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Brexit: Irish upping no deal contingency plans, says PM

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Image copyright Reuters The Republic of Ireland needs to up its contingency plans for the potential of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, the Irish prime minister has said. It comes as a vote on Theresa May’s Brexit plan was called off, so she could seek assurances from Brussels over the Irish border backstop. But the EU has ...

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Defiant Roger Stone vows to never testify against Trump: ‘Where is the crime? I engaged in politics’

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2008, file photo, Jerome Corsi, right, arrives at the immigration department in Nairobi, Kenya. Corsi, a conservative writer and associate of President Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone says he is in plea talks with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Jerome Corsi told The Associated Press on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, that he has been negotiating a potential plea but declined to comment further. (AP Photo) ** KENYA OUT **

Longtime Republican operative Roger Stone, whose possible ties to WikiLeaks while he communicated with President Trump’s campaign have come under scrutiny in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, on Sunday vowed to never testify against the president. His comments come days after ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen confessed in a surprise guilty plea that he lied to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal ...

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Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP announces in Commons he is HIV positive

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP

Image copyright PA Image caption Lloyd Russell-Moyle urged ministers to review cuts to sexual health budgets An MP has revealed he is HIV positive during a House of Commons debate on public health. Lloyd Russell-Moyle, the Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown, is the first MP to reveal his HIV status in the Commons and the second to disclose he is ...

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Behind the scenes as the Kavanaugh nomination hit the rocks

Brett Kavanaugh

Republicans remain optimistic that Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court. | Getty Images/POLITICO Nerdcast By SCOTT BLAND, MICAELA RODRIGUEZ and DAVE SHAW 09/21/2018 05:24 AM EDT Share on Facebook Share on Twitter It’s time for a new episode of Nerdcast, POLITICO’s podcast on the White House and politics. Tune in each week to geek out with us ...

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Trump pushes Senate to pass stalled criminal justice reform bill

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., right, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

Tom Williams | CQ Roll Call | Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., right, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. President Donald Trump on Friday urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to pass a “badly needed” criminal justice reform bill. But while Trump tweeted that the proposal has “a true shot at ...

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Ohio GOP leader criticized for sharing meme saying California fires are ‘God’s punishment’ for liberal state

Columbiana County Republican Party Chairman Dave Johnson is facing backlash after he shared a meme on Facebook that said the deadly California wildfires are the result of “God’s punishment to liberal California.”

Columbiana County Republican Party Chairman Dave Johnson is facing backlash after he shared a meme on Facebook that said the deadly California wildfires are the result of “God’s punishment to liberal California.” (Columbiana County Republican Party) An Ohio county Republican leader is facing backlash after apparently posting a meme on social media that said the deadly California wildfires are the result ...

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More to be done to get best possible EU deal – Leadsom

Michael Gove, Liam Fox, Andrea Leadsom, Chris Grayling and Penny Mordaunt

Image copyright Getty Images/PA/Getty Images/EPA/Reuters Image caption Michael Gove, Liam Fox, Andrea Leadsom, Chris Grayling and Penny Mordaunt There is still “more to be done” on Theresa May’s draft Brexit deal, Commons leader Andrea Leadsom has said. The leading Brexiteer said there was “still time” before the EU summit, adding she supported the PM’s efforts to get the “best possible ...

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How will Trump take Amazon move? ‘He will think Bezos made this decision to stick it to him.’

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, who was this year named the world’s richest man, has been increasing his profile in the nation’s capital, even as the president has accelerated his attacks on Amazon. | Cliff Owen/AP photo Amazon’s move to establish a new headquarters in the Washington area will have one immediate political impact: putting CEO Jeff Bezos more in President Donald Trump’s ...

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I’ll ‘never forgive’ Trump for birther conspiracy theory

L-R: First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump,former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama at the US Capitol after inauguration ceremonies at the in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017.

Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images L-R: First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump,former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama at the US Capitol after inauguration ceremonies at the in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. Former first lady Michelle Obama said she will “never forgive” President Donald Trump for spreading the so-called birther conspiracy theory with “reckless innuendos” that ...

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