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Hillary Clinton on Florida shooting: "Remember these feelings in November, and VOTE."

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Hillary Clinton called for gun safety legislation in the wake of the Florida school shooting, urging everyone upset about mass shootings to remember their anger on Election Day.

"Now is the time to listen to the students, teachers, and parents demanding that we end this carnage once and for all with gun safety laws that keep guns out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them," Hillary Clinton wrote in a Facebook post.

"Mass shootings are not inevitable," Clinton added. "The majority of Americans support common sense gun reform. Though we feel angry, heartbroken, even helpless now, we have the power to elect people who will protect lives, not gun sellers’ profits. Remember these feelings in November, and VOTE."

Robert Mueller: Russians tried to suppress minority voters in 2016 election

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment alleges that Russians tried to convince minorities not to vote in the 2016 election as a means of suppressing Hillary Clinton's support. 

Prosecutors claim that the Russians “began to encourage U.S. minority groups not to vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election or to vote for a third-party U.S. presidential candidate.”

The Russians created false U.S. personas and stole the identities of real U.S. people in order to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, according to a federal indictment filed today.

Thirteen Russians and three Russian groups were charged Friday for interfering in the 2016 U.S. elections.

Chelsea Handler to GOP after Florida shooting: 'You all have blood on your hands'

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Chelsea Handler attacked Republican lawmakers following the deadly school shooting in Florida and said in a tweet that Republicans have blood on their hands.

Chelsea also urged voters to elect candidates who won’t allow kids to go to school and get shot.

"We have to elect candidates that are not funded by the NRA in November. We have an opportunity to elect candidates who won’t allow kids to go to school and get shot. It is disgusting how many times this has happened and Republicans do nothing," Handler tweeted. "You all have blood on your hands."

We have to elect candidates that are not funded by the NRA in November. We have an opportunity to elect candidates who won’t allow kids to go to school and get shot. It is disgusting how many times this has happened and Republicans do nothing. You all have blood on your hands. — Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) February 14, 2018
Chelsea Handler announced last year that she was leaving her eponymous Netflix talk show to devo…

Mother who lost her teen daughter in Florida shooting pleads with Trump: 'Please do something'

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A sobbing mother who lost her teen daughter in the Florida high school shooting delivered an emotional plea to Trump to take action on guns, saying "Trump, you say what can you do. You can stop the guns from getting into these children's hands.” [VIDEO BELOW]

"How do we allow a gunman to come into our children's school? How do they get through security?" she asked on CNN.

"A gunman, a crazy person just walks right into the school, knocks down the window of my child's door and starts shooting, shooting her and killing her," she added.

"Trump, you say what can you do. You can stop the guns from getting into these children's hands."

"This is not fair to our families," she continued.

"Trump, please do something. Do something, action," she said. "We need it now. These kids need safety now."

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Mother of victim: "President Trump, please do something." https://t.co/F5Agisb8Nx — Veronica Rocha (@VeronicaR…

House Dem to Trump: 'Get off Your ass' and 'do something' about school shooting

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After Trump tweeted his prayers and condolences following the mass shooting at a Florida high school on Wednesday, Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton responded to Trump's tweet, saying "I invite him to get off his ass and join me in trying to do something about it."

"I agree with every word Donald Trump said here," Moulton tweeted. "I invite him to get off his ass and join me in trying to do something about it."

I agree with every word @realDonaldTrump said here. I invite him to get off his ass and join me in trying to do something about it. https://t.co/XV0hRENr4B — Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) February 14, 2018
The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., left at least 17 people dead, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

Police arrested the suspect, identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student at the school who had been expelled.

President Obama on Florida shooting: We are grieving, 'but we are not powerless'

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President Barack Obama said in response to the deadly shooting in a Florida high school that caring for our kids is our first job. And until we can honestly say that we're doing enough to keep them safe from harm...then we have to change.

"We are grieving with Parkland. But we are not powerless. Caring for our kids is our first job," President Obama tweeted.

"And until we can honestly say that we're doing enough to keep them safe from harm, including long overdue, common-sense gun safety laws that most Americans want, then we have to change."

We are grieving with Parkland. But we are not powerless. Caring for our kids is our first job. And until we can honestly say that we're doing enough to keep them safe from harm, including long overdue, common-sense gun safety laws that most Americans want, then we have to change. — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 15, 2018

At least 17 people died and more than a dozen were wounded after a gunman opened fire Wednes…

WATCH: Florida HS teacher after school shooting: The "government has failed us and failed our kids"

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A teacher at the Florida high school where a deadly mass shooting occurred said the US government has "failed us and failed our kids, and didn't keep us safe" by failing to pass laws to prevent mass shootings. [VIDEO BELOW]

"We have trained for this. We’ve trained the kids what to do, and the frustration is that we did everything that we were supposed to do…and still have to have so many casualties…it’s very emotional," Mellisa Falkowski said on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”

"I feel today like our government, our country has failed us and failed our kids, and didn’t keep us safe," Falkowski continued.

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"The frustration is that we did everything that we were supposed to do ... and still to have so many causalities. ... I feel today like our government, our country, has failed us and failed our kids and didn't keep us safe." - Melissa Falkowski, teacher at Florida high school pic.twitter.com/LknYnQaD2A — Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) Feb…

President Obama and Michelle Obama's Valentine's Day Messages to Each Other Are Perfect

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Michelle Obama showed her love for President Obama – as well as her eclectic musical tastes – Wednesday when she shared a special Valentine's Day playlist she created just for him.

Michelle Obama dedicated a Spotify Valentine's Day playlist to her husband, President Obama today, and the playlist includes songs such as "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys, "Halo" by Beyoncé and "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel.

Happy #ValentinesDay to my one and only, @BarackObama. To celebrate the occasion, I’m dedicating a little Valentine’s Day playlist to you! 💝 https://t.co/aHSQAL25mH — Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 14, 2018
President Obama also took to Twitter to tell his wife she makes every day and every place better.

Happy Valentine’s Day, @MichelleObama. You make every day and every place better. pic.twitter.com/aWvyytR7Mm — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 14, 2018

More Hillary Clinton supporters are "very excited" to vote in 2018 midterms than Trump supporters

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According to a new survey from Public Policy Polling released today found that more Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 say they are "very excited" to vote in the 2018 midterm elections than Trump's voters.

65 percent of Hillary Clinton's supporters say they are "very excited" to vote this fall, compared to 58 percent of those who supported Trump.

The poll also shows Democrats as having a lead on the generic congressional ballot. 

49 percent of Americans said they would vote for the Democratic candidate in this fall's midterms, while 41 percent said they would vote for the Republican candidate.  

The survey was conducted on Feb. 9-11 and the margin of error was 3.7 percent.

JUST IN: Democrats easily win GOP-held state House seat in Florida district Trump won

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Democratic candidate Margaret Good defeated her Republican opponent by a significant margin to flip a GOP-held state House seat in a Florida district that Trump won in 2016.

The Hill reported that Margaret Good defeated Republican James Buchanan by a 52-45 margin in a special election for Florida House District 72, marking the 36th state legislative seat Democrats have flipped in a special election since Trump’s election.

Just last week, a Democrat won a special election in Missouri in a district that Donald Trump won by a 61-33 margin—the party's second flip this year, following a surprise in Wisconsin in January.

Trump Jr.’s Wife Vanessa Trump Taken To Hospital After Receiving Letter Containing White Powder

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Trump’s daughter-in-law Vanessa was taken to the hospital after opening a letter containing an unidentified white substance that was addressed to her husband Donald Trump Jr.

The New York City Police Department reported that the letter was addressed to Donald Trump Jr. He is the eldest son of Trump and his first wife, Ivana.

An initial review indicated the the substance was not hazardous, police said.

The Secret Service also confirmed in a statement that it is working with law enforcement partners to investigate a suspicious package sent to one of its protectees.

The Secret Service and our law enforcement partners in New York City are investigating a suspicious package addressed to one of our protectees received today in New York, New York. This is an active investigation and we cannot comment any further. — U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) February 12, 2018
Three residents in total were taken to the hospital after the letter was opened, according to NBC.

GOP official resigns in Michigan: I could 'no longer remain silent' about Trump

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Brandon DeFrain, the Chairman of the Bay County Republican Party in Michigan has resigned from his position and wrote in a Facebook post that he could "no longer remain silent" about Donald Trump.

"I have not seen a leader, I've only seen more of the same," Brandon DeFrain, who has served in his post since 2014, wrote in a Facebook post, according to MLive.

"I'm tired of attempting to defend a machine that does not defend the people I love," DeFrain said.

"Since I've been involved in politics I've spent my time learning about the passion on both sides. I have found myself torn," he added.

"This leads to where my mind is today. I do not support the actions coming from the White House."

"I am resigning from my affiliation with ALL political parties so that I may be better aligned with my own values," he continued. 

"Those values that represent all people, faith, gender, class, thought, race and every other denomi…

Pelosi: Trump 'has something to hide'

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Trump’s decision to block the release of the Democratic memo “a stunningly brazen attempt to cover up the truth about the Trump-Russia scandal from the American people.

"Trump’s refusal to release Intelligence Committee Democrats’ memo is a stunningly brazen attempt to cover up the truth about the Trump-Russia scandal from the American people," Pelosi said in a statement.

"Trump’s decision to block the Democratic memo from release is part of a dangerous and desperate pattern of cover-up on the part of the President," Pelosi added. "Clearly, Trump has something to hide."

Pelosi's comments came after White House counsel Don McGahn sent a letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes announcing that Trump had moved to block the release of a memo from Democrats on the panel.

New email shows President Obama expressed concerns about sharing Russia intel with Trump officials

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A newly released email sent by former national security adviser Susan Rice reveals that President Obama expressed concerns to then-FBI Director James Comey and then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates about sharing information related to Russia with the incoming Trump administration.

President Obama warned in January 2017 that information related to a federal probe of Russian election interference might have to be withheld from aides to then-President-elect Trump, according to Politico.

The warning came during an Oval Office conversation shortly after senior intelligence officials briefed him on Russian cyber-meddling in the 2016 election.

Portions of the email were released Monday by Sens. Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham, who called the missive "odd" and "unusual."

Read the full article.

Kirsten Gillibrand: Hillary Clinton is 'my greatest role model in politics'

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Kirsten Gillibrand admitted in an interview that Hillary Clinton is still her greatest role model in politics despite she said last year that President Bill Clinton should have resigned at the time. 

"Well, I don't want to talk about that, but, I can tell you one thing … Hillary Clinton is still my greatest role model in politics," Gillibrand said during an interview with CBS's “60 Minutes.”

Gillibrand also added that Donald Trump should resign due to sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced during the 2016 presidential campaign. 

"I think he should resign, and if he’s unwilling to do that, which is what I assume, then Congress should hold him accountable. We’re obligated to have hearings," Gillibrand said.

President Barack Obama just unveiled his portrait for the Smithsonian, and it’s fantastic

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The Smithsonian has unveiled the official portraits of President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, which were painted by Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley — the first black artists ever commissioned to paint a presidential couple for the National Portrait Gallery. [VIDEO BELOW]

"Nobody in the family tree as far as I can tell had a portrait done," President Obama said, after eyeing his colorful portrait by artist Kehinde Wiley.

"I do have my high school yearbook picture — which is no great shakes," Obama added with a grin.

President Obama also added that he attempted to persuade Wiley to use a bit of artistic license with his portrait.

"I tried to negotiate less gray hair," Obama said. "I tried to negotiate smaller ears. Struck out on that as well."

"I'm overwhelmed," Michelle Obama told the audience after she took the first gaze at her portrait by Amy Sherald.

"We have come so far," she continued. "And yes, as we see today, we …

Gillibrand: Congress should take action if Trump doesn’t resign

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Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who was one of several Democratic senators who late last year said Trump should resign due to sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced during the 2016 presidential campaign. 

Gillibrand said in an interview that it was up to Congress to hold Donald Trump accountable if he won't resign after more than a dozen women accused him of sexual misconduct.

"I think he should resign, and if he’s unwilling to do that, which is what I assume, then Congress should hold him accountable. We’re obligated to have hearings," Gillibrand said during an interview with CBS's “60 Minutes.”

When asked on "60 Minutes" why it took until late last year to call for Donald Trump to be held accountable, Gillibrand said "something changed" when he was elected, "and I think it changed for women."

Gillibrand added that Hillary Clinton is still her “greatest role model in politics.”

This Video reminds the world what a president who respects women looks like

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President Obama helped catch a pregnant woman when she became faint during his 25-minute speech in the White House Rose Garden, saying "This happens when I talk too long." [VIDEO BELOW]

President Obama told her: "You're ok. I'm right here. I got you. This happens when I talk too long."

She later took to Twitter to thank President Obama, saying: "Thanks, Barack Obama for catching me! And good thing this pregnant diabetic is pregnant :)"

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One of the most heartwarming and kind moments from President Obama.

I like how this president pulled this country out of the worst recession since the great depression, killed the number one terrorist in the world, pulled all our troops out of iraq and brought people back to work, but people still find ways to literally blame everything on him.

Dan Rather to Trump: What about the lives of these women? Have they not been "shattered and destroyed"?

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Dan Rather tore into Trump for his defense of former White House aide Rob Porter, who resigned after he was accused of domestic abuse, saying "Trump has proven he is indifferent to the fate of anyone other than himself. This is a low for our country."

"Mr. Trump once again proves he is indifferent to the fate of anyone other than himself. This is a low for this country that is nothing about politics," Rather wrote in a Facebook post.

"We can debate tax cuts and immigration policy and how we fund education. We can disagree about the size of our military or the best balance for protecting the environment. That is democracy."

"He talks about how 'Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation' but says nothing about the WOMEN victims," Rather said.

He continued: "What about the lives of these women? Have they not been 'shattered and destroyed'? And what about the lives of all of the women (and men) suffering…

Robert De Niro: US suffering from 'temporary insanity' on climate change

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Robert De Niro took aim at the Trump administration's stance on climate change, saying the U.S. was suffering from "a case of temporary insanity" and would "eventually cure itself by voting our dangerous leader" out of the White House.

De Niro joined an impressive line-up of speakers at Dubai's World Government Summit, including international dignitaries and heads of state, entrepreneurs, scientists, and world financial leaders.

"I am talking about my own country, the United States of America. We don’t like to say we are a ‘backward’ country so let’s just say we’re suffering from a case of temporary insanity," De Niro said, according to The Associated Press.

De Niro added that the U.S. would "eventually cure itself by voting our dangerous leader" out of the White House.

I really miss President Obama today.

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History sometimes is so not amusing to some kids but for this five-year-old little girl from Council Grove, Kansas. She knows everything and indeed pretty smart when it comes to politics and history.

Macey Hensley also knows her presidents. From George Washington to Barack Obama, and thanks to Ellen DeGeneres, she met President Obama for the first time, and asked him some very important questions.

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I believe we will not have another president like Barack Obama in the office again for a while. It hurts me to say but i fear it. President Obama, thank you for your time these past 8 years in office!

Gillibrand: If Trump wants due process, Congress can hold hearings on the allegations against him

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Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ripped Trump after he asked if there was a lack of due process in the abuse allegations against two of his now former aides, saying "If Trump wants due process for the over dozen sexual assault allegations against him, let's have Congressional hearings tomorrow."

"Trump has shown through words and actions that he doesn’t value women. It’s not surprising that he doesn’t believe survivors or understand the national conversation that is happening," Gillibrand tweeted.

The President has shown through words and actions that he doesn’t value women. It’s not surprising that he doesn’t believe survivors or understand the national conversation that is happening. — Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) February 10, 2018

"If he wants due process for the over dozen sexual assault allegations against him, let’s have Congressional hearings tomorrow," she continued. "I would support that and my colleagues should too."

The liv…

Majority of Americans say they trust Mueller more than Donald Trump

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The majority of Americans say they trust Robert Mueller more than Donald Trump, according to a new Marist College poll released Friday.

55 percent of Americans said they trust special counsel Robert Mueller more than Trump, while 30 percent said they trust Trump more than Mueller.

53 percent of Americans say Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia is fair and should continue without interference, according to the poll.

This marks an increase from 48 percent who said the investigation was "fair" in the same poll last month.

Most Americans still have a positive view of the FBI, where the poll found that 71 percent of Americans said the bureau was just trying to do its job, compared to 23 percent who said they believe the FBI is biased against Trump.

55 percent of Republicans still have a positive view of the FBI, according to the poll, despite Trump's feud with the agency.

Colbert to Trump: People will think you’re ‘chicken’ if you don’t talk to Mueller

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Stephen Colbert on Tuesday urged Trump to talk with Mueller amid reports that his lawyers do not want him to speak to the special counsel’s office. [VIDEO BELOW]

"I know Trump watches this show, because it’s on TV. So right now I’ve got a special message for him," Stephen Colbert said. "Mr. President, ignore your lawyers, sir."

"You follow your instincts. You sit down with Robert Mueller. Otherwise, everyone’s going to think that you’re scared."

"Oh, oh, your fried chicken has arrived! But wait, it’s empty," Colbert said.

"Where is that — oh, I think I know where the chicken is! Buck-aww!"

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Colbert's comments came after a report that Trump's lawyers are urging him to not sit down for an interview with Robert Mueller.

If Trump refuses to sit for an interview, Mueller will respond by subpoenaing him to testify before a grand jury

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Despite his lawyers are urging him to not sit for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, but Trump still wants to talk with Mueller, because he thinks he is completely innocent.

But If Trump refuses to sit for an interview, can Mueller subpoena Trump to testify before a grand jury?

The short answer is yes.

Trump can be subpoenaed to testify to the grand jury. Mueller has the authority to subpoena Trump to testify under oath to the grand jury.

Trump's lawyers are hoping to make a deal with Mueller to let Trump testify in some other way because they know Trump is not capable of being grilled under oath by trained professional Federal prosecutors without screwing up and perjuring himself or saying too much and incriminating himself and others.

But Trump's lawyers believe the special counsel might be unwilling to subpoena Trump and set off a showdown with the White House that Mr. Mueller could lose in court.

"He thinks he can work this," one person familiar with Tru…

Omarosa: I wouldn’t vote for Trump again ‘in a million years, never’

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Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former top aide to Donald Trump, said she would not vote for Trump again. 

"God no. Never. Not in a million years, never," she said in the teaser clip for Thursday's episode of "Celebrity Big Brother," the reality show on which she is a contestant.

She made the comments when asked if she would vote for her former boss again in the future. 

Manigault Newman also revealed that she was "haunted" by Trump's tweets and said the U.S. would not be okay under Trump's leadership. 

"I was haunted by tweets every day," she said. "Like, what is he going to tweet next?"

"It’s going to not be OK, it’s not," she said when asked if Americans should be worried about Trump. "It’s so bad."


Manigault Newman resigned from the White House in December. 

Biden: Trump would be 'abdicating the responsibility of the presidency' if he pleaded the Fifth Amendment in Mueller's Russia probe

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Joe Biden said in an MSNBC interview that aired Thursday that Trump would be “abdicating the responsibility of the presidency” if he cites the Fifth Amendment in an attempt to avoid speaking with Mueller. [VIDEO BELOW]

Biden added that Trump should be able to answer questions about Russians attempting to interfere in American elections.

"I can’t fathom why the president, just as a patriotic American, let alone as president, would not be looking for every single bit of data and evidence that would show what [Russians] were doing and what they’re continuing to attempt to do," Biden said during the interview.

Biden's remarks come one day after an interview with CNN in which he said that if he were Trump's lawyer, he would probably advise Trump not to speak to Mueller because he “has some difficulty with precision.”

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"If the president took the 5th he is, by definition in my view, abdicating a responsibility of the presidency of the United States."

- @JoeBiden

Cynthia Nixon: Dems need to be more than just ‘the anti-Trump party’

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Actor and activist Cynthia Nixon called on the Democratic Party to field better, “bluer” candidates in response to Donald Trump.

"We have to be more than the anti-Trump party," Nixon said at the annual Human Rights Campaign Greater New York gala, where she was given the Visibility Award. "In 2018, we don't just need to elect more Democrats, we also need better Democrats."

At Saturday night’s event, Nixon said electing “bluer Democrats” would lead to greater equality in New York.

"For all the pride that we take here in being such a blue state, New York has the single worst income inequality of any state in the country," Nixon added.

Cynthia Nixon is considered a potential primary challenger to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is running for reelection this year. 

Holder's anti-gerrymandering group is planning to spend millions of dollars on state-level races in 2018

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder's anti-gerrymandering group, which is backed by President Obama, is planning to spend millions of dollars on state-level races in 2018, supporting Democrats running for governor and state legislatures in order to break Republicans' control of the congressional redistricting process, according to the Times.

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, an organization backed by President Obama, is targeting several key battleground states ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, funneling cash into races for governorships, legislative seats and other state offices.

"From my perspective, success is if you break a trifecta," Eric Holder said, according to the Times. "I don’t think that in December of 2018, you measure success only by whether you have assumed control of a particular state."

Holder added that he would take a hands-on approach in key races, and that he and President Obama…

Arnold Schwarzenegger: It’s time to give the power back to the people.

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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is pushing lawmakers to "terminate gerrymandering," saying it's "time to give the power back to the people" and warning that gerrymandering is "one of the biggest scams politicians have ever pulled on the American people."

"Gerrymandering isn’t a political issue. It is a power issue. Republicans who have power gerrymander. Democrats who have power gerrymander," Schwarzenegger wrote on his Facebook page

"It’s time to give the power back to the people," Schwarzenegger added.

His comments come amid a fight between Pennsylvania state Republicans and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which ordered last month that the state’s congressional map must be redrawn.

The court ruled that the state’s map had been gerrymandered to favor Republicans to the point that it was unconstitutional. 

The governor must approve a new map by Feb. 15 to be used in this year’s midterms.

Despite lawyers' warnings, Trump still wants sit down with Mueller: report

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Donald Trump is reportedly preparing to go against the advice of his lawyers and accept an interview request from special counsel Robert Mueller, with one Trump ally saying "he doesn't realize how high the stakes are."

One person familiar with Trump's thinking told CNN that Trump wants to talk with Robert Mueller, because he thinks he is completely innocent.

"He thinks he can work this," this person told CNN. "He doesn't realize how high the stakes are."

The source added that if Donald Trump does sit down for an interview, he can't back out of it.

"You can't get up and walk away. It's not that easy," the person said.

CNN report comes after The New York Times reported this week that Trump's lawyers are urging him to not sit for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Hillary Clinton: Best thing about losing in 2016 is getting to see my grandchildren 'all the time'

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Asked what is the best thing about losing to Donald Trump in the 2016 White House race, Hillary Clinton replied, "My grandchildren. I get to see them all the time. I get to spend a lot of time with them. They’re the loves of my life."

"They're the loves of my life," Hillary Clinton said during an appearance at a fete celebrating the release of Lanny Davis's new book.

"Every day is an adventure. I just finished FaceTiming with them," she added. 

Hillary Clinton was among the guests mingling at a Georgetown party in honor of her longtime friend, Lanny Davis, and his new book. 

Calling Clinton a "wonderful friend," Davis said, "As a candidate, she knows the difference between truth and alternative facts. So this book is about indisputable evidence — I will leave the conclusions, the rhetoric and the argument to others."

"Do you see this getting reversed anytime soon? Do you see Comey going to jail? Can we still make Hillary presid…

Hillary Clinton: I Intend to ‘Remain on the Front Lines of Democracy’

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Hillary Clinton gave a speech at Georgetown University on Monday and told a group of students that she thinks "advancing the rights, opportunities and full participation of women and girls is the great unfinished business of the 21st century."

"I intend to keep fighting to pursue this agenda and remain on the front lines of democracy."

"It is hard to continue to speak out and stand up against what you think of as obvious wrongs" Clinton told the students. "But do not grow weary. Don’t get discouraged."

"I still believe in truth, evidence, facts," she said. 

"There is no such thing as alternative reality, and we have to make sure that we don’t try to live in it or let anybody else push us to live in it either."

Hillary Clinton made the comments during an appearance at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.

Scarborough to Trump: 'Your own lawyers think you are too stupid' to talk to Mueller

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After the New York Times reported that Trump's lawyers are urging him to refuse an interview request from special counsel Robert Mueller, Joe Scarborough responded to this report that Trump's lawyers believe he is 'too stupid' to talk to Mueller. [VIDEO BELOW]

Scarborough added that anyone "with big, beautiful hands" would be brave enough to sit down with the Mueller.

"Mr. President, your own lawyers think you are too stupid and too much of a liar to stand up to the heat that Bob Mueller is going to send in your direction," Scarborough said.

"So if I had lawyers that thought I was too stupid to talk to Bob Mueller, I tell you what I would do, what any man would do, or any woman would do that had any confidence in themselves — they would do that interview," Scarborough continued. "And they would show those lawyers. They would show those lawyers they’re not scared, that they don’t have small hands, that they're not timid, they have, bi…

Schiff: It’s time for chief of staff John Kelly to give Trump a “time out”

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Rep. Adam Schiff responded to Donald Trump's attack and said it’s time for chief of staff John Kelly to give Trump a “time out”

"Look, first he attacked me some months ago, calling me ‘sleazy Adam Schiff,’ now it’s ‘little Adam Schiff’ which, I don’t know, seems better. It’s also confusing," Schiff said during an interview on CNN.

"I think it may be time for Gen. Kelly to give Trump a time out," said Rep. Adam Schiff in response to Trump’s early morning Twitter attack. "The country would certainly benefit from that anyway."

Adam Schiff has denied the claims before and did so again Monday afternoon.

“It’s a baseless attack,” Schiff said.

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Rep. Adam Schiff responds to Trump's tweet about him and says it’s time for chief of staff John Kelly to give the President a “time out” https://t.co/veCAlpE6zVpic.twitter.com/ApEtdERBEI — The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) February 5, 2018

Trump lawyers warn against Mueller interview over concerns Trump could be charged with lying: report

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Trump's lawyers are reportedly urging him to refuse an interview request from special counsel Robert Mueller over concerns that he could end up facing a perjury charge due to his history of making false claims, according to a new report from The New York Times.

The New York Times reported Monday that Trump's lawyers have advised him against the interview over concerns that he could be charged with lying to investigators in the probe into Russian election meddling.

If Donald Trump declined to sit for an interview, Mueller could try to subpoena him for one — a move that could create a complicated legal battle.

But Trump's lawyers believe the special counsel might be unwilling to subpoena Trump and set off a showdown with the White House that Mr. Mueller could lose in court.

MELANIA HUMILIATES TRUMP BY REFUSING TO HOLD HIS HAND AGAIN [WATCH HERE]

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It looks like this year was not a good start for Trump and Melania, after news broke out that Trump paid Stormy Daniels $130 million to stay quiet about an affair they had just months after his wife Melania gave birth to their son Barron.

When Trump and Melania were leaving the White House for their trip to Ohio, Trump attempted to hold his wife's hand for a photo — and apparently, he hasn't yet learned his lesson about trying to get her to touch him. [VIDEO BELOW]

Melania finally gets away, walking a few feet away from her husband, keeping a safe distance, until they get closer to the helicopter, and Trump puts his hand right in the center of her back and starts pushing her to board faster.

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WATCH: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart the White House on their way to Ohio pic.twitter.com/unoZ5xyEXN — NBC News (@NBCNews) February 5, 2018

Schiff fires back at Trump: 'Instead of Tweeting' Turn Off the TV and Do Something

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Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, fired back at Trump for attacking him in an early morning tweet, saying "Instead of tweeting false smears, the American people would appreciate it if you turned off the TV and helped solve the funding crisis, protected Dreamers or...really anything else."

"Mr. President, I see you’ve had a busy morning of 'Executive Time,' " Schiff tweeted.

"Instead of tweeting false smears, the American people would appreciate it if you turned off the TV and helped solve the funding crisis, protected Dreamers or...really anything else."

Mr. President, I see you’ve had a busy morning of “Executive Time.” Instead of tweeting false smears, the American people would appreciate it if you turned off the TV and helped solve the funding crisis, protected Dreamers or...really anything else. https://t.co/lVqQRu2Gjl — Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 5, 2018
Schiff's tweet comes after Trump on Mon…

Maxine Waters: Trump’s speeches should come with a parental advisory warning because they are so dangerous.

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Rep. Maxine Waters, a frequent critic of Trump, said his crass language and “racist” comments are not suitable for children to watch, adding that his speeches should come with a parental advisory warning because they are so dangerous. [VIDEO BELOW]

Waters made the comment during a pre-recorded video that aired on BET’s Angela Rye’s State of the Union the day after Trump gave his State of the Union address.

"This president with his vulgarity and his disrespect for women and people of color is a terrible role model for our children," Waters said Wednesday, in her response to Trump’s State of the Union address.

“Whenever he appears on TV, there should be a disclaimer that says ‘This may not be acceptable for children.’”

"One speech cannot and does not make Donald Trump presidential," Waters said.

Waters added that Trump is "dangerous, unprincipled, divisive and shameful racist” and should not be allowed to “stoke racial animosity” on public platforms.

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Dem lawmaker: History will harshly judge Republicans who 'enable Trump to smear our institutions'

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Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu warned following the release of the GOP memo alleging surveillance abuses at the Justice Department that Republicans who "enable Trump to smear our institutions" are "being cowards and history will judge them harshly."

"I know GOP Members who truly believe FBI is a hotbed of liberalism & Uranium One is a scandal. I don't fault true believers," Lieu tweeted on Sunday.

"But many GOP Members do not share those beliefs, yet enable Trump to smear our institutions. They are being cowards and history will judge them harshly."

I know GOP Members who truly believe @FBI is a hotbed of liberalism & Uranium One is a scandal. I don't fault true believers. But many GOP Members do not share those beliefs, yet enable Trump to smear our institutions. They are being cowards & history will judge them harshly. https://t.co/e6JWzLO2Nt — Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) February 4, 2018
Lieu's comments come after the release of a prev…

Sen. Feinstein: Congress Will 'Take Action' if Trump Fires Mueller

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein issued a statement on Friday, warning Trump that Congress won't stand for the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller.

"It's very unfortunate that this president doesn't respect the law or the Constitution, and if he fires Bob Mueller, I expect Congress won't stand for it and will take action," Feinstein, a California Democrat, said in a statement.

Dianne Feinstein: “If [Trump] fires Bob Mueller, I expect Congress won’t stand for it and will take action.” pic.twitter.com/Oi8dCokoti — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 26, 2018
Sen. Mark Warner also said that firing Mueller would be a "red line that Trump cannot cross," calling any interference by Trump in the investigation a "gross abuse of power."

The New York Times report confirmed rumors that Trump wanted Mueller removed.

But Trump denied the story, calling it "fake news," calling the report "typical New York Times."

Waters is demanding that Mnuchin and Tillerson explain why Trump didn't add new sanctions against Russia

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Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is demanding that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson explain why Trump didn't add new sanctions against Russia after Congress passed the sanctions, calling it "baffling" that neither of the officials' departments could identify a single Russian official who should be sanctioned.

Waters wrote a letter to Tillerson and Mnuchin for failing to provide Trump enough information to sanction Russian individuals conducting business with state intelligence and defense. 

"Most of all, I find it preposterous that it is the State Department's position that the legislation has served as such a deterrent that not one person or entity is engaged in a significant transaction with the Russian defense or intelligence sectors," Waters said in a statement, according to the hill

"I also find it hard to believe your departments, working in coordination with the intelligence community, have been unable to ide…

A majority of Americans support passing a law to protect special counsel Robert Mueller

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A majority of Americans support a new law to block Trump from unilaterally firing Robert Mueller, according to a Monmouth University Poll released Thursday.

More than 60 percent of Americans support Congress passing a new law to block Donald Trump from unilaterally ordering the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller.

A separate bipartisan bill was introduced in the Senate last year that would allow Robert Mueller or any other special counsel to challenge their firing in court.

Democrats and some Republicans have consistently called for protections for Robert Mueller while he conducts an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. But McConnell said Tuesday he doesn’t see a need to bring up legislation on the matter, adding that Mueller “appears to need no protection.” 

Kevin McCarthy also said taking up such a measure is not necessary “right now.”

Michelle Obama: Bad behavior in the age of Trump makes teachers' jobs more difficult

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Michelle Obama said teaching is becoming a harder profession because children see Donald Trump's behavior on TV and it "impacts their behavior and their character."

"Trust me, I know this work isn't easy. Especially right now," Michelle Obama said in remarks to teachers at the Kennedy Center. 

"I know there's a lot of anxiety out there," she added. "And there's no denying our kids, what they see on TV, the kind of behavior being modeled in public life, that, yes, impacts their behavior and their character."

"But at times like this, the work that you all are doing is even more urgent, even more critically important," Obama said. "You all have the power to teach kids what it means to go high when others go low." 

Her remarks came at a ceremony for the American School Counselor Association, which held its annual awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center on Friday morning.

Cynthia Nixon: Americans should "take to the streets" if Trump fires Mueller

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Actress Cynthia Nixon called on Americans to "take to the streets as never before" if Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller, adding that “if we want our democracy back, we have to get out there ourselves and seize it.”

"We must make the firing of Mueller a stark line in the sand," Cynthia Nixon said at a Monday event dubbed the People’s State of the Union, "and if Trump crosses it we must take to the streets as never before!"

"Vladimir Putin, and Donald Trump and his enablers in the GOP Congress may think they have us on the ropes," Nixon told the crowd in New York. 

"They may think that our belief in true participatory democracy is waning, that we are complacent, that we are distracted, that we are just too beaten down from this horror show year we’ve had and the sickening prospect of three more like it," the actress continued. "But we are here to prove them wrong!"

"There is no cavalry coming. We are the cavalry!"…

Scarborough: Trump is 'scared to death' of Mueller investigation

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Joe Scarborough said during an interview on MSNBC that Trump is “scared to death” of Mueller's investigation. [VIDEO BELOW]

Scarborough, a frequent Trump critic, said on MSNBC that Trump understands that he’s not smart enough, he understands that he’s not smooth enough, he understands that he’s just too slow to keep up with Robert Mueller.

"He’s scared to death right now that he’s going to have to actually testify in front of Mueller, because he knows that Mueller will outwit him at every turn," Scarborough added.

"Trump knows that Mueller will outthink him at every turn," Scarborough continued. "He’ll know that when he’s sitting in that interview across from Robert Mueller, that Mueller will be three, four, five steps ahead of him."

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Scarborough: Trump Terrified, 'Knows Mueller Is a Lot Smarter Than Him' pic.twitter.com/3MkCc47vUo — Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 2, 2018