Trump might have a solid case for emergency declaration, analysts say

Though Trump himself suggested there is no real emergency, courts are unlikely to second-guess a presidents’ broad leeway

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Why Bernie Sanders' radicalism can take out Trump

When it comes to beating Trump, the Vermont senator is the person for the job. Nobody else comes close

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Trump v California: administration wants to get billions in rail funding back

US transportation department also announced plans to cancel $929m in grant funds that were yet to be paid, in latest point of friction

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Bernie Sanders announces run for presidency in 2020: 'We're gonna win'

Independent senator reprises 2016 bid for Democratic nomination and raises stunning $4m in first hours of campaign

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Trump-Russia: FBI had 'backup plan' to save investigation evidence –as it happened

Plan created after Comey firing to ensure information would survive firings or reassignments of top officials

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Why Trump and his team want to wipe out the EU

Mike Pompeo’s wooing of eastern Europe is part of a wider ideological battle, says Guardian columnist Natalie Nougayrède

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Alec Baldwin tweets back as Donald Trump talks of 'retribution' for SNL

Parody about ‘faking’ national emergency hits nerve while actor who plays him asks if his safety is threatened

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Trump's 'bring jihadists home' call gets mixed response in Europe

Germany will put fighters on trial, while Hungary says they should not be allowed back

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Reporter Jason Rezaian on 544 days in Iranian jail: ‘They never touched me – but I was tortured’

The Iranian-American Washington Post journalist reveals the psychological scars his 2014 imprisonment left him with

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'So many lies': Trump attacks McCabe over explosive CBS interview

Ex-FBI deputy director discusses Comey firing and Russia links, leading president to say he and deputy attorney general planned ‘a very illegal act’

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Saturday Night Live: Don Cheadle shines while Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump whines

A grating impression of the president was perfectly apt and a few SNL sketches nearly broke loose – but not quite

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Trump is right, UK must take back Isis fighters – ex-British army chief

Gen Lord Dannatt says British Isis fighters in Syria should face justice back home

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Can Trump's pick be stopped from leading the World Bank?

Many fear the abrasive David Malpass will use the bank to pursue White House’s agenda

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Saturday Night Live: Don Cheadle shines while Baldwin’s Trump whines

A grating impression of the president was perfectly apt and a few sketches nearly broke loose – but not quite

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'If she was pro-life I'd vote for her': Kirsten Gillibrand hits New Hampshire

The senator is running for president as a mother, a feminist and an experienced politician capable of reaching across the aisle

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Trump ally Graham will subpoena McCabe and Rosenstein over 'coup'

Senate judiciary chair furious over 25th amendment claims as former deputy FBI director McCabe promotes new book

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Democrats seek 'best way' to force Trump to reveal private Putin talks

House intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff taking legal steps to try to compel administration officials to turn over documents

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Jussie Smollett: brothers arrested in alleged attack on Empire actor released

Chicago police say they no longer consider the brothers suspects in reported assault

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Why is the media showering Howard Schultz with free airtime?

Becoming a Serious Presidential Candidate used to require political support, now, for the right price, the media can do the anointing

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Trump's emergency declaration is unconstitutional – ask his lawyers

When Obama used executive powers, Jay Sekulow and Noel Francisco cried tyranny. Now they and the Republican establishment nod along

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Angela Merkel criticises US isolationism, urging 'win-win solutions'

German chancellor also defends BMWs, her foreign policy and defence spending

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Trump’s emergency: the arbitrary action of an instinctive autocrat

US president’s latest ploy is the product of an immature, egotistic mind, and is based on a lie

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Germany rebukes Trump over criticism of Nato spending

Defence minister’s comments at Munich conference reflect deepening transatlantic rift

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Jussie Smollett: two brothers arrested in connection with alleged attack

Chicago police say they are questioning two ‘potential suspects’, one of whom has worked on Empire

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Donald Trump hints at extension to China trade talks

President said potential delay was justified as deal ‘must be the biggest in history’

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Rambling Trump calls an emergency in speech that goes on and on and on

Trump’s White House screed was him at his Trumpiest – the old man at the bar sounding off about the world’s ills

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Trump declares national emergency to build US-Mexico border wall

Activists file first legal complaint against plan that would divert funds from Pentagon

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