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  • Trump's "perplexing" Marriage and Absentee Parenting
    Trump's_%22perplexing%22_marriage_and_absentee_parenting 2018-01-07 08:49:19 UTC
    The author of "Fire and Fury," an incendiary new book about the Trump White House, has made it clear that his book is by no means a historical record. Rather, writes journalist Michael Wolff, the book is a he-said-she-said composite picture of ...
  • Trump: I am a genius!
    Trump-_i_am_a_genius! 2018-01-06 21:52:57 UTC
    US President Donald Trump rejected an author Michael Wolff’s accusations that he is mentally unfit for office and said his track record showed he is “a very stable genius.” Michael Wolff, who was granted unusually wide access to the White Hou...
  • Inside the Trump White House: 'Everyone' says Trump is 'like a child'
    Inside_the_trump_white_house-_'everyone'_says_trump_is_'like_a_child' 2018-01-05 23:18:42 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The author of a deeply critical book about Donald Trump’s first year in office said on Friday he had spoken with the president while working on it, contradicting Trump’s assertion that he had never talked to the writer for t...
  • Trump Wants to Stop Publication of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”
    Trump_wants_to_stop_publication_of_%e2%80%9cfire_and_fury-_inside_the_trump_white_house%e2%80%9d 2018-01-04 22:32:09 UTC
    US President Donald Trump’s lawyer said on Thursday he would try to stop publication of a book that portrays an inept president in a fumbling White House and threatened legal action against former top aide Steve Bannon over “defamatory” comments i...
  • Trump and Bannon Are Having a Messy Public Breakup
    Trump_and_bannon_are_having_a_messy_public_breakup 2018-01-04 00:30:48 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted former White House adviser Steve Bannon as having “lost his mind” in the fallout over damaging comments Bannon made about Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., in excerpts of a new book. ...
  • Who is more dangerous? My nuclear button is bigger than yours!
    My_nuclear_button_is_bigger_than_yours!_who_is_more_crazy__kim_jong-un_or_trump_ 2018-01-03 19:15:40 UTC
    Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un recently referred to their "nuclear buttons," with the US leader boasting that his was "bigger" than Kim's. The US nuclear briefcase, however, doesn't really have a big red button... The image of a president unleash...
  • Trump Plans to Withhold US Aid to Palestinians
    Trump_plans_to_withhold_us_aid_to_palestinians 2018-01-03 06:24:52 UTC
    US President Donald Trump has tweeted the US may withhold aid money to the Palestinian Authority because it is "no longer willing to talk peace." The US move comes after recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Trump said that Washington ...
  • New Chance: Will Mitt Romney Jump Into the Senate Race?
    New_chance-_will_mitt_romney_jump_into_the_senate_race_ 2018-01-02 22:47:55 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch said on Tuesday he will not seek re-election in November, opening the door to a potential Senate bid by Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate and one of the party’s harsh...
  • America's mental health crisis goes deeper than imagined
    America's_mental_health_crisis_goes_deeper_than_imagined 2017-12-31 07:23:14 UTC
    The scandal of a US teenager locked up for almost four years without trial revealed serious failings in Mississippi's criminal justice system. But Sarah Smith, the reporter on the BBC News-ProPublica investigation, says America's mental health cri...
  • Apple issues apology for purposely slowed down older iPhones
    Apple_issues_apology_for_purposely_slowed_down_older_iphones 2017-12-29 07:48:52 UTC
    The tech giant has offered a major price cut to replace out-of-warranty batteries that affect iPhone performance. Days before issuing an apology, it acknowledged it purposely slowed down older iPhones to prevent issues. In a posting on its webs...
  • New York: GOP-Trump Tax Bill May Be Unconstitutional
    New_york-_gop-trump_tax_bill_may_be_unconstitutional 2017-12-29 06:21:30 UTC
    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new U.S. tax code targets high-tax states and may be unconstitutional, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday, saying that the bill may violate New York residents’ rights to due process and equal protec...
  • Marlene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday
    Maria_magdalene_dietrich_would_have_been_116_on_wednesday 2017-12-27 09:06:37 UTC
    Described as "a wild original", and hailed as the ninth-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema, Maria Magdalene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday. In her honor, Google is changing its logo in 24 countries to a doodle. Durin...
  • U.S. President's Moral Failure: How Low Can He Go?
    Trump_u.s._president's_moral_failure-_how_low_can_he_go_ 2017-12-23 22:16:08 UTC
    So even if the comments reported by the New York Times on Saturday go one step beyond what Trump might say in public (and it’s a small step), they certainly feel like a plausible representation of the man 63 million Americans voted for — the man w...
  • Trump's Ambassador to the Netherlands Got Caught Lying
    Trump's_ambassador_to_the_netherlands_got_caught_lying 2017-12-22 19:47:00 UTC
    US President Trump’s new ambassador to the Netherlands just got caught in a lie, and tried to use the phrase “fake news” to get out of it. It didn’t go well. <blockquote>Pete Hoekstra, whom Trump nominated in July and was sworn into office earl...
  • UN Resolution: 128 Countries Condemn Trump's Jerusalem Decision
    Un_resolution-_128_countries_condemn_trump's_jerusalem_decision 2017-12-21 23:08:47 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Washington found itself isolated as 128 countries defied US President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recent recogniti...
  • Donald Trump, Corrupt King of the Swamp
    Donald_trump__corrupt_king_of_the_swamp 2017-12-21 02:42:33 UTC
    The US tax bill is an unashamed enrichment scheme for the wealthy and slap in the face for the poor. Trump's giant giveaway to the richest Americans, like himself, finally makes clear to everyone where the president's real sympathies lie. After...
  • Republicans Looting the Treasury: House Approves #TaxScamBill
    Republicans_looting_the_treasury-_house_approves__taxscambill 2017-12-20 19:52:16 UTC
    ASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Wednesday to the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years, sending a sweeping $1.5 trillion bill to President Donald Trump for his signat...
  • Georgia governor race a test for Democratic playbook
    Georgia_governor_race_a_test_for_democratic_playbook 2017-12-20 18:29:01 UTC
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - The two Democratic candidates running for governor in Georgia are both lawyers and former state legislators. Both are women, and on many policy issues it’s hard to tell them apart. Both even share the same first name - Stacey. ...
  • Democrat Wins Virginia House of Delegates Seat by One Vote
    Virginia_democrat_shelly_simonds_won_by_one_vote 2017-12-20 01:02:13 UTC
    (Reuters) - Virginia Democrat Shelly Simonds won a seat in the House of Delegates by one vote, changing the power balance in the state legislature and extending a tide of Democratic victories beginning with November’s capture of the governorship a...
  • US Congress Struggling to Avoid a Partial Government Shutdown
    Us_congress_struggling_to_avoid_a_partial_government_shutdown 2017-12-20 00:44:23 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is struggling through another contentious week as infighting over defense spending, healthcare and other matters complicates the drive to pass a temporary spending bill by midnight on Friday to avert a part...
  • European Union: US Tax Reform Breaks Global Rules
    European_union-_us_tax_reform_breaks_global_rules 2017-12-19 18:29:42 UTC
    European finance ministers are worried. They say the US's big tax reform bill contains measures that would unfairly disadvantage European business and contravene global fair-taxation rules. Are they right? Last week, the finance ministers of Eu...
  • Trump Judicial Nominee Pulls Out After Flopping in Hearing
    Trump_judicial_nominee_pulls_out_after_flopping_in_hearing 2017-12-19 05:57:43 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawyer nominated by US President Donald Trump to serve as a federal judge withdrew from consideration on Monday after video of his Senate confirmation hearing showing him unable to provide answers to rudimentary legal ques...
  • U.S. District Court: Trump's administration must allow access to abortion for two pregnant teenagers
    Judge_tanya_chutkan_-_u.s._district_court-_trump's_administration_must_allow_access_to_abortion_for_two_pregnant_teenagers 2017-12-19 03:06:37 UTC
    A U.S. District Court judge ruled on Monday that President Donald Trump's administration must allow access to abortion for two pregnant teenagers who are in the country illegally, escalating a high-profile legal fight. Judge Tanya Chutkan put h...
  • Trump's new national security strategy: "We will stand up for ourselves"
    Trump's_new_national_security_strategy-_%22we_will_stand_up_for_ourselves%22 2017-12-19 08:31:14 UTC
    US President Donald Trump has unveiled a new national security strategy, saying "we will stand up for ourselves and ... our country." The strategy echoed the message of his 2016 campaign, promising to place "America First." Trump said the US is...
  • Isolated US vetoes UN call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision
    Isolated_us_vetoes_un_call_for_withdrawal_of_trump_jerusalem_decision 2017-12-18 18:19:49 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdraw...