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The Donald Trump government shutdown playbook: All base, all politics, all the time
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The Donald Trump government shutdown playbook: All base, all politics, all the time

America’s longest running shutdown without an end in sight is US president’s Donald Trump’s all-base, all the time gamble despite polls showing that most Americans blame Trump for the shutdown. Will walking 800,000 Govt workers and their families off the cliff work for Trump in 2020 if he’s back on the ballot?

Donald Trump planning to introduce pathway for US citizenship to H-1B visa holders working in technology and medicine
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Donald Trump planning to introduce pathway for US citizenship to H-1B visa holders working in technology and medicine

President Donald Trump on Friday said he is planning changes including a possible pathway to US citizenship to foreigners holding H-1B visas, issued temporarily to highly educated immigrants who work in speciality occupations such as technology or medicine.

Isolated and furious, Donald Trump fires back at US Chief Justice John Roberts for saying there aren't any 'Obama judges or Trump judges'
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Isolated and furious, Donald Trump fires back at US Chief Justice John Roberts for saying there aren't any 'Obama judges or Trump judges'

“Donald Trump pardoned one turkey, the other one is co-operating with the Mueller probe”, goes a joke on Twitter summing up the jittery White House mood ahead of the big Thanksgiving holiday when turkeys are carved up across America’s dinner tables and Donald Trump hit another low by directly attacking US chief justice John Roberts who contradicted Trump saying there are no “Obama judges or Trump judges”.

In rare rebuke, US Chief Justice Roberts slams Donald Trump: 'No Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges'
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In rare rebuke, US Chief Justice Roberts slams Donald Trump: 'No Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges'

US Chief Justice John Roberts is pushing back against President Donald Trump for his description of a judge who ruled against Trump's migrant asylum policy as an "Obama judge."

Democrats to investigate Ivanka Trump's private email use in White House in next Congress
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Democrats to investigate Ivanka Trump's private email use in White House in next Congress

Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the likely incoming chairman of the Oversight panel, said Tuesday that he will resume that bipartisan investigation, which was dropped by Republicans. And he will pressure President Donald Trump's administration to turn over records about the use of private email for public business by Ivanka Trump, Kushner, and other senior officials.

Donald Trump defends Ivanka Trump personal email use but nobody's buying the story; the irony is just too much
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Donald Trump defends Ivanka Trump personal email use but nobody's buying the story; the irony is just too much

‘Crooked Hillary’ - a moniker widely regarded by political strategists as being the most effective one Donald Trump came up with to attack Hillary Clinton during the 2016 US elections has come back to haunt an embattled White House which is into full-on damage control mode after Washington Post broke a bombshell story about Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and a top White House adviser, sending “hundreds of emails” about government business from a personal email account last year.

CNN, Jim Acosta win Round One against Donald Trump but the fight is just beginning; White House to release 'new rules' for media
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CNN, Jim Acosta win Round One against Donald Trump but the fight is just beginning; White House to release 'new rules' for media

Round One went to CNN as a federal judge ruled on a snowswept morning that the Donald Trump administration must immediately return White House ‘hard pass’ press credentials to CNN reporter Jim Acosta, saying Acosta suffered "irreparable harm" from the decision to abruptly bar him after he questioned a visibly upset US president at a news conference immediately after the Republicans suffered a shellacking in the US midterm elections.

Judge orders White House to return press credentials to Jim Acosta; 'great day for journalism', says CNN
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Judge orders White House to return press credentials to Jim Acosta; 'great day for journalism', says CNN

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly ruled Friday morning, CNN is reporting, that the White House must immediately return CNN journalist Jim Acosta's press credentials taken away abruptly last week after a heated exchange between the US president and the CNN reporter.

Judge delays ruling till Friday on CNN reporter Jim Acosta's White House press credentials; Donald Trump insists 'guys like Acosta are bad for the country'
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Judge delays ruling till Friday on CNN reporter Jim Acosta's White House press credentials; Donald Trump insists 'guys like Acosta are bad for the country'

A federal judge has delayed his decision on whether to order the Donald Trump administration to return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

Donald Trump lawyers and CNN square off in Jim Acosta press pass case; judge to announce decision today
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Donald Trump lawyers and CNN square off in Jim Acosta press pass case; judge to announce decision today

President Donald Trump's administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta's White House press credentials.

CNN sues Donald Trump over Jim Acosta's credentials: Only four other US presidents have faced lawsuits while in office
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CNN sues Donald Trump over Jim Acosta's credentials: Only four other US presidents have faced lawsuits while in office

While Donald Trump is the first US president to be sued by the media, he is not the first president to be sued to begin with. Four other presidents, namely Harry Truman, John F Kennedy, Theodore Roosevelt and Bill Clinton, also carried lawsuits into the Oval Office.

CNN sues Donald Trump and 5 White House aides demanding return of Jim Acosta's press credentials
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CNN sues Donald Trump and 5 White House aides demanding return of Jim Acosta's press credentials

CNN is suing the Donald Trump administration, demanding that its correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials to cover the White House be returned. The administration revoked Acosta's credentials last week following Trump's contentious news conference, where Acosta refused to give up a microphone when the president said he didn't want to hear anything more from him.

Small-town voters stick with Trump, much-hyped ‘blue wave’ playing out in slow motion: Key takeaways from America's midterm polls
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Small-town voters stick with Trump, much-hyped ‘blue wave’ playing out in slow motion: Key takeaways from America's midterm polls

The Obama voter who flipped to Trump in 2016 did not return to the Democratic party this midterm election season, the much hyped blue wave did not happen, white males who are an overwhelming majority of Republican Congress members are a stark minority in the Democratic House and Senate and partisan divisions are hardening amidst record turnout. Not yet good enough to stop Donald Trump in 2020.

Michelle Obama lets loose blast of anger at Donald Trump in upcoming memoir 'Becoming' - out next week
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Michelle Obama lets loose blast of anger at Donald Trump in upcoming memoir 'Becoming' - out next week

Michelle Obama says she felt "lost and alone" after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and she and Barack Obama underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive their two daughters.

Donald Trump says US military could fire at migrant caravan on Mexico border if people begin pelting stones
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Donald Trump says US military could fire at migrant caravan on Mexico border if people begin pelting stones

Currently, an estimated 5,000-7,000 people from three Latin American countries — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — are marching towards the US through Mexico. Trump has deployed more than 5,000 military personnel on the southwestern border to stop them from entering.

US midterm elections: Donald Trump hardens stance against migrant caravan, says 15,000 troops will be sent to Mexico border
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US midterm elections: Donald Trump hardens stance against migrant caravan, says 15,000 troops will be sent to Mexico border

The numbers cited by Trump are significantly higher than defence officials have disclosed. The Pentagon said on Monday it was deploying more than 5,200 troops to the border but that the number would rise. On Wednesday, it said more than 7,000 troops would support the Department of Homeland Security along the border.

US midterm elections: Donald Trump escalates threats against migrant caravan; tweets 'this is an invasion of our country' as 5,200 US troops head to border
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US midterm elections: Donald Trump escalates threats against migrant caravan; tweets 'this is an invasion of our country' as 5,200 US troops head to border

Eager to focus voters on immigration in the lead-up to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Monday escalated his threats against a migrant caravan trudging slowly toward the U.S. border as the Pentagon prepared to deploy thousands of U.S. troops to support the border patrol.

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, latest to exit Donald Trump admin, says 'I'm not running in 2020'
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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, latest to exit Donald Trump admin, says 'I'm not running in 2020'

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration at the end of the year, she and US President Donald Trump announced Tuesday. She gave no reason for her departure after two years, though there is speculation she will return to government or politics at some point.

Donald Trump helped parents dodge millions of dollars in taxes, says New York Times; state tax department to review charges
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Donald Trump helped parents dodge millions of dollars in taxes, says New York Times; state tax department to review charges

The New York state tax department said on Tuesday that it is investigating reports that President Donald Trump helped his parents dodge millions of dollars in taxes and received far more money from his father's real estate empire than he has claimed in the past.

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein proposed secretly recording Donald Trump, invoking 25th Amendment to oust President: NYT bombshell report
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US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein proposed secretly recording Donald Trump, invoking 25th Amendment to oust President: NYT bombshell report

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein last year discussed the possibility of secretly reporting US president Donald Trump, and also talked about getting members of Trump's cabinet to invoke the Constitution to declare him unfit to remain as president, The New York Times reported Friday.