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Trump cites Yahoo News' Michael Isikoff in claiming vindication on 'Steele dossier'

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:55:46 -0500

Trump cites Yahoo News' Michael Isikoff in claiming vindication on 'Steele dossier'President Trump on Tuesday claimed vindication on the so-called "Steele dossier," which helped launch the FBI investigation of his 2016 campaign, citing recent comments by Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff.


Comey blasts Trump, Republicans after meeting with House lawmakers

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:40:50 -0500

Comey blasts Trump, Republicans after meeting with House lawmakersThe former FBI director comes out swinging following his closed-door testimony in House committees.


Unable to indict the president, Manhattan federal prosecutors may focus on Trump Organization

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 05:00:41 -0500

Unable to indict the president, Manhattan federal prosecutors may focus on Trump OrganizationSince they're not allowed to indict the president, New York prosecutors instead could well turn their guns on the business he spent his life building.


U.S. Intelligence officials frustrated by White House response to Khashoggi killing

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 05:00:39 -0500

U.S. Intelligence officials frustrated by White House response to Khashoggi killingAnd it’s not just the White House that may make it tough to act on the intelligence community’s findings — the longstanding ties between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia complicate efforts to hold the kingdom accountable.


New Jersey Democrats back down on alleged 'power grab'

Sun, 16 Dec 2018 19:05:49 -0500

New Jersey Democrats back down on alleged 'power grab'An unusual alliance, including Democrats, has killed what some had called a Democratic power grab in New Jersey.


Michael Cohen would refuse a pardon from Trump, his former lawyer says

Sun, 16 Dec 2018 13:04:22 -0500

Michael Cohen would refuse a pardon from Trump, his former lawyer saysLanny Davis said that his advisee Michael Cohen would refuse any pardon offered by President Trump.


Trump asks why FBI didn't break into Democratic headquarters

Sun, 16 Dec 2018 11:33:30 -0500

Trump asks why FBI didn't break into Democratic headquartersPresident Trump questioned why the FBI searched Michael Cohen’s office and residences earlier this year but not Hillary Clinton’s office or DNC headquarters.


'Dirty Deeds,' not by Michael Cohen

Sun, 16 Dec 2018 10:14:38 -0500

'Dirty Deeds,' not by Michael CohenYahoo News' Jerry Adler imagines the tell-all book that Michael Cohen will someday write.


How Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke came undone

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:40:19 -0500

How Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke came undoneHe arrived on a horse for his first day on the job and was welcomed at the Interior Department by an honor song. Zinke's departure is unlikely to be so ceremonial.


Young girl’s death in Border Patrol custody leaves questions unanswered

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 22:01:27 -0500

Young girl’s death in Border Patrol custody leaves questions unansweredThe Department of Homeland Security has opened an investigation into the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl, Jakelin Caal Maquin, who reached the United States last week. She was apprehended with her father by Border Patrol agents in a group of more than 150 people at a remote area of the desert in New Mexico, renewing questions about the detention and treatment of migrants.


Mick Mulvaney will be just the acting chief of staff 'because that's what the president wants,' White House says

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:01:07 -0500

Mick Mulvaney will be just the acting chief of staff 'because that's what the president wants,' White House saysPresident Trump's search for a new chief of staff is over, at least for now.


Walker signs measures critics call a Republican power grab

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:46:04 -0500

Walker signs measures critics call a Republican power grabThe Wisconsin GOP has held control of the governorship and both chambers of Wisconsin's Legislature — what’s known as a trifecta — for most of the last decade. This may help to account for the outgoing governor's attempt to pass this package of bills before a Democrat takes over.


Now playing: Trump's latest defense — I never said 'to break the law'

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:10:27 -0500

Now playing: Trump's latest defense — I never said 'to break the law'The president keeps revising his explanation of hush-money payments made to two women who claimed to have had extramarital affairs with him.


Rep. Ro Khanna's 'new New Deal': Bringing tech jobs to rural America

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:16:23 -0500

Rep. Ro Khanna's 'new New Deal': Bringing tech jobs to rural AmericaRep. Ro Khanna, whose California district encompasses much of Silicon Valley, has long been a proponent of projects that use technology to fight the decline and depopulation of rural America.


Jamal Khashoggi's unlikely legacy could be an end to the catastrophe in Yemen

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:55:32 -0500

Jamal Khashoggi's unlikely legacy could be an end to the catastrophe in YemenIn the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, the U.S. Senate is reassessing American policy toward Saudi Arabia — including support for the disastrous war in Yemen, where millions face starvation.


White House says probe of inauguration funding has 'nothing to do with the president'

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:39:44 -0500

White House says probe of inauguration funding has 'nothing to do with the president'The White House is brushing off reports that federal prosecutors are investigating the over $100 million that was raised from donors for President Trump’s inauguration last year.


Obama DOJ official: Trump can be indicted while in office

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:08:45 -0500

Obama DOJ official: Trump can be indicted while in officeNeal Katyal, a former deputy and acting solicitor general, told "Skullduggery" that there is indeed a way to indict Trump.


Trump's foreign policy betrays American ideals, says former ethics chief

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:58:16 -0500

Trump's foreign policy betrays American ideals, says former ethics chiefWalter Shaub takes issue with the president over his recent stances on Saudi Arabia and China.


On criminal justice reform, policy prevails over politics

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:32:27 -0500

On criminal justice reform, policy prevails over politicsThe First Step Act is expected to be passed by the Senate soon and then to be signed by President Trump, reversing more than two decades of tough-on-crime policies.


In farewell speeches, senators bemoan downfall of the 'world's greatest deliberative body'

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:57:54 -0500

In farewell speeches, senators bemoan downfall of the 'world's greatest deliberative body'In their farewell addresses on the Senate floor, senators call out the hyperpartisan atmosphere that has taken hold of the U.S. Capitol.


Plea deal by Russian agent Maria Butina describes 2016 influence campaign

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:14:54 -0500

Plea deal by Russian agent Maria Butina describes 2016 influence campaignRussian agent Maria Butina’s plea deal includes a description of the “Diplomacy Project” she ran, under the direction of Putin ally Alexander Torshin, to influence American policy leading up to the 2016 election.


Trump: I never asked Michael Cohen to commit crimes

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:36:40 -0500

Trump: I never asked Michael Cohen to commit crimesPresident Trump, who once denied knowing about the hush-money payments, now suggests his former lawyer and longtime fixer Michael Cohen should’ve known what they were doing was illegal.


Yes, he really said that. What Trump gets about his presidency that critics don't.

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Yes, he really said that. What Trump gets about his presidency that critics don't.When Trump flouts the conventions of the office, he’s winning with his core voters. It doesn’t matter what he’s saying — what matters is that he’s making the rest of us howl in indignation.


Rudy Giuliani says Trump's legal team wants Mueller to 'wrap the damn thing up'

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:46:00 -0500

Rudy Giuliani says Trump's legal team wants Mueller to 'wrap the damn thing up'"He can’t prosecute him. All he can do is write a report about him, so write the goddamned thing and get it over with now.”


Trump-backed criminal justice bill likely to pass before Christmas

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:34:04 -0500

Trump-backed criminal justice bill likely to pass before Christmas“We’ve got 79 committed yes votes on this bill. I think by the time we vote on it, it will be in the high 80s,” said Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, a key backer of the legislation, on Fox News radio.


Referendum games: The people have spoken, but the legislators have the final say

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:27:06 -0500

Referendum games: The people have spoken, but the legislators have the final sayBallot measures are a way for voters to exercise some direct democracy, but in some cases the will of the people doesn't translate to policy.


Trump uses terror attack in France to push U.S. border wall

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:12:05 -0500

Trump uses terror attack in France to push U.S. border wallPresident Trump on Wednesday offered the deadly shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg as evidence the United States needs stronger border security.


Where are Trump's '10 terrorists' who were busted at the border?

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:47:09 -0500

Where are Trump's '10 terrorists' who were busted at the border?"We caught 10 terrorists over the last very short period of time."


Google chief faces lawmakers concerned with Silicon Valley, but often puzzled by technology

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:00:01 -0500

Google chief faces lawmakers concerned with Silicon Valley, but often puzzled by technology“Almost every question has a misunderstanding embedded in it,” tweeted Nicholas Thompson, editor of technology magazine Wired. “It’s making my head explode.”


In heated clash with Pelosi and Schumer, Trump says he'll shut down government 'if we don't get what we want' for wall

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:15:05 -0500

In heated clash with Pelosi and Schumer, Trump says he'll shut down government 'if we don't get what we want' for wallIn a remarkable exchange in front of reporters inside the Oval Office, President Trump and Congressional Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi argued over border security.


Trump's losing, lonely fight to save coal

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:09:25 -0500

Trump's losing, lonely fight to save coalTrump has labored mightily to restore coal to the prominence it enjoyed in the first half of the 20th century. But neither policymakers nor energy companies are following his lead.


Imagining a school shooting through the gunman's eyes: Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling new video

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:14:35 -0500

Imagining a school shooting through the gunman's eyes: Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling new videoA public service announcement released by the gun violence prevention organization Sandy Hook Promise depicts the moments leading up to a school shooting from the shooter’s perspective.


'I could see' Trump not replacing Kelly, says former Obama chief of staff

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:53:39 -0500

'I could see' Trump not replacing Kelly, says former Obama chief of staffFormer Obama chief of staff William Daley thinks Trump could easily end up not filling the role after John Kelly steps down.


Blackwater Beef anyone? Private security company's founder now sells a different kind of muscle

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:01:21 -0500

Blackwater Beef anyone? Private security company's founder now sells a different kind of muscleThe venture is an attempt at brand extension by Erik Prince, the well-connected founder of Blackwater, which began supplying private security services to U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan more than a decade ago. The company’s initial success with Defense Department and CIA contracts was followed by a series of scandals, including the 2007 Nisour Square massacre in Iraq, in which Blackwater contractors killed more than a dozen civilians. Prince, a former Navy SEAL and the brother of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, was accused of hiring mercenaries, a term he resents.


After Huawei executive's arrest, some Chinese companies retaliate against Apple

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:46:59 -0500

After Huawei executive's arrest, some Chinese companies retaliate against AppleA growing number of companies across China have announced new policies requiring the exclusive use of Huawei products, and in some cases penalizing employees who purchase iPhones, in what appears to be a growing domestic movement to support the Chinese tech giant after the arrest of one of its top executives in Canada.


U.S. intelligence sounds the alarm on the quantum gap with China

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 05:00:17 -0500

U.S. intelligence sounds the alarm on the quantum gap with ChinaFor years, quantum computing, which leverages the difficult and, to many, spooky science of quantum mechanics, has been a subject mostly of interest to the technical elite. Yet as scientists and now policymakers point to the rapid progress that China is making in the field, it’s the intelligence community that appears to be the most alarmed.


‘Yellow Jacket’ protests paralyze Paris and threaten Macron’s government

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:25:44 -0500

‘Yellow Jacket’ protests paralyze Paris and threaten Macron’s governmentThe fourth weekend of violent protests in France paralyzed the capital, as demonstrators called for the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron.


Trump on Comey's testimony to Congress: 'All lies!'

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 14:31:37 -0500

Trump on Comey's testimony to Congress: 'All lies!'President Trump claimed that former FBI director James Comey lied to Congress and questioned why he couldn’t remember details about the Justice Department leading up to the 2016 presidential election.


Marco Rubio: Pardoning Paul Manafort would be a 'terrible mistake'

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 11:28:49 -0500

Marco Rubio: Pardoning Paul Manafort would be a 'terrible mistake'Sen. Marco Rubio said President Trump would be making a 'terrible mistake' if he decides to pardon Paul Manafort.


Trump first wanted his attorney general pick William Barr for another job: Defense lawyer

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 18:15:09 -0500

Trump first wanted his attorney general pick William Barr for another job: Defense lawyerPresident Trump initially wanted William Barr to be his defense counsel, sources say, but Trump has tapped Barr for an even more important position: attorney general, a post that, if confirmed, would put him in charge of the Mueller investigation.


PHOTOS: 4th consecutive Saturday of anti-government protests in Paris

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 15:31:52 -0500

PHOTOS: 4th consecutive Saturday of anti-government protests in ParisAnti-government protesters faced off with French riot police in Paris on Saturday, hurling projectiles, torching cars and vandalizing shops and restaurants in a fourth weekend of unrest that has shaken President Emmanuel Macron’s authority.


Only Trump can hear Paris mobs chanting his name

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 14:06:27 -0500

Only Trump can hear Paris mobs chanting his nameProtesters took to the streets here Saturday, calling for the resignation of French President Emmanuel Macron — and, in Trump's imagination at least,  wildly cheering the American president.


Mueller accuses Paul Manafort of lying about his contact with Trump administration officials

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:04:00 -0500

Mueller accuses Paul Manafort of lying about his contact with Trump administration officialsProsecutors with Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation revealed in a court filing on Friday evening that Paul Manafort lied to them about several contacts he had with senior Trump administration officials while he was under indictment.


Court filings reveal Michael Cohen offered limited cooperation, but point to new Russia contacts

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 19:48:13 -0500

Court filings reveal Michael Cohen offered limited cooperation, but point to new Russia contactsTwo teams of prosecutors filed memos in federal court Friday describing their recommendations for how President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen should be sentenced after pleading guilty to several felonies.


Wisconsin GOP’s power grab is about legitimacy of American political system, Andrew Sullivan says

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:31:44 -0500

Wisconsin GOP’s power grab is about legitimacy of American political system, Andrew Sullivan saysWisconsin Republican attempts to reduce Democrats’ power before they take the governorship in January is “a huge issue for a liberal democracy,” columnist Andrew Sullivan said.


My secretary of state was 'dumb as a rock,' Trump tweets

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:19:22 -0500

My secretary of state was 'dumb as a rock,' Trump tweetsPresident Trump took a break from his Twitter tirade against special counsel Robert Mueller Friday to hurl insults at his former secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, describing him as “dumb as a rock” and “lazy as hell.”


77th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:15:16 -0500

77th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack77 years ago today on the morning of Dec. 7,  1941, a Sunday, Japanese bombers flew across Oahu, Hawaii, and began their assault.


Seeking asylum, migrants report being turned back at — or possibly just past — U.S. border

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:52:47 -0500

Seeking asylum, migrants report being turned back at — or possibly just past — U.S. borderPresident Trump’s order cracking down on asylum seekers at the southern border has been stayed by a federal judge, but a small group of determined migrants who made it through the border fence discovered that at least some Border Patrol agents appear to be enforcing it anyway. On the afternoon of Dec. 1, about 10 women and children, a small part of one of the caravans that traveled hundreds of miles through Mexico from Honduras, crossed the border fence near its western end on the beach near San Diego.


On a crucial day in Russia probe, Trump unleashes Twitter fury at the world

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:22:16 -0500

On a crucial day in Russia probe, Trump unleashes Twitter fury at the worldPresident Trump on Friday unleashed his Twitter fury at Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation hours before new memos from the special counsel's office were due to be filed.


Climate change is already here, scientists say, and it's killing us

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 06:00:35 -0500

Climate change is already here, scientists say, and it's killing usAlthough projections for the future capture the most attention, the consequences of climate change are already wreaking havoc on our planet and our health.