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Trump denounces Mueller's investigative team as 'hardened Democrats'President Trump accused Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections of Democratic bias on Sunday morning.


Trump weighs in on Nevada Senate race, clearing the way for Heller. But will it be enough?The president nudged Danny Tarkanian to drop his GOP primary challenge against Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and instead run for a vacated U.S. House seat.


Theresa May promised to 'take every step' against Russian assassins — two years before latest attackThe widow of a former Russian intelligence officer who was poisoned to death at a London hotel in 2006 shared with Yahoo News a letter she received from May two years ago, after the British government concluded that Vladimir Putin was “probably” responsible for her husband’s murder.


On gender, candidates in the Trump era negotiate a changed landscapeVoters and candidates are wrestling with gender issues in the wake of Trump’s victory. Some men are pushing the envelope on aggressive masculine posturing on the campaign trail, while women have to navigate a course between advancing feminine issues and projecting strength.


Stormy Daniels, crowdfunding her legal fight with Trump, raises more than $130,000Porn star Stormy Daniels launched a crowdfunding campaign Wednesday to help cover the cost of her legal battle against President Trump and his lawyer, Michael Cohen. It has raised more than $130,000 in a little more than a day.


States, including Florida, tackle a different threat to teens: pornographyStates are trying to cut back on teens’ access to pornography by declaring it a public-health risk. But the data they are using is ambiguous.


The Artifice of the DealTrump isn’t really a man of action. He’s a man of artifice. He talks and he talks and he talks, the world’s foremost expert on dominating a news cycle, knowing all along that by the time we realize none of it’s real, he’ll have ushered us along to whatever’s next.


'Something needs to happen': HS students demand action on gun lawsStudents from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York City joined more than 2,000 schools across the country in staging a walkout to call for action on gun laws. The #NationalWalkoutDay was intended to pressure state and federal lawmakers to tighten gun laws to make it more difficult for minors and those with mental health issues to obtain firearms. The walkouts took place at 10 a.m. local time in each time zone and lasted for 17 minutes in remembrance of the 17 Parkland, Fla., school shooting victims.


Democrats dissect Lamb's win with an eye to November's races"I think most Republicans realize we're running into a very serious headwind — hurricane-force wind," Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., said of the improbable victory.


Students across U.S. stage national walkout month after Parkland massacreStudents and teachers at more than 2,000 schools across the country staged a national walkout to call for an end to gun violence on Wednesday, one month after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting a Florida high school.


Kids unite on National School Walkout calling for tighter gun controlStudents across the country are coming together in a National School Walkout today in a call on Congress to pass tighter gun control laws. The ENOUGH National School Walkout is taking place exactly one month after the mass shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people and sent shock waves throughout the United States. The walkouts are across the nation, from Maine to Maryland, from North Dakota to North Carolina, from the White House to Washington state, and even in Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


If Trump meets Kim Jong Un, who will be his Kissinger?Leading up to the potential summit, a big question is who will do the important work of coming up with an agreement with the North Koreans on the agenda, terms, expectations and protocols of a face-to-face meeting.


As Trump visits border, Latino voters are watching and biding their timeLatino voters often don’t turn out in large numbers for midterms, but Democrats are hoping that won’t be the case this year — and Donald Trump, visiting California to inspect models for his border wall, may be helping them.


Fired by Trump over Twitter, Tillerson doesn't thank himHours after President Trump announced his firing over Twitter, outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday left the former real estate entrepreneur off the list of people he praised and thanked in a brief speech about his accomplishments and the future of his department. Tillerson, looking and sounding defeated as he delivered an eight-minute farewell, said he was delegating his duties to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, effective at the end of the day, and formally ending his own watch as the top U.S. diplomat at the end of the month. The former Exxon chief told reporters in the State Department briefing room that Trump had telephoned him from Air Force One a little after noon — some five hours after the president announced to the world that Tillerson was out, to be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo.


7,000 pairs of shoes honor memory of children lost to gun violence

Tom Mauser came to the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday dressed in gray Vans sneakers, the same ones his 15-year-old son Daniel wore when he was killed by two gunmen at Colorado’s Columbine High School in 1999 along with a dozen other people.

Mauser was one of a handful of gun control activists and volunteers who braved a frigid March morning to lay out about 7,000 pairs of shoes on the U.S. Capitol lawn as a makeshift memorial to American children killed by gun violence.

Their aim, like the thousands of students across the country who plan to walk out of their classrooms for 17 minutes on Wednesday morning, was to put more pressure on state and federal lawmakers to tighten rules on gun ownership.

“There’s nobody in those shoes, it’s like the emptiness in our hearts from gun violence,” said Mauser, 66, of Littleton, Colorado.

The memorial, organized by Avaaz, a U.S.-based civic organization, and the National School Walkout, organized by the activists behind the Women’s March in Washington, are part of a grass-roots movement that grew out of the killing of 17 students and staff at a Florida high school a month ago.

“I think we’re in the middle of a cultural change in the United States. The majority of Americans want a change in gun laws, and a majority of gun owners want change,” said Emma Ruby-Sachs, deputy director of Avaaz.

Many of the proposals favored by gun control advocates, including a ban on assault-style weapons and the closing of loopholes on requiring background checks before gun purchases, are fiercely opposed by the National Rifle Association and its supporters.

The 7,000 pairs of donated footwear, arranged side by side in a trapezoid shape outside the Capitol, represent every person younger than 18 who has been killed by a firearm since the 2012 massacre at the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Actresses Susan Sarandon and Bette Midler, and talk show host Chelsea Handler were among shoe donors. (Reuters)

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For climate hawks, firing Tillerson is a case of 'be careful what you wish for'CIA Director Mike Pompeo will be replacing former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as President Trump's secretary of state. But Pompeo's ties to the Koch brothers have alarmed Americans concerned about international negotiations on climate change.


Trump CIA pick Gina Haspel helped lead U.S. torture programHaspel ran a secret prison in Thailand, the agency’s first overseas detention site, where accused terrorists were waterboarded. She later drafted the order to have videotapes of the torture destroyed.


Trump fires Tillerson, taps CIA chief Pompeo for statePresident Trump announced early Tuesday morning that he was dismissing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Trump plans to name Gina Haspel, the current deputy director of the CIA, to replace Pompeo.


Papadopoulos says that Trump personally encouraged him to arrange meeting with Putin, new book reportsAccording to “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” George Papadopoulos told federal investigators that during the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump personally encouraged him to follow up with mysterious Russian-connected figures in the United Kingdom in order to set up a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.


White House denounces U.K. nerve agent attack, mum on RussiaThe White House on Monday denounced the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England with a nerve agent as “an outrage” but did not echo London’s charge that Moscow was “highly likely” to be behind the attack.


'Black Panther' smashes past the $1 billion mark at the box officeMarvel's "Black Panther" film has broken a number of records. But none may be greater than surpassing the $1 billion mark at the global box office. In just four weeks, "Black Panther" has become the first movie to do what critics said wasn't possible — prove that black films can travel overseas and sell big.


Red tape traps teenagers seeking refuge in U.S.Like most teenagers in the United States, Luis looked forward to his 18th birthday. Unlike most teens, Luis’s excitement was not about being able to vote or buy cigarettes or other American rites of passage associated with turning 18, but about the prospect of being released from custody and reunited with his family.


Trump defends school safety plan that doesn't include raising age to buy gunsPresident Trump says that the White House's proposals aimed at curbing gun violence in the wake of last month's Parkland, Fla., massacre are "moving rapidly" — and that he will take a wait-and-see approach to increasing the minimum age to purchase certain firearms.


Will Kim Jong Un give Trump a mulligan?To get a handle on President Trump's negotiating skills, it's worth taking a detailed look at how he plays (and interprets) his golf game. Don't forget: Players keep their own score.


Warren rejects DNA test idea to prove Native American ancestry: 'Nobody is going to take that part of me away'Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., dismissed the idea of taking a commercially available DNA test to settle the controversy over whether or not she has Native American heritage. "I know who I am," she said.


Trump defends legal team on Russia case: 'I am VERY happy with my lawyers'President Trump insisted that he is happy with the legal team defending him against allegations that his campaign had colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.


The Sam Nunberg exit interview: 'Now the game's over'We in the media might not have Sam Nunberg to kick around anymore. Then again, who knows for sure?


Guns, Trump and steel: Next week's Pennsylvania special election a referendum on 2018's hot-button issuesThe March 13 election has the potential to upend expectations about how safe even the reddest of Republican congressional districts will be in the 2018 midterms.


Spy poisoning has hallmarks of a Putin hit, says ex-CIA Moscow station chiefAn ex-CIA Moscow station chief, in this week's podcast of "Skulduggery," says the poisoning of a Russian double agent in England has the signs of a hit by the Kremlin. Also, comic Randy Credico denies he alerted Roger Stone to WikiLeaks' dumping of Clinton emails.


Stormy Daniels's lawyer says she can prove her Trump claimsThe attorney representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump said on Friday that she has “substantial evidence and facts” to back up her claims against him.


The cyberwar that never happened: How Obama backed down from a counterstrike against RussiaA plan to unleash far-reaching cyberattacks against Russian intelligence agencies and Russian-created websites like Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks was never launched.


'Stand down': How the Obama team blew the response to Russian meddlingThe story of how Obama's team blew the response to Russian meddling during the 2016 election. From Michael Isikoff and David Corn's new book, "Russian Roulette."


Democrats push 'Medicare for All' bills, but not all in the party are onboardMinnesota Rep. Keith Ellison and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have introduced bills for universal health care, which will be a tough sell for many in their own party.


Women are coming for the top spotMarch is Women’s History Month. What started as a single day in California in 1911 has evolved into a national commemoration spanning 31 days. Women’s History Month celebrates women’s determination to be dynamic each and every day of the year.


Trump and the Russians: A new book describes how it all began — at a Las Vegas nightclubA party at a raunchy Las Vegas nightclub in 2013 greased the wheels for Trump's later cooperation with a Russian oligarch close to Putin, and yet another Trump Tower meeting comes to light: revelations in "Russian Roulette," a new book by investigative journalists Michael Isikoff and David Corn.


Nationalist autocrats are on the march. Trump yawns.President Trump leaves the impression that his administration isn't interested in checking the brazen power of dictators, mainly because it's true.


Miss Universe in Moscow: How Trump's beauty contest spawned a business deal with Russians and a bond with PutinThis is the first of two excerpts adapted from Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump (Twelve Books), by Michael Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correspondent for Yahoo News, and David Corn, Washington bureau chief of Mother Jones. It will be released on March 13.


Millennial focus shifted to civil rights after Trump's victory: ReportThe 2017 Millennial Impact Report shows that civil rights became the most important issue overall for younger Americans since Donald Trump won the presidential election.


Stormy Daniels had a 'sexual relationship' with Trump, her lawyer saysThe attorney representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against Donald Trump said on Wednesday that she had a sexual relationship with the president.


Top Trump economic aide Gary Cohn resignsPresident Trump's most senior economic adviser is stepping down, following a disagreement on steel and aluminum tariffs.


Trump on White House chaos: 'I like conflict'President Trump hints at additional changes to his White House staff while saying he likes conflict. The comments came after a remarkable string of staff-departure announcements, including that of Hope Hicks.


Do liberals have a Louis Farrakhan problem for the midterms?As if on cue, Rev. Louis Farrakhan is back in the political spotlight spouting his familiar anti-Semitic, homophobic views — just in time to make Democrats squirm ahead of a crucial election.


Estonia's foreign minister describes the challenges diplomats face dealing with TrumpEstonia, a small country on Russia's borders, is a staunch American ally. But like every other nation, it has to deal with an unpredictable U.S. president in Donald Trump, who seems to make policy on the fly and on whim. Here's how the foreign minister deals with it.


Michelle Obama meets girl in viral portrait photoA 2-year-old girl who was seen mesmerized by portrait of Michelle Obama in a photo that went viral last week came face to face with the subject of that painting on Tuesday.


Top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act, watchdog saysThe Office of Special Counsel has reported that White House aide Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act twice last year, in TV interviews on "Fox & Friends" Nov. 20 and CNN Dec. 6, openly promoting the candidacy of Roy Moore for the Alabama Senate.


Trump downplays 'chaos' amid departures of top White House staffersPresident Trump on Tuesday attempted to downplay reports of a chaotic atmosphere enveloping the White House, insisting staffers are not demoralized by recent high-profile departures from the West Wing.


Trump hails progress on North Korea but warns of 'false hope'President Trump weighs in on the potential thawing of tensions between North Korea and South Korea. “The World is watching and waiting! May be false hope, but the U.S. is ready to go hard in either direction!” Trump exclaimed on Twitter.


Activists protest against the Trump administration’s immigration policiesProtesters around the country marched in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs.


Sam Nunberg: 'I'm not having a meltdown'An exclusive, expletive-filled interview with ex-Trump aide Sam Nunberg.


Trump 'may have done something during the election,' former aide saysA former aide to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign said on Monday that he will refuse to appear before the federal grand jury investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election — and that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the probe, may have damning evidence against Trump.


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