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Reports for Senate Intel detail sweep of Russian interference on social media
Russia's campaigns heavily favored Trump, the report says.
Two reports commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee out today provide the most detailed look yet at Russian online propaganda efforts — and raise questions about social media companies' cooperation with a probe by the p…
44 ex-senators warn U.S. is 'entering a dangerous period'
The senators stressed the importance of casting aside party differences in confronting impending challenges.
“We are on the eve of the conclusion of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation and the House’s commencement of investigations of the president and his administratio…
Trump slams 'so incorrect' NYT report on unsecured phone use
President Donald Trump on Thursday hit back at a New York Times article about his use of an unsecured iPhone to call friends outside of the White House, labeling the report “so incorrect I do not have time here to correct it.”
“The so-called experts on Trump over at the New York Times wr…
Mueller report PSA: Prepare for disappointment
President Donald Trump's critics have spent the past 17 months anticipating what some expect will be among the most thrilling events of their lives: special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on Russian 2016 election interference.They may be in for a disappointment.That’s the word POLITICO go…
Trump says he has 'natural instinct for science' when it comes to climate change
He can see through political bias on climate, he says.
President Donald Trump told the Associated Press that he has a "natural instinct for science" that informs his understanding of climate change and allows him to see through the political bias that he accused some scientists of holdin…
Kent Sorenson Was a Tea Party Hero. Then He Lost Everything.
This, at last, is when Sorenson’s outrage turns to guilt. It’s not that he could have done more from the inside; it’s that he should have done more from the outside, when he had the power, when he was a policymaker with authority and influence, before he became just another discarded member of s…
Trump’s trade wars start biting GOP ahead of midterms
As fresh U.S. tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports take effect Monday, surveys show consumers growing increasingly worried about higher prices this fall. Giant retailers such as Walmart are warning of price increases for manufactured goods. And smaller businesses in swing states and distri…
Chief Justice Roberts halts campaign finance ruling
Roberts acted Saturday after a three-judge D.C. Circuit panel turned down the same arguments for a stay earlier in the day.
Sexual assault claim leaves Kavanaugh nomination in limbo
Other than Dianne Feinstein, members of both parties said they were blindsided by the decades-old allegation.
‘Whoever wins South Carolina will be the Democratic nominee’
Presidential prospects rethink primary election strategy for 2020.
Second Fox News reporter leaves amid objections to network
In the Trump era, hard reporting is being crowded out by opinionated panels, current and former staffers say.
Mueller seeks to push back Flynn sentencing again
The court asked for an update on a sentencing timeline for Flynn by Aug. 24, but the parties asked for that date to be pushed back 30 days.
“Due to the status of the investigation, the Special Counsel’s Office does not believe that this matter is ready to be scheduled for a sentencing he…
Microsoft: U.S. political system facing 'broadening cyberthreats' from Russia
"In the face of this continuing activity," Microsoft said, "we must work on the assumption that these attacks will broaden further."
U.S. candidates, campaigns and political groups are facing a resurgence of attempted cyberattacks from hackers, including the Russians accused of disruptin…
McGahn seen as ‘undercover operative’ in Trump’s White House
Lawyers say that it’s not likely that McGahn coughed up independently damning information but could still help bolster Mueller’s probe.
Trump ties revoking Brennan's clearance to the Russia probe
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump placed blame on Brennan for the ongoing Russia investigation, now overseen by special counsel Robert Mueller, even though Brennan has been outside the government for 19 months.
Cuomo: America was ‘never that great’
“We’re not going to make America great again — it was never that great,” said Cuomo, a Democrat seeking a third term. “We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged. We will reach greatness when discrimination and stereotyping against women — 51 perc…
Democrats post night of firsts in Tuesday primaries
The party picked a transgender woman for Vermont governor, a Muslim for Minnesota attorney general, and black woman to represent Connecticut in Congress.
Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.
If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.
Manafort trial Day 10: Prosecution rests, Manafort defense starts Tuesday
Mueller's team called more than two dozen witnesses in the tax- and bank-fraud case against the former Trump campaign chairman.
Rep. Chris Collins, fighting prosecution, seeks to end reelection bid
Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), who was charged this week as part of an insider trading scheme, is suspending his re-election campaign and will attempt to remove his name from the ballot.
Manafort trial Day 9: Trial resumes after mysterious delay
The bank- and tax-fraud trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resumed Friday afternoon without any public explanation for an unusual delay in the proceedings, but quickly produced revealing testimony suggesting that Manafort's role managing the Trump campaign helped him wi…
Trump's pit bulls on Capitol Hill
Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan, leaders of the rabble-rousing House Freedom Caucus, have become two of the president's most trusted allies on the Hill.
'I will not be intimidated': McCaskill responds to report of Russian targeting
“Russia continues to engage in cyber warfare against our democracy,” Sen. Claire McCaskill said in a statement.
Wavering Rand sets off Supreme Court spectacle
The Kentucky Republican says he's genuinely undecided on whether to back Brett Kavanaugh. His vote could be decisive.
Why I’m No Longer a Russiagate Skeptic
Facts are piling up, and it’s getting harder to deny what’s staring us in the face.