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Past articles by Jeff:

In Shocking Move, Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

"It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence," said Trump's letter firing Comey. → Read More

Sweden Mocks Trump's 'Alternative Facts' On Fictional Refugee Incident

"Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound," tweeted former Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt in response to Trump. → Read More

Despite No Evidence, Trump Stands By Outrageously False Voter Fraud Belief

Even House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, the most senior Republican in Congress, said he had seen no evidence to back up Trump's claims. → Read More

Trump Seeks To Reassure CIA Staff At Headquarters Rally

"Many are asking whether we can serve under a president...who has expressed such contempt for the intelligence community," said a veteran CIA officer. → Read More

White House's Spicer Falsely Accuses Media On Crowd Estimates

"This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period." White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in a brief statement. → Read More

In A Hastily Arranged Ceremony, Trump Signs First Order On Obamacare

Trump signed an order on the Affordable Care Act that urged government departments to "waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation" of provisions that imposed fiscal burdens on states, companies or individuals. → Read More

President Obama Surprises Vice President Biden With Medal Of Freedom

Biden, who was unaware that the ceremony would take place, became visibly moved when Obama said he would bestow on him the highest civil honor in the United States. → Read More

Yes We Can: Obama Defends American Values In Emotional Farewell

With a final call of his campaign mantra "Yes We Can," President Barack Obama urged Americans to stand up for U.S. values and reject discrimination. → Read More

In Emotional Farewell, Michelle Obama Praises America's 'Glorious' Diversity

"If you or your parents are immigrants, know that you are part of a proud American tradition: the infusion of new cultures, talents and ideas," the First Lady said. → Read More

Obama To Deliver Farewell Address In Chicago On January 10

Noting that the first president of the U.S., George Washington, had penned a farewell address in 1796, Obama said he would deliver his speech in Chicago. → Read More

Japanese Prime Minister Offers 'Everlasting Condolences' At Pearl Harbor

Abe became the first Japanese prime minister to visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, a centerpiece of the historic site. → Read More

Obama: Russia Responsible For Hacks During Presidential Election

"This happened at the highest levels of the Russian government," said President Obama at his year-end White House press conference. → Read More

Obama Orders Review Of Election-Related Hacking

Obama ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election and deliver a report before he leaves office. → Read More

Rigged For Him: We Should Just Cancel The Election And Just Give It To Trump

Trump, without evidence, has blamed his sagging poll numbers on a rigged election, and said the media had fixed the polls to inflate Clinton's numbers. → Read More

Trump, In TV Event With Clinton, Says Putin Better Leader Than Obama

"I think under the leadership of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton the generals have been reduced to rubble." → Read More

Clinton Slams Trump For Commenting On Fed Policies

"Words have consequences. Words move markets. Words can be misinterpreted." → Read More