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Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 08:19 AM CST

Kremlin Denies Any Disappointments in Ties With Trump Govt

Kremlin Denies Any Disappointments in Ties With Trump Govt

The Kremlin denied Friday that it has grown frustrated with a lack of progress in improving relations with Washington under President Donald Trump, saying it's too early to say what course Russia-U.S. ties will...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 07:57 AM CST

Calls for 9/11 Commission-Style Probe Into Russia Meddling

Calls for 9/11 Commission-Style Probe Into Russia Meddling

A senior Democratic lawmaker said the creation of a 9/11-style commission to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election has gained bipartisan support. Rep. Elijah Cummings told msnbc the...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 07:38 AM CST

Conservative Media Firm Founder Joins White House Team

Conservative Media Firm Founder Joins White House Team

Donald Trump has named Mike Dubke, founder of conservative media firm Crossroads Media, to be head of the White House communications team, NBC News reported. Dubke is expected to start in his new role as early...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 01:33 PM CST

America Is the 'Problem Now': Asylum Seekers Flee to Canada

America Is the 'Problem Now': Asylum Seekers Flee to Canada

A Somali man trekked 21 hours as temperatures hovered around 0 degrees Fahrenheit to make it across the northern U.S. border into Manitoba, Canada, CBC, a Canadian news agency reported. The freezing and...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 06:52 AM CST

Trump Taps NY Billionaire to Review Intelligence Agencies

Trump Taps NY Billionaire to Review Intelligence Agencies

 President Donald Trump said Thursday his administration has asked a New York-based private equity executive to lead a review of the U.S. intelligence community as he moves to crack down on "illegal leaks" of classified information.

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 07:26 AM CST

Trump Supporters Cheer His Combative Stance With Media

Trump Supporters Cheer His Combative Stance With Media

Critics of President Donald Trump saw in his news conference a combative, thin-skinned chief executive who continues to blame the media for the controversies roiling his administration. His supporters saw...

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 12:57 AM CST

Fact Check: Trump Makes Familiar False Claims at Presser

Fact Check: Trump Makes Familiar False Claims at Presser

President Donald Trump offered his spin on the first weeks of his administration, and made some familiar false claims, during his Feb. 16 news conference. Trump said he thought the media had “a lower approval...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:09 AM CST

Trump Orders Meatloaf for Christie at White House Lunch

Trump Orders Meatloaf for Christie at White House Lunch

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Donald Trump made him order meatloaf when they dined together at the White House this week. Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, joined Trump at the White House on...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 10:43 AM CST

Kushner Family Puts Brakes on Talks to Buy Miami Marlins

Kushner Family Puts Brakes on Talks to Buy Miami Marlins

The Kushner family, which has close ties to the president, put the brakes on its negotiations to buy the Miami Marlins due to a report of team owner Jeffrey Loria possibly being nominated by the president to...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 02:32 AM CST

Rep. Gutierrez, Hispanic Dems Kicked Out of Meeting with ICE

Rep. Gutierrez, Hispanic Dems Kicked Out of Meeting with ICE

Rep. Luis Gutierrez was among a group of Hispanic congressmen barred from a meeting Thursday with a top federal immigration enforcement official.

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