BuzzFeed: Sources say Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about proposed Moscow project

(CNN)President Donald Trump personally directed his longtime former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project, two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter told BuzzFeed. “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and…

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Washington Post: Trump concealed details from meetings with Putin

Washington (CNN)There are no detailed records of five personal meetings President Donald Trump has had with Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Washington Post reported Saturday, citing US officials. In one instance, following a meeting Trump had with Putin in Hamburg, Germany, in 2017 that former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson…

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Stephen Colbert has the perfect roast for why Trump picked ‘Game of Thrones’ for propaganda

Stephen Colbert has returned from a short break, while the U.S. government has not. So, to catch up, the Late Show host spent ten glorious minutes on Monday night absolutely roasting the president’s now 17-day shutdown of the government, in which Donald Trump has demanded $5.7 billion to build his…

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Journalist Connie Schultz, wife of Sherrod Brown, says they’ll make a 2020 decision ‘within the next two months’

Washington (CNN)Journalist Connie Schultz, who is the wife of Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, said Sunday that the couple will “know within the next two months” whether or not he will launch a bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. “Brian, it’s incremental, at least in our case,” Schultz continued. “How…

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Trump asks 7-year-old, ‘Are you still a believer in Santa?’

(CNN)At what age do children wonder whether Santa really exists? Collman’s response, though inaudible to the press, left Trump with a chuckle and a smile. The call came around 6:30 p.m. Monday as the President and first lady Melania Trump spoke on separate phones to children whose calls to NORAD…

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Nielsen says all children in Border Patrol custody have received medical screenings

(CNN)All children in US Border Patrol custody have received medical screenings and apprehended children will now be assessed more thoroughly, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Wednesday in a statement on the death of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy in Border Patrol custody. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday that…

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Andrew Cuomo asks New York to greenlight recreational pot

Washington (CNN)New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced his support for legalizing marijuana in his state, the latest evidence of the progressive left’s growing influence on moderate Democrats about the issue. Cuomo’s position on the issue has evolved since 2012, when he proposed that state legislators move to decriminalize…

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Judge rejects request to release Trump’s tax returns under freedom of information laws

Washington (CNN)A federal appellate court has rejected a non-profit organization’s attempt to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax records from the Internal Revenue Service by filing a Freedom of Information Act request. Henderson wrote that the President’s tax returns are protected by the IRS. “No one can demand to inspect another’s…

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Education Committee delays hearing following witness’ controversial writings

(CNN)A subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce was planning to hold a hearing Wednesday on raising the minimum wage to $15, but that was until Democrats on the committee discovered one of the Republicans’ invited witnesses had penned misogynistic and homophobic blog posts over a decade…

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US to withdraw from missile treaty in 60 days unless Russia reverses course, Pompeo says

Washington (CNN)Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday that the US will stop adhering to a decades-old nuclear treaty in 60 days unless Russia returns to compliance with the agreement. ‘Russia is responsible’ “These violations of the INF treaty cannot be viewed in isolation from the larger pattern of Russian…

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Mississippi runoff: What we learned from 2018’s last Senate race

(CNN)Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has defeated Democrat Mike Espy in the Mississippi special Senate runoff election. The win capped off a tumultuous final few weeks of the campaign for Hyde-Smith who had a string of controversies, many of them touching on issues of race. When I used the results of…

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