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Thousands march against Trump in rowdy London protests

Thousands took to the streets of Britain’s capital Friday in protest of President Trump’s three-day visit to the country -- just as Trump was trying to smooth over relations with Prime Minister Theresa May after an interview in which he criticized her approach to Brexit.

In UK, Trump throws fuel onto Britain's fiery political debate over Brexit

The U.K. woke Friday to discover that President Trump had thrown fuel onto the country’s already fiery political debate -- on a day in which he will hold a joint press conference with under-siege Prime Minister Theresa May, meet with Queen Elizabeth II and witness tens of thousands of demonstrators march through London in protest of his three-day working visit.

Mulvaney's challenger for CFPB leadership resigns

Leandra English, the deputy director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, announced on Friday that she was resigning, having failed to sue President Trump for control of the controversial agency.

North Korea says denuclearization talks with Pompeo 'regrettable'

The North Korean government has accused the U.S. of undermining the spirit of last month’s summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un after what it says were “regrettable” talks with a delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Supreme Court's Janus decision could hurt unions' political might in midterms

The Supreme Court’s ruling that government workers can’t be forced to pour money into labor union coffers that represent them for collective bargaining may hurt Democrats in the upcoming midterms -- although some experts suggest it could have a galvanizing impact for union members to get out and vote.

President Trump, White House go to bat for ICE amid Dem attacks

President Trump backed Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on Tuesday in the face of growing Democratic calls to abolish the agency -- a day after the White House had targeted individual lawmakers for their attacks.

Gowdy rips Rosenstein on Russia probe: 'Finish it the hell up'

Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy tore into Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday over the long-running Russia collusion probe -- telling the Justice Department at a public hearing to “finish it the hell up because this country is being torn apart.

DOJ hands over documents to GOP committees after contempt threat

The Justice Department this week gave House Republicans some of the documents they are seeking related to the Russia election-meddling investigation -- after lawmakers threatened to hold officials in contempt for stonewalling over subpoena requests.

DOJ hands over documents to GOP committees after subpoena threat

The Justice Department this week gave House Republicans some of the documents they are seeking related to the Russia election-meddling investigation -- after lawmakers threatened to hold officials in contempt for stonewalling over subpoena requests.

First lady Melania Trump visits child detention center in Texas

First lady Melania Trump on Thursday visited a child detention center in Texas that houses minors who entered the country illegally -- in the wake of her husband’s executive order that ended the practice of separating families.

Hungary's pro-Trump, populist government pushes Soros crackdown

Hungary’s populist government is brimming with confidence after an overwhelming election win in April, and is pushing ahead with tough policies on illegal migration and combating the influence of left-wing Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros.

Dem candidate airs bizarre ‘dumpster fire’ ad

The outspoken Trump critic and former White House chief ethics counsel during President George W. Bush’s administration has produced one of the most bizarre, yet memorable, ads of the 2018 cycle -- showing him standing in front of a literal dumpster fire.

Republican pressure intensifies to end family separations at border

The Trump administration is facing mounting pressure from fellow Republicans and other allies to end the practice of separating children from parents caught illegally crossing the border, as the enforcement policy quickly escalates into a political crisis.

UN's scathing reports stoke US concerns about anti-Israel bias

The United Nations Secretary General is putting his name to two reports bashing Israel for its alleged mistreatment of Palestinians, just as U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is trying to curb any anti-Israel bias at the U.N.

House votes to ban shipments of child sex robots

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to ban the importation and transportation of sex robots and dolls that look like children -- a move that would bring the U.S.

GOP pols slam Rosenstein, say staff 'shaking' in fear over 'threats'

GOP lawmakers accused the Justice Department of "intimidation" on the heels of a Fox News report that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein once threatened to "subpoena" House committee members, with one lawmaker now claiming staffers have been left “physically shaking” over Rosenstein's tactics.

Trump says US is like a 'piggy bank that everybody is robbing' on trade

President Trump used a press conference at the G7 summit in Canada to double down on his tough stance on trade, telling reporters that the United States is like “the piggy bank that everybody is robbing” but promising that that is ending under his leadership.

Paul Ryan scrambles to calm GOP insurrection over immigration

House Speaker Paul Ryan was scrambling Thursday to settle a brewing insurrection among Republican lawmakers over immigration as moderates in coalition with Democrats look to force a debate on a series of immigration bills.

Trump swipes at GOP foe Sen. Jeff Flake: 'He's a Flake!'

President Trump on Thursday took a swipe at Republican foe and Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, accusing him of being “humiliatingly forced out of his own Senate seat” and making a play on his name.

Manchin says he regrets Clinton support, could back Trump in 2020

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said in an interview published Tuesday that he regrets backing Hillary Clinton in 2016, and hinted that he could back President Trump’s re-election in 2020 -- as he looks to fend off a Republican challenger in November.

Trump 2020, RNC send complaint letter to social media giants

The Republican National Committee wrote to Facebook and Twitter Thursday requesting answers to questions about their efforts to prevent political bias on their platforms -- amid concerns about the censorship of conservative speech online.

Democrats' 'blue wave' in doubt as generic ballot lead dries up

Back in January, Democrats confidently predicted a "blue wave" would wipe out Republican control of Congress. This forecast is looking less certain as that lead shrinks by the week, with one poll even showing Republicans on top.

FBI, DOJ to brief lawmakers on handling of Russia probe on Thursday

The FBI and Department of Justice will brief lawmakers later this week on classified material relating to the FBI’s actions during the 2016 campaign, the White House announced Tuesday, after revelations that an FBI informant had contacts with members of the Trump campaign.

Huma email horror returns to haunt FBI brass, in IG report on Clinton case

Ever since she lost in November 2016, Hillary Clinton has used numerous speaking appearances to blame her loss in part of the FBI’s decision to reopen the probe into her email use after messages were found on confidante Huma Abedin’s ex-husband Anthony Weiner’s laptop.

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