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House Democrats turbocharge committee probes of Trump

2019-01-22 05:05:30 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have quietly tweaked a rule on taking secret depositions that is likely to give a boost to their investigations of President Donald Trump, his personal finances and his administration. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on border security and the partial shutdown of the U.S. government from the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington,
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CNN’s Jake Tapper Suggests Cartoon Answer To All Of Donald Trump’s Shutdown Problems

2019-01-22 04:30:23 Jake Tapper thinks he knows who could have helped President Donald Trump negotiate an end to the ongoing partial government shutdown.In the CNN host’s latest animated “State of the Cartoonian” series, he suggested that Trump’s own former fixer and personal lawyer ― convicted criminal Michael Cohen — may have been the perfect man for the job.Check out the reasons here:
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Facebook deletes comments on ad calling anti-Brexit MPs ‘scumbags’

2019-01-22 04:09:33 Image copyright Reuters Facebook has removed threatening messages posted in reaction to a paid-for advert by a pro-Brexit group.It said the advert itself, which attacked "Remoaner globalist scumbags" and accused pro-EU MPs of "treason", did not break its community guidelines.But the social media giant took down posts threatening violence against anti-Brexit politicians, after being alerted to them by BBC News.The ad, by the "Brexit Defence Force", was seen
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Bernie Sanders Flat-Out Calls Donald Trump A ‘Racist’

2019-01-22 03:34:43 “Today we talk about justice and today we talk about racism. And I must tell you, it gives me no pleasure to tell you that we now have a president of the United States who is a racist,” said Sanders, prompting cheers from the audience.He then blasted Trump for doing “something that no other president in modern history has done.”“What a president is supposed to do is to
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Rudy Giuliani’s Afraid Lying For Trump ‘Will Be On My Gravestone’

2019-01-22 01:59:33 Rudy Giuliani said he’s worried his defense of President Donald Trump could affect his decades-long legacy in politics but still feels his client is one of the “most unfairly” treated people in modern history. “I am afraid it will be on my gravestone. ‘Rudy Giuliani: He lied for Trump.’” the former New York City mayor told The New Yorker’s Isaac Chotiner. “Somehow, I don’t think that will be
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Trump Says MAGA Teen From Viral Video Was ‘Treated Unfairly’ As Furor Continues

2019-01-22 00:51:14 President Donald Trump weighed in on Monday evening about the viral video that showed an encounter between a Native American man and a Catholic high school student in Washington D.C. last weekend. Looking like Nick Sandman & Covington Catholic students were treated unfairly with early judgements proving out to be false - smeared by media. Not good, but making big comeback! “New footage shows that media was wrong
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MLK’s Son Criticizes Mike Pence: My Father ‘Was a Bridge Builder, Not A Wall Builder’

2019-01-21 18:59:44 The son of Martin Luther King Jr. criticized Vice President Mike Pence for twisting his father’s words in an attempt to sell the U.S.-Mexico border wall. On Sunday, Pence quoted King during an appearance on CBS’ “Face The Nation” as he praised President Donald Trump for his latest attempt at ending the ongoing partial government shutdown. “One of my favorite quotes from Dr. King was, ‘Now is the time
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Racist Congressman Steve King ‘Honors’ MLK With Fake Quote

2019-01-21 18:33:16 Historians may one day point to Jan. 21, 2019, as the day irony as we know it died. What other reason can explain why unapologetically racist Iowa Congressman Steve King chose to tweet a tribute to the slain civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr. on the day commemorating his birth. To make things more ludicrous, King’s tweet of praise included this quote attributed to King: “Our lives begin
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Top House Democrat Likens Trump To KKK Grand Wizard In MLK Day Slugfest

2019-01-21 17:55:55 NEW YORK ― The Rev. Al Sharpton called Donald Trump the “most insensitive president we’ve seen in our lifetime.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) branded Trump’s election a “giant step back” for all the things Martin Luther King Jr. believed in. Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) dubbed Trump “a reality TV star trying to drag us into an episode.” But at the National Action Network’s annual Martin Luther