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Democrat Manchin says will back Pompeo to be U.S. secretary of state

Monday  19:36,   23 april 2018

<p>Democratic Senator Joe Manchin said on Monday he would vote to confirm Mike Pompeo as U.S. secretary of state, becoming the second Democrat to declare support and making it more likely that Pompeo would secure the job.</p>Pompeo, Republican [...]

Sen. Kamala Harris spurns corporate PAC donations, joining other 2020 hopefuls

Monday  19:20,   23 april 2018

The senator from California said she changed her stand after being questioned about it during a town hall meeting.Load[...]

No need for President Trump to pardon personal lawyer at this point, adviser says

Monday  17:25,   23 april 2018

There is currently "no need" to pardon President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short said Monday. "There's no need," Short told CNN's "New Day" co-anchor Chris Cuomo.[...]

‘Nowhere near close’: The bond between Trump and Giuliani is less than it appears

Monday  17:15,   23 april 2018

The president and his newest lawyer go back decades, but they were never tight, associates say.Load[...]

Senators Skeptical of Kim’s Nuke Pledge As Trump Prepares for Summit

Monday  17:06,   23 april 2018
Roll Call

Senators from both parties offered measured applause to President Donald Trump over the weekend after North Korea announced it would suspend nuclear and medium- and long-range missile tests ahead of Trump’s planned summit with its leader, Kim Jong[...]

Hillary Clinton Avoids Direct Reference to Comey Memos in Speech

Monday  16:21,   23 april 2018
The New York Times

Hillary Clinton once again compared President Trump to authoritarians, and glancingly referred to the newly declassified memos by James Comey, the former F.B.I. director.Sign Up For the Morning Briefing[...]

Sarah Sanders: Dems have to decide if they love the US more than they hate Trump

Monday  16:08,   23 april 2018
The Hill

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said early Monday that Democrats must decide if they love the United States more than they hate President Trump as they mull CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to lead the State Department.[...]

Who Can Fill Paul Ryan’s Shoes in the House GOP?

Monday  15:30,   23 april 2018
Roll Call

The brain drain from departing House Republicans with policy expertise had sparked worry among party insiders even before Speaker Paul D. Ryan announced his plans to retire. Now, the extraordinary attrition, along with a potentially brutal upcoming[...]

It's time for Trump's doctor to be examined, for VA chief

Monday  15:15,   23 april 2018
Associated Press

Now it's Washington's turn to examine White House physician Ronny Jackson."I thought this was it — this is where the road stops," he told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal this[...]

What We Know About Sean Hannity's Shell Companies and Why It Matters

Monday  15:00,   23 april 2018

Fox News anchor Sean Hannity had a bad week. Last Monday, a lawyer representing Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, said that Hannity was one of Cohen’s three[...]

A big week for Pompeo, on a rocky path to Senate confirmation

Monday  15:00,   23 april 2018
NBC News

Ahead of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Monday vote on Mike Pompeo's nomination, he lacks the votes for a favorable outcome there — but would have a slim majority in a full Senate vote.All Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations[...]

John Bolton chaired anti-Muslim think tank

Monday  13:06,   23 april 2018
NBC News

Gatestone advocacy group's content is part of echo chamber that includes Russian media.The group's authors also appeared on Russian media, including Sputnik and RT News, criticizing mainstream European leaders like French President Emmanuel[...]

Trump's score-settling creates jarring contrasts

Monday  12:00,   23 april 2018

Donald Trump's wild weekend showed just how abnormal his presidency has become, even if his breaching of conventional decorum has lost the power to shock. The President, ensconced at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, spent Saturday and Sunday on [...]

Mike Pence's Brother Is Running for Office

Monday  12:00,   23 april 2018

Greg Pence so far has made little mention of his brother, the vice president, in his run for Indiana representative.  The younger Pence brother has been maintaining a relatively low profile, according to the New York Times, opting out of[...]

Retiring Sen. Bob Corker won’t campaign against Democrat vying for his seat

Monday  04:05,   23 april 2018

Corker offered only tepid praise for Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who is likely to win the Republican nomination.“It’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen politically in recent times, but apparently they want you to ask me about the Tennessee race,”[...]