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The former members of R.E.M. are becoming old hands at responding to Donald Trump appropriating their music for his own purposes. And they’re actually getting kinder and gentler — or maybe just more sardonic — in their reactions. When the president retweeted a meme that makes a mocking use of “Everybody Hurts” to mock Democrats
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WASHINGTON — A federal judge imposed a gag order on Roger Stone’s legal proceedings that places some limitations on what he, his lawyers, and other parties say about the case. Stone, a longtime associate of President Donald Trump, was arrested last month after special counsel Robert Mueller brought charges that he misled the House Intelligence Committee
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump praised Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Tucker Carlson, and Laura Ingraham when asked what conservative voices helped to shape his views on declaring a national emergency, but he singled out one right-wing personality he does not follow: Ann Coulter. “I haven’t spoken to her. I don’t follow her. I don’t talk
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WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed William Barr to be the next attorney general, as his nomination survived Democratic opposition related to concerns over his independence from the Trump White House. He was confirmed by a vote of 54-45. Democrats Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, Doug Jones of Alabama and Joe Manchin of West Virginia voted for
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WASHINGTON — Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI, tells “60 Minutes” that in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s firing of James Comey, officials at the Justice Department discussed what it would take to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. “60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley interviewed McCabe for Sunday’s
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WASHINGTON — Top executives from T-Mobile and Sprint told lawmakers that their merger would create a next-generation wireless network that would also be a serious rival to cable companies in offering in-home broadband service. But they faced some skepticism from lawmakers that their promises would be fulfilled. T-Mobile US CEO John Legere and Sprint CEO
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WASHINGTON — Cliff Sims, a former White House communications staffer who wrote the recent tell-all about his tenure called “Team of Vipers,” defended a lawsuit he filed against President Donald Trump as a way to defend his “First Amendment right to tell the truth.” He filed a lawsuit in federal court, challenging the Trump campaign’s
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WASHINGTON — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Friday in the first major hearing that showcases the new Democratic majority’s oversight of the Justice Department and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. But early on, Whitaker struck a note of defiance as Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) asked
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WASHINGTON — Spike Lee, at a D.C. screening of his Oscar-nominated “BlacKkKlansman,” weighed in on the revelations that Virginia’s governor, Ralph Northam, and attorney general, Mark Herring, wore blackface to parties in their college years. “Black shoe polish is in high demand,” Lee told reporters when asked about the controversy, before chuckling at the ironic comment.
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Watch Trump’s State of the Union Address Online – Variety You will be redirected back to your article in seconds February 5, 2019 5:11PM PT [embedded content] President Donald Trump will hold second State of the Union speech on Tuesday. The speech, which was delayed following the government shutdown, is getting broad coverage across all
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WASHINGTON — Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, told reporters that he will call for cooperation and comity in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, his first delivered to a divided government. Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, however, warned its supporters in an email blast Monday that “Nancy & Chuck don’t want me to speak,
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