politics

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Trump tweets on lives 'being shattered ... by a mere allegation'

(CNN)President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to lament that “lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation” in the wake of the resignations of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter and speechwriter David Sorensen following allegations of domestic abuse. White House chief of staff John Kelly knew for months about

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US names Russian oligarchs in 'Putin list' but imposes no new sanctions

Washington (CNN)The US has released a sweeping list of prominent Russian business and political figures, in defiance of Moscow and implementing a Congressional law designed to punish Russia for election meddling. The list includes: 114 senior political figures with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, including his chief spokesman, Dimitry Peskov, Foreign Minister Sergey

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Paul Ryan deletes tweet about tax cuts after Twitter backlash

Washington (CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan deleted a tweet Saturday touting the GOP tax overhaul after critics called him out for appearing out of touch with the reality of low-income individuals’ financial situations. People, including several prominent Democrats, noted on social media that $1.50 per week is not a significant pay bump. “Paul Ryan deleted his

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Trump tells Pentagon to plan a military parade

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump has asked for a military parade and the Pentagon is reviewing potential dates, Pentagon spokesman Charlie Summers said Tuesday. The Washington Post first reported Trump told top Pentagon brass last month he wants a military parade. “The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France,” a military

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Scotland united in curiosity as councils trial universal basic income

Four local authorities tasked with turning utopian fantasy into reality with backing of first minister and multi-party support Universal basic income is, according to its many and various supporters, an idea whose time has come. The deceptively simple notion of offering every citizen a regular payment without means testing or requiring them to work for

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Donald Trump cancels London visit amid protest fears

President will not open new US embassy next month, with secretary of state Rex Tillerson likely to take his place Donald Trump has cancelled a visit to Britain next month to open the new US embassy in London, amid fears of mass protests. The president claimed on Twitter that the reason for calling off the