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President Trump visits Florida after Hurricane Michael

President Trump and the first lady will survey damage from Hurricane Michael in Florida, where dozens of people are still missing. Follow here for the latest.

Pressure on Mnuchin rises as top CEOs pull out of Saudi conference

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin still plans to go to Riyadh for a high-profile economic summit later this month, even as top bank executives and investors continued to drop out after the disappearance of a dissident Saudi journalist.

Trump suggests "rogue killers" could be behind journalist's disappearance

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to Saudi Arabia to meet with the Saudi king Monday

Why the market is suddenly concerned Saudi Arabia will weaponize oil in Khashoggi dispute

A statement by Saudi Arabia on Sunday stirred fear that Riyadh could use its influence over the oil market to punish foreign powers if the kingdom ...

Saudi Arabia's oil is a powerful weapon. But using it has big risks

Saudi Arabia could drive up oil prices in retaliation for any sanctions imposed over the Khashoggi case but using its big economic weapon would be ...

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Veterans Affairs Lincoln motto is 'exclusionary' to women, petitioners say

Yale students and advocacy groups say motto drawn from second inaugural should be changed to reflect women’s serviceThe US Department of Veterans ...

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Trump Says ‘Rogue Killers’ May Be Involved in Saudi Journalist Case

The Saudi king denied knowing anything about what happened to Jamal Khashoggi, said President Trump, who is sending his secretary of state to meet the king.

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POLITICO Playbook PM: Trump sends Pompeo to meet with Saudi king

And the House Intelligence Committee is drawing increased interest from lawmakers of both parties.

Trump, first lady tour hurricane-ravaged Florida, Georgia — live updates

The president visits areas impacted by Hurricane Michael almost one week after it made landfall in the Florida panhandle

Trump suggests 'rogue killers' behind Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance

President Donald Trump suggested Monday that "rogue killers" could be behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after a phone ...

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Finding hope in the reign of a super-ego | Letters

Guardian readers respond to Gary Greenberg’s essay on Trumpian psychoanalysisGary Greenberg’s beautifully written but flawed account of the first two years of the Trump presidency highlights the limitations of using psychoanalytic concepts to ...

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Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance: What We Know and Don’t Know

The confusing case of the Saudi journalist has set off an international diplomatic storm and raised important questions, including some that cannot be answered yet.

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Trump Visits Florida After Hurricane Michael

Visiting storm-ravaged communities has become a ritual for President Trump. But in another interview, he again declines to acknowledge climate change.

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Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Results on Native American Ancestry

The Massachusetts Democrat, weighing a presidential run in 2020, is trying to rebut President Trump’s mocking of her claims about her heritage.

Drugmakers will soon talk about price in ads — but not as explicitly as Trump administration wants

The announcement comes just hours before Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is expected to introduce a proposal that would require ...

White House shirks Saudi threat of retaliation in Khashoggi standoff

Trump's economic adviser says U.S. "energy boom" can "cover any shortfalls" if Saudis cut oil flow over missing journalist accusation

King of Saudi Arabia will work with Turkey's president in disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Turkey have agreed their nations will work together in the case of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He has criticized Saudi leaders and was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul nearly two weeks ago. Weijia Jiang reports.

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Hillary Clinton’s view on the Lewinsky affair reveals a huge blindspot that cost her the presidency | Suzanne Moore

Clinton is right to say Trump should be investigated for sexual misconduct, but this does not excuse her husband. Now it is Monica Lewinsky who is emerging with classThe last time I looked, Bill Clinton was leering at Ariana Grande as she was singing at Aretha Franklin’s funeral. Bill, as his wife described him, was always “a hard dog to keep on ...

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Blackstone and BlackRock Chiefs Withdraw From Saudi Conference

Stephen A. Schwarzman of Blackstone and Laurence D. Fink of BlackRock were the latest to cancel amid furor over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist.

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Turkey and Saudi Arabia to Conduct a Joint ‘Inspection’ of the Consulate Where Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Went Missing

American lawmakers have threatened tough punitive action against the Saudis

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How Trump Could Fatally Weaken the Dollar

When the president undermines the rule of law and the independence of institutions like the Fed, he threatens a pillar of American economic strength.

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Fact-Check: ‘I Don’t Know That It’s Man-Made,’ Trump Says of Climate Change. It Is.

On “60 Minutes,” President Trump backed off his claim that global warming is a hoax. But he also made several new assertions unsupported by science.

Trump said he would give $1M to charity if Elizabeth Warren took a DNA test. She wants him to pay up

Warren, who has said that she would "take a hard look" at a 2020 run after the midterms, is building a national political operation and has ...

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All the president's men: what to make of Trump's bizarre new painting | Hannah Jane Parkinson

The artwork hanging in the White House depicts the US president drinking with his Republican predecessorsThey say a picture is worth a thousand words, unless it’s a shredded Banksy, obviously, which is worth around £1m. But how to put a value on the majestic artwork Donald Trump was revealed to have gracing the wall outside the Oval Office, as ...

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Elizabeth Warren hits back at Trump's ‘Pocahontas’ jibe by releasing DNA test

President said he doesn’t care about the test, which suggests she has a Native American ancestor, and that she would be ‘very easy’ to beat in 2020Responding to derision from Donald Trump and other critics, Elizabeth Warren on Monday published a DNA analysis that provides strong evidence she does have Native American heritage. Related: Elizabeth ...

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Saudi Arabia cancels annual diplomatic reception in Washington

The Saudi embassy in Washington on Monday canceled its annual National Day reception in an email that gave no explanation for the move, which comes amid a diplomatic crisis over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.

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