Politics

Trump Plans to Ask Congress Yet Again for Billions for His Wall

There’s an old saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, yet expecting a different result. Make of that what you will, but it comes to mind as reports emerge that Donald Trump is yet again planning to ask Congress for billions of dollars for his border wall, […]

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Watchdog Group Asks Inspector General to Investigate Jared Kushner’s Security Clearance

A prominent watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), today asked the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community to investigate Jared Kushner’s security clearance as a possible threat to national security. This request comes on the heels of reports that seasoned intelligence officials had recommended against Kushner receiving top secret security clearance, […]

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Michael Cohen Sues the Trump Organization

In what is likely to be seen by President Trump and his legal team as an astonishing and vexing amount of gall, Michael Cohen is suing the Trump Organization, arguing that the company is obligated to pay his legal bills, regardless of the fact that he has now turned into a witness for the prosecution. […]

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House Passes Bill Requiring Background Checks for All Gun Sales

Today the House passed a bill expanding background check requirements for gun sales, so that background checks are required not only for sales by gun dealers, but also sales through gun shows, the internet, and classified ads. The passage of this bill is the biggest legislative step forward for gun control in several years, but […]

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Political Operative in GOP Ballot Tampering Scandal Arrested on 7 Charges

The political operative allegedly behind a ballot tampering scheme meant to benefit a GOP congressional candidate in North Carolina has been arrested and charged with seven offenses, including obstruction of justice, conspiracy, and possession of absentee ballots. Importantly, the charges thus far against Leslie McCrae Dowless, the political operative in question, relate to multiple elections […]