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Spicer returns to podium for White House daily press briefing -- live blog

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 12:43pm
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer returns to the podium Friday to lead the daily press briefing. Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders had been leading the briefings in his absence this week.
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Is Sarah Huckabee Sanders 'auditioning' for bigger White House role?

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 12:41pm
Sarah Huckabee Sanders picked one heck of a week to fill in for Press Secretary Sean Spicer at the White House podium -- but it could be part of a trial by fire.
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Who is Sarah Huckabee Sanders? How her family prepped her for the White House briefing room

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 12:12pm
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, deputy White House press secretary, has been in the spotlight for her time in the briefing room following James Comey's firing.
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Defenders or enablers?

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:33am
Which one is worse?
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Trump lawyers push back against Russia ties in letter

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:20am
Lawyers for President Donald Trump said Friday that a review of his last 10 years of tax returns do not reflect "any income of any type from Russian sources," with some exceptions. It's the latest attempt by the president to tamp down concerns about any Russian ties amid an ongoing investigation of his campaign's associates.
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EPA may OK a massive, controversial mine project near pristine Alaskan bay

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 10:50am
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency announced on Friday a settlement between the agency and a Canadian mining company, setting the stage for an eventual permitting decision that could allow the so-called Pebble Mine project to move forward.
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Comey replacements: First four candidates to begin interviews to head FBI

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 10:47am
Four candidates are being interviewed Saturday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein to replace former FBI director James Comey on Saturday at the Department of Justice, Fox News has confirmed.
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Comey replacements: White House confirms shortlist to head FBI

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 10:47am
The Trump administration is considering nearly a dozen candidates -- a list that includes top current and former lawmakers as well as law enforcement figures -- to replace fired FBI Director James Comey, a White House official briefed on the matter told Fox News on Friday.
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Comey firing: Trump team refutes explosive media claims

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 10:19am
Trump administration officials have flatly denied two key allegations surrounding the James Comey firing – that the decision came after he asked for more resources for the FBI’s Russia probe, and that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein later threatened to resign – after the claims gained traction among Trump critics.
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NY Senate passes bill to protect police

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 9:31am
Proposed legislation that would increase penalties for crimes committed against first responders has passed in the New York State Senate.
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Trump threatens to cancel press briefings, warns Comey over leaks

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 8:35am
President Trump took on the media and James Comey in a string of fiery tweets Friday morning, warning the ousted FBI director not to leak details of their conversations while also suggesting he could cancel future press briefings -- in response to the media uproar over his team's changing narrative on Comey's firing.
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Sessions ends Obama-era leniency on sentencing, infuriating civil rights groups

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 5:39am
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Friday that he has told prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against suspects – a stunning reversal of Obama-era policies, and a move which infuriated civil rights groups.
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Sessions’ office releases memo to all 94 US attorneys calling for reversal of Holder-era policy

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 5:39am
The Department of Justice released a memo from the Attorney General’s office late Thursday night that instructs federal prosecutors to pursue charges with the longest prison time.
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Sessions’ DOJ releases memo to all 94 US attorneys calling for reversal of Holder-era policy

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 5:39am
The Department of Justice released a memo from the Attorney General’s office late Thursday night that instructs federal prosecutors to pursue charges with the longest prison time.
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It was all Trump's decision: POTUS changes White House narrative on Comey firing

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 5:00am
When President Trump sat down with Lester Holt yesterday, he essentially altered the version of James Comey’s firing that his top aides have been pressing in public.
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Trump administration praises deal expanding trade with China

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 3:00am
The White House announced Thursday that the U.S. and China have reached an agreement on trade polices related to beef, poultry and natural gas that are expected to increase American exports.
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North Korea sends letter to congress protesting US sanctions

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 3:00am
North Korea's parliament has sent a rare letter of protest to the U.S. House of Representatives over its new package of tougher sanctions.
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Kellyanne Conway: Democrats want to make Comey a 'martyr' after firing

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 12:01am
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway told Fox News' "Hannity" Thursday night that the mainstream media was engaged in a "rush to judgment" over President Trump's motive for firing FBI Director Jim Comey earlier this week.
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Trump says he wants Russia investigation 'done properly,' was going to fire Comey 'regardless of recommendation'

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 7:45pm
President Trump said Thursday that he wants the FBI investigation into possible ties between members of his campaign and Russian officials to be "absolutely done properly," shortly after he called it a "made-up story" and "an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election they should have won."
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Trump's incoming trade rep poised to take stern stance on China

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:22pm
Robert Lighthizer has long complained that the United States dithered in the face of abusive Chinese trade policies, allowing its trade gap with Beijing to explode and American factories to close.
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