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U.S. about to squash constitution

Impeachment experts testified before the House judiciary committee on Wednesday that Donald Trump’s misconduct offered a textbook case of impeachable offenses as prescribed by the constitution and applied over the course of US history. Four constitutional scholars, including three called by Democrats and one called by Republicans, became the first witnesses to testify in a […]

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How will the Supreme Court rule in the fight over Donald Trump’s taxes?

SINCE 1976 every American president has willingly made at least some tax information public—and other than Gerald Ford, who released only summaries, all have shared at least one year of their returns with the public. Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to release his, too, but nearly three years into his presidency, the public has seen […]

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The presidential library: 10 books Trump recommended this year

The president has endorsed at least a dozen books this year – despite claiming he ‘doesn’t have the time’ to read – and they all have one thing in common. When it comes to reading books, Donald Trump has protested: “I don’t have the time.” Nonetheless, the president has made at least a dozen personal […]

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In 649 days, President Trump has made 6,420 false or misleading claims

On Sept. 7, President Trump woke up in Billings, Mont., flew to Fargo, N.D., visited Sioux Falls, S.D., and eventually returned to Washington. He spoke to reporters on Air Force One, held a pair of fundraisers and was interviewed by three local reporters. In that single day, he publicly made 125 false or misleading statements […]

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Is Donald Trump above the law?

For the first time, President Donald Trump faces a formal accusation that he personally broke the law to further his candidacy. His longtime lawyer Mr Cohen told a court under oath that the money was paid “at the direction of a candidate for federal office”. In other words, that Mr Trump told Mr Cohen to […]

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Fact check: Donald Trump’s State of the Union address analyzed

Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech continued Trump’s tradtion of telling tall tales. Let’s separate Trump’s fake news from the facts. Tax cuts We enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history. Our massive tax cuts provide tremendous relief for the middle class and small businesses. A typical family of four making […]

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Donald Trump’s big test in 2018 – The Economist video

The ninth in The Economist series of films previewing some of the big themes of 2018 considers America’s mid-term elections. A bad result for Donald Trump could lead to his impeachment. Can he unite and rally Republican voters?

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross benefits from business ties to Putin’s inner circle

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr. has a stake in a shipping firm that receives millions of dollars a year in revenue from a company whose key owners include Russian President Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law and a Russian tycoon sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department as a member of Putin’s inner circle. Ross, a billionaire […]

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The Artless Dodger

Jack Dawkins, better known as the Artful Dodger, is a character in the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. Dodger is a pickpocket, so called for his skill and cunning in that respect. He is the leader of the gang of child criminals, trained by the elderly Fagin. The Artful Dodger is characterized as a child […]

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The Art of The Schlemiel

Donald Trump’s time in office had been a spectacular failure, like a schlemiel. Here’s a very short list of promises made by Donald Trump which have stalled in legislation. Call for an international conference to defeat ISIS Repeal Obamacare Increase visa fees Move U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem Replace J-1 Visa with Inner […]

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Report says Donald Trump hates ‘everybody at the White House’.

A report in Vanity Fair magazine, citing two sources, claimed Donald Trump had vented to his longtime security chief, Keith Schiller: “I hate everyone in the White House! There are a few exceptions, but I hate them!” The journalist Gabriel Sherman also wrote that several people close to the president told him that Trump was […]

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Trump golfs while Puerto Ricans die. Nice balls, Donald.

It’s an island. Lots of water you know. Lots. The most water you’ve ever seen. That island isn’t like Texas or Florida you know, which as you know are part of the US. My team is the best. Excellent. I’ve got the greatest team. Believe me. Everything is fine. #LyingDonald Save

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Access to the prez while you wait

There are about 10,000 registered lobbyists in Washington — roughly 20 for every member of Congress — and thousands more unregistered ones: consultants and ‘‘strategic advisers’’ who are paid to help shape government policy but do not disclose their clients. By whatever name, they are the people companies and countries hire to help roll back […]

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How Trump’s paranoid White House sees ‘deep state’ enemies on all sides

An extraordinary memo by a former national security official contains a list of Donald Trump’s perceived enemies within, offering an insight into paranoia gripping the White House. The author, Rich Higgins, was ousted last month by the national security adviser, HR McMaster. But the president reportedly saw the memo when it was passed to him […]

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Government Report Finds Drastic Impact of Climate Change on U.S.

WASHINGTON — The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a sweeping federal climate change report awaiting approval by the Trump administration. The draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies, which has not yet […]

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Why Donald Trump’s tax cuts for the rich won’t make America great again

Donald Trump’s plan to lower taxes and deregulation, to “incentivise” investors and “free up” the economy won’t work because it never worked in the past. When Ronald Reagan tried it in the 1980s, he claimed that tax revenues would rise. Instead, growth slowed, tax revenues fell, and workers suffered. The big winners in relative terms […]

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Trump’s Tweets Show Shallow Self

It is the hobgoblin of the littlest mind to live-tweet your response to a television show. Especially if that mind belongs to a president orphaned from reality. The Morning Joe duo revealed on Friday that the Trump White House tried to blackmail them into shutting up about the president’s unhinged performance. That blackmail included the […]

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Tuscon, Arizona after Trump

Donald Trump is a well-known property developer and licensor of his brand name. Property developers know the greatest value of real esate and greatest demand for real estated is waterfront properties. Thanks to Donald Trump dumping the Paris Accord more and more of America will soon become much more valuable as waterfront properties.

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The Republicans who urged Trump to pull out of Paris deal are big oil darlings

A withdrawal by Donald Trump from the Paris climate accord would go down as a hallmark of his presidency. It would be unilateral, reckless and splashy – trademark Trump. The president has said he will announce his decision at 3pm ET (8pm BST) on Thursday. But while Trump has often stood on a range of […]

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Activists investigating Ivanka Trump’s China shoe factory detained or missing

A labour activist working undercover investigating abuses at a Chinese factory that makes Ivanka Trump shoes has been detained by police and two others are missing, raising concerns the company’s ties to the US president’s family may have led to harsher treatment. Hua Haifeng was being held by police on suspicion of illegal surveillance, his […]