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Cain Says He Dropped Out Of Fed Consideration Because It Doesn’t Pay Enough

Herman Cain, who, up until Monday, was President Donald Trump’s likely pick for the Federal Reserve Board, said he dropped out of the process after finding out the salary: a paltry $183,100. “It’s an honor, it’s prestigious, and I really wanted to do it, emotionally,” Cain “But factually, it is a big cut in pay.” “My biggest passion is making money,” he added. Scrutiny will now likely shift to Trump’s other embattled likely nominee, Stephen Moore. Between his lack of qualifications and spat...
Tags: News, Federal Reserve Board, Herman Cain, Stephen Moore, Kate Riga


Giuliani Punts Mueller Counter-Report, Will Deal With Episodes As Surfaced By Media

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said that he is at least temporarily shelving the planned counter-report to special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings, choosing instead to address specific incidents surfaced by the media. According to a Monday Bloomberg report, Giuliani said that there were “numerous areas that were mischaracterized and some where it is flat-out false” but declined to give specifics as it’s “hard to digest all at once.” It is still unclear why the Trump administration held back the...
Tags: News, Mueller report, Rudy Giuliani, Russia probe, Kate Riga


Impeachment Divides Dems At Back-To-Back CNN Forums

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris joined the call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment as five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town hall meetings that exposed deep divisions in a party desperate to end the Trump presidency. Harris’ unexpected support for impeachment follows Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s push for Congress to begin the process to remove the Republican president following the release of special counsel ...
Tags: News, 2020 Elections, AP story, Democratic Presidential Primary, Kamala Harris, Kate Riga


Team Trump Nonchalant On Impeachment Possibility

White House aides are so unconcerned about the specter of impeachment that they don’t even have a plan in place to handle proceedings, should the House start them, an administration official told Politico. White House aides reportedly think that Democrats wouldn’t take such a politically risky gamble with a move that has next to zero chances of working, thanks to the Republican-controlled Senate. “She seems keenly aware that if they launch impeachment now, it will guarantee [Trump’s] reelecti...
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Impeachment, Nancy Pelosi, Kate Riga


Kim, Putin To Meet In First One-On-One Summit

TOKYO (AP) — When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with President Donald Trump. But it’s not entirely clear how much Putin can or will oblige. Despite a relationship that goes back to the very foundation of North Korea, relations between Pyongyang and Moscow haven’t always been the picture of comradery, or even p...
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Sri Lankan Defense Minister Says Easter Bombings ‘Retaliation’ For NZ Attack

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s state minister of defense said Tuesday that the Easter attack on churches, hotels and other sites in the South Asian nation was “carried out in retaliation” for the shooting massacre at two New Zealand mosques last month, according to a statement. The minister, Ruwan Wijewardene, told Parliament the government possessed information that the series of bombings in and outside of Colombo that killed more than 300 people was carried out “by an Islamic fundame...
Tags: News, AP story, Bombing, Sri Lanka, Kate Riga


Biden Seems To Be Wavering On Campaign Launch, May Be Postponed

Though former Vice President Joe Biden was widely expected to announce his campaign launch this week, those plans may now be in flux as his team vacillates between different locations and timing options, according to a Monday Philadelphia Inquirer report. The initial plan, as first reported by the Atlantic, was a video announcement on Wednesday followed by campaign stops in Charlottesville, Virginia then Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s office has reportedly receiv...
Tags: News, 2020 Elections, Democratic Presidential Primary, Joe Biden, Kate Riga


From ‘No Collusion’ To No Big Deal: Rudy Giuliani’s Striking Evolution On Russia

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani ricocheted back into the headlines Sunday, making a stunning pronouncement: “There’s nothing wrong with taking information from Russians.” How did we get here? How did the ever changing, often not-comprehensible utterances of a once great mayor progress all the way to the assertion that taking information from a foreign entity during an American campaign is above-board? Here’s a timeline of Giuliani’s evolution on the Russia collusion question: “I have been ...
Tags: News, Mueller probe, Rudy Giuliani, Russia, Russia probe, Kate Riga


The Inevitable Conclusion: Cain Drops Out Of Fed Nomination Process

After weeks of ridicule and well-founded criticism, once likely nominee to the Federal Reserve Board Herman Cain has bowed out. My friend Herman Cain, a truly wonderful man, has asked me not to nominate him for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board. I will respect his wishes. Herman is a great American who truly loves our Country! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2019 The writing was on the wall for Cain ever since multiple Republican senators voiced their lack of support for t...
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Irs, Confirmation, Donald J Trump, Cain, Herman, Herman Cain, Stephen Moore, Federal Reserve Board, Kate Riga, Cain Drops Out Of Fed


Hannity Spent Easter Yelling About Report That Russian TV Used His Mueller Clips

Fox News host Sean Hannity was displeased Easter Sunday that reporters pointed out that Russian television has been using clips of his monologues insisting on Trump’s innocence in light of the redacted Mueller report. “Maybe the Daily Beast should look at itself and the rest of the Fake News industrial complex in America, as they are no better than Russian propaganda outlets—perhaps even worse,” Hannity raged in a 13-part Twitter thread. The Daily Beast reported that Russian TV has been splic...
Tags: News, America, Fox News, Trump, Sean Hannity, HANNITY, Daily Beast, Fake News, Russia Probe, Kate Riga, Mueller report, Russian television


Rep. Seth Moulton Enters 2020 Race: ‘I’m Running Because I’m A Patriot’

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) announced Monday morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that he is officially throwing his hat into the ring for the presidency. “I’m running because I’m a patriot,” he said, adding that he has never been content to “sit on the sidelines.” “I’m gonna talk about patriotism, about security, about service,” he said of what sets him apart from the pack. Moulton has become the 19th official Democratic candidate, with Vice President Joe Biden expected to announce later thi...
Tags: News, Abc, Joe Biden, Good Morning America, Moulton, Seth Moulton, 2020 Elections, Democratic presidential primary, Seth Moulton D MA, Kate Riga


Buttigieg Scrambles To Turn 2020 Enthusiasm Into An Organized Campaign

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — There are no policy positions on his website. He has virtually no paid presence in the states that matter most. And his campaign manager is a high school friend with no experience in presidential politics. Welcome to the campaign of Pete Buttigieg , the 37-year-old Indiana mayor who has suddenly become one of the hottest names in the Democrats’ presidential primary season. Yet there is an increasing urgency, inside and outside of the campaign, that his moment may pass ...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, News, Supreme Court, California, Joe Biden, Indiana, Chicago, New Hampshire, Iowa, Ryan Reynolds, Democratic, Buckley, Sullivan, MANCHESTER N H AP, Electoral College


Van Parked Near Sri Lankan Church Bombed On Easter Sunday Explodes

A van parked near a Sri Lankan church that was bombed on Easter Sunday has exploded, but no injuries have been reported. Police went to inspect the van Monday after people reported it had been parked near St. Anthony’s Shrine since Sunday. They discovered three bombs that they tried to defuse. Instead, the bombs detonated, sending pedestrians fleeing in panic. A series of bombings Sunday killed at least 290 people, including at least 27 foreigners. About 500 others were wounded in the blasts....
Tags: News, Church, Sri Lanka, St Anthony, Kate Riga, AP story


‘So-Called Notes’ From WH Aides Proved Frequent Sources For Mueller Report

President Donald Trump recognized the damage that his aides’ notes had done him in the aftermath of the redacted Mueller report’s release, warning his massive Twitter following to “watch out for people that take so-called ‘notes.’” As the New York Times reported, the frequency with which Trump White House staffers took notes is significant and starkly different than the practices of their predecessors. White House employees of yore have been cautious with note-taking, since the Presidential R...
Tags: Notes, News, White House, New York Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Trump White House, Russia Probe, Kate Riga, Mueller report


Sanders Claims To Understand April Ryan’s Comments As Threat Of ‘Decapitation’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders purposefully misunderstood reporter and CNN analyst April Ryan’s comments from Thursday, who used colorful language to express her belief that Sanders’ proven lying, as evidenced by the Mueller report, should result in her ouster. “I have had reporters say a lot of things about me. They’ve said I should be choked. They’ve said I deserve a lifetime of harassment,” Sanders said on Fox and Friends, speaking over a rousing musical performance at ...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Fbi, Fox, James Comey, Sanders, Ryan, Mueller, Fox And Friends, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, April Ryan, White House Easter, Kate Riga, TV Clip


GOP Donors Who Battled Trump In 2016 Fall In Line For His Reelection Fight

In 2016, many traditionally conservative donors threw their weight — and their money — behind any Republican other than Donald Trump. They’re changing their tune now, lining up to contribute sizable bundles to the President’s reelection effort. According to a Monday Politico report, some of the bigwigs are impressed by the organization of the reelection campaign, shaping up to be much more professional than the fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants 2016 effort. Some are more philosophical, citing Trum...
Tags: News, Politico, Gop, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Campaign Finance, Trump, 2020 Elections, Kate Riga, Geoff Verhoff


Buttigieg Draws Comparison Between Trump And Bernie Supporters

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg compared supporters of President Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at a New Hampshire campaign stop Friday, citing economic difficulties as the political driver of both groups. “I think the sense of anger and disaffection that comes from seeing that the numbers are fine, like unemployment’s low, like all that, like you said GDP is growing and yet a lot of neighborhoods and families are living like this recovery never even happened. They’re stuck,” But...
Tags: News, Washington, New Hampshire, Donald Trump, Trump, Sanders, Bernie, Nashua, Sen Bernie Sanders, Khanna, Buttigieg, Ro Khanna, 2020 Elections, Democratic presidential primary, Pete Buttigieg, Kate Riga


Mueller In His Own Words: Telling Quotes From The Taciturn Special Counsel

For months, most people outside of the special counsel’s office have only seen an occasional glimpse of the square-jawed and tight-lipped Robert Mueller, and have heard from him even less. His incredibly leak-resistant operation and private predilection forced the public to rely on others’ interpretations and guesswork about the goings-on of the investigation. Now, we have almost 500 pages of content, much of which comes right from the source. Here are some of the most telling quotes in Muell...
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Nadler Nails Barr For Misleading On Obstruction, Renews Impeachment Idea

House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) laid out the Democratic rebuttal after the redacted Mueller report’s release Thursday, hammering Attorney General William Barr’s mischaracterization of special counsel Robert Mueller’s conclusions on the obstruction question. “The special counsel concluded that ‘if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would state so. Based on the facts and the ap...
Tags: News, Congress, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Barr, Robert Mueller, Nadler, Jerry Nadler, Jerry Nadler D NY, William Barr, Russia Probe, Bill Barr, Kate Riga, Mueller report, Mueller Nadler


Here Are The Biggest Bombshells From The Redacted Mueller Report

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted 448-page report on the Russia investigation revealed colorful behind-the-scenes reactions and even almost-indictments. Here are some of the biggest bombshells we now know so far: Trump was extremely upset when he learned of Mueller’s appointment According to notes taken by then-Attorney General Jeff Session’s chief of staff, Trump “slumped back in his chair,” exclaiming: “Oh my God. This is the end of my presidency. I’m fucked.” He upbraided Session...
Tags: News, Eric Holder, Senate, Russia, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, National Security, Donald Trump, Clinton, James Comey, Trump, Sanders, Flynn, Sen Chuck Grassley R IA, Trump Tower, Robert Kennedy


‘I’m F*cked’: Trump Was Royally Freaked Out By Mueller’s Appointment

New details from the redacted Mueller report reveal the extent of President Donald Trump’s devastation when he first heard the news of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment. According to notes taken by Jody Hunt, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ chief of staff, Trump reacted viscerally when Sessions informed him of the appointment. Trump “slumped back in his chair” and said “Oh my God. This is the end of my presidency. I’m fucked.” He then turned his anger on Sessions, whose recusa...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Donald Trump, Trump, Jeff, Hope Hicks, Robert Kennedy, Jeff Sessions, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Jody Hunt, Russia Probe, Kate Riga, Mueller report, Eric Holder Per Hunt


The 10 Episodes Mueller Investigated For Signs Of Trump’s Obstruction

As Attorney General Bill Barr revealed during his Thursday morning press conference, special counsel Robert Mueller scrutinized 10 episodes to find possible evidence of President Donald Trump’s obstruction of justice. While Mueller concluded that he did not have enough to charge Trump with obstruction charges, he added the caveat that the President was not exonerated. Here are the situations he investigated: 1) Trump’s conduct concerning Michael Flynn and James Comey In this section,...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Obstruction, Clinton, James Comey, Trump, Flynn, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Trump Tower, Jeff Sessions


Happy Mueller Day From Trump: ‘Greatest Political Hoax Of All Time!’

President Donald Trump is up and tweeting ahead of the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, hitting some of his favorite catchphrases. The Greatest Political Hoax of all time! Crimes were committed by Crooked, Dirty Cops and DNC/The Democrats. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2019 PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2019 Attorney General Bill Barr will hold a press conference at 9:30 A.M. and the report is slated to be de...
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Don’t Worry About Mueller Redactions, Michael Cohen’s Got It Covered

Former Trump fixer Michael Cohen apparently has incredible insight into Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report and is promising to “tell it all” no matter what the Department of Justice redacts. Soon I will be ready to address the American people again…tell it all…and tell it myself! https://t.co/Ybk07AJBud — Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) April 18, 2019 While Cohen may know details of his own involvement in events covered by the investigation, it is unclear from what basis he and his l...
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Mueller Report Will Be Delivered To Capitol Hill, Posted Online Around Noon

The Mueller report will be delivered on disks to Capitol Hill between 11 A.M. and noon and posted to the Special Counsel’s website soon after, according to the Washington Post and NBC. Attorney General William Barr will hold a press conference at 9:30 A.M. to frame the report before its release. Special Counsel Robert Mueller will not be in attendance. A mix of Democrats from important House committees — including Judiciary, Intelligence and Oversight — called on Barr to cancel his presser We...
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WaPo: Mueller Punted On Obstruction Due To Ambiguity Of Trump’s Intent

The Mueller report will be only lightly redacted and show why the ambiguity of President Donald Trump’s intent and actions pushed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to punt the decision on whether or not he obstructed justice. According to the Washington Post, the report will give a frame-by-frame description of the President’s actions that came under scrutiny, which still may prove damaging. Though the light redactions may blunt some of Democrats’ suspicion that Attorney General William Barr’s D...
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Bannon Is Converting An Italian Monastery Into A Bootcamp For Populists

Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist, is gunning for a new institution now that his work in America is done: make the Vatican great again. Bannon is converting a $1 million, 800-year-old monastery outside of Rome into an “academy” for the training of “modern gladiators,” or the next generation’s populist leaders. “I think the populist nationalist sovereignty movement is about the reinforcement of the traditional Judeo-Christian West,” Bannon told MSNBC’s Richard Engel. “What we’r...
Tags: News, White House, America, Rome, Italy, Vatican, Msnbc, Richard Engel, Bannon, Nationalism, Steve Bannon, Kate Riga


Dowd Says Mueller Report (Which He Hasn’t Read) Is ‘Pure Mischief,’ ‘Not Fair’

John Dowd, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, is calling the Mueller report “pure mischief” and “not fair,” believing that it will cause undue problems for the President. “I haven’t read it, but it’s just wholly unnecessary,” he told the Daily Beast. “You just don’t need it. It’s pure mischief.” “The trouble is, these special counsels inflate themselves, think they’re more important—and they’re not, in the scheme of things, and it ruptures the system of justice and it’s not fair,” he add...
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Dowd, Mueller, John Dowd, Daily Beast, Russia Probe, Kate Riga, Mueller report


Buttigieg Supporters Drown Out Hecklers Screaming About Sodom And Gomorrah

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg was heckled multiple times at a campaign event Tuesday night by anti-gay protesters yelling “remember Sodom and Gomorrah!” His fans reacted by starting up a rousing cheer of “Pete, Pete, Pete!” drowning out their voices. Buttigieg himself then addressed the hecklers. “You know, the good news is, the condition of my soul is in the hands of God, but the Iowa caucuses are up to you,” he quipped, pointing to his crowd. “Remember the beauty of our democracy...
Tags: News, Iowa, Lgbtq, South Bend Indiana, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, Kate Riga, 2020 Democratic Primary, Pete Pete Pete, Sodom and Gomorrah


Texts Reveal State Prosecutors Wholly Unprepared For Fallout Of Smollett Case

Texts released to the Chicago Tribune show that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s team was wholly unprepared for the intense fallout around the Jussie Smollett case, especially at the reaction after they abruptly dropped all charges against him. The texts also show that Foxx may have improperly inserted herself into conversations about the case, since she was recused. Her office maintains that Foxx withdrew herself only informally, as a true recusal would have involved the appointment o...
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