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White House will assert immunity for Hope Hicks during congressional testimony

The White House is asserting immunity for President Donald Trump’s long-time confidant Hope Hicks from testifying in the House Judiciary Committee about her time at the White House, setting up a showdown with Democrats when Hicks appears behind closed doors on Wednesday. But Democrats’ on the House Judiciary Committee are also planning to press Hicks…MORE

Ocasio-Cortez compares migrant detention facilities to concentration camps

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused President Donald Trump’s administration of running “concentration camps” in its detention of migrants at the southern border. Conservatives quickly slammed the New York Democrat for her use of the term, which is most commonly associated with Nazi death camps during the Holocaust. “The United States is running concentration camps on our…MORE

Donald Trump’s secret 2020 weapon

Two days before President Donald Trump was set to formally kick off his 2020 campaign in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday night, the crowds began to gather. By the morning of the big day, thousands of people were milling around — in swampy, high 80s heat with rain in the forecast– with nine hours remaining until…MORE

Trump fights to regain 2020 spotlight with Orlando launch

Over the last five months, President Donald Trump has watched nearly two dozen Democrats launch their presidential campaigns, swinging the media spotlight — with varying degrees of success — away from him and onto his would-be successors. Trump, who filed for reelection the day of his inauguration, was left commentating from the sidelines. He tipped…MORE

Shanahan withdraws as Trump’s defense pick as domestic incidents resurface

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has “decided not to go forward with his confirmation process.” Shanahan’s withdrawal was announced shortly after the Washington Post published a report detailing a violent incident in 2011 in which his son attacked his own mother with a baseball bat. “Acting Secretary of Defense…MORE

Donald Trump just keeps ‘joking’ about serving more than 2 terms as president

President Donald Trump sure does have a strange sense of humor. Take his regular “jokes” about the possibility of extending his time in office beyond the Constitutionally-mandated two four-year terms. Here’s the latest example, from Trump’s Twitter feed over the weekend: “A poll should be done on which is the more dishonest and deceitful newspaper,…MORE

Top Trump trade negotiator tries to sell skeptical Democrats on NAFTA replacement

From the start, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has argued he can get Democrats to support President Donald Trump’s replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement. Now it’s time to see if he can deliver. Lighthizer appeared before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday and is set to testify before the House Ways and…MORE

Trump privately skeptical about military engagement with Iran despite oil ship attacks

President Donald Trump appeared to contradict his most senior security officials Monday, downplaying recent attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman that his administration has blamed on Iran as “very minor.” And days after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the administration continues to consider military options for dealing with Iran, Trump dismissed…MORE

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