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How Trump won the Acosta lawsuit.

You don't alway win by winning. That's too easy. The genius move is to win by losing. AP reports on Trump's reaction to the temporary restraining order that Acosta won against him:[The judge] ordered Acosta’s pass returned for now in part because he said CNN was likely to prevail on its Fifth Amendment claim — that Acosta hadn’t received sufficient notice or explanation before his credentials were revoked or been given sufficient opportunity to respond before they were....“In response to the cou...
Tags: Law, White House, Ap, Cnn, Trump, Acosta, Jim Acosta, Ann Althouse, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump and the judiciary, Trump and the press


Kawasaki appears to upset Kelly in Alaska Senate race

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Alaska Senate President Pete Kelly appears to have lost his re-election bid but told The Associated Press that he’s leaving open the option of a recount. Ballots tallied Friday show Democratic Rep. Scott Kawasaki widening his lead to 173 votes in the Fairbanks race. Election officials said Thursday there were […]
Tags: News, Senate, Ap, Alaska, Associated Press, Kelly, Kawasaki, Juneau Alaska, Pete Kelly, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Scott Kawasaki, Republican Alaska Senate


New Congress could change tone, if not rules, on immigration

For all the post-election talk about Democrats taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives and working to implement a pro-immigrant agenda, Los Angeles resident José López feels certain of only one thing: At least one chamber of Congress won’t be fighting to kick him out of the country. In this Nov. 14, 2018 photo, two Central American migrants walk along the top of the border structure separating Mexico and the United States, in Tijuana, Mexico. Migrants in a caravan of Central Ame...
Tags: Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, United States, House, House Of Representatives, John Mccain


Trump threatens to leave if reporters start acting up

In an interview with Fox News, President Trump says he will "just leave" if reporters start "acting up" or don't treat him and his White House aides the way he likes during news conferences.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Fox News, Trump


How the Trump administration stepped up pursuit of WikiLeaks’ Assange

For more than a year, the nation’s spies and investigators sought to learn about Julian Assange and his ties to Russia.
Tags: News, World, Nation, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Trump, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


AP Top Stories Nov. 16 P

Here's the latest for Friday, November 16th: CNN Reporter Jim Acosta received his White House credentials back; President Trump said he answered written qestions from Robert Mueller; Florida begins manual ballot recount; FAO Schwarz reopens in New York.            [Author: AP]
Tags: Florida, New York, News, White House, Ap, Cnn, Trump, FAO Schwarz, Jim Acosta, Robert Mueller


Did Obama Block Fox News Reporters from White House Press Conferences?

Obama's relationship with Fox News was tempestuous to say the least, but none of the network's correspondents was ever banned or ejected from the briefing room.
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Fox News, Donald Trump, White House Press, Obama Block Fox News Reporters


U.S. judge orders White House to restore press pass to CNN's Acosta

The White House withdrew Acosta's credentials on Nov. 7 in an escalation of the Republican president's attacks on news organizations, who he has called enemies of the people. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly, who is hearing CNN's lawsuit challenging the revocation, said Acosta's credentials must be restored while the network's case is pending. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that Acosta's credentials would be temporarily restored.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, White House Press, Acosta, Sarah Sanders, Timothy Kelly


Official says US intelligence has concluded Saudi crown prince ordered killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi

WASHINGTON (AP) — Official says US intelligence has concluded Saudi crown prince ordered killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi.
Tags: News, Washington, US, Ap, Nation & World Politics, Jamal Khashoggi


CNN’s Jim Acosta Returns to the White House After Judge’s Ruling

The reporter at the center of CNN v. Donald J. Trump got his press pass back after a court said the administration’s process for barring him was “shrouded in mystery.”
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Freedom Of The Press, Trump, Kelly, Jim, Donald J Trump, Acosta, Jim Acosta, Donald J, News and News Media, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Timothy J


McConnell Tells Trump a Criminal Justice Bill Is Not Likely This Year

Mitch McConnell, who as majority leader controls the Senate floor, delivered the news in a meeting at the White House in which he told the president that the bill would eat up too much time.
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Mitch McConnell, Criminal Justice, Mitch, Trump, Ryan, McConnell, Sessions, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Paul D Jr, Jefferson B III, Prisons and Prisoners


CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince ordered murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

The CIA has concluded Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to US media. Khashoggi, who was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last month, was reportedly given assurances that it was safe for him to attend the consulate in a phone call with the Saudi ambassador to the US, Khalid bin Salman, who is the brother of the Crown Prince. The Washington Post reported on Friday night that the US intelligence agency in...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, US, Turkey, Middle East, Cia, Prince, Donald Trump, Istanbul, Trump, Mohammed bin Salman, Khalid, Khalid bin Salman, Khashoggi


Democrat Abrams says she can’t win Georgia governor’s race, ends challenge

By BILL BARROW and KATE BRUMBACK ATLANTA — Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her challenge to Republican Brian Kemp in the Georgia governor’s race on Friday, but pledged to fight the former secretary of state’s “gross mismanagement” of the elections with a federal lawsuit. Speaking defiantly to a news conference, Abrams said her actions did not constitute a concession, but she acknowledged that she had no further recourse under the law and that Kemp would be certified the winner. “Let’s be clear: Thi...
Tags: Senate, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Trump, Bill Barrow, Abrams, Kemp, Kate Brumback, Sen David Perdue, Brian Kemp


Georgia Democrat wants recount in race with GOP congressman

ATLANTA (AP) — A Democratic congressional candidate will ask for a recount of the vote in her close race against Republican Rep. Rob Woodall of Georgia, the challenger’s campaign said Friday. Woodall, a four-term GOP congressman, is struggling to keep his suburban Atlanta seat that had long been considered safe for Republicans. Unofficial election returns […]
Tags: News, Atlanta, Georgia, Ap, Gop, Woodall, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Rob Woodall


Suspected Russian hackers impersonate State Department aide

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. cybersecurity experts say hackers impersonating a State Department official have targeted U.S. government agencies, businesses and think tanks in an attack that bears similarity to past campaigns linked to Russia. The “spear phishing” attempts began on Wednesday, sending e-mail messages purported to come from a department public affairs official. Cybersecurity companies […]
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, Ap, State Department, Nation & World Politics


Supreme Court challenge filed to Whitaker appointment

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent Washington lawyer is leading an effort to lure the Supreme Court into the dispute over the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general. Lawyer Thomas Goldstein says the high court should rule quickly that President Donald Trump’s appointment of Whitaker to temporarily lead the Justice Department […]
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, Ap, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Whitaker, Matthew Whitaker, Nation & World Politics, Thomas Goldstein


Democrat Stacey Abrams says she’ll file federal lawsuit to challenge ‘gross mismanagement’ of Georgia elections

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams says she’ll file federal lawsuit to challenge ‘gross mismanagement’ of Georgia elections.
Tags: News, Atlanta, Georgia, Ap, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Stacey Abrams


Democrat Stacey Abrams says she can’t win Georgia governor race, effectively ends challenge to Republican Brian Kemp

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams says she can’t win Georgia governor race, effectively ends challenge to Republican Brian Kemp.
Tags: News, Atlanta, Georgia, Ap, Brian Kemp, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Stacey Abrams


Trump claims, without evidence, that he is "extremely happy"

File with "I can change the 14th Amendment with an executive order" and "no collusion". [via]
Tags: Post, Video, Politics, News, Lies, Trump


Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth Among Those President Trump Honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Posthumous honors were given to Elvis Presley and baseball's Babe Ruth
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Elvis Presley, Trump, Onetime, Elvis Presley Babe Ruth


First They Came For Acosta. Why We Sued Trump Before He Acts Again (Opinion)

It didn’t start with Jim Acosta, but we might be able to end it here. Last week, President Trump and his White House followed through on longstanding threats by revoking reporter Jim Acosta’s press credentials in retaliation for his doing his job. After enduring similar threats and retaliation during Trump’s campaign and presidency, CNN sued […]
Tags: Opinion, White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Jim Acosta, Jamal Khashoggi


US to accuse Iran of violating chemical weapons treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to accuse Iran of violating an international treaty that bars the production and use of chemical weapons. Two officials said the administration plans to announce next week that Iran is not complying with the Chemical Weapons Convention. They said the non-compliance finding doesn’t allege that Iran has […]
Tags: News, Washington, US, Iran, Ap, Trump, Nation & World Politics


Trump says he should have gone to Arlington on Veterans Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he should have visited Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Veterans Day — a traditional presidential act. Trump, who rarely admits a faux pas, told “Fox News Sunday” that “in retrospect, I should have” gone, but he was busy on calls and had just returned from abroad. Trump was […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Nation & World Politics


Judge orders Acosta's press pass returned

Federal judge Timothy J. Kelly sided with CNN on Friday, ordering the White House to reinstate chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Acosta, Jim Acosta, Timothy J Kelly


While still in majority, House Republicans ready subpoenas for Comey, Lynch

The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee, in its final days in power, is planning to issue subpoenas to former FBI Director James Comey and President Barack Obama's attorney general Loretta Lynch, according to a source with knowledge of the subpoenas.
Tags: News, Loretta Lynch, Barack Obama, Fbi, House, Stories, James Comey, House Judiciary Committee, Comey Lynch


While they still have majority, House Republicans ready subpoenas for Comey, Lynch

The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee, in its final days in power, is planning to issue subpoenas to former FBI Director James Comey and President Barack Obama's attorney general Loretta Lynch, according to a source with knowledge of the subpoenas.
Tags: News, Loretta Lynch, Barack Obama, Fbi, House, Stories, James Comey, House Judiciary Committee, Comey Lynch


The interviews are part of an investigation into the FBI handling of the Clinton emails and Russia probe

The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee, in its final days in power, is planning to issue subpoenas to former FBI Director James Comey and President Barack Obama's attorney general Loretta Lynch, according to a source with knowledge of the subpoenas.
Tags: News, Loretta Lynch, Russia, Barack Obama, Fbi, Stories, Clinton, James Comey, House Judiciary Committee


House Republicans to subpoena Comey, Lynch

The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee, in its final days in power, is planning to issue subpoenas to former FBI Director James Comey and President Barack Obama's attorney general Loretta Lynch, according to a source with knowledge of the subpoenas.
Tags: News, Loretta Lynch, Barack Obama, Fbi, House, Stories, James Comey, House Judiciary Committee, Comey Lynch


Why a federal judge ordered White House to restore Jim Acosta's press badge

Acosta will be allowed to return to the White House on Friday.The judge described the ruling as narrow, and didn't rule one way or the other on violations of the First Amendment.The case is still open, and the administration may choose to appeal the ruling.A federal judge has ordered the White House to reinstate the press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, marking a legal victory for the network and the many media organizations that backed it.On Tuesday, CNN filed a lawsuit alleging that th...
Tags: Politics, Media, Washington, Government, White House, Journalism, Cnn, Innovation, Secret Service, Trump, Kelly, White House Press, Acosta, Boutrous, Federal District Court, Jim Acosta


AP Exclusive: State, county officials differ on voting needs

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s midterm elections saw a record number of absentee ballots overwhelm voting machines, found election officials in a dozen counties hand-counting votes and underscored the need to replace hundreds of aging voting machines for the disabled. But money for equipment is scarce and state law restricts when absentee ballots can be […]
Tags: News, Montana, HELENA Mont AP, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics



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