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As Russians describe ‘verbal agreements’ at summit, U.S. officials scramble for clarity

Thursday  04:00,   19 july 2018
msn

The Trump administration has offered few specifics on meetings that the president describes as a “tremendous success.”“Important verbal agreements” were reached at the Helsinki meeting, Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, told [...]
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Ocasio-Cortez Wrong on Cause of Low Unemployment

Thursday  02:55,   19 july 2018
factcheck.org

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic nominee for New York's 14th Congressional District, wrongly claimed that the low U.S. unemployment rate was "because everyone has two jobs." The number of people holding more than one job has no [...]

Two Lawsuits Against Ohio State Keep Jim Jordan in the Cross Hairs

Thursday  02:27,   19 july 2018
nytimes

The suits say school officials covered up sexual abuse by a team doctor; one mentions Representative Jim Jordan, who has denied claims that he ignored such misconduct.WASHINGTON — In a sign that Representative Jim Jordan is unlikely to shake a[...]

Trump's Mixed Messages on Russia Renew Doubts on What He Thinks

Thursday  01:50,   19 july 2018
bloomberg

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Russia isn’t currently targeting the U.S., diverging from a public statement his own intelligence director made two days earlier. After a reporter asked during a cabinet meeting whether Russia was still[...]

Putin’s modest proposal on interrogating U.S. officials, explained

Thursday  01:30,   19 july 2018
msn

It involves billion-dollar fraud, a former American ambassador — and that meeting at Trump Tower in 2016.“Russian authorities yesterday named several Americans who they want to question, who they claim were involved in Bill Browder’s quote-unquote[...]

Trump Endorses Brian Kemp For Governor of Georgia

Thursday  01:11,   19 july 2018
newsweek

Donald Trump tweeted his endorsement for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp on Wednesday.Trump tweeted his support of Kemp on Wednesday afternoon, giving the candidate his "full and total endorsement," just days ahead of the state's primary[...]

New York governor opens door to criminal case against Trump Foundation

Thursday  00:15,   19 july 2018
reuters

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday opened the door to a possible criminal case against the Donald J. Trump Foundation with a statement from his counsel that Cuomo was prepared to provide a criminal referral if asked. "At Governor Cuomo's[...]

Reporter who asked Trump if Russia was targeting US: He was answering me when he said 'no'

Thursday  00:10,   19 july 2018
thehill

The reporter who asked President Trump whether Russia is still seeking to meddle in U.S. elections asserted on Wednesday that the president was answering her directly when he said that it was not."Yes, he was looking directly at me when he[...]

White House reveals range of topics for Trump-Putin meeting

Wednesday  22:55,   18 july 2018
cnn

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday listed a number of topics that were included in President Donald Trump's private one-on-one meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Sanders listed Syrian humanitarian aid,[...]

Schumer blasts Trump’s ‘pathetic’ walk back on Russia comments

Wednesday  22:55,   18 july 2018
thehill

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) blasted President Trump's attempt to clarify his Helsinki comments, adding that he was already "walking back the walk back." "President Trump's walk back performance was[...]

Rep. Jim Jordan reportedly named in new Ohio State wrestler lawsuit

Wednesday  22:31,   18 july 2018
rollcall

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan was named in a new class-action lawsuit regarding allegations of sexual abuse at Ohio State University. The Republican congressman, who was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State from 1986 to 1994, is one of three former[...]

White House denies Trump said Russia no longer targeting U.S.

Wednesday  22:11,   18 july 2018
reuters

The White House denied that U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Russia was no longer targeting the United States, saying his answer "no" was about taking further questions not about potential interference in U.S. elections.[...]

RNC site selection committee votes to have Charlotte host 2020 convention: report

Wednesday  21:13,   18 july 2018
thehill

The Republican National Committee's (RNC) site selection committee reportedly voted on Wednesday in favor of Charlotte as the host city for the party's 2020 convention. WCNC in Charlotte reported that the subset of the RNC voted for [...]

Wife of former Trump adviser appears on Capitol Hill

Wednesday  19:41,   18 july 2018
msn

The wife of former Donald Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos has arrived on Capitol Hill to speak to Democrats on the House intelligence committee. Simona Mangiante is doing the interview Wednesday with Democrats who are frustrated by the[...]

Devin Nunes, House Intelligence Chairman, says Justice Department hoping 'Republicans will lose the House'

Wednesday  19:26,   18 july 2018
cnn

House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes blasted the Justice Department and the FBI for having "actively obstructed a congressional investigation" with what he sees as a political goal of waiting out Republican investigators. In an[...]