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Manafort emailed Kushner with recommendations for senior administration posts

Tuesday  14:50,   14 august 2018
cnn

Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is now officially part of the trove of evidence in Paul Manafort's criminal trial, as part of an email exchange with the former campaign chairman about potential senior administration jobs. Manafort[...]
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Trump Goes for Broke on Claim Military Received No Money Before His Watch. (He’s Still Wrong.)

Tuesday  03:30,   14 august 2018
nytimes

While signing the annual funding bill, President Trump inaccurately claimed that the amount was “historic” and the military had “never” previously received funding.“Last year, we secured a historic $700 billion to rebuild our military. And now the[...]

An 11-year-old hacked a replica of Florida’s voting system in 10 minutes

Tuesday  00:40,   14 august 2018
vox

The hackathon highlights the real threats malicious hackers pose to our democracy.An 11-year-old boy changed fake voting results by hacking into an exact replica of Florida’s state election website in just 10 minutes, according to the organizers of[...]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's economic fiction: 'record' GDP, jobs

Monday  17:02,   13 august 2018
msn

President Donald Trump is distorting the truth on U.S. economic growth and jobs, pointing to record-breaking figures that don't exist and not telling the full story on black unemployment. He cites the highest-ever gross domestic product for the[...]

The Minnesota primary elections, one of 2018’s fiercest battlegrounds, explained

Monday  15:34,   13 august 2018
vox

Why Republicans and Democrats are both eyeing seats in Minnesota.These days, though, Trump isn’t faring so well here. His approval rating is hovering around 38 percent among registered voters, compared to the 51 percent of voters who say they[...]

Top GOP lawmaker’s son gives maximum donation to Dem running for his seat

Monday  14:51,   13 august 2018
thehill

Bobby Goodlatte, the son of Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), said on Sunday that he just gave the maximum allowed donation to a Democratic running for his father's seat in the midterm elections, Jennifer Lewis. "I just gave the maximum allowed[...]

Democrats look to longshot territory for midterm gains

Monday  11:46,   13 august 2018
msn

Democrats are looking to what once was considered longshot territory for gains in the midterms. The Ohio native is the son of a Tibet-born mother and India-born father. He first upset the Cincinnati political order in 2016, winning the[...]

Local officials in Kansas wield the power as Republican race for governor remains undecided

Monday  05:35,   13 august 2018
msn

<p>Local officials spread across Kansas’ 105 counties will exercise an incredible amount of power this week when they determine whether thousands of ballots should count in the closest primary race for governor in Kansas history.</p>Load[...]

Pentagon chief Mattis defends his reversal on Space Force

Monday  04:45,   13 august 2018
msn

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday he is satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon's approach to space.Mattis, who last year opposed moves in Congress to create a[...]

White House seeks to prevent Omarosa from releasing more tapes: report

Monday  04:45,   13 august 2018
thehill

The White House is looking into legal options against former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman after she secretly recorded chief of staff John Kelly in the Situation Room, ABC News reported Sunday.The administration reportedly wants to block Manigault[...]

Omarosa Recording of John Kelly Raises Questions About Security in the White House

Monday  02:55,   13 august 2018
thedailybeast

<p>Once again, everyone is taken aback by Omarosa.</p>This time, the former White House staffer drew bipartisan backlash for airing a secret Situation Room recording of her firing on Sunday[...]

Sarah Sanders: Omarosa recording John Kelly in the Situation Room proves her 'lack of character'

Monday  02:15,   13 august 2018
washingtonexaminer

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders skewered fired Trump administration aide Omarosa Manigault Newman after the former reality TV star on Sunday released a tape she recorded of White House chief of staff John Kelly dismissing her in the[...]

Sean Spicer Says He’s Not Being Paid to Praise Trump, Despite What Omarosa Said

Monday  01:30,   13 august 2018
mediaite

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer says Omarosa Manigault's claims that he -- as well as other former staffers -- are being paid to laud President Donald Trump is just plain bogus. Manigault made the claim during an interview with[...]

Poll: Trump disliked as strongly as Nixon before his resignation

Monday  00:50,   13 august 2018
thehill

A new poll has found that President Trump is as strongly disliked by the American public as former President Nixon was shortly before he resigned from office. A new Marist College poll found that 45 percent rated Trump's job performance as poor -[...]

White House counts on Kavanaugh in battle against ‘administrative state’

Monday  00:31,   13 august 2018
msn

There’s no more important issue to the White House than curbing regulatory entities, which the judge has called “a headless fourth branch of the U.S. government.” “The ever-growing, unaccountable administrative state is a direct threat to individual [...]