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Top Democrats walk out of White House Syria meeting saying Trump insulted them
OlegAlbinsky/iStock (WASHINGTON) -- Top Democrats on Wednesday walked out of a White House meeting on Syria between President Donald Trump and congressional leaders when Democrats say Trump started insulting them, calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a "third-rate politician" and suggesting she should like ISIS because the terrorist group includes some former communists.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, speaking to reporters afterward alongside Pelosi in the White House driveway, said, "He was insulting, particularly to the speaker. She kept her cool completely. But he called her a third-rate politician. He said that there are communists involved and you guys might like that....
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Speaker at DOJ hate crimes event directly rebukes Attorney General William Barr
YinYang/iStock (WASHINGTON) -- In a ceremony at the Department of Justice on Wednesday marking the 10th anniversary of a landmark anti-hate crime law, a speaker read off a letter that directly targeted Attorney General William Barr, accusing him of "hypocrisy" related to the department's stance on legal protections for transgender people.Appearing as a representative for the family of Matthew Shepard, a gay student who was murdered in Wyoming in October 1998, Cynthia Deitle read a letter from the family excoriating Barr for not "disagreeing with the administration" and what they described as its promotion of hate. The law is named...
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Trump says he thought family of UK teen wanted meeting with diplomat's wife
ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- After the parents of Harry Dunn, a British teenager killed when the wife of an American diplomat crashed into his motorcycle, turned down a meeting with Anne Sacoolas at the White House on Tuesday, President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday that he thought they wanted to meet her."I thought they were -- based on what I thought -- that they wanted to meet," he said in the Oval Office. "But now they only want to meet in the U.K. and that's up to them."Trump met with Tim Dunn and Charlotte Charles, the 19-year-old's parents, on Tuesday...
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