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Donald Trump

House votes to make churches dark money PACs

One of the greatest atrocities against the U.S. Constitution and America as it was created was foolishly providing churches with tax exemption with …

Republicans

Did the FBI Lie to the FISA Court?

Consider the source.The FBI did not allow the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to do just that.Instead, the heavily-redacted application for a …

Donald Trump

Will corruption convictions stick to Cuomo? Don’t bet on it

ALBANY — Joe Percoco, Sheldon Silver, Alain Kaloyeros and Dean Skelos. Guilty, guilty, guilty and guilty.<p>You'd think a two-term governor whose tenure has coincided with four high-profile corruption convictions would be heading to defeat, if he decided to run at all.<p>But Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was …

Corruption

Russian lawmakers propose bill requiring sites with 100K+ daily visitors to take down inaccurate posts or comments within a day or face fines up to about $800K

3:20 AM ET, July 23, 2018<p><b>Jack Dorsey, responding to Maggie Haberman's criticisms of Twitter, vows to work on identifying credibility and improving</b> …

Los Angeles

House Special Election in Ohio Poses Latest Test of ‘Blue Wave’

An August special election for a U.S. House seat in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, is pitting the intensity of Democratic resistance to President …

Elections

How to Tell Where Brett Kavanaugh Stands on Citizens United

WASHINGTON — Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has a favorite sentence. It explains why he is likely to reaffirm and build on the Citizens United decision if he is confirmed to the Supreme Court.<p>The sentence appeared in a 1976 Supreme Court decision, Buckley v. Valeo. It was, Judge Kavanaugh wrote in 2009, …

U.S. Politics

Morning Spin: New Lightfoot staffers worked on Pritzker, Bernie Sanders campaigns

<i>Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what’s going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here.</i><p>Topspin<p>Chicago mayoral contender Lori Lightfoot is ramping up her campaign, hiring staffers who have worked for a variety of …

Chicago

Voters should rebel against super PAC campaign clout

For the first time since the infamous smear against Ben Cayetano’s 2012 mayoral campaign by Pacific Resource Partnership, a well-funded super PAC is …

Voting

Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson hands out cash to potential voters

CHICAGO — Willie Wilson, the millionaire businessman and candidate for Chicago mayor, handed out cash to potential voters Sunday morning at a church …

Bruce Rauner

Anti-Abortion Protesters at Queens Clinic Did Not Harass Patients, Judge Rules

On Saturdays since 2012, protesters have gathered outside the Choices Women’s Medical Center in Jamaica, Queens, starting at 7 a.m. to urge women arriving at the clinic not to have an abortion.<p>For the next three hours, according to a lawsuit filed in June 2017 by Eric T. Schneiderman, the former …

New York City

'The mission really does continue': Charity moves out of shadow cast by Greitens

After six years serving abroad in the Air Force, A.J. Thompson was ready to return home to St. Louis. But he wasn’t done with public service.<p>“I spent …

Kansas City

450 Hear Tucson Democratic Congressional Candidates

Voters will decide soon as ballots for the primary will be mailed on August 1<p>At least 450 people crowded Tucson High School to hear the six …

Democratic Party

Power to the rich: India needs to talk about money in politics

The issue of money in politics is a matter of pressing concern across the democratic world. Recent headlines, for instance, reveal that scandals …

Nicolas Sarkozy

Challengers move left of Whitmer in Dem race for governor

Michigan's Democratic race for governor may generally be more cordial than the Republican battle, where negative TV ads and candidate attacks have …

Republicans

FOX News Ignored the Michael Cohen Tape Until Trump FREAKED OUT About it on Twitter

The presidency of Donald Trump has been a constant challenge for the press to keep up with his outrages, crimes, and embarrassments. The news cycle …

Donald Trump

FBI Believed Trump Adviser Carter Page Was Recruited And Conspiring With Russia, Documents Reveal

The FBI released a redacted version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court application on Donald Trump’s former campaign advisor Carter Page. …

News (U.S.)

Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Went to War With Partisanship in Kansas

Bernie Sanders — the most popular senator in America — and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — the 28-year-old from the Bronx who made headlines by stunning …

Middle-class

Cohen recording could lead to campaign finance violations, fraud charges

The secret recording of President Trump’s conversation with former attorney Michael Cohen could make a strong case for a campaign finance violation …

Republicans

Group wants Mainers to explicitly ban female genital cutting

A group led by Maine conservatives are proposing a ballot question to explicitly ban female genital mutilation.<p>The political action committee Prevent …

Female Genital Mutilation

Trump slams Cohen recording, declares 'your favorite President did nothing wrong!'

President Trump on Twitter Saturday lashed out against his former attorney, Michael Cohen, for reportedly making recordings of Trump two months …

Donald Trump

Elections: More than Half of Americans Believe Fairy Tales are Real

Voting booths<br>(Image by Wikipedia (commons.wikimedia.org)) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>According to a new poll conducted by Ipsos in …

Liberal View

California Democrats giving GOP House members a run for their money

Democrats looking to flip GOP-held House seats in California are turning in surprisingly strong fundraising performances as the election approaches — …

U.S. Congress

Emanuel has spent $120K in campaign funds on legal maneuvering over personal emails

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has spent $120,000 in campaign money on legal fees in response to a pair of lawsuits that alleged he violated the state’s open records act by refusing to release communications about city business he conducted through personal email accounts and text messages.<p>In his recently …

Corruption

Political Scene: Morgan says top aide to Mattiello asked her to attack Raimondo

On one occasion, the House Republican leader said, Leo Skenyon, chief of staff for Nicholas Mattiello, encouraged her to denounce as “worthless’’ the …

Government

Bob McCarthy: Wow, it's a lieutenant governor's race

This year’s primary for lieutenant governor could rank as the most fascinating election you never heard of. Wait a minute. A barn-burning contest for …

Government

Trump May Be Key in Republican Race for Michigan Governor

The pivotal moment in Michigan's Republican fight for governor may have occurred long before any of the main contenders had even entered the race.<p>In …

Republicans

Michael Cohen, Gaza, Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

<i>Here are the week’s top stories, and a look ahead.</i><p><b>1. “Your favorite President</b> did nothing wrong!”<p>President Trump lashed out on Twitter early Saturday at his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, who secretly recorded a discussion about paying a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Mr. …

Michael Cohen

Blackstone Group's Schwarzman Among Biggest June Midterm Donors

Mega donors including Blackstone Group LP’s Stephen Schwarzman flooded political committees with tens of millions of dollars in June ahead of …

Super PAC

NC Democrats want to break GOP legislative supermajority. GOP says not so fast.

Hundreds of Democratic Party volunteers are knocking on doors across the state this weekend in an effort to build momentum this fall to loosen …

Government