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Hope Hicks will testify before House panel behind closed doors

Former White House communications director Hope Hicks will testify behind closed doors on Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee, the first time a Democratic-run panel will interview a member of President Donald Trump’s inner circle as part of the investigations into the President. But it’s unlikely Hicks will answer many of the committee’s questions. The…

Can Trump’s economy last?

President Donald Trump warned a few days ago that if he isn’t reelected the economy will crash, a scary prediction that drives home the supreme confidence he has in his own tough-talking madman theory of leadership. Is it a prediction, a warning or a promise? “I think people read these statements the wrong way. He…

Trump’s 2020 bid begins by bashing Clinton

President Donald Trump revived the greatest political show on Earth on Tuesday night. Swimming in nostalgia, Trump played all the old hits. He bashed Hillary Clinton, jabbed the “fake news,” invoked fear over immigrants and marveled at the glory over his shock election win. He partied like it was 2016. Holding forth from the pounding…

Buttigieg, amid a trying week, changes police department policy on body cameras

Mayor Pete Buttigieg directed his police chief on Tuesday to order all South Bend, Indiana, police officers to turn their body cameras on when interacting with civilians on duty, making the decision after a tumultuous week where the presidential candidate was pulled from the campaign trail after an officer-involved shooting left one man dead. The…

Fact-checking AOC on Amazon’s ‘starvation wages’

During an interview with ABC News, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dodged the question of whether Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos would still be a billionaire under her political prescriptions. Instead she attacked how Amazon treats its employees, claiming the e-commerce giant’s practices of paying “starvation wages and stripping them of their ability to access health…

About that Florida poll that shows Biden crushing Trump …

Just as Donald Trump prepared to jet to Orlando to formally kick off his bid for a second term in 2020, a┬ánew Quinnipiac University poll was released that showed the President trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in the Sunshine State by 9 percentage points. Which is a big headline! After all, Trump isn’t choosing…

Cuccinelli email to asylum officers sparks anger, push back

New acting Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli has sent an email to asylum officers that is being met with consternation and criticism. In the email, according to a source who received it, Cuccinelli appeared to press officers interviewing asylum seekers to be skeptical of claims of credible fear of returning home,…

Four women who allege Indiana attorney general groped them file lawsuit

Four women who allege Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill groped them in March 2018 filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Hill and the state of Indiana. Niki DaSilva, Samantha Lozano, Gabrielle McLemore, and Mara Candelaria Reardon are seeking money damages for claims related to unlawful sexual harassment, employment discrimination, retaliation and other claims, one of the…

Senators reach a deal on emergency border funding

The top two appropriators in the US Senate have reached an agreement on a $4.6 billion funding package to address the influx of migrants at the southern border that has been deemed a “humanitarian crisis,” according to three people familiar with the deal. The agreement between Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, an Alabama Republican,…

Trump doesn’t apologize for his Central Park Five ads

President Donald Trump responded to a question about the Central Park Five during his appearance before reporters on Tuesday, once again declining to apologize for his actions following the incident. When asked by a reporter if he would apologize for his actions surrounding the case — he took out full-page newspaper ads calling for the…

Fact-checking Trump’s tweet about Hillary Clinton email review

President Donald Trump returned to one of his favorite foils early Tuesday morning, tweeting out a report of the latest twist in the Hillary Clinton email saga. “Wow! The State Department said it has identified 30 Security Incidents involving current or former employees and their handling of Crooked Hillary Clinton’s Emails. This is really big,”…

Roy Moore to announce decision on US Senate run amid GOP resistance

Former Judge Roy Moore will reportedly announce whether he’ll run again for Senate on Thursday, after losing his race in 2017 and subsequently the high-profile support of President Donald Trump and Alabama Republican congressmen. The timing of the announcement was first reported by Politico. In 2017, Moore won the GOP nomination for a special election…

Top Russia expert leaving Trump’s National Security Council

Fiona Hill, the top official on Russian affairs at the National Security Council, will depart the Trump administration this summer, according to two people familiar with the matter. Hill, a former Brookings scholar and skeptic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, oversaw rocky Washington-Moscow ties over the past two and a half years. She’s expected to…

Here’s where candidates will be placed at first Democratic debates

The stage is set for the first series of Democratic debates. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will be at the center of the stage during the Thursday night debate in Miami next week, according to NBC, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas…

New poll shows Biden and other top Democrats beating Trump in Florida

As President Donald Trump heads to Florida on Tuesday to officially declare his reelection bid in 2020, he’s trailing multiple top Democratic candidates in the battleground Sunshine State, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Former Vice President Joe Biden bests Trump in a hypothetical matchup for the general election, by 50% to 41%. This includes…

White House will assert immunity for Hope Hicks during congressional testimony

The White House is asserting immunity for President Donald Trump’s long-time confidant Hope Hicks from testifying in the House Judiciary Committee about her time at the White House, setting up a showdown with Democrats when Hicks appears behind closed doors on Wednesday. But Democrats’ on the House Judiciary Committee are also planning to press Hicks…

Ocasio-Cortez compares migrant detention facilities to concentration camps

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused President Donald Trump’s administration of running “concentration camps” in its detention of migrants at the southern border. Conservatives quickly slammed the New York Democrat for her use of the term, which is most commonly associated with Nazi death camps during the Holocaust. “The United States is running concentration camps on our…