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Trump adds five to his Supreme Court list — but there’s still no vacancy

Image License Photo: Pixabay 17 NOV 17 18:38 ET By Kevin Liptak and Ariane de Vogue, CNN (CNN) — President Donald Trump took the unusual step Friday of adding names to the roster of potential Supreme Court justices he distributed during his run for office, even though the court has no current vacancies and no justices have announced their intentions to retire. The names supplement a list Trump released during last year’s presidential campaign of conservative jurists whom he would consider nominating to the high court should a vacancy arise. Trump nominated one of those judges, Neil Gorsuch, earlier this...

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Trump begins paying legal bills from own pocket

Image License Photo: USAF 17 NOV 17 13:51 ET By Jeremy Diamond, CNN (CNN) — President Donald Trump has begun paying his personal legal bills stemming from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign out of his own pocket, relieving the Republican Party of future payments, the White House’s special counsel on the matter announced Friday. Trump, who claims a multibillion-dollar net worth, is also working with the Office of Government Ethics and tax law experts to fund the legal payments of White House staffers who have become embroiled in the Justice Department’s special counsel investigation. “(The)...

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Sessions said he didn’t lie under oath, says Trump hasn’t influenced Justice Department

Image License Photo: Brigitte N. Brantley / DoD Photo: Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals 14 NOV 17 16:48 ET By Tal Kopan, CNN (CNN) — President Donald Trump’s repeated public comments attacking the Justice Department have not influenced the department or ongoing investigations, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday during a contentious House judiciary committee hearing. During his five hours of testimony before 40 lawmakers on Tuesday, Sessions repeatedly defended himself and his department as honest and free of political influence, as Democrats and Republicans hammered him with questions on the ongoing Russia investigation and matters related to...

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This is the last thing JFK signed in the Oval Office before he was assassinated

Image License Photo: White House Press Office 13 NOV 17 17:01 ET By Chuck Johnston, CNN (CNN) — It’s a black and white portrait photograph of John F. Kennedy. Underneath it, a handwritten message: “To Ambassador Estes — With esteem and very warm regards, John F Kennedy.” The document is believed to be the last thing President Kennedy signed in the Oval Office before he left on his fateful trip to Dallas. The photograph is now for sale at $80,000, according to the Raab Collection, which is hosting the sale. The photo was signed on November 21, 1963 and was intended for Thomas...

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Border Residents Receive Federal Notice of Land Purchase

U.S./ MEXICO BORDER (KFXV) — Residents along the border are starting to receive notices from the federal government about purchasing their land to build the proposed border wall. One family near Los Ebanos told Fox News that they received a letter from the department of Homeland Security a week before the president took office about the purchase of their land at $2,900 dollars an acre. The Salinas family said that if they refused to sell their 16 acres near the Rio Grande River, their land could be confiscated. Other families in the area received similar...

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