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Facebook Wants to Be the ‘Second Screen’ of Election 2012 Coverage

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Facebook is teaming up with CNN to socialize coverage of the 2012 election, as the social network aims to become a “second screen” for political coverage. The new experience, “America’s Choice 2012,” will encourage Facebook’s 160 million U.S. users to share their political views through an app, buzz measurements and surveys. The two companies will […]

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Little movement on White House probe into voter fraud

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Washington (CNN)On Super Bowl Sunday this year, President Donald Trump told Fox News that Vice President Mike Pence would head a commission into voter fraud allegations — ones that he made, claiming that between three to five million people voted illegally in the 2016 election. But state-level commission members say if they were to get […]

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New US sanctions on Russia inflame old tensions

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Washington (CNN)Russia’s frustration with the Trump administration boiled over Wednesday, with Moscow abruptly canceling talks designed to improve ties with the US and threatening retaliation for sanctions the White House renewed Tuesday. Analysts say that Russia’s leaders also want to convey in no uncertain terms that, after waiting for Trump to establish warmer ties, they’re […]

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Senate intel digs for more Michael Flynn documents

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(CNN)The leaders of the Senate Russia investigation are probing for more information from former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a process that is ongoing as he provides additional documents in response to their subpoenas. Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the investigation, said they planned to discuss more what they were looking for in […]

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Trump family makes first visit to Camp David

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Washington (CNN)Think “Trump orbit” in a recreational sense, and it’s likely golf or gilded interiors come to mind — a vision of uber-comfortable playgrounds replete with ribeye steaks and crystal chandeliers. It’s an unusual decision for the President, who is widely known as someone who doesn’t like to disrupt his daily routine or spend weekends […]

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Can Jeff Sessions avoid some questions by citing executive privilege?

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Washington (CNN)When Attorney General Jeff Sessions appears before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday, he may cite executive privilege to avoid answering certain questions. “It depends on the scope of the questions,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said, but wouldn’t elaborate. “To get into a hypothetical at this point would be premature.”

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Theresa May appeals to MPs for support as her future hangs in balance

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Prime minister expected to signal at 1922 committee meeting that she will run government in a less controlling way, after carrying out modest reshuffle Theresa May will appeal to her MPs to throw their weight behind her at a crunch meeting on Monday, as her future hangs in the balance after the Fiona Hill and […]

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Former congressman calls out fellow Republicans for defending Trump

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Washington (CNN)A former GOP representative argued Friday that if President Donald Trump were a Democrat, there would be more backlash from Republicans over the firing of FBI Director James Comey. The former politician, who lost his re-election bid in 2010, also called out House Speaker Paul Ryan for his defense of Trump.

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May adopts contrite tone after Tory MPs vent anger over election

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Prime minister apologises to Tories who lost seats and reaffirms top cabinet posts in DUP-backed minority government A chastened Theresa May has apologised to her party colleagues, after squandering the Conservatives majority with an ill-fated snap general election, forcing her to turn to Northern Irelands Democratic Unionist party for backing. A surge in support for […]

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