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By Malcolm Out Loud | Happenings and Trends in politics

Sen. Rand Paul’s injuries far more severe than initially thought

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Sen. Rand Paul is recovering from five broken ribs and bruises to his lungs, and it is unclear when he will return to Washington, aides said Sunday, signaling that injuries he sustained Friday are far more severe than initially thought.<p>The second-term Republican senator from …

Crime

Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal

LONDON — Saudi Arabia announced the arrest on Saturday night of the prominent billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, plus at least 10 other princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers.<p>The announcement of the arrests was made over Al Arabiya, the Saudi-owned satellite network whose …

Middle East

Lawyers for Paul Manafort and Rick Gates mount first counterattack against Mueller charges

WASHINGTON — Lawyers defending President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort mounted their first counterattack against federal money laundering and conspiracy charges on Thursday, insisting that federal prosecutors had "embellished" the strength of their case.<p>Manafort and another former …

Donald Trump

Donna Brazile: I found 'proof' the DNC rigged the nomination for Hillary Clinton

The fix was in after all.<p>Last year's presidential primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders was rigged by the Democratic National Committee - just as Sanders' supporters suspected - to hand the nomination to Clinton, according to a bombshell claim by Donna Brazile. The onetime Clinton …

Hillary Clinton

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Mueller's ultimate target is Trump. Here's what could happen next

Earlier this week, the government revealed that a grand jury sitting in Washington, D.C., indicted a former Trump presidential campaign chairman and his former deputy and business partner for numerous felonies.<p>Both were accused of working as foreign agents and failing to report that status to the …

Donald Trump

Senate Republicans in no rush to shield Mueller from Trump

GOP senators argue the president isn’t about to fire the special counsel, so bills to protect him aren’t needed just yet.<p>Senate Republicans are in no rush to step in to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from Donald Trump, despite the unpredictable president’s growing fury at an investigation …

U.S. Congress

Mueller schedules interview with Hope Hicks

The White House communications director is due to speak with prosecutors in the Russia probe after Trump returns from his Asia trip.<p>President Donald Trump’s longtime aide and current communications director, Hope Hicks, is scheduled to speak with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team in …

Donald Trump

I've Covered Foreign Lobbying for 20 Years and I'm Amazed Manafort Got Busted

That's because the foreign lobbying laws are so toothless that you can count on one hand the number of people prosecuted for what Manafort is accused of.<p>The real news in the indictment of Paul Manafort on charges of laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent is that someone has actually …

Corruption

The question that matters now: what will Republicans do when Trump fires Mueller?

Probably nothing. But they should prove me wrong.<p>Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, was indicted Monday morning, but the most important story of the weekend was a Brooke Singman Fox News piece titled “Mueller facing new Republican pressure to resign in Russia probe.”<p>The …

Donald Trump

Roger Stone Suspended From Twitter After Expletive-Laden Tweets

Roger J. Stone Jr., an ally of President Trump and a self-proclaimed political “dirty trickster,” has been kicked off Twitter.<p>In a series of tweets on Friday, Mr. Stone insulted several CNN news anchors and contributors. The messages appeared to be in response to reports that a federal grand jury …

Donald Trump

Did the U.S. military send one of its deadliest warplanes to North Korea as a message?

The U.S military sent one of its deadliest warplanes soaring across the Pacific Ocean over the weekend, ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to …

War

George H.W. Bush Responds To Groping Allegations

Former President George H.W. Bush has acknowledged touching multiple women inappropriately in what his spokesman called "patt[ing] women's rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner."<p>Two women have reportedly accused the former president of groping them while posing for photographs with …

George H. W. Bush

The infamous Trump/Russia dossier was funded in part by Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer

Lawyer Marc Elias paid Fusion GPS to research Trump’s ties to Russia.<p>It’s long been known that research that went into the “Steele dossier” — an infamous document filled with lurid allegations about Donald Trump’s links to Russia that eventually drew FBI interest — was funded by Trump’s political …

Fusion GPS

Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ tweet about Trump’s tax cuts completely backfires

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Sunday asked Twitter users what they would do with money President Donald Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Bergdahl, facing sentencing, says Taliban treated him better than Army

The sentencing hearing begins Monday at Fort Bragg, N.C., for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has pleaded guilty to desertion and says the Taliban who captured him treated him better than the U.S. Army.<p>“At least the Taliban were honest enough to say, ‘I’m the guy who’s gonna cut your throat,’ ” Bergdahl, …

Bowe Bergdahl

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday.<p>"I would go, yes," Carter, 93, told the Times when he was asked in an …

North Korea

Politics shoved aside as 5 former US presidents unite for hurricane relief concert

President Donald Trump, in his notable absence, praised the five former U.S. presidents who spearheaded a hurricane relief concert in a Texas college …

George H. W. Bush

Trump’s salvo on Obamacare unlikely to result in quick changes

New rules are not likely to affect plans beginning Jan. 1, although some changes may take effect mid-year.<p>President Donald Trump may be eager to dismantle the Affordable Care Act after months of failed GOP repeal efforts, but his promise to provide millions of Americans "with Obamacare relief" with …

Health Care

That Gun Argument Again… (with a new twist)

Good ol’ Sen. Diane Feinstein (D- Ca). She can always be counted on to reveal the obvious. On Sunday’s edition of Meet the Press, she said: “the U.S. …

Guns

Mark Cuban Says He’s Considering Running for President

President Cubes? It could happen.Billionaire entrepreneur, Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban was recently a guest on the podcast</i> …

Mark Cuban

America’s Voice of Conscience?

For some incomprehensible reason the noted historian and farceur, Jimmy Kimmel, from his national late night TV platform, in a typically leftist …

Jimmy Kimmel

McMaster Considered for Promotion to Four-Star General

National Security Advisor Lt. General H.R. McMaster is in consideration for a promotion to four-star General. As a four-star general McMaster’s …

Foreign Policy

Puerto Rico Pleads for Storm Relief; Trump Cites Debt Troubles

Puerto Rico needs immediate aid from Congress to avoid a “humanitarian crisis” after Hurricane Maria to prevent “thousands if not millions” of …

Tom Brady: Trump National Anthem comments were 'divisive'

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady broke with his longtime friend Donald Trump on Monday, criticizing the president for his “divisive” comments about national anthem protests by NFL players.<p>“Yeah, I certainly disagree with what he said. I thought it was just divisive,” Brady said Monday …

A fundamental change in American politics is underway.

I have predicted time and again in my column that the two major American political parties are doomed to irrelevance if not extinction and we see it …

The Secret Weapons the US Military Would Use Against Russia & China in War

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — DARPA, the Pentagon’s fringe-science organization — has begun work on a small drone that extend the …

Do it for yourself. Your children. Your country.

“I can’t do this. I know this has been going on as it was found out during the Obama years, I know President Trump had nothing to do with it. There …

This Has Been a Long Time Coming ~ S&M

Will the United States of America remain a representative republic or devolve into socialist-Marxist tyranny? Notice I tie those two together – I …