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Nunes memo aims at Russia probe, backfires on Trump and GOP

When the House Intelligence Committee finally did its dramatic reveal of the so-called Nunes memo, several things were immediately clear — and all were bad for committee chairman Devin Nunes and President Trump , the man his efforts were ultimately intended to benefit.<p>The push by Republican leaders …

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Federal judge orders government to continue DACA and accept new applicants, in toughest blow yet to Trump’s efforts to end program

U.S. District Judge John D. Bates called the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program “virtually unexplained” and therefore “unlawful.” However, the judge stayed his ruling for 90 days to allow the Trump administration to provide a more solid reason for ending the program.</i> …

Immigration

Ultra-high voltage: The Audi e-tron prototype in a Faraday cage

The production version of the Audi e-tron prototype heralds the dawn of a new era for the brand with the four rings: The company is transforming from …

Electric Vehicles

Will the Court Stand Up to Donald Trump?

The first full term of the Supreme Court in the Trump era is wrapping up with a lawsuit that epitomizes the nature of the person occupying the Oval Office.<p>On Wednesday the justices will hear oral arguments in the final and perhaps biggest case of the term — Trump v. Hawaii, a challenge to the …

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Republicans to the Court: Strike Down the Travel Ban

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether President Trump’s nationality-based travel ban may continue. The case is important to every American and, indeed, the integrity of the republic, because the ban threatens a cornerstone of our system of government: the constitutionally …

Immigration

The Fight for Wisconsin Is On as Outside Money Pours Into Senate Race

PORTAGE, Wis. — The attack ads began in early 2017, planting doubts well ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Against ominous background music and storm clouds, the Republican-financed spots hit Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin’s Democratic senator, over the Affordable Care Act, Iran and veterans’ health …

Government

The GOP tax overhaul took away a bunch of deductions available to Americans

The Republican Congress had to scramble to find additional sources of revenue in order to make up tax reductions for corporation and lower tier income groups.<p>And they found some of that revenue by taking away deductions.<p>There are literally scores of smaller deductions that you were previously able …

Personal Finance

How a Grand Jury Is Shaping the Trump-Russia Investigation

The powerful group works behind the scenes in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe<p>By<p>Shelby Holliday<p>Shelby Holliday<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@shelbyholliday<p>shelby.holiday@wsj.com<p>As special counsel Robert Mueller drives headlines in the Trump-Russia probe, a grand jury is playing a key role …

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Gorsuch strikes a blow for constitutional equilibrium

Last week, one week after the first anniversary of Justice Neil M. Gorsuch’s ascension to the Supreme Court, he delivered an opinion that was excellent as it pertained to the case at issue, and momentous in its implications pertaining to the institutional tangle known as the administrative state. …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Razor-thin Senate majority, bloody primary fights hamstring GOP

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is scrambling to reassert control over a Republican Party hamstrung by a razor-thin governing majority and riven by increasingly bloody primary fights.<p>Votes in the Senate on even straightforward measures, such as Thursday’s on the next NASA administrator, have …

Republicans

6 Takeaways From the James Comey Memos

WASHINGTON — Memos written by the former F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, that were released on Thursday revealed several new details about his relationship with President Trump and the president’s first chief of staff, Reince Priebus.<p>Though much of what the memos describe was already public, the …

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Former Trump lawyer says he warned the President that Cohen could turn against him

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jay Goldberg, a longtime lawyer for Donald Trump -- who negotiated Trump's divorces from Ivana Trump and Marla Maples decades ago -- says he received a call from the President last Friday seeking advice and warned the President to be careful about his longtime friend Michael Cohen, who he …

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The G.O.P. Is Bowing and Scraping Its Way to Disaster

Back in January, the Pennsylvania congressman Charlie Dent—who co-chairs the Tuesday Group, a caucus of about fifty moderate Republican House members—offered up a bleak analysis of his party’s prospects, in an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon. “I believe that 2018 will be a year that will be …

Mitch McConnell

Some Chevy Bolts have battery problem that's every EV driver's worst nightmare

General Motors isn't calling it a recall, but Chevy Bolt electric vehicle owners are being notified about a battery problem that is affecting some of …

Electric Vehicles

Across Midwest, Farmers Warn of G.O.P. Losses Over Trump’s Trade Policy

CASSELTON, N.D. — Here in the largest soybean-producing county in the country, a snowy winter has left North Dakota farmers like Robert Runck with time on their hands before spring planting — time they have spent stewing over how much they stand to lose if President Trump starts a trade war with …

North Dakota

Net neutrality bill heads for showdown in California State Senate

A bill that would replace the Federal Communications Commission’s expiring net neutrality rules within California — and potentially affect Internet …

Net Neutrality

Tesla Model 3 with dual motor and air suspension spotted on race track – potentially ‘Performance’ version

We haven’t heard much about a Tesla Model 3 ‘Performance’ version over the last year as the automaker never references the option in its Model 3 …

Sean Hannity’s Ethical Mess

The revelation that the Fox News host sought legal advice from the embattled Trump attorney raised questions about the network’s journalism—and about the president’s tangled relationships.<p>Genuinely stunning moments are hard to come by these days, but one arrived on Monday in a courtroom in New York …

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Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Used the Same Delaware Company for Payment Deals to Two Women

Federal probe looks closely at money flowing in and out of Essential Consultants<p>Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, used the same Delaware limited-liability company in two secret deals relating to alleged sexual encounters involving his clients, according to people familiar …

The Florida Governor Primary Is A Big Experiment For How Democrats Run Against Trump

Florida’s wide open governor’s race will offer a great look at what Democratic voters really want from their candidates when it comes to just how anti-Trump they should be.<p>Florida has three top Democratic contenders for governor. And each of them is employing a different strategy in how to approach …

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“He’s crapping all over us!”: Alex Jones slams Trump in tearful meltdown over Syria

An irate Alex Jones loses his mind after Trump launches airstrikes on Syria, calls him a “fraud”<p>Infowars host and notorious conspiracy theorist Alex Jones made it crystal clear that he is "major league pissed" at President Donald Trump. The insane meltdown came late Friday night shortly after Trump …

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Why Democrats everywhere are watching Beto O'Rourke's Senate campaign in Texas

<b>Ballinger, Texas (CNN) —</b> Beto O'Rourke, his wife Amy and two staffers -- one streaming it all live on Facebook -- all pile out of a maroon Dodge Caravan rental at the courthouse here on a recent Friday afternoon.<p>They are in Runnels County, a county in rural Central Texas where Donald Trump won 86% …

Republicans

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Democrats hope to steal Ross’ Florida House seat after surprise retirement

Florida Republican Dennis Ross announced his retirement today.<p>Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) joined a wave of retiring House Republicans on Wednesday morning, saying he is leaving Congress because he wants to give another conservative a shot at his Lakeland-based seat.<p>Ross’s surprising departure was …

Democratic Party

GOP senators break ranks to protect Mueller from Trump

But Republican leadership is still opposed to legislation to shield the special counsel.<p>Republican senators are growing less certain by the day that President Donald Trump won’t fire Robert Mueller — and there are increasing signs some are willing to do something about it.<p>After months of GOP …

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Bannon pitches White House on plan to cripple Mueller probe and protect Trump

Stephen K. Bannon, who was ousted as White House chief strategist last summer but has remained in touch with some members of President Trump’s circle, is pitching a plan to West Wing aides and congressional allies to cripple the federal probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, …

Donald Trump

Tesla founder, Chinese company launch SF Motors electric cars

In the beginning, there was Tesla, although it wasn't started by current CEO Elon Musk.<p>While Musk has now become synonymous with the electric-car …

Tesla

Kia develops wireless EV fast-charging with Soul EV

It's pretty efficient, even if the vehicle isn't lined up perfectly.<p>Wireless EV charging is still a fledgling technology, but that doesn't mean it's reserved for expensive cars alone.<p>Kia announced today that it has been hard at work on wireless fast-charging technology for the past three years. The …

Electric Vehicles

Mulvaney insists consumer watchdog is still doing its job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mick Mulvaney tried Wednesday to reassure Democrats on a House finance panel that he's committed to punishing unscrupulous financial companies, while agreeing with Republicans that the watchdog agency he runs needs to be reined in and refocused.<p>Mulvaney appeared before the House …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Speaker Ryan to retire, leaving big election-year GOP vacuum

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan abruptly announced Wednesday he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump, sending new ripples of uncertainty through a Washington already on edge and a Republican Party bracing for a …

Mitch McConnell