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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House Democrats scooping up staff, lawyers to power Trump investigations

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(CNN)The House Judiciary Committee is looking for a few good lawyers. While Democrats publicly talk up their interest in focusing on legislative priorities like health care and voting rights — not to mention ending the ongoing partial government shutdown — they are quietly preparing for what will likely be the largest congressional investigation of a […]

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China is buying soybeans again, but Trump is still paying farmers hurt by tariffs

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New York (CNN)President Donald Trump said Monday that he would release a second round of payments to farmers hurt by tariffs, even after China resumed buying US soybeans last week. “While there have been positive movements on the trade front, American farmers are continuing to experience losses due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations,” […]

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Trump tweets thanks to himself over Thanksgiving weekend

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When no one else feels thankful for you, just thank yourself!Image: Tom Pennington/Getty Images Trump doesn’t understand most things, and that appears to include how giving thanks on Thanksgiving works. SEE ALSO: We regret to inform you Trumpy Bear is a *real* thing you can spend money on While the rest of America spent the […]

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EPA rolls back coal rule despite climate change warnings

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Washington (CNN)The Trump administration will reverse an Obama-era coal emissions rule as part of its effort to loosen restrictions on the coal industry, just days after a US government report warned that aggressive action is needed to curb greenhouse gases and ease the impact of global warming. Wheeler argued that the Obama administration was requiring […]

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