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Running for fifth term, Feinstein now says capital punishment is unfair and ineffective

Thursday  01:25,   24 may 2018
latimes

Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she now opposes the death penalty, a surprising reversal from her long-standing support for capital punishment."Several years ago I changed my view of the death penalty. It became crystal clear to me that the risk of[...]

Special counsel investigators questioned Kushner about potential Russian collusion

Thursday  01:08,   24 may 2018
cnn

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators questioned White House senior adviser Jared Kushner about potential Russian collusion, his contacts with foreign nationals and potential obstruction issues, including the firing of FBI Director[...]

The Trump administration’s bogus spin that it obtained $2 billion for ‘school safety’

Thursday  01:07,   24 may 2018
msn

Vice President Pence and President Trump have offered a figure on school-safety that's based on very fuzzy math“Thanks to the president’s leadership, we’re already providing nearly $2 billion more in help to local governments to ensure security[...]

Trump threatens to cut aid to countries that don't stop MS-13 gang migrants

Wednesday  22:21,   23 may 2018
reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his administration was working on a plan to cut U.S. aid to countries that do not do enough to stem illegal immigration into the United States.BETHPAGE  - President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday[...]

Senators want invite to DOJ meeting on classified information

Wednesday  21:31,   23 may 2018
cnn

Three senators on the Judiciary Committee are trying to get an invite to Thursday's meeting with House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes and Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy about documents related to a classified intelligence source and the Russia [...]

Ukraine 'paid Trump lawyer for talks'

Wednesday  19:51,   23 may 2018
bbc

Michael Cohen took at least $400,000 to arrange a meeting between Ukraine leader and Trump, sources tell BBC.The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine's leader, Petro Poroshenko, the sources said, though Cohen was not registered[...]

The Risky Business of Speaking for President Trump

Wednesday  19:02,   23 may 2018
nytimes

Flacks in this White House press office are getting enormous exposure — but potentially at a long-term cost to their credibility.Then, at about 9:30 p.m. on the East Coast, the president’s newest lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, went on Fox News and[...]

Claims of second Trump campaign informant challenged

Wednesday  17:39,   23 may 2018
foxnews

Former Trump adviser Michael Caputo’s suggestion that a second government informant may have been snooping on the president’s 2016 campaign came into question overnight, as two other individuals involved in the flagged discussions downplayed their[...]

House GOP Immigration and Leadership Battles Entwined

Wednesday  16:00,   23 may 2018
rollcall

House Republicans are on the precipice of a major win or an embarrassing loss on immigration. Either outcome will have lasting impacts for the current leadership team and future contenders for those jobs.But the prospect of an immediate[...]

Trump boosts pressure on Justice Department in Russia probe

Wednesday  15:01,   23 may 2018
msn

President Donald Trump is boosting pressure on the Justice Department, declining to say whether he has confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after the White House negotiated access to classified documents for Trump's congressional [...]

Women Get Milestone Wins in Georgia, Texas Democratic Primaries

Wednesday  14:08,   23 may 2018
bloomberg

Women recorded milestone firsts in Democratic primaries for governor in Georgia and Texas on Tuesday, as other female candidates were victorious in multiple contests to run for the U.S. House in November. In Georgia, Democrat Stacey Abrams became[...]

Democrats relieved after Texas candidate loses House runoff

Wednesday  11:06,   23 may 2018
msn

A liberal outsider who founded an activist group against President Donald Trump lost her insurgent bid for a U.S. House seat in Houston on Tuesday night. Laura Moser's defeat was a relief to Democratic Party leaders who saw her as an unelectable [...]

Georgia election: Who is Stacey Abrams?

Wednesday  11:05,   23 may 2018
bbc

The candidate may become the first African-American female governor of a US state. Stacey Abrams won the Democratic party primary on Tuesday, telling voters that trying to "convert" Republicans into Democrats has previously failed.A Democrat has not [...]

Bernie Sanders spokesman fuels 2020 speculation in new book

Wednesday  11:05,   23 may 2018
foxnews

The speculations of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders making another bid for President in 2020 were fueled on Monday after his former campaign manager said he “has more energy than people half his age” and could produce medical records showing he could [...]

Trump admitted he attacks press to shield himself from negative coverage, 60 Minutes reporter says

Wednesday  06:55,   23 may 2018
msn

Lesley Stahl, a correspondent on "60 Minutes," made the disclosure on Monday during a live interview with Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour, drawing a stunned silence from the audience.Lesley Stahl, the 13-time Emmy award-winning “60[...]