David Smith

Steve Bannon Savages 'Javanka,' Laying Bare White House Tensions

Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner are under fresh scrutiny over their influence at the White House after a very public eruption of their feud with former chief strategist Steve Bannon.

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Cyclist Who Gave Trump Motorcade the Middle Finger: 'He Wasn't Going to Hear Me Through the Glass'

Juli Briskman found flowers on her doorstep on Monday night. “Juli: I don’t know you and yet I am so proud of you,” an accompanying note said. “You’re my hero. Truly. Thank you for standing up to this admin. We need more like you. Continue to resist. We’re with you all the way. Sally M.”

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Trump's Politicized Reaction to New York Attack a Far Cry From Las Vegas Shooting

One prompted a sombre tone, quotation from scripture and prayer for unity. The other brought a barrage of tweets, peppered with capital letters and exclamation marks and bent on divisiveness and blame.

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Russia Inquiry Charges: How Close Does This Get to Trump?

On the day that Donald Trump summoned James Comey to a one-on-one dinner and asked the then FBI director to pledge loyalty, a crucial interview was taking place at the bureau. George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, was questioned about contacts with a Russia-linked professor who had offered “dirt” on election rival Hillary Clinton.

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Museum of the Bible: Inside a Sprawling, $500 Million Exploding Controversy

It is a museum of biblical proportions – and it is stirring controversies to match.

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Is the Republican Party on the Brink of All Out Civil War?

Looking out over a packed Alabama barn, Steve Bannon paced the stage and declared: “I come to you unshaven, unkempt, in this old bomber jacket, just like I was on the campaign.” What happened 24 hours later left some asking, or perhaps dreading: could this be the new face of the Republican party?

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Trump Warned: Send Help or Risk Making Puerto Rico Crisis 'Your Katrina'

Donald Trump will visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday, to see some of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria on the lives of 3.5 million Americans. As the president announced the visit, however, one Democratic congresswoman who was born in Puerto Rico warned that his lack of attention to the disaster so far risked making it “your Katrina”.

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Steve Mnuchin Just Landed Himself Under Investigation by His Own Treasury Department

Steven Mnuchin, the US treasury secretary, requested the use of a government jet for his European honeymoon, it was reported on Wednesday.

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Florida Officials Warn Irma Will Be 'Storm Wider Than the State'

Florida residents were racing to complete final preparations on Friday as Hurricane Irma, slightly weakened from its peak but still packing enormous destructive power, cast a dark shadow over the southern half of the Sunshine State.

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5 of the Most Controversial Acts of Clemency by U.S. Presidents

Richard Nixon, pardoned in 1974

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