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Dem leaders take heat for ramping up push to repeal tax cuts

Top congressional Democrats used this week’s IRS filing deadline to ramp up calls to repeal GOP tax cuts -- drawing jeers from Republicans who say the package is helping working Americans and putting some rank-and-file members in a difficult spot.

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Michael Cohen drops libel suits against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS

President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen on Wednesday dropped his libel suits against BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS, as he faces a grand jury probe into his personal and business dealings.

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Fate of 'dreamers' could rest on 'queen of the hill' gambit

The words “queen of the hill” and “discharge petition” may not mean a lot to those outside of Washington seeking a DACA fix. But they could be the key.

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California Dems Dreamin'? Long-shot bid to split up state would boost party in Senate

Californians likely will vote in November on a long-shot referendum to split their giant state into three – a measure that, while standing little chance of success, would represent a political gift to Democrats.

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Comey memos could land Rosenstein in contempt of Congress: Top Democrat

The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee says Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., is poised to subpoena the Justice Department for former FBI Director James Comey’s memos, which the agency so far has failed to produce.

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Comey friend hints forthcoming report could be damning for Loretta Lynch

A "good friend" of former FBI Director James Comey's said he is "very much" looking forward to what the upcoming Justice Department inspector general report on the Clinton email investigation has to say about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch — th

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Cohen would turn on Trump if charged, counselor warns Trump

One of President Donald Trump’s longtime legal advisers said he warned the president in a phone call Friday that Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer and close friend, would turn against the president and cooperate with federal prosecutors if faced

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Tips pour in after Stormy Daniels shows sketch of suspect: report

Stormy Daniels’ legal team has received “well over 1,500 tips” on potential leads for identifying her alleged perpetrator, her lawyer Michael Avenatti said Wednesday.

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Democrat hopes McConnell changes mind about bill to protect Mueller's job

A bipartisan U.S. Senate bill designed to shield Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Donald Trump isn’t dead, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker said Wednesday, despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell previously shutting down any hope

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EPA claims 'American ingenuity,' not Paris accord, cutting greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions continue to drop in the U.S., and the Environmental Protection Agency is crediting “American ingenuity.”

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Karen McDougal, ex-Playboy model, settles National Enquirer suit that had silenced her on alleged Trump affair

Karen McDougal, the former Playboy Playmate who claimed she had an affair with President Trump, has settled her lawsuit with the tabloid that prevented her from discussing the relationship, McDougal said on Wednesday.

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Missing ambassador, US Embassy in Germany pays for prof who compared Trump to ISIS

Officials at the U.S. Embassy in Germany hired a terrorism expert who has compared President Trump’s rhetoric to that of the Islamic State, for a speaking engagement back in February – in a move some lawmakers say is what you get when Congress fails t

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Eric Holder hints at 2020 presidential run with important New Hampshire appearance

Speculation about a potential presidential run for former Attorney General Eric Holder has heated up after he announced he would speak at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics’ annual “Politics & Eggs,” an event that many former candidates once at

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Barbara Bush's funeral will be attended by Melania Trump, Clintons, others

The funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at the age of 92, will be attended by many high-profile figures, including first lady Melania Trump and the Clintons.

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Comey says McCabe lied, confirms he kick-started probe that led to his firing

James Comey on Wednesday confirmed he was the one who kick-started the inspector general probe that led to his former deputy Andrew McCabe’s ouster, while seeming to back its findings that McCabe lied about a media leak.

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Hillary Clinton's popularity has plunged since election, poll finds

Hillary Clinton, well over a year after she lost the 2016 election to President Trump, is less popular than ever, according to a poll released this week.

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GOP reps refer Comey, Clinton, McCabe for criminal investigation

Nearly a dozen Republican members of Congress on Wednesday sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department and FBI seeking an investigation of former bureau boss James Comey, his deputy Andrew McCabe, ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Hillary Clint

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Senate panel divided over Pompeo for secretary of state

President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, is facing so much opposition from Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the panel could be forced to take the unusual step of sending the nomination to the

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DHS reveals dozens of MS-13, other gang members released by 'sanctuary' policies

Dozens of gang members, some of whom belonged to the notorious MS-13, were shielded from deportation and released due to "sanctuary" policies last year, according to newly released stats from the Department of Homeland Security.

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Trump hits 'slippery' Comey amid book tour blitz, calls him 'worst FBI director in history'

President Trump blasted “slippery” James Comey as “the worst FBI Director in history” early Wednesday, claiming he was not fired over the “phony” Russia investigation and again insisting there was “no collusion” between his campaign and th

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Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti an 'adrenaline junkie' with a keen intellect and liberal stripe

Even for a high-profile attorney, Michael Avenatti has been in the news a lot lately thanks to his client, Stormy Daniels--the porn star who claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump.

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US farmers concerned Trump's trade war with China will hurt them

Douglas Coleman is a soybean farmer who tends 5,000 acres in 10 different counties in Virginia.

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Outrage as California prof calls Barbara Bush 'amazing racist' and says she's happy 'witch is dead'

A university professor in California has sparked a social media uproar after calling former first lady Barbara Bush an “amazing racist” who raised a “war criminal,” and saying she’s “happy the witch is dead.”

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Trump re-election campaign reportedly rebuked Indiana Senate candidate sign

Donald Trump’s re-election campaign demanded that Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., take down yard signs for his Senate bid, saying that they give the false impression of endorsement from the president, The Associated Press reported Tuesday, citing from two peo

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Nikki Haley fires back after Kudlow claims she was 'confused' about new Russia sanctions

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley fired back Tuesday after White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow claimed she was “confused” when she declared over the weekend that President Donald Trump would announce new sanctions on Russia.

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Love letter from George HW Bush to Barbara from WW2 goes viral

Historians and journalists on Tuesday tweeted out the hand-written love letter that future President George H.W. Bush sent to his then-fiancée Barbara Pierce on Dec. 12, 1943.

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