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Paul Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its case

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Paul Manafort’s defense rested its case today without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman’s tax evasion and bank fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify. Read More
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Trump trying to silence her, Omarosa says

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Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman said today that she “will not be silenced” by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss shifted from a war of words to a possible legal battle. Read More
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White House spokeswoman can’t guarantee Trump hasn’t used N-word

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White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she cannot guarantee that President Donald Trump has never used a racial slur. Read More

Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain but doesn’t mention him

President Donald Trump has signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for John McCain after delivering remarks that failed to mention the ailing senator. Read More

Trump’s Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

President Donald Trump’s call for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles forced Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans to either criticize the president or stick with the Milwaukee-based company just ahead of Tuesday’s primary where Trump allegiance has been a central focus. Read More
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Trump lashes out at ‘Wacky Omarosa’ over book and recordings

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President Donald Trump lashed out at Omarosa Manigault Newman today, saying his former White House adviser — who is promoting a tell-all book and airing secret audio recordings —“got fired for the last time.” Read More
 

Facing indictment, GOP Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

In an about-face, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins is ending his re-election bid days after the Republican was charged with insider trading. Read More

Memo shows Kavanaugh resisted indicting a sitting president

Newly released documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time on the Kenneth Starr team investigating Bill Clinton reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president. Read More
 

Betsy DeVos proposes to roll back Obama-era rule policing for-profit colleges

The Trump administration plans to roll back another major Obama-era rule that was created to police the for-profit college industry, according to a proposal issued by the Education Department. Read More
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Fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort continues

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The delays left uncertain whether prosecutors could wrap up their case against Manafort before the weekend, as had been expected. Read More

Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

An associate of former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone was held in contempt of court today in a fresh attempt to challenge Robert Mueller’s appointment as the special counsel investigating Trump campaign contacts with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign. Read More
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Omarosa claims in new book Trump ‘racist,’ used N-word

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President Donald Trump frequently used the word “nigger” while he was the host of the reality television show “Celebrity Apprentice” and there are tapes that can confirm it, according to a new memoir by one of Trump’s former White House advisers, Omarosa Manigault Newman. Read More
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Devin Nunes says in leaked recording that GOP must keep House to protect Trump from Mueller

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Republicans need to keep control of the House to protect President Donald Trump from the Russia investigation, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said at a recent fundraiser, according to an audio recording released today. Read More

Pence outlines U.S. Space Force plan for ‘next battlefield’

Pointing to growing threats and competition from Russia and China, the White House today announced ambitious plans to create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military warfighting service by 2020. Read More

Democrats pounce on GOP lawmaker’s downfall, blast ‘cesspool’

Democrats are jumping on a Republican congressman’s insider trading indictment to decry a culture of corruption they say President Donald Trump has fostered, a theme they hope will help them seize congressional control in November’s elections. Read More

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