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Here's why Comey couldn't just quit in February

Rep. Peter King, among others, has raised the question of how James Comey could have ethically kept quiet if, as reportedly alleged in one of his memos, President Donald Trump took him aside in February and asked the then-director of the FBI to end the bureau's investigation into Michael …

Republicans Really, Really Hate It When a Democrat Is in the White House

A few weeks ago I theorized that Republican views of various things change dramatically depending on whether a Republican is in the White House. …

Republicans

Russian State-Run Bank Financed Deal Involving Trump Hotel Partner

Russian-Canadian developer put money into Toronto project after receiving hundreds of millions from deal involving VEB<p>VEB, a Russian state-run bank under scrutiny by U.S. investigators, financed a deal involving Donald Trump’s onetime partner in a Toronto hotel tower at a key moment for the …

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For 101 members of Congress, life may soon get very awkward

On Feb. 12, 1999, the Senate cast two historic votes, weighing in on whether President Bill Clinton had, in violation of his constitutional oath, “willfully corrupted and manipulated the judicial process” by lying during sworn testimony and “impeded the administration of justice” by seeking to …

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Trump will likely win reelection in 2020

Even when people are unhappy with a state of affairs, they are usually disinclined to change it<p>Most Americans don’t like Trump.<p>Trump will most likely be reelected in 2020.<p>How can both of these statements be true? Here’s how:<p>Even when people are unhappy with a state of affairs, they are usually …

Here's how newspapers in 10 key states covered the Comey memo news

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The news that then-FBI Director James Comey had penned a memo in mid-February in which he documented a meeting where President Donald Trump asked him to end the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russia was a blockbuster inside the Beltway.<p>…

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Here's What Barack Obama Really Thinks About Donald Trump

Cool, even-keeled, no-drama Barack Obama is one of the few people in the country who <i>hasn’t</i> publicly opined on the tweets and turmoil wrought by …

Bernie Sanders on the “White House in crisis”: “There has never been a president or a candidate who has lied all the time.”

Bernie Sanders says “there’s something strange going on” with the president<p>CNN's town hall debate between Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., aptly titled "A White House in crisis", focused on the fallout of Trump's leaking of top-secret information to Russian officials during …

When It Comes To James Comey, It’s Fox News Opinion Vs. Fox News News

Fox News anchors like Bret Baier reported on the latest Comey news, while Fox News pundits talked about the media and other topics. A weird night of TV.<p>The mushrooming chaos erupting from the White House is testing the boundaries of one of the Trump administration’s safest spaces: Fox News.<p>On …

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Donald Trump’s poll numbers are falling, as calls for impeachment are getting louder

The scandals of the week are taking their toll on Donald Trump's presidency.<p>A new poll by Morning Consult/POLITICO released on Wednesday found that only 42 percent of Americans approve of Trump's performance as president. By contrast, half of all registered voters disapprove of the job that Trump …

Trump is a Republican wrecking ball

The president and the GOP Congress are destroying not Obama’s legacy but their own.<p>I finished this column on Monday and it started like this:<p>“It’s a waste of time, all these Democrats and lefty journalists talking so dreamily about impeaching President Trump. Don’t they realize it’ll never …

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Putin offers transcript of Trump meeting with Lavrov

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered to provide a transcript of a controversial Oval Office meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, raising the stakes in an affair that has sent the White House into a tailspin.<p>Speaking at a press …

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Adorable wild otter chases grown man to his car because nature is deceptive

This guy probably thought he'd get a few hits for recording a cute otter.<p>Rory MacPherson from Scotland took out his phone to record an otter that was …

White House on edge: 'We are kind of helpless'

Recent scandals have left White House staff feeling besieged.<p>It was, in the words of one senior White House official, the worst day of Trump’s presidency.<p>White House officials spent early Tuesday wondering who was leaking details of President Donald Trump’s classified conversations with Russian …

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How La.’s Legislature Voted in Favor of White Supremacy

On Monday the Louisiana House of Representatives held a vote on the city of New Orleans’ removal of monuments to the Confederate States of America, …

The Library of Congress Just Made 25 Million Records Available for Free

The Library of Congress announced the largest release of digital records in its history on Tuesday. It will make 25 million records from its catalog …

Trump vs. Comey: Who will America trust?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> America faces a fateful choice: Does it believe Donald Trump or James Comey?<p>A theatrical showdown is now looming between the President with a hazy relationship with the truth and the FBI director he fired, whose finely tuned sense of his own integrity has often steered him into …

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8 Reasons That G.O.P. Leaders Haven’t Deserted Trump

WASHINGTON — The disclosure that President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to back off an investigation of Michael T. Flynn intensified calls for more aggressive investigations and a special counsel from many quarters, except the most important one — top congressional …

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Poll: Donald Trump has hit a new low

He's even sliding with his base.<p>President Donald Trump, the most unpopular president in at least 40 years, continues to slides in approval polls — and is even losing the faith of his own supporters.<p>According to a new poll from Politico and Morning Consult, the president’s approval rating now sits …

More U.S. Voters Want President Trump Impeached Than Don't, New Poll Finds

Almost half of U.S. voters support impeaching President Donald Trump, outnumbering for the first time voters who would oppose his impeachment, …

Comey and the art of the well-timed leak

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former FBI Director James Comey has a well-known history of documenting important and controversial moments -- and there's a history of those emails or memos surfacing at politically opportune times.<p>Trump administration officials surprised at revelations that Comey documented …

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Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

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The Ground Is Beginning to Shift for Capitol Hill Republicans

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>The last week of jaw-dropping developments in Donald Trump’s presidency has resulted in a gut-check moment, especially for the Republican Party. Trump fired …

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Trump voters are willing to be conned as long as he deports immigrants and bombs the world

Trump’s supporters are able to overlook an astonishing amount of corruption<p>If you were paying attention to what we learned about Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, then you know that the president of the United States was once the impresario of a student-swindling Trump University, the founder …

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Russia steps up North Korea support to constrain US

In spite of international sanctions on North Korea's communist regime, Russia has been increasing fuel exports to Pyongyang and filling in the supply …

Documents reveal a powerful, secretive foundation’s blueprint for spreading right-wing ideology, state by state

Meet the Bradley Foundation, giving the Koch brothers a run for their money.<p>The billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch get a lot of press coverage about their vast, conservative political spending network that helps elect right-wing officials at the federal, state and local levels and …

19 Pins and Patches Your Pop Culture-Obsessed BFF Will Adore

Tell your bestie to bust out that white-washed denim jacket, because we have a fresh round of must-have pins and patches to adorn that baby. Fashion’s tiniest go-to accessories have endured as a staple for literally decades, so it’s hard to go wrong with the fab little wonders. The hautest versions …

Genealogy Indexer – Do NOT let its simplicity fool you!

<b></b><b><br>Genealogy Indexer – Do NOT let its simplicity fool you!</b><br>Just over 3 years ago, I introduced you to Genealogy Indexer -- a neat little website that …

Genealogy

Tracing Your Roots: Our Family Matriarch Was a White Indentured Servant

Untangling the origins of Virginian ancestors whose lives crossed boundaries of race, freedom and the law.<p><b>Dear Professor Gates:</b><p><i>I am a descendant of</i> …

ANCESTRY Teams with ANASTASIA Cast, Finds Russian DNA Connections

The new Broadway musical Anastasia has teamed with the global leader in family history and consumer genomics: ANCESTRY. Every night, the title …