Thursday, 19 July 2018

Politics A.M.: U.S. officials in the dark about Trump’s private meeting with Putin at summit

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U.S. officials in the dark about Trump's private meeting with Putin at summit
As Russians offered a string of assertions about what President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin achieved at their summit, officials across the most senior levels across the U.S. military have scrambled to determine what Trump may have agreed to during his one-on-one with Putin.
Trump suggests Russia is no longer targeting the U.S., stoking more criticism
For a third day, President Trump cast doubt on whether he views Russia as a threat, despite warnings from his own government that Moscow continues to target the United States with hostile actions.
The Fix • Analysis
Trump's I-blame-Putin interview was totally wishy-washy
It's clear Trump doesn't believe what he was forced to say about Russian interference. Not even close.
How Trump's tariffs on Mexico are taking jobs from U.S. workers
"We're fighting against our own country," one Missouri worker said.
Fact Checker • Analysis
Who's in favor of abortion?
Do 7 in 10 Americans think Roe v. Wade should be overturned and abortion should be legal, as abortion rights advocates say? Or is it a 50/50 split, as Trump said?
'You can't call her a slut?': GOP congressman complains about political correctness in newly unearthed audio
Lewis, who represents a Minnesota district that many believe to be in play for Democrats in the midterm elections, made the remarks on the syndicated radio show he hosted in the years before he was elected.
How members of Congress cultivate wealthy donors through a little-known PAC
Groups say leadership PACs let members live "lavish" lifestyles at donors' expense.
Kavanaugh's role in Bush-era detainee debate now an issue in his Supreme Court nomination
Democratic senator says Kavanaugh was "not accurate" on the issue in testimony he gave in a 2006 confirmation hearing.
Meet the Democrats who voted to defend ICE
Because this is probably not the last "stunt" vote we'll see before the midterms, here's a guide to the outliers.
House GOP passes measure lauding ICE; Democrats withhold votes in protest
The Abolish ICE movement has been pilloried by GOP leaders, and they saw political advantage in highlighting liberal attacks on the agency.
Monkey Cage • Analysis
Why evangelical voters support Trump's policy on refugees — even though evangelical leaders object.
In 2017, for the first time in 40 years, the U.S. resettled fewer refugees than the rest of the world. And most evangelicals are fine with that.
Trump backs Georgia gubernatorial candidate who pledged to 'round up criminal illegals'
In a tweet, Trump praised Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp as "tough on crime, strong on the border and illegal immigration."
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