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Trump heads for Israel, and a wary welcome by the once adoring right wing

View photos President Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel (not pictured) at a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 15, 2017. (Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images) More As a candidate … Continue reading

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President Trump's first trip abroad

George W. Bush’s first foreign destination as president was Mexico, a chance to showcase a relationship he built as Texas governor and had campaigned on as a credential for his ability to manage world affairs. When Barack Obama ventured abroad for the … Continue reading

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A cancer patient wonders: ‘Will the government still have my bacK?’

View photos Journalist and cancer-patient advocate Jamie Reno in the mountains of East San Diego County in 2004. (Photo: Courtesy Jamie Reno) More As I entered the cold, blindingly bright infusion room 20 years ago to begin chemotherapy for my … Continue reading

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Trump said firing 'nut job' Comey took pressure off Russia probe; White House official now 'person of interest': reports

Two more bombshell reports published Friday afternoon delivered a one-two punch to the Trump White House regarding the investigation into its potential ties to Russia, capping off a week where each day dealt a fresh blockbuster blow to the administration. … Continue reading

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Trump to address Muslim leaders. But will he say 'radical Islamic terrorism'

WASHINGTON – As President Trump embarks on his astonishingly ambitious first foreign trip, he faces an intriguing test of rhetorical resolve: Will he use the expression “radical Islamic terrorism” when he addresses the Muslim world from Saudi Arabia? Top aides … Continue reading

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The fall of the Confederacy

With a Robert E. Lee statue slated to be removed Friday, New Orleans will have officially taken down all remaining monuments to the confederacy and its figures. In a statement, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the statues “were erected decades after … Continue reading

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Like most things in politics today, Montana House race is a referendum on Donald Trump

View photos Montana congressional candidates Greg Gianforte, a Republican, and Democrat Rob Quist. (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photos: Bobby Calvan/AP, Matthew Brown/AP) More EAST HELENA, Mont. — After losing a close election last year with a campaign that barely mentioned the … Continue reading

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The Trump effect shows Dems a path to putting the Senate in play

View photos Yahoo News photo Illustration; photos: AP, Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images More As the Trump-Russia investigation expands and Beltway insiders on both sides of the aisle begin to buzz about impeachment, the 2018 election is probably not the GOP’s No. … Continue reading

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Debate prep video is a lesson in how to avoid a hug from Trump

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shake hands at the end of the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 9, 2016. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/AFP/Getty Images) More Responding … Continue reading

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Video: Erdogan watches security guards beat protesters in Washington

After a clash with Turkish security officials left nine protesters hospitalized Tuesday, new footage surfaced showing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan looking on stoically as members of his security detail beat civilians. Erdogan traveled to Washington this week to meet with President … Continue reading

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