Trump’s July Fourth celebration cost military at least $1.2 million: Pentagon

Per: Reuters The Pentagon said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s celebration of U.S. Independence Day, which included bringing tanks and equipment to Washington, cost the military at least $1.2 million. Two Bradley fighting vehicles flanked Trump during his July Fourth speech last week, in which he praised American military might despite having himself avoided […]

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AOC fires back at Trump for agreeing with her: ‘I’ll call your bluff’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., isn’t having any of President Trump’s concurrence. After the president cheekily tweeted over the weekend that he agrees with her assessment there’s a “very real risk” he will win re-election in 2020 – and suggested that’s why Democrats use the “impeach card” – the progressive firebrand cited their mutual New York connection in hitting […]

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Mueller, in First Comments on Russia Inquiry, Declines to Clear Trump

WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, on Wednesday declined to clear President Trump of obstruction of justice in his first public characterization of his two-year-long investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said […]

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Trump says he talked to Putin about ‘Russian Hoax’ but not about ongoing election interference

President Trump said he and Russian President Vladi­mir Putin discussed the end of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election during a lengthy phone call Friday but said he did not raise concerns about the possibility of Russian interference to come in the 2020 contest. Trump also contradicted […]

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Putin views launch of new submarine to carry nuclear drones

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has watched the launch of a new submarine intended to carry prospective underwater nuclear drones — a doomsday weapon capable of causing a devastating tsunami. During Tuesday’s visit to a military shipyard in St. Petersburg, Putin viewed the departure of the Belgorod nuclear submarine at the Sevmash plant in […]

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IRS fails to meet congressional deadline for Trump tax returns

WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday failed to meet a congressional deadline for turning over President Donald Trump’s tax returns to lawmakers, setting the stage for a court battle between Congress and the administration. The outcome, which was widely expected, could prompt House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard […]

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Ex-Trump official defies subpoena, Dems weigh contempt vote

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee says the White House is in “open defiance” of his panel after lawyers advised a former official to ignore a subpoena related to the committee’s investigation of White House security clearances . Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said he is consulting with other lawmakers and […]

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