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 POLITICAL NEWS
(Page 9) BEGINNING July 15, 2018

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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 nice' to Putin

Trump posts old video of Hillary Clinton on Russia, she fires back

Trump says he's 'ready' to put tariffs on all $505 billion of Chinese goods imported to the US

Trump's Fed comments could backfire 

Trump promised to remake the courts. He’s installing conservative judges at a record pace. 

Trump demands Roger Goodell 'make a stand' on players kneeling for anthem

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7/19/18

With Trump Going Soft on Nord Stream, Congress Moves to Kill the Pipeline
(U.S. lawmakers, at least, worry that Europe’s reliance on Moscow for energy could give Russia key leverage.)

White House withdraws judicial nominee Ryan Bounds, after GOP realizes he didn’t have votes for confirmation 

Senate approves resolution warning Trump not to hand over US officials

After days of statements, Senate takes steps against Russia

McConnell spox on Putin visit: 'There is no invitation from Congress'

McConnell Orders Russia-Meddling Hearings Amid Uproar Over Trump

House completes first half of 2019 spending bills

House GOP refuses to renew election security funding as Democrats fume over Russian interference 

Republicans have a tax-cut problem. Here's how they want to fix it 

GOP seeks separation from Trump on Russia

Trump Is Being Manipulated by Putin. What Should We Do?
(Lawmakers must keep the American people informed of the current danger, writes a Republican congressman from Texas.)

Senator North Korea Loves the Least Pushes Bill Trump Will Hate the Most

GOP needs to grow a spine

I was a real Republican, before the 'wingnuts' took over my party

Historian: Americans are right to wonder if the Great Experiment has failed

US spy chief says he doesn't know what happened in Trump-Putin meeting

Reversals and clean-up deepen questions about Trump and Putin's one-on-one

No Way to Run a Superpower”: The Trump-Putin Summit and the Death of American Foreign Policy

As Russians describe ‘verbal agreements’ at summit, U.S. officials scramble for clarity 

Controversial John Bolton Ally Breaks With Trump Over HelsinkiSummit

Trump Is Coming Off as Putin’s Poodle, But That Actually Undermines Russia’s Main Goal

Justice Department plans to alert public to foreign operations targeting U.S. democracy

Mueller reportedly grants Tony Podesta immunity to testify against Paul Manafort

For the cost of Trump’s military parade, we could get eight months of Mueller’s probe 

Automakers push back on proposed tariffs, saying there is no evidence imports affect national security

Detained migrants describe being deprived of food, water and sleep in lawsuit

364 children reunited with families after being separated at border

There's a Medicaid 'subsidy cliff' health-care officials are worried about 

Kavanaugh, Trump's Supreme Court Pick, Could Trigger Shift on Guns

NFL freezes anthem protest policy

California's Feinstein and Harris take aim at Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Ex-GOP mega-donor backing Dems ahead of midterms

Democrats take early lead in raising campaign cash for battleground House seats

Dem senator: Trump is acting like a Russian 'asset'

Dem on Putin coming to US: 'You don't invite the burglar to dinner'

White House says Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Washington in the fall

‘That’s going to be special’: Tensions rise as Trump invites Putin to Washington 

Russia imbroglio deepens the disconnect between Trump and his own administration 

Trump’s policies, actions create divide on Russia

Trump Told Of Putin's Meddling 2 Weeks Before Inauguration

CIA 'had source close to Putin' and told Donald Trump that Russian leader ordered election hacking 

Trump opposes Putin’s request to interview current and former American officials 

Trump criticizes Federal Reserve, breaking long-standing practice 

Endangered Species Act stripped of key provisions in Trump administration proposal 

President Trump says ‘I told you so!’ after Europe fines Google $5 billion 

Trump Foundation's Taxes Now Under Investigation by New York Governor

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7/18/18

How just one Republican could punish Trump for his Putin apostasy — and why no one will 

Will Congress hold Trump accountable on Russia? Don’t bet on it 

Why is Rand Paul, of all people, Trump’s biggest defender on Russia

Profiles in GOP cowardice
(Will anyone prevent the president from damaging U.S. foreign policy?)

Helsinki summit becomes new flashpoint for GOP anger

GOP lawmaker: Trump 'went out of his way to appear subordinate' at Putin press conference

Republicans muster more anger on trade following Trump's Putin meeting 

Outgoing Texas GOP lawmaker calls for Trump's impeachment: 'It's time to change course'

House backs resolution expressing support for ICE

Deal to fix family separations hits snag in the Senate

Senate GOP breaks record on confirming Trump picks for key court

Trump's tariffs take a toll on farmers in pivotal Pennsylvania ahead of midterm elections, but House candidates are treading carefully

Polling analyst: GOP should be worried Trump's ratings down in swing states

Trump allies hope he can turn the page from Russian fiasco

Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina ordered to remain in custody after prosecutors argue she has ties to Russian intelligence agency 

Judge rejects Manafort motion to suppress evidence seized from residence

WH entertaining Russian proposal to interrogate Americans in exchange for Mueller investigation assistance

Intelligence officials showed Trump classified proof Putin ordered election interference: report

FBI Director: 'Russia attempted to interfere in the last election'

Trump Administration Considers Unprecedented Curbs on Asylum for Migrants

Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy Could Leave U.S. Defense Industry Behind

How Trump’s tariffs on Mexico are taking jobs from U.S. workers 

Trump's tariffs take a toll on farmers in pivotal Pennsylvania ahead of midterm elections, but House candidates are treading carefully

E.U. Courts New Partners With Japan Trade Deal

Trump advisor Kudlow says economic growth could top 4% for 'a quarter or two,' more tax cuts could be coming

Kudlow: I'm going to defend Trump on this issue 'lock, stock and...

Veterans Affairs takes aggressive steps to purge or reassign staffers perceived to be disloyal to Trump before new secretary starts

Social Security recipients could be collateral damage of Trump’s workforce orders 

Trump Supreme Court pick: I would 'put the nail' in ruling upholding independent counsel

How SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh could enable Trump’s attack on environmental regulation

Kavanaugh’s role in Bush-era detainee debate now an issue in his Supreme Court nomination 

Planned Parenthood Loses Lawsuit Challenging Trump's Changes to Federal Funding

Meet the woman who is Trump's new emissary to Capitol Hill

Democrats sound alarm over Trump’s plan to slash the federal government

Dems look for candidate who will punch Trump ‘square in the face’

House Dems select new midterm slogan: 'For the people'

After Helsinki, Democrats see chance to capitalize on Trump’s embrace of Russia 

From the Start, Trump Has Muddied a Clear Message: Putin Interfered

Trump’s damage control falters

White House attempts to clarify Trump’s response to whether Russia is still targeting U.S. elections 

Trump says he was 'very strong' against Putin and would hold him personally responsible for election meddling

Intelligence officials showed Trump classified proof Putin ordered election interference: report

Trump picks Putin over his own intelligence community — again 

Trump’s stance toward Russia isn’t appeasement. It may be even worse. 

Trump claims Russia no longer targeting US elections, contradicting officials

Why Trump Is Getting Away With Foreign-Policy Insanity
(The only people who can stop his sucking up to Russia have lost all their credibility)

Trump’s Montenegro comments make it abundantly clear he doesn’t understand NATO 

Iran claims it rejected Trump meeting requests 8 times

Trump on possible sit-down with Mueller: 'I've always wanted to do an interview'

Trump administration opens investigation into uranium imports, potentially teeing up new tariffs

White House cheers House's $5 billion border wall bill 

Trump is making the Clintons look clean

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7/17/18

Ryan defends Mueller probe after Trump’s summit with Putin

Senate weighs new Russia response amid Trump backlash

Flake to Trump: 'Fake news' didn't side with Putin, you did

Gingrich: Siding With Putin 'Most Serious Mistake' of Trump Presidency

Without mentioning president, Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee back U.S. intelligence assessment of Russian election interference

Trump’s Helsinki performance is a ‘final straw’ for some Republicans. Others are just disappointed. 

NJ Lawmakers From Both Sides Blast Trump After Putin Meeting

Congressional GOP should back up words with action in curbing Trump

Here Are The Excuses Republicans Made For Donald Trump On Putin And Russian Meddling

GOP lawmaker says he met with indicted Russia woman in 2015

Key Republican Orrin Hatch threatens to check Trump's tariff policy

House passes bipartisan bill to boost business investment

House Republicans move to indefinitely detain migrant kids with families 

Alabama runoff: Rep. Martha Roby, who criticized Trump in 2016, wins GOP nomination 

EU, US relations sinking further after divisive Trump tour

‘To what end?’: Trump’s disruptive diplomacy inspires fears over U.S. standing abroad 

The growing Trump-Putin kompromat question 

In battle for nonverbal dominance at U.S.-Russia summit, Putin was the clear winner, experts say 

Majority of Americans think Trump mishandling Russia: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Even Fox News hosts were aghast after Trump’s summit with Putin 

Taunts, blame but no clear foreign policy ‘Blame America first’ tour was ‘calamitous’
(Experts sift through the wreckage of the president’s European tour for signs of a coherent strategy.)

Mattis open to meeting with Russian defense chief

The giant timeline of everything Russia, Trump and the investigations

Mueller asks for immunity for witnesses in Manafort case

White House: U.S. Can’t Afford Veterans’ Health Care Without Cuts

With a deadline looming, the US can't find parents of 71 children it may have separated

‘Morally repugnant’: Homeland Security advisory council members resign over immigration policies 

Powell: 'Rising chorus of concern' from business over tariffs

Kavanaugh is least-popular SCOTUS nominee in Gallup polls since 1987

Democrats call for Trump's interpreter in Putin meeting to testify before Congress

Blue states file suit against federal government over SALT caps

Democrats look for another potential House flip in Ohio 

Trump says he accepts US intel on Russia — then adds it ‘could be other people also’

Trump says he accepts U.S. intelligence on Russian interference in 2016 election but denies collusion 

Trump: 'I Accept' US Intel on Russian Meddling
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5 words that reveal Trump still isn't convinced Russia meddled in the 2016 election

Trump criticizes media amid growing criticism of his handling of Putin

Trump strikes back after criticism of Helsinki summit with Putin

Trump says he doesn't want to use 'adversary' to describe Russia

Donald Trump Tosses Word-Salad, Ends His Presidency in Helsinki

Trump faces blistering criticism at home over ‘shameful’ Putin summit

Donald Trump’s Disastrous Trip to Europe

Trump’s Treason by Father Complex

Trump says there's no 'time limit' for North Korea to denuclearize

Trump says Iran in turmoil since US withdrew from nuke deal

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7/16/18

Romney: Trump's remarks at Putin summit 'disgraceful and detrimental to democratic principles'

‘Disgraceful’ and ‘tragic’: John McCain’s excoriation of Trump on Russia, annotated 

Even Paul Ryan went out of his way to criticize Trump on Russia 

Top Republicans in Congress break with Trump over Putin comments

Flake to introduce resolution countering Trump's Russia summit rhetoric

Trump’s defense of Russia prompts outrage from some Republicans 

'An absolute disgrace': Republicans blast Trump for his 'disgusting' press conference with Putin

GOP senator: Senate should be 'disgusted' by Helsinki summit

GOP senators downplaying Russian interference shows how Trump has co-opted the party 

Republicans come to Trump's defense after remarks with Putin get shredded as 'disgraceful'

Rand Paul: President's summit critics 'mistaken,' suffering from 'Trump derangement syndrome' 

This Is the Moment of Truth for Republicans
(The GOP can either defend the United States or serve the damaged and defective man who is now its president.)

House GOP reverses, cancels vote on Dem bill to abolish ICE

Republicans Target Elections With More Deficit-Boosting Tax Cuts

Watch the full press conference between Trump and Putin

'The United States has been foolish': Read the full transcript of Trump's press conference with Putin

Intelligence chief Dan Coats counters Trump: 'We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling'

Cohen backs up intelligence community after Trump casts doubt on Russian meddling

John Brennan: Trump's press conference with Putin 'nothing short of treasonous'

Comey: Trump stood 'next to a murderous lying thug,' refused to back U.S.

Anderson Cooper: Trump performance disgraceful

Hannity Trashes ‘Weak, Pathetic, Visionless, Feckless, Spineless Republicans’ for Criticizing Trump

Russian woman who tried to broker Trump-Putin meetings is busted for espionage

Mueller’s tough choice on Trump
(Seeking a subpoena this summer could spark a bitter court battle before vote.)

Putin refused to look at Mueller indictments during Fox News interview

Chris Wallace interviews Russian President Vladimir Putin

Susan Page and Stuart Rothenberg on Trump and Putin reactions

Trump's trade offensive is producing brutal local headlines 

U.S. Treasury moves to protect identities of 'dark money' political donors

U.S. judge suspends deportations of reunited immigrant families

Biden: Trump, Putin presser was 'beneath the dignity' of the presidency

Pelosi, Schumer: Trump’s news conference suggests Putin has something on him 

Watch the full press conference between Trump and Putin

Five takeaways from Trump's jaw-dropping performance with Putin

Donald Trump sent the worst tweet of his presidency this morning

Trump hands Putin a diplomatic triumph by casting doubt on U.S. intelligence agencies 

Trump slams Russia probe and blames U.S. for bad relations with Putin as the two leaders meet

Trump casts doubt on U.S. intelligence agencies after Putin denies election interference 

Trump Calls Mueller Probe ‘Disaster’ While Standing Next to Putin

The many different ways Trump has described Putin and Russian election interference

Trump refuses to denounce Putin over election meddling at summit, blames 'both countries'

To keep from blaming Putin, Trump shifts all the blame to his own opponents 

Trump dismissed the idea that Putin wanted him to win. Putin just admitted that he did. 

Trump’s news conference with Putin was everything Putin could have dreamed 

Trump Sheds All Notions of How a President Should Conduct Himself Abroad

Trump’s Helsinki ‘disgrace’ caps a destructive European trip  

Trump White House finds new reason to target Medicaid 

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7/15/18

Trey Gowdy breaks with Trump: Russia probe is not a 'witch hunt'

Top GOP senator: Trump should be 'clear-eyed' going into meeting with Putin

Sasse: Trump shouldn't dignify Putin with Helsinki summit

Rand Paul on Russia indictments: We should focus on protecting elections instead of 'witch hunt on the president'

Cornyn says Trump conflating probe into Russian meddling with investigation of collusion

GOP senator: NATO summit 'turned out well'

GOP senator: Trump’s policies doing 'permanent damage'

GOP senator: Harley-Davidson is right to move some production overseas

'Undecided' Rand Paul worries about Kavanaugh's views on government surveillance

GOP leaders jockey for affection of House conservatives

In the Cult of Trump, There Is No Red Line for the President to Cross
(As the GOP increasingly comes to resemble a personality cult, is there any red line—video tapes? DNA evidence? a war with Germany—President Trump could cross and lose party support? “Very doubtful,” say a dozen GOP members of Congress stuck hard behind the MAGA eight ball.)

Bolton: U.S. election hack a serious matter, 'hard to believe' Putin didn't know about

Bolton: Indictment of Russian hackers 'strengthens' Trump's hand in meeting with Putin

Bolton: It's 'silly' for Trump to demand extradition of Russian intelligence officers

Protests in Helsinki ahead of Trump-Putin summit 

Just Sitting Down With Trump, Putin Comes Out Ahead

Trump can’t beat Putin at his own game 

In Dissing Angela Merkel and NATO, What Was Trump Telling Putin?

Russians' indictment casts shadow ahead of Trump-Putin summit

Five things to watch for in Trump-Putin summit

The backlash from Trump’s Britain visit will be felt for years to come 

U.S. National Intelligence Chief Sounds Chilling Alarm On Cyber Attacks

Carl Bernstein: Recent indictments show Mueller probe is 'not a witch hunt'

Immigrant kids held in shelters: ‘They told us to behave, or we’d be here forever’ 

On abortion and other issues, Kavanaugh’s heroes are more conservative than Kennedy 

Top Senate Dem: Trump administration's lack of focus on election security an 'embarrassment'

Dem senator warns of possible concessions ahead of Trump-Putin summit

Dem senator: We need other Americans in the room with Trump, Putin

Trump and Putin to hold first summit talks as twitchy West looks on

Summit fever: Trump reaches for big moment with Putin

‘Maybe he’ll be a friend’: Trump highlights common ground with Putin ahead of summit 

Trump wish for warm Putin ties highlights policy disconnect

‘I hadn’t thought’ of asking Putin to extradite indicted Russian agents, Trump says 

Trump going into Putin summit with ‘low expectations’

Axios: Trump 'lashed out' at Putin over propaganda video

President Trump calls media ‘the enemy of the people’

What Trump’s NATO defense plan would mean for the US

Trump calls the European Union a foe of the United States

Trump’s remarks about Europe’s migrants draw charges of racism

Trump slams Strzok’s testimony as a ‘disgrace to our country’

Trump campaign has spent roughly $1.2M on legal fees in 2018

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