As America retreats from the world, the politics of fear takes over

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN)If the Democrats make gains in the midterm elections next week, their lawmakers could assert themselves more aggressively on the foreign policy issues that have defined much of Donald Trump’s presidency — trade, climate change and the Iran deal, to name a few. The impact of the Trump…

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Stephen Miller’s uncle: Central American asylum seekers are ‘just like our family’

Washington (CNN)The uncle of White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller said Friday that the Central American migrants seeking asylum are just like his Jewish ancestors who fled Europe and came to the US as refugees before World War II. He argued that there’s “institutional, political racism sweeping across the…

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No, you’re not crazy. There are way more campaign ads about immigration this year

(CNN)In one ad, a smiling toddler stacks toy blocks as an aspiring governor hovers behind her, shouting “Build the wall!” The theme is echoing in different ways in ads airing across the country — from creative spots featuring dramatizations to more conventional attack ads slamming rivals’ positions on topics like…

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Carly Fiorina says Trump’s ‘Horseface’ insult has brought politics to ‘a new low’

Washington (CNN)Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Thursday denounced Donald Trump’s Twitter attack on Stormy Daniels earlier this week in which he referred to the adult film actress as “horseface.” Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard executive, had her own appearance attacked by then-candidate Trump during the 2016 election. “Look at…

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Trump rallies to push Montana Senate toss-up into the red

(CNN)President Donald Trump visited Montana last week to campaign for Republican Senate hopeful Matt Rosendale. But during his rally at Missoula International Airport, it became clear the trip might have been more about who he was campaigning against. Trump hasn’t forgotten. “They made up a series of lies that were…

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Brett Kavanaugh once got into a fight about UB40 and it’s spawned some very solid memes

What does Brett Kavanaugh love more? Beer or 'Red Red Wine'?Image: Getty Images Just when you thought the chaos surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh couldn’t get any weirder, UB40 gets added to the mix.  SEE ALSO: Sexual assault hotline sees record surge in calls during Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony…

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John Oliver launches into 16-minute rant about ‘the Brazilian Trump’

There’s been so much stuff going on in the world lately that you may not have had a chance to read much about the Brazilian election yet. As John Oliver breaks down in the video above, though, the situation is pretty grim. Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro just won the first…

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What makes Cory Booker’s groping incident different than the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

(CNN)As Washington continues to play a game of wait and see on whether Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, will testify in Washington next week, an old-but-new-again incident involving a prominent Democratic senator — and potential 2020 challenger to Trump — has…

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Kamala Harris asks Kavanaugh if he thinks there is blame on both sides for Charlottesville violence

(CNN)California Sen. Kamala Harris — a potential 2020 presidential candidate — pushed President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to answer uncomfortable questions about abortion rights, Trump’s reaction to the Charlottesville white supremacist rally and his conversations with attorneys at the law firm representing Trump. She pointed to Kavanaugh’s…

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10 attacks Obama unleashed on Trump, GOP in midterm speech

Washington (CNN)Former President Barack Obama spent a sizable amount of time in a speech he gave in Illinois on Friday criticizing Republicans in Congress and President Donald Trump, while stressing the importance of voting in the fast-approaching midterm elections. “2016 is over, but President Obama is still dismissing the millions…

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Why Canada’s dairy market is a target in NAFTA talks

(CNN)US dairy farmers are hoping a new NAFTA deal will offer relief from Canadian tariffs. As recently as last year, Canada imposed even more protections for its dairy industry by creating a special pricing system. It made it cheaper for Canadian farmers to buy milk ingredients, like whey protein, from…

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Kellyanne Conway’s husband suggests Trump makes false statements, attacks both allies and his own employees

Washington (CNN)The husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared to hammer President Donald Trump for making false statements and attacking allies, adding to a long list of criticisms he’s lobbed against the President online. Earlier Monday, Kellyanne Conway did not directly answer whether she had spoken to the President…

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Susan Collins says Kavanaugh told her Roe v. Wade is settled law

(CNN)Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, told Republican Sen. Susan Collins he agreed that Roe v. Wade is settled law, Collins told reporters Tuesday. “Judge Kavanaugh and I had an excellent session. It was very productive, it was very informative. We covered a wide range of issues,” Collins…

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Kids can now learn to code by building this Star Wars droid

Omarosa, stirring up sh*t and refusing to clean it upImage: raymond hall/GC Images President Donald Trump runs a tight ship — poised to crash into an iceberg at any second. No one knows this better than master villainess and former senior Trump administration official Omarosa Manigault. A new recording released…

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Arnold Schwarzenegger on Trump’s press conference: ‘You stood there like a little wet noodle’

Arnold Schwarzenegger is not angry, he's just disappointed. No, wait, he's also angry.Image: Hubert Vestil/Getty Images for SXSW There is nothing more devastating than Arnold Schwarzenegger calling you a “wet noodle.” That’s the sick burn dropped by the Hollywood star and former governor of California on President Trump following his…

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