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Trump, defiant, unloads on ’60 Minutes’

President Donald Trump defied climate scientists, intelligence specialists and even his own defense secretary on Sunday evening, capping a week of freewheeling press engagements with a sprawling prime-time network television interview in which he portrayed himself as an isolated but eminently empowered commander in chief. “I felt comfortable at the beginning, other than it was Read More…

Trump administration targets Chinese and Russian companies over illegal shipments to North Korea

The Treasury Department announced new actions Wednesday directed at Chinese and Russian companies that the department said have facilitated illicit shipments on behalf of North Korea. The department announced designations against one individual and three companies. Those businesses include a Chinese logistics company and its affiliate in Singapore, as well as Russia-based Profinet and its Read More…

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Five takeaways from heated Georgia governor debate

Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp faced off Tuesday night in their first debate in Georgia’s razor-tight gubernatorial race. The debate, which also included Libertarian candidate Ted Metz, was marked by sharp personal attacks, hot-button issues such as immigration and health care, and continued allegations of voter suppression. There was also a moment of local TV Read More…

House Republicans postpone Rosenstein interview

House Republicans are postponing a closed-door interview with Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinConservatives fume over format of upcoming Rosenstein interview Papadopoulos set to testify before House lawmakers Rod Rosenstein has no conflict MORE planned for Wednesday. Reps. Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteConservatives fume over format of upcoming Rosenstein interview Rosenstein to appear for House interview next week Read More…

Scientists Can’t Research Surge in Regrets Over Transgender Surgeries Due to Fears of Backlash From LGBT Community

Sex change surgeries for people who suffer from gender dysphoria often lead to disastrous ends. Those who undergo the surgeries are 19 times more likely to commit suicide after the procedure, and that’s already on top of a 41 percent suicide rate for those who suffer from gender dysphoria as is. Yet, despite our knowledge Read More…

Live coverage: Abrams faces Kemp in Georgia debate showdown

Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp are set to clash on Tuesday in the first debate of their razor-tight gubernatorial race in Georgia.  The race has been marked by sharp attacks from both parties, especially over allegations of voter suppression. Kemp and Abrams are neck-and-neck, according to recent polls, and the race has been rated as a “toss-up” by Read More…

U.S. to quit arms control treaty with Russia: Bolton

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A convenient omission? Trump campaign adviser denied collusion to FBI source early on

By John SolomonOpinion Contributor Just weeks after the FBI opened a dramatic counterintelligence probe into President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump’s new tax cut: report MORE and Russia, one of his Read More…

Ouch: ‘Fundraising’ Dinner Featuring Steve Bannon Now Giving Away Tickets for Free

Bannonfreude continues as Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former campaign CEO and senior adviser, is finding it tough to find any fans even among the most MAGA-fied Trump supporters in the Sunshine State. A fundraising dinner featuring Bannon as the keynote speaker has resorted to giving away the tickets for free. Bannon was announced as Read More…

Trump takes steps to punish Saudi Arabia

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump’s new tax cut: report MORE on Tuesday ramped up his rhetoric against Saudi Arabia over the death of Jamal Khashoggi, as the U.S. took Read More…

Jeff Bezos, Amazon execs pump cash into GOP Sen. Cory Gardner's re-election campaign — for 2020

Several high-level Amazon executives including CEO Jeff Bezos pumped cash into Republican Sen. Cory Gardner’s campaign committee, a new third-quarter Federal Election Commission filing revealed. But the money isn’t to help the senator from Colorado in the Nov. 6 midterms. Gardner isn’t up for re-election until 2020. Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, each wrote checks Read More…

Obamacare could expand after the midterm elections, despite GOP efforts to kill it

Don’t look now, but America’s first Trump-era midterm election could substantially expand Obamacare. That’s right, expand Obamacare – implausible as it sounds after the all-GOP government’s near miss on repealing the program and attempts to undermine it. Polls show Democratic calls for improved health insurance continue to resonate with big chunks of the electorate, and Read More…

Transgender protections could be rolled back — again — under the Trump administration

Eugene Scott Reporter covering identity politics for The Fix October 23 at 3:37 PM Efforts by some in the Trump administration to change how transgender people are identified — and protected — under the law have renewed concerns by the LGBT community that President Trump’s vision of a great America includes curtailing some of the Read More…

FBI unable to find photos of Comey, Mueller 'hugging and kissing' as Trump claimed

The FBI says it was unable to locate any photos of former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyConservatives fume over format of upcoming Rosenstein interview Former FBI lawyer speaks with House lawmakers on Rosenstein, 2016 Emmet Flood steps in as White House counsel following McGahn departure MORE and special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US Read More…

Hollywood donors flood Dems with midterm cash

Hollywood Democrats are pouring money into the midterm elections, infusing races with cash in a last-ditch push to flip control of Congress. Some of the country’s most famous faces — including Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg, Alec Baldwin and Paul Rudd — have been splashing their signatures on big-money checks for House and Senate candidates in Read More…

Records contradict Gillum, show undercover FBI agents gave him Hamilton tickets

Records show that undercover FBI agents gave Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) a ticket to “Hamilton” in 2016, contrary to his campaign’s previous explanation. Former lobbyist Adam Corey’s lawyer, Chris Kise, released the records Tuesday, only two weeks before the gubernatorial election in which Gillum narrowly leads his Republican opponent, former Rep. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisElection Countdown: Read More…

John Bolton Gives Putin a Reset That Doesn’t Involve a Big Red Button

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and U.S. National security adviser John Bolton during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) On Saturday, President Trump announced that the United States was withdrawing from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty. This treaty, signed when Ronald Reagan was president and the Read More…

'Don't mess with American elections': Trump national security advisor John Bolton tells Russia

President Donald Trump‘s national security advisor, John Bolton, told reporters Tuesday in Moscow that the Russian effort to interfere in America’s elections is “objectionable” and made it “impossible for two years” for the United States and Russia to make progress diplomatically. “That’s a loss, particularly for Russia,” said Bolton, after a 90-minute meeting with Russian Read More…