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Michael Avenatti: The Case for Indicting the President

Sol Wachtler, a former chief judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, once famously remarked that grand juries were so easily swayed that they would “indict a ham sandwich” if a prosecutor requested it. Many times, there is truth to this. But an indictment does not end the process of …

Opinion

'Even the folks who won don't seem happy': Obama mocks Republicans at rally

Former president Barack Obama ridiculed Republicans at an Ohio rally Thursday evening, mocking members of the party for being "still mad" even though they control the White House and both chambers of Congress.<p>Obama made the remarks during a fiery speech for Democratic Senate nominee Rich Cordray, …

University of Illinois

Nat’l Guardsman Debunks Trump Fist Pump Fury, Says He Saw Biased Media First Hand

3:15 PM 09/13/2018<p>President Donald Trump delivered a double fist pump as he walked away from Air Force One on Tuesday, en route to a 9/11 memorial …

National Guard

He Was Honest, Eventually

Last week, Barack Obama finally did what Democratic activists had been desperately hoping he would do—he reproached his successor ahead of the …

Health Care

Why Is Trump’s State Department Stealing Ideas from Old Spice Commercials?

Mike Pompeo’s #Swagger hashtag diplomacy is an international embarrassment.<p>On Monday, coupled with the launch of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Instagram account, the State Department launched a campaign rebranding itself the “Department of Swagger.”<p>Replete with a composite photo of William …

U.S. State Department

Suspicions Confirmed, Woodward on Trump

- Advertisement -<p>It's no solace, but the recent revelations about Donald Trump, and his Republican enablers, confirm our worst suspicions: Trump is a …

Donald Trump

U.S. imposes North Korea-related sanctions on Russian, Chinese firms

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a China-based tech firm, its North Korean CEO and a Russian subsidiary, accusing them of moving illicit funding to North Korea in violation of U.S. sanctions.<p>FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with …

North Korea

Julia Salazar, 27-Year-Old Newcomer, Wins New York State Senate Primary

It might have been one of the bumpiest primary-campaign finishes in New York state history, but 27-year-old Julia Salazar pulled it off, upsetting …

New York State

Why Won’t Ben Carson Confront Discrimination?

HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced that he would be launching a “landlord engagement listening tour” later this month, but discrimination by many landlords can already be heard quite loudly.<p>Speaking at a gathering of public housing authority directors in Washington, D.C. earlier this week, HUD …

Ben Carson

The question Bob Woodward's book doesn't answer

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bob Woodward's "Fear: Trump in the White House" is a runaway hit. The book has captured many of the Washington headlines since parts of it leaked out last week, and on Tuesday, its first day on sale, it sold more than 750,000 copies.<p>The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter offers juicy nuggets …

The White House

U.S. Congress aim to delay border wall funding fight until December

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Congress negotiators on Thursday moved to put off until after the Nov. 6 elections decisions on future funding for President Donald Trump's multibillion-dollar southwest border wall, as lawmakers advanced legislation funding many other government programs.<p>Racing against …

U.S.-Mexico border

Bob Woodward Fires Back At Eric Trump Over 'Anti-Semitic' 'Shekels' Slur

“I just hope no one would talk like that, frankly," the veteran journalist told CNN's Anderson Cooper.<p>Veteran journalist Bob Woodward said Eric Trump’s rhetoric in response to his tell-all book about the Trump White House risks setting the country back.<p>President Donald Trump’s son was accused of …

Donald Trump

The trade war is already hurting US companies in China

US companies in China say they are already feeling the pain from the trade war.<p>In a survey by two American chambers of commerce in China, nearly two-thirds of US firms who responded said the waves of new tariffs have harmed their business.<p>The United States and China have so far slapped tariffs of …

Tariffs

Trump scoffs at 'nervous mess' Dimon, says he's not smart

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top elected leader and its most powerful banker are fighting over who is smarter.<p>Really.<p>President Donald Trump early Thursday scoffed at JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's claim that he could "beat" Trump and is just as tough and smarter than the president.<p>"The problem …

U.S. Politics

Cruz intern arrested on Capitol Hill for unregistered ammunition

<b>(CNN) —</b> An intern for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was arrested on Monday after US Capitol Police found shotgun shells in the back of his vehicle.<p>According to a statement from US Capitol Police provided to CNN, officers were called to a "dispute" between the intern and another individual in a vehicle near …

Justice

State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Residence of U.N. Envoy

<i>Editors’ Note: September 14, 2018</i><p><i>An earlier version of this article and headline created an unfair impression about who was responsible for the purchase in question. While Nikki R. Haley is the current ambassador to the United Nations, the decision on leasing the ambassador’s residence and</i> …

U.S. State Department

President Trump: Kerry Meetings With Iran Officials Are Illegal

President Donald Trump took to his favorite platform tonight to warn former Secretary of State John Kerry that he may be violating the law by meeting …

Donald Trump

Two Congressmen Who Say They Inadvertently Hung Out With Holocaust Denier Get Caught With Him Again

Click here for reuse options! Reps. Dana Rohrabacher and Matt Gaetz have faced scrutiny for meeting with Holocaust denying Internet troll Chuck C. …

Black Lives Matter

Jeff Sessions Just Intensified His Attack On Judges Who Keep Blocking The Trump Administration

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday sharpened his attack against federal judges who block the Trump administration policies nationwide, …

Trump Administration

There's a new No. 1 among 2020 Democrats

<i>(This is the third edition of our monthly power rankings</i> <i>of Democrats most likely to get their party's presidential nomination</i> <i>in 2020.)</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> Take a look at the 2018 Democratic primary season and three things immediately leap out at you:<p>Women are winning. Everywhere. According to Cook Political …

Bernie Sanders

Trump administration draws fire for ‘misleading’ report linking terrorism, immigration

Eighteen former counterterrorism officials are urging the departments of Justice and Homeland Security to retract or correct a report that implies a link between terrorism and immigration, calling its findings “misleading” and counterproductive.<p>Released in January, the report says that 402 of the …

News

This Russian-Born Lobbyist Was at Trump Tower. He Says He’s No Spy. Now He’s Suing

The Russian-born lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin admits he was at the infamous Trump Tower meeting. But he’s taken umbrage that a prominent opponent of the …

Trump Tower

Montana Senate candidate accused of coordinating with NRA

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democrats questioned Thursday whether U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale illegally coordinated with the National Rifle Association based on an audio recording of the Montana Republican saying the NRA planned to support his campaign.<p>Rosendale spokesman Shane Scanlon called the …

U.S. Politics

Trump ‘doesn’t understand the basics,’ says ‘Fear’ author Bob Woodward

Nation Sep 13<p>By Michael Biesecker, Jonathan Drew, Associated Press<p>Politics Sep 13<p>By Matthew Daly, Associated Press<p>Nation Sep 13<p>By Mike Schneider, …

Bob Woodward

Trump: New Strzok-Page texts are 'disaster' for FBI, Justice Department

President Donald Trump said Thursday that newly released text messages between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page are a "disaster" to the bureau and the Department of Justice.<p>"More text messages between former FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are a disaster and …

Donald Trump

JPMorgan offers 60,000 points to sign up for its new Sapphire bank account

JPMorgan Chase wants to lure wealthy, young customers to its new Sapphire bank account.<p>The plan? Offer 60,000 credit card points.<p>The bank said Thursday that Sapphirecard customers who open a new Sapphire checking account beginning in October can earn the signing bonus, which Sapphire Reserve …

Customers

Letitia James wins the New York attorney general primary. She could be the first black woman ever elected to the job.

She beat a crowded Democratic field to make history — and to get the chance to take on Donald Trump.<p>Letitia James, New York City’s public advocate, won the Democratic primary for New York State attorney general, and could become the first African-American woman to hold statewide office in New …

Women of Color

Here Are 5 Insane Facts About Trump from Bob Woodward’s Book You Haven't Heard Yet

Trump’s proclivity to rage and emotional meltdowns are legendary. But there are a few other things generally unknown about him.Bob Woodward’s new …

Lindsey Graham

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hits Trump for death toll denial: “My own grandfather died"

New York Democratic House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used her family's personal story to push back on President Trump’s denial of the high …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Stephen Colbert's Audience Loses It Over A ‘Sickening’ Trump Tweet

"Late Show" viewers really didn't like the president's latest claim.<p>“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert is calling out President Donald Trump for a “sickening” set of tweets in which he denied that a pair of hurricanes caused almost 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico last year.<p>Colbert broke out his Trump …

Stephen Colbert