Advocates slam Trump plan to reduce aid for college students – WHIO

Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 11:50 AMBy: Albert R. Hunt – The Washington Post WASHINGTON – The Democratic Party’s chance to win back the House of Representatives next year, considered a long-shot only a short while ago, is soaring thanks to a crack recruiter: President Donald Trump.  Trump is energizing Democrats and demoralizing Republicans. The 2018 congressional elections are almost a year-and-a-half away, but Democrats are upbeat about picking up the 24 seats they

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The Republicans Just Scored a Spectacular Own Goal – Esquire.com

Trey Gowdy and co. aren’t helping themselves—or President Trump. Most Popular Getty By Charles P. Pierce May 23, 2017 John Brennan, the former director of the CIA, stopped by the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. He was there to talk about Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. The Republicans on the committee responded by chalking up a bushel of own goals. Brennan set the stage in his opening statement. Brennan: Intel showed contacts &

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Trump Asked Intel Officials To Back Him On Russia Claims – CBS Miami

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter WASHINGTON (CBSMiami) – President Donald Trump is facing new questions about his involvement with investigations looking into possible ties between his presidential campaign and Russia. New published reports say President Trump asked two top intelligence officials to publicly refute an FBI investigation into Russian interference, but the men refused to comply saying it would be inappropriate. CBS News has confirmed a Washington Post report that the President asked Dan Coats,

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CIA ex-chief cites signs of possible Trump campaign ties to Russia – Reuters UK

By Patricia Zengerle and Doina Chiacu | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Former CIA Director John Brennan said on Tuesday that he does not know whether President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russia but that he saw “information and intelligence that was worthy of investigation.” In addition, the country’s top intelligence official, Dan Coats, declined to say, as reported by the Washington Post, whether Trump had asked him to publicly deny that any evidence exists on

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John Brennan: Russia recruited Americans to 'wittingly and unwittingly' influence the 2016 election – Washington Times

Former CIA Director John Brennan warned lawmakers that the Russians are watching very carefully “what is happening in Washington right now” and will work to exploit America’s current climate of hyperpartisanship as the U.S. wrestles with the extent that the Kremlin influenced the 2016 presidential election. As if to prove his point, lawmakers questioned the Obama-era intelligence chief along party lines — Democrats seemingly seeking answers about the width and breadth of Kremlin tactics and

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What Democrats like about President Trump – The Herald

The Democratic Party’s chance to win back the House of Representatives next year, considered a long-shot only a short while ago, is soaring thanks to a crack recruiter: President Donald Trump. Trump is energizing Democrats and demoralizing Republicans. The 2018 congressional elections are almost a year-and-a-half away, but Democrats are upbeat about picking up the 24 seats they need to take control for the first time in eight years. Dave Wasserman, a political analyst for

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Top Intel Official Won't Deny Reports That Trump Pressured Him to Push Back on FBI Investigation – Mother Jones

Jeff Malet/Zuma Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Tuesday refused to tell Senators whether President Donald Trump had asked him to push back against against the FBI investigation into potential links between Trump’s associates and Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, an allegation that was reported by the Washington Post Monday night. At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) asked about the accuracy of Post‘s report that

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