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House Panel Subpoenas Bannon in Russia Probe Showdown

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the panel’s Republican chairman.

Doctor: Trump Is Healthy, Did Very Well On Cognitive Test

President Donald Trump’s overall health “is excellent” and he did “exceedingly well” on cognitive screening designed to detect early signs of memory loss and other neurologic functions, the Navy doctor who performed Trump’s medical checkup said Tuesday.

Trump: I Am Not A Racist

President Donald Trump told reporters he is not a racist, denying reports that he called African nations "shithole countries" during a White House meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform.

White House Doctor: Trump In ‘Excellent Health’

President Donald Trump’s White House physician declared him in “excellent health” after the president received his first medical checkup at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical examination amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he’s mentally unfit.

Trump: Why Allow Immigrants From ‘Sh--hole Countries’?

In an extraordinary Oval Office exchange, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. should permit immigrants from “sh--hole countries” as he rejected a plan by a bipartisan group of senators that would have changed rules affecting entrants from Africa and Haiti, according to three people briefed on the conversation.

Trump Lawyer Files Lawsuit Against Buzzfeed

Michael Cohen, a personal lawyer for Trump who is named in the dossier, says BuzzFeed and several of its staffers defamed him when it published the 35-page document and an accompanying article.

Lawmakers Seek Deal on Immigration, Border Security

Bargainers seeking a bipartisan immigration accord planned talks as soon as Wednesday as President Donald Trump and leading lawmakers sought to parlay an extraordinary White House meeting into momentum for resolving a politically blistering issue.

Judges: North Carolina Must Redo Map Skewed By Partisanship

Federal judges ruled Tuesday that North Carolina’s congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally gerrymandered because of excessive partisanship that gave the GOP a rock-solid advantage for most seats and must quickly be redone.

Trump Suggests 2-Phase Immigration Deal For ‘Dreamers’

Seeking a bipartisan compromise to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration deal could be reached in two phases — first by addressing young immigrants and border security with what he called a “bill of love,” then by making comprehensive changes that have long eluded Congress.

Trump Dossier Author Had Concerns About Russian Blackmail

The founder of a firm that commissioned a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia told congressional investigators that its author took it to the FBI because of a concern about “whether a political candidate was being blackmailed.”

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