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Trump predicts exoneration in Russia investigation as allies fear a 'meltdown'

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:16:39 GMT

President Donald Trump is privately striking a less agitated tone on the Russia investigation, sources say, even insisting he'll soon be cleared in writing. But his new approach has some allies worried he's not taking the threat of the probe seriously enough.(image)

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Trump says he is not considering firing Mueller

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:27:54 GMT

Upon returning to the White House on Sunday night, President Donald Trump said he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller.(image)

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With their tax bill, Republicans prepare for a long-awaited win

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:19:33 GMT

Republicans are on the brink of passing a nearly $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, and at this point, it looks like nothing can stop them.(image)

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Competing interests in both chambers ahead of government shutdown deadline

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:02:25 GMT

After this week's tax vote, the spotlight will shift to a vote on a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown by midnight Friday.(image)

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Tax voting starts Tuesday, why is Corker voting yes?

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:20:29 GMT

This is the point where Republicans in both chambers are staring at the clock and hoping the time to the House and, more importantly, Senate votes ticks away quickly.(image)

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Congress week ahead: Key tax vote before holiday break

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:16:55 GMT

As far as Capitol Hill is concerned, the only thing certain about next week is taxes.(image)

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Mother of soldier killed in Niger on Trump: 'He's human just like us'

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:38:11 GMT

The mother of a soldier who was killed during an ambush in Niger expressed forgiveness toward President Donald Trump, who was accused of being insensitive during a condolence call to the soldier's wife in October.(image)

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Hatch insists that real estate provision wasn't added to win Corker's vote

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:06:41 GMT

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, vehemently disputed Monday reports that a provision to expand tax breaks for real-estate developers was added last minute into the Senate bill to win a key vote.(image)

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DACA negotiations reach critical week

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:46:02 GMT

As lawmakers reach the final week to decide year-end government funding, negotiations on saving the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program are reaching a fever pitch despite long odds.(image)

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The Point: 'Fox and Friends' 9 lamest 'questions' for Ivanka Trump today

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:49:16 GMT

Ivanka Trump sat down on the "Fox & Friends" couch for an interview Monday morning. On its face, such a sitdown could have been quite newsy. After all, Ivanka is not only a senior adviser to President Donald Trump but also his eldest daughter and, as such, perhaps the person the President trusts the most in the world. If there was anyone who could shed real light -- and insight -- on Trump's first year in office, it's Ivanka.(image)

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Manchin, Leahy say Franken shouldn't have had to resign before Ethics probe

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:45:18 GMT

Sen. Joe Manchin says fellow Sen. Al Franken should not resign in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct.(image)

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The Point: Donald Trump is calm about the Russia investigation. For now.

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:02:42 GMT

Nothing has irritated President Donald Trump more in the first year of his presidency than the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russia. He has called it a witch hunt. A hoax. He's blamed Democrats -- unwilling to admit he beat them in 2016 -- for it. He's railed -- publicly and privately -- at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from this morning.(image)

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Judge Alex Kozinski, accused of sexual misconduct, resigns

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:57:30 GMT

A well-known federal judge has resigned Monday after multiple former clerks and junior staffers came forward with allegations of inappropriate sexual actions against him.(image)

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Mueller team denies accusations it 'unlawfully' obtained Trump transition emails

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:57:00 GMT

Lawyers representing the Trump presidential transition wrote to members of Congress accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of obtaining unauthorized access to tens of thousands of transition emails, including what they claim to be documents protected by attorney-client privilege.(image)

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McCain returning to Arizona, will miss tax bill vote

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 02:12:11 GMT

Sen. John McCain is heading home to Arizona to continue recovering from the side effects of chemotherapy for a brain tumor and will not be in Washington for the tax vote this week, two sources close to McCain confirmed to CNN.(image)

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Putin thanks Trump for CIA's help in stopping terror attacks

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:52:13 GMT

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone on Sunday after ISIS-inspired terror attacks against the city of St. Petersburg were thwarted by Russia's Federal Security Service using intelligence provided by the CIA.(image)

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Bloody GOP primaries bolster Democratic hopes for Senate majority

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:01:07 GMT

Democrats believe they can take advantage of Republican infighting and win Senate seats in 2018(image)

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House panel to interview publicist Rob Goldstone, Rep. Wasserman Schultz on Monday

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 23:51:37 GMT

The House Intelligence Committee has at least two interviews scheduled Monday to kick off a packed week of witnesses in the panel's Russia probe.(image)

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Obama dons Santa hat, brings holiday cheer to DC kids

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:35:20 GMT

Former President Barack Obama ditched the coat and tie for a more casual look while surprising Washington, DC, middle school children this week: a leather jacket topped off with a festive Santa hat.(image)

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Pentagon study of UFOs revealed

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 06:17:54 GMT

Beyond preparing for the next field of battle, or advancing a massive arsenal that includes nuclear weapons, the Pentagon has also researched the possible existence of UFOs.(image)

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White House special counsel: No plans to fire Mueller

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:26:29 GMT

The White House repeated Saturday that President Donald Trump has no intentions of firing Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller amid fresh speculation from a congresswoman that he would be doing so.(image)

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Trump touts tax reform as he leaves for Camp David

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:09:35 GMT

As the GOP tax overhaul nears its final hurdle, President Donald Trump was eager to defend the bill Saturday, touting what he said would be its impact on the middle class as he left the White House for Camp David.(image)

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The Point: The CDC's banned words list speak to the true impact of Trumpism

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:26:58 GMT

It's easy -- and obvious -- to focus on the high profile ways in which Donald Trump is remaking American government and, by extension, American culture: His appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, his tax cut plan, his tweeting -- to name three.(image)

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Tax win will be huge for Trump, but don't bank on political windfall

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:31:30 GMT

In decades to come, people will talk about the Trump tax cuts as they now reminisce over the Reagan, Bush and Kennedy giveaways.(image)

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The biggest tax cut in history? Not quite.

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:21:03 GMT

President Donald Trump has bragged that the tax cuts Congress wants to pass this month would be the biggest in history.(image)

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Trump lawyers set for key meeting with special counsel next week

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:11:38 GMT

President Donald Trump's private lawyers are slated to meet with special counsel Robert Mueller and members of his team as soon as next week for what the President's team considers an opportunity to gain a clearer understanding of the next steps in Mueller's probe, according to sources familiar with the matter.(image)

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Melania Trump's star continues to rise

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:38:49 GMT

First lady Melania Trump's popularity continues to climb, according to a new poll out Friday.(image)

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