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Trump's pick to oversee Obamacare's destruction will get a grilling today

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When Donald Trump's nominee to oversee the country's health care system appears before the Senate on Wednesday morning, he can expect to face a barrage of questions not only about ...

My interview with the former spy who wrote the Trump-Russia memos

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Last fall, a week before the election, I broke the story that a former Western counterintelligence official had sent memos to the FBI with troubling allegations related to Donald Trump.

Betsy DeVos wants to use America's schools to build "God's kingdom." She's about to get her chance.

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It's Christmastime in Holland, Michigan, and the northerly winds from Lake Macatawa bring a merciless chill to the small city covered in deep snow. The sparkly lights on the trees ...

At Russian hacking hearing, most Republicans wanted to talk about anything else

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At Thursday morning's Senate armed services committee hearing about Russian hacking during the 2016 elections, little new information was revealed about Moscow's meddling in the presidential campaign. Director of National ...

Anti-abortion activists say Trump's court picks aren't extreme enough

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During the presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump pledged to nominate pro-life Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade "automatically," and he released a list of 21 candidates he ...

GOP Senator calls for investigating what the FBI did about Russia-Trump intelligence

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The night before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, the New York Times dropped a bombshell: intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been examining intercepted communications and financial transactions ...

In Alabama, Jeff Sessions held views on criminal justice that should terrify reformers

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Before he joined the Senate 20 years ago, Jeff Sessions supported imposing harsh penalties on juvenile offenders and even bringing back chain gangs—policies that were extreme even for their time ...

The FBI is investigating allegations that Russia has compromising information on Trump

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America's top intelligence officials have briefed President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump on allegations that Russian operatives "claim to have compromising personal and financial information" about Trump, CNN reported ...

Tillerson disagrees with Trump on nearly everything

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By the time the first day of hearings for Donald Trump's secretary of state pick concluded, Rex Tillerson had expressed a range of opinions at odds with those of his ...

Is the FBI sitting on information about ties between Donald Trump and Russia?

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It was only a couple of questions in the middle of a hearing, but the queries posed to FBI Director James Comey by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) during a Senate ...

Here are just some of the stunningly bad moments from Betsy DeVos' confirmation hearing

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Betsy DeVos' confirmation hearing to become President-elect Donald Trump's education secretary was originally scheduled for last Wednesday but was ultimately postponed until late Tuesday afternoon. With an extra week to ...

Donald Trump's plan will not eliminate his business conflicts of interest

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At a long-awaited press conference Wednesday, Donald Trump outlined an extensive list of steps he plans to take to separate himself from his business interests. But he stopped short of ...

Why Dylann Roof's death sentence may never be carried out

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On June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof entered a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, and shot and killed nine worshippers after reading Bible verses with them. As it was ...

Rex Tillerson just made Trump’s position on climate change seem like a hoax

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At his confirmation hearing Wednesday to become secretary of state, Rex Tillerson contradicted President-elect Donald Trump's positions on climate change and his promise to withdraw the United States from global ...

Donald Trump's long history of trying (and failing) to do business in Russia

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As he sought to dispel questions about his ties to Russia during a feisty press conference on Wednesday, Donald Trump was unequivocal: "I have nothing to do with Russia." If ...

Donald Trump doesn't deny contact between his team and Russia

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In his first press conference in half a year, Donald Trump came close to acknowledging the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia had meddled in the election to benefit him, saying,

Investigators on the Trump-Russia beat should talk to this man

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Last week, the Senate intelligence committee announced it was commencing an investigation of Russian hacking during the 2016 campaign that would include an examination of connections between Russia and the ...

Read the US Intelligence report on Russian hacking

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The Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Friday released its declassified report on Russia's efforts to influence the outcome of the 2016 election by hacking Democratic outfits during ...

Donald Trump's attorney general pick poses a threat to LGBT protections

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Civil rights groups were horrified last week when Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be his attorney general. Sessions—who was the first US senator ...

A veteran spy has given the FBI information alleging a Russian operation to cultivate Donald Trump

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On Friday, FBI Director James Comey set off a political blast when he informed congressional leaders that the bureau had stumbled across emails that might be pertinent to its completed ...

Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him

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(CNN)Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials ...

Jeff Sessions has a history of blocking black judges

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Alabama is nearly 30 percent black, but only three African-American judges have ever sat on a federal bench there. Advocates for judicial diversity in the state say that in recent ...

Russia allegations provoke Donald Trump's dumbest tweet ever

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Donald Trump has hit send on a lot of ill-advised tweets—tweets that were false, tweets that showed him to be thin-skinned or a bully. But perhaps no tweet ranks as,

Trump’s first move as president: screwing over homeowners

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Earlier this month, then-President Barack Obama issued an executive action requiring the Federal Housing Administration to decrease insurance premiums on FHA mortgages, a change that could have potentially saved low-income ...

How California is already mobilizing for war against Trump's worst policies

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Here in America's most populous state, the wealthy pay the nation's highest income tax rate, the minimum wage will soon rise to $15 an hour statewide, more than a quarter ...

Trump's CIA pick doesn't seem to understand the president-elect's view on torture

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The man picked by Donald Trump to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency apparently is in the dark on an important intelligence matter: Trump's view on torture. Rep. Mike ...

The top government ethics official just blasted Trump's conflict of interest plan

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Walter Shaub, the head of the Office of Government Ethics, blasted Donald Trump's new plan to handle his conflicts of interests on Wednesday. Trump laid out a plan earlier in ...

Jeff Sessions was asked about Russian hacking. His response was stunning.

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During his confirmation hearing on Tuesday morning, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Donald Trump's pick to be attorney general, engaged in a curious exchange with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a member ...