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What's at stake for Trump in Syria

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 7:59pm
A decision by President Donald Trump to use force in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria appears inevitable and imminent. But his goals in taking such action are less clear, as is the scale of the US response.
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The Point: Trump 'feels' like there was voter fraud in 2016. So?

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 7:36pm
Here's an actual quote from White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Monday afternoon: "The president still feels there was a large amount of voter fraud."
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Lynch: Had recusal from Clinton email probe been advised, 'That's what I would have done'

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 7:17pm
Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch said she would have resigned from the Clinton email server investigation had it been legally advised following her meeting with former President Bill Clinton.
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Trump slams FBI for raid of his personal attorney's office

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 7:00pm
President Donald Trump slammed the FBI raid on his personal attorney Michael Cohen's office and hotel room as a "disgraceful situation" and "an attack on our country."
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The life of former first lady Barbara Bush

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 6:49pm
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Backpage creators indicted on prostitution and money laundering charges

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 5:27pm
The Justice Department announced Monday that seven people associated with Backpage.com, a classified ads website that has long been criticized for failing to crack down on sex trafficking on its platform, have been indicted for facilitating prostitution, conspiracy and money laundering-related charges.
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Melania Trump hosts student listening session

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 5:17pm
First lady Melania Trump started a conversation on emotions at the White House on Monday afternoon, hosting 13 local middle school students in the Blue Room for an intimate listening session on the issues they face at school, at home and with their friends.
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Haley says Russia's hands are 'covered in the blood of Syrian children'

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 5:10pm
The US will respond to the Assad regime's alleged chemical attack against Syrian civilians, US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the United Nations as she excoriated Russia, saying its hands are "covered in the blood of Syrian children."
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The FBI just raided Michael Cohen's office. Here's what he still hasn't told us about the Stormy Daniels payment

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 5:10pm
The FBI raided the law office of Donald Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen on Monday, seizing records that are related to several topics, including payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels.
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NYT: FBI raids Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's office

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 4:21pm
The FBI raided the office of Michael Cohen, a personal lawyer and confidant of President Donald Trump, The New York Times reported Monday.
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NYT: Mulvaney aides earning hefty salaries

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 4:13pm
Mick Mulvaney repeatedly criticized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau priorities, but since taking the agency's helm last year, his senior aides have earned far more than standard government salaries, according to a report citing government records.
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100,000 California teens have preregistered to vote

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 4:01pm
California teens are prepared to rock the vote when they turn 18.
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Hyde-Smith becomes first woman to represent Mississippi in Congress

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 3:50pm
Cindy Hyde-Smith became the first woman to represent Mississippi in Congress when she was sworn in to the US Senate Monday by Vice President Mike Pence.
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Former intel heavyweights endorse Trump's CIA pick

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 3:20pm
More than 50 former US national security officials and lawmakers endorsed Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's controversial pick to head the CIA, in a letter sent Monday to the Senate Intelligence Committee.
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Thousands of FBI docs related to 2016 investigations turned over to House

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 3:01pm
Thousands of pages of internal FBI documents related to bureau's decisions emanating from the 2016 election were delivered to congressional investigators Monday, officials said -- the latest document handover in a six-month-old probe that has proved frustrating for Republicans up to President Donald Trump.
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Stormy Daniels: I wouldn't have signed NDA pact if I knew Trump wasn't signing

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 2:58pm
Stormy Daniels, the porn star who alleges to have had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006, said in a new court filing Monday that she would not have signed a hush agreement in 2016 had she known that Trump himself was not a party to it.
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Trump just made the Masters all about him

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 2:58pm
Patrick Reed's Masters victory on Sunday spawned 1,000 headlines: a young American's first major championship, Reed's stormy past, his strained relationship with his parents, the failure of Rory McIlroy to make a serious run at Reed on Sunday.
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NSA official says US doesn't have 'political fortitude' to challenge Russia in cyberspace

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 2:46pm
A top intelligence official warned Monday that the US doesn't "yet have the political fortitude to say how we'll strike back" against Russian misbehavior in cyberspace.
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The Democratic case against impeaching President Trump

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 2:18pm
On Sunday morning, longtime Democratic consultant -- and CNN senior political commentator -- David Axelrod tweeted a thought on a New York Times story about Republicans pushing the idea that if Democrats take control of Congress, they will move to impeach President Donald Trump. Tweeted Axelrod: "Dems should NOT commit to impeachment unless & until there's a demonstrable case for one. It is not just a matter of politics. It's a matter of principle. If we 'normaliize' impeachment as a political tool, it will be another hammer blow to our democracy."
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