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Milo Yiannopoulos loses book deal, CPAC role over comments on pedophilia

Feb 20 2017 — — Milo Yiannopoulos’ publisher has cancelled his planned book, Dangerous just as the Conservative Political Action Conference has disinvited him from speaking at this year’s event over the publication of a video in which he condones sexual relations with boys as young as 13 and laughs off the seriousness of pedophilia by Roman Catholic priests. Simon […]

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German nationalist Petry met with Putin allies

Feb 20 2017 — — Germany’s most prominent nationalist politician held talks with Russian lawmakers over the weekend, including senior members of President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party, her office said Monday. Frauke Petry, the co-leader of Alternative for Germany, travelled to Moscow at the invitation of the Russian capital’s city administration to discuss “co-operation” with the legislative assemblies of […]

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Pence defends Trump’s media attacks during Brussels trip

Feb 20 2017 — — US Vice President Mike Pence backed up President Donald Trump’s latest attacks on the news media, vowing Monday that he and Trump would continue to “call out the media when they play fast and loose with the facts.” Pence insisted that both he and Trump “support a free and independent press” during a news conference […]

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Trump picks Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as new national security adviser

Feb 20 2017 — — resident Donald Trump has announced Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as the new national security adviser, and Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg remains the National Security Council chief of staff. The President made the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago resort. Developing story – more to come

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Russia’s UN ambassador dies in NYC at 64

Feb 20 2017 — — Russian officials say its ambassador to the United Nations has died suddenly in New York City. Vitaly Churkin was 64. Russia’s deputy UN ambassador, Vladimir Safronkov, told The Associated Press that Churkin became ill in his office at Russia’s UN mission and was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where he died Monday. His cause of […]

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Five big Trump narratives to watch

Feb 20 2017 — — Donald Trump’s first month in office has delivered a wallop to Washington, D.C. The news cycle in Trump’s White House seems to move at light speed, and the incredible interest in his presidency from around the globe has rocked politics, the media and the entertainment industry. The sheer volume of events and surprises makes it […]

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Priebus denies collusion between Trump campaign and Russian officials

Feb 20 2017 — — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Sunday there was no collusion between anyone involved in President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russian officials. Priebus, in an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, also offered the closest thing to an official timeline for former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s firing, who was asked to […]

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Senators want Russia-related materials preserved

Feb 20 2017 — — The Senate Intelligence Committee is asking more than a dozen agencies, organizations and individuals to preserve communications related to the panel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Trump’s promises hit Washington reality in first month

Feb 20 2017 — — President Donald Trump is facing a humbling prospect: The same Washington buzzsaw that frustrated his 44 predecessors can pose significant hurdles for him as well. In his first month in office, Trump has found the vast government machine can’t be reset at a president’s whim with the same ease that an executive can manage a […]

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Trump and the Crown: Brits unsettled over U.S. president getting royal treatment

Feb 20 2017 — — Forget the press conference, for a moment. One of Donald Trump’s most scrutinized performances is still to come — possibly by summer’s end — and it will involve the Queen. In contrast to last week, the U.S. president’s performance in the upcoming state visit to the United Kingdom will, presumably, be highly scripted according to […]

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Trump’s revised travel ban targets same countries: AP source

Feb 19 2017 — — A draft of President Donald Trump’s revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travellers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven’t used it yet. A senior administration official said the order, which Trump revised after federal courts held up […]

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During Florida Rally, Trump Appears Make Up Terror-Related Incident in Sweden

Feb 19 2017 — — President Donald Trump, after a chaotic month of governing that included the botched roll out of his travel ban and being forced to fire his national security adviser, held a rally Saturday in which little was changed from the campaign trail. Reveling in the crowd of 9,000 in Melbourne, Florida, Trump once again attacked the […]

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McCain Warns Suppressing Press ‘Is How Dictators Get Started’

Feb 19 2017 — — Republican Sen. John McCain took a veiled swipe at President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media, cautioning that suppressing the press “is how dictators get started.” McCain, who has broken with Trump on several issues, made the comments in an exclusive interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, after being asked about the […]

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A Back-Channel Plan for Ukraine and Russia, Courtesy of Trump Associates

Feb 19 2017 — — A week before Michael T. Flynn resigned as national security adviser, a sealed proposal was hand-delivered to his office, outlining a way for President Trump to lift sanctions against Russia. Mr. Flynn is gone, having been caught lying about his own discussion of sanctions with the Russian ambassador. But the proposal, a peace plan for […]