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Sen. Tim Kaine questions whether Trump’s pick for NSC could even get a full security clearance

John Bolton's potential Russian ties and history of manipulating intelligence are some of the reasons to be concerned about his appointment as national security adviser, Kaine said Sunday.

Trump points to history to defend his tariffs, but history shows they have disastrous effects

Trump invoked his predecessors to justify his steel and aluminum tariffs — but history shows that tariffs can have disastrous consequences.
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Behind closed doors, Trump joked about ending term limits for U.S. presidents

At a private fundraiser, Trump wondered if Hillary Clinton is "happy" and praised China's potential move to end presidential term limits.
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George W. Bush on Trump: “This guy doesn’t know what it means to be president”

New book confirms neither Bush president voted for Trump in 2016.

Schumer says Trump should respond more like Bush — actually he already is

Despite his divisive rhetoric, Trump’s policy response to the New York terror attack is right in line with the mainstream GOP responses of the last 20 years.

Bush’s attack of Trumpism shows how much Republicans have changed in 8 years

“We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty ... argument turns too easily into animosity,” Bush said.
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Mic Wakeup: Bush slams Trump, one celebrity chef’s huge milestone and Antifa vs. Richard Spencer

It's Friday. Here are three things you need to know.

George W. Bush jabs at Trump’s America: “Bigotry or white-supremacy in any form” is un-American

“Bigotry seems emboldened,” Bush said while speaking about the decline in faith in America’s public institutions. “Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.”

This stat forecasts doomsday for Congressional Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections

Republicans' House majority could be in danger, which imperils President Donald Trump and could even lead to his impeachment.

Trump’s poll numbers are up since the hurricanes. They’re still historically bad.

Trump's approval may be up. But it's far lower than the approval ratings his predecessors had at the same point in their presidencies.

Hurricane Harvey presents Trump with both a crucial test and a chance to reset his presidency

Hurricane Sandy helped President Barack Obama, while Hurricane Katrina started President George W. Bush on a public approval slide he never recovered from.
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Afghan war by the numbers: Here are the statistics behind the longest war in US history

Billions of dollars have been spent and thousands have been killed during the 16-year conflict.

3 key things to know about the new Republican budget plan

The plan makes deep cuts to entitlements while increasing defense spending.

Hours after encouraging an immediate repeal, Trump tweets that Congress should “let Obamacare fail”

One would seem to contradict the other.

Here is what will happen next with health care in the Senate

While Mitch McConnell is pushing repeal, some fellow Republicans are calling for a fresh start.

Planned Parenthood is challenging Iowa’s abortion waiting period law — here’s why that matters

Planned Parenthood of the Heartlands says a 72-hour waiting period constitutes an undue burden on women seeking abortion.

Senate health care bill: The five forces killing Trumpcare

The bill faces stiff opposition on all fronts.

Trump’s six-month approval rating hits record low for any president in last 70 years, poll shows

The second historic low for President Donald Trump.

GOP operative who said he looked for Clinton emails on Flynn’s behalf reportedly died by suicide

Peter W. Smith, a political operative who reportedly sought out Russian hackers on Flynn's behalf, killed himself, according to the 'Chicago Tribune.'

Revised GOP health plan slammed by Democrats, faces uncertainty from Republicans

The revised Better Care Reconciliation Act faces an uncertain path forward.

4 key ways the revised GOP health plan is different than the original

It includes a version of the controversial "Cruz Amendment" allowing insurers to sell cheap, minimal-coverage plans.

Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia scandal is sabotaging the White House’s agenda

"It's sucking the oxygen out of the room, everybody knows that," Sen. John McCain told CNN.
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An Iranian cancer researcher headed to the US to work at a hospital was detained at Logan Airport

Seyed Mohsen Dehnavi, a cancer researcher, was supposed to begin work as a visiting scholar at Boston Children's Hospital.

Tim Kaine on Donald Trump Jr.’s Russian lawyer meeting: “We’re now beyond obstruction of justice”

"We’re now beyond obstruction of justice," Kaine said of the Russia investigation.

Report: Putin spokesperson denies knowledge of meeting between Kremlin-linked lawyer and Trump Jr.

The news comes in the midst of a special investigation into whether the Trump campaign had any inappropriate contact with ranking Russian officials.

Donald Trump abandons plan to create “cybersecurity unit” with Vladimir Putin after heavy backlash

Politicians from all sides of the aisle compared the cybersecurity unit with Putin to a fox guarding the hen house.

Trump attorney wants sexual assault accuser’s lawsuit dismissed

Marc Kasowitz argued that comments made in the context of a campaign are just "fiery rhetoric, hyperbole and opinion" that don't mean anything.

John McCain: Putin of “enormous assistance” to Trump’s cybersecurity unit, since he’s the hacker

Republicans came hard for Trump's plan to partner with Putin on cybersecurity on Sunday.