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Democrat who resigned after masturbation allegation may be planning political comeback: report

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 22:29
A California Democrat who resigned last year amid sexual misconduct allegations -- including that he allegedly masturbated in front of a female lobbyist -- has transferred more than $1 million into a lieutenant governor committee account, according to a campaign finance report filed Tuesday.

Trump sends condolences to families of Saudi students who drowned trying to rescue kids, embassy says

28 min 21 sec ago
President Trump sent condolence cables to the families of two college students from Saudi Arabia who drowned in June while trying to rescue two young children from a Massachusetts river, the Saudi embassy in Washington confirmed Monday night.

Food stamp use drops only slightly as economy soars

1 hour 28 min ago
Food stamps, otherwise known as SNAP, is one of America's largest single programs at $70 billion a year.

Reporter's Notebook: Tension in Manafort trial courtroom as jury deliberates

2 hours 28 min ago
After deliberating for more than eight hours Monday, and having considered the fate of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort for approximately 22 hours in total, the jurors entered the ninth-floor courtroom in Alexandria, Va. at 6:12 p.m. ET.

Trump floats possibility of taking over Mueller probe: 'I can go in and I could do whatever, I could run it if I want'

2 hours 43 min ago
President Trump asserted on Monday that he would be "totally allowed" to take over Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe if he wanted to, in yet another thinly veiled broadside against an investigation he has repeatedly derided as a partisan "witch hunt."

Manafort, defense team 'very happy' after jury fails to reach verdict in third day of deliberations

4 hours 13 min ago
The jury weighing more than a dozen bank and tax fraud charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort failed to return a verdict after its third day of deliberations on Monday, raising the possibility of a hung jury as the wait drags on.

Giuliani, Trump dare 'blowhard' ex-CIA Director John Brennan to sue over revoked security clearance

4 hours 28 min ago
President Trump and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Monday publicly dared former CIA Director John Brennan to follow through on his threats to sue the administration over his security clearance revocation, saying he  "To John Brennan: Today President Trump granted our request (Jay Sekulow and me) to handle your case," Giuliani wrote on Twitter, referring to a fellow Trump attorney.

The GOP's Pollyanna problem

4 hours 49 min ago
Among other things.

In White House tribute, Trump hails ICE, border agents as patriots and heroes

5 hours 58 min ago
At a special White House ceremony on Monday, President Trump honored the two agencies -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Customs and Border Protection -- at the center of the national debate over how to handle the influx of families and unaccompanied children at the U.S.-Mexican border.

David Hogg says he plans to run for Congress when he's 25

5 hours 58 min ago
David Hogg, the 18-year-old school shooting survivor turned gun-control activist, says he’s gearing up to run for Congress when he’s constitutionally eligible.

Alaska voters set to choose Republican governor candidate for 3-way race to lead state

8 hours 3 min ago
Alaskans are set to see a three-way race for governor in November.

Media's biggest Kavanaugh misses: Aspiring hit pieces on Supreme Court pick draw mockery

8 hours 13 min ago
A string of would-be media hits on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, have fallen short of denting his image.

Trump presses Sessions on firing dossier-tied DOJ official Bruce Ohr

10 hours 5 min ago
President Trump on Monday questioned why Attorney General Jeff Sessions hasn’t fired Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr, pointing to Ohr’s connection to the “phony, dirty and discredited” dossier financed by Democrats during the 2016 campaign.

Chelsea Clinton says she's a 'definite maybe' to run for office

10 hours 8 min ago
Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton announced Monday she is a "definite maybe" to run for political office in the future, saying she is "outraged every day by something our president has done or said or left undone or neglected."

Trump will pay tribute to ICE, border agents at White House ceremony

10 hours 12 min ago
President Trump is planning a White House tribute Monday to the two agencies -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Customs and Border Protection -- at the center of the national debate over how to handle the influx of families and unaccompanied children at the U.S.-Mexican border.

ICE lawyers looking to reopen thousands of closed deportation cases

11 hours 6 min ago
Following a recent move by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to cut down on the powers immigration judges have to indefinitely suspend cases, lawyers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement are looking to reopen thousands of closed deportation cases.

Trump's revocation of Brennan's security clearance leaves lawyers asking if former CIA chief can appeal

11 hours 43 min ago
President Trump’s revocation of former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance has set off a debate among lawyers: does Brennan have the right to appeal the decision?

Intel vets slam Brennan as Trump dares ex-spymaster to sue over security clearance

12 hours 5 min ago
A growing number of top intelligence community veterans from the Obama era are calling out ex-CIA director John Brennan for his attacks on President Trump, even as some take issue with the president’s decision to revoke Brennan’s security clearance.

Trump lashes out at Mueller 'Thugs,' alleges election meddling amid McGahn speculation

13 hours 27 min ago
President Trump kicked off the week with a battery of tweets aimed at Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, calling his investigators “Thugs” and accusing them of trying to tilt the midterms – ratcheting up his attacks amid speculation over White House Counsel Don McGahn’s cooperation with the probe.

Paul Manafort's trial to test Mueller, Trump: What to know about the case

13 hours 58 min ago
Paul Manafort, a longtime political consultant who briefly led President Trump’s campaign, headed to court in what has become a highly publicized showdown between the Trump administration and Special Counsel Robert Mueller.


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