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Trump’s New National Security Advisor Could Upend U.S. Foreign Policy

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton has a history as a hawkish bomb-thrower. Now, he will help shape the next phase of foreign policy as President Donald Trump’s next national security advisor

Congress Just Averted Another Government Shutdown With a $1.3 Trillion Budget Bill

But in crafting a sweeping deal that busts budget caps, they've stirred conservative opposition and set the contours for the next funding fight ahead of the midterm elections

China Threatens Pork and Aluminum Duties in Response to Trump’s Trade Tariffs

China has announced a list of U.S. goods it says may be hit by higher tariffs in response to President Donald Trump's higher import duties. Last year, China bought $3 billion worth of the goods affected by President Trump's tariffs

Trump’s New National Security Advisor John Bolton Has Links to Cambridge Analytica

President Donald Trump's pick for his new national security advisor has ties to Cambridge Analytica, the voter-profiling firm currently facing criticism for its use of improperly obtained Facebook data

Former Playboy Model Karen McDougal Says Trump Tried to Pay Her After Sex

A former Playboy model apologized to Melania Trump over an affair she claims she had with President Donald Trump that started with him offering her money for sex. McDougal spoke with CNN's Anderson Cooper about the alleged 10-month affair

What to Know About John Bolton, President Trump’s New National Security Advisor

A former U.N. ambassador and longtime Fox News commentator, Bolton is a hardline interventionist who was floated for a number of foreign policy jobs before Trump took office. Ultimately he stayed an unofficial Trump fan, until now

Trump’s New Tariff on China Sparks Fears of a Trade War

President Trump announced steps to institute new tariffs and penalties to crack down on China's intellectual property practices as concerns grow that a recent spate of trade actions could launch a global trade war

The Facebook Data Cambridge Analytica Took Was Either Extremely Valuable or Totally Worthless

A voter-profiling firm that worked with Donald Trump's campaign improperly obtained information on 50 million Facebook users, but experts say the data was both extremely valuable and possibly worthless.

Rex Tillerson Tells State Department to Be Kind As He Says Goodbye to ‘Mean-Spirited Town’

As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said goodbye on Thursday, he urged State Department employees to stay honest and be kind to one another, despite their “mean-spirited town"

President Trump Wanted $25 Billion for a Border Wall. Congress Gave Him a Fence Instead

As part of a massive spending package, Congress is expected to approve just shy of $1.6 billion for border security, of which only $38 million can be spent on 'border barrier planning and design'

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