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Holocaust survivor to ICE director, California sheriff: ‘History is not on your side’

An Auschwitz survivor confronted one of the nation’s top immigration officials and a local sheriff at a California town hall Tuesday night. Bernard Marks, 87, addressed Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, … Continue reading

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Trump tries to deflect Russia heat to Clinton

Since defeating Hillary Clinton in November, President Trump has not had a campaign rival to criticize. And without one, Trump can seem unmoored, particularly on Twitter. On Tuesday night, for instance, Trump complained that the “fake news” media has been … Continue reading

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‘I am a child of refugees’: New Yorkers stage tent protest of Trump travel ban

Surrounded by inflatable rafts and photographs of refugees, about 25 people slept in tents outside Manhattan’s Trinity Church on Tuesday night in protest of President Trump’s executive orders suspending the U.S. refugee program and travel from certain Muslim-majority countries. Trump’s … Continue reading

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‘I’m a strong black woman’: Maxine Waters says she’s not responding to Bill O’Reilly jab

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., responded Tuesday after Fox News host Bill O’Reilly ridiculed her appearance, saying he was unable to focus during a recent speech she gave on the House floor because he was distracted by her “James Brown wig.” … Continue reading

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As Trump declares war on the ‘war on coal,’ Clinton and Sanders join forces against him

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed many times last year, but they’re united in their opposition to President Trump’s latest executive order rolling back environmental protections. By signing the Energy Independence executive order at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) headquarters … Continue reading

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Trump claims that health care deal is ‘easy’ despite earlier implosion

Four days after blaming Democrats for the failure of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare — and vowing to let his predecessor’s signature health care law “explode” — President Trump told a roomful of senators that he expects … Continue reading

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9/11 families seek Justice Department probe of Saudi lobbying that enlisted U.S. veterans

  View photos A firefighter touches the names of firefighters carved into the south pool during 15th anniversary ceremony of the attacks on the World Trade Center at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City. (Photo: Mary Altaffer/AP) More … Continue reading

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White House offers muddled message to states considering Medicaid expansion

The White House didn’t have a clear message for states looking to potentially expand Medicaid in the wake of the American Health Care Act’s failure, implying that the bill would have saved the program for low-income and disabled Americans by … Continue reading

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Ann Romney vows to fight budget cuts to National Institutes of Health

Ann Romney said Tuesday that she would be willing to go to Congress and plead with them to preserve funding for the National Institutes of Health, which President Trump’s proposed budget would slash by about $6 billion, or roughly 20 … Continue reading

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Schiff pressing hard to reschedule Yates testimony ‘soon’

The ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee says the Republican chairman’s justification for abruptly canceling a scheduled hearing for former acting Attorney General Sally Yates “frankly didn’t add up” — and is hoping to reschedule her testimony “soon.” “It’s … Continue reading

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