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Former intelligence officer warns: We're 'on the cusp' of 'losing the American constitutional republic forever'

The crisis that has befallen America under Donald Trump’s presidency is not ripped from the pages of a John le Carré or Jason Matthews spy novel. It …

Ryan-linked group raised $24.6M from anonymous donor

American Action Network, the nonprofit group closely aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan, raised a record $41.9 million amid the GOP push to repeal Obamacare and restructure the tax code — more than half of which came from one donor, according to a tax filing obtained by POLITICO.<p>The money raised …

Republicans

Microdosing’s Micromoment

Consuming crumb-size amounts of psychedelics — not to get high but to feel more focused and creative and <i>present </i>— has moved a tiny bit mainstream<p><i>By</i> …

Every Marketing Tool You Need to Know About

Want to turn visitors into engaged, loyal customers? Want to turn leads into sales?<p>When it comes to marketing, there is no shortage of awesome tools. …

Marketing

An Article of Impeachment Against Donald J. Trump

There are good reasons to be wary of impeachment talk. Congressional Republicans show zero interest, and they’re the ones in charge. Democrats, for their part, need to focus on retaking Congress, and railing about impeachment probably won’t help them win votes.<p>But let’s set aside realpolitik for a …

Donald Trump

US Congress asks if Russian money funded Trump golf courses

‘Enormous amounts of capital’ flowed into UK and Ireland projects, analyst tells inquiry<p>The US Congress has been questioning whether Russian money could have been used to fund Donald Trump’s golf courses in the UK and Ireland.<p>It emerged after the permanent select committee on intelligence at the US …

Democratic House Intel member alleges 'plenty of evidence to suggest' Trump Organization money laundering

<b>(CNN) —</b> California Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, is making the accusation that past Trump Organization real estate deals show evidence of money laundering.<p>"I think there is plenty of evidence to suggest that there has been money laundering going on in …

Donald Trump

How Trump’s skepticism of U.S. intelligence on Russia left an election threat unchecked

In the final days before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, members of his inner circle pleaded with him to acknowledge publicly what U.S. intelligence agencies had already concluded — that Russia’s interference in the 2016 election was real.<p>Hacking Democracy<p>This report on how President Trump …

Donald Trump Urged Top Republicans To End Senate Russia Probe: Report

Sen. Richard Burr, head of the Senate's Russia investigation, told The New York Times he and other lawmakers have fielded requests from Trump.<p>Over the summer, President Donald Trump contacted Senate Republicans multiple times, urging them to end the Senate’s investigation into Russia’s interference …

'We’re doing zilch': State Dept. officials quit and say Trump admin. prevents fighting Russian propaganda

Ahmed Younis, who worked in an office of the State Department tasked with combatting Russian propaganda, said this week that “nothing” is being done …

Leading Trump Census pick causes alarm

The 2020 count might be put in the hands of an inexperienced professor who wrote that 'Competitive Elections are Bad for America.'<p>The Trump administration is leaning toward naming Thomas Brunell, a Texas professor with no government experience, to the top operational job at the U.S. Census Bureau, …

Trump Sides With Putin Over U.S. Intelligence On Election Meddling

He also took shots at the former heads of national intelligence, the CIA and the FBI.<p>Contradicting U.S. intelligence agencies, President Donald Trump on Saturday said he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claim that the Kremlin did not attempt to interfere in the 2016 election.<p>Trump spoke …

'These Are Not The Actions of an Innocent Man'

Trump’s after-the-fact complicity in Russia’s election meddling is abundantly clear.<p><i>“Every time he sees me he says, ‘I didn’t do that,’ and I really believe that.”—Donald Trump on Vladimir Putin, en route to Hanoi, November 11, 2017.</i><p>So, to put it bluntly: At this point in the proceedings, there can …

Donald Trump

Trump voter fraud panel sued by its own member

The suit argues that the election-fraud commission has run afoul of a 1972 law requiring transparency and balanced membership.<p>President Donald Trump's beleaguered voter-fraud commission was hit with a new federal lawsuit Thursday, but this time from an unusual source: one of the panel's own members.<p>…

Senate Dems are investigating Russia's 'criminal' election meddling -- without the GOP's help

Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have been conducting their own investigation — without the help of Republicans on the committee — …

Maxine Waters: It looks more and more like the Trump presidency will end in impeachment

Ross aide served on Navigator's board while working at Commerce

Wendy Teramoto served as a part-time adviser to Ross while maintaining her board seat at the energy shipping company with a Kremlin-linked client.<p>A top adviser to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross served on the board of Navigator Holdings, a shipping company whose clients include a Russian energy …

Donald Trump

At least nine people in Trump’s orbit had contact with Russians during campaign and transition

By Rosalind S. Helderman<p>, Reporter<p>Tom Hamburger<p>, Reporter<p>Carol D. Leonnig<p>, Reporter<p>After questions emerged about whether campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page had ties to Russia, President Trump called him a "very low-level member" of a committee and said that "I don't think I've ever spoken …

Donald Trump

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Failed To Disclose Ties To Vladimir Putin

The Trump Cabinet member shares business interests with the Russian president's son-in-law.<p>U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross shares business interests with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law, a connection that he failed to disclose earlier this year during his confirmation hearing for …

Trump’s Exit From Anti-Corruption Pact Helps Big Oil Hide How Much It Pays In US Taxes

The withdrawal comes as House Republicans push a tax bill packed with corporate welfare for fossil fuel companies.<p>The Trump administration has pulled out of a global deal to combat corruption in the fossil fuel industry, a move critics said could help oil companies keep hidden how much they pay in …

Jeff Sessions Needs To Be 'Precise,' 'Accurate' About Trump's Campaign And Russia: Feinstein

Court documents cast doubt on the attorney general's previous testimony that he had no knowledge of communication between the Trump campaign and Moscow.<p>WASHINGTON ― The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Sunday she wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify again before the …

President Trump Committed Another Impeachable Offense on Friday

On July 27, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee approved three articles of impeachment against Richard M. Nixon. The second article charged that …

This Bill Would Help Stop Russia From Buying Online Election Ads

This Bill Would Help Stop Russia From Buying Online Election AdsLawrence NordenIan VandewalkerOctober 19, 2017But will Congress pass …

Russia

Senate Republicans Are Trying to Give the 1 Percent a $1.9 Trillion Tax Break

The Senate voted Thursday to massively increase income inequality in the United States by using the power of the federal government to redistribute …

Middle-class

Trumps set to launch two real estate projects in India, despite conflict-of-interest concerns

By Annie Gowen<p>, Bureau chief<p>KOLKATA, India — President Trump's eldest son, Donald Jr., is expected to launch two residential projects in India for the Trump Organization in the coming weeks, continuing the family's promotion of the Trump empire despite concerns over the president's potential …

Real Estate

Talking Points Brought to Trump Tower Meeting Were Shared With Kremlin

Natalia V. Veselnitskaya arrived at a meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016 hoping to interest top Trump campaign officials in the contents of a memo she believed contained information damaging to the Democratic Party and, by extension, Hillary Clinton. The material was the fruit of her research as a …

Coloradans Who Deregistered After Trump Request For Voter Data Aren't Signing Up Again

Less than a fifth of voters who pulled their registrations following a request for voter information have registered again.<p>Only a small fraction of the thousands of Colorado voters who withdrew their registrations following a controversial request for voter information from President Donald Trump’s …

REVEALED: Russian lawyer coordinated talking points with Kremlin before meeting with Don Trump Jr.

After meeting with Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign, Russian lawyer Natalia V. Veselnitskaya denied coordinating with the Russian government …

Donald Trump

GOP eyes end of Russia probes with Trump collusion unanswered

Democrats are likely to be divided over whether to endorse conclusions that don’t address the most explosive issue.<p>Republican lawmakers say they’re approaching the end of their investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election even though the most politically explosive …

Jon Liebman: Donald Trump Auditioning Federal Prosecutors In Alarming Reality Show Twist – Guest Column

<i>Editors’ Note: Jon Liebman, chairman and CEO of Brillstein Entertainment Partners, is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in Manhattan. He was one of</i> …