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Bret Baier grills James Comey about the ‘Trump dossier’ – and gets a very odd response

Bret Baier appeared taken back by former FBI Director James Comey’s response to being questioned about the source of the “Trump dossier” during his interview Thursday.<p>“When did you learn that the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign had funded Christopher Steele’s work?” Baier asked.<p>“Yeah I still …

Federal Agents Seized 16 Old Cellphones in the Michael Cohen Raids. Everybody’s Going to Jail

You know how I know Michael Cohen is either a professional fixer or one of the drug dealers from <i>The Wire</i>? Because when federal agents raided his …

Trump tries to distance himself from Michael Cohen

President Trump tried to put some distance between himself and his longtime attorney Michael Cohen — while admitting that he represented him “with …

Senate confirms a homophobic climate change denier with no scientific credentials to lead NASA

Homophobic climate change denier Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) "has made a career out of ignoring scientific expertise" says Sen. Brian Schatz …

Read: James Comey's memos

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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 …

Prosecutors suspected Manafort was a 'back channel' between Trump campaign and Russia

Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, came under scrutiny by the special counsel because prosecutors suspected he might be a back channel between the Trump campaign and Russian efforts to interfere in the U.S. election, a Justice Department lawyer said Thursday.<p>The disclosure …

Republicans Push Bill To Protect Mueller, Without McConnell's Support

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., does not support a measure that would make it harder for President Trump to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, but that isn't stopping some Republicans from forcing the debate.<p>North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis said Wednesday that he will continue …

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A Rebuke to Trump, a Century in the Making

Having a sexist in the Oval Office who curries favor with conservative religious groups is having dire consequences. Health workers in developing nations are preparing for a rise in unsafe abortions due to President Trump’s reinstatement of the global gag rule that prohibits federal funding of …

Trump files for an extension on his taxes

Count President Donald Trump among the Americans who won’t meet Tuesday’s deadline for filing his tax returns.<p>The White House confirmed Tuesday that the president has filed for an extension on his taxes, although a spokesman did not immediately respond to a follow-up question as to whether Trump …

The "spin" is just starting, and already Sean Hannity sounds dizzy.

Hee-hee-hee. Not even an hour into being outed as one of three people on the planet lacking the sense to get out of the way of a speeding bus, and …

Trump's tabloid past may come back to haunt him

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's tabloid lifestyle made him rich, famous and ultimately built the persona that made him President. Yet his back-to-the-future encounter with his sensational and melodramatic past might become his Achilles' heel.<p>Given his history, it's perhaps no surprise that Trump's …

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Comey on Trump calling for him to be jailed: 'This is not OK'

The former FBI director also said he will 'never run for office. Not even a close call.'<p>James Comey on Tuesday denounced Donald Trump’s presidency as a threat to bedrock American values, warning that the president's calls for Comey to be jailed could erode the rule of law.<p>The former FBI director, …

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Sean Hannity’s Ethical Mess

The revelation that the Fox News host sought legal advice from the embattled Trump attorney raised questions about the network’s journalism—and about the president’s tangled relationships.<p>Genuinely stunning moments are hard to come by these days, but one arrived on Monday in a courtroom in New York …

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The Latest: No immediate ruling on FBI raid of Trump lawyer

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on efforts by President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer to stop criminal prosecutors from reviewing materials seized …

Donald Trump and Sarah Huckabee Sanders Have Lost Their Minds

As multiple federal investigations continue to creep closer and closer to Donald Trump, the president appears to be completely unraveling. On Sunday …

‘Roseanne’: When a Punch Line Feels Like a Gut Punch

<i>Kelvin Yu is a writer on the Fox sitcom “Bob’s Burgers” and co-starred on the Netflix comedy “Master of None.”</i><p>Last week, I woke one morning and typed some of my personal thoughts about a joke from the new reboot of “Roseanne” into nine tweets and pressed send.<p>In the episode, which aired April 3, …

On the Right, Meltdowns and Eye-Rolling as Comey Rips Trump

Reactions to the much-hyped interview ranged from bored and annoyed to, in the case of Sean Hannity, frothing at the mouth.<p>In a remarkable hour-long interview to promote his new book, <b>James Comey,</b> the former director of the F.B.I., was unsparing in his criticism of the president who fired him, …

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How a 27-Year-Old Math Whiz (and His Uber Driver) Found a Big Flaw in an IRS Tax Formula

He also came up with a fix.<p>Most people chat with their Uber driver about traffic or the weather. Sam Ferguson, on the other hand, spent one January …

Have you noticed how poor people are bankrupting the government? Neither have we.

HAVE YOU noticed how spending on welfare and other benefits for the poor is bankrupting the federal government? Neither have we. On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office forecast a vast increase in the federal debt over the next decade, due in large part to the GOP’s recent $1.5 trillion tax cut, …

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Unfit to Command

With the president in an agitated state, preoccupied with his legal troubles, this is no time for war.<p>The weekend news from Washington featured two story lines: the U.S.-led coalition missile strikes against Syrian government forces, and President Trump’s most extreme Twitter meltdown to date. The …

James Comey’s ABC Interview: Five Highlights

By the time ABC aired an hourlong interview with James B. Comey on Sunday night, his feelings on President Trump were clear: that he was volatile, immoral, fixated on allegations made against him, akin to a mob boss.<p>When excerpts from Mr. Comey’s forthcoming memoir emerged last week, Mr. Trump …

Trump Pardons Scooter Libby in a Case That Mirrors His Own

WASHINGTON — For months, President Trump has railed against investigators and presented himself as the target of an unfair prosecution.<p>So when he was asked to pardon former Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, who likewise considered himself the target of an unfair prosecution, Mr. Trump …

Bannon pitches White House on plan to cripple Mueller probe and protect Trump

Stephen K. Bannon, who was ousted as White House chief strategist last summer but has remained in touch with some members of President Trump’s circle, is pitching a plan to West Wing aides and congressional allies to cripple the federal probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, …

Donald Trump Takes Out Paul Ryan, and ‘It’s Going to Be a Civil War’

Everything Trump touches dies, and the speaker’s legacy is no exception.<p>The news that Paul Ryan is retiring from Congress was received by grim-faced …

The Nation Will Pay if Trump Fires Mueller

President Trump resembles a Geiger counter: When he emits increasing howls, he is signaling that we’re approaching some radioactive or explosive truth.<p>Trump is said to be near a “meltdown” in his fury at what he describes as “an attack on our country” — by which he means the ongoing criminal …

Why Trump Is Panicking

The raids on his attorney’s files are extremely dangerous for the president.<p>“Attorney-client privilege is dead,” according to President Donald Trump, who unleashed an angry Twitter tirade this week in response to search warrants executed at the office, home and hotel room of his personal attorney, …

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Art Collector and Bon Vivant Dies in Trump Tower Home He Couldn’t Sell

Todd Brassner, who died in a fire at Trump Tower on Saturday, loved fast cars, electric guitars, expensive watches and making long, erudite pronouncements about art and art history. He was an art dealer with health problems and a 2015 bankruptcy that listed his apartment as the location of more …

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Fox News (Yes, Fox News) Just Exposed Scott Pruitt as the Ultimate Swamp Creature

Even the president's favorite network wasn't buying his bullshit.<p>Scott Pruitt has raced to frontrunner status in our favorite new reality show, <i>America's Next Top Swampmonster</i>.<p>Like others in President Trump's supposedly swamp-draining cabinet, the EPA administrator was known as a big fan of flying …

Trump Vows ‘Big Price’ for Syria Attack, Raising Prospect of Missile Strike

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday promised a “big price” to be paid for what he said was a chemical weapons attack that choked dozens of Syrians to death the day before, and a top White House official said the administration would not rule out a missile strike to retaliate against the …