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Dreamers on DACA's end: 'We will not be thrown back into the shadows'

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 2:18pm
Protesters rallied Tuesday against the Trump administration's plan to end a program that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation.
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Industrial pollution spikes in Harvey's wake

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 1:37pm
Texas' dominant energy industry has spewed millions of pounds of pollution into the air in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, documents show.
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DACA decision confirms it: Trump's GOP is unrecognizable from what it was 5 years ago

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 1:28pm
If you want to understand the profound impact Donald Trump's candidacy and presidency have had on the Republican Party, you need look no further than Tuesday's announcement that the DACA program will be rescinded.
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Ending DACA hits U.S. economy where it hurts

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:33pm
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McCain, Flake oppose the end of DACA

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:08pm
Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake were among the first lawmakers to announce their opposition Tuesday to the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a decision that divides GOP members of Congress.
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Cillizza: Donald Trump just flat-out lied about Trump Tower wiretapping

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:33am
On a sleepy Saturday morning back in March, Donald Trump dropped this bombshell on the political world: "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!"
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Trump ends DACA, but gives Congress window to save it

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:32am
The Trump administration on Tuesday formally announced the end of DACA -- a program that had protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation.
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Report: Political aide signs off grant applications, awards at EPA

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:59am
The Environmental Protection Agency has put a political aide in charge of reviewing grant funds that are distributed from the agency, according to a published report.
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New Clinton book blasts Sanders for 'lasting damage' in 2016 race

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:18am
Hillary Clinton casts Bernie Sanders as an unrealistic over-promiser in her new book, according to excerpts posted by a group of Clinton supporters.
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Sean Spicer hitting the paid speaking circuit

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 9:57am
Sean Spicer may be gone from the briefing room podium, but new podiums are in his future: the former White House press secretary is hitting the paid speaking circuit.
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President Trump today

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 8:52am
President Trump is expected to announce that he'll end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects young undocumented immigrants. Follow here for live updates.
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Congress is back! Here are 10 major problems it faces.

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 8:21am
Republican members of Congress slinked off to their home districts last month having failed to make good on their seven-year-long pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. President Donald Trump spent August vacationing in New Jersey while taking intermittent breaks to -- among other things -- attack Republican senators for a variety of reasons.
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Russia may force US to cut diplomatic staff more, Putin says

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 8:17am
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Moscow may force the United States to cut an additional 155 of its diplomatic personnel in Russia if tensions persist between the two countries.
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Booker and Warren: Women in prison deserve dignity

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 8:03am
If passed, the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, which features reforms that would strengthen family ties and support rehabilitation, would be a step toward making our criminal justice system more just, write Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren
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Intensifying Russia probes could pit Hill against Mueller

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 6:50am
Lawyers working with a team led by special counsel Robert Mueller approached the Senate intelligence committee this summer with a request: They wanted the transcript of an interview Senate staff had conducted with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
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Who is Salomon Melgen?

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 6:47am
Dr. Salomon Melgen -- alongside Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez -- has pleaded not guilty to the 18 counts of fraud and bribery filed against them. Their public corruption trial is set to kick off Wednesday with opening statements in federal court in Newark, New Jersey.
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Trump will have a very hard time overcoming his approval ratings

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 6:46am
Donald Trump's weekly approval rating in Gallup polling last week sunk to his lowest average yet, with just 35% of adults giving him positive marks for his performance as President. He hasn't averaged 40% approval over a full week in the Gallup daily surveys since May -- and hasn't even cracked 40% on any single day since July 11.
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Amid tension, Trump and McConnell together on judges

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 6:43am
President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may not be on the best of terms after a failure to pass a healthcare overhaul this summer and ahead of expected fiscal fights this fall. But they have at least one shared mission: confirming a bevy of federal judges.
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Everything you need to know about Sen. Menendez's bribery trial

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 6:35am
It's a case with allegations spanning seven years, multiple countries, and involving hundreds of thousands of dollars. At the center of it: a sitting US senator.
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5 questions for Democrats as Congress returns

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 6:08am
Democrats return to Washington this week for a new round of combat with Republicans desperate to deliver on their imperiled agenda.
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