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FBI investigated whether Trump, after firing Comey, was working for Russia

FBI investigated whether Trump, after firing Comey, was working for Russia

By Hailey Waller and Ros Krasny, Bloomberg News

January 12, 2019


Filed under National

President Donald Trump angrily rejected a New York Times report that said the FBI opened an investigation in 2017 to determine whether he worked, knowingly or unknowingly, on behalf of Russia on Saturday.

Julian Castro, HUD secretary under Obama, declares presidential candidacy

Julian Castro, HUD secretary under Obama, declares presidential candidacy

By Gromer Jeffers Jr. and Robert T. Garrett, The Dallas Morning News

January 12, 2019


Filed under Latest News, National

"I'm running for president because it's time for new leadership. It's time for new energy," Julian Castro, former HUD secretary said.

Trump will address nation and travel to border to press for a wall as the shutdown drags on

Trump will address nation and travel to border to press for a wall as the shutdown drags on

By Eli Stokols and Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times

January 7, 2019


Filed under National

Even as the pain of the shutdown is being increasingly felt, including at the nation's airports and national parks and by federal employees working without pay, Trump emphasized again on Sunday that unless Democrats agreed to his demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall, he was prepared for the standoff "to go on for a long time."

‘Not much headway’ made as shutdown talks set to continue Sunday as White House and Dems remain at loggerheads over border wall

‘Not much headway’ made as shutdown talks set to continue Sunday as White House and Dems remain at loggerheads over border wall

By Denis Slattery, New York Daily News

January 5, 2019


Filed under Editor's Picks, National

Meanwhile, Trump spent much of Saturday tweeting and reiterating his erroneous claim that most of the 800,000 impacted workers are Democrats as he politicized a federal workforce held hostage by the impasse.

Looking to 2020, both Democrats and Republicans see costs and benefits of Trump’s ‘MAGA’ rallies in midterm election results

Looking to 2020, both Democrats and Republicans see costs and benefits of Trump’s ‘MAGA’ rallies in midterm election results

By Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times

December 4, 2018


Filed under National

Fresh off the midterm elections, and now gearing up for 2020, both parties are grappling with one of the most confounding spectacles in modern politics: President Donald Trump's free-wheeling rallies. Not Trump. He believes they are so valuable to Republicans that he held two in one night Monday,...

The 41st president will be remembered as a conservative moderate who embarked on his time in office with a sense of steady stewardship

The 41st president will be remembered as a conservative moderate who embarked on his time in office with a sense of steady stewardship

By Colin Woodard, Portland Press Herald, Maine

December 4, 2018


Filed under National

On an August day in 1921, the boats began arriving here at St. Ann's by the Sea, a bucolic Episcopal summer chapel surrounded by lush gardens on Kennebunkport's Atlantic shore. Unbeknownst to those gathered, they were witnessing the forging of the most successful political dynasty in American history.

Trump pushes out Jeff Sessions as attorney general

Trump pushes out Jeff Sessions as attorney general

By Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

November 7, 2018


Filed under National

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned at the request of President Donald Trump, in a move that was widely anticipated following signs of tensions. "We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date," Trump...

Several dead after gunman opens fire in Pittsburgh synagogue

Several dead after gunman opens fire in Pittsburgh synagogue

By Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

October 27, 2018


Filed under National

Several people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, in what members of the Jewish community have called an anti-semitic attack. A further six people were injured. Three of them were police officers shot during a shootout with the gunman, police said. Local...

Tensions over Kavanaugh drive Senate into tightened security

Tensions over Kavanaugh drive Senate into tightened security

By Katherine Tully-McManus, CQ-Roll Call

October 3, 2018


Filed under National

Tensions over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and sexual assault allegations against him have driven the Senate to a heightened security posture, as some lawmakers fended off protesters and others saw their personal information released online.

Led away in handcuffs, Bill Cosby will serve 3 to 10 years in prison for sex assault

Led away in handcuffs, Bill Cosby will serve 3 to 10 years in prison for sex assault

By Jenny Jarvie, Los Angeles Times

September 26, 2018


Filed under National

Bill Cosby undid his crimson silk tie, removed the jacket of his navy pinstripe suit and rolled up his sleeves before being handcuffed and led slowly from the courtroom. "This is it; this is the day," said Tamara Green, a 70-year-old Cosby accuser who had traveled from San Diego to Pennsylvania to watch the entertainer face justice.

Trump, backing Kavanaugh, calls allegations of sexual misconduct ‘political’

Trump, backing Kavanaugh, calls allegations of sexual misconduct ‘political’

By Sarah D. Wire, Jennifer Haberkorn, and Eli Stokols

September 25, 2018


Filed under National

President Trump on Monday continued to stand behind his embattled Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, calling him "an outstanding person" and dismissing a second woman's accusation of sexual misconduct as being part of an "unfair, unjust" political attack.

President Trump issues statement to families of victims in newspaper shooting

President Trump issues statement to families of victims in newspaper shooting

By Matt Durr, Mlive.com

June 29, 2018


Filed under National

June 29--WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump issued his first public comments Friday regarding the mass murder at The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland Thursday. In a brief statement, Trump said the shooting "shocked" the conscious of the nation. "Journalists, like all Americans,...

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