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  • Nancy Pelosi locks down vote to be House speaker in January – live

    Pelosi agreed to limit tenure to no more than four additional yearsHelp us reach our $1m goal. Make a year-end contributionGet the new US morning briefing. Sign up 2.28pm GMT One of the looming issues in the 2020 Democratic primary is the allegations of Trump coming crimes. Ron Brownstein notes “One of the early choices every 2020 Democratic presidential contender will face is how to react the first time the audience at one of their events breaks into the chant, “Lock Him Up.” 2.08pm GMT...

    the Guardian
  • 'Death sentence': butterfly sanctuary to be bulldozed for Trump's border wall

    More than 200 species make their homes at America’s most diverse sanctuary, but construction through the reserve could begin in February On any given day at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas, visitors can to see more than 60 varieties of butterflies. In the spring and fall, monarchsand other species can blanket the center’s 100 acres of subtropical bushlands that extend from the visitor center to to the banks of the Rio Grande river, where their property, and US sovereignty,...

    the Guardian
  • The Trump administration is renewing its push to deport thousands of Vietnamese immigrants with criminal convictions — including some war refugees who have lived in the US for years

    The Trump administration is once again seeking to deport certain Vietnamese immigrants with criminal convictions and deportation orders — including war refugees. The Atlantic reported on Wednesday that the White House wants to unilaterally reinterpret a 2008 agreement between the US and Vietnam that specifically bars such deportations. But Vietnam has largely refused to accept such deportees, and since the US cannot deport an immigrant to a country that won't accept them, it's unclear how the...

    Business Insider
  • Trump admin reinterprets 2008 agreement to allow deportation of Vietnam War refugees: report

    The Trump administration has reportedly unilaterally reinterpreted a 2008 agreement between the U.S. and Vietnam in order to pursue deportation for certain Vietnamese immigrants who arrived in the U.S. before 1995.

  • From fixer to inmate: Michael Cohen reckons with his 'blind loyalty' to Trump

    The president’s former right-hand man was tearful as he accepted his three-year sentence: ‘I deserve that pain’Follow live updatesNot long ago, Michael Cohen was the right-hand man to the most powerful person on earth. In a few months, he’ll be a federal inmate, sentenced to three years in prison for crimes committed at Donald Trump’s side. The fall from grace was fast and hard, and the toll on the 52-year-old lawyer was evident as he stood in a lower Manhattan courtroom on Wednesday to learn...

    the Guardian
  • In United States vs. Cuba, Russia is the big winner

    The U.S. government pulled out of Cuba in self-defense. Yet by ramping up sanctions on the island, Americans are forfeiting their shot at retribution. National Security Adviser John Bolton recently

  • Markets rally as hopes for breakthrough in US-China trade dispute rise

    Donald Trump says talks between Washington and Beijing are progressing Financial markets around the world have rallied amid early signs of progress in the bitter trade standoff between the US and China, as hopes rise for a breakthrough in the dispute. Wall Street shook off days of volatility to post broad gains in early trading after Donald Trump said that talks between Washington and Beijing were progressing, while reports suggested that China was on the brink of redrawing its economic plans to...

    the Guardian
  • Donald Trump Moves to Deport Vietnam War Refugees

    The White House again wants to expel certain groups of protected immigrants, a reversal after backing away from the policy months ago.

    The Atlantic
  • Roger Stone explains why Gen. John Kelly lost the battle against Trump’s personality

    When Gen. John Kelly became White House chief of staff on July 31, 2017, the only variable was when, not if, the following would be written: “White House officials are hoping that Kelly will be able to resign instead of being fired by tweet. First Lady Melania Trump has been urging the president not to fire a four-star general but instead allow him to leave on his own terms.”

    Washington Examiner
  • Nicolás Maduro accuses White House of direct role in assassination attempt

    Venezuelan president also claimed ‘ultra-right locos’ within Brazil’s incoming government were plotting to invade his country Venezuela’s embattled president Nicolás Maduro has accused the White House of playing a direct role in an attempt to assassinate him and claimed “ultra-right locos” within Brazil’s incoming government were plotting to invade his country. Related: Venezuela: is a US-backed 'military option' to oust Maduro gaining favour? Continue reading

    the Guardian
  • China reportedly plans to allow more foreign business in potential boon for Trump administration

    China is quietly planning to replace a protectionist economic policy with a new program promoting greater access for foreign businesses, according to a report Wednesday. People briefed on the matter told The Wall Street Journal that Beijing’s top economic agency and senior advisers are in the process
  • National Enquirer owner is cooperating with prosecutors, admits it helped bury Playboy model's Trump sex claims

    The parent company of right-wing tabloid National Enquirer has admitted it participated in a conspiracy to bury salacious stories about President Trump ahead of the 2016 election, federal prosecutors in New York revealed Wednesday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan said American Media Inc
  • Now hiring for 'the worst job in government': Trump's chief of staff

    In normal times, the role of presidential gatekeeper is widely coveted. But under Trump it is seen as a poisoned chalice James Baker famously called it “the worst fucking job in government”. But it is also arguably the second most powerful, with past occupants including Dick Cheney (who blamed it for his first heart attack), Donald Rumsfeld, Leon Panetta, Rahm Emanuel and Baker himself. The White House chief of staff is the president’s gatekeeper, controlling the flow of information and access...

    the Guardian
  • 21 scandals that rocked the Trump administration in 2018

    The Trump administration has provided no shortage of controversy and scandal in 2018. From Trump reportedly referring to several nations as "s--thole countries" and multiple cabinet members implicated in ethics scandals, it was an eventful year for the White House and the administration broadly. Here are the 21 biggest scandals that roiled the Trump administration in 2018.  It's been a long and eventful year in the administration of President Donald Trump, with nearly every day bringing with it...

    Business Insider
  • Trump doesn't really want a chief of staff at all

    As the White House was scurrying for a second day in a search of a new chief of staff, author Chris Whipple said what many of us were thinking: “Why would anybody want to be Donald Trump’s chief of staff unless you want to steal the office supplies before they shut the place down?”

    Washington Examiner
  • President Trump claims he's 'not concerned' about impeachment, calls his campaign's Russia ties 'peanut stuff'

    President Trump claimed Tuesday he’s not concerned about being impeached because his former lawyer is to blame for the campaign finance crimes he’s been implicated in and his connections to Russia are “peanut stuff.” In what marks some of his first comments ever on the sensitive topic, Trump told
  • Trump administration to strip pollution protections, harming vital wildlife

    List of waterways land users must obtain permits to pollute to be scaled back, which could also allow pollution in drinking water The Trump administration is planning to strip Obama-era pollution protections from thousands of US streams and millions of acres of wetlands, in a move environmentalists warn will harm vital wildlife and could allow pollution into drinking water. Related: Ex-EPA chief Scott Pruitt used personal email for government work Continue reading

    the Guardian
  • Mitch McConnell says Senate will vote on criminal justice bill before Christmas

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the Senate will have a chance to vote on a criminal justice reform bill favored by President Trump by month's end.

    Washington Examiner
  • This White House needs a Bossie chief of staff

    Every American – Trump-lovers and -haters alike – should want his next White House chief of staff to be competent, tough, steady and honest. Every Republican should also want the new guy to be politically savvy, in order to advance conservative principles.

    Washington Examiner
  • Google CEO testifies to Congress on political bias claims – live

    Trump to hold talks with Chuck Schumer and Nancy PelosiPelosi reportedly discussing limiting her tenure as speakerProtect independent, fact-based journalism with a year-end contribution and help us reach our $1m goal. 3.16pm GMT Google CEO Sunder Pichai has taken his seat in the House Judiciary hearing room and opening statements have begun before his testimony. 3.13pm GMT Several Democratic senators sent a letter to the White House yesterday asking questions about Fox News’s bonus payments to...

    the Guardian
  • House Republicans clash over Trump's role in downfall, look to 2020

    Five weeks after their Election Day thumping, Republicans in the House of Representatives are still arguing internally over President Trump’s role in the 40-seat thrashing of their majority.

    Washington Examiner
  • Trump administration proposes huge rollback of Obama-era water, wetland protections

    The Trump administration proposed withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country Tuesday

    Global News
  • Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani linked to multi-million dollar campaign to ease sanctions against DR Congo

    Trump administration officials attend reception connected to 'aggressive' public relations campaign for foreign government
  • Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani linked to multi-million dollar campaign to ease sanctions against DR Congo

    Trump administration officials attend reception connected to 'aggressive' public relations campaign for foreign government

    The Independent