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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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Former Bush and Obama Officials Weigh in on Subpoenaing the Helsinki Interpreter

On Thursday, I wrote about Adam Schiff’s request to subpoena the interpreter from Trump’s Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin (please find the article here). On Friday, former officials from both the Bush and Obama administration gave their 2 cents on a translator being forced to testify before Congress. David Mortlock, Obama’s international economics affairs director Read More…

World-Changer — The Trump Baby Balloon is Comin’ to America! Plus: Tales from the Grocery Store Parking Lot

Have you found yourself jealous of those chosen few Londoners who got to witness the greatness of the Trump Baby balloon? Well, my fellow Americans, fret no more. New Jersey anti-Trump activists are bringing the baby blimps to their home state. Finally, you’ll be able to behold, domestically, the diaper wrapped around a ballooned billionaire. Read More…

WSJ: Trump ignored advice to confront Putin over indictments

A White House official reported that aides briefed President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: ‘There is no invitation from Congress’ Petition urges University of Virginia not to hire Marc Short MORE on a plan to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Russian government’s interference in the 2016 Read More…

Robert Mueller Wants to Talk to WHO?

Roger Stone and Kristin Davis leave court in New York, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) We have reached the point where TMZ is breaking political news on the Mueller investigation. Kristin Davis, the Manhattan Madam who went to prison and was connected to former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, is being subpoenaed in Read More…

U.N. united on denuclearization of NK: Pompeo

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White House Bats Down Farcical Russian Plan For Settling Ukraine Conflict

Ukrainian government soldiers from battalion “Donbass” rest at their positions in village Mariinka near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The Red Cross will lead an international humanitarian aid operation into Ukraine’s conflict-stricken province of Luhansk with assistance from Russia, the European Union and the United States, Ukraine said Monday.(AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka) Yesterday, it Read More…

Vanity Fair reporter: Michael Cohen’s team thinks Trump threw him under the bus with today’s leak

No, there’s no typo in the headline. If you believe Emily Jane Fox, it’s Team Cohen that’s mad about today’s leak involving secret recordings more so than Team Trump. Why? Because, as I speculated earlier, the leak’s actually coming from Trump and Giuliani themselves, not from Cohen. They’re getting out in front of it knowing Read More…

Chase Bank refused to deposit wrongfully convicted man's check compensating him for time in prison

An attorney representing a Chicago man who was deemed innocent after spending 23 years in prison for a murder charged claims her client was turned away from Chase Bank twice when he tried to deposit a compensation check from the state. Attorney Kathleen Zellner alleged that the bank refused her client service “because he’s a black male.”  Read More…

Trump demands Roger Goodell 'make a stand' on players kneeling for anthem

President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: ‘There is no invitation from Congress’ Petition urges University of Virginia not to hire Marc Short MORE singled out NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a tweet on Friday, calling on the football executive to further punish players who Read More…

Republicans Act on Russia

Two days ago, I published “Here Are Actions Republicans in Congress Could Take Rather Than Tweeting,” offering suggestions such as resolutions supporting the findings of the American intelligence community; stripping the executive branch of power that belongs to the legislative branch; and censure, among others. Yesterday, there were several actions taken by Republicans in Congress Read More…

Questions mount over Trump-Putin discussions

The White House is facing mounting pressure to disclose details of President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: ‘There is no invitation from Congress’ Petition urges University of Virginia not to hire Marc Short MORE’s discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin from this week’s summit Read More…

Eric Holder for President? Reports Say…Maybe

Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledges the applause of Justice Department employees as he ends his speech saying farewell during a farewell gathering at the Justice Department in Washington, Friday, April 24, 2015. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) After a disastrous 2016 election it’s only natural that Democrat voters are anxiously looking ahead to 2020. After all, Read More…

Conservative columnist: ‘I would take Obama back in a nanosecond’

A conservative columnist for The Washington Post on Friday wrote that the current political climate makes him miss former President Obama, saying he would take the Democrat back in a “nanosecond.” Max Boot was a foreign policy adviser in both of the Republican presidential campaigns against Obama in 2008 and 2012. Despite his criticisms of the former commander-in-chief, Boot wrote that Read More…

Booker calls on Kavanaugh to recuse himself on Trump-related cases

Democratic Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerAnti-Trump protesters hold candlelight vigil by White House House backs resolution expressing support for ICE Dems to propose legislation to prevent ICE from shackling pregnant women MORE (N.J.) is calling on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to recuse himself from any cases that might involve special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan Read More…

Sen. Tim Scott is emerging as the GOP’s conscience on race issues. But will other Republicans follow him?

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) led efforts to stop Ryan Bounds’s confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit after reading articles Bounds wrote in college that have been deemed racially insensitive. (Andrew Harnik/AP) While the Republican Party has presented itself as the home of the Moral Majority for decades, most black voters Read More…

Whoopi Goldberg: Pirro wasn’t kicked out, she left cursing at staff

Whoppi Goldberg is doubling down in her feud with Jeanine Pirro, denying the Fox News host’s claim that she was chased off “The View” set like a “dog” after a heated argument on Thursday. The two had clashed about President Trump while on the air, pointing at each other and shouting after Pirro said Goldberg had “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” After Read More…

The many ways Trump’s second meeting with Putin makes absolutely no sense

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) From a political perspective, President Trump’s decision to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington is baffling, because it goes against everything we know about how this president makes decisions. It’s baffling that he would look at something that has earned him near-universal Read More…

Avenatti says Cohen's Trump recording 'is not the only tape'

Stormy Daniels’s attorney Michael Avenatti said Michael Cohen has several audio recordings of President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: ‘There is no invitation from Congress’ Petition urges University of Virginia not to hire Marc Short MORE discussing women who have come forward after allegedly Read More…