If GOP leaders can quell dissent among deficit and defense hawks and pass a short-term spending bill with only Republican votes, House Democrats will lose the leverage they planned to exercise during the current round of negotiations on behalf of young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.
President Trump will make his first campaign stop of the year in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, where a Democrat is making strides despite Trump’s 19-point victory there last year. The visit shows just how much is at stake for both parties.
President Trump and congressional leaders paid tribute to former Senate majority leader Robert J. Dole, who often talked of “adult leadership” in negotiating with Democrats and Republicans.
Julian Assange at the Embassy Of Ecuador in London last May. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
Julian Assange at the Embassy Of Ecuador in London last May. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
Andy Müller-Maguhn is one of Assange’s few connections to the outside world and has visited the WikiLeaks founder regularly. These visits have caught the attention of U.S. and European spy chiefs investigating how WikiLeaks came into possession of a trove of hacked Democratic Party emails that the group released at key moments in the 2016 election.
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The retiring senator from Arizona called out President Trump for launching a war on the media, comparing the president to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and warning his colleagues that nothing less than American democracy is at stake.
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The announcement comes after recent corporate tax changes and a greater push to increase manufacturing in the U.S.
Many South Koreans view it as a step too far in the government’s attempt to bring about a thaw in relations between the two Koreas.
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A new report about how the “Fire and Fury” author garnered the confidence of the Trump administration confirms just about every preconception on the hot mess of day-to-day operations at the White House. 
The U.S. decision to transfer less than half of a planned $125 million installment to the U.N. aid agency makes good on President Trump's threat to withhold funds if the Palestinian Authority refuses to take part in a peace process.
The police and the FBI, which is now handling the case, have released little information in the November shooting, leaving Bijan Ghaisar’s family and friends baffled and frustrated. “We don’t have access to anything,” his mother said.
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President Trump will name “the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media” on Wednesday, according to a Jan. 7 tweet, but he appears to have done little preparation for the event — if there even is an event.
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