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Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 01:12 AM PDT

Trump Admin. Hyped Terror Threat From Refugees: Ex-Officials

Trump Admin. Hyped Terror Threat From Refugees: Ex-Officials

Former officials say the Trump administration dismissed an intelligence assessment last year that showed refugees did not present a significant threat to the U.S., NBC News reported. Hard-liners in the...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 03:18 AM PDT

Trump Poised to Tax an Additional $200B in Chinese Imports

Trump Poised to Tax an Additional $200B in Chinese Imports

The Trump administration may be about to slap tariffs of up to 25 percent on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, escalating a confrontation between the world's two biggest economies and likely squeezing...

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 11:03 PM PDT

What Is the 25th Amendment, Mentioned in Anonymous WH Op-Ed?

What Is the 25th Amendment, Mentioned in Anonymous WH Op-Ed?

A senior administration official who claims to be working with others to thwart President Donald Trump's "worst inclinations" and parts of his agenda says Cabinet members whispered early on about invoking the...

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 10:02 PM PDT

Trump Taking Supreme Court Fight to Montana, North Dakota

Trump Taking Supreme Court Fight to Montana, North Dakota

President Donald Trump is taking the Washington debate over his Supreme Court nominee to the home of two red-state Senate Democrats this week, elevating Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation as a political litmus...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 08:44 AM PDT

North Korea's Kim Has Faith in Trump, Frustrated at Skeptics

North Korea's Kim Has Faith in Trump, Frustrated at Skeptics

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un still has faith in U.S. President Donald Trump's commitment to ending their nations' hostile relations, but he's frustrated by questions about his willingness to denuclearize and...

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 06:26 PM PDT

Obamas Step Up Political Efforts Ahead of Midterms

Obamas Step Up Political Efforts Ahead of Midterms

Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are stepping up their political involvement ahead of the November midterm elections, moves aimed at bolstering Democratic enthusiasm as the party aims to...

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 06:12 PM PDT

Fact Check: Kavanaugh on the Second Amendment

Fact Check: Kavanaugh on the Second Amendment

Democrats have described Brett Kavanaugh as “a true Second Amendment radical” who is “far outside the mainstream of legal thought” — more conservative than the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The criticism stems...

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 06:10 PM PDT

Fact Check: Kavanaugh on the Affordable Care Act

Fact Check: Kavanaugh on the Affordable Care Act

Several Democratic senators have claimed that Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s history shows he would be a danger on the court to the Affordable Care Act. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Aug. 28 on the...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 07:21 AM PDT

Trump Calls New York Times Op-Ed 'Gutless'

Trump Calls New York Times Op-Ed 'Gutless'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday called a New York Times op-ed, written by an anonymous official inside his administration, "gutless." The op-ed writer states that many inside the administration are...

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 02:10 PM PDT

Mueller Subpoenas Conspiracy Theorist With Roger Stone Ties

Mueller Subpoenas Conspiracy Theorist With Roger Stone Ties

A conspiracy theorist linked to both ex-Trump aide Roger Stone and Infowars host Alex Jones has been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., Friday as part of special counsel...

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