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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to introduce bill blocking Trump’s ‘fake national emergency’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to introduce bill blocking Trump’s ‘fake national emergency’Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Joaquin Castro have announced new legislation they intend to introduce as part of an effort to block Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration over the US-Mexico border. The Democratic politicians pointed to the National Emergencies Act that provides Congress the ability to “terminate the President’s emergency declaration”, according to Mr Castro.



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California to withdraw troops from border calling Trump’s immigration crisis ‘manufactured political theatre’

California to withdraw troops from border calling Trump’s immigration crisis ‘manufactured political theatre’A second US state is planning on pulling National Guard troops away from its border with Mexico, calling Donald Trump’s claims of a crisis at the border a “manufactured” problem and “political theater”. California Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to say as much on Tuesday during his state of the state address, his first since his election in November. “The border ‘emergency’ is a manufactured crisis, and California will not be part of this political theatre,” Mr Newsom plans to say, according to excerpts released by his office.



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Trump’s possible collusion with Russia still at ‘heart’ of Mueller investigation, lead prosecutor suggests

Trump’s possible collusion with Russia still at ‘heart’ of Mueller investigation, lead prosecutor suggestsA hint that special counsel Robert Mueller is still pursuing the question of whether there was collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia has emerged during a closed-door hearing. Comments by one of Mr Mueller’s lead prosecutors, disclosed in a transcript of the hearing in Washington last week, suggest that the special counsel continues to pursue at least one theory about a possible deal between Trump’s campaign and Russia. According to the theory, while Russia was taking steps to bolster Mr Trump’s candidacy, people in his orbit were discussing deals to end a dispute over Russia’s incursions into Ukraine.



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Trump’s acting attorney general shuts down Congress questions on Mueller investigation: ‘Your five minutes is up’

Trump’s acting attorney general shuts down Congress questions on Mueller investigation: ‘Your five minutes is up’Matthew Whitaker’s hearing in the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee became combative on Friday as Democrats pressed the acting attorney general for information on the Russia probe led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Mr Whitaker, an appointee of Donald Trump, at one point caused the committee and audience members to gasp in disbelief when he avoided answering a question from the chairman by telling him his time had run out. “Mr Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up,” he said in response to Jerrold Nadler.



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Trump’s State of the Union fails to mention the state of the planet: Hot and getting hotter

Trump’s State of the Union fails to mention the state of the planet: Hot and getting hotterPresident Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night clocked in at 82 minutes, the third-longest in U.S. history. Not once did he mention climate change.



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Trump’s abortion remarks fire up both sides

Trump’s abortion remarks fire up both sidesGroups on both sides of the abortion issue reacted swiftly to the president's comments in his State of the Union speech.



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Nancy Pelosi’s ‘sarcastic’ clapping steals Trump’s thunder at State of the Union address

Nancy Pelosi’s ‘sarcastic’ clapping steals Trump’s thunder at State of the Union addressDonald Trump’s second State of the Union address saw the US president talk for a full hour and 20 minutes, but the moment which may be remembered best came from the woman sitting behind him and lasted seconds. After the president raised eyebrows in a passage calling for political unity, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi began clapping and rose to her feet to deliver a standing ovation which instantly attracted comment over its sincerity. “Congrats to @SpeakerPelosi for inventing the ‘f*** you’ clap,” tweeted US stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt.



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The Congressional Assault On Trump’s War Powers

The Congressional Assault On Trump’s War PowersMcConnell's amendment rebuking Trump is approved by the Senate.



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Schumer Enters Fray as Trump’s Clash with Intel Chiefs Heats Up

Schumer Enters Fray as Trump’s Clash with Intel Chiefs Heats UpSenate minority leader Chuck Schumer released an open letter to top U.S. intelligence officials on Wednesday evening urging them to hold an intervention for President Trump amid a growing fight between the White House and the Intelligence community over the latter’s assessment of foreign threats. “I believe it is incumbent on you, [FBI] Director [Christopher] Wray and [CIA] Director [Gina] Haspel to insist on an immediate meeting with the President to educate him about the facts and raw intelligence underlying the Intelligence Community assessments,” the New York Democrat wrote in his letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. It’s past time for U.S. Intelligence Community leaders to stage an intervention with @realDonaldTrump.



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Israel Demands for U.S. Base Are a Hitch in Trump’s Syria Plans

Israel Demands for U.S. Base Are a Hitch in Trump’s Syria PlansThe American base at Al-Tanf, originally established as a southern foothold against Islamic State and a training ground for Syrian rebels, has become one of the main obstacles to the president’s plan to leave. Israeli and some U.S. officials argue that a continued American presence there is critical to interrupting Iran’s supply lines into Lebanon, where Hezbollah — Iran’s proxy and Israel’s enemy — has been building up its arsenal.



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