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April 13, 2018

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe misled investigators, according to new report

Jeff Sessions fired McCabe in March.

UN ambassador Nikki Haley: “Russia alone” enabled Assad chemical attack in Syria

As the West mulls a military response, a proxy battle between U.S. and Russia looms over Syria.

Experts say Trump’s Scooter Libby pardon is “symbolic” and meant to send a message to Comey, Mueller

A legal expert says the Libby pardon is geared directly at the special counsel investigation into Trump’s possible ties to Russia, as well as former FBI Director James Comey.

“Untruthful slime ball”: Trump lashes out at Comey after Comey publishes explosive book

Reporters got their hands on Comey’s long-awaited book, and found that the former FBI director has little good to say about the commander-in-chief nor the folks he’s surrounded himself with.

Would firing Mueller really be “the beginning of the end” of Trump’s presidency?

Top Republicans won't protect Mueller because they say Trump will leave him alone. What'll happen if he doesn't?
April 12, 2018

This striking Oklahoma teacher was insulted by her elected official — now she’s running against him

After Republican state Rep. Kevin McDugle posted a video insulting Oklahoma teachers, one of them decided to challenge him for his seat.

Why the balanced budget amendment is a “cynical” GOP stunt

The move is largely viewed as an attempt by Republican lawmakers to make it appear that the party cares about the country’s ballooning deficit.

Trump backtracks on imminent Syria threat as US weighs its options

"Could be very soon or not so soon at all!"

Sean Hannity devotes his show to a coordinated attack on the Russia investigation

Trump recruits Fox News host Sean Hannity to help him make the case to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

A brief look back at Paul Ryan’s crusade to cut benefits to the poor

Ryan largely failed at cutting social safety net spending like food stamps and reforming entitlement programs — a crusade he’s been on since he was first elected to the House in 1998.
April 11, 2018

Bank of America will stop lending money to clients who manufacture military-style guns

Bank of America is the latest financial institution to pull the plug on lending to manufacturers of military-style assault weapons.

Why you can’t expect much at all from Congress before the midterms

Politics will trump policy in the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections.

Trump blames Mueller for US-Russia conflict as fears mount over firing

"No Collusion, so they go crazy!"

Trump to Russia: “Get ready” for US missile strikes on Syria

The president calls out Russia over its support for Assad: "You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"

How the Federal Trade Commission could bankrupt Facebook

By allowing user information to fall into the hands of Cambridge Analytica, Facebook may have violated an FTC consent decree.
April 11, 2018

Paul Ryan won’t run for re-election

House Speaker Paul Ryan is notifying his colleagues that he will soon announce his retirement, Axios reported Wednesday morning, a decision that will set off a fierce battle over who will replace him.

White House aides fear Trump will fire Mueller, Rosenstein

The country waits with bated breath to see if Trump will fire either Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or special counsel Robert Mueller.

White House: Trump “believes he has the power” to fire Mueller

"We've been advised that the president certainly has the power to make that decision."

“If I were Cohen, I’d be concerned”: What the FBI raid means for Trump and his “pit bull” lawyer

Trump's longtime attorney could be in serious legal jeopardy.

White House aide Tom Bossert pushed out by new national security adviser John Bolton

Bossert was pushed out by new national security adviser John Bolton, whose first day on the job was Monday.