Monthly Archives: November, 2018

Dems target Trump tax returns in first bill under new House majority

House Democrats’ first order of business in the new Congress will be targeting President Trump’s tax returns, setting the confrontational tone of the lower chamber. The first bill, called House Resolution 1 (H.R. 1), indicates the Democrats’ inclination to resist Trump not only in House committees, where a number of investigations will be launched in January, but also by introducing legislation that directly involves the president.

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2018 midterm campaign projected to top $5B in spending, breaking records

Tuesday after all the votes are cast, about $5 billion will have been spent this cycle in campaign cash — making this midterm election the most expensive in United States history. Continue reading →

Ex-Trump attorney Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress in Russia probe

Thursday Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney who once famously claimed he would “take a bullet” for his boss, pleaded guilty  to lying to Congress about a Trump real estate project in Russia in the latest development in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

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Blackburn rebounds, but GOP sees warning signs out West

Republicans are seeing their odds improve of holding a critical Senate seat in Tennessee after a brief scare, though warning signs are emerging out West — with controversial Democrat Kyrsten Sinema pulling slightly ahead in Arizona.

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Trump warns border wall fight could lead to government shutdown

President Trump says he’s willing to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t send him a bill over the next 10 days approving $5 billion for his long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Continue reading →

Nikki Haley: ‘Stop the Blame, We Didn’t Once Blame Obama’

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says blaming President Donald Trump for the division in the United States after Saturday’s Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting is disrespectful to the victims and their loved ones. Continue reading →

Mueller faces new complications in final stretch, as targets balk and Trump turns up heat

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team are facing new complications in the final stretch of their investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election, as targets allegedly breach agreements and balk at plea deals.

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China Slows Tourists, Students to US

Visits to the United States by Chinese business executives, tourists and college students are cooling down even as the trade war between the two nations heats up.

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Homeland Security arrests about 50 migrants who crossed US border

Dozens of migrants who illegally crossed the U.S. border this weekend as part of a chaotic rush at one of the boundary’s busiest entry points are now in custody, a senior Homeland Security official told Fox News.

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US Limits Tech Exports to Chinese Firm on Security Grounds

Citing national security grounds amid a mounting tariff battle the Trump administration has imposed restrictions on technology exports to a state-supported Chinese semiconductor maker. Continue reading →