America, meet your new first lady

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(CNN)A foreign-born, former supermodel who married an eccentric billionaire is about to become the United States' next first lady. Melania Trump, who will become just the second foreign-born first lady in US history, will assume the very public role after having spent much of her husband's presidential campaign avoiding

Trump pledges allegiance to GOP, rules out independent bid

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Washington (CNN)Donald Trump committed Tuesday to not running for president as an independent -- an idea he has floated in the past -- during the CNN hosted Republican debate.Trump said Thursday that he is "totally committed to the Republican Party" and said he feels "very honored to be the front-runner"

Latest health care bill collapses following Moran, Lee defections

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(CNN)The Republican Party's efforts to gut former President Barack Obama's legacy health care law came to an abrupt -- if temporary -- halt Monday night.The development deals a devastating blow not only to Republicans who have railed against the law for years, but also President Donald Trump, who campaigned

Lindsey Graham’s best lines from CNN’s undercard debate

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(CNN)South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham might be trailing badly in the polls, but as he's done in debates past, his one-liners during CNN's undercard Republican debate Tuesday have made him a crowd favorite in the room in Vegas and across social media. Here's a roundup of his best lines

Trump: ‘I thought it would be easier’

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(CNN)President Donald Trump, reflecting on a first 100 days in office that has featured no major legislative wins and low approval ratings, said Thursday he thought the job would be easier."I loved my previous life, I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump said in

Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon fired

(CNN)President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon has been fired, multiple White House officials told CNN on Friday."White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve's last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best," Sanders said

Trump says US will prioritize Christian refugees

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Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said in a new interview Friday that persecuted Christians will be given priority over other refugees seeking to enter the United States, saying they have been "horribly treated."Speaking with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Trump said that it had been "impossible, or at least very tough" for

The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

A shadowy operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign heavily influenced the result of the EU referendum. Is our electoral process still fit for purpose?The connectivity that is the heart of globalisation can be exploited by states with hostile intent to

Trump on pace to surpass 8 years of Obama’s travel spending in 1 year

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Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's travel to his private club in Florida has cost over an estimated $20 million in his first 80 days as president, putting the president on pace in his first year of office to surpass former President Barack Obama's spending on travel for his entire eight years.The outsized

Cuba to Trump: US in no ‘condition to lecture us’ on human rights

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(CNN)Responding to President Donald Trump's announcement Friday that he is reversing the Obama administration's steps to normalize relations with Cuba, the Castro government said the US is in no "condition to lecture us."Under the President's executive order, the Trump administration will begin strictly enforcing the exemptions that allow travel