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Drudge ReportMay 20, 2018
TRUMP DEMANDS PROBE...




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Reuters PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Trump to ask Justice Department to look into campaign surveillance claims
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would ask the Justice Department to look into whether his 2016 presidential campaign was infiltrated or surveilled by the FBI or the department under the Obama administration.

Drudge ReportMay 20, 2018
Texans turn to God as school rocked by latest shooting...




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The Daily BeastMay 20, 2018
Mnuchin: ‘Trade War' With China Is ‘On Hold'
Mike Blake/ReutersTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced on Sunday that the United States was temporarily halting its planned tariffs on Chinese imports while the two nations continue to negotiate.

"We're putting the trade war on hold," Mnuchin said on Fox News Sunday, adding that the U.S. and China agreed to a framework whereby China would buy more goods from the U.S. in order to make up for the trade deficit between the two countries.

The announcement came after top Chinese officials visited Washington last week for negotiations on the Trump administration's trade policies. The president had previously revealed plans to impose tariffs on $150 billion on Chinese imports, a move that angered conservatives economists and members of his own party on Capitol Hill. China responded at the time by threatening tariffs on American goods, which could have sparked an all-out trade war.

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Mnuchin says Trump putting trade war with China 'on hold' (Washington Post Politics)

CNN PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Trump to demand Justice Department examine whether it or FBI spied on campaign
President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will demand that his Justice Department look into whether it or the FBI spied on his presidential campaign for political reasons.

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FBI informant met with three Trump advisers during campaign, report says (Fox Politics)

Fox PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Mnuchin says US has deal with China to cut trade deficit, will hold off on tariffs
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Sunday that the U.S. and China -- the world's two biggest economies -- have reached a tentative deal to cut trade deficits that includes the U.S. putting China tariffs on hold, an agreement that potentially averts an economic standoff that would have global economic impacts.

CNN PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Giuliani says Mueller could end obstruction probe by September
Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller is aiming to finish the probe into potential obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump by September.

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Mueller said he could wrap up investigation by Sept. 1 if he can interview Trump by mid-July, Giuliani tells Fox News (Fox Politics)

Yahoo PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas
A list of the names of the eight students and two teachers killed by a gunman at Santa Fe High School in Texas was released Saturday. One was a visiting student from Pakistan, and one a teacher's aide trying to make ends meet for her family after her husband fell ill.


New York Times PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Trump Demands Inquiry Into Whether Justice Dept. ‘Infiltrated or Surveilled' His Campaign
Legal experts said President Trump's promise of intervention had little precedent, and could force a clash between the sitting president and his Justice Department.

CNN PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Texas Lt. Gov.: Need armed teachers, fewer school entrances
Texas GOP Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said after the nation's latest school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, that teachers need guns, parents should secure firearms safely at home, and schools should eliminate some of their entrances.

BBC Talking PointMay 20, 2018
Santa Fe High School shooting: Who are the victims?
More about the two substitute teachers and eight students who were killed on Friday.

PoliticoMay 20, 2018
French minister suggests EU compensate firms hit by U.S. sanctions on Iran


CNN PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Sen. Warner says Trump Jr.'s meeting with Gulf emissary suggests campaign's 'pattern' with other countries
Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia suggested Sunday that Donald Trump Jr.'s reported meeting with a Gulf emissary who offered to help his father's presidential campaign could be evidence of a larger pattern of concern.

Washington Post PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Oliver North, incoming NRA chief, blames school shootings on ‘culture of violence'
"Taking away the rights of law-abiding citizens" won't solve the problem, said the man best known for his role in the Iran-contra scandal.

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Drudge ReportMay 20, 2018
SHARPTON: Royal wedding shows white supremacy 'last breath'...




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Washington Post PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Royal wedding sermon on 'love' was about more than the marriage of Harry and Meghan
Bishop Michael Curry's message had political, cultural and global relevance beyond marriage.

Politics - U.S. HouseMay 20, 2018
Young People Keep Marching After Parkland, This Time to Register to Vote
Younger voters typically do not cast ballots in midterm elections. But after the Parkland, Fla., shooting, registration among younger voters is accelerating.

Drudge ReportMay 20, 2018
Incoming NRA President blames culture of violence, meds...




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Politics - U.S. HouseMay 20, 2018
Out of Prison, Back to Congress? Michael Grimm Is Trying on Staten Island
After pleading guilty to tax fraud, Mr. Grimm gave up his seat in 2014. Now he's running to reclaim his Staten Island House seat.

BBC PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Brexit: MP Barry Gardiner pressed on 'playing up' remark
Emma Barnett asked the Labour MP if he stands by remarks that people are playing 'up the issue of the Irish border'.

Fox PoliticsMay 20, 2018
'FBI plant' in Trump campaign was US-born Cambridge professor, reports say
American-born University of Cambridge professor Stefan Halper has been identified as an FBI plant in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, multiple news outlets reported Saturday.

The Daily BeastMay 20, 2018
Tina Fey's Sarah Palin Returns to SNL to Lead Anti-Trump Anthem ‘What I Did for Trump'
NBCTina Fey may be "relieved" that she doesn't work on Saturday Night Live right now, but on Saturday Night, the sketchy comedy-show's longtime head writer hosted its 43rd season finale.

And you knew she was gonna bring back her Sarah Palin impression.

Following a star-studded cold open—a Sopranos finale parody that saw Robert De Niro's Robert Mueller confront Alec Baldwin's President Trump, Ben Stiller's Michael Cohen and Kate McKinnon's Rudy Giuliani in a New Jersey restaurant—and a fun little Morning Joe bit featuring Fey as Russian lawyer/spy Natalia Veselnitskaya, the former vice presidential candidate made her triumphant return to Studio 8H (in the form of Fey, of course). 

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SNL Finale: Tina Fey's Russian Spy Natalia Veselnitskaya Mocks Donald Trump Jr. (The Daily Beast)

New York Times PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Mueller Plans to Wrap Up Obstruction Inquiry Into Trump by Sept. 1, Giuliani Says
Mr. Giuliani sought to make the case that a longer timeline for that aspect of the Russia investigation would hurt Republicans in the midterm elections.

Fox PoliticsMay 20, 2018
New NRA leader Oliver North on school shootings: 'Disease isn't the Second Amendment'
New NRA President Oliver North said Sunday, in the aftermath another school shooting, that students "shouldn't be afraid" to attend class but made clear that his gun-rights advocacy group still doesn't think the solution is limiting Second Amendment rights.

CNN PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Lucy McBath refused to be quiet after her son's murder. Now she's running for Congress.
When Lucy McBath's phone began receiving alerts about the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, she felt angry and deeply hurt.

Fox PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Trump warns extended Russia probe will 'put some hurt' on Republicans during midterms
President Trump on Sunday expressed his frustration with the ongoing and wide-ranging Russia collusion investigation, suggesting that federal investigators could "easily" extend the "witch hunt" through the critical mid-term elections to "put some hurt on the Republican Party."

New York Times PoliticsMay 19, 2018
John Lewis and Other Black Leaders Spurn Black Challenger in Boston
Ayanna Pressley is trying to become the first nonwhite member of the House from Massachusetts, but Mr. Lewis and others have endorsed her white opponent.

Fox PoliticsMay 19, 2018
Donald Trump Jr. plays down report he met with Gulf emissary in 2016
Donald Trump Jr. on Saturday played down a report that he attended a meeting in August 2016 that included an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes who were keen to help Trump win the election.

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New York Times PoliticsMay 19, 2018
Melania Trump Returns to White House in ‘High Spirits' After Kidney Procedure
The White House has not explained what led the first lady to seek treatment or whether its reference to her "benign kidney condition" meant she had a tumor.

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Melania Trump released from hospital, returns to White House in 'high spirits' (Washington Post Politics)

Fox PoliticsMay 19, 2018
GOP House leaders get signals crossed on farm bill; with Ryan leaving, what next?
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy conferred in the center aisle of House chamber late Friday morning.

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Drudge ReportMay 19, 2018
7 Women Could Help Dems Win Congress...




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New York Times PoliticsMay 19, 2018
Trump Administration Touts Successful China Trade Talks, but Leaves the Details for Later
The administration said the two countries had reached an agreement to increase American exports, but said that specifics would be agreed upon at a later date.

Washington Post PoliticsMay 19, 2018
Paul Ryan can't wash his hands of the immigration fight yet
The House speaker finds himself fighting a two-front war on the most politically treacherous issue in GOP politics.

New York Times PoliticsMay 19, 2018
These 7 Women Could Help Democrats Win Congress. (And Here's How the Republicans Plan to Stop Them.)
Pennsylvania has had an all-male congressional delegation since 2015. After victories by several women this week, that may change in November.

Washington Post PoliticsMay 18, 2018
Nuclear deal Trump seeks with North Korea could mirror Iran deal he hates
If Trump can get a deal, it would trade nuclear concessions for sanctions relief. Sound familiar?

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Iran Can't Stop Exporting Terror and Trouble in the Middle East. Here's Why. (The Daily Beast)

Reuters PoliticsMay 18, 2018
Trump suggests FBI may have infiltrated his campaign
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday escalated his attacks on the Justice Department, suggesting that the FBI may have planted or recruited an informant in his 2016 presidential campaign.

Washington Post PoliticsMay 17, 2018
White House, House GOP leaders reopen talks on immigration
The election-year uprising by Republican moderates forced Ryan and the White House to revive talks on the divisive issue. It was unclear if any compromise could secure the votes.

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Ryan and McCarthy collide over immigration (Politico)
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