to attend the opening of the museum, which honors civil rights martyrs, drew criticism from some who marched in the […]
  • Can the president obstruct justice? December 8, 2017
    One of President Trump’s private lawyers, John Dowd, made a bold claim Monday that a president cannot be found guilty of obstruction of justice. The statement raised a lot of questions for legal experts when it comes to laws applying to the American presidency: Can a president obstruct justice? Or is he immune from this as […]
  • 21 GOP governors write Congress urging completion of a tax bill. What about the other 13? December 7, 2017
    With Congress closing in on a final tax cut bill, 21 Republican governors from across the country sent a letter Thursday to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) asking them to finish the job. “We urge the two chambers to pass meaningful tax reform legislation and send it […]
  • White House: Trump has scheduled a physical, and his slurred speech was caused by a dry throat December 7, 2017
    President Trump has scheduled a physical health exam for early next year at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will share the results with the public, the White House announced Thursday, a day after Trump's slurred speech sparked concern about his health. Trump slurred his words during a policy address Wednesday about Israel, inspiring media speculation […]
  • Trump: ‘We need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama’ December 4, 2017
    President Trump on Monday offered his most explicit endorsement to date of Roy Moore, the embattled Republican Senate candidate in Alabama who stands accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward teenage girls more than three decades ago. “We need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” Trump declared in an early morning tweet, leaving no question that he […]
  • Trump says he feels ‘very badly’ for Flynn because lies to FBI have ‘ruined his life’ December 4, 2017
    President Trump said Monday that he feels “very badly” for his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, because his false statements to the FBI have “ruined his life.” Trump, who tweeted over the weekend that he fired Flynn from his White House job because he had lied to the FBI as well as to Vice President Pence, told […]
  • ‘I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn’: Trump goes on tweetstorm about the FBI December 3, 2017
    President Trump issued a fresh denial Sunday that he asked then-FBI Director James B. Comey to halt an investigation into the conduct of his dismissed national security adviser Michael Flynn. “I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn,” Trump said in a pre-dawn message on Twitter. “Just more Fake News covering another Comey lie!” I […]
  • McMaster: National security team ‘not missing a beat’ because of Trump controversies December 3, 2017
    H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s national security adviser, said Sunday that the administration's controversies — including his predecessor’s guilty plea and rumors of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s departure — aren’t affecting its ability to work with U.S. allies on key issues. McMaster was pressed during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” about those and other […]

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