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Trump signs executive order to scrap Obama’s ‘clean’ energy plan, embrace coal
Declaring “the start of a new era” in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.
Trump's troika: Manafort, Page, Stone and the rush to Congress
Former Trump advisers Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Carter Page all notified the House Intelligence Committee on Friday that they were willing to be interviewed as part of investigations into Russian interference in the November 2016 election.
Trump son-in-law to testify in Senate committee Russia probe
Donald Trump's son-in-law and top aide Jared Kushner will appear before a Senate panel investigating Russian interference in the US election, the White House said Monday.
Was Turkish cleric Gulen’s removal from US discussed at a high level?
Ex CIA Director James Woolsey has accused the Trump administration’s former national security adviser of participating in a discussion with Turkish officials about possibly subverting the US extradition process to remove a Turkish cleric from the US.
Trump, Republicans in stunning failure to repeal ‘Obamacare’ healthcare bill
In a humiliating setback, US President Donald Trump and Republican leaders pulled their "Obamacare" repeal bill off the House floor Friday after it became clear the measure would fail badly.
Trump issues ultimatum on Obamacare after vote on replacement delayed
Donald Trump warned Republicans that he is done negotiating and wants a vote Friday on replacing Obamacare, warning that if the effort fails, his predecessor's health care reforms will stand, lawmakers in an emergency meeting said.
US spy agencies 'may have picked up Trump communications'
Donald Trump's communications may have been swept up in intelligence gathering on suspected foreign agents, according to explosive allegations made by the Republican head of the House intelligence committee.
'No man is above the law' says Trump's Supreme Court pick at Senate hearing
President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, stated repeatedly at his confirmation hearing Tuesday that "no man is above the law," as senators grilled him on his willingness to take on the nation's commander in chief.
Thomas Friedman on technology, Trump and the media
Thomas L. Friedman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and the author of several best-selling books. In his latest work, "Thank You for Being Late", he explains the challenge of every society today: to adapt to a simultaneous acceleration of technology, globalisation and climate change. He calls his book "a celebration of everything old and slow", saying "the faster the world gets, the more those old and slow values are going to matter".
Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at 101
David Rockefeller, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist who was the last in his generation of one of the country's most famously philanthropic families, died Monday. He was 101.
FBI investigating ties between Russia and Trump campaign
FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the bureau is investigating possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump as part of a probe of Russian interference in last year's presidential election.