Manu Raju

SEAL Commander Who Killed Bin Laden Invites Trump To Go Suck Some Bone Spurs

Golly gee, it seems like Donald Trump might have just stepped on his own dick again, in revoking the clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, …

Donald Trump

Rand Paul wants Trump to lift US travel sanctions on some Russian lawmakers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republican Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that he plans to ask President Donald Trump to lift sanctions on members of the Russian legislature so that they are able to travel to the United States for meetings with US officials.<p>The Kentucky senator, who sits on the Senate Foreign …

Politics

Sen. Bill Nelson stands by Russia claims as Florida officials want answers

<b>(CNN) —</b> Florida's Sen. Bill Nelson said in an interviewhe stands by his declaration that Russians have "already penetrated" the state's voting systems -- even as local officials await his response to their demand for more information.<p>After issuing a tersely worded letter Thursday asking Nelson to …

Politics

Democrats weigh their options as Pelosi -- and others -- eye speakership

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is facing mounting pressure over her future, with calls from members of her own party to step aside as discussions about potential successors gain more traction -- both in the national spotlight and among members of Congress.<p>Pelosi has …

Politics

Democrats threaten to sue for Kavanaugh documents

<b>(CNN) —</b> Senate Democrats are threatening to sue for documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's record, the latest escalation in a partisan battle over the court.<p>On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats were prepared to sue if their Freedom of Information …

U.S. Politics

Speaker's super PAC drops huge dollars in attack ads to save endangered GOP majority

<b>(CNN) —</b> A super PAC aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan is opening a new front to lash a range of Democratic candidates in the final sleepy days of summer, part of a newly aggressive strategy to save the Republican Party's House majority -- at serious risk of flipping this fall.<p>The Congressional …

Politics

GOP senator: Ex-CIA chief John Brennan a 'butthead' who doesn't need a security clearance

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. John Kennedy defended President Donald Trump's decision to revoke John Brennan's security clearance and called the former CIA director a "butthead" who doesn't need the clearance.<p>"I think most Americans look at our national intelligence experts as being above politics. Mr. …

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Rep. Brenda Lawrence to Trump: 'Shame on you' for Omarosa comments

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rep. Brenda Lawrence offered a highly personal rebuke of President Donald Trump for his public feud with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, which had reached a new level a day before when the President referred to the former White House aide as a "dog."<p>"And I can tell him, 'Shame on you, …

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Hatch 'not comfortable' with Trump calling Omarosa a 'dog'

Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchTop Republicans concerned over impact of potential Trump drug rule The Hill's Morning Report — Trump to GOP: I will …

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Pelosi pulls in staggering sums for Dems despite facing opposition in the ranks

<b>(CNN) —</b> A number of Democrats running for the House have shunned Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi -- but they may have to thank her for their seats if they win this fall.<p>Internal documents obtained by CNN show that the California Democrat remains a fundraising juggernaut for House Democrats as they …

Politics

'This is how a whiny tyrant acts': Democrats and intel veterans slam Trump for revoking Brennan's security clearance

Wednesday's announcement that President Donald Trump was revoking the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan caused an outpouring of shocked, confused, and dismayed reactions from Democratic members of congress, as well as several prominent national security and intelligence experts.<p>…

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018<p><b>“Trump’s Supreme Court pick calls Antonin Scalia a ‘role model’ and a ‘judicial hero'”:</b> Manu Raju and Joan Biskupic of CNN …

Cook County

Democrat to FBI: Did White House, Jeff Sessions get involved in Peter Strzok firing?

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., wrote a letter Monday to FBI Director Christopher Wray pressing for details on whether the White House or Attorney …

Donald Trump

Omarosa reveals new recording of Trump’s reaction to her firing from the White House

Former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman on Monday released a new recording of a conversation she had with President Donald Trump on the day after …

Donald Trump

Trump's Supreme Court pick calls Antonin Scalia a 'role model' and a 'judicial hero'

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has extolled the late conservative icon Antonin Scalia, and so has his new nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh.<p>In some of his most forceful speeches in recent years, Kavanaugh has referred to the conservative justice who served from 1986-2016 as a "role …

U.S. Politics

Kavanaugh v. Giuliani: can a president be subpoenaed?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Here are the stories our D.C. insiders are talking about in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast, where you get a glimpse of tomorrow's headlines today.<p>1. Trump's working vacation<p>The President spent the past week at one of his favorite places -- the Trump National Golf Club in …

Foreign Policy

Omarosa on 'Meet the Press'; Charlottesville on 'Face the Nation'

Race will be a focus on the Sunday morning programs. “Face the Nation” focuses on race on the first anniversary of the deadly protests in …

Donald Trump

Newly released documents illuminate little from Trump's Supreme Court nominee

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday began releasing a small slice of documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's work in the early 2000s for President George W. Bush, including the administration's response to the September 11 attacks.<p>While the documents make evident …

U.S. Politics

In leaked recording, key House Republican suggests GOP must keep House to protect Trump from Mueller

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In a newly leaked audio recording, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, a California Republican, suggests that his party needs to retain control of the House of Representatives to protect President Donald Trump from special counsel Robert Mueller.<p>"If (Attorney …

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White House says Rand Paul asked Trump for letter to introduce him to Putin

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The White House said Tuesday that a letter from President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin was meant to introduce Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul to the Russian leader.<p>"At Senator Paul's request, President Trump provided a letter of introduction. In the letter, …

Politics

WATCH: Released Video Shows Indicted GOP Lawmaker at the White House — Exactly When Prosecutors Say He Committed Insider Trading

Early Wednesday morning, Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) was arrested by the FBI, along with his son Cameron and his son's fianceé's father Stephen Zarsky, …

Liberal View

Twitter reacts to Rep. Chris Collins' indictment

Rep. Chris Collins was a leading trending topic on Twitter on Wednesday morning following his indictment on insider trading charges.<p>Tweets included …

Christopher Collins

Breaking: Congressman surrenders to FBI on securites fraud

Well, this might make the midterms just a wee bit tougher for Republicans. NBC News reports that three-term GOP Rep. Chris Collins surrendered to the …

Corruption

Trump Supreme Court pick: Presidents can ignore laws they think are unconstitutional

<b>(CNN) —</b> Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 2013 asserted that it's a "traditional exercise" of presidential power to ignore laws the White House views as unconstitutional, as he defended the controversial practice of signing statements prevalent in George W. Bush's White House.<p>The comments …

U.S. Politics

'Dumba**': Orrin Hatch Sounds Off on Democrats' Kavanaugh Obstruction

It takes a lot to get Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to swear on Capitol Hill, but he has <i>had it</i> with his Democratic colleagues' behavior toward President …

Republicans

At the Races: O-H-I-O

Our weekly newsletter on congressional campaigns<p>Welcome to At the Races! You can keep track of House and Senate races with this weekly newsletter by …

Politics

GOP senator scolds Trump for ignoring Russian hackers — and says basically every lawmaker has been targeted

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) is joining with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to push legislation that would send money to states to ensure their voting …

Liberal View

Senators: Trump 'not paying attention' to Russian threats in 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two leading senators are asserting that President Donald Trump has not focused on the clear threat the Kremlin poses in the 2018 elections, with one Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee contending that Russian hackers may have already targeted most -- if not all -- sitting US …

Politics

Ohio State accuser: Retired wrestling coach asked me to support Jim Jordan

<b>(CNN) —</b> A former Ohio State University wrestler told CNN that retired head wrestling coach Russ Hellickson asked him to support Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, one day after the ex-athlete publicly accused Jordan of knowing about sexual abuse at the university while he served as the team's assistant coach.<p>…

News (U.S.)

Maddow: Kavanaugh Has Bad Poll Numbers Because Policy

On last night's show, Rachel Maddow ran a video of Brett Kavanaugh from a couple years ago, in which he praised the late Justice Scalia for his …

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