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5 takeaways from FBI agent Peter Strzok's explosive congressional hearing

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — The cameras were on, and the theatrics were high.<p>In an explosive, hourslong congressional hearing Thursday, FBI agent Peter Strzok was …

Donald Trump

Papa John's founder resigns as chairman of the board amid backlash after admitting he used the N-word

Papa John's founder John Schnatter resigned as chairman of the company Wednesday amid growing backlash over his use of the n-word during a conference call in May.<p>In a statement late Wednesday night, the company said it had accepted his resignation and that Olivia Kirtley will be the company’s Lead …

United States

Trump dishes up fresh dose of chaos aimed at May, Londoners

BLENHEIM PALACE, England (AP) — Dishing up a fresh dose of chaos on his European tour, President Donald Trump left behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels and moved on to Britain, where a pomp-filled welcome ceremony was soon overshadowed by an interview in which Trump blasted Prime …

aimed

An Arkansas man complained about police abuse. Then town officials ruined his life.

When body-camera footage of an aggressive or abusive police officer goes viral, the response from law enforcement groups is often to caution that we shouldn’t judge the entire system based on actions of a few bad apples. That’s fair enough. But what does it say about the system when the cops gets …

Justice

President Trump Kicks Off NATO Summit by Claiming Germany Is ‘Controlled’ by Russia

(BRUSSELS) — President Donald Trump claimed a pipeline project has made Germany “totally controlled” by and “captive to Russia” during a combative …

Donald Trump

Heroes or criminals? Trump pardons 2 Oregon ranchers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rugged individualists to some, dangerous arsonists to others, a father and son who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon were pardoned Tuesday by President Donald Trump.<p>The pardon is raising concerns that it will encourage others to actively …

Forests

Trump’s Personal Driver for 25 Years Sues for Unpaid Overtime

Donald Trump’s personal driver for more than 25 years says the billionaire real estate developer didn’t pay him overtime and raised his salary only …

Donald Trump

Self-described Nazis and white supremacists are running as Republicans across the country. The GOP is terrified.

The racist candidates are expected to lose, but they could drag their party down with them.<p>In at least five state and national races across the country, the Republican Party is dealing with an uncomfortable problem. Their party’s candidates are either a card-carrying Nazi, a Holocaust denier, a …

Rights & Freedoms

Twitter is finally addressing fake accounts. Trump wants it to go after two specific real ones.

Trump wants Twitter to delete the New York Times’ and the Washington Post’s accounts.<p>As Twitter ramps up efforts to purge suspicious and fake accounts from its platform, President Donald Trump has two suggestions for whose accounts should be deleted: the New York Times and the Washington Post, …

Donald Trump

Michael Avenatti’s Nickname For Trump Is Twitter Approved

The president has time and again created nicknames for his political rivals, employing them mostly on Twitter to annoy and badger. Think "Leakin' …

Donald Trump

Whose side is Trump’s America on? The answer is becoming more and more obvious

Nato summits are generally unremarkable affairs, but this week’s two-day gathering in Brussels will be an exception. European members of the transatlantic alliance are pondering their biggest conundrum since its creation almost 70 years ago: is the US a friend – or a foe?<p>Only 18 months ago, the …

Geopolitics

Shifting Strategy, Trump’s Lawyers Set New Conditions for Mueller Interview

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s lawyers set new conditions on Friday on an interview with the special counsel and said that the chances that the president would be voluntarily questioned were growing increasingly unlikely.<p>The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, needs to prove before Mr. Trump …

Donald Trump

Mueller finds Trump connection through Manafort's ties to bank executive

Special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors plan to present evidence at former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial that a banking …

Paul Manafort

Donald Trump's disgusting message to women

<b>(CNN) —</b> Heads up, women; there's something Donald Trump wants you to know.<p>He has just named former Fox News chief Bill Shine as White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications. On the same day, he also mocked the #MeToo movement, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Rep. Maxine Waters, sending a very …

Donald Trump

‘So uncalled for’: George W. Bush’s former press secretary chides Trump for mocking ‘thousand points of light’

President Trump drew a rebuke Thursday night from George W. Bush’s White House press secretary after he mocked the "thousand points of light" volunteer effort of Bush's father during a campaign-style rally in Montana.<p>“This is so uncalled for,” Ari Fleischer wrote on Twitter, using the acronym for …

Donald Trump

Michael Cohen tells friends he doesn't think Trump would pardon him

<b>(CNN) —</b> Michael Cohen has recently told friends that he is pessimistic that President Donald Trump will offer him a pardon -- one more indication that Cohen does not believe his former boss will have his back.<p>In a phone call with a friend several days before he was interviewed by ABC News' George …

Donald Trump

We need to talk about the fact that Trump seriously considered invading Venezuela

It’s a disastrous idea.<p>Last year, President Donald Trump repeatedly asked aides and foreign leaders about the prospects for invading a foreign country.<p>No, not North Korea. Trump wanted to invade the South American country of Venezuela. Because why the hell not.<p>According to multiple reports, Trump …

National Security

Trump no longer talks a lot about the stock market. Here’s why

President Trump spent the first year of his presidency singing the praises of the stock market, which rose precipitously in anticipation of GOP tax …

Stock Markets

Obama’s wetlands protection rule put ‘too much emphasis’ on science, Trump officials argue

President Donald Trump’s administration is faulting its predecessor for overemphasizing science in writing a 2015 Clean Water Act rule aimed at …

Trump Administration

Schumer suggests unlikely SCOTUS pick for Trump: Merrick Garland

<b>By Seung Min Kim and Robert Costa | Washington Post</b><p>WASHINGTON – Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., privately urged President Donald …

Donald Trump

Read Scott Pruitt’s totally unapologetic resignation letter

Pruitt says he’s resigning because of “unrelenting attacks” on him and his family. (He doesn’t mention the corruption scandals.)<p>Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt is resigning because the public is being mean to him.<p>That’s the message of his official resignation letter, accepted by …

Donald Trump

Teen Taken at U.S. Border Tells of `Icebox' Cages With 60 Girls

A 15-years-old girl who was forcibly separated from her mother after fleeing to the U.S. from El Salvador described to a Washington State …

Immigration

Dubious Fox News article appears to have sparked Trump attack on Obama

President Donald Trump appeared to rely on a dubious Fox News report Tuesday morning to unleash an attack on his predecessor, accusing President Barack Obama, without any real evidence, of granting citizenship to 2,500 Iranians as part of nuclear deal negotiations.<p>"Just out that Obama …

Donald Trump

Half the country thinks Donald Trump is a racist. HALF.

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new Quinnipiac University poll has a striking result: 49% of people said they believe President Donald Trump to be a racist while 47% believe he is not.<p>Pause and digest that: Half the country -- HALF -- thinks the elected President of the United States harbors racist views.<p>That's a …

Donald Trump

The U.S. job losses from Trump’s tariffs are starting to pile up

Donald Trump said his administration’s tariffs on imports would create U.S. jobs. But the list of companies blaming the tariffs for job losses—or expressing concern about future cuts—is growing:<p>Among the first was <b>Harley-Davidson</b>, which announced that it was moving some of its operations overseas …

Donald Trump

Woman calls the police on a black representative campaigning in Oregon

<b>(CNN) —</b> A black Oregon state representative says someone called the police on her while she was canvassing door-to-door in her district.<p>Rep. Janelle Bynum represents District 51, which includes the area of Clackamas County, where she was campaigning.<p>In a Facebook post Tuesday, the Democrat wrote …

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Report: Pruitt asked staffers to use personal credit cards for his hotel bookings

Pruitt aides detailed the wide-ranging scope of his abuses.<p>Among the latest scandals plaguing EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt: He reportedly called on staffers to make his hotel bookings on their own personal credit cards — and in at least one case, he didn’t reimburse the payment in time.<p>This …

Donald Trump

The White House Tweeted A Wild Attack At Kamala Harris & Her Clapback Is Everything

Ad failed to load<p>The official White House Twitter account drew the line in the sand on July 2 when it took a personal attack on Sen. Kamala Harris …

Donald Trump

Shouting CEO, changing rules: inside Tesla's Model 3-building sprint

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chief Executive Elon Musk barked at engineers on the Fremont, California assembly line. Tesla Inc tapped workers from other departments to keep pumping out the Model 3 electric sedans, disrupting production of the Model S and X lines. And weekend shifts were …

Tesla

A Republican admits what we already know.

I happened to catch Hardball last night, when Steve Kornacki asked his panel about Democrats being motivated by Trump. Here’s what Republican …

Elections