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White House Told Kushner’s Security Clearance Will Be Delayed

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department informed the White House this month that there were substantial issues related to Jared Kushner that still needed to be investigated and would significantly delay a recommendation on whether he should receive a permanent security clearance, according to two …

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This Is the Law That Could Take Down Trump

Bribery statutes apply to public officials. And Trump became one, says one federal prosecutor, when he became the GOP nominee. Dum-da-dum-dum.<p>It’s …

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What America is getting wrong about three important words in the Second Amendment

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and teachers lost their lives.<p>The town hall was remarkable in many …

Guns

‘I don’t think people recognize how dire it is:’ West Virginia teachers strike, closing all public schools

Teachers across West Virginia walked off the job Thursday amid a dispute over pay and benefits, causing more than 277,000 public school students to miss classes even as educators swarmed the state Capitol in Charleston to protest.<p>All 55 counties in the state closed schools during Thursday’s work …

Education

2 scientists have left the Interior Department after Zinke demanded confidential energy data

Two senior U.S. Geological Survey officials have stepped down after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke demanded that they provide his office with confidential data on the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska before it was released to the general public.<p>Murray Hitzman and Larry Meinert — who had served as …

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‘Teachers Are Educators, Not Security Guards’: Educators Respond to Trump Proposal

All week long in Brady Shutt’s classroom at Liberty High School, north of Iowa City, his students have been talking about school shootings.<p>So on Thursday, when President Trump proposed arming teachers to curb violence, Mr. Shutt posed a question to his students: What do you think of the idea of …

Education

Right and Left React to the Deepening Divide Over Gun Control

<i>The political news cycle is fast, and keeping up can be overwhelming. Trying to find differing perspectives worth your time is even harder. That’s why we have scoured the internet for political writing from the right and left that you might not have seen.</i><p><i>Has this series exposed you to new ideas?</i></i> …

Guns

Trump Jr. 'loves' Indian media covering his business visit

NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S. president's son heaped praise on the Indian media and complained of coverage at home, as he neared the end of a whirlwind trip across India promoting Trump-brand luxury real estate.<p>Donald Trump Jr. said at an Indian business summit Friday that life since his father's …

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Kushner's clearance stalled by information being investigated by DOJ

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein warned the White House two weeks ago that "significant information requiring additional investigation" would …

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Trump officials fight eviction from Panama hotel they manage

PANAMA CITY (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's family businesses is battling an effort to physically evict its team of executives from a luxury hotel in Panama where they manage operations, and police have been called to keep the peace, The Associated Press has learned. Witnesses told the AP …

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Top Justice Dept. official alerted White House 2 weeks ago to ongoing issues in Kushner’s security clearance

A top Justice Department official alerted the White House two weeks ago that significant information requiring additional investigation would further delay the security clearance process of senior adviser Jared Kushner, according to three people familiar with the discussion.<p>The Feb. 9 phone call …

Rod J. Rosenstein

Rick Gates, Trump Campaign Aide, Pleads Guilty in Mueller Inquiry and Will Cooperate

WASHINGTON — A former top adviser to Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign has agreed to cooperate with the special counsel inquiry into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election after pleading guilty on Friday to financial fraud and lying to investigators.<p>The adviser, Rick Gates, is a longtime …

Corruption

The Criminals Who Surrounded Donald Trump

Rick Gates pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and lying to the FBI on Friday, the third Trump aide to admit he committed a felony.<p>Rick Gates, a former top aide to President Trump on his campaign and in the White House, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States …

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Mueller files new charges against Manafort and Gates

<b>(CNN) —</b> Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed new charges against former Donald Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.<p>In the 37-page indictment in Virginia, prosecutors describe a "scheme" in which the two longtime business partners allegedly laundered $30 million, failed to pay …

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What Do Jotted Talking Points Say About Trump’s Empathy?

WASHINGTON — For more than an hour on Wednesday, President Trump listened quietly to entreaties for action, personal stories of grief and loss, and expressions of raw anger, clutching a white notecard with talking points written on it.<p>“I hear you,” one said. “What would you most want me to know …

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Sources: Mueller probe stymies Kushner security clearance

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Jared Kushner has been unable to obtain a full security clearance in part because of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, according to two sources familiar with the matter.<p>Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, is unlikely to obtain the full …

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John Kelly overhauls White House security clearances

It might have big implications for Jared Kushner.<p>White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is overhauling the Trump administration’s security clearance process for staff. The decision comes in the wake of the Rob Porter scandal and amid reports that dozens of White House officials, including Trump’s …

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Astronomers Are Already Planning for the Next 'Pale Blue Dot'

In 2019, the New Horizons spacecraft will attempt to break the record for the farthest image ever taken of Earth.<p>In 1977, humans launched twin robotic probes into space several weeks apart. The two Voyager spacecraft barreled away from Earth for a tour of our planet’s siblings in the solar system. …

Astronomy

Other viruses cause Zika-like damage to fetuses, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2016, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the Zika virus caused birth defects in babies born to women who had been infected while pregnant. This was the first mosquito-borne disease known to cause birth defects.<p>Since then, images of babies with underdeveloped …

Public Health

'They just talk!' Trump blames Democrats for not acting on gun control earlier

President Donald Trump on Saturday laid the blame on Democrats for the lack of congressional action on gun control, an issue that once again rose to the forefront of public discourse after Wednesday's mass shooting in Florida.<p>"Just like they don't want to solve the DACA problem, why didn't the …

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Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded Saturday that immediate action be taken on gun-control legislation, insisting they would not relent until their demands were met.<p>The rallies in Fort …

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Firearms debate rages as Florida rally coincides with gun show

MIAMI (Reuters) - Student survivors of a mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school called for gun restrictions on Saturday during an angry and somber rally, but attendees at a nearby gun show said firearms could not be blamed for the massacre.<p>Wednesday's shooting in the Fort …

Guns

'We will be the last mass shooting': Florida students want to be tipping point in gun debate

There is a new voice in the debate over gun violence. It is poised, passionate — and young.<p>The student survivors of Wednesday's massacre — many not even old enough to vote — have been saturating the airwaves and social media with a resounding message: Something is broken in a country that can’t …

Guns

Pope Francis wowed the world but, five years on, is in troubled waters

He entered office on a wave of energy but, as discontent grows over his attitude to abuse scandals, Francis faces opposition on all sides<p>Chatham House is one of the most important foreign affairs thinktanks in the UK. But on Wednesday its focus will not be a president, or an organisation like the …

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McMaster says evidence of Russian interference is ‘now really incontrovertible’ as he woos European allies

MUNICH — U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster acknowledged Saturday that evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is “incontrovertible” but said Moscow’s campaign to divide the West through subterfuge was failing.<p>“It’s just not working,” he said.<p>The comments, a day …

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Anger bubbles over at funerals for Florida shooting victims

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded Saturday that immediate action be taken on gun-control legislation, insisting they would not relent until their demands were met.<p>The rallies in Fort …

New York Times

Omarosa Is Right: Why President Pence Could Be More Terrifying Than Trump

“We would be begging for days of Trump back if Pence became president,” the former White House aide warned.<p>Rattled by <b>Donald Trump’s</b> candidacy, the Republican Party was, to a degree, placated by the addition of “full-spectrum conservative” <b>Mike Pence</b> to the presidential ticket. As Trump’s …

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Maddow rains hell on Trump for ‘sneaking’ bombshell in the middle of Parkland tragedy: ‘They have ice in their veins’

During a typical Trump-focused news cycle, today’s exclusive New York Times report on the strange $26 million payout from the president’s huge …

Rachel Maddow

This is why Kushner’s gargantuan debt matters

Politico reports:<p>Jared Kushner, a White House aide and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, appears to have drawn more money out of three separate lines of credit in the months after he joined the White House last year, a newly released document shows.Recent revisions to the financial disclosure …

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Trump’s scandal pandemic is so bad, even Republicans seem to be squirming

No sooner does one corruption scandal in the Trump administration surface than another pops up. It has gotten so bad that Republicans are actually taking some of them seriously.<p>The Rob Porter scandal has hung over the White House for a week, still with no coherent timeline released by the …

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