AOC fires back at Trump for agreeing with her: ‘I’ll call your bluff’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., isn’t having any of President Trump’s concurrence. After the president cheekily tweeted over the weekend that he agrees with her assessment there’s a “very real risk” he will win re-election in 2020 – and suggested that’s why Democrats use the “impeach card” – the progressive firebrand cited their mutual New York connection in hitting […]

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Sarah Sanders leaving White House post after fraught tenure

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders will leave her position at the end of the month, capping a tumultuous tenure as the President’s chief spokeswoman in which she largely redefined the position. President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that Sanders will return to her home state of Arkansas and floated the possibility of a gubernatorial […]

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Special Counsel recommends firing Kellyanne Conway over alleged Hatch Act violations

The Office of Special Counsel recommended Thursday that Kellyanne Conway be fired from the federal government for violating the Hatch Act on “numerous occasions.” The Hatch Act is a federal law that limits certain political activities of federal employees. The OSC, which is separate from the office with a similar name previously run by Robert Mueller, said in […]

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GOP leader says Trump would take ‘the right action’ if foreign entity offered political dirt

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) on Thursday said he believes President Trump would take the right steps if a foreign entity offered him damaging information on a political opponent. “I’ve watched this president. I’ve listened to this president. He does not want foreign governments interfering in our election. He’s been very strong about that,” […]

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‘I think I’d take it’: In exclusive interview, Trump says he would listen if foreigners offered dirt on opponents

President Donald Trump may not alert the FBI if foreign governments offered damaging information against his 2020 rivals during the upcoming presidential race, he said, despite the deluge of investigations stemming from his campaign’s interactions with Russians during the 2016 campaign. Asked by ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in the Oval Office on Wednesday […]

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Tankers Attacked Again in Gulf of Oman, Raising Fears of Wider Conflict

LONDON — Two oil tankers came under attack on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, forcing their crews to abandon ship and setting at least one vessel ablaze, a month after four tankers were damaged in the same waterway, a vital thoroughfare for much of the world’s oil products. The attacks escalated tensions in an […]

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs chemical castration bill into law

Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday signed a bill into law that requires someone convicted of a sex offense against a child under the age of 13 to begin chemical castration a month before being released from custody. The law requires individuals convicted of such an offense to continue treatments until a court deems […]

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Kim’s Slain Half Brother Was a CIA Informant

WASHINGTON—Kim Jong Nam, the slain half brother of North Korea’s leader, was an informant for the Central Intelligence Agency who met on several occasions with agency operatives, a person knowledgeable about the matter said. “There was a nexus” between the U.S. spy agency and Mr. Kim, the person said. Mr. Kim, the half brother of […]

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Comcast race discrimination case taken up by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will hear case that could make it more difficult to bring a race discrimination challenge. The case concerns a dispute between Entertainment Studios Network, an African American-owned media company that owns and operates television, against Comcast and Charter Communications. Entertainment Studios owns several networks that it wants to have carried on Comcast […]

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Justice Dept. Agrees to Turn Over Key Mueller Evidence to House

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department, after weeks of tense negotiations, has agreed to provide Congress with key evidence collected by Robert S. Mueller III that could shed light on possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power by President Trump, the House Judiciary Committee said on Monday. The exact scope of the material the Justice […]

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