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Protecting Robert Mueller against Mitch McConnell

Pragmatic Senate majority leader stares down principled Republican junior senator over the fate of the special counsel: Our view<p>A harsh study in principle vs. pragmatism is shaping up among Republicans in the Senate. Hanging in the balance is whether a president is above the law.<p>On one side, …

Mitch McConnell

Chuck Schumer to Unveil Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana at the Federal Level

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is planning to introduce a bill on Friday that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, he said in a …

Cannabis

Federal Court Hands Jeff Sessions a Stinging Defeat Over Sanctuary Cities

A federal appeals court in Chicago on Thursday upheld an injunction blocking the Justice Department from requiring that local law enforcement …

Immigration

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Trump and the attorney-client privilege

A few weeks ago, President Donald Trump was an outwardly happy man because of the utterance of one solitary word from the lips of special counsel Robert Mueller to one of Trump’s lawyers. The word that thrilled the president and his legal team was “subject.”<p>It seems that Mueller and one of Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Beaten, tortured, sexually abused: An American ISIS widow looks for a way home

<b>Northern Syria (CNN) —</b> For Samantha Sally, a vacation was all it took to flip her quiet middle-American world of muscle cars, cotton candy and an Indiana packing company, into the horror of the ritual beatings, serial rape, torture and propaganda videos of ISIS's so-called Caliphate.<p>A holiday is …

Cotton Candy

Jimmy Kimmel: Trump’s First Stormy Daniels Tweet Is ‘Absolutely Nuts’

“Even the idea that Trump is scrolling — the president is scrolling through Twitter looking for things to retweet is nuts.”<p>There is little in this …

Donald Trump

Sean Hannity Said He Had Evidence That Would Rock Washington’s Foundations: This Is What Happened Next

Back in February, <i>Fox News</i> commentator Sean Hannity began his popular show with a monologue, just as he had many times before. During a segment that …

Donald Trump

'No collusion ... No collusion ... No collusion ... No collusion ... No collusion'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> On Wednesday night at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago, Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs asked President Donald Trump a simple question: Had he decided, in light of recent events, that it no longer was advantageous for him to sit down for …

Donald Trump

Cohen Would Turn Against President if Charged, Counselor Warned Trump

Former prosecutor Jay Goldberg says he cautioned president that his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, could be compelled to cooperate with prosecutors<p>One of President Donald Trump’s longtime legal advisers said he warned the president in a phone call Friday that Michael Cohen, Mr. Trump’s personal …

Donald Trump

Mitch McConnell Won’t Let Senate Vote on Bill to Stop Trump From Firing Mueller

Republican senator Thom Tillis has taken the risky step of endorsing a bill to safeguard Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump. But the …

Donald Trump

Supreme Court Strikes Down Portion of Immigration Law

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is …

Immigration

Trump: Congress Must Tighten Immigration Laws After SCOTUS Ruling

President Donald Trump called on Congress on Tuesday to "close loopholes that block the removal of dangerous criminal aliens, including aggravated …

Immigration

CIA Director Mike Pompeo secretly met with North Korea's Kim Jong Un

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> CIA Director Mike Pompeo visited North Korea more than two weeks ago for a secret meeting with leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, sources confirmed to CNN.<p>Pompeo, who is US President Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, didn't take any officials from the White House or …

North Korea

Trump confirms he’s spoken with Kim Jong-Un — then immediately walks it back

President Donald Trump claimed the United States has been speaking “directly” to North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, during a gaggle with reporters at …

Donald Trump

Facebook enlists conservative help to resist privacy rules

An email seeking U.S. groups’ assistance against EU-style regulations came as Mark Zuckerberg was preparing to testify to Congress.<p>Facebook asked conservative groups for help last week in heading off European-style privacy rules, just as CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepared to apologize to Congress for his …

Privacy

Stephen Colbert Asks James Comey Why Firing Surprised Him Given That Mob Bosses Don’t Like To Be Investigated

Stephen Colbert wondered if fired FBI Director James Comey got fired by President Donald Trump and asked Comey so as he and Comey were drinking wine …

Donald Trump

See Barbara and George H.W. Bush's Historically Long Love Story in Photos

George and Barbara Bush cut their wedding cake, Rye, New York on Jan. 6, 1945.<br>George Bush Presidential Library and Museum<p>1 of 19<p>Barbara Bush, the …

Love Stories

U.S. Commerce Department finds aluminum sheet imports from China subsidized

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it has made a preliminary determination that common alloy aluminum sheet imports from China are being subsidized, and set countervailing duties of up to 113 percent.<p>Imports of common alloy aluminum sheet from China were valued at …

China

GOP legislative leaders call on Missouri governor to resign

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's top Republican legislative leaders abandoned fellow GOP Gov. Eric Greitens on Tuesday, calling on him to resign instead of continuing to fight allegations that he illegally took advantage of both a charity he founded and a woman with whom he had an …

Corruption

Trump official reportedly spent almost $1 million on furniture

Not to be outdone by Ben Carson’s $31,000 dining table, a Trump administration official in charge of a small government agency spent almost $1 million to furnish two offices, the New York Post reported Tuesday.<p>U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spent more than $917,000 on essential items …

Trump Administration

Mattis Wanted Congressional Approval Before Striking Syria. He Was Overruled.

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged President Trump to get congressional approval before the United States launched airstrikes against Syria last week, but was overruled by Mr. Trump, who wanted a rapid and dramatic response, military and administration officials said.<p>Mr. Trump, the …

National Security

New drug uses antibodies to stop chronic migraines, without side effects

When other medications have failed, new injection treatment may help some patients with disabling headaches.<p>People who have tried unsuccessfully to prevent migraine with other treatments may find relief with a new drug, according to a preliminary study released Tuesday.<p>Erenumab is part of new class …

Medicine

A Federal Judge Just Made Donald Trump’s Day A Whole Lot Worse

Holy hell, folks. It’s like America moved into a giant cave, filled with bats, and they’re just showering layer after layer of batshit insanity down …

Donald Trump

Ex-Watergate prosecutor demonstrates why Sean Hannity may have criminal exposure in Michael Cohen scandal

A former Watergate prosecutor explained on MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber that Sean Hannity would never have been revealed as a client of Michael …

Donald Trump

You Know You're At a Southern Family Reunion When . . .

Summertime is prime reunion season in the South, and as we inspect our coolers, hose off the No. 3 washtubs, and stock up on the “Cream Of” soups for …

Country Lifestyle

Want to Use the Starbucks Bathroom? These Are Your Rights

Starbucks‘s reputation for being a place where people can hang out — whether for a few minutes between appointments or for hours while they finish up …

Coffee

17 Top Secret Money-Saving Tips Starbucks Employees Won't Tell You

I'm spillin' all the tea...no pun intended.

Coffee

Justice Department Asks for More Time to Turn Over Comey Memos

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is seeking more time to consider giving three House committees copies of memos that former FBI Director …

Donald Trump

Trump campaign paid Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller's lawyers, records show

Schiller told Congress that he refused an offer by someone in Moscow in 2013 to send five women to Trump's hotel room.<p>WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's campaign paid more than $66,000 to the law firm that represents Keith Schiller, his former longtime bodyguard, newly filed campaign records …

Donald Trump

Q Scores Study: America's Least-Liked TV Media Personality Is...

TheWrap studies Q Scores for 30 popular newscasters, reporters, anchors and hosts<p>Poor Megyn Kelly. The host of the third hour of NBC’s “Today” show …

Megyn Kelly