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Trump claims torture 'absolutely' works in first TV interview

President Trump admitted that having access to the country’s nuclear arsenal is “very, very scary,” even to him. In his first televised one-on-one interview, Trump defended his belief in massive voter fraud, said torture works and called the world “a total mess.” And he said receiving the nuclear codes was a sobering experience. President Donald Trump told ABC’s David Muir ...

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Largest NYC workers' union endorses de Blasio for reelection

The largest city workers’ union is endorsing Mayor de Blasio for reelection on Thursday. DC 37, which represents 125,000 employees and another 50,000 retirees, will give the mayor its backing at an event at its Manhattan headquarters. “Mayor de Blasio has compiled a list of accomplishments that benefits the city’s working men and women. He expanded universal pre-K, has sought ...

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LGBT miniseries rescheduled for Trump’s speech to Congress

While the LGBT community fears the possible loss of rights, a miniseries about its struggle has been delayed for President Trump’s speech to Congress. “When We Rise,” which was expected to air for four straight nights from Feb. 27 to March 2, will now take a break on Feb. 28 so ABC can air the President’s address live. Dustin Lance ...

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Mexican President asserts ‘Mexico will not pay for any wall'

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday night doubled down on his pledge to not pay for a border wall — just hours after President Trump claimed that Mexico will “100%” reimburse the cost of a barrier between the two countries. “I regret and reject the decision of the U.S. to build the wall,” Nieto said, speaking in Spanish during ...

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Thousands rally in NYC to protest Trump's immigration orders

A crowd of thousands gathered Wednesday evening in Washington Square Park to protest President Trump’s executive actions on immigration. “This is what America looks like,” the mass of people chanted, many waving signs encouraging unity and inclusiveness. The last minute political rally was organized by the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and featured several activists and ...

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New York will never submit to Trump’s immigration rhetoric

President Trump just threatened to cut off federal funds to cities that have tried to protect immigrant communities from potentially abusive federal immigration enforcement practices, saying that they are “willfully” violating federal law and “causing harm to the American people.” He is dead wrong. As I outlined last week in legal guidance to local governments across New York, they can ...

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De Blasio vows to defy Trump funding threat to 'sanctuary cities'

Mayor de Blasio and city leaders vowed defiance Wednesday in the face of an executive order signed by President Trump to strip federal funding from “sanctuary cities” like New York. De Blasio promised to sue to block the move if the federal government actually yanks money from the city. “We will not deport law-abiding New Yorkers. We will not tear ...

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Mayor de Blasio interviewed by Manhattan DA’s office

Mayor de Blasio admitted Wednesday that he’s been interviewed by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office about the investigations swirling around his administration. “The Manhattan District Attorney’s office asked for an interview, and we did an interview,” de Blasio told reporters at an unrelated press conference. District Attorney Cy Vance has been probing de Blasio’s fund-raising effort in his failed 2014 ...

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Tiffany Trump, Bannon registered in 2 states during election

President Trump’s “voter fraud” investigation could hit awfully close to home. “I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states,” Trump tweeted Wednesday — apparently unaware that his daughter Tiffany Trump, Chief White House Strategist Stephen Bannon and Treasury Secretary pick Steven Mnuchin were all reportedly registered to vote in ...

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Trump signs order authorizing work on Mexico border wall

President Trump on Wednesday signed a pair of executive orders designed to get work started on several of his key campaign promises on immigration, including construction on a massive wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and withholding federal funding from so-called “sanctuary cities.” Trump signed actions that put those objectives in motion, as well as one that would increase the number ...

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