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Trump invites Schumer and Pelosi to private White House dinner

President Trump has invited his new best friends — Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi — to a private dinner at the White House. The two Democratic congressional leaders will join Trump and several cabinet members for a meal Wednesday night, a source familiar with the arrangement told the Daily News. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and President Trump in the ...

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Canadian judge suspended for wearing Trump hat in court

TORONTO — A Canadian judge who wore a hat in court with President Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” has been suspended without pay. The Ontario Judicial Council said Tuesday that the conduct of Justice Bernd Zabel warrants the most serious reprimand possible short of removing him from the bench. The council said the hat incident was an “inexplicable ...

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Clinton and Trump have another thing in common: Blaming media

It seems Hillary Clinton feels President Trump’s pain over “fake news.” Clinton on Wednesday savaged the media for how it covered the 2016 campaign, adding to her long list of journalist gripes that she’s been ticking off during the tour for her new memoir, “What Happened.” In a “Today” interview, the former Democratic candidate said the press has “to take ...

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Jimmy Carter calls on Trump to 'keep the peace…tell the truth'

ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter offered a damning indictment of U.S. foreign policy and domestic affairs Tuesday, saying money in politics makes the nation more like an “oligarchy than a democracy” and casting President Donald Trump as a disappointment on the world stage. Carter’s criticisms, offered at his annual presentation to backers of his post-presidency Carter Center in Atlanta, ...

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Ex-senator who opposed smoking pot joins marijuana lobbying group

ALBANY — Alfonse D’Amato is going from Senator Pothole to Senator Pot. The former Republican U.S. senator from New York has been hired as a senior adviser by the Marijuana Policy Project, a national pro-pot group that for the first time is starting an affiliate in the Empire State. The MPP says it was founded in 1995 to advocate nationally ...

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Clinton compares herself to Cersei in Game of Thrones

In her new book “What Happened”, Hillary Clinton compared the vitriol she faced on the campaign trail to Cersei Lannister’s walk of atonement in the hit TV series Game of Thrones. In a passage contemplating the role sexism played in her failed presidential bid, Clinton wrote, “Crowds at Trump rallies called for my imprisonment more times than I can count.” ...

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Eric Gonzalez on track to be N.Y.'s first Latino DA

Eric Gonzalez won the Democratic primary for Brooklyn district attorney on Tuesday, meaning he likely will become the state’s first Latino DA. Gonzalez, now the acting DA, won in a landslide, with 53% of the vote. He has no Republican challenger in November’s general election. The 48-year-old Gonzalez was personally selected by District Attorney Ken Thompson — a month before ...

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Colin Kaepernick supports Jemele Hill and her tweet about Trump

Colin Kaepernick is on Jemele Hill‘s side. The former NFL quarterback took to Twitter late Tuesday to show support for Jemele Hill and her tweet calling President Trump a “white supremacist.” “We are with you @jemelehill,“ Kaepernick wrote. ESPN big wigs were not as pleased with Hill’s tweet, in which she also wrote that Trump “has largely surrounded himself w/other ...

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Porn star Cory Chase doesn’t ‘like’ Sen. Ted Cruz

For the porn star that went viral on Sen. Ted Cruz’s Twitter account, the “like” is not mutual. Veteran erotic entertainer Cory Chase was oblivious to the lawmaker’s supposed fandom because Hurricane Irma took her home offline when it raged through southern Florida over the weekend. She discovered a deluge of tweets, calls and texts informing her of the after-dark ...

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Embattled de Blasio donor to testify against Norman Seabrook

A big-time donor to Mayor de Blasio, expected to testify in an upcoming public corruption trial, is more deeply involved in criminal activity than the government lets on, new court papers claim. Jona Rechnitz, who quietly admitted to giving campaign contributions in exchange for favors, is set to take the stand against former Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association honcho Norman Seabrook, ...

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