Trump expected to retain private attorney

May 24, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump is expected to hire attorney Marc Kasowitz to represent him on matters related to the inquiry into his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia, according to a senior administration official and a person close to Trump. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsInstaConsultant Toolkit 2.0 Pro DS1 Traffic Success Multiplier System Virally multiply your traffic and results to any of your campaigns using this handy viral traffic tool that puts your …

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White House gears up for prolonged Russia fight

May 24, 2017

(CNN)Donald Trump and his senior White House aides are preparing for what they expect to be a prolonged and trying fight over whether the President, his campaign or his ring of associates had inappropriate contacts with Russian operatives during the 2016 election. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsLinkedLoot From Greig Wells LinkedLeads from Greig WellsWP FanMachine 2.0 and TweetMachine RESELLER Unlimited Twitter Marketing Excellence With Reseller Right …

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The Pope and President Trump: A tale in 10 tweets

May 24, 2017

(CNN)Donald Trump and Pope Francis are not the first president and pontiff to tweet. But they are the first to use the social media platform so prolifically, and pointedly. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWordPress Video Tutorials 23 Step-By-Step Video Tutorials Showing You How To Master WordPress Like A Pro!ReClick 2.0 PRO (lite) Automated List Profits Lifetime Platinum MembershipViral Kickstart Packs Get more info at http://viralloop.io/jv …

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Defending students’ Mike Pence walkout using the words of … Mike Pence.

May 23, 2017

… impose their views on others. “Far too many campuses across America have become characterized by speech codes, safe zones, tone policing, administration-sanctioned political correctness all of which amounts to nothing less than the suppression of freedom of speech.” It’s undeniably weird advice to get from someone who has in his 16 years in politics worked hard to enshrine his own personal views into law and create barriers to others’ ability to live their lives. In …

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Trump admin scales back threat to sanctuary cities

May 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration will not go after all federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities, the Justice Department announced Monday — an acknowledgment that making good on such a threat would likely have been impossible. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsCuration Profit Blueprint With Reseller Rights Announcing the Brand New, 9 Part, Step by Step Video Course that Shows You… “Finally, Discover How to Curate Other People’s Content …

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Education secretary: School choice opponents have ‘chilled creativity’

May 23, 2017

(CNN)Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sharply criticized opponents of school choice on Monday, calling them “flat Earthers” who have “chilled creativity” and held American students back. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVideo Magic Web Based Player Set Your Videos In Beautiful High Definition Surroundings And Engage With Your Viewers With Our Advanced Features! All Bundled Up Into The Most User Friendly Player Builder On The Web!Faster Smarter …

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Trump’s budget, with substantial and symbolic cuts, could be politically tricky for Republicans

May 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget will propose substantial cuts to anti-poverty and social safety net programs when it is released on Tuesday, offering Americans a substantially different view on government as the President tries to make good on promises he made during the 2016 campaign. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsTraffic, Leads and Money Masterclass – PDF + Videos IM VIP Training – New For 2017 Trial Option (OTO IM Video Masters) …

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Saudis, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump-proposed fund

May 22, 2017

(CNN)Just two days into President Donald Trump debut foreign trip, a member of his inner-circle has already reaped benefits to the tune of $100 million. In a sunlit ballroom Sunday morning at the Tuwaiq Palace in Saudi Arabia, Ivanka Trump’s proposed Women Entrepreneurs Fund — a concept she first shared during her own inaugural international trip as first daughter last month to Berlin, Germany — was promised a combined $100 million by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates …

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Chicago launches campaign in response to Trump’s immigration policies

May 22, 2017

(CNN)The city of Chicago is launching a campaign in response to President Donald Trump’s threats to cut off funding for sanctuary cities. “One Chicago” was established on Sunday afternoon in response to the growing needs of the city’s refugee and immigrant populations. The campaign slogan reads: “Three million residents, three million stories, one Chicago.” …

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Can you find the scared government official trying to hide?

May 21, 2017

Image: ambar del moral/mashable composite/getty images Washington in the middle of a crisis of historic proportions, and our brave leaders are responding the best way they know how: by hiding in the bushes. The past few months have produced story after story of elected officials trying to run from the people they’re supposed to have relationships with. Constituents can’t find their senators, senators can’t find other senators, and no one wants to find President Trump. SEE …

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Partisans bend to label Trump’s ‘bow’

May 21, 2017

(CNN)The action lasted mere seconds, but it has split social media and left people pondering: When is a bend a bow? During the first stop on his inaugural trip abroad, President Donald Trump, like presidents before him, was honored with Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian honor, the Order of Abdulaziz al-Saud. But no sooner had the six-foot-two President leaned in so the much shorter Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud could place the medal around his neck then the politically tinged …

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President’s fiscal 2018 budget would slash EPA spending by 30%

May 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget request would slash EPA spending by almost a third, according to a copy of the President’s proposal obtained by CNN. The budget blueprint, which the White House plans to submit to Congress next week, would cut the EPA’s total budget by more than 30% and its operational budget by 35% compared to current funding levels. Some of the biggest cuts would go to categorical grants for science and technology and environmental …

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Here’s who Trump has called a ‘nut job’

May 20, 2017

Washington (CNN)“Nut job” seems to be one of President Donald Trump’s favorite insults for his political foes. The President — who The New York Times reported Friday bragged to two Russian officials that firing “nut job” FBI Director James Comey eased “great pressure” on him in regard to the Russia probe — has a history of slapping the label on people he disagrees with. By definition, nut job means a “mentally unbalanced person,” …

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NAACP dismisses its president in ‘systemwide refresh’

May 20, 2017

Washington (CNN)The NAACP is shaking up its leadership, voting to dismiss its president, Cornell William Brooks, in what it called a “system-wide refresh.” “The NAACP intends to aggressively and nimbly respond to the current climate of political unrest, as well as the assaults upon human and civil rights that threaten our very democracy, as only it can,” the NAACP said in a release Friday. “To do so demands that the board of the NAACP ensure that organization has …

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Source: DHS secretary hints at possibly expanding laptop ban to US

May 20, 2017

(CNN)A congressional aide who was in the room when Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly briefed lawmakers tells CNN the ban on electronics on certain US-bound flights from the Middle East and North Africa could expand not just to Europe, as is being discussed, but also to flights departing from the US to overseas. Kelly did not indicate any new threats or intelligence to warrant the expansion, but “gently planted a seed in the minds of everyone in the room that we should start …

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Biden isn’t ruling out 2020 run for president

May 20, 2017

Las Vegas (CNN)Joe Biden isn’t ruling out making another run for the White House. Biden, who would be nearly 78 years old next election, emphasized that right now his focus is on his family being “put back together” following the 2015 death of his son Beau to brain cancer. Long known as the poorest man in the US Senate, Biden also said he needs to fulfill several financial promises to his wife, including paying off their mortgage. …

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Chelsea Manning posts first picture of herself since release

May 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)Chelsea Manning posted the first image of herself on Thursday since her release from military prison. “Okay, so here I am everyone!!” Manning wrote on Instagram. Okay, so here I am everyone!! . . #HelloWorld A post shared by Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea87) on May 18, 2017 at 9:55am PDT Manning was convicted in 2013 on 20 charges, including violating the Espionage Act, for leaking a massive trove of US documents and video to WikiLeaks. She was found not guilty of …

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Chinese fighter flies inverted over US Air Force jet

May 19, 2017

(CNN)Two Chinese Su-30 fighter jets intercepted a US Air Force radiation detection plane over the East China Sea Wednesday, according to the US Pacific Air Forces. “While we are still investigating the incident, initial reports from the U.S. aircrew characterized the intercept as unprofessional. The issue is being addressed with China through appropriate diplomatic and military channels,” Hodge said. Earlier, a US official told CNN the Chinese jets came within 150 feet of the US …

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GOP congressman: Comey may break his silence as early as next week

May 19, 2017

(CNN)A Republican congressman said Thursday night that Congress and the nation may be just days away from James Comey breaking his silence after being fired as FBI director by President Donald Trump. A senior GOP source previously told CNN it was unlikely Comey would testify publicly now that former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been named special counsel for the investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Hurd also disagreed with the President’s …

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

May 19, 2017

(CNN)Investigators on the House intelligence committees have obtained access to valuable data from the Treasury Department, a development that will open their doors to investigate possible connections between President Donald Trump’s business empire and Russians, CNN has learned. Investigators received access to the financial data this week, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the development. Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee told …

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Mueller and Comey have a history

May 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)Just over a week after President Donald Trump fired James Comey as FBI director, the Department of Justice appointed Comey’s predecessor, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, as special counsel for the investigation into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election. The two former FBI chiefs have a unique relationship, stemming in large part from working side by side during a major confrontation with the Bush administration. By sheer coincidence, this week marked 10 …

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Surprise, relief dominate Capitol Hill after special counsel named for Russia investigation

May 18, 2017

(CNN)Some Republicans joined Democrats in breathing a sigh of relief Wednesday at news that deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had appointed a special counsel to lead the investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had any ties to Russia. While many members said they were caught off-guard, a bipartisan array of lawmakers applauded the selection of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation. “Wow, that’s news to me. He is a well-respected law enforcement …

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Kevin McCarthy: Comment that Putin is paying Trump was bad joke

May 18, 2017

(CNN)House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says his assertion last year that Russian President Vladimir Putin was paying President Donald Trump was merely a bad attempt at humor. “That’s all there is to it,” McCarthy added. “No one believes it to be true.” The Post reported McCarthy said in a conversation with fellow Republican leaders: “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” according to a recording of the June 2016 …

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10 relevant quotes from Robert Mueller’s FBI farewell

May 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)Many Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday reacted positively to news that former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. And there’s a reason for their confidence: Mueller has long been widely respected by many in Washington. Back in 2013, the Department of Justice held a farewell ceremony for Mueller, who was retiring after 12 years as FBI director. …

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Trump donors closely watch the daily fracas, whether it’s Comey or Israel

May 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)The scandals that are metastasizing around the Trump administration are rankling some of the President’s largest contributors, who were already in short supply after his insurgent campaign. The political fallout of President Donald Trump’s decision to fire James Comey grew messier this week when news emerged that he had allegedly urged the FBI director to drop an investigation into Trump’s former aide. It’s another distraction for Trump’s …

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What is a special counsel and how much power do they have?

May 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)In announcing the appointment of a special counsel to oversee the investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the presidential election, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said he made the move in part because of the “unique circumstances of this matter.” By choosing former FBI Director Robert Mueller to serve, Rosenstein picked an FBI veteran with broad support on both sides of the aisle and sterling reputation. The move takes Justice Department …

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