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Schiff Takes The Brunt Of GOP’s Fury After Mueller Report

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Damning evidence” of collusion with Russia. “More than circumstantial.” A scandal of a size “beyond Watergate.” For two years, Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, seemed to be on every talk and late-night show sounding ominous warnings about what special counsel Robert Mueller might find on President Donald Trump. The California Democrat got the president’s attention — a fact confirmed when Trump turned the congressman’s name into a foul schoolyard t...
Tags: News, Adam Schiff, AP story, House Democrats, House Intelligence Committee, Mueller report, Russia probe, Summer Concepcion


Nixon Foundation Hires Hugh Hewitt As Its Next Chief Executive

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Radio show host Hugh Hewitt has been tapped to head a foundation focused on preserving the legacy of former President Richard Nixon, officials said Monday. The Richard Nixon Foundation said the politically conservative author, commentator and law professor will become its next chief executive in July. Hewitt, who also served in the Reagan administration, helped start Nixon’s presidential library and museum in Yorba Linda, California, nearly three decades ago. “The wo...
Tags: News, AP story, Hugh Hewitt, Nixon Foundation, Right-wing Media, Summer Concepcion


Kansas’ New Dem Governor Squashes Kobach-Touted Tax Relief Bill

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ new Democratic governor on Monday vetoed a tax relief bill approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature, arguing it would repeat an infamous fiscal experiment that failed under a GOP predecessor. Top Republicans immediately condemned Gov. Laura Kelly’s action as allowing an unlegislated tax increase and hurting the state’s economy. The measure was aimed at preventing individuals and businesses from paying more in state income taxes because of changes in federal...
Tags: News, AP story, Kansas, Kris Kobach, Laura Kelly, Taxes, Summer Concepcion


Trump’s Golan Heights Proclamation Reverses 52-Year-Old US Policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reversing more than a half-century of U.S. policy. Standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Trump made formal a move he announced in a tweet last week. The president said it was time for the U.S. to take the step after 52 years of Israeli control of the strategic highlands on the border with Syria. Netanyahu had pressed for su...
Tags: News, AP story, Benjamin Netanyahu, Golan Heights, Israel, Summer Concepcion


Avenatti Charged With Extortion, Bank And Wire Fraud

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. prosecutors on two coasts have charged Trump critic and attorney Michael Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles said Avenatti was arrested Monday in New York. Spokesman Ciaran McEvoy says the lawyer best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump faces federal charges in New York and California. In the New York case, he was accused of threatening to use his abil...
Tags: News, AP story, Michael Avenatti, Nike, SDNY, Southern District of New York, Summer Concepcion


Note Referencing New Zealand Attack Found At California Mosque Fire Site

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A note referencing the recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand was found at the scene of a possible arson fire at a Southern California mosque, police said Sunday. Nobody was hurt, and members of the Islamic Center of Escondido were able to extinguish the small blaze before firefighters around 3:15 a.m., officials said. The incident was being investigated as arson and a possible hate crime, said police in the city about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of downtown San Di...
Tags: News, AP story, Extremism, Mosque Fire, New Zealand massacre, Summer Concepcion


Theresa May: Not Enough Support For New Vote On My Brexit Deal

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May says she doesn’t have enough support to put her European Union divorce deal to a new vote in Parliament. May told Parliament Monday she regrets that Britain isn’t set to leave the EU on March 29 as originally planned. She says she is still trying to build support for her plan. Her withdrawal plan has already been defeated twice. The prime minister says she is skeptical that a series of “indicative votes” in Parliament will be able to set a clear pa...
Tags: World News, AP story, Brexit, EU, European Union, Theresa May, Summer Concepcion


Netanyahu Cuts His DC Visit Short After Gaza Rocket Attack On Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he’s cutting short his visit to Washington after a Gaza rocket attack on Israel. Netanyahu described Monday morning’s rocket launch that struck a home in central Israel as a “criminal attack” and vowed to strike back hard. He says he will return to Israel to handle the crisis shortly after meeting with President Donald Trump on Monday. An Israeli rescue service says the rocket from the Gaza Strip wounded seven people. Netanyahu a...
Tags: World News, AP story, Benjamin Netanyahu, Gaza, Israel, Summer Concepcion


How Trump Is Transforming The Mueller Report Into Re-Election Campaign Ammo

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Donald Trump, the fight over the “witch hunt” is only just beginning. Now that special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation into Trump’s campaign is over, it’s being transformed into a rallying cry and a weapon for the president’s re-election campaign. The pall of the two-year probe lifted Sunday, when Attorney General William Barr released a summary of Mueller’s findings that said the wide-ranging investigation found no evidence of collusion by Trump...
Tags: News, 2020 Elections, AP story, Mueller report, Russia probe, Summer Concepcion


Giuliani: Trump Lawyers Want To Look At Mueller’s Findings Before They’re Public

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyers want an early look at special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings before they are made public. That’s according to Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s attorney. He says Trump’s legal team hasn’t received any assurances that they’ll get the early look they want, though. Mueller notified Attorney General William Barr on Friday that he had concluded his probe of Russian election interference and any possible coordination with Donald Trump’s campaign. Now, Barr ...
Tags: News, AP story, Mueller report, Rudy Giuliani, Russia probe, Summer Concepcion


CNN Gets Roasted For Featuring Conway In ‘Badass Women’ Series

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN’s Dana Bash is learning the perils of doing personality profiles in a political city that’s always on a war footing. She’s received a social media roasting this week for featuring White House adviser Kellyanne Conway as part of her ongoing feature series, “Badass Women of Washington.” It was first distributed online late Wednesday, and it’s unclear how much of it has been shown on the television networks. Philippe Reines, a longtime communications adviser to Hillary Clinton...
Tags: News, AP story, CNN, Dana Bash, Kellyanne Conway, Trump swamp, Summer Concepcion


DHS IG: FEMA Wrongly Released Personal Data Of 2.3 Million Victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog reported Friday. Homeland Security Department’s Office of Inspector General found the breach occurred when FEMA was working with a contractor that helps provide temporary housing to those affected by disasters. FEMA is one of H...
Tags: News, AP story, FEMA, Homeland Security, Summer Concepcion


Treasury Officials Didn’t See Trump’s North Korea Sanctions Reversal Coming

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he has reversed his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, with his press secretary explaining that he “likes” leader Kim Jong Un and doesn’t think they’re necessary. It’s unclear, however, which sanctions the president was referencing in his tweet, which took Treasury officials by surprise. “It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those alread...
Tags: News, AP story, North Korea, Sanctions, Treasury Department, Summer Concepcion


Trump Nominates Campaign Economic Adviser To Federal Reserve Board

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will nominate Stephen Moore, a prominent conservative economist, to fill a vacancy on the Federal Reserve’s seven-member board. Moore served as an economic adviser to Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, helping to draft Trump’s tax cut plan. There are currently two vacancies on the Fed board. The president was harshly critical of the Fed’s rate hikes last year and has continued to criticize actions by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell e...
Tags: News, AP story, Federal Reserve, Stephen Moore, Summer Concepcion


Pompeo: Trump Is ‘Like Queen Esther,’ Who Saved Jews In The Old Testament

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a Christian broadcast network that it’s “possible” that President Donald Trump is like Queen Esther, who saved Jews in the Old Testament. Pompeo made the statement Thursday in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network on his trip to the Middle East. The interviewer asked if Trump is “like Queen Esther,” who interceded with her husband to save Jews in what was then Persia and is now Iran. Trump has backed new sanctions on Iran...
Tags: News, AP story, Bible, Mike Pompeo, Old Testament, Queen Esther, Trump swamp, Summer Concepcion


WH: Islamic State Territory In Syria Has Been ‘100 Percent’ Eliminated

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — All Islamic State-held territory in Syria has been”100 percent” eliminated, the White House announced Friday, though officials said sporadic fighting continues on the ground between coalition forces and the group’s holdouts. The complete fall of the last IS stronghold in Baghouz, Syria, would the end of the Islamic State group’s self-declared caliphate, which at its height stretched across large parts of Syria and Iraq. Controlling territory gave it room to launch ...
Tags: News, AP story, ISIS, Islamic State, Pentagon, Syria, Summer Concepcion


Trump Adds More Fuel To Cover Fire As WH Anticipates Mueller Report

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is intensifying his efforts to discredit a highly anticipated report on the special counsel’s Russia investigation. In an interview with Fox Business Network to be aired Friday, Trump said: “I have a deputy, appoints a man to write a report on me, to make a determination on my presidency. People will not stand for it.” Trump’s comments came as special counsel Robert Mueller is expected to soon deliver a report to the Justice Department on his investigat...
Tags: News, AP story, Donald Trump, Fox Business Network, Mueller report, Russia probe, Summer Concepcion


Judge Upholds $580K Rand Paul Jury Reward In Yard Dispute With Neighbor

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has denied a request for a new trial from a man who a jury said should pay more than $580,000 to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul for injuries Paul suffered when he was tackled by the man. The Daily News of Bowling Green reports Special Judge Tyler Gill rejected a motion Thursday from Rene Boucher’s lawyer and said the jury award wasn’t excessive considering Boucher’s conduct and Paul’s injuries. Gill presided over a civil trial between the two neighbors in Januar...
Tags: News, AP story, Kentucky, Rand Paul, Rene Boucher, Summer Concepcion


Prosecutor In Charge Of Cohen Investigation Steps Down

NEW YORK (AP) — The prosecutor who led a probe of President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney is stepping down. Robert Khuzami, who presided over the case that led to guilty pleas by attorney Michael Cohen, will leave his post April 12. A release from U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman says Khuzami will return to his Washington D.C. home after commuting to New York while serving the last 15 months as deputy U.S. attorney. Khuzami was put in charge of the Cohen prosecution when Berman was r...
Tags: News, AP story, Michael Cohen saga, Robert Khuzami, Summer Concepcion


GM Announces 400 Jobs, New Electric Car Days After Venomous Trump Tweets

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit. The company says it will spend $300 million at its plant in Orion Township, Michigan, to manufacture a Chevrolet vehicle based on the battery-powered Bolt. GM wouldn’t say when the new workers will start or when the new vehicle will go on sale, nor would i...
Tags: News, AP story, General Motors, GM, Trump tweets, Summer Concepcion


Surging Midwest Floods Suggest Climate Change Poses National Security Threat

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military’s Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and dozens of aircraft. Days into the flooding, muddy water was still lapping at almost 80 flooded buildings at Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base, some inundated by up to 7 feet (2.1 meters) of water. Piles of waterlogged corn cobs, husks ...
Tags: News, AP story, Climate Change, Midwest flooding, Missouri River, National Security, Summer Concepcion


State Of Emergency Declared In Missouri As Floods Force Evacuations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency Thursday following flooding that left several people stranded and continues to cause damage and strain levees in several Midwest states. Parson’s action will allow state agencies to work directly with local officials responding to flooding. Parson, along with the state’s Emergency Management Agency director and other officials, plan to meet with local leaders and survey damage Thursday. “The rising floodwaters are ...
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Cesar Sayoc Pleads Guilty To Mailing Pipe Bombs To CNN, Trump Critics

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending a wave of pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump, attacks that harmed no one but created fear as the devices turned up, day after day, at locations across the country. Cesar Sayoc sobbed as he entered the plea before a federal judge in New York. “I’m truly sorry,” he said. He faces the possibility of a life sentence on 65 criminal counts, including using weapons of mass destruction and illegal mailing o...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, New York City, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Ap, Cnn, Cia, Bill, Donald Trump, John Brennan, Trump, South Florida, Clintons, George Soros


Sessions Can’t Escape The Tumult Of His Tenure At DOJ Ceremony Honoring Him

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Washington awaits word from special counsel Robert Mueller, three Justice Department officials inextricably linked to his appointment and tenure joined each other on stage Thursday for a ceremony honoring one of them — former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Neither Mueller’s name nor the Russia investigation he leads was mentioned during the ceremony for Sessions, who was forced out last November by President Donald Trump. But the tumult of the last two years, which includ...
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, Ap, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Jeff Sessions, Mueller, Barr, Matthew Whitaker, Robert Mueller, Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein


Boeing Stops Charging Extra For Safety Feature On Troubled Max Jets

Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last year in Indonesia, killing everyone on board. The equipment, which had been offered as an option, alerts pilots of faulty information from key sensors. It will now be included on every 737 Max as part of changes that Boeing is rushing to complete on the jets by early next week, according to a person familiar with the changes. The person spoke ...
Tags: News, Indonesia, New York Times, Ethiopia, Kenya, Faa, Boeing, Addis Ababa, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi, Lion Air, U S Federal Aviation Administration, Tewolde Gebremariam, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Summer Concepcion


MS Gov Signs Strict Abortion Ban After Judge Rejected Less-Restrictive Law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation — a measure that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights called the measure “cruel and clearly unconstitutional” and said it would sue Mississippi to try to block the law from taking effect on July 1. Bryant’s action came despite a federal judge’s decision last year striking d...
Tags: New York, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Kentucky, Senate, Georgia, Ap, Tennessee, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, Jackson, Center For Reproductive Rights, Matt Bevin, American Civil Liberties Union, Bryant


New CFPB Head Reverses Another Policy By Predecessor Mick Mulvaney

NEW YORK (AP) — The new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is reversing yet another policy her predecessor put in place at the financial watchdog. CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger said Thursday that she would restore the bureau’s advisory boards back to two-year terms, and would allow half of the board’s existing membership to continue serving. The agency would also increase the number of board meetings per year from two to three. Mick Mulvaney, who ran the CFPB for President Donald...
Tags: New York, News, Ap, Donald Trump, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney, Consumer Advisory Board, Summer Concepcion, Trump Swamp, Kathy Kraninger, AP story


Kraft Asks Judge To Block Explicit Video Release In Prostitution Ring Case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The attorneys representing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation are asking a judge to block the release of video recordings that police say shows them engaging in sexual acts. They also say the prosecutors’ conditions for the men entering a diversion program in exchange for dropping misdemeanor charges of soliciting prostitution are too harsh. Attorneys for Kraft and 14 of the other 24 ...
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Neo-Nazi Website Founder Forced To Disclose Net Worth In Trolling Lawsuit

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A neo-Nazi website operator must disclose his net worth to attorneys for a Montana real estate agent who sued him for orchestrating an anti-Semitic “troll storm” against her family. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch on Tuesday ordered The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin to turn over a financial statement of his current net worth by March 29 or else the court will impose sanctions against him. Tanya Gersh sued Anglin in Montana in April 2017, claiming anonymous int...
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NY Man Faces Up To 20 Years In Prison For Threatening To Kill Obama, Waters

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a central New York man faces up to 20 years in prison for threatening to kill former President Barack Obama and California Congresswoman Maxine Waters. According to Syracuse.com , a jury convicted Stephen Taubert on Wednesday. The charges stemmed from phone calls, including racial slurs, that he made to Democratic Congressional offices. In 2018, Taubert called Waters’ Los Angeles office and said he was going to kill the congresswoman and every memb...
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