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Carney discusses offshore drilling proposal with Zinke

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Delaware's Democratic governor says he is encouraged after speaking with U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke about the Trump administration's plan to expand offshore drilling. Carney spoke with Zinke by phone...
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Trump Again Keeps U.S. In Iran Nuclear Deal - But Threatens To Get Out Later

Trump Again Keeps U.S. In Iran Nuclear Deal - But Threatens To Get Out Later

10 monthes ago   |   By

The president has called for the U.S. to renegotiate or leave the deal, but decided Friday to continue waiving some sanctions. The Treasury Department also announced several new economic sanctions. (Image credit: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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Trump Again Keeps U.S. In Iran Nuclear Deal - But Threatens To Get Out Later

Trump Again Keeps U.S. In Iran Nuclear Deal - But Threatens To Get Out Later

10 monthes ago   |   By

The president has called for the U.S. to renegotiate or leave the deal, but decided Friday to continue waiving some sanctions. The Treasury Department also announced several new economic sanctions. (Image credit: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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Reluctant Trump grants sanctions relief to Iran one last time

10 monthes ago   |   By

WASHINGTON Reuters - U.S. President Donald Trump upheld U.S. participation in the Iran nuclear deal on Friday by granting Tehran relief from U.S. sanctions but aides said it would be the last time he would do so.
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Democrats call on Trump to improve transparency on trade

10 monthes ago   |   By

WASHINGTON - Ten Senate Democrats complained in a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday over the lack of transparency in trade negotiations by his administration and called on him to direct agency heads to release documents on trade investigations.
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Make security strategy include climate again, lawmakers urge Trump

10 monthes ago   |   By

WASHINGTON - A group of more than 100 bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. House urged President Donald Trump on Friday to reconsider the omission of climate change from his administration's national security strategy, saying it is a step backward on science.
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Trump reluctantly grants sanctions waivers to Iran, keeps U.S. in nuclear deal

Trump reluctantly grants sanctions waivers to Iran, keeps U.S. in nuclear deal

10 monthes ago   |   By

In a White House background call on Friday, senior administration officials confirmed that President Donald Trump will waive sanctions on Friday one last time.
“The president's decision is to waive, once more, the nuclear sanctions that the terms of the the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action require the United States to waive in order to remain in the deal. but in the statement, the president will also make clear that this is the last such waiver he will issue,” said the official who cannot be named under the terms of the press briefing.
The official added that President Trump intends to...
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Trump Keeps U.S. in Iran Nuclear Deal But Issues New Sanctions

10 monthes ago   |   By

President Donald Trump decided Friday to continue to waive economic sanctions related to the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran, leaving the deal intact for now, but issued new sanctions against 14 people and entities involved with the country's ballistic missile programs and a crackdown on government protesters.
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New report finds Russian hackers targeting U.S. Senate

New report finds Russian hackers targeting U.S. Senate

10 monthes ago   |   By

In 2016, Russia-linked hackers known collectively as “Fancy Bear” set their sights on any number of high-profile targets in the United States, ranging from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign to the Democratic National Committee .
In the middle of 2017, it appears the same hackers spied a new target: the U.S. Senate.
That's the conclusion of a new report from Trend Micro, a Tokyo-based cybersecurity firm. On Friday, researcher Feike Hacquebord described how his firm uncovered a host of phishing sites set up to purposely mimic the Senate's Active Directory Federation Services. The...
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Trump's Tourism Slump: U.S. Slips in Global Ranking of International Visitors

10 monthes ago   |   By

Call it the Trump Slump. The number of international tourists heading to the U.S. continues to fall-to the point that America is no longer the world's second most popular country to visit.
Spain now holds the number two spot, with the U.S. dropping to third. Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy announced the shift earlier this week in Italy.
According to Rajoy, 82 million people visited Spain in 2017. The U.S. number was 78 million.
It's a trend experts saw coming. In the first half of 2017, the Commerce Department released figures showing that the number of international visitors had...
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WATCH: Trump's stated reason for cancelling London trip sparks skepticism

10 monthes ago   |   By

The president blamed his change of plans on the new, relocated U.S. embassy in London.
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Senate in crosshairs of Fancy Bear hackers, security firm warns

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Trend Micro says the group, often nicknamed Fancy Bear, whose hacking campaign scrambled the 2016 election, is still targeting U.S. organizations.
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Perdue says he doesn't recall Trump's controversial Haiti comments 

10 monthes ago   |   By

U.S. Sen. David Perdue's office said Friday he doesn't recall President Donald Trump making disparaging remarks about Haiti and African nations during a private meeting in the White House, as Democrats pressured him to condemn the comments.
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New GOP Senate candidate defends Trump's racism: ‘Let's not judge the president on what he says'

10 monthes ago   |   By

Rep. Jim Renacci is off to a strong start in the Ohio Senate race, arguing on Fox Friday morning that we should not judge President Trump on “what he says.”
Asked about Trump's “shithole countries” comment - about accepting immigrants from majority-black countries - Renacci said, “Well, look, I've said all along, the president many times says what people are thinking.”
Renacci went on, saying that “as a business guy,” he's learned you have to be careful what you say “because people pick everything up.” But, Renacci said, that Trump hasn't learned that lesson is what makes Trump...
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Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee Calls For Trump's Impeachment Or Removal Over S-Hole Countries Outburst

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Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee called out Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell for their lack of patriotic leadership and said that actions need to be taken to get Trump out of office.
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Fox News confirmed Trump's ‘s**thole' comment but is pretending it didn't happen anyway

Fox News confirmed Trump's ‘s**thole' comment but is pretending it didn't happen anyway

10 monthes ago   |   By

Shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Fox News host Sandra Smith noted that her network “has confirmed” that President Trump indeed called African countries “shitholes” during a meeting with lawmakers on Thursday.
“President Trump lamented ‘s-hole countries' during immigration negotiations on Thursday with lawmakers in the Oval Office, Fox News has confirmed,” a story on the network's website reads.
That put President Trump's favorite network at odds with the word of the president. Earlier Friday, Trump personally denied reports he used racist language - a claim that was quickly refuted by...
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US poet laureate starts rural reading tour in New Mexico

10 monthes ago   |   By

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The U.S. poet laureate has embarked on the first of several trips to bring her poetry to rural pockets of the country where she says book festivals rarely take her.
A tour of New Mexico marks Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy K. Smith's first trip as part of a pilot project she's launched in her role as the United States' 22nd poet laureate. Her tour began Thursday evening with a reading at Cannon Air Force Base outside Clovis, an agricultural town on the far eastern plains of New Mexico.
On Friday afternoon, she visits the Santa Fe Indian School, where students from tribal...
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Democratic U.S. senator: Trump called African countries 'shitholes' in meeting

10 monthes ago   |   By

WASHINGTON - Democratic U.S. Senator Dick Durbin on Friday condemned Donald Trump's use of vile language at a White House meeting on immigration, saying the president used "vulgar" language, and repeatedly called African nations "shitholes."
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will continue to boycott Amazon...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will continue to boycott Amazon as the state offers more than $1.5 billion for its HQ2

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated in a joint press conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo the news that Amazon has chosen Long Island City as one of the sites... Read more ...

Defeated Republican Could Still Get Senate Seat

Defeated Republican Could Still Get Senate Seat

After it became clear that Democrat Kyrsten Sinema had an insurmountable lead in the Arizona Senate race, Republican Martha McSally delivered a gracious concession speech -so... Read more ...

First Lady Melania Trump says John Bolton's top deputy should be fired

First Lady Melania Trump says John Bolton's top deputy should be fired

First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday called for National Security Adviser John Bolton's top deputy to be fired. The first lady is reportedly unhappy with how she's been treated... Read more ...

Disney Bans Man Over Trump Banner

Disney Bans Man Over Trump Banner

A man banned from Disney World for unfurling a huge pro-President Trump banner on Main Street, USA in September was given a reprieve-until he came back with more Trump signs... Read more ...

Chuck Schumer accuses President Trump of "bullying" in Florida recount, says...

Chuck Schumer accuses President Trump of "bullying" in Florida recount, says every vote should be counted regardless of deadline

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer condemned President Trump for trying to "bully" Florida into calling the highly-contested Senate race going through a recount this... Read more ...

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Nancy Pelosi's Democratic Foes Think They Have The Votes To Block Her

Don't count out the House minority leader just yet. Read more ...

'Extraordinary': First Lady Publicly Calls for White House Aide to Be Fired

'Extraordinary': First Lady Publicly Calls for White House Aide to Be Fired

In a move being called " extraordinary " and " stunning ," Melania Trump has publicly called for a top White House National Security Council official to be fired. The Wall... Read more ...

2 photos show the stark difference in the new representatives Democrats and...

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Day One of Orientation: Protest at Pelosi's Office

Day One of Orientation: Protest at Pelosi's Office

It was a pretty safe bet that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was going to get a lot of attention in DC Tuesday as orientation began for new incoming members of Congress. The... Read more ...

CNN Sues Trump Administration To Restore Jim Acosta's Press Credentials

CNN Sues Trump Administration To Restore Jim Acosta's Press Credentials

The White House suspended Acosta's credentials following a contentious news conference last week during which President Trump called the reporter a "rude, terrible person." Read more ...