The Lead with Jake Tapper

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What a lovely gesture from @reckonalabama @aldotcom congratulating @mccrummenWaPo @bethreinhard @alice_crites @ShawnBoburg @byaaroncdavis on their Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Thank you! https://t.co/eXcgzSvqm2

Trump’s self-serving pardons

<i>This post has been updated now that Trump has said he's considering pardons and clemency for Martha Stewart and former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich (D).</i><p>The most popular read on President Trump's pardon of conservative provocateur Dinesh D'Souza is that he may be sending a signal to other …

Donald Trump

Jim Sciutto on Twitter: "Breaking: US-NK talks in New York end more than two hours early. @SecPompeo says meetings were “substantive”."

New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>New conversation<p>End of conversation

Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!"

New conversation<p>New conversation<p>New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>realDonaldTrump</b><p>Thank you Mr President! MAGA #<p>0 …

Dinesh D’Souza Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to Five Years of Probation for Campaign Finance Fraud

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that DINESH D’SOUZA was sentenced in Manhattan …

Servicemembers showing signs of norovirus infection quarantined in Kuwait

The Army has identified 84 servicemembers in Kuwait who have shown symptoms of being infected by norovirus, U.S. Army Central Command said …

Looking back on @espn’s latest (re)hire of @KeithOlbermann, I’m reminded of the open letter my mother had to write in response to his suggestion that she should have aborted me. Here it is, as an example of class and civility: https://t.co/QXwQnlxaOk

weird couple of years for brands https://t.co/sFgw7mV5am

Ted Cruz leads O'Rourke by 11 points in Texas Senate race poll

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has an 11-percentage point lead over his Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a jump that appears tied to President Donald Trump's increased popularity, new Quinnipiac University poll shows.<p>The poll out Wednesday shows Cruz ahead with 50% of likely …

Republicans

Unprecedented? Trump aims to defy midterm campaign history

<b>Houston (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump is deepening his investment in the midterm elections, stepping up his travel across the country to raise money and rally Republicans in hopes of overcoming the tide of history by retaining control of Congress in the fall.<p>Nearly every president in modern …

The White House

Asked if Jeff Sessions should resign after public demeaning from Trump, fmr AG Alberto Gonzales says he has any attorney's "dream job": "I don't think he wants to leave his position ... I think he's going to continue to take this pummeling until the President actually fires him" https://t.co/bHdyXUgmUh

What is "right to try" and will it help terminally ill patients?

<i>Morten Wendelbo</i> <i>is a lecturer at the Bush School of Government and Public Service and a research fellow at the Scowcroft Institute of International</i> …

New York Post on Twitter: "Police officer takes homeless man’s dog to vet, pays for bill https://t.co/vG23LSIRgf… "

New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>nypost</b><p>This story was aired locally: a NYPD officer bought shoes and socks for a …

Andrew McCabe turned over his memo on Comey's firing to Robert Mueller

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has turned over a memo he drafted related to the firing of his former boss, FBI Director James Comey, to the special counsel's office, according to a source familiar with the matter.<p>The document, first reported by The New York Times, details McCabe's …

Trial begins for former CIA officer accused of spying for China

<b>(CNN) —</b> A rare espionage trial began Wednesday in Virginia as a jury heard testimony rife with references to covert communications devices and blocks of stashed cash payouts.<p>In a shabby hotel room in Shanghai last year, three Chinese men, all surnamed Yang, had questioned Kevin Patrick Mallory, a …