House approves bill to keep government open

The House passed a short-term extension of government funding late Thursday after Republican leaders, with help from President Trump, cobbled together enough GOP votes to overcome an internal revolt. Still, the possibility of a federal shutdown moved closer to a certainty after Senate Democrats rallied against the GOP proposal, announcing they would not lend their votes to a bill that […]

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Trudeau bans anti-abortion funding

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has established a policy mandating that groups that apply for youth employment grants support abortion rights. The policy has angered religious groups from many faiths as well as drawn ire from American conservatives. Canada Summer Jobs grant applicants must check a box on their forms stating they support human rights, including “reproductive rights”. Mr Trudeau has […]

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Trump had ‘pattern’ of Kremlin-connected money laundering

A Russian gangster operated an illegal gambling ring out of a Trump Tower apartment. President Trump had a “pattern” of making real estate deals with Russians indicative of money laundering. Eric Trump bragged about having unlimited access to Russian money for his golf course developments. And Trump associates crossed paths with a number of Kremlin-connected oligarchs during the campaign. Those […]

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Looming shutdown raises fundamental question: Can GOP govern

The Republican Party’s struggle to forge a plan to keep the government open exposes deep, intractable rifts that raise questions about its ability to govern, with GOP leaders handcuffed by party divisions and whipsawed by President Trump’s outbursts on how to proceed. The poisonous dynamic has now pushed Washington to the brink of a partial government shutdown, which will occur […]

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A German hacker offers a rare look inside the secretive world of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

A lone figure in a black hoodie and jeans breaks off from the pack. “Too many biometric details,” says Andy Müller-Maguhn, eyeing the cameras on the timesaving devices. He has come here, as he does most months, to meet with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the world’s most controversial purveyor of government secrets. For most of the past six years, Assange […]

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Trump’s lawyer says president “very eager” to talk to Mueller

President Trump’s attorney Ty Cobb says the president is “very eager” to speak to special counsel Robert Mueller for his Russia investigation. In an interview with CBS News’ chief White House correspondent Major Garrett on this week’s “The Takeout” podcast, Cobb said Mr. Trump wants to put the matter to rest, and he told Garrett there are “active discussions” about a special […]

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Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no

President Donald Trump says a children’s health insurance program shouldn’t be part of a short-term budget deal. Trump favors making the program part of “a long term solution, not a 30 Day, or short term, extension!” Trump is referring to the Children’s Health Insurance Program, also known as CHIP House Republican leaders have included a six-year renewal in a short-term […]

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