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Blagojevich expresses "everlasting gratitude" to Trump

Wednesday  10:50,   19 february 2020

The president commuted the sentence the former Illinois governor was serving after his conviction on corruption charges. Blagojevich says he has "everlasting gratitude" for the president.© Paul Beaty / AP Trump Blagojevich Blagojevich, his once... >>>

Greater Idaho: Rural conservatives in Oregon look to join Idaho

Wednesday  09:35,   19 february 2020

Some residents in Oregon are fed up with living under Democratic control of their state government and have launched a ballot initiative campaign to join Republican-led Idaho. © Courtesy Greater Idaho This map, courtesy of the group Greater Idaho,... >>>

Trump arrives in Air Force One at Las Vegas airport to chants of 'USA!' and 'Four more years!'

Wednesday  08:50,   19 february 2020

The debate is weigh station in a long nomination fight ahead for Democrats. On Saturday, Nevada will hold its caucuses, an early nominating contest expected to have a major impact on the race to pick Trump’s general election challenger. The Nevada... >>>

DOJ pushes back at reports Barr considered quitting over Trump tweets

Wednesday  06:30,   19 february 2020

The Justice Department pushed back Tuesday night at multiple reports claiming Attorney General Bill Barr told people close to him he's considering stepping down over President Trump's tweets, days after Barr admitted that Trump's... >>>

Post-impeachment, Trump declares himself the ‘chief law enforcement officer’ of America

Wednesday  04:55,   19 february 2020

Through pardons and tweets, Trump has directly intervened in an array of criminal matters, alarming legal experts who say his actions undermine confidence in the rule of law.On Tuesday, Trump granted clemency to a clutch of political allies,... >>>

Barr has told those close to Trump he is considering quitting if the president keeps tweeting about Justice Dept. investigations

Wednesday  04:55,   19 february 2020

The attorney general has communicated his posture to people inside and outside the White House, officials say, though it is unclear what he has told President Trump directly.So far, Trump has defied Barr’s requests, both public and private, to keep... >>>

Rod Blagojevich Released From FCI Englewood After Trump Commutes Sentence

Wednesday  04:05,   19 february 2020

President Donald Trump has signed commutation papers freeing former Illinois governor and one-time "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Rod Blagojevich from federal prison in Colorado. Blagojevich, known as Inmate No. 40892-424 since he went to prison... >>>

Bernie Sanders' campaign to request recount of Iowa caucuses

Wednesday  03:26,   19 february 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign plans to ask for a partial recount of the Iowa caucus results after the state Democratic Party releases the results of its recanvass. Sanders campaign senior adviser Jeff Weaver told The... >>>

NBC News/WSJ poll: Sanders opens up double-digit lead nationally in Democratic race

Wednesday  03:26,   19 february 2020

The Vermont senator's lead in the Democratic race comes as former Vice President Joe Biden's standing has dropped by 11 points since January.The survey also shows former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gaining ground in the Democratic... >>>

GOP campaign donor in Texas among President Trump's pardons

Wednesday  03:06,   19 february 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's clemency actions Tuesday included pardoning the former owner of a Texas construction company who pleaded guilty to underpaying his taxes and whose family has donated to Republicans, including... >>>

Who got pardoned, who got shorter prison sentences under Trump's clemency spree?

Wednesday  03:05,   19 february 2020

Donald Trump has granted clemency to nearly a dozen people accused of crimes ranging from gambling fraud to tax evasion to drug-related charges. Trump, who has broad clemency powers granted by the Constitution, granted full pardons – a full legal... >>>

DOJ taps U.S. attorneys to coordinate Ukraine investigations

Wednesday  00:36,   19 february 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has appointed U.S. attorneys in New York and Pennsylvania to coordinate federal investigations into Ukraine-related matters, including new information collected by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer... >>>

McConnell, Graham and McCarthy vow efforts to 'intimidate' Barr will 'fall woefully short'

Wednesday  00:20,   19 february 2020

Top congressional Republicans issued a joint statement Tuesday in defense of Attorney General Bill Barr, who has faced renewed Democratic calls to step aside after senior DOJ officials downgraded prosecutors' sentencing recommendation for former >>>

Bogus respondents to online polls may be inflating approval of Trump and Obamacare, Pew study finds

Tuesday  23:30,   18 february 2020

The massive study found many bogus respondents just clicking the most positive response for everythingThe Pew study used a variety of methods to identify online poll respondents who are giving disingenuous or illegitimate responses. They found bogus >>>

Rush Limbaugh: Trump told me 'never apologize' for Buttigieg 'gay guy' remarks

Tuesday  23:05,   18 february 2020

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said President Trump called him to say he should not backtrack on comments he made about Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's electability as a gay man."Hell, the president even called me... >>>