News : Politics

Michael Cohen, once at pinnacle of Trump’s world, now poses threat to it

Sunday  00:08,   22 april 2018

The outcome of a criminal investigation into the president’s longtime lawyer could determine the fate of both men, who have relied heavily on each other for years. Both men have sent public signals in recent days that their relationship remains[...]

Trump mocks DNC lawsuit: They are suing 'Republicans for winning'

Sunday  00:08,   22 april 2018
The Hill

President Trump on Saturday slammed the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for its lawsuit accusing his campaign of conspiring with Russia, tweeting that Democrats are only suing because they lost. "So funny, the Democrats have sued the[...]

‘The first lady of the greatest generation’: Barbara Bush honored for her humor and warmth at funeral in Houston

Sunday  00:08,   22 april 2018

More than a thousand guests attended the service, including four former presidents and three former first ladies.Mourners gathered at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston to celebrate the life of the matriarch of the Bush family, who was the[...]

NYT Fires Back at Trump: Everything Haberman Reported from White House ‘Has Proven True’

Saturday  22:50,   21 april 2018

The New York Times fired back at President Donald Trump after he slammed reporter Maggie Haberman.“The New York Times and a third rate reporter named Maggie Haberman, known as a Crooked H flunkie who I don’t speak to and have nothing to do with, are [...]

Steve Scalise released after 'successful' surgery

Saturday  22:50,   21 april 2018

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been released from a Washington, DC, hospital following a "successful" surgery, according to MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The hospital released a statement Saturday saying the Louisiana[...]

Melania Trump takes White House staffers who knew Barbara Bush to funeral

Saturday  22:20,   21 april 2018
The Hill

First lady Melania Trump brought two White House staff members who were close to the Bush family as her guests to former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral on Saturday in Houston. Trump was accompanied by former White House head maître d'[...]

Trump hosts France's Macron for first state visit; dinner menu, final guest list still secret

Saturday  22:15,   21 april 2018
FOX News

<p>President Trump next week will host French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House, marking the first state visit since Trump took office last year.</p>The Macrons' visit, to celebrate nearly 250 years of U.S.-French relations, will be [...]

Scott Pruitt Before the E.P.A.: Fancy Homes, a Shell Company and Friends With Money

Saturday  21:05,   21 april 2018
The New York Times

The E.P.A. chief is under scrutiny for high spending and interactions with lobbyists. Many of the pitfalls he has encountered in Washington have echoes in his past. OKLAHOMA CITY — Early in Scott Pruitt’s political career, as a state senator from[...]

The nation's capital may let 16-year-olds vote for president. Is that a good idea?

Saturday  20:32,   21 april 2018
NBC News

The move to lower the voting age has been given a fresh push by the activism of teenagers across the country after the Parkland high school shooting. 1/3 SLIDES © Leah Millis [...]

Lobbyist Linked to EPA Chief Pruitt Quits As Firm Admits Contact

Saturday  20:05,   21 april 2018

The lobbyist whose wife rented a bedroom in a Capitol Hill condo to Scott Pruitt has left his job as chairman of Williams &amp; Jensen.J. Steven Hart’s departure was announced the same day the law and lobbying firm filed a form disclosing that[...]

Fearing Chaos, National Democrats Plunge Into Midterm Primary Fights

Saturday  19:30,   21 april 2018
The New York Times

Democratic leaders are intervening aggressively in California, where the state’s unusual voting system could undercut their chances in crowded congressional races.FULLERTON, Calif. — The Democrats’ message to Mai Khanh Tran was polite but unsparing. [...]

Kudlow's Candid Style Marks Transition to White House

Saturday  18:35,   21 april 2018
The Wall Street Journal.

Lawrence Kudlow’s dust-up with Nikki Haley over Russia sanctions underscores the challenges of going from being a cable TV commentator to working in a White House with a president who likes to improvise. Three weeks into the job as National Economic [...]

Trump says he doesn't think personal lawyer will 'flip'

Saturday  17:36,   21 april 2018
Associated Press

<p>President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn't expect Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, to "flip" as the government investigates Cohen's business dealings.</p>Load[...]

Voting Laws for Felons Can Be Hard to Follow. Here’s an Overview.

Saturday  16:56,   21 april 2018
The New York Times

Behind bars for murder in Maine? You can still vote. Convicted of perjury in Mississippi? You might be permanently barred from the ballot box. But it often depends on the exact nature of the crime.Under current laws in Alabama, Mississippi and[...]

Trump denies Cohen will 'flip'

Saturday  16:05,   21 april 2018
The Hill

<p>President Trump attacked The New York Times for its reporting on his personal attorney and expressed confidence he will remain loyal to him.</p>"The New York Times and a third rate reporter named Maggie Habberman (sic), known as a Crooked H [...]