Trump Should Be ‘Scared’ Of Comey Testimony, Says Former FBI Director’s Friend

May 25, 2017

President Donald Trump should be concerned when former FBI Director James Comey testifies before Congress later this month. That, at least, is the view from a self-described confidant of Comeys, Benjamin Wittes. Wittes spoke to CNNs Anderson Cooper on Tuesday night, telling the anchor, I thoughtit was interesting and very telling that he [Comey]declined any opportunity to tell his story in private. He clearly wants to do it in a public setting And I think thats a reflection of the fact that …

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Side-By-Side Photos Prove No One Misses Barack Obama Like The Pope Does

May 25, 2017

President Donald Trumpfinally visited the Vatican and Pope Francis looks thrilled! Just kidding, the 80-year-old pontiff looks hilariously sad in just about every photo thats coming out of Rome. In fact, the best humor youll find on social media Wednesday morning are photos of a miserable-looking Pope and a smiling Trump, the oddest couple there is. Feast your eyes on exhibit A: The Pope has met Donald Trump Think this AP picture just about sums it up pic.twitter.com/0E96npzQJa Louise Burke …

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U.S. Stocks Advance, Bonds Mixed as Oil Tops $51: Markets Wrap

May 25, 2017

… and France’s is gathering momentum, adding to evidence that the European economy is on firm footing. That’s bolstering the case for investing in the region. With President Trump overseas, renewed political turmoil in Washington did little to capture investor attention Tuesday as the White House delivered a budget that seeks steep cuts to social programs. Read our Markets Live blog here. Here are some key upcoming events: Trump’s tour will headed to Group of Seven and NATO …

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Investors Just Pulled the Most Cash From Small Caps in a Decade

May 24, 2017

The small-cap trade got a lot less crowded. Investors pulled $3.5 billion from the biggest The biggest outflow in 10 years comes less than a month after small caps roared to an all-time high on speculation Trump administration policies would supercharge growth in the world’s largest economy. For Andrew Brenner, head of international fixed income for National Alliance Capital Markets, the money draining from small caps signals the market’s gearing up for a protracted downturn. …

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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 ProductsFanContact Comment Reply Assistant 30 pages Instant Infographics Creator Cutting-Edge Graphics Software Creates Powerful Infographics From Scratch In Minutes With No Photoshop…Viking MPLR …

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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 ProductsScarcity Maximizer Agency Scarcity Maximizer AgencyEmail Jeet 2 – List Verify Jeet PRO Clean your list easily with this desktop based email list cleaning …

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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 ProductsSocial Studio FX – Social Media and Advertising Graphics Creator Allows you to create social media and marketing graphics for Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google Plus, YouTube, Instagram, Pintrest, and Web Banners. Includes 200+ Done For You Templates. …

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Trump Administrations Womens Rights Lip Service Turns Irony Up to 11

May 24, 2017

Today, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced to a room of incredulous reporters that President Donald Trump made womens empowerment a priority during his campaign. But that wasnt even the emptiest gesture the Trump administration made for womens rights today. After civilization collapses and humans are all but wiped from Earths memory, all that will be left are cockroaches and the echoes of bitter guffaws of feminists who watched this years International Women of Courage Awards. …

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P.C. Trump Abandons Radical Islamic Terror

May 23, 2017

President Donald Trump softened his anti-Islamic campaign rhetoric in a speech in Saudi Arabia Sunday meant to reset U.S. relations with the Muslim world, and spur Arab leaders to do more to fight terrorism, in return for Americas help countering their nemesis Iran. This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations, Trump said in the lavish conference hall on his second day in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This is a battle between good and evil. Trump, who …

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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 ProductsEZ Spokesperson Creator – Upgrade Create even more amazing spokesperson videos using our massive library and easy cloud-based editing program.Convertifire (unlimited) Get Convertifire …

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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 ProductsKickstart Survey LifeTime access YOU Don’t Need To “Go Viral” To Get Viral Traffic Filling In Your Surveys (And …

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Trump’s doublespeak in Saudi Arabia

May 22, 2017

(CNN)If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Donald Trump, it is that he has no qualms about contradicting himself to get what he wants. In Saudi Arabia, he wanted a $110 billion arms deal — not to promote peace and tolerance, as he later proclaimed in his Sunday speech. Thus, his speech will not “be remembered as the beginning of peace in the Middle East,” as he loftily put it, but rather a boost to the war that is ravaging it. Nor will Trump’s speech put …

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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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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

May 21, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Donald Trump is a man whose behavior follows the whim of his impulses and tantrums, much like a toddler, and the world is scrambling to accommodate it. Officials in the White House and from governments around the globe have tailored aspects of governance to the new president to fit his notoriously short attention span and need for praise. SEE ALSO: Trump’s fave …

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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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Callan: Obstruction of justice case just took quantum leap

May 20, 2017

(CNN)On Friday the potential for an obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump took a quantum leap in strength and legal sustainability when the New York Times reported that Trump had advised two of the investigation’s targets that the Russia “pressure” was off and that Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey, who he described as a “nut.” It was shocking enough that the President had invited two of the targets of an ongoing FBI counter …

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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

May 20, 2017

… — a number that rose after Texas defunded Planned Parenthood and poor women found it more challenging to access contraception and legal abortion. This bizarre definition of “pro-life” extends overseas, too. In what is largely seen as a gift to his anti-abortion base, Trump expanded the Gag Rule, and this week his State Department broadened the order, which strips US funds from any organization abroad that so much as mentions abortion as an option for women — even groups …

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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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Israelis on edge before Trump visit

May 19, 2017

Jerusalem (CNN)Only days before President Donald Trump visits Jerusalem, Israeli politicians describe an atmosphere of “nervousness” and “confusion.” One politician put it more bluntly. “No one has any idea what the plan is.” Confusion over status of Western Wall …

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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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