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Mexico's retaliation against Trump may be taking shape

President Donald Trump has railed against Mexico since early in his presidential campaign, criticizing the US's southern neighbor over matters of trade, immigration, and security. Since his election in November, Trump has largely maintained...Show More Summary

Top Democratic senator on Russia investigation: 'This may very well be the most important thing I do in my public life'

After viewing classified materials as part of the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Democratic Sen. Mark Warner told The New Yorker that he came away with a conclusion: TheShow More Summary

The Trump administration's vow to crack down on the marijuana has 'unnerved' investors and caused stocks to tumble (MSRT, TRTC)

The Trump administration's warning to the marijuana industry that there will be "greater enforcement" of federal laws that outlaw the drug is already spooking investors after years of heavy interest in the business. "I think that's a...Show More Summary

These are the media outlets that usually attend Trump's daily press briefings with Sean Spicer

In a move that had many defenders of the free press up in arms, the White House shut out reporters from The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CNN, and Politico from a gaggle with Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Friday. The bar comesShow More Summary

John Kasich uses airplane pilot metaphor to explain contentious relationship with Trump after meeting with him

Ohio Gov. John Kasich used a creative metaphor to explain his relationship with President Donald Trump following a meeting between the two Friday at the White House. Kasich, who sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2016,Show More Summary

'I inherited a mess': Watch Trump's full speech at CPAC 2017

President Trump delivered a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference discussing a range of issues and vowing to keep his campaign promises. FULL TRANSCRIPT (Courtesy of THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Show More Summary

Kim Jong Un's half brother was assassinated — here's what we know so far

Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, was killed on February 13. When news of a man getting fatally poisoned at a Kuala Lumpur airport first broke, the event caused a local stir but received relatively little...Show More Summary

Trump echoes Steve Bannon in raucous nationalist speech to the biggest conservative conference of the year

President Donald Trump fired up the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday with a speech that echoed remarks from his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, from the day prior. Over two days, the pair hammered awayShow More Summary

Sean Spicer compared marijuana to opioids but the science doesn't support that idea

Trump press secretary Sean Spicer said the Department of Justice may step up enforcement against states that have voted to legalize recreational marijuana, comparing it to the opioid crisis. While researchers do have questions aboutShow More Summary

Pentagon: Stop using ISIL

The Pentagon is kicking former President Barack Obama's preferred nomenclature for the so-called Islamic State to the curb. While the Obama administration often used ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, to describe theShow More Summary

Reporters from The New York Times and CNN blocked from attending White House press briefing

Reporters from The New York Times, CNN, Politico, and several other outlets were reportedly blocked from attending a press gaggle with White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday. The White House Correspondents' Association protested...Show More Summary

Paris mayor responds after Trump tells the story of his friend, 'Jim,' who won't go to Paris anymore

On Friday, President Donald Trump retold the story of a friend who he says won't go to Paris anymore after two high-profile terror attacks in the past two years. The city's mayor shot back on Twitter with a message about the "attractiveness"...Show More Summary

The US intervention in Libya was a key turning point for Putin in his attitude toward the US

For Russian President Vladimir Putin, the 2011 American military intervention in Libya was a turning point in his attitude toward the United States, according to a lengthy report from The New Yorker examining Russia's interference in...Show More Summary

Bill Maher's comments supporting sex with young boys resurface amid Milo Yiannopoulos controversy

Bill Maher's comments defending a sexual relationship between a teacher and her male student have come back to haunt the "Real Time" host. The comments are especially controversial after Maher defended his HBO show's booking of  right-wing...Show More Summary

'A complex moment' — Mexico is looking to strike back against Trump

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly visited Mexico this week, where they met with the country's president, Enrique Peña Nieto, and other senior officials. Mexican ire with Trump has been inflamed...Show More Summary

Prison stocks are jumping after the Justice Department reverted a plan to reduce their use (GEO, CXW)

The shares of private-prison providers jumped on Friday after the Justice Department signaled its support for their use by the government. Last August, Sally Yates, the former deputy attorney general, directed the Bureau of Prisons to withdraw or decline contracts for private-prison operators at expiry. Show More Summary

Obama appearance in New York City causes brief commotion

President Barack Obama caused quite a commotion Friday when he stopped inside a Fifth Avenue New York City office building. A large crowd gathered outside, trying to catch a view of the former president as he left 160 Fifth Avenue. It was not immediately clear what the president was attending to during his stop. Show More Summary

Some brilliant minds just completely trashed Trump's border tax

It seems the border tax is coming. Trump has now joined House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans in support of including a border adjustment tax in any upcoming Congressional tax reform bill. Put most simply, the measure would raise...Show More Summary

Officials in legal marijuana states slam the Trump Administration's vow to crack down

Lawmakers and officials in states that have legalized recreational marijuana are speaking out after White House press secretary Sean Spicer's statement that the Trump Administration may crack down on legalized marijuana. "I was deeply...Show More Summary

Americans have flipped their opinion on Obamacare right as Republicans are set to repeal it

The Affordable Care Act, the law better known as Obamacare, may be on the precipice of repeal. But its popularity keeps surging. Over the past few months, polls from a variety of outlets have showed a slow but steady increase in support...Show More Summary

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