Muhammad Ali’s lawyer says Trump’s proposed pardon ‘out of the blue’

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering posthumously pardoning boxer Muhammad Ali, who was convicted in 1967 after refusing military service in Vietnam — even though Ali’s attorney called it “unnecessary.” Ali’s attorney, Ron Tweel, told CNN that there was no contact whatsoever between anyone in the Trump…

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Michelle Wolf doubles down on Sarah Sanders jokes on new Netflix show

Washington (CNN)Comedian Michelle Wolf brought up her controversial joke about White House press secretary Sarah Sanders during the Sunday premiere of her Netflix show, “The Break with Michelle Wolf.” “For the record, that was not a looks-based joke, that was about her ugly personality,” Wolf said. “She has the Mario…

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How a champion boxer got caught in Britains immigration dragnet

The long read: A little-known Home Office scheme designed to deport more foreign criminals has left Kelvin Bilal Fawaz and many others like him living in an endless limbo The opening ceremony of the London Olympics, on 27 July 2012, should have been a moment of triumph for Kelvin Bilal…

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Why Donald Trump talked about ‘ratings’ standing next to 3 recently freed prisoners

(CNN)In the very early hours of Thursday morning, President Donald Trump traveled to Andrews Air Force Base in order to personally greet the three American prisoners released by North Korea as they landed back in the United States. “I want to thank you all. It’s very early in the morning.…

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Donald Trump says he knows ‘things’ that would be very damaging to Jon Tester. Like, what?

(CNN)On Saturday night at a rally in Washington, Michigan, President Donald Trump said this of Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester: “I know things about the senator I can say, too. If I said them, he would never be elected again.” “They did that to Admiral Jackson,” Trump said on Saturday…

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Trump threatened a government shutdown, but Michelle Wolf is getting all the attention

On Saturday night, a political firebrand with striking hair and a funny voice said a bunch of provocative stuff in front of a large crowd. Elsewhere, comedian Michelle Wolf hosted the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner (#WHCD). While Wolf was busy jabbing D.C. and media elite mercilessly (as you can…

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Melania Trump looks to history for inspired state dinner with the Macrons

(CNN)It was three days before the most important dinner party she has ever hosted, but Melania Trump was not at the White House, triple-checking details. Instead, she was in Houston, Texas, to pay her respects to one of her predecessors, Barbara Bush. In other words, the first lady was literally,…

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Trump and ‘Roseanne’ are making a conservative case for representation in media

Washington (CNN)The success of the “Roseanne” reboot has thrilled President Donald Trump and his supporters. More than 18 million people tuned in for the revived series’ debut Tuesday on ABC. Trump made a personal phone call to Barr and boasted about her ratings at his rally in Ohio Thursday. Ivanka…

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Documents suggest possible coordination between CIA, FBI, Obama WH and Dem officials early in Trump-Russia probe: investigators

Newly uncovered text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page suggest a possible coordination between high ranking officials at the Obama White House, CIA, FBI, Justice Department and former Senate Democratic Leadership in the early stages of the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia,…

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