The Latest: Trump’s reaction to Senate vote? ‘VETO!’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall (all times local): 3:25 p.m. President Donald Trump has one thing to say after the Republican-led Senate voted to block his national emergency declaration for border wall funding: “VETO!” Trump tweeted the one-word response Thursday after the Senate voted 59-41 in favor […]

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Paul Manafort sentenced to a total of 7.5 years in prison for conspiracy and fraud, and charged with mortgage fraud in N.Y.

Once a globe-trotting lobbyist and consultant to presidents, Paul Manafort left a Washington courtroom Wednesday a felon twice over, facing down a 7 1 / 2 -year prison sentence. As he returned to the jail cell in Alexandria, Va., where he has been held for nine months, prosecutors in New York announced a 16-count grand […]

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Stormy Daniels and Michael Avenatti Break Up On Twitter

Stormy Daniels and Michael Avenatti have parted ways—days after a federal judge tossed her hush-money lawsuit against President Trump and his former fixer, Michael Cohen The porn star and Avenatti, her ex-lawyer, announced their split in a pair of tweets on Tuesday afternoon. “I have retained Clark Brewster as my personal lawyer and have asked […]

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Police say Jussie Smollett orchestrated his attack because he was ‘dissatisfied with his salary’

Washington Post Today Chicago police say actor Jussie Smollett concocted the story of a brutal hate crime because he was “dissatisfied with his salary” on the Fox drama “Empire.” At a press briefing Thursday morning, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Smollett, who was arrested Thursday after turning himself in, paid two men $3,500 to […]

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Mueller calls for Paul Manafort to spend up to 24 years in prison

Special counsel Robert Mueller has recommended between 19 to 24 years in prison for President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. A sentence in that range would probably mean that Manafort, 69, would spend the rest of his life behind bars. “Manafort acted for more than a decade as if he were above the law, […]

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Talks Over Border Security Break Down, Imperiling Effort to Prevent Shutdown

Bipartisan talks to reach a border security agreement have stalled, lawmakers and aides said on Sunday, imperiling efforts to prevent another government shutdown days before the Friday deadline. Senator Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, the Republican chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and a key figure in the negotiations, confirmed the impasse on Sunday, saying […]

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