Macron rebukes nationalism as Trump observes Armistice Day

Paris (CNN)Marking the breakout of peace after World War I, President Donald Trump on Sunday heard a dire warning from his host: the forces that led to the slaughter are resurgent. “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism,” he said through a translator. “Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. By…

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Kevin McCarthy, Jim Jordan announce bids for minority leader in in House GOP leadership race

Washington (CNN)As Republicans absorb losing the House of Representatives, the GOP leadership race in the chamber is ramping up to determine who will take over the position of No. 1 House Republican after outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan leaves. McCarthy formally announced his bid in a letter, saying that House…

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Rahm Emanuel: 2018 is ‘a blue wave election with a red undertow’

Washington (CNN)Chicago Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in an interview two weeks out from the midterm elections that he believes President Donald Trump has energized the GOP base in an election he still thought would swing for his party. At the same time, Emanuel said he believed Trump’s unpopularity was…

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Trump threatens nuclear buildup until other nations ‘come to their senses’

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump told reporters Monday that the United States would increase its nuclear arsenal until other nations “come to their senses,” threatening an arms race days after he said he would withdraw the US from a Cold War nuclear treaty. “Until people come to their senses, we will…

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Trump says he has no plans to fire Rosenstein

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Monday he has no plans to fire Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who has been facing an uncertain fate for more than two weeks. On Monday night, Rosenstein attended the ceremonial swearing-in of Justice Brett Kavanaugh at the White House,where he did not respond…

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10 takeaways from the Brett Kavanaugh-Christine Blasey Ford hearings

(CNN)The eyes of the country were on a small hearing room on Capitol Hill Thursday where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were both teenagers, testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The testimony…

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Rep. Mia Love’s campaign admits to improperly raising primary election funds

(CNN)Rep. Mia Love’s campaign has informed the Federal Election Commission that it will refund or redesignate less than half of what the government says was more than a million dollars improperly raised for a primary that was never expected to happen, according to documents reviewed by CNN. But Love raised…

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Trump, Republicans using impeachment threat as tool to motivate their base

(CNN)With controversies swirling and multiplying daily around President Donald Trump, the loudest voices discussing impeachment, in Washington and on the campaign trail, often have not been those of Democrats. This year, both parties have assessed that the idea of impeachment could once again be a bridge too far for many…

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McRaven resigned from Pentagon board days after criticizing Trump

Washington (CNN)Retired Admiral William “Bill” McRaven, the former head of Special Operations Command, resigned from the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Board last month, just days after issuing a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump’s decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday. “Through…

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Kamala Harris grills Kavanaugh on Mueller investigation

Washington (CNN)During a tense exchange on the second day of confirmation hearings, Sen. Kamala Harris pressed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about whether he had discussed special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation with anyone, including any individuals at the law firm founded by the President’s personal attorney. “I’m not remembering, but…

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Theres a heat wave turning Europe from green to brown

U.S. intelligence officials have long warned of national security issues with ZTE and Huawei. The NDAA bans the companies' products from government use.Image: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images US government agencies are now officially banned from purchasing or using certain telecommunications and surveillance products from Chinese tech companies like ZTE and Huawei.…

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With Sanctions Clock Ticking, Iran Races to Reap Deal Benefits

Iran’s Mehrabad International Airport may have seen one of the final benefits of the 2015 nuclear agreement. As the U.S. prepares to slap new sanctions on the Iranian economy this week after pulling out of the accord, state-run Airbus SE and Italy’s Leonardo SpA, after France secured American approvals to…

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EU Banker Exodus Hits London Home Prices, BOE’s McCafferty Says

An outflow of European bankers from London is damping prices and rents in the capital’s housing market, Bank of England policy maker Ian McCafferty said on Tuesday. “We have seen an exodus of people — such that certain properties in London are now finding it harder and the prices in…

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