Trump’s July Fourth celebration cost military at least $1.2 million: Pentagon

Per: Reuters The Pentagon said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s celebration of U.S. Independence Day, which included bringing tanks and equipment to Washington, cost the military at least $1.2 million. Two Bradley fighting vehicles flanked Trump during his July Fourth speech last week, in which he praised American military might despite having himself avoided […]

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Supreme Court to issue major census, electoral map decisions

– Supreme Court rules against Democratic challengers to North Carolina Republican-drawn Congressional maps in major elections case. – Supreme Court rejects challenge to Democratic-drawn Maryland Congressional district in major elections case. This is a breaking news story. Here’s Reuters’ earlier version.  WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court is due to issue eagerly awaited decisions […]

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Oregon gov. sends police after GOP senators who fled Capitol

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown deployed the state police Thursday to try to round up Republican lawmakers who fled the Capitol in an attempt to block a vote on a landmark climate plan that would be the second of its kind in the nation. Minority Republicans want the cap-and-trade proposal aimed at […]

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A millionaire was sentenced to 9 years in prison after a man died trying to build secret tunnels under his home

A millionaire stock trader was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday in the death of a worker he’d hired to dig tunnels beneath his house in suburban Washington, DC, as protection from potential North Korean missile strikes. Daniel Beckwitt, 28, had been found guilty in April of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the […]

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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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Ray’s the Steaks Is Reportedly Closing in Two Weeks

One of the D.C. area’s most-loved hanger steaks will soon be hung out to dry. Ray’s the Steaks, the Arlington institution that gained a loyal following over the past two decades by cultivating a reputation as the workingman’s steakhouse, will shut down on June 15, Washingtonianreports. Owner Michael Landrum confirmed the closure to the local publication with […]

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Man sets himself on fire next to the White House

A man lit himself on fire Wednesday afternoon near the  White House. The Secret Service tweeted it happened at about 12:20 p.m. on the Ellipse near 15th and Constitution Avenue. The Ellipse is a park located south of the White House fence and north of Constitution Avenue and the National Mall. It’s the center portion […]

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Mueller, in First Comments on Russia Inquiry, Declines to Clear Trump

WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, on Wednesday declined to clear President Trump of obstruction of justice in his first public characterization of his two-year-long investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said […]

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Ex-Fugees Rapper Set to Be Charged in Case Tied to Obama Funding

Federal prosecutors are expected to charge former rap star Pras Michel as soon as Friday with campaign-finance violations related to President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, according to two people briefed on the matter. Michel will be accused in Washington of contributing funds to pro-Obama organizations without disclosing their foreign origin — specifically Jho Low, […]

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Trump says he talked to Putin about ‘Russian Hoax’ but not about ongoing election interference

President Trump said he and Russian President Vladi­mir Putin discussed the end of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election during a lengthy phone call Friday but said he did not raise concerns about the possibility of Russian interference to come in the 2020 contest. Trump also contradicted […]

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Michael Cohen Suggests Trump Should Also Go To Prison

Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen lamented the fact that he is the only one going to prison over campaign finance violations made during the 2016 election, saying that he’s “not the one who slept with the porn star.” Cohen pleaded guilty to a slew of charges last year, including making illegal hush money […]

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