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Republican Romney says he is 'sickened' by Trump's behavior during Russia probe

Republican Romney says he is 'sickened' by Trump's behavior during Russia probeRomney, now a U.S. senator from Utah and an off-and-on Trump critic, was responding to the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who described how Trump sought to disrupt the probe into ties between his presidential campaign and Russia. Mueller did not establish that Trump’s campaign team colluded with Moscow and he did not charge the president with obstructing justice, but the report provided extensive details of Trump’s efforts to thwart the probe.



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AOC condemns Republican group for calling her 'domestic terrorist'

AOC condemns Republican group for calling her 'domestic terrorist'Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has condemned a college Republican group after it branded the congresswoman a “domestic terrorist” in a fundraising email.The email was circulated by Tom Ferrall, chairman of the Ohio Federation of College Republicans, and used the phrase “AOC is a domestic terrorist” in the subject line.Ferrall wrote: “My fellow students often tell me that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a ‘role model’ and that America should be more like socialist Europe”.He added: “We need your help to stop the brainwashing!”In comments on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez said similar rhetoric from other conservative organisations had led to an increase in death threats.“This puts me in danger every time,” she said.“Almost every time this uncalled for rhetoric gets blasted by conserv. grps, we get a spike in death threats to refer to Capitol Police.”The Ohio Federation of College Republicans has since distanced itself from the email.It has called the email “unauthorised” and released a statement saying: “We apologize to Congresswoman Ocascio-Cortez [sic] for the use of unacceptable language in this email, and we do not approve of the message conveyed”.> This puts me in danger every time. > > Almost every time this uncalled for rhetoric gets blasted by conserv. grps, we get a spike in death threats to refer to Capitol Police. > > Multiple ppl have been arrested trying to harm me, Ilhan, & others.@GOP, what’s it going to take to stop? t.co/vpous77RbT> > — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) > > April 10, 2019Ocasio-Cortez said multiple people had been arrested trying to harm her and the US Representative for Minnesota Ilhan Omar, who has been accused of antisemitism for her criticism of Israel and pro-Israel American lobbying organisations.Last week, a man was charged with threatening to kill Omar after calling her a “terrorist” and saying he would “put a bullet in her … skull” during a phone call to her office.



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Cain's Fed chances in peril as fourth Republican opposes Trump pick

Cain's Fed chances in peril as fourth Republican opposes Trump pick“If I had to vote today, I would vote no,” Senator Kevin Cramer said in a statement. If all of the Senate’s Democrats and the two independents aligned with them were to vote against Cain, he would fall short of the majority support he needs. Cain could not be reached for comment.



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U.S. Senate leader McConnell notes Republican worries over Cain serving on Fed

U.S. Senate leader McConnell notes Republican worries over Cain serving on FedWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday withheld comment on whether he would support Herman Cain to serve on the Federal Reserve Board, saying that he would wait to see "who is actually nominated." Speaking to reporters in his Senate office, McConnell also was asked about some fellow Republican senators who have said they would not vote to confirm Cain, a former fast food industry executive and presidential candidate, if he is nominated. McConnell responded: "I do think that there are two obviously critical components to making a nomination. …



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Trump news – live: President attacks another dead Republican icon as Biden hits back over bizarre video tweet

Trump news – live: President attacks another dead Republican icon as Biden hits back over bizarre video tweetDonald Trump has attacked the late former first lady Barbara Bush in a newspaper interview a day after posting a satirical alt-right meme of ex-vice-president Joe Biden on Twitter.“I see that you are on the job and presidential, as always,” Mr Biden responded witheringly to the tweet, which sits pinned to the top of the president’s Twitter profile. The video in question sends up Mr Biden’s apology after he was accused of inappropriate conduct towards female campaign staff and was circulated by Donald Trump Jr earlier on Thursday.Mr Trump is due in Calexico, California, on Friday to inspect construction work on his US-Mexico wall after rowing back on his threat to close the border, the trip providing a timely change of focus for the president after thousands of protesters campaigned outside the White House and in New York’s Times Square to demand the release of the Mueller report in full.Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load



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Trump tells Republican lawmakers to be more 'paranoid' about how votes are counted in 2020

Trump tells Republican lawmakers to be more 'paranoid' about how votes are counted in 2020"We have to be a little bit careful, because I don't like the way the votes are being tallied. I don't like it and you don't like either," Trump said.



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Senior U.S. House Republican questions Trump plan to cut Central American aid

Senior U.S. House Republican questions Trump plan to cut Central American aidThe top Republican on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Monday that cutting aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras would make the situation there worse, not better, a sign that President Donald Trump will face bipartisan objections in Congress as he pursues the plan. “If we cut all this funding, and a lot of it, quite honestly, is seriously law enforcement that we’re doing down there … I think it’s going to make things tragically worse, not better,” Representative Michael McCaul said in a presentation at the Wilson Center think tank in Washington. The State Department said on Saturday it was carrying out Trump’s directive to end aid programs to the three Central American nations, known as the Northern Triangle, after Trump blasted them for sending migrants to the United States.



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'That's unacceptable': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stops person who insulted Republican

'That's unacceptable': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stops person who insulted RepublicanRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shut down an audience member at an MSNBC town hall after someone called former Rep. Bob Inglis a "moron."



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Republican tells Ocasio-Cortez that solution to climate change is to have more babies

Republican tells Ocasio-Cortez that solution to climate change is to have more babiesA Republican senator has told Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that the true solution to climate change is to “fall in love, get married, and have some kids”. As the Senate voted against a measure sponsored by Ms Ocasio-Cortez and others that sought to push the US towards the use of renewable energy, Republican Mike Lee said their plan – the so-called Green New Deal – was “ridiculous”. During a speech that he illustrated with pictures and posters of dinosaurs, cartoon characters, babies and Aquaman, the senator from Utah claimed he was treating Ms Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal “with the seriousness it deserves”.



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Ocasio-Cortez delivers devastating address to congress after Republican calls Green New Deal elitist: 'People are dying'

Ocasio-Cortez delivers devastating address to congress after Republican calls Green New Deal elitist: 'People are dying'Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Republicans in a fiery speech after the Senate blocked a motion to take up the Green New Deal, the progressive climate change plan spearheaded by Democrats. The congresswoman delivered a scathing rebuke to a Republican representative who depicted the environmental proposals as elitist during a financial services committee hearing on Tuesday. Ms Ocasio-Cortez said: “This is not an elitist issue, this is a quality of life issue.



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