GOP Senate candidate’s comments raise questions about potential campaign finance violations

(CNN)A Republican Senate candidate in Montana is facing questions over comments he made suggesting he knew of the National Rifle Association’s plans to be involved in his race — a move that experts say could violate campaign finance laws meant to prohibit campaigns from coordinating with outside groups. “Yes,” Rosendale…

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Donald Trump used a noticeably out-of-date photo to commemorate 9/11. Ugh.

WHAT, ME WORRY?Image: Getty Images Time to add another item to the list of perplexing decisions the White House made on 9/11.  On Tuesday, the below tweet was sent from Donald Trump’s Twitter account as he and First Lady Melania Trump departed the White House for the September 11 remembrance…

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DACA alive, barely, a year after Trump ended it

Washington (CNN)A year ago, President Donald Trump ended DACA. Today, it still exists. For the roughly 700,000 young undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children that DACA protects from deportation, the ongoing uncertainty about their future in this country also continues. “It’s a real shame,” said Florida Republican…

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Gary Cohn and Rob Porter push back on Woodward book

Washington (CNN)One of President Donald Trump’s former senior aides and his former chief economic adviser have issued statements claiming that Bob Woodward’s bombshell new book, “Fear,” is inaccurate and misleading, after the book featured their statements and descriptions of the President’s actions in a negative light. Cohn said in a…

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Trump warns Syria, Russia, Iran against attack on rebel stronghold

(CNN)President Donald Trump warned Syria and its allies Russia and Iran on Monday against attacking the last major rebel stronghold of Idlib province in the country’s northwest. US officials have grown worried that an assault on Idlib could involve the use of chemical weapons if the rebels are able to…

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A Law Alone Won’t Get California to 100 Percent Green Power

Before Californians use an electron, they like to swirl the glass a little, get some nose. You want a whiff of that subatomic particle’s terroir before pouring it into an air conditioner or a phone. Does it have the musty, planet-destroying aroma of a greenhouse gas appellation—generated, perhaps, by the…

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EXCLUSIVE: ex-Trump World Tower doorman’s “catch-and-kill” contract released

(CNN)A former Trump World Tower doorman who says he has knowledge of an alleged affair President Donald Trump had with an ex-housekeeper, which resulted in a child, is now able to talk about a contract he entered with American Media Inc. that had prohibited him from discussing the matter with…

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Judge: ICE shouldn’t ‘remove’ people applying for green cards just because they have deportation orders

(CNN)A federal judge in Boston said Thursday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement shouldn’t remove people who are in the process of applying for green cards just because they have final orders of removal. Wolf’s statement was not a preliminary injunction, which would have been a court order for ICE to…

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Florida’s GOP gubernatorial nominee says a vote for his black opponent would ‘monkey this up’

Washington (CNN)Fresh off his victory in the Florida Republican gubernatorial primary, Rep. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that voters would “monkey this up” if they elected his African-American Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum, to be governor, immediately drawing accusations of racism. “Well, I’ll try to be articulate, Chris,” Gillum told Chris Cuomo…

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Britain says Brexit will open door to tougher Russia sanctions

Ministers consider harder US-style regime, with City commercial interests at stake The UK government has said a potential battery of tougher sanctions against Russia could be introduced once Britain has left the EU next March, raising the prospect that it will join the US in preventing Russian sovereign debt from…

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Kellyanne Conway struggles to name African-Americans in White House

Washington (CNN)Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to President Donald Trump, struggled on Sunday to name an African-American person in a prominent White House role. Conway was presumably referring to Ja’Ron Smith, a legislative affairs aide who was on a list of people expected to attend a prison reform event with Trump…

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Texas judge says he’ll likely kill DACA — but not yet

Washington (CNN)A federal judge on Friday hinted he will likely invalidate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in the future — but for now the program can continue to operate. Since Trump sought to end DACA last September, the program’s future has been in doubt. Members of Congress largely…

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Christine Hallquist, Democratic candidate for Vermont governor, rejects socialist label

Washington (CNN)Vermont’s Democratic nominee for governor Christine Hallquist, who made history Tuesday as the first transgender gubernatorial nominee for a major political party, said she’s running to raise the issue of rural economic development in her home state. But she has declined embracing any labels of being a socialist. “I’m…

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