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 POLITICAL NEWS
(Page 9) BEGINNING July 15, 2018

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9/10/18

House Republicans move to lock in cuts with Tax Reform 2.0

Ryan, McConnell called to praise CEOs after they left Trump councils because of Charlottesville remarks: Woodward book

GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis, running for Florida governor, resigns from House

Cruz gets help from Senate GOP in face of serious challenge from O’Rourke

Democrat Ben McAdams gains ground on Republican Rep. Mia Love in new poll

Collins calls indictment the 'shock of all shocks'

GOP argument against 'Medicare for All' doesn't make sense 

The War Over War Powers Heats Up in Congress

Koch network announces new super PAC ahead of midterms 

Trump's approval rating is poor despite glowing views on the economy, a new poll says, and it could hurt the GOP in November

CNN Poll: Trump approval down 6 points in a month, hits low among independent

One survey shows jobs added, another fewer Americans employed. How can that be?

After Trump Tweets that the Ford Focus Can 'BE BUILT IN THE U.S.A.,' Ford Explains Why That Would Make No Sense

Trump Achieves The Impossible: Democratic Voters Want Jeff Sessions To Stick Around

Sessions defends 'zero tolerance' border policy, new asylum restrictions

Bolton threatens sanctions against International Criminal Court

U.S. to close Palestinian office in Washington, citing lack of progress on peace process with Israel

US, Canada will meet Tuesday, earlier than expected on NAFTA

Even this ultra-conservative judge rejects Trump’s argument on DACA 

Bob Woodward's Inside Look at Trump's #MeToo Strategy Illustrates the Crisis Facing American Democracy
(His ability to deflect allegations against him show he's beyond accountability.)

Amy Walter and Shawna Thomas on 2018’s final primaries, Obama on the campaign trail

N.H. congressional primary tests the prowess of the Democratic establishment as 2020 approaches 

Nancy Pelosi: 'I'm here' as long as Trump is here

Maxine Waters vows to 'get' Pence once Trump impeached

The White House is coordinating a second Trump meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Trump makes light of terrorists who killed US soldiers in Omarosa tape

Trump's claim that GDP tops the jobless rate for the first time in 'over 100 years' is not even close to correct

Trump’s top economist says he can’t explain Trump’s false tweet on the economy 

After Trump Tweets that the Ford Focus Can 'BE BUILT IN THE U.S.A.,' Ford Explains Why That Would Make No Sense

Trump Achieves The Impossible: Democratic Voters Want Jeff Sessions To Stick Around

Trump's approval rating is poor despite glowing views on the economy, a new poll says, and it could hurt the GOP in November

Trump faces buzzsaw in ‘year of the woman’

“Deny, Deny, Deny:” Trump’s Playbook for #MeToo Accusations, According to Woodward

Trump: Woodward book is an 'assault against me,' I'll 'write the real book'

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9/9/18

GOP turns its fire on Google

RNC chairwoman: ‘Democrats have energy right now’

Sen. Ben Sasse said he thinks about leaving the GOP ‘every morning’ 

GOP Sen. Ben Sasse: 'Too much drama' coming out of 'reality show' presidency

GOP candidate for Fla. governor spoke at racially charged events 

Texas lieutenant governor urged for Trump visit to bolster Cruz: report

Former Cruz spokesman: 'It's possible' O'Rourke could win

Liberal crowdfunding campaign to pressure Susan Collins for Kavanaugh 'no' vote tops $800,000

Palestinians: US cuts to Arab hospitals will have dire effect on healthcare

Charges against North Korea mark new phase in cyber crackdown

Nike’s online sales jumped 31% after company unveiled Kaepernick campaign, data show

Kavanaugh hearings didn’t alter nominee’s Supreme Court trajectory 

Papadopoulos: My testimony could help demonstrate collusion between Trump campaign and Russia

Mattis-Trump relationship put to the test by Woodward book

U.S. President Trump facing a 'coup': Bannon

Bob Woodward: ‘People better wake up to what’s going on’ in Oval Office

Why should readers trust anonymous info?

Pence suggests there is legal basis for investigating identity of anonymous op-ed writer

Pence: I would take lie detector test 'in a heartbeat' to prove I didn't write op-ed

Pence: I don’t have to ask my staffers if they wrote op-ed

Pence denies discussing invoking 25th Amendment against Trump

Mike Pence Says He's 'More Than Willing' To Sit Down With Robert Mueller

Dem boss: 'Our democracy is on the ballot' in November

Dem senator: 'Absolutely no national security issues' with anonymous op-ed

Dem senator 'not aware' of legal basis for investigating op-ed author's identity

John Kerry: Trump 'clearly doesn't understand America'

Schumer: Kavanaugh will give Trump power to overreach

Trump’s Trade War Is Just Fine With Xi Jinping

Trump expected to soon declassify Carter Page, Bruce Ohr documents: report

Ohr notes show Simpson continued to push debunked story of Trump-Russia bank connections

Trump Calls the United States a ‘Developing Nation’ at North Dakota Rally

Under Trump, the jobs boom has finally reached blue-collar workers. Will it last? 

Trump’s long, complicated relationship with libel laws
(He talks about toughening them; here’s why he isn’t likely to succeed)

Trump colors the fall campaign landscape: ‘He’s been the only thing that matters’ 

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9/8/18

Stocks fall on worries about trade war and interest rates

Ryan, McConnell try to coax Trump away from shutdown — using props and flattery

Congressional G.O.P. Agenda Quietly Falls Into Place Even as Trump Steals the Spotlight

Susan Collins Receives 3,000 Coat Hangers Ahead Of Kavanaugh Vote

Trump: Races that GOP was not thinking about winning 'are now very close'

Forget the House. It’s the battle for the Senate that could provide the most drama on election night. 

Senate testimony insights
(Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearing shows growing partisanship, but reveals little about his views on the law.)

Kavanaugh's abortion views under new scrutiny

In fresh blow to Palestinians, US to slash aid for East Jerusalem hospitals

Palestinians reject Trump bid to force talks through aid cut

EPA lost more than 1,500 workers in first 18 months of Trump administration

Apple faces Trump’s ire after company says its products would be hurt by tariffs 

Iowa farmers could snag $550 million from Trump's farm bailout

Leahy says Kavanaugh was ‘not truthful’ about Democratic documents 

Win or lose, Kavanaugh confirmation fight defines Democrats

Obama comes off sidelines, thrilling Dems

Trump: Apple can avoid tariffs by shifting production to U.S.

Trump: Races that GOP was not thinking about winning 'are now very close'

Trump tax law takes center stage in Nevada Senate race

Trump’s Obsession with the “Witch Hunt” Overshadows a Good Jobs Report

Under pressure from base, Trump falsely inflates administration’s progress on his border wall 

Watergate memories spring to life with Trump's troubles 

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9/7/18

Economy adds more jobs than expected in August, and wage growth hits post-recession high

How the economy has fared since Trump’s tax cuts were passed 

For Susan Collins, A Vote For Kavanaugh Would Be Political Suicide

Republicans Temporarily Abandon Their Most Republican Policies Ahead Of Midterms

House passes bill that could make deportations of immigrant criminals easier 

Freedom Caucus can't agree on a shutdown

Opioid deal in Senate is rare bipartisan win 

Mother used in ad attacking Kansas Dem candidate is state GOP official

White House aides narrow search for anonymous op-ed writer to a few people, source says

How to Slow-Walk a President
(U.S. leaders have almost unchecked powers in a crisis. But the bureaucracy has ways to gum up the system.)

FDA official says Trump’s new limits on hiring foreign scientists makes it harder to attract top talent 

Manafort considering plea deal to avoid second trial: report

George Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in jail

Analysis: What we learned from more than 39 hours of Kavanaugh confirmation hearings

Kavanaugh won’t even go as far as Gorsuch in defending judges from Trump’s personal attacks 

Read the confidential Brett Kavanaugh 'racial profiling' emails Cory Booker released

In Kavanaugh’s non-answer on same-sex marriage, many heard a troubling response 

6 takeaways from Day Three of the Kavanaugh hearings 

Kavanaugh hearing: John Dean warns of a Supreme Court overly deferential to presidential power 

Woods calls Nike Kaepernick ad a 'beautiful spot'

Shields and Brooks on Trump tell-all fallout, Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

Dems vow to grab Trump tax returns upon taking majority

Dems divided over appeal to economically progressive voters with socially conservative views, analyst says

Democrat: Trump's 'deranged' behavior is boosting bill to create panel that could remove him from office

Obama calls midterm votes urgent in rebuke of Trump: 'Our democracy depends on it'

‘It sure isn’t normal; it’s radical’: Former president Barack Obama says Trump and Republicans are knowingly dividing America 

Booker releases another batch of 'confidential' Kavanaugh docs

Trump threatens tariffs on $267 billion in Chinese goods, expanding the trade war to all Chinese imports entering the U.S. 

Trump administration weighs sanctions over Chinese hackers: report

Trump agrees to an indefinite military effort and new diplomatic push in Syria, U.S. officials say 

Trump seeks to change Flores rule
(1997 settlement limits detention of migrant children. Proposal could allow them to be held indefinitely.)

Trump calls on Sessions to investigate who wrote ‘resistance’ op-ed

Trump frets over 'perjury trap' if he sits down with Mueller

Trump gets good news on wages

Trump in good shape to secure second Supreme Court confirmation victory

'I fell asleep': Trump unimpressed by Obama's speech taking aim at him

‘There’s a new sheriff in town’: Trump uses official events to wage campaign against press 

Trump crosses a new threshold for anti-media rhetoric, jokingly praising a congressman for assaulting a reporter 

Implications of Trump alienation
(Foreign adversaries can exploit the appearance of White House chaos.)

President Trump has made 4,713 false or misleading claims in 592 days 

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9/6/18

Conservative GOP members ask Trump to declassify documents related to Russia probe 

House Republicans huddle on 'tax cuts 2.0'

House GOP's second phase of tax reform aims to make individual cuts permanent, boost retirement savings

Speaker Ryan doesn't foresee a government shutdown if Trump doesn't get funding for border wall

House panels set up to probe indicted GOP Reps. Collins, Hunter

Republicans mull new punishments for dissident lawmakers

Senate confirms two Obama-nominated judges

Cruz fights for political life as O'Rourke attracts voters well beyond liberal base

Poll: Blackburn, Bredesen locked in tight Senate race in Tennessee

GOP candidate for Kansas House seat charged with election fraud

Duncan Hunter spent campaign cash on 5 affairs, prosecutors allege

GOP Candidate for Florida Governor to Name Cuban-American Woman as Running Mate

US sanctions allies of Syria's Assad amid fears over Idlib attack

US fighter jets intercept Russian nuclear bombers near Alaska: report

US, India sign new deal on military collaboration, sharing intel

John Kelly’s vigilante White House

Mueller hardens stance on Trump interview in Russia probe, Giuliani says

Giuliani to AP: Trump will not answer obstruction questions

Prosecutors use grand jury as investigation of Andrew McCabe intensifies 

Trump allies want Congress to find anonymous op-ed author

Pence and a growing cast of other Trump officials deny writing the Times op-ed 

Trump Cabinet officials rush to distance themselves from anonymous op-ed

Bernstein: Congress should hold hearings on Trump's fitness for office

The democratic crisis described by Bob Woodward and the anonymous New York Times op-ed 

Twitter has permanently banned Alex Jones and Infowars 

Kavanaugh hearing: Nominee declines to condemn Trump’s attacks on judiciary 

Kavanaugh refuses to say if he would recuse himself from Trump, Mueller cases

Immigration rulings raise questions about Kavanaugh's commitment to precedent

Kavanaugh's leaked emails seem to contradict testimony on abortion precedent

12 questions Brett Kavanaugh would not answer during his confirmation hearing 

Over 200 protesters arrested during Kavanaugh hearings

Cory Booker and Senate Democrats just went into open revolt in the Kavanaugh hearings 

Democrats up the ante in Kavanaugh hearings

Cory Booker releases confidential documents, GOP warns of consequences

Booker releases new batches of 'confidential' Kavanaugh documents

Cory Booker claims reporter violated Constitution with question on 'Spartacus' 'stunt'

Elizabeth Warren calls for Trump's removal from office under 25th Amendment: 'It's time'

John Kerry: 'We don't have a president'

Trump to US Jews: I won’t give Palestinians aid until they make deal with Israel

Trump administration to circumvent court limits on detention of child migrants 

Trump knocks anonymous NYT op-ed at rally: 'Is it treason?'

In Montana rally, Trump attacks Democrats for 'sick' attacks against Supreme Court nominee

The Latest: Trump calls Dems at Kavanaugh hearing 'sick'

Video surfaces refuting Trump’s claim that he’s never called someone ‘retarded’ 

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9/5/18

Shelby, Trump prepare for a trillion-dollar tug-of-war over the future of the GOP 

Conservatives blame McCarthy for Twitter getting before favorable committee

Conservatives rattled by floated names for WH counsel position

For our democracy’s sake, senators should seize the John McCain moment

McCain’s death didn’t teach Republicans anything. The Kavanaugh hearing proves it. 

‘Congress has decided to self-neuter.’ One senator’s compelling theory for why the Kavanaugh hearings are so ugly. 

McConnell: Trump border wall fight will happen after midterms

GOP leaders to Trump: Don't shut down government over wall funding right before midterm elections

Republicans Are Already Waving The White Flag On Border Wall Funding

Southern Republican senators reject Trump’s criticism of Sessions 

Congressman shuts down far-right protester during Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's testimony by speaking like an auctioneer

Brothel owner who won Nevada GOP primary being investigated over sexual assault allegations

NAFTA negotiations resume as Canada takes harder line 

North Korea to cooperate with US in nuclear talks: report

Justice Department to consider allegations of censorship on Facebook, Twitter 

Justice to convene meeting on whether social media companies are 'intentionally stifling' free speech

The 2 most overlooked, inexplicable stories from Bob Woodward’s Trump book 

Giuliani calls for Woodward to release tapes: 'Let's see what he has'

Latino activist group to launch multi-million dollar voter registration drive: report

The Kavanaugh hearing Day 2

Live coverage: Trump court pick on the hot seat in day two of hearing

5 takeaways from the Brett Kavanaugh hearings so far 

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade is 'an important precedent'

Kavanaugh hearing: Trump’s Supreme Court nominee defends opinion in immigrant teen abortion case 

Kavanaugh hearing: Supreme Court nominee won’t commit to removing himself from cases directly affecting Trump 

It’s hard to find a federal judge more conservative than Brett Kavanaugh 

What Brett Kavanaugh Means for States

Cory Booker uses confidential documents to quiz Kavanaugh on racial profiling

Democrats eager to press Kavanaugh on Affordable Care Act's fate 

Feinstein, Kavanaugh trade shots over Second Amendment, semi-automatic rifles

Dems say provision in opioid bill meant to benefit group tied to PhRMA

Insurgency shakes up Democratic establishment

Signs grow for Dem wave in House race

Obama coming to Southern California to campaign for Democrats in key House races

Trump’s Mideast plan hits a wall U.S. cuts aid after plan is rejected
(Arab states reject terms of the ‘ultimate deal’ as radical. U.S. tries new tack: Punish the Palestinians.)

Trump administration disputes that U.S. workers’ wages have flatlined 

In quick reversal, Trump threatens shutdown over border wall

Trump on 2020: 'Nobody is going to come close to beating me'

Trump Could ‘Flip’ the Supreme Court. His Impact on the Lower Courts Is Less Clear.

Account of friction between Trump and Mattis threatens to undermine their relationship 

‘The sleeper cells have awoken’: Trump and aides shaken by ‘resistance’ op-ed 

Anonymous attack on Trump roils White House

Trump blasts NYT after newspaper prints anonymous op-ed on internal 'resistance'

Trump demands NY Times reveal identity of anonymous official

White House says anonymous 'coward' behind NYT op-ed should resign

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9/4/18

Arizona governor appoints ex-senator Jon Kyl to fill McCain’s seat 

Stivers: NRCC will continue to support Duncan Hunter

House passes bill to allow DHS to ban foreign contractors over supply chain concerns

House passes bill to codify key DHS cybersecurity program

House moves to begin negotiations on defense spending bill

Corker: Trump should stop 'whining' about Sessions

Senators voice concern over Trump's DOJ tweets

Sen. Ben Sasse unloads on Congress at Kavanaugh hearing

Graham mocks Democrats over abortion: 'What a bastard Donald Trump is'

Trump to meet with GOP leaders Wednesday on must-pass spending bills

Trump’s Rollback of Pollution Rules Will Hit Coal Country Hard

US businesses oppose Trump’s tariffs, warn of price hikes

The gaping hole in Trump’s economic boom

The President’s Shameful Attacks on His Attorney General

Trump reportedly called his attorney general Jeff Sessions a 'dumb southerner' and a 'traitor'

Poll shows erosion of trust
(Trump’s attacks take a toll on his own credibility, as well as the media’s)

Mueller to accept some written answers from Trump: NYT

WATCH: Day 1 of Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings

Kavanaugh hearing starts with a bang as protesters, Dems interrupt opening statements

Chaos breaks out at start of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings

Why should you watch Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings? Here’s where he stands on key issues

Brett Kavanaugh: Top takeaways from first day of Supreme Court confirmation hearings

Stelter: Bob Woodward's book 'Fear' revives concerns about Trump's fitness 

Bob Woodward’s new book reveals a ‘nervous breakdown’ of Trump’s presidency 

Bob Woodward: Trump's aides stole his papers 'to protect the country'

Bob Woodward's new book describes Mattis, Kelly criticizing Trump as incompetent: 'He's an idiot'

Woodward book offers damning assessment of Trump White House

Bob Woodward's peek behind the Trump curtain is 100% as terrifying as we feared

Democrats regain clear advantage in midterms shaping up as referendum on President Trump 

Dems interrupt Kavanaugh hearing asking that it be adjourned

Kavanaugh hearing: Democrats cry foul over lack of access to documents, seek to delay proceedings 

Democrats’ surprise, coordinated attack to tank Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination 

Durbin: Democrats discussed tactics for Kavanaugh hearing

Another Dem upset: Pressley beats 10-term Rep. Capuano in Boston primary

Trump’s anti-Palestinian agenda will ultimately hurt Israel 

Trump Reportedly Sought to Assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Despite Trump’s warning, Russian airstrikes batter Syria’s Idlib — monitor

America Shouldn’t Miss Its Chance With India
(Trump's neglected a vital relationship—but it's not too late to make things right.)

Trump's attack on Trumka could hurt him in NAFTA talks 

Trump’s Rollback of Pollution Rules Will Hit Coal Country Hard

Trump rolls back worker safety rules

Trump to meet with GOP leaders Wednesday on must-pass spending bills

The President’s Shameful Attacks on His Attorney General

Trump reportedly called his attorney general Jeff Sessions a 'dumb southerner' and a 'traitor'

Trump shows fresh disdain for the rule of law as the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing begins

Trump slams Democrats over 'mean, angry, and despicable' Kavanaugh hearing

Trump: Protesting during Kavanaugh hearing is 'embarrassing for the country'

Trump suggests protesting should be illegal 

Trump: Bob Woodward has ‘had a lot of credibility problems’ 

Trump, White House attack new book from Bob Woodward 
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Trump irritated he wasn't interviewed by Woodward for upcoming book

Trump: Nike sent 'terrible message' with Kaepernick deal

Trouble for Trump? Poll shows midterm election edge for Democrats and female candidates

Poll shows erosion of trust
(Trump’s attacks take a toll on his own credibility, as well as the media’s)

Trump Still Wants You to Think the Access Hollywood Tape Is Fake

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9/3/18

Lindsey Graham says the way Trump handled McCain’s death was ‘disturbing’ 

Republican senator slams Trump's DOJ attack: US 'not some banana republic'

GOP challengers hit vulnerable Dems over Trump tax law votes

Ted Cruz Chastises Beto O'Rourke For F-Bombs, But Only Makes Him Seem Cooler

Brett Kavanaugh’s views on privacy and the Fourth Amendment should make Republicans think twice

Hours before Kavanaugh nomination hearings, Bush lawyer releases 42,000 pages of documents to Judiciary Committee 

Congress faces September scramble on spending

Rudy Giuliani On White House Blocking Release Of Full Mueller Report: ‘I’m Sure We Will’

Companies Say Trump Is Hurting Business by Limiting Legal Immigration

Trump Has Hurt American Workers, Charges AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's imaginary wages, trade falsehoods

How Much Authoritarianism Will Americans Tolerate?

It’s Time for the Press to Stop Complaining—And to Start Fighting Back

The ‘Trump effect’

8 questions for the midterm elections: A blue wave or not? 

Trump blasted ‘Lyin' Ted’ Cruz again and again. Activists want to remind Texans with a billboard.

Amy Walter and Tamara Keith on Kavanaugh’s hearings, McCain’s funeral

Bernie Sanders knocks Trump on Labor Day: He works around the clock for 'his fellow billionaires'

Democrats Aim to Derail Kavanaugh With Eye on Abortion, Mueller

Democrats’ view of Kavanaugh shaped by bitter 2004 hearing 

Feinstein under the microscope for Kavanaugh hearing

Why 2018 is looking like a wave election for House Democrats

Warren mounts PR blitz insisting Cherokee claims never helped her career

Trump’s Labor Day tweet backfires

'Good Job Jeff': Trump accuses Sessions of dampening Republican hopes in midterm elections

Trump blasts Sessions over indictments of two of his earliest congressional supporters

Trump criticizes union leader on Labor Day: ‘It is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly’ 

The ‘Trump effect’

Trump is dangerous again as his Kim Jong-un ‘breakthrough’ turns sour

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9/2/18

McCain laid to rest in Annapolis

John McCain’s Funeral Was the Biggest Resistance Meeting Yet

McCain’s friends praise daughter Meghan’s powerful eulogy

Graham: Ivanka Trump's 'very nice' comments about McCain 'not unnoticed by the family'

Graham, Lieberman praise Meghan McCain eulogy that included swipes at Trump

Joe Lieberman lauds McCain’s sensitivity to Jewish observance, love of Jerusalem

McCarthy leads GOP charge against Silicon Valley

GOP Senator: Firing Jeff Sessions Wouldn't Be 'Politically Wise'

Kasich says Republican Party is 'shrinking'

Kasich says he'll run as a Republican if he seeks presidency in 2020

Graham: Kavanaugh will be confirmed with 55 or more votes

GOP senator: I talked with Kavanaugh about precedent, not Roe v. Wade

GOP senator: Republican candidates should highlight 'reality of all the good things' Trump admin has done

GOP official resigns after calling kneeling NFL players ‘baboons’

Midterms: Civil rights groups on high alert for cyberthreats as they register minorities

Mollie Tibbetts’s dad: Don’t use her death to push ‘views she believed were profoundly racist’ 

AFL-CIO chief: Trump has done more to hurt workers than help them

The key players in the Kavanaugh hearings — and what’s at stake for each of them 

Will Mueller subpoena Trump? Move carries risks for both sides

Obama readies fall campaign push, but some Dems say no thanks

Andrew Gillum Slams Neo-Nazi Robocalls In Florida As Attempt To 'Weaponize Race'

Klobuchar: It's a problem when GOP won't work with Dems because they're 'afraid of pissing off' Trump

Dem senator: Confidential documents would 'strongly bolster' argument against Kavanaugh's nomination

Durbin: White House is saying 'American people have no right to know' Kavanaugh’s background by withholding documents

Kerry won't rule out 2020 White House run

The struggle to decode Trump
(His impetuous rhetorical style has everyone — even aides — guessing at whether he means what he says)

Art Laffer: Trump told me personally tariffs are his only leverage on China

It’s Not Just Robert Mueller. President Donald Trump Faces Six Separate Investigations And Lawsuits.

Trump tweets in apparent response to Meghan McCain’s ‘America was always great’ remark

Trump visits golf course while Washington mourns McCain

Trump: Tiger Woods ‘showed great class’ in answering question about me

Trump Wants White House Videos to Be Like ‘The Apprentice’—Including Great Lighting

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9/1/18

McCain memorial: ‘What better way to honor John McCain than follow his example’ 

John McCain is remembered as a hero, patriot, and inspiration

John McCain’s Funeral Mourned Americanism’s High Priest and Rebuked Its Chief Heretic

The most poignant (and political) excerpts from Meghan McCain’s fiery eulogy for her father 

Meghan McCain rips Trump at father’s memorial service

Meghan McCain says 'America has no need to be made great again' to applause at father's funeral 

Cindy McCain tweets after husband's funeral: 'Together we go on'

Bush on McCain: ‘I got to enjoy one of life’s great gifts: the friendship of John McCain.’ 

George W. Bush recalls John McCain’s distaste for 'bigots' and 'despots' in eulogy

Obama on McCain: ‘John called on us to be bigger than that. He called on us to be better than that.’ 

Watch live: Lawmakers gather for McCain funeral in DC

John McCain and Tom Kean: How the 9/11 Commission forged an unlikely political partnership

Kasich: There will never be another John McCain

Graham invited Ivanka Trump to McCain's funeral

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend McCain funeral service after the president wasn't invited

John McCain donated millions to charity through books, campaign

From Mollie Tibbetts' father: Don't distort her death to advance racist views

High court pick Kavanaugh and his carefully constructed life

Corporations, interest groups spend fortunes on ballot measures

What retirees must know about President Trump's latest tax proposal

Dems vow rules overhaul to empower members if House flips

As Washington mourns McCain, Trump tends to grievances on Twitter 

Trump threatens to leave Canada behind on NAFTA, warns Congress not to ‘interfere’ 

Trump blasts trade talks with Canada: We shouldn't have to buy our friends

Trump to embark on four-country tour after midterms

Donald Trump Sparks Anger In Ireland After Upcoming Visit Is Confirmed

Trump moves toward public report on Postal Service overhaul by year's end

Trump’s Attacks on the News Media Are Getting Even More Dangerous

Trump gets brutally mocked over 'biggest stadium' pledge for Ted Cruz

A goat herd is helping Trump pay tens of thousands of dollars less in property taxes on his New Jersey properties

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8/31/18

McCain funeral: McCain lies in state at U.S. Capitol as Pence, congressional leaders honor late senator 

McCain memorial service takes place on Capitol Hill

McCain honored as his body lies in state at the US Capitol

Family says goodbye to McCain in Capitol

Why are Republicans hesitating on naming a Senate building after John McCain? 

Mitt Romney says that he’s a believer in climate change and that it will create more and nastier wildfires in Utah unless feds spend ‘a lot of money’ to help prevent them

GOP Senate candidate Corey Stewart hammers Trump's freeze on federal worker pay

Republicans warn Dems not to discuss confidential material at Kavanaugh hearing

Brutal summer for Republicans

This is the new GOP: Angry and afraid 

U.S. and Canada fail to meet White House-imposed deadline to settle NAFTA disputes

Canada's Freeland says 'we're not there yet' on NAFTA deal following explosive Trump comments on trade talks

Russia had Trump 'over a barrel,' DOJ official tells lawmakers: Report

Lobbyist linked to Paul Manafort aide cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller after guilty plea

American political consultant admits foreign money was funneled to Trump inaugural 

Kavanaugh could offer the decisive vote to uphold Trump’s crusade against affirmative action 

Thousands of Vietnamese, including offspring of U.S. troops, could be deported under tough Trump policy 

Judge refuses to shut down DACA program

Still separated: Nearly 500 migrant children taken from their parents remain in U.S. custody 

Trouble for Trump: Disapproval at a high, 63% back Mueller, half favor impeachment

Poll: 60 percent disapprove of Trump, while clear majorities back Mueller and Sessions 

Millions of protesters turned out in June — more than in any month since Trump’s inauguration

Shields and Brooks on John McCain’s patriotism, Florida election upsets

Democrats accuse Republicans of leaking sensitive communications that could put confidential source at risk  

President Trump confirms leaked remarks about trade deal after suggesting Canada will have 'no choice' but to accept U.S. offer

Trump to advance trade deal with Mexico after NAFTA talks with Canada falter 

Trump Wins a Round on NAFTA, and America Loses the Trade War

Trump notifies Congress of trade deal with Mexico

Trump just issued his most direct threat to wreck shop in the Justice Department 

Trump administration withholds 100,000 pages on Kavanaugh's records: report

Trump’s future hinges on midterms

Al Sharpton Absolutely Shreds Donald Trump At Aretha Franklin's Funeral

Trouble for Trump: Disapproval at a high, 63% back Mueller, half favor impeachment

Poll: 60 percent disapprove of Trump, while clear majorities back Mueller and Sessions 

Millions of protesters turned out in June — more than in any month since Trump’s inauguration

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8/30/18

Stocks snap 4-day winning streak after report Trump backs tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods

Joe Biden at John McCain memorial: 'John's code was ageless'

Obama and Bush were reportedly surprised when asked to eulogize McCain

Lindsey Graham: Trump talking about John McCain 'pisses me off to no end'

McCain’s choices for days of tributes deliver a symbolic final rebuke to Trump 

A look ahead at remembrance ceremonies for John McCain

Chuck Grassley leaves no doubt on Kavanaugh's Sept. 4 Supreme Court hearing, 'It’s going to go ahead'

Justin Trudeau Can’t Take Any More Humiliation
(Unless Canada’s prime minister strikes a trade deal on his own terms, Donald Trump’s bullying won't stop.)

Nafta Do-Over Distracts From the Big Trade Problem

U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question 

Trump's latest trade deal will hurt car buyers

Trump officials identify 497 migrant children still in custody

Giuliani preparing ‘counter-report’ to discredit Mueller

Judges side with Mueller, nix Russian joint appeal bid

Chuck Todd Says Mueller May Drop Something Big: 'I Wouldn't Miss Work Tomorrow'

Kavanaugh’s Obamacare views unclear Democrats to press Kavanaugh

U.S. man charged in 'enemy of the people' threats to Boston Globe

Planning for the Post-Trump Wreckage

Can Donald Trump Be Subpoenaed?

Joe Biden at John McCain memorial: 'John's code was ageless'

2020 Dems jockey for position before midterm elections

The Story Behind Andrew Gillum's Shocking Election Victory in Florida

A ‘bootstraps’ story like no other: Kyrsten Sinema lived in a shuttered country store and gas station. Now she’s running for Senate. 

Al Gore calls on Trump to resign: 'Everyone knows to discount what this administration is doing'

Trump's reported plans to slap China with tariffs on $200 billion, Apple and other blue chips brace for the fallout

Trump is blaming China for North Korea impasse, but real fault may lie closer to home 

Trump administration to end U.S. funding to U.N. program for Palestinian refugees 

Friday isn’t the real deadline for ‘NAFTA 2.0’ 

Trump: I won’t fire Jeff Sessions before midterm elections

Trump Says He’ll Keep Sessions Until November Despite ‘Illegal’ Probe

Trump again threatens to ‘get involved’ in the Justice Department

Trump seeks to freeze pay in 2019 for federal workers 

Trump Says Google, Facebook, Amazon May Be ‘Antitrust Situation’

Trump claims, without evidence, that NBC was ‘caught fudging’ TV interview with him 

‘Totally dishonest’: Trump asserts only he can be trusted over opponents and ‘fake news’ 

Trump rails against media at rally for Indiana Republican

Trump: ‘When you get good ratings, you can say anything’

Trump rally worker blocks lens as photojournalist tries to snap photo

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8/29/18

Nasdaq and S&P 500 reach all-time highs as Amazon, Alphabet and Apple rally

Sen. John McCain's family cries over flag-draped casket

'Real hero': Crowds brave Arizona heat to honor John McCain

McCain’s 106-year-old mother expected to attend memorial, burial services in Washington

GOP eyes another shot at ObamaCare repeal after McCain’s death

Graham: ‘A lot of people have been burned by being in Trump’s orbit’

Rubio's paid-leave bill would help new parents but cut their retirement benefits

Cruz misses Senate votes to campaign in Texas

Florida's GOP gubernatorial nominee says a vote for his black opponent would 'monkey this up'

Ron DeSantis’ Brand of Trumpism Becomes Toxic After ‘Monkey This Up’ Remark

Trump tried to convince GOP senators to turn on Sessions

Feds probing whether laundered money was used to pay Chris Christie, report says

Billionaire Peter Thiel gives first six-figure donation of the midterm campaign cycle to the RNC

Trudeau says NAFTA deal is possible by Friday - but only if it’s good for Canada 

What Is Trump Getting for Sucking Up to Saudi Arabia?

In Tacit Rebuke, U.S. Embassy in South Africa Rejects Trump Tweet

The Trump administration’s new ‘Iran Action Group’ won’t work — for these 3 reasons 

U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question 

The US International Trade Commission voted Wednesday to terminate tariffs imposed on newsprint imported from Canada

FBI official disputes Trump's claim that Hillary Clinton server hacked by China

Mueller wants more time to decide whether to retry ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort on deadlocked criminal counts

Paul Manafort Is About to Learn If a Third Trial Is in His Future

Papadopoulos sticking with plea deal with Mueller, wife says

After weeks of uncertainty, Papadopoulos decides to accept plea deal with Mueller

‘Winter is coming’: Allies fear Trump isn’t prepared for gathering legal storm 
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Zuckerberg's dissent from within: Facebook group rips left-wing 'monoculture'

Trump’s Ludicrous Attack on Big Tech

4 ways Trump could go after Google 

Democrats target GOP seats in N.J. amid outrage over tax plan

Democrats just confirmed lots of Trump's judges so they could skip town

Democrats defend Ohr following House testimony

Gillum to face tougher road in Florida after primary stunner

Trump says he is optimistic Canada will join trade deal as Friday deadline looms

Trump says U.S. shouldn’t be spending money on ‘war games’ with South Korea 

Trump says Korea military drills could be restarted

Trump claims feds did 'a fantastic job' in Puerto Rico one day after death toll estimate soars to nearly 3,000

Trump’s constant diplomatic exaggerations and falsehoods 

Trump warned evangelical leaders of ‘violence’ from the left if Republicans lose the midterms 

Trump firing Jeff Sessions looks more likely than ever. Here’s the storm that awaits.

Trump tried to convince GOP senators to turn on Sessions

Trump heightens attacks against CNN, Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein over TrumpTower story

Trump says White House counsel Donald McGahn will leave his job in the fall 

Trump discussed preparing for impeachment proceedings with his legal team

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8/28/18

Campaign 2018 Alert - Midterm primary live results - Arizona, Florida & Oklahoma

Showdown set in Fla. governor race: Trump-aligned Republican and African American Democrat who ran to the left win primaries 

Lindsey Graham reveals McCain's last words to him in tearful interview

Republican senators wary of renaming Russell Building for McCain 

GOP urges go-slow approach on McCain tributes, pumps brakes on renaming building

Hatch, Lee favor renaming Senate office building after the late Sen. John McCain

McCain’s death marks decline of Trump’s GOP Senate critics

Trump turns McCain’s death into another political firestorm about Trump 

McConnell: Sessions should stay as attorney general

Once-loyal Alabama delegation gives Sessions the cold shoulder

Senate cuts work week short after nominations deal

Rand Paul shuns Republican nominee, endorses Gary Johnson in New Mexico Senate race

McSally fends off challenges to win GOP Senate nomination in Arizona

Outsider wins GOP nomination for Oklahoma governor

House Republicans say Ohr interview escalates surveillance concerns

North Carolina Republicans’ long track record of unconstitutional laws 

Mnuchin says he's 'perfectly content' with what many see as a red flag on the economy

Pentagon has no plans to suspend more exercises with South Korea amid nuke talks with North, Mattis says

Trump’s economic adviser: ‘We’re taking a look’ at whether Google searches should be regulated 

U.S. to End All Funding to U.N. Agency That Aids Palestinian Refugees

Sanctions are becoming a crutch for the US

Mexico's foreign affairs secretary pushes back on Trump: 'We will never pay for a wall'

Former U.S. ambassador to Canada: Trump 'is the arsonist that becomes the firefighter'

Ruling Threatens States' Right to Regulate Toxic Coal Ash

American farmer: 'We would be much better off' without Trump's trade war

Tariffs are slamming newspapers with higher costs. Publishers want a reprieve 

Giuliani’s telling admission: All that matters is that Mueller is undermined 

Paul Manafort trial in D.C. delayed a week, to Sept. 24, after defense request 

Dems press DeVos against arming teachers

Sanders-backed Andrew Gillum wins major upset in Florida Dem gov primary

Trump Reaches Revised Trade Deal With Mexico, Threatening to Leave Out Canada

Trump’s path to a new NAFTA deal runs through Canada, lawmakers say

Former U.S. ambassador to Canada: Trump 'is the arsonist that becomes the firefighter'

Trump reportedly caught the Japanese prime minister off guard during a meeting at the White House by saying 'I remember Pearl Harbor'

Trump viewed media coverage of McCain’s passing 'as over-the-top and more befitting a president'

Trump privately revived the idea of firing Sessions this month, according to people familiar with the discussions 

Trump takes aim at tech giants

Trump: Facebook, Twitter, Google are 'treading on very, very troubled territory and they have to be careful'

Trump slams Google search as 'rigged' — but it's not 

Trump’s attacks on companies like Google don’t work 

Trump aide says president weighing regulations on Google search engine that he considers 'rigged'

President non grata: Trump often unwelcome and unwilling to perform basic rituals of the office

Poll: 41 percent of Americans say Trump is the worst president ever

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8/27/18

Can the ‘strong’ U.S. economy survive until 2020? 

S&P 500, Nasdaq jump to record highs as US and Mexico strike trade deal

John McCain, in final message before death, says 'do not despair of our present difficulties' 

John McCain issues subtle rebuke of Trump in farewell letter before his death 

John McCain wanted this statement read after his death

John McCain understood that the Republican Party was selling its soul. He refused. 

Five of John McCain’s most courageous political moments 

An officer, a gentleman and a true friend: 5 things to know for August 27

GOP senator: McCain is 'partially to blame' for controversy over White House flags

Republicans’ anger at McCain speaks volumes about America’s tribal politics 

GOP senator warns Trump: Anyone who trash-talks McCain 'deserves a whipping'

Love for Trump risky in Arizona Late primary could hurt the GOP
(Primary candidates attach themselves to president. Will it cost GOP a Senate seat?)

Senate drapes McCain's desk in black cloth

McCain's successor expected to be picked after week of memorials

What McCain’s death means for the Arizona senate race

Republicans struggle to run with Trump but against his trade wars 

Florida GOP governor’s race a toss-up
(In run-up to primary, Republicans are neck and neck after Trump endorses underdog.)

House GOP efforts to increase female lawmakers falling flat

Flags at White House return to half-staff in tribute to McCain 

Veterans Group Calls Out Trump's 'Outrageous' Response To John McCain's Death

The Incredible Shrinking Defense Secretary

Three-judge panel rules unconstitutional gerrymandering in North Carolina 

Federal judge blocks publication of 3-D printed gun blueprints 

Green group compares Kavanaugh to Cohen, Manafort

Most disapprove of Trump's handling of trade negotiations, are worried about impact on US

The Truth About Trump’s ‘Tremendous’ New Trade Deal with Mexico

Trump’s Mexico Deal Reveals Another Deficit
(The president doesn’t understand how much Nafta has enriched the U.S.Mexico and Canada.)

U.S. government to pay $4.7 billion in tariff-related aid to farmers

Michael Cohen’s lawyer has done real damage to the case against Trump 

Lanny Davis admits he was source for CNN's TrumpTower story, lied about it on air

Trump orders flags re-lowered for McCain: 'Despite our differences,' I respect his service

Flags at White House return to half-staff in tribute to McCain 

Veterans Group Calls Out Trump's 'Outrageous' Response To John McCain's Death

Trump issues statement of praise after ignoring McCain questions

Behind Trump's decision to finally praise John McCain

Trump’s not-so-subtle denigration of a dead man 

Trump announces agreement with Mexico on NAFTA overhaul

US and Mexico reach a trade deal, paving the way to replace NAFTA

Trump’s NAFTA Strategy: Bluff, Rebrand, Declare Victory

The Truth About Trump’s ‘Tremendous’ New Trade Deal with Mexico

Trump’s Mexico Deal Reveals Another Deficit
(The president doesn’t understand how much Nafta has enriched the U.S., Mexico and Canada.)

Trump battles a sense of inertia in Afghanistan

A battered Trump may escalate the US-China trade war ahead of midterms

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8/26/18

The passing of John McCain also marks the passing of an era 

John McCain’s American Legacy

‘He was real. There was an authenticity’ Congress’ maverick dies at 81
(Tributes pour in for the onetime GOP standard-bearer, U.S. war hero and straight-talking political maverick)

McCain: war hero, but no hero to many conservatives

Defending the liberal world order

John McCain understood why I refused to leave prison

Captivity, candor and hard votes: 9 moments that made McCain

THE LAST DETAIL - McCain

McCain’s death marks a new era for congressional checks on Trump 

‘A great defender of liberty’: World leaders mourn Sen. John McCain 

Jewish leaders mourn McCain for his bipartisanship, fierce commitment to Israel

Flake says forgiveness is biggest lesson learned from McCain

Flake: McCain's voice was 'never more important' than in Trump era

Flake: I'll be the first Republican co-sponsor of resolution to rename Senate building after McCain

Collins: McCain struggled with vote on ObamaCare repeal

Ayotte: I hope McCain's death is a 'calling for more decency, integrity and honor in our politics'

Kasich: McCain marched to his own drummer

Russ Feingold: John McCain Was a Committed Leader. He Was Also Really Fun.

For McCain, a cross-country farewell from public, presidents

John McCain’s former rivals pay tribute: ‘We are all in his debt’

Fox News Analyst Calls Out Donald Trump Over Bland John McCain Condolences Tweet

Senate candidate Kelli Ward suggests McCain timed pre-death announcement to hurt her campaign 

Arizona governor faces pressure over McCain replacement

GOP divided over midterm threat posed by Trump's legal travails

GOP circulating spreadsheet ahead of midterms listing potential Dem probes

GOP challenger knocks Menendez amid tightening race

Flake says Senate does not want Trump to fire Sessions

Manafort verdict strengthens Mueller’s hand for round two

Dershowitz says federal probe in New York, not Mueller, is ‘greatest threat’ to Trump 

Trump’s War on the Justice System Threatens to Erode Trust in the Law

UBS: These are the companies most at risk from President Trump's trade war

Durbin praises McCain for 'uncommon decency' as a senator

Hillary Clinton: McCain knew what it meant to be an American 'in the marrow of his bones'

Trump rejected plans for a White House statement praising McCain 

Trump suggests action against Sessions Trump ramps up attacks on Sessions
(President escalates his attacks on attorney general, whom allies now brand as disloyal.)

Trump’s War on the Justice System Threatens to Erode Trust in the Law

Trump misstates approval rating in latest poll

NBC/WSJ poll: Trump approval 'remarkably stable' after a stormy week of bad news

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8/25/18

John McCain, war hero, political maverick and GOP standard-bearer, dies at 81

John McCain, war hero and giant of the Senate, dies at 81

Memories of John McCain, America's happy warrior

McCain leaves a legacy of standing up for his beliefs

McCain to lie in state at Capitol in Washington, Arizona

Graham mourns McCain: ‘I’ve lost one of my dearest friends and mentor’

George W. Bush honors McCain as a 'man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order'

Palin on McCain's death: 'Today we lost an American original'

GOP candidate bashes McCain hours after he ends cancer treatment

Politicians mourn John McCain's death

All living presidents honor McCain after his death

Once a winning issue, healthcare bedevils GOP Healthcare vexes Republicans
(Candidates tread lightly as Obamacare’s popularity grows.)

GOP Senate Candidate: Blame The Sun For Climate Change, Not Humans

Cohen draws fresh scrutiny from key Senate panel

Powell defends rate hikes amid criticism and confusion

US set to announce it rejects Palestinian ‘right of return’ — TV report

Ex-Watergate Prosecutor: Weisselberg Could Be Trump Organization 'Downfall'

Trump Org. CFO’s immunity deal is new problem for Trump

In victory for unions, judge overturns key parts of Trump executive orders 

Judge deals blow to Trump effort to overhaul bureaucracy

President Trump's Must-Read Quote on Social Security

Five recent events stoking climate change fears

Biden on McCain's death: 'He never lost sight of what he believed most: Country First'

Obamas on McCain's death: 'We are all in his debt'

Clintons pay tribute to McCain

Schumer introducing resolution to name Senate office building after McCain

Kavanaugh’s missing papers 
(Why the Supreme Court battle has Democrats focusing on documents)

Trump pays tribute to McCain

Trump lowers White House flags to half-staff after McCain's death

Trump reportedly has no regrets about saying McCain was 'not a war hero'

Trump says trade deal with Mexico 'could be happening soon'

President Trump's Must-Read Quote on Social Security

Trump’s Midwest is a gubernatorial battleground in 2018 

Trump says it’s ‘probably tougher’ for GOP to retain control of House 

Trump Threatens FBI Over Hillary Clinton Emails: 'I May Have To Get Involved'

Trump ends chaotic week by taking more shots at Cuomo

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8/24/18

S&P 500 and Nasdaq close at record highs as Netflix jumps

Top C.E.O.s Denounce Trump Immigration Policy as Threat to U.S. Economy

Sen. John McCain, battling brain cancer, is discontinuing medical treatment, family says 

Army honors McCain in opening new modernization HQ in Texas

The GOP will likely hold on to McCain’s seat until 2020 

Republican declared winner in closely contested Ohio congressional race 

What will Congress realistically do now that Trump has been implicated in a crime? 

Some of Trump’s most loyal allies seem to have finally had it with him 

A new poll shows 5 big challenges facing the Republicans in November 

GOP senator: Trump backs tenets of compromise on criminal-justice reform 

Iowa murder suspect lived on land owned by GOP fundraiser

Bolton says US rejected halting Iran sanctions for rollback in Syria

US slashes aid to Palestinians by more than $200 million

Worried about tariffs? Trade blocs are the real danger to the U.S. and China

Powell sees 'further, gradual' rate hikes as the economy hums

Mueller's 'speaking indictments' offer clues to strategy

Fox fallout shows why Trump’s lawyers don’t want Mueller to get an interview 

Trump Org CFO granted immunity in Cohen investigation: report

This may be the biggest flip yet in the Trump-Cohen saga 

Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg, who allegedly helped arrange hush-money reimbursement to Cohen, receives immunity 

Trump firm is losing veil of secrecy Investigators look at Trump business
(Former allies are helping prosecutors pull back the curtain on the president’s business empire.)

‘Dangerous and poisoned’: Critics blast Trump for endorsing white-nationalist conspiracy theory on South Africa 

Gun control, teacher groups threaten legal action against DeVos gun funding proposal

New IRS rule on deductions hits some high-tax states hard

Brooks and Klein on Trump's 'moral affront' and the rule of law

DNC to confront fate of superdelegates after bitter 2016 fight

Dem senator: We need better technology to fight opioid crisis

Lawmakers Want Classified Documents on Trump’s Meeting with Putin

Trump calls off Pompeo’s North Korea visit, citing a lack of progress on denuclearization 

President Trump’s false claim about murders on South African farms 

Trump meets with promoter of 'QAnon' conspiracy theory in Oval Office

The week Trump's own words caught up with him

Trump props up false claim that big tech is out to silence conservatives 

Trump Is Now Cyberbullying His Attorney General Because He's Afraid of In-Person Confrontation
(The president's feud with Jeff Sessions is a shameless affront to the Be Best program.)

Tension between Trump, Justice reaches pivotal point

The Trump administration might be deregulating more than you know (or could know) 

Trump Touts Economy: 'You Haven't Seen Anything Yet'

Trump rips CBS, ESPN over decision not to broadcast national anthem

Trump admin is creating obstacles to block refugees, ex-officials say

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8/23/18

Republican lawmakers predict Trump will soon fire Jeff Sessions after public feud

Corker: Sessions ‘owns’ Trump until he’s fired

Senate approves sweeping bill on defense, domestic spending

Senate leaders in talks to wrap up August session

Duncan Hunter and wife plead not guilty to campaign finance violation charges

Duncan Hunter agrees to step down from House committees

Duncan Hunter embraces the smash-mouth tactics Trump learned from Roy Cohn 

GOP embraces Trump’s hard-line immigration platform as ‘a winner for Republicans’ in November 

Paul Ryan's Congress Boast About 'Doers' Misses The Mark With Angry Twitter Users

Impeachment debate moves to center of midterm fight

White House blocks bill that would protect elections

Trump's tariffs are unpopular in key midterm states Texas, Pennsylvania and Illinois: NBC News/Marist polls

Jeff Sessions finally punches back at Donald Trump -- hard

Critics fear Trump’s attacks are doing lasting damage to the justice system 

How court developments may threaten the president
(What’s the legal outlook for Trump after being implicated in crimes?)
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National Enquirer boss and longtime Trump friend David Pecker gets federal immunity in Michael Cohen case

How do you spin a fact?’ White House grapples with response to Cohen, Manafort convictions. 

Now More Than Ever, Manafort Looks Like a Kremlin Agent

Pardon carries risks for both Trump and Manafort

Winners and losers in the Robert Mueller probe

Giuliani predicts ‘revolt’ if Trump gets impeached

Carl Bernstein: We’ve now seen ‘the instinctive lawlessness of this president'

IRS moves to block California and other states from helping residents avoid new tax-deduction limit

Education Secretary Considers Using Federal Funds to Arm Schools

Ending the Clean Power Plan won't stop the sun or the wind — or save the coal industry

Defiant Pelosi says she's staying: 'I can take the heat'

Lawmaker who pushed to impeach Nixon: Trump ‘systematically’ abusing power

Trump escalates China trade fight, and it's primed to get even nastier 

South Africa blasts Trump over racially divisive tweet

Trump asks Pompeo to look into killing of white farmers in South Africa

One Year On, Little to Show for Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy

Trump besieged on 2 legal fronts President’s legal threats could intersect
(The Cohen case and the Mueller inquiry threaten separately, and perhaps combined)

A Reminder That Trump Still Hasn't Released His Tax Returns

Trump recently sought his lawyers’ advice on possibility of pardoning Manafort, Giuliani says 

Trump says 'the coal industry is back.' The government's jobs numbers say otherwise

Trump and Sessions feud over the direction of the Justice Department 

Trump-Justice feud deepens

Trump warns impeachment will crash the market and make everyone 'very poor'—here's what experts say

The President's TV Addiction Just Hit Rock Bottom on Fox & Friends

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8/22/18

Today will mark the longest stock rally in U.S. history. Yes, despite the Trump turmoil. 

Fed officials worry that the trade war poses the biggest threat to 'strong' economy

10 of the ickiest allegations in the Duncan Hunter indictment 

Duncan Hunter refuses to relinquish committee posts, may be forcibly removed

Why Republicans can be accused of politicizing the Mollie Tibbetts tragedy 

Republicans warn Trump against Manafort pardon

Here's what GOP lawmakers are saying -- or not saying -- about Cohen

GOP offers muted response after jury convicts Manafort and Cohen pleads guilty

Republicans urge embattled incumbents to speak out on Trump

In fallout from Trump controversies, Republicans warn Democrats will seek his impeachment. Democratic candidates are avoiding the word. 

Hatch after Cohen plea deal: 'I think Trump is a much better person today than he was then'

Republican who’s broken with Trump on immigration says president may be too generous on DACA 

Has Medicaid expansion helped or hurt the program? Depends which of these Republicans you ask 

The GOP turns to toilets to suppress more black voters 

Trump to crisscross America to help GOP candidates, but Utah isn’t on his campaign map

U.S. enacts more sanctions on Russia
(Penalties come as Moscow is separately charged with new cyberattacks.)

Mueller investigation gains new momentum

WH: Trump Did Nothing Wrong

Giuliani: Trump isn't considering a pardon for Paul Manafort 'at this time'

6 big questions after the Cohen and Manafort convictions 

Cohen, Manafort hurricane hits Trump

Analysis: Fallout over Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort could have real consequences for Trump

How Cohen and Manafort will redefine this fall's 'corruption' campaign. (Plus: A reality check on Trump's 'red wave'

Opinion: Trump is an illegitimate president whose election is tainted by fraud 

'Felons welcome here' projected on Trump Hotel in DC

A terrible day for Trump could foretell more bad days to come 

Michael Cohen's guilty plea reveals how hard he worked to kill bad news about Trump 

Michael Cohen, from loyal fixer to a threat to the president

New York state has subpoenaed Michael Cohen in Trump Foundation probe

Cohen lawyer Lanny Davis says his client doesn’t want to be ‘dirtied’ by a presidential pardon 

Anti-Trump billboard put up in New Jersey: 'Our leader the idiot'

Democrats call for halt of Kavanaugh nomination in light of Cohen, Manafort news

Senate Democrats seek delay in Kavanaugh hearings, citing Cohen’s guilty plea 

In fallout from Trump controversies, Republicans warn Democrats will seek his impeachment. Democratic candidates are avoiding the word. 

Democrats prep an emergency plan in case of Mueller firing

Warren: 'We need immigration laws that focus on people who pose a real threat'

Sports figures praise Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke for thoughtful protest response

Democratic National Committee says hackers unsuccessfully targeted voter database 

Trump: Israel will pay ‘higher price’ in peace talks after embassy move

About 80 percent of the media are ‘the enemy of the people,’ Trump says 

Trump called this White House defender ‘wonderful.’ He was fired from his previous job for alleged sexual harassment. 

Team Trump fights back

Not just misleading. Not merely false. A lie. 

Trump’s company approved $420,000 in payments to Cohen, relying on ‘sham’ invoices, prosecutors say 

Trump accuses Cohen of lying to get deal

Trump: Cohen’s hush-money payouts didn’t break campaign finance laws

Trump rips Michael Cohen after former lawyer implicated the president in crimes

Trump’s comparison of the Cohen allegations to Obama is entirely wrong 

Trump says he's considering pardon for Manafort: Fox News reporter

Giuliani: Trump isn't considering a pardon for Paul Manafort 'at this time'

President Donald Trump launches petition against ESPN's 'spineless' national anthem policy

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8/21/18

S&P 500 touches all-time high, ties record for longest bull market

As deficit grows, GOP leaders eye cuts to Medicare, Social Security

This Republican congressman released an ad touting his vote against Obamacare repeal. Yes, against. 

Republicans blast party's strategy for keeping House majority

San Diego County Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife are indicted on campaign finance violations

Read the indictment against GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter

Senate emerges as obstacle to Trump’s 'Space Force'

Cruz introduces amendment to 'harden' schools against shooters

Sen. Susan Collins says Kavanaugh sees Roe v. Wade as ‘settled law’ 

Interview with Dana Perino: Security, combating corruption and the #BetterBobBus

If the Republican Party Is Going to Regain Sanity, It Needs to Lose People Like Tom Cotton

Wyoming treasurer wins GOP gubernatorial nod, beating Trump-backed rival

Barrasso secures GOP nomination in Wyoming Senate primary

They owe their gavels to Trump
(Federal judges appointed by the president are starting to leave their mark, pleasing Republicans.)

Russian hackers reportedly target anti-Trump Republicans

Facebook identifies new influence campaigns ahead of midterms

Facebook removes over 600 pages for midterm election meddling

Illegal immigrant charged with Mollie Tibbetts’ murder

Man charged with killing Mollie Tibbetts is an undocumented immigrant, authorities say 
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Sexual trauma claims by veterans wrongly denied by VA, investigation finds

Two courtrooms, two convictions, one beleaguered president

NYT's Bret Stephens: Trump should resign or be impeached after Cohen guilty plea

Which Is Worse for Trump: Paul Manafort’s Conviction or Michael Cohen’s Guilty Plea?

With the Manafort Convictions and Cohen Plea, President Trump Has Been Implicated in a Criminal Conspiracy

As Michael Cohen pleads guilty, here’s the risk for Trump

After two convictions, pressure mounts on Trump 

Manafort conviction and Cohen plea boost Mueller probe

Nope, not a witch hunt 

All the President’s Crooks

Michael Cohen pleads guilty to eight counts

Michael Cohen said he paid hush money at 'direction' of Trump

Cohen: Trump told me to pay off women to influence the election

Michael Cohen says he worked to silence two women ‘in coordination’ with Trump to influence 2016 election 

Lanny Davis: Cohen has info that 'should be of interest' to Mueller, is 'more than happy' to share

Giuliani says no allegations of wrongdoing by Trump, knocks Cohen for 'lies'

Paul Manafort found guilty of tax fraud

Paul Manafort guilty on 8 counts; mistrial on 10

Judge tosses lawsuit against Christopher Steele, Trump dossier author

EPA unveils new Trump plan gutting Obama power plant rules

Trump adviser Larry Kudlow hosted publisher of white nationalists at his home

The Real Reasons Trump Was Wrong to Revoke Brennan’s Clearance

Dems: Manafort, Cohen prove that Mueller’s probe is not a witch hunt

Pelosi calls for Hunter to resign

Warren pitches new anti-corruption plan, calls Trump administration 'stinkiest example' of old problem

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new reform bill would ban members of Congress from owning individual stocks

Democrats gear up for legal fights over voter suppression

Schumer: Trump better not talk about pardons, Cohen, Manafort at West Virginia rally

Trump to announce NAFTA 'handshake' deal on Thursday: report

This is an absolutely critical moment for Donald Trump's presidency

After two convictions, pressure mounts on Trump 

Trump calls Manafort conviction a ‘disgrace’

Trump says Manafort verdict 'doesn't involve me,' slams Russia probe

Trump lashes out after Cohen, Manafort blows

Trump says he 'feels very badly' about Manafort convictions, attacks Mueller

Trump threatens clearance of former official after seeing him in heated TV debate 

Trump draws border battle lines Trump calls Democrats ‘extremists’
(With admiration for officers and anger for Democrats, he aims to regain political upper hand on immigration.)

They owe their gavels to Trump
(Federal judges appointed by the president are starting to leave their mark, pleasing Republicans.)

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8/20/18

Microsoft says it has found a Russian operation targeting U.S. political institutions 

A leading Republican urges reform for Medicare and Social Security as deficits balloon after the GOP's tax cut

Paul seeks to cut off Planned Parenthood funds via massive spending bill

15 senators miss votes despite McConnell's criticism of absentees

Sen. Collins, potential swing vote, to meet with Kavanaugh

GOP Rep. Steve Stivers is leading the fight against a Democratic 'blue wave' this fall, but Trump isn't making his job any easier

GOP Rep. Steve Stivers makes the case for legal immigration, even as President Trump tries to reduce it

Trump predicts immigration issue will power GOP in midterms

McCarthy quietly wages the other midterm campaign — for House speaker 

Foreign Relations senators push back on WH aid cut

Republican House candidate who says she was abducted by aliens and communicates with extraterrestrials wins big endorsement

Businesses beg for tariff relief as trade war with China rolls on 

EPA head approves proposal reversing Obama-era Clean Power Plan

The U.S. has brought home remains of its Korean War dead. It’ll be years before we know whose remains those are. 

Manafort jury finishes third day with no verdict

Brett Kavanaugh memo detailed explicit questions for President Clinton 

Amy Walter and Eliana Johnson on Trump’s midterm influence, Kavanaugh’s confirmation campaign

Democratic push for redistricting commissions gains steam as midterms approach 

Trump Won Pennsylvania. Democrats Want the State (and His Voters) Back.

Schumer: Share 'confidential' Kavanaugh documents with entire Senate

Fearful of losing Roe, left pushes Schumer for action

Exclusive: Trump vows 'no concessions' with Turkey over detained U.S. pastor

Trump takes another shot at Fed Chairman Jerome Powell for raising rates

Trump threatens ex-intel official's clearance, citing comments on CNN

Trump revoked John Brennan’s security clearance. The long-term consequences may be dire.

Trump says he would welcome a lawsuit from Brennan contesting his loss of a security clearance 

Trump calls Mueller lawyers ‘thugs’ and ‘a National Disgrace!’ 

Trump: Mueller’s team trying to meddle in midterm elections

Trump says DOJ official should be fired over role in Russia probe

Trump unsettled by McGahn's 30 hours with the special counsel

Trump faces mounting legal pressure on three fronts

Trump predicts immigration issue will power GOP in midterms

Trump using U.S. troop levels as leverage, analysts say

Trump warns of 'terror, bloodshed and suffering' in Abolish ICE movement

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8/19/18

GOP senator on revoking security clearances: 'I don't want to see this become routine'

The Strange Rise of Greg Walden, Oregon’s Only Republican Congressman

Chicago-area manufacturer is laying off 153 workers and moving to Mexico partly because of Trump's tariffs

Bolton open to privatizing military operations in Afghanistan

Bolton wants to see 'seriousness' from North Korea on denuclearization

Bolton says four foreign adversaries may try to interfere in U.S. midterms 

Mulvaney 'fascinated' by focus on government shutdown

Mick Mulvaney suggests military parade canceled for reasons besides money

Giuliani: TrumpTower meeting was 'originally for the purpose of getting information about Clinton'

‘Truth isn’t truth’: Giuliani weighs risks of possible Trump interview in Russia probe 

Brennan says he’s willing to take Trump to court over security clearances 

Brennan says he's willing to go to court to prevent Trump from revoking additional clearances

Brennan defends criticism of Trump: 'I don’t believe I’m being political at all'

Intel officials concerned Brennan's criticism of Trump went too far

Panetta: Trump may not have authority to revoke Brennan's security clearance

Hayden: Relationship between Trump, national security community 'dangerously close to being permanently broken'

James Comey: 'Truth Exists and Truth Matters'

Michael Cohen under investigation for over $20M in bank fraud: report

What will happen to DACA? Federal court cases could lead to an answer. 

Lobby effort ignited ‘space force’ Industry ties behind ‘space force’

New York Times 'stands behind' its article after attacks by Trump 

Democrats’ Chances of Regaining House Are Improving. But It’s No Sure Bet.

2020 hopefuls skeptical of criminal justice deal with Trump

Dems to challenge Kavanaugh for White House records

Gov. Cuomo ups attacks on Trump, calls the president 'un-American'

Kamala Harris prepares for moment in the spotlight

Trump said to tell Jordan king: Israel will have a PM named Mohammed if no deal

Trump: ‘Nothing bad can happen' from meeting with foreign leaders

Trump compares Mueller probe to McCarthyism

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8/18/18

Rand Paul to ask Trump to lift sanctions on Russian leaders

Cruz calls out O'Rourke for supporting NFL players' anthem protests

Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans

Trump tax breaks for the wealthy are paying dividends for Republicans

Trump stays out of Arizona's ugly and costly GOP fight

As Trump delivers racially charged insults, most Republicans stay silent 

Boogeywomen — GOP vilifies big-name female Dems

John McCain and the End of Romantic Conservatism

All the times the Senate has actually stood up to Trump

U.S. trade war is testing farmers Farmers’ patience being tested
(Soybean growers stand by Trump and tariffs for now. But their patience has limits, they warn.)

How China steals U.S. secrets

White House counsel reported to be cooperating extensively with Mueller probe

In unprecedented move, ex-CIA heads slam Trump for trying to stifle free speech

Former intelligence officials bite back after Trump goes after Brennan’s clearance 

John Dean to White House staffers: 'Get out!'

Dem campaign chairman expresses confidence over path to Senate majority

With confirmation hearings looming, Democrats fight to stick to the script against Kavanaugh 

Beto O’Rourke, on a ‘suicide mission’ against Ted Cruz, is having the time of his life — and might even come out of it alive

Sanders tests his brand in Florida

Trump seeks to overhaul signature Obama climate policy: report

New Trump power plant plan would release hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 into the air 

Trump stays out of Arizona's ugly and costly GOP fight

Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans

Trump: Let 'good and bad' voices speak on social media

On Twitter, Trump accuses ‘social media’ of limiting free speech of conservatives 

White House counsel reported to be cooperating extensively with Mueller probe

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8/17/18

Consumer Sentiment Hits 11-Month Low Amid Inflation Fears

Senate gets to work in August — but many don’t show up

GOP fundraiser Broidy under investigation for alleged effort to sell government influence, people familiar with probe say 

Pentagon, GOP breathe sign of relief after Trump cancels parade

Worst-case scenario for House GOP is 70-seat wipeout

Rep. Steve Scalise on 2018 midterms: Don't let Democrats reverse our success

AP Interview: Top Republican Opens up About Russia Probe

Poll: Dem opponent leads Scott Walker by 5 points

Zinke said he would never sell public land. But the Interior is considering it. 

Pompeo forms Iran Action Group to run policy after nuke deal withdrawal

Manafort jury ends second day of deliberations after Trump defends his ex-campaign chair 

Jury signals it needs more time for Manafort verdict

Judge in Paul Manafort trial says he has been threatened and is now under US Marshal protection

US special counsel recommends six months in prison for Papadopoulos

How Trump’s security-clearance gambit could actually get him in deeper trouble with Mueller 

Ex-CIA Director John Brennan: Trump is 'drunk on power'

Tough ID laws could disenfranchise 78,000 transgender voters in midterms: study

California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fight

No, one-third of African Americans don’t support Trump. Not even close. 

AP source: It's not just audio, Manigault Newman has video

Former Army officer: ‘Thank God’ Trump’s military parade was postponed

Finding a collage of passion, struggle, and patriotism in editorials about the free press

NYT editor on how Trump is harming the press

Shields and Brooks on ‘reality show’ rules and midterm prospects

Sen. Warner to introduce amendment limiting Trump’s ability to revoke security clearances

Poll: Dem opponent leads Scott Walker by 5 points

Bernie Sanders socialism moves to Democratic mainstream

Democrats weigh their options as Pelosi -- and others -- eye speakership

White House says Trump, Putin agree in principle on getting Iran out of Syria

Trump administration is considering pulling back $3 billion in foreign aid 

This week in Trumponomics: Economic warfare gets personal

As Trump’s court revamp turns west, battle awaits Fight brewing over judicial nominees
(He has 7 vacancies to fill on the 9th Circuit. But California’s two Democratic senators won’t make it easy.)

Sentencing reform deal heats up, pitting Trump against reliable allies

Trump says he plans to revoke security clearance for Justice Dept. official Bruce Ohr ‘very quickly’ 

White House drafts more clearance cancellations demanded by Trump 

Trump pushes for an end to quarterly earnings reports as a way to help business do 'even better'

Trump blames ‘local politicians’ for derailing military parade

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8/16/18

Dow posts biggest jump since April after US and China say trade talks to resume

CBO Cuts US Growth Forecast Amid Warnings on Trade Spats

 GOP leader criticizes Republican senators for not showing up to work

Senators to grill HHS official on agency's alleged failures to keep tabs on unaccompanied migrant kids 

Senate to consider massive spending bill, faces Trump objections

Senate GOP urges non-legislative fixes for tax law

US Senate unanimously passes resolution affirming the press ‘is not the enemy of the people’

The U.S. economy is thriving. Can Republicans ride that to a midterm upset? 

Real wages are down over the year — but Republican satisfaction is spiking 

GOP groups have spent $1.7 million at Trump properties so far this year

White House economic advisor Kudlow confirms trade talks to resume with China later this month

We Regret to Inform You That Russia Is (Probably) At It Again

This is China’s most dangerous trade-war weapon

Supreme Court nomination reignites abortion fights in states

Manafort jury ends first day with questions, including definition of 'reasonable doubt'

NYT: Omarosa believed to have as many as 200 tapes

Admiral who oversaw bin Laden raid calls on Trump to revoke his security clearance, too

12 former top intel officials blast Trump's move to revoke Brennan's security clearance

Nearly 350 US newsrooms run editorials denouncing Trump’s attacks on ‘fake news’

Democrats have about a 70% chance of winning the House, Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight forecasts

Democrats shatter primary turnout records, bank on anti-Trump enthusiasm to deliver Congress

Elizabeth Warren takes on corporate giants as she lays 2020 marker 

Pelosi sees defections from an unusual quarter — the left

Trump puts Iraq in a bind over Iran 

Pressure mounts on Trump to deliver for Iowa ahead of elections

Trump, Seeking to Relax Rules on U.S. Cyberattacks, Reverses Obama Directive

Trump escalates feud with intelligence officials

Trump has now fired or threatened most senior officials related to the Russia investigation 

Donald Trump’s compelling argument for revoking the security clearance of . . . Donald Trump 

Trump responds after hundreds of newspaper editorials criticize his attacks on the press 

Trump rips into Boston Globe after it leads effort to run free speech editorials around the country

Trump's military parade is now estimated to cost $92 million – $80 million more than earlier estimate

Trump’s military parade postponed to next year, Pentagon says

Trump messes up Aretha tribute by saying the Queen of Soul once worked for him

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8/15/18

Dow falls more than 100 points as tech stocks and Macy’s slide

Rand Paul takes victory lap after Brennan's security clearance revoked

With little fanfare, Trump and McConnell reshape the nation’s circuit courts 

GOP’s midterm strategy takes shape

Senate study: Trump hasn’t provided adequate support to detained migrant children

Not even Republicans buy the Trump team’s ‘collusion isn’t a crime’ defense 

Rubio’s pro-family, conservative family leave policy promotes stability

Republicans become entangled by family feuds over politics

The GOP's tax cut hasn't delivered a pay bump yet. Defenders say: Just wait for it 

House: Three More GOP Seats Join the Toss Up Column

Republicans Plan To Run Close To Trump. A New Poll Shows Why That’s A Bad Idea

GOP's McCarthy slams California Democrats, faces heckling

Clapper: Revoking Ex-CIA Chief Brennan's Security Clearance 'Unprecedented'

John Brennan responds after Trump revokes his security clearance

Top Trump security aide Bolton to visit Israel next week

Treasury Targets Shipping Industry and Other Facilitators of North Korea United Nations Security Council Violations

Paul Manafort’s tax- and bank-fraud case is heading to the jury 

Jury to begin deliberations Thursday on Manafort

Rudy Giuliani Just Laid Out Trumpism's Entire Attitude Towards the Truth in Two Lines

Giuliani: Trump legal team ready to argue Mueller subpoena 'before the Supreme Court'

If Omarosa Did Sign An NDA, Trump Might've Broken The Law

You Know Who the Tax Cuts Helped? Rich People 

Advice on fuel rules ignored Warnings on fuel standards ignored
(EPA scientists say the facts don’t support Trump’s plan to scrap efficiency standards.)

Coast to coast, and in between, local news is standing up to Trump's press attacks 

Reporters Fight to Restore Trust in Media With On-Air Messages to Trump

NY Post joins outlets publishing anti-Trump editorials

Editorial: Anger, hatred and the making of American political dysfunction

Democratic advantage grows in race for Congress

Senate Democrats stay focused on health care even during short August recess 

Gillibrand urges opposition to Kavanaugh: Fight for abortion rights 'is now or never'

Kavanaugh has 'productive' meeting with key swing votes

Clearinghouse for Kavanaugh documents is a Bush White House lawyer, angering Senate Democrats 

Top Senate Intel Dem: Trump compiling a 'Nixonian enemies list'

Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA director Brennan, a critic of the president 

Trump claims tariffs on foreign nations will rescue US steel industry: report

Trump support dips among farmers as trade war wallops agriculture 

Trump is preparing to expand 'Buy America' rules to include government infrastructure projects

Trump administration targets Chinese and Russian companies over illegal shipments to North Korea

Trump-Amazon feud shadows critical Postal Service report

Just how big of a deal has Trump been in Republican primaries anyway? 

If Omarosa Did Sign An NDA, Trump Might've Broken The Law

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8/14/18

Investors haven't been this bullish on US stocks since January 2015

Kobach secures GOP nomination in hotly contested Kansas governor's race

Establishment-backed Vukmir wins Wisconsin GOP Senate primary

Why The Pre-Existing Conditions Argument Is Killing Republican Candidates

House GOP prepares to grill DOJ official linked to Steele dossier

GOP's budget-busting policies are downright shameful

Praising free trade, some conservative Utah leaders warn that Trump’s stance on tariffs could put farmers, other exporters out of business

Erdogan’s call for boycott of U.S.-made electronics intensifies dispute with Trump administration 

Turkey's Erdogan Vows US Boycott, but Diplomats Resume Talks

Pompeo Ignores Plea From Diplomats With Children With Special Needs

White House press secretary can’t guarantee public won’t hear Trump use n-word on audio recording 

How a Supreme Court Shaped by Trump Could
Restrict Access to Abortion

Opinion: New warnings about cuts to Social Security and Medicare are a reason to worry

As States Battle Trump's Health Plan Changes, Signs of Obamacare Stability Show

Health-care competition in Charlottesville a dramatic example of Obamacare's resilience 

Manafort defense rests without calling witnesses

Omarosa: Trump used 'derogatory' term for Puerto Ricans; Kelly fought hurricane aid

Wisconsin Dems pick education chief to face Walker

With Congress up for grabs, Democratic women are banding together and building momentum for the midterms

Pelosi seizes on anti-corruption message against GOP

Dems say they’ll sue to keep Collins on ballot

Sanders wins Democratic Senate nomination in Vermont

Transgender candidate makes history after winning Vermont gubernatorial nomination

Progressives fume as Dems meet with Brett Kavanaugh

Dems make history, and other takeaways from Tuesday's primaries

Trump goes after Sessions: No Mueller probe 'if we had a real attorney general'

Trump unloads on special counsel Robert Mueller, the FBI, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department in a furious morning tweet storm

Donald Trump's Omarosa obsession is telling

Trump campaign files for arbitration against Omarosa over confidentiality breach

Trump campaign files arbitration action against Omarosa Manigault Newman 

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8/13/18

Walker breaks with Trump: 'Of course I don’t want a boycott of Harley-Davidson'

Once a Rising Star, Gov. Scott Walker Searches for Place in Trump's GOP

Trump attacks Kasich over Ohio race — and Kasich welcomes the attention 

Trump tweet denounces Kasich, who counters with Putin

Vulnerable Republicans include several up-and-coming GOP leaders

Top GOP Congressman's Son Gives Money To Democrat Running For Father's Seat

In Nevada race, teacher vs. pimp
(A GOP brothel owner wants to become a state lawmaker. Meet the woman running against him)

The GOP just nominated ANOTHER goddamned Nazi

China angered at new U.S. defense act, to assess content

U.S. economy seen strong in 2018, to slow in 2019 -CBO

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross may have violated criminal conflict of interest law in stock holdings, CampaignLegalCenter complaint says

FBI agent Peter Strzok fired over anti-Trump texts 

Paul Manafort trial Day 10: Special counsel’s office calls its final witness in fraud case 

Mueller team rests in fraud trial of ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort

Signs grow that Mueller is zeroing in on Roger Stone

Omarosa says Mueller's office has reached out to her

Omarosa fury shows no signs of cooling

Why you can't just ignore Omarosa

Amy Walter and Tamara Keith on Omarosa’s allegations

The Large Hidden Costs of Medicare’s Prescription Drug Program

Steyer Says No to 2020 Run, Calls Trump 'Reckless, Lawless'

Wisconsin Democrats crowd in for chance to challenge governor

Al Gore: Trump has had 'less of an impact on environment so far than I feared'

Trump signs bill named for Senator McCain, doesn't mention him

Trump acts surprised by Omarosa firing on new secret tape

Almost everything Trump just tweeted about Omarosa is the opposite of what he’s said before 

Trump claims tapes of him saying the 'n-word' don't exist

Trump wanted to require staffers to get permission before writing books: report

Trump’s ‘Junk’ Short-Term Health Plans Banned in Connecticut

Trump praises Harley-Davidson boycott, escalating feud with company in the crosshairs of his trade war 

Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

Trump’s trade war may be fated to fail 

Donald Trump 'calls world leaders at awkward hours’ and ignores time zones

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8/12/18

GOP lawmaker: FBI told me Russia contributed to last year's violence at Charlottesville rally

Kasich: Ohio race results a message to Republicans to ‘stop the chaos’

Graham: DOJ official was 'unethical' in investigating Trump campaign because his wife worked for Fusion GPS

Sen. Roy Blunt: Short-term health insurance will benefit millions of Americans

Holocaust-denying GOP nominee confronts write-in opponent, challenges him to debate

GOP candidate accused of faking college diploma after questions about her degree

Election officials' concerns turn to information warfare as hackers gather in Vegas

More than 100 newspapers will publish editorials decrying Trump's anti-press rhetoric 

Mattis defends reversing his stance on Trump's 'Space Force'

Narrow path to asylum grows smaller
(Sessions is making a broad effort to deter survivors of domestic and gang violence.)

Giuliani: 'There was no conversation' between Trump and Comey on Flynn

Giuliani: It would take extreme action for Trump to obstruct justice

Giuliani: Mueller told us he'd wrap up Trump obstruction probe by Sept. 1

White-supremacist rally near White House dwarfed by thousands of anti-hate protesters 

‘Unite the Right 2’ exposes white nationalist movement in disarray

Omarosa: 'I was complicit' in helping White House deceive the country

States fight Trump on non-ObamaCare health plans

Stelter examines Trump's hall of mirrors

Kaine: Trump has made 'concerted effort' to divide people based on race

Cummings: Trump has 'got to be better' about condemning racism

Latest election day results show Dems fall short of 'blue wave' prediction for midterms

Trump never told Comey to 'go easy' on Michael Flynn, Giuliani says: 'There was no conversation'

Trump threatens to 'get involved' in watchdog group's efforts to obtain McCabe text messages

White House counts on Kavanaugh in battle against ‘administrative state’ 

White House seeks to prevent Omarosa from releasing more tapes: report

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8/11/18

New York congressman facing insider trading charges suspends reelection bid 

Collins opponent calls for resignation amid insider trading charges

The Latest: Kansas mail-in ballots put Kobach lead at 110

Fearing Trump’s wrath, US officials pushed for speedy NATO agreement
(National Security Adviser John Bolton reportedly demanded that allies hastily sign critical deals before president's arrival at last month's summit in Brussels)

What the collapse of Turkey's currency means for the US and the rest of the world

Winners and losers from new rules on key part of Trump tax law

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's economic mirage; Sanders on Medicare

Poll: Trump disliked as strongly as Nixon before his resignation

Melania Trump’s immigration lawyer calls president’s attacks on ‘chain migration’ ‘unconscionable’ 

Wisconsin Democrats crowd in for chance to challenge Walker

Kaine: We are still in a 'battle between love and hate'

Democrats seek stronger social media presence to guard against potential Russian interference in midterms

Democrats all but acknowledge Kavanaugh is headed toward confirmation to Supreme Court 

The Trump administration is ensnared in another border dispute — this time with Canada 

Trump: Jeff Sessions is 'scared stiff and missing in action'

President Trump rages against FBI's handling of Andrew McCabe's 'text massages' in typo tweet

White House rips Omarosa in blistering statement

In wake of critical book, Trump calls Omarosa 'a lowlife'

The Trump White House’s new hush-money problem 

Trump says he condemns 'all types of racism' ahead of Charlottesville anniversary

Charlottesville anniversary puts Trump and race under microscope

Analysis: One year on, Trump still fuels racial divide

Rain pouring, Trump rages on Twitter and hangs with bikers

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8/10/18

Dow drops about 200 points as financial crisis in Turkey spooks global markets

Highest Core Inflation in Decade Flattens Real US Wage Growth

In U.S., wage growth is being wiped out entirely by inflation 

The Koch network attacked Trump. Here’s why he’s using the RNC to fight back. 

Republicans Are Caught in a Trump Bind as the Midterms Approach

GOP schedules Supreme Court hearings, outraging Democrats

Russian prime minister issues warning against US sanction plans

'Keep out!' China sends 6 warnings to a US Navy plane, but the US didn't back down

Trump's trade war could evolve into a 'damaging' currency war

This week in Trumponomics: Enjoy it while it lasts

Brexit and Trump's trade war are not enough to bring about the end of globalisation

Paul Manafort trial Day 9: Manafort got $16 million in loans from bank whose CEO wanted Trump administration post 

Paul Manafort judge seals sidebar discussion that followed question on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Trump campaign

Judge holds Roger Stone associate in contempt for refusing to testify in Russia investigation 

Kavanaugh hearing for Supreme Court seat to be held in September 

Kavanaugh once said president would likely have to testify before grand jury if subpoenaed: report

Fearing ‘blue wave,’ drug, insurance companies build single-payer defense

Boston Globe Calls For Nationwide Media Response To Trump's Attacks On The Press

Omarosa Manigault Newman says she refused hush money, pens White House memoir calling Trump racist 

Energy Security Is the Real Way to Put America First

Brooks and Marcus on the Charlottesville rally anniversary, EPA and climate change

Dems seek GOP wipeout in California

Obama midterm endorsements seen as too little, too late by Dem critics

Fact Checker Analysis
Do Democrats have a ‘plan’ to cut Medicare spending by $800 billion?

Trump takes aim at Turkey, announcing doubling of steel and aluminum tariffs in effort to punish country 

Space Force Is Trump’s Answer to New Russian and Chinese Weapons

Trump loses more battles in his war on immigration 

Trump’s Education Department moves to rescind rule aimed at for-profit schools 

Trump renews attacks on NFL players, calling for suspensions

President Trump’s new favorite trade talking point falls apart under scrutiny 

Some Trump voters have soured on him
(Even so, a new survey shows that his core support remains solid.)

Trump’s approval hits 50 percent — in a doctored poll graphic shared by his son 

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8/9/18

Federal deficit jumps 20 percent after tax cuts, spending bill

GOP chairman set to issue Steele dossier subpoenas

GOP chairman calls on Trump administration to explain tariff exclusions

Kobach lead over Colyer whittled down after voting errors discovered in Kansas GOP primary 

Kris Kobach, Trump ally and Kan. secretary of state, recuses himself from vote counting in his own GOP primary vs. Gov. Jeff Colyer 

GOP Rep. Chris Collins used campaign funds to pay legal bills for insider trading investigations

The Chris Collins indictment ensures ethics will be a major issue in the midterms

Brutal numbers show how tough it will be for Republicans to keep control of the House this November

North Korea slams US for lacking ‘basic decorum’ in nuke talks

Russia vows to retaliate against new US sanctions

ICE: Hundreds of children still in custody after parents' deportation

Trump administration takes aim at Obama-era Medicare program for 10.5 million seniors

Even if they’re a negotiating tool, Trump’s tariffs are harming America 

Judge orders plane carrying deported mother and child turned around, blocks more removals

Judge halts mother-daughter deportation, threatens to hold Sessions in contempt 

Court seals portion of Mueller team’s discussion relevant to ‘ongoing investigation’

Paul Manafort trial Day 8: Second bank says it wouldn’t have loaned Manafort money if not for phony income figures 

Prosecutors look to wrap case as Rick Gates leaves stand in Paul Manafort trial

Trump lawyers reject interview terms sought by special counsel in Russia probe 

Hope Hicks getting sucked back into Trump’s orbit

WashingtonState Responds to Cuomo's Call to Ban NRA Insurance Program

Dems flip economy script on GOP amid stagnant wages

Dems eyeing smaller magic number for House majority

Dems see wider path to House after tight Ohio race

Collins indictment raises Dem hopes in deep-red district

Dems seize on Kavanaugh emails to question role in terrorism response

Schiff blasts GOP for Russia probe conduct: 'That's how you obstruct an investigation, not how you conduct one'

Poll: Three-quarters of Americans say Nancy Pelosi should be replaced, including half of Democrats

Trump's 'Arab NATO' faces skepticism, commitment issues

New Puerto Rico death toll amplifies Trump disconnect on relief efforts

Trump administration and EU build momentum toward hashing out a trade deal

Trump is going to slap tariffs on another $16 billion worth of Chinese goods — here's the full list of goods that will get hit

Ahead of midterms, Trump hits a wall in efforts to curb illegal immigration 

‘Nothing bodes well’: Lackluster election results spark debate over Trump’s midterm role 

Trump’s Abysmal Hispanic Media Outreach Gets Worse After Top Officials Exit

Did Trump just hint at firing Mueller?

Donald Trump’s Nightmare Isn’t Robert Mueller

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8/8/18

Prosecutors portray GOP member as a brazen lawbreaker

Chris Collins, Donald Trump and Republicans’ corruption perception problem 

This Truly Is an Ominous Result for Republicans

GOP senator: 'Real likelihood' Dems win the House 'by 10 or 12 more seats than they need'

Rand Paul says he gave Putin a letter from Trump seeking cooperation

Nunes suggested at private fundraiser that GOP majority is needed to protect Trump

Recording reveals Nunes saying Rosenstein impeachment would complicate Kavanaugh confirmation

Key takeaways from Ohio special election and primaries in four other states

Utah Rep. Mia Love sent a mailer with a quote attributed to The SaltLake Tribune. It was from an opinion piece she wrote herself.

China retaliates with tariffs on $16 billion worth of U.S. imports after Trump’s latest trade hit 

China slaps 25% tariffs on $16 billion worth of US goods

Vice president to unveil detailed plan Thursday to establish Trump’s Space Force 

Ohio county finds hundreds of uncounted votes in already too-close-to-call special election

Immigration Judges Union Slams Trump Administration For Undermining Courts

EPA Proposes Allowing New Uses of Asbestos, Causing Backlash

Midterms pose dilemma for Mueller

Paul Manafort trial Day 7: Manafort took in $60 million over five years, including $31 million from Ukraine in 2012 

Manafort’s defense team takes parting shot at Rick Gates as star witness ends testimony 

Rick Gates Delivers a Public Lesson on Money Laundering and Political Corruption

Senator: Russia has 'penetrated' Florida counties ahead of midterms

Democrats' midterm prospects appear to brighten after elections in 5 states

The case for a Democratic wave is growing 

Graphic: Democrats again made big gains in a Trump-era special election 

Trump administration to impose new sanctions on Russia for nerve agent attack in England 

Trump's Plan to Punish Immigrants for Using Welfare Could Boost G.O.P. Candidates

Trump Considers Limiting U.S. Citizenship Access

Trump: 'As long as I campaign' there’ll be a 'giant red wave'

Trump’s endorsements cement power but come with risks

'It’s fantastic': Trump looks like he is starting to warm up to Rosenstein and now says they have a 'great relationship'

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8/7/18

Why Republicans don’t push back on Trump’s China tariffs — in one map 

Republican narrowly leads in House special election in what used to be a GOP stronghold

Missouri voters defeat GOP-backed ‘right to work’ law, in victory for unions, Associated Press projects 

GOP fears steep losses in state legislatures

This is a terrible year for GOP lieutenant governors running for higher office 

Here's what's behind the ads accusing Bob Hugin of 'killing off cancer patients'

The humiliating demise of Paul Ryan

This Is the Way Paul Ryan’s Speakership Ends
"The Republican leader is walking away. Don’t ask him about Trump anymore."

Poll: 43 percent of Republicans say Trump should be able to shut down media outlets

North Korea has not taken steps to denuclearize, John Bolton says 

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen now reportedly being investigated for tax fraud

Rick Gates forced to admit extramarital affair as Manafort’s defense team attacks his credibility 

Giuliani preparing letter to Mueller expressing ‘real reluctance’ over obstruction questions 

Giuliani: Negotiations for Trump-Mueller interview ‘near the end’

Medicaid advocates now have two more studies to back them up 

Stephen Miller pushing policy to make it harder for immigrants who received benefits to earn citizenship

When a Trump supporter’s wife is deported 

By ending ‘temporary protected status’ for half a million people, Trump has probably increased illegal migration 

Kris Kobach used flawed research to defend Trump’s voter fraud panel, experts say 

We all live in Trump’s illusion
(His business empire was built on the maxim ‘fake it till you make it.’)

Trump's team is nearing some trade cease-fires. Trump is undercutting them. 

White House can't -- or won't -- explain Trump's wildfire tweets

Cal Fire official on Trump's wildfire theories: 'I don’t know what he's getting at'

California defies Trump, plans tighter rules on vehicle emissions

Feinstein urges National Archives to reconsider refusal to hand over Kavanaugh docs

Vulnerable Dems side with Warren in battle over consumer bureau

Ohio race shows Democrats remain on the march — even if they don’t win Tuesday 

Win or lose, Beto O’Rourke’s campaign against Ted Cruz could shape Texas politics for years

Seeking ‘WORLD PEACE,’ Trump says US won’t trade with those who trade with Iran

Trump’s Post-ISIS Retreat Leaves Syria Vulnerable to Russia and Iran

Trump to hit China with $16B in tariffs on Aug. 23

For Trump, sanctions substitute for foreign policy 

Trump administration’s use of sanctions draws concern 

Trump’s New Immigration Plan: Protecting Taxpayers or Stoking Resentments?

Trump tax reform saddles churches, nonprofits with 21% penalty on employee benefits

Trump administration gives insurers power to lower Medicare drug prices

Trump hasn’t prepared us for the inevitable economic slowdown 

We all live in Trump’s illusion
(His business empire was built on the maxim ‘fake it till you make it.’)

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8/6/18

Rubio’s proposal: Get paid family leave in exchange for reducing Social Security benefits

The share of Republicans who think there’s a lot of discrimination is plummeting 

In the Senate, the August recess will be missed

This is why the Senate should care about Brett Kavanaugh’s time as Bush’s staff secretary 

Republican gerrymandering wall is starting to crumble

Paul Manafort trial Day 5: Rick Gates testifies he committed bank, tax fraud at Manafort’s direction 

Rick Gates testifies he and Manafort committed crimes together

Gates testifies he and Manafort committed crimes

Rick Gates says he lied for years at Manafort’s request and stole from him in the process 

Sessions rips judge’s decision to restore DACA program

U.S. judge rules against Trump policy restricting transgender troops

Judge appoints 'firewall' counsel to review Mueller documents for sensitive information

New York race could spark new Trump investigation

Steel Giants With Ties to Trump Officials Block Tariff Relief for Hundreds of Firms

How Trump’s Trade Policies Could Impact Governors’ Races

U.S. moves to restore some Iran sanctions lifted under nuclear deal 

China’s stock market plunge will not force the country to give up in its trade war with US

Trump should ‘tone down the rhetoric’ on media attacks, Karl Rove says 

Tamara Keith and Eliana Johnson on Trump’s meeting tweet, Paul Manafort on trial

Women poised to take charge in Dem majority

Trump's first round of nuclear sanctions on Iran sends a message: This is not a test

Trump reimposes sanctions on Iran. Now what? 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims economy, jobs best ever

Trump's New Obamacare Sabotage Could Really Stick It To Consumers

Trump’s favorite response to black critics: Question their intelligence 

Race continues to be a blind spot for Trump one year after Charlottesville 

Trump team expected to respond to Mueller in coming days regarding interview

Trump promised to fix veterans’ problems. Now they call his hotline desperate for help. 

Trump cites sketchy data — and makes it worse by mangling the details 

On Drug Prices, Trump Administration Sends Mixed Messages

Trump Doubles Down on CA Wildfire, Claims 'Diverted' Water Could Help

Trump's border wall could run overtime and over budget and perform below expectations: Watchdog report

Trump may have just made his riskiest endorsement yet with Kris Kobach in Kansas 

Trump: 'Hillary Clinton and her team 100% colluded with the Russians’

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8/5/18

Rubio: 'Best thing' for Trump and country is to allow Mueller investigation to finish

Top GOP rep: Trump should be 'straightforward with the American people' about Russian interference

Tougher Russia sanctions face skepticism from Senate Republicans

Sen. Blunt: Attacks on the press are 'not my point of view'

Kasich: Ohio candidate didn’t invite Trump to rally

Kasich: Ohio special election 'doesn't bode well' for GOP

A slow dance with North Korea
(Two months after Kim and Trump’s summit, denuclearization remains elusive.)

Bolton: No disconnect between Trump, administration officials on Russian interference

Fox News's Wallace presses Bolton on Trump tweet: 'What wars have we started?'

Trump lawyer Sekulow downplays potential TrumpTower meeting violations

Sekulow: Obstruction of justice by tweet is absurd

Saudi Arabia Is Making Trump Hotels Profitable Again

Top court nominee has long knocked back environmental rules

Stelter: President Trump is winning the story-telling game, with help from his friends in the media 

Senate Dem: Trump's rhetoric on Russia undermines national security

Schiff: There's 'plenty of evidence' of collusion 'in plain sight'

Dem House candidate claims Russians tried to hack campaign website

Cory Booker Slams Trump's Attacks On Media As 'Moral Vandalism'

Jobs Boom Favors Democratic Counties, Not Trump Strongholds

Trump poised to reimpose sanctions on Iran

Trump says it ‘doesn’t matter’ if Iran meets with him

Trump makes bizarre claim that tariffs will help pay down the massive U.S. debt 

Trump acknowledges, defends 2016 meeting between son, Kremlin-aligned lawyer

Trump just made 2 problematic admissions about the TrumpTower meeting 

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8/4/18

Job growth stays solid Employment grows but wages stagnate
(U.S. adds 157,000 positions in July. But inflation-adjusted wages are stagnant.)

Four signs Republicans are panicking about losing a pivotal Ohio special election 

Trump gives boost to GOP House candidate in Ohio

GOP grumbles as Donald Trump reshapes midterm campaigns

Tennessee Primary: Trump-supporting Diane Black, endorsed by Mike Pence, loses to Bill Lee in governor's race

Top Koch official fires back at critics: We are not an 'appendage' of the GOP

U.S., North Korean diplomats trade handshakes and jabs at ASEAN conference 

Tit-For-Tat Becomes the Norm as U.S., China Dig In for Trade War

Turkey to Freeze Assets of 2 U.S. Officials as Retaliation for Sanctions

Salmon farmers in California fear Trump will destroy their industry

Five things to know about Manafort’s first week in court

Judge strikes down FEC regulation on anonymous gifts to 'dark money' groups

Five things to know about 3D printed guns

Debate rages over Trump tweets and obstruction

Melania Trump Sides With LeBron James After Husband Donald Slams Him

NBA players respond to President Donald Trump's attacks aimed at LeBron James

NBA players respond to President Donald Trump's attacks at LeBron James; Michael Jordan says James is 'doing an amazing job for his community'

Dan Rather unloads on Donald Trump over 'Racist' attack on LeBron James

Senate Democrats plan to meet with Kavanaugh amid documents fight

Trump’s worst political nightmare? Democrats with subpoena power 

Trump roars into rally season

Trump gives boost to GOP House candidate in Ohio

Trump: I ‘destroy careers’ of Republicans who say bad things about me

Trump at a precarious moment in his presidency: Privately brooding and publicly roaring 

Trump taunts LeBron James on Twitter: ‘I Like Mike’

Trump fears his son may have inadvertently gotten into legal trouble: report

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8/3/18

The economy added 157,000 jobs in July. Here’s what that means

Under Trump’s watch, the U.S. is on track for the highest trade deficit in 10 years 

Rubio slams Google over plans to unveil censored Chinese search engine

McConnell threat to nix entire August recess fizzles

Another Republican House incumbent loses a primary for higher office  

California wildfires prompt deficit debate in Congress

Poll: Majority disapproves of Trump, GOP's handling of deficit

The Only Thing Between Trump And Impeachment Is Brazen Republican Hypocrisy

UN report: North Korea has not stopped nuclear, missile programs

China warns it could fire back with tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods 

There is 'zero' engagement between US and China as trade tensions escalate, official says

Toyota warns cost of some best-selling models could rise because of Trump tariffs

Seattle housing market is under pressure as Chinese buying 'dries up'

Dan Coats’s subtle-yet-stunning admission about Trump’s meeting with Putin 

An important clue from Mueller in the Russia collusion probe? 

Obstruction of justice bombshell will explode before midterms

Trump associate socialized with alleged Russian agent Maria Butina in final weeks of 2016 campaign

Accountants testify Manafort inflated loans, failed to disclose foreign accounts

A Trump Pardon Is Starting To Look Like Paul Manafort's Best Hope

Federal judge says Trump must fully restore DACA

Judge: Trump team '100 percent responsible' for reuniting migrant families

California defends mileage rules Automakers seek compromise
(State rejects bid by Trump officials to freeze standards for fuel economy in 2020)

Black pastors not likely to change black Americans’ low approval of Trump 

Exclusive: Bannon blasts 'con artist' Kochs, 'lame duck' Ryan, 'diminished' Kelly

New York Times' David Leonhardt: "Trump essentially wants a monopoly on information" 

Brooks and Klein on 2018 election security threats, Koch-Trump brawl

Democrats Excited Over Growing Feud Between Trump, Koch Network

Trump voter fraud commission member says its claims were 'false'

Democrats spent 2 years working on a new slogan. Here’s what they came up with

Trump administration sanctions Russian bank, North Koreans for 'illegal financial activity'

Trump administration releases millions in frozen aid to PA security forces

Trump team ramps up China trade fight on currency claims 

Poll: Majority disapproves of Trump, GOP's handling of deficit

Trump Proposes Gutting Fuel Economy Rules In ‘Giant Giveaway’ To Big Oil, Automakers

Trump gives thumbs up to prison sentencing reform bill at pivotal meeting

It’s True: Trump Is Lying More, and He’s Doing It on Purpose

Trump Will Have Blood on His Hands
(His demonization of the news media won’t fall on deaf ears.)

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8/2/18

Republicans, Democrats partner on Russia sanctions bill, new cyber measures 

GOP senator: Trump willing to 'listen' to concerns about race

Republican leader wants Twitter CEO to testify on ‘shadow banning’

GOP gears up to battle popular ex-governor in Senate race in Tenn.; Bill Lee projected to win Republican primary for governor 

Freedom Caucus ponders weakened future in minority

Outsider businessman wins Tennessee GOP governor's primary

China says it must retaliate against tariffs 'to defend the nation's dignity'

Director of National Intelligence: Russian interference in US political system ongoing

White House makes show of force on election meddling

Trump slams 'Russian hoax' hours after administration says Russia is meddling in midterms

Cooper: This VIDEO ONLY is a tale of 2 White Houses

Feds say it's up to immigration activists to reunify children with deported parents

US wants ACLU to take lead on reuniting separated families

Worker charged with sexually abusing eight migrant children at detention facility

Trump tariffs could drive U.S. factories overseas 

Utah farmers are reeling under Trump’s tariffs and the scorching drought

Judge Kavanaugh holds mainstream position on voting rights

The Trump administration is headed for a gigantic debt headache

Unemployment can go into low three-percent range but it's...

Internal Documents Show How Trump Administration Misled Public on Poverty

An important clue from Mueller in the Russia collusion probe? 

Manafort’s bookkeeper testifies against him, alleging efforts to inflate income 

How QAnon, the conspiracy theory spawned by a Trump quip, got so big and scary 

Daily White House protests against Trump enter third week

Protester interrupts Trump at Pennsylvania rally

Democrat makes gun control a central theme in key House race 

Trump and Erdogan square up for a fight 

Are Trump’s tweets obstruction?
(The president calls on Sessions to end Russia investigation, but that may not be illegal.)

Four US cities sue over Trump 'sabotage' of Obamacare

Trump moves to roll back Obama emission standards

Trump administration to freeze fuel-efficiency requirements in move likely to spur legal battle with states 

Trump administration to lower tariffs on Canadian newsprint

Juice the base or play it safe? Trump weighs fight over border wall 

Trump administration stresses its focus on election security amid criticism 

Trump on criticizing Mexican immigrants: 'Peanuts' compared to the truth

Trump blasts media amid chants of 'CNN sucks'

Trump is scripting his own defeat in November

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8/1/18

Fed leaves rates unchanged but upgrades view of the US economy to 'strong'

Senate overwhelmingly backs defense measure, sending it to Trump 

Lawmakers say North Korea shows Trump shouldn’t trust it

Mike Huckabee dons hard hat, lays bricks for new West Bank settlement homes

Senate OKs sharing Intel panel documents on alleged Russian agent with DOJ, her lawyers

Lawmakers defuse Trump's shutdown threat by passing partial spending bills ahead of deadline

Senate GOP battles for leverage with House on spending

GOP rejects adding more money to beef up election security

Republicans crow about wage growth 

Kavanaugh's confirmation may take longer than we'd hoped for, Grassley says

Poll: Senate race between Cruz, O'Rourke a dead heat

Poll: Cruz up 6 points over O'Rourke in Texas

Defense lawmakers green light plans for Trump's military parade in D.C.

Trump’s Sabotage of Obamacare Is Backfiring for Conservatives

Trump feud with Koch network exposes rift between populist forces and establishment GOP 

Local GOP Chair Defends White Supremacist as Victim of 'Label Lynching'

Mueller is looking at Trump’s tweets for obstruction of justice. And Trump just handed him more potential evidence. 

Special counsel Mueller wants to ask Trump about obstruction of justice: Sources

Mueller offers to limit investigators’ questions for Trump in special counsel’s latest effort to secure presidential interview 

Manafort jury hears of lavish spending on luxury clothes 

Paul Manafort trial: Executive at ‘most expensive store’ testifies that Manafort paid for suits via wire transfers 

Pentagon to face increased operational restrictions under defense authorization bill

Treasury Department imposes sanctions on two Turkish officials over detention of American pastor

Russian meddling continues and Trump couldn’t care less

Court rules Trump anti-sanctuary policy unconstitutional

Trump officials ignored HHS advice on two big issues 

ACLU sues Trump, ICE over conditions for migrants at California prison

Lawsuit seeks to shut down Trump wildlife protection board

Shadowy Facebook account led to real-life Trump protests

Trump Supporters Have Now Turned to Dangerous Delusion to Justify Staying the Course

As the bizarre QAnon group emerges, Trump rallies go from nasty to dangerous 

‘We are Q’: A deranged conspiracy cult leaps from the Internet to the crowd at Trump’s ‘MAGA’ tour 

Former President Barack Obama endorses 81 candidates in U.S. midterms, says he's 'eager' to get involved

Top Senate Democratic super PAC investing $17 million in August TV ads 

Poll: Democrats could be primed for another big special election win in Ohio

New poll has Biden leading Trump in potential 2020 presidential match-up

Democrats Ramp Up Fight for Kavanaugh Documents

Democrats are probably fighting a losing battle over Kavanaugh’s White House documents 

No liberal case for Kavanaugh
(Left-leaning attorneys shouldn’t lend their authority to Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.)

Trump is telling farmers to trust him on trade. It may be working. 

Trump is trying to decimate Obamacare. But that has proved hard to do. 

Trump administration widens availability of skimpy, short-term health plans 

Trump suggests he may postpone government shutdown until after midterms 

Trump escalates attacks on Mueller probe

Trump urges Jeff Sessions to end Russia probe ‘right now’

Trump calls Manafort prosecution ‘a hoax,’ says Sessions should stop Mueller investigation ‘right now’ 

President Trump has made 4,229 false or misleading claims in 558 days

Trump uses Twitter to promote video of supporters chanting ‘CNN sucks’ 

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7/31/18

Morgan Stanley: The biggest sell-off since February is coming and it's going to hit the average investor hard

Senate approves short-term extension to flood insurance program hours before expiration deadline 

Trump is a risk to GOP in midterms

Trump sides with conservatives on shutdown messaging

Campaign on Taxes or Culture War? GOP, Trump Divided on Midterm Message

Off to Africa: Jeff Flake’s August vacation could ruin Mitch McConnell’s plans for Brett Kava...

Senate GOP, Dems reach deal to move major domestic spending bill

Inside the Koch strategy to spurn squishy Republicans in key Senate races 

10 signs the Republican Party is now a full-blown cult

Some Republicans approve of Russia's help in elections

Chinese now say Trump’s no hero after all From hero to object of ridicule
(Sentiment has turned as Asian nation sours on president’s policies.)

China has other weapons with which to punish Trump on trade 

Layoffs from Trump tariffs are piling up. So are calls for more bailouts. 

Kelly to stay on as Trump's White House chief of staff until 2020

Prosecutors say Manafort’s wealth was fueled by lies to IRS and banks 

Here are six things you need to know about Paul Manafort’s trial 

Facebook reveals evidence to Congress of new disinformation campaign ahead of midterm elections

Facebook uncovers attempts to influence upcoming US elections

Facebook takes down suspected Russian network of pages 

Trump administration was warned of ‘traumatic psychological injury’ from family separations, official says

Federal judge blocks posting of blueprints for 3-D-printed guns hours before they were to be published 

New study ignites debate over cost of 'Medicare for all'

Poll: Majority of Americans say FBI showed bias in Trump, Clinton probes

Kavanaugh Sided With Trump Casino in 2012 to Thwart Union Drive

CNN's Acosta: I'm worried Trump's rhetoric toward media 'will result in somebody getting hurt'

Dems make big play for House in California

Dem poll finds slim GOP lead in SD governor race

The Trump administration’s latest proposed tax cut would be a huge windfall for the richest 1 percent 

Trump officials consider more than doubling tariffs on Chinese goods, ramping up trade war with Beijing 

Trump to propose 25-percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese imports: source

Trump defends trade and tariff policies at Tampa rally

Trump renews government shutdown threat, says it’s ‘very small price to pay’ for border security 

Trump sides with conservatives on shutdown messaging

Trump says borders make a country. But there’s a lot more to it.

Trump says Voter ID needed to stop Democrats' push for non-citizens to vote

Trump questions 3D gun sales as states sue

‘A total joke’: Trump lashes out at Koch brothers after political network slams White House 

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7/30/18

Tech stocks are dropping hard — again — as investors start to lose faith

House GOP intends to seek Comey interview after August recess

House Republicans cannot be allowed to obstruct justice 

McConnell 'optimistic' shutdown can be avoided

GOP leaders hope to circumvent Trump on shutdown

GOP senator: Nobody wins a government shutdown

Why is Paul Ryan defending Jim Jordan and Jason Lewis? 

Rand Paul announces support for Kavanaugh

Lawmakers demand answers on ‘Quiet Skies’ surveillance program after Globe report

Pompeo Has to Learn Pyongyang’s Rules

U.S. spy agencies: North Korea is working on new missiles 

U.S. detects new activity at N. Korea factory that built ICBMs -source

The Arctic is melting. Here’s why cooperation and diplomacy get so complicated. 

AP FACT CHECK: President Trump and his fictions about NATO

Supreme Court denies Trump admin request to halt youth climate lawsuit

US Chamber analysis shows helping all sectors hit by tariffs would cost $39 billion

Caterpillar to Raise Prices as Tariffs Inflict $200 Million Earnings Hit

Soybean farmers are surviving Trump’s trade war — even without his $12 billion aid package 

Trump’s Tech Tariffs Are Awesome, for Southeast Asia

‘Eye-popping’ payouts for CEOs follow Trump’s tax cuts

Trump is reportedly considering going around Congress for a massive tax cut that would mostly benefit wealthier Americans

The hole in the Trump economy

WH Economic Adviser: 'We Are Going to Be Tougher and Tougher on Spending'

Manafort trial poses first courtroom test for Mueller

10 times the Trump team has watered down its Russia collusion denials 

Amy Walter and Susan Page on Trump’s shutdown threat, GOP midterm concerns

CNN Key Races: Path to House majority comes into focus as a dozen races move toward Democrats

Hillary Clinton donates to Democratic House candidates facing vulnerable Republicans

Democrats seeking to recapture emotion of ACA vote in Kavanaugh fight 

Manchin meeting key test for Democrats on Supreme Court

Dem lawmaker predicts Trump Jr., Kushner will be indicted by Mueller

US Democrats' support for abortion grows, low election priority: poll

Trump says he’s willing to meet Iranian President Rouhani ‘any time’ and without preconditions 

Trump offers to meet leaders of Iran with ‘no preconditions’

AP FACT CHECK: President Trump and his fictions about NATO

Trump doubles down on shutdown threat

Trump's trade rhetoric does not match reality for farmers 

Trump’s Tech Tariffs Are Awesome, for Southeast Asia

Trump is reportedly considering going around Congress for a massive tax cut that would mostly benefit wealthier Americans

The hole in the Trump economy

After a tough few weeks, Trump is picking fights that please his base 

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7/29/18

GOP senator: Mueller's investigation has 'gotten confused'

GOP lawmaker: 'Nobody’s going to be surprised' if Trump approved Russia meeting

Jordan: If Rosenstein doesn’t deliver, Meadows and I will force impeachment vote

GOP senator on Trump shutdown threat: 'I don't think it'd be helpful'

GOP rep: ‘Things are moving our way’ ahead of midterms

McCarthy's path to Speaker gets more complicated

‘A different level of intensity’: Collins and Murkowski find pressure over Supreme Court lacks emotional pleas on health care 

Nazis, racists, bigots: Extremism on US ballot in 2018

Mike Pence defends White House banning CNN reporter from press event

Mnuchin: 3 percent economic growth possible for '4 or 5 years'

The Federal deficit: Mulvaney says the congressional budget office was right after all

Treasury data shows Russian holdings of US debt plunged 84% since March, but here's what it really means

New Veterans Affairs chief plans to reassign, sideline Trump loyalists now in power 

Giuliani: Trump didn’t commit a crime of any kind

Giuliani: Trump 'discussed at any length' on a dozen Cohen recordings

Giuliani: Cohen claim that Trump knew of TrumpTower meeting 'flat out untrue'

Fox News confronts Rudy Giuliani over Michael Cohen 'liar' flip-flop

Dershowitz on MSNBC panel: 'Don't you dare accuse me' of defending Trump

Scaramucci: Trump's attitude toward reporters 'galvanizes the press' against him

NY Times publisher: Trump’s attacks on media could lead to violence

Times publisher warned Trump about labeling journalists as enemies 

Farmers like me put Trump in office. Now his trade war is smothering us. 

Massive court filing says illegal immigrant families suffered from U.S. food, chill, disease

Ginsburg says she has at least 5 more years on Supreme Court

US firm to put 3D-printed gun designs back online, sparking fears

Trump v. Cohen is TV's newest drama

Rep. Lieu: The more we know, 'the stupider' House Intel GOP looks

Supreme Court fight becomes battle for Kavanaugh’s papers

Trump threatens again to shut down federal government over border-wall funding 

Trump Met NYT Publisher to Discuss 'Fake News'

Trump says the media puts the ‘lives of many’ at risk in Twitter rant

'Very unpatriotic!' Trump says media 'driven insane' by 'Trump Derangement Syndrome'

Trump accuses Mueller of having a conflict of interest due to a 'nasty' business relationship

Trump calls Mueller's probe 'an illegal scam,' claims he 'Turned him down to head the FBI'

Trump grabs midterm spotlight

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7/28/18

A Booming Economy Hasn’t Given House GOP Candidates an Election Edge

Top Koch Network officials vent frustration with White House, GOP-led Congress

Koch Network leaders blast Trump White House as ‘divisive’

On trade policy, Trump is turning GOP orthodoxy on its head

Midterms likely to be most expensive ever as TV ads pass billion-dollar mark

The baseless, shameful campaign to discredit Rod Rosenstein 

Giuliani targets Cohen lawyer: He and Cohen are 'deceivers'

Pressure mounting, former Trump 'fixer' turns aggressive

Deleted’ families: What went wrong with Trump’s family-separation effort 

Judge Blocks US Withholding of Funds From Sanctuary Cities

Churches, nonprofits balk at elimination of tax break; some lawmakers seek repeal

US said weighing military action amid Iranian threats to Middle East waterways

Democrats Seize on Harley Plant Closing in Trump Attack

Rep. Heck: We’ve moved from collusion to possible conspiracy

U.S. growth rate surges to 4.1% Spring in his step, Trump touts GDP
(Happy days are here again, Trump insists. But most economists say second-quarter figure is unsustainable.)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims historic turnaround

Trump tries a victory lap, but probes encroach

 Trump and Cohen wage a credibility war

Koch Network leaders blast Trump White House as ‘divisive’

As trade wars rage on, Trump administration considers to lift sanctions on Russian aluminum company

On trade policy, Trump is turning GOP orthodoxy on its head

Trump’s farm bailout is burning bridges in blue states

Trump prepares to meet with Italy’s new prime minister in a moment of spiritual alignment 

Trump officials urge patience on North Korea

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7/27/18

Second-quarter GDP jumps 4.1% for best pace in nearly four years

Economic growth hits 4.1 percent for second quarter, highest for Trump

Trump cheers ‘amazing’ economic growth as economists caution it could be a blip

The Trump economy may seem strong. But not that strong. 

House GOP starts summer break on a note of friction

Grassley request some but not all of Kavanaugh papers at Bush White House

GOP sets deadline for Kavanaugh documents; Dems say they're being cut out

Group led by GOP operatives steps up its media blitz against Trump's tariffs

McConnell praises decision to postpone Trump-Putin meeting

Republicans weigh punting Trump border wall fight until after midterms

Pompeo takes Trump’s word on the Putin meeting. Not many people would. 

Putin: 'Ready' to go to Washington, invites Trump to Moscow

Iranian general answers Trump’s all-caps tweet: ‘We are ready’

Trump readying to strike Iran, Australian government sources reported to say

Don’t Believe the Hype About Trump’s Trade Deal with the European Union

California farmers and Mexican cheese sales, U.S. trade war takes a toll

This may be the biggest shoe to drop from the Trump-Michael Cohen tape 

3 theories on what, exactly, Michael Cohen is trying to do

Lawyer says 3 women were paid hush money over alleged Trump affairs

Witness list for trial of Trump's former campaign chief released

The TrumpTower meeting increasingly looks as bad for Trump as it initially seemed 

The Government Has Decided That Hundreds of Immigrant Parents Are Ineligible to Be Reunited with Their Kids. Who Are They?

Judge demands independent audit of conditions at detention centers for migrant children

6-year-old girl sexually abused while being held in Arizona detention facility: report

Trump administration 'undeterred' by court ruling against Medicaid work requirements 

Led by Fox News, pro-Trump media fuels false narrative to accuse Facebook of censorship 

Shields and Brooks on Trump’s role in the economy, Michael Cohen and the Russia probe

100 days: Dems have midterm edge, but it's not historic

Cook shifts two House GOP seats closer to Dem column

Why Washington insiders think Democrats will take back the House 

Top Senate Democrat presses former president George W. Bush for Kavanaugh documents

GOP sets deadline for Kavanaugh documents; Dems say they're being cut out

Dem lawmaker on Cohen's Trump revelations: 'Walls are closing in on Trump'

Trump takes victory lap after strong GDP report, predicts 'we're going to go a lot higher'

Economic growth hits 4.1 percent for second quarter, highest for Trump

Trump cheers ‘amazing’ economic growth as economists caution it could be a blip

The Trump economy may seem strong. But not that strong. 

Trump maintains not knowing in advance about meeting with Russians, disputing Cohen claim 

Trump fires back at Cohen, raging on Twitter that he did 'NOT' know about Don Jr.'s 2016 meeting with Russians offering dirt on Clinton

Trump denies approving 2016 meeting with Russians

Trump huddles with top officials on election security

Trump's war against the news media is rooted in some of his deepest fears

Venting about press, Trump has repeatedly sought to ban reporters over questions 

Trump will campaign ‘6 or 7’ days a week for GOP candidates

Trump uses taxpayer-funded trip to campaign for GOP candidates 

President Donald Trump's talks trade, politics and job training in Iowa

Trump is crawling further inside his bubble 

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7/26/18

Facebook's $100 billion-plus rout is the biggest loss in stock market history

Why AMD's soaring stock is a more important tell on the tech industry's health than Facebook's plunge

When Paul Ryan leaves government, the federal deficit will be $1.2 trillion higher than when he arrived 
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Ryan says he opposes conservatives’ effort to impeach Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein 

Meadows backs off impeaching Rosenstein after leadership talks

GOP worries trade wars will last as Trump engages in temporary tiffs

Senate pair introduces bipartisan resolution reaffirming Congress's support for intel community

Senate passes tariff-relief bill

Some experts think McConnell is playing politics with the opioid crisis 

Conservative pro-Trump activist calls for feds to investigate Bill Shine

House Intel chair calls for ban on electronic voting systems 

Nunes suffers another embarrassment at the hands of his Senate counterpart

Rep. Jim Jordan announces long-shot bid for House speaker 

Scott Walker trailing Dem challenger by 13 points

Trump Spurs 40-Year Republican Official to Become a Democrat

Top Trump official tells Republicans to expect blockbuster GDP number Friday

Mueller Examining Trump’s Tweets in Wide-Ranging Obstruction Inquiry

Cohen claims Trump knew in advance of 2016 TrumpTower meeting

Giuliani attacks Cohen over TrumpTower report: He's a 'pathological liar'

Watergate's John Dean: Potential of Cohen flipping not 'boding well' for Trump

Hundreds of migrant children remain in custody, though most separated families are reunited at court deadline 

U.S. military takes possession of remains that North Korea says belong to Americans who died in the Korean War, White House says 

China, Russia, Iran pose grave cyber espionage threat: government report

Iranian general warns Trump: ‘War will destroy everything you own’

Europeans are skeptical of trade truce with Trump 

Black voter group pushes a grassroots surge to help Democrats flip the House and Senate this fall

A year after GOP measure’s demise, Democrats see health care as a winning issue 

Trump declares premature victory with European Union deal 

Trump makes tariff truce with EU Trump, EU agree to tariff truce
(The president agrees to back off on cars, while Europe will buy soybeans and gas.)

Which Europe does Trump want? 

Trump says U.S. will impose ‘large sanctions’ on Turkey for detaining American pastor for nearly two years 

Trump administration sets sights on Libya's oil reserves in behind-the-scenes power play

The Trump Administration Struggles to Defend Its Unruly Foreign Policy

Trump moves to punt three political problems until after the midterms 

Trump inaccurately claims he won the female vote in 2016 election

Once again, ‘fake news’ decried by Trump turns out to be true 

Trump administration to freeze Obama-era fuel standards for cars, light trucks

Why Trump supporters never waver

Steelworkers celebrate Trump visit after trade win, others in the Midwest not so jubilant

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7/25/18

Dow surges more than 150 points in sudden move after Trump reportedly gets concessions from EU to avoid a trade war

House votes to delay ObamaCare health insurance tax

Feud between House GOP, DOJ shows no sign of waning

10 dark horse candidates for Speaker of the House

GOP senators surprised to attend Trump’s tariffs announcement

Trump's farmer bailout is backfiring among Republican lawmakers 

Senators unveil bipartisan bill meant to delay Trump auto tariffs

GOP lawmakers introduce articles of impeachment against Rosenstein

Meadows threatens to force a vote on Rosenstein impeachment

GOP lawmaker: 'I do not support' impeaching Rosenstein

Ryan delivers soaring speech on civility and dangers of Twitter to interns

GOP lawmaker resigns after making racist comments on ‘Who Is America?’

Cruz counters O'Rourke's call for six debates with proposal for five

Pompeo spars with senators at testy hearing

Mike Pompeo Gets Testy In Response To Questions About Trump's Meeting With Putin

U.S. pressured parents to sign away reunification rights, speeding deportations, lawyers charge

Former Trump official: No one 'minding the store' at White House on cyberthreats

Majority think Russia will interfere in November midterm elections

The controversy over missing portion of Trump-Putin news conference transcript 

Cohen says he won't be a 'punching bag' for Trump anymore

Federal judge allows emoluments case against Trump to proceed 

Trump hotel ruling could open door to his financial records

ACA’s medical device tax once again on the chopping block 

Top American brands say the trade war is now eating into their profits 

Coca-Cola says it's raising soda prices after Trump tariffs

Dan Vallone: The importance of corralling Trump

Dems struggle on Kavanaugh

Trump, E.U. announce deal to avert escalation of trade tensions 

Trump and EU agree to work toward 'zero tariffs'

White House pushes follow-up Trump-Putin meeting to next year 

After Twitter outburst, Trump says he’s ‘ready to make a deal’ with Iran

Iran Isn’t Taking Trump’s Twitter Bait—For Now

Trump urges Mexican president-elect to wrap up NAFTA deal 'quickly'

‘What kind of lawyer would tape a client?’: Trump lashes out at Michael Cohen after release of recording 

Trump responds to Cohen’s secret recording, calls it ‘sad’

Trump creates an alternative reality, and he wants you to join him there 

Polls: Trump approval sags in trio of Midwest states

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7/24/18

‘He’s just trolling people’: Ryan plays down Trump’s threat to revoke security clearances 

No welcome mat for Putin from U.S. Congress

Republican Congressman steps up, says he was 'sickened by the exchange' between Trump and Putin

GOP senator confirms Devin Nunes’ FISA conspiracy theory isn’t based in reality

Rand Paul rails against 'bad apples' Comey, Clapper, Brennan

Rand Paul's mention of McCain draws boos at conservative event

Lawmakers press for answers on border deployments

Scalise, GOP chairman clash ahead of flood insurance vote

Republicans are looking to overhaul retirement plans in tax cut bill

Republicans denounce Trump plan for 'welfare' for farmers hit by tariffs

Key GOP senators rip Trump's farm bailout: 'America’s farmers don’t want to be paid to lose'

GOP to step up pressure on Trump as trade war intensifies

Paul Ryan would be ‘perfect fit’ to lead AEI, Republicans say

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Traditional’ Republican Foreign Policy

How long will Republicans debase themselves to Trump’s petty whims? 

DHS chief: 'It's certainly our intention' to meet family reunification deadline

Wilbur Ross actively pushed to add citizenship question to 2020 Census, documents show 

Exclusive: CNN obtains secret Trump-Cohen tape

Transcript of Cohen tape suggests Trump knew about model’s deal to sell story of alleged affair 

Giuliani on Trump-Cohen audio: 'I've dealt with much worse tapes than this'

How the FBI’s Carter Page Warrant Raises More Questions for Corey Lewandowski

Documents still don’t support Trump’s claims
(Newly released information sheds light on FBI surveillance controversy)

Americans have constitutional right to openly carry firearms, appeals court rules

China exerts soft power in ZTE win 
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A Trump trade war victory over China could be disastrous for the US

China keeps buying Iranian oil, and the trade war adds a reason to defy US sanctions

The oil route that could be behind the escalating Trump-Iran threats, explained 

North Korea Starts Dismantling Key Missile Facilities, Report Says

Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants a new trade policy, but rejects the 'chaos' of Trump's approach

Booker: Those who don't oppose Kavanaugh are 'complicit in the evil'

Heitkamp: 'Farmers don’t want a check, they want a market'

Dems grapple with Trump’s resilience

Every sign is pointing to a Democratic wave in November

Some good news for Democrats: Their odds to win the House are above 50% for the first time, top forecaster says

Trump Is Poised to Do Irreparable Harm to World Trade

Trump plans to give billions in aid to farmers hurt by tariffs

The White House admits its trade war is hurting farmers — with a $12 billion bailout 

White House readies plan for $12 billion in emergency aid to farmers caught in Trump’s escalating trade war 

Trump turns up the heat on trade: 'Tariffs are the greatest!'

Trump Expected to End California's Car Emissions Power

White House reinforces plans to review security clearances of former officials

AP FACT CHECK: Trump overstates progress on veterans care

Trump admin restarts key ObamaCare payments

Without evidence, Trump claims Russia ‘will be pushing very hard for the Democrats’ in 2018 midterms 

Trump: I'm 'concerned' Russia may interfere in midterms to help Democrats

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7/23/18

Cornyn: Trump should put second Putin meeting on 'back burner'

Congress pushes back against revoking clearances

US Republican introduces bill calling for carbon tax

Senate confirms Robert Wilkie as the new VA secretary

Senate Candidate Lauds Trump For 'Standing Up To Russians,' Crowd Laughs

GOP Congressman Calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'This Girl ... Or Whatever She Is

Trump creates a summer of discontent for Republican candidates 

The game just fundamentally changed for Trump and the GOP.

Support for the Endangered Species Act remains high as Trump administration and Congress try to gut it

Even Trump’s allies warn of pitfalls of a Putin visit Trump’s allies oppose Putin visit
(Democratic and GOP lawmakers alike pan the Helsinki summit. The president gets combative on Twitter.)

Burnett: This should upset all Americans

Pompeo accuses Iranian Supreme Leader of profiting from $95 billion hedge fund

Security Brief: ‘Consequences’ for Iran; The world after Helsinki; Q&A with the Air Force’s top weapons buyer

Haley: Russia 'never will be' friend of US

DHS: Russian hackers got into control rooms of US utilities

More than 450 migrant parents may have been deported without their children

U.S. judge allows lawsuit over end of immigrant protections to proceed

Poll: Support for Roe v Wade hits all-time high

Giuliani: Trump would agree to interview with Mueller if no questions on obstruction

Where special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation stands right now

Manafort judge deals blow to Mueller probe

Feds have 12 Michael Cohen audio recordings

Trump administration officials dismissed benefits of national monuments 

The legal battle over Trump’s D.C. hotel could be entering uncharted territory

Amy Walter and Susan Page on Helsinski summit poll numbers, Trump factor in midterm races

House Dems press resolution denouncing Trump in wake of Helsinki

Hoyer says Trump’s Iran tweet was ‘unbecoming of an American president’ 

Dems get set for 2020 starting gun

Democrats outpace Republicans, rake in cash in heartland in bid to retake House

Protecting Abortion Rights Now a Common Campaign Theme Among Democrats

Trump’s dangerous obsession with Iran 

Trump to Iran: ‘Never, ever threaten the United States again’

Donald Trump’s Reckless Iran Tweet

Trump’s Iran threat raises eyebrows — and questions

Trump rips into 'The Amazon Washington Post' after report that he's unhappy with North Korea talks

Trump says 'very happy' with progress in North Korea talks

Trump has now walked back his walk-back on U.S. intelligence and Russia 

Trump's approval rating went up during summit with Putin

White House says Trump wants to revoke security clearances for former officials critical of him over Russia 

Trump mulls move against intel critics

Trump calls for end of Mueller probe, saying it’s ‘discredited’ by Carter Page surveillan 

Trump is creating his own economic reality 

Not Made in America: A look at Pres. Trump products ahead of 'Made in America' showcase

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7/22/18

Rubio pushes back on Trump: DOJ didn't do anything wrong with Carter Page surveillance

Rubio: Trump comments with Putin 'not a good moment' for the administration

Gowdy: Trump 'missed a good opportunity' to stand up to Putin

Trey Gowdy: Trump's Aides Need To 'Re-Evaluate' Staying After His Summit Remarks

Gowdy blasts Justice Department for failing to disclose dossier funding sources

Graham: Warrant for Carter Page surveillance was 'a bunch of garbage'

Senators push sanctions to send Putin message on election interference

The G.O.P. Stands By as Trump Upends American Security

Pompeo calls Iran religious leaders 'hypocritical holy men'

What happened in Helsinki? We still don’t know. 

Americans give Trump negative marks for Helsinki performance, poll finds 

Little public support for Trump in doubting Russian interference (POLL)

NBC/WSJ poll: Public gives Trump thumbs down on Russia, thumbs up on economy

Carter Page denies being a Russian agent as lawmakers urge Trump to act tougher toward Kremlin 

Russian billionaire with U.S. investments backed alleged agent Maria Butina, according to a person familiar with her Senate testimony 

Putin summit puts spotlight back on Trump's tax returns

Top Senate Dem: Inviting Putin to Washington ‘beyond comprehension’

Schiff: Trump is acting like someone who is compromised

Susan Rice: Trump’s motivations a ‘legitimate question’

Kerry: Trump attacks on Biden are 'unbecoming of a president'

Lock 'em up, Nadler says of Trump officials who keep immigrant kids from parents

Dem leaders fend off calls to impeach Trump

Dem rep: I'm not going to challenge Pelosi, but we need 'new generation of leadership'

Dem candidate 'struck by the parallels' between Trump's rise and Hitler's

Trump tweets late-night warning to Iran’s Rouhani 

Trump’s attacks worry EuropeEurope questions mutual defense
(Transatlantic security relationship could be at risk, but nations have few alternatives.)

EU resists Trump's zero-tariff trade offer, prepares new list of sanctions to add pressure

Mexico president-elect writes Trump, urging swift conclusion to NAFTA talks

Putin summit puts spotlight back on Trump's tax returns

Americans give Trump negative marks for Helsinki performance, poll finds 

Little public support for Trump in doubting Russian interference (POLL)

NBC/WSJ poll: Public gives Trump thumbs down on Russia, thumbs up on economy

After a week of walkbacks, Trump returns to Russia doubting

Trump defends Putin summit, blames 'Fake News' for derision

Trump: Obama didn't warn about Russia before election because 'it is all a big hoax'

Trump's 'hoax' tweet means the press has even more questions to ask 

Conservative plan, years in the making, is occurring as Trump fills federal bench

Trump ramps up scrutiny of legal immigrants

Up to 7,000 service members could march in President Trump’s military parade

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7/21/18

Dollar falls after Trump comments on China’s yuan

GOP to White House: End summit mystery

Meadows calls ex-Trump aide surveillance docs 'potentially groundbreaking development'

Dan Coats and Rod Rosenstein Defy Trump

Justice Dept releases surveillance applications for former Trump aide

FBI releases FISA records on Carter Page surveillance

Pentagon put in bind after Trump-Putin summit

Pence, Bolton, Kelly confronted Trump in Oval Office about Russia comments 

Trump’s Russia ambassador says he won’t resign

Trump’s Putin fallout: Inside the White House’s tumultuous week of walk-backs 

Summit fallout hits White House

US launches campaign to erode support for Iran's leaders

China to wage 'cold war' with USA, CIA expert says

Treasury Secretary: Trump not threatening Fed's independence

Kavanaugh: Watergate tapes decision may have been wrong

Lawyers: Asylum Seekers Endure Horrible Conditions in Prison

'We're in the midst of an all-out assault on human dignity': Joe Biden

Democrats Demand More of Kavanaugh's Lengthy Paper Trail

Clinton: US is 'losing friends and allies' under Trump

Trump privately frustrated over lack of progress with North Korea

Trump’s Putin fallout: Inside the White House’s tumultuous week of walk-backs 

Pence, Bolton, Kelly confronted Trump in Oval Office about Russia comments 

Trump reportedly fawned over Putin after their meeting and told aides the Russian leader was strong, smart, and cunning

Trump again assails Fed Trump steps up Fed criticism
(His back-to-back statements criticizing recent rate increases are unprecedented.)

‘Your favorite President did nothing wrong’: Trump lashes out at secret Cohen recording 

NY Giants co-owner on anthem protests: Trump 'has no understanding of why they take a knee'

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7/20/18

GOP governor: I would reject an NRA endorsement

GOP lawmaker pushed claims of 'racial war', said blacks had 'entitlement mentality': CNN

Sen. Tim Scott is emerging as the GOP’s conscience on race issues. But will other Republicans follow him? 

Senate Republicans drop bid to block Trump from helping Chinese telecom giant ZTE 

Fact Checker: Rep. Claudia Tenney’s claim that Trump’s tax cuts already paid for themselves

Veterans' health funding is first sticking point in potential government shutdown fight 

McConnell’s Supreme Court ultimatum may not be as scary as he thinks

House Republicans Block Bid to Strengthen Election Security

Inside the House GOP super PAC’s strategy to localize every key race 

How much will Republicans follow Trump on Russia and Putin? 

Summit disaster or no, most Republicans dare not trash Trump

Congress has three tools to counter Trump on Russia

Trump’s new line: No patsy. No patsy. Obama’s the patsy.  
 
Trump-Putin Firestorm Brings Interpreters Out From the Shadows
(U.S. politicians debate whether to force Trump’s interpreter to divulge contents of the private meeting)

RNC outraises DNC again in June

Pompeo: Russia 'will try to undermine Western democracy' in 2018, 2020

4 powerful weapons China has in its arsenal to win the US-China trade war

Putin furor sparks new questions on Kelly’s future

Mueller reportedly subpoenas Spitzer’s madam

Michael Cohen secretly taped Trump discussing Playmate hush money

In secret recording seized by FBI, Trump and Cohen discuss making payments for story of model who alleged affair with Trump 

2 troubling questions for Trump in light of the new Michael Cohen tape revelation 

Tariffs Imperil a Hometown Business in South Carolina:

White House morale tanks amid Helsinki fallout

Anti-Trump protests outside White House continue into fifth night

Trump admin needs to reunite more than 1,150 migrant children with their families

CNN's Chris Cuomo: Trump's attacks on media are proof he hates America

Fervent Trump supporters are starting to back down

Markets drop after Trump said he's 'ready to go' on tariffs for $500 billion of Chinese goods

Shields and Salam on Trump-Putin summit aftershocks

Bernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin

Top Ethics Dem calls for Nielsen to resign

Booker asks Kavanaugh to promise to recuse himself from cases involving Trump if he makes it to the Supreme Court

Adam Schiff: Trump is 'gravest threat to American democracy' he's ever seen

Dem lawmaker calls on Pompeo to keep export restrictions on 3-D gun-printing software

Watch CNBC's full exclusive interview with President Trump

Trump’s very bad, very weak week 

The week Trump couldn't quite correct his own story

The Trump economy might be peaking

Trump ignored advice to confront Putin over indictments

Trump blasts media as 'hypocrites' for saying he's 'too nice' to Putin

Questions mount over Trump-Putin discussions

Trump-Putin Firestorm Brings Interpreters Out From the Shadows
(U.S. politicians debate whether to force Trump’s interpreter to divulge contents of the private meeting)

Trump demoralizes his own team with dizzying Russian moves

Trump’s new line: No patsy. No patsy. Obama’s the patsy.  

President Trump says ‘Obama was a patsy for Russia

Trump says media criticized him for being 'too nic