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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Belief Clinton Would Win Election ‘Factor’ In Email Probe: Comey

Comey, who was fired by Trump last year, told ABC that a desire to ensure Clinton’s victory was seen as legitimate played a role in his decision to announce the bureau would reopen the investigation, made 11 days before the election. “I don’t remember consciously thinking about that, but it must have been because I was operating in a world where Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald Trump, and so I’m sure that it was a factor,” he said in the interview, to be aired Sunday.

April 16, 2018
barbara bush

Former First Lady Barbara Bush, 92, ‘In Failing Health’

The statement provided no details on her condition, but Mrs. Bush had been hospitalized for bronchitis treatment in January 2017. She had heart surgery in 2009, and was operated on for an ulcer the year before. She had been treated in the past for the thyroid ailment known as Graves’ disease.

April 16, 2018
Donald Trump points to a supporter as he leaves a campaign event in an airplane hanger in Rome. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

FBI Raids Offices Of Trump’s Personal Lawyer

Cohen’s own attorney Stephen Ryan said agents seized “privileged communications” between Cohen and Cohen’s own clients, in part based on a request from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating links between Russia and the Trump campaign.

April 10, 2018

Saudi Prince Says Israel Has ‘Right’ To Its Land

Both countries see Iran as their biggest outside threat and the United States as their key ally, and both see danger from armed Islamist extremists. Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians has long proved an obstacle to a full rapprochement, however, as Riyadh still supports their claim to sovereignty.

April 4, 2018

US Blocks UN Security Council Statement On Gaza Violence

Clashes erupted as tens of thousands of Gazans protested near the border on Friday, with Israeli forces using tear gas and live fire to force back smaller numbers of demonstrators who approached within a few hundred yards (meters) of the heavily fortified border fence.

April 2, 2018

Candid, Likable Stormy Says Death Threat Silenced Her On Trump Affair

She is seeking to be released from a non-disclosure agreement she signed shortly before the 2016 presidential election that brought Trump to power, for which she was paid $130,000 — leading to allegations that the payment amounted to an illicit contribution to Trump’s campaign. When asked by Cooper if she had sex with Trump, Daniels responded: “Yes.”

March 26, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr’s Granddaughter Appeals For ‘Gun-Free World’

The poised young girl made a surprise appearance at the “March For Our Lives” rally, held near the National Mall where her grandfather delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech calling for an end to racism in the United States in August 1963. “My grandfather had a dream that his four little children will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” Yolanda Renee King told the crowd.

March 25, 2018

Bolton Appointment May Signal Impending War

McMaster’s exit is the latest in a string of high-profile departures from the White House that started with national security advisor Michael Flynn and has also included chief of staff Reince Priebus, chief strategist Steve Bannon, economic advisor Gary Cohn and secretary of state Rex Tillerson.

March 23, 2018
cynthia nixon

‘Sex And The City’ Star Kicks Off NY Governor Campaign In Brooklyn

The 51-year-old celebrity turned novice politician, running to become the first woman and first openly gay governor of New York, donned an aquamarine blue sheath dress and chose a multicultural church to outline her left-leaning brand of Democratic politics.

March 21, 2018

General Endorses Iran Deal, Defying Trump

The Iranian nuclear deal is still in the best interests of the United States, a senior Pentagon official said Tuesday, going against President Donald Trump’s claim that it’s a “terrible” agreement. US Central Command chief General Joseph Votel told a Senate panel he shared the views of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

March 14, 2018
Trump speaks at a rally in Charlotte, NC

Trump Recites Inflammatory ‘Snake’ Song In Anti-Immigrant Diatribe

In a speech to conservatives at a convention outside Washington, he also bashed opposition Democrats for failing to back his proposal for putting 1.8 million so-called “Dreamer” immigrants on a pathway to citizenship in exchange for tightening border security and severely restricting legal immigration.

February 24, 2018
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during his victory speech as his wife Melania, looks on at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Manchester

Melania Trump’s Parents Gain Permanent Residency Via ‘Chain Migration’

First lady Melania Trump’s parents have become permanent US residents, their lawyer said Wednesday, apparently taking advantage of a family unification program pilloried by the president. “I can confirm that Mrs. Trump’s parents are both lawfully admitted to the United States as permanent residents,” lawyer Michael Wildes said in a statement.

February 22, 2018

Florida Students To March On Washington In Call For Gun Reform

Among the students announcing the march was Emma Gonzalez, who captured worldwide attention with a powerful speech in which she assailed President Donald Trump over the multi-million-dollar support his campaign received from the gun lobby. She vowed Stoneman Douglas would be “the last mass shooting.”

February 20, 2018
Executive Orders, Trump, Immigrant

Top Trump Aide To Leave After Battery Allegations

White House staff secretary Rob Porter — a near-constant fixture at President Donald Trump’s side — has resigned from his post, after two ex-wives publicly accused him of domestic abuse. The White House said Porter denied the allegations and retains the confidence of Trump and his chief of staff John Kelly, but would be leaving his post at an undetermined time.

February 8, 2018
Trump, Tone

Humiliated Trump Says Immigration Deal ‘Probably Dead’

Global condemnation of the remark as racist has put the president on the defensive amid bipartisan attempts to negotiate a budget deal that would avert a looming government shutdown and remove the threat of deportation of the so-called “dreamers.”

January 15, 2018

Washington Post: ‘Sting’ Sought To Embarrass Newspaper In Sex Probe

The Washington Post said Monday it was the target of an apparent “sting” operation that sought to plant a false story to discredit the newspaper’s investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

November 28, 2017
Obama, Malia

Ivanka Trump, Chelsea Clinton, Defend Obama Daughter Over Video

“Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait. Be better,” Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Democratic former president Bill Clinton and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, wrote on Twitter.

November 26, 2017
Lee Carter

Democratic Socialism Rising Among Millennials

The 31-year-old former Marine is part of a growing cadre of Americans, particularly millennials, pledging their allegiance to the Democratic Socialists of America, the nation’s fastest growing leftist group that was originally founded in 1982 as a foothold for Marxists.

November 13, 2017
Trump 'not invited' to Paris climate summit

Trump ‘Not Invited’ To Paris Climate Summit

Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the historic 2015 Paris Agreement on limiting carbon emissions in June. The pact calls for capping global warming at “well under” two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels, and 1.5 C if possible.

November 8, 2017
Bush Sr. voted for Clinton, called Trump a 'blowhard'

Bush Sr. Voted For Clinton, Called Trump A ‘Blowhard’

The revelations, contained in historian Mark Updegrove’s forthcoming book “The Last Republicans,” represent the strongest criticism to date from the Bush clan on why their Republican successor is uniquely unfit to hold office.

November 5, 2017
Robert Mueller

First Charges Filed In Special US Probe On Russia Meddling: Report

The approval of the charges — details of which remain unclear — would mark a major step forward in the sweeping investigation into potential links between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential vote.

October 29, 2017
Callista Gingrich

Gingrich Wife Confirmed To Vatican Embassy

The next US ambassador to the Vatican is no veteran diplomat: Callista Gingrich is the third wife of Newt Gingrich, the former leader of the 1990s Republican revolution who has reaped rewards for backing Donald Trump.

October 18, 2017

Trump Says He Has Killed Obamacare

President Donald Trump declared Monday that his predecessor Barack Obama’s signature reform and expansion of the US health insurance system is defunct, after he cut subsidies to insurers. “Obamacare is finished. It’s dead. It’s gone,” he told reporters.

October 17, 2017