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Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb has rejoined the venture world — but he hasn’t forgotten Juul

Scott Gottlieb, the former Food and Drug Administration chief, became known during his tenure for his efforts to regulate the tobacco and e-cigarette industries — and for his particular focus on Juul, the fast-growing e-cigarette company that Gottlieb squarely blames for creating a “youth epidemic” of e-cigarette use by teenagers. Indeed, when he announced that he would be stepping down from his post in early March, it seemed Gottlieb had dealt the tobacco industry a winning hand. There was e...
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Tales from Crazyfornia: A brawl breaks out among elected officials at a government conference

Political violence in the United States goes all the way back to the founding of the country. The most notable kerfuffle took place when Aaron Burr met Alexander Hamilton on the field of honor with pistols. Burr fired, Hamilton returned fire, and then everybody started dancing and singing. At least that’s how it happened on Broadway. Sadly, back in those days there weren’t any Gun-Free Zones. Nowadays, politicians mostly settle scores with rivals by being passive-aggressive instead of overtly ag...
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Donald Trump Jr. Set for Interview With Senate Intelligence Committee

David Becker/GettyDonald Trump Jr. and the Senate Intelligence Committee have reached a deal to meet in mid-June for a private interview that will be limited in time to two to four hours, according to a source familiar with the situation. As Monday came to a close, the president’s eldest son was planning on telling Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Co. to take a hike. Trump Jr. had a letter drafted and ready to go to inform the Senate committee that he would not come in for an interview, that he ...
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Trump Jr. Strikes a Deal to Sit for Private Interview with Senate Intel Committee

After weeks of contentious negotiation, Donald Trump Jr. agreed on Tuesday to comply with the Republican Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr’s (R., N.C.) subpoena-backed demand that he sit for a private interview with members of the panel, the New York Times first reported.Trump Jr. has reportedly agreed to speak to lawmakers about a limited range of topics for between two and four hours sometime in mid June.Burr told fellow Republican senators last week that he was forced to iss...
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McConnell Steers Clear Of Internal GOP Fight Over Don Jr. Subpoena

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) avoided putting himself in the middle of the intra-GOP dispute over a Senate Intelligence Committee’s subpoena of Donald Trump Jr., in comments Tuesday that suggested the committee’s business was up to its chairman, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC). “None of us tell Chairman Burr how to run his committee,” McConnell said at a press conference in the Capitol, when asked by a reporter about some Republican senators’ criticism of Burr’s issuance of the subpo...
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Burr Tells GOP Don Jr Left Senate Intel No Choice But To Subpoena After His No-Shows

When Donald Trump Jr. backed out of previously scheduled interviews before the Senate Intelligence Committee twice in recent months, he forced the committee’s hand, The New York Times reported. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) told his Republican colleagues last week that Trump Jr. backed out of interviews at the last minute, leaving the committee no choice but to subpoena him to testify, two people familiar with the discussions told the Times. The committee wants to...
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Et Tu, Sen. Burr?

Donald Trump Jr and Donald Trump U.S.A. –-( How nauseating that RINO Sen. Richard Burr, as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is doing the bidding of vindictive Democrats in issuing a subpoena to Donald Trump Jr. Burr has joined the Democrats' investigatory vendetta against President Trump, most recently exemplified in the House Judiciary Committee's vote to hold Attorney General Will Barr in contempt of Congress. Democrats claim Barr is in contempt for failing to re...
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Burr Resolute On Don Jr Subpoena Despite Day Of Attacks From GOP Colleagues

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) was criticized by Republican colleagues and demeaned by the President on Thursday. But he remains committed to bringing the President’s son in for further questioning before the committee, Politico reported.  Burr reportedly has no intention of withdrawing the subpoena, which requests that Donald Trump Jr. appear before the Intelligence Committee to testify over statements he previously made to the committee,  Republican senators told...
Tags: News, Senate, Politico, Russia, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Senate Intelligence Committee, Burr, Richard Burr, Donald Trump Jr, Intelligence Committee, Robert Mueller, Trump Jr, Politico Democrats, Russia Probe, Nicole Lafond

Mitch McConnell Reassures Hannity: Don Jr. Subpoena Will ‘Have a Happy Ending’

Days after calling for the end of the “Groundhog Day spectacle” of Trump investigations, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reassured a fraught Sean Hannity on Thursday night that Senate Intelligence Committee chair Richard Burr’s (R-NC) subpoena of Donald Trump Jr. was no big deal.Noting that McConnell had declared “case closed” on the Mueller report, Hannity wondered why Burr would subpoena the president’s son to reappear before the intelligence committee.Turning to McConnell, the pro-Trum...
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Burr denies briefing White House about FBI's Russia investigation

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said Tuesday he did not inform the White House about details of the FBI counterintelligence investigation into members of Trump's team following a March 2017 briefing on the investigation from then-FBI Director James Comey.
Tags: White House, Russia, Cnn, Fbi, Trump, Burr, Richard Burr, Senate Intelligence

Opinion analysis: When the federal government acts as a commercial enterprise, the courthouse doors open wider

In Thacker v. Tennessee Valley Authority, the federal government asked for broad policy immunity to shield choices by the Tennessee Valley Authority about the safety measures the TVA employed when stringing a power line across a river. In today’s decision, the Supreme Court unanimously refused to infer limits on the statutory authorization for suit against the TVA and emphasized the rather ordinary commercial nature of the TVA’s activity. The court reversed the dismissal by the U.S. Court of App...
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Mueller: Burr Briefed White House On Russia Probe Days After 2017 Gang Of 8 Reveal

Days after the FBI privately revealed to Senate Intel Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and other key congressional leaders its investigation into the Trump campaign’s Russia links, Burr “appears to have” provided the White House information on the probe, special counsel Robert Mueller said in the redacted report released Thursday. The detail is based on notes that Don McGahn’s chief of staff took in 2017. The report leaves open the possibility the Burr may have been briefing the White House on th...
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Burr appeared to brief White House counsel on FBI investigation in 2017, report says

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr appeared to brief the White House counsel's office about the targets of the FBI's Russia investigation in March 2017, special counsel Robert Mueller's report says.
Tags: White House, Russia, Cnn, Fbi, Burr, Richard Burr, Senate Intelligence, Robert Mueller

The Mandalorian Footage Description From Star Wars Celebration

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Mandalorian footage description from Star Wars Celebration was lucky enough to attend the Star Wars Celebration panel for The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars TV series ever, and we got to see a trailer, a featurette and roughly five minutes worth of edited footage. Check out a short description of The Mandalorian footage below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh...
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Trump’s Anxiety About Mueller Report Shines Through Intensifying Attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took a victory lap after special counsel Robert Mueller concluded his Russia investigation. It may have been premature. The scramble to frame the investigation’s findings in the best political light is sure to be renewed in coming days when Mueller’s report is expected to be released in redacted form. Now that the American public will get a look at details beyond the four-page investigation summary written by Attorney General William Barr, some Trump a...
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Collusion Clingers and Their Flat-Earth Forebears

Even after Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain to the New World and back, some naysayers surely clung to their shattered superstitions like life preservers after a shipwreck. “Who cares what Columbus says?” they likely whined. “The Earth IS flat. Columbus must have turned around and come home before he fell over the edge.”Today’s Democrats resemble those 15th-century bitter-enders. No matter what, many insist that Donald Trump and Russia colluded to win the White House. Even after special cou...
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Mueller investigation was a national embarrassment

More than $25 million — that’s how much of your money the Democrats wasted on Robert Mueller’s embarrassing and fruitless Russia witch hunt. And make no mistake, a witch hunt it was. In a letter to Congress that sent shockwaves through the anti-Trump establishment and pathologically biased mainstream media, Attorney General Robert Barr revealed that Mueller’s investigation revealed absolutely no evidence of collusion between anyone involved with the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Not...
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Senate Intelligence Russia Probe Will End in ‘Coming Months,’ Burr Says

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said Sunday that his inquiry will be concluding as well. “In the coming weeks and months, the Senate Intelligence Committee will complete its remaining interviews and issue its reports on Russia’s attempts to interfere in our U.S. elections,” Burr said. The North Carolina Republican’s panel has been conducting the only bipartisan probe, and one that’s lasted even longer than Mueller’s. He’s previously said that it had yet to find any collusion between ...
Tags: News, Russia, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, Mueller, Burr, Richard Burr, Senate Intelligence, Senate Intelligence Russia Probe Will End

Senate Intel Chair Calls For Barr To Release As Much Of Mueller Probe As Possible

After Attorney General Bill Barr released his brief summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr called for Barr to release as much from the report as possible. “I appreciate the Attorney General’s quick turnaround in sharing his summary of the Special Counsel’s report. The Attorney General should release as much of the report as possible, without jeopardizing U.S. intelligence sources and methods or ongoing Department of Justi...
Tags: News, Russia, Department Of Justice, Senate Intelligence Committee, Caitlin Macneal, Burr, Richard Burr, Barr, Robert Mueller, Senate Intel, Livewire, William Barr, Russia Probe, Bill Barr, Mueller report

Trump Falsely Claims That Manafort Judge Declared There Was ‘No Collusion’ With Russia

What Judge T.S. Ellis III actually said was that Mr. Manafort was “not before this court for anything having to do with collusion with the Russian government to influence this election.”
Tags: News, Russia, Alabama, Trump, Ellis, Senate Committee on Intelligence, Burr, T S Ellis III, House Committee on Intelligence, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Manafort, Richard M, Paul J, TS III

Trump Shows Lack Of Understanding Of Manafort Sentencing: ‘NO COLLUSION’

President Donald Trump weighed in on Paul Manafort’s sentencing Friday morning, displaying his ignorance about the crux of issues on which Manafort was being tried. Both the Judge and the lawyer in the Paul Manafort case stated loudly and for the world to hear that there was NO COLLUSION with Russia. But the Witch Hunt Hoax continues as you now add these statements to House & Senate Intelligence & Senator Burr. So bad for our Country! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2019 Manaf...
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Report: Ex-lawyer Michael Cohen will detail Trump’s lying, racism and cheating to Congress

President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is expected to give a behind-the-scenes account of what he will claim is Trump’s lying, racism and cheating, and possibly even criminal conduct, when he testifies publicly before a House committee on Wednesday, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Cohen is expected to provide what he will claim is evidence, in the form of documents, of Trump’s conduct, said the person, who requested anonymity to discuss the confidenti...
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Cohen Expected To Detail Trump-Russia Contacts To Senate Intel Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen will start a three-day gauntlet of congressional appearances by giving a closed-door interview to the Senate intelligence committee, where he is expected to detail what he claims to know about Trump’s contacts with Russians and other sensitive matters related to the president. Senators are alternately suspicious of Cohen, who is set to serve time in prison for lying to the committee in 2017, and eager to hear what...
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Bias is in the eye of the beholder

We watch a lot of television. Even the folks who say they “never watch television” watch a lot of television. Binge watching is a thing and fans of the hot shows proselytize for their latest obsessions with the messianic intensity of a street-corner evangelist. Is it any wonder we elected a TV star president? And is it any wonder the phony racist, “Trump-inspired” non-attack attack on “Empire” actor, Jussie Smollett, grabbed headlines? Now, Smollett has been charged with staging the attack for p...
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Meet The Lone US Attorney Leading Trump’s Non-Citizen Voting Crusade

There’s nothing to suggest that non-citizen voting was ever a pet interest of Bobby Higdon’s. During the almost quarter-century he spent as a federal prosecutor in North Carolina, Higdon’s main priority was drug crimes. In his subsequent brief stint in private practice at a Raleigh firm, he focused on white collar criminal defense. But since becoming U.S. attorney for the Eastern District in September 2017, Higdon has led the crusade against non-citizen voting. No other U.S. attorney in the c...
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Collusion: The Criminalization of Policy Disputes

What a weasel word “collusion” is.In Washington, Senator Richard Burr (R., N.C.), chairman of the Intelligence Committee, has now seen fit to pronounce that, after two years of investigation, the panel has found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian regime. Meanwhile, in a nearby courtroom, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s senior staffer, Andrew Weissmann, told a federal judge that an August 2016 meeting between the then-chairman of the Trump campaign and a suspecte...
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Senate Intel Chairman Says No ‘Goodwill’ Left for Michael Cohen

The Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said the committee is losing patience with Michael Cohen, who skipped out on planned testimony Tuesday."I can assure you that any goodwill that might have existed in the committee with Michael Cohen is now gone," Chairman Richard Burr told reporters Tuesday.Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, said in a statement that his client's committee appearance was postponed “due to post-surgery medical needs” from Cohen's minor shoulder sur...
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No collusion - big surprise...

Well, as this $30,000,000+ boondoggle winds down, it concludes what we all knew. There was no collusion between Trump and Russia. And, of course, meanwhile, dozens of glaringly obvious crimes by the Clinton cartel went ignored and will likely never be prosecuted. Some of those crimes WERE IN FACT election interference by laundering money to hire Russians to spy on Trump and fabricate evidence for warrants against him, on top of all the lies and destruction of evidence and conspiracies and vio...
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Warner splits with Burr on collusion question

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, rejected Republican Chairman Richard Burr's recent statements that the committee has not found evidence of collusion, saying the investigation is still ongoing and the committee still had to interview key witnesses.
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13-year old struck by driver and seriously injured while walking across North Fessenden

Intersection of Richmond and Fessenden where the collision occurred. Last Thursday evening a young north Portland resident was hit and seriously injured while walking across Fessenden Street in St. Johns. A source tells us she suffered multiple broken bones and major lacerations to her face. The collision has added fuel to the fire of many local residents who’ve been pushing for safety updates in the area for many years. Neighborhood advocates plan to attend a meeting of the St. Johns Neighbor...
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