Paul Ryan on Trump tweets: ‘Justice should be blind’

(CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan, responding to a question about President Donald Trump’s latest attacks on the Department of Justice, insisted Wednesday that “the process is working its way as it should” after two Republican members of Congress were indicted last month. Trump on Monday accused the Justice Department of targeting…

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2016 National Teacher of the Year could be Connecticut’s first black Democrat in Congress

(CNN)Jahana Hayes moved one step closer towards becoming Connecticut’s first black Democrat in Congress on Tuesday when the former National Teacher of the Year bested Mary Glassman in the state’s 5th Congressional District primary. Hayes ran toward her story during her primary campaign, touting the hurdles she overcame to get…

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Putin’s Waning Clout in European Backyard Exposed by Greek Spat

When Greece, traditionally among Russia’s closest friends in Europe, expelled two Russian diplomats last month for trying to wreck a deal with the neighboring Republic of Macedonia, it exposed Moscow’s deepening frustration at President Vladimir Putin’s loss of influence in a key strategic region. Russia’s being squeezed out of the…

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Turkish high court rejects appeal for US pastor Brunson’s release

(CNN)One of Turkey’s high criminal courts has rejected US pastor Andrew Brunson’s request to be released from house arrest and permitted to travel abroad, according to Turkey’s state-run Anadolou news agency. “They should have given back a long time ago,” Trump said. “We haven’t seen the last of that. We…

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Kellyanne Conway’s husband suggests Trump makes false statements, attacks both allies and his own employees

Washington (CNN)The husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared to hammer President Donald Trump for making false statements and attacking allies, adding to a long list of criticisms he’s lobbed against the President online. Earlier Monday, Kellyanne Conway did not directly answer whether she had spoken to the President…

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Giuliani says GOP could benefit if Trump’s negotiations with Mueller drag on

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that he wants negotiations over a presidential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller to be completed by Sept. 1. But the presidential attorney is also making the case that Republicans could benefit from dragging the process into the November midterm elections.…

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NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo says America ‘was never that great’

Washington (CNN)New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said America “was never that great” during a speech on Wednesday, drawing criticism from President Donald Trump and the Republican looking to unseat him in November. “We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged,” Cuomo added. “We…

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Donald Trump just tweeted something new about the Russia investigation — and it’s huge

(CNN)President Donald Trump has made his displeasure with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, special counsel Robert Mueller and the ongoing investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election he is leading crystal clear over the past year. But he took that critique to new heights on Wednesday morning, suggesting that Sessions…

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FBI employees’ support for their leadership has decreased, survey shows

Washington (CNN)FBI employees’ attitudes about the agency’s leadership have worsened over the past year, according to the FBI’s most recent “climate survey.” Just last week, embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok testified before the House in a raucous, nearly 10-hour hearing in which he defended his actions in the Hillary Clinton…

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Britains politicians are ignoring child poverty. The result: its soaring | Dan Corry

Child poverty has increased since 2010. It takes political will to tackle this scar on our society, says Dan Corry, chief executive of New Philanthropy Capital There was a time when the battle to reduce child poverty was pretty dominant in public policy. Each year at budget time, commentators would…

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Trump, Juncker Tout Deal Pulling Back From U.S.-EU Trade War

President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to suspend new tariffs while negotiating over trade, pulling the U.S. and Europe back from the edge of a transatlantic trade war. The leaders pledged to expand European imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas and soybeans and both vowed to…

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Putins Soccer Ball for Trump Had Transmitter Chip, Logo Indicates

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s gift of a soccer ball to U.S. President tweeted, “I’d check the soccer ball for listening devices and never allow it in the White House.” It turns out they weren’t entirely wrong. Markings on the ball indicate that it contained a chip with a tiny antenna…

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Cohen recorded Trump discussing payment to ex-Playboy model

Washington (CNN)The FBI is in possession of a recording between President Donald Trump and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen in which the two men prior to the election discuss a payment to a former Playboy model who has alleged an affair with Trump, Rudy Giuliani and a source familiar…

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