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Trump Falsely Claims He Never Said He Wouldn
Trump Falsely Claims He Never Said He Wouldn't Call the FBI Over Foreign Intel

REUTERS/Leah MillisAttempting belated damage control over his statement on Wednesday to ABC News that he'd welcome negative information about his campaign opponents from foreign governments, including Russia, President Donald Trump reversed himself on Friday morning and even pretended he never said it."Of course you give it to the FBI or report it to the attorney general or somebody like that," he told host Steve Doocy during a 50-minute-long phone interview on his favorite morning show Fox & Friends.Trump's radical revision, on the morning that he was celebrating his 73rd birthday, was part of his near stream-of-consciousness musings, in which he hurled insults at House Speaker Nancy...

Poll: 47 Percent Oppose Abortion Except in Extreme Cases
Poll: 47 Percent Oppose Abortion Except in Extreme Cases

Americans tend much more toward the middle on abortion than the polarized debate on the issue would suggest, according to a new a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.Almost half the public, 47 percent, supports strict bans on abortion that would allow a mother to procure one only for a serious reason. About 9 percent say abortion should never be permitted under any circumstance, another 9 percent say it should be allowed only to save the life of the mother, and 29 percent say the procedure should be permitted only in cases of rape, incest, or when the mother's life is at stake.Only 18 percent said abortion should be legal throughout all nine months of pregnancy, available whenever the mother...

Congress and Mueller need to step up and protect America from presidents like Trump
Congress and Mueller need to step up and protect America from presidents like Trump

Congress should pass laws to prevent dangerous norm-smashing by Trump and potential like-minded successors. And Mueller must talk to counteract Barr.

Mexico tightens southern border security as another day passes with no tariff deal
Mexico tightens southern border security as another day passes with no tariff deal

Under pressure from Trump, Mexico has launched a crackdown on the Guatemala border, arresting activists and holding migrants Migrants at the Mexico-Guatemala border on Thursday. Recent weeks have already seen a proliferation of immigration checkpoints in southern Mexico and police raids on migrant centers. Photograph: Marco Ugarte/AP As Donald Trump's deadline for new tariffs on Mexican imports draws near, Mexico has stepped up security along its porous border with Guatemala - deploying police and soldiers to its southern frontier and arresting prominent migration activists. Trump last week pledged to impose 5% tariffs on Mexican products on 10 June unless Mexico stops Central American...

Biden Flip-Flops, Now Supports Federal Funds for Abortion
Biden Flip-Flops, Now Supports Federal Funds for Abortion

Scott Eisen/GettyA day after he reaffirmed his support for the Hyde Amendment, Joe Biden flip-flopped and announced he can no longer stand behind the law that bars federal funds for abortion services in most cases.His reversal came at a Democratic gala in Atlanta-and after he was hammered by women's and reproductive rights organizations like Emily's List, NARAL, and Planned Parenthood.In what was reportedly a late addition to his speech, Biden cited the erosion of women's health services and new abortion restrictions in Republican-led states for his changed thinking."I can't justify leaving millions of women without the access to care they need, and the ability to exercise their...

USMCA supporters look to protect NAFTA amid Mexico tariff fight
USMCA supporters look to protect NAFTA amid Mexico tariff fight

Business groups now worry that Trump's unrelenting tariff threats could derail the USMCA.

DOJ, Commerce reject Dem subpoenas for census docs
DOJ, Commerce reject Dem subpoenas for census docs

The attorney general and commerce secretary didn't comply with a Thursday deadline to turn over documents.

Fight breaks out at Aldine High School graduation
Fight breaks out at Aldine High School graduation

What was supposed to be a day of celebration for the graduates and their families turned into chaos.

Trump arrives in northern France for D-Day ceremonies
Trump arrives in northern France for D-Day ceremonies

US President Donald Trump arrived in northern France on Thursday for a second day of ceremonies to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings by Allied troops. Along with his wife Melania, the US leader boarded a helicopter to fly to Colleville-sur-Mer where he and French leader Emmanuel Macron will commemorate fallen US servicemen in the invasion. Earlier in the morning, Trump had tweeted reported comments from Fox News host Sean Hannity which referred to "glowing reviews from the British media" of his trip to the UK for a three-day state visit.

Bernie Sanders urges Walmart to boost
Bernie Sanders urges Walmart to boost 'starvation wages'

Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Wednesday told Walmart Inc shareholders and top executives that the world's largest retailer should boost the "starvation"-level wages it pays its workers and stop fuelling income inequality. "Despite the incredible wealth of Walmart's owners" the company pays "starvation wages," Sanders said at Walmart's shareholder meeting. Walmart's "wages are so low, many of these employees are forced to rely on government programs like food stamps, Medicaid and public housing in order to survive," Sanders said.

India's Congress Party Seeks to Reorganize After Election Rout

The Congress Working Committee, the top decision-making body of the party, rejected Gandhi's resignation offer "unanimously" and requested him to undertake "a complete overhaul and detailed restructuring at every level of the party," its spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala told reporters in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi clinched a second five-year term, with his Bharatiya Janata Party winning 303 of the 543 parliamentary seats to secure a single-party majority. The Congress won 52 seats, which was only a few more seats than it took in 2014.

Trump Needs to Govern but Loves to Battle
Trump Needs to Govern but Loves to Battle

As Donald Trump headed to Japan on Friday, he took another shot at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi, he said, was not only the one who had started the verbal fisticuffs between him and her earlier this week, but also displayed signs of mental agitation. "Look, you think Nancy is the same as she was? She's not. Maybe we can all say that," Trump said. "I think Nancy Pelosi is not helping this country."It's a reminder that Trump isn't conceding an inch of political territory as he prepares to contest 2020. It is Pelosi who has emerged as his greatest antagonist in the run-up to the election. She has needled him repeatedly in recent days, casting aspersions on his mental health and judgment...

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