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Trump threatens Venezuela with 'military option'

Trump threatens Venezuela with military optionU.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation in Washington's response to Venezuela's political crisis.

Venezuela has appeared to slide toward a more volatile stage of unrest in recent days, with anti-government forces looting weapons from the military after the installation of an all-powerful new legislative body.


Abrupt Trump cuts to teen pregnancy program surprise groups

Trump cuts teen pregnancy fundsThe Trump administration has abruptly cut short grant programs aimed at ending teen pregnancy, leaving the institutions that receive the funds scrambling for answers.

An office within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notified 81 institutions across the U.S. that the five-year grants they were awarded would end two years sooner than planned.


Half of Republicans would be fine with President Trump postponing 2020 election out of voter fraud concerns, poll shows

Trump supporters believe his liesTrump 2020 — unless Trump says otherwise.

More than half of Republicans would be fine with President Trump indefinitely delaying the 2020 presidential race out of concerns for voter integrity, a stunning Washington Post poll showed Thursday.

The survey also showed half of Republicans falsely believing Trump won the popular vote — and about two-thirds thinking, without evidence, that millions of illegal immigrants voted in 2016 and that voted fraud is a rampant problem.


Trump pick Sam Clovis stoked birther conspiracy, called Eric Holder a 'racist black'

Sam Clovis, birther and racist, to head Agric. Dept.Sam Clovis, Donald Trump's pick to be chief scientist for the Department of Agriculture, pushed unfounded theories about then-President Barack Obama's upbringing and called then-Attorney General Eric Holder a "racist black," a CNN KFile review of Clovis's writings and radio broadcasts during 2012 and 2013 has found.
Clovis was a conservative radio host and political activist in Iowa before gaining national attention as one of the more vocal supporters of Trump during the presidential campaign. His nomination to head science at the USDA requires Senate confirmation.


Feds sought cooperation from Manafort's son-in-law

Feds wanted Manafort's nephew to cooperateFederal investigators sought cooperation from Paul Manafort’s son-in-law in an effort to increase pressure on President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, according to three people familiar with the probe.

Investigators approached Jeffrey Yohai, who has partnered in business deals with Manafort, earlier this summer, setting off “real waves” in Manafort’s orbit, one of these people said. Another of these people said investigators are trying to get “into Manafort’s head.”


Two top aides to Nikki Haley quit

2 aids to Nikki Haley quitTwo top aides to Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, are quitting their positions, sources confirmed Thursday.

Haley, on Twitter, indicated the two aides — communications director Jonathan Wachtel and chief of staff Steven Groves — were leaving for personal reasons.


Trump Lawyer Cohen Owes State $40K In Taxi Taxes

Michael Cohen owes $49,000 in taxesPresident Trump’s longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, owes New York nearly $40,000 in unpaid taxes, the Daily News reported Tuesday.

Cohen and his wife own a number of New York City taxi medallions. The unpaid taxes are reportedly fees that taxi medallion owners are supposed to hand over to the state’s Department of Transportation.


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