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Progressive veterans frame climate change as a national security issue

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Self-described “ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding, Texas Democrat” MJ Hegar, a candidate for Texas’ deep-red 31st district, has a novel approach to environmental politics: she doesn’t care if her supporters believe in man-made climate change, but says it’s hard to deny the corrupting effects of petroleum dependence on American foreign policy. “Our dependence on foreign oil is just so damaging to …

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Gov. Cuomo continues war of words with Trump

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo ramped up his war of words with President Donald Trump during a political speech at a Brooklyn church on Sunday morning, calling him “King Trump” and the “great divider in chief.” Standing from the pulpit at First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, Cuomo said his feud with the president “is not just …

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Trump adviser John Bolton on possibly privatizing US war in Afghanistan: I'm 'always open to new ideas'

ABC News(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser addressed the idea of using private contractors to help fight the U.S. war in Afghanistan, saying he is “always open to new ideas.” In an exclusive interview Sunday, John Bolton responded to a question from ABC News “This Week” Co-Anchor and Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz about possibly privatizing …

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Trump adviser defends revoking of security clearance of former CIA chief

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton floated the possibility of reviewing longstanding policy of maintaining security clearances of former government officials. In the wake of Trump’s revoking the clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, Bolton told ABC News’ This Week Co-Anchor and Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz in an exclusive interview Sunday that …

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White House counsel cooperated with Mueller's probe, met with special counsel's team several times:

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — White House counsel Donald McGahn has cooperated extensively with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s meddling with the 2016 presidential election, sources with knowledge of his interviews tell ABC News. McGahn has met with Mueller’s team at least three times and has been questioned by the special counsel’s team more extensively than any other member …

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Trump claims social media platforms are 'discriminating' against conservatives

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Trump weighed in on social media platforms’ banning certain content, claiming in a series of tweets that the sites are “totally discriminating” against conservative voices supportive of his administration. “Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices. Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen,” Trump tweeted Saturday morning from …

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