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Paul Manafort tried to help Russian oligarch suspected of mob ties get a US visa

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On Wednesday morning, the Associated Press released a bombshell report revealing that Paul Manafort, who ran Donald Trump's campaign for several months, had secretly worked for a Russian billionaire a ...

Trump: Don't blame me when I quote Fox News

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Donald Trump does not like taking responsibility for White House screw-ups. He'll blame anyone else he can think of—even his friends at Fox News. On Thursday, White House press secretary ...

Nunes apologizes to intel. committee members—but won't explain his stunt

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On Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the chair of the House intelligence committee, blew up the congressional intelligence oversight process. On Thursday morning, at a private committee meeting, he ...

The Trump Organization says it's vetting deals for conflicts—but refuses to say how

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The week after Donald Trump's inauguration, as questions swirled about the ethics ramifications of his refusal to divest from his business holdings, the Trump Organization announced that it had created ...

Stephen Bannon's a fan of a radical philosopher sentenced to prison for his Nazi sympathies

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Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump's chief strategist, recently spoke approvingly of the ideas of an anti-Semitic French intellectual who was sentenced to life in prison for cooperating with the Nazis ...

Businesswoman who bought Trump penthouse is connected to Chinese intelligence front group

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When a Chinese American businesswoman who sells access to powerful people recently purchased a $15.8 million penthouse in a building owned by President Donald Trump, the deal raised a key ...

Here's the biggest revelation from Donald Trump's leaked tax return

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President Donald Trump earned $150 million and paid $38 million in taxes in 2005, according to the cover page of his tax returns from that year, which were leaked to ...

The Republican in charge of the Trump-Russia probe just pulled a crazy political stunt

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the lawmaker overseeing one of the main investigations of the Trump-Russia scandal, went rogue on Wednesday when he told reporters that a source had provided him ...

White nationalist Richard Spencer gets his money from Louisiana cotton fields—and the US government

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Two weeks after the presidential election, white nationalist Richard Spencer held forth on a cable news show about how white people built America. "White people ultimately don't need other races ...

Trumpcare 2.0 still isn’t cruel enough to satisfy conservatives

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After conservatives in the House threatened to block the GOP's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) released an amendment Monday night aimed at ...

Here's what to expect when the Congressional Black Caucus meets with Trump today

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During last year's presidential campaign, Donald Trump's outreach to African American voters was summed up by a single question he repeatedly asked them: "What do you have to lose?" In ...

Republicans don't want you to know how many people will lose insurance under Trumpcare

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Republicans really don't want Americans to pay attention to government office whose job it is to conduct an nonpartisan economic analysis of their new health care bill. The official scorekeeper ...

Trump adviser may have violated campaign finance laws

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A top White House national security official may have violated federal law by using campaign funds for personal business, campaign finance experts tell Mother Jones. K.T. McFarland—who currently serves as ...

Inside the GOP’s Health Care Debacle

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Donald Trump had heard enough about policy and process. It was Thursday afternoon and members of the House Freedom Caucus were peppering the president with wonkish concerns about the American ...

FBI director Comey (kind of) calls Trump a liar and says Russia links still being probed

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On Monday morning, hours before the House intelligence committee convened a hearing on Russian hacking during the 2016 campaign with star witness FBI chief James Comey, the president of the ...

Trump just released his plan to gut Obama’s climate policies. It’s worse than you thought.

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President Donald Trump will issue his long-promised executive order rolling back federal government efforts to fight climate change Tuesday. The wide-ranging order, which will be accompanied by other environmental directives,

The long, twisted, and bizarre history of the Trump-Russia scandal

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The Trump-Russia scandal—with all its bizarre and troubling twists and turns—has become a controversy that is defining the Trump presidency. The FBI recently disclosed that since July it has been ...

Meet the real-life crime boss who controls what fish you eat

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The fake Russians met the Codfather on June 3, 2015, at an inconspicuous warehouse on South Front Street in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The Codfather's lair is a green and white ...

What's happening in Kansas shows just how twisted Republicans' hatred of Obamacare is

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While Republicans in DC are pushing for massive cuts to Medicaid, John Eplee and other Republicans in one of the country's most conservative states are fighting to expand the program.

Nunes (kind of) confesses he went off half-cocked

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the now-famous (for the wrong reasons) chair of the House intelligence committee, held another weird press conference Friday morning. It wasn't as much of a doozy ...

Republican congressman leading Russia probe says he's never heard of key figures in the scandal

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There were many intriguing and surprising moments at the House intelligence committee's hearing on Monday on Russia's election season hacks. FBI Director James Comey exploded not one but two bombshells,

Trump’s plan to make America great again using cheap foreign labor

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At Porterville Citrus, an orange harvesting and packing operation in California's Tulare Valley, CEO Jim Phillips has been growing increasingly nervous over the past five years. He's found it harder ...

US Officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians

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Washington (CNN)The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign, US ...

Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price

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Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was removed from his post by the Trump administration last week, was overseeing an investigation into stock trades made by the president’s health secretary,