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White House scrambles to contain Porter fallout

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:25pm
Rob Porter will be out as early as Thursday, a senior White House official said Wednesday night, in another signal the West Wing is scrambling to contain the fallout over his continued employment even though officials were aware of the domestic abuse allegations against him.
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Trudeau: Canada is 'legitimately concerned' about NAFTA but will not take a bad deal

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 9:53pm
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday night that he is "legitimately concerned" about the future of NAFTA, but he maintained that his nation will not be cowed into taking a disadvantageous deal for the sake of preserving the trade agreement.
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The pre-Trump Republican Party is dead

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 8:02pm
On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that a deal had been reached with Democrats to not only keep the government open past the Thursday night deadline, but also actually ensure it was funded for the next two(!) years.
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Biden: Trump hurting country with 'clannish nationalism,' 'phony populism'

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 7:31pm
Former Vice President Joe Biden sought to rally House Democrats on Wednesday by forcefully attacking President Donald Trump while urging his own party to stay united.
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Oprah -- again -- says she's not running for president

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 7:30pm
Oprah Winfrey, once again, has shut down the prospect of a presidential bid.
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Trump nominee to oversee mine safety cases is lawyer who defended coal companies

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 7:03pm
President Donald Trump's nominee to chair the independent agency tasked with adjudicating mine safety cases is a lawyer who has defended coal companies with safety violations.
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Air Force Academy mismanaged sexual assault program, Pentagon says

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 7:03pm
The US Air Force Academy mismanaged its sexual assault prevention and response program during the 2017 academic year and failed to comply with the military's victim assistance and advocacy policy, according to the Department of Defense's annual assessment of service academies released Wednesday.
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Republican investigations put Clinton associate Blumenthal in dossier spotlight

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 6:59pm
Republicans have two new targets in their effort to discredit the dossier on Donald Trump and Russia written by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele: the State Department under President Barack Obama and Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime associate of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
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White House officials knew about Porter's abuse allegations and scrambled to protect him

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 6:56pm
Allegations of domestic abuse levied against top White House staffer Rob Porter by his ex-wives were known among senior aides to President Donald Trump for months, even as his stock in the West Wing continued to rise, multiple sources told CNN on Wednesday.
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US military strikes pro-regime forces in Syria after coming under attack

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 6:37pm
The US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria conducted strikes against pro-regime forces in Syria Wednesday, the coalition said in a statement.
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Why Orrin Hatch had two statements on Rob Porter's resignation

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 6:36pm
Moments after Rob Porter resigned from his post as White House staff secretary on Wednesday, reporters received two very different statements from Porter's former boss, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah.
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Much of Congress is not on board with Trump's parade

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 5:28pm
Congressional Democrats on Wednesday largely opposed President Donald Trump's request to hold a military-style parade, while Republicans appeared mixed on the idea.
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CNN Key Races: Strong fundraising shifts several House races in Democrats' favor

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 5:09pm
An energized Democratic base is translating into a clear fundraising advantage for the party's House candidates in this year's midterm elections.
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Former White House aide's ex-wives detail abuse allegations

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:54pm
Rob Porter, a top White House aide with regular access to President Donald Trump abruptly resigned on Wednesday amid abuse allegations from two ex-wives, who each detailed to CNN what they said were years of consistent abuse from Porter, including incidents of physical violence.
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Judiciary chairman wants FISA judge to reveal more info on Page surveillance

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:48pm
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte is pushing the chief judge of the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to reveal more information behind investigations into the Trump campaign, documents obtained by CNN show.
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Maine senator claws his way to lobster emoji victory

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:47pm
Sen. Angus King of Maine has finally netted his state a lobster emoji.
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Lawyers for Rick Gates say they have 'irreconcilable differences' with client

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:47pm
The lawyers for former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates showed a hint as to why they'd like to quit his case Wednesday: They don't agree with Gates.
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Exclusive: Pressure grows on Paul Ryan to commit to immigration debate

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:38pm
A group of lawmakers of both parties is putting increasing pressure on House Speaker Paul Ryan to make a commitment to bring immigration legislation to the floor and allow an open debate like the Senate.
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DC mayor's office on Trump's military parade: 'He will have to pay for it'

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:25pm
If President Donald Trump wants a military parade, then he's going to have to find a way to pay for it.
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Quincy Jones blasts 'crazy' Trump

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:14pm
Legendary music producer Quincy Jones accused President Donald Trump and "uneducated rednecks" of stoking racial tensions in America, while also claiming that he once dated Ivanka Trump.
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