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Trump Tweets Support For World AIDS Day. His Budget Would Slash Critical Funding.

President Donald Trump’s tweet Sunday recognizing World AIDS Day was met with criticism from Democrats who pointed out that his administration’s proposed budget for 2020 would slash funding for global HIV programs, putting countless lives at risk. “The First Lady and I express our support for those living with HIV/AIDS and mourn the lives lost,” the president tweeted, adding that his ...

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Fmr. Trump Official Says Gallagher Decision Shows ‘Little To No Understanding’ Of Military

A retired Marine colonel and former press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security sharply criticized President Donald Trump on Sunday for meddling in the military’s chain of command “in an unprecedented way” by reinstating a Navy SEAL who was indicted and demoted for war crimes.  Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” former Col. David Lapan told co-host Martha Raddatz that ...

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GOP Rep. Defends Trump’s Ukraine Call As ‘Blunt Talk Of A Manhattan Businessman’

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) on Sunday shrugged off President Donald Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, chalking up the president’s actions as “the blunt talk of a Manhattan businessman.” McClintock, who is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” that Trump was “entirely within his constitutional ...

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Newsweek Writer Reportedly Axed For Botched Article On Trump’s Thanksgiving

Newsweek reportedly fired a staff writer who wrote an article asserting that President Donald Trump spent his Thanksgiving tweeting and golfing rather than visiting U.S. troops in Afghanistan ― a trip that had initially gone unannounced. On Saturday, the Washington Examiner reported that the publication axed Jessica Kwong for the story, which was published Thursday morning before Trump’s Afghanistan trip was announced. ...

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Top House Judiciary Republican Says He Will Call Adam Schiff To Testify First

Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee will be the first person he calls to testify before his panel as impeachment hearings proceed. “My first and foremost witness is Adam Schiff,” Collins said during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.” After two weeks of witnesses ...

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Quicksand engulfs a bipartisan plan that even Trump backs

The standstill — even on an issue that has bipartisan backing and the support of a fickle president — reflects the unceasing gridlock of today’s Senate and how difficult it is to move any major legislation through the upper chamber. With Democrats in control of the House, the GOP-controlled Senate has shifted virtually its entire focus to confirming Trump’s judicial ...

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DOJ’s election-year conundrum: How to probe team Trump

“We’ve done investigations based on a lot less than what we’ve heard already,” said Mimi Rocah, a former assistant U.S. attorney from the Southern District of New York. But the ghosts of 2016 linger. DOJ and FBI leaders are still weathering bipartisan scorn for their handling of dueling election-year probes into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and ...

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3.7 Million Americans Would Lose Food Stamps Under Trump Administration Rules: Study

Nearly 4 million Americans would lose food stamps if the Trump administration institutes its overhaul of eligibility requirements and other aid rules, according to a new analysis of the impact of the possible changes. Millions of others would lose some food subsidy benefits.  Seventy mayors in August called on the Trump administration not to enact the changes, noting that 85% of ...

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Taliban Appears Surprised By Trump’s Ceasefire Boast In Afghanistan

President Donald Trump’s boast that the Taliban is seeking to reach a ceasefire agreement in Afghanistan seems to have taken the Taliban by surprise. Trump made a surprise visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving and announced that the Taliban “wants to make a deal … We’re meeting with them, and we’re saying it has to be a ceasefire.” ...

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