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23m Updated CNN Poll: Approval ratings for Trump, Mueller fall
As Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election inches closer to the President, approval of Donald Trump's handling of the investigation has fallen, matching its all-time low in CNN polling. The findings, from a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, come as half of Americans say they think it is likely that the Mueller investigation will implicate the president in wrongdoing.
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Brexit: Theresa May meeting EU leaders in bid to rescue deal26m Updated Brexit: Theresa May meeting EU leaders in bid to rescue deal
Theresa May seeks to rescue her Brexit deal by seeking new guarantees on the Northern Ireland backstop.
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Armed police arrest man inside Parliament barriers40m Armed police arrest man inside Parliament barriers
Armed police have arrested a man inside the barriers of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.
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Wages rises accelerate to fastest pace since 200845m Wages rises accelerate to fastest pace since 2008
Average weekly earnings record the biggest rise since November 2008.
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54m Updated EPA expected to announces new definition of waters protected under Clean Water Act
The Environmental Protection Agency is widely expected to announce plans to change the definition of which waters in the United States are protected under the Clean Water Act on Tuesday -- a change President Donald Trump has been working toward since the beginning of his presidency.
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In charts - what could happen after Brexit vote?55m Updated In charts - what could happen after Brexit vote?
A number of different things could happen if the proposed Brexit deal does not get approved by MPs.
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Alternative ways to break Brexit impasse1h 8m Updated Alternative ways to break Brexit impasse
Five lesser-known solutions to the deadlock in Parliament over Brexit.
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1h 41m How Michael Cohen could help the feds get the Trump Organization
In most respects, Michael Cohen was a frustrating witness for New York investigators.
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1h 42m Trump to meet with Pelosi, Schumer over looming shutdown
President Donald Trump will meet Tuesday with the House and Senate Democratic leaders, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, in order to find a way to avert a partial government shutdown on December 21, when funding for the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies expires.
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2h Updated Accused Russian spy Maria Butina cooperating with federal prosecutors as part of plea deal
Accused Russian spy Maria Butina appears to have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.
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Potent Weapon or Poison Pill? Super PACs Pose Quandary for 2020 Democrats2h Potent Weapon or Poison Pill? Super PACs Pose Quandary for 2020 Democrats
While Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders would likely disavow super PACs, candidates from donor-rich states like New York and California would face a vexing choice and risk alienating liberals.
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Which Tories have written no confidence letters? 3h Which Tories have written no confidence letters?
If 48 letters are submitted to the chair of the 1922 Committee, Theresa May will face a secret ballot.
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4h The global turmoil Trump fueled is poised to haunt him as markets fluctuate
US President Donald Trump unleashed a wave of global disruption on the way to the White House in 2016 -- and now there are signs the anti-elite tide he surfed to the presidency could come back to hurt him.
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Brexit: Theresa May to meet EU leaders in bid to rescue deal4h Updated Brexit: Theresa May to meet EU leaders in bid to rescue deal
Theresa May will meet Angela Merkel as she seeks new reassurances about the Northern Ireland backstop.
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After Ayers Turns Down Chief of Staff Job, Trump Is Left Without a Plan B5h Updated After Ayers Turns Down Chief of Staff Job, Trump Is Left Without a Plan B
Finding a replacement for the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, is in many ways just the latest staffing snare in a White House that has struggled to fill even low-ranking jobs.
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7h On Politics: Midwest Republicans Fear Losing a Gerrymandered Advantage
Republicans lost four key governorships in the Midwest. Now conservative lawmakers fear the new Democratic governors will alter their gerrymandered maps.
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Asylum Claims Jump Despite Trump’s Attempt to Limit Immigration7h Updated Asylum Claims Jump Despite Trump’s Attempt to Limit Immigration
The number of asylum seekers citing a credible fear of being targeted because of their race, religion, nationality, political opinions or social group rose by nearly 70 percent from 2017.
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Targets of U.S. Sanctions Hire Lobbyists With Trump Ties to Seek Relief9h Updated Targets of U.S. Sanctions Hire Lobbyists With Trump Ties to Seek Relief
Representing clients who face penalties from Washington is a lucrative new niche, especially for lobbyists who have links to the president or his administration.
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Maria Butina, Russian Accused of Trying to Influence Conservatives, Will Plead Guilty9h Updated Maria Butina, Russian Accused of Trying to Influence Conservatives, Will Plead Guilty
The plea deal closes a case that drew headlines with accusations that Maria Butina used sex as spycraft as she tried to influence prominent Republicans.
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9h Updated 44 former US senators urge current Senate to defend democracy in op-ed
Forty-four former Republican and Democratic US senators penned an op-ed for The Washington Post that warns "we are entering a dangerous period" and urges current and future senators to be "steadfast and zealous guardians of our democracy."
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PM looks to Europe to throw her a lifeline 10h PM looks to Europe to throw her a lifeline
Theresa May has headed back to Europe in a desperate bid to win concessions from EU leaders after her Commons retreat over her big Brexit vote.
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10h Updated Amid chief of staff search, Trump increasingly anxious over political future
While President Donald Trump and Nick Ayers were still in the middle of negotiations about him replacing John Kelly as chief of staff, Trump had already given Ayers a task. He wanted him to conduct a thorough review of how the West Wing operates, including evaluating staffing, in order to make it more politically focused over the next two years.
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10h Updated Back at the drawing board, Trump weighs pros and cons for a new chief of staff
President Donald Trump has three weeks to find a new chief of staff -- but few seem to want the job.
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10h Updated Democratic senator says Trump could be indicted after he leaves office
Democratic Sen. Chris Coons said if President Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to make illegal hush payments during the 2016 election then he could be indicted after he leaves office.
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Trump Team Pushes Fossil Fuels at Climate Talks. Protests Erupt, but Allies Emerge, Too.10h Updated Trump Team Pushes Fossil Fuels at Climate Talks. Protests Erupt, but Allies Emerge, Too.
While the official United States stance brought scorn from environmentalists, there are signs that the administration is picking up some powerful allies.
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Trump Prepares to Unveil a Vast Reworking of Clean Water Protections11h Trump Prepares to Unveil a Vast Reworking of Clean Water Protections
The proposed new rule would chip away at wetlands safeguards put in place during the administration of President George H.W. Bush.
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11h Updated House Democrats may probe Kushner ties to Saudi crown prince
Rep. Eliot Engel, who is poised to lead the House Foreign Affairs Committee, plans to conduct a thorough review of US policy towards Saudi Arabia -- and that could include Jared Kushner's ties to the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, according to a Democratic aide.
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12h Even James Comey is numb to all of this
President Donald Trump fired James Comey as the head of the FBI. He has described Comey as a liar and a leaker. He has said he did the country a favor by firing Comey.
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A Conflicted War: MS-13, Trump and America’s Stake in El Salvador’s Security12h Updated A Conflicted War: MS-13, Trump and America’s Stake in El Salvador’s Security
U.S. investment is guiding the fight to contain the violence in El Salvador, even as President Trump hurls insults and threatens to walk away.
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With Power Grabs in the Midwest, G.O.P. Risks a 2020 Backlash12h With Power Grabs in the Midwest, G.O.P. Risks a 2020 Backlash
Republican efforts to constrain incoming Democrats could hurt the party’s image with moderates in a region President Trump considers crucial for his re-election effort.
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Republicans and Democrats Unite on at Least One Issue: Oversight of the V.A.13h Updated Republicans and Democrats Unite on at Least One Issue: Oversight of the V.A.
Republicans are joining Democrats in a vigorous examination of Department of Veterans Affairs failings, a rare area of bipartisan oversight on Capitol Hill.
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Commons stir as Labour MP picks up mace13h Updated Commons stir as Labour MP picks up mace
Speaker John Bercow asks Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle to leave the House after he breaches protocol.
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Behind G.O.P. Power Play in Midwest: Fear of Losing a Gerrymandered Advantage13h Updated Behind G.O.P. Power Play in Midwest: Fear of Losing a Gerrymandered Advantage
The party, which lost four key governorships in the Midwest, depends on its gerrymandered districts in the region for a trove of seats in Congress and legislatures.
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13h Updated Accused Russian spy Maria Butina appears to reach plea deal
Accused Russian spy Maria Butina appears to have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.
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Maria Butina, Russian Accused of Trying to Influence Conservatives, Poised to Plead Guilty13h Updated Maria Butina, Russian Accused of Trying to Influence Conservatives, Poised to Plead Guilty
A plea deal would close a case that drew headlines with allegations that Maria Butina used sex as spycraft as she tried to influence prominent Republicans.
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14h US sanctions North Korea on human rights as Trump floats second summit
The Trump administration slapped sanctions on three North Koreans Monday in response to Pyongyang's ongoing human rights abuses and censorship.
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Tories divided on plan B as Brexit clock ticks on15h Tories divided on plan B as Brexit clock ticks on
The clocks are ticking across Europe towards Brexit day with 109 days left to 29 March - the date we leave the EU, with or without a deal.
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15h Updated Supreme Court sides with Planned Parenthood in funding fight
The Supreme Court Monday rebuffed efforts by states to block funding to Planned Parenthood.
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16h Updated 5 things the Trump admin has done that go against its climate change warning
Since the Trump administration released its blockbuster report on the day after Thanksgiving outlining the dire environmental and economic impacts of climate change, it has made a series of policy and diplomatic decisions or statements that appear run counter to all of the warnings in the report.
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Brexit ruling: UK can cancel decision, EU court says16h Updated Brexit ruling: UK can cancel decision, EU court says
The European Court of Justice rules that the UK can cancel Brexit without the consent of the other EU states.
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16h What else Congress needs to do by the end of the year
As Congress faces a December 21 deadline to avert a partial government shutdown, it must also clear a stack of other must-pass bills that affect millions of people and major sections of the economy.
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17h Updated Supreme Court Won’t Hear Planned Parenthood Cases, and 3 Court Conservatives Aren’t Happy
Three conservatives said the court was wrong to duck cases with “some tenuous connection to a politically fraught issue.”
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17h An insane amount of people turned out to vote in the midterm elections
President Donald Trump solved a problem that no other president before him could: Getting people to vote in a midterm election.
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17h Updated At least 16 Trump associates had contacts with Russians during campaign or transition
At least 16 associates of Donald Trump had contacts with Russians during the 2016 campaign or transition, according to public statements, court filings, CNN reporting, and reporting from other news outlets.
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Theresa May delivering Brexit or second referendum PM17h Updated Theresa May delivering Brexit or second referendum PM
The prime minister tells MPs who want a second referendum to be “open” and “honest” about what that would mean for the country.
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Carwyn Jones considered quitting over Carl Sargeant death17h Carwyn Jones considered quitting over Carl Sargeant death
Outgoing First Minister Carwyn Jones admits he thought about resigning after Carl Sargeant's death.
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Speaker John Bercow urges MPs to be given say on Brexit vote delay17h Updated Speaker John Bercow urges MPs to be given say on Brexit vote delay
The Commons speaker says postponing the vote so late will be seen as "deeply discourteous".
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Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU18h Updated Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU
A guide to plans for the UK to leave the European Union, following the 2016 referendum.
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Nick Ayers, Aide to Pence, Declines Offer to Be Trump’s Chief of Staff19h Updated Nick Ayers, Aide to Pence, Declines Offer to Be Trump’s Chief of Staff
The decision leaves it unclear who will take the top West Wing job as President Trump confronts the fight of his political life.
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Brexit: Corbyn reaction to May delaying meaningful vote20h Brexit: Corbyn reaction to May delaying meaningful vote
The Labour leader says Theresa May's government is "shambolic" and in "disarray" over the Brexit talks and timings.
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20h Updated Ayers not taking job as White House chief of staff
Nick Ayers, the leading candidate to replace John Kelly as President Donald Trump's chief of staff, will not be taking the job, a White House official told CNN Sunday.
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Brexit: Theresa May telling MPs why Brexit is being delayed21h Brexit: Theresa May telling MPs why Brexit is being delayed
The prime minister is making a statement on Brexit after No 10 confirms Tuesday's vote has been cancelled.
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Brexit: Theresa May understood to be delaying key vote21h Updated Brexit: Theresa May understood to be delaying key vote
The prime minister is to make a statement on Brexit as No 10 confirms Tuesday's vote has been cancelled.
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Alan Duncan on Boris Johnson Brexit and backstop comments22h Alan Duncan on Boris Johnson Brexit and backstop comments
A Foreign Office minister criticises the claims of his former boss Boris Johnson for his comments on Brexit and on the Irish border backstop.
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Sidebar: The Stories Behind the Supreme Court’s Class Photos22h Updated Sidebar: The Stories Behind the Supreme Court’s Class Photos
For 150 years, the justices have sat, not always happily, for an extraordinary series of group portraits
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22h Trump tries to change the story, but Russia cloud darkens
President Donald Trump is dipping into his playbook of distraction and denial, but even his skills at weaving alternative narratives cannot disguise the growing threat he faces from special counsel Robert Mueller.
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22h Updated House Republicans release Comey interview transcript
The House Judiciary and Oversight committees have released a transcript of former FBI Director James Comey's closed-door interview with the committees on Friday.
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23h Updated Trump, without evidence, accuses James Comey of lying to House Judiciary Committee
President Donald Trump lashed out at former FBI Director James Comey over testimony he gave to the House Judiciary and Oversight committees on Friday, accusing the former FBI chief, without evidence, of lying to lawmakers and questioning his inability to recall events related to certain questions.
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Audience reacts to potential Brexit vote delay23h Audience reacts to potential Brexit vote delay
5 Live audience were debating Brexit deal when news broke from Westminster.
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PM pulls Brexit deal vote as she heads back to Brussels23h PM pulls Brexit deal vote as she heads back to Brussels
Theresa May has decided to pull a House of Commons vote on her Brexit deal, prompting fresh anger from MPs.
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Delayed Crossrail nets up to £2bn in new financing23h Delayed Crossrail nets up to £2bn in new financing
London transport chiefs have announced up to £2bn in new financing to complete the delayed Crossrail project.
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What PM hopes to achieve by pulling vote23h What PM hopes to achieve by pulling vote
Up until this morning, Downing Street had insisted the vote was going ahead - but come midday, something changed.
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23h US teamed up with Russia, Saudi Arabia to weaken language supporting landmark climate report
The United States sided with Russia and Saudi Arabia over the weekend at a global climate summit to contest language supporting a landmark climate report, The Washington Post reports.
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Two cabinet sources say Brexit vote will be delayed24h Updated Two cabinet sources say Brexit vote will be delayed
Tuesday's vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal will be delayed, two cabinet sources tell the BBC.
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UK economy slows as car sales fall24h UK economy slows as car sales fall
The economy grew by 0.4% in the three months to October, latest official figures show.
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25h Updated Washington Post: US teamed up with Russia, Saudi Arabia to weaken language supporting landmark climate report
The United States sided with Russia and Saudi Arabia over the weekend at a global climate summit to contest language supporting a landmark climate report, The Washington Post reports.
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Brexit: Nothing off table for Theresa May ahead of key vote26h Updated Brexit: Nothing off table for Theresa May ahead of key vote
Reopening the Brexit withdrawal agreement is an option, Downing Street sources say.
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Working to Ensure the ‘Year of the Woman’ Is More Than Just One Year26h Working to Ensure the ‘Year of the Woman’ Is More Than Just One Year
Women ran and won in record numbers this year, but the ultimate goal, activists say, is to achieve parity with men in Congress.
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UK can cancel Brexit, says EU court28h Updated UK can cancel Brexit, says EU court
The European Court of Justice rules that the UK can cancel Brexit without the consent of the other EU states.
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Brexit: Theresa May in final push to win support for deal28h Updated Brexit: Theresa May in final push to win support for deal
Downing Street insists Tuesday's Commons vote will not be postponed, contrary to newspaper reports.
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Brexit: Day four of Commons debate to focus on union28h Brexit: Day four of Commons debate to focus on union
Some MPs say the Brexit deal threatens the integrity of the union because of Irish border backstop.
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31h On Politics: The Race to Avert a Shutdown
The deepest impasse between President Trump and congressional leaders is over his demand for a border wall, which Democrats have refused to accept.
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