Trump defends calling Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations ‘shithole countries’

President Donald Trump defended himself after being widely condemned for referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as “shithole countries.” “The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!” Trump tweeted, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals law that protects children illegally brought to the US from deportation. Trump’s remarks came after leaders from around the world condemned his explicit comment, with the UN’s human rights body saying “there is no other word one can use but ‘racist’,” to describe it. In another series of early morning tweets, Trump blasted the immigration meeting where he … Read Entire Story

Ivanka Trump reportedly took over one of Chris Christie’s transition team meetings and asked Michael Flynn what job he wanted

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Ivanka once "took over" Christie’s transition team meeting and told Flynn he could have whatever job he wanted because of his "amazing loyalty to my father." Read Entire Story

Trump has a new plan to try to undercut Obamacare

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President Donald Trump is reportedly going to roll out an order allowing for association health plans and broader short term health insurance. Read Entire Story

Bowe Bergdahl expected to plead guilty and avoid trial

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Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, is expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Read Entire Story

These two charts show what’s wrong with Trump’s tax proposal

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The plan would raise taxes on workers to give tax cuts to business owners, and 80% of its benefits would go to the top 1%. Read Entire Story

President Trump attacks John McCain, NFL players, and Steph Curry in wild Saturday — here’s the rundown

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President Trump spent Saturday tweeting about NFL national anthem protests, the Golden State Warriors, John McCain, and healthcare. Read Entire Story

Hundreds of black-clad ‘antifa’ activists confronted Trump supporters at a violent Berkeley rally

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A peaceful protest in Berkeley, outside San Francisco, began turning violent as fights broke out with the opposing sides facing off. Read Entire Story

The world leaders President Trump has met so far — and what happened

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We put together a list of the world leaders Donald Trump has met so far as president so you don’t have to. Read Entire Story

‘We have an obligation to keep that confidential': Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein disapproves of Comey publicizing the existence of his memos

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"I think it is quite clear." Read Entire Story

‘That seems like a threat': ABC anchor grills Trump’s homeland security adviser on the president’s CNN body-slam tweet

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The president’s homeland security adviser said Trump was "the most genuine" president and lauded his ability to communicate directly with the American people. Read Entire Story

Economists have a fascinating explanation for why fake news goes viral

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A new study from researchers at Indiana University explores why fake news and hoaxes spread virally on social media sites like Twitter and Tumblr. Read Entire Story

Comey on Trump’s request to end Flynn probe: ‘I took it as a direction’

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Former FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday that he took President Donald Trump’s request as a "direction." Read Entire Story