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NYT: DOJ Moves FARA Probe Into Obama White House Counsel To DC

Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C. have taken over a criminal investigation into whether former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig failed to register as a foreign agent after the case was moved from New York in January, the New York Times reported Monday. The decision to move the case from the Southern District of New York to D.C. comes as the Justice Department suggested it would step up prosecution of illegal foreign lobbying cases. Craig faces allegations that he failed to regist...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Washington, White House, Ukraine, New York Times, Manhattan, Doj, Justice Department, Craig, Obama White House, Southern District of New York, Skadden, Demers, Gregory Craig


Feds Raided Office Of Trump Fundraiser Elliott Broidy In Money Laundering Probe

A sealed search warrant obtained by ProPublica shows federal agents scoured Elliott Broidy’s office for documents related to China, Saudi Arabia and a Miami Beach club promoter. Federal authorities raided the office of Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy last summer, seeking records related to his dealings with foreign officials and Trump administration associates, according to a sealed search warrant obtained by ProPublica. Agents were authorized to use the megadonor’s hands and face to un...
Tags: New York, News, Instagram, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, Los Angeles, Fbi, United States, New York Times, Paris, Middle East, The Times, Playboy, Times


Happy St Patrick's Day 2019! Facts, history and how to celebrate the Irish date

Erin go bragh! St Patrick's Day is here, with events in honour of the patron saint of Ireland taking place across the globe this weekend. Recognised annually since the 1700s, the people of Ireland celebrate their heritage and culture on St Patrick's Day, with the day growing as a commercial occasion rather than a religious event in recent years. While Ireland embraces its patron saint day by holding vibrant, green parades, wearing shamrocks and flying Irish flags more than usual, celebra...
Tags: Asia, Europe, New York, London, News, Wales, Australia, Washington, White House, Boston, US, Chicago, Britain, Ireland, United Kingdom, Manhattan


Gillibrand officially in 2020 race, could Biden soon follow?

And then there was one more. And maybe one more still to come? The large crop of Democrats who want to be president grew, technically, when New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand changed her status Sunday from exploring a 2020 White House run to becoming a full-fledged candidate. She’d spent more than a month visiting states […]
Tags: New York, News, White House, Nation, Biden, Kirsten Gillibrand, Gillibrand


De Blasio calls Obama’s early days in office ‘a lost window’

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday criticized former President Barack Obama during a small gathering as he mulls a run for president, saying that Obama’s early days in office were “a lost window.” Minutes later, in front of a larger audience, de Blasio praised the Affordable Care Act, Obama’s […]
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Nation, Bill De Blasio, De Blasio, Concord, N H AP


St Patrick's Day 2019: Shamrocks, snakes and how a British slave became Ireland's patron saint

Erin go bragh! St Patrick's Day is nearly here, with events in honour of the patron saint of Ireland set to take place across the globe this weekend. Recognised annually since the 1700s, the people of Ireland celebrate their heritage and culture on St Patrick's Day, with the day growing as a commercial occasion rather than a religious event in recent years. While Ireland embraces its patron saint day by holding vibrant, green parades, wearing shamrocks and flying Irish flags more than us...
Tags: Asia, Europe, New York, London, News, Wales, Australia, Washington, White House, Boston, US, Chicago, Britain, Ireland, United Kingdom, Manhattan


MAGA Mail Bomb Suspect Expected To Plead Guilty Next Week

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man charged with sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump is expected to plead guilty next week. A notice entered in the case file of Cesar Sayoc in Manhattan federal court shows a plea hearing has been scheduled for next Thursday. Without a plea deal, Sayoc, 56, faced charges carrying a potential penalty of mandatory life in prison. It was not known which charge or charges the plea would involve. Sayoc was set to go to trial in July on charge...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Ap, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Trump, South Florida, Chappaqua New York, Maga, Summer Concepcion, Cesar Sayoc


White House denounces ‘act of hate’ in mosque shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump sent condolences Friday to the victims of the New Zealand mosque massacre, and the White House issued a statement denouncing the “vicious act of hate.” The gunman accused of being behind at least one of the mosque shootings left a rambling manifesto that mentioned Trump in a single […]
Tags: New York, News, White House, Ap, Nation, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Trump


'This is all a show': Trump official faces criticism for 'reality TV' approach to job

Lynne Patton faces skepticism as she winds down experiment of living in New York City’s public housing system for four weeksSince she took over as Donald Trump’s top housing official in the New York City area, Lynne Patton has been criticized for bringing a reality TV approach to what’s traditionally been a bureaucratic job. She has feuded with journalists, calling one White House reporter “Miss Piggy”. On Twitter, she tosses barbs at liberal politicians and lavishes praise on the Trump family, ...
Tags: New York, White House, New York City, US news, Hud, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, Trump Administration, Lynne Patton


Trump appointee completes month of public housing stays

NEW YORK (AP) — Since she took over as President Donald Trump’s top housing official in the New York City area, Lynne Patton has been criticized for bringing a reality TV approach to what’s traditionally been a bureaucratic job. She’s feuded with journalists, calling one White House reporter “Miss Piggy .” On Twitter, she tosses […]
Tags: New York, News, White House, New York City, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Lynne Patton


NY AG: Trump Turned Foundation Into Wing Of His White House Campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — Insider testimony, emails and other evidence show President Donald Trump turned his charitable foundation into a wing of his White House campaign, New York’s attorney general said in a new court filing Thursday. State Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, detailed her case against the foundation in a 37-page court filing in a lawsuit that seeks $2.8 million in restitution and an order banning Trump and his three eldest children from running any New York charities for 10 y...
Tags: New York, News, White House, NFL, Ap, Iowa, Deutsche Bank, Fox News, Donald Trump, Megyn Kelly, James, Trump, Corey Lewandowski, Lewandowski, Palm Beach Florida, Trump Organization


Abrams And Biden Meet Privately As Both Weigh 2020 Election Possibilities

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams met privately Thursday in Washington, bringing together two starkly different faces of their party as they both weigh their political futures. Biden, 76, who served as President Barack Obama’s closest adviser, is on the cusp of deciding whether he’ll make his third run for the presidency. Abrams, 45, narrowly lost the Georgia governor’s race last November. She is being heavily recruited to run for the Senate in 2...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, House, New Jersey, Associated Press, Biden


N.Y. Appeals Court Rules Trump Can’t Avoid Summer Zervos’ Defamation Suit

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is not immune from a defamation lawsuit brought by former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, even as his lawyers argued that the case should at least be deferred until the end of his term, a New York appeals court ruled on Thursday. Trump’s attorneys had argued that the Supremacy Clause of […]
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington, The Apprentice, Donald Trump, Trump, Summer Zervos, Zervos


Trump 'wanted chief of staff to send Ivanka and Kushner back to New York'

When Gary D. Cohn was considering resigning as the top White House economic adviser after President Donald Trump blamed “both sides” in a deadly white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, his first stop was a meeting with Mr Trump’s children. In a conversation in August 2017 with Ivanka Trump, the president’s eldest daughter and senior adviser, Mr Cohn was shocked by her reaction to his concerns, according to a new book about Ms Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. Mr Cohn, who d...
Tags: New York, News, White House, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Trump, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, Cohn, Charlottesville Virginia, Kushner, Jared Kushner, Gary D Cohn


The Emerging Democratic Minority

The biases of the media are so pervasive that there is little recognition of the steady disintegration of the Democrats, though it is occurring every day. Rational and intelligent members of the center-Left write to me every week with new concerns about where the Left is going. The Democratic National Committee’s decision not to allow Fox News to put on one of their candidates’ debates confirms the weakness of the party and of its leaders. The process of atomizing society into smaller and smalle...
Tags: New York, Texas, Rachel Maddow, News, California, Washington, White House, Elizabeth Warren, America, Joe Biden, Neil Kinnock, Ted Cruz, House Of Representatives, Jeb Bush, Ohio, Fox News


Special Election For Iowa State Senate Suddenly Magnet For 2020 Hopefuls

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A month ago, Eric Giddens was just a member of the Cedar Falls school board thinking about maybe, someday, running for higher office. Today, he feels like the most popular Democrat in Iowa. California Rep. Eric Swalwell called to congratulate him the day he won the nomination for a surprise special election for Iowa state Senate. California Sen. Kamala Harris did the same the next day. And this month, Democratic White House hopefuls have descended on his district to s...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Montana, Senate, White House, Iowa, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, Rogers, HARRIS, Steve Bullock, Sen Bernie Sanders, University of Northern Iowa


‘My Dad’s Not A Racist’: New Ivanka, Kushner Book Details Couple’s Rise To Power

After President Trump’s infamous “both sides” flap in Charlottesville in 2017, Gary Cohn sought out advice from Trump’s daughter and son-in-law as he mulled resigning over the President’s racist comments. During a meeting with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Cohn was reportedly taken aback by Ivanka Trump’s defense of her father, according to a New York Times review of a new book about the couple’s rise to power within the White House. “My dad’s not a racist,” she reportedly told Cohn, “He di...
Tags: New York, News, White House, New York Times, Charlottesville, Trump, Lehman Brothers, Ivanka Trump, Cohn, Gary Cohn, Jared Kushner, Vicky Ward, Harry Macklowe, Nicole Lafond, Jared Kushner Cohn, Kushner Inc


Trump Stages Another Fiscal Battle With New Budget Seeking Billions For Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight, preparing a new budget that will seek $8.6 billion for his signature project, impose steep spending cuts to other domestic programs and set the stage for another fiscal battle. Budget documents like the one Trump is releasing Monday are often seen as just a starting point of negotiation. Fresh off the longest government shutdown in history, Trump’s 2020 proposal shows he is eager to confront Congress again to boost def...
Tags: New York, Budget, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, Senate, White House, America, Budget Deficit, Ap, Gop, House, Fox News, Capitol Hill


For a growing number of Americans, socialism is OK

You wouldn’t expect democratic socialists to hit the brakes when it comes to social justice. But in late February members of Inland Empire Democratic Socialists of America learned how to fix brake lights so they could offer that bit of auto repair service, for free, at an upcoming community event. Working tail lights, they reasoned, would mean fewer police traffic stops and, possibly, fewer fatal outcomes for people of color. Auto repair is just one part of the chapter’s public outreach about an...
Tags: New York, Minnesota, California, Mexico, White House, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, House, Beverly Hills, Clarke, Medicare, Dallas, The New York Times


Democratic 2020 candidates roll up to support marijuana legalisation

In a joint effort, Warren, Harris, Sanders and Gillibrand are co-sponsors of legislation authored by BookerThere was a time when it was taboo for presidential candidates to talk about marijuana. Bill Clinton said he smoked but “didn’t inhale”. Barack Obama said he did inhale and even did some cocaine in his youth – “maybe a little blow” – but said the drug use was “reflective of the struggles and confusion of a teenage boy”. As presidents, both continued the “war on drugs” and upheld the prohibi...
Tags: New York, Republicans, California, Drugs, Barack Obama, Society, US news, Cannabis, Democrats, US politics, Bill Clinton, US domestic policy, US crime, Jamaica, US Congress, Times


Biden Concerned About Fundraising Challenge Amid New Sense Of 2020 Urgency

NEW YORK (AP) — On the cusp of another White House run, Joe Biden faces a daunting challenge that could complicate his path to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination: money.   Those close to the former vice president believe he would start off at a fundraising disadvantage compared to would-be rivals, whose campaigns have benefited from an early flood of small-dollar donations from the most liberal wing of the party. Biden, a 76-year-old lifetime politician with strong connections to the p...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, White House, New York City, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ap, Iowa, Manchester, Associated Press, Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Delaware, South Carolina


Hollywood heavyweights boost Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s potential presidential bid in Beverly Hills events

BEVERLY HILLS — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is scheduled to hold two fundraisers in Beverly Hills Saturday and Sunday for her exploratory campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Gillibrand will hold a late afternoon reception Saturday at the home of Allison and Larry Berg, with comedian Will Ferrell and prolific television producer Shonda Rhimes among the co-hosts. The suggested contribution levels are $500, $1,000 and $2,800, according to an invitation obtained by City News Se...
Tags: Politics, New York, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, News, Washington, Senate, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, House, Beverly Hills, Howard Schultz, Cbs


Biden eyes fundraising challenge amid new sense of urgency

NEW YORK (AP) — On the cusp of another White House run, Joe Biden faces a daunting challenge that could complicate his path to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination: money.
Tags: New York, News, White House, Joe Biden, Ap, Biden


As Cohen And Trump Spar On Twitter, Both Exacerbate Credibility Problem

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a “he said, he said” where the “he” — no matter who he is — has a credibility problem. The latest White House legal drama — whether or not the president’s former legal fixer asked him for a pardon — has pulled back the curtain on a whole cast of characters whose comments can’t always be taken at face value. Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney who denies asking for presidential intervention, has himself pleaded guilty to lying to Congress — to back up Trump’s own storie...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, White House, Russia, New York City, Alabama, Barack Obama, Fbi, United States, House, Bill Clinton, Davis, Giuliani, Donald Trump, The Washington Post


Biden eyes fundraising challenge amid new sense of urgency

NEW YORK (AP) — On the cusp of another White House run, Joe Biden faces a daunting challenge that could complicate his path to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination: money. Those close to the former vice president believe he would start off at a fundraising disadvantage compared to would-be rivals, whose campaigns have benefited from […]
Tags: New York, News, White House, Joe Biden, Ap, Nation, Biden


This Week: Manafort Gets Off Easy In VA Trial, But Faces Tougher Judge In DC

Judge T.S. Ellis sentenced former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to just 47 months in prison for tax and bank fraud on Thursday — far less than the 19 to 24 years recommended by special counsel Robert Mueller. Perhaps more gallingly, Ellis said that the former lobbyist for foreign dictators whose own daughters said he got rich from “blood money” led an “otherwise blameless” life and was involved in “lots of good things.” Ellis argued that sentencing guidelines were far too harsh for th...
Tags: New York, News, Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, America, House, Jackson, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Cohen, Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen, Ellis, House Judiciary Committee


Cohen Spars With Trump On Twitter After Pardon Request Reports

Michael Cohen had choice words for President Donald Trump after his former client hit back at reports this week of Cohen asking for a pardon through a representative last year — contradicting the former Trump fixer’s own testimony. “Just another set of lies by @POTUS,” Cohen tweeted Friday morning with a nod to #InternationalWomensDay. Just another set of lies by @POTUS @realdonaldtrump. Mr. President…let me remind you that today is #InternationalWomensDay. You may want use today to apologize...
Tags: Twitter, New York, News, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Donald J Trump, Mueller, Trump Organization, Trump Tweets, Summer Concepcion, Karen McDougal, Trump On Twitter After Pardon Request Reports, POTUS Cohen


St Patrick's Day 2019: Shamrocks, snakes and how a British slave became Ireland's patron saint

Erin go bragh! St Patrick's Day is nearly here, with events in honour of the patron saint of Ireland set to take place across the globe this month. Recognised annually since the 1700s, the people of Ireland celebrate their heritage and culture on St Patrick's Day, with the day growing as a commercial occasion rather than a religious event in recent years. While Ireland embraces its patron saint day by holding vibrant, green parades, wearing shamrocks and flying Irish flags more than usua...
Tags: Asia, Europe, New York, London, News, Wales, Australia, White House, Boston, US, Chicago, Britain, Ireland, Washington Dc, United Kingdom, Manhattan


How We Redefine the Good to Justify Our Sins

I remember a political debate where participants were asked, “Who is your favorite philosopher?” Mostly their answers were ones you’d expect — Aristotle, Plato and so on. But one piously said that his favorite philosopher was Jesus. Another replied with even greater rectitude that Jesus was not a philosopher: Jesus is not a lover of wisdom, but Wisdom itself. He is the Truth that has ordered the universe. Philosophy is a natural activity of the mind — the discerning of the basic hierarchy of pri...
Tags: New York, Featured, White House, Church, Religion, United States, Ireland, Jesus, Sin, Dublin, Swift, Christ, Galapagos Islands, City Hall, St Joseph, Adam


Fox News’ Lou Dobbs: ‘The White House Has Simply Lost Its Way’

Fox News host Lou Dobbs, a reliable Trump ally, said Wednesday night that the White House “has simply lost its way.” “Today, on the same day the Commerce Department reported the United States had the largest trade deficit in our history, the same day the President of the New York fed said straightforwardly that economic growth is slowing, that the certain border is being overrun by record numbers of illegal immigrants, it all means the White House has simply lost its way and that the nation’s...
Tags: New York, News, White House, Cnn, United States, Fox News, Trump, Dobbs, Commerce Department, LOU DOBBS, Kate Riga



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