Emily C. Singer
Emily C. Singer
55m ago

New York attorney general seeks to close a loophole so he can prosecute Trump’s pardoned associate

Schneiderman — who has been a major adversary to Trump and his administration — is indicating that a provision in New York state law could prevent him from prosecuting Trump’s associates.

3h ago

With fresh legal trouble, Trump’s lawyer drops lawsuits against ‘BuzzFeed’ and Fusion GPS

Cohen was in the process of suing both BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS over the dossier, which he said falsely claimed he met with Russians in Prague during the 2016 campaign.
5h ago

Legal troubles grow for Trump, as former ‘Playboy’ model can speak freely about alleged Trump affair

Playboy model Karen McDougal is free to tell her story about her alleged affair with Trump, after the owner of the 'National Enquirer' released her from a contract that effectively bought her silence.
April 18, 2018

Ted Cruz is in trouble in a tight Texas Senate race, new poll finds

A Quinnipiac poll published Wednesday found Cruz leading his Democratic opponent, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, 47% to 44% — within the poll’s 3.6-point margin of error.
April 18, 2018

Mike Pompeo makes secret trip to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong Un

While Pompeo already hit the ground running as the country's chief diplomat, his nomination as secretary of state is in doubt.
April 17, 2018

Fox News sticks by Sean Hannity after learning of relationship with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

While Fox News was “unaware” of Hannity’s relationship with Cohen and “surprised by the announcement in court,” it won’t be taking any punitive action against the conservative commentator.

April 17, 2018

Sean Hannity comes under fire after he’s revealed as Michael Cohen’s mystery client

Sean Hannity is facing criticism after he attacked the FBI on Fox News for raiding the office and residence of Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen, without disclosing he used Cohen's legal services.
April 16, 2018

Michael Cohen’s mystery third client was Fox News host Sean Hannity

Fox News host Sean Hannity just got caught up in the brouhaha surrounding the FBI’s raid of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen.
April 16, 2018

Comey enrages Republicans and Democrats in no-holds-barred interview

Republicans reacted strongly about Comey bluntly describing Trump as a liar who is “morally unfit” to be president. But Democrats were displeased, too.
April 16, 2018

“Morally unfit” to be president: James Comey trashes Trump in ABC News interview

In the interview, Comey called Trump a “liar,” said Trump’s presidency is a “forest fire” that is doing “tremendous damage to our norms and our values” and suggested he wants to see Trump voted out.
April 13, 2018

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.

April 13, 2018

“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.
April 12, 2018

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.
April 12, 2018

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.
April 11, 2018

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

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.

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.
April 11, 2018

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.
April 10, 2018

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.
April 10, 2018

What If We Didn’t... have endless political campaigns?

It may sound like a wild idea, but a number of countries have designated campaign periods. Could such a policy work in the United States?