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Smollett case shows political risk of rapid response

Friday  03:00,   22 february 2019
washingtonpost

Democratic candidates who voiced support for actor are taking a more cautious... >>>

Republicans blast Cummings over ‘irresponsible’ claims regarding Trump ethics disclosure

Friday  02:45,   22 february 2019
washingtonpost

The partisan accusations, which relate to payments to an adult-film actress, have surfaced early in the new congressional... >>>

Gov. Hogan: No Trump primary challenge without major shift

Friday  02:40,   22 february 2019
msn

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he's not launching a primary challenge against President Donald Trump unless the president's political standing within his own party weakens dramatically. Hogan has emerged as the new best hope of a small group of... >>>

Harris on Smollett: 'I'm sad, frustrated, and disappointed'

Friday  02:20,   22 february 2019
thehill

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she is "sad, frustrated, and disappointed" over the allegation that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged an attack he reported as a hate crime. "Like most of you, I've seen the reports about Jussie... >>>

Steve King: 'I have nothing to apologize for,' plans to seek re-election despite controversies

Friday  02:05,   22 february 2019
usatoday

The Iowa congressman blames his troubles on the national media, which he says have misquoted him and "weaponized" the... >>>

Roger Stone’s dirty tricks just caught up with him

Friday  02:05,   22 february 2019
washingtonpost

A judge rebuked Stone on Thursday for a suggestive social media post about her. And Stone's past made it difficult to give him the benefit of the... >>>

A federal election will be rerun because of fraud. Republicans aren’t talking about it much.

Friday  01:50,   22 february 2019
washingtonpost

It's probably the first such do-over in American... >>>

Trump, adult children urge dismissal of marketing scam lawsuit

Friday  01:35,   22 february 2019
reuters

President Donald Trump and his adult children on Thursday urged a federal judge to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit accusing them of using the family name to promote sham marketing opportunities to vulnerable, financially struggling investors. Calling >>>

A Green New Deal is Technologically Possible. Its Political Prospects Are Another Question.

Friday  01:15,   22 february 2019
nytimes

WASHINGTON — President Trump derided the Green New Deal as a “high school term paper that got a low mark.” Congressional Republicans mocked it as “zany.” Even Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic House speaker, called the proposal a “green dream,” and some... >>>

Rosenstein Says He ‘Kept the Faith’ as He Prepares to Depart DOJ

Friday  01:00,   22 february 2019
bloomberg

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller, said in something of a valedictory speech that “I took more than my fair share of criticism.” “But I kept the faith, I followed the rules and I left my office in... >>>

Prosecutors broke law by not informing victims of Jeffrey Epstein plea bargain, judge rules

Friday  01:00,   22 february 2019
foxnews

A federal judge in Florida ruled Thursday that prosecutors -- including current Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta -- violated federal law when they reached a plea agreement in 2007 with financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and did not inform his... >>>

Ahead of weeklong testimony marathon, Michael Cohen appears on Capitol Hill

Friday  00:30,   22 february 2019
abcnews.go

Michael Cohen, former personal attorney and fixer to President Donald Trump, appeared on Capitol Hill Thursday for closed-door meetings ahead of hearings next... >>>

McCabe: Rosenstein thought 2 Cabinet members could support bid to oust Trump

Friday  00:23,   22 february 2019
foxnews

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe said Thursday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told him during a 2017 meeting that he thought two Cabinet members might support efforts to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from... >>>

Trump’s tweets saying he’s already building the border wall, briefly explained

Friday  00:15,   22 february 2019
vox

He’s not totally wrong, but he’s not exactly right,... >>>

Neighbor who tackled Sen. Rand Paul asks for new civil trial, claims $580,000 award is excessive

Friday  00:00,   22 february 2019
nydailynews

The man who tackled Sen. Rand Paul and was ordered last month to pay the former presidential candidate $580,000 feels the punishment is excessive. Rene Boucher's lawyer argues in a 31-page motion for a new trial that the $200,000 awarded to Paul for >>>