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Manafort Made Millions Secretly Working to Help Putin

Before becoming campaign manager for Donald Trump, Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire under a $10 million annual contract with a plan to "greatly benefit the Putin Government," according to documents obtained by AP. Show More Summary

Only 17% Approve of Trumpcare

American voters disapprove the Republican health-care bill 56% to 17%, with 26% undecided, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released Thursday. The bill may be voted on as early as Thursday as a group of conservatives negotiate with Speaker Paul Ryan and others. Show More Summary

Trump: Vote on Trumpcare Friday or Obamacare Stays

Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney made clear Thursday evening that President Donald Trump is done negotiating on the hotly-debated health care bill and wants a vote on Friday. And, if the president doesn't get aShow More Summary

Paul Ryan Can't Find the Votes

The House of Representatives delayed its vote on repealing and replacing parts of the Affordable Care Act after Republican leaders failed to rally enough support to pass the bill, sources told CNBC. The GOP House caucus will meet at 7 p.m. Show More Summary

Kochs Will Fund Republicans Who Oppose Trumpcare

In a last-minute effort to sink the Republican health care bill, a powerful network of conservative donors said Wednesday it would create a new fund for Republican 2018 reelection races -- but they'll only open it up to GOPers who vote against the bill. Show More Summary

FBI Has Evidence of Trump Aides Conspiring with Russia

The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign, US officials told CNN. Show More Summary

Studies: Immigrants Commit Fewer Crimes

An increased number of immigrants in the U.S. might have contributed to an historic drop in crime rates, according to a new study. Research also shows that immigrants are less likely than U.S.-born citizens to commit crimes and be imprisoned. Show More Summary

27 House Repubs Oppose Trumpcare -- Enough to Defeat

House Republicans are in danger of losing a vote on their health care bill, a defeat that would be hugely damaging for the party and President Donald Trump. Trump campaigned on the promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known...Show More Summary

Canada: Cut Out the Justin Trudeau Cutouts

Canada has banned life-size cardboard cutouts of the popular Canadian prime minister. According to CBC News, diplomats have been told to stop using stand-ups of Justin Trudeau. Stand-up images of the prime minister have appeared at Canadian...Show More Summary

Nice Superweapon --Too Bad You Can't Afford to Fire It

Talk about taking a bazooka to kill a fly: A U.S. general reported last week that an unnamed ally used a $3.4 million Patriot missile to shoot down a hostile $200 commercial drone. General David Perkins's point wasn't that this was a...Show More Summary

Gerson: The American Presidency is Shrinking

Michael Gerson, Washington Post: Every new administration has a shakeout period. But this assumes an ability to learn from mistakes. And this would require admitting mistakes. The spectacle of an American president blaming a Fox News commentator for a major diplomatic incident was another milestone in the miniaturization of the presidency. Show More Summary

Tillerson: 'I Didn't Want This Job'

Rex Tillerson said the job of secretary of State wasn't a role he sought out. "I didn't want this job. I didn't seek this job," Tillerson told the Independent Journal Review in an interview during his recent Asia trip. When asked why he agreed to take on the position of secretary of State, Tillerson said his wife "told me I'm supposed to do this."... Show More Summary

Attack Outside U.K. Parliament

An attack occurred outside the British Parliament in London Wednesday in which a police officer was stabbed and several people struck by a car on Westminster Bridge. "We were in the cafe when it happened," said witness Michelle Langham. Show More Summary

Manafort Implicated in Ukraine Money Laundering

A Ukrainian politician has released documents that seem to incriminate one of Donald Trump's former campaign managers in a Ukrainian money laundering scheme. Politician and former investigative journalist Serhiy Leshchenko, turned over what he claimed is an old invoice from former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's Ukraine consulting firm. Show More Summary

Death Spiral? Managed Care Stocks Up 300%

The numbers are astonishing. The Standard & Poor's stock index returned 135.6 percent in those seven years through Thursday, a performance that we may not see again in our lifetimes. But the managed care stocks, as a whole, have gained nearly 300 percent including dividends, according to calculations by Bespoke Investment Group. Show More Summary

Fallows: Trump's Credibility Crisis

James Fallows, The Atlantic: Something has happened to every new president, and something will happen to Donald Trump. It is inevitable. And when that something occurs, it is also inevitable that his administration will need to say, Trust us on this. Show More Summary

Gong Show Host Chuck Barris Dies

Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game and that infamous factory of cheese, The Gong Show, has died. He was 87. Barris died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York. Show More Summary

Blaze Suspends Contributor for Being Pro-Choice

Tomi Lahren has reportedly been suspended from TheBlaze following pro-choice comments she made on Friday's episode of The View. Multiple media reports claim Lahren has been suspended at least a week. The star seemed to confirm the news on Monday evening on Twitter.... Show More Summary

IJR Suspends 3 Staffers over False Obama Story

Independent Journal Review has suspended three staffers including chief content officer Benny Johnson after the publication last week of a conspiracy-laden post about President Barack Obama that was subsequently retracted. The post,Show More Summary

Stock Market Shows Doubt in Trump

For the first time since the election, markets are doubting they will get the pro-growth policies of tax reform and stimulus promised by President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress. The repeal of Obamacare appears to have hitShow More Summary

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