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Trump says he’s not ‘personally bothered’ by North Korea missile tests

President Donald Trump refused to back away from his positive assessment of North Korea on Monday, saying he wasn’t “personally bothered” by the regime’s recent short-range missile tests despite the contradictory views of his Japanese hosts and his own national security adviser. It was a notable break in the aggressive display of camaraderie that Prime…MORE

Key 2020 storylines to watch this week, ranked

With 253 days until the Iowa caucuses and a record number of Democratic candidates, the 2020 election is already in full swing. Every Sunday, I will compile the 5 BIGstorylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they’re ranked — so the No. 1 story is the most important of the coming week.…MORE

Trump says Rolling Thunder ride will return to DC, organizers say not so fast

As hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists arrive in the nation’s capital Sunday to participate in the final Rolling Thunder, where they pay tribute to service members killed in action or taken as prisoners of war, President Donald Trump says the event will continue next year — even as the group’s president says the annual event…MORE

Bill de Blasio: 1994 crime bill was a ‘huge mistake’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday said the 1994 crime bill was a “huge mistake” and those responsible for the legislation, including former Vice President Joe Biden, must be accountable and “speak to it.” “That crime bill was one of the foundations of mass incarceration in a very painful era in our nation’s…MORE

Iowa GOP senator says US-China trade war ‘hurtful’ to farmers

Republican Sen. Joni Ernst said Sunday that the US-China trade war is “hurtful” to farmers, a group that makes up a considerable portion of her Iowa constituency. “But as we have heard from our farmers, they do want us to find a path forward with China. The tariffs are hurtful right now, but the President…MORE

51 attorneys general urge Betsy DeVos to forgive disabled veterans’ student loan debt

A group of bipartisan attorneys general from 51 states and territories on Friday wrote to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urging the Department of Education automatically forgive the student loan debt of eligible veterans who became disabled through their military service. “We write, as the Attorneys General of our jurisdictions, to urge the Department of Education…MORE

Sumo, golf and barbeque: Trump and Abe bond after a tweet underscored divides

A sunny round of golf, double hamburgers for lunch, ringside seats at a sumo wrestling “basho” and a barbeque dinner. Those were the components Sunday of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s latest bid to become President Donald Trump’s best global friend. Whether the hours of male bonding result in wins on trade and security remains…MORE

Trump plays down North Korea’s missile test, putting him at odds with Abe

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday he doesn’t view North Korea’s short range missile tests as disturbing, a view deeply at odds with his Japanese hosts and in conflict with statements made a day earlier by his national security adviser. “North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but…MORE

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