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President Trump: 'I am not a racist'. President Trump: 'I am not a racist'.
President Trump told reporters late Sunday that "I am not a racist” and denied reports that he referred to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries.” Trump made the denial as he arrived for dinner with House majority leader Kevin McCarthy at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. Asked if he is a racist, Trump said: "No, I'm not a racist. I am the least racist per...
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Did Trump use vulgar language at an immigration meeting? It depends who you ask. Did Trump use vulgar language at an immigration meeting? It depends who you ask.
WASHINGTON — Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat, says President Trump used the words. Republican Sens. David Perdue or Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, in the same Oval Office meeting Thursday with Durbin and Trump, say they don't remember the president using the words. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, also there, didn't deny Trump used the words. And another attend...
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White House doctor: President Trump 'is in excellent health' and physical 'went exceptionally well'. White House doctor: President Trump 'is in excellent health' and physical 'went exceptionally well'.
WASHINGTON — President Trump is in "excellent health" and his first medical checkup since taking office "went exceptionally well," a White House doctor said Friday. The president's annual physical at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is a routine practice, but Trump's exam has taken on heightened scrutiny amid questions about his mental fitness. Dr. Ronny Jackson gave the exam t...
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House votes to renew surveillance law that may collect Americans' emails without warrants. House votes to renew surveillance law that may collect Americans' emails without warrants.
WASHINGTON — The House voted Thursday to renew for six years a controversial surveillance program that may collect the content of Americans' email, text messages, photos and other electronic communication without a warrant. The vote was 256-164 to extend the program, known as Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. An alternative bill by Reps. Justin Amash, R-Mich., and Zoe...
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Trump declines to commit to Mueller interview for Russia probe. Trump declines to commit to Mueller interview for Russia probe.
WASHINGTON – President Trump declined to commit Wednesday to an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, claiming his testimony isn't necessary for the Russia investigation he called a "Democrat hoax." "Certainly I'll see what happens," he said during a news conference following a bilateral meeting with Norway's prime minister, Erna Solberg. "But when they have no collusion, and nobody'...
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Mueller team in early talks for possible interview with President Trump. Mueller team in early talks for possible interview with President Trump.
WASHINGTON – President Trump's legal team is in talks with federal investigators about a possible interview with the president related to the wide-ranging investigation into Russia's election interference and possible collusion with Trump associates. An official familiar with the probe, who was not authorized to speak publicly about private discussions, said the talks with Special Counsel Robe...
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Michael Wolff, author of White House tell-all book, says he spent 3 hours with Trump on the project. Michael Wolff, author of White House tell-all book, says he spent 3 hours with Trump on the project.
Michael Wolff, author of a new bombshell book on the Trump White House, said Friday he spent three hours with the president during the 2016 campaign and in the White House reporting for the book and dismissed the president's claim that he had never spoken to the writer. "I absolutely spoke to the president, whether he realized it was an interview or not, but it certainly wasn't off the record,"...
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Multiple Trump officials urged Jeff Sessions to keep control of Russia probe. Multiple Trump officials urged Jeff Sessions to keep control of Russia probe.
WASHINGTON – White House counsel Don McGahn and other Trump administration officials sought to persuade Jeff Sessions to remain in control of the investigation into Russia's election interference, even as the attorney general faced mounting pressure last year to recuse himself, according to two officials familiar with the matter. The disclosures from the officials, who were not authorized to c...
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Trump administration proposes massive increase in off-shore drilling. Trump administration proposes massive increase in off-shore drilling.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is proposing to open up 90% of the Outer Continental Shelf off the U.S. coast to oil and gas exploration in the largest single expansion of off-shore drilling activity ever proposed. “This is a start (of) American energy dominance,” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters in a conference call Thursday. “And looking at our offshore assets, beginning a ...
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Former congresswoman Michele Bachmann eyes Senate run for Al Franken's seat. Former congresswoman Michele Bachmann eyes Senate run for Al Franken's seat.
Miss the days of Michele Bachmann? You may be in luck. Bachmann, a conservative who represented Minnesota in the House from 2007 to 2015, said people have asked her to run for Democrat Al Franken's former Senate seat. "I’ve had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat, and the only reason I would run is for the ability to take these principles into the United States Senate,"...
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