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White House explains Trump-Putin encounter at G20

The White House said Wednesday night that a conversation between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires this past November did not constitute an "official meeting."

The Financial Times reported Tuesday that Trump and Putin spoke for "several minutes"

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New York judge rejects bid to throw out lawsuit against Trump Foundation

A New York judge on Friday rejected a bid by President Trump’s lawyers to throw out a lawsuit filed by the state’s attorney general against the Trump Foundation.

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House pauses for 17 seconds to honor dead in Parkland school massacre

The House of Representatives paused for 17 seconds in a “moment of silence” Monday evening to honor the dead from nearly two weeks ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., who represents Parkland, was joined in the well of the House by members of the Florida delegation.

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Trump rips a leading FBI official amid reports of retirement plans

President Trump took aim at FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe through tweets on Saturday, referencing McCabe’s rumored retirement from the agency. He also noted the removal of FBI General Counsel James Baker from his position. The two agency officials have recently been the target of Republican critics.

In several afternoon tweets,

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Support the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On behalf of our activist community, I urge you to contact your senators and ask them to support the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, as marked up by the Senate Finance Committee. The bill would deliver tax relief to the American people, reform the tax code, and make American businesses more competitive on the international stage.

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Congressman plans to sue over removal of painting depicting cops as pigs

The office of a Missouri congressman says he intends to file a federal lawsuit over the removal of a constituent’s painting from its display on Capitol Hill.

The painting, which shows a pig in a police uniform, divided members of Congress for its depiction of Ferguson,

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Former US officials, senior North Korea reps reportedly prepare for talks

Senior North Korean officials are reportedly preparing to come to the U.S. to talk with former government officials, the first time a meeting has happened on U.S. soil since 2011.

The officials representing the U.S. usually take part in Track 2 – or unofficial – talks with North Korea,

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Trump reportedly considers new immigration order after court defeat

Although President Trump said he is convinced that his travel ban will eventually win in court, he said Friday that he is considering crafting a “brand new order.”

He said any action would not come until next week, but he stressed that “we need speed for reasons of security.”

The comments,

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Goldberg on Obamacare repeal: ‘This is a very difficult position that the Republicans are in’

 

Fox News Contributor and National Review Senior Editor Jonah Goldberg said Wednesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that despite repeated promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act under the new 115th congress,

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Kerry defends US role in UN’s Israel censure amid backlash

 

A defiant Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday defended the U.S. decision allowing the U.N. Security Council to formally condemn Israeli settlements last week, saying the Obama administration did so in the interest of a

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