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The 36 most shocking lines from Donald Trump’s interview with The Hill

On Monday, President Donald Trump sat down for an interview with The Hill newspaper in the Oval Office. The Hill released the transcript of the interview on Tuesday and, well, it was a doozy. I went through the entire thing and pulled out the Trump lines you need to see. They’re below. 1. “I like,…MORE

US Air Force veteran released from captivity in Libya

US Air Force veteran Jamie Sponaugle was released from captivity in Libya this week where he has been held since early May by the Libyan National Army on accusations of being a mercenary, according to US government officials and a source familiar with the matter. Sponaugle was freed after being held captive for weeks by…MORE

Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign funds for affairs, prosecutors say

Embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign funds to pay for extramarital affairs with lobbyists and congressional staffers, prosecutors in California alleged in a court filing Monday. The salacious revelation joins a host of other charges levied against the California Republican, who pleaded not guilty last year on counts of wire fraud, falsifying records and campaign…MORE

Pompeo says US prepared to remove troops from Afghanistan

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US is prepared to remove US forces from Afghanistan, but has not agreed on a timeline. “We’ve made clear to the Taliban that we’re prepared to remove our forces. I want to be clear, we’ve not yet agreed on a timeline to do so,” Pompeo said Tuesday during…MORE

Illinois becomes the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana

Illinois is now the 11th state in the United States to legalize the purchase and possession of recreational marijuana. Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill Tuesday that allows adults 21 and over in the state to buy and possess small amounts of the drug. Adults will be able to purchase and possess 30 grams…MORE

NYT: Ivanka Trump, Kushner have ‘unusual connection’ with Chilean company owner that worked with administration to secure mining lease

A Chilean mining company whose owner has business ties to President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner was able to clear significant “roadblocks” in the early days of the Trump administration in order to reverse Obama-era restrictions that prevented it from mining near protected land in Minnesota, The New York Times…MORE

Acting US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders to leave

Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders is resigning, he said in a message sent to agency employees Tuesday, amid the dramatic increase in the number of undocumented migrants crossing the border and a fight over how to address it. “Although I will leave it to you to determine whether I was successful, I…MORE

Trump taps Melania Trump’s spokeswoman as next White House press secretary

Melania Trump’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham will get a major new role as both White House press secretary and communications director, the first lady tweeted Tuesday. “I am pleased to announce @StephGrisham45 will be the next @PressSec & Comms Director! She has been with us since 2015 – @POTUS & I can think of no better…MORE