Politics

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He’s reckless and uninformed. But that doesn’t make Trump crazy.

There’s a bunch of ignominious ways in which the grand Trump experiment could come crashing down prematurely. The special counsel’s investigation could conceivably lead to the president’s indictment, or to some public revelation that isolates him [...]

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With key GOPers retiring, could Orange County lead the way to a Democratic wave?

LOS ANGELES — If you’re wondering whether a Democratic wave could wash away the current GOP-controlled Congress in November, check out what’s happened so far this week in the traditional Republican stronghold of Orange County, Calif. [...]

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Obama reports no gifts from Putin in 2016 — sad!

WASHINGTON — Throughout 2016, foreign officials showered then-President Barack Obama with gifts seemingly meant for a post-presidential “man cave” — including bottles of Italian wine, an Australian billiards cue, a Jordanian chessboard, a cured ham leg [...]

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Lawmakers renew immigration effort as a shutdown looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Backed by the White House, Democratic and Republican lawmakers dug into a politically fraught search for compromise on immigration Wednesday, seeking to take advantage of a window of opportunity opened by President Donald [...]

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Trump faces presidential fitness test amid raised concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam on Friday as questions swirl about the health and fitness of the oldest person ever elected to the [...]

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Author of Trump dossier had concerns about Russian blackmail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former British spy who compiled a dossier of allegations about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia brought the document to the FBI in July 2016 because he was worried about “whether a [...]

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Dem senator’s report warns of Russian meddling across Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report by congressional Democrats warns of deepening Russian interference throughout Europe and concludes that even as some Western democracies have responded with aggressive countermeasures, President Donald Trump has offered no strategic [...]

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House Democrats will wear black to State of the Union in support of Me Too movement

A number of women in Congress are planning to wear black to the State of the Union later this month as a show of support for women affected by sexual misconduct. The show of support echoes [...]