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Macron, Merkel expected to push Trump on keeping US in Iran nuclear deal

Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte arrived at the White House Monday evening to the pomp and circumstance typical of a state visit, the choreography of which he is expected to balance against a delicate diplomatic effort to persuade President Donald Trump to remain in the Iran nuclear deal. Macron, along with German Chancellor …

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President George H.W. Bush hospitalized with blood infection

Brett Coomer – Pool/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized just a week after his wife, Barbara Bush, died. “President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital [Sunday] morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood,” the former president’s office said in a statement Monday night. “He is responding to treatment and appears …

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Rand Paul's last-minute switch gives Pompeo favorable committee vote

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A last-minute switch to “yes” by Kentucky Republican Rand Paul gave CIA director Mike Pompeo enough votes to get a favorable recommendation from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Monday, letting him avoid becoming the first secretary of state nominee in the nation’s history to be rejected in committee. The committee split along party lines 11-9 – …

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WH press secretary fields questions about what Trump meant with 'breeding' tweet

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In her first press briefing since President Donald Trump returned from a week in Palm Beach, Fla., press secretary Sarah Sanders Monday addressed a head-scratching tweet about immigration policy from the president last week, as several reporters tried to figure out what he meant. Several reporters asked what Trump meant by “breeding concept” in relation to …

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Macron, Merkel expected to push Trump on keeping US in Iran nuclear deal

Carsten Koall/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will make back-to-back visits with President Donald Trump this week in a last-minute lobbying push to prevent the president from potentially sabotaging the Iran nuclear deal. Even while President Trump is set to turn on a major charm offensive with lavish pageantry as he hosts his first …

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What France expects from 1st state visit hosted by Trump

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — French President Emmanuel Macron is arriving Monday in Washington for the first state visit of a foreign leader since President Donald Trump took office. For the 40-year-old Frenchman, the three-day trip is an opportunity to demonstrate the strong relationship between France and the United States, but also to discuss the topics on which the two allies diverge. …

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US trade rep racked up bill as he flip-flopped on purchase of pricey office desk

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s trade representative racked up a hefty bill on the purchase and subsequent return of a new desk for his office, emails reviewed by ABC News show. According to emails and receipts obtained by a government watchdog group, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s office replaced his original desk, returned the replacement and then bought …

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President Trump, first lady to host Macrons at Mount Vernon

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In a nod to history and the special relationship between the United States and one of the nation’s oldest allies, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will host French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife for a rare private dinner at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. “The setting will serve as a beautiful reminder of France’s …

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DNC suing Trump and Russia because US has 'not imposed sufficient costs" on Moscow for election meddling: Perez

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — The chairman of the Democratic National Committee said the party’s civil lawsuit against the Trump campaign and Russia aims to deter Moscow from interfering in the 2018 midterm elections. “We have to deter misconduct,” Tom Perez told ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday. “We’ve got elections coming up in November. It’s hard to win …

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Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is subject of 'epic battle' by prosecutors for his cooperation: Alan Dershowitz

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — Alan Dershowitz said prosecutors are engaged in “an epic battle for the soul and cooperation of Michael Cohen,” the longtime lawyer to President Donald Trump whose office and hotel room were raided by the FBI this month. Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor emeritus, told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday that prosecutors could potentially …

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