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5 overlooked politics stories that are worth your time

0SHARESShare The 24-hour news cycle is filled with politics coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week. Ad War Means Local TV Stations Win Big In Georgia’s Special Election — 5/21. Atlanta television stations add more programming to keep up with the ads leading up to ...

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WATCH LIVE: Former CIA Director John Brennan testifies before House committee

WASHINGTON — Former CIA Director John Brennan is set to testify publicly about the intelligence underpinning the Obama administration’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and could shed light on concerns about the security risk posed by President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. The former CIA director will testify before a House intelligence committee at ...

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President Trump condemns ‘wicked ideology’ behind Manchester attack

0SHARESShare BETHLEHEM, West Bank — President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned a deadly attack at a pop concert in Manchester, England as the act of “evil losers” and called on nations to band together to fight terrorism. “The terrorists and extremists, and those who give them aid and comfort, must be driven out from our society forever,” said Trump, speaking ...

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WATCH: Mick Mulvaney presents Trump’s $4 trillion budget

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government’s books over the next decade. The proposed 2018 budget immediately came under attack by Democrats and even some of GOP allies declared it dead on ...

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5 important stories that didn’t receive a news alert

Breaking news came at breakneck speed last week in the form of smartphone news alerts, television and carrier pigeon. Before journalists and the public could absorb the ramifications of, say, Robert Mueller being installed as special counsel to the Russia investigation, there were reports that President Donald Trump shared classified intelligence with Russian diplomats. Then came James Comey’s memo. Then ...

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White House wants to halt ethics office’s inquiry into ex-lobbyists in administration

WASHINGTON — The message from a senator to the government ethics office: Use your authority to force the president to reveal how many waivers he’s granted to ex-lobbyists in his new administration. That was Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley’s demand to the Office of Government Ethics in June 2009. He was seeking information about some of President Barack Obama’s most controversial ...

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Ex-CIA chief Brennan concerned over Trump campaign’s Russian contacts

WASHINGTON — Former CIA Director John Brennan said Tuesday he was concerned about the number of contacts between Americans “involved” with the Trump campaign and the Russians last year. During his first public remarks since he left his post in January, Brennan told lawmakers he was so concerned about Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election and recruit Americans ...

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Top official says U.S. hasn’t verified ISIS claim on Manchester attack

WASHINGTON — The United States’ top intelligence official says the U.S. government has not yet verified that the Islamic State group is responsible for the attack in Manchester, England, but called the deadly incident a stark reminder of how serious the terror threat remains. “So it once again reminds us that this threat is real, it is not going away, ...

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WATCH LIVE: Democrats respond to Trump’s budget proposal

President Donald Trump has sent Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that proposes to eliminate the deficit in a decade while protecting Social Security and Medicare. Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, along with Bernie Sanders and John Yarmuth, ranking members of the House and Senate budget committees, will respond to Trump’s budget at 12:45 p.m. ET today. Watch ...

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Trump administration asks judge to reconsider sanctuary cities ruling

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration filed court papers Monday aimed at getting a judge to reconsider his ruling blocking the president’s executive order to cut funding from sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. The U.S. Department of Justice asked U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick for permission to file documents asking the judge to reconsider or ...

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