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George Soros calls Obama ‘greatest disappointment,’ says he doesn’t ‘particularly want to be a Democrat’

New York billionaire George Soros said former President Barack Obama was his “greatest disappointment,” during a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times published on Tuesday, while also appearing to distance himself from partisan politics. The wealthy liberal donor, who was an early supporter of Obama’s 2008 presidential run, told The Times that Obama was Read More…

How one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington lost his seat to a 28-year-old political novice in the most stunning political upset of the year

On Tuesday night in New York, a 28-year-old political newcomer and self-described socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, defeated one of the most powerful and entrenched Democrats in Congress in a shocking primary win for the progressive wing of the party. Ocasio-Cortez is likely to be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress come November. READ THE FULL Read More…

Mueller Taps More Prosecutors to Help With Growing Trump Probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is tapping additional Justice Department resources for help with new legal battles as his year-old investigation of Russian interference with the 2016 election continues to expand. As Mueller pursues his probe, he’s making more use of career prosecutors from the offices of U.S. attorneys and from Justice Department headquarters, as well Read More…

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Trump complained reporter's question at summit was too hard: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpWSJ: Trump ignored advice to confront Putin over indictments Trump hotel charging Sean Spicer ,000 as book party venue Bernie Sanders: Trump ‘so tough’ on child separations but not on Putin MORE reportedly complained that a reporter’s question about Russian interference in the 2016 election during a press conference with Russian President Read More…

Joss Whedon’s ‘Woke’ Buffy Reboot Won’t Make Us Forget He’s a Philandering Misogynist

Joss Whedon attends the “Dark Horse: An Afternoon with Joss Whedon” panel on day 3 of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 11, 2015, in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Twitter warrior and Hollywood A-lister Joss Whedon has announced he’ll be rebooting his career-making, cult hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  But this reboot won’t Read More…

The Memo: Summit fallout hits White House

President TrumpDonald John TrumpWSJ: Trump ignored advice to confront Putin over indictments Trump hotel charging Sean Spicer ,000 as book party venue Bernie Sanders: Trump ‘so tough’ on child separations but not on Putin MORE has endured one of the worst weeks of his tenure since Monday’s disastrous press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin Read More…

Graham: Biggest problem is Trump ‘believes meddling equals collusion’

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamQuestions mount over Trump-Putin discussions The Hill’s Morning Report — Trump and Congress at odds over Russia Overnight Defense: Trump inviting Putin to DC | Senate to vote Monday on VA pick | Graham open to US-Russia military coordination in Syria MORE (R-S.C.) asserted this week that President TrumpDonald John TrumpWSJ: Trump Read More…

After a tough week for Trump, the latest NFL news allows him to pivot back to the culture wars

Miami Dolphins players kneel on the sidelines during the national anthem in October 2016. (Wilfredo Lee/AP) National Football League protests are back in the news, and, unsurprisingly, President Trump has taken notice. The league this past week put on hold a revised policy that would punish players for protesting during the playing of the national anthem Read More…

Philippe Reines leads protests outside White House

The former Deputy Assistant to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Philippe Reines, and Adam Parkhomenko, former National Field Director for the DNC in 2016, organized a very loud protest against President Trump during the last few nights. Calling it #OccupyLafayettePark, Reines led the effort with a tweet Monday afternoon as President Trump was expected to Read More…

POLITICO Playbook: Trump weighs in on Cohen tapes, and the DNC taps leader for 2020 convention selection

“The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!” Trump tweeted Saturday. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Driving the Day FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: DNC PICKS TEAM FOR 2020 CONVENTION SITE SELECTION: Former DNC CEO Jess O’Connell will be leading the DNC’s 2020 convention site selection process, according to multiple Democratic sources familiar with the Read More…

The Rosenstein Report: 2016 Russian Interference ‘Just One Tree in a Growing Forest’

On Thursday, the deputy attorney general claimed the threat of Russian influence in American democratic operations is growing. General Rod Rosenstein presented a new Justice Department report on a plan of action to prevent penetration and alert the citizenry to such strikes from foreign entities (and hopefully prevent situations like these). After Obama struggled to Read More…

GOP to White House: End summit mystery

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are worried that Russian President Vladimir Putin may use his one-on-one meeting with President TrumpDonald John TrumpWSJ: Trump ignored advice to confront Putin over indictments Trump hotel charging Sean Spicer ,000 as book party venue Bernie Sanders: Trump ‘so tough’ on child separations but not on Putin MORE Read More…