No leaks: Cushy job offers for discarded Trump staffers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And, perhaps, your potential leakers closer yet. President Donald Trump’s political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers, offering nebulous jobs at big salaries to aides who have been pushed out of his West Wing. The revelation this [...]
Judge jails congressional candidate through election for DUI
DALTON, Ga. (AP) — A judge has ordered a Georgia congressional candidate convicted of drunken driving to spend the next six months in jail — a sentence that would keep the candidate locked up through Election Day. Democrat Steven Foster was sentenced Tuesday by a Superior Court judge in Whitfield County. Foster was nominated in [...]
Former Sen. Norm Coleman says cancer has returned
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman says he is being treated for lung cancer. The 68-year-old Republican announced his condition Tuesday in a posting on Facebook. It comes about two and a half years after he was diagnosed with throat and neck cancer. Coleman underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation after his initial diagnosis. [...]
In AP interview, ex-White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman responds to Trump’s legal action: ‘I will not be silenced’
NEW YORK (AP) — In AP interview, ex-White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman responds to Trump’s legal action: ‘I will not be silenced’
Pence calls for continued support of Republicans in Congress
CINCINNATI (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence used a trip to swing state Ohio on Tuesday to ask Americans for their support of Republican leaders who will bolster the Trump administration. Pence highlighted the administration’s successes and encouraged voters to “tell your friends about what we’ve done” at an event at a downtown Cincinnati hotel. [...]
EPA challenged rationale for administration mileage freeze
WASHINGTON (AP) — Internal documents show the Environmental Protection Agency privately questioned the Trump administration’s finding that freezing Obama-era mileage standards would make drivers safer. In announcing the mileage proposal, the administration said the freeze would save 1,000 lives a year. But in a June email, the EPA told the Department of Transportation that it [...]
Mattis: Taliban tactics endanger Afghan civilians
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Taliban’s usage of civilian homes as fighting positions is forcing Afghan government forces to move slowly in expelling the insurgents from the city of Ghazni. Mattis told reporters Tuesday during a visit to Brazil and Argentina that the fighting in Ghazni was continuing, [...]
Unaffiliated voters key to outcome of Kansas’ GOP primary
Nearly 31 percent of registered voters in Kansas have no party preference but they are allowed to vote in the Democratic and Republican primaries if they declare allegiance to one of the parties before casting their ballot. But these unaffiliated voters and what constitutes “declaring allegiance” are at the center of an increasingly contentious battle [...]
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APNewsBreak: Johnson to make Libertarian bid for Senate seat
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson began his campaign Tuesday to unseat New Mexico’s junior Democratic senator, seeking political opportunity in the space between Democrats and voters loyal to President Donald Trump. Johnson’s name was added to the state’s list of Senate candidates as final paperwork was being filed with [...]
APNewsBreak: California may redo law to treat, free suspects
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to tighten a law he signed weeks ago that critics say could have freed rapists and murderers who completed two years of mental health treatment. The proposal obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday specifically bans those charged with murder, rape and other sex crimes from [...]
Millennial women on Trump: "Twilight Zone" vs. "promises kept"
"CBS This Morning" teamed up with digital media company Refinery29 for "M(Y) Vote," a series exploring the impact of millennial women on the upcoming midterm elections. As part of the series, Alex Wagner sat down with a group of Republican and Democratic women voters from Pennsylvania, all of whom plan on voting in November. In this excerpt of their conversation, they discuss "fake news" and how they feel President Trump is doing as president.
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Manafort’s defense rests after calling no witnesses
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort’s defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman’s tax evasion and fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify. The decision by Manafort’s lawyer, Kevin Downing, not to call witnesses clears the way for the jury to hear closing arguments in the [...]
How anti-Trump texts ruined the career of the FBI’s go-to agent
How the career of Peter Strzok — a celebrated FBI counterintelligence investigator who had spent decades busting terrorists and spies — came to an ignominious end.
Trump campaign files arbitration complaint against Omarosa
Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman is promoting her new tell-all on the administration
Cuomo: I don’t have personal political talks with Trump
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Andrew Cuomo says he doesn’t have “personal political conversations” with Donald Trump, a day after the president said New York’s Democratic governor told him he wouldn’t challenge him for the White House in 2020. Cuomo told reporters on Tuesday that he remains focused on running for re-election. He detailed his many [...]
Midwest primaries test Trump appeal against ‘blue wave’
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who leads the Democratic Governors Association, predicted that Tuesday would offer fresh evidence of a blue wave that would sweep Democrats into power this November.
Defense rests its case in Manafort trial
Closing arguments are expected to take place Wednesday
Defense rests in fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort without calling witnesses.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Defense rests in fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort without calling witnesses.
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