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  • To understand Obama's legacy- The inauguration on Jan. 20
    President_obama_inaugural 2017-01-20 05:33:08 UTC
    <blockquote><h3>To understand Obama's legacy, walk in his shoes on the day it all began</h3> WASHINGTON — We try to assess Barack Obama’s legacy by squinting into the murky future — debating the durability of his policies and programs, wonderin...
  • U.S housing starts surge in December; jobless claims near 43-year low
    16865 2017-01-19 17:21:57 UTC
    Washington (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding rebounded more than expected in December as a strengthening economy boosts demand for rental housing. Other data on Thursday showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly f...
  • Planned Parenthood asked federal judge to block Medicaid cuts in Texas
    Planned_parenthood_asked_federal_judge_to_block_medicaid_cuts_in_texas 2017-01-18 07:35:20 UTC
    By Jon Herskovitz | AUSTIN, TEXAS The leaders of Texas Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Tuesday to block the state's bid to halt Medicaid funding for the healthcare group, which has long been targeted by Republicans for providing abort...
  • Twitter: Donald Trump Calls John Lewis A Liar
    Donald_j._trumpverified_account__realdonaldtrump 2017-01-18 04:09:52 UTC
    The U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wrote in two consecutive tweets on Tuesday: "John Lewis said about my inauguration, 'It will be the first one that I've missed.' WRONG (or lie)! He boycotted Bush 43 also because he thought it would be hypo...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Obama commutes sentence of former soldier Chelsea Manning: White House
    2016-12-15-obama-interview-0090_edit_sq-68513ced19c7c990238cdbb8450b5818d8bb91bb-s300-c85 2017-01-18 04:09:27 UTC
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who is serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, the White House said. Manning, formerl...
  • European leaders concerned: Putin agrees with Trump that NATO is obsolete
    16854_europe_concerned-_putin_agrees_with_trump_that_nato_is_obsolete 2017-01-17 08:52:08 UTC
    By Tom Körkemeier and Andreas Rinke | BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Foreign Minister said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance. Frank-Walter...
  • Anti-Trump protesters stage civil rights march
    Anti-trump_protesters_stage_civil_rights_march 2017-01-18 04:06:39 UTC
    We stand together, not as a people of hate, but as a people of hope. By Lacey Johnson | WASHINGTON U.S. civil rights activists vowed on Saturday to defend hard-fought gains in voting rights and criminal justice during the presidency of Donald ...
  • Rep. John Lewis says Trump is not a 'legitimate' president
    Rep._john_lewis-_i_don%e2%80%99t_see_trump_%e2%80%98as_a_legitimate_president%e2%80%99 2017-01-18 04:06:11 UTC
    Rep. John Lewis says Trump is not a 'legitimate' president. Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a longtime civil rights figure, says he doesn’t consider Donald Trump a “legitimate” president because he believes Russia helped him to win the e...
  • Trump and Republicans on their way to Destroy the Affordable Care Act
    U.s._house_votes_to_begin_repealing_the_affordable_care_act 2017-01-14 08:15:47 UTC
    By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell | WASHINGTON U.S. House Republicans on Friday won passage of a measure starting the process of dismantling Obamacare, despite concerns about not having a ready replacement and the potential financial cost of re...
  • Justice Department to investigate FBI Director Comey's actions over 'Clinton Emails' before election
    Probe_launched_over_fbi%e2%80%99s__pre-election_handling_of__clinton_email_case 2017-01-14 00:25:03 UTC
    By Julia Edwards Ainsley and Julia Harte | WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said it would probe a Federal Bureau of Investigation decision to announce an inquiry into Hillary Clinton's emails shortly before the November presiden...
  • Donald Trump accuses U.S. spy agencies of Nazi tactics
    Pressconferencedonaldtrump_gg 2017-01-11 22:11:59 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump escalated a fight with U.S. spy agencies and accused them of practices reminiscent of Nazi Germany over a dossier that makes salacious claims about him in Russia. The Republican said leaks from ...
  • U.S. President Barack Obama farewell speech to the nation
    Breaking_news-_obama_to_sign_gun_control_executive_orders 2017-01-11 08:09:01 UTC
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - With a final call of his campaign mantra "Yes We Can," President Barack Obama urged Americans on Tuesday to stand up for U.S. values and reject discrimination as the United States transitions to the presidency of Republican Don...
  • "FBI Is Sitting on Information on Trump-Russia Ties"
    Trump's_foreign_policy_%22phenomenally_close%22_to_that_of_putin 2017-01-10 23:12:49 UTC
    It was only a couple of questions in the middle of a hearing, but the queries posed to FBI Director James Comey by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) during a Senate intelligence committee gathering on Tuesday afternoon had potentially explosive implications...
  • California Republican challenges state's hiring of Eric Holder to fight Trump policies
    Barack_obama_and_eric_holder 2017-01-10 06:51:50 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (Reuters) - A California Republican state lawmaker is challenging the legality of a move by Democrats in the legislature to hire former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help in any legal battles with President-elect Donald T...
  • Acting Like A King: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser
    Trump 2017-01-09 20:37:24 UTC
    Acting Like A King: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will appoint his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to the position of senior adviser to the president, media outlets reported on Mond...
  • Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep trashes Donald Trump
    Untitled 2017-01-09 07:58:16 UTC
    BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA (Reuters) - "La La Land" danced off with seven Golden Globes on Sunday on a night marked by upsets and a stinging indictment of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump by Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep. "La La Land", a roma...
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to act on Obamacare repeal by the end of the week
    47_senators 2017-01-09 01:43:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will take its first steps toward repealing President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform act by the end of the week, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday. Speaking on CBS...
  • Repeal of Obama's Affordable Care Act, will place a heavy financial toll on millions of older Americans
    Repeal_of_obama's_affordable_care_act__will_place_a_heavy_financial_toll_on_millions_of_older_americans 2017-01-14 07:27:08 UTC
    Column: Older Americans at risk as Congress takes ax to Obamacare. CHICAGO (Reuters) - Anyone nearing retirement - or already retired - should pay very close attention to the doings of the 115th Congress that was sworn in this week. Repeal o...
  • How Putin Elected Donald Trump As U.S. president
    Putin_elected_donald_trump_as_u.s._president 2017-01-08 02:52:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intel report: Putin directed cyber campaign to help Trump. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to help Republican Donald Trump's electoral chances by discrediting Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 p...
  • Washington Post: Russian officials celebrating Trump win
    Washington_post-_russian_officials_celebrating_trump_win 2017-01-06 02:13:57 UTC
    Senior Russian officials celebrated Donald Trump's election victory as a geopolitical win for Moscow, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing U.S. officials who said intercepted communications showed the Russians congratulating themselves...
  • U.S. Intelligence Agencies: Differences In Trump Team
    U.s._intelligence_agencies-_differences_in_trump_team 2017-01-06 01:23:18 UTC
    By Mark Hosenball and Steve Holland | WASHINGTON There is disagreement within President-elect Donald Trump's camp about the structure of the top U.S. intelligence agency when he takes office and it is unclear whether his national security adviser...
  • House Republicans obey President-elect Trump's tweet
    House_republicans_have_obeyed_the_president-elect_trump 2017-01-04 02:23:54 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Congress had a rough start to its first session of the Donald Trump era on Tuesday after the House of Representatives had to backtrack on a decision to defang an ethics watchdog following a public out...
  • Polls: Majority Of Americans Don’t Believe Trump Can Handle Presidential Duties
    Majority_of_americans_don%e2%80%99t_believe_trump_can_handle_presidential_duties 2017-01-03 02:07:33 UTC
    Gallop Polls: Compared to the last three U.S. presidents when they took office, Trump polls far lower in Americans’ confidence levels. At least 7 in 10 Americans were confident in key issues before Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton ent...
  • Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
    Harry_belafonte__artist_and_civil_rights_activist__endorses_bernie_sanders_for_president 2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
    <h3>Harry Belafonte</h3> <strong>Longtime civil rights activist who was an immensely popular singer and actor. He was one of Martin Luther King’s closest confidants and helped organize the March on Washington in 1963.</strong><hr><img alt="Amy_goo...
  • President Obama Announces Sanctions Against Russia
    Obama 2016-12-30 05:36:40 UTC
    For the U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, the real culprit isn’t the Russian president or his hackers. It’s computers and technology. “I think we ought to get on with our lives,” Trump said Wednesday, according to the pool report. “I think t...