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Republicans consider releasing some classified intel behind memo alleging FISA abuses Jeremy Herb By Jeremy Herb, CNN Updated 1240 GMT (2040 HKT) January 22, 2018

Top House Republicans are considering publicly releasing some of the underlying intelligence behind a memo spearheaded by Rep. Devin Nunes that alleges FBI abuses of surveillance laws. Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, met with Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy while the House was in session during the shutdown this weekend to ... Read More »

‘Dealmaker in chief’ largely absent in weekend shutdown negotiations

President Donald Trump may be presiding over the first government shutdown ever to occur when one party controls Washington, but in his own telling he is just beginning to master the ways of the capital. “I had to stay here in DC, which I’m becoming pretty proficient at,” he told wealthy donors in a video played at the Florida fundraiser he was supposed ... Read More »

Cohen paid porn star through private LLC created just weeks before election

Just weeks before the 2016 presidential election, President Donald Trump’s lawyer formed a private LLC to pay a former porn star in exchange for not speaking publicly about an alleged sexual encounter with the then-candidate, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The Wall Street Journal reported that the alleged encounter with Trump took place in July 2006 after a celebrity golf ... Read More »

Washington is broken

When Washington is this broken, it’s always the most vulnerable who get hurt. Political careers may be made and lost Friday as President Donald Trump and Republicans and Democrats in Congress trade blame while the government races toward a midnight shutdown deadline. But while Washington fixates over the partisan stakes of the funding drama, the real victims of the latest ... Read More »

GOP Rep. on DACA deal: Little consistency from the White House

Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks — a member of the Freedom Caucus — told Chris Cuomo Thursday that he remains unclear on several of President Trump’s positions on a DACA deal, even as a potential government shutdown looms Friday. Speaking on “Cuomo Prime Time,” Brooks “confessed” he did not know the White House’s positions on border security, with respect to a ... Read More »

Bannon’s Hill appearance reveals White House effort to restrict testimony

The White House is working behind the scenes to limit the testimony to congressional investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to multiple sources. The attempts to curtail testimony to congressional investigators became clear this week when former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon appeared before the House Intelligence Committee and infuriated both sides of the aisle by refusing to ... Read More »

Trump hasn’t let the presidency get in the way of his golf game

President Donald Trump, after years of slamming former President Barack Obama for golfing, comes to the end of a year in office having spent close to 100 days at a golf club that bears his name. The President’s favorite haunts are International Golf Club in Palm Beach County, Florida, Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, and Trump National Golf Club in ... Read More »

Republicans move ahead with vote to avoid a government shutdown

House Republican leaders are moving toward a vote Thursday to avoid a shutdown, but as a new day dawns in Washington, it’s still unclear if GOP leaders have enough support to keep the government open. House Speaker Paul Ryan and his lieutenants were up against the clock and their own ranks as they scrambled to lock down votes. If Congress ... Read More »

New bill targets Russia, others for future election interference

Lawmakers are set to introduce a bill that would punish any nation that tries to influence a US election, adding extra sanctions against Russia if it once again tries to interfere. The bill, introduced by the bipartisan team of Sen. Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat, and Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, would require the Director of National Intelligence ... Read More »

Why Trump voters need the immigrants they want to turn away

The irony in President Donald Trump’s hostility to immigration, expressed again in reports of his vulgar comments about Africa and Haiti last week, is that in appealing to the racial and cultural resentments of his political base he is directly threatening their economic interests. The equation is unmistakable: as America ages, the older and blue-collar whites at the core of ... Read More »



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