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Republican senator asserts Trump did not say 's---hole'
A Republican senator said President Donald Trump did not use the word "shole" in reference to immigrants from Haiti and Africa in a meeting at the White House last week. Sen. David Perdue of Georgia, a close ally of the president, told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week"
Why Chelsea Manning's Commutation Likely Won't Mean Leniency for Edward Snowden
President Obama's commutation of Chelsea Manning ’s prison sentence Tuesday indirectly called attention to the legal status of former National Security contractor Edward Snowden , who leaked a collection of classified information in 2013. Since then, Snowden has been living in Russia where he was
67 Times Donald Trump Tweeted About the 'Birther' Movement
With just 10 words on Friday morning, Donald Trump aimed to reverse his long-held position on President Obama's birthplace after years of skepticism and questioning. "President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period," he told reporters today -- just a day after he again refused to
Airbnb Hires Former US Attorney General Eric Holder to Combat Discrimination
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has a new job: He's been hired by Airbnb to develop a "world-class anti-discrimination policy," the San Francisco-based company said today. "We are honored that former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to join our team to help craft a world-class
Book Excerpt: Kimberley Strassel's 'The Intimidation Game'
Excerpted from The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech, by Kimberley Strassel by arrangement with Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, Copyright (c) Kimberley Strassel 2016. Cleta Mitchell was sitting in front of her computer in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Mitchell is
The Army Chaplain Who Quit Over 'Unaccountable Killing' of Obama’s Secretive Drone Program
As a witness to the removal of fallen U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Army Chaplain Christopher John Antal can’t recall a time when that solemn ceremony wasn’t conducted without the presence of drones passing along the horizon. They were sleek and quiet, making a gentle humming noise as they flew
Ex-St Paul's Student Owen Labrie Could Be Freed on Bail as Court Considers Request for New Trial
Former prep school student Owen Labrie, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a classmate last August, could be set free on bail from his 12-month jail sentence after the New Hampshire Supreme Court asked the trial court that sentenced Labrie to prison for violating his curfew to reconsider its
New Details Emerge on Former Prep Student Owen Labrie's Life in Jail as He Requests New Trial
New details have emerged about former star prep student Owen Labrie's life in a New Hampshire county jail – and he has filed a request for a new trial following his sexual assault conviction last August. A motion requesting a new trial filed Tuesday takes issue with Labrie's original defense team,
The President in Your Garage: Obama’s Off-Beat Communications Strategy
He may be a lame duck, but President Obama just might be aiming to be the coolest commander-in-chief ever. And sometimes that entails hanging out in some dude’s garage. President Obama sat down amid the clutter of a couple of cardboard boxes and old posters in California recently to guest star on a
The Note: Marco's Money
By MICHAEL FALCONE NOTABLES --ANALYSIS -- ABC's RICK KLEIN: It's easy enough to mock a particular media portrayal of Marco Rubio , cast as -- shock! -- someone who has struggled with his finances yet owns a luxury boat that isn't that fancy and an expensive home that looks, well, fine. (The