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McConnell rebukes Trump administration: Syria withdrawal is a 'grave strategic mistake'

McConnell rebukes Trump administration: Syria withdrawal is a 'grave strategic mistake'The Senate majority leader never mentions President Donald Trump by name in his op-ed for the Washington Post.



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Federal judge blocks Trump administration 'public charge' rule targeting poor immigrants

Federal judge blocks Trump administration 'public charge' rule targeting poor immigrantsThe Trump administration was set to implement a new "public charge" rule blocking poor immigrants from getting green cards, but a judge blocked it.



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Before a notorious phone call, the Trump administration was lauded for helping Ukraine

Before a notorious phone call, the Trump administration was lauded for helping UkraineA central irony of the controversy over President Trump’s alleged efforts to condition military aid to Ukraine on political favors is that Trump has presided over the shipment of more lethal weaponry to Ukraine than had his predecessor, President Barack Obama.



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UPDATE 5-Democrats say Trump administration used misinformation to attack U.S. diplomat

UPDATE 5-Democrats say Trump administration used misinformation to attack U.S. diplomatDemocrats accused the Trump administration on Wednesday of using “propaganda and disinformation” to attack the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and demanded that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explain how the material circulated at top levels of his department. The Democrats, who are pursuing an impeachment probe of President Donald Trump, leveled the charge after State Department Inspector General Steve Linick delivered a package of documents to a hastily called hour-long briefing with staff for eight congressional committees.



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As House debated harsh resolution slamming Trump for not providing whistleblower complaint, administration delivered document

As House debated harsh resolution slamming Trump for not providing whistleblower complaint, administration delivered documentThe non-binding resolution does not mention impeachment. And the administration had already delivered the complaint to Capitol Hill by the time the vote took place.



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Trump impeachment: Congress under pressure to remove president as administration enters 'grave new chapter of lawlessness'

Trump impeachment: Congress under pressure to remove president as administration enters 'grave new chapter of lawlessness'Leading Democrats have raised the prospect of a new push to impeach Donald Trump over attempts by the White House to damage Joe Biden’s presidential campaign through a Ukrainian corruption inquiry.A series of leading figures have said the scandal, which saw Mr Trump and his allies urge the Ukrainian authorities to re-open a dormant investigation into Mr Biden’s son Hunter, was so serious it demanded the ultimate sanction of impeachment.



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'It's really terrifying': Trump administration allows US hunter to import lion he killed in Africa

'It's really terrifying': Trump administration allows US hunter to import lion he killed in AfricaA hobby hunter from Florida has been given permission to can import a lion trophy from Tanzania – the first time the US has allowed such an import since it ruled the species should receive special protection three years ago.Carl Atkinson shot the animal dead during an £80,000, 21-day safari in 2016.



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Trump Administration Scraps 20 Miles of Wall After Savings Fade

Trump Administration Scraps 20 Miles of Wall After Savings Fade(Bloomberg) — The Trump administration scrapped three border wall projects that it said it intended to build using money found from cost savings in constructing other portions of the barrier along the southern border.In a court filing Friday, the administration said it had determined the savings weren’t sufficient to pay for the additional 20 miles (32 kilometers) of wall in Arizona and California.A divided U.S. Supreme Court in July allowed the administration to start using disputed Pentagon funds to construct more than 100 miles of fencing along the border, letting the president take his biggest step yet toward erecting his long-promised wall.The case is Center for Biological Diversity v. Trump, 19-cv-408, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (Washington).To contact the reporter on this story: Joe Schneider in Los Angeles at jschneider5@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: David Glovin at dglovin@bloomberg.netFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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The Trump administration is going to reveal the identity of a Saudi official who allegedly helped the 9/11 terrorists

The Trump administration is going to reveal the identity of a Saudi official who allegedly helped the 9/11 terroristsThe Saudi official's name is being released to family members of victims of the 9/11 attacks, but will not be publicly disclosed for now.



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Trump administration considers monitoring smartphones of people with mental health problems

Trump administration considers monitoring smartphones of people with mental health problemsThe Trump administration is considering a proposal to combat mass shootings which suggests phones and smartwatches may be used to track people with mental health problems.The idea began with Bob Wright, a former NBC chairman and longtime Trump confidant, who first proposed creating a government research arm, called the Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), to tackle health problems.



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