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U.S. lawmakers slam Trump as 'weak' in Russia summit; some push new sanctions

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Leading U.S. lawmakers, including numerous Republicans, criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for failing to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as the two heads of nuclear powers stood side-by-side at a joint news conference.
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Trump's defense of Putin finds few supporters in Congress

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Republicans who usually avoid criticizing the president joined with Democrats to upbraid him.
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Trump to meet with members of Congress after summit criticism

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President Donald Trump will meet with members of Congress on Tuesday, the White House said, after many lawmakers criticized his performance at a summit on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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The Latest: Putin again denies interference in US election

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HELSINKI - The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin :
2 a.m.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump is the beginning of Russia's path back from Western isolation.
Putin spoke to Fox News after his summit Monday with Trump.
The Russian leader says the recent U.S. indictment against 12 Russian military officials accused of hacking crimes during the 2016 presidential election is part of an internal political game. He is denying state-sanctioned Russian interference in the election.
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After pummeling allies, Trump ends wild Europe trip with alarming Putin embrace

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U.S. President Donald Trump's week-long adventure on the world stage in Europe came to a raucous conclusion in Helsinki on Monday, with American allies fuming and confused and Russian President Vladimir Putin literally smiling at his good fortune.
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Trump's eagerness to get along with Putin was on display in Helsinki

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Trump's defense of Putin was the most striking example yet of his desire to embrace the Russian autocrat despite warnings he should be viewed as an adversary not a friend.
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New York Times' Trump-Putin cartoon criticized as 'homophobic'

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The animated video depicts U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin as paramours.
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Rubio, Warner Stress Election Security After Trump-Putin Summit

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Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio both cast President Trump's appearance in Helsinki as a major setback in the fight against Russian interference in elections around the world.
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Shock, alarm as Trump backs Putin on election meddling at summit

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Standing side by side with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump refused on Monday to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home.
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Toomey denounces Putin, Trump; many other Republicans leave the U.S. president out of comments

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U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey joined many Republicans and Democrats alike in fiercely denouncing Russian President Vladimir Putin in the hours after his meeting and press conference with Donald Trump on Monday.
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Trump Gives Putin a Win in Finland, Kindling New Outrage at Home

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Standing next to Vladimir Putin at a news conference on Monday in Helsinki, U.S. President Donald Trump offered a surprising analysis of his own government's allegations that Russia meddled in the 2016 elections: He's not sure he believes it.
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Few Trump-Russia Stories Have Changed Americans' Minds. Will This One?

Few Trump-Russia Stories Have Changed Americans' Minds. Will This One?

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Friday's indictments didn't usher in much of a sea change, a new poll finds. We'll see if the Helsinki summit does.
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U.S. lawmakers slam Trump as 'weak,' 'cowardly' in summit with Putin

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Leading U.S. lawmakers, including numerous Republicans, harshly criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for failing to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as the two presidents of nuclear powers stood side-by-side at a joint press conference.
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U.S. lawmakers condemn Trump over Helsinki summit with Putin

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A wave of condemnation by U.S. lawmakers from both Republican and Democratic parties followed President Donald Trump's failure at a Helsinki summit to warn Russian President Vladimir Putin about meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
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Beneath the bluster, Russia remains isolated after Helsinki

Beneath the bluster, Russia remains isolated after Helsinki

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For many, Monday's summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin was an unmitigated victory for Moscow.
A photo op, a nominal end to Russian isolation, and, most importantly, a breathtaking moment of Trump coming to Russia's defense against widespread conclusions that the Kremlin interfered in the U.S. presidential election - it all points to the Kremlin getting everything it wanted, and then some.
Contrary to much of the hand-wringing, however, the reality remains that the press conference was heavy on rhetoric, and light on actual substantive changes...
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Finns React To Historic U.S.-Russia Summit

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On Monday in Helsinki, Finns weighed in following the summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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House lawmakers agree on bipartisan package on capital markets rule-easing

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Top lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday said they had agreed on a bipartisan legislative package to ease rules in a bid to help Main Street companies and boost jobs.
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