Key lawmakers seek to haul in Trump associates working with Mueller

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(CNN)Now that President Donald Trump’s former “fixer,” Michael Cohen, has been sentenced to prison, leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence committees are preparing to haul him back before Congress before he begins serving time. The witnesses, if they testify, would help the Senate Intelligence Committee fill in key blanks in its investigation into 2016 […]

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Facebook won’t operate in China until there is ‘free expression’

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In a letter to Congress, Facebook says it won't do business in China.Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images That’s a thumbs down on China. In a letter to Congress, Facebook said that it would only provide service in China if it was free from government censorship. In other words, as Xi Jinping’s power over the country intensifies, […]

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House Democrats ascendant, set to check Trump’s power

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(CNN)Democrats on Tuesday captured the House of Representatives and are set to exert a major institutional check on President Donald Trump, while breaking the Republican monopoly on power and ushering in a younger, more female and more racially diverse political generation. “Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!” he tweeted. More reaction is sure to […]

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How politics became a risky business for companies in the era of Donald Trump, Steve King

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Washington (CNN)Land O’Lakes and Purina, the two companies that dumped Iowa Rep. Steve King this week over his incendiary comments, learned what a growing number of corporate interests are discovering in a hyper-partisan America: It doesn’t always pay to play in politics. L.L. Bean, the Maine outdoor company famous for its flannel shirts and canvass […]

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Trump seemingly tweets conspiracy theory about bombs sent to his critics

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Another day, another conspiracy theory pushed by the president.Image: Getty Images UPDATE: Oct. 26, 2018, 12:48 p.m. EDT Updated to include Trump’s comments after arrest of suspect. President Donald Trump is using his Twitter account to seemingly push a conspiracy theory, this time surrounding the dozen (and counting) bombs sent to critics of his administration.  […]

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Audio of Jamal Khashoggi’s death probably didn’t come from Apple Watch

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Jamal Khashoggi disappeared behind these doors at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul.Image:  Isa Terli/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Amid the news of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and likely death in Turkey sits a technological mystery involving an Apple Watch. Thursday, the Washington Post reported that Turkish authorities had audio recordings that confirmed Khashoggi’s death inside […]

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How millennials could kill politics as we know it if they cared to

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Washington (CNN)Millennials could be one of the biggest political forces in America today, if they wanted. “Our generation is at the beginning of becoming legislators in this country,” said Steven Olikara, founder of the nonpartisan group Millennial Action Project. Olikara believes millennials are capable of transforming politics. They are “highly idealistic young people,” he said, […]

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Trump says he has no plans to fire Rosenstein

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Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Monday he has no plans to fire Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who has been facing an uncertain fate for more than two weeks. On Monday night, Rosenstein attended the ceremonial swearing-in of Justice Brett Kavanaugh at the White House,where he did not respond to CNN’s questions about how […]

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Home Office failed Windrush victim up to her death, says her MP

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Appalling government treatment devastated Sarah OConnors health, Margaret Hodge tells Sajid Javid A victim of the Sarah OConnor had been treated before her death earlier this month. She said that the compensation and extra support OConnor needed after the Home Offices failings was not offered, leaving it up to Hodges office to step in. As […]

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Just wait. Trump will tell us how to judge his Hurricane Florence response.

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Washington (CNN)If history is a guide, it won’t be long after Hurricane Florence’s winds ease and floods ebb that President Donald Trump will award himself high marks for his handling of the latest natural disaster. As Florence has approached, Trump has switched between two extremes, expressing wonderment at the scale of the storm and boasting […]

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