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Published: Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:32:45 -0400

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Trump: U.S.-North Korea summit 'should have been done a long time ago'

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:39:43 -0400

(image) President Trump pushed back against criticisms that North Korea has had to meet few preconditions before a planned summit between the president and Kim Jong Un. Trump said he may or may not be successful but that he’s taking an important step that previous presidents should have taken long ago.

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Police investigating possible hate crime in New York City subway assault

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:30:52 -0400

(image) An incident on the New York subway system Friday night, where a Hispanic man was reportedly berated for “taking jobs” from Americans, is being investigated by police as a possible hate crime.

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Michael Cohen, Donald Trump and the curse of loyalty

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:07:34 -0400

(image) A number of analysts have been wondering aloud whether the loyalty of Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, will pass the acid test of a federal indictment.

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Mourning Barbara Bush

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:04:35 -0400

(image) Several former U.S. presidents were among the 1,500 mourners expected to gather at a Houston church on Saturday for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush, who died on Tuesday at the age of 92.

Trump: Michael Cohen will never flip on me

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:35:16 -0400

(image) In a series of early-morning tweets, President Trump attacks an article in the New York Times suggesting that his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, whose offices were raided last week by the FBI, might cooperate with investigators.

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Trump told Comey he never slept in Moscow. But he did.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:55:35 -0400

(image) According to memos by former FBI Director James Comey, Donald Trump disputed allegations about cavorting with prostitutes in Moscow by insisting that he didn’t spend the night in Moscow during his 2013 trip. But the record clearly shows he did.

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Students protest gun violence nationwide on Columbine anniversary

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:29:14 -0400

(image) Thousands of students walked out of classes across the United States on Friday, marking the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School with a show of unity aimed at pressuring politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.

Ex-sanctions czar bashes Obama administration's 'weak' response to Russian interference

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:29:44 -0400

(image) Dan Fried, the former State Department diplomat who oversaw sanctions policy, told the "Skullduggery" podcast that he was “extremely” frustrated when the Obama administration issued “weak” and “frankly inadequate” sanctions against Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.

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Ted Cruz shrugs off past feud and lauds Trump in Time essay

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:29:20 -0400

(image) Ted Cruz wrote an essay for Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People of 2018” issue, praising President Trump, who the Texas senator once described as a "bully," "narcissist" and "serial philanderer."

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Join us for a live video taping of Skullduggery

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:24:19 -0400

(image) Join Yahoo News’ Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Klaidman, and Chief Investigative Correspondent, Michael Isikoff, for a special live video taping of Skullduggery.

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Midwest farmers fear tariff war, while their steelworker neighbors cheer

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:16:02 -0400

(image) Trump’s trade policies may be helping some steel companies — and steelworkers — but China is threatening to retaliate with tariffs on American agricultural exports. Farmers in this Illinois town are worried about losing their market.

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We need stronger candidates, not stronger parties

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:00:41 -0400

(image) It’ll be a long time before we see another presidential field populated solely by career politicians. But that’s not something we should necessarily fear.

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RZA weighs in on the Wu-Tang Clan's meeting with James Comey 

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:01:56 -0400

(image) RZA, the spiritual leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, got a kick out of seeing two of his rap colleagues meet former FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday.

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Unfiltered: ‘We are human beings’

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:29:49 -0400

(image) In the middle of an empty Manhattan church on a Wednesday afternoon sits Rev. Juan Carlos Ruíz, adjusting his priest collar. Outside, people cross the street to and from Central Park. Although it is April, they are still dressed in winter coats.

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Fresno State professor under fire for celebrating death of Barbara Bush

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:46:57 -0400

(image) Fresno State University is distancing itself from an Arab-American professor who celebrated the death of former first lady Barbara Bush as it reviews the matter, school officials said Wednesday.

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State hits Memphis for removing Confederate monuments

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:29:51 -0400

(image) Months after Memphis circumvented state law to take down two monuments, the Tennessee legislature voted to remove funding that would’ve gone to commemorating the city’s bicentennial.

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George W. Bush: U.S. should be tough on Russia — 'not belligerent, but forceful'

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:34:46 -0400

(image) Former President George W. Bush said on Monday that he has “always felt” the United States should be tough in countering Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression.

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Trump calls sketch released by Stormy Daniels a 'total con job'

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:13:06 -0400

(image) President Trump suggested on Wednesday that the man adult-film star Stormy Daniels says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot and warned her to stay silent about her alleged sexual encounter with Trump is “nonexistent.”

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California leads the nation in sending former inmates to college. Will other states follow?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:00:01 -0400

(image) Since 2011, when the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to thin its prison population, the state has taken several steps to increase educational opportunities for inmates — and it has achieved dramatic results.

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Public figures react to the death of Barbara Bush

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:01:30 -0400

(image) Within minutes of the news that former first lady Barbara Bush had died Tuesday at the age of 92, tributes began pouring in from political figures, including those in her own family.

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Barbara Bush: A life in pictures

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:49:20 -0400

(image) View photos of Barbara Bush through the years. The former first lady died on April 17 at age 92.

Barbara Bush, the 'enforcer' of a political dynasty, is dead

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:47:38 -0400

(image) While her husband was the linchpin of a multigenerational political dynasty, Barbara Bush, with her shock of white hair and trademark pearls, provided much of the steel in the family.

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Comey book says he threatened to call for a special counsel over Clinton emails

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:43:00 -0400

(image) FBI Director James Comey nearly called for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton’s email server in the spring of 2016 after Clinton’s lawyers refused on the grounds of attorney-client privilege to turn over their laptops for examination by the bureau’s agents.

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Comey blitzes the media on book tour

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:55:14 -0400

(image) James Comey’s book tour began in earnest on Tuesday with the former FBI director scheduled for no less than eight high-profile interviews to promote his much-anticipated memoir, "A Higher Loyalty," over the next three days.

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Power to the party: Why political reforms can be bad for democracy

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:00:49 -0400

(image) Over the last half-century, political power has devolved from party functionaries to ordinary citizens voting in primaries. That has made the system more democratic — but also more susceptible to manipulation by populist demagogues. Some political scientists think it’s time to take another look.

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The Michael Cohen legal sideshow: Gasps, pratfalls and paparazzi

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:00:36 -0400

(image) Stormy Daniels arrives at federal court in New York on Monday. NEW YORK — Even before Sean Hannity was named as the mystery “third client” of President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, the hearing over how to handle the evidence FBI agents seized from Cohen’s office and residences last week was a media circus, featuring the best-known adult actress in America and her omnipresent lawyer, fringe political candidates, and people who literally fell to the ground. Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels, was circling the federal district courthouse in Lower Manhattan, making as many as 10 circuits of the block.

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Sean Hannity was Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's secret client

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:21:10 -0400

(image) Michael Cohen’s mysterious third client, whose identity he tried to keep secret, has been revealed as Fox News host Sean Hannity.

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Trump proposal to kill foreign entrepreneur program hits startups

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:42:35 -0400

(image) The Trump administration is rescinding a rule that allows foreign entrepreneurs who start businesses in the U.S. to remain in the country for up to five years. One tech startup had to open a satellite office in Canada for one of its Indian-born founders. The issue shows the tension between the administration’s anti-immigrant stance and its pro-business rhetoric.

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Why Comey doesn't want Trump impeached

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:00:58 -0400

(image) In a wide-ranging interview, former FBI Director James Comey elaborated on previous statements, offered new insights, and admitted that he made errors in judgment.

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'I hardly even knew this guy': Trump lashes out at Comey in Sunday morning tweetstorm

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 10:07:52 -0400

(image) Excerpts from former FBI Director James Comey’s upcoming memoir, and from an interview Comey gave to ABC News, set off a Sunday-morning tweetstorm of accusations, corrections and annotations from President Trump, including the bizarre assertion that “I hardly even knew this guy.”

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4 reasons Trump may have pardoned Libby

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:07:18 -0400

(image) As reports broke Friday that President Trump had issued a pardon of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, former Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, the immediate questions for many Americans were: Why Libby and why now?

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Yellow cabs and apartment houses: FBI is taking a broad look at Michael Cohen's business

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:26:35 -0400

(image) Agents who raided the office and home of President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen weren’t only interested in hush-money payoffs to women, but were also investigating a broad range of his business dealings, including a taxi empire, New York City real estate and an aborted project to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

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Comedian Randy Credico says Trump adviser Roger Stone threatened his dog

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:59:11 -0400

(image) New York City comic and ex-radio host Randy Credico says that longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone sent him “scary,” obscenity-filled emails after he went public disputing Stone’s claim that Credico was his “backchannel” to WikiLeaks.

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Trump responds to Comey's book by calling him an 'untruthful slime ball'

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:53:24 -0400

(image) President Trump tore into James Comey on Friday in a pair of tweets aimed at discrediting his former FBI director’s explosive new book that details Comey’s interactions with the president before his firing last year.

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DOJ tinkers with immigration courts to speed deportations

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 05:00:46 -0400

(image) The sequence of events that lead to immigration court vary from case to case, especially now, as even broader categories of people — ranging from convicted criminals to recent border crossers seeking asylum, longtime residents and even a few U.S. citizens — are getting caught up in the Trump administration’s sweeping enforcement dragnet.

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What's in James Comey's book?

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:54:58 -0400

(image) Former FBI director James Comey’s account of his turbulent career in law enforcement, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” is officially out next week, but reviews and excerpts began appearing Thursday. The book is scathing about Comey’s interactions with President Trump, who fired Comey last year over his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and its possible links to the Trump campaign.

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Former doorman says he got hush money over Trump love-child story

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:05:00 -0400

(image) The doorman, Dino Sajudin, reportedly signed a contract with American Media that carried a $1 million penalty for disclosing details of the explosive story.

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Pompeo: 'I cooperated' with the Mueller investigation

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:47:02 -0400

(image) CIA Director Mike Pompeo, President Trump’s pick for secretary of state, confirmed on Thursday that he has been interviewed by Robert Mueller in the special counsel's investigation into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia.

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U.N. scofflaws owe N.Y.C. an insane amount of money

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:36:01 -0400

(image) Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make the world turn. Today we're looking at the $16 million in unpaid parking fines owed to New York City by drivers with U.N. diplomat license plates.

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Trump backs off tweet warning Russia of 'coming' Syria strike

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 08:53:48 -0400

(image) “Never said when an attack on Syria would take place,” Trump tweeted early Thursday. “Could be very soon or not so soon at all!"

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Fire the special counsel. Please.

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:00:20 -0400

(image) Trying to shut down the special counsel and seize control of the Justice Department will be the thing that brings this entire Legoland of an administration crashing down on itself.

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Trump's incoherent, dangerous policy on Syria, as laid out in tweets

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:04:31 -0400

(image) ISIS has nearly been defeated in Syria, and the Assad regime, backed by Russia and Iran, is close to winning the civil war. But the situation there is as dangerous as ever, and President Trump may be making things worse by tweeting out a belligerent threat to Russia.

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Paul Ryan, lame duck: What does the future hold for him?

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:10:06 -0400

(image) Without much precedent in recent U.S. history, House Speaker Paul Ryan is entering an extended lame-duck period before the 115th Congress concludes. How will this announcement affect Republican morale and Ryan’s future?

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Zuckerberg tells GOP lawmakers Facebook isn't biased against conservatives

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:28:47 -0400

(image) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dismissed the suggestion by several Republican lawmakers on Wednesday that the social media network is biased against conservative content — but admitted that he is worried about the issue of censorship on the platform in general.

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Paul Ryan’s legacy looks a lot like Donald Trump’s

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:54:21 -0400

(image) When Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday that he would not seek reelection this fall, some on both the left and the anti-Trump right expressed hope that Ryan would now be free to stand up against President Trump.

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Trump warns Russia: Missiles 'will be coming' to Syria

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:19:29 -0400

(image) President Trump on Wednesday vowed to respond to last week’s chemical attack with an air strike but said he would not specify timing publicly.

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