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The Imperial Presidency, 2.0? Ryan is troubled by Trump’s views on executive powerThree times, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., explained Thursday on CNN why he cannot support the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee, Donald Trump. Seen in light of previous statements by Ryan, it’s clear that the speaker’s biggest concern is that Trump does not share his belief that the presidency has become too powerful and needs to be reined in by Congress.


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Sadiq Khan, Labour Party candidate, arrives on the podium to hear the results of the London mayoral elections, at City Hall in London, Saturday, May 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON (AP) — Sadiq Khan became London's first Muslim mayor Saturday, as voters rejected attempts to taint him with links to extremism and handed a decisive victory to the bus driver's son from south London.


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Obama scolds media about ‘reality show’ Trump coveragePresident Obama scolded the media on Friday over its coverage of Donald Trump’s unorthodox campaign, entreating reporters to skip “the spectacle and the circus” of the 2016 race. As if on cue, he was then asked about the bombastic entrepreneur’s tweet about a taco bowl. This is not entertainment, this is not a reality show,” Obama admonished in the White House briefing room.


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