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Treasury Pushes Decision on Whether to Release Trump’s Tax Returns to May 627m Treasury Pushes Decision on Whether to Release Trump’s Tax Returns to May 6
Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, said in a letter that the Treasury Department needed more time to consult with the Justice Department on the legality of the request.
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41m Updated Supreme Court conservatives appear to lean toward allowing citizenship question on census
Supreme Court justices were deeply divided Tuesday over whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, with the conservative justices showing signs that they were inclined to vote in favor of allowing the question.
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Is Obstruction an Impeachable Offense? History Says Yes43m Updated Is Obstruction an Impeachable Offense? History Says Yes
In 1974 and 1998, articles of impeachment against Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Bill Clinton focused on the corrupt use of power to frustrate lawful investigations.
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49m IRS faces a second deadline to release Trump tax returns to Democrats
The Trump administration faces another deadline Tuesday to hand over six years of President Donald Trump's personal and business tax returns.
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1h 21m Analysis: Democrats may be outsmarting themselves on impeachment
History can be a wise teacher, but it's also crucial to take the right lessons. Confronted with a should-they-or-shouldn't-they proposal on impeachment, Democrats worry that if they fail to learn history's lessons, they are doomed to repeat them.
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Bill Weld on Nixon, Mueller and How He Plans to Beat Trump in the Primary1h 28m Bill Weld on Nixon, Mueller and How He Plans to Beat Trump in the Primary
The former Massachusetts governor talks about his long-shot bid for the Republican nomination and what his high school production of “Julius Caesar” taught him about Donald Trump and power.
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On Census Citizenship Question, Supreme Court’s Conservatives Appear United1h 30m Updated On Census Citizenship Question, Supreme Court’s Conservatives Appear United
Adding the question, government experts said, could depress participation in the census and affect how congressional seats are allocated.
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1h 37m Where 2020 Candidates Stand on Impeachment
Since the release of the Mueller report, several candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 have weighed in on whether Congress should start impeachment proceedings against President Trump.
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Joe Biden Plans to Enter the Race on Thursday. He’s Starting With $0.1h 42m Updated Joe Biden Plans to Enter the Race on Thursday. He’s Starting With $0.
Mr. Biden, ahead in the polls but behind financially, is seeking out top money bundlers, but that risks a backlash among grass-roots Democrats.
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The Big Money Challenge Awaiting Joe Biden in the 2020 Race2h Updated The Big Money Challenge Awaiting Joe Biden in the 2020 Race
Mr. Biden, ahead in the polls but behind financially, is seeking out top money bundlers, but that risks a backlash among grass-roots Democrats.
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2h Read: Oral arguments in Supreme Court census citizenship case
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit over whether the Commerce Department can add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.
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2h Updated White House ordered Trump administration officials to boycott WHCA Dinner
The White House has ordered Trump administration officials to boycott the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, according to a senior administration official.
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2h Spat between Connecticut city officials leads to public challenge for dueling drug tests
A bitter personal dispute over a city's deficit in Connecticut devolved into a challenge between a city councilman and a Board of Education member to take drug tests and publicly post the results.
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2h Interior inspector general opens investigation into multiple department senior executives
The Interior Department's Inspector General has opened an investigation into potential ethics violations of several senior executives at the department, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
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NI Secretary Karen Bradley to hold talks with party leaders2h NI Secretary Karen Bradley to hold talks with party leaders
Karen Bradley made the announcement while making a statement about the killing of Lyra McKee.
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Netanyahu Seeks to Name a Golan Settlement for President Trump2h Netanyahu Seeks to Name a Golan Settlement for President Trump
The prime minister’s announcement came a month after Mr. Trump’s proclamation recognizing Israel’s authority over the long-disputed territory.
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May accuses Labour of dragging feet in Brexit talks2h May accuses Labour of dragging feet in Brexit talks
Theresa May has accused Jeremy Corbyn and Labour of dragging their feet in cross-party Brexit negotiations.
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Trump’s State Visit to Britain, Long Delayed, Now Has a Date3h Updated Trump’s State Visit to Britain, Long Delayed, Now Has a Date
Queen Elizabeth II formally invited the American leader to a three-day visit in June, when events for the 75th anniversary of D-Day will be held.
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3h Updated White House tells official not to comply with Democratic subpoena over security clearances
The White House has instructed a former official who was in charge of the security clearance process to not comply with a House subpoena demanding his appearance for an interview, the latest move by the Trump administration to thwart Democratic-led investigations into all aspects of the presidency.
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Jared Kushner Dismisses Russian Election Interference as ‘Couple of Facebook Ads’3h Jared Kushner Dismisses Russian Election Interference as ‘Couple of Facebook Ads’
His comments seem to contradict Facebook’s own estimates that Russian ads and social-media posts reached 126 million Americans during the election.
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Stephen Moore’s Paper Trail: Bashing Women, Gay Rights and More3h Stephen Moore’s Paper Trail: Bashing Women, Gay Rights and More
President Trump’s presumptive nominee for the Federal Reserve has written numerous pieces over the years that include disparaging statements about women and gender equity.
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Join the Remain alliance, urges Change UK at Euro election launch3h Join the Remain alliance, urges Change UK at Euro election launch
Journalist Rachel Johnson - sister of Boris - and ex-BBC correspondent Gavin Esler are among the candidates.
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3h Updated Joe Biden to announce his 2020 presidential bid on Thursday
Joe Biden will announce his presidential campaign on Thursday with an online video, a source familiar with the plans confirms to CNN.
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Renters Are Mad. Presidential Candidates Have Noticed.3h Updated Renters Are Mad. Presidential Candidates Have Noticed.
Democrats court a new voting bloc: people who don’t own homes.
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Stephen Moore’s Columns Deriding Women Raise New Questions for Trump Fed Pick3h Updated Stephen Moore’s Columns Deriding Women Raise New Questions for Trump Fed Pick
Mr. Moore’s past columns and appearances contain potential roadblocks to confirmation — including a history of writing about women in unflattering terms.
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Extinction Rebellion: Climate protesters march on Parliament4h Updated Extinction Rebellion: Climate protesters march on Parliament
Extinction Rebellion activists in London are inviting MPs to talk about environmental policies.
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4h Updated The Point: Bernie Sanders just gave the best answer on impeachment
Bernie Sanders didn't build his political career on pragmatism. But on Monday night at a CNN-sponsored town hall, he showed that his presidential candidacy will be about more than simply tilting at windmills -- delivering a practical (and nuanced) response to whether his party should push to impeach President Donald Trump in the wake of the release of the Mueller report.
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Brexit: Calls for progress on cross-party deal talks4h Updated Brexit: Calls for progress on cross-party deal talks
The government says discussions have been "difficult", while Labour says "fundamental issues" remain.
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Bercow urged to lift Trump ban ahead of state visit4h Bercow urged to lift Trump ban ahead of state visit
John Bercow has been urged to abandon his ban on Donald Trump addressing parliament during his UK visit.
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M.J. Hegar, Veteran Armed With Viral Ads, Is Running for Senate in Texas4h M.J. Hegar, Veteran Armed With Viral Ads, Is Running for Senate in Texas
A former Air Force helicopter pilot who narrowly lost a bid for the House in November will challenge Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, in 2020.
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Trump Will Not Release Tax Returns to Congress, Spokesman Says5h Trump Will Not Release Tax Returns to Congress, Spokesman Says
A spokesman for the president signaled a deadline set by House Democrats to release six years’ worth of returns would not be met.
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Greta Thunberg: Teen activist says future has been stolen5h Updated Greta Thunberg: Teen activist says future has been stolen
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg tells UK politicians they have not listened to the science.
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Democrats Seek Young Voters, and the Memes That Move Them5h Updated Democrats Seek Young Voters, and the Memes That Move Them
Democratic 2020 hopefuls have taken note of the potential power of millennial and Generation Z voters. But effectively reaching them is the hard part.
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5h Updated As Buttigieg grows in popularity, his campaign fights to keep up
CNN's town hall Monday night in New Hampshire was the clearest sign yet that South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is a candidate who's still catching up to his own popularity.
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6h Biden Foundation to suspend operations after former VP jumps into 2020 race
The Biden Foundation, the charitable organization of Joe and Jill Biden, plans to suspend operations after the former vice president's expected 2020 campaign launch, a source familiar with the plans confirms to CNN.
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6h Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan hits Trump over Mueller report as he mulls 2020 challenge
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan harshly criticized President Donald Trump over the findings released in special counsel Robert Mueller's report, telling reporters Tuesday that "it certainly did not completely exonerate the President as he said."
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7h Updated Trump to make first state visit to UK in June
US President Donald Trump will make his first state visit to the United Kingdom in June, according to two sources familiar with the plans.
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Brexit: Cross-party talks resume after Easter recess7h Brexit: Cross-party talks resume after Easter recess
Labour's spokesman says "fundamental issues" remain between his party and the government.
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Kamala Harris Proposes Executive Orders on Gun Control7h Updated Kamala Harris Proposes Executive Orders on Gun Control
Ms. Harris pledged to implement measures that have long failed to pass in Congress, including mandatory background checks and regulations on manufacturers.
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8h Sanders urges Senate to override veto on Yemen War Powers Resolution
Sen. Bernie Sanders is urging his Senate colleagues to override President Donald Trump's veto of a congressional resolution last week that would have sought to end US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
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8h Updated Supreme Court will hear arguments over census citizenship question
The Supreme Court wades into a bitter controversy on Tuesday over whether the Trump administration can ask all recipients a citizenship question on the 2020 census for the first time since 1950.
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Change UK launches European election campaign8h Updated Change UK launches European election campaign
Journalist Rachel Johnson - sister of Boris - and ex-BBC correspondent Gavin Esler are among the candidates.
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False expenses claim Tory MP Chris Davies fined £1,5008h Updated False expenses claim Tory MP Chris Davies fined £1,500
Chris Davies is also ordered to complete 50 hours of unpaid work.
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Highlights From 5 Candidates at CNN Town Halls8h Updated Highlights From 5 Candidates at CNN Town Halls
Bernie Sanders backed voting rights for people now in jail, including the Boston Marathon bomber, while Pete Buttigieg disagreed and Kamala Harris said, “I think we should have that conversation.”
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The Big Money Challenge Awaiting Joe Biden in 20209h Updated The Big Money Challenge Awaiting Joe Biden in 2020
Mr. Biden, ahead in the polls but behind financially, is seeking out top money bundlers, but that risks a backlash among grass-roots Democrats.
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9h Democrats may be outsmarting themselves on impeachment
History can be a wise teacher, but it's also crucial to take the right lessons. Confronted with a should-they-or-shouldn't-they proposal on impeachment, Democrats worry that if they fail to learn history's lessons, they are doomed to repeat them.
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Rachel Johnson and Gavin Esler among Change UK MEP candidates9h Rachel Johnson and Gavin Esler among Change UK MEP candidates
Rachel Johnson and Gavin Esler have been unveiled as some of Change UK's candidates for the upcoming European elections.
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Trump’s State Visit to Britain Is Set10h Updated Trump’s State Visit to Britain Is Set
Queen Elizabeth II formally invited the American leader to a three-day visit in June, when celebrations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day will be held.
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Political Memo: Biden Looms, but Bernie Sanders Is Running His Own Race10h Updated Political Memo: Biden Looms, but Bernie Sanders Is Running His Own Race
The Vermont senator has been the front-runner in early campaigning, but Mr. Biden’s expected entry could change that. Mr. Sanders is not likely to care.
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10h Updated Trump to make first state visit to UK in June, sources say
US President Donald Trump will make his first state visit to the United Kingdom in June, according to two sources familiar with the plans.
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Tory MP fined for two false expenses invoices10h Tory MP fined for two false expenses invoices
Tory MP Christopher Davies has been fined £1,500 and ordered to carry out 50 hours of community service for submitting two false expenses invoices.
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False expense claim Tory MP Chris Davies fined £1,50010h False expense claim Tory MP Chris Davies fined £1,500
Chris Davies has been ordered to complete 50 hours unpaid work after his conviction in March.
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Brexit: Cross-party talks to resume11h Updated Brexit: Cross-party talks to resume
The government will meet Labour for further discussions, as a Tory MP calls on the PM to stand down.
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Change UK to launch European election campaign12h Updated Change UK to launch European election campaign
The pro-Remain party that backs a second referendum prepares for European Parliamentary elections.
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Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Census Citizenship Question13h Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Census Citizenship Question
Adding the question, government experts said, could depress participation in the census and affect how congressional seats are allocated.
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Democrats Court a New Voting Bloc: People Who Don’t Own Homes13h Democrats Court a New Voting Bloc: People Who Don’t Own Homes
Renters have finally gotten Washington’s attention. Can anyone running for president help them?
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Labour MP apologises over fake Israel attack video13h Labour MP apologises over fake Israel attack video
A Labour MP has come under fire for posting a video he claimed showed Israeli soldiers attacking Palestinian children "for fun", but which appears to have actually been filmed in Guatemala.
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Gagging orders for NHS whisteblowers to be banned15h Gagging orders for NHS whisteblowers to be banned
Gagging orders used in the NHS to stop whistleblowers speaking out will be banned, the health secretary has promised.
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16h Updated On Politics: Pelosi Cautions on Impeachment
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said to colleagues that it was clear President Trump had engaged in behavior “which does not bring honor to the office he holds.”
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16h Updated Democrats may not be learning the right lessons on impeachment
History can be a wise teacher, but it's also crucial to take the right lessons. Confronted with a should-they-or-shouldn't-they proposal on impeachment, Democrats worry that if they fail to learn history's lessons, they are doomed to repeat them.
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17h Updated CNN hosts 5 Democratic town halls
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18h Updated On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Who’s the Jeb of the 2020 Race?
In the On Politics newsletter: Democrats hoping to avoid Jeb Bush’s 2016 fate are finding themselves in familiar political minefields.
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At CNN Town Halls, Sanders Backs Voting Rights for People Now in Jail18h Updated At CNN Town Halls, Sanders Backs Voting Rights for People Now in Jail
Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg attended a marathon series of town halls in New Hampshire for Democratic presidential candidate on Monday night.
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Global Wealth Gap Would Be Smaller Today Without Climate Change, Study Finds18h Updated Global Wealth Gap Would Be Smaller Today Without Climate Change, Study Finds
Most of the world’s poor countries are poorer than they would have been had greenhouse gas emissions not altered the climate. In some rich countries, it's the opposite.
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19h Updated Gillibrand vows not to use hacked materials from foreign adversaries; challenges other candidates to sign pledge
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is vowing not to use stolen, hacked materials from foreign adversaries in her presidential campaign and is calling on other 2020 contenders to do the same, making clear where she stands on using the kind of information that was central to Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
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19h Ringleader of North Korean Embassy raid in hiding from hit squads, attorney says
The head of a shadowy North Korean dissident group wanted by US authorities for his connection to the raid on Pyongyang's embassy in Madrid in February is in hiding from North Korean hit squads, his attorney told CNN on Monday.
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20h Updated New poll shows Pete Buttigieg surging into top tier in New Hampshire with Biden and Sanders
Support for Pete Buttigieg jumped 14 points in a new Granite State Poll from the University of New Hampshire, launching him into the first-in-the-nation primary state's top tier of candidates.
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From Cockpit to Campaign, Two Marine Aviators Gun for the House20h From Cockpit to Campaign, Two Marine Aviators Gun for the House
Scott Cooper and Richard Bew flew hundreds of hours in a warplane together. Now they are Democrats running for adjacent House seats in North Carolina.
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20h US threatens to veto UN resolution on helping rape victims, over mentions of reproductive health
The US delegation to the United Nations has threatened to veto a resolution aiming to prevent rape as a weapon of war and to help its victims, because the resolution contains language about "sexual and reproductive health," sources confirmed to CNN.
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Trump and Allies Ramp Up Attacks as McGahn Emerges as Chief Witness in the Mueller Report21h Trump and Allies Ramp Up Attacks as McGahn Emerges as Chief Witness in the Mueller Report
The president’s lawyers have attacked the former White House counsel since Robert Mueller released his report on whether the president obstructed justice.
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Pelosi Urges Caution on Impeachment as Some Democrats Push to Begin21h Updated Pelosi Urges Caution on Impeachment as Some Democrats Push to Begin
A letter and a conference call by Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared intended to shore up support for the investigations already begun rather than impeachment proceedings.
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At CNN Town Halls, Klobuchar and Warren Disagree Over Trump’s Impeachment21h At CNN Town Halls, Klobuchar and Warren Disagree Over Trump’s Impeachment
The Minnesota and Massachusetts senators were among five Democratic presidential candidates to attend a marathon series of town halls in New Hampshire on Monday night.
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At CNN Town Halls, Amy Klobuchar Stops Short of Calling for Impeachment21h Updated At CNN Town Halls, Amy Klobuchar Stops Short of Calling for Impeachment
The Minnesota senator was the first of five Democratic presidential candidates to attend a marathon series of town halls in New Hampshire on Monday night.
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Trump and Allies Ramp Up Attacks as McGahn Emerges as Chief Witness in Mueller Report21h Updated Trump and Allies Ramp Up Attacks as McGahn Emerges as Chief Witness in Mueller Report
The president’s lawyers have attacked the former White House counsel since Mr. Mueller released his report on whether the president obstructed justice.
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Supreme Court to Decide Whether Landmark Civil Rights Law Applies to Gay and Transgender Workers22h Supreme Court to Decide Whether Landmark Civil Rights Law Applies to Gay and Transgender Workers
The justices must decide if a law that forbids employment discrimination based on sex also bars discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender status.
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22h Updated Pelosi pens letter acknowledging Democratic divide over impeachment
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to address the divisions within the Democratic Party on whether to impeach President Donald Trump in a "dear colleague" letter sent Monday, several days after the Justice Department released a redacted version of Robert Mueller's explosive report.
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As Herman Cain Bows Out of Fed Contention, Focus Shifts to Stephen Moore22h As Herman Cain Bows Out of Fed Contention, Focus Shifts to Stephen Moore
Mr. Cain withdrew in the face of allegations of sexual harassment, even as Mr. Moore, the president’s other embattled pick, faced allegations of sexism.
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With Herman Cain Out of Fed Contention, Focus Shifts to Stephen Moore23h Updated With Herman Cain Out of Fed Contention, Focus Shifts to Stephen Moore
Facing bipartisan opposition, Herman Cain withdrew from consideration for the Federal Reserve Board, shifting the spotlight to Stephen Moore, one of the president’s advisers.
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At a White House Tradition, Politics Color Everything but the Easter Eggs23h At a White House Tradition, Politics Color Everything but the Easter Eggs
The Easter Egg Roll bore the hallmarks of holidays under President Trump, including not just the usual festivities but also exchanges about decapitation, impeachment and the wall.
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23h Trump Speaks About Sri Lanka and Impeachment at Easter Egg Roll
President Trump spoke to reporters about the Sri Lanka attacks and the possibility of impeachment, while hundreds of children celebrated the holiday at the White House Easter Egg Roll.
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Social Security and Medicare Funds Face Insolvency, Report Finds23h Updated Social Security and Medicare Funds Face Insolvency, Report Finds
The social safety net programs are fraying as baby boomers age, the trustees of Social Security and Medicare said, but a political fix seems far away.
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Trump and His Businesses Sue House Democrats to Hide Accounting Records23h Updated Trump and His Businesses Sue House Democrats to Hide Accounting Records
President Trump and his businesses sued the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee to quash a subpoena seeking his financial records.
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Elizabeth Warren’s Higher Education Plan: Cancel Student Debt and Eliminate Tuition24h Updated Elizabeth Warren’s Higher Education Plan: Cancel Student Debt and Eliminate Tuition
Ms. Warren’s proposal would use new taxes on the wealthy to end tuition at public colleges, and eliminate all student loan debt for more than 75 percent of borrowers.
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24h High school journalists take on Betsy DeVos in editorial after being barred from event
Kentucky high school student journalists penned an editorial taking on Betsy DeVos after they say security turned them away from an event held on a public college campus that featured the secretary of education.
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Pelosi Cautions on Impeachment as She Denounces Trump’s Ethics24h Pelosi Cautions on Impeachment as She Denounces Trump’s Ethics
Ahead of a House Democratic conference call, Speaker Nancy Pelosi cautioned colleagues on a rush to impeach President Trump as she searched for Republican cracks.
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24h Updated House panel serves subpoena to former White House counsel Don McGahn
The House Judiciary Committee is serving former White House counsel Don McGahn with a subpoena as part of its investigation into obstruction of justice, a move to bring in a key player with direct knowledge about President Donald Trump's efforts to undermine the Russia probe, according to a source familiar with the discussion.
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24h The Point: 13 times that people who worked for Donald Trump directly disobeyed him
On Monday, President Donald Trump said this about the people who work for him: "Nobody disobeys my orders."
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24h READ: House subpoena issued to former White House counsel Don McGahn
The House Judiciary Committee has served former White House counsel Don McGahn with a subpoena as part of its investigation into obstruction of justice, a move to bring in a key player with direct knowledge about President Donald Trump's efforts to undermine the Russia probe.
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24h Updated Trump administration announces all countries importing Iranian oil will be subject to US sanctions
The Trump administration announced Monday that all countries that continue to import Iranian oil will be subject to US sanctions.
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Pelosi Cautions on Impeachment as She Decries Trump’s Ethics25h Updated Pelosi Cautions on Impeachment as She Decries Trump’s Ethics
Ahead of a House Democratic conference call, Speaker Nancy Pelosi cautioned colleagues on a rush to impeach President Trump as she searched for Republican cracks.
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From Cockpit to Campaign, Two Marine Airmen Gun for the House26h Updated From Cockpit to Campaign, Two Marine Airmen Gun for the House
Scott Cooper and Richard Bew flew hundreds of hours in a warplane together. Now they are Democrats running for adjacent House seats in North Carolina.
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26h Climate candidate Jay Inslee meets resistance in Iowa floods
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has staked his 2020 campaign on climate change -- and here, in America's heartland, he looked to test whether the floodwaters of Iowa could prove to be fertile ground for his bid.
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27h What CNN learned watching Robert Mueller for 18 months
Editor's Note: When special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate Russian meddling in the US election, CNN, like most news organizations, endeavored to learn what we could about the famously secretive team's work. So, in addition to other newsgathering efforts, CNN had journalists who stood outside their offices. Journalists often call this a stakeout. Here, the CNN team lays out the backstory of their assignment and how this investment of time yielded big journalistic returns.
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27h A first look at the 2020 Senate map: Republicans have a good shot at maintaining control
Voter enthusiasm for the 2020 presidential election is already sky high. With all the coverage of Beto O'Rourke's counter climbing and Pete Buttigieg's speaking approximately 200 languages, you might forget that 34 Senate seats are also up for election. You can bet those races will soon be hotter than a firecracker, given the Senate's power to confirm Cabinet members and federal judges -- such as the justices who sit on the Supreme Court.
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27h John Roberts faces another test with census case
Chief Justice John Roberts has tried to offer ballast in today's political turmoil, asserting the independence of the judiciary and rebuking President Donald Trump's suggestion that Republican justices will automatically rule for him, and Democratic ones will do the opposite.
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27h Republican lawmaker sees less-redacted Mueller report
Democrats have rebuffed the Justice Department's offer to see a less-redacted -- but not fully unredacted -- version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report, but that didn't stop at least one Republican from reading the additional material.
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28h Updated Herman Cain withdraws from Fed consideration, Trump says
President Donald Trump said Monday that his embattled Federal Reserve pick Herman Cain has withdrawn from consideration for a seat on the bank's powerful board of governors.
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Trump Will Not Nominate Herman Cain to Fed Board28h Trump Will Not Nominate Herman Cain to Fed Board
Facing bipartisan opposition in the Senate, former pizza executive and presidential candidate Herman Cain withdraws from consideration for the Federal Reserve.
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28h Nonfiction: Two Early Presidents Who Questioned the Wisdom of ‘the People’
In “The Problem of Democracy,” Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein show that John and John Quincy Adams were skeptical of popular democracy.
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29h Updated Trump, sons sue to block House Democrats from obtaining his financial records
President Donald Trump is going to court try to block a Democratically-controlled congressional committee from obtaining his financial records through a subpoena.
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29h Updated The Point: Rudy Giuliani is totally cool with taking dirt from the Russians
Since signing on as President Donald Trump's lead lawyer responding to the Mueller probe, Rudy Giuliani has said a number of outlandish things. But none were more outlandish than what he told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday, when questioned about three of the Trump campaign's top aides meeting with Russians who had promised dirt on Hillary Clinton.
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Trump and His Businesses Sue Democrats to Hide Accounting Records29h Updated Trump and His Businesses Sue Democrats to Hide Accounting Records
President Trump and his businesses sued the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee to quash a subpoena seeking his financial records.
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29h Updated White House hosts 141st Easter Egg Roll
First lady Melania Trump takes her third crack at the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday.
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29h Updated Elizabeth Warren releases sweeping student debt cancellation and free college plan
Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday proposed eliminating the student loan debts of tens of millions of Americans and making all public colleges tuition-free, staking out an ambitious stance on one of the central policy debates of the 2020 Democratic primary.
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30h Updated Supreme Court will take up LGBT employee discrimination cases next term
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether a federal employment discrimination law that bans discrimination based on sex also encompasses discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identification.
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Mueller Witnesses Who Once Served in White House Now Fear Trump’s Ire30h Updated Mueller Witnesses Who Once Served in White House Now Fear Trump’s Ire
Witnesses whose accounts contributed to the Mueller report’s damaging portrait of the president are said to be concerned about his potential retaliation.
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White House Memo: To Defend Against a Mercurial Boss, Trump Aides Wield the Pen as Shield30h Updated White House Memo: To Defend Against a Mercurial Boss, Trump Aides Wield the Pen as Shield
Note-taking in the White House, a practice previous administrations shied away from to protect the president, has become a way for Trump aides to protect themselves from the president.
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Amy Klobuchar’s Big Idea: Bipartisan Appeal Can Beat Trump30h Updated Amy Klobuchar’s Big Idea: Bipartisan Appeal Can Beat Trump
As her Democratic rivals promise generational change, national unity and sweeping liberal platforms, Ms. Klobuchar’s plan is more prosaic: A win.
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Senior Tory and Labour MPs restart compromise talks on Brexit31h Senior Tory and Labour MPs restart compromise talks on Brexit
Talks to break the Brexit deadlock in parliament will restart on Tuesday, as MPs return to Westminster after the Easter break.
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31h Updated Trump sues to block House Democrats from obtaining his financial records
President Donald Trump is going to court try to block a Democratically-controlled congressional committee from obtaining his financial records through a subpoena.
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Theresa May to face grassroots no-confidence challenge31h Updated Theresa May to face grassroots no-confidence challenge
Conservative local associations are calling for Theresa May to resign over her handling of Brexit.
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32h Updated Defense Department announces deaths of US service members in Iraq and Qatar
The US Department of Defense over the weekend identified two US service members killed in non-combat related incidents in Iraq and Qatar.
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Supreme Court to Decide Whether Bias Law Covers Gay and Transgender Workers32h Supreme Court to Decide Whether Bias Law Covers Gay and Transgender Workers
The justices must decide whether a law that forbids employment discrimination based on sex also bars discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender status.
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32h Updated Rep. Seth Moulton enters 2020 race
Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton was the latest Democrat to enter the 2020 presidential race on Monday, launching a longshot bid that would make the 40-year-old Marine Corps veteran the youngest president in American history.
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32h Updated Federal appeals court rejects Manning effort to be released from jail for not testifying
A federal appeals court has rejected an effort by former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be released from jail following a court holding her in contempt last month.
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How Michael Cohen Turned Against President Trump32h Updated How Michael Cohen Turned Against President Trump
The president’s longtime fixer had, for months, sought “a little loving and respect.” Confidential emails and texts chronicle their momentous falling out.
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Seth Moulton, Massachusetts Congressman, Is Running for President34h Updated Seth Moulton, Massachusetts Congressman, Is Running for President
Mr. Moulton, 40, has pushed for a “new generation of leadership” in Washington and recently sought to deny Nancy Pelosi the House speaker’s gavel.
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34h Democratic candidates tackle free college ahead of 2020
Free college is poised to become a hot topic on the 2020 campaign trail.
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Seth Moulton on the Issues: A Marine Veteran Eyes Foreign Policy34h Updated Seth Moulton on the Issues: A Marine Veteran Eyes Foreign Policy
Mr. Moulton, 40, a Massachusetts congressman who is running for president, has argued for electoral changes and for reshaping the Green New Deal.
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38h Democrats wrestle with impeachment question
Democrats are still grasping for an effective response to Robert Mueller's report after leaving an opening for President Donald Trump to mount a furious and fact-twisting weekend victory lap.
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42h On Politics: Will Democrats Nominate Another White Man?
Pete Buttigieg. Bernie Sanders. Beto O’Rourke. And soon, Joe Biden. The most diverse field of candidates ever has been dominated lately by white men.
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