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Pelosi slams company bonuses as 'crumbs' despite once praising $40 tax cut

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday slammed President Trump’s tax reform that led to companies giving as large as $2,000 bonuses as “crumbs,” despite praising Obama-era $40 tax cut to workers as a “victory for America” in 2011. Following the passage of sweeping tax cuts, including lowering the corporate tax from 35 percent to […]
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Judge's DACA ruling seen by some legal scholars as problematic, report says

The judge who barred the Trump administration from turning back the Obama-era DACA program last week has some legal scholars concerned that the ruling could damage the notion of an impartial bench. The New York Times reported Sunday that Judge William Alsup, the federal judge from the Northern District of California, used a local case before […]
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Flake's upcoming speech compares Trump's criticism of media to Stalin, report says

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., will make a speech scheduled for Wednesday where he will compare President Trump’s concerns of media objectivity to similar comments made by communist dictator Joseph Stalin. Flake, a fervent critic of the Trump administration, is set to give the speech the same day Trump is expected to announce the winners of […]
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Spitzer should be arrested for threatening me, says NYC man who alleges threat

FILE 2013: A spokeswoman for disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer said he did not make any threats during an argument at an New York restaurant.  (Reuters) New York City detectives are looking into a man’s claim that disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer threatened to stab him in the crotch during an irate interaction in a […]
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Environmental group may have to register as foreign agents

U.S. environmental activists who are working to halt the production and use of fossil fuels could be required to register as foreign agents if Congress gets serious about enforcing an existing law. There was some potential movement in that direction last October when Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, introduced legislation that would put […]
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GOP senator Perdue comes to Trump's defense after 's—hole' outcry, questions Durbin's credibility

Sen. David Perdue, right, called Sen. Dick Durbin’s description of the Oval Office meeting a “gross misrepresentation.”  (AP, File) Republican Senator David Perdue of Georgia came to President Trump’s defense Sunday after he said reports of the president’s choice of words during a meeting on immigration last week were “a gross misrepresentation.” Speaking to ABC […]
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Trump says Dems don't want to make DACA deal, adds he's 'not a racist'

President Trump doubled down Sunday evening on criticism of congressional Democrats over stalled negotiations to secure the future of an Obama-era program shielding immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children from deportation — while also denying claims from his opponents in Congress that he’s a racist. Trump told reporters at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort, […]
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Frederica Wilson won't attend Trump's State of the Union: 'It would be an embarrassment to be seen with him'

Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson will not attend President Trump’s first State of the Union address later this month, months after she quarreled with the White House in the wake of the death of Army Sgt. La David Johnson. Wilson told The Tampa Bay Times Sunday in a statement she doesn’t plan to attend Trump’s speech […]
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Condoleezza Rice: Let's not turn women into snowflakes in wake of #MeToo movement

Former George W. Bush Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has issued a warning about the dangers of coddling women in the wake of the #MeToo movement, saying it could have a negative impact on their careers. “Let’s not turn women into snowflakes. Let’s not infantilize women,” Rice told CNN in an interview aired late Saturday. […]
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Chelsea Manning confirms Senate bid, says 'Yup, we're running'

Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, confirmed Sunday that she’s running in Maryland for a Senate seat. “Yup, we’re running for Senate,” Manning tweeted three days after she filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission. The tweet also included a campaign video indicating her […]