Apple, Google, Uber join fight against Trump travel ban

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Dozens of tech companies, including behemoths like Apple, Google, and Facebook, are siding with Washington state and Minnesota as they fight President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. The companies filed briefs late Sunday with a federal appellate court saying the Trump executive order hurts their businesses.   In […]

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Melania Trump’s Vanity Fair Mexico cover draws ire: ‘It’s a lack of sensitivity’

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The magazine has been mocked for featuring the first lady as her husband single-handedly triggers a diplomatic crisis between the two nations Her husband has single-handedly triggered a diplomatic crisis between the US and its southern neighbor in a confrontation which has helped send Mexico’s economy into a tailspin. So it was probably inevitable that Melania Trump’s appearance on the […]

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Warren: GOP trying to rig DeVos’s confirmation vote BY MAX GREENWOOD – 02/07/17 09:09 AM EST

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts speaks to a group of supporters at a rally in support of Kentucky democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky. Warren has been canvassing the country following a failed vote in the U.S. Senate that would have allowed some people to refinance their student loan debt to take advantage of lower interest rates. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Republicans are blatantly ignoring serious ethical and professional concerns about Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Monday night, accusing the GOP of working to rig her confirmation vote. In a fiery speech on the Senate floor, Warren laid out her case against DeVos, and said Republicans have twisted the rules and done everything in their power […]

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GOP gets bolder in breaking with Trump

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Congressional Republicans are becoming more critical of President Trump amid the shaky rollout of his executive order on immigration and the lack of clear progress on his legislative agenda. The rising tensions between both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue come at a critical time in the Trump presidency, when major decisions on taxes, healthcare and the budget need to be made. […]

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Melania Trump reappears Super Bowl weekend – and is gone again

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Blink, and you’ll miss her — Melania Trump, that is. The new first lady hasn’t been photographed in public since the day after her husband was inaugurated, so Super Bowl weekend turned out to be a boon for Melania watchers when she was snapped three times in fetching outfits at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.   Melania has been […]

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US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s travel ban nationwide

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A federal judge in Seattle has temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. U.S. District Judge James Robart granted a temporary restraining order Friday at the request of Washington state and Minnesota that’s effective nationwide. Trump signed an executive order last week that sparked protests across the country and confusion at airports as some […]

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Flynn to recommend Trump back NATO membership for Montenegro

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National security adviser Michael Flynn will recommend that President Donald Trump support allowing the small Balkan nation of Montenegro to join NATO, POLITICO has learned — despite strong opposition from Russia.   The move will be a major test of the new administration’s policy toward Moscow, which considers any further eastward expansion of the Western military alliance a provocation.   […]

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States say lifting halt on Trump’s order would ‘unleash chaos’

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Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota are warning of consequences if a federal appellate court restores President Trump’s order temporarily barring refugees and people from seven predominately Muslim countries from entering the U.S. Lawyers for the two states said in briefs filed early Monday with the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that lifting the order would “unleash […]

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Trump’s top diplomat enters pressure cooker

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Rex Tillerson has his work cut out for him. The new secretary of State is taking on the high-pressure role of top diplomat with arguably even more scrutiny than his predecessors. Right away, Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil, has to prove that he’s not just President Trump’s clean-up man on controversies like the immigration order […]

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