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5/21/17

North Korea fires second ballistic missile in a week

Tillerson: Trump told Russians about Comey to show he's not distracted

McMaster: Trump feels 'hamstrung in his ability to work with Russia'

Former deputy FBI director: Russia probe is not a 'witch hunt'

Rubio: I have 'disagreement' with White House on approach to human rights issues

McCain: Russian diplomat didn't belong in the Oval Office

Sen. McCain on impact of Russia probes on Trump's agenda

Worries mount about vacancies in Trump's State Department

Congressman threatened with lynching after calling for Trump’s impeachment

Notre Dame grads walk out during Mike Pence’s commencement speech 

Why Pence's frustration feels like déjà vu 

Republicans fearing for their safety as anger, threats mount

House panel looks at Trump campaign communications adviser for Russia ties

A GOP congressman from Kentucky wonders: Is ‘this Trump thing’ sustainable?

Senators run into obstacles, consider options on health bill

Rep. Jason Chaffetz says Oversight committee is 'certainly pursuing' Comey documents

President Donald Trump Delivers Speech To Muslim World Leaders From Riyadh Saudi Arabia

'Drive them out': Trump calls on Muslims to share burden in terror fight

Trump urges Muslim world to ‘drive out the extremists' 

Trump: 'Terrorists do not worship God, they worship death'

Trump leaves three words out of his Saudi Arabia speech

Abroad, President Trump's reality collides with candidate Trump's words

Warmth and scale of Trump-Saudi embrace could spell trouble for Netanyahu

Damning with deafening praise: Why Netanyahu is unimpressed by Trump 

Trump’s first budget is coming, and the spending cuts are severe

Trump to propose big cuts to safety-net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits

Trump reportedly plans to sabotage Obamacare by cutting off low-income subsidies

ACLU: Trump refused to turn over Giuliani travel ban memo by court-ordered deadline

White House officials say Trump is 'undisciplined' and 'self-destructive'

Donald Trump's Latest Approval Ratings Plunged, Republicans Flee the President Amid Russia Controversies


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5/20/17

Tillerson unaware of White House 'person of interest' in Russia probe

GOP senator wouldn’t be ‘surprised’ if Comey forced to cancel testimony

Here comes the GOP bloodbath

GOP talks of narrowing ‘blue-slip’ rule for judges

Trump turmoil is spreading far beyond Washington to state and local races

Steyn: Republicans Sending a 'Very Dangerous Message' to Their Voters

'It's been a long week': Republicans tire of Trump 'chaos' on Capitol Hill

New bill would make President Trump pay for travel to his resorts

5 questions Congress needs to answer about Trump and Russia

Kerik: Mueller Could Become the Democrats' Worst Nightmare 

In hometown of Allendale, James Comey is no 'nut job,' but principled career man

Comey’s father blasts Trump as 'nuts' and 'really crazy'

Saudis welcome Trump with gold medal, receive arms package

Saudi Arabia courts Trump

Trump receives royal welcome, honors from Saudi leader

Trump to tell Muslims on first foreign trip: Drive out terrorists

Trump signs ‘tremendous’ deals with Saudi Arabia on his first day overseas

President Trump slammed as 'hypocrite' for 'bowing' to the Saudi king

Poll: Trump’s popularity sinks among Israeli Jews

The Memo: Trump base shows signs of cracking

Report: Trump attorney tried to exempt him from signing off on financial forms


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5/19/17

Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify to Senate panel in public session

Comey agrees to testify before Senate panel

Former FBI director Comey to testify publicly

Rosenstein: I stand by Comey memo

Dem frustration grows with Rosenstein

Special counsel Robert Mueller expected to be formidable against President Trump

Russia probes in limbo after special prosecutor announcement 

A White House official close to Trump is a 'significant person of interest' in Russia probe

Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say 

Report: The Trump-Russia probe is now investigating a possible cover-up

First on CNN: Russian officials bragged they could use Flynn to influence Trump, sources say

The White House is reportedly starting to prepare for the distant possibility of impeachment proceedings

White House looking at ethics rule to weaken special investigation: sources

How the GOP Health Care Plan Could Take Another Big Bite Out of Medicaid

Republicans want to talk taxes but can’t, because of Trump-Flynn saga

GOP tries to keep spotlight on taxes

Republicans’ nightmare is starting to come true

How to Woo Chinese Investors: With Visa Offers and the Trump Name

Journalism's epic week: surprises, scoops and a newspaper war

Do leaks to the media really put lives at risk?

Jim Mattis: Any North Korea military solution would be 'tragic on an unbelievable scale'

U.S. Navy moves another massive aircraft carrier close to North Korea

President Trump Weekly Address 5/19/17

Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation

Trump’s Business Ties to Middle East Precede Him

With Trump leaving on his first foreign trip, here are 4 lessons about face-to-face diplomacy

First stop on Trump’s first official trip overseas signals Saudi Arabia’s importance

Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad

Trump says he hasn’t ruled out Netanyahu joining him at Western Wall

Trump’s budget calls for hits on federal employee retirement programs

Trump tells advisers he wants to end key Obamacare subsidies

Trump White House feels under siege

Trump’s media firewall is collapsing as the Russia probe gets closer

Trump needs private attorney to navigate complex probe, his ex-lawyer says

President Trump is practically begging to be accused of obstruction of justice

Poll: Most Utahns disapprove of Trump's job performance


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5/18/17

Probe by US special counsel is a criminal investigation -Blumenthal 

Rosenstein to be grilled today on Trump bombshells

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein knew before he wrote his controversial memo that Comey would be fired

Here's what the new special counsel can — and can't — do with his investigation

First on CNN: House Russia investigators get access to Treasury data

Trump: Joe Lieberman is top pick for FBI director 

There's a chance the House might have to vote again on the GOP healthcare bill because of a procedural mistake

Gowdy front-runner to be next Oversight chairman

Donald Trump’s presidency imploding, Republicans must demand better

GOP lawmaker: Time to do whatever is necessary

Republicans Go Into Hiding As Donald Trump's Scandals Deepen 

The Memo: GOP talk of impeachment highlights Trump’s troubles

House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: “I think Putin pays” Trump

GOP senator: Flynn 'not cooperating' in Russia probe

TV networks can’t find any Republicans willing to defend Trump

John McCain: Throw Turkish ambassador out of US

CNN Town Hall Discussion - Gov. John Kasich & Sen. Bernie Sanders

Sean Spicer no longer expected to give daily briefings

Lobby groups to watch in Senate healthcare fight

Treasury to call for rolling back banking regulations

Vice President Pence has a growing credibility problem

White House says full fiscal 2018 budget to be released on May 23

Trump’s budget expected to massively slash research on renewable energy — and ‘clean coal’

Trump Denies Colluding With Russia

Sources: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians

Trump says naming of special counsel ‘hurts our country’

Trump: I’m victim of 'single greatest witch hunt'

Trump denies telling Comey to back off Flynn investigation

Intel Trump gave Russians came from Jordan, not Israel – report

Analysis: A crisis Trump can’t manage with tweet or taunt

America’s most radical law enforcement figure is headed to the Trump administration

Turkish violence in Washington presents new Trump headache

Once hoped for as a reset, Trump's foreign trip now bogged in White House crises

Trump administration formally launches NAFTA renegotiation

How Roger Ailes helped create Donald Trump

Trump weighs downsizing Spicer’s public role

Comey, Unsettled by Trump, Is Said to Have Wanted Him Kept at a Distance

Donald Trump Jr implies the Comey memo is true

Donald Trump 'will find a way to resign’, says President’s ghostwriter

'No. No. Next question': Trump flatly denies he ever asked Comey to end probe into Flynn


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5/17/17

Longtime FBI Director Mueller named special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in election

Justice names special counsel for Russia investigation

Special counsel appointed in Russia probe

Robert Mueller Takes the Case

Five things to know about the Justice Department’s choice for special counsel 

Ten things to know about Robert Mueller

Special prosecutor appointment gets bipartisan praise

Why is Jason Chaffetz, who is about to quit Congress, suddenly the face of its investigation into Trump?

Senate Intel panel asks Comey to testify publicly

GOP’s loyalty to party over country will doom us

The Memo: GOP anger at Trump is building

GOP Sen. Thune to Trump: It's up to you to get the 'train back on the track

Republicans’ extreme frustration with Trump, in one congressman’s middle finger

Republicans increasingly call for answers on Comey, Trump conversations

First Republicans talk possibility of impeachment for Trump 

Putin offers to provide Congress with details of Trump disclosures to Russian envoys

This Would Be as Impeachable an Offense as Anything Nixon Did 

Former Reagan adviser warns President Trump is 'in impeachment territory'

Restive Dems amplify calls for impeachment 

The growing movement to impeach Trump

Flynn stopped military plan Turkey opposed – after being paid as its agent

Ahead of Trump’s Middle East tour, U.S. sells $2 billion worth of weapons to United Arab Emirates

US renews hold on Iran nuclear sanctions, implements missile sanctions

Turmoil over recent Trump controversies triggers the Dow’s biggest losses since September

The Daily 202: Trump’s inexperience contributed to Comey interactions that now cloud his presidency

Trump faces a crisis of credibility — and judgment

Report: Trump knew Flynn was under investigation weeks before inauguration

Trump says Russia probe will reveal no collusion with his campaign 

Right pushes Trump to make staff, press changes

Former Israeli spymasters rip into Trump, say Israel must reassess intel sharing

Trump will not announce promised embassy move during Israel trip

Trump claims he wants closer ties with Russia. Here are 3 reasons that won’t fly.

Trump's favorite tools — hyperbole and exaggeration — turn into traps

Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice

How dangerous are the cracks emerging in Trump’s wall of support?

Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago

Fears Over Trump’s Mental State Gaining Traction In The Media

Here’s A Closer Look At Donald Trump’s Disturbingly Deep Ties To Russia

How Trump learned about the special prosecutor

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5/16/17

If the president says it, is it no longer classified?

Why the latest White House crisis is a really big deal

Trump's intelligence slip-up may be the straw that breaks the camel's back

Another Trump crisis craters GOP agenda

This is why Trump’s loose tongue has compromised U.S. security

Memo: Trump asked Comey to end Flynn investigation

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation

Notes made by former FBI director Comey say Trump pressured him to end Flynn probe

Trump asked Comey to close Flynn probe: NY Times, citing Comey memo

White House scrambles to limit damage after latest bombshell

White House: Western Wall comments ‘unauthorized,’ do not represent Trump’s stance

Frustration abounds in Trump White House

Toobin: 'Three words: Obstruction of justice'

Gergen: 'We're in impeachment territory now'

Loose Lips Sink Presidencies

Translating McMaster’s rhetoric on the Russia-leak story

McMaster: Trump didn't know where intel came from

Israel was the source of secret intelligence that Trump gave to Russians, NBC News confirms

Chaffetz: Trump’s sharing of intel with Russia should be probed — by House Intel panel

Cory Gardner on Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian diplomats: “We simply have to have more information.”

GOP nears total exasperation with Trump

Trump undercuts his own administration again, and now the GOP is taking notice

DuHaime: GOP Should Speak Up on Comey

Another GOP Congressman Calls For Special Prosecutor To Probe Russia's Election Meddling

Consternation on Capitol Hill over White House bombshells

Republicans Are the Only Ones Who Can Stop Trump

House Republican writes letter to constituent's employer complaining about her progressive activism

House GOP not sold on Ryan’s tax reform plan 

Senate battle lines harden in FBI fight

David Friedman officially takes up post as Trump’s Israel envoy

More Americans want 'independent' investigation of Trump: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Cornyn drops out of running for FBI director

NSA officials worried about the day its potent hacking tool would get loose. Then it did.

Trump pushes back on Washington Post report, says he has the ‘absolute right’ to ‘share with Russia

Analysis: Trump intel sharing risks damaging US alliances

Trump welcomes Erdogan amid US-Turkey strains

Trump will have to navigate diplomatic land mines abroad. Here’s how he’s preparing.

Trump taking aim at drug pricing

Here’s how Trump-Pence policy is already affecting LGBT lives in Chechnya

Trump's Best Defense on Russia Is Incompetence

Report: Trump told Comey to consider imprisoning reporters who publish leaks

Does anyone in Trump's White House have credibility?

As Trump’s woes mount, congressional Republicans arrive at a moment of reckoning

Trump is the wrong kind of businessperson to be president

Erick Erickson: Trump's Russia Leak Is 'Far Worse' Than Reported


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5/15/17

Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

Trump revealed classified information to Lavrov at White House meeting - Washington Post

Sources: Trump shared classified info with Russians

The White House provides a non-denial denial for the Russia leak story

Pro-Trump media dismisses bombshell report the president shared classified info

Trump takes heat over intel, 'tapes'

Congress exasperated as White House in 'downward spiral'

Report: GOP Senators Pulling Away From Trump

Why Congress will probably never see Trump’s ‘tapes’ of his conversations with James Comey

Republicans Display a Mix of Defense and Alarm on Trump Allegations

Rosenstein in hot seat after Comey firing 

Clapper says Comey firing is a ‘victory’ for Russia 

Firing James Comey to impede an investigation isn't smoke. It's fire

Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal in NC voter ID case

Senior member of Trump team said to tell Israelis: Western Wall is not your territory

The holiest site in Judaism is becoming a point of conflict between Trump and Israel

This is why Richard Nixon taped his White House conversations

Democratic Rep. Al Green calls for President Trump's impeachment

NATO Frantically Tries to Trump-Proof President’s First Visit

Another appeals court to weigh Trump’s revised travel ban

Judges in travel ban appeal press lawyers about Trump’s comments

Trump weighs candidates to replace fired FBI Director James Comey

The Trump administration wants to send more military advisers to Afghanistan. Good luck with that.

President Trump Has Abdicated the Office of Commander-in-Chief

Trump ordered emergency meeting after global cyber attack: official

Donald Trump Drastically Expands ‘Global Gag Rule’ On Abortion

Trump Administration Will Invest $23.6 Million in Water Reclamation

Trump campaigned on 'America First.' Now he's getting ready for his first trip overseas

White House refuses to say if Comey tapes exist 

President Trump, you can start making peace. Here’s how

The Daily 202: Loyalty is a one-way street for Donald Trump

Despite Campaign Boasts, Trump Has No Idea How To Handle Classified Material

The Scandals of Donald Trump: Presidential Edition

Trump Aides Race to Limit Fallout From Report on Disclosure

Where Is Donald Trump's Promised 24-hour Hotline for Veterans?

Ann Coulter Calls 'Grotesque' Donald Trump A Disappointment


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5/14/17

Poll: Just 29 percent approve of Trump's decision to fire Comey

Sens. Mark Warner and Mike Lee on replacing James Comey at the FBI

GOP senator: Comey firing 'exacerbates the erosion of trust in our institutions'

Former U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman questions Comey firing

Clapper: Loyalty pledge would be 'out of character' for Comey

Warner: I will 'absolutely' subpoena tapes between Comey and Trump if they exist

Republicans and Democrats agree: If Trump has tapes, he’ll need to turn them over to Congress

Conservative media in denial over Comey news?

Carl Bernstein: Comey firing is a 'dangerous' moment

It’s a Big Story’: Chris Wallace Rebuts Fox Host’s Complaints About Comey Firing ‘Hysteria’

Comey makes first prominent public outing since firing

Schumer: Block new FBI director until special prosecutor on Russia is appointed

GOP senator: Trump needs to 'back off' Russian investigation, stop tweeting

GOP wins in reversing Obama-era rules on guns, environment

Rival Senate healthcare group seeks to make waves

Ryan: 'Planets are aligned' on tax reform

Face the Nation transcript, May 14, 2017: Schiff, Sasse, Gates

Wallace on why WH officials were not on 'Fox News Sunday'

Clapper: US institutions 'under assault' from Trump 

Flynn subpoena sets up battle between White House, Congress

Rex Tillerson responds to John McCain's criticism

Top Trump official says we shouldn’t take care of someone who ‘eats poorly and gets diabetes’

North Korea Fires New Type of Ballistic Missile With Longer Range

North Korea’s Kim celebrates test of ‘perfect weapon system’

Trump’s shifting reason for firing Comey could cost him with Hill leaders

The Memo: Dangers ahead for Trump on Comey

Tillerson: Trump weighing whether embassy move will help or hurt peace

‘Dude fires people’: How the chaotic Trump news cycle confuses and misinforms the public

Under Trump, inconvenient data is being sidelined

Harvard law professor calls for Trump impeachment

Scoop: Trump, irked at cabinet and staff, mulls sweeping shake-up

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5/13/17

Ousted FBI director James Comey is willing to testify -- but only in public

Five story lines to watch in Trump-Comey fight

Trump's war with Comey intensifies

Trump has a long history of secretly recording calls, according to former associates

Trump’s attempt to intimidate Comey could come back to haunt him

Trump pledges to move quickly to name new FBI director

Robert Gates on Comey: Trump should have had his 'ducks in a row' 

Rep. Ted Lieu: Trump 'Obstructed Justice'

Four candidates interviewing for FBI director job Saturday 

Comey’s firing jostles Senate investigation — but adds new pressure not to slow down

Republicans silent and under pressure over Trump's Comey claims

Kremlin says may retaliate against U.S. over expulsion of Russian diplomats

North Korea test launches ballistic missile

U.S.-China Trade Plan Marks Key First Step

There's one part of this Trump-China deal that slaps a bunch of his supporters in the face

Judge orders government to turn over documents from Rudy Giuliani on travel ban

Tumultuous week puts Trump presidency on perilous path

James Clapper destroys Trump’s favorite talking point about the Russia investigation

Valerie Plame on how the intelligence community really feels about Trump

More details emerge about the tense relationship between Trump and Comey

Trump's frustrations are boiling over after Comey dismissal

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5/12/17

In firing Comey, Trump has 'fatally compromised' the FBI

Why it’s likely that Trump does have recordings of his Oval Office conversations

Trump suggests there may be ‘tapes’ of his private conversations with former FBI director

Trump’s tweet about ‘tapes’ of his conversations with Comey is a major tell

Nixon’s lawyer says Trump should be afraid of tapes; Woodward explains why

With a threat of 'tapes,' Trump tells ousted FBI chief not to talk to media

Trump's warning to Comey deepens White House crisis 

Comey’s Firing Tests Strength of the ‘Guardrails of Democracy’

Five Reasons the Comey Affair Is Worse Than Watergate

Comey furious at lack of respect White House showed, sources say 

Comey declines to testify before Senate panel

Acting FBI director McCabe, Sen. John Cornyn among four who will interview for FBI director job

Politico reports Ayotte being considered to head FBI

GOP: FBI firing won't slow agenda

Senate GOP’s agenda is at a moment of reckoning with unpredictable Trump

U.S. Senator Richard Burr talks Comey firing, Russia investigation, and President's tweets

Historically black university in Texas cancels Senator's speech

Senate Blocks Trump’s Repeal of Obama ‘Methane Rule’

McConnell promises women can take part in healthcare meetings

Republicans misstate, again and again on TV and at town halls, what’s in their health-care bill

Many Medicare beneficiaries spend 20 percent or more of their income on premiums, other health costs

Dad to daughter with pre-existing condition: 'You can't cover everyone'

Here's who wins with the new US-China trade deals 

There's an Asia nuclear crisis going on, and the US still doesn't have ambassadors in China, South Korea or Japan

Malware, described in leaked NSA documents, cripples computers worldwide

Trump's Weekly Address 5/12/17

Trump Victory! China Agrees to Open Market to US
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Donald Trump Has Compromised Every Major Investigation Into Alleged Russian Interference

Trump lawyers outline president’s Russian income but provide no documents

Trump floats canceling White House press briefings

Federal judge orders Trump to share Giuliani travel ban memo 

Trump wants to divert aid away from women and the environment

What the Tea Leaves Tell Us About Trump’s Trade Agenda

This week just gave a clear snapshot of all Donald Trump's leadership troubles

N.H. Secretary of State Bill Gardner tapped by Trump for election integrity commission

CNN calls Trump's latest attacks 'beneath the dignity of the office of the President'

It Took My Breath Away’: Chris Wallace Offers Stunning, Must-Watch Critique of Trump White House

Does Donald Trump want to be president?

Trump’s own words add fuel to questions about the legality of firing Comey

Defenders or enablers?

Why the Trump White House Is So Leaky

Even Trump’s allies on the right deplore how White House handled Comey affair 

France dislikes Trump even more than Putin, so that's reassuring

Trump’s top aides must go


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5/11/17

Trump admits he asked Comey if he was under investigation

Trump contradicts spokeswoman on effect of Comey firing, says it may 'lengthen out the investigation'

Trump: I was going to fire Comey regardless of DOJ recommendation

Trump said he was thinking of Russia controversy when he decided to fire Comey

Trump’s firing of FBI director could be an impeachable offense, constitutional law experts say

The Comey firing stinks; a special

Comey Invited to Testify to Senate Intel

Source close to Comey says there were 2 reasons the FBI director was fired

Watch: Live coverage of acting FBI director's first public comments

FBI's acting director rebukes White House claim that the FBI 'lost confidence' in Comey

Acting FBI director vows to inform congressional committee if White House tries to upend Russia probe

Acting FBI Chief Defends Ousted Comey, Vows Independent Russia Investigation

Comey firing will not derail Russia probe, acting FBI director says

Deputy attorney general asked to brief senators after Comey firing

Rosenstein Threatened to Resign Over Comey 

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein says he's 'not quitting'

Jeff Sessions is in deep trouble, and here’s why

Sessions breaks promise to rescue himself from Russia investigation

Trump’s top intel official: Russia hacked the Democrats

Sen. Coons: Comey Probe Might Have Been 'Too Close' for Trump

Senate Democrats demand answers from Rod Rosenstein about involvement in Comey firing

Comey's firing shows a 'deeply insecure president,' Sen. Tim Kaine says of Trump

Comey’s sudden ouster has Republicans divided

Third-ranking Republican Sen. Thune says Comey firing is a distraction for GOP agenda

These are the Republicans who spoke out against Comey’s firing

House Oversight chairman asks DOJ inspector general to probe Comey firing

GOP lawmaker who helped write Trumpcare returns to hundreds of angry constituents

Senate hard-liners outline health-care demands with Medicaid in the crosshairs

Senate unexpectedly rejects bid to repeal a key Obama-era environmental regulation

More U.S. soldiers may be heading to Afghanistan. That might not solve the problem.

ICE announces major anti-gang operation, mostly US citizens arrested

Delay seen, again, on Trump growth agenda after Comey sacking

THE MEMO: Trump deals with gravest crisis yet

NBC exclusive — Trump: I was going to fire Comey 'regardless,' he was a 'showboat'

Transcript: Interview with Donald Trump

Trump and Putin to meet in July, Russian state media says

Abbas said to agree to summit with Netanyahu and Trump

President Trump Meets with Former Secretary Henry Kissinger

Trump signs executive order to investigate voter fraud claims 

Lawsuits piling up against Trump

Poll: When thinking of Trump, US voters say 'idiot' is the first word that comes to mind

May 10, 2017 - U.S. Voters Send Trump Approval To Near Record Low; QuinnipiacUniversity National Poll Finds; No Winner In Media War, But Voters Trust Media More 

Poll: Trump’s health care and tax plans are very, very unpopular

How Popular is Trump? Latest Approval Rating Plummets as White Supporters Flee

Experts: Trump’s alleged conversations with Comey improper 


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5/10/17

How close was Comey getting to the truth?

The shocking firing of James B. Comey puts new pressure on Trump and his team

Why did Trump fire FBI Director James Comey? Cover-up of Russia investigation suspected 

Comey’s dismissal may turn the anti-Trump wave into a tsunami

The most powerful reactions to Trump’s abrupt firing of the FBI director
 
Michael Bloomberg: After Comey Firing, Justice Must Be Served
 
Donald Trump’s Story About Why He Fired FBI Director James Comey Is Already Falling Apart

Firing Comey was legal. That doesn’t mean it was a good idea.

Rosenstein's Case Against Comey, Annotated

Deputy attorney general threatened to quit after being cast as impetus of Comey's firing, which was already decided, official says

GOP resists calls for special prosecutor after Comey firing 

White House: Trump thought about firing Comey since Election Day 

Comey firing sends shockwaves through FBI rank-and-file

Inside Trump’s anger and impatience — and his sudden decision to fire Comey

Fired by Trump, reviled by Democrats, Comey will be missed by those who protect US Jews

Senate panel invites Comey to testify next week

Comey sought more resources for Russia probe days before he was fired by President Trump, officials say

GOP senators on Comey firing: Where they stand

FBI firing leaves Russia probe in uncertainty

Trump fires Comey as FBI director; Democrats call for a special prosecutor in Russia investigation

Comey farewell: ‘A president can fire an FBI director for any reason’

Senate Republicans face their own divisions in push for health-care overhaul

GOP healthcare effort dogged by gender inequity

Senate rejects repeal of Obama drilling rule

Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas documents from Flynn in Russia probe

Russia probe: Senate requests Trump documents from agency that monitors money laundering

CBO score of GOP's latest Obamacare repeal bill expected week of May 22

Five questions for Trump after FBI firing

Monday’s Russia hearing was a disaster for Trump

The Memo: Trump ignites firestorm

Trump's firing of Comey endangers his entire presidency

The Daily 202: Firing FBI director Comey is already backfiring on Trump. It’s only going to get worse.

4 reasons Trump has big problems on firing James Comey

Comey’s Firing Came as Investigators Stepped Up Russia Probe

‘Enough Was Enough’: How Festering Anger at Comey Ended in His Firing

A 'white hot' Trump stewed over Comey's fate 

Sense of Crisis Deepens as Trump Defends F.B.I. Firing

Trump hosts Russians, Kissinger at White House day after Comey firing

President Trump has now fired 3 officials who were investigating his campaign or administration

All of Trump’s campaign statements just vanished from his website. So let’s remember them.

More bad news for Trump: His poll numbers just hit a bunch of new lows

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5/9/17

BREAKING: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey

The Justice Department’s case against James B. Comey, annotated

GOP Intelligence chairman troubled by Trump's firing of FBI director

Trump Fired The FBI Director. No Journalist Should Believe Anything The White House Says About It.

Paul Ryan says Senate is 'a month or two' out on Trumpcare bill

Who will decide what the Senate’s health bill looks like? Follow the Medicaid-state senators. 

The Health 202: Republicans are just starting the hard part on health care

Republicans Confront Health-Bill Backlash

GOP reps return home to angry constituents in health care town halls

GOP town halls go viral

House Republicans struggle with costs of tax overhaul

Grassley, Chaffetz rebuke HHS secretary for muzzling agency employees

First on CNN: Senate Russia investigators ask Treasury for Trump team financial information

Sessions weighs return to harsher punishments for low-level drug crimes

Sean Spicer calls Sally Yates a 'political opponent' in explaining why Trump ignored her advice

The Daily 202: 10 important questions raised by Sally Yates’s testimony on the ‘compromised’ Michael Flynn

The Knives Are Out for Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster

US-Mexico border apprehensions hit 17-year lows

Tribal leaders demand apology from Hatch after he said they ‘don’t fully understand’ Bears Ears implications

Senate ref holds power over Trump agenda

Trump administration delays Paris climate agreement decision

Trump plans to meet incoming French president Macron in Brussels this month

Trump is tweeting about Sally Yates to distract you from her central, devastating allegation

Abbas told Trump to base peace talks on 2008 Olmert maps – report

South Korea elects as its next president Moon Jae-in, who wants better relations with North Korea. That could put him at odds with President Trump.

In blow to U.S.-Turkey ties, Trump administration approves plan to arm Syrian Kurds against Islamic State

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5/8/17

This week: Senate Republicans search for deal on ObamaCare repeal

Trumpcare advocates lie their way through the Sunday political shows

Republicans Disregarded the C.B.O., but It Won’t Be Ignored

A Republican Principle Is Shed in the Fight on Health Care

AHCA Is A Disaster For Your Health and Wallet

Warren Buffett Calls The Republican Health Care Plan "A Huge Tax Cut For People Like Me"

Juan Williams: GOP health moves set to backfire

They Voted to Repeal Obamacare. Now They Are a Target.

Live coverage: Sally Yates testifies before Senate Judiciary panel

Five takeaways from Yates’s dramatic Senate testimony

5 things we learned from Sally Yates’s testimony on what the White House knew about Michael Flynn

What Will Sally Yates Reveal About Michael Flynn and Russia?

Sally Yates says she warned White House that Flynn was a blackmail risk

Yates warned Flynn was vulnerable to blackmail by Russia

Pruitt removes scientists from key EPA board

EPA dismisses half of its scientific advisers on key board, citing ‘clean break’ with Obama administration

Three government programs that are dangerously in the red

U.S. poised to expand military effort against Taliban in Afghanistan

Latest on Afghanistan options expected to hit Trump's desk this week

Liberman expects Trump’s peace push to be ‘real’ and ‘honest’

Trump advisers had ‘sensitive’ contacts with Russian agents for months, Clapper testifies

Trump staffers reportedly removed top secret documents from a secure facility

Judges appear divided on Trump's travel ban

Trump’s revised travel ban faces legal challenges in courtrooms on both coasts

Obama warned Trump about hiring Flynn

Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn as national security adviser, officials say

Trump Tries to Blame Obama for the Flynn Scandal

Trump is going after Sally Yates before she starts her testimony on Flynn and the Russians

Trump reveals first slate of judicial nominees 

Trump held tax reform hostage, and the GOP paid the ransom 

Trump’s disdain for human rights will backfire — and hurt U.S. national security

Insiders say Trump keeps clashing with his national security adviser

President Trump’s lawyers on revised travel ban repeatedly asked about campaign promises

Russiagate: Trump Is Trying to Put Out a Fire With More Smoke



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5/7/17

House healthcare bill faces upheaval in Senate

Five senators to watch in healthcare fight

Collins: 'The Senate is starting from scratch' on healthcare

Blunt: Senate will wait for CBO score before healthcare vote

Cruz: 'Catastrophic' if Senate fails to pass ObamaCare repeal

As some Republicans rush to defend House health bill, Senate GOP warily pauses

Republicans tout GOP healthcare bill on Sunday shows

'Most of benefits go to millionaires': George Stephanopoulos grills Paul Ryan over Republican healthcare bill 

States brace for big decisions under GOP health care changes

Myth vs. fact: The GOP health care plan

Republicans defend having no women in health care group

Price: Medicaid will be more 'responsive' under GOP plan

‘No District Is Off the Table’: Health Vote Could Put House in Play

John Kasich full SOTU interview

Obamacare repeal vote upends 2018 House landscape

GOP senator: Border adjustment tax would be 'dead on arrival' in Senate

Religious liberty order disappoints some conservatives

Manchin hopes White House not 'serious' on cuts to anti-drug office 

Bernanke pushing infrastructure spending, tax reform instead of tax cuts

Another American citizen is detained in North Korea, taking total to four

French election: Live updates

Why Emmanuel Macron is the anti-Donald Trump

Trump aims for high drama on first foreign swing

Trump congratulates Emmanuel Macron on his 'big win' in the French election

Kushner family pitches wealthy Chinese on ‘investor visas’

Report: Kushner family trying to attract wealthy Chinese investors with US visa prospect



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5/6/17

ObamaCare vote throws curve into tax reform

GOP braces for healthcare blowback at home

The insider and the outsider: McConnell and Trump try for a deal on health care

Five changes the Senate could make to the ObamaCare repeal bill

House Republican didn’t know the health care bill he voted for could cost his state $3 billion

Town hall erupts in boos after GOP Rep. says 'nobody dies' from lack of health care

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in heated exchange over GOP health care bill

Democrats see a winning issue in opposing GOP health bill

Pentagon cools North Korea, China rhetoric to avoid warmongering label

The Resistance Cannot Wait Until 2018

THE MEMO: Trump faces long war on healthcare

Trump praises Australia’s universal health care system

Trump questions constitutionality of federal funding to HBCUs

From Mexico to South Korea, Trump Hurting America's Friends Abroad

Mixed Signals From Trump Worry Pro-Israel Hard-Liners

TRUMP Act would put Trump's New York tax returns online

Some pastors praise Trump order, others worry over integrity

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5/5/17

All major networks now refuse to air Trump's 'fake news' advertisement

Trump's "Fake News" Ad Refused by More Major TV Networks

The GOP Health-Care Bill Is the Ultimate Reverse Robin Hood

20 Republicans Vote Against GOP Healthcare Bill

This is what Americans will really dislike about the House ‘Trumpcare’ bill

A huge section of the GOP bill undoing Obamacare isn’t actually about Obamacare

This Is What’s In The Health Care Bill House Republicans Just Passed

Column All the horrific details of the GOP's new Obamacare repeal bill: A handy guide

Republican Obamacare replacement could bar aid to NY and California insurance buyers because of abortion rule

Senate GOP vows big changes for ObamaCare bill

While House passes GOP health-care bill, Senate prepares to do its own thing

6 things in Trumpcare that Trump promised he would never do

Here's What Happens When You Don't Read the Bill

Kevin McCarthy’s claim that ‘nobody on Medicaid is going to be taken away’

Schumer’s claim that ‘millions would pay more’ under Trump’s tax plan

Flynn was warned by Trump transition officials about contacts with Russian ambassador

Senate asks Trump associates for details on Russian contacts

Mark Green withdraws as Trump’s Army secretary nominee, citing ‘false and misleading attacks’

FT: Trump's 'Hire American' Agenda Has Tech Firms Moving to Mexico

Unemployment hits a 10-year low and other takeaways from April's jobs report

President Trump Weekly Address Today 5/5/17

Trump’s itinerary shows bid for coalition to back peace, tackle Iran, fight terrorism

Trump touts 'tremendous' Australian alliance after 'testy' call

Trump: 'Everybody' has better healthcare than US

Trump’s forbidden love: Single-payer health care

Trump may have given up a big weapon in the war on drugs

White House drug policy office facing massive cuts, draft memo says

Trump indicated where he stands on medical marijuana for the first time since he took office

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5/4/17

House Republicans pass bill to replace and repeal Obamacare

The House Votes to Repeal Obamacare

House Republicans rush to pass Trumpcare before its impact can be calculated

Look at how your representative voted on the Republican Obamacare replacement bill

Here’s what you need to know about preexisting conditions in the GOP health plan

What's in the Health-Care Bill the House Just Passed?

How the GOP Health Bill Affects Sick People

Got Asthma? That'll Cost You $4,000 Extra Under the Republican Plan

GOP's Obamacare replacement bill would protect just 5 percent of people with pre-existing conditions: Analysis

Obamacare repeal bill throws $8B at a $200B problem

Before passing the AHCA, the House voted to make it apply to themselves too

The new Trumpcare bill is a self-made trap

Did Republicans just wave bye-bye to their House majority?

With House vote, Obamacare replacement heads to more skeptical Senate

Hold that victory lap! This GOP Obamacare replacement has almost no chance in the Senate

While House passes GOP health-care bill, Senate prepares to do its own thing

Trump ‘so confident' Senate will pass ObamaCare repeal

Senate approves measure to fund the government through September

Why the next funding fight will be tougher for Trump and Congress

The EPA climate website taken down for review was accurate, scientists say

Mexican envoy visits Utah, says relations with U.S. at ‘a critical point’

Is US steering clear of South China Sea under Trump?

Trump signs executive order to 'vigorously promote religious liberty'

Trump signs order seeking to allow churches to engage in more political activity

Why Trump's Executive Order on Religious Liberty Left Many Conservatives Dissatisfied

On Religious Liberty, Trump's Executive Order Doesn't Match Rhetoric

Trump plans first presidential overseas trip, to Israel, Vatican and Saudi Arabia

Trump: I’ll visit Israel, after meeting Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia 

The Russia investigation could finally unlock Trump’s tax returns 

Trump revives lumber wars

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5/3/17

House to vote Thursday on Obamacare repeal bill

Republicans plan health-care vote on Thursday, capping weeks of fits and starts

House to vote Thursday on health care bill: GOP leader

House to hold vote on GOP health care bill Thursday

What you need to know about the GOP plan and pre-existing conditions

High-risk pools won't match Obamacare's protections for pre-existing conditions

Republicans push new health-care tweak in effort to protect preexisting conditions — and to garner votes

Paul Ryan straight up deceives people in a last-ditch attempt to sell Trumpcare

Trump meeting with Reps. Upton and Long swings them from 'no' to 'yes' on GOP Obamacare replacement bill

Republicans’ health-care bill could be in danger ... again

Lawmakers plot to oust Tuesday Group leader over health bill

House votes to approve roughly $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep government funded through September

GOP senators dismiss Trump filibuster change

Live coverage: Comey testifies at Senate hearing

Comey hearing: FBI chief defends 'right choice' on handling Clinton email probe

Comey says classified Clinton emails were forwarded to Anthony Weiner

10 things we learned from FBI Director James Comey's Senate hearing

Government-funded website promotes Ivanka Trump’s new book

Major liberal group launches digital arm to mimic success of right-wing media

White House leaning toward exiting Paris climate pact

Trump vows to work as 'mediator' for Israeli-Palestinian peace

Trump picks antiabortion activist to head HHS family planning section

Pence: Trump giving ‘serious consideration‘ to embassy move

Why Trump is reaching out and even praising dictators: It's strategy

Trump’s ‘Big’ Plan Based on Big Debt, Claims Ex-Clinton Economic Adviser

23 Environmental Rules Rolled Back in Trump’s First 100 Days

Trump should stop tweeting so much — these 'interjections are harmful,' says powerful GOP Sen. Corker

Environmental groups sue Trump in a bid to defend Obama's Arctic drilling ban

China Says Trump Starting 'Tax War'

This poll number might be the worst one yet for President Trump

Column Introducing the Trump Rule: Ignore every proposal he makes


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5/2/17

Republicans still don't have the votes to pass health care bill

GOP Congressman supports covering pre-existing conditions, but only for people who ‘lead good lives’

Republicans 'need to look at Plan B or C' if they fail to pass Obamacare replacement this week, conservative rep says

GOP health-care push faces new obstacles as concerns about preexisting conditions grow

GOP bill hung up on pre-existing conditions

Congress Allocates $120 Million for Trump Family’s Security Costs

House GOP’s new challengers: Scientists mulling campaigns

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejects President Trump's filibuster idea

Senate confirms Trump’s pick to lead SEC, signaling new era

The House just passed a bill that affects overtime pay

Tillerson headed to Alaska for Arctic Council meeting

First on CNN - Former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison leading contender for US ambassador to NATO

Sources: Former Acting AG Yates to contradict administration about Flynn at hearing

Schumer’s claim that ‘millions would pay more’ under Trump’s tax plan

Schumer turns GOP tactics on Trump

M-16s and motorcycles: Democrat scolds Trump for cozying up to Philippines' strongman president

Hillary Clinton blames Russian hackers and FBI’s Comey for 2016 election loss

Hillary Clinton slams 'groups of men' trying to strip away women's health protections

Trump, Putin speak amid ongoing tensions

Trump and Putin discuss cease-fire in Syria in first conversation since U.S. airstrikes

White House: Trump, Putin discuss Syria, North Korea, Middle East in phone call

Trump keeps praising international strongmen, alarming human rights advocates

Trump’s policies focus of US Reform movement conference

Blaming ‘mercurial’ Trump, UK lawmakers urge Palestine rethink

While in White House, Trumps remained selling points for ‘very special’ Philippines project

Trump’s Environmental Policies Are a Disaster for U.S. Foreign Policy

Trump (hearts) truckers and on the border they are closely watching what he does with NAFTA

Trump, GOP off to a rocky start

Trump: US ‘needs a good shutdown’

Trump raises stakes for next shutdown fight

Donald Trump Gambles on Big Health-Care Victory

President Trump Drops by the Independent Community Bankers Association

Trump's 'big beautiful wall' is not in the spending plan. Will it ever get built?

Trump’s nifty plan to spend more and hurt poor people more — at the same time!

Trump’s 100th-day speech may have been the most hate-filled in modern history

Trump is viewed more unfavorably now than Joe McCarthy — after the Army hearings

Why CNN refused to air Trump’s new ad targeting ‘fake news’

This is why Trump loves 'Fox & Friends'

As Trump prepares order on religious liberty, Pence’s credibility with evangelicals is at stake

Controversial statements Trump's Army secretary pick previously made are coming back to haunt him


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5/1/17

GOP struggles to find ObamaCare repeal votes

GOP on verge of losing health care vote

How preexisting conditions could derail House Republicans’ health-care bill, explained

Does the president know what’s in the Republican health-care bill? And does it matter?

What the GOP health care bill really says about pre-existing conditions

GOP congressman: Greater risk, greater premium 

Here's a list of what you need to know about health care

GOP growing frustrated with Trump's trade threats

Congress Totally Ignored Trump's Cuts to NIH Funding

Winners and losers of the government shutdown fight

Treasury's Mnuchin: Trump's tax cut plan eliminates all but two loopholes

Sources: Sebastian Gorka to leave White House

That time Chief Justice John Roberts may have broken the law

Democrats confident they can block Trump’s agenda after spending-bill win

Gehrke: Trump’s review of monuments a cynical charade to exploit Utah treasures

7 WAYS NY AND NJ ARE PUSHING BACK AGAINST TRUMP'S IMMIGRATION POLICIES

White House defends Trump invitation to Duterte despite human rights criticism

Trump invites authoritarian leader responsible for bloody drug war to the White House

President Trump says he would be ‘honored’ to meet with North Korean dictator

Passing 100-day mark, Trump offers mixed signals on healthcare, taxes and North Korea

Trump Wants Health-Care Bill to Protect Pre-Existing Conditions

Amid immigration setbacks, one Trump strategy seems to be working: Fear

The Daily 202: Eight ways Trump got rolled in his first budget negotiation

Donald Trump blames liberal judges for thwarting him on sanctuary cities. He should blame conservative lawyers instead.

Trump unwinding Michelle Obama's school lunch program rules

Donald Trump Won’t Give Up Unsupported Claim That Barack Obama Wiretapped Him

EXCLUSIVE: Trump blasts Russia dossier and Democrats’ use of it

‘Alt-Left’ Strategist Bannon Isn't Going Anywhere, Trump Says

Trump’s glowing op-ed about his first 100 days, with some badly needed context

Trump hints that the US may be sabotaging North Korea's nuclear program


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4/30/17

Lawmakers seal deal on $1-trillion government funding bill

Congress reaches deal to fund the government through September, alleviating fears of a shutdown later this week

Michael Flynn's worst week in Washington

Susan Rice on Obama's vetting of Flynn 

McMaster to South Korea: US will pay for missile defense system

McMaster: North Korea 'poses a grave threat' to US, allies

Pence: Tax plan may increase deficit 'in the short term'

McCain: US should consider preemptive North Korea strike as 'very last option'

McCain to allies: Watch what Trump does, not what he says

McCain: Trump should release tax returns

Gov. John Kasich: Kim Jong Un Must Be Removed From Power

Kasich finds it hard to rule out 2020

Trump: GOP health care bill 'guarantees' coverage for pre-existing conditions

10 memorable lines from comedian Hasan Minhaj at the WHCA dinner

Woodward and Bernstein: Journalism, free press more crucial than ever

Dems, not trusting Trump, want permanent ObamaCare fix

Schumer blasts Trump: 'My way or the highway' is not how America works

Biden returns to New Hampshire as 2020 rumors swirl

Twitter Teams Up With Bloomberg for Streaming News

INSIDE DONALD TRUMP'S TUMULTUOUS FIRST 100 DAYS

Beyond 100 days, Trump faces more legislative challenges

Trump broke 80 promises in 100 days

100 Days of Whoppers

NYT editor says Trump's attacks are dangerous

Are journalists getting Trump coverage right?

Trump finds comfort in rallying base

Donald Trump's split-screen America was on full display Saturday night

Trump is not ruling out military action against North Korea

Trump on North Korean leader: 'Obviously, he's a pretty smart cookie'

Trump’s ‘Very Friendly’ Talk With Duterte Stuns Aides and Critics Alike

Seven key players for Trump on immigration

Donald Trump on if he could start nuclear war with North Korea: 'I don't know. I mean, we'll see'

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