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Feb 18, 2018

Trump blasts FBI over shooting, says 'too much time' on Russia
Trump tweeted the FBI missed signals before a school shooting, and "are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign."

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Feb 17, 2018

Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers
Facebook said Saturday it will start using mailed postcards to verify the identities location of election ad buyers. It comes after alleged Russian actions.

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Feb 17, 2018

'Just blabber': Russia's Lavrov dismisses FBI indictments
"Until we see the facts, everything else is just blabber," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told participants at the annual Munich Security Conference.

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Feb 17, 2018

The charges Mueller could have brought but didn't
Why would special counsel Robert Mueller allege illegal Russian activity in the election throughout the indictment, but not actually charge it?

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Feb 16, 2018

Trump visits Parkland shooting victims at Florida hospital
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited a hospital and the sheriff's office in Broward County Friday evening following this week's mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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Feb 16, 2018

VA's chief of staff steps down after travel flap
The Department of Veterans Affairs says the agency's chief of staff has stepped down after an investigation found she had doctored emails to justify Secretary David Shulkin's wife accompanying him on an European trip at taxpayer expense.

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Feb 16, 2018

'Information warfare': How Russians interfered in 2016 election
Fake social media accounts, identify theft, VPNs: Mueller's indictment shows how Russia meddled in the 2016 election, disparaging Clinton and boosting Trump.

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Feb 16, 2018

White House overhauls security clearance process
Dozens of White House officials could lose access to sensitive information

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Feb 16, 2018

White House: Russian indictments show 'no collusion' with Trump campaign
Trump, his outside counsel, and the White House lauded the indictment of Russian nationals, with the president insisting they proved there was "no collusion."

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Feb 16, 2018

Mueller calls Trump's Russia bluff
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian nationals undermines President Donald Trump's claim that there was no election interference.

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Feb 16, 2018

Dems to Trump: Still think Russia inquiry is a 'hoax'?
Democrats lashed out at President Donald Trump after the investigation he's called a "hoax" and a "witch hunt" resulted in 13 indictments of Russian nationals.

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Feb 16, 2018

GOP's midterm mission of selling tax cuts begins now
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce joins a growing GOP offensive to sell their tax cuts between now and the November midterm elections.

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Feb 16, 2018

Special counsel charges 13 Russians with interfering in 2016 election to boost Trump
A federal grand jury on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities on charges related to interfering in the 2016 election.

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Feb 16, 2018

Top Dem says Obama shares responsibility for Russia's meddling
The Obama administration's muted response to the 2014 Sony hack may have laid the groundwork for Russia's meddling in the 2016 elections says one top Democrat.

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Feb 16, 2018

Former Playboy model claims she had an affair with Trump, report says
Karen McDougal, a former Playboy Playmate of the Year, documented her alleged affair with Trump in an eight-page handwritten note shared with The New Yorker.

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Feb 16, 2018

Trump picks politics over policy on immigration vote
The president and his team chose to push a bill that could muster only 39 Senate votes.

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Feb 16, 2018

First Read's Morning Clips: An interesting development in Missouri
A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

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Feb 16, 2018

Mitt Romney announces bid for U.S. Senate in Utah
Mitt Romney — the GOP's 2012 candidate for president and a former governor of Massachusetts — announced Friday that he would run for U.S. Senate in Utah.

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Feb 16, 2018

Outspoken pro-Trump pastor enters race for Gowdy seat
Outspoken Trump supporter and televangelist pastor Mark Burns joins a cast of characters who've tried to parlay loyalty to Trump into a ticket to Washington.

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Feb 15, 2018

Trump vows mental health care fix. He also wants to slash coverage.
The president's already playing a role when it comes to health care. Here's what he's done and how it would affect mental heath in America.

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Feb 15, 2018

Three different immigration bills fail in Senate
The Senate ended its immigration debate this week exactly where it began — in a stalemate.

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Feb 15, 2018

Trump Signs Bill Revoking Obama-Era Gun Checks
The new law nullifies an Obama-backed rule that added people with mental illnesses to the national background check database.

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Feb 15, 2018

After Florida shooting, Trump offers comfort — to gun owners
In Thursday's remarks following this week's shooting rampage at a Florida high school, President Donald Trump offered reassurance to gun-rights advocates.

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Feb 15, 2018

After Florida, Trump comforts gun owners
In Thursday's remarks following this week's shooting rampage at a Florida high school, President Donald Trump offered reassurance to gun-rights advocates.

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Feb 15, 2018

Trump aides are asked if they are vulnerable to blackmail
Some officials seeking security clearances were asked to provide any info that could be a "source of embarrassment, or be used to coerce or blackmail you."

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Feb 15, 2018

Steve Bannon met with Mueller multiple times in the past week
Steve Bannon, who served as President Trump's chief strategist, was interviewed by the special counsel over multiple days this week, NBC News has learned.

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Feb 15, 2018

Steve Bannon met with Mueller multiple times over the past week
Steve Bannon, who served as President Trump's chief strategist, was interviewed by the special counsel over multiple days this week, NBC News has learned.

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Feb 15, 2018

Report: Presidential inaugural committee paid $26M to Melania Trump friend
President Donald Trump's inaugural committee paid out nearly $26 million to an event planning company that was reportedly founded by an adviser to First Lady Melania Trump.

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Feb 15, 2018

Trump's full remarks on the high school mass shooting
President Donald Trump's full remarks Thursday from the White House on the mass high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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Feb 15, 2018

Familiar responses from Congress after latest mass shooting
Congress finds itself in a familiar position a day after the 18th school shooting of the year, divided with little prospects of action.

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Feb 15, 2018

Trump says he will visit Parkland, Florida, site of high school mass shooting
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would visit Parkland, Fla. following the mass shooting there Wednesday, and work to tackle "the difficult issue of mental health"

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Feb 15, 2018

Puerto Rico suspends $133M contract awarded to failed FEMA nominee's firm
Puerto Rico has suspended a $133 million contract for housing relief after a review board said it was inappropriately awarded.

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Feb 15, 2018

Legal landmines could complicate Trump lawyer's $130,000 payment to a porn star
Michael Cohen, personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, has revealed to NBC News that a month before the election, Cohen paid $130,000 of his own money to pornographic film star Stormy Daniels, who has in the past said she had a sexual encounter with Trump.

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Feb 15, 2018

How Did Australia Stop Mass Shootings?
Strict new gun laws passed after a mass shooting in Australia 20 years ago appear to have prevented any more such attacks there, researchers reported.

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Feb 15, 2018

Washington is fundamentally broken when it comes to addressing mass shootings
America's political system has been incapable of coming up with any federal public policy to address mass shootings.

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Feb 15, 2018

First Read's Morning Clips: Romney delays rollout
A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

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Feb 15, 2018

Trump says classmates, neighbors should have reported Florida gunman
Trump said there were "many signs" that the suspected shooter in the horrific attack at a high school in Florida was "mentally disturbed."

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Feb 14, 2018

Scores of top White House officials lack full security clearances
More than 130 White House political appointees working lacked permanent security clearances as of November 2017, including the president's daughter and son-in-law.

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Feb 14, 2018

Prospects of new bipartisan DACA agreement remain uncertain
As the Senate struggles to find a solution on DACA, two new bipartisan proposals are expected to be rolled out in the Senate on Wednesday.

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Feb 14, 2018

EPA head Scott Pruitt says he flies first class due to security concerns
Pruitt, who takes frequent premium-class flights at taxpayer expense, said he needs to fly first class due to unpleasant interactions with other travelers.

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Feb 14, 2018

White House mess leaves embattled Kelly in limbo
President Trump hasn't made a decision about the fate of his chief of staff but has reached out to friends about potential replacements, sources tell NBC News.

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Feb 14, 2018

What is the White House personnel security office?
The White House's current explanation in the Rob Porter clearance controversy pins the blame on an obscure internal office of personnel security. Here's what we know about it.

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Feb 14, 2018

Trump speaks against domestic violence, but doesn't mention Porter accusers
President Donald Trump spoke out against domestic violence Wednesday, over a week after White House aide Rob Porter resigned from his post over abuse allegations.

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Feb 14, 2018

Trump decries domestic abuse, doesn't mention Porter accusers
President Trump spoke out against domestic violence a week after White House aide Rob Porter resigned over abuse allegations.

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Feb 14, 2018

Porn star who alleged Trump sexual encounter: I can now tell my story
Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom President Donald Trump's personal attorney acknowledged paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now free to discuss her alleged sexual encounter with the president. A manager for the adult film stars told The Associated Press on Wednesday the actress believes Trump's lawyer invalidated a non-disclosure agreement by discussing the payment.

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Feb 14, 2018

Watchdog: Aide altered email so V.A. chief's wife could travel on taxpayers' dime
V.A. Secretary David Shulkin is accused of improperly taking tickets to Wimbledon in another apparent abuse of government travel by administration officials.

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Feb 14, 2018

Watchdog: Aide altered email so VA chief's wife could travel on taxpayers' dime
An internal watchdog's investigation has found that Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted Wimbledon tennis tickets and likely wrongly used taxpayer money to cover his wife's airfare for an 11-day European trip. The report questions Shulkin's decision to direct VA staff on official time to arrange his sightseeing activities during the July trip to England and Denmark. It's the latest in a controversy over misuse of government travel by top Trump administration officials.

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Feb 14, 2018

Watchdog: Aide to V.A. chief altered email to cover cost of Europe trip
V.A. Secretary David Shulkin is accused of improperly taking tickets to Wimbledon in another apparent abuse of government travel by administration officials.

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Feb 14, 2018

Warren hits Trump on 'Pocahontas' slur, details her Native American roots
Warren, whom Trump has repeatedly ridiculed as "Pocahontas," hit back forcefully at the commander-in-chief Wednesday.

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Feb 14, 2018

Porter scandal: John Kelly taking heat, but what about Don McGahn?
Experts say that under the typical process, White House counsel Don McGahn would have been alerted early in the process about problems with Rob Porter.

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Feb 14, 2018

Watchdog: VA chief wrongly took Wimbledon tickets, report questions Europe trip
An internal watchdog's investigation has found that Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted Wimbledon tennis tickets and likely wrongly used taxpayer money to cover his wife's airfare for an 11-day European trip. The report questions Shulkin's decision to direct VA staff on official time to arrange his sightseeing activities during the July trip to England and Denmark. It's the latest in a controversy over misuse of government travel by top Trump administration officials.

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Feb 14, 2018

House Oversight launches probe into Rob Porter's hiring
The chair of the House Oversight Committee said Wednesday the panel has launched a probe into the White House's handling of Rob Porter's employment.

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Feb 14, 2018

The Rob Porter scandal has lasted for more than a week. Here's why.
Here are four reasons why this story has had a longer shelf life than the others.

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Feb 14, 2018

First Read's Morning Clips: Dems win special election in Florida
A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

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Feb 14, 2018

Midterm politics creep into Senate immigration debate
The first day of the Senate's DACA debate was sidetracked by campaign politics that led to no progress on a range of pressing immigration issues.

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Feb 14, 2018

Now available: 200,000 Russian troll tweets
Twitter doesn't make it easy to track Russian propaganda efforts — this database can help

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Feb 14, 2018

Twitter deleted 200,000 Russian troll tweets. Read them here.
Twitter doesn't make it easy to track Russian propaganda efforts — this database can help

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Feb 14, 2018

In Trump era, reformers take fight to local prosecutor races
A big win in Philadelphia last year has given criminal justice reformers momentum to get involved in more DA races in 2018, starting in Dallas.

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Feb 13, 2018

Trump's lawyer says he paid Stormy Daniels on his own
In response to a complaint alleging an illegal contribution, Michael Cohen said he paid the porn star $130,000 on his own initiative and without reimbursement.

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Feb 13, 2018

White House now says internal office to blame on Porter
The White House's explanation of how allegations of domestic abuse against a top aide failed to significantly affect his security clearance evolved again Tuesday.

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Feb 13, 2018

Russian Twitter trolls exploited key election moments
Russian trolls chose targeted moments during the presidential election to infiltrate and divide the online conversations of millions of Americans.

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Feb 13, 2018

U.S. intel agencies predict Russia to escalate election meddling efforts
In a new report, analysts predict Russia will conduct "bolder and more disruptive cyber operations during the next year."

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Feb 13, 2018

Top Trump House ally tells friends he will challenge North Dakota Sen. Heitkamp
Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., a close ally of President Donald Trump, has changed his mind and now plans to run against Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., sources say.

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Feb 13, 2018

Mulvaney tells Congress he would vote against his own budget
Mick Mulvaney, President Trump's budget director, told lawmakers Tuesday that he would not have voted for the budget proposal he was presenting.

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Feb 13, 2018

Angry note to Trump Jr. revealed: 'You are getting what you deserve'
An envelope with suspicious powder sent to Donald Trump Jr. included a note that told him, 'You are getting what you deserve,' officials said.

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Feb 13, 2018

Case study: Can Trump's private investment plan really rebuild America?
As the White House looks to companies to invest heavily in America's infrastructure, two cities with private water systems reveal the risks and rewards.

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Feb 13, 2018

FBI Director Wray contradicts White House on Porter investigation
FBI Director Chris Wray contradicted the White House's account of former Staff Secretary Rob Porter's background investigation before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, asserting that the bureau had finished its report long before Porter was fired over allegations of domestic abuse.

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Feb 13, 2018

Trump wants to replace food stamps with 'Blue Apron-type program'
The Trump administration wants to scale back food stamps, and replace them with a "food box" delivery program similar to Blue Apron.

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Feb 13, 2018

Ex-wife of accused WH aide rips Trump for suggesting he didn't get 'due process'
The ex-wife of former Trump speechwriter David Sorensen hit back against the president's claim that he got no due process.

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Feb 13, 2018

U.S. intel agencies expect Russia to escalate election meddling efforts
In a new report, analysts predict Russia will conduct "bolder and more disruptive cyber operations during the next year."

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Feb 13, 2018

Senate tackles immigration, but House will be the biggest hurdle
Senate Majority Leader McConnell delivers on promise to have a Senate debate on immigration but getting anything through the House will be the biggest hurdle.

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Feb 13, 2018

First Read's Morning Clips: Making sense of the midterm environment
A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

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Feb 12, 2018

Senate kicks off uncertain debate on immigration
After months of bickering over immigration issues, the Senate is entering a process that could be time-consuming, chaotic and perhaps unsuccessful.

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Feb 12, 2018

Letter that sent Vanessa Trump to hospital may have held corn starch
Vanessa Trump was taken to a Manhattan hospital as a precaution after a letter with a white powder was mailed to husband Donald Trump Jr.

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Feb 12, 2018

Jeff Sessions remarks on 'Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement'
Attorney General Jeff Sessions called sheriffs a "critical part" of the "Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement" during a speech Monday.

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Feb 12, 2018

The era of Trump deficits has begun
With the introduction of President Donald Trump's budget, the era of trillion-dollar deficits is well underway.

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Feb 12, 2018

White House denies U.S.-Israel discussing settlement annexation
JERUSALEM- The United States dismissed as false an Israeli assertion on Monday that the two countries were discussing the possibility of Israel annexing Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, in a rare display of discord between U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Feb 12, 2018

Vanessa Trump taken to hospital as precaution after suspicious letter
Vanessa Trump was taken to a Manhattan hospital as a precaution after a letter with an unidentified substance was mailed to husband Donald Trump Jr.

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Feb 12, 2018

'Pretty sharp!' Obama says, revealing his portrait
The National Portrait Gallery has revealed the portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama.

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Feb 12, 2018

Schumer warns: anti-Trump focus is a 'mistake'
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says thinks it's a "mistake" for his party to rely on anti-Trump sentiment to win back power.

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Feb 12, 2018

Schumer warns anti-Trump focus is a 'mistake'
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says thinks it's a "mistake" for his party to rely on anti-Trump sentiment to win back power.

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Feb 12, 2018

Trump budget would boost defense funding, slash domestic spending
The White House's 2019 budget would ramp up spending on the military, a new border wall and fighting the opiod epidemic while making big reductions to entitlement spending.

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Feb 12, 2018

Trump rolls out infrastructure plan hinged on state, private dollars
The White House unveiled its infrastructure plan Monday, proposing $200 billion in federal incentives that it says will spur $1.5 trillion overall investment.

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Feb 12, 2018

Top DOJ official quit partly over fear she might be asked to oversee Russia probe
The Justice Department's No.3 attorney had been unhappy with her job for months before the department announced her departure on Friday, according to multiple sources close to Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, frustrated by vacancies at the department and fear she would be asked to oversee the Russia investigation.

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Feb 12, 2018

Obama portraits unveiled at National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery has revealed the portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama.

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Feb 12, 2018

Distractions have derailed Team Trump's economic message
The Trump White House can't stick to its script.

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Feb 12, 2018

First Read's Morning Clips: Key primaries to watch in 2018
A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

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Feb 12, 2018

Ruth Bader Ginsburg says #MeToo is here to stay
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg believes that the watershed #MeToo movement will withstand backlash and have "staying power" for generations of women.

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Feb 12, 2018

Democrats debate: Get personal with Trump or take the high road
Party leaders and stars are getting tough with Trump, in distinctly Trumpian terms — but some are skeptical that's a winning strategy.

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Feb 12, 2018

Cash-hungry states betting Supreme Court will legalize sports gambling
Several states are betting sports gambling could soon become legal, and have filed, or begun prepping, bills that would make placing bets on sports games legal.

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Feb 12, 2018

Pence on North Korea: 'If you want to talk, we'll talk'
The prospect of talks comes after months of tension between Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons.

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Feb 11, 2018

Rob Porter's ex-wife pushes back against Trump defense
The ex-wife who accused ex-White House staffer Rob Porter of domestic abuse said her experience wouldn't be diminished.

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Feb 11, 2018

Trump building plan to ask states for big bucks
The White House's proposal would put $200 billion in new federal funds into the effort, but have states and private investors shoulder a good chunk of the costs.

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Feb 11, 2018

When military deployment costs a spouse their job
A new Senate proposal would address the job hunt challenges facing military spouses, whose unemployment rate sits at roughly four times the national average.

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Feb 11, 2018

Marc Short: 'John Kelly has not offered his resignation'
White House Director of Legislative Affairs, Marc Short, appears on Meet the Press for an exclusive interview to respond to reports that the Chief of Staff has offered his resignation.

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Feb 11, 2018

Jeff Flake optimistic about immigration prospects
At least one senator optimistic about what could happen this week when lawmakers gather to debate and vote on immigration amendments on the Senate floor.

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Feb 11, 2018

White House: Trump has 'absolute confidence' in John Kelly
President Donald Trump still stands by chief of staff John Kelly after his handling of abuse allegations against a former aide, White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short said Sunday.

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Feb 11, 2018

One Olympic sport unites Red and Blue America
Skiing? Shooting? Finally, a sport that can unite red and blue America at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang South Korea, at least for the next two weeks.

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Feb 11, 2018

Biggest races to watch in 2018: Grudge matches, ideological battles, wild cards
Here are some of the most important primary matchups to watch over the next few months.

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Feb 10, 2018

Restrictive voter ID laws are no match for this group
VoteRiders leads a grassroots operation to help voters adhere to each state's individual requirements — rather than fight them through lawsuits.

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