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Potential GOP challenger calls Trump's 2020 chances 'weak'

Washington (CNN)Maryland's Republican governor, who's viewed as a potential primary challenger to President Donald Trump in 2020, said the President's poll numbers show he's "pretty weak in the general election."


ACLU sues Trump over his national emergency for border wall

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to build his long-promised border wall and his ability to take taxpayer dollars from other budgets to pay for the construction.


McCabe says Hill leaders didn't object when informed of Trump investigation

Washington (CNN)Congressional leadership did not object when former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe informed them that the FBI had opened a counter-intelligence investigation into President Donald Trump, McCabe said Tuesday.


Furious Trump calls New York Times report into how he tried to smother investigations including Mueller's 'false' and blasts paper is 'ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday slammed a New York Times report he asked then-acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker if a U.S. attorney who was loyal to him could oversee the investigation into hush money payments as 'false' and proclaimed the newspaper the 'enemy of the people.'


If Dems Don’t Buck This Historical Trend, Trump Could Win in 2020

For decades, opposition parties have nominated bad candidates to challenge incumbent presidents. Matthew Dallek, associate professor at George Washington’s Graduate School of Political Management, is author, most recently, of Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homela


Trump's attacks on the First Amendment and the press gain an ally in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

As part of his broader assault on the news media, President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for a revisiting of American libel law — part of the law of defamation, which governs when individuals can sue those who have allegedly made false statements about them. On Tuesday, he found a powerful all


Trump's Unoriginal Nickname For Bernie Sanders Falls Flat: 'The Best You Can Do?'

President Donald Trump once again resorted to name-calling as he passive-aggressively wished Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) well in his bid to become the Democratic presidential nominee for 2020.


McCabe: 'I think it's possible' Trump is a Russian asset

(CNN)Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said Tuesday it is possible President Donald Trump is a Russian asset. "Do you still believe the President could be a Russian asset?" asked CNN's Anderson Cooper during an interview with McCabe on "Anderson Cooper 360."


Trump signs Space Force directive

(CNN)President Donald Trump signed a new policy directive Tuesday laying out his administration's long-awaited plans for establishing a Space Force. "With today's action we will ensure that our people are secure, our interests are protected and our power continues to be unmatched," Trump said in rem


Aides caution Trump as he looks to Kim summit for boost

Washington (CNN)There were more cameras at his first summit with Kim Jong Un than the Academy Awards, President Donald Trump likes to boast to fellow foreign leaders. When he greets the North Korean dictator again next week in Hanoi (days after this year's Oscars, as it happens), Trump hopes the fla


Trump disputes report about call with Whitaker over probe into hush money payments

President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied a report that he called acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker and asked him if it would be possible to put an ally in charge of an investigation into alleged hush money payments.


Trump: 'I like Bernie' but he may have missed his shot

President Donald Trump welcomed Sen. Bernie Sanders into the 2020 fray Tuesday, telling reporters the Vermont independent may have “missed his time” after being defeated by Hillary Clinton in 2016.


Trump in 'no rush' to denuclearize North Korea

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that there was “no rush” to denuclearize North Korea, whose leader, Kim Jong Un, he’s meeting with next week. “I have no pressing time schedule,” Trump said of full denuclearization by the North, adding that he would “like to see, ultimately denuclearization, of N


Former acting FBI Director McCabe says Trump is undermining law enforcement, intelligence agencies

(CNN)Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said Tuesday President Donald Trump is undermining US law enforcement and intelligence agencies. "This President is undermining the role of law enforcement, undermining the role of our intelligence infrastructure and negatively impacting the men and wome


New York Times Publisher Slams Trump's Anti-Media Rhetoric As Tyrannical, 'Dangerous'

On the heels of President Donald Trump’s tweet on Wednesday morning that The New York Times is “a true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE,” the famed newspaper’s publisher penned a response in which he compared the president to a dictator.


Trump administration trying to claw back California high speed rail money

The administration Tuesday threatened to withdraw almost a billion dollars in federal funds allocated to a high speed rail line in California, but the state's governor counterpunched by suggesting the threat was retaliation for fighting President Donald Trump's "national emergency" declaration on a


Donald Trump just dropped another bomb in his war on truth

(CNN)President Donald Trump is consistent about almost nothing. Which is what makes his long-running war on truth and facts all the more remarkable. The President's lack of concern for established facts is long and well-documented. According to the latest tabulations by The Washington Post's Fact Ch


Donald Trump Supporter Says President Winning the Election Was God Giving 'Us One More Chance'

While many of President Donald Trump’s supporters consider his underdog election victory to be an opportunity to steer the country in the right direction, one supporter views it as a case of divine intervention.


Trump: I never called McCabe's wife a 'loser'

President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that he never called Andrew McCabe's wife a "loser," attempting to rebut the account of the former FBI deputy director, who said the president used the term to describe his wife over her failed campaign for Virginia's state Legislature.


Trump aides ignored legal warnings in pushing reactor plan: Democratic report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top White House aides ignored repeated warnings they could be breaking the law as they worked with former U.S. officials and a close friend of President Donald Trump to advance a multi-billion-dollar plan to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East, Democratic lawmakers alleg