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Sunday, April 23, 2017<p>James Zogby<br>Palestinian Prisoners’ Hunger Strike<br>One thousand five hundred Palestinian prisoners have been on a hunger strike for …

Affordable Care Act

Is the Department of Justice Preparing to Go Easier on Corporate Crime?

In a speech at the Heritage Foundation on Thursday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the U.S. Justice Department (DoJ) is reviewing its …

Crime

Rosenstein signals changes coming on corporate-crime prosecution policy

The Justice Department's No. 2 official indicated Thursday that the federal government's policy on prosecuting corporate crime is under review and he suggested that changes to the department's stance on the issue are coming.<p>"It’s under review and I anticipate that there may be some change to the …

Politics

FBI officials close to James Comey not allowed to appear before senate committee

The Justice Department says it will not permit two FBI officials close to fired director James Comey to appear privately before a congressional …

Government

2 more Trump associates lawyer up as Mueller's investigation escalates

President Donald Trump's former chief of staff and current White House counsel have hired a lawyer following reports that special counsel Robert Mueller wants to interview them as part of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.<p>Reince Priebus, Trump's former chief of staff, …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Jr. at Russia meeting sought damaging information on Hillary Clinton

US President Donald Trump's eldest son has told Congress he did not collude with Russian officials in the 2016 election. The Republican …

Donald Trump

Another Way Trump Breaks the Law. Intimidating Witnesses via Twitter

He has targeted witnesses in Mueller's investigation, including Comey, Yates and Sessions.

Government

VANITY FAIR NEW ESTABLISHMENT SUMMIT ADDS EVAN SPIEGEL, PATTY JENKINS, ANJELICA HUSTON, JOHN KERRY, PREET BHARARA, AND SALLY YATES

The conference will feature speakers from tech, media, and politics, with a special spotlight on Los Angeles.<p><i>Vanity Fair</i>’s fourth New Establishment Summit will focus on art and content in the digital age by bringing together leaders and entrepreneurs in technology, entertainment, finance, and …

Preet Bharara

Sally Yates

Former acting U.S. attorney general<p>The face of institutional resistance<p>President Donald Trump’s arrival in Washington to begin his promised assault on the federal leviathan had the quality of a classic Hollywood western. Tension had been building after his threats to dismantle, depopulate, override …

Yates, who clashed with Trump administration on travel ban, to join Zeppos, Meacham for Sept. 26 talk

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (Vanderbilt University)Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 26, featuring …

Vanderbilt University

Dems begin lining up 2020 staff, cash

A quiet but consequential battle for staff and cash has begun among ambitious Democrats with their eyes on the 2020 presidential race. The party is …

Politics

Ousted Trump officials: Where are they now?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump became a household name for his catchphrase "you're fired." And in one way or another since taking office, he's seen a number of his top employees resign or removed. Here are a few of the biggest names to go and where they are now.<p>National security adviser …

Mike Dubke

The Trump administration outcasts: Where are they now?

The first seven months of Donald Trump's presidency have been marked by a series of high-profile exits — from Michael Flynn and James Comey to Sean …

Donald Trump

'A middle finger to America': What people are saying about Trump's first presidential pardon

President Donald Trump's pardon of former Maricopa C0unty, Arizona, sheriff Joe Arpaio received some mixed reactions on Friday night, but lawmakers and civil-rights advocates largely condemned the move.<p>Arpaio, a staunch Trump supporter and compatriot in Trump's yearslong and fruitless quest to …

Joe Arpaio

McCain denounces Trump's Arpaio pardon

After Trump's pardon of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Arizona Sen. John McCain said the move "undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law." Jeb …

Politics

Former Trump administration officials, from Bannon to Comey

Sebastian Gorka, the deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, parted ways with the White House Friday evening.<p>Gorka joins a growing group of people who have left the young Trump administration in just its first eight months – a group that includes former press secretary Sean Spicer, F.B.I. …

Anthony Scaramucci

Billy Joel Taunts Trump, Stages Anti-Nazi Protest at Concert

If Billy Joel keeps this up, I might buy one of his albums some day.<p>The musician has publicly said he does not think of himself as a political …

Billy Joel

Private Prisons Are Thriving Under Trump - Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists

So much for not profiting from suffering. After Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era order in February to phase out the use of …

Liberal View

Rightwing media divided after Steve Bannon's White House departure

Breitbart, which the former Trump strategist once headed, says he left voluntarily while New York Post and Fox News offer harsh appraisals<p>Steve Bannon’s tenure in the White House will probably best be remembered for the warring factions he managed to create. And just like his divisive presence in …

Donald Trump

Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist, removed from role

White House says decision was mutual: ‘We are grateful for his service’ Bannon says: ‘I’m leaving and going to war for Trump against his opponents’<p>Steve Bannon has been removed from his post as White House chief strategist, ending his highly contentious career at the center of the Trump …

Donald Trump

US news | Page 197 of 6384 | The Guardian

In a comparison with Assad, Trump’s press secretary said Nazi leader who gassed millions of Jews ‘didn’t sink’ to using chemical weapons against his own people<p>Published: 3:33 AM<p>Published: 2:30 AM<p>Published: 2:00 AM<p>Both president and Mike Pence joined last-minute effort to get out vote in …

US News

'You're Fired.' Here's Who Donald Trump Has Removed as President

Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's chief strategist, is leaving the White House.<p>Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly and Bannon mutually agreed that …

Mike Dubke

Steve Bannon's exit caps off a month of cascading firings and resignations

Trump’s seven months in office have been marked by a seemingly never-ending series of departures, both voluntary and involuntary<p>The exit of Steve Bannon from his role as White House chief strategist caps a month in which the pattern of firings and resignations from the Trump administration has …

News (U.S.)

Here Are All The Trump Team Players Who Heard ‘You’re Fired!’—or Quit—This Year

1 of 14<p>STEVE BANNON<p>Almost exactly a year to the day after he was hired to run Trump's campaign (on August 17, 2016), Bannon is out at the White …

H. R. McMaster

US news | Page 148 of 6390 | The Guardian

The former FBI director’s service of presidents from both parties undoubtedly contributed to his selection as special counsel during an intense political crisis

US News

Private prison industry sees boon under Trump administration

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The private prison industry -- one of the most controversial pieces of the US carceral state -- has essentially recovered a year after the Obama administration sent a chill down its spine.<p>Last August, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates issued a memo calling on the …

Politics

Bannon's gone. Here's who else Trump has fired or let go since January

The firing of chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday is just the latest in a growing list of officials from President Donald Trump’s administration …

Anthony Scaramucci

Bannon and the high-profile departures from Trump White House

The Trump administration seems resigned to the revolving door of top aides making their way in and then immediately out of the White House.<p>In his …

Mike Dubke

Private prisons: The secretive $5B industry growing under Trump

Dead Bodies and Billions in Tax Dollars<p>The secret, dangerous world of private prisons<p>Something was wrong with Thomas Bryant.<p>He couldn't eat or sleep. …

Prison

Barack Obama’s Tweet About Charlottesville Is the Most Liked Tweet of All Time

In the wake of the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend that left one anti-racist counterprotester dead, a tweet by former president Barack Obama has become the most liked tweet of all time.<p>Quoting South African President and Apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela, Obama’s tweet shows …

Nelson Mandela