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El Paso mayor says Trump called him ‘a RINO’ in private meeting

El Paso mayor says Trump called him ‘a RINO’ in private meeting

The mayor of El Paso, Texas, said President Donald Trump called him “a RINO” — an acronym for “Republican in name only” — in a private meeting during the President’s visit to the city in the wake of a mass shooting that left 22 dead. Speaking with “PBS Frontline” in an interview that aired Wednesday,…MORE

Trump nominates staunch loyalist John Ratcliffe to become chief US spymaster

Trump nominates staunch loyalist John Ratcliffe to become chief US spymaster

President Donald Trump’s nomination of John Ratcliffe to replace Dan Coats as the next Director of National Intelligence would launch a lawmaker with less than five years national experience under his belt to the pinnacle of US espionage in one of the most powerful and sensitive jobs in government. It also sets the stage for…MORE

In this Michigan county, voters feel economic gains and Trump fatigue

In this Michigan county, voters feel economic gains and Trump fatigue

When Donald Trump won the White House, Grant Gaither counted himself among the skeptics. He didn’t like the guy or his rhetoric. Then he watched the economy come roaring back in his part of Michigan. Gaither just bought a new car and, for the first time, he is saving up to buy a house. His…MORE

Trump accuser says alleged sexual assault mirrored ‘Access Hollywood’ claims

A woman who recently accused Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in the mid-1990s said Monday that Trump’s boasts on the infamous 2005 “Access Hollywood” video about being able to grope women recalled her own alleged experience with the future president. “It knocked me back. I felt relief and I — that’s right. That’s right,”…MORE

Why Trump can’t fill the gaping holes in his government

You’re fired! You’re hired! That’s it. It was so seamless on The Apprentice. But that was TV. In the real world, as President, things are are much more difficult for Donald Trump, which is how the US comes to be facing the possibility of military action against Iran without a confirmed Secretary of Defense. It’s…MORE