Linda McMahon plans to resign as SBA administrator

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Washington (CNN)Linda McMahon, the former professional wrestling executive turned government official, is leaving her post as administrator of the Small Business Administration. “She’ll be leaving. She’s going to go help us with a very, very important year and a half we have coming up,” he said. “The re-election as they call it.” He said he […]

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Sanders plans to weave family story into first major 2020 speech

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(CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally on Saturday will deliver some of his most deeply personal remarks since emerging as a national political figure, according to excerpts provided to CNN by a campaign source. Eli Sanders, his father, came to the United States in the early 1920s, eventually marrying Dorothy Glassberg, the daughter of […]

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House panel to Dems: Russia off limits in Cohen’s public hearing

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(CNN)The House Oversight Committee has instructed its Democratic members not to deviate from agreed upon lines of questioning at Michael Cohen’s public hearing Wednesday, prompting grumbling from several Democrats on the panel who want to press President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney about a range of matters related to Russia. Indeed, several Democrats on the […]

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Sanders to face voters at CNN town hall before campaign trips to Brooklyn and Chicago

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(CNN)Before Sen. Bernie Sanders sets out on the first campaign swing of his second presidential bid, he has some business to mind to in Washington. California Sen. Kamala Harris in a fundraising email last week wrote that she is “excited to welcome my friend and colleague (Sanders) to the growing field of incredible Democrats who […]

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Nearly 300 families may have been separated before ‘zero tolerance’ took effect, admin says

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(CNN)Nearly 300 undocumented immigrant parents may have been separated from their children months before the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy along the border took effect, and officials did not keep a full record of separations, Customs and Border Protection admitted in a letter released Monday. A DHS official previously confirmed to CNN that the agency […]

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That time Roger Stone threatened a dog, and 13 other lines from the indictment

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(CNN)The 24-page indictment of one-time Trump strategist Roger Stone by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office reads like a novel — intrigue, deceit and, yes, lots of room for interpretation. THE POINT — NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of […]

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Pelosi claims win over Trump in State of the Union showdown

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Washington (CNN)Nancy Pelosi isn’t giving an inch. The President is trying hard to reshape a political battlefield that is stacked against him, as sources suggest he is increasingly mystified that his tactics have not turned the tables on Democrats. Throughout his life, in business and in politics, Trump has leveraged his domineering personality, flair for […]

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Groups sue on behalf of more than 10,000 detained undocumented children

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(CNN)The Southern Poverty Law Center has joined a class action lawsuit against the government on behalf of more than 10,000 undocumented children held in detention centers across the country. In the same call, Kayla Vazquez, a detained child’s sponsor who’s listed in the complaint, described the challenges she and her family have faced in trying […]

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Facebook removes Russian accounts operating in the Former Soviet Union

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it turns out the Russians are prettyyy good at Facebook.Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Russian trolls have been busy. Facebook said in a blog post published Thursday that it has removed over 500 Facebook accounts, pages, and Instagram profiles linked to Russia for “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” That means misrepresenting the true identity of […]

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Trump asking advisers if he can legally fire Fed chief

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(CNN)President Donald Trump has begun polling advisers about whether he has the legal authority to fire Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, according to two people familiar with the matter, who described the President as newly furious at the Fed chief as markets tumble. “‘I never suggested firing Chairman Jay Powell, nor do I believe I […]

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