Warren to bank regulator who found her question insulting: 'Good'

Warren To Bank Regulator Who Found Her Question Insulting: 'Good'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) squared off with a top Trump administration bank regulator on Wednesday over his decision to keep parts of the agency's oversight of Wells Fargo confidential.

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William Barr’s pause on a question about 2020 and foreign adversaries is incredibly telling | A stunning moment from the attorney general’s testimony reveals how much he’s trying to protect Trump.

William Barr's Pause On A Question About 2020 And Foreign Adversaries Is Incredibly Telling

A stunning moment from the attorney general's testimony reveals how much he's trying to protect Trump.

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Trump promotes conspiracy theory that UK helped Obama administration spy on his presidential campaign

Trump Promotes Conspiracy Theory That UK Helped Obama Administration Spy On His Presidential Campaign

'WOW! It is now just a question of time before the truth comes out,' president says

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Elizabeth Warren Wants to Make It Easier to Prosecute Executives

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Make It Easier To Prosecute Executives

The key question is whether the legislation she has proposed is the best means to police corporate leaders.

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U.S. professor on leave after class asked to calculate lethal dose of gas used by Nazis

U.S. Professor On Leave After Class Asked To Calculate Lethal Dose Of Gas Used By Nazis

The president of Middlebury College said "this inexplicable failure of judgment trivializes one of the most horrific events in world history."

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Mueller's clear indictment of Trump

Mueller's Clear Indictment Of Trump

President Trump may not have committed a prosecutable crime. But he has not been exonerated.

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Pete Buttigieg expected 50 people at a Des Moines town hall. Over 1,600 people showed up.

Pete Buttigieg Expected 50 People At A Des Moines Town Hall. Over 1,600 People Showed Up.

Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news.

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The llama population in the US appears to be disappearing. There were nearly 145,000 llamas in the US in 2002. By 2017, there were fewer than 40,000, according to an agriculture census released last week.

U.S. Llama Population Has Dropped Drastically. Where Did They All Go?

"Once the industry got beyond the novelty and breeding aspects, the question became: what do you do with them?" one expert said.

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Trump’s sister quietly retired in February, and it’s actually a really big deal

Trump's Sister Quietly Retired In February, And It's Actually A Really Big Deal

A key hint in the question of whether the president evaded taxes.

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“I have a follow-up to my colleague’s question” – finally, the White House press corps works together

"I Have A Follow-up To My Colleague's Question" - Finally, The White House Press Corps Works Together

In an increasingly rare briefing from the podium on Monday - her first in 42 days - Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders faced a White House press corps that felt much more like it was actually doing its job of holding the president to account than it has on previous outings. Nominally to announce the president's proposed budget, an almost entirely fictional exercise given the Democratic party now controls the House of Representatives, the briefing quickly veered into combative territory over Trump's statements about alleged anti-Semitism in the Democratic party. On Friday, the president slammed the Democrats as an "anti-Israel" and "anti-Jewish" party. The tension between Sanders and reporters was so frosty by the end of the briefing that it led April Ryan, a veteran White House reporter, to note the "change in atmosphere in here." The first question Sanders was asked was whether Trump "believes that Democrats hate Jews," referring to the preposterous statement the president made in response to the furore over criticism of the Israel lobbying group AIPAC by a Democratic representative, Ilhan Omar. The whole thing has been little more than an excuse for a political attack on one of America's first female Muslim congressional representatives, and Trump has taken it as an opportunity to make political hay. But today, the White House press corps was having none of it. The president, Sanders claimed, has "always been a friend to Israel and the Jews". She said "it should be done like Steve King", presumably suggesting that Omar should be formally censored by Congress, in the same manner as King, a self-professed white supremacist congressman. The president has remained entirely silent on King's wide-ranging and unapologetic bigotry, as the reporter pointed out, protesting: "but the president has not condemned Steve King". Sanders quickly moved on to another question. The press corps had other ideas. After a few more questions, another reporter said "I have a follow-up to my colleague's question. Yes or no: does the president believe Democrats hate Jews?" "I'm not going to comment on that," Sanders said. "I can tell you-" "Does he believe Democrats hate Jewish people," the reporter pressed. "I'm trying to answer the question. The president has clearly laid out his position on the matter," Sanders said, saying the reporters should be asking the Democrats. But this line didn't work for her. "You didn't answer the question. Yes or no. Does the president believe Democrats hate Jews?" Again, Sanders said, "you'd have to ask Democrats." After another couple of questions, another questioner, CNN's Jim Acosta, returned again to the subject. "About the president's comments on Democrats and Jewish people. Isn't that rhetoric sort of beneath everybody?" Sanders attempted to dodge the question with another preposterous attack line the White House has been trialling recently. "I think the real shame in this is that Democrats are perfectly happy coming together and agreeing with each other on ripping babies from the mother's womb," she said, referring to another ridiculous and untrue claim the president has recently started making. Acosta kept going. "That is patently untrue," he said. "Democrats don't hate Jewish people. That's silly. Not true." "They should call out their members by name," Sanders said, clearly flustered. "The president said after Charlottesville that there were 'fine people' among the Nazis," Acosta said, referring to comments the president made after a march in 2017 by neo-Nazis chanting "Jews will not replace us" during which a counter-protester, Heather Heyer, was murdered. "That is not what the president is saying. The president has been incredibly clear and consistently and repeatedly condemned hatred, bigotry and racism in all of its forms in America. To say otherwise is simply untrue," Sanders said, a lie so obviously ridiculous as to be almost laughable. The press corps still wasn't done. "Since the president did say that about Charlottesville - 'some very fine people on both sides' - has he, in your opinion - or has he, for us, because I don't remember it - condemned the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville for their actions against the Jewish Americans there?" Ryan, who was next up, asked. Again Sanders lied: "the president has condemned neo-Nazis and called them by name." It was a very effective moment, and what it signals is that the White House press corps is changing its approach from an every-reporter-for-themselves attitude to a more cooperative one. Of course, the White House briefing is political theatre: reporters showboat and Sanders and Trump lie to them. Acosta especially has become known for his combative questioning style. Every reporter has different stories they are working on, and different questions they need answering, and often the White House corps can be a herd of cats all trying to go in different directions. That means Sanders - and Trump, too, when he gives press conferences - have frequently been able to dodge any particularly difficult question by simply moving on to the next reporter. Monday's briefing was different: we finally saw how powerful a check on executive power the press corps might be if it worked together - at least, to the extent of following up on the most egregious times the White House's representative dodges a previous question. If we see more reporters repeatedly following up on unanswered questions, and persistently pressing for answers, it will at least change the tone of the political theatre, by highlighting the flagrant way the administration dodges responsibility, rather than just giving the White House an opportunity to repeat their lies. Anything that makes it harder for Sanders to weasel away from acknowledging Trump's more appalling pronouncements can only be a good thing. Hopefully in the future we will see more briefings like this one.

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Trump hosted ‘prostitution’ day spa founder for Super Bowl party to watch Robert Kraft’s Patriots play

Trump Hosted 'prostitution' Day Spa Founder For Super Bowl Party To Watch Robert Kraft's Team Play

Mr Kraft has denied any wrongdoing, and the day spa founder says she sold the business in question long ago

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Federal judge: Trump admin broke law with Census gambit

Federal Judge: Trump Admin Broke Law With Census Gambit

According to a federal judge, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross didn't just act in "bad faith," he also broke several laws with his Census scheme.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says There's 'No Question' She'd Vote To Impeach Trump: 'I Don’t Even Know Why It’s Controversial'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says There's "no Question" She'd Vote To Impeach Trump

The freshman congresswoman said the question of whether or not to impeach Trump was a simple one.

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Donald Trump says he condemns voter fraud then immediately spreads false conspiracies about California, Texas

Donald Trump Says He Condemns Voter Fraud Then Immediately Spreads False Conspiracies About California, Texas

President Donald Trump was reacting to a question about voter fraud in North Carolina, where Republican Mark Harris' apparent victory has been overturned.

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Whitaker Attempts To Use Five-Minute Rule To Avoid Nadler Question

Whitaker Attempts To Use Five-Minute Rule To Avoid Nadler Question

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker drew gasps and some laughter in the room during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Friday...

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New Jersey man catches mechanics taking his car for a joy ride

New Jersey Man Catches Mechanics Taking His Car For A Joy Ride

The dealership says the employees in question have been fired.

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Federal Judge Rules Wilbur Ross Violated the Law and Lied About Controversial Citizenship Question

Federal Judge Rules Wilbur Ross Violated The Law And Lied About Controversial Citizenship Question

The Trump administration suffered a massive blow in court Tuesday morning, when a federal judge foreclosed against the White House...

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Subpoena the Interpreter

Subpoena The Interpreter

There are real costs to such a move--but the public needs to know what was said between Trump and Putin.

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Trump calls question about working for Putin ‘insulting’

Trump Calls Question About Working For Putin 'insulting'

President Trump late Saturday declined to directly answer a question from Fox News host Jeanine Pirro about whether he had ever "worked for Russia," calling it "insulting."

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Mark Ciavarella, judge at the center of the Cash-for-Kids scandal, has 3 of his convictions overturned by Federal appeals court

Judge Overturns Three Of Mark Ciavarella's Convictions

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- What's next for the kids-for-cash judge Mark Ciavarella? That's the question many people are asking after a federal judge threw out three of his 12 convictions.

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