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Jun 18, 2018

Nielsen becomes the public face of Trump's family separation policy
"We will not apologize," the DHS secretary said during a day-long defense amid a growing political uproar over the practice and the administration's erroneous claims.

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Jun 18, 2018

Romney calls for ‘disturbing' family separations to stop
The Senate candidate, in remarks to voters in Utah, avoids blaming President Trump or the Department of Homeland Security for the humanitarian crisis.

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Jun 18, 2018

Trump presses GOP for more border-security money, threatens shutdown
The senators tried to impress upon the president that they needed to reach a bipartisan agreement.

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Jun 18, 2018

Senate passes defense bill, setting up clash with House over China's ZTE
The Trump administration is lobbying lawmakers to strip the Senate‘s punitive measures against the telecom giant.

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Jun 18, 2018

As Republicans flee Trump border policy, Democrats see a November benefit
Trump used immigration to his benefit in 2016, but the issue is alienating 2018 voters.

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Jun 18, 2018

‘Trump started this, and Trump can end this': Democrats urge president to reverse immigration policy
Pelosi led a group of House Democrats as they toured a San Diego facility housing migrant children separated from their parents.

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Jun 18, 2018

How to mislead with statistics, DHS Secretary Nielsen edition
A surge in smuggling cited by Kirstjen Nielsen means that 191 of 30,911 family units are suspect.

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Jun 18, 2018

Senate passes defense bill, setting up clash with House over ZTE
The Trump administration is lobbying members of Congress to strip the Senate provision reimposing punitive measures against the Chinese telecom giant from the bill as it is fused with the House version.

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Jun 18, 2018

Trump defiant as crisis grows over family separation at the border
The president continued to falsely blame congressional Democrats for what he decried as a "horrible and tough" situation. But Trump is empowered to immediately order border agents to stop enforcing his family separation policy.

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Jun 18, 2018

Efforts to limit partisan gerrymandering falter at Supreme Court
The court made technical rulings in cases brought in Wis. and Md. that seemed to hold the promise of being a landmark decision. The decision leaves districts in both states intact for the midterm elections.

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Jun 18, 2018

Supreme Court to consider cases on the seizure of a $40,000 Land Rover, iPhone apps and a moose hunter
The high court will consider limits on the common, controversial practice of asset forfeiture.

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Jun 18, 2018

Justice Dept. watchdog says probes ongoing into disclosure of Comey memos, FBI leaks
Michael Horowitz revealed the continued investigative work Monday during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Jun 18, 2018

The GOP backs Trump on separating families at the border — which is all he cares about
A new poll shows Republicans support the policy 55 percent to 35 percent, and their support might even rise.

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Jun 18, 2018

The GOP has Trump's back on separating families at the border — which is all he cares about
A new poll shows Republicans support the policy 55 percent to 35 percent, and their support might even rise.

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Jun 18, 2018

It was a Trump favorite. Now lawyers want the famously discreet Beverly Hills Hotel to share its secrets.
Records of his stays at its bungalows have been subpoenaed in a defamation lawsuit brought by former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos — the first legal action to open the president's private life to discovery.

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Jun 18, 2018

Trump promised 'very honest' comments on immigration and then offered the opposite
Trump tried to both argue that border protections were too weak and too strong.

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Jun 18, 2018

White House falsely insists Democrats to blame for family separations, even as some in GOP urge Trump to reverse course
On Twitter, the president urged lawmakers to pass a comprehensive immigration bill, while a White House spokesman accused Democrats of playing politics.

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Jun 18, 2018

Inside Trump's Beverly Hills Hotel bungalows
Records of Donald Trump's stays at the Beverly Hills Hotel have been subpoenaed in a defamation lawsuit brought by former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos, and hers is the first legal action to open the president's private life to discovery.

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Jun 18, 2018

The Supreme Court just gave Republicans a big break on gerrymandering
The court decided not to rule partisan gerrymandering unconstitutional, pausing efforts by Democrats to change the maps in time for the 2018 and 2020 elections.

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Jun 18, 2018

Justice Dept. inspector general, FBI director face questions from Congress on report
Monday's hearing is the first public session lawmakers want with the report's key players.

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Jun 18, 2018

A day-by-day guide to a huge week for immigration in Congress
There are four big flash points this week that could make or break any immigration deal.

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Jun 18, 2018

A high court ruling in favor of judicial brevity — and a win for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
The 5-3 ruling upholds a judge's limited explanation of a sentencing decision.

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Jun 18, 2018

Two-thirds of Americans oppose Trump's family-separation policy
As always, though, views largely break along partisan lines.

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Jun 18, 2018

What's happening on immigration in Congress this week? A day-by-day guide
There are four big flash points this week that could make or break any immigration deal.

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Jun 18, 2018

‘This heartless policy': Echoing his sister-in-law, Jeb Bush speaks out against forced migrant family separations
In a tweet, the former Florida governor and onetime GOP presidential candidate, criticized Trump.

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Jun 18, 2018

Inside Trump's Beverly Hills Hotel bungalows: Secrets or lies?
Records of Donald Trump's stays at the Beverly Hills Hotel have been subpoenaed in a defamation lawsuit brought by former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos, and hers is the first legal action to open the president's private life to discovery.

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Jun 18, 2018

Financial reporting, conflict of interest rules for federal employees apply to virtual money, ethics office says
The Office of Government Ethics said guidance was needed because "virtual currencies are experiencing a surge in use and access."

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Jun 18, 2018

How images of separated children are shaping the immigration debate
As cable news has become saturated with images of children fenced in and sleeping on floors, the White House has joined the outrage chorus — while blaming Democrats.

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Jun 18, 2018

The grim desperation of Kirstjen Nielsen
She seems to have lost Trump's confidence — and will say whatever it takes to win it back.

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Jun 18, 2018

Supreme Court allows retaliatory arrest lawsuit to move forward
A Fla. man said city council officials violated the First Amendment when they sent him to jail after he refused to stop speaking at a public meeting.

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Jun 18, 2018

At least six people close to Trump almost certainly knew about offers from Russians of dirt on Clinton
The number could be as high as 10 -- including Trump.

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Jun 18, 2018

Trump: News media would have called Obama ‘a national hero' for meeting Kim Jong Un
In a morning tweet, the president complained of a double standard in how he and his predecessor are assessed.

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Jun 18, 2018

White House insists Democrats to blame for family separations, even as some in GOP urge Trump to reverse course
On Twitter, the president urged lawmakers to pass a comprehensive immigration bill, while a White House spokesman accused Democrats of playing politics.

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Jun 18, 2018

Supreme Court sidesteps decision on partisan gerrymandering in rulings on Wisconsin, Maryland cases
The court came to a technical resolution of what had seemed to hold the promise of being a landmark decision about whether extreme efforts to give one party advantage over another were unconstitutional.

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Jun 18, 2018

All things to all people: How the administration is presenting child separations to different audiences
It's either a necessary policy, not a policy at all or the Democrats' policy, depending on whom you ask.

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Jun 18, 2018

The Daily 202: Trump team cannot get its story straight on separating migrant families
Laura Bush calls the images "eerily reminiscent" of Japanese internment.

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Jun 18, 2018

The Energy 202: Kilauea's eruption reignites debate over Hawaii's geothermal plant
Some local residents want the plant to stay closed for good.

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Jun 18, 2018

The Health 202: Congress tackles Medicaid rule in effort to dent opioid crisis
The 'IMD exclusion' gets its day on the Hill.

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Jun 18, 2018

The Cybersecurity 202: Trump associates may need a lesson on how to use their encrypted apps
Investigators obtained Cohen and Manafort's messages on encrypted apps.

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Jun 18, 2018

Last week's IG report about the FBI made a big splash. Here's what you need to know about inspectors general.
A former IG once described his role as "straddling a barbed wire fence."

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Jun 18, 2018

Russia used to see itself as part of Europe. Here's why that changed.
Putin wants Russia to be a great power again.

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Jun 18, 2018

Roger Stone's and Michael Caputo's damningly false denials of contact with Russians
This looks significantly more like a coverup than it did 24 hours ago.

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Jun 18, 2018

Trump's tariffs aren't the biggest trade problem. Will China step up to protect the WTO?
I asked legal and trade scholars about possible scenarios for China and the WTO.

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Jun 18, 2018

Last week's IG report about the FBI made a big splash. Here's you need to know about Inspectors General.
A former IG once described his role as "straddling a barbed wire fence."

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Jun 18, 2018

N.D. Republican's Senate campaign 'fact-checking' website promotes false claim on CBO estimates
Rep. Ken Cramer (R-N.D.) created a "fact" website. But some of its claims don't stand up to scrutiny.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 17, 2018

Democrats intensify fight for immigrant children — and bludgeon Trump and Republicans ahead of midterms
President Trump's allies continued to defend separating children from their parents at the border, while Democratic lawmakers visited detention centers from New York to Texas and blanketed Sunday talk shows with criticism of the adiminstration's "zero-tolerance" policy.

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Jun 17, 2018

‘Zero-tolerance policy means zero humanity:' Democrats decry Trump immigration policy after tour of detention center
Migrant children forcibly separated from their parents are placed about 20 or more to a single cage. One lawmaker estimated there were 100 children under the age of 6.

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Jun 17, 2018

The Energy 202: The biggest environmental and energy stories of 2017
The Trump administration had a big impact on its environment.

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Jun 17, 2018

In Iowa, Republicans and Democrats fight for elusive independent voters, whoever they are
In counties where voters flipped from Obama to Trump, candidates search for a compelling message.

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Jun 17, 2018

Paul Ryan's cheery Father's Day message is not playing well amid the child detainment crisis
The reaction to the House speaker's ostensibly apolitical message about family unity was off-the-charts bad, even by his standards.

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Jun 17, 2018

GOP, Democrats are outraged but at odds over ending family separation at border
Both sides are calling for a legislative fix to stop the administration's practice, but no cross-party compromise is emerging.

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Jun 17, 2018

Your super cheat sheet to a super-big week of news
Ranked, in order of their significance for Trump.

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Jun 17, 2018

Instead of Trump's propaganda, how about a nice ‘truth sandwich'?
A linguist suggests a radical rethinking of how we report on a reality-manipulating president.

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Jun 17, 2018

‘My opponent likes to praise and encourage white supremacists,' Kaine tells crowd
The Democratic senator condemned challenger Corey Stewart for his ties to hate groups.

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Jun 17, 2018

Quantum computing finds its lobbying voice
A commercially useful quantum computer has not yet been demonstrated, but industry advocates are pushing for coordinated federal action to help develop one.

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Jun 17, 2018

Giuliani suggests Trump may pardon Manafort after Mueller's probe
But he stressed that Trump should make no pardons until the probe is over, to avoid the "cloud" of suspicion that he may have something to hide.

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Jun 17, 2018

For Pruitt, gaining Trump's favor — and keeping it — came through fierce allegiance
Carefully courting the president's support has paid off as the EPA administrator faces ethics inquiries.

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Jun 17, 2018

Under pressure from Pence, U.S. aid is directed to Christian, Yazidi communities in Iraq
Even in an era of shrinking resources for foreign assistance, U.S. aid to vulnerable Christian communities is increasing, with the vice president monitoring progress.

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Jun 17, 2018

Trump associate Roger Stone reveals new contact with Russian national during 2016 campaign
Longtime political operative suspects the meeting in a South Florida restaurant was an FBI setup designed to hurt the Republican nominee.

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Jun 17, 2018

If more states start using Ohio's system, how many voters will be purged?
Here's what North Carolina can teach us.

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Jun 17, 2018

Most Americans say it's too early to judge Singapore summit's success; poll shows big partisan differences
The results show an increased optimism since April that North Korea will eventually give up its nuclear weapons.

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Jun 16, 2018

Trump will meet with House Republicans on Tuesday to discuss immigration
The meeting comes just days after the president said he wouldn't sign a compromise bill and the White House said he would.

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Jun 16, 2018

‘Prepared for war': As Mueller moves to finalize obstruction report, Trump's allies ready for political battle
The special counsel has indicated he may complete a confidential report in the coming months about whether the president sought to obstruct the Russia investigation.

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Jun 16, 2018

Political trajectories of Graham and Sanford reflect looking-glass GOP
Two South Carolinians, both conservative yet Sanford is heading for the exits and Graham is on the rise. Chalk it up to President Trump's transformation of the Republican Party.

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Jun 16, 2018

Political trajectory of Graham, Sanford reflects looking-glass GOP
Two South Carolinians, both conservative yet Sanford is heading for the exits and Graham is on the rise. Chalk it up to President Trump's transformation of the Republican Party.

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Jun 16, 2018

In Trump's White House, literally everything is 'so important'
President Trump has cited the importance of pretty much everything in office, to the point where "important" things seem to constantly supersede one another in importance.

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Jun 16, 2018

Your super cheat sheet to a super big week of news
Ranked, in order of their significance for Trump

Washington Post Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Trump to campaign for Kevin Cramer in North Dakota on June 27
Trump will stump for the congressman, who is trying to defeat Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, in Fargo on June 27.

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Jun 15, 2018

Trump cites as a negotiating tool his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents
Democrats and Trump's evangelical base have both criticized the administration's border policy.

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Jun 15, 2018

Five whoppers from President Trump's impromptu news conference
This is only a partial list.

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Jun 15, 2018

‘Dictator envy': Trump's praise of Kim Jong Un widens his embrace of totalitarian leaders
President Trump said he wishes "my people" would "sit up at attention" for him as they do for North Korea's dictator, though he later claimed to have been joking.

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Jun 15, 2018

‘Dictator envy': Trump's praise of Kim Jong Un marks embrace of totalitarian leaders
Trump said he wishes ‘people sit up at attention' for him as they do for North Korea's dictator, though he later claimed to have been joking.

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Jun 15, 2018

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ordered to jail over witness-tampering charges while awaiting trial in Mueller probe
Manafort will be jailed after being accused of witness tampering while awaiting trial on federal conspiracy and money laundering charges brought by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The order to imprison President Trump's former campaign manager came in a federal court hearing after Manafort had been asking to post a $10 million bond and […]

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Jun 15, 2018

Trump is back to tweeting at a pre-inauguration pace
We have two theories about why that is.

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Jun 15, 2018

White House says Trump backs GOP immigration bills, despite comments opposing them. One official says Trump misunderstood Fox News' question.
The president's earlier comments dealt a blow to GOP leaders who have scrambled to strike an immigration deal.

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Jun 15, 2018

Cohen looks to force Michael Avenatti to stop talking about Stormy Daniels case
The former Trump attorney says in court papers that the adult-film actress's lawyer is hurting his chances of a fair trial.

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Jun 15, 2018

Officials say Trump backs GOP immigration bills, despite comments opposing them. One says Trump misunderstood Fox News' question.
The president's earlier comments dealt a blow to GOP leaders who have scrambled to strike an immigration deal.

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Jun 15, 2018

Social Security, HUD act on Trump's orders in move to emasculate unions
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) wants to evict all union offices from agency facilities, while the Social Security Administration (SSA) plans to "revise" 21 points in its union contract.

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Jun 15, 2018

Would Trump object to Mexico seizing Hidalgo County, Texas?
Trump reportedly downplayed the seizure of Crimea by noting that the region spoke Russian.

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Jun 15, 2018

Mueller keeps tightening the screws on Paul Manafort
The special counsel seems to be making Manafort as uncomfortable as possible, in hopes that the former Trump campaign chairman will trade dirt on the president for leniency.

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Jun 15, 2018

‘Very unfair!': Trump complains about Manafort's jailing on witness tampering allegations
In remarks to reporters earlier Friday, the president had downplayed his relationship to his former campaign manager, who faces money-laundering and conspiracy charges.

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Jun 15, 2018

From ‘the Count' to inmate: The fall of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort
The political veteran who made millions revolutionizing lobbying was ordered to jail Friday for alleged witness-tampering.

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Jun 15, 2018

From ‘the Count' to inmate: The fall of former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort
The political veteran who made millions revolutionizing lobbying was ordered to jail Friday for alleged witness-tampering.

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Jun 15, 2018

Democrats announce 2020 convention date and narrow down possible sites
The relatively early date of the convention, similar to last cycle's, is a sign that both parties now want to begin the general election as soon as possible.

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Jun 15, 2018

‘Nothing to do with our campaign': Trump seeks to distance himself from Manafort before he's jailed
In remarks to reporters, the president downplayed the role of his former campaign chairman, who was sent to jail later Friday after being accused of witness tampering.

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Jun 15, 2018

Why the Trump administration bears the blame for separating children from their families at the border
What the law says about handling children who cross the border — and how the administration is approaching it.

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Jun 15, 2018

Trump scolds NFL players 'making $15 million a year' for mixing politics with sports
President urges players to "go out and play really tough football" — and leave politics to others.

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Jun 15, 2018

Trump just squashed the last, best chance Washington had this year to protect 'dreamers'
He said Friday he won't support the one compromise bill that had a chance of passing the House.

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Jun 15, 2018

Trump claims he's ‘totally exonerated' by Justice report, and that FBI was ‘plotting against my election'
In Twitter and a whirlwind conversation with reporters, the president spoke out on the investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails.

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Jun 15, 2018

Following Trump's order, HUD moves to evict union from agency buildings
The current contract allows the union to use HUD facilities and does not expire until after July 15.

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Jun 15, 2018

Trump again blames Obama for Russian annexation of Crimea, says he may meet Putin in the summer
"President Obama lost Crimea, because President Putin didn't respect President Obama," Trump said during an impromptu news conference outside the White House.

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Jun 15, 2018

James Comey had an outsize effect on media coverage right before the 2016 election
"But the FBI director" may be a more apt rallying cry for Clintonites than "but her emails."

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Jun 15, 2018

Trump says he's ‘totally exonerated' by Justice report, that FBI was ‘plotting against my election'
In Twitter and a whirlwind conversation with reporters, the president spoke out on finding about the investigation of Hillary Clinton's email.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Trump praises Kim's authoritarian rule, says ‘I want my people to do the same'
The president later said he was ‘kidding' when he said he wanted his people to ‘sit up at attention' when he speaks, just as the North Koreans do for Kim.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Trump turned ‘Fox & Friends' into his personal reality show
The president made an impromptu appearance on his favorite morning TV program.

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Jun 15, 2018

Trump: ‘I certainly wouldn't sign' House GOP immigration compromise
The comment deals blow to GOP leaders who have scrambled to strike an immigration deal.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 15, 2018

The Energy 202: Trump appointee at EPA to scrutinize which pollution cases may go to court
It's a break from previous precedent.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 15, 2018

The Daily 202: Trump is losing the debate over splitting up immigrant families
Faith leaders and GOP lawmakers break with the administration, as Sessions cites Scripture.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 15, 2018

The trouble with using the Bible to support hard-line immigration policies
The White House's immigration policy risks putting a stain on the Christian faith.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 15, 2018

The Health 202: Some of Obamacare's loudest critics are now defending the law in court
The newest ACA case has created some strange bedfellows.

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