Trump, Democrats dig battle lines over new era of investigations

(CNN)Donald Trump just co-opted a new buzz phrase he hopes will define the next two years in politics: “Presidential harassment.” “The prospect of Presidential Harassment by the Dems is causing the Stock Market big headaches!” Trump tweeted Monday, falsely blaming his foes for a sell-off motivated by jitters in the…

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Kellyanne Conway uses ‘alternative facts’ to explain that doctored Jim Acosta video

Kellyanne Conway is back at her alternative facts magic.Image: Getty Images Well, the definition of the word “altered” now seems to be up for debate — at least if you work for the Trump administration. After last week’s testy exchange at the White House between CNN reporter Jim Acosta and…

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What we know about the discrepancy in votes out of Broward County

(CNN)A discrepancy in the number of votes cast for governor and senator in Florida in Broward County is raising questions about the ballot design there, as the vote-count margin in the two big races continues to narrow. Broward is a Democratic-leaning county. Among those who did vote in the Senate…

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President Trump to announce support for criminal justice overhaul proposal

(CNN)President Donald Trump is expected to throw his support behind bipartisan criminal justice legislation during an event at the White House on Wednesday, two sources close to the process said. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to order a whip count later this week, and has pledged to bring…

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How to watch CNN’s Election Day coverage anywhere

(CNN)With hundreds of political seats up for grabs Tuesday, the stakes are incredibly high. That’s why CNN will be covering the midterm elections nonstop from across the country — on air, online and on your phone. The livestream will be available on CNN.com‘s homepage and on mobile devices via CNN’s…

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Trump rallies to push Montana Senate toss-up into the red

(CNN)President Donald Trump visited Montana last week to campaign for Republican Senate hopeful Matt Rosendale. But during his rally at Missoula International Airport, it became clear the trip might have been more about who he was campaigning against. Trump hasn’t forgotten. “They made up a series of lies that were…

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Trump’s midterm campaign of fear

(CNN)Donald Trump is waging one of the most inflammatory closing arguments of any modern campaign, lacing his midterm rhetoric with easily disprovable claims that are building on the fact-challenged foundation of his presidency. But Trump’s gamble may not be universally successful. His clamorous approach could backfire in the more moderate…

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Italy’s first Starbucks serves cocktails, ice cream, and a side of augmented reality

The first step in becoming a vegan is getting a beardImage: jacob silberberg/Getty Images Presidents didn’t always down twelve Diet Cokes and multiple McDonald’s sammies per day. Some even ate their vegetables. Back in early 2010s, things were different. Better. More than a few of the country’s leading political figures…

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Ocasio-Cortez: Hurricane Maria victims blame ‘government inaction’ for deaths in Puerto Rico

Washington (CNN)Progressive Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday that many of the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico blame government failure for the deaths of nearly 3,000 people on the island in the aftermath of the storm. “They did not even have the capacity to choose this President,…

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Ocasio-Cortez defends $40 trillion price tag for progressive proposals

Washington (CNN)Progressive Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday defended what could accrue to a $40 trillion price tag for progressive policy programs, including Medicare for all, over the next 10 years, citing the success in some European countries that have similarly developed health care models. But asked again where that $40…

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EU steps up plans for no-deal Brexit as Labour stance alarms capitals

Fears in Europe that partys goal of unseating PM could lead to chaos of cliff-edge exit The EU is intensifying its preparations for a no-deal Brexit amid heightened fears in European capitals that Jeremy Corbyn will order his MPs to vote down any deal struck in Brussels, a leaked document…

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Just wait. Trump will tell us how to judge his Hurricane Florence response.

Washington (CNN)If history is a guide, it won’t be long after Hurricane Florence’s winds ease and floods ebb that President Donald Trump will award himself high marks for his handling of the latest natural disaster. As Florence has approached, Trump has switched between two extremes, expressing wonderment at the scale…

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Labour of Love: how will the political West End hit go down in the US?

The award-winning show about the Labour party has opened in Maryland and a Democratic congressman has found a string of parallels The bar is offering The Labour, a refreshing gin-based cocktail with ginger beer, and The Tory, a more conservative Rye whiskey based cocktail featuring Campari. These are unusual offerings…

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Macron rebukes Trump’s isolationist message

New York (CNN)French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a fiery rebuke of US policies under President Donald Trump at the UN General Assembly Tuesday, signaling that he is ready to take up the mantle of global leadership usually assumed by a US leader. But unlike Trump’s emphasis on the importance of…

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Brett Kavanaugh snubs Parkland victim’s father at Senate confirmation hearing

Fred Guttenberg and Brett Kavanaugh come face to face at Kavanaugh's hearing.Image: Andrew Harnik/AP/REX/Shutterstock Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee got off to quite a raucous start on Tuesday. There were protests and clashes between Democratic and Republican senators, but it was an odd snub…

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Primary elections in Arizona and Florida: What to watch

(CNN)Florida and Arizona hold primaries on Tuesday, teeing up the House and Senate races that will be critical to the balance of power in Washington come November. What we’ll learn tonight WILL MCCAIN’S PASSING CHANGE THE RACE? Former state Sen. Kelli Ward walked back comments late Monday about the timing…

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