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Democratic senators urge administration to reject Sprint, T-Mobile merger

Democratic senators urge administration to reject Sprint, T-Mobile mergerThe signatories included potential or confirmed presidential candidates Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, Sherrod Brown, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker. Also signing the letters were Senators Richard Blumenthal and Tom Udall. The senators noted the four largest wireless carriers including AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc control 98 percent of the market.



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As Trump administration negotiates peace with Taliban, some retired U.S. generals see defeat

As Trump administration negotiates peace with Taliban, some retired U.S. generals see defeat“The Taliban are the victors,” said a retired general officer who commanded a brigade early in the war. “We just haven’t figured that out yet.”



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Trump calls for an end to investigations of his administration

Trump calls for an end to investigations of his administration“An economic miracle is taking place in the United States and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics or ridiculous partisan investigations,” Trump said to cheers from some of his Republican colleagues and deafening silence from Democrats.



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Speaker Pelosi: President Trump threatened Democrats over administration oversight during State of the Union

Speaker Pelosi: President Trump threatened Democrats over administration oversight during State of the Union“That was a threat. President’s should not bring threats to the floor of the House," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a group of reporters at the Capitol Wednesday.



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Trump Administration Hits Venezuela's State Oil Company With $7 Billion in Sanctions

Trump Administration Hits Venezuela's State Oil Company With $  7 Billion in SanctionsThe move is aimed at increasing pressure on President Maduro to cede power



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Trump administration to build Mexico border wall ‘with or without Democrats’, says Sarah Sanders

Trump administration to build Mexico border wall ‘with or without Democrats’, says Sarah SandersThe White House has threatened to “move forward” with its plan to build a border along the US/Mexico border “with or without Democrats”. The statement comes after Donald Trump announced he would reopen the government without his demand for $ 5.7bn (£4.3bn) in border wall funding, and after democrats repeatedly rebuffed his efforts to force their hand on the issue. “In 21 days President [Trump] is moving forward building the wall with or without the Democrats,” tweeted press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.



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Foreign policy hawk Elliott Abrams joins Trump administration as Venezuela envoy

Foreign policy hawk Elliott Abrams joins Trump administration as Venezuela envoySecretary of State Mike Pompeo said Elliott Abrams will travel to New York with him Saturday for a meeting of the United Nation's Security Council.



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Trump administration orders non-emegency US diplomatic staff to leave Venezuela

Trump administration orders non-emegency US diplomatic staff to leave VenezuelaAmerican diplomats in Venezuela are in the middle of an escalating dispute between the Trump administration and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.



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The Washington Post reports Trump concealed details of his face to face meeting with Putin from his own administration

The Washington Post reports Trump concealed details of his face to face meeting with Putin from his own administrationTalk radio hosts Ben Kissel and Garret Lewis weigh in on whether or not the president should release the details of his meeting with Russian President Valdimir Putin.



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Retired Gen. David Petraeus Says He Wouldn't Serve in the Trump Administration

Retired Gen. David Petraeus Says He Wouldn't Serve in the Trump AdministrationPetraeus said he “cannot envision returning to government at this time,” and that he was “not sure” his views align with President Trump's.



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