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Trump cancels military parade, blames D.C. officials for high cost

Friday  15:39,   17 august 2018
nbcnews

The potential price tag for the military display would have been $92 million, according to reports.President Donald Trump said Friday he has canceled a planned military parade this fall in the nation's capital because of the "ridiculously high"[...]
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Democrat apologizes after hurling anti-Asian slurs at her opponent

Friday  15:10,   17 august 2018
foxnews

A Michigan state Democrat apologized Thursday after calling her opponent and the rival's campaign staff “ching-chongs.”State Rep. Bettie Cook Scott has come under fire after she hurled anti-Asian slurs at state Rep. Stephanie Chang during the[...]

Senate gets to work in August — but many don’t show up

Friday  13:55,   17 august 2018
thehill

The Senate is working through the August recess. Sort of. Senators didn't arrive in Washington for this week's work until late in the day Wednesday and held their last votes of the week at 1:45 p.m. Senators didn't arrive in[...]

Bernie Sanders socialism moves to Democratic mainstream

Friday  13:51,   17 august 2018
thehill

Bernie Sanders and democratic socialism increasingly looks to be winning over the Democratic Party, raising concerns among some Democrats about whether it could hurt the party in this year's midterms, and the presidential race of[...]

Would Kavanaugh rule that Trump can't be indicted?

Friday  13:25,   17 august 2018
cbsnews

Chief Counsel and Policy Director at the Judicial Crisis Network Carrie Severino was interviewed on "The Takeout" to break it down"People are trying to turn the conversation less from the legal issues that Kavanaugh has decided and more[...]

Despite year-of-the-woman buzz, female candidates lag behind men in drawing in campaign cash

Friday  05:25,   17 august 2018
msn

Since the majority of women seeking House seats are not incumbents, they have to build donor networks from scratch — a task often made more difficult because of their gender, candidates said.But for all the attention on her race in South Florida —[...]

Omarosa's publisher tells Trump campaign: We 'will not be intimidated'

Friday  05:00,   17 august 2018
cnn

Omarosa Manigault Newman's publisher has responded to President Donald Trump's campaign's "legal threats" over her tell-all book, saying Trump is fully able to use his "bully pulpit" to refute anything they take issue [...]

Mueller has 3 times the evidence for next Manafort trial

Friday  04:40,   17 august 2018
cnn

The Special Counsel's Office has almost three times the number of exhibits it wants to show a jury in Paul Manafort's next criminal trial compared with what it used in his Virginia case. The evidence for the two trials largely doesn't[...]

Trump gears up to strip more clearances from officials tied to Russia probe

Friday  03:00,   17 august 2018
msn

The president has fired or threatened nearly a dozen current and former officials connected to the investigation he labels a ‘rigged witch hunt.’Over the past 19 months, Trump has fired or threatened to take actions against nearly a dozen current[...]

Trump escalates feud with intelligence officials

Friday  01:41,   17 august 2018
thehill

President Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan has escalated his feud with former intelligence officials. The move was widely seen as an effort by Trump to retaliate against one of his most[...]

As 'Access Hollywood' Tape Surfaced, Michael Cohen Changed Tune on Paying Stormy Daniels

Friday  01:36,   17 august 2018
online.wsj

Michael Cohen initially balked at the idea of buying the silence of a former adult-film star who says she had sex with Donald Trump, but he did an about-face after a video of Mr. Trump talking about groping women became public in October 2016. A[...]

No Manafort verdict yet: Jury adjourns for the day

Friday  00:42,   17 august 2018
cnn

Paul Manafort's fate -- and possibly the future of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election -- is in the hands of 12 men and women from Northern Virginia. The jury began deliberations 9:56 [...]

Democrats have about a 70% chance of winning the House, Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight forecasts

Friday  00:12,   17 august 2018
cnbc

The figures reflect a feeling among most election analysts that Democrats are at least slight favorites to win back the House. The party not in the White House generally performs well in midterm years. Democrats have tried to leverage opposition to [...]

Senate, After One Day Back at the Capitol, Packs It In for the Week

Thursday  23:45,   16 august 2018
rollcall

Senators didn’t exactly extend themselves with the floor schedule for their first week back in session in August, though they did confirm another pair of President Donald Trump’s nominees to be judges on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: A.[...]

Corey Stewart used racist stereotypes to disparage NFL players in 2017 campaign event

Thursday  22:57,   16 august 2018
cnn

Corey Stewart, the Republican nominee for US Senate in Virginia, used racist stereotypes to disparage NFL players who protest during the National Anthem in an online exchange with his supporters last year. "A lot of these guys, I mean, they're[...]