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President Donald Trump walks down the stairs as he arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The Latest: The new alternative facts: 'Truth isn't truth'Move over, alternative facts. Now, truth isn't truth.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo White House counsel Don McGahn speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. President Donald Trump insisted Sunday, Aug. 19, that McGahn isn't "a John Dean type 'RAT,'" making reference to the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon. Trump, in a series of angry tweets, blasted a New York Times story reporting that McGahn has been cooperating extensively with the special counsel team investigating Russian election meddling and potential collusion with Trump's Republican campaign. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Trump says his White House counsel not a 'RAT' like Nixon'sPresident Donald Trump is blasting a New York Times story reporting that the White House counsel has been cooperating with the special counsel's investigation
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Giuliani: 'Truth Isn't Truth'There's a reason President Trump hasn't sat down yet for an interview with Robert Mueller, says Rudy Giuliani—and it's all about "truth." The president's personal lawyer in the Russia probe dueled with anchor Chuck Todd over a clear definition of the word Sunday on Meet the Press , the Hill...
Newser3 hours ago
In the Senate, a record 19 women have won their primaries. And for the first time, 13 women have been nominated for gubernatorial races in a single election year.
Women win primaries in record numbers, look to NovemberWomen in U.S. politics have had a record-setting year, winning more primaries for governor, Senate and House seats than ever before
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Local GOP picks disgraced Illinois lawmaker's replacementHelene Walsh, the wife of a conservative radio host and former Illinois congressman, will replace a former state lawmaker who resigned after being accused of sharing nude photos of an ex-girlfriend online
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE- In this April 23, 2018, file photo a car is filled with gasoline at a station in Windham, N.H. Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperativeThe Trump administration says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S.
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE- In this May 23, 2017, file photo former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. Brennan says he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials’ security clearances. Brennan said Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he’s been contacted by a number of lawyers about the basis of a potential complaint. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Brennan considers legal action to stop clearance revocationsFormer CIA Director John Brennan says he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials' security clearances
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Emails raise questions about ex-Texas congressman, new jobRecords show that a former Texas congressman who stepped down amid sexual harassment allegations had tried steering a federal contract to the owner of a business who gave him a $160,000-a-year job after resigning
The Associated Press4 hours ago
UK investigating reports sunken WWII ships in Asia lootedBritain says it will work with Indonesia and Malaysia to investigate reports that the wrecks of ships sunk during World War II have been plundered by pirates
The Associated Press7 hours ago
The new Belarusian Prime Minister Sergei Rumas in Minsk, Belarus, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018.  Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko has dismissed the country's prime minister and other top ministers, according to information released from the Presidential office, and named Rumas, the former head of the country's Development Bank, as new prime minister. (Maxim Guchek/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
Belarusian leader Lukashenko fires Cabinet as economy sinksBelarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has fired his Cabinet, emphasizing the need to strengthen the economy to preserve the nation's post-Soviet independence
The Associated Press8 hours ago
White House Counsel Has Spoken to Mueller for 30 Hours"For a lawyer to share so much with investigators scrutinizing his client is unusual." But what makes it even more unusual is that the lawyer in question is White House counsel Don McGahn and his client is the president of the United States, The New York Times reports that McGahn...
Newser8 hours ago
Undated handout photo issued by SuperGroup of Julian Dunkerton.  Dunkerton, co-founder of the fashion brand Superdry said Sunday Aug. 19, 2018 he has donated 1 million pounds ($1.28 million) to a group seeking a new referendum on Britain's departure from the European Union, as the U.K. government prepares to publish its assessment of the impact of leaving the bloc without an agreement on future relations. (SuperGroup via AP)
Superdry founder gives $1.28 million to anti-Brexit campaignThe co-founder of fashion brand Superdry has donated 1 million pounds ($1.28 million) to campaigners seeking a new referendum on Britain's departure from the European Union
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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