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Eight former CBO directors defend the agency amid Republican criticism

CNN Top News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 21:51
Eight former directors of the Congressional Budget Office sent a letter to congressional leadership Friday to underscore the agency's importance and respond to criticism from Republican lawmakers and the White House.
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Mayor silenced by angry protester

CNN Top News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 21:03
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was holding a press conference on when protesters interrupted and called for her resignation.
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Trump Jr. and Manafort cut deal to avoid public hearing

CNN Top News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 20:59
The leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee have cut a deal with President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to avoid a high-profile public hearing next week, with the two men agreeing to provide records to the panel and to be privately interviewed ahead of any public session.
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Former CIA director: Officials should refuse to fire Mueller if ordered

CNN Top News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 20:52
Former CIA Director John Brennan says government officials should refuse orders to fire special counsel Robert Mueller if they are told to by the White House.
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US stops arming anti-Assad rebels in Syria

CNN Top News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 20:14
A senior US general has confirmed that the US has ended a classified CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria.
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Bannon vs. Clinton: how two buzzy books stack up

CNN Top News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 19:46
"Devil's Bargain" -- Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Joshua Green's in-depth exploration of the mind and machinations of former Breitbart News boss and Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon -- and "Shattered" -- a painstaking account of Hillary Clinton's unsuccessful campaign by Jonathan Allen, also of Bloomberg, and Amie Parnes of The Hill -- have both climbed the bestseller lists and monopolized the attention of the chattering classes since their releases. ("Shattered" was published in April; "Devil's Bargain" hit shelves this past week.)
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April Ryan: Very bad situation for Sessions

CNN Top News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 18:54
CNN's April Ryan says that if The Washington Post's report, citing current and former US officials, saying that Attorney General Jeff Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russia's ambassador is true, it is a "very bad situation for Jeff Sessions" and his relationship with President Trump.
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