Politics

Jurors in Paul Manafort trial to hear closing arguments

Dana Verkouteren | AP of which courtroom sketch depicts Rick Gates, right, answering questions by prosecutor Greg Andres as he testifies from the trial of Paul Manafort, seated second by left, at the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.  The jury from the bank fraud as well as conspiracy trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign ...

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Donald Trump takes on fresh York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Twitter

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to deride the Democratic governor of his home state for having “a total meltdown” after the latter said at an event in which America “was never in which great.” “Can you believe This kind of will be the Governor of the Highest Taxed State inside U.S., Andrew Cuomo, having a total meltdown!” Trump said ...

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Trump says his tariffs are saving US steel industry

Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump speaks about trade at US Steel’s Granite City Works in Granite City, Illinois July 26, 2018.  President Donald Trump believes his divisive metals tariffs will save the American steel industry — despite any pain the duties have caused so far. In an interview Wednesday with The Wall Street Journal, the ...

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Trump cites Russia probe as reason for revoking John Brennan clearance

President Donald Trump cited the ongoing probe into Russia’s attack on U.S. elections in 2016 as a reason he revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a frequent critic of the president. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump made a more direct connection between his action against Brennan in addition to also the investigation ...

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Mueller proposes 1,000 exhibits for next trial of Paul Manafort

Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who will preside over the Washington trial, had given Manafort’s lawyers in addition to Mueller until next Monday to file a joint pretrial statement. which statement would likely detail their respective lists of proposed exhibits, list their expert witnesses, give an estimate of how long their respective cases will take to present to the jury, in ...

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Pro-Trump super PAC seeks Peter Thiel donations

A leading pro-Trump super PAC wants to add billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel to its list of high-profile donors, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. that will will be unclear whether Thiel will contribute to America First Action despite his support for President Donald Trump inside the 2016 election. The group’s intentions make that will clear ...

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Trump military parade anticipated to cost $80 million more than estimated

President Donald Trump’s military parade — postponed after This kind of article was originally published — can be shaping up to cost $80 million more than initially estimated. The Department of Defense as well as its interagency partners have updated their prospective cost estimates for the parade, according to a U.S. defense official with firsthand knowledge of the assessment. The ...

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Trump rips into Boston Globe for coordinating free speech editorials

At campaign-style rallies as well as also on social media Trump regularly calls the mainstream media “fake news” as well as also “the enemy of the people.” He has increasingly taken to Twitter to rail against the Mueller probe, calling the investigation a “rigged witch hunt” as well as also saying there was “no collusion” between his campaign as well ...

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Democrats have 70% chance of winning House majority: Nate Silver’s 538

Democrats have reason for optimism heading into November’s midterms, according to one widely followed election forecaster. The party has about a 70 percent chance of flipping enough Republican-held House seats to take a majority inside the chamber, according to designs via FiveThirtyEight, the analytics site run by data guru Nate Silver. The outlet’s forecasts project an average Democratic gain of ...

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